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.
People will no longer be jailed if they aren't able to pay court fines in Colorado Springs.
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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.
Page 1 Books' next Small Press and Local Author Fair will be held from 11am-1pm on Saturday, May 7. It's the second Local Author Fair for 2016, with others tentatively planned for June and October.
Authors are invited to bring their books to promote independently and sell at Page 1 Books' Local Authors Fair. The event will take place on Page One's front sidewalk underneath the shopping center's upstairs balcony, weather permitting. Page 1 will provide tables and chairs as much as possible (limited quantities available). Authors do not need reservations, but they should bring change and/or credit card readers for their sales. Any tables that can be brought along are appreciated.
Page 1 is now more than 35 years old, and the Local Authors Fair is a continuing program to support local and self-published authors in New Mexico.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41 in the Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Authors Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit
Just to assure you that the Guild isn't caught in some weird time warp, somehow, once again, we printed a stale line up for their showings this week. Wanna know what's actually showing? Of course you do, so you can check out this week's line up below. You can keep up to date with them any time by checking out their listings at guildcinema.com
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to two artists visiting (or soon-to-be visiting) Albuquerque: Jess X. Chen and Gregg Deal.
Jess X. Chen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose mediums include video, mural work, paintings and poetry. She will be visiting the Tannex with Demian DinéYazhi as part of their joint poetry tour: Solastalgia.
Here is where I will begin to flood you with an immersive multimedia experience. Not only can you read interviews (that I got to conduct (!) *straightens tie*) in upcoming issues of the Alibi, but you can watch these artists speak out on important issues on alternately funny and cerebral platforms.
Jess X. Chen recently delivered her first TED Talk about migration as imagination. Enriched by her poetry, her talk is visceral and powerful.
I also had the pleasure of speaking with Gregg Deal, an artist from Colorado who not only premiered his first short film at last weekend's Rezilience, but threw up a mural at the Peace and Justice Center of Leonard Peltier.
Gregg works in a multitude of public art mediums--murals, performance art and more. His works are visual pieces of activism and always express his Indigenous heritage. He is an outspoken critic of the Washington Redskins racist mascot and participated in a great, biting panel for The Daily Show on the topic.
You can watch both of these artists do their things in the videos above.
You can also watch Jess X. Chen perform her poetry on Monday, May 9 (along with Demian! And a performance by the brilliant Discotays) and also get thee to the Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard Dr. SE) to see Gregg's mural on the west facing wall. Inside, you can buy shirts with the same images, the proceeds from which will go to the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.
Ahoy! The famous Lord Sandwich, lost in the 18th century, is found!
A new world record for the 100 meter dash is set. By a 100 year old woman. Best way to celebrate? Push-ups. This lady is not to be messed with.
We all know that Beyonce's a badass but she isn't the only VIP in her new album. Her music video is comprised of an impressive and talented group of artists.
This little anteater did not just smoke a bowl. Leave him alone.
A significant percentage of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are given to patients who—get this—don't have bacterial infections. Drugs are great, but only when they actually work. Continuing to misuse such a powerful resource is resulting in a scary high amount of drug-resistant bugs.
In two years time Mars will say hello to an unmanned spacecraft called Dragon. The first step to Mr. Musk's ambitious goal of colonizing the planet? Only time will tell.
Mutation gene found in Labrador retrievers reveals that they are more inclined to crave food than other breeds.
Despite what Alanis Morissette tries to tell you, “rain on your wedding day” does not constitute irony. It also doesn't have to be a bad thing in the first place.
From her hotly debated beginnings to her decades-long role as a pathway for adventurers, migrant workers, post-war veterans, tourists, hippies and sentimental souls, Route 66 has fascinated and engaged us, and compelled us to follow her beaten, crumbling path. Conceived in honor of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, a new exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road, celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the iconic Mother Road.
Created by Albuquerque Museum's Curator of History, Deb Slaney, this exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of culture of "our" piece of the road. According to Slaney, "the Southwestern leg of the route is particularly intriguing."
"Too often the history of Route 66 in Albuquerque has been overlooked," says Slaney, "even though our city sits near the center of the Southwestern leg of the route and boasts, at 16 miles, the longest single-city urban stretch of the highway in the nation. We are also the only place on the Mother Road where the highway crosses itself. Indeed the very re-routing of Route 66 to the east-west alignment was a political scandal, but shaved time and miles off the odometers of road-weary travelers and their automobiles. This exhibition explores the creation, decline, and contemporary revival of Route 66 in New Mexico and the Albuquerque area, set in the context of significant events of national importance and enhanced by personal stories from Albuquerque area residents."
Collections include works of art from lenders across the country including the Autry National Center and the San Jose State University's Steinbeck Center, as well the collections of the Albuquerque Museum and other New Mexico museums, and private lenders. Key objects in the exhibit include neon signs from Oden Chevrolet and the El Vado Motel, a set of six Burma shave signs, works of art by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, Roy Rogers' guitar and cowboy boots, and the cover illustration from Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road.
Informative displays will share stories of the road, and visitors will metaphorically travel the road through art, memorabilia, poetry, literature, music, film and television.
There will be many exciting ways for visitors to drive down memory lane. A hands-on component of the exhibit will focus on the family road trip, recreating the experience of traveling in the iconic Teardrop Camper and providing ideas for your own Route 66 road trips. Families can plan to attend a Sock Hop in May and a movie night in June.
The exhibition Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road is expected to draw significant numbers of local visitors as well as people from other states and countries who love the drama of the road. This exhibit compliments events all over the city - and the country - which will also be celebrating our unique relationship with the Mother Road and show the benefits of preserving this historic landmark.
In particular, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque is hosting a concurrent exhibition called America's Road: The Journey of Route 66 and the KiMo Theatre will be presenting a series of Route 66 themed movies.
The exhibit opens May 14.
For more information, call Albuquerque Museum at 243-7255.