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 V.13 No.34 | August 19 - 25, 2004 

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A Year in the Life

Twelve months of events in Albuquerque and the surrounding area

Jeff Drew

If you're a Burque newbie, don't be alarmed by bitter, naysaying locals who trumpet on and on about how little there is to do in this town you chose to set up shop in. Fact is, they're all flat-out wrong. As proof, we present our Weekly Alibi Annual Survival Calendar, highlighting the events and various goings on we think you might just be interested in checking out and/or participating in over the next 12 months.

If you're a long-time local, you're likely familiar with much of what's included in our mondo calendar, so consider our gift to you the fact that you don't have to go to the trouble of finding dates and other information for the events you're interested in—once again, we've done all the hard work for you.

All phone numbers listed are local except where otherwise noted (with (505) preceding them). Keep in mind that we don't paln or control most of this stuff, so all dates, times, locations, costs, venues, performers, schedules, etc. are subject to change. That's why we've included phone numbers and web/e-mail addresses wherever possible. We suggest you use them.

Without further rambling, here's one for the fridge!

August 2004

All Month

A Rainforest Adventure: Bugs

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Extreme screen, DynaTheater, 10 am-5 pm. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

This exhibition recreates the historical development on the corridor in Mexico and the Southwestern United States over the past 200 years through vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments, and other treasured memorabilia. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


The Search for Life: Are We Alone?

The animation in this $3 million film starts at the beginning of the solar system, shown with the beginning of a sun and an accretion disk, which forms planets. This film takes viewers to other planets, like Mars, in a 3-D model of where the Mars probe, Pathfinder, landed in 1997. Showings: noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. LodeStar Astronomy Center. Admission: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $3. 841-5955 www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Ninth Annual Summer Monday Jazz Nights Program

This show is the first performance of the season featuring world-renowned trumpeter, bandleader, composer and educator, Wynton Marsalis. KiMo Theatre, Two showings: 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Admission: $55, $45, $35, $25. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com www.cabq.gov/kimo www.ticketmaster.com. www.cabq.gov.


Mariposa Gallery 30th Year Celebration

Renowned mobile sculptor, Tim Rose, and New Mexico jewelry artist, Al Edgar, will exhibit their creations along with other artists' works. Mariposa Gallery, 3500 Central SE. Monday-Saturday 11 am-5:30 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm. 268-6828. www.mariposa-gallery.com.


Wildlife West Nature Park

Edgewood, N.M. Wildlife West Chuckwagon, 7 pm through Labor Day weekend on Saturday nights. 281-7655. www.wildlifewest.org.


The Fab(ric) Four

This exhibit will feature the art work of four fabric painters working with silks and cottons they have dyed or painted, that they then transform into art quilts according to their own unique vision. South Broadway Cultural Center. Free. 848-1321. www.cabq.gov/sbcc.


Albuquerque Contemporary

The Albuquerque Museum's 15th annual juried exhibition of Albuquerque area arts. Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5 pm. Admission: adults $4, seniors$2, children $1. 243-7255. www.cabq.gov/museum.


Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Extreme screen, DynaTheater. 10 am-5pm. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Hispanidad: Selections From The Permanent Collection

Enjoy the National Hispanic Cultural Center's ever growing collection of artwork. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


Ocean Oasis

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Extreme screen, DynaTheater, 11 am and 4 pm. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Carlos Cortez, Woodcut Artist & Political Activist

National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


TROIKA

In three outrageously funny farces, The Bear, The Proposal and The Anniversary, the famed playwright offers a quirky view of love and marriage. Adobe Theater. Performances on Fridays/Saturdays, 8 pm. Sunday, 2 pm. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


The Age of Giants

The Age of Giants Hall opens and will be a permanent exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. This exhibit depicts the longest land animal that ever lived locked in combat with the largest Jurassic meat eater. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


¡Magnifico! Honors

516 Magnifico Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Saints of the Pueblos

The Charles Carrillo—renowned New Mexico Santero—exhibit features 19 retablos representing the existing pueblos of New Mexico and four abandoned pueblos for a total of 23 retablos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Open seven days a week. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.com.


Aug. 18

Fine Arts of the American West Show

World-renowned trio of specialty antique shows held yearly at Sweeney Center, Santa Fe. (505) 992-8929.


MAS Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. The reading includes an open-mic and slam competition. Winning's Coffee, 111 Harvard SE, 7 pm. Free. 266-0000. www.abqslams.org.


Aug. 19

Downtown Thursdays

Music from noon-9 pm at the Fourth Street Mall. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Sunport Serenades

Music by Die Polka Schlingel-Polka Band at the Albuquerque International Sunport. 4-6 pm. Free. 244-7779. www cabq.gov/sunport.


Toby Keith's Big Throwdown Tour

Guests include Terri Clark and Scotty Emerick. Journal Pavilion. 883-7800. www.journalpavilion.com. She be one hell of knockdown redneck fiesta!


Aug. 19-22

U.S. Team Roping Championships

Expo New Mexico (Fairgrounds) Tingley Coliseum, indoor/outdoor horse arenas, 8 am. Admission: Free. 265-EXPO (3976). www.exponm.com.


Aug. 20

Citywide Artscrawl

Monthly gallery tour. Citywide area. 5-8 pm. 244-0362. www.ArtscrawlABQ.org.


Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Scottish Country Dance Lessons

Fun, friendly group. 7:30 pm. Classes held at Friends Meeting House, Fifth Street and Bellamah NW. Admission $5. 237-9039. martinezm@aps.edu.


Aug. 20-21

10th Annual Native Roots & Rhythms Festival

The premiere venue for Native American music, dance theater, storytelling and comedy. Paolo Soleri Amphitheater, 1501 Cerrillo, (Santa Fe Indian School) Santa Fe. 7:30 pm. Admission: $20, children 10 and under free. 989-8898.


Aug. 20-22

Valencia County Fair & Rodeo

Parade at 10 am on Aug. 21. Belen, N.M., 864-2269.


Aug. 21

Wildlife West Nature Park

Edgewood, N.M. Wildlife West Chuckwagon, 7 pm through Labor Day weekend on Saturday nights. 281-7655. www.wildlifewest.org.


Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Ice Age Mammals of the Rio Grande Valley

This presentation will be given by Gary Morgan, New Mexico Museum of National History and Science. Open Space Summer Series at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Amphitheater, located off Tramway, north of Academy. 7 pm. 452-5200. www.cabq.gov.


Saturday Night Jazz

Ed Ulman Quartet will be entertaining. Seasons Rotisserie and Grill. 7:30 pm. 766-5100. www.seasonsonthenet.com.


