Sunday Jan 20, 2019

  • Radiant Reveries Revealed

    Image courtesy of the artist

    It’s the kind of life many who fall in love with New Mexico dream of, Joan Fenicle’s life is. The Placitas photographer and painter has spent the past 40 years wandering the quiet places—back roads, forest meadows, whispering canyons—in search of inspiration. When she finds it, be it a scrap of light on bent blade of grass, or the cold mercury motion in a cloud, Fenicle’s imagination twists and sculpts, imbues with magic, and a new, trippy-cool thing is born. Sometimes, that thing seems to have been culled from the land of fable and fairy, archetype and mystery, as is the case with her newest exhibit, Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images, featuring delightfully surreal images, at Wild Hearts Gallery. The show is currently running now through Sunday, Jan. 27. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. This free show is for all ages. (Alisa Valdes)

    Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
  • 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
  • You So Saucy

    Image via Pixabay

    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 or call Chef Young at (505) 401-4220 to make your reservations. (Robin Babb)

    The Five Mother Sauces Class
  • Hot Tea for the Cold New Year

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    All of us are looking for a little good luck and sweetness in this new year—which happens to be the year of the boar in the Chinese zodiac. Maybe we’ll find some at the Chinese New Year afternoon tea service at Fragrant Leaf this Sunday. On Jan. 20, take a seat at the little Nob Hill tea shop at either their 1 or 3:30pm seating for a catered three-course tea from Chez Axel Restaurant. The menu includes sweet and spicy Korean meatballs, ginger scones with five-spice whipped cream, orange blossom panna cotta with orange sauce and, of course, plenty of (green and oolong) tea. A vegetarian option is available—just ask for it when you make your reservation. Space is limited, and reservations cut off on Jan. 18. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 505-255-0522 or visit to reserve your seats. (Robin Babb)

    Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique
    Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea
Monday Jan 21, 2019
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Wednesday Jan 23, 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 Wednesdays • DJ Zemo-G • hip-hop
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
Thursday Jan 24, 2019
  • True Hearts Invited

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    Here's some “Golden Girls” trivia for you: Did you know that if you watch the “Golden Girls” for the first time in 30 years, you'll be shocked at how much younger they seem? It's true! While Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia haven't changed a bit, your teeth have grown long, your wrinkles have deepened. You're catching up. Here's another: If you threw a party and invited everyone you knew, who would bring the biggest gift? Well bring that pal and confidant with you to The Kosmos Restaurant this Thursday, Jan. 24, for “Golden Girls” Trivia Night. Tickets cost $30 and each one covers a team of up to six people. Enjoy food, fun prizes and drink specials starting at 6pm. (Joshua Lee)

    The Kosmos
    "Golden Girls" Trivia Night
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
  • Press On

    Image via Pixabay

    Few inventions are said to have changed human society more than the printing press. Invented by a German dude named Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, the printing press allowed for mass replication of the written word for the first time, replacing the traditional painstaking processes, generally handled by men (and religious men, no less), of copying texts by hand. Digital printing presses have begun yet again to revolutionize production of printed material, as they make it possible to economically print small volumes of books or other materials. If you are curious about how those old-fashioned movable type presses worked, though, you’re in luck. Bill Farmer gives a free public demonstration of the old-time printing press at the Special Collections Library on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30pm. (Alisa Valdes)

    Special Collections Library
    Printing Press Demonstration
Friday Jan 25, 2019
Saturday Jan 26, 2019
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
  • Sip Soup for a Good Cause

    Image courtesy of Roadrunner Food Bank

    Roadrunner Food Bank’s annual Souper Bowl has been a favorite event for Albuquerque families for years and, as always, a really stacked cast of restaurants are showing up. Chefs from up to 40 local restaurants come to the event with their best soup and dessert recipes to win over the judges and the people’s choice vote. Some of the great raffle prizes this year include two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines! The tasting and festivities begin at 11am on Saturday, Jan. 26 and go until 2pm. All proceeds go to helping Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission to feed over 70,000 hungry people in New Mexico each week. Tickets are $50 per adult, $15 per child (5 to 12), and the under-5-year-olds get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 505-349-8909. (Robin Babb)

    Roadrunner Food Bank
    Souper Bowl 2019