Saturday Jan 12, 2019

  • Bring It On, Cheer It Up

    Courtesy of Musical Theater Southwest

    For the next two weekends, Musical Theatre Southwest presents performances of the musical, Bring It On, a fun and moving underdog story set in the highly competitive world of high school cheerleading. While the cliched sexist cultural reflex might be to scoff at cheerleading, the sport is actually the most dangerous of all high school sports in terms of injuries suffered. Many cheerleaders are dedicated, ambitious athletes, and this musical, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) and Pulitzer-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal and American Idiot), based loosely on the film of the same name, shows us the gritty reality of cheering, with respect and fun. Curtains go up Jan. 11, 12 and 18 at 7:30pm; Jan 13 and 19 at 3pm and close for the last time Jan. 20 with a showing at 4pm. Tickets are $15 for students, $18 for general admission, $25 for VIP. (Alisa Valdes)

    Musical Theatre Southwest
    Bring It On The Musical
  • Eyes Up Here

    Image via Pixabay

    The undisputed King of Smut is descending upon Albuquerque this Saturday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 6pm, for the grand opening of Hustler Hollywood—a one-stop shop for your nightly novelty and lingerie needs. Get an autograph from the great defender of the First Amendment, Larry Flynt, and lock eyes with the most prestigious filth-monger to grace this Earth in his natural habitat. Food, drinks, giveaways and prizes await all experimental explorers out there. The first 50 people through the doors of this free event also get a special gift bag. (Joshua Lee)

    Hustler Hollywood Store
    Hustler Store Grand Opening
Sunday Jan 13, 2019
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Bring It On The Musical
  • You So Saucy

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    Chef Jon Young is the pitmaster at ABQ BBQ, but he also happens to be a French-trained chef. Which is why he’s just the guy to teach this series of classes on the five mother sauces, the cornerstones of cooking that can help you make your good dishes into great ones. From Jan. 13 to Feb. 10, Young is teaching home cooks how to make one of the crucial mother sauces every Sunday from 6 to 8pm. For the first class this Sunday, Jan.13, he’s covering the Demi-glace or Espangnole sauce, which is the foundation of brown sauces. Each class is followed by a dinner with wine and some food featuring the sauces you’ve just made. Classes cost $75 a pop or $300 for all five and reservations are required. Email abqbbqnm@gmail.com or call Chef Young at (505) 401-4220 to make your reservations. (Robin Babb)

    ABQ BBQ
    The Five Mother Sauces Class
  • Nosh Away the Pain

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    ABQ NoshFest is a yearly celebration of Jewish culture and food held at the Sandia Resort and sponsored by the Albuquerque Jewish Culture Center. This family-friendly event once again and joyfully occurs on Sunday, Jan. 13 from noon until 4pm. More than 20 local restaurants and chefs offer their take on the bestest soul food in the universe for the price of a few food tickets. In addition, there is a kids zone, a cakewalk (Yes!) and even a challah bake-off. The whole shmear is in support of programs at the JCC which range from homeless outreach to summer camp and scholarships. Admission is but $6.50 in advance and $8 at the door—but throw in about another 10 to 20 clams each to buy food tickets, or you're gonna look like a schlemiel. (August March)

    Sandia Resort & Casino
    ABQ NoshFest
Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
  • Let's Get Nasty

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    When Trump called Hillary “that nasty woman” we'll venture to guess he had no idea he'd contribute to a powerful feminist revolution within women all over the country. Well, there happens to be a Nasty Women of New Mexico chapter that meets monthly, right here in Albuquerque. Their home is none other than the centrally-located and women-owned business Kei and Molly Textiles. The first meeting of 2019 is on Tuesday, Jan. 15 beginning promptly at 5:30pm, the same day that the New Mexico Legislature meets for its first time this year and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her priorities speech. The nasty women are doing the same with guest speakers as well as solidifying plans for the 2019 Women's March—which takes place the following Saturday, Jan. 19. Bring passion, good energy and perhaps some new, like-minded women to the meeting. Doors open at 5pm and light snacks are served. Children are welcome to attend this free event. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Kei & Molly Textiles, LLC
    Nasty Women of N.M. Meeting
Wednesday Jan 16, 2019
  • The Best Thing Since Starks and Clark Wallabees

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Bobby Boulders says you ought to jump off and report to the gravel pit. Though such instructions may seem mysterious to the casual observer, we're pretty sure the dude means you ought to ch-check out Wu-Tang Wednesdays at Dialogue Brewing. During such chokin', smokin' and hopin' times you can guarantee to get your fill of OG, old school hip-hop as well as classic jams by those fine fellows from Staten Island. There are two sessions left, dear readers, on Dec. 19 and Dec. 26. Beginning at 7pm—and for free—you can trust DJ Zemo-G to do you and your homies right with tuneage that kills all evil whilst promoting a danceable, jewel-encrusted future. Drinking some of the finest barley pop in town might help you fill your tank, too. You know what I'm saying, right? Step into the groove, right now, boo. Plus, There's no cover for this 21+ hip-hop party; that's what I'm talking about! (August March)

    Dialogue Brewing
    Wu-Tang WednesdaysDJ Zemo-G • hip-hop
Friday Jan 18, 2019
  • Lady Marmalade in Person!

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    For realz disco queen—and forever avatar of a sinuous brand of R&B that rattles the soul as it heats the flesh—Patti LaBelle is gigging nearby—at the Isleta Casino Showroom to be exact—on Friday, Jan. 18 at 8pm. If you are as of yet unfamiliar with the work of the former Patricia Louise Holt, then may we suggest you get right with Bob by listening to just about anything the artist offered audiences in the '80s and '90s, but besides her singular hit with Labelle, there's also Gems, from 1994, if you are interested. It might be cooler if you go check out her concert though. For only $55 and a 21+ ID you can indulge in a sound that's poptastically groovy. Plus, I'm sure her band is effing hot. (August March)

    Isleta Resort & Casino
    Patti LaBelleR&B, soul
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Bring It On The Musical
  • See You, Space Cowboy

    Straighten out that cigarette and pull your hands out of your pockets. New Mexico Entertainment Movie Night invites you to view a special screening of anime classic Cowboy Bebop. Watch sci-fi's favorite martial artist-slash-space-faring bounty hunter as he and his crew of nomads tackle their one and only bigscreen caper at the Guild Cinema. Don't miss your chance to experience this larger-than-life version of Bebop's mind-blowing soundtrack and amazing visuals this Friday, Jan. 18. Tickets for this all-ages showing are $8. Doors open at 10:15pm. (Joshua Lee)

    Guild Cinema
    N.M. Entertainment Movie Night Presents Cowboy Bebop