Summer Wings

An annual festival celebrating butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and bees at the Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW. 8 am-4 pm. Free. 344-7240. URCH@webtv.net.


Summer Wings Film Night

Enjoy a film series for all ages with a Summer Wings theme in the outdoor classroom. Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW. Free. 9-10 pm. URCH@webtv.net.


The Two Roses

Petroglyph National Monument Summer Evening Lecture Series and Cultural Demonstration Program. Join flute and harp duo Bonnie Dils and Donese Mayfield for an evening of musical entertainment that will delight the whole family. 6:30-7:30 pm. 6001 Unser NW. 899-0205. www.nps.gov/petr.


Aug. 21-22

Bird Walks

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW. Led by volunteer naturalists. 8 am. Free. 344-7240.


Flint Knapping

Petroglyph National Monument Summer Evening Lecture Series and Cultural Demonstration Program. Master flint knapper, Luther Rivera, will demonstrate the making of arrowheads and points from obsidian. 10 am-4 pm. 6001 Unser NW. 899-0205. www.nps.gov/petr.


Frank's Gun & Knife Show

Expo New Mexico (Fairgrounds), Manuel Lujan Exhibit Complex. Saturday, 9 am-5 pm., Sunday, 9 am-4 pm. Admission: $5. 265-EXPO. www.exponm.com.


Aug. 22

Forestry Health Talk and Hike

Presentation will be led by George Duda, N.M. State Forestry. This 30 to 40 minute presentation will be prior to the hike. Sunday Hikes at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area, Pino Trailhead. 9 am. 452-5200.


Sunday Nature Walks

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW. Led by volunteer naturalists. 1 pm. Free. 344-7240.


Aug. 23

Ninth Annual Summer Monday Jazz Nights Program

Ben McIver Quartet/After Five Trio featuring Lee Taylor and Ed Ulman. Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE. 7:30 pm. Admission $10. 268-0044. www.outpostspace.org. 883-7800, www.ticketmaster.com.


Dave Matthews Band Concert

Performing at Journal Pavilion, 7 pm. Admission: $56.50, $39 lawn. www.JournalPavilion.com. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com.


Gobs of Jobs Career Fair

Over 65 employers will be hiring. Holiday Inn Mountain View, 2020 Menaul Blvd. NE, 1-6 pm. 841-9396. www.nmgobsofjobs.com.


Lee Taylor Quartet/Wendy Beach & Minks

Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE. 7:30 pm. Lee Taylor is a multi-woodwind player who has been an active part of the Albuquerque music scene for several years. Admission: $10. 268-0044. Www.outpostspace.org.


Aug. 24

Boston Concert

Sandia Casino Amphitheater. 8 pm. Admission: $40, $35, $30, $20. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com. 796-7778. www.sandiacasino.com.


Roots Rock Reggae Festival

The Marley Brothers. Journal Pavilion. 246-8742. www.Journalpavilion.com.


Aug. 26

Downtown Thursdays

Music from noon-9 pm. at the Fourth Street Mall. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Sunport Serenades

Music by Terra Trio-Latin Jazz Trio at the Albuquerque International Sunport. 11 am–1 pm. Free. 244-7779. www cabq.gov/sunport.


Aug. 27

Early Childhood Outdoor Classes

Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW. “Insects” 10-11:30 am. Ages 3-5 plus an adult. Admission: $15. 344-7240. URCH@webtv.net.


Scottish Country Dance Lessons

Fun, friendly group. 7:30 pm. Classes held at Friends Meeting House, Fifth Street and Bellamah NW. Admission $5. 237-9039. martinezm@aps.edu.


Aug. 27-29

Ragtime

This new epic musical paints a colorful portrait of the melting pot that was New York at the beginning of the last century. Hiland Theater, 4804 Central Avenue SE. Friday-Saturday 8 pm., Sunday 2 pm. Admission: $30, $23, $11. $2 discount for seniors, students and military. 262-9301. www.musicaltheatresw.com.


Aug. 28

Weekly Alibi Fall Crawl

Live music and entertainment by more than 100 bands on 20 stages throughout Downtown's streets and establishments. 5 pm-2 am. 346-0660. www.alibi.com.


Cirque des Arts

A gala bash spectacular. Magnifico. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Puebloan Pottery Making/Firing Demonstration

This presentation will be given by Dr. Kurt Anschuetz, Anthropologist, archaeologist and micaceous potter. Open Space Summer Series at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Amphitheater, located off Tramway, north of Academy. 7 pm. 452-5200. www.cabq.gov.


Raptors, Reptiles and Bats

Petroglyph National Monument Summer Evening Lecture Series and Cultural Demonstration Program. Educators from Talking Talons will present our final evening program of the season. Learn about the habits and habitats of raptors, reptiles and bats. Living specimens will be here for you to meet up close. This will be fun for the whole family. 6:30-7:30 pm. 6001 Unser NW. 899-0205. www.nps.gov/petr.


Aug. 28-29

Bird Walks

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW. Led by volunteer naturalists. 8 am. Free. 344-7240.


Turkey Feather Blankets and Gourd Carving

Petroglyph National Monument Summer Evening Lecture Series and Cultural Demonstration Program. Daris Lavato will demonstrate the craft of weaving turkey feathers into blankets. Brad Hawiyeh-ehi, of the Cherokee Nation will demonstrate gourd carving. 10 am-4 pm. 6001 Unser Blvd. NW. 899-0205. www.nps.gov/petr.


Aug. 29

Ninth Annual Summer Monday Jazz Nights Program

Grand Finale concert of the Summer Monday Jazz Nights. Featuring NEA Jazz Master Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis. UNM Popejoy Hall. 7 pm. 277-3842. www.outpostspace.org. 268-0044.


Map and Compass for Kids

This presentation will be led by Paul Daily at the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Double Shelter. East of Tramway and North of Academy NE. 9 am. 452-5200. www.cabq.gov.


Sunday Nature Walks

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, 2901 Candelaria NW. Led by volunteer naturalists. 1 pm. Free. 344-7240.


Twilight Hikes on Full Moon Nights

Free hikes, led by volunteer naturalists and Nature Center staff members, begin with noonrise over the Sandias and end with full astronomical twilight. We will also watch and listen for nighttime animals. Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW. 7:30 pm. Advance registration is required. 344-7240.


Aug. 30

Ninth Annual Summer Monday Jazz Nights Program

Glenn Kostur Trio/Bert Dalton Trio. Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE. 7:30 pm. Admission: $10. 268-0044. www.outpostspace.org. 883-7800 www.ticketmaster.com.


