TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT, look for the Perseid Meteor shower
overhead...This year's Perseid meteor shower could be even better than usual. According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, sometime between 0800 and 0900 (midnight-1:00a.m. our time) the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value.
There is one light you cannot escape on August… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 10, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I’m a high school dropout
There is no question that recent news
about the high school dropout rates in New Mexico is disturbing. All children living in this state should have the opportunity to get a good education, and a high dropout rate undoubtedly… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Today I went to visit The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History with my kid. I took lots of pictures
. I find this place very interesting for a number of reasons. I truly like Einstein. I picked up a new book to read on the travel of his brain after death. Sounds strange but it is an interesting book.
I think my child should know all about nuclear… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Collins on August 9, 2009 at 5:00pm —
I am interested in joining a group that does day hikes in the Sandias, Monzanos, etc.
Added by Frank R. Ernst on August 9, 2009 at 1:43pm —
I'm sitting at the desk with a cup of coffee, earphones on listening to AC/DC ("Who Made Who?") on Pandora.com. This is one of my very favorite things to do on an early weekend morning before the world brightens and stirs.
Actually, any day that starts with music and/or a bike ride puts me in a fine state of mind. I need that these days, seeing as how my present job has me knee-deep in tediousness and miopic management foofraw much of the time. Pardon me, just a little rant, missing… Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 9, 2009 at 11:46am —
Maybe because I am a parent...maybe because I had to keep the world from falling apart no matter what my breaking heart felt like...maybe because I love walking in the bosque--whatever the reason, I love this poem. The poet asks, "What am I searching for? What is missing?" Let's see if there an answer to be found among the cottonwoods.
Gina Marie Marselle is a dedicated supporter of the Albuquerque poetry community. She is involved with the… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on August 9, 2009 at 8:00am —
I love the New Mexico Tea Company
for many things; for its fabulous selection of tea and tea accessories, for its knowledgeable owner David Edwards
(I haven't met his business partner but I'm sure she knows her stuff, too), and for the smell when I walk through the door. The smell was always a promise of things to come… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on August 8, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I've been wondering when Albuquerque was going to crack Outside Magazine's annual list of best places to live. No more wondering! Albuquerque's number six on their list in their most recent issue! Totally concur with the write up w/r/t the great outdoor opportunities in and around ABQ. And the outdoor scene is just one facet of what makes the city great.
Here's the link:…
Added by Carol on August 8, 2009 at 4:30pm —
It’s hard to beat an evening of music and dance that is by turns precise, elegant, sensual, stark, energetic and playful.
The Ballet Pro Musica Festival this weekend at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a showcase for innovative dance and music. The National Ballet of Mexico and La Catrina Quartet together with pianist Jacquelyn Helin team up to present an unusual combination of contemporary ballet and chamber music.
Three very… Continue
Added by Katys on August 8, 2009 at 11:00am —
We're going to a wedding at the end of the month and I need an outfit. The wedding is semi-formal, and it's happening at the ski lodge of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. I have a budget of probably $100. I'm also a new mom, so baby friendly is essential, and stylish-esque would be nice. Any non-mall ideas of where to go tomorrow afternoon?
Added by Camian on August 7, 2009 at 10:16pm —
“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”
That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.
The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm —
Oh yes, it's hot. It's blazing. Nobody wants to be out in this. But your clothes do. Summer is a perfect time to explore the joys of solar laundry drying. My friends at the Hardy Women's Society
asked if I could share this How-To video on taking advantage of our copious solar resources by using a clothesline. Take it away, Hardy Women's Society...
HWS Co-Presidents Penelope and… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Animal Humane is celebrating Hawaii days at their campus at 615 Virginia Street, SE. Wear a hawaiian shirt and receive a 50% discount off the adoption fee of an adult cat or dog. Adult meaning two years or older! Come to paradise and meet your forever friends now through Sunday, August 9th.
Added by Dorothy Rosado on August 5, 2009 at 12:07pm —
Here's how I'm spending my Friday night. My friend and tapestry artist Donna Loraine Contractor (second from right) and past and present apprentices will be showing the fruits of their teacher/student relationship at a show titled “Mentor and Apprentices.” The opening reception is tonight from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Contractor’s program is unique among teacher/student arrangements, because rather than lecture her apprentices, she points… Continue
Added by Kelly on August 5, 2009 at 12:00pm —
If you were wondering what that smokey smell is/was in the downtown area last night, it was a large fire at Central and 14th. Smoke filled the nearly full moon night blowing east from downtown into other areas of Albuquerque. Here is a Picasa gallery of photographs taken by Jeff Hartzer. Click image to view photographs...…
Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 4, 2009 at 11:30pm —
If you haven't made it out to the County Line restaurant yet (9600 Tramway Blvd. NE) for their summer concert series, there's still time. They've been hosting outdoor concerts in their parking lot every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. since May, bringing in some amazing talent, including Texas' Mickey and the Motorcars and this Thursday, Aug. 6, Steve Holy. The cost? The event benefits Roadrunner Food Bank, so bring non-perishable food items and donate at the door. If you are a country music fan, you… Continue
Added by Karen B. on August 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
This week is our First Friday Art Opening. Our featured artist for August is Jacqui Lewnes and her show of Contemporary Motorcycle Drawings, "Keeping it Shiny Side Up". Jacqui has shown her work in the past here at Chroma Studios Gallery, but never like this! This new series of motorcycle drawings is awesome! You may have seen her monotypes of animals; cats, dogs, birds, etc. Just for fun, she will ride her motorcycle in to the gallery on Friday… Continue
Added by Chroma Studios on August 4, 2009 at 7:44pm —
Okay, okay, I never in a million years (or rather, "never in my 30+ years") imagined I'd really care about things like school systems, but here I am. A mom. A mom considering a move back to Albuquerque.
(This is a move I desperately want on a personal level because honest to god, there is no place I love more than the Rio Grande valley. Crazy, huh? You'd have my head checked if you saw the beautiful, quiet, sweet, peaceful place I've been living the past year.)
But then a… Continue
Added by Laura on August 4, 2009 at 11:42am —
One thing I really appreciate about DCF is the desire to stay positive about our fair city.
I was recently at a workshop where people were talking about careers and livelihood in Albuquerque and was struck by the common theme of hate. These were all good people, mind you, people who wanted to be happy and prosperous. Yet each and every one of them (including me) was holding on to a reason for their unhappiness.
Several people… Continue
Added by rheanni on August 4, 2009 at 8:41am —
Open studio hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs
-- noon to 8:00 pm
noon to 5:00 pm
Drawing class with David Blecha
Thank you card making
Guitar lessons with iCreate
Creative writing with Mandy Gardner
Thurs 5:30 - 6:30
Emerging artists group… Continue
Added by OFFCenter Community Arts Project on August 4, 2009 at 8:00am —