Look out, Gene Kelly
An American in Paris—the musical that hit Popejoy (203 Cornell SE) this week—is inspired by the 1951 film, but features an entirely fresh take on the timeless music, choreography and romantic story that so many were endeared to all those decades ago. If the four Tony Awards that the production took home in 2015 doesn't give it away already—this show is well worth a visit for fans of musical theater. The show runs through Oct. 22, and tickets are available online at popejoypresents.com and start at around $40.
Better Than a Sideshow
ABQ Circus Arts is bringing the Halloween vibes with a new show at at their Wells Park spot (1715 Fifth Street NW). This all-new performance, titled Into the Dark: An ABQ Circus Arts Smallshow opens on Friday, Oct. 20 and has a super short run until Sunday. So—catch it while you can! Students of the circus arts will perform a celebration of all things macabre, as will the group’s professional troupe. Score your ticket to the best little circus show in the city at holdmyticket.com/tickets/292570.
ABQ Stands with Puerto Rico
Big thanks to Duel Brewing Downtown for organizing an expansive event to benefit Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane that struck the island several weeks ago. In addition to a lot of live music (¡Revíva! and Keith Sanchez and the Moon Thieves, to name a few) there will be live art happening on the spot thanks to Nikki Zabicki and Chris Lopez and—get ready—a foosball tournament to boot. Last, but not least, a number of local poets will take the stage and perform. Bring lots of cash for this good cause and show up to the brewery (606 Central SW) on Oct. 22 between 4 and 8pm to support the people of Puerto Rico and the island’s recovery.
Out Come the Wolves
One of Albuquerque's newest theater groups—Theatre 3—is devoting their presentations to innovative and experimental new works that you won't be able to see anywhere else. One of their first offerings comes in the shape of Wolves by Steve Yockey. Billed as a play about “loneliness in the big city,” the play promises a haunting effect. Performances will be held at the Coal Avenue Theatre (1985 Coal Ave SE) from Oct. 25 to 28. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.