Friday April 26, 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
  • Glamour Profession

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Che Malambo, an Argentinian modern dance troupe with heavy percussive overtones and flamenco boots on the feet of beefy, Chippendale-styled dancers inhabiting this newfangled all-male dance company, just hit the road on a 60-day tour of the United States. You can imagine that these dudes must have some kinda mojo—besides the commodified kind—driving their stomping sojourn through the states. This amazing ensemble of purposeful performers will appear at Popejoy Hall onFriday, April 26 from 7:30pm until the curtain falls at 10pm, celebrating all that emanates from the concept of the South American gaucho, from hard work to throwing tools about the stage in a choreographed frenzy. All ages can join this jaunty fun for between $35 and $65; tickets are available at popejoypresents.com. (August March)

    Popejoy Hall
    Che Malambo
  • 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
Saturday April 27, 2019
  • Grand Art

    Image by Clarke Condé

    Like to spend your Saturdays thinking about the cultural and ecological significance of the Rio Grande? Then wade into a celebration of Albuquerque’s favorite river with over 30 local artists, musicians and food trucks at the third annual Art Along the Rio Grande, one-day art fair held on Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm at the Gutierréz-Hubbell House. Will there be kids' activities? You better believe it! Tours of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge and the Gutierrez-Hubbell House? Of course! Is it free? Sure! You can find more information at friendsofvalledeoro.org. (Clarke Condé)

    Gutierrez-Hubbell House
    Art Along the Rio Grande
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Chicago
  • Tingley Coliseum
    Gathering of Nations
  • Husky Boiz

    Image via Pixabay

    NMDOG and Siberian Husky Rescue of New Mexico have joined forces to create the ultimate husky information and adoption event, HuskyPalooza. Known for incredible intelligence, vibrant personalities and powerful desire to speak like a human, huskies are truly extraordinary pets in the right home. All the huskies in attendance are in need of a good home, and you’re going to be the one to give it to them! This all-ages event is takes place on Saturday, April 27, from 10am to 2pm at REI, with no admission cost. So clear your calendar and make space in your life for bundles of love with a new forever friend. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    REI
    HuskyPalooza
Sunday April 28, 2019
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Chicago
  • Jung Lied for You

    Image by Clarke Condé

    From all across the state, the finest voice and piano students stream into Albuquerque this weekend for the 10th Annual Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival: Das Lied. It’s true that the art of song is alive in German (New Mexico’s fifth most popular language) at this festival where over 1,000 students compete and perform, culminating in a final concert, reception and the awarding of over $10,000 in scholarships on Sunday, April 28 at 2pm in the Simms Center for the Performing Arts at Albuquerque Academy. Find the complete schedule of this weekend’s free, open, all-ages performances, master classes and receptions at vocalartistryartsong.com. (Clarke Condé)

    Simms Center for the Performing Arts (Albuquerque Academy)
    10th Annual Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival: Das Lied
Wednesday May 1, 2019
  • A Church Under the Milky Way

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Check this out. Every band you have ever loved—well except for The Beatles, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Hole and the Wu-Tang Clan—is inevitably going to get back together, go on tour and appear in your hometown like the rightful, powerful magicians of the age that they proclaimed when you were collecting their albums and dancing like mad to everything they recorded. That goes for minor league rock gods from the '80s onward, so in the future, be prepared for amazing visits to the graves of outfits like Echo & the Bunnymen, Candlebox and Thompson Twins in search of relevance and cool merch. The Church, a gothy, psych-rock band from Down Under, notable for a couple of respectable hits, performs from their extensive oeuvre—they have 17 albums!—at Meow Wolf on Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm. Tickets for this 21 plus rockfest are $27 in advance and $30 the day of the show.VIP and Meetand Greet tickets cost $109. (August March)

    Meow Wolf (Santa Fe)
    The Church • rock, indie