Hobby Lobby Coupon Save 40%

August 14, 2012 by  
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Stocking up on arts and craft supplies? In the mood for sewing, beading, scrapbooking, making a mosaic? Or maybe you just want to save dollars on craft items for school projects? This Hobby Lobby discount coupon is valid until Saturday August 18, 2012.

The Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon can be used on any one regularly priced item. Either print it for the store or use coupon code 2393 online, and the deal is one coupon per customer per day. If you’re shopping for fabric, they say that a single cut of fabric is the equivalent of one item. It excludes certain purchases such as gift cards, class fees and custom framing, so check the fine print.

Other Hobby Lobby discounts this week also include:

  • 50% off Home Accents such as glass, metal, and wood items, candle holders, trays, coasters, placemats, wicker, decorative boxes and storage 
  • 50% off certain scrapbooking supplies
  • 50% off framing in selected categories
  • 50% off selected jewelry-making supplies
  • 40% off fall home decor, fall florals, and fall party and crafts items (stock up for Halloween!)

No coupons are needed for these sales, they’re just ordinary promotions in stores through August 18. There are three Albuquerque Hobby Lobby stores.

–Tania


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New Mexico Centennial Summerfest 2012: June 16

June 12, 2012 by  
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New Mexico Centennial Summerfest in Albuquerque promises to be one mega birthday party to celebrate New Mexico’s Statehood Centennial, and best of all – it’s free! If you’re an ABQ local and you haven’t heard about Summerfest already, you must have been living under a rock. But hey, who am I to judge how you spend your time? So here’s the scoop.

The New Mexico Summerfest Centennial event is on Saturday June 16, 2012 along Albuquerque’s Central Avenue, old Route 66 herself, with oodles of free live entertainment, exhibits, a car show, activities for kids, an arts and crafts show, and more. The party kicks off at 12 noon, and culminates with a free concert of star acts: country singer Will Banister, and the Grammy award-winners Robert Mirabal and Los Lobos.

To give you just a taste of the Summerfest schedule, highlights include:

  • Youthfest including games, face painting, music and dance, a climbing wall, and BMX bike demonstration, at the Youthfest area on Central between 4th and 5th streets.
  • Hispanic Heritage Pavilion (3rd and Central) with entertainment including Matachines de Bernalillo, flamenco dancing, and music by Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane, Jr.
  • World Pavilion (4th and Central) entertainment is as diverse as it sounds, from Taiko drumming to Irish dancing, Opera Southwest, and Le Chat Lunatique.
  • Native American stage (5th and Central) with Gathering of Nations Inter Tribal Dancers at various times during the afternoon, and a performance at 5 pm by Shelley Morningsong, whose album Full Circle won the Native American Music Awards 2011 Record of the Year.
  • NM Office of African American Affairs Juneteenth stage (7th and Central) is the venue for music by Sweet Life, Cathryn McGill, and an excerpt from Roots Revival by Rainbow Studio Theater.
  • Rock and Rockabilly stage (6th and Central) hosts the Daddy O’s, The Fireballs, and Soul Kitchen with Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup.
  • KiMo Theatre free cartoon movies all day and a free musical about New Mexico at 7 pm by the SouthWest Rural Theatre Project.
  • Storytelling Tent (8th and Central) including cowboy poets and chautauquas on New Mexico history and Billy the Kid.
  • Territorial Village in Robinson Park (between 8th and 10th on Central) with Roy Rogers Jr, Syd Masters, New Mexico Territorial Brass Band, and gunfighters!
  • Vintage Car Show on Central between 6th and 7th.
  • Science and Technology Center (7th and 8th on Central) with exhibits from Explora, Sandia National Labs, Spaceport America, White Sands National Monument, the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science, the Fractal Foundation, and more.
  • 100 for 100 Arts and Crafts show by New Mexico artists on Central between 6th and 7th.
  • Free trolley rides courtesy of ABQ Trolley Co along Central Avenue from noon to 6 pm as a shuttle to save your aching feet!
  • Free evening concerts at the Downtown Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza Centennial Main Stage with country music artist Will Banister at 5:30 pm, Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal at 6:30 pm, and headline act Los Lobos from 8 – 9:30 pm.

This is but a sampling of the free fun on offer – here’s the full New Mexico Centennial Summerfest schedule with all the details and a map.

The City of Albuquerque is expecting up to 80,000 people to attend Summerfest… plus you. So unless you can walk from home to the venues, you’d be wise to check out the Summerfest transportation, parking, and park and ride options at the link.

