Adventures in Birdland—Suzanne Sbarge once again uncages her otherworldly birds for a one-woman exhibit opening this week at Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE). Her collage paintings conjure up dreamy sequences that are simultaneously homey and adventurous. The new show is called Breathing Space. If you haven’t seen Sbarge’s work, you’re advised to attend the reception this Friday, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. If you have seen her work already, then I’m guessing your calendar is already marked. The show will run through the end of the month. For details, call 268-6828.

Sarah Silver of the Stephen Petronio Company will perform at this year’s Global Dancefest.

Bigger, Better—For the seventh year in a row, Global Dancefest is back, bringing the best in contemporary dance to Albuquerque. Six performances will take place between March 7 and March 14, and this year there will also be an accompanying visual art component with an exhibit by Taos artist and poet Minori Yata. We’ll have more details in next week’s issue. If you don’t feel like waiting around, log on to for more information.