Revolutions Free Party Jan 10 and $5 Student Tickets

January 9, 2012 by  
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The Tricklock Company’s Revolutions International Theatre Festival 2012 starts this week, and they’re kicking off with a free party on Tuesday January 10.

The Revolutions Party acts up from 7 – 10 pm on January 10, including a chance to meet the performers, and music by Goddess of Arno. The party is free but you’ll have to pay for your own Tractor Brewing Company beer :-)   Head to The Box Performance Space at 114 Gold Avenue SW and The Resource Center next door to join the party – it’s at Gold and 2nd Avenue.

The Revolutions International Theatre Festival runs for three weeks, and main event tickets are $18, with a $3 discount at $15 for students and seniors. The best way to save if you’re going to multiple events is with a Passport for multiple shows – for example it’s $60 for four shows (or $48 for seniors and students).

Students can also get $5 student rush tickets five minutes before the start of each show where tickets remain – which is more likely at the larger venues. Smaller ones might sell out. Take your student ID.

–Tania


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Halloween Cheap Tricks and Terrorific Treats

October 27, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque Halloween celebrations put a tingle in your spine! Here’s are some free, cheap, or just plain good fun, good value Halloween events for the next few days and over the weekend.

Primitive Fear is a haunted house production, with catacombs and crypts, and usually some surprises to scare the living daylights out of everyone.  Tickets are $15, and the haunted house is at the Coronado Center Mall on the east side by Fuddruckers. Seems they’re getting mixed reviews this year, so if you’ve been to the 2011 Primitive Fear, let us know in the comments box below if it’s worth the fifteen bucks!

Manor of Mayhem haunted house stars kids from local high schools, with some proceeds going to the schools and charity.  Admission is $15, and the haunted house at Cottonwood Mall is open 6 pm till midnight on Friday and Saturday, otherwise 6 – 10 pm, through October 31.

Michaels Stores Free Halloween Crafts Make it and take it event for kids  to design a Halloween Clay Pot (pot costs 50 cents), October 28 from 6 – 8 pm while supplies last. On Saturday October 29 make a free trick or treat Duck Tape tote or pail (11 am – noon) followed by free face painting (noon – 1:30 pm) and a Halloween parade (1:30 – 2 pm.) On Sunday October 30, free make it and take it Halloween Crayola pumpkin patch event, from 1-3 pm.

Routes and Rentals Halloween tours by bike still have space on their Friday October 28 tour at 7 pm at time of writing, but book fast. The 2.5 hour freewheel around haunted Albuquerque is for adults and “open-minded” kids aged 12+,  with refreshments. It’s $35 if you rent a bike for the tour, or take your own bike and the tour is discounted to $25. (You must sport front and rear safety lights.)

Bookworks Halloween Party for Kids Free on Saturday October 29, from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Cider, doughnuts and scary stories with APS librarian and storyteller, Jill Logan, and kids are welcome to go in costume. I guess adults could too. It’s a free country. Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, next to Flying Star Cafe.

Quelab’s Haunted Lab on Saturday October 29 from 6 – 10 pm looks like it’ll do just about everything but recreate Frankenstein. The creepy chemistry lab promises animated ghosts, realistic corpses, a moving severed animated head, LED pumpkins and more, at $10 per person, kids under 12 go free. They’re at 1112 2nd Street NW.

SAGA Tricks and Treats Halloween Carnival The Sandia Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy Halloween event on October 29 from 5 – 7:30 pm includes a haunted house, games, contests, prizes, gymnastics and trick or treating. Adults go free, and it’s $5 admission per child for 5 tickets.

Old Town Fall Festival on Saturday October 29 from 3 pm to 8:30 pm, with a pet parade and costume contest at Old Town Plaza at 6 pm followed by a costume contest for humans at 6:30 pm! These are free and there will also be strolling musicians. Other activities such as hay rides around the plaza, the Carnival Area at Patio Escondido, an Art Make & Take and Magic Show at Poco a Poco Patio, pumpkin painting, face painting, balloon animals and Trick or Treat bags require tickets at $1 each or 6 for $5, to benefit the San Felipe de Neri church.

Thriller New Mexico on Saturday, October 29 at 8 pm in the Old Town Plaza. This technically follows on from the Old Town Fall Festival, but as I’ve been following the rehearsals of Thrill the World Albuquerque, I have to give it a separate shout-out! A bunch of people have learned Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance, and will perform it (free) on Saturday, as part of the Thrill the World effort to break the global record of the largest ever simultaneous dance of Thriller. I’m not sure how it can be simultaneous globally when everyone in Europe will be in bed, but maybe it’s just the same day. ANYWAY, it should be a thrill to watch!