Party on, New Mexico!

–Tania

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Rio Rancho Free Music Concerts

May 22, 2012 by  
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Rio Rancho starts its summer series of free Sunday evening music concerts on May 27 - so plan ahead because they’ve some great acts in the line-up.

Rustle up a picnic and take blankets, lawn chairs or whatever other seating arrangement suits you (probably leave the La-Z-Boy at home) to the free Rio Rancho summer music concerts. They’re all on Sunday evenings from May 27 through August 26 2012 and they all run from 6:30 -8 pm at the  Rotary Club Barbeque Pavilion in Haynes Park.  

The kids can do their thang on the free fun jumps while you chill out listening to a nice mix of familiar and new performers. The Haynes Park music schedule at time of writing starts with:

  • May 27:  The Casuals
  • June 3:  Gary Reynolds & The Southwest Band
  • June 10: Adobe Brothers
  • June 17: Bosque Blues
  • June 24: The Flyin A’s
  • July 1: Nahalot Shalom Band
  • July 15: Dennis and Song Writers
  • July 22: Rudy Boy Experiment
  • July 29: Twisted Mo-Jo
  • August 5: The Hit Squad
  • August 12: Little Hawk
  • August 19: Inferno
  • August 26: Rio Rancho Symphonic Band

On June 10, July 15, August 12, and August 26, the Arts at Haynes Park show also takes place from 3 – 8 pm, so you can browse jewelry, glass, paintings, clothes, photography, sculpture and other New Mexican artisan pieces before and during that evening’s performance.

And did we mention that the live entertainment and the Arts at Haynes Park event are all free?

Shows are of course weather-permitting, at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Boulevard, Rio Rancho, opposite Intel.

–Tania

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Hobby Lobby Coupon Save 40%

March 26, 2012 by  
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Stocking up on arts and craft supplies? In the mood for sewing, beading, scrapbooking, making a mosaic? Or maybe you just want to save dollars on craft items for school projects? This Hobby Lobby discount coupon is valid until Saturday March 31, 2012.

The Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon can be used on any one regularly priced item. Either print it for the store or use coupon code 7780 online, and the deal is one coupon per customer per day. If you’re shopping for fabric, they say that a single cut of fabric is the equivalent of one item. It excludes certain purchases such as gift cards and custom framing, so check the fine print.

Other Hobby Lobby discounts this week also include:

  • 50% off Home Accents such as glass, candle holders, trays, coasters, placemats, wicker, decorative boxes and storage 
  • 50% off certain scrapbooking supplies
  • 50% off framing in selected categories
  • 50% off selected jewelry-making supplies
  • 40% off Easter items

No coupons are needed for these sales, they’re just ordinary promotions in stores through March 31. There are three Albuquerque Hobby Lobby stores.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

March 4, 2012 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring 2012 show is coming up this weekend, from March 9-11, but don’t pay full price to get in…

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico. Over 225 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE! And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday March 9-11, 2012
  • Times: 10 am – 5 pm

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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Hobby Lobby Save 40%

January 8, 2012 by  
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Apparently it’s National Hobby Month in January, so this Hobby Lobby discount coupon arrives at a good time, valid until Saturday January 14, 2012.

The Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon can be used on any one regularly priced item. Either print it for the store or use coupon code 4020 online, and the deal is one coupon per customer per day. If you’re shopping for fabric, they say that a single cut of fabric is the equivalent of one item. It excludes certain purchases such as gift cards and custom framing, so check the fine print.

Other Hobby Lobby discounts this week also include:

  • 50% off Home Accents such as ceramics, candles, flameless LED candles, and fragrance diffusers
  • 50% off certain scrapbooking supplies and organizers
  • 50% off selected jewelry-making supplies
  • 30% off art supplies and art brush sets
  • McCall’s patterns at 99 cents each, with a maximum purchase of 10 patterns per customer.

No coupons are needed for these sales, they’re just ordinary promotions in stores through January 14. There are three Albuquerque Hobby Lobby stores.

–Tania

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Native Heritage Art Market on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21, 2011 by  
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The first Native Heritage Art Market debuts this Thanksgiving weekend in Albuquerque, and what a debut!

The Native Heritage Art Market runs from November 25-27 at Hotel Albuquerque, and admission is free for all. In addition to work for sale from more than 15 different tribes, such as jewelry, pottery, carvings, paintings and sculpture, the event also includes artist demonstrations, and traditional music and cultural performances.

