April 2017 Top Pick

saturday 1–saturday 13 | 7 pmCourtesy: SONY DSC
Serious actors. No director. One rehearsal. In a bar. Duke City Repertory Theatre invites you to “Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night,” a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience: Shakespeare as it was done in Shakespeare’s day. Various locations. Info: dukecityrep.com for a complete list of dates and locations. Free admission, $10 suggested donation.



monday 1 | 7:30–9:30 pmTodrick 2016 Admat
Todrick Hall Presents “Straight Outta Oz.” A family musical that brings to life the American classic like you’ve never seen, with innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes, and a great social message. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, 724-4771, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $32–$62.








friday 5 | 5–8 pmLittle Houses
12th Annual “Albuquirky” Little House Silent Auction. Hosted at Sumner & Dene (517 Central Ave. NW, upstairs) More than 125 “Little House” mini masterpieces were created by local favorite and emerging artists for this exciting fundraiser! all of the proceeds benefit OFFCenter. Info: OFFCenter, 247-1172, offcenterarts.org. FREE to attend.





friday 5 | 7–7:30 pmSorrel
Sorrel Sky Gallery. Two-Man Show “Constant State of Change” with Stephen Day and Ray Tracey at Sorrel Sky Gallery. This two-man show during First Friday Art Walk features plain-air landscape painter Stephen Day and Navajo jeweler and silversmith Ray Tracey. Info: at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, 501-6555, sorrelsky.com.





friday 5–sunday 21EDUCATING RITA Frederick Ponzlov Jessica Osbourne photo credit George A. Williams
West End Productions’ “Educating Rita.” Directed by Colleen McClure, Willie Russell’s English comedy featuring Jessica Osbourne (Shirley Valentine last year) as the hairdresser student and Frederick Ponzlov as the tutor. Friday and Saturday showings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings at 2 p.m. Info: VSA N4th Art Center, 4904 Fourth Street, tickets westendproductions.org or 410-8524.






saturday 13 | 10 am–4 pmCHD 3 Photo Credit David Nufer
Heritage Day in the historic heart of Corrales. It’s free! Take photos, make cards, watch performances and art demonstrations, and wander with your family through a traditional adobe home and farm to celebrate Mother’s Day! Casa San Ysidro: the Gutierrez/Minge House, 973 Old Church Road, Corrales, 898-3915, cabq.gov/casasanysidro.









friday 19–sunday 21 | 9 am–5pm
The 11th Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. Promising to provide exciting fiber art exhibits, popular vendors, enlightening classes and fun for all age groups. Held at EXPO New Mexico in the Manual Lujan Complex. In addition to classes and fiber art entries from across the country, the Fiesta will feature the work of two local fiber artists: Ruth Ronan, an award-winning weaver and Anne Podlesak, an inspirational knitter and yarn dyer. Info: abqfiberartscouncil.org.


sunday 21 | 10 am–3 pmPhoto Credit Tom Antreasian ABQ Museum Car Show
Car Show. Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs host the 33rd Annual NMCCC Classic Auto Show featuring 1967 vehicles in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Albuquerque Museum. Info: Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov/museum. Free



sunday 21 | 3 pmQuntessaence Choral
Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest. Presents “Fantastic & Frivolous,” music of fairy tales, magical creatures, and enchanted places. Venue: St. John’s United Methodist Church. Info: Quintessence, 672-8863, quintessence-abq.com. Tickets: $10–$20


tuesday 25–sunday 4beer-mimosa
ABQ Beer Week. Albuquerque’s premier beer week returns with an 11-day celebration for its seventh anniversary. Albuquerque Beer Week kicks off May 25 and runs through June 4. Albuquerque Beer Week is a barley-filled celebration with something for everyone: local microbrew tastings, exciting tours, incredible food events, art events, and some of the best bands that Albuquerque has to offer. Info: abqbeerweek.com.



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