Sunport Serenades

Music by Syd Masters and the Swing Riders Cowboy Ballads Trio at the Albuquerque International Sunport. 11 am–1 pm. Free. 244-7779. www cabq.gov/sunport.


Aug. 31

Dave Brubeck and his Quartet

UNM, Popejoy Hall. 7 pm. 277-2126.


Linkin Park/KORN Concert

Opener: Snoop Dogg performing at Journal Pavilion, 5 pm. Admission: $53.50, $38.50-lawn. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com. 452-5100. www.JournalPavilion.com.


Seal Concert

British soul-rap-rocker (rescheduled May 3 concert). Sandia Casino Amphitheater, 8 pm. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com.


September 2004

All Month

The Age of Giants

The Age of Giants Hall is a new exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This exhibit depicts the longest land animal that ever lived locked in combat with the largest Jurassic meat eater. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

This exhibition recreates the historical development on the corrido in Mexico and the Southwestern United States over the past 200 years through vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments and other treasured memorabilia. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


The Search for Life: Are We Alone?

The animation in this $3 million film starts at the beginning of the solar system, shown with the beginning of a sun and an accretion disk, which forms planets. This film takes viewers to other planets, like Mars, in a 3-D model of where the Mars probe, Pathfinder, landed in 1997. Showings: noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. LodeStar Astronomy Center. Admission: Adults-$6, Seniors-$5, and Children-$3. 841-5955 www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Mariposa Gallery 30th Year Celebration

Renowned mobile sculptor, Tim Rose, and New Mexico jewelry artist, Al Edgar, will exhibit their creations along with other artists' works. Mariposa Gallery, 3500 Central Avenue SE. Monday-Saturday 11 am-5:30 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. 268-6828. www.mariposa-gallery.com.


Wildlife West Nature Park

Edgewood, N.M. Wildlife West Chuckwagon, 7 pm through Labor Day weekend on Saturday nights. 281-7655. www.wildlifewest.org.


Albuquerque Contemporary

The Albuquerque Museum. 15th annual juried exhibition of Albuquerque area arts. Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5 pm. Admission: adults $4, seniors $2, children $1. 243-7255. www.cabq.gov/museum.


Carlos Cortez, Woodcut Artist & Political Activist

National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


Saints of the Pueblos

The Charles Carrillo—renowned New Mexico Santero—exhibit features 19 retablos representing the existing pueblos of New Mexico and four abandoned pueblos for a total of 23 retablos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Open seven days a week. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.com.


Sept. 1-5

Albuquerque Contemporary

The Albuquerque Museum.


Sept. 1-18

¡Magnifico! Honors

516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Sept. 1-24

A Rainforest Adventure: Bugs

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Extreme screen, DynaTheater, 10 am-5 pm. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Sept. 2-19

New Mexico State Fair

PRCA rodeo and nationally known country-western recording stars. EXPO New Mexico (Fairgrounds). 265-1791. www.exponm.com or www.nmstatefair.com.


Sept. 2-Sept. 30

Digital

This exhibit will feature the art of photographers and computer graphics artists—an eye opener for anyone interested in the emerging art form of computer generated art in conjunction with the new technology of digital photography. South Broadway Cultural Center. 848-1321. www.cabq.gov/sbcc.


Sept. 3

Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Lobo Football

UNM vs. Washington State. 6 pm. 925-LOBO. www.GoLobos.com.


Scottish Country Dance Lessons

Fun, friendly group. 7:30 pm. Classes held at Friends Meeting House, Fifth Street and Bellamah NW. Admission $5. 237-9039. martinezm@aps.edu.


Sept. 3-4,

Classics Series

The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven, Symphony No. 5. Friday 8 pm; Saturday 6 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


Sept. 3-5,

Ragtime

This new epic musical paints a colorful portrait of the melting pot that was New York at the beginning of the last century. Hiland Theater, 4804 Central SE. Friday-Saturday 8 pm., Sunday 2 pm. Admission: $30, $23, $11. $2 discount for seniors, students and military. 262-9301. www.musicaltheatresw.com.


Sept. 4

Anniversary Celebration

Route 66 Casino's first anniversary celebration. 352-7866. www.rt66casino.com.


Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Native and Spanish Stories

These stories will be told by Martin Gabaldon. Open Space Summer Series at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Amphitheater, located off Tramway, north of Academy. 7 pm. 452-5200.


New Mexico State Fair Parade

You may join 30,000 spectators, 40 bands, drill teams, clowns, floats and much more. The parade will depart at Gate 1 onto Central. 265-EXPO. www.exponm.com.


Poetry 'n' Beer

The longest running poetry series in Albuquerque, consists of an open-mic, competitive poetry slam with cash prizes and a poetry feature. Puccini's Golden West, Downtown Albuquerque (Corner of Seventh Street and Central). 9 pm. $5 cover. Adults 21 and over. 400-2885. www.abqslams.org.


Wildlife West Nature Park

Edgewood, N.M. Wildlife West Chuckwagon, 7 pm through Labor Day weekend on Saturday nights. 281-7655. www.wildlifewest.org.


Sept. 4-6

New Mexico Wine Festival

Loretto Community Park, Bernalillo, N.M. Noon-7 pm. Admission: $10. 867-3311. www.nmwine.com.


Pottery of Jemez Pueblo

Petroglyph National Monument Summer Evening Lecture Series and Cultural Demonstration Program. Join Carol Pecos for this special inside look behind the process of making traditional style pottery. 10 am-4 pm. 6001 Unser Blvd. NW. 899-0205. www.nps.gov/petr.


Sept. 5

Madrid Blues Festival

Labor Day Blues Festival at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark on Highway 14 in Madrid. 2 pm. Bring chairs/blankets. Admission: Adults-$14, Seniors-$11, Student with ID-$10. 255-9798. nmjazz.org.


Sept. 6-30

King John

A compelling historical saga, fraught with political intrigue, conquest, powerlust and domestic strife. Adobe Theater. Performances on Fridays-Saturdays 8 pm., Sundays 2 pm. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


Sept. 7-12

The Producers

Two mismatched producers hit upon the greatest scheme to make money on Broadway—and fail. UNM Popejoy Hall. Eight performances. 925-5858 or 800-905-3315.


Sept. 9-12

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

414 Chacoma Place SW, 766-9555. www.closetcinema.org.


Sept. 10

Isley Brothers Concert

Isleta Casino & Resort. 9 pm. Must be 21. Admission: $45, $40, and $35. 724-3800. www.isleta-casino.com.


