Cherry Hills Library, 857-8321 Dogs are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month @ 1 PM East Mountain Library, 281-8508 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Lomas Tramway Library, 291-6295 Dogs are available on the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Los Griegos Library, 761-4020 Dogs are available on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3-5 PM Main Library , 768-5136 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers the same sort of workshop between 9 a.m. and noon. (It only lasts that long if there's enough interest.)
These are free programs and great for both genders. Free aprons and eye protection are usually included and available for take-home. Certificates are personalized and offered at the end for successful completion of the project. Lowe's gives a patch and a sticker. Home Depot gives a pin for clothing. These are fun to collect and/or scrapbook. Take your camera . . . it's a hoot! Take advantage of it!
On the second Saturday of each month, Lowe's hosts a building workshop for children, free of charge. I believe it starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one-hour.
First Fridays Fractals: In the LodeStar Planetarium
On the First Friday of each month come to the planetarium to behold the spectacular beauty and mystery of Fractals. Come and enjoy these fantastic creations and learn about the beauty of fractal patterns, fractal mathematics, Chaos Theory, and fractals in nature in this LIVE presentation in our 55 foot digital dome theatre. This presentation is entertaining for young and old alike and is guaranteed to educate and entertain all who watch! This presentation has been produced by the Fractal Foundation and is being presented in coordination with your local, friendly, world class planetarium: LodeStar!
Freaky Friday Family Night Each week has a different theme, including game night, bring your instruments and voices night, and much more! Every Friday at The Source (1111 Carlisle SE) from 7-9 pm. $3 donation. All-ages For more info, call 975-7588.
Announcing several coming workshops and special events at OffCenter!
Opening of “OFF & ONyx – an INTROSPECTIVE” Friday Night, 5-10pm OffCenter fundraiser and birthday celebration $5 donation requested
OffCenter Community Arts announces our 7th anniversary celebration, showing new work by over 40 of OffCenter’s participating artists. The Dec. 5 opening will feature music by Bonnie Bluhm, who will host her annual Birthday Bash at OffCenter tonight for the benefit. After 6pm a $5 donation per person is suggested. This donation includes a ticket for the raffle of art prizes throughout the night! The show runs through December.
Poetry and Shrine Making, Saturday, December 6th, 1-4pm cost: $35 with scholarships available - please call for details
Instructor Karin Bradberry is an award-winning poet and teacher of English, Creative Writing, and Spanish whose passion is creating art that incorporates her poetry. Learn how to give embodiment to your favorite poem or other piece of writing in this workshop. Bringing a poem with you will make the process easier; if you don't, we will start you off with a writing exercise and then move on to the visual art. If you already have pictures that relate to your poem, bring these too! All other materials will be provided. Call to Register Now!
All events will be held at the OffCenter studio at 808 Park Ave. SW 87102 - just west of 8th and Central
To register: call us at: 505-247-1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: December 6 & 7 Time: various times, check the schedule for info Address: Popejoy Hall Admission: $11 through $40 Location: Midtown/University Phone: 768-3522 http://www.cabq.gov/kimo
Description: Saturday, December 6, 2pm and 7pm Sunday, December 7, 2pm All performances at Popejoy Hall
Treat your family and friends to the timeless, unsurpassed Nutcracker Ballet and experience the contagious excitement of a child's sense of wonderment! Nutcracker's brilliant blend of costumes, choreography and music creates a magical storybook world enjoyed by children and adults alike. See and hear Tchaikovsky's fully-staged fantasy ballet as the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and New Mexico Ballet Company join forces for Albuquerque's only traditional presentation with a live full orchestra and professional ballet troupe!
Patricia Dickinson Wells, Artistic Director, New Mexico Ballet Company David Felberg, Conductor, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
20% discount for children 12 and under. 20% off for groups of 20 or more.
Date: 12/4/08 Time: 1pm-6pm Address: Historic Nob Hill Admission: free Location: Historic Nob Hill Phone: 268-6828 http://www.rt66central.com
Description: Music! Food! Special Sales! Over 50 shops and restaurants along the Nob Hill business district participating in the spirit of the holidays. Central Avenue will be closed to cars from Girard to Montclaire. Get all of your early holiday shopping done in one area.
