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Carnaval 2019: with PANdemonium and Odara Dance Ensemble

March 1 – March 2
7:30 pm

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble and showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Among the guidelines that the Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific.

Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002, and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. This year’s Carnaval 2019 marks the 14th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts

Sante Fe Kids Free Spring Break: A Different Kind of Family Fun

Santa Fe is making it easy to plan your family’s much needed Spring Break vacation. From March 1 through April 21, take advantage of great Kids Free deals in Santa Fe—from lodging, food, arts, culture, and other kid-friendly attractions. Start exploring our 2019 Kids Free Spring Break specials today and plan your trip to Santa Fe.

FREE LESSON WITH ANY NEW BOARD
SKATE SCHOOL
Free private lesson with the purchase of any new skateboard! Lessons come with ‘skate homework’ to help young students get started with the basics.

ANNUAL NM BACH SOCIETY CONCERT
THE NEW MEXICO PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY
Bring the whole family to a great evening of Bach on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 6 pm – kids 18 and under get in free! The all-professional New Mexico Bach Society is fun for kids of all ages. The open dress rehearsal is a great way for younger kids to experience Bach for the first time. Program features outstanding singers and chamber

KIDS SKI FREE WEDS. IN MARCH
SANTA FE SKI CO.
“Wednesdays in March Kids Ski Free”.

FREE KIDS ADMISSION
MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART
Free admission for kids 16 and under during spring break.

SANTA FE KID’S CRAWL
INN OF THE GOVERNORS
Kids receive a free coloring book drawn and produced by local artist and musician, Megan Burns. And for more fun, our free pass allows you to explore the Harrell House Bug Museum and Science Shop in the nearby DeVargas Center.

FREE CHILDREN’S ENTREE
JULIA, A SPIRITED RESTAURANT & BAR
Complimentary Kid’s Menu children’s entree with the purchase of an adult entree in Julia, a Spirited Restaurant & Bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

CHOCOLATE FACTORY TOUR
ART OF CHOCOLATE
Spend an hour learning how chocolate is grown, harvested and the journey it takes through the factory to produce bars, truffles, drinks and more.

FREE TAMALES AND COOKIES!
PUEBLO BONITO BED & BREAKFAST INN
Best Breakfast Tamales in NM!

JR. ARTIST PACKAGE
DRURY PLAZA HOTEL SANTA FE
Enjoy all the art and culture Santa Fe has to offer while giving your children the opportunity to become junior artists! Let your children become part of the Santa Fe experience and create their own masterpiece during their stay.

KIDS EAT FREE AT TERRA
TERRA RESTAURANT, FOUR SEASONS SANTA FE
Kids five (5) and under eat free

CHOCOLATE FOR KIDS
ART OF CHOCOLATE
Participate in a Family Chocolate Experience! Kids will learn about the Cacao tree, make and decorate their own chocolate bar and wrapper and learn a Mayan folktale about cacao in the jungle. One Parent must accompany each child. Offer good for up to 2 children /2 parents, pay only for the parents or guardian. Suitable for age 5-11.

FLOAT CAFE FREE KIDS DRINKS!
MEOW WOLF: HOUSE OF ETERNAL RETURN
Come see House Of Eternal Return, 20,000 square feet of the world’s most talked-about immersive, interactive art & storytelling experience and refresh yourselves at FLOAT Cafe where kids who mention “Kids Free Santa Fe” get one FREE Italian or French soda! Yummmers!

FREE KIDS PASS WITH ADULT PASS
SANTA FE CLIMBING CENTER
One Free Kids Pass with the purchase of an Adult Day Pass. Monday through Friday before 2:00pm.

A FREE MEOW WOLF ADVENTURE
LA FONDA ON THE PLAZA
Bring your kids to Santa Fe and they stay & play free at La Fonda and Meow Wolf! Plus, experience the most exciting explorative art adventure ever! Part haunted house, part jungle gym, it’s 20,000 square feet of giant artwork that you can step inside of & play by walking, climbing, & crawling through an imaginative series of unexpected environments. Beyond description, this adventure must be experienced in person.

LINGER-LONGER- SAVE 15%
LA POSADA DE SANTA FE RESORT & SPA
Save up to 15% plus a richer resort credit the longer you stay. Children under 16 are free! $60 resort credit for 4 nights – $15 for each added night.

