Where has the summer gone?! With July coming to a close and August and back-to-school preparations on the horizon, continue to make the most of your summer with Albuquerque’s hottest events. Here are a few things we’re doing this weekend:
516 ARTS is pleased to collaborate with the ABQ Trolley Co. and the City’s Public Art Urban Enhancement Program on a special Route 66 Neon Tour tonight at 8 p.m. Join Route 66 aficionados and trolley tour guides for a historical and anecdotal tour of one of Albuquerque’s most unique collection of cultural assets. This special tour will be available by reservation only and can be purchased online at www.abqtrolley.com.
Cut loose at Footloose this weekend at the Musical Theater Southwest. Directed by Bill Potenziani, this is one of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Show lasts through August 12.
Grammy winning vocalist, Kurt Elling returns to the Outpost Performance Space to close out the Seventh Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival on Sunday at 2 p.m. Elling boasts a rich baritone voice that spans four octaves and displays an astonishing technical facility and emotional depth. His repertoire ranges from original compositions to modern interpretations of standards both of which serve as a springboard for free form improvisation, scatting, spoken word and poetry. Tickets: $35/$30 Outpost members and students.
What are you doing this weekend?