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He Vants To Suck Your Blood

Saturday, Oct 1: Dracula, A Love Story

A modern take on the 19th century love story that continues to capture the imaginations of young and old alike.

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Latte Birthday Wishes

Saturday, Oct 1: Birthday Bash

Enjoy the signature brews, live music, live art demonstrations, games and a special beer release while raising money for the charity There's A Better Way to help local homeless families.

Library Offers Internet Hotspot Program

Nearly 34 million Americans are without any kind of fixed or mobile Internet access, according to the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 Broadband Progress Report. Computer ownership and high-speed internet use in New Mexico lag behind most states in the Southwest, the report shows, indicating that many people are getting left behind.

The Public Library in Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library recognized an opportunity to reduce those barriers to access by creating a way to "lend out the Internet" via Mobile Hotspots.

A Mobile Hotspot is a device that connects to a computer, smartphone of tablet and generates a wireless Internet, or Wi-Fi, signal. Several devices can then access the Wi-Fi signal.

"As a city we are actively working on bridging the Internet accessibility gap," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "This is one important step, part of a larger intentional approach to improve connectivity for everyone in the City of Albuquerque."

The Library is working with T-Mobile to provide the Hotspots for check out at each library in the system. A library card is required for checkout of the device; the new program begins Friday, September 30.

For more information go to abclibrary.org/hotspot.

Unveil Your Inner Picasso: Paint Night at the Balloon Museum

Do you have an artistic bent? Find out in a fun, creative and casual event at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Sunday, October 2 from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The PAINT NIGHT and BALLOON GLOW event may help you find your inner Picasso or Rembrandt.And if your masterpiece does not quite match theirs, you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun.

The evening begins with an expert instructor to oversee the evening's artistic endeavors, all supplies needed to create your unique painting, lots of other budding artists with whom you will share the fun, and a cash bar available for those over 21 who have a valid ID. A sample painting will be on display, and you will use that painting as the basis for your own interpretation on canvas.

While you stroke and sip, and munch of the free popcorn provided, you can share creative ideas with your neighboring artists, and later enjoy and indoor/outdoor exclusive view of the Balloon Glow at Balloon Fiesta Park, far away from the crowds. If you haven't yet seen a Balloon Glow, it will be a rare treat.

The class is open to anyone age 16 and over. Dress is casual (aprons provided to protect your clothing) and the atmosphere is, too. Free parking in the Balloon Museum's expansive lot is included, but you MUST have a parking pass, one issued per registration. Additional passes are $10 and are limited to one for every four guests. Those who register before September 24 will receive their parking passes mailed to the address given upon registration. Those registering after that date must pick up their parking passes at the Museum Shoppe at the Balloon Museum prior to the event.

The $35 registration fee includes full access to the Balloon Museum's extensive collection of lighter-than-air flight artifacts from throughout the world. Including a number of items from world record-breaking flights.

To register online, go to cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/events/paint-night-and-balloon-glow.

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DIY Adventures

Saturday, Oct 1: 24 Hour Comics Day

Create a 24 page comic book with fellow artists and comic book lovers.
Chrome Sparks Courtesy of Landon Speers
Landon Speers

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Desert Sound

Friday, Sep 30: Chrome Sparks

So Chrome Sparks apparently has a few hours open in his schedule to visit ABQ—somewhere in between juggling his gajillion other projects and fulfilling his role as busiest spacey electro-pop composer on the planet. New Mexico seems like the perfect place for those wide-open, expansive tunes of his. Maybe someone can talk him into posting up in the middle of the desert next time. Sound carries further at night and can have a a really spooky resonance. Just saying. This Friday, Sept. 30, he'll be wowing the pants off of us at Sister Bar (which is indoors, unfortunately) starting at 9pm. Sister • Fri Sep 30 • 9pm • $10-$12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

Darth and Yoda Awaken at the Balloon Museum

Darth Vader and Master Yoda, two immensely popular hot air balloons, will be featured by the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum at an inflation event that caps the museum's year-long celebration of its 10th Anniversary.

The free event, "Darth and Yoda Awaken," takes place from 8:30am to noon on Friday, September 30, weather permitting.

"This is a great way for us to engage people of all ages in the science and technology of hot air ballooning," says Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "What better way to teach about this than by including Darth and Yoda?"

In addition to encountering these balloons up close, visitors will also be able to meet the pilots and crew members.

The event also includes entry to the Balloon Museum's exhibitions, the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts in the museum's Sky Lounge), the new Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality Experience presented by the ARVUS Roadshow and the Albuquerque Film Office.

Reservations are not required, however, school groups and tour groups are encouraged to register in advance by using the online form located on the "Darth and Yoda Awaken" events page of the Balloon Museum's website,cabq.gov/balloon.

Upon arrival at the Balloon Museum for the event, visitors should proceed to the box office to gain admittance and to receive their Imperial Access Permit (visitor brochure), which will help guide them through their "Darth and Yoda Awaken" experience.

Since visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader's own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison, costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event.

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"A Lot About Living"

Friday, Sep 30: Alan Jackson

Enjoy honky tonk tunes from the country music legend.

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OPA!

Friday, Sep 30: Grecian Festival

Taste authentic Greek cuisine, watch dancers streaming by in colorful costumes, enjoy browsing imported jewelry, gifts, foods and pastries, and tour the St. George Church.

News

The Daily Word in Special Sessions, rate increases, long snakes, an astronaut and a catfish

The Daily Word

Our governor, Susana Martinez, will convene a special session of the legislature on Friday. Action items include managing a huge state budget shortfall as well as discussion and debate regarding the death penalty in New Mexico.

PNM customers (this means you, Burqueños) will soon see a 10-13 percent rate increase under a plan modified and approved by the state Public Utility Commission.

The prosecution has rested in the murder trial of now-retired Albuquerque police Detective Keith Sandy and former APD Officer Dominique Perez.

Yesterday, New Mexico's Supreme Court heard arguments related to the "Copper Rule," a controversial law that regulates the amount of pollution big mining operations in the state can produce. At issue: the massive amount of ground water pollution such operations generate. A decision is forthcoming.

Legalizing weed in the land of enchantment could produce over $400 million in revenue for state coffers during the first year of such a program. So says a new study published by Ultra Health.

Meanwhile, long snakes caused a power outage in Rio Rancho.

A US presidential candidate from the Socialist Party visited our state's flagship university on Tuesday.

An astronaut from Albuquerque recently appeared at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Finally, in state angling news outta Storrie Lake, "Nicholas Gonzales and Marcelino Zaragosa teamed up to land a 33-inch, 13-pound catfish on the night of Sept. 17. They were using chicken liver."

 

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