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.



Free Tricklock Performance: Lullabies for My Father

January 11, 2011 by  
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Tricklock Company’s newest work is Lullabies for My Father – make a reservation to see it free as part of the Revolutions International Theatre Festival 2011.

Lullabies for My Father is based on interviews with various members of the community about their relationships with their fathers and ideas of fatherhood. This original Tricklock Company work also includes improv and comments from social media sites like the Facebook groups I Hate My Father (ouch!)  and My Father is the Best. Guess there’s plenty of grist for the theatrical mill there, and the resulting performance is described as “hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking, and highly entertaining”.

See Lullabies for My Father free on Friday, January 21 at noon, in a collaboration between Tricklock Company, AMP Concerts, and the Friends for the Public Library. The show is at the Main Library on Copper, make reservations online in advance. You also get free validated parking at the 5th and Copper Parking Garage!

Lullabies for My Father Free Performance:

  • When: Friday January 21, 2011
  • Time: 12 noon
  • Where: Main Library, 501 Copper NW
  • Price: Free! But make a reservation online in advance.

Lullabies for My Father is part of the Revolutions International Theatre Festival, and if you can’t make the free show, tickets are also available for purchase for The X Theatre performances on the evenings of January 20 and 21, via UNM Ticket Office. But then you have to pay $10 per ticket… 



Auxiliary Dog Theater Name-Your-Own-Price Show 4/11

April 6, 2010 by  
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A Pay What You Will show at  Auxiliary Dog Theater  for their performance of  Three Days of Rain on Sunday April 11.

Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg, directed by Gabrielle Johansen, was a 1998 Pulitzer Prize finalist, and tells the story of a brother and sister unraveling the truth behind their father’s will. The show runs April 9 to April 25, 2010, and regular ticket price is $15.

But THIS Sunday, April 11, you can pay what you will for the 2 pm performance!

Looks like it’s best to make reservations by phone at Auxiliary Dog Theater, located at 3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE.



Free Events: Celebrate! The Jewish Experience in Spanish-Speaking Countries

November 2, 2009 by  
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Here’s a big, unique event that mixes free and paid activities and takes place in multiple venues in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos from November 5 (2009) through the 15th.

¡Celébrate! The Jewish Experience in Spanish-Speaking Countries is “[a]n unprecedented week of film, music, art, theater, food, exhibits and lectures highlighting the extraordinary historic and contemporary journey of the Jewish people after their expulsion from Spain in 1492.” Organized by the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League, with major funding by the Isaac Liberman Foundation, the event is the first of its kind in New Mexico and looks to have some fascinating components. We’re choosing to highlight the free events, but we highly recommend you read the flyer for other, paid events that might be of interest.

Free events:

  • Thursday, November 5, 7:00pm: Opening night film and reception – El último Sefardí (The Last Sephardic Jew); National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; free but tickets required*
  • Saturday, November 7, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Art exhibit opening reception – “Unified Field: The Border”; El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
  • Sunday, November 8, 3:00pm: Film – Un Beso a Esta Tierra (A Kiss to This Land); National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; free but tickets required*
  • Tuesday, November 10, 5:30 – 7:00pm: History exhibit opening reception – “Voyages to Freedom: 500 Years of Jewish Life in Latin America and the Caribbean”; The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center, Albuquerque
  • Thursday, November 12, 1:00 – 5:00pm: Conference – Unlikely Neighbors? The Jewish Experience in the “New World”; light refreshments served; register through the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute website; Albuquerque
  • Thursday, November 12, 7:00pm: Film – Adio Kerida (Good-bye My Love, The Jews of Cuba); National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; free but tickets required*
  • Friday, November 13, 8:00pm: Service – Sephardic Shabbat Service; Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Albuquerque
  • Sunday, November 15, 4:00pm: Lecture – “The Jewish Experience in Latin America,” presented by Ilan Stavans, the world’s leading essayist on Jewish-Latino culture; National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; free but tickets required*

*Tickets are available from the NHCC Box Office, 505-724-4771, or through Ticketmaster (but be forewarned that Ticketmaster may assess service charges).

–Elizabeth Hanes


Free Latino Play Series

July 22, 2009 by  
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This looks entertaining por cierto! Enjoy two plays in one night for FREE!

This Thursday through Sunday, the National Hispanic Cultural Center hosts the “New Latino Play Series,” featuring “Volver, Volver, Volver” by award-winning playwright Leonard Madrid and “El Diablo y 40 Gallinas,” directed by José Garcia Davis. Although the performances are free, you must obtain tickets through Ticketmaster.

“Volver, Volver, Volver” “explores one man’s regret as he returns home after his life has ended, and shows the ways in which family magic can make anything possible.” Heavy. On the lighter side, “El Diablo y 40 Gallinas” is a tale about a daring chicken heist in Bernalillo, NM. Now that’s entertainment!

