alibi online
2017 Best of BurqueFree Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

Fat Tuesday Pub Crawl
Fat Tuesday Pub Crawl
Kombat Kitty @ Stoneface
Kombat Kitty @ Stoneface
 V.15 No.2 | January 12 - 18, 2006 


Giddy Up, Albuquerque, and Get Yer Rawhide to the Saloon for a Puccini-Style Silver Anniversary

The “Best of the Golden West” kicks off the historic venue's month-long birthday party

With its kitschy Old West theme, Puccini’s Golden West Saloon is undebatably one of the best rooms in Albuquerque.

Grocery stores and movie theaters are pretty neat because you need food to live, and although you don't really need movie theaters, they're cool, too. Music venues are mostly neater, though, because you can enjoy the soothing, and sometimes not-so-soothing, elixir of music while eating peanuts and getting juiced up.

That's why you might want to help Puccini's Golden West and the Historic El Rey Theater celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Downtown venues became what they are today in the early '80s; the saloon transforming from a grocery store built in 1929 to a lamp store to a paint store to its current permutation, while the El Rey was built as a movie theater in 1941 and remained so until the '80s. Also attached to the El Rey is a space at the corner of Central and Seventh Street. It's currently being used as a movie set (supposedly; I think Richard Gere is in there).

In 1941 guys stood on ladders to put the finishing touches on the new movie theater.

The establishments will celebrate their 25th birthdays beginning this Friday until the end of February with special performances by their musical staples, plus some special guests. Friday's kickoff, titled the "Best of the Golden West," is a saloon surf rock extravaganza featuring Surf Lords, Face Across the Floor, Captain Standish and Poor Man's Ferrari. Cruise our Club Calendar or visit for more events.

“Best of the Golden West” kicks off on Friday, Jan. 13, at Puccini's Golden West Saloon with Captain Standish, The Surf Lords and Face Across the Floor. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cost is $9.


  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    Kombat Kitty @ Stoneface
    Kombat Kitty @ Stoneface3.4.2017