Brrr. That cold weather means it’s time to plan ahead.

Posted by on Feb 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

While we’re getting ready for the next storm to roll in, we’re taking a minute to plan our weekend. Already.
We should have plenty of time to get an outfit together that would rival Audrey
Hepburn’s in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
On Sunday, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will show the classic film. But, begin the evening with a margarita cocktail from the folks at The Cooperage. For $25, it’s not a bad two-fer that might even inspire some Valentine’s Day ideas. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7:15 in the luxurious DynaTheater. Call 831-2800 for more information.
Cue the green jokes, the yellow brick road references and disregard the man behind the curtain as Wicked’s time at Popejoy Hall, in the University of New Mexico, draws to a close February 13 (which is already next Tuesday!). The musical based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name will click its heels three times and continue a national tour, amassing the faithful following of reviewers.
The show tells the story of the Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North before Dorothy blew in from Kansas with her little dog, too. A story about differences, friendship and being true to oneself, Wicked draws fans from all age groups.
David Steinberg of the Albuquerque Journal says Wicked is, “A visual spectacle of dazzling, imaginative costumes, stunning sets, captivating choreography, moving songs powerfully sung, and fantastical animals.”
Since opening night at the Gershwin Theater on Broadway in New York in 2003, Wicked won 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tonys. So far, every Albuquerque performance has sold out.
“This is one of the biggest shows we’ve ever had,” says Mark Koson, the director of ticketing services at UNM.
Tickets are $52.50-$152.50 for more information on remaining tickets visit www.unmtickets.com, but act fast.