Blue Dragon Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. Often people come to watch but end up performing or judging, or just being heckled by the host. Cash prizes for the winners. Blue Dragon Coffee House, 1517 Girard NE, 7 pm. Free admission. 268-5159. www.abqslams.org.


Scottish Country Dance Lessons

Fun, friendly group. 7:30 pm. Classes held at Friends Meeting House, Fifth Street and Bellamah NW. Admission $5. 237-9039. martinezm@aps.edu.


Sept. 10-12

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra!

A jazzy and sparkling tribute to the music that made Frank Sinatra, a pop icon. This show combines great songs with witty and charming dialogue to create an eye-popping and ear-pleasing performance. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Sept. 10-12

Ragtime

This new epic musical paints a colorful portrait of the melting pot that was New York at the beginning of the last century. Hiland Theater, 4804 Central SE. Friday-Saturday 8 pm., Sunday 2 pm. Admission: $30, $23, $11. $2 discount for seniors, students and military. 262-9301. www.musicaltheatresw.com.


Sept. 11

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Route 66 Casino, 7:30 pm. Admission: $30/$26/$23. (800) 585-3737. www.starticketsplus.net.


Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230.


Lobo Football

UNM vs. Texas Tech. 6 pm. 925-LOBO. www.GoLobos.com.


Sept. 12

ZZ Top Concert

Sandia Casino Amphitheater. 8 pm. Admission: $45, $35. 796-7778. www.sandiacasino.com. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com.


Sept. 13

Palomino Show

New Mexico State Fair, Horse Arena, New Mexico Expo. 832-6867. www.nmpea.com.


Sept. 15

MAS Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. The reading includes an open mic and slam competition. Winning's Coffee, 111 Harvard SE, 7 pm. Free. 266-0000. www.abqslams.org.


Sept. 16

Bryan Adams Concert

Sandia Casino Amphitheater. 8 pm. Admission: $35, $20. 796-7778. www.sandiacasino.com. 883-7800. www.ticketmaster.com.


Sept. 17

Artscrawl

Monthly gallery tour. Northeast Heights area. 5-8 pm. 244-0362. www.ArtscrawlABQ.org.


Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Scottish Country Dance Lessons

Fun, friendly group. 7:30 pm. Classes held at Friends Meeting House, Fifth Street and Bellamah NW. Admission $5. 237-9039. martinezm@aps.edu.


Sept. 17-19

Lord of the Rings Symphony

Live in concert. Two performances only! The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra and Chorus will be performed live by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and Chorus as part of the 2005 season. UNM Popejoy Hall. Friday 8 pm., Sunday 3 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra!

A jazzy and sparkling tribute to the music that made Frank Sinatra, a pop icon. This show combines great songs with witty and charming dialogue to create an eye-popping and ear-pleasing performance. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Ragtime

This new epic musical paints a colorful portrait of the melting pot that was New York at the beginning of the last century. Hiland Theater, 4804 Central Avenue SE. Friday-Saturday 8 pm., Sunday 2 pm. Admission: $30, $23, $11. $2 discount for seniors, students and military. 262-9301. www.musicaltheatresw.com.


Sept. 17-30

Maravilla

National Hispanic Cultural Center. A 14-day celebration of Hispanic arts and culture featuring the Grand Opening of the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts. A wide variety of events and activities that include star studded concerts and receptions, family and community events, presentations by nationally renowned Hispanic actors, producers and writers; viewing of internationally acclaimed films; performing arts workshops and more. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


Sept. 18

Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Sept. 21

National Solar Observatory Speaker

LodeStar Astronomy Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 7 pm. 841-5955. www.lodestar.unm.edu/lectures www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Sept. 23-26

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra!

A jazzy and sparkling tribute to the music that made Frank Sinatra, a pop icon. This show combines great songs with witty and charming dialogue to create an eye-popping and ear-pleasing performance. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


New Mexico Dance Fiesta

299-3737. www.danceFiesta.net.


Sept. 24

Scottish Country Dance Lessons

Fun, friendly group. 7:30 pm. Classes held at Friends Meeting House, Fifth Street and Bellamah NW. Admission $5. 237-9039. martinezm@aps.edu.


Sept. 24-25

Home and Remodeling Show

Expo New Mexico (Fairgrounds), Manuel Lujan Exhibit Complex. Saturday 10am-7 pm. Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Admission: $6. Seniors 60-plus $5, children under 12 free. 265-EXPO. www.exponm.com.


Sept. 24-26

Downtown Arts Festival Exhibit

A group show of artists participating in the Downtown Arts Festival, presented in partnership with Downtown Action Team. Held outside on Central for the sights, sounds and performances of over 100 selected artists. ¡Magnifico! 516 Magnifico Artspace. 242-8244 www.magnifico.org. 281-7655. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Rio Rancho Oktoberfest

A traditional German-American festival. 891-0411.


Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization of ELCA

Biennial convention at Marriott Uptown. 298-4653. www.rmselca.org/women.


Sept. 25

All Faiths Apple Festival

Expo New Mexico (Fairgrounds), Youth Hall, 9 am-4 pm. Admission: Free. 265-EXPO. www.exponm.com.


An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

From “Whose Line is it Anyway?” A night of hilarious improv comedy. Kiva Auditorium. 883-7800.


Chris LeDoux Concert

Route 66 Casino. 7:30 pm. Admission: $30/$26/$23. 1-800-585-3737. www.starticketsplus.net.


Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Sept. 25-26

Corrales Harvest Festival

Food court, crafts and entertainment throughout Corrales, 10 am-5 pm. Pet parade Saturday, 10 am. www.village.corrales.nm.us/harvestfestival 898-4750. www.village.corrales.nm.us/harvestfestival


Mercado Antiguo

During the Harvest Festival, Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. 10 am-4 pm. 897-3942.


N.M. Bird Club Show

Expo New Mexico (Fairgrounds), School Arts and Flower Building. Saturday, 9 am-5 pm. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Admission: $4. 265-EXPO. www.exponm.com.


Sept. 25

Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm and 5 pm. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Sept. 26

Sixteenth Annual Active 20/30 Equestrian Cup

Food and wine tasting. EXPO New Mexico (fairgrounds). 265-1791. www.exponm.com.


October 2004

All Month

Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


The Age of Giants

The Age of Giants Hall is a new exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This exhibit depicts the longest land animal that ever lived locked in combat with the largest Jurassic meat eater. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

This exhibition recreates the historical development on the corrido in Mexico and the Southwestern United States over the past 200 years through vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments and other treasured memorabilia. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


The Search for Life: Are We Alone?

