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Oh, wow-o!

Saturday, May 7: Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival

Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
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Hey Bob, Try a Kebab

Saturday, May 7: Albuquerque Turkish Festival

Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, see cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.

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Slammin’

Saturday, May 7: OutSpoken Queer Poetry

The slam is open to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and queer-questioning poets. Featuring Queer Xicana poet, Tannia Esparza. Hosted by Erin Northern.
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Rock Jong Il Rocks Out

Saturday, May 7: Rock Jong Il • punk • Suspended • metal • Russian Girlfriends • rock • Get Action • punk

Put down that Communist Manifesto you've been perusing and take a stroll Downtown to Launchpad for the album release party of Rock Jong Il.
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Con-con-con-con COOOON

Friday, May 6: Sabaku Con

An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.

Global Lighter-Than-Air Robotics Challenge Today

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum and RoboRAVE International will announce an exciting new global robotics challenge as part of both organizations' efforts to increase science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and engagement for elementary, middle, and high school students today, Friday, May 6 at 5:30pm during the opening ceremonies of RoboRAVE International Expo
Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW).

Literature

Academic Turned Mystery Master at Page 1

Robert D. Kidera, former academic, will be at Page 1 Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 8, to talk about and sign his second mystery novel, Get Lost: Gabe McKenna Book 2.

The book is described as such: "What do you do when the dead come back and your loved ones disappear? All Gabe McKenna wanted was a new floor for his barn. What he got was seven corpses, all long dead. Seven rich men, missing from New York. One of his closest childhood friends is gunned down in an Albuquerque casino. After escaping two attempts on his own life and with time running out, McKenna must uncover the connection and prevent his loved ones from joining the growing ranks of the dead. From New Mexico to New York to a lonely cliff once home to an ancient people, McKenna struggles against a bloodthirsty criminal enterprise for whom money matters more than any man’s life."

Kidera’s debut novel, Red Gold, received the Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction of 2015, and won Best Mystery of 2015, and Best eBook at the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Red Gold is the first novel in the Gabe McKenna Mystery series. After an early fling in the motion picture industry, and a long and successful career in academia, Kidera retired in 2010. With his desire to play major league baseball no longer a realistic dream, he chose to fulfill his other lifelong ambition and became a writer. He is a member of Southwest Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the International Thriller Writers organizations. The author lives in Albuquerque with his wife Annette and two cats. He has two daughters, a grandson and granddaughter.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Kidera event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit [link].

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Summertime in Old Town Offers Weekend Fun

Historic Old Town's Summertime in Old Town concerts are in full swing this month. The free weekend concert series brings music and dance to the Plaza every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons through early fall.

Today, Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9pm visitors and locals can enjoy the musical talents of Mala Maña who brings Latin, African & mixed-global rhythms to the Gazebo stage. Saturday, May 7 from 7-9 p.m. Shane Wallin will fill the evening with soulful Americana.

Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day, and from 1 to 3pm moms and the whole family can enjoy the sounds of one of Albuquerque's most popular jazz ensembles, Entourage Jazz. If that isn't enough, Albuquerque's Tango Club keeps the energy alive with dance demonstrations. A delicious lunch in one of Old Town's many restaurants and shopping for a great gift for mom makes this the perfect celebration with no hassle, no reservations and lots of fun for the family.

If you are a blues and bluegrass lover, be sure to head to Old Town on Friday, May 13 from 7 to 9pm where the Gregg Daigle Band brings the best crowd-pleasing down-home blues and lively bluegrass music to the stage.

Swing and folk music more to your taste? On Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 9pm Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers will have folks on their feet dancing to the swinging beat. And, for Latin American music lovers, Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3pm Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico will bring the beat and inspire many in the crowd to get up and dance.

The following weekend offers Stratus Phear performing classic rock and more on Friday night, May 20, 7 to 9pm.

On Saturday, May 21 from noon to 5pm it is time for Summertime Stroll with live music, food, shopping and other fun activities, followed by the Santa Cruzan de Mayo celebration presented by the Filipino American Foundation from 6 to 8 pm. Sunday, May 22 from 1 to 3 pm those dancing shoes take the stage when the National Institute of Flamenco and Tango Club perform.

The performance schedule for the final week in May includes Terra Trio performing Latin, jazz, bossa nova and samba on Friday, May 27 from 7 to 9pm, with the sophisticated sounds of songstress Tracey Whitney bringing jazz to the Plaza on Saturday, May 28 from 7 to 9pm And on Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 3 pm the Calvin Appleberry Trio rounds out the weekend with jazz and soul.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, features the 15-piece band Westside Sound performing a variety of music ranging from swing to polka and everything in between. To stay in the nostalgic mood, check out the classic cars surrounding the plaza from Poco Quatros Model A Club.

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Floating on Cloud Nine

Friday, May 6: Infrequency • trance • Graeme Byous • electronica, progressive • AnthonyMarx 9 • house

Lift yourself mentally after listening to the rhythms and noise from AnthonyMarx, Graeme Byous, and Infrequency at Elevated: A Night of Trance and Progressive.

The Daily Word in Millennials, Art and David Cameron

The Daily Word

I don't know why anyone is surprised that Beyonce performed in North Carolina when she's kind of ignored the LGBT community in the past.

People will no longer be jailed if they aren't able to pay court fines in Colorado Springs.

Millennials are so _________.

By white men, for white men.”

If you don a sombrero, a fake mustache or utter “Cinco de Drinko” today (or ever) please don't talk to me.

This doctor said the hospital she works at told her not to talk about abortions with her patients.


David Cameron respects Donald Trump. I think we can agree that the UK and the US are in the shitter right now.

This feminist artist makes jabs at famous artists.

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