Here’s the performance schedule:

  • Thursday, July 23, 2009: 7:00pm
  • Friday, July 24: 8:00pm
  • Saturday, July 25: 8:00pm
  • Sunday, July 26: 2:00pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 4th St NW, Albuquerque. Performances will be held in the Albuquerque Journal Theater.

–Elizabeth Hanes


50-cent Movies Every Monday

June 23, 2009 by  
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Big thanks to Tanya for tipping us off to this great deal!

You know, as hard as we try to be everywhere and do everything around Albuquerque, we just can’t. That’s why we LOVE it when readers send great tips like this one.

Every Monday at the Cinemark Movies 8 and Cinemark Movies West, families of 3 or more enjoy 50¢ admission per person thanks to the “Reel Family Time” promotion! That’s a huge discount off regular theater prices!

Plus, they offer special discounts at the concession stand and also on games. You can enjoy an entire evening of entertainment for cheap!

These are second run movies, but who cares? You still get to see them on the big screen and enjoy the whole moviegoing experience.

You’ll find Cinemark Movies 8 at 4591 San Mateo Blvd NE, while Cinemark Movies West is located at 9201 Coors Rd NW, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


$5 Student Rush Tickets: Catgut Strung Violin

May 5, 2009 by  
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Tricklock Company presents "Catgut Strung Violin"

In case you have no idea what that headline means, let us explain.

First, the deal: students get $5 rush rate tickets 5 minutes before curtain at each performance (except the opening night gala).

Second, the work: Catgut Strung Violin is Tricklock Company‘s newest production, and it’s a doozie. An original work created by Tricklock members Kevin Elder and Alex Knight, along with guest artist Charles Gamble, Catgut Strung Violin is the hilarious story of an unlikely hero’s journey through the foxholes, full of physicality reminiscent of the great comedians of silent film. The play is a surreal work that explores the horrors and absurdities of war through our hero, Anton, and his cherished violin.

For those who either aren’t students or don’t want to take a chance on whether or not tickets will be available at curtain, shows cost $18 general admission, $12 students and seniors, and can be reserved by calling 254-7716.

The performance runs May 7 through June 7. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm, at the Auxiliary Dog Art Theatre, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE (near UNM), Albuquerque.


–Elizabeth Hanes



February 26, 2009 by  
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This should be quite the extravaganza! The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is hosting a FREE open house to kick off its new special exhibition, Children of War, Voices for Peace: Japanese and American Perspectives.

The exhibit is about the little-known World War II Fugo bomb attacks by the Japanese, which led to the only foreign-inflicted deaths on North American soil. Reiko Okada was one of the young Japanese schoolchildren recruited to secretly make these balloon bombs. She recounts her experience through stirring text and illustrations in this exhibit, which conveys her “fervent wish for peace.”

This all-ages open house will offer a slew of interesting activities and guest speakers. Among them:

  • Make origami peace cranes
  • Fly Japanese kites
  • Experience Taiko Drumming with Bushido Kenkyukai
  • See the beautiful Miyagi Ryu Okinawa Dancing Group
  • Hear elegant Shigin — ancient poetry singing with Yoko Tadda
  • Watch and learn about Ikebana flower arranging
  • Write and hear Haiku peace poetry with ABQ Haiku Champions Jasmine Cuffee and Dustin Brown
  • Reflect in a peaceful tea ceremony with presenters Gary and Valerie Tibbetts
  • Experience live theatre based on Ms. Okada’s illustrations and created by the ABQ High School Thespian Troupe
  • Watch a Fugo documentary called On a Wind and Prayer
  • Live performances by Japanese and American musicians
  • and more…much too much to list it all here.

WHAT: Children of War, Voices for Peace: Japanese and American Perspectives
WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 11:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr., just south of Balloon Fiesta Park

–Elizabeth Hanes


Free films: Oh, the horror!

February 3, 2009 by  
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Here’s something fun. The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting a mini-retrospective of Spanish horror films. The first offering is titled El cebo, starring Ladislao Vajda and produced in 1959. The NHCC describes it thusly: “A seemingly common and timid man hides a second pathological personality guilty of kidnapping and murdering little girls.”

The series is called “Vampiros, demonios y siniestros (Vampires, Demons and the Goth)” and includes Spanish horror films produced between 1929 and 2005. All films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles. The series showcases one film each Thursday throughout February. What a goulish antidote to all the syrupy Valentine’s Day stuff!

All films are free. Just pick up a ticket at the NHCC box office on the evening of the event. Each show starts at 7:00pm.

WHAT: Free Spanish horror films
WHEN: Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, at 7:00pm
WHERE: Bank of America Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, at the intersection of Avenida Cesar Chavez and 4th St