The animation in this $3 million film starts at the beginning of the solar system, shown with the beginning of a sun and an accretion disk, which forms planets. This film takes viewers to other planets, like Mars, in a 3-D model of where the Mars probe, Pathfinder, landed in 1997. Showings: noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. LodeStar Astronomy Center. Admission: adults $6, seniors $5, children $3. 841-5955 www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Carlos Cortez, Woodcut Artist & Political Activist

National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


Saints of the Pueblos

The Charles Carrillo—renowned New Mexico Santero—exhibit features 19 retablos representing the existing pueblos of New Mexico and four abandoned pueblos for a total of 23 retablos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Open seven days a week. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.com.


Digital

This exhibit will feature the art of photographers and computer graphics artists—an eye opener for anyone interested in the emerging art form of computer generated art in conjunction with the new technology of digital photography. South Broadway Cultural Center. 848-1321. www.cabq.gov/sbcc.


King John

A compelling historical saga, fraught with political intrigue, conquest, powerlust and domestic strife. Adobe Theater. Performances on Fridays-Saturdays 8 pm., Sundays 2 pm. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


Oct. 1

Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Oct. 1

Lobo Football

UNM vs. Utah. 6 pm. 925-LOBO. www.GoLobos.com.


Oct. 1-3

Sixteenth Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival-Balloon Fiesta Show

“Under the Big Top Tent” at I-25 and Paseo del Norte. Nationally recognized as one of the best 200 shows in the country. Over 250 fine artists and craftsmen, entertainment, artists' demonstrations, food and fun. 292-7457. www.riograndefestivals.com.


Ancient Mesa Renaissance Faire

Expo New Mexico (fairgrounds). Faire-goers will have an interactive adventure featuring costumed characters, thrilling staged combat, spectacular entertainment, amazing variety acts with music, song, dance, comedy and drama from the Middle Ages, plus a 15th and 16th century marketplace filled with authentic crafts, period games, and hearty food and drink. On Friday, a Renaissance Feaste will take place with proceeds going to Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. $100 per person. Saturday-Sunday 10 am. Admission: adults $10, youth $5, children under 5 free. 265-1791. www.exponm.com.


Annual Greek Festival

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 308 High St. SE. 247-9411.


King John

A compelling historical saga, fraught with political intrigue, conquest, powerlust and domestic strife. Adobe Theater. Performances on Fridays/Saturdays, 8 pm. Sundays, 2 pm. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


Oct. 1-10

Sixteenth Annual Fine Arts Show

Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales, 11 am-5 pm. Opening Reception, Oct. 1, 5-8 pm. 897-3942.


Oct. 2

Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230.


Native American and Spanish Arts and Craft Show

Coronado State Monument, 10 am-4 pm. Local vendors with traditional arts and crafts, demonstrations, dancing and food and fun for all ages. Admission: Adults $3, Children free. 867-5351.


Poetry 'n' Beer

The longest running poetry series in Albuquerque, consists of an open-mic, competitive poetry slam with cash prizes, and a poetry feature. Puccini's Golden West, Downtown Albuquerque (corner of Seventh Street and Central). 9 pm. $5 cover. Adults 21 and over. 400-2885. www.abqslams.org.


Trinity Site National Historic Landmark

Open first Saturday in April and October. Between Socorro and Carrizozo. www.wsmr.army.mil.


Oct. 2-10

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Experience more than 750 balloons in Mass Ascensions, Balloon Glows and Special Shape Rodeos. Balloon Fiesta Park. 821-1000. www.balloonfiesta.com.


Balloon Fiesta Week Activities

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Dances each day, 11 am and 2 pm. Oven bread demonstrations and more. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.org.


Oct. 4

Warsteiner Downtown Balloon Bash

Come meet the pilots. An official event of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the Downtown Action Team throughout Downtown Albuquerque's Entertainment District. 5-8 pm. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Oct. 6

Lonestar Concert

Route 66 Casino. 800-585-3737. www.starticketsplus.net.


Oct. 8

Blue Dragon Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. Often people come to watch but end up performing, judging or just being heckled by the host. Cash prizes for the winners. Blue Dragon Coffee House, 1517 Girard NE, 7 pm. Free. 268-5159. www.abqslams.org.


Oct. 8-10

Sixteenth Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Balloon Fiesta Show

Under the big top tent at I-25 and Paseo del Norte. Nationally recognized as one of the best 200 shows in the country. Over 250 fine artists and craftsmen, entertainment, artists' demonstrations, food and fun. 292-7457. www.riograndefestivals.com.


Oct. 8-24

Fourteenth Annual Homes of Enchantment Parade

Various new homes open in the Albuquerque area.


Oct. 8-31

Central Avenue ArtsCrawl: Evidence

A group exhibit of work in various media which explores our web of relationships, and brings the unseen, the ignored and forgotten to the surface in today's political climate. 516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Oct. 9

Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


N.M. Mesa/ABBA Charity Golf Tournament

UNM Championship Golf Course, 3601 University SE. Admission $70. 366-2500. www.nmmesa.nmt.edu.


Oktoberfest

Celebrating German history in Belen, N.M. 864-8091 or 864-2830.


Oct. 9-10

Fourteenth Annual Homes of Enchantment Parade

11am-5 pm. View various new homes in Albuquerque. 344-3294.


Feria Artistica

A juried Spanish market at Tiguex Park. 9 am-5 pm 768-3555. www.cabq.gov.


Indian Summer Festival

“Celebrating Ancient Zuni Byways.” Featuring traditional Zuni social dances, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and food booths. 782-2466. llalio@ashiwi.org.


Oct. 15

Artscrawl

Monthly gallery tour. Central Avenue and Downtown area. 5-8 pm. 244-0362. www.ArtscrawlABQ.org.


Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Oct. 15-17

Fourteenth Annual Homes of Enchantment Parade

11am-5 pm. View various new homes in Albuquerque. 344-3294.


Oct. 15-17

The Passion of Dracula

A mystery/thriller set in the English countryside in 1911. Several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances and the small English town has a new resident—Count Dracula. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Wildlife West Nature Park

Fall festival with hayrides, wildlife show, photo safari, harvest events, food, fun and music. Edgewood, N.M. 281-7655. www.wildlifewest.org.


Oct. 16

Downtown Growers' Market & Festival

Held at Robinson Park, Eighth Street and Central NW. 243-2230. www.downtownabq.com.


Oktoberfest Pops

Pops at Popejoy Series, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. UNM Popejoy Hall. 8 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


Oct. 19

Measuring Light Poll as National Treasure Lecture

Angie Richman, National Park Service, lecturer. LodeStar Astronomy Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 7 pm. 841-5955. www.lodestar.unm.edu/lectures or www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Panel Discussion

Featuring New Mexico artists: Santero Charles Carrillo, Santera Marie Momero Cash, Pueblo Historian Joe Sando and two pueblo sacristans. 7 pm. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.org.


