Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A WAY HOME a live opera free or low cost April 27, 28, 30, and may 1, 2012

What a great opportunity for kids and their families to experience live opera about themselves!   National Hispanic Cultural Center performances are free to those under 18; $10 for adults. Performances at the Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center are free to everyone. The Baca Center is at one block north of Paseo del Norte on Wyoming.Dear Opera Friends,

Please don't miss A WAY HOME, a  new opera written for middle- and high-school students and their families!

Winner of a  2011 OSW competition, this fully-staged opera (costumes and sets) features professional singers and a small orchestra. It's 40 minutes long and the artists will hold a question-and-answer period after the performance. This appealing work deals with family roots, personal honor and multicultural issues.

Performance times are listed on the card above. Groups of all ages are welcome.

Reservations needed at both venues. Call NHCC box office at 724-4771; Baca Center at 764-6475. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 4th Annual Open Space Recycled Art Fair

2012 4th Annual Open Space Recycled Art Fair

WHEREOpen Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW between Montaño and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
WHAT: Annual Event to celebrate the Spring Clean-ups in the Sandia Foothills and the creativity of upcycling.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 |  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Kim Selving | Parks & Recreation Dept., Open Space Division | 505-897-8831 |

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Check back soon for a full list of times!
  • Compost Workshop with Omar Sadek, 10am
  • Styrofoam print workshop, 10am
  • Tin Punch Workshop
  • Nan Masland, Recycled Art workshop
  • Art Street Shadow Box workshop
  • Rachel Carson chautauqua with Ann Beyke, 2pm
  • Live Music “Ethos” with Janapriya Levine and Bonnie Schmader
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A list of the Juried Art Show participants.
Wes Bittenham, Andrea Cypress, Matti Graham, Jennifer Zona, Ellie Shore, Nancy LaTurner, Paula Garvanian, Caroline Trespel, Jill Cooper, Kathy Whitman, Monica Canaris, Ruth Friesen, Susan Clifford, Luke Logan, Eliza Schmidt, Steven Watson, Tomas Kujat, Pat Crowe.


The City of Albuquerque is celebrating its annual Spring Clean-ups with the Fourth Annual Recycled Art Fair.  Please join us to see how this amazing art form is evolving and becoming a sustainable alternative for “shopping at the mall.”  Recycled Art, also known as Upcycle Art, has been of immense diversity in our four years’ experience.  There are artists who have used discarded materials for years and achieved wide acclaim but are not known for the source material, those who repurpose into creations that have no resemblance to the original material and those who make us clever, useful objects to make our daily life easier and prettier.  This immense diversity led to our decision to divide the show into the Juried Art Exhibit and the Recycled Art Fair with sales booths. 


What is the difference between upcycling, re-use, repurposing and recycling?  And did you say ART?  Join us April 21st and find out more at the Fourth Annual Recycled Art Fair at the Open Space Visitor Center.  We will have 30+ Recycled Artists, free composting demos and workshops, educational booths, kids’ creativity centers, workshops on how to create your own recycled art, face painters, food and festivities as well as music.  This year we celebrate the Open Space Spring Clean-ups throughout April with a prize for most interesting trash found.  You have never had so much fun learning about sustainability!


The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.  The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays.

Free NM Busker Days April 6th and 7th in Old Town

Buskers are invited to perform in Old Town at the Gazebo for this special weekend.


Apr 06, 2012 05:00 PM Apr 07, 2012 05:00 PM


Old Town Plaza
200 Romero NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104


NM Busker Days

Friday April 6, 5 - 8 p.m.        
Saturday April 7, 2 – 5 p.m.

As a celebration of the Busking tradition, Old Town invites Albuquerque’s street musicians to come and perform on the best stage in town, Old Town’s Plaza Vieja Gazebo.  Come and cheer on your favorite local musician and become familiar with this special class of artist, the street performer, who is willing on a daily basis to “put it on the line” in the most public of places.  

Chalk Artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday April 6th

Kelsi Sharp                @        The Chilly Patch, 205 South San Felipe
By Romero House    @        Romero House, 205 Romero
Willy Jacobson          @        Basket Shop, 301 Romero
Santiago                     @        Trader Barbs, 2308 Romero
Rachel Abeyta           @        Studio 13, 113 Romero
Marion I. Duignan     @        Ann Osenga Gallery, 514 C North Romero
grjsanchez                 @        Blue Portal, Church St
Noel Chilton              @        Santo Domingo Trading, 401 ½ North San Felipe
Nova DeNise             @        Turquoise Mountain, 400 Patio San Felipe
Ana Beall                    @        Black Stone of NM, 400 North San Felipe
Kemper Barkhurst    @        Plaza Hacienda, Courtyard
Carol Sullivan           @        Mix, 220 South Plaza

Friday April 6th Buskers - Placement to be determined

Dietger De Maeseneer – acoustic trio
Stuart Rasmussen – acoustic trio
Los Trobadores – Hispano classics
David Peters – acoustic solo
Cornbread Blues – acoustic blues
Rachael Montenegro – solo acoustic
Johnny Alston – Native Flute
Bianca Juganaru – dance / mime
Sage Harrington – acoustic duo
John Simmons – solo acoustic
Apple Mountain - strings
Ellory Rose – accordion
Devon Hall – acoustic duo
Tony Comito - Magician

Saturday April 7th Buskers


2 p.m.        Busker Competion
3:30 p.m.   Tony Comito / Michael McCormick
4 p.m.        Martin Stamper (Fast Heart Mart)

Plaza Don Luis

2 p.m.        Amauta – long time plaza favorite

Plazuela Sombra

2 p.m.        Kevin Morgan – acoustic solo
3 p.m.        Devon Hall – acoustic duo

Patio Escondido

2 p.m.        Lenore Armijo – acoustic solo
3 p.m.        Chuck Hawley – solo acoustic

Poco A Poco

2 p.m.        EdDee G. – acoustic classics
3 p.m.        Kevin Morgan – acoustic solo

Hacienda Plaza

2 p.m.        Kookie Jones – acoustic quartet
3 p.m.        Low Ink – acoustic duo

Patio Market

2 p.m.        David Peters – acoustic solo
3 p.m.        Consort Uncaged – flute/drum

Roaming Buskers

Allison Theoret – stilt walker
Frank Griego - balloon artist

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mini golf event at Hinkle April 15th, 2012 4-9pm

Come celebrate National Siblings Day at Hinkle Family Fun Center on April 15. its a FUNdraiser for El Ranchito de los ninos, keeping children safe. 
they are also having a house raffle be sure to check it out. 

3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza! April 7th 2012 2-5pm

free candy at booths set up on Mini golf course. visit with the Easter Bunny.
Other Albuquerque events click link Albuquerque Easter events