How's this for a summertime jam sesh guaranteed to get you moving: Boyz II Men and En Vogue are the featured performers at a totally cool concert at Sandia Casino & Resort Amphitheater. They're all getting down to the sound on Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm. If you wanna know more, check out this brief Weekly Alibi-made summary: Boyz II Men remains one of the most potently creative R&B bands of all time. If you haven't heard their tuneage then may we humbly suggest essentially groovy works like “End of the Road” as well as the sweetly soulful if somehow silly “I'll Make Love to You.” And En Vogue? Well they rep some of the finest feminist-flavored, positively uplifting R&B ever made, compradres. “Free Your Mind,” their totally danceable yet anthemic take on racism from 1992, still holds sway literally and metaphorically. And you'll dig their work with Snoop D O Double G. Tickets for this all-ages galactic gathering range in price from $45 to $65, so go ahead and take a seat. (August March)
It is rumored that Dave Attell, the greatest living comedian, only wants to do shows at casinos these days because he can smoke inside. Come see him at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino this Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 before his lungs rot out and he turns into a pile of yellow goo. The shows are 21 and up and start at 7 and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6 and 8:45pm, respectively. Tickets start at $20 and run up to $45. (Joshua Lee)
A play that is funny but, also investigative of the conservative and liberal divide in the country. The show is not overtly political but, the characters struggle with the challenges of a changing America.
Visiting, international Cuban dancers, Ramses Charon and Zohra Bestal teach a series of Cuban dance styles inlcuding Timba (footwork), Afro, Rumba, Casino, Son and Chachacha.
Your children already act like wild animals. Why not put their feral nature to good use at the weeklong Junior Zoo Keeper Day Camp, where 9 to 12-year-old kids get to experience New Mexico’s native wildlife and plants up close and personal. From 9am to noon on Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19, real zookeepers give kids hands-on lessons about the biology and care of animals at Wildlife West Nature Park. Snacks and drink are provided. Each five-day camp session costs $30 for Edgewood and Santa Fe County residents and $70 for everyone else. (Joshua Lee)