Date: 12/5/08 - 12/7/08 Address: National Hispanic Cultural Center Admission: $16-$28, children 5 and under half price Location: Barelas/South Valley Phone: 724-4771 http://www.keshetdance.org
Description: This year Keshet will celebrate the 11th anniversary of Nutcracker on the Rocks. Eleven years ago Shira Greenberg, the founder and artistic director of Keshet, created Nutcracker on the Rocks with 13 dancers. “My vision was to create a modern classic out of the traditional one. I chose rock and roll music from various eras and a range of dance styles to infuse the production with a fresh, high-energy feeling that would be engaging for the whole family,” says Greenberg. Today, the highly acclaimed production is made up of a cast of over 100 dancers.
Date: 12/13/08 - 12/24/08 Time: see schedule Address: Kimo Theatre Admission: see schedule Location: Downtown Phone: 888-1054 http://www.btnm.org
Description: The Nutcracker Ballet Theatre at its best! An enchanting world where life-sized mice battle toy soldiers, snowflakes dance, and delicate sweets entertain. Ballet Theatre's holiday classic has been a family favorite since 1996 and is a great way to relax and reflect on the beauty of the season. Dates: Sat-Dec 13 at 7pm; Sun-Dec 14 at 2pm; Sat-Dec 20 at 2pm and 7pm; Sun-Dec 21 at 2pm and Wed-Dec 24 at 1pm* Call ticketmaster for admission prices
*additional ticket charge includes attendance to BRT's Nutcracker Tea following the performance. Meet favorite Nutcracker characters and enjoy treats from the Land of Sweets!
Date: 12/24/08 Address: Old Town Plaza Admission: Free- Varies if using ABQRide Location: Old Town Phone: 843-9200 http://www.cabq.gov/transit
Description: The tour highlights the beauty of the luminarias in the and Country Club area, as well as Barelas and Old Town area. ABQ RIDE buses are used for the tour and are provided a police escort in order to maintain the flow of traffic. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and will originate at the UNM Pit this year to accommodate the increased demand for the tour. The tour times are 5:20pm, 5:45pm, 6:10pm, 6:50pm, 7:15pm and 7:40pm. There will also be handicap accessible vans available.
Tickets for the 2008 Luminaria Tour are $7.00 and can be purchased on-line at http:/www.cabq.gov/transit. Individuals may also drive their own vehicles but expect traffic delays.
Date: 12/21/08 Time: 4pm and 7:30pm Address: Popejoy Hall Admission: $43-$28 Location: Midtown/University Phone: 277-8010 http://popejoypresents.com
Description: A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy of a traditional Irish Christmas in the west of Ireland when neighbors gather round the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music and dances they say they were much too old for. The show features Grammy Award-winning guitarist William Coulter, Kathleen Keane on fiddle, tin whistle, vocals and Irish dance, Brian Bigley on uilleann pipes, whistle, low whistle and flute, and Marta Cook, world champion Irish harpist and champion Irish stepdancer.
Description: Cookies baked and gifts under the tree, join your Pops Symphony in celebrating the holidays with a rousing new program and the family-favorite holiday sing-a-long. Add friends and family to make this a great season tradition.
Friday Dec. 5, 1:00-3:00. Albuquerque Sunport. We play in the 'Great Hall' on the ticket counter level, near the escalators.
Sunday Dec. 7, 11:45-12:45. Holidays Take Flight at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Museum (11 AM - 4 PM). Free admission.
Sunday Dec. 14, 7:00 Time change to 6:00 Handbells are accompaniment for Christmas Cantata at First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd NE (north side of Montgomery, between Eubank and Morris)
Friday Dec. 19, 12:00-1:00. Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE (one block north of Eubank and Montgomery, turn right on Lagrima del Oro, then left on Pitt)
Friday Dec. 19, 7:00. First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd NE (north side of Montgomery, between Eubank and Morris) Musical selections include: Mixolydian Entrada, Catalonian Carol, Winter Wonderland, Pat-a-Pan, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, A Calypso Christmas, Carol of the Bells, Silent Night, and other holiday favorites.
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