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V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

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Christmas Rocks

Friday, Dec 2: Mother Nature's Luminarias

An interactive black light adventure in the brightly colored world of fluorescent minerals.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

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Doggo Does the Parade

Sunday, Oct 9: 2nd Annual Dia de los Perros

Enjoy a pet costume and trick contest, kissing booth photos and raffle and food from Phat's Beats and Eats, With Love Waffles and Hot Stuff Cafe. Proceeds go to support locally rescued bully breeds.
V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

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Get With It

Friday, Oct 7: Little Shop of Horrors

Florist Seymour Krelborn discovers a demonic new breed of plant that has a taste for blood.
V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

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Cyclists Laugh Longer

Sunday, Sep 18: Bike In Comedy

Cyclists and residents ride in to see local comedians, a cappella infused improv, sketch comedy, musical ensemble Rumble perform. Food trucks and Tractor Brewing on site.

Tourist in her own Town

Another Weekend in Review

Revisiting Albuquerque like it was the first time

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Fiesta de la Salsa

Saturday, Sep 10: 12th Annual Salsa Fiesta

Watch contestants make homemade salsa on site, taste the delicious results and vote for the best recipe. Live salsa music by Albuquerque All-Stars and Frankie Morales.
V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

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Float Like a Butterfly

Sunday, May 22: Butterfly Pavilion Opening

Enjoy hundreds of butterflies in this immersive seasonal exhibit.
V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016
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Join in the Fun at Summertime Stroll in Old Town

Make plans to visit historic Old Town on Saturday, May 21 when Summertime Stroll offers an afternoon of live entertainment and the opportunity to enjoy the many shops, galleries and dining options offered in Albuquerque's oldest neighborhood. From noon to 5pm music will fill the plaza with energy as Albuquerque favorites like La Rondalla, Mariachi Nuevo Sonido, Round About, and Lone Piñon perform.

From noon to 1:30pm, La Rondalla de Albuquerque, with music director Otilio Ruiz de Xalapa from Veracruz, brings lively music from New Mexico, México and Latin America with harp, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, jarana, violin, mandolin, manjo-uke (mandolin/banjo/ukelele) and voice.

At 1:30 and 3:15pm Mariachi Nuevo Sonido,"The Dancing Mariachis," take the stage with a selection of traditional mariachi to jazzy Tijuana Brass and catchy New Mexico Rancheras music. Musicians in the group include: Marvin Teitelbaum and Miguel Ojeda on trumpet/vocals; Jose Luis Ojeda on viehuela/vocals; Raul Ojeda on guitarrón/vocals, and Elias Ojeda and Joseph Santiago on violin/vocals.

Round About, performing from 1:45 to 3:15pm, brings a musical mix and showmanship fined-tuned by years of experience. Six professional musicians collectively combine their talents to create a great variety band, with guitarist Harold Garcia, drummer Al Guadagnoli, keyboardist Carol Mayberry-Sanchez, saxophonists Phillip Brown and Louis "Smoothie" Soto, and bassist Hector Franco.

From 3:30 to 5pm, Lone Piñon takes the stage to perform New Mexico Roots music. The acoustic trio from Santa Fe features Greg Glassman (guitar, vocals), Jordan Wax (fiddle, vocals) and Noah Martinez (guitarrón). With harmony vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico.The trio has dedicated years to learning and performing the acoustic ensemble tradition that is at the heart of the region's musical landscape, working to reinfuse the repertoire with the vitality it lost with the passing of its most prominent musicians in the last few decades.

Music is not the only thing happening at Summertime Stroll. Artists Eason Eige and Adan Carriaga (and others) will be demonstrating their techniques on the Plaza. Be sure to stop and watch these talented professional artists at work. And you can find special deals at participating shops and merchant booths that include such vendors as Wild Hare, Gabby's Handmade Soaps, Painted Sky Gallery, Wild Moon Boutique, Treasure House Books, and many more. The Classic Chevy Club will be in Old Town to show off their preserved and restored cars.

There is also plenty of fun slated for the youngsters. A large-scale rock wall, face painting and arts and crafts like small wood retablos, papel picado (cut-out designs on paper) and Native American ohos will keep kids entertained.

All of that activity can build appetites, and local food trucks will be on hand for those looking for a bite to eat. Or, enjoy a relaxing experience dining in one of Old Town's many restaurants.

