Friday April 19, 2019

  • That Toddlin’ Town

    Image courtesy of Musical Theatre Southwest

    Until such time as a “Breaking Bad” musical puts the name Heisenberg on everybody’s lips, let us step into jazz-age Chi-town for the musical Chicago opening this Friday, April 5 at Musical Theatre Southwest. This Broadway smash filled with murderesses, fame, fake pregnancy, gunplay, vaudeville, lawyers, jail, singing and dancing will have you asking, “who says murder’s not an art?” The musical runs April 5 to 28 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $20 to $25. For more information and tickets, see mtsabq.org or call 265-9119. (Clarke Conde)

    Musical Theatre Southwest
    Chicago
  • Get into the Groove

    Image by Clarke Condé

    Great strides have been made in understanding the connection between dance and the brain since the mid-1980s when researcher Madonna Ciccone postulated that “you can dance for inspiration.” Get into the grooves (and folds) of your brain with the latest research as The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science brings contemporary theories on the impact of dance on the brain to the dance floor this Friday, April 19 from 6pm to 10:30pm for This is Your Brain on Dance. In addition to the dancing and brain-using, there will be a cash bar, TED Talks in the planetarium, food trucks and a farewell celebration for Cretaceous king of the dance floor Stan the T-Rex. Tickets are $15 at the door ($10 for museum and dance club members) for this 21-and-over event.

      (Clarke Condé)

    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    This is Your Brain on Dance
  • Don't Bring Grandpa Joe

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    Oompa loompa, doompety doo, we have a great all-ages event just for you. You’ve Got a Golden Ticket: Charlie & The Chocolate Tearoom happens April 21 and throughout the month of April between 11am and 6pm at St. James Tearoom. Tickets are available online, with adult tickets going for $45 and children for $33. With some offerings such as The Bucket Family’s Cabbage Pockets, Veruca Salt’s Pretzel Bun and Violet’s Blueberry Pie with Cream, there are a ton of great options to choose from. Oompa loompa, doompety dite, get more info on their website, stjamestearoom.com. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    St James Tearoom
    ONGOING
    You've Got a Golden Ticket: Charlie and the Chocolate Tearoom
Saturday April 20, 2019
  • Periodical Pursuit

    Photo courtesy of Clarke Condé

    Maybe it was a dark and stormy night when you realized that there are thousands of magazines out there looking for writers to fill their pages, and you could be one of them. Find out how at the SouthWest Writers' Class: Writing for Magazines class on Saturday, April 20 and 27 from 9am to noon. Author Melody Groves of SouthWest Writers Office explains the “tricks to bagging an assignment” and other useful stuff that you need to know to get a magazine writing career going. Class fees range from $79 to $89 and are probably tax-deductible if you end up making a living as a magazine writer (This is not intended as tax advice. Check with your accountant). (Clarke Condé)

    SouthWest Writers Office (Carlisle Executive Suites)
    SouthWest Writers' Class: Writing for Magazines
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Chicago
  • Freaky Fetishes and Fleshy Fun

    This year's Weekly Alibi Fetish Formal is sponsored by Hustler Hollywood, an esteemed adult products organization whose founder Larry Flynt is well known in popular American culture—by some as a prurient provocateur but by most as a staunch and unyielding advocate for the weight of constitutional rights like those espoused in the Bill of Rights. We get Flynt, and we get kink. The sexual and culture freedom repped by Flynt—and as a consequence, we like to think, by many Americans and Alibi readers—is on nonstop watch and repeat for this annual excursion into what's kinky, but especially right here in The Duke City. This Saturday, April 20, those 21 and over sojourn into silk, sadomasochism and stilletos in a top-secret location at 7pm, with all the deets you'll get when you purchase tickets for $55 at alibi.com. So, come on. Rawr. (August March)

    Dowtown Albuquerque
    Weekly Alibi's Fetish Formal
  • Burqueños and Turkeños

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    “Bir kahvenin kırk yıl hatırı vardır,” a Turkish phrase that means “a cup of coffee has a 40-year memory,” might be a great way to set up the feel of Albuquerque Turkish Festival, happening on Saturday, April 20 from 11am to 7pm at Raindrop Foundation. The phrase essentially means you create a 40-year-long friendship with a person when you share a cup of Turkish coffee with them, which is one of the many things available to do at the event. Admission is free, and it’s all-ages, so if you want more information, email abq@turkishhouse.org.

      (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    Raindrop Foundation
    Albuquerque Turkish Festival
  • Eggs of Death

    Image via Pixabay

    The legendary ninja egg—supposedly laid once each year by every ninja—is a rare find that can elude even the most diligent egg-hunter. That's why every egg connoisseur in a 200-mile radius will be at the Ninja Egg Hunt this weekend, searching for Easter eggs hidden in the Ninja Park obstacle course. If you're trying to find Easter eggs that were possibly laid by ninjas (or you're just a ninja looking for Easter eggs), come down this Saturday, April 20, from 1pm to 3pm. Even if your hunting skills aren't up to par, you can enjoy the food and obstacle instruction at this free, all-ages event. Just don't get upset if the infamous ninja egg remains elusive. They're known for it. (Joshua Lee)

    Ninja Park Obstacle Fitness Gym
    Ninja Egg Hunt
  • St James Tearoom
    ONGOING
    You've Got a Golden Ticket: Charlie and the Chocolate Tearoom
Sunday April 21, 2019
Thursday April 25, 2019
  • Red Skies Over Burque

    Image via Pixabay

    Albuquerque is the proud home to the biggest indigenous powwow in North America and in case you live under a rock, it's the Gathering of Nations at Tingley Coliseum in Expo New Mexico. With 2019 title sponsors Ultra Health, this celebration of culture and community is set to have its most extraordinary year yet. The festivities begin on Thursday, April 25, with registration for most events as well as The Miss Indian World Pageant talent presentation in the evening. Tickets for this event are $15. On Friday, April 26, the fun continues with a huge day of events including the grand entry. Saturday, April 27 concludes the powwow for another year with A Tribe Called Red and other incredible indigenous artists on Stage 49 and the crowning of Miss Indian World 2019. The all-ages gathering has events running from 9am to midnight daily with a ticket cost of $19 per day or a wristband for $42. VIP tickets are already sold out. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Tingley Coliseum
    Gathering of Nations