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12 Days of Giving: Children's Grief Center of New Mexico

During the Twelve Days of Christmas we are featuring 12 New Mexico nonprofits that help make life in Albuquerque better. We hope that you'll consider making a donation to one of these great organizations. We've already picked our 12, but please feel free to add your suggestions of other deserving nonprofits in the…


Added by Adelita on December 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Who is going to all the after Christmas sales?  Not me!  There are way too many other great things to do. Get ready for your New Year's Eve Celebration!…


Added by Adelita on December 26, 2014 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

It's Tradition

Holiday traditions run strong in my family.  Like many here in Albuquerque, we make sure to have luminarias on Christmas Eve and a big pot of posole on the stove.  Two more traditions that are important in our family are tamale making and the Annual Cousin Cookie Party. 

Making Tamales

I have a lot of cousins.  Seriously.  On my mom’s side there are so  many female…


Added by Adelita on December 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Mariachi Mystery Tour

I love music.  I love the Beatles.  I love Mariachi music.  Imagine if the Beatles had become a Mariachi band?  What if a Mariachi band played Beatles music?!  Well, one band did and became Mariachi Mystery Tour!  

From their Facebook page: 

"Mariachi Mystery Tour founder and musical director Lorenzo Martinez is an accomplished composer, arranger,…


Added by Adelita on December 20, 2014 at 9:04am — 4 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Don't want to go to your staff Holiday Party?  Here are some tempting suggestions!

Friday, December 18

  • Barelas is where it is at these days...and hopefully for many days to come. - Kick off the holiday season with the Tree Lighting at the Barelas Community Center (1024 4th St.…

Added by Adelita on December 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hey Mayor Berry, are you listening?

A very wonderful, thoughtful, and visionary group of people created a place for the whole community to share - the Rail Yards Market. It was an overwhelmingly successful market that brought people from all over the city to gather as a community.

The city has a different idea of what that space should be.  The…


Added by Adelita on December 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Red Light Cameras

Let's just get this straight,  Red Light Cameras is one of the coolest bands around. 

They started as a Pixies inspired garage band, but after the addition of powerhouse vocalist, Amanda Machon, the band took a turn to become a soulful, blues inspired garage pop…


Added by Adelita on December 13, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

What To Do in ABQ

Friday, December 12

  • El Chante: Casa de Cultura - "...but my friends call me Burque" book release party - Manuel Gonzales will be reading from his new book of poetry with a special guest reading By Sarita Sol Gonzalez, from her new chapbook "Solita"! So please join us at El Chante for a…

Added by Adelita on December 12, 2014 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Burque Music Scene: Bobby Keys

A legend amongst us has died.  Bobby Keys was best know as the saxophone player for the Rolling Stones, but his legacy reaches far beyond the Stones.  You can hear him playing on recordings with Freddy Cannon, Dion, Elvis, John Lennon, Warren…


Added by Adelita on December 6, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

What To Do In ABQ

This is one busy weekend!  Plan it all out so you can do it all!

Friday, December 5


Added by Adelita on December 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

What Do You Need?

For about a week I was without heat in my office.  I work in a very old building and the radiators in the offices were ice cold.  It was hard working in such a cold environment.  I even posted a status on my Facebook page complaining about my very cold office. Many friends were sympathetic and offered space heaters and…


Added by Adelita on December 3, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

WisePies Arena?

In what is apparently the largest gift ever given to the UNM Athletics Department, The Pit will now be known as the WisePies Arena for the next 10 years. While it's at least a locally owned company,…


Added by Adelita on December 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Al Hurricane

You just can't talk about music in the Duke City without mentioning Alberto Nelson Sanchez, also known as Al Hurricane, the Godfather of New Mexico Hispano Music.  

Al Hurricane has had quite an illustrious career recording over 20 albums, both solo and with brothers Tiny…


Added by Adelita on November 29, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

What To Do In ABQ plus another give away!

This is a "What To Do in ABQ" post that you should read very carefully.  There is a little bit of magic to be given away to a lucky member. And don't forget about Small Business Saturday!  Buy local!

Friday, November…


Added by Adelita on November 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

Giveaway! Harwood Art Center Membership

As we prepare for our Thanksgiving celebration all across the city, we’d lke to take a moment to say Thank You to our wonderful Duke City Fix community. We really appreciate the engagement, comments, and stories on this site.

If you haven’t already read it, Bruce Welton wrote a …


Added by Adelita on November 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Mystic Vision

While my heart will always belong to the blues, reggae is a close second.   The Harder They Come soundtrack was one of my favorite albums as a kid and is still in constant rotation in my playlists.  I love reggae.

Back in 1993, three La Cueva students felt the same way about reggae and…


Added by Adelita on November 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

What To Do In ABQ

Do yourself a favor and take a break from buying yams and stuffing and go out and do something fun!

Friday, November 21 


Added by Adelita on November 21, 2014 at 10:09am — 6 Comments

Keeping It Local

Did you know that Small Business Saturday is November 29?  Small Business Saturday is a great way to avoid the crush of Black Friday at the mall and big box stores, and a way to support local…


Added by Adelita on November 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments


Couldn't resist.  I had to go to the Levitated Toy Factory open house and check out this mystery business. Through the crush of people I was able to take a few photographs of what happens behind their doors.  There were giant cardboard structures and small cardboard pieces for people to play with. Their …


Added by Adelita on November 18, 2014 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Los Broadway Elks

I know that Austin and Nashville are great music cities, but did you know that Albuquerque has a great musical history and incredible talent?  That’s right, we have outstanding musicians, singers, and bands in this town!  Every Saturday I will post videos and a little history of musical legends, old and young, that either play in Albuquerque or got their start…


Added by Adelita on November 15, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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