Albuquerque Zoo Boo haunts the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Saturday October 29, from 11 am to 4 pm. Four costumed children get free admission to the event with a paying adult – adult admission (aged 13 up) is $7. Zoo Boo includes haunted habitats, games, a costume parade, and “sweet treats” from local sponsors. (Although one ABQ on the Cheap reader said the treats were underwhelming on her visits, so maybe enjoy the free admission and take a few back-up treats of your own.)

Albuquerque Maize Maze Haunted Maze on October 29 – 31 at the Rio Grande Community Farm Dino Maze. They’re staying open late till 10 pm each night, get togged up in costume if you wish. Admission is $7 for adults (aged 12+), $5 kids (aged 3-11) , and free for age 2 and under.

Wagner’s Farmland Experience corn maze and pumpkin patch in Corrales stays open late till 10 pm on October 29 and 31. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for kids aged 3-11, and tots aged 2 or under go free.

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch adds a fall festival to the mix on October 29 and 30, with chainsaw carving and a crafts fair. It’s a great space for kids to play, and admission is free through October 31, from 9 am – 6 pm daily.

Hinkle Family Fun Center Fall Festival on Sunday October 30 from 2 – 5 pm. Kids in costume get free admission to go trick or treating at sponsors booths on the mini golf course. A $20.95 Pumpkin Pass gives three hours of unlimited play on attractions.

Tours of Old Town Ghost Tours take place as usual at 8 pm nightly (and 10 pm some nights) in October. Tickets for the 90-minute walking tour are $20 with a price break at $18 for seniors 55+, military personnel, and college students. Take ID. Children aged 13-17 pay $16, or it’s $10 for ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under go free.   You have to book and pay in advance, so make Ghost Tour reservations online or call (505) 246-TOUR.

Free Halloween Pumpkin Stencils Check out our earlier post for free templates to make the carving a little easier…

Know of any other Halloween free, cheap, discounted or good fun events we should add? Let us know, we’ll keep updating…

Happy Ghost Busting!

–Tania

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Halloween Cheap Tricks and Terrorific Treats

October 25, 2010 by  
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Albuquerque Halloween celebrations put a tingle in your spine. (And not because you’ve spent the rent – now that would be scary!) Here’s are some free, cheap, or just plain good fun / good value Halloween events for all the family.

Primitive Fear and 13th Street Manor are two haunted house PF13 productions. Each haunted house has a different story to tell,  performed by actors in elaborate sets to scare the living daylights out of everyone.  Use this coupon for $1 off admission. We think the coupon only works on General Admission tickets, which are $15 for each haunted house. Cheaper still, get a $25 combo ticket to both Albuquerque haunted houses. (There’s a VIP ticket too at $20 per event, which puts you at the front of the line so VIPs can get scared faster. ) 

  • When: Daily to October 31, 2010
  • Time: 6 – 10 pm Sunday to Thursday, 6 pm to midnight Friday and Saturday
  • Where: Primitive Fear is located at 6600 Menaul Blvd NE At the Coronado Center Mall on the East side between Fuddruckers and Barnes & Noble. 13th Street Manor is located at 2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE On the East side of the Winrock Mall between Sports Authority and Bed, Bath & Beyond

Halloween Hitchcock Festival at the KiMo Theatre from October 26 – 30 presents eight Alfred Hitchcock films including the chillers Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Tickets are $8, or a festival pass at $50 saves $14 if you intend to watch all 8 movies. (And if you intend to watch all 8 movies, tip to the wise: no going up Sandia Peak Tramway this week, and I’d steer clear of motels too.) A weekend pass for Friday and Saturday is $35.

Corrales Mentor Center Costume Ball and Perry Meadows Haunt $5 on Saturday October 30, from 6:13 – 9:13 pm with a $1 horror movie at 10:13 pm. (Parents must provide approval for under 18s to stay and watch the horror film!) The halloween party includes a haunted attraction, costume contest, games, and a dance.

Bookworks Halloween Party Free on Sunday October 31 at 4 pm. A costume contest includes the scariest, funniest, best book character, etc. and meet local children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators Carolee Dean, Lois Ruby, Chris Eboch and Kirsten Hamilton, with refreshments themed to the foods in those authors’  books. (This event also celebrates the Gift of Reading Project. They’re collecting donations of new or gently used books for Albuquerque’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Program, Barrett House, and Metro Detention Center to December 6 .)

Michaels Stores Free Halloween Crafts Make it and take it events include Free Halloween Glow Explosion (October 25), Free Quick and Easy Costumes (October 26) and Free Halloween Mask (October 28) all from 6 – 8 pm while supplies last. On Saturday October 30 make a free Duck Tape cuff (10am – noon) followed by free face painting (noon – 1:30 pm) and a Halloween parade (1:30 – 2 pm.)

