ART WALK: Stroll the galleries during this month's self-guided tour of downtown art spaces, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Some choice stops include Multigrade, a four-artist photography exhibit at Bero Gallery, 41 S. Sixth Ave.; watercolors of Southwest landscapes by Shirlee Sieveke, at the artist's studio at 44 W. Sixth St.; and the "hard-edged expressionism and abstract forms" by Jesse Woods, on display at Raw Gallery, 43 S. Sixth Ave. Call 624-9977 for information and other participating galleries.
WOMEN AND CREATIVITY: Creativity is more an approach to life than a particular artistic bent, according to The Woman's Book of Creativity, by C. Diane Ealy, Ph.D., "the first book to illustrate woman's inherent creative capacity." Ealy will give a free workshop discussing everyday expressions of creativity, and will offer a glimpse of the activities and instruction contained in the book through hands-on exercises with the audience, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Barnes & Noble, 5480 E. Broadway. Booksigning will continue until 8 p.m. Call 745-9822 for information.
DIFFERENT DRUMMER: West African drumming is playing an instrument and speaking a foreign language at the same time. This Saturday class covers rhythms from Guinea, Senegal and Nigeria along with fascinating history and folklore of West Africa. Classes meet from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays, beginning May 27, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. Cost is $5, $3 for students. Call 291-7368 for information.
WEST AFRICAN DANCE: See the traditional steps of West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian dance as taught by world-class dancer, Denise Hawthorn Bey, in a 1 p.m. performance Sunday, May 28, at the Southwest Center for Music, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. A $1 donation is requested. If you like what you see, inquire about ongoing Saturday dance classes, reasonably priced from $5 to $7. Call 291-7368 for information.
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