At a time when the pop and rock culture is flourishing, places like Caravan East are a great refuge for country music lovers. Touted as America's best country music nightclub, Caravan has a very funky and jazzy atmosphere, while still retaining its old world charm. Each night you will find live bands playing some rocking country tracks and making hordes of people dance to their tunes here. The club has a very cozy atmosphere with a close-knit seating arrangement to get you up, close and personal with the artists. Every evening during happy hours the club features a buffet, when you can binge on some delicious light fare stuff. Cocktails and wines are served all the time to keep you going through the night.
310 San Pedro Drive Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87108 +1 505 222 0785
The African American Performing Arts Center was inaugurated with much gusto and fervor on June 9, 2007. Since then this performing and visual arts center has been one of the prime venues for a number of events like exhibitions and art displays. It is also a learning place with great amount of information on the achievements and contributions of African-Americans in New Mexico.
4804 Central Avenue Southeast Frank A. Peloso Performing Arts Center Albuquerque, NM 87108 +1 505 262 9301
Housed in the Frank A. Peloso Performing Arts Center, the Hiland Theatre is one of the larger performance venues in the center.The Ana Chavira Theatre is another intimate venue within the center. The Center was bought and is now run by the The Musical Theatre Southwest. The theaters and performing centers are dedicated to presenting art, keeping up the quality and standards of the tastes of New Mexican audiences.
111 Harvard Drive Southeast At Central Avenue Southeast Albuquerque, NM 87106 +1 505 266 0000
This independent coffee house situated directly across from the main campus of University of New Mexico is a favorite haunt of students and hipsters. A wide selection of excellent coffee drinks, reasonably priced food, comfy couches, outdoor seating, free wireless internet access and lots of light and plants all add to its appeal. In an age dominated by chain establishments, RB Winning certainly stands out. It is owned and managed by theatre artists and a great deal of emphasis is placed on supporting the local arts. The venue regularly plays host to everything from dance displays to poetry slams, art shows to theatrical improv.
3011 Monte Vista Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87106 +1 505 254 7716
A distinctive hand-painted wooden sign featuring the face of the bulldog for which the venue was named marks this addition to the Albuquerque theatre scene. A not-for-profit organization, "Aux Dog" has stadium seating for 80 in the theatre and rotating art exhibits in the lobby (the building was a well-known art gallery for many years prior to its new incarnation). Aux Dog's schedule is always packed with shows so there are few dark weekends. In addition to producing their own plays, they host other performance troupes in the space. Many performances are followed by a late night comedy improv set.
Between Central Avenue Southeast and Cornell Drive Southeast University of New Mexico Arts Center Albuquerque, NM 87131 +1 505 277 4332
This University of New Mexico venue is known variously as "The Experimental Theatre", "Theatre X", or simply "The X". It is under the umbrella of the University's Center for the Arts, which is also home to Popejoy Hall, Rodey Theatre and the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance. Theatre X is a small, "black box" space measuring 40 feet by 60 feet and with seating for approximately 100. Shows are mainly student-produced. Many of the city's hot young talents got their start here.
Between Central Avenue Southeast and Cornell Drive Southeast University of New Mexico Arts Center Albuquerque, NM 87102 +1 505 925 5858
This 420 seat theater can be converted between proscenium and thrust staging and was designed by George Izenour, the renowned theater consultant. It forms part of the University of New Mexico Center for the Arts, which also contains Popejoy Hall, Theatre X and the UNM Department of Theater and Dance. The Department presents a high volume of student productions in Rodey, including the "Words Afire Festival of New Works", an annual staple held in April. The Department's partnerships with the National Institute of Flamenco and the Tricklock Theater Company mean that Rodey also plays host to top-quality international dance and theater events. - Pip Lustgarten
Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro comprises of three levels, which include the main dining area and bar, an upper balcony, and the Blues Cellar. The dining room is done up in earth tones, with stained glass and flowers creating a blithe ambiance, while the bar has an antique look-a combination of dark wood and mirrors. The upper balcony offers a view of diners below, while the Blues Cellar boasts of muted shades, small tables, and dim lighting-the perfect place for a private conversation. Zinc's menu comprises of contemporary American-French cuisine, you can munch on Steak Frites, Seared Ahi Tuna, and a host of other meat dishes (the bar features a lighter menu). The Cellar also features live jazz entertainment every Sunday, so music lovers can freak out!
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Vortex Theater, a small, community-run venue provided for volunteers who still have their day jobs, but live for the theater after hours. The group stages year-round productions of dramatic plays in a small, comfortable theater located across the street from the University of New Mexico. If you want to act, direct, build sets, scenery and props, or just enjoy a well-done live performance, the theater is a non-profit organization that offers something for everyone who wants to get involved in theater. The theater's tag line: "The Vortex, get sucked in."
Musical Theatre Southwest is one of the original movie theaters in Albuquerque. Today, the older, yet well preserved movie house opens its doors for concerts, festivals, plays and various performing arts. The Frank Peloso Performing Arts Center is an extension of this theater, transforming this venue into an active art house. This is a haven for budding artists, entertainers and musicians from the local and international level. Ticket prices are usually modest with varied times from show to show.
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