Tuesday March 26, 2019

  • This Train is Bound for Glory

    Image by Victor Barajas, courtesy Bloodshot Records

    Ameripolitan—or juke joint-swing as the genre is known by some Tejanos—advocate extraordinaire Wayne Hancock descends loudly and lovingly onto the stage at Inside Out on Tuesday, March 26. Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been startling audiences, beating up boots and brandishing a guitar since he was a young one; his affinity for finding, deconstructing and then delivering honestly raw and rambunctious roots music is without equal in the land of hillbilly-backed, Grand Ole Opry-certified swinging sounds. As the artist himself puts it, “Man, I'm like a stab wound in the fabric of country music in Nashville. See that bloodstain slowly spreading? That's me.” Entrance to this rodeo-like environment of sights and sounds will run typical 21+ listeners $12 in advance and $15 at the door; the curtain rises on America's representative at 9pm. It'll be better than season one of “Hee-Haw!” (August March)

    Inside Out
    Wayne Hancock • country, Western, blues
Thursday March 28, 2019
  • Do Tell Motel

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    If you don’t already have plans to watch two ex-lovers and an alcoholic father argue in a desert motel room this weekend, then come on down to The Adobe Theater for Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. Directed by Jeff Andersen, this Shepard classic explores personal identity, both in and out of love. Shepard himself said about the play, “Falling in love is such a dumbfounding experience. In one way you wouldn’t trade it for the world. In another way it’s absolute hell.” Curtain is at 7:30pm on March 28, 29 and 30, with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, March 31. Tickets are $15. (Clarke Conde)

    Adobe Theater
    Fool for Love
  • Steak and Spirits

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    What better way to enjoy the perfect cut of meat than with a well paired local spirit? That’s the goal behind the Broken Trail Spirits Dinner, happening on Thursday, March 28 at 6pm. Featuring the creative geniuses at Ruth's Chris Steak House and the local craft spirit celebrities of Broken Trail, this pairing means to push the boundaries of expectations for what a night out should be. At only $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity, this 21+ event is a steal to live the high life for a night. To make a reservation, go to ruthschris.com and just find the Albuquerque location. (Dan Pennington)

    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    Ruth's Chris and Broken Trail Distillery Paired Spirit Dinner
Friday March 29, 2019
Saturday March 30, 2019
  • Local Bands Attack!

    The scene has spoken and Weekly Alibi has winners and favorites for yet another year. The Best of Burque Music Showcase descends on downtown Albuquerque at all the raucous spots the city is known for, including Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad. The free pre-party kicks off from 2 to 6pm at Inside Out, formerly Mezcal. The official launch of the showcase at all the other venues begins with doors at 7pm and music at 8pm. Jam out to bands and musical artists for every taste from Prism B*tch to Sweet Nothin, Pope Yesyesyall to Baracutanga and Tylor Brandon to The Riddims. Pre-sale wristbands and the cost for individual venues is $10 and wristbands are $15 on the night of the show. These events are 21+ only. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Downtown Albuquerque
    Weekly Alibi's Best of Burque Music Showcase • Pope Yesyesyall • Prism Bitch • Sweet Nothin • Shitty and the Terribles • garage, punk • Black Unicorn • surf rock, heavy metal
  • Adobe Theater
    Fool for Love
  • Craft Drafts and Tasty Trucks

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    The 5th Annual Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival is happening Saturday, March 30 from noon to 5pm at the International Balloon Museum. Come get down on the best the state has to offer in terms of food truck noms and craft beers, while getting some of that good, fresh spring feeling going. Featuring live music, games, an art festival and more, day drinking and overeating has never been easier. Tickets are on sale for $5 to $40 (kids under 12 get in free, as do first responders!) for this all-ages event. More information is available at foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com (Dan Pennington)

    Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    The 5th Annual Great N.M. Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
Sunday March 31, 2019
  • Adobe Theater
    Fool for Love
  • Write On!

    Image by Clarke Conde

    Do you long to be the next Stephen J. Cannell? Do you have another “The Rockford Files” burning deep inside you? You can’t just take the paper out of your typewriter, throw it in the air and hope for success. Scotty Milder teaches you what you need to know to Become a TV Writer, finding the fame, fortune and plot-twisting cliffhangers of the small screen. Milder says, “I’ll be talking about the process of developing hour-long drama pilots and series bibles/pitches, the structure/hierarchy of a writer’s room, script format and the way TV distribution is changing.” Classes run Sundays starting March 31 through May 12 from 6pm to 9pm and cost $350 (that you'll surely recoup in the first royalty check). Sol Acting Academy hosts the series and visit www.solacting.com for more info. (Clarke Conde)

    Sol Acting Academy
    Become a TV Writer Workshop Series
  • Edible Herbs in the Concrete Jungle

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    The preconception of the desert is perceived as brown, spiky, hot and just generally kind of unwelcoming. We don't think about being able to forage for food and survive on this vegetation, especially in the urban desert of Albuquerque. Welp, Spur Line Supply Co. is about to change that notion. Join other curious omnivores and fans of the holistic on Sunday, March 31 from 12:30 to 1:15pm on an Urban Foraging Walk. Learn to identify and harvest tasty and practical foliage with a focus on invasive and humdrum plants we walk by every day that can be used for things like food, tea and skin care. This walk is free and suitable for all ages and abilities. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Spurline Supply Co.
    Urban Foraging Walk