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BioPark concerts feature soulful singers this week

BioPark concerts feature soulful singers this week

Four talented women will soon take the stage at the ABQ BioPark.

August 1 at the Park will be filled with the sweet harmonies and soaring vocals of hONEyhoUSe as part of its Summer Nights concert series.

Calle 66 to perform in Salsa Under the Stars

Calle 66 to perform in Salsa Under the Stars

Native New Mexican Salsa band Calle 66 plans to wow the audience with its authentic tunes this August 2. The band formed in 2005 and features singer Jackie Zamora who will bring with her a night of salsa with contemporary flair and flavor.

The band is excited to perform as part of the city’s Salsa Under the Stars concert series.

The event will last from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Admission will cost between 14 and 16 dollars.

More information is available at http://www.nmjazz.org.

The Pajama Game comes to Albuquerque

The Pajama Game comes to Albuquerque

The Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory is anything but peaceful in this witty romantic comedy. When a clash between management and labor over wage increases fuels an uneasy environment at the factory, a battle of the sexes emerges creating even more tension.

Comedic relief is crucial in this well-known play when sparks fly between the new superintendent and leader of the union grievance committee.

Actors keep the audience entertained for hours with this unconventional, fast-based Broadway favorite.

Richard Adler and Jerry Ross have created an energetic and timeless score for the play including songs such as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Highway”. Audiences can count on classic musical comedy when they walk through the doores at the Musical Theatre Southwest.

Tickets are available for performances from July 26- August 18 for $20-$22. Performance times will be Thursday-Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Family Art Workshop At Albuquerque Museum

Family Art Workshop At Albuquerque Museum

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History located at 2000 Mountain Rd NW is inviting families and guests of all ages for an art workshop, July 27, from 1 to 2:30 pm.

 

The activities will include making your own Sun Photos. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for NM Residents, $2 for seniors and $1 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under and museum members enter free. The museum is also free Sunday mornings before 1 pm and the first Wednesday of every month.

 

For additional information on the event, contact the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History at 505-243-7255.

Where's Waldo Party Thrown For Locals

Where's Waldo Party Thrown For Locals

Alamosa Books of Albuquerque is hosting a Where’s Waldo Party, July 31st at 4 pm for those hunting for the character locally.  

 

That stripe-clad world traveler is on the loose and hiding in businesses throughout Albuquerque. Those participating and spot Waldo are eligible for prizes, stickers, book coupons, and many donated prizes from all the participating businesses.

 

Waldo figures will be hidden in local business establishments of all kinds, from museums and restaurants to toy shops and bookstores. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for Albuquerque residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

 

If interested in participating, you can pick up a Find Waldo Local in Albuquerque passport with the names of all participating sites at Alamos Books.

 

Summer Nights Concert Series features band “I Draw Slow”

Summer Nights Concert Series features band “I Draw Slow”

The night of July 25 will be filled with the harmony of vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass when I Draw Slow takes the stage at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens.

This five-piece outfit has managed to create a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains. Irish traditional music blends with modern Americana when Americana plays its various instruments.

The skillful combination of such styles and instruments is not the only draw of I Draw Slow. They are also creative in the construction of their lyrics. The band’s new songbook of stories and melodies is filled with dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive.

Guests of the concert are welcome to stroll the grounds and enjoy a picnic from 6-9 p.m. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

White Sands International Film Festival Set For Las Cruces

White Sands International Film Festival Set For Las Cruces

The 2013 White Sands International Film Festival of Las Cruces has announced this year’s film schedule for September 4-8. The annual festival has a wide range of feature films, documentaries, and student and narrative shorts planned for the event.

 

The festival will feature “Roswell FM” as its opening night feature which was locally produced in Las Cruces by David Spence and Stephen Griffin. The film is the story of a talk show host on a paranormal talk radio station who quits his dream job to start a higher-paying but soul-crushing career.

 

Lou Diamond Phillips will be the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s festival. Several of his other films will also be screened at the festival such as, “La Bamba” and “Stand and Deliver”.