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Thursday, August 28


SCAVENGER HUNT, Saturday, September 27th, 10AM to 2PM, 1103 Texas N.E. Use a clue sheet, find Albuquerque landmarks, take a selfie.


Monday, July 28


By NM author Jay Cutts. Available at: or on Amazon. An Amazon Breakthrough Novel Quarterfinalist, Death by Haggis is a tongue in cheek detective novel inspired by the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for the "opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels." Until the day Jane Hamchester walked into his squalid office, the highlight of Detective Sam Barlow's life had been a particularly good tuna sandwich. Now he is charged with trying to save the life of the only woman he ever, uhm, thought was really swell. His only problem is that there are no clues, other than the nonsensical utterances of a dying man. Barlow's desperate search takes him first to Scotland and then to the Aegean. But time is running out. Not only for Jane but for the human race. Barlow's only possible hope lies at the bottom of an ancient cavern, a remnant from the time when a different kind of human populated the Earth, a kind of human that could have saved mankind. Alas, they are long extinct. Or are they? [email reply]


Wednesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 13


at Malarky's 25 Hotel Circle 87123 Sunday August 24th 9:00 pm. Authentic Traditional, Raw, Hard Core, Down and Dirty Blues.
Thursday, July 31


Join USA Ballroom Dance Club for ballroom dancing this Sunday April 20th at the Alb. Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins NE. Dancing 6:00 - 9:30. Free beginner class starts at 5:30. The dance is $5 for mbrs & $8 for non-mbrs. All levels of dancers are welcome! A mix of ballroom, swing, and latin dances are played throughout the evening in a friendly atmosphere. Questions call 505-271-0548 or look up
Thursday, July 24


The Bus Tapes Saturday, October 4, 2014 4:30 p.m. Cost: $8 (Included with admission) Adults; Children 12 and under, free Join us at Balloon Fiesta for folk rock and blues with a jazzy twist: two-time NM Music Award winners, The Bus Tapes. Husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner bring together a range of talented musicians for a lively show, taking audiences by the hand and leading them through a what's cool tour of music. Their eclectic mix of everything from funk and blues to R&B ballads has been rocking crowds since 2008. A rhythmic, acoustic feel on top of relatable song writing is the leading tone behind their collaborative music. The Bus Tapes are a fun and energetic band that have been entertaining local crowds since 2008, and shared the stage with national acts such as Better Than Ezra, The Dunwells, and Solomon Burke. Long Run, a hard-working tribute act from Colorado dedicated to faithfully recreating the timeless music of The Eagles, will perform at 5:45 p.m. Son Como Son closes the evening at 8:00 p.m. with Cuban style salsa. Performance included with admission to the Balloon Fiesta evening session.
Wednesday, July 23


Join us at Balloon Fiesta on October 5th at 5:45 p.m. for one of the most talented performers in New Mexico. Whether as a composer, songwriter, or musician, Robert has won many honors including two-time Native American Artist of the Year, three-time Songwriter of the Year, a 2006 GRAMMY Award for Sacred Ground, and his 2008 GRAMMY Award for Johnny Whitehorse Totemic Flute Chants, blending all of Robert’s influences into a musical landscape that conjures up both the historic and contemporary West. His 2002 breakthrough PBS Special, Music From a Painted Cave is unsurpassed in Native American theatrical expression. He is also the author of A Skeleton of a Bridge a book of poetry, prose, and short stories, and most recently his book, Running Alone in Photographs a memoir laced with gritty, introspective prose, that opens a window to a palpable experience of life in the Pueblo through the voice of Robert’s alter-ego Reyes Winds. Cost: $8 (Included with admission) Adults; Children 12 and under, free


Saturday, October 11, 2014 The Music Fiesta will kick off on the last saturday of Balloon Fiesta, with band Country Road 5, followed by a performance by band Sawyer Brown, known for their popular hits "Some Girls Do", "The Race Is On", and "Dirt Road". David Nail, known for songs like "Red Light", "Whatever She's Got", and "Let It Rain" will then take the stage. Last up is headliner Josh Turner, one of country music's most recognizable faces with numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy Award nominations. He is well known for his hits including "Your Man", "Would You Go With Me", and "Why Don't We Just Dance". The performance schedule will be: Noon - Country Road 5, 1:15 p.m. - Sawyer Brown, 2:30 p.m. - David Nail, and 4:00 p.m. - Josh Turner. Reserved Seating - $50 in advance, $60 at the gate. Ticket required for persons of all ages. Premier Lawn Seating - $20 advance, $25 at the gate. Children 12 and under get in to the Premier Lawn Seating area for free. General Admission - $8. Children 12 and under get in the General Admission area for free.


Join us at Balloon Fiesta on October 9th at 5:45 p.m. for a night of exciting, eclectic music! As unpredictable, fearless, and entertaining as their namesake, Le Chat Lunatique purveys an addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,” a signature sound that makes you want to smoke and drink too muchif only you could get off the dance floor. Le jazz hot of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli is their north star, but they use that beacon to navigate through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, doo-wop, and “anything else we damn well please” into strikingly original compositions and audaciously reworked standards alike. Cost: $8 (Included with admission) Adults; Children 12 and under, free

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