Long Live the Library

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Sometimes we feel people forget about the good ol’ fashioned public library.

Remember, those buildings brimming with book-lined shelves? That place where the books are free as long as you have that little card that you also got for free?

Well, the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library system consists of 18 of those exact places. In fact, that little card gets you much more than books, according to the ABC Library website. You can access a sweet stash of e-books and e-magazines. You can rent a Kindle tablet or a kill-a-watt energy detector. And that’s just a taste of what you can take home—for free. Keep your eyes peeled for our April issue to see what else you and your family can get for free.

In the meantime, this weekend is packed with fun stuff to do. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do this weekend around ABQ.

Magic theater stage red curtains Show SpotlightTheater Fix

Tonight, The Adobe Theater will host the world premier of Caesar’s Blood, a play written by Rich Rubin and directed by Ryan Jason Cook.

According to The Adobe Theater website, the play is set not long after President Abraham Lincoln is elected to serve a second term as President of the United States. In the meantime, three brothers by the names of Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth are preparing for a one-off performance of Julius Caesar. Lincoln admires the brothers’ work, but one of those brothers isn’t so fond of Lincoln.

The curtain rises for the first performance tonight at 7:30 p.m. Can’t make it tonight? Additional performances are scheduled for Saurday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., and at the same time each Friday and Saturday night through April 17 with special performances on April 7 and April 14. Starting April 3, Sunday performances will be added each week at 2 p.m. through April 17 .  Ticket prices vary.

For more information on Albuquerque’s theater scene, make sure you grab a copy of our latest issue where we round up all of Albuquerque’s theatrical news in our ABQ on Stage column.

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Honor With a Fiesta

When the people are assembled by 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Plaza Mayor, they’ll march to honor the great César Chávez as part of the 23rd Annual César Chávez Day celebration.

Beginning at noon, the NHCC will host a fiesta in honor of the man who spent his life fighting to improve the lives of farmworkers, including those in New Mexico.

There will be dancing, poetry, live music, food, activities for the kiddos, and more. Admission is free.

Duke City Gladiators_POSTER (72dpi)A Level Playing Field

Albuquerque had the coliseum, but was missing its gladiators.

That problem was fixed when the Duke City Gladiators of  Champions Indoor Football made Tingley Coliseum their home a year ago.

Tomorrow, the Gladiators, now in its second season, will take on the Mesquite Marshals at Tingley Coliseum at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $10 apiece. But if you get there early, you’ll get more than a fast-paced professional indoor football game. Albuquerque The Magazine will be there to hand you a free schedule poster.

See, cheer up, the NFL season’s over, but we still have football.

What are you doing this weekend?

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