Free Movies January 22-25: The Thin Man Series

January 18, 2015 by  
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ABC Library, in partnership with the KiMo Theatre, presents six film adaptations of the The Thin Man book by author Dashiell Hammett.  Tickets are not required for these free movies.  Screen legends William Powell and Myrna Loy play the characters of Nick and Nora Charles in this comedy-mystery series that was very popular in the late 1930’s and 1940’s.  I enjoy watching the fun chemistry between these two mega stars as they solve mysteries.  The Thin Man is a fitting subject for this time of year when everyone is going on a diet. After pigging out over the holidays I’m certainly cutting back on the cookies in my aim to become The Thinner Woman!

The Thin Man on Thursday January 22, 2015  from 7 pm at the KiMo Theatre.

After the Thin Man on Friday January 23, 2015 from 8 pm at the KiMo Theatre.

Another Thin Man on Saturday January 24, 2015 from 2 pm at the KiMo Theatre

Shadow of the Thin Man on Saturday January 24, 2015 from 7 pm at the KiMo Theatre

The Thin Man Goes Home on Sunday January 25, 2015 from 2 pm at the KiMo Theatre

Song of the Thin Man on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 5 pm at the KiMo Theatre

The KiMo Theatre is located at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) and there is a large parking facility right behind the Theatre at 5th and Copper.

–Tania


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Free Fun Movies Wednesdays

July 21, 2014 by  
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Here’s a nice addition to the other family-friendly free or cheap summer movies series I’ve mentioned recently.  The South Broadway Cultural Center is screening a series of fun movies on Wednesdays, completely free!

The films will definitely appeal to kids if you are still looking for ways to entertain your little darlings. But you don’t have to be a child to go – these films appeal to kids of all ages. The movies are screened at 2 pm on Wednesdays in the John Lewis Theatre.

Here’s the schedule of free movies at the South Broadway Cultural Center:

  • Wednesday July 23 at 2 pm:   The Incredibles
  • Wednesday July 30 at 2 pm:  Wall-E
  •  Wednesday August 6 at 2 pm:  Zoo Keeper
  • Wednesday August 15 at 2 pm:  Finding Nemo

The John Lewis Theater is located in the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE.

You’ve also got a little time left this summer to enjoy the movie deals mentioned in my previous posts: Free Movies Under the Stars screenings and $1 Family Movie Tickets at Cinemark and Regal cinemas.

–Tania

 

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Free Movies: Books to the Big Screen

January 3, 2013 by  
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Albuquerque’s Books to the Big Screen free movie series celebrates books that have been adapted to film. I’m celebrating too as you don’t have to pay a cent to enjoy these film favorites.

The series runs through January 2013 in an initiative by Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Libraries, partnering with various screening locations including the Guild Cinema and the South Broadway Cultural Center.  There are movies here for adults and kids, starting on January 5.

The Books to the Big Screen free movies on the schedule at time of writing are:

    • January 5 at 12:30 pm  : Wise Blood directed by John Huston, based on the Flannery O’Connor novel, at  The Guild Cinema.
    • January 12 at 12:30 pm :  Watership Down based on the Richard Adams book, at The Guild Cinema.
    • January 12 at 2 pm : Charlotte’s Web from the children’s book by E.B. White, at the South Broadway Cultural Center’s John Lewis Theater.
    • January 19 at 11 am : Sense and Sensibility from the Jane Austen novel and starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, at the Downtown Main Library on Copper.
    • January 26 at 11 am : Little Women based on the Louisa May Alcott classic and starring Winona Ryder, at the Downtown Main Library.
    • January 26 at 2 pm : Vertigo, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, based on the French novel by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, at the Special Collections Library on the corner of Central and Edith.

Admission is free – check out the Books to the Big Screen site for updates and more info.

–Tania

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Día De Los Muertos at SBCC: October 28

October 27, 2012 by  
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Day of the Dead Albuquerque They’re celebrating the Day of the Dead in fine Albuquerque style at the South Broadway Cultural Center, with music, dance, art, and an art market. Best of all, it’s free!

The Día De Los Muertos event will be held on Sunday October 28, 2012, at the South Broadway Cultural Center, from noon to 5 pm. You can also spook yourself with a free presentation by Purple Sage Paranormal on History and Haunting in Bernalillo, from 3 to 4:30 pm in the library, where they’ll share evidence of ghostly spirits at the 300-year-old La Hacienda De La Luna B&B on the historic Camino Real.

The main part of the Día de Los Muertos event is the opening of the art exhibit, with art from local artists and community altars. I love this annual exhibit, it’s always beautiful work and I’m especially chuffed when I spot work displayed by an artist I know – this year my friend Elaine Soto’s art is in the line-up again.  Say hi to her if you meet her there!

The reception also includes:

  • Performances in the theatre by La Rondalla de Albuquerque, La Compania de Danza Xallitic-Cesar Velazquez, and Mariachi Nuevo Mexico.
  • Arts and crafts in the library, and face-painting for kids in true Día de los Muertos fashion by expert artists.
  • An art market featuring work from a variety of folk artists.