Albuquerque Zoo Boo haunts the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on Saturday October 30, from 11 am to 4 pm. Four costumed children get free admission with a paying adult – adult admission is $7.  Zoo Boo includes haunted habitats and live performances, games, a costume parade, and “sweet treats” from local sponsors.

Old Town Fall Festival on Saturday October 30 from 3 pm to 7 pm, with a pet parade at Old Town Plaza at 5:30 pm followed by a pet costume contest, and then a human costume contest! Expect Halloween and Day of the Dead displays in the galleries, caramel apples in the shops and halloween themed food and drinks in the restaurants. Tickets on sale at the Gazebo for activities such as hay rides around the plaza, pumpkin painting, face painting, balloon animals and Trick or Treat bags are $1 each or 6 for $5, to benefit the American Cancer Society.

ABQ Trolley of Terror on Friday October 29 at 7 pm. The 90 minute tour of Albuquerque’s haunted hot spots (Old Town, Albuquerque Press Club, Barelas Rail Yards, etc) is a joint venture by ABQ Trolley Co with the expert ghost hunters of Tours of Old Town. Even if you don’t spot a ghost they promise Albuquerque Halloween trivia and prizes, and you’re welcome to dress in costume (I’d suggest WARM costume, as the trolley is open air!) The tour is rated R for adults, and tickets are $35, with a $5 discount for seniors (65+) and students. Take ID to get the $30 discount rate. Book fast as only 12 seats remain at time of posting.

Albuquerque Maize Maze Haunted Maze on October 30 and 31. They’re staying open late till 10 pm, and admission is $7.50 for adults (aged 12+), $4 kids (aged 4-11) , and free for children under 4.

Wagner’s Farmland Experience Halloween Night Maze on Sunday October 31 at the 6 acre corn maze in Corrales. $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids aged 3 – 11, and free for children under 3.

Shop for party clothes at 30% off in tonight’s Thrift Town Monday Night Sale between 6 – 8 pm. The Monday night sale is ongoing to December 27.  After Halloween, maybe enter the Thrift Town Halloween Costume Contest  Costumes or party decor must be secondhand or be made from used items. Categories range from most creative costume to best pet costume and best home or party decoration and prizes are $50 or $100 Thrift Town gift cards.

Free Halloween Pumpkin Stencils Check out our earlier post for free templates to make the carving a little easier…

Know of any other Halloween free, cheap, discounted or good fun events we should add? Let us know, we’ll keep updating all week…

Happy Ghost Busting!

–Tania

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The Short Life of Bree Tanner Release Party: June 4

June 1, 2010 by  
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Scaring up a free party to celebrate the new novella spinning off from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, with prizes and giveaways, music, creepy stories, cake, and blood red punch…

Bookworks is throwing a ghoulish Bree Tanner book release party, to welcome The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (by Stephenie Meyers of Twilight fame) to a book shelf near you!

It’s all happening Friday night June 4, from 10 pm until the official time for the book to go on sale at one minute past midnight.

Rattle your bones with music from Shoot My Cupid, join in a vampire hunt to win a free book (Nightshade, by Andrea Cremer), and dress in costume to win prizes. Magician Diana Sherwood tells stories from the darkside at 11 pm, and giveaways include Sisters Red tattoos and Vladimir Tod buttons… PLUS free Bree Tanner birthday cake and punch refreshments. If you pre-order The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Bookworks will throw in Twilight fangs at 12:01 when you collect your book.

Check out the Bree Tanner Release Party for details on the schedule and what to wear for the costume contest!

Bookworks is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, next to Flying Star Cafe.

–Tania

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Free: Dia de los Burquenos Celebration

April 29, 2009 by  
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We’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the ABQ Trolley Co., and now it’s here!

Friday, May 1 (2009), from 5:00 – 7:00pm, come to the official ribbon-cutting party and score free copies of The Zipper — “A Walk and Ride Guide to Historic Route 66.” From 7:00 – 8:00pm, you can stroll, shop, and dine in Old Town before heading over to One Up Elevated Lounge at 8:00pm to enjoy free cake, music, and “an overly stuffed piñata.” Sounds intriguing!

In case you haven’t yet heard, ABQ Trolley Co. commissioned a custom-built trolley with which they offer a 66-minute “Best of ABQ” tour. Should be great for long-time residents and visitors alike!

The Zipper is a map packed with info about the transit options and businesses along the historic Route 66 corridor, from Old Town to Nob Hill. It’s a great resource for discovering (or re-discovering) Albuquerque’s hidden gems in dining, shopping, and more. About 300 Zippers will be given away at the Día de los Burqueños event.

The event will be held at Plaza Don Luís in Old Town before moving to One Up Elevated Lounge, located at 301 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque.

Next week, we’re gonna share a secret for how to get cheaper tickets to ride the trolley, so stay tuned!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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