March 2019 Top Picks
Travels With My Aunt. West End Productions presents Graham Greene’s touching comedy-drama that starts off as a lark but ends as a dream gone awry. Four actors play the central character (and others), sometimes simultaneously. Info: VSA North Fourth Art Center, 4904 4th Street NW, westendproductions.org, 404-8462. Tickets: $20-$25.
Frankenstein. Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless piece creates a bold and thrilling homage to Mary Shelly’s original novel where Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist, creates a hideous creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, popejoypresents.com, 277-9771. Tickets: $25, $39, $49, $69.
Kinky Boots. This is Broadway’s hit, inspired by true events from a Northampton shoe factory to the catwalks of Milan. With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this musical celebration is about friendships, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. 6 performances. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, popejoypresents.com, 277-8010. $43-$88.
Chocolate Fantasy Gala. New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation presents Arabian Night Chocolate Fantasy: A Chocolate Delight at this glamorous black-tie fundraising event. Celebrate the 27th Annual Chocolate Fantasy gala with a trip to the land of the Arabian Nights–right in the heart of Albuquerque. Info: Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, naturalhistoryfoundation.org, 841-2838.
Chris Potter Trio. Chris Potter, one of the best tenor saxophonists, has performed extensively, and has released 16 albums and appeared on 100 others. In the trio setting, Potter mixes original and standard pieces from the jazz and non-jazz repertoire. Info: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE. Tickets: outpostspace.org, 268-0044.
Darlingside plus Rivery Whyless. These are signature harmonies and exquisitely-arranged contemporary folk-rock, drawing comparisons to late-60’s era groups like Crosby, Stills and Nash; Simon and Garfunkel; and The Byrds. It’s about invention, expansion and elevating their music into the extraordinary realm. Info: The Cooperage, 7220 Lomas Blvd. NE, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $17-$22.
Christine Fawson In Concert. Originally from Boston and now living in New Mexico, this vocalist is also a trumpet player who is passionate about performing American classic standards. In this concert, she is joined by a rhythm section comprised of luminaries from Santa Fe. Info: Info: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE. Tickets: outpostspace.org, 268-0044.
Masters of Hawaiian Music. Three Masters, George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo, featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack Key Show,” bring Hawai’i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. Info: South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $25.
Einstein Gala. Experience New Mexico’s biggest science party. This black-tie event features a silent auction, a dinner among the most brilliant minds in science, and entertainment featuring science experiments. Proceeds benefit National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Info: Sandia Resort and Casino, 30 Rainbow Road, nuclearmuseum.org, 245-2137. Tickets: $150, advance online purchase only.
Piano Battle. Back by popular demand with a whole new program, two internationally accomplished pianists, Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, go head-to-head on twin grand pianos, enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The audience will decide who wins. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, popejoypresents.com, 277-9771. Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $63.
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