The States that Drink the Most Wine in America

New Mexico finds a way to wiggle it’s way into a lot of “top lists”, this one isn’t so bad 🙂  With more than 40 wineries across the state, the ranking shouldn’t come as a surprise for the state’s oenophiles.

The National Institutes of Health released a report analyzing drinking trends by state, and the results are illuminating. VinePair breaks it down by each state’s overall and per capita wine consumption.

Californians drink the most wine overall. This is unsurprising, seeing as how California’s population of 39 million thirsty residents is nearly 70 times larger than that of Wyoming, the state that drank the least wine. The Golden State also happens to be responsible for 86 percent of America’s total wine output.

In per capita wine consumption, Idaho once again leads the way, followed by DC, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Vermont.

Researchers looked primarily at alcoholic beverage sales by state from 1977 to 2015, and then updated their records with these figures from 2016. When statewide alcohol sales or tax receipts reports were unavailable, the surveyors considered control states and shipment data to supplement their findings.

Curious to see how your state stacks up to its neighbors? Check out VinePair’s maps.

Per capita consumption is arguably a clearer representation of boots-on-the-ground drinking trends. It’s worth noting that New Hampshire’s low alcohol taxes likely contribute to its high per capita rank.

Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend in Albuquerque

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027
tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us

Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend in Albuquerque

Outdoor Adventure Show 2019

SANTA FE – The annual New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show opens at noon Friday, Feb.15 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Manuel Lujan Building at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque.

The event is bigger and better than ever with new exhibits and hands-on activities hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

New this year will be a free ‘catch and release’ pond located in the red barn. Try your luck catching a tagged fish to win a prize sponsored by a vendor. At the start of each day’s show, the first 15 people to catch a tagged fish will win a prize from one of the shows vendors. There will also be prizes Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

Visitors can receive instruction on off-highway vehicles (OHV), fishing, archery and shooting. The event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Boats, kayaks, OHVs, and RVs will be on display and conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions.

The show opens to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to all licensed anglers, hunters and trappers. Youth younger than 18 get in free and everyone else pays just $3.

For more information, please visit the department website, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

States with the Most Wineries in America in 2018

The American wine industry has gone from erstwhile underdog to $20 billioninternational power player. The Judgement of Paris played a large part in our development, putting California on the global stage and providing bragging rights to generations of star-spangled wine lovers.

Today, California has the most wineries of any state in the U.S., clocking in at more than 4,800. West Coast wine hubs Washington and Oregon follow closely behind.

We used data from the American Association of Wine Economists to plot the states with the most wineries in America. (The full list is below.)

Where does your state rank? Check out VinePair’s map of the states with the most wineries to find out.

Come on New Mexico…25th…you can do better than that….

Friends and Lover Balloon Rally

2019 FRIENDS & LOVERS BALLOON RALLY

Friends and Lovers is the second biggest Balloon Rally in the Country! Come and join us for this Free Event and experience the unbelievable sites and sounds of Hot air Ballooning.

Balloons & Breakfast and Dine & Glow Dinner Tickets Available!

Anderson Abbruzo Internatioal Balloon Museum Foundation

ON SALE NOW!

Tickets to the 2019 Balloons & Breakfast and Dine & Glow Dinner events are on sale now! You won’t want to miss out on this awesome experience!

Experience the magic of the world’s largest ballooning event from the comfort of the beautiful Balloon Museum. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or dinner inside the Balloon Museum’s glass enclosed gallery, and so much more!

The Balloon Museum boasts THE BEST VIEW of the Mass Ascension, Balloon Glow, and Afterglow™ Fireworks in Albuquerque!

Get your tickets NOW to any of these events now!

Taos Winter Wine Festival

January 31 – February 3, 2019

The Taos Winter Wine Festival is an annual four-day weekend of events featuring the culinary artistry found in Taos, New Mexico’s many excellent restaurants coupled with the sophistication and wines of national wineries. By bringing over 40 national wineries to Taos to partner with 24 of the areas best restaurants, a four-day schedule of snow, food and wine events featuring the Grand and Reserve Tastings, chefs luncheons, winery seminars and wine dinners. The weekend culminates with the Grand Tasting at the Taos Valley Ski Resort where restaurants and wineries serve samples of their best food and wine.

