April in ABQ, What’s Happening?

Most of us are more than happy to get in out of the wind in the spring here in the Duke City. In a town that has just about perfect weather year 'round, the desert winds this time of year are a reminder that no place has perfect weather. So come on inside and have some fun -

Grand Slam Poetry Slam Championship – Outpost Performance Space. April 2nd, 7:30 p.m. $10 – $15
Watch ten of the top performance poets in ABQ competing for a spot on the 2016 ABQ Poetry Slam Team. If you’ve never seen a slam, you are missing something very cool!  Outpost!

Poetry slam contestants in Albuquerque

The Maltese Falcon – KiMo Theater – April 2nd, 1:30, 5:30, $6 – $8
The classic Bogart movie on the big screen.  Part of the American Film Institute Countdown of the 100 Greatest Films ever made.  Also showing in April, Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder, April 1st, 5:30, 8:00  $6 – $8 KiMo

Barnyard Stompers – The Mine Shaft Tavern, Madrid – April 3, 7:00 p.m.,
Go on out to cool Madrid for some Outlaw country/blues/rock with the Barnyard Stompers.  A fun time should be had by all. The Mine Shaft

Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra – The Cooperage  April 5th, 7:30 p.m. – FREE
Enjoy the big sound of this 19 piece orchestra, free! Also at the Cooperage, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys April 9th, 8:00 p.m. $17 – $22 Put your dancing shoes on for this Cajun-Zydeco-Swamp band.. Cooperage

The Diary of Anne Frank – ABQ Little Theater – April 15th  – May 1st – $12 – $22
Based on the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her time hiding from the Nazis in an attic of her father’s office during World War II. ABQ Little Theater

Tim Burton's Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks!  – The Guild Cinema – April 15th, Friday, 10:30 p.m. $8
Tim Burton’s twisted satire of the blockbuster film Independence Day and a witty, schlocky tribute to 1950’s UFO movies. Lots of other great movies in the month of April. The Guild

Supersuckers – Meow Wolf – April 18th, 8:00 $17
These guys are fun, kick ass rock and roll.  You will have a blast. Check them out for a really fun night! Meow Wolf

Nathan East Tribute – KiMo Theater – April 23rd, 5:00 $10
Tracey Whitney performs in tribute to bassist Nathan East following a screening of “Nathan East: For the Record: a documentary film. Tracey Whitney

Robert Earl Keen – Skylight Santa Fe – April 24th, 7:30, $32
An all-time personal favorite, REK will have you dancing all night.  He always delivers and his band is hot.  Don’t miss this guy! REK

Chris Dracup & Hillary Smith – Savoy – April 28th, 6:00 p.m., Free
Albuquerque’s favorite duo do their blues/funk/soul thing at Savoy. Always a lot of good music coming out of these two. Savoy

Wednesday Blues Jam – Monte Vista Fire Station – Free
Check out ABQ’s best blues jam every Wednesday night with the Memphis P Tails and special guests. Memphis PTails

– Lisa LaMastra, March 30, 2016