The Marigold Parade today celebrating Día des Muertos in Albuquerque's South Valley is one of the year's best events. I hope you'll go check it out if you've never been!
The parade begins at 4:00 at Central Familiar and Isleta and continues north on Isleta to the Westside Community Center. The celebration will feature music, food, altars, videos, and mumerous art vendors until 8pm. Free to the public. Suitable for all ages.…
BOOOOooooo....toooooo......youuuuuuuuuuu..... if you didn't make it to the Big Race on Nob Hill with many people joining in with costumes, merriment, and questions like, "What are you?"
What brings people out on Halloween? Curiosity? Of course, you can't imagine what the guy next door will come up with next! Contests? Of course! YOU might be the one who wins the Grand Prize! What a story to tell your children. Liquor? Of course! It releases your… Continue
NOB HILL--DCF members Mario Burgos and Yours_Truly Johnny_Mango will square off tomorrow morning on KOB's 'Eye on New Mexico' program. It will air at 10:00AM on Channel 4. The shows co-hosts are Nicole Brady and Dennis Damrzolski.
One of the two guests is a spokesperson for the right-wing… Continue
Yah, "remote addition". You heard me. I jetted off to my old "haunts" (haha) in Hollyweird for Halloween. But what a small world it is. I ran into some people from ABQ or who are friends with people from home. I gotta make this quick as I am running late & my head is pounding.
We spent last night at The Rainbow Bar and Grill (Sunset Strip) with the ghost of Keith Moon and other dead rock stars. I went as the ghost of my former… Continue
Bicycling 11 miles with a wig and face paint is far better if you're not alone. Last night, at least 50 cyclists gathered like a freak show at Triangle Park for a Halloween joy ride through Albuquerque. From Nob Hill to downtown and Old Town, we cruised with only minimal incident -- a lost pink wing, a showdown with a muscle truck. Final stop: Marble…Continue
1st District: Darren White — We are going to ask voters to set aside the attack ads of the last few weeks and the partisanship of the last eight years, to instead focus on the dedication and work ethic needed to represent them as a freshman in Congress. The candidate who has proven he has both is Darren White.
The Republican is conversant on the big issues facing our nation, from the economy (create jobs and cut taxes) to energy (put everything on the… Continue
Today was a momentous day. One of those days that I am proud to say "I was there."
It's one of those situations that I really think you had to be there to experience, but there were moments where I had serious chills and tears in my eyes. I got to be a part of both National and New Mexican history.
What happened? The National Atomic Museum's B-52 bomber, that has been sitting in the same spot at the old museum location on base for THIRTY FIVE YEARS, had one of the final… Continue
I went out around the neighborhood looking for Halloween displays, but I didn't find much. There were lots of little ghosts and pumpkins and one pet cemetery. A decent helping of webs and a handful of scarecrows. Seems like things are a little subdued this year. I suspect everyone is preoccupied with the election.
We're tentatively planning to hand out candy for awhile and then mosey on to Nob Hill, the Press Club and downtown to… Continue
Built in 1925, the historic two-story brick building that we call "The Harwood" presents an exciting (and some times confounding) opportunity to translate an inefficient structure in to a model for sustainable (re)building. We have decided to open up this translation process to others in the community, as we firmly believe that every moment is a teaching moment. And these are lessons that we all need to… Continue
Don't get me wrong, I love the guild, or rather I WANT to . . . I was raised going to funky little old theaters, doing the Rocky Horror thing (before the military chants and stupid pre-shows; in my day only the film had a staring role-but I digress). Tonight I went out with my husband; great meal at the Korean Barbecue House, we went to the guild. I had seen in the Alibi they were playing a Hammer film with Oliver Reed (William Shatner wishes he could over-act so perfectly) in a biker… Continue
... For whomever you're voting for - You're going to vote, right?
This is NOT an Obama/Mccain conversation - it's a question of yes/no.
I realize that there's always a lot of talk about "Just don't bother, it doesn't make a difference", or "(so and so) will win without my help, anyway" - but that's flat out not true. The only way to change a broken machine is to do something to start changing it.
Don't fall for the "Don't bother to vote" spin, no matter who's… Continue
OAK FLAT, 20 MI. SOUTH OF TIJERAS--Is this the year? Traditional wisdom has it that bumper crops of piñon nuts come only once every seven years. Are we in that lucky period? I first thought so a couple weeks ago when MaryAnn and I drove the big loop around the Gila: piñon trees absolutely loaded with pine cones. Piñon picking is so common there that stiles have been provided to let pickers on to BLM and National Forest land from the highways. They… Continue
Now don’t get me wrong, if you throw on some booty music I’ll be out on the dance floor after the first few beats, but when it comes to actual formal dancing with real steps I feel a little uneasy “gettin’ up on the dance floor.” A few salsa nights at Sauce and the Cooperage turned my unease to fear since the dance floor seemed like Albuquerque’s version of Dancing with the Stars. After those few scary moments in the middle of a crowded, sweaty dance floor with some guy who thought spinning me… Continue
On October 31st, members of New Mexico Youth Organized will hit the Burque streets for a massive nonpartisan Get Out the Vote drive called “Trick or Vote.” The costumed force of about 200 young people will meet at Lower Johnson Field on the UNM campus at 5pm and fan out in neighborhoods across the city on Halloween to remind people to vote on November 4th.
Trick or Vote is part of a national effort to encourage youth participation in the electoral… Continue