February 2019 Top Picks
First Friday Opening Reception, Recycled Heart: The Artists of ArtStreet. Bringing the injustice of poverty and homelessness together, Recycled Heart captures the diverse, distinct, and highly individual response of our artists to community-chosen themes. Info: Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW, harwoodartcenter.org, 242-6367. Free and open to the public.
Quaker City Night Hawks. This group mixes the greasy strut of 1970s rock with doses of down-and-dirty Texas blues, science fiction, and Bible Belt boogie. Info: The Cooperage, 7220 Lomas Blvd. NE, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $17-$22.
Hungrytown. This Vermont-based folk duo has a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. Info: Main Library, 501 Copper NW, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: free.
George Winston. George’s Winter show features melodic fall and winter songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by New Orleans piano and stride traditions, and songs from his upcoming albums. Info: Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road, Corrales, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $50-$55.
La Noche Encantada. This is the annual fundraising black-tie event which supports the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce programs including public policy initiatives, workforce development, education, mentoring, and cross-sector collaborations. Cocktails are at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm, concert at 9 pm, afterparty at 10:30 pm. Info: Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, ahcnm.org, 842-9003. Tickets: $200, $2000 per table.
Comedy Night at the JCC. Keith Barany is described as original, gentle and brilliant. He’s worked with Jerry Seinfeld to Joan Rivers and has written for “The Jimmy Kimmel Show.” Come enjoy a few laughs. Info: Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE, jccabq.org, 332-0565. Tickets $25, seniors/students, $20, holdmyticket.com or 348-4518.
New Mexico Runners Soccer Game. The Major Arena Soccer League 2 is the official developmental league of the Major Arena Soccer League, the highest level of arena soccer in the world and features 26 North American teams. The Runner game on the 10th is against the Colorado Rumble, the 17th is Colorado Inferno, and the season final on March 2nd is against Cuidad Juarez Cuervos. Info: Single game tickets: $10-$50, newmexicorunners.com, 663-7786.
Sleeping Beauty. The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs “Sleeping Beauty” with deft artistry and grace. With a timeless score by Tchaikovsky, and beautiful choreography by Marius Petipa, the ballet captures the delight, the fantasy, and the drama of the cherished story. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, unmtickets.com.
“Hangin’ with the Masters” Episode 13: Patricia Michaels. Patricia Michaels, first runner up on Project Runway Season 11, will be presenting her newest fashion line here at Wright’s Indian Art. Refreshments will be provided. Info: Wright’s Indian Art Studio, 2685 Louisiana Blvd. NE, wrightsgallery.com, 266-0120. Free to the public.
Murphy’s Celtic Legacy. Featuring dancers and musicians from “Riverdance,” “Lord of the Dance” and “Celtic Woman,” Murphy’s Celtic Legacy presents a performance of Irish Dance reborn. The show’s tale draws from Irish folklore—Kings, Queens, rebels, and battles between good and evil. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, unmtickets.com.
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