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Favorite Things Friday

Posted: February 8th, 2013 | Author: admin | Comments: No Comments; | Post a Comment »

Oh boy. It’s time to prepare for all the sweet Valentine’s Day wishes that will be making us see hearts and teddy bears–and hopefully chocolate!–everywhere. Luckily, whether you’re happily single or part of a happy couple, there are some fun events planned in Albuquerque this weekend. Here’s what we’ll be up to:

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the stars without the cold this weekend at the Valentine Adult Night, “Love Beneath the Stars,” at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science at 6:30 pm tonight. Explore the museum exhibits, catch a special show with your sweetheart at the Planetarium, and share a romantic dance in the Atrium. Reserved for ages 18 and older. Tickets are $8 for non-members and are available at the door.

http://images.secondspace.com/p/WEST/e_/41/64/59/6_/01/11/13/_1/P_1933042_H1L_01.jpg Prepare for a monster good time at the Santa Ana Star Center for The Toughest Monster Truck Tour. Shows are tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm. If you just can’t get enough of monster trucks and you’re in need of an unbelievable adrenaline rush, the Truck Tour will provide all the entertainment you need that will include Tailgater, Bigfoot and–wait for it–the fire-breathing Transaurus! Tickets start at $7.50.

Tomorrow and Sunday, don’t miss the Laguna Corn Dancers Native American dances at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Between 12 and 1 pm both days, observe the decorative ceremonial wear and the dances that convey more than just a performance, but a dance of meaning. Don’t miss the privilege to watch these ceremonial dances Tickets are $6 and $3 for children and students.

For all of you runners and fitness fanatics, the 10th Annual Sweetheart Run is this Sunday at 9 a.m. You don’t even need to be in a relationship to join in on the 5 or 10K run in the http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQCPe4tjm9bSSuCf&w=155&h=114&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.active.com%2Fimages%2Fupimages%2FSWHR2013Finalogo.jpgbeautiful Bosque along the Rio Grande River; make it a family event or a time for your friends to get together for a fast and flat running course to keep your New Year’s resolution intact or just for the fun of it! Admission is $15 to $25. Registration closes on Saturday at 11:59 am.

What are YOU doing this weekend?

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One Nation One Year Launches June 30

Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: admin | Comments: No Comments; | Post a Comment »

Think about it:

What is the one thing you’d like to do if you had a chance to do it?

Maybe you’d bike across America? Maybe you’d trace your ancestry? Maybe you’d walk the Pacific coast? Maybe you’d write a movie script?

Albuquerque The Magazine staff photographer, Don James, stepped out on a limb in 2009 and filled in this blank.

Taking a year off, Don Packed his truck with his Nikon, flashes, batteries, and filled in the rest with clothes, food, a sleeping bag and necessities, and set off to photograph the Navajo nation in a way it had never before been photographed: through the eyes of a Navajo.

Don took 100,000 photos, traveled 10,000 miles on the reservation, and lived on $100 a week and the kindness of people. And then what? Well, he converted his life-changing experiencing into an insightful, captivating book.

Come help Albuquerque The Magazine and Don James celebrate the launch of his book, One Nation One Year at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30.

Expect great food, great drinks, and an intriguing presentation by Don about the book and his very cool year.

If you can’t make it to the launch party, be sure to check out One Nation One Year at a local bookstore, or on Amazon.

Have you seen Don’s book? What did you think?

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