In Brief: A few unusual Albuquerque shows; Native Damsels triumph; the Railyard gets Sticky; video from the Gathering of Nations, Stage 49.
Local legend Ottmar Liebert (a Grammy-nominated "Nuevo Flamenco" star) serenades the animal kingdom this Saturday, May 18. Liebert performs with the New Mexico Philharmonic at the Albuquerque Zoo. Tickets available here. Check out the new baby orangutan while you're there, but don't let anyone steal your shirt:
Monkey business aside, Planned Parenthood of New Mexico is launching a benefit concert the same day (in the same city), from 7 pm-midnight. The band lineup includes Cali Shaw, Stem Ivory and the Strange, with additional music from DJ Tiph. Tickets and additional detail here.
Don't forget to check out the Railyard Performance Center on Saturday for a recently announced set by Santa Fe's funk all-stars The Sticky. More info here.
Finally, below is some cool footage capturing the activity on Stage 49 at this year's Gathering of Nations. Video and pics by Jonathan Sims, who also contributed the photo for last week's column on the popularity of reggae among pueblo communities. Click here to see additional work by Sims.
Invitation for the May 11 orangutan baby shower via cabq.gov