V.25 No.49 | 12/08/2016
Friday, Dec. 16[ Tue Dec 20 2016 2:43 PM ]
Eighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
Baby, It's Bad Out There
In the words of Dean Martin, “Baby, it's cold outside.” So lend a helping hand to the homeless folks in Burque by contributing to Astro-Zombies' 8th Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive. Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, drop off new, adult-sized cold weather sleeping bags at the comic store to help local homeless people weather the winter cold. The bags will be distributed throughout the community on Christmas Eve. And for each bag you donate, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win awesome prizes from the likes of Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio and more. After all, when told, “Baby, you'd freeze out there,” even Dean's lady asked him to lend her a coat. (Renée Chavez)
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment
What do flamenco dancers, shepherdesses and a storyteller doll have in common? A nutcracker, that's what. The Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and a full orchestra guided by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, presents The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment—the traditional story with New Mexican flair this weekend Dec. 16-18, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Enjoy the classic characters recreated with local interpretations as Spanish and flamenco dancers with native animals like snakes, sheep and hummingbirds coupled with some flaming pyrotechnics. The show on Friday begins at 7pm, Saturday's shows are at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday's show is at 2pm. Tickets range from $14-$47 with $2 off for seniors and children. (Megan Reneau)
I've heard the love of God described as encompassing and immersive, which is what you'll experience this Friday, Dec. 16, at Popejoy Hall. The New Mexico Philharmonic, conducted by Roger Melone will perform the Biblical masterpiece "Handel's Messiah." In addition to conducting, Melone will also play the harpsichord—not simultaneously, unfortunately. Revel in this moving oratorio from 7:30-10:30pm for only $20-$50. Student discounts are available with a valid ID. (Nina Ferrell)
V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
Make it a Merry Christmas
Saturday, Dec 17: Big Holiday Bash • First Annual Toy Drive • Native Remedies • rap • 2 Evil • Seenloc • Illnickell & Badshit Bishop
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Dec 16 2016 11:00 AM ]
Help make every child happy this Christmas.
Helping Kids in a Single Bound
Sunday, Dec 18: Superhero Benefit Show
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Dec 16 2016 11:00 AM ]
Face painting, Superhero photo booth, prizes, performances and a special appearance by Comic Crusaders for NM to benefit UNM Children's Hospital Child Life.
Baby, It's Bad Out There
Thursday, Dec 15: Eighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
By Renee Chavez [ Thu Dec 15 2016 12:00 PM ]
Donate sleeping bags to people in need while enrolling to win prizes from Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio, Astro-Zombies, BZ Skate Shop and more.
Charity Gift Guide
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Stick it to the Man by donating to charities instead of buying material goods
By Renée Chavez
Instead of buying cheap body lotion that will be regifted six times, spend that money on a donation in the name of your special someone to an organization that is working to change the world for the better.
V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016
Courtesy of Sidewinders' Facebook Page
Honoring the Fallen
Thursday, Jun 23: Stand With Orlando Benefit
By Reneé Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 10:32 AM ]
Drag-a-thon features one performer for each life lost. One person who was lost is recognized before each performer. A raffle and silent auction also take place.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
Winning is a Drag
Sunday, Apr 24: Drag Queen Bingo
By Devin O'Leary [ Fri Apr 29 2016 11:00 AM ]
Play bingo to benefit New Mexico AIDS Services.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
Playing the Guitar for Jazz
Saturday, Apr 9: Kevin Eubanks • jazz
By August March [ Thu Apr 7 2016 2:00 PM ]
The renowned jazz guitarist performs for a night.
Stuff Your Face
Saturday, Apr 9: Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Apr 7 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy a day of fun, gourmet cuisine and local and national craft beers all in one place. Live music and face painting also onsite.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
Sunday, Feb 28: Geekon
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Feb 26 2016 2:00 PM ]
Play arcade games competitively for cash prizes and to support a charity.
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
Bennett 4 Senate via flickr
Friday, Dec 18: 1st Annual ABQ SantaCon Pub Crawl
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 16 2015 10:30 AM ]
Put on your Santa suit and move from pub to pub for the benefit of Roadrunner Food Bank.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
Santa Paws Helping Heroes
Saturday, Dec 5: Pet Photos with Santa
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 3 2015 4:30 PM ]
Support Paws and Stripes by making a donation when you get your pet's photo taken with Santa Claus.
V.24 No.37 | 09/10/2015
Duke It Out!
By Desiree Garcia [ Mon Sep 21 2015 12:00 PM ]
Nine chefs must prepare two courses with limited time and using a secret basket of ingredients. 5% of the proceeds from all purchases will benefit El Ranchito de los Ninos.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
BOB: Life in Burque
By Ty Bannerman
Best Elected Official
From politics to charity, from radio stations to news teams, you crowned the winners in our City Living categories.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Resisting Suicide; Using Semicolons
How the right punctuation could save lives
By Mike Smith
Don’t put a period on the end of your life, says the Semicolon Tattoo Project, now in its second year of encouraging public conversations about suicide and self-harm.
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