Oct. 19-24

Les Miserables

UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Oct. 20

MAS Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. The reading includes an open mic and slam competition. Winning's Coffee, 111 Harvard SE, 7 pm. Free. 266-0000. www.abqslams.org.


Oct. 10-24

Weekly Alibi's 10th Annual Short Film Fiesta. Lobo Theater. www.alibi.com.


Oct. 22-24

Fourteenth Annual Homes of Enchantment Parade

11am-5 pm. View various new homes in Albuquerque. 344-3294.


The Passion of Dracula

A mystery/thriller set in the English countryside in 1911. Several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances and the small English town has a new resident—Count Dracula. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Oct. 22-31

Epic Proportions

In the 1930s, two brothers go to the Arizona desert to be extras in a Biblical motion picture epic. Adobe Theater. Fridays/Saturdays, 8 pm. Sundays, 2 pm. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


Oct. 23

Lobo Football

UNM vs. San Diego State (Homecoming). 6 pm. 925-LOBO. www.GoLobos.com.


Oct. 28-31

The Passion of Dracula

A mystery/thriller set in the English countryside in 1911. Several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances and the small English town has a new resident—Count Dracula. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Oct. 29

Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Oct. 30

Sixteenth Annual Zoo Boo

A Halloween festival evening at the Rio Grande Zoo. 768-3555. www.cabq.gov/crs.


Oct. 31

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Sunday Matinee Series, National Hispanic Cultural Center. 2 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


November

All Month

Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1, 2, 3 and 5 pm. at the New Mexico Museum Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Dances

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Dances each day, 11 am and 2 pm. Oven bread demonstrations and more. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.org.


The Age of Giants

The Age of Giants Hall is a new exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This exhibit depicts the longest land animal that ever lived locked in combat with the largest Jurassic meat eater. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


The Search for Life: Are We Alone?

The animation in the $3 million film starts at the beginning of the solar system, shown with the beginning of a sun and an accretion disk, which forms planets. This film takes viewers to other planets, like Mars, in a 3-D model of where the Mars probe, Pathfinder, landed in 1997. Showings: noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. LodeStar Astronomy Center. Admission: adults $6, seniors $5, children $3. 841-5955. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Dia de los Muertos

The South Broadway Cultural Center's annual Day of the Dead exhibit offering the art and altars of local artists and organizations. Free. 848-1320. www.cabq.gov/sbcc.


Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

This exhibition recreates the historical development on the corrido in Mexico and the Southwestern United States over the past 200 years through vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments and other treasured memorabilia. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


Epic Proportions

In the 1930s, two brothers go to the Arizona desert to be extras in a Biblical motion picture epic. Adobe Theater. Fridays/Saturdays, 8 pm. Sundays, 2 pm. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


Nov. 1-5

Central Avenue ArtsCrawl: Evidence

A group exhibit of work in various media which explores our web of relationships, and brings the unseen, the ignored and forgotten to the surface in today's political climate. 516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Nov. 4

Latinas

This tour produced by Putumayo World Music features three singular women from Colombia, Chile and Brazil performing an exhilarating cross-section of contemporary and traditional Latin American music. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 7:30 pm. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Nov. 4-7

Tony Hillerman Writers' Conference

Conference for mystery writers and fans conducted by Tony Hillerman, Michael McGarrity, David Morrell, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman and more. Early registration $395. One-day rates available. 471-1565. wordharvest@yahoo.com.


Nov. 6

Legendsfest

Route 66 Casino. 7:30 pm. 1-800-585-3737. www.starticketsplus.net.


Poetry 'n' Beer

The longest running poetry series in Albuquerque, consists of an open-mic, competitive poetry slam with cash prizes, and a poetry feature. Puccini's Golden West, Downtown Albuquerque (corner of Seventh Street and Central). 9 pm. $5 cover. Adults 21 and over. 400-2885. www.abqslams.org.


USKA State Karate Championships

Belen High School, Belen, N.M. 864-9568.


Nov. 7

Barbara Eden in The Odd Couple

Neil Simon's classic comedy receives a gender-bending twist when Barbara Eden stars as the neurotically neat Florence Under and Rita McKenzie portrays the slovenly but sentimental Olive Madison. This incarnation of Simon's lighthearted look at ill-matched roommates is laugh-out-loud funny. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 2 and 7 pm. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


John Leguizamo Concert

Albuquerque Convention Center. Kiva Auditorium. 7 pm. Admission: $44.50, $36.50. 768-4552. Cchavez@albuquerquecc.com.


Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

New Mexico Veterans Memorial, 256-2042.


Nov. 11-14

The Velveteen Rabbit

This is an emotional journey told through the eyes of a young man looking back on his childhood. By reliving the relationship between his 4-year-old self and his favorite toy—a velveteen rabbit he rediscovers the true meaning of friendship. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Nov. 12

Blue Dragon Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. Often people come to watch but end up performing, judging or just being heckled by the host. Cash prizes for the winners. Blue Dragon Coffee, 1517 Girard NE, 7 pm. Free. 268-5159. www.abqslams.org.


Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Tracy Lawrence Concert

Isleta Casino & Resort, 9 pm. Must be 21. Admission: $25, $20 and $15. 724-3800. www.isleta-casino.com.


Weems Artfest

One of the finest Arts and Crafts shows in the state of New Mexico. EXPO New Mexico, Lujan Building. 293-6133. www.weemsgallery.com.


Nov. 12-14

Joan Weissman Rug Sale

516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Nov. 13

Second Annual “A Run in the Street for a School in the Woods”

5K Fun Run & Walk. 897-8375. www.cottonwoodschoolcorrales.com.


Nov. 14

Harvey House Museum Open House & Nativity Sale

Belen, N.M. 864-8091.


New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Sunday Matinee Series, National Hispanic Cultural Center. 2 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


Sandi Patty Concert

Sandi is known for her powerful, flexible voice and her versatility, drawing from pop to ballads to modernized gospel standards. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 2 pm. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Nov. 16

Great Russian Nutcracker

The Moscow Ballet will be performing at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Kiva Auditorium. Fifty top Russian dancers perform the classic ballet with the help of colorful, whimsical larger than life puppets, more than 400 costumes and a vibrant set with a Peace and Harmony theme. 7:30 pm. (800) 320-1733. www.nutcracker.com. 883-7800. www.Ticketmaster.com.


