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V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

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A Grin that Glows

Friday, Oct 28: Jack-O'-Lantern Fest

By Renée Chavez [ Thu Oct 27 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painters, s'mores, balloon artists and more.
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V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Medical Horrors

In this week’s Reel World, Devin O’Leary previews a health-related documentary, Fright Night at the Museum, Halloween screenings at the Kimo and a new film by director Elke Duerr.

Halloween News

True Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

By Joshua Lee

Halloween Spending Rises … From the Grave!

That’s pretty scary, eh, kids?
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

Try Something Boo This Halloween

Press Release [ Tue Oct 25 2016 10:21 AM ]

Instead of walking from house to house with the kids dodging cars, other kids and grownups this Halloween, why not check out the new "BOO!-LLOON MANIA" celebration at The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum this year?

Please join us Friday, October 28 from 3-9pm for this FREE community, all-ages event featuring:

A Jack-o'-Lantern Glow and special Balloon Glow on the Balloon Museum lawn (weather permitting).

Your own carved pumpkin or decorated "BOO!-luminaria." Bring them from home or make them at the museum. Glow sticks will be provided to all participants in the glow activities. Please, no candles.

Pumpkin carving and luminaria decorating for all ages.

All-ages costume contest for humans and pets.

Crafts, Halloween treats and more.

In addition, the evening includes free admission to visit all the fascinating exhibitions, displays and the exciting Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, where you not only see and hear an action-oriented animated aerobatic film on a giant screen but also feel the sensations that are being experienced by those onscreen.

There also will be booths staffed by safety, service and health experts from the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Boy Scouts Great Southwest Council, the Albuquerque Public Library, Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico, City of Albuquerque Fire Department and the Mind Research Network.
In addition, donations of canned and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Roadrunner Food Bank and donations of school supplies will be welcomed by the Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico.

For those so inclined, a special themed "Paint Night" will be available for those 18 years and older. Under the direction of a professional artist, participants will create their own version of a themed painting on display, taking home their unique interpretation.

All materials are provided for painting, as well as free popcorn. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and prizes will be awarded for the best ones. A cash bar will be available for those 21 years and over who have a valid ID. Tickets are only $25 per "artist." After creating your masterpiece, stay to enjoy the "BOO!-lloon Glow" on the museum lawn (weather permitting).

Tickets are available at:

V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016

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Pittie the Fool

Saturday, Oct 22: Eighth Annual Pittie Parade

By Renee Chavez [ Fri Oct 21 2016 10:00 AM ]
Celebrate your favorite pet with adoptable dogs and several rescue groups. Participate in the Pittie Parade and canine costume and tricks contests.
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Calling all Beautiful Necks

Friday, Oct 21: Nosferatu

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 20 2016 10:00 AM ]
A screening of the original film while Texas Tech's Elegant Savages Orchestra and Balkan Ensemble perform the live score.
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V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

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Monsters from the Multiverse

Friday, Oct 7: House of Halloween

By Devin D. O'Leary [ Thu Oct 6 2016 11:00 AM ]
Unexpected performances, crazy costumes, new artwork and a special appearance by “The Family."
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V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

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He Vants To Suck Your Blood

Saturday, Oct 1: Dracula, A Love Story

By Monica Schmitt [ Fri Sep 30 2016 11:00 AM ]
A modern take on the 19th century love story that continues to capture the imaginations of young and old alike.
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V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016


Poetic Saturdays

Horrible Valen-times rhyme

By Renee Chavez [ Sat Feb 13 2016 2:30 PM ]
Bad poetry for your valentine.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015


The Daily Word in Amazon bookstores, more VW fraud and Bad Brains' Dr. Know is on life support

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 3 2015 11:05 AM ]
The Daily Word

New Mexico may resolve its impending driver's license problem by offering undocumented immigrants "driving privilege cards".

Uber isn't always cheaper than a taxi, this Halloween reveler discovered.

Stu Walker, the announcer at UNM Lobo basketball and Albuquerque Isotopes games, passed away yesterday.

17 mile procession will take fallen APD officer Daniel Webster on his final call today.

After destroying locally owned bookstores around the planet, dastardly Amazon begins opening their own brick and mortar stores.

Despite claims by VW that they had come clean about the scope of their emissions fraud, previously unimplicated Porsche and Audi vehicles are discovered to be running the illegal software.

Check out this nifty site that shows where your surname is most prevalent, how many people you share it with and where it originated.

The popular movie in Germany right now is a very funny Hitler comedy.

Dr. Know, guitar player from Bad Brains, is rumored to be dying.

The IRS is using "Stingray" location software to build cases against its suspects.

(It's A) Monster's Holiday


It's a Monster's Holiday!

By August March [ Fri Oct 30 2015 9:32 PM ]

We all know what Halloween in Burque's like ... and can only imagine what the holiday sounds like in Bakersfield. Hmm, I wonder if David Lowery knows about this?


Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Downtown Albuquerque This Saturday Night

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 30 2015 4:19 PM ]

Albuquerque Police want Halloween revelers to know that there will be a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the Downtown area this Saturday night. Regulars and those living in the area can probably guess that APD will set up their checkpoint at either Central and Broadway or Coal and Broadway. No matter how many news outlets publish this information, APD will still bust some folks driving under the influence. So dress up in your sexy Donald Trump costume and hit the bars downtown, dance, see some music, but if you get too intoxicated to drive—and with the BAC limit at .08%, "too intoxicated" isn't hard to achieve—find another way to get home or to your booty call or dealer's house.

Have a safe Halloween by simply starting your night with a ride from one of Albuquerque's taxi services or, if you're under thirty, Uber. Unfortunately, AAA's Tipsy Tow service appears to have been discontinued in Albuquerque, but Albuquerque Cab does offer a free ride home (10pm-2am, Fri & Sat) through their Tavern Taxi service.

Tavern Taxi: (505)-999-1400

ABQ CAB: (505)-883-4888

Yellow/Checker Cab: (505)-247-8888

Green Cab: (505)-243-6800

Stay safe

Get Ready for Halloween

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Oct 30 2015 4:00 PM ]

Get ready for Halloween weekend with some videos.

Need a ride to a puppet village that's probably in Regina, New Mexico?

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Honoring the Departed

Sunday, Nov 1: 23rd Annual South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 30 2015 11:00 AM ]
Celebrate your ancestors.
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Podcast Recommendation: Lore

"Lore" aims for the heart of the world's creepiest folklore

[ Thu Oct 29 2015 12:39 PM ]

The soft voice of Aaron Mahnke may strike the listeners of his podcast, Lore, as oddly disconcerting. Whether Mahnke is discussing axe-weilding murders in the deep south or the creeping monsters of New England's coastline, what is a mainstay of the broadcast is the question, "what is the implication of this story?"

Listen to a few episodes in anticipation of Halloween, but as Mahnke himself tweeted earlier this week, "Let’s remember: 'Lore' isn’t a 'scary story' podcast. It’s a narrative history podcast about the roots of common superstition & folklore." There's much more to these stories than a thrill; they offer a creative exploration of history lived by everyday people, whose lives were touched by traditions and beliefs with mysterious origins and powerful implications.

Listen to Lore here.

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