A great bass heavy show arrived at The Historic El Rey Theater on the 29th of November. Riot Ten’s Hype or Die tour was one for the books. Featuring Blunts & Blondes as direct open, everyone enjoyed every moment! Here are the captures from that night![Read more…]
Check out all the action from Saturday night in Downtown Albuquerque. We stopped by Sunshine Theater to catch Reckless Kelly perform a live set. After the performance it was a downtown bar crawl starting at Bar Uno and ending at Effex Nightclub. It wouldn’t be a good night out with out a stop or maybe two at The Library Bar and Grill.[Read more…]
Image by Effex NightClub via www.effexabq.com
Dance into 2019 and head into Albuquerque’s most lively and vibrant night club! Effex’s New Years Eve party takes off Monday December 31, 2018. Keep it bumpin’ to headliners featuring DJ’s Devin, Malik, Stitch, Spunjy, and Josh Burg. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the entrance fee is $20 — ages 21+ only.
Effex NightClub: 420 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Image by @hotelandaluz via Instagram
Stay classy with champagne in your hand, and toast to a new year as the balloon drops in Hotel Andaluz. Join around for Hotel Andaluz’s Pop! Fizz! Groove! On December 31, 2018 at 8 p.m. and dance to DJ Sidekick, Melodious Groove, and DJ Alissa Divine.
Hotel Andaluz: 125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Blue Agave Republic
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Look back on your favorite 2018 moments with tacos and tequila! With a beautiful handcrafted drink in your hand, and live DJ’s, there is no better way to start off the coming year. Forget those diet resolutions you made twelve months ago, order plates on plate on plates of tacos!
Blue Agave Republic: 6001 Osuna Rd NE suite a, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Poki Poblano Fusion Lounge
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Speaking on throwing out that diet, get a jump start on that New Years resolution list and eat adventurously at Albuquerque’s newest hotspot, Poki Poblano. Show up in your shiniest dress or most dapper suit, pull up a stool, order a poki bowl, get a side of caviar, and take a sip of handcrafted cocktails.
Poki Poblano: 6910 Montgomery Blvd NE suite a, Albuquerque, NM 87109
QBar – Hotel Albuquerque
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Feeling a little extra bourgeois? At a mere $209 a party package, you can spend your last night of the year in a sophisticated nightclub and lounge, with admission to Qbar for two, hotel accomodations and breakfast for two on January 1, 2019. Described as upscale, posh, and sleek, one is welcomed with extensive wine, entertainment by DJ Pete Nic, exotic appetizers, and a champagne toast. Head down and be treated like the Beyoncé and Jay-Z that you are.
QBar: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 —Inside Hotel Albuquerque, Old Town
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Nob Hill Bar and Grill never disappoints when it comes to awesome parties! The “upscale joint” is having a party on New Years Eve featuring DJ Ian Evan! Be sure to follow them on social media to get all the details. We are even giving away a New Years Package that will include a table for 6 and 2 bottles of Champagne! Stay tuned for more details!
Featuring DJ Ian Evan.
Abq-Live giving away a table for 6 and 2 bottles of champagne.
An Albuquerque company has officially launched its interactive dining experience in the heart of downtown. Located next to Duel Brewery, 610 Central Ave. is the new home to StoryLab Interactive’s latest project – a dining experience that was truly out of this world.
Upon entering, guests are welcomed and immediately can pick up on the theme, which is currently called “Space Returns”. The dining experience starts off by encouraging guests to explore the open space and interactive art while making sure to get that prime photo for your Instagram (FYI- it will be your coolest Insta photo.)
The five course meal was not only delicious and thoughtfully presented but even the menu contained plenty of clever “space” puns and wordplay for each item (a “Rocket Salad” arugula dish and a “Starfruit Halo Halo” dessert, just to name a few). The dinner was presented and served by Savor and with each course, a perfectly paired wine was served as well.
Service was impeccable as each dish was explained before we “dug in”.
Space-guided voices and different galactic scenarios continued as the remaining courses were served. At one point, guests were even presented with a squash bisque in what looked very similar to a “space bag” before using it as an exquisite sauce for the salmon and short ribs course.
The immersive dining experience provided a spotlight for where your plate sat and the lights responded to your moving hands – which made it impossible to NOT interact and appreciate what was happening with those around you.
The homegrown startup company will continue these dinners every Friday and Saturday night at 610 Central Ave. and tickets are required so be sure to grab tickets in advance.
Overall, the entire experience was unlike anything that this city has offered before. Sure, there have been interactive art exhibits but StoryLab Interactive has taken that to the next level by appealing to all senses with this unique dining experience.
For more information visit www.storylabinteractive.com or follow them/like them on social media @storylab.inc
Written by Brenda Paiz
Photography by Kori Kobayashi
The 14th annual Halloween costume contest at the Library Bar and Grill went down on Saturday, October 27th. People came dressed in their best costume to compete for a chance to win some amazing prizes including a big screen TV, vacation packages to Mexico, Las Vegas, and lots more!!! DJ Unseen was in the house dropping the beats and keeping people dancing all night long.
Last Saturday on October 27th 2018, Effex Nightclub opened it’s doors for an epic Halloween party appropriately dubbed ‘Icons and Idols’. The party never stops in downtown Albuquerque. Stay tuned for more images from this year’s Halloween parties. Be sure to stop by Effex Nightclub on Wednesday Oct. 31st for their Halloween Club Takeover, with multiple Djs providing another night of festivities at the popular downtown club.
On Saturday, August 25th, downtown Albuquerque was transformed into a festival for an evening dedicated to the music and arts. This annual event featured multiple local and national acts, musical performances, crafts, and artwork. Enjoy the photo galleries of the highlights from SOMOS!