March 20, 2009 by  
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If the economy has you re-thinking that Spring Break trip to Florida, here’s a cheap alternative.

Albuquerque’s Kiss 97.3 is hosting Spring Break Teen Bash 2009 at the Sunshine Theater on Sunday, March 22. Hosted by Dana Cortez, with DJ Automatic in the mix. This inexpensive entertainment for teens features dance contests and more. Show your student ID for unspecified discounts.

It can be hard to find fun things for teens to do in Albuquerque, but this dance could be just the ticket. This event is for high school and junior age teens only. Tickets $10 at the door (no advance sales). Doors open and event begins at 6:00pm.

The Sunshine Theater is located at 120 Central Ave SW.

–Elizabeth Hanes



February 21, 2009 by  
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We’re called Albuquerque on the Cheap, but we define the area generously. Truth is, we feature all the best freebies, discounts and deals up and down the middle Rio Grande valley.

Which brings us to our current item. You can enjoy a free Mardi Gras concert and dance in Rio Rancho. The Route 66 Revelers will be performing Dixieland/New Orleans style jazz music at the Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium. In fact, you are encouraged to come in costume for Mardi Gras.

Although the event is free, a ticket is required. Pick one up from the Adult Information Desk. Then swag yourself in Mardi Gras beads and swing the night away.

WHAT: Route 66 Revelers Mardi Gras Concert
WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 6:30pm
WHERE: Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho

–Elizabeth Hanes


Blues dance workshop: Save $15!

February 2, 2009 by  
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I’ve heard of ballroom dancing and flamenco dancing, but blues dancing? Who knew?

Get in at the beginning of this hot new trend by taking the blues dance workshop offered by Duke City Blues. This 3-day workshop will offer a combination of dance classes, discussion and late-night dances to live blues bands and DJs.

The workshop starts on Friday, February 6th with a “taster class” to whet your blues dancing appetite. It continues with a dance until 4:00am (yes, that’s four-in-the-morning). On Saturday, you’ll learn how to take your blues dancing to the next level with classes on blues breathing, lindy blues, blues posturing, tango blues and more. Sunday includes more of the same. Both the Saturday and Sunday sessions include an optional lunch (or brown bag it) and a Q&A discussion with noted blues dance instructors Chris Ransdell, Anna Whitmire and Morgan Petroski.

Register by February 5th and save some serious coin. There are three tiers of participation, and you can save on each one:

1. Buy an event pass for $75 (a $15 savings). Includes all events over the three days.

2. Buy a dance pass for $30 (a $10 savings). Includes admission to the dances only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

3. Buy a Saturday dance pass for $15 (a $5 savings). Includes admission to the Saturday dance only.

4. Optional: If you wish to purchase the Saturday/Sunday lunches, register online and get them for just $5 per day. They will be $7 per day if purchased at the door.

WHEN: February 6-8
WHERE: Events take place at two venues: Orpheum Arts Space, 500 2nd St SW (near 2nd and Coal) and Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave SE (near Central and San Mateo)
HOW: Register online (or get more info) at Duke City Blues