Rio Rancho Free Music Concerts

June 26, 2014 by  
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The Rio Rancho free music concerts series is in the swing for summer 2014, offering musical pleasure and any dancing you choose to do on Sunday evenings. They’ve some great acts on the schedule!

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 Rio Rancho free music concerts for summer 2014. They’re all on Sunday evenings through August 31 2014 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 is:

  • June 29: The New Hit Squad
  • July 6: Twisted Mojo
  • July 13: Rio Rancho Jazz Band
  • July 20: Little Hawk
  • July 27: Flyin A’s
  • Aug. 3: St. Wolfe & Company
  • Aug. 10: The New Hit Squad
  • Aug. 17: St. Wolfe & Company
  • Aug. 24: Rio Rancho Concert and Jazz Bands
  • Aug. 31: Recurve

The Rio Rancho free music concerts are of course weather-permitting, at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Boulevard, Rio Rancho, opposite Intel.

–Tania


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Rio Rancho Free Music Concerts

June 11, 2013 by  
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The Rio Rancho free music concerts series is in the swing for summer 2013, offering musical pleasure and any dancing you choose to do on Sunday evenings. They’ve some great acts on the schedule!

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 Rio Rancho free music concerts for summer 2013. They’re all on Sunday evenings through August 25 2013 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 is:

  • June 16: Twisted Mojo
  • June 23: Point Blank
  • June 30: Bosque Blues
  • July 7: Saint Wolf
  • July 14: Rio Rancho Community Jazz Band
  • July 21: Rio Rancho Community Concert Band
  • July 28: Interplay
  • Aug. 4: The Hit Squad
  • Aug. 11: The Otherside
  • Aug. 18: Code 29
  • Aug. 25: Rio Rancho Community Jazz Band

The Rio Rancho free music concerts are of course weather-permitting, at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Boulevard, Rio Rancho, opposite Intel.

–Tania

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Holiday Ole & BOGO Free Ticket Deal

November 6, 2012 by  
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Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday OleEvery year, the Junior League of Albuquerque hosts the Holiday Olé festive shopping extravaganza. The good news is: you can get
two Holiday Ole tickets for the price of one at the link if you purchase tickets in a limited time deal. The better news: proceeds benefit local charities.

I was just about to write a post about the 2012 Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday Olé on Sunday November 18, when I spotted this two Holiday Ole ticket deal – oh serendipity! Especially as the regular ticket price has increased this year to $10 each so the Living Social offer to get two tickets for the price of one is a no-brainer at $10 for two tickets or $20 for four tickets.

More than four people going holiday shopping? It’s fine to buy multiple sets of tickets, although of course that works better if you have an even number in your party, as the half price tickets are sold in pairs.

Holiday Ole is on Sunday, November 18 at Hotel Albuquerque, and usually features all kinds of artsy craftsy stuff, toys, jewelry, cosmetics, and other gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers from Albuquerque retailers. Shop Olé runs from 11 am to 4 pm, and Bebe Olé is from 2 pm to 5 pm, with Santa Claus and holiday activities.

Regular priced tickets are $10 if you miss the current BOGO free ticket deal, and tots under age 2 go free.

Holiday Ole will also hold a brunch with a guest panel at 10 am, and tickets for that (available from the Junior League of Albuquerque website) cost $50, which includes admission to shopping and Santa too, and brunch tix must be purchased in advance as none will be available at the door. No deals on brunch – sorry! :-)

Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday Olé 2012 will be held:

    • When:  Sunday November 18
    • Time:  Shopping from 11 am to 4 pm, and Bebe Olé with Santa from 2 pm to 5 pm.
    • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
    • Price: $10 regular admission, or nab the limited time Living Social Deal for 2 tickets for $10 or 4 tickets for $20. Free admission for kids aged under 2.

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

–Tania FYI:  I’ve given my Living Social affiliate link.