Nov. 16-21

Festival of Cranes

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, N.M.


Nov. 17

MAS Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. The reading includes an open-mic and slam competition. Winning's Coffee, 111 Harvard SE, 7 pm. Free. 266-0000. www.abqslams.org.


Nov. 19

Polish Philharmonic Resovia

A world-class symphony orchestra founded in 1955 and well known for its stirring performances at important concerts and festivals in Poland and throughout Europe. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 8 pm. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Nov. 20

Broadway Pops Spectacular

Pops at Popejoy Series, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. UNM Popejoy Hall. 8 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


Lobo Football

UNM vs. Wyoming. 6 pm. 925-LOBO. www.GoLobos.com.


Nov. 20-21

Placitas Holiday Show at Anasazi Fields Winery

Village-wide arts and crafts show. There will be artist booths at the winery along with food and hot mulled cranberry wine by the fireplace. 867-3062. www.anasazifieldswinery.com.


Nov. 20-30

Art Market

An exhibit of works for sale. Magnifico! presents the second annual exhibit Art Market that explores the issues of selling and exhibiting works of art. 516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. http://www.magnifico.org.


Nov. 26

Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Nov. 26-30

The Nutcracker Ballet

A New Mexico holiday tradition, Tchaikovsky's masterpiece comes to life in the state's largest and grandest production of the classic ballet. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. Friday-Saturday 2 and 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm, Tuesday 7 pm. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Nov. 27

Annual Christmas Festival

Crafts, food, entertainment, Snow Queen contest and light display. Anna Becker Park, Belen, N.M. 864-8091.


Bobby Box Rock 'n' Roll Revue

Route 66 Casino, 7:30 pm. Admission: $30, $26, $23. (800) 585-3737. www.starticketsplus.net.


Twinkle Light Parade

Parade in Downtown Albuquerque. 5 pm. 768-3555. www.cabq.gov.


December

All Month

River of Lights

Holiday Light Festival at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. Food, musical entertainment and spectacular light sculptures. 764-6200. www.cabq.gov/biopark.


Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition

This exhibition recreates the historical development on the corrido in Mexico and the Southwestern United States over the past 200 years through vintage and modern recordings, broadsides, photographs, posters, musical instruments and other treasured memorabilia. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


The Search for Life: Are We Alone?

The animation in this $3 million film starts at the beginning of the solar system, shown with the beginning of a sun and an accretion disk, which forms planets. This film takes viewers to other planets, like Mars, in a 3-D model of where the Mars probe, Pathfinder, landed in 1997. Showings: noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. LodeStar Astronomy Center. Admission: adults $6, seniors $5, children $3. 841-5955 www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Carlos Cortez, Woodcut Artist & Political Activist

National Hispanic Cultural Center. 246-2261. www.nhccnm.org.


Saints of the Pueblos

The Charles Carrillo—renowned New Mexico Santero—exhibit features 19 retablos representing the existing pueblos of New Mexico and four abandoned pueblos for a total of 23 retablos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Open seven days a week. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.com.


The Age of Giants

The Age of Giants Hall is a new exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This exhibit depicts the longest land animal that ever lived locked in combat with the largest Jurassic meat eater. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Dec.1-23

Art Market

An exhibit of works for sale. ¡Magnifico! presents the second annual exhibit Art Market, which explores the issues of selling and exhibiting works of art. 516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Dec. 2-30

Let There Be Light and Our Lady of Guadalupe

The art of approximately 20 local glass artist will demonstrate applications in fused, slumped, sandblasted, mosaic, blown, cast, leaded and copper-filed techniques. The South Broadway Cultural Center will also host the Annual La Guadalupana exhibit featuring the altars and art produced by local artists depicting images thematic of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Free. 848-1321. www.cabq.gov/sbcc.


Dec. 3-5

Fifth Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Holiday Show

This juried fine arts and crafts festival features over 200 national artists and craftsmen, demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun. Nationally recognized as one of the 200 best shows in the country. Featuring the Holiday Crafts Station for kids and the Holiday Cookie Walk. EXPO New Mexico (fairgrounds). 292-7457. www.exponm.com. www.nmstatefair.com.


A Child's Christmas in Wales

This is the story of Christmas, from a quiet beginning full of thrilling expectations, to the end of the day when young Dylan Thomas creeps up to bed, overflowing with the joy of a perfect Christmas. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt


Crazy for You

UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Dec. 3-12

Fifteenth Annual Fine Crafts Show

Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales, 11 am- 5 pm. Opening reception, Dec. 3, 5-8 pm. 897-3942.


Dec. 3-19

The Secret Garden

A musical performance at The Adobe Theater. 898-9222. www.adobetheater.com.


Dec. 4

Poetry 'n' Beer

The longest running poetry series in Albuquerque, consists of an open-mic, competitive poetry slam with cash prizes and a poetry feature. Puccini's Golden West, Downtown Albuquerque (corner of Seventh Street and Central). 9 pm. $5 cover. Adults 21 and over. 400-2885. www.abqslams.org.


Dec. 10

Blue Dragon Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. Often people come to watch but end up performing, judging or just being heckled by the host. Cash prizes for the winners. Blue Dragon Coffee House, 1517 Girard NE, 7 pm. Free. 268-5159. www.abqslams.org.


Every Other Friday Night

Wine and refreshments at Art is OK Gallery, 5-8 pm. 883-7368. www.artisok.com.


Dec. 10-12

A Child's Christmas in Wales

This is the story of Christmas, from a quiet beginning full of thrilling expectations, to the end of the day when young Dylan Thomas creeps up to bed, overflowing with the joy of a perfect Christmas. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Dec. 11

Wayne Newton Concert

Route 66 Casino, 7:30 pm. Admission: $35/$31/$28. (800) 585-3737. www.starticketsplus.net.


Dec. 11-12

Baroque Holidays: Ellen Hargis & Paul O'Dette

Soprano Ellen Hargis specializes in 17th and 18th century music ranging from ballads to opera and oratorio. Hargis has appeared with the foremost period music conductors and performed at the world's leading festivals. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Dec. 12

Mariachi Christmas

This is a young, dynamic group of premier mariachi musicians from Southeast Texas that dazzles audiences with their strong vocals, stirring melodies and masterful execution of classical, traditional and contemporary arrangements. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Dec. 15

MAS Poetry Slam

The competitive art of performance poetry with audience participation. The reading includes an open-mic and slam competition. R.B. Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, 7 pm. Free. 266-0000. www.abqslams.org.


