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Quarantine: The Experience

Quarantine: The Experience

Come and experience the apocalypse in a whole new way.

Albuquerque’s Blackout Theater will be holding Quarantine ABQ, an apocalyptic experience that sets Quarantine ABQ as the living’s last refuge in the midst of a global apocalypse.

Participants will be completely immersed into a theatrical environment guided by professional actors. Participants will be asked to follow specific instructions and to complete several tasks in order to make it through the Quarantine zone into safety from the infected.

Admissions are $20 and the event will run October 10 to October 31.

Visit http://www.blackouttheatre.com/ or call 505-672-8648 for more information.

John Mayer: Born & Raised World Tour 2013

John Mayer: Born & Raised World Tour 2013

Enjoy a night of music from Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, John Mayer.

On October 1st at 7:30 pm, Mayer will perform as a part of his Born and Raised World Tour 2013, at the Isleta Amphitheater on 5601 University Blvd. SE

Mayer has sold over ten million albums in the United States and over 20 million albums around the world.

Mayer, mostly noted for his work in the blues genre, began his career performing acoustic rock. In late August of 2012, Mayer underwent a second throat surgery and refrained from singing for several months. His latest, Paradise Valley, was released on August 13th of this year.

To purchase tickets, visit www.livenationpremiumseats.com/venue/isleta-amphitheater.

5th Annual Albuquerque International Festival

5th Annual Albuquerque International Festival

The Albuquerque International Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary this Saturday, September 28th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Talin Market at 88 Louisiana Blvd. NE.

This free event is a daylong multicultural celebration of the International District of Southeast Albuquerque. The event will highlight and showcase local international items throughout Albuquerque’s metro area.

Diverse entertainment, food, and crafts will be available to visitors and participants to enjoy. Entertainment includes Lion/Ribbon dancers, Karate demos, Native American rock bands, Thai dancers/musicians, and New Mexican music.

Many vendors will be on site providing showcases of jewelry, baskets, food items, and other crafts.

The event is sponsored primarily by the City of Albuquerque but other sponsors include Bernalillo County and private sectors.

Support local food production with community garden tour

Support local food production with community garden tour

Bring your family out and participate in the Albuquerque Community Garden Tour on Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 12 am.

The community gardens are huge supporters of local food production and community empowerment.

The event is free to the public and is sponsored by Querencia Green and Home Grown New Mexico.

Participants will visit Eagle’s Nest Garden, Growing Awareness Urban Farm, Villa Nueva Senior Apartments, and International District Community Garden.

Call 505-473-1403 or email homgrownnewmexico@gmail.com for more information.

Local Food Festival scheduled for Oct. 13

Local Food Festival scheduled for Oct. 13


On Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, the Local Food Festival & Field Day features workshops, lectures, music, and lots of good food.

The Local Food Festival and Field Day is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in our region. It works with a variety of groups and organizations to bring the best in New Mexico’s farming and culture.

Some of the activities taking place are:

Business First's 9th annual Women of Influence seeking nominations

Business First's 9th annual Women of Influence seeking nominations

The ninth annual Women of Influence event and publication held by Albuquerque’s Business First is now seeking nominations of New Mexico’s most dynamic women.

Candidates may be of any age or professional background. The ideal candidate possesses leadership qualities that helps her stand out as a model for peers. Having positive influence on New Mexico is also a quality the candidate should possess.

To nominate a women of influence you know, simply visit http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/nomination/57481 and fill out the contact information of the nominee. Business First will contact nominee for more information.

Contact Tamra Fenstermaker at (505) 348-8326 for more information.

Volunteers needed for Hunger Action Month

In honor of Hunger Action Month, Walmart employees and their families took a day off work to help fight the battle.

At the Road Runner Food Bank in northwest Albuquerque, employees from Walmart and Sam's Club stores helped prep food and fill boxes for hours on Wednesday.

Food banks across America are asking people to get involved by volunteering and helping their community for Hunger Action Month.

Since New Mexico is ranked one of the hungriest and poorest states in the nation, volunteers told KOB Eyewitness News 4 they were happy to help out.

"Just giving back to the community is what Walmart is about. It's what I'm about," employee David Franklin said. "And it means so much because we never know what kind of situation we're going to be in in life, so to be able to give upfront is such a blessing."