Admission is free and if you can’t be there on Sunday, the Day of the Dead art exhibit continues through November 17, 2012.

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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Free Art Workshops: Retablo, Sugar Skull, Mask

August 30, 2012 by  
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Artists and creative types can attend these workshops for free, but spaces are limited, so reserve in advance.

The South Broadway Cultural Center is holding more free workshops for artists. One is a Retablo Artist Workshop to learn how to create this traditional art form over three hours on September 8. Another, in good time to celebrate the Day of the Dead, is a Sugar Skull Workshop to make and decorate your own sugar skull folk art on October 17. We  mentioned last month the Mask-Making Workshop on September 12 – 13 but here’s a reminder in case they have any spaces left. The class is spread over two days (3 hours a day) and teaches the fundamentals of mask-making, plus you take away the mask you make.  

All classes only have space for 30 students, so book the free art workshops in advance.

Contact the South Broadway Cultural Center to register or get more info on their arts workshops: (505) 848-1320

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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As You Like It in the Park

July 25, 2012 by  
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The South Broadway Cultural Center and The Vortex Theatre present an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s comedy: As You Like It.

And I do like it! As You Like It is one of my favorite comedies by old Will Shakespeare, and you can see a live performance outdoors on July 28 and August 4 at 7:30 pm, with the South Broadway Park doing its best to act the part of the Forest of Arden.

Admission to The South Broadway Cultural Center As You Like It production is a suggested $5, and you can take your blankets and picnics (not alcohol or glass containers though).

The collaboration between the South Broadway Cultural Center and The Vortex Theatre is part of the Youth Summer Shakespeare Intensive, with teens trained to perform the play. I used to be able to recite the most famous passage from As You Like It in full, but now I can only remember:

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages….”

I must be in the ancient age when your memory evaporates. I guess if you go along you can hear the rest of it.

As You Like It  will be performed on two dates:

Shakespeare in South Broadway Park on Saturday July 28, 2012 
Shakespeare in South Broadway Park on Saturday August 4, 2012

Time:  7:30 pm

Where:  South Broadway Park by the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Boulevard SE

Price: Tickets are a suggested $5

–Tania

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Free Pastel Art and Mask-Making Workshops

July 17, 2012 by  
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Here’s one for all the artists… the workshops are free but spaces limited, so reserve in advance.

The South Broadway Cultural Center is holding two free workshops for artists. One is a pastel artists workshop on August 9 teaching concepts of painting with pastels, and the other is a mask-making workshop on September 12 – 13. The mask-making class is spread over two days (3 hours a day) and teaches the fundamentals of mask-making, plus you take away the mask you make. 

Both the pastel artists and the mask classes only have space for 30 students, so book the free art workshops in advance.

Contact the South Broadway Cultural Center to register or get more info on their arts workshops: (505) 848-1320

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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Free Film Series: El Santo

April 28, 2012 by  
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The South Broadway Cultural Center hosts a free film series of Spanish language films, with English subtitles. Next one: April 30, 2012.

These South Broadway Cultural Center movies are free to turn up and watch – and they’re throwing in free popcorn too!  The El Santo Film Series shows movies from the 1960s and 1970s, in the lucha libre/Mexican wrestling genre. I have to confess this is a whole new genre to me, so if you know anything about it to enlighten the rest of us, tell us in the comment box below! Meanwhile, I’m just passing on the free movie info, although I do think the masked wrestlers look rather fab.

The movies are in Spanish language, with English subtitles, and they all start at 8 pm. 

So we’ve got she-wolves, anonymous death threats, monsters, and a battle against a master race. What’s not to keep us on the edge of our seats, nibbling that free popcorn?

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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Free Drawing & Watercolor Workshops

March 29, 2012 by  
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Here’s one for all the artists… the workshops are free but spaces limited, so reserve in advance.

The South Broadway Cultural Center is holding two free workshops for artists, and in both cases the classes only have space for 30 students, so book the free art workshops in advance.

Contact the South Broadway Cultural Center to register or get more info on their arts workshops: (505) 848-1320

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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Día De Los Muertos at SBCC

October 25, 2011 by  
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They’re celebrating the Day of the Dead in fine Albuquerque style at the South Broadway Cultural Center, with music, art, comedy, a movie, and an art market. Best of all, it’s free!

The Día De Los Muertos event will be held on Sunday October 30, 2011, at the South Broadway Cultural Center, starting at noon to about 5 pm.

It’s the opening day of the Dia de Los Muertos art exhibit, with altars and art from local artists. I love this annual exhibit, it’s always beautiful work and I’m especially chuffed when I spot a friend’s art on display 😉 The reception also includes:

  • A screening of Su Excelencia starring Cantiflas (12 noon – 2:15 pm)
  • Comedy by Goldie Garcia (2:15 – 2:30 pm)
  • Live music from 2:30 pm, with performers including Mariachi San Jose
  • Refreshments
  • Face painting and silhouette making
  • An art market

See the Día De Los Muertos schedule for October 30 for more info, and admission is free!

The Day of the Dead art exhibit continues to be displayed through November 26, 2011.

South Broadway Cultural Center is located at 1025 Broadway SE.

–Tania

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