Greg O’Byrne, Taos Winter Wine Festival Coordinator
info@taoswinterwinefest.com
Taos Winter Wine Festival
1000 Cordova Place, #723
Santa Fe, NM 87505

505-660-6151

Shen Yun – 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn

A Heavenly Gift

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired.

Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage…

Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!

Classical dance and music with live orchestra, 5,000 years of civilization reborn.

There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. What if you could journey back and visit this lost world…?

Now you can. Shen Yun invites you to experience this divine culture of the Middle Kingdom. Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Every dance movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else. See for yourself why this performance is leaving millions around the world in awe.

“Absolutely the No. 1 show in the world!” – Kenn Wells, legendary lead dancer of the English National Ballet

“Exquisitely beautiful! The level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling.” – Cate Blanchet, Academy Award-winning actress

“The greatest of the great! A MUST SEE!” – Christine Walevska, world-renowned musician.

Moviemaker Magazine rates Albuquerque the Number ONE

Moviemaker Magazine rates Albuquerque the Number ONE “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2019: Big Cities”

For those who continue to primarily associate ABQ with its breakout Breaking Bad franchise, good news: The Emmy-nominated Better Call Saul, set in the flip-phone era, was renewed over the summer for a fifth season, while ABQ merchants continue to meet demand for all things Walt, Jesse, and Saul. Local fixture Rebel Donut still offers the Blue Sky donut with a (perfectly legal) sprinkling of blue rock candy, while RV tours of prominent locations of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul continue to ferry superfans to over two dozen ABQ locations that are now part of TV history.”

1. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Big things have been afoot for the home of Los Pollos Hermanos since Gus Fring went to that big chicken restaurant in the sky. Albuquerque has gone from an attractive boutique city on the production map to a marquee player, attracting over 50 major productions in the last three years. It’s also recently played host to the highly-anticipated Nicole Kidman drama The Goldfinch (which was expected to hire 173 New Mexico crewmembers), as well as the next project from Drive auteur Nicolas Winding Refn, the Amazon series Too Old to Die Young, similarly expected to employ 100 local crewmembers.

Nothing, though, could be bigger than the October news that industry-changer Netflix has chosen ABQ as the spot for a production facility (after reportedly being enticed by over $14 million in development funding) that could drop a billion into the local economy over a decade. Netflix original Godless and pick-up Longmire already call New Mexico home, and the Netflix news was big enough to overshadow a mixed bag of data released a month earlier. The numbers showed a modest, cyclical slowdown in spending (a fall from $506 million in fiscal year 2017 to $234 million in 2018’s budget year), which New Mexico film officials attributed to growing pains and claimed was offset by a healthy number of indie productions, including 38 in the million-dollar range.

The Sabrina Carpenter-starring road movie The Short History of the Long Road, began production in April. Director Ani Simon-Kennedy (Days of Gray) offered praise for the state’s unique natural architecture and the work ethic of ABQ crews. “The crew we had was unparalleled,” Simon-Kennedy says. “The level of heart they poured into our low-budget feature went above and beyond. Everyone was resourceful and reliable; New Mexico was the perfect setting for our road trip movie since you can get such varied landscapes. We shot in the spring when the weather was cooperative, but it can get unpredictable—from gorgeous blue skies to crazy thunderstorms and back in an hour.” The Short History’s DP Cailin Yatsko concurs, stating that “as soon as you leave, you find yourself missing that beautiful New Mexico sky.” She also acknowledges the tremendous influx of talent, money, and industry pouring into ABQ: “Our biggest challenge was really the fact that ABQ crews are so busy—we were lucky our schedule worked out so that we got such an incredible team.”

For those who continue to primarily associate ABQ with its breakout Breaking Bad franchise, good news: The Emmy-nominated Better Call Saul, set in the flip-phone era, was renewed over the summer for a fifth season, while ABQ merchants continue to meet demand for all things Walt, Jesse, and Saul. Local fixture Rebel Donut still offers the Blue Sky donut with a (perfectly legal) sprinkling of blue rock candy, while RV tours of prominent locations of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul continue to ferry superfans to over two dozen ABQ locations that are now part of TV history.