Friday Oct 18, 2019

  • What's the Buzz?

    Image courtesy of Evan Zimmerman, Murphymade

    Jesus Christ Superstar's four-night run at Popejoy Hall commences on Thursday, Oct 17 at 7:30pm and continues through the weekend with an Oct. 18 performance at 7:30pm. There are two performances of the Grammy Award-winning pop opera on Saturday, Oct. 19 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 8pm as well as two shows on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2pm and at 6:30pm. Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice wrote this one so, in concert with a national touring company, expect some high class musical hijinks as seen through the eyes of Judas, the most unreliable narrator of all time. Plenty of super-cool songs populate the narrative, including stuff you may vaguely recall from childhood if your folks were also going to guitar mass when the double-album version of this first appeared in American pop culture in the early to mid-1970s. Tickets for this all-ages theatrical experience cost between $58 and $98, so render unto Caesar and all that. (August March)

    Popejoy Hall
    Jesus Christ Superstar
Saturday Oct 19, 2019
  • Mean Pinball

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    You needn't be a deaf, dumb and blind kid to play pinball—but it obviously helps. If you need to prove you've got what it takes to be a pinball master, grab a blindfold and some ear plugs and get down to the Multiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament at Sister, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 7pm. Learn tips and tricks from available experts (all fans of The Who, presumably) and compete for the coveted title of Pinball Wizard. Supple wrists, cash prizes and an IFPA ranking await the winner. Entry to the competition costs $5, but bring your own quarters for the machines. The tournament is open to all players over 21. (Joshua Lee)

    Multiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament
  • Seven and Seven

    You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the Virtue + Vice exhibit at OT Circus Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5pm to 9pm. Eighteen artists express their interpretations of the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues in visual form to delight Albuquerque sinners and saints alike at this one night-only pop-up show. Expect music by A Cluster of Funks and local “dark” artists selling their wares in the driveway. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see  (Clarke Condé)

    OT Circus Gallery
    Virtue and Vice
  • The Queen

    Image courtesy of the artist
    Queen Aries has a six-octave range. And she flows like the best of the modern-day, post-Missy Elliott rappers but prefers to pay tribute to artists like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan, performing gorgeously executed renditions of legendary works by the queens of soul and R&B live onstage with a killer band backing her. Known worldwide as the Queen of Las Vegas, Queen Aries plays a concert in Albuquerque on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8pm. This show happens at the African American Performing Arts Center at Expo New Mexico. Tickets for this massively groovy, all-ages event cost $20. (August March)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Queen Aries Tributes The Women Of Soul
Wednesday Oct 23, 2019
  • Chocolate to Me Baby

    Image courtesy of Dan Rayne Pennington
    Slate Street Cafe serves up killer food and even better drinks, with a wine selection that makes most people's heads spin. With all that culinary creativity flowing in the back of house, Slate Street proudly presents the Wine and Chocolate Experience. Not content to offer just wine and chocolate, they curate an experience with a five-course hand-crafted menu featuring the food of the gods paired with vino. On Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30pm, attendees with reservations are in for a treat, with a new menu upping the ante from last year. The highlight of last year's menu was Cocoa-dusted Pork Shanks with an Horchata White Chocolate Drizzle. So, expect quality, high-end dining and a unique culinary experience. Tickets are $69 and the event is 21-plus because of, y’know, the wine. To book your seat, call 243-2210 ASAP.


      (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    Slate Street Café
    Wine and Chocolate Experience