From 5 to 8pm the Old Town Plaza will be filled with colorful costumes, music, dance and puppet shows as the Filipino American Foundation celebrates Santacruzan at the Plaza, featuring the dancing, costumes and customs of indigenous Filipino people. Admission is free for Summertime Stroll and Santacruzan de Mayo.

V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque

Summertime in Old Town Offers Weekend Fun

Historic Old Town's Summertime in Old Town concerts are in full swing this month. The free weekend concert series brings music and dance to the Plaza every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoons through early fall.

Today, Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9pm visitors and locals can enjoy the musical talents of Mala Maña who brings Latin, African & mixed-global rhythms to the Gazebo stage. Saturday, May 7 from 7-9 p.m. Shane Wallin will fill the evening with soulful Americana.

Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day, and from 1 to 3pm moms and the whole family can enjoy the sounds of one of Albuquerque's most popular jazz ensembles, Entourage Jazz. If that isn't enough, Albuquerque's Tango Club keeps the energy alive with dance demonstrations. A delicious lunch in one of Old Town's many restaurants and shopping for a great gift for mom makes this the perfect celebration with no hassle, no reservations and lots of fun for the family.

If you are a blues and bluegrass lover, be sure to head to Old Town on Friday, May 13 from 7 to 9pm where the Gregg Daigle Band brings the best crowd-pleasing down-home blues and lively bluegrass music to the stage.

Swing and folk music more to your taste? On Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 9pm Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers will have folks on their feet dancing to the swinging beat. And, for Latin American music lovers, Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3pm Trio Los Amigos de New Mexico will bring the beat and inspire many in the crowd to get up and dance.

The following weekend offers Stratus Phear performing classic rock and more on Friday night, May 20, 7 to 9pm.

On Saturday, May 21 from noon to 5pm it is time for Summertime Stroll with live music, food, shopping and other fun activities, followed by the Santa Cruzan de Mayo celebration presented by the Filipino American Foundation from 6 to 8 pm. Sunday, May 22 from 1 to 3 pm those dancing shoes take the stage when the National Institute of Flamenco and Tango Club perform.

The performance schedule for the final week in May includes Terra Trio performing Latin, jazz, bossa nova and samba on Friday, May 27 from 7 to 9pm, with the sophisticated sounds of songstress Tracey Whitney bringing jazz to the Plaza on Saturday, May 28 from 7 to 9pm And on Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 3 pm the Calvin Appleberry Trio rounds out the weekend with jazz and soul.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, features the 15-piece band Westside Sound performing a variety of music ranging from swing to polka and everything in between. To stay in the nostalgic mood, check out the classic cars surrounding the plaza from Poco Quatros Model A Club.

V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016
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¡Ay, caramba!

Saturday, Apr 16: Fiestas de Albuquerque

Enjoy the history and traditions of Albuquerque with live entertainment, artists, food, shopping, and free children's activities.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015

Gallery Preview

Welcome the Holiday Season

Visit Old Town for First Friday and more festivities

Take the opportunity to foster a merry spirit and visit the multitude of great galleries in Old Town during December's First Friday festivities.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015

News City: Raids in Oldtown

According to a press release from the US Department of Justice the raids in Old Town yesterday and today have come to an end. Three New Mexicans were arrested for the alleged crime of violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, which prevents any person from falsely advertising non-Native made jewelry as Native made. The owners of Gallery 8 and Galleria Azul had allegedly been passing off jewelry made in the Philippines as Indian made. Thirteen warrants were released for various cities in New Mexico and California. Many New Mexico cities were searched, including Santa Fe, Zuni, and Gallup. While two of the perpetrators were found in Albuquerque the other was apprehended in California.

V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
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Restaurant Review

Steak and Spirits

High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

Ty Bannerman visits Old Town’s haunted saloon.
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news

The Daily Word in trying to shut down ride-sharing in ABQ, changing ingress to Old Town and talking about the fence around the White House.

The Daily Word

A property owner in Albuquerque's Old Town has blocked a major pedestrian entrance to the historic and shop-filled plaza.

Local taxi and limousine companies are trying again to make ride-sharing services go away.

There was a riot at the Cibola County Detention Center.

This guy has countless and uncontrollable orgasms all the time.

We are all learning more than we'd ever have thought possible about the fence around the White House.

Third-boob lady might be a hoax.

This company is buying student loan debt and then forgiving the debt.

Don't sit on your new iPhone.

Automobiles have black boxes in them now.

V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Adrian Toto

Culture Shock

Mo’ tasty

The beginning of the end for hip Barelas gallery The Tan, plus Ikebana for you and some Old Town retail therapy.