Dec. 16

A Child's Christmas in Wales

This is the story of Christmas, from a quiet beginning full of thrilling expectations, to the end of the day when young Dylan Thomas creeps up to bed, overflowing with the joy of a perfect Christmas. The Albuquerque Little Theatre. 242-4750. www.littletheatre.org.~alt.


Dec. 17

Citywide ArtsCrawl: Art Market

An exhibit of works for sale. Magnifico! presents the second annual exhibit Art Market. That explores the issues of selling and exhibiting works of art. 516 Magnifico! Artspace. 242-8244. www.magnifico.org.


Kitka: Wintersongs

This internationally acclaimed women's vocal ensemble has amassed a veritable treasure-trove of seasonal music from a variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. UNM Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 8 pm. 277-6746. www.ovationseries.com.


Dec. 18

A Very Merry Pops

Pops at Popejoy Series, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. UNM Popejoy Hall, 6 pm. 881-8999. www.nmso.org.


Dec. 19

Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Golden Dragon members are actors, athletes and artists with an unmistakable love for their art. Their spellbinding feats of physical daring and grace, enhanced by their elaborate traditional costumes in brilliant


Dec. 24

Luminaria Tour

Old Town Plaza. 843-9200.


Jan. 2005

All Month

Saints of the Pueblos

The Charles Carrillo—renowned New Mexico Santero—exhibit features 19 retablos representing the existing pueblos of New Mexico and four abandoned pueblos for a total of 23 retablos. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Open 7 days a week. 843-7270. www.indianpueblo.com.


Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Jan. 16

Jazz Legends: James Moody/Ahmad Jamal

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Jan. 22

Flamenco y Fado

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Jan. 23

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Jan. 29

Bonnie Rideout Trio/City of Washington Pipe Band

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Jan. 30

Porgy and Bess

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 2005

All Month

Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


Feb. 8

Mardi Gras!

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 11

O Brother, Reel Mountain Music!

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 12

Coppelia

Presentation by the Ballet Jorgen Canada. UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 13

Valentine Pops

Pops at Popejoy Series, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 pm. 881-8999.


Feb. 15

Ologunde Afro-Brazilian Music & Dance

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 18-20

The Full Monty

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 26

Avantango

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Feb. 27

Steel Magnolias

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


March 2005

All Month

Forces of Nature

Showings at 10 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 841-2802. www.nmnaturalhistory.org.


March 4-6

Seventeenth Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Spring Show

This juried fine arts and crafts festival features over 200 national artists and craftsmen, demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun. EXPO New Mexico (Fairgrounds). 292-7457. www.riograndefestivals.com.


March 12-13

Seventeenth Annual Fiery Foods & BBQ Show

Set the world on fire from Albuquerque, N.M.! It's the biggest gathering of people and products related to the fiery foods and barbecue industry. Albuquerque Convention Center. 873-8680.


MOMIX presents Baseball

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


March 13

Joanne Shenandoah Concert

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


March 15-20

Mama Mia!

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


March 17-20

Mac Homer

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


March 22

Artie Shaw Orchestra

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


March 24-26

The Second City

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


April 2005

April 1

Imago Presents Biglittlethings

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


April 2

Flamenco Pops

Pops at Popejoy Series, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. 8 pm. 881-8999.


April 3

Joel Grey with New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


April 5

Nylon and Steel: Manuel Barrueco & Al DiMeola

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746


April 10

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Presented by The Acting Company. UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


April 12

The Turn of the Screw

Presented by The Acting Company. UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


April 17

Bobby McFerrin Concert

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


April 21

Weekly Alibi Spring Crawl 2005

Enjoy live music and entertainment by over 100 local and national bands on 20 stages in Downtown Albuquerque. www.alibi.com.


April 22-24

Contact

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


April 28-30

Twenty-second Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow

Native American culture and pride, competition Indian singing, over 3000 dancers, Indian traders market and the crowning of Miss Indian World. The Pit, UNM arena. 836-2810. www.gatheringofnations.com.


May 2005

May 6

Salsa Sabrosa! Tito Puente Jr. y Mas

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


May 7

Wild West Pops

Pops at Popejoy Series, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. 8 pm. 881-8999.


May 30

New Mexico Veterans Memorial, 10 am. 256-2042.


June 2005

June 4

Carnival of Arts Multi-Media Show

Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales. 10 am-5 pm. 897-3942.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


June 10-12

Cats

UNM, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, Ovation Series. 277-6746.


June 11

Albuquerque Gay Pride Day

Parade on Central Avenue and a variety of other pride-related activities.


June 22-25

Rodeo de Santa Fe

The 56th Rodeo at the end of the trail. PRCA, Turquoise Circuit. Santa Fe, N.M., 471-4300.


June 23-26

New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair

EXPO New Mexico (fair grounds). Preview night June 23, 6:30-9:30 pm. 884-9043.


June 25

Jeffrey Osborne Show

Isleta Casino & Resort. 9 pm. Must be 21. 244-8191. www.isleta-casino.com.


July 2005

July 29-30

Summer Christmas Festival

Where art and entertainment come together at EXPO New Mexico. Sponsored by Tender Loving Arts & Crafts. 832-1077.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


August 2005

Aug. 8-10

Twenty-seventh Annual Invitational Antique Indian Art Show

World-renowned trio of specialty antique shows held yearly at Sweeney Center, Santa Fe. (505) 992-8929. www.pueblopottery.com./whawk.htm.


Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball

Enjoy AAA baseball at Isotopes Stadium. Call 924-2255 or visit www.albuquerquebaseball.com for schedule and game times.


Aug. 10-13

2005 National Poetry Slam Championship

Over 60 poetry slam teams from all around the country compete for the championship. Night slam poetry bouts held in downtown Albuquerque performance venues with daytime events at the Harwood Arts Center. Finals on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Kiva Auditorium in the Albuquerque Convention Center. For more information visit: www.abqslams.org or www.poetryslam.com, or contact 242-6367.


Aug. 12-14

Twenty-second Annual Antique Ethnographic Art Show

World-renowned trio of specialty antique shows held yearly at Sweeney Center, Santa Fe. (505) 992-8929. www.pueblopottery.com./whawk.htm.


Aug. 15-17

Fine Arts of the American West Antique Art Show

World-renowned trio of specialty antique shows held yearly at Sweeney Center, Santa Fe. 992-8929. www.pueblopottery.com./whawk.htm


Aug. 27

Weekly Alibi Fall Crawl 2005

Enjoy live music and entertainment featuring more than 100 bands on 20 stages in Downtown Albuquerque. www.alibi.com..


Compiled with the assistance of the City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Action Team, and the University of New Mexico.

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