Originally commissioned by local business pioneers Maria & Oreste Bachechi and opened on Sept. 19, 1927, the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque is a shining example of the “Pueblo Deco” art style and one of the most iconic buildings in our city. The theater (located at 423 Central Ave. NW) is offering free, docent-led guided tours every Wednesday throughout the month of January. It’s a great opportunity to see this glorious film, stage and music venue with the lights on and to learn more about its historical and architectural significance. The first tour takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at noon. Jan. 9, Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 are the upcoming dates. All tours start at noon. For more details or to register in advance for free tickets, go to kimotickets.com. hjhgjhg
Planes, Trains and …
New Mexico PBS and Albuquerque’s Special Collections Library (423 Central Ave. NE) are teaming up for another “¡COLORES!” double-feature on Saturday, Jan. 5. Two back-to-back episodes of the local PBS documentary series “¡COLORES!” screen inside the Special Collection’s Botts Hall from 2 to 3pm. This month’s selection includes “Katherine Stinson: Her Story” (a profile of pioneering aviatrix Katherine Stinson, who got off the ground a mere decade after the Wright Brothers) and “Albuquerque’s Historic Railroad Shops” (a look at the five-story Santa Fe Railroad repair and workshop near downtown Albuquerque). Admission is free, but seating is limited.
The Central & Unser Library presents Sunday Movies! this Sunday, Jan. 6, from 1:30 to 3:30pm. This week’s film is the Dwayne Johnson action flick Skyscraper. The 2018 film follows Johnson as an military vet and security expert tasked with protecting the world’s tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, terrorists strike, the building catches on fire and our hero’s family is trapped inside. Naturally, Johnson is required to perform lots and lots of death-defying, CGI-assisted stunts to save them. Admission is free. The Central & Unser Library is located at 8081 Central Ave. NW.
“Bad” + Beer
Tractor Brewing Wells Park (1800 Fourth Street NW) continues its “Breaking Bad” Retro Watch party into the new year. Come by this Monday, Jan. 7, (and every Monday after that until they plow through all five seasons of the Albuquerque-lensed crime drama) for a double-shot of episodes from “the greatest TV show of all time.” The fun starts at 7pm. Marq and Ed from the Better Call Saul Three Strikes Group show up once a month with “prizes and witty banter.” For more info go to getplowed.com/wells-park.