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- Dan Parsons
Carl Sagan famously said, “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Ponder that for a minute. Keep pondering—there's a lot to unpack in that one sentence. Now toss in demigods, alter-egos and the meaning of life. Okay, now write a whole play about the questions and ideas that arise from that exciting mixture of things. Oh, wait! Someone already did that so you don't have to. Wade through your physical perception of the universe toward the Adobe Rose Theatre in Santa Fe Thursdays-Sundays to see Theater Grottesco's performance of PIE. Regular tickets range from $12-$25, but Thursday performances are pay-what-you-wish and April 14 is a special $100 per person gala. Regular showings are at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. (Renée Chavez)Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)Pie
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Eva Perón was a badass and First Lady of Argentina from 1946-1952 who championed labor rights, women's suffrage and the working class. And then Madonna played her in the movie version. Eva, affectionately known as Evita, is still adored by the people of Argentina. Growing up in the poor working class provided Perón with first-hand experience of the hardships the lower class faced. She was able to take her personal history and use it to help campaign for them later in her career. See the rest of her story at Musical Theatre Southwest's production of Evita running April 7-30, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20-$22. (Taylor Grabowsky)Musical Theatre SouthwestEvita
You won't need an alibi (well, obviously you'll need this Alibi for all the info) to get away from it all at The Vortex Theatre this Friday, April 21. See The Importance of Being Earnest, a scandalous play making fun of Victorian moral values like social codes, courting (i.e. sexual restraint) and elitism. Follow Jack Worthing—a man leading a double life—as he leaves his alternate identity to find love. In this scandalous tale, while being pursued by his ward, Jack proclaims his love for another woman as his alter-ego, Ernest. To marry the woman, Jack must reveal his true identity to his friend—and cousin of his beloved—Algernon Moncrieff. While telling Algernon about his “real” life, Algernon's interest is piqued at the description of Jack's ward. The play follows the men awkwardly navigating romance, truth and friendship. See the play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm until May 14. (Megan Reneau)Vortex TheatreThe Importance of Being Earnest
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AirDance New Mexico presents Pentimento, an aerial dance theater exploration of the artistic process of layering on April 28-30 at the AirDance ArtSpace, The performance features aerial choreography on trapeze, aerial silks, aerial hammock, cube and triple trapeze, with modern dance and acrobatic floor and stilt work, all to original music performed live by a chorus of women’s voices with interactive visual projections. Pentimento features aerialists Cortney Baca, Tasha Books, Christina Cavaleri, Diana Delgado, Monica Demarco, Joanna Furgal, Tara Kolberg, Zachary Sears and Gina Shorten with music by Christy Cook, Monica Demarco, Gena Lawson and Mauro Woody. Shows begin at 8pm Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, and at 2pm Sunday, April 30. Tickets are available at www.airdance.org and at the door or may be reserved online or by calling (505) 842-9418. Appropriate for all ages. The AirDance ArtSpace is ADA accessible. (August March)AirDance ArtSpacePentimento
How good are you at counting to 20? Well, you better practice so that you're ready for the most Epic Hide and Seek happening at Bachechi Open Space on Sunday, April 30. With free range of the park, there are more than enough hiding places, so get lost; this bush is my hidingspot. This is a family-friendly and free event that includes several other outdoor games like camouflage, deer and wolf, and others. So get to stretching and ready or not, here I come! (Taylor Grabowsky)Bachechi Open SpaceEpic Hide and Seek
I need to tell you something, readers. In the past, I may have been known to dislike musicals … It never mattered what genre of music they focused on, who was in it or how good the dancing was, I hated musicals. More often than not, I've found them campy, unoriginal and boring. After watching Straight Outta Oz, something happened to me. I'm not sure when—was is seeing the grandiose costumes and makeup? The flawless choreography? All of the gorgeously talented vocalists and variety of music? I'm not sure, but by the end of the first song, I was swaying, and by the last song I was full-on dancing. After becoming a changed woman, I need to share this with you: the marvelous, extraordinary and awe-inspiring world-class performer Todrick Hall is bringing his musical/visual album to the National Hispanic Cultural Center this Monday, May 1.
Inspired by the classic tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Todrick originally based and created this concept album on his journey from his small hometown in Texas to his rise to fame is LA. The album (and deluxe version) feature Nicole Scherzinger, Perez Hilton, Raven-Symoné, Bob the Drag Queen, Jordin Sparks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alaska Thunderfuck, Laganja Estranja, Kim Chi, Mariah Balenciaga, Willam Belli, RuPaul and so many more that we literally don't have the space to print them all.
