Antiques Roadshow in Albuquerque: Free Tickets

March 6, 2014 by  
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The Antiques Roadshow TV program visits Albuquerque this summer, and you can get free tickets to see the old-time fun. Maybe even discover that the gorgeous / hideous / just very strange antique thingamabob you inherited is actually worth a fortune!

The Antiques Roadshow will be in Albuquerque on Saturday July 19, 2014. The program is PBS’s highest-rated ongoing primetime series. As part of the summer production tour, New Mexico PBS will host Antiques Roadshow for the all-day appraisal event.

Now through Monday April 7 you can apply online for a pair of Albuquerque Antiques Roadshow free ticketsThe form asks if you prefer a morning, midday, or afternoon admission time although they say there are no guarantees.

Applicants will be selected at random to receive two tickets to visit the Antiques Roadshow set and be considered for broadcast.  I understand that 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to take two items for appraisal.

Also, if you have some antique furniture that is just waiting to become famous on TV, the program is now accepting antique furniture applications. A few pieces will be selected for appraisal and display on the set.  Those chosen items will be transported from your home to the Antiques Roadshow set for free.  Send photos of your furniture to audition at this link.   Note that they only want antique furniture for this, not other kinds of antiques. (Your collection of antique chile memorabilia won’t cut it. You’ll just have to apply for free tickets, hope you get in, and take them along yourself.)

This is the third time Antiques Roadshow will have filmed in New Mexico and they expect guests to take more than 10,000 items in total to be appraised. The Albuquerque taping will appear in three episodes of Antiques Roadshow in the 2015 season.

While admission to Antiques Roadshow will be free, you do need to have tickets and apply in advance at this Albuquerque Antiques Roadshow link. You can also call toll-free 1-888-762-3749. Whatever you do, do it on or by  Monday, April 7, 2014 to get your name in the random drawing.

Hey, if you find out you have a masterpiece on your hands, please leave a comment here to tell us before you set off for your Caribbean island…

Tania


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Free Science Cafe: Inside the Megastorm

November 30, 2012 by  
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Free Science Cafe at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center to explore the science around storms like Hurricane Sandy.

New Mexico PBS is hosting a free Science Cafe event and discussion at 10 am on Saturday December 15, 2012, called Inside the Megastorm. They’ll be exploring whether the recent Hurricane Sandy was simply a freak combination of weather systems, or was it an example of increasing intensity in hurricanes due to a warming climate?

Watch a NOVA segment of Inside the Megastorm, find out more, and discuss this hot issue with a local scientist. The event and discussion is held at the lovely Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center.

The New Mexico PBS Science Cafe often fills quickly in advance, so make your reservation soon. RSVP by contacting Rose Poston, (505) 277-2396 or email for a reservation. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

  • When:  Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Time:  10 am to noon
  • Where:  Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
  • Cost:  FREE! Reservations required.

Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center is located at 4803 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

–Tania

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Free Science Cafe Solar Eclipse: April 21

April 4, 2012 by  
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Free Science Cafe for adults at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center about the annular eclipse due in May. Next eclipse like this isn’t till 2023, so best not miss it! Register in advance for the Science Cafe…

New Mexico PBS is hosting a free Science Café  event and discussion at 10 am on Saturday April 21, 2012, about the annular eclipse due on May 20, 2012.  Info on this free event is so hot-off-the-press they don’t even have the details at the Science Cafe website yet (at time of writing). But we’ve got the scoop from a press release, so here’s what you need to know, as I suspect this one will fill fast!

An annular eclipse is a solar eclipse where the moon doesn’t cover the entire sun, but passes across the center to leave a bright ring around the sun’s circumference, so it looks like a ring of fire. (It burns, burns, burns…) The annular eclipse on May 20 will be the first visible in the mainland U.S. in nearly 18 years, and the next one will be in October 2023.  Hey, I’ll try to remember to remind you of that one nearer the time 😉

During the New Mexico PBS Science Cafe on April 21, you can find out more about this eclipse, watch a NOVA segment, and discuss it with an expert from The Albuquerque Astronomical Society. Then you’ll know everything there is to know by the time the sun and the moon do their thang over Albuquerque in May.

The Science Cafe often fills quickly in advance, so make your reservation soon. RSVP by contacting Rose Poston, (505) 277-2396 or email for a reservation. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

  • When:  Saturday, April 21, 2012
  • Time:  10 am to noon
  • Where:  Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
  • Cost:  FREE! Reservations required.

Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center is located at 4803 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

–Tania

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Free Science Cafe: March 31

March 8, 2012 by  
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Free Science Cafe for adults at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center, on the Fukushima crisis. Register in advance!

New Mexico PBS is hosting a free Science Café  event and discussion at 10 am on Saturday
March 31 exploring the Fukushima disaster in Japan. 

Obviously this is not the cheeriest subject, but the Science Cafe will explore how science and technology play their part when dealing with disasters and nature’s force.

They’ll show a PBS video clip on Fukushima, and Jesse Phillips, Nuclear Engineer at the Sandia National Laboratories Severe Accident Analysis Department, leads the discussion. Phillips will also share insight on how Japanese regulators used MELCOR software to help get a fix on what was going on inside the nuclear reactor.

Science Cafes are held in a casual, cafe style atmosphere so you can join in the discussion. The venue is the lovely Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center,  and the Inn is donating light refreshments!

The Science Cafe often fills quickly in advance, so make your reservation soon.

  • When:  Saturday, March 31, 2012
  • Time:  10 am to noon
  • Where:  Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
  • Cost:  FREE! Reservations required.

RSVP to the New Mexico PBS Science Cafe by contacting Rose Poston, (505) 277-2396 or email for a reservation. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center is located at 4803 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

–Tania

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