Entertainment and Enlightenment

Annual Events
Black History Month (277-5645) African American Student Services. Nationally, Black History Month is recognized annually in February. Special Activities, entertainment, films, and lectures highlight the rich heritage of African Americans.
Cinco de Mayo, Hispanic Heritage Month, Dia de Los Muertos, Diez y Seiz de Septiembre & Raza Graduation
are some of the events that take place through El Centro de la Raza, 277-5020.
Fiestas (277-5602) ASUNM Student Special Events coordinates this all day concert festival with student organization booths on Johnson Field in late April.
Homecoming (277-5808) Alumni Association, Hodgin Hall. Features class reunions, and a football game. ASUNM Lobo Spirit (277-0372) SUB Room 1062, coordinates undergraduate student events.
Kwanzaa Celebration (277-5645) African American Student Services, Mesa Vista Hall. This event is held annually in December to educate the community about the only non-heroic African American holiday. Cultural
entertainment and the Kwanzaa Ceremony create an evening of cultural enrichment.
Lobo Day (277-0372) ASUNM Lobo Spirit coordinates the annual birthday celebration for UNM on February 28th in the SUB Atrium at noon. The party includes cake and a birthday card picture which hangs in the SUB.
Lobo’s Got Talent (277-4706) Annual student talent show in November with cash prizes.
Nizhoni Days (277-6343) American Indian Student Services, Mesa Vista Hall. Nizhoni Days is sponsored by AISS and the Kiva Club. Held in April, this event brings American Indian culture to the UNM community.
Red Rally (277-0372) ASUNM Lobo Spirit, SUB Rm 1062. The burning of a 25’ tall Aggie on a bonfire starts off the football rivalry between NMSU & UNM. The bonfire is Thursday before the game on Johnson Field.
Spring Storm & Fall Frenzy (277-0106) ASUNM Community Experience, Student Union Room 1062. Students provide community service on campus & all over Albuquerque. Join in the fun & service.
Women’s History Month (277-3716) Women's Resource Center, Mesa Vista Hall. March is Women’s History Month. Join the WRC and the Women Studies Program for special events, activities, and speakers that celebrate women’s lives and accomplishments.


Literary Activities
Conceptions Southwest (277-5656) http://www4.unm.edu/csw/, Marron Hall 225. This publication features student, staff, faculty and alumni works of fine art and literature. Students edit and produce the publication. CSW is available at the UNM bookstore and other local bookstores.
Poets and Writers Series (277-6347) Contact the English Department for the schedule of nationally known writers invited to UNM.


Movies
ASUNM SouthWest Film Center (277-5608) http://swfc.unm.edu, Student Union Building Theater Room 1003
Office: Student Union Building Room 1097. This student-run committee schedules independent, foreign and first-run films each semester. Schedules are available around town, at the theater and at their website.
Mid Week Movie Series (277-4706) http://movies.unm.edu, Student Union Building Theater Room 1003.
The Student Activities Center (SUB 1018) schedules major second-run movies on Tuesdays @ 5:30pm and 8:30pm, Wednesdays @ 7:00pm and Thursdays @ 3:30. Students are only $2! For information and schedules call 277-4706 or go to http://movies.unm.edu


Museums
Geology Museum (277-4204) http://epswww.unm.edu/museum.htm, Northrop Hall Room 124/Earth and Planetary Sciences Building
Greenhouse Conservatory (277-3411) Castetter Hall/Biology Building
Masley Hall Art Gallery (277-4112) http://www.unm.edu/~arted/gallery.html, Masley Hall Rm 105 - Art Education/Various Exhibits
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (277-4405) http://www.unm.edu/~maxwell/, Anthropology Building
Meteorite Museum (277-4204) http://epswww.unm.edu/meteoritemuseum/index.htm, Northrop Hall/E&PS Bld
Museum of Southwestern Biology - MSB (277-1360) http://www.msb.unm.edu/, CERIA Building (#83)
John Sommers Gallery (277-5861) http://art.unm.edu/events.sommers.html, ArtBuilding Room 202 - Showcases Art Student Works
Tamarind Institute (277-3901) http://tamarind.unm.edu/, 108-110 Cornell SE - Lithograph Exhibits
University Art Museum (277-4001) http://unmartmuseum.org/, Fine Arts Center, 277-4001 - Various


Music Department Student Ensembles (277-8923) Center for the Arts Building.
Major ensembles include: Spirit Marching Band, University Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, University Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir. Other ensembles include: Brass Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Clarinet Quartet, Collegiate Singers, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Double Reed Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Jazz Band I & II, Las Cantantes, Marimba Band, Mariachi Lobo, Opera Studio, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, University Chorus, Woodwind Ensemble.


Observatory (277-1446) Yale Blvd 2 blocks north of Lomas. Open Fridays during Semesters. Call for hours.


Performance Halls
Carlisle Gym Performance Studio (277-4102)
Experimental Theater (277-4102) Center for the Arts
Keller Hall (277-2131) Center for the Arts
Popejoy Hall (277-3824) Center for the Arts
Rodey Theater (277-4102) Center for the Arts


KNME TV (277-2121) http://www.knmetv.org/, 1130 University Blvd. NE.
A PBS affiliated community service of UNM and the ABQ Public Schools, KNME-TV telecasts locally and nationally produced programs. As academic interns, students can learn hands-on studio production, advertising, marketing, development, promotion and publicity.


KUNM Radio 89.9 (277-4806) www.kunm.org, Onate Hall.
KUNM is a non-commercial public broadcast station licensed to UNM. As a National Public Radio member station, KUNM offers award-winning daily national news programs. Academic internships are available at KUNM and many volunteer opportunities for students and community members. Training and experience is available in audio production, news, on-air, fund raising, promotion, etc.