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The Los Alamos Co-op Market, La Montanita Co-op and Warehouse 21 present Co-opROCKS!, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 16.
This year, Co-opROCKS! presents local DJs, acoustic musicians and bands including DJ Mickey Paws, DJ BotEars, Choking on Air, All the Wrong Reasons, Syzygy, Maddy Boyd, Mohit Dubey, Dogsit Godsit, Jovani Griego, Sammie and Andy, and Mariam Kass. Co-opROCKS! kicks off with workshops between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., which are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Workshops include break dancing, screen-printing, comedy improv, hula-hoop and POI, and adobe brick making.
In addition, participate in live free form art, vote for the Co-opROCKS! logo, and sample food from La Montanita and the Los Alamos Co-op Market, while enjoying food-related documentaries and learning about like-minded local businesses.
Co-opROCKS! will showcase Los Alamos talent including Sammie and Andy Hammon, DJ BotEars, DJ Mickey Paws, Syzygy, and graphic design students from Brittany Felton’s class at Los Alamos High School. Other Los Alamos supporters include the Los Alamos Teen Center, whose staff includes Syzygy band members and The Los Alamos Historical Society, who is partnering with Cornerstones to host an adobe brick-making workshop facilitated by Raffi Andonian.
Co-opROCKS! originated in Las Cruces in 2003, when the local co-op, Mountain View Market, partnered with a local art center and launched the inaugural Co-opROCKS! They sold art, held art battles, featured local and regional bands, and still hold free Co-opROCKS! The Los Alamos Co-op held their first Co-opROCKS! in May 2012.
Co-opROCKS! is a music- and art-based annual event that brings cooperative values to light through community involvement, cooperative partnerships and creating opportunities for education, while promoting local talent. Attendance for teens and adults is free. For more information and event schedules see the Co-opROCKS! page on Facebook.