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100 Years of Albuquerque Signs: June 30

June 28, 2012 by  
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I love seeing all the vintage signs around Albuquerque, especially on historic Route 66 of course. So if you’re a roadside advertising sign nerd like me, this sounds like a fun free event, on June 30 at 516 ARTS.

The 100 Years of Albuquerque Signs panel discussion takes place on Saturday June 30, 2012, at 4 pm, with those-in-the-know discussing the artistry and importance of Albuquerque’s roadside advertising signs, and the part they’ve played in establishing the unique character of the town. (They don’t say unique, but I do, and I stand by it . Well, it’s a bit hot right now, so maybe I’ll sit by it. More relaxing.)

An eclectic array of speakers includes historians, creative types, business owners and even sushi chef and “sign connoisseur” Ben Adams.

The event is free, and while you’re at 516 ARTS you can check out the current Time Pieces exhibition and the Friends of the Orphan Signs exhibition.

100 Years of Albuquerque Signs

When: Saturday June 30, 2012

Time: 4 pm

Where: 516 ARTS

Admission: Free!

516 ARTS is located at 516 Central Avenue SW, between 5th & 6th Streets.

–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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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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Holiday Ole & BOGO Free Ticket Deal

November 14, 2011 by  
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Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday OleEvery year, the Junior League of Albuquerque hosts the shopping extravaganza that is Holiday Olé. The good news is: you can get
two Holiday Ole tickets for the price of one if you purchase tickets in a limited time deal through Tuesday November 15. The better news: proceeds benefit local charities.

I was just about to write a post about the 2011 Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday Olé this Sunday November 20, when I spotted this two Holiday Ole tickets for $5 deal – oh serendipity! Regular tickets are $5 each (free for children aged 12 and under), so the Groupon offer available till November 15 to get two tickets for the price of one is a no-brainer if you plan on going to the event with a friend or family member. More than two people going holiday shopping? It’s fine to buy multiple deals, although of course that works better if you have an even number in your party, as the BOGO deal tickets are sold in pairs.

Holiday Ole is on Sunday, November 20, from 11 am to 4 pm at Hotel Albuquerque, and usually features all kinds of artsy craftsy stuff, toys, jewelry, cosmetics, and other gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers from Albuquerque retailers, plus food vendors. The event also includes raffles, a visit by Santa Claus, and a free photo opportunity with Santa, compliments of Dry Heat Photography.

Regular priced tickets are $5, and we’ve confirmed with the organizers that children aged 12 and under go free again this year. 

Holiday Ole will also hold a Women as Catalysts brunch at 10 am, with guest speaker New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.  Tickets are $50 for the Susana Martinez brunch which includes admission to Holiday Ole shopping too, and brunch tix must be purchased in advance as none will be available at the door. No deals on  brunch – sorry! :-)  

Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday Olé 2011 will be held:

  • When:  Sunday November 20
  • Time: 11 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
  • Price: $5 regular admission, or two tickets for $5 in today’s Groupon deal, available to Tuesday November 15.  Free admission for kids aged 12 and under.  

The fundraiser benefits JLA’s Kissing Hunger Goodbye campaign – a 5-year commitment to ending hunger in the Albuquerque metro area, in collaboration with the Storehouse and Rio Grande Food Project.

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

–Tania FYI:  I’ve given my Groupon affiliate link for the ticket deal. To send a little love this way and help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything) please use the links. Thanks!

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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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Arts in the Park: September 25

September 22, 2011 by  
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Arts in the Park 2011The Albuquerque Arts in the Park 2011 series of free Sunday afternoon programs at City of Albuquerque parks runs for three more weeks.

So bring out your picnic blankets for Arts in the Park on Sunday September 25, at Carlos Rey 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.  Carlos Rey Park is located at 10601 Benavides Road SW.

Next week’s Arts in the Park on October 2 will be held at El Oso Grande Park.

If you’re an artisan yourself and want to sell your own work in the market, we understand there is still space available for the October 9 event at Ventana Ranch Park, and the fee for a space is a very reasonable $20. The application form is at Arts in the Park.

Tania

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