Straight Outta Oz is composed with a multitude of genres from trap to pop to country to R&B—I know that sounds iffy but trust me, the way Hall put this masterpiece together is as inconceivably lovely as it is entertaining. You can see this show for just $32 and, in addition to seeing the show, you can meet and take photos with this prodigious man for $62. (Megan Reneau)National Hispanic Cultural CenterStraight Outta Oz
I once saw David Copperfield make the Empire State Building disappear for a few seconds. It made me ill. I don't know how he did it, but I'm sure it involved a malefic deal with a devil of some sort. It scared the hell out of me. So, you can imagine my misgivings when I heard about The Illusionists: Live From Broadway coming to ABQ. The very idea of coming face to face with the devilish stars of the record-breaking show chills my blood. Where did they get their dark powers from? Who are they serving? How do so many quarters get stuck in my ears? Find out the answers this Thursday, May 4, at Popejoy Hall. Tickets for the all-ages show start at $35, but how much does it cost your soul, huh? (Joshua Lee)Popejoy HallThe Illusionists: Live From Broadway
Hey you—human! I command you to go learn about how to help your fellow people. On Thursday, May 4, from 6-7:30pm, assemble with others of your species at the Albuquerque Convention Center (on the east side) to educate yourself about “the realities facing immigrant New Mexicans and discover what you can do to help preserve families.” Speakers will include Attorney General of New Mexico Hector Balderas, Deputy Consul at the Consulado de México en Albuquerque Maxaira Baltazar, Executive Director of Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice Justin Remer-Thamert and more. The moderator will be Alejandro Contreras from Telemundo. Be there to support local immigrants. (Renée Chavez)Albuquerque Convention CenterTown Hall on Immigration
- Popejoy HallThe Illusionists: Live From Broadway
- Vortex TheatreThe Importance of Being Earnest
Instead of being a tequila-swilling, taco-binging ignoramus on this Cinco de Mayo, head over to the South Broadway Cultural Center from 6-8pm on Friday, May 5, for a fantastico fiesta featuring music, dance and history. Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana will show off their beautiful moves and colorful costumes, and Mariachi Buenaventura—New Mexico's super talented, first all-female mariachi band—will provide the tunes. A presentation on the historical origins of Cinco de Mayo will be presented by Teresa Carpy, the administrator of cultural affairs with the Consulado de México en Albuquerque. ¡Oralé! It's going to be a good time. (Renée Chavez)South Broadway Cultural CenterCinco de Mayo
Top-off Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 6, by seeing some super grrrls at Launchpad. Guiding you through this sexy American dream world known as Comic Book Grrrls beginning at 8pm will be none other than Jesse James Finley. This night of nrrrdlesque features Dangrrr Doll, the twisted beauty of burlesque straight out of New York City, as well as Lola Couquette (Portland), Taryn Garters (Tucson), Evangeline Cain (Colorado Springs), Parker Go Peep (Denver), and local favorites like Annie O'Roar, Godiva Bleu, Mischa Miscoff, Perla Foxxx and more. Additionally, there will be a cosplay contest (sign up ahead of time online via our event page) and a photo booth available for all over 21 so long as you have paid $10 before hand or $15 at the door. (Rini Grammer)LaunchpadComic Book Grrrls • Danger Doll • Holly Rebel • Joy Coy • burlesque
- Popejoy HallThe Illusionists: Live From Broadway
- The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
- Vortex TheatreThe Importance of Being Earnest
- Wanted: Your Best Photographs
Shutterbugs gather up your best pieces and pick some to submit for hanging in the new Bernalillo County headquarters when the gov-peeps move to Alvarado Square, happening now until Monday, August 31. The selected photographs will be printed in a large scale and format. They will be used to create a welcoming environment for county customers, county employees and the general public. Some will be used on the windows of the new Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office suite. The photographs should represent the history and character of Bernalillo County and its people, places, landscapes and unique events in our county. There are some big bucks involved as chosen photographers will receive $1,500, with a limit of one photograph per artist. The chosen photos will become part of the public art program’s permanent collection. There is no fee or age limit required to submit. For more information, visit bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)
- City on the Edge
City on the Edge is a breezy, smart podcast looking at the stories from Albuquerque history that have often been overlooked. Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic like the 1955 crash of TWA flight 260, Sandia Man or the 1918 quarantine. Worthwhile listening that will spur your curiosity about things you didn’t even know about in the city where you live. It’s free and available wherever you get your podcasts. (Clarke Condé)
- 2020 Bosque Chile Festival
Looking for a little chile? The 2020 Bosque Chile Festival, a celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, is happening Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, with times waiting to be officially announced. But due to COVID-19 and the State of New Mexico public health order, the festival will be presented virtually! There will still be entertainment, art activities, a virtual artisan market, chile-chef demonstrations, educational workshops and more. This free, all-ages event is meant to give those stuck at home a chance to see what the state has to offer. If you are a high-quality chile-inspired and authentic New Mexican business with an e-commerce website and want to be a vendor, there is still time. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, August 5. For more information email email@example.com.