The Opening Reception at 5 pm on Friday November 25 look well worth a visit, as it pays tribute to Indian Arts and Crafts Association Artists of the Year over the last 30 years, many of whom will be present. Ceremonies start with an invocation by Haywood Big Day, Sundance Leader for the Crow Tribe, and the whole event is MC’d by the wonderful Harlan McKosato, host of Native America Calling. How cool is that?
I often listen to Native America Calling on KUNM, and I LOVE it!

Other highlights over the weekend include:

  • Turquoise Workshop at 10 am on November 26 by Joe P. Lowry, owner of the Turquoise Museum
  • Jerry Pardilla, Penobscot singer & flute player, at 12 noon on November 26
  • Plus talks/demonstrations on Navajo silver jewelry and sandpainting, Laguna Pueblo pottery, Zuni Pueblo weaving, Taos Pueblo pottery, Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi-making, Hopi basket weaving, and more…

See the full Native Heritage Art Market schedule for details on what’s happening when. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to pick your fave time to go, though. It all looks pretty great to me. And to get us in the festive spirit, they’ll have a tree with Native-made holiday ornaments.

As the event is organized by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association we can be confident that the arts for sale are all certified as genuine work from American Indian artists.

Native Heritage Art Market takes place:

  • When: November 25-27, 2011
  • Times:
    Friday November 25 from 3 – 7 pm, with the opening reception at 5 pm
    Saturday November 26 from 10 am – 5 pm
    Sunday November 27 from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
  • Price: Admission is free!

I can’t be responsible for how much you spend on holiday shopping, though!

Hotel Albuquerque is located just north of Old Town at 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

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Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival $1 Off Admission

November 21, 2011 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 12th Annual Holiday show runs over this Thanksgiving weekend.  

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.  

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be getting festive over the weekend of November 25-27, 2011 at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Holiday Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, enjoy a magic show or maybe see Santa – all for FREE!  Of course, there will be food vendors and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths - and plenty of free samples.  

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday November 25-27, 2011
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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Arts in the Park: October 9

October 7, 2011 by  
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Arts in the Park 2011If you haven’t made it to the free Arts in the Park 2011 Sunday series at City of Albuquerque parks (or even if you have, but you want to wrap up the season in style) this is the last blast…

The final Arts in the Park is this Sunday October 9, at Ventana Ranch Park.

It’s the last chance to pretend it’s still summer, with live music and entertainment,  the Artisan Market to browse for local artwork and jewelry, and food and drink from vendors.

Activites this Sunday include free face painting and arts and crafts for kids, as well as magic by Pink Elephant Theatre – they’ll also be teaching kids to juggle. All ages can learn to drum and play music with Drumfest.

The Arts in the Park program is completely FREE, and runs from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Arts in the Park entertainment planned for Sunday October 9  :

  • 1 pm:  Coyote Crossing
  • 2 pm:  Interplay School of Music
  • 2:30 pm:  Django Rhythm Meat Grinder
  • 3:30 pm:  Interplay School of Music
  • 4 pm:  Rudy Boy Experiment

I heard Interplay School of Music at another Arts in the Park recently. Very good they were, too.

Find Ventana Ranch Park at Universe and Ventana Hills NW.

Tania

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Arts in the Park: September 25

September 30, 2011 by  
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Arts in the Park 2011CORRECTION: Arts in the Park Sunday October 2. The Albuquerque Arts in the Park 2011 series of free Sunday afternoon programs at City of Albuquerque parks runs for two final weeks.

So bring out your picnic blankets for Arts in the Park on Sunday October 2, at El Oso Grande Park.

Entertainment varies at each park but includes music, dance, poetry and theatre, and of course you can browse the Artisan Market for local artwork and jewelry, and buy food and drink from vendors.

The Arts in the Park program is completely FREE, and runs from 1 pm to 5 pm. Activites this Sunday include free face painting and arts and crafts for kids, as well as magic and juggling, and all ages can learn to drum and play music with Drumfest.

Arts in the Park entertainment planned for Sunday October 2  :

  • 1 pm – Chuck Hawley Group
  • 2 pm – Juggling with Jake Wicked
  • 2:30 pm –  Mad Robin
  • 3:30 pm – Sage Harrington
  • 4 pm – Rhythm & 53rd

El Oso Grande Park is located at 10600 Osuna Rd NE..

Tania

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