On Saturday May 13th, Mezcal Tequileria in Downtown Albuquerque kicked off their new themed Saturday events with night full of EMO music mixed by local DJs. The event was FREE before 10:30. More images in GALLERY 2
Photos by Andrea Sanchez
Gallery 2- On Saturday May 13th, MEzcal Tequileria in Downtown Albuquerque kicked off their new themed Saturday events with night full of EMO music mixed by local DJs. The event was FREE before 10:30. More images from Mezcal
Local Disney fans may be interested in the latest Albuquerque Little Theatre production. Beloved nanny, ‘Mary Poppins’ will be making an appearance in New Mexico. A cast full of professional performers has been working to reproduce this magical tale, with elaborate musical numbers from the original movie. The first show is at 7:30 pm on May 26, and will run until June 8. Tickets are on sale now. It’s going to be “supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!”
Image by: albuquerquelittletheatre.org
Tranquil Thursdays- Rooftop Yoga with Gunz and Poses
By: Adrianna Vigil
It’s about time Albuquerque became a little more urbanized, and Shantel Lucero is doing just that with sunset rooftop yoga classes in Downtown, Albuquerque. It sounds like something straight out of NYC, so new and trendy! Every Thursday and Sunday evening the Albuquerque community gathers with Gunz and Poses on the top of The Banque Lofts for a one hour yoga session. Not only does this session include beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of yoga, but it is during the prime time of the beautiful Albuquerque sunsets that we all know and love. Being on the top of The Banque Lofts roof allows the attendees to have a full 360 view of the beautiful NM skies and scenery, including the Sandia Mountains and twinkling lights of the west side. Not a yoga pro? No problem, this is a no judgment zone and each class gives the opportunity to meet new people and yoga lovers of all ages.
The instructor Shantel, has been doing yoga since she was 12 years old. When asked what her inspiration was behind starting this class, this is what she had to say: “The idea of Rooftop Yoga was born out of a desire to make a beautiful yoga experience accessible to all…to teach a practice that was suitable for newbies and seasoned yogis, topped off with a dose of the breathtaking 360 views of the Albuquerque skyline.”
The session includes guided meditation, essentials oils and an amazing playlist that allows you to dig deep and truly focus during your practice. Sounds amazing right? Well to top it all off the class is only $5 and includes free mimosas after for those who are 21 and over. So, take a step back from the crazy busy life and get your Namaste on. For more information visit the Facebook page or follow on Instagram to keep up with all the latest events!
Photos: Shantel Lucero
On Thursday August 28th the Historic El Rey Theatre, was illuminated by rhythmic lights and sounds from the popular EDM music artist, DJ Illenium. Beginning the show at 10 p.m., Albuquerque’s local DJ PRXM took the stage first alongside a live singer. Later, at 12 a.m. Illenium began his two hour set complete with lights, and an effects screen with graphics that corresponded to the music. Looking through the crowd of the theatre, diversity was in high attendance. The young Colorado DJ attracted different ages, cultures and backgrounds. However, as everyone danced and vibed to the many of his signature remixes, it was as if the crowd was united. Illenium is no stranger to the Albuquerque scene. His performance at Effex night club this past spring packed the venue and it was in high demand that he come back to the Duke city, only this time, with a bigger venue. El Rey was complete with a geotag Filter for Snapchat specific to the event and artist, merchandise, as well as enough room to dance and a bar. The night approached a close with his infamous remix to the radio hit “Don’t Let Me Down”- By The Chainsmokers but, with an uproar from his fans for another song Illenium continued the show with two more songs; a Flume remix and a brand new never before heard remix. Illenium has been featured in many of this summer’s hottest music festivals such as EDC, Ultra, and Global. With 216k followers on Sound Cloud, Illlenium’s music popularity is growing and Albuquerque is always supporting!
Stay up-to-date on his latest music and concerts via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Illenium
Well we know what we are doing for lunch tomorrow. Uber will be dropping off the best two things in life besides my mother. Frontier Sweet Rolls and burritos right to your location. Has Christmas come early?
Winter is on the way, but we’ve got just the thing to warm you up. On Wednesday, December 9, you can get burritos and cinnamon buns from Frontier Restaurant delivered right to your door.
Open the app on Wednesday and request BURRITOS to get two green chile bacon breakfast burritos and two sweet rolls delivered to you for $18.
For more info:
SPECIAL EVENT: Lachlan Patterson was the Fan’s Favorite and Runner Up on Last Comic Standing. His television appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” “Tosh.O.,” the FX comedy “Legit” and VH1’s “Sexiest Artists.” Patterson’s debut album “Jokes to Make Love To” made Rooftop Comedy’s top 10 albums in its first year and continues to be a major seller on Amazon and iTunes.
Winner will be announced Thursday. You will be contacted by email. Good Luck!
Many corporate entities who were involved in the film have jumped on board, recognizing the now iconic date of 10.21.2015, and are releasing products that were featured.
Below are three of those products and one incredible user-made mashup of the Adult Swim hit show Rick and Morty, which has inherent similarities to the Back to the Future story.
While there is still no actual Hover-board (Come on science!), we do have self-lacing shoes and of course Marty’s sweet black Toyota.
I was in love with the all black truck Marty had in his garage. I guess I wasn’t the only one!
For more information on the Tacoma: http://www.leftlanenews.com/toyota-unveils-back-to-the-futureinspired-tacoma-90014.html#ixzz3pFCGUVSR
Hopefully we can get this bad boys in different colors. I don’t know if I can rock the Denver Nugget blue for too long. Expected release date Spring 2016.
For more information onthe self-lacing sneakers: http://www.wired.com/2015/10/nike-air-mags-bttf-shoe-real/
Wait, Pepsi wasn’t perfect already? Sounds like they may have already sold out of this sweet product. Lame.
For more information on Pepsi Perfect:
With the already ever present resemblance to Back to the Future this makes so much damn sense. Great work!
What is Yelptropolis? Why do you think it was important?
Nyika: Yelptropolis gives local techies, innovators, and startups a chance to share what they are doing with the broader community and gain exposure. It also gives us a chance to celebrate the cool things happening in New Mexico.
Howie: What Nyika said. There’s a burgeoning, vibrant grass-roots tech innovation scene happening in the 505 and across the state, but the general public is pretty disconnected. Yelptropolis was created to bridge that disconnect and, well, throw a huge party while we were at it.
How many vendors participated this year and do you have a rough attendance number?
Nyika: 24 Vendors, 850 people
In your opinion what positive impacts did Yelptropolis have on the community? Business to business and in general?
Nyika: I think that Yelptropolis really gave some small startups and restaurants more exposure in New Mexico. It also gave us a sense of community that we don’t always see in New Mexico.
Howie: To begin with, we raised about $1200 for the New Mexico Technology Council, which is the umbrella organization for many of the startups at the event. Community word-of-mouth, including the Yelp reviews of the event, have been extremely positive. And for many of these businesses, Yelptropolis gave them an opportunity to connect and share what they’ve learned.
Did you have a favorite vendor set up or a favorite dish? If so, what were they and why?
Howie: I thought the Levitated Toy Factory lounge on the balcony of the El Rey absolutely killed it. They constructed an exhibition, including furniture for the crowd, that illustrated their unique artistic vision and innovative spirit. I was blown away.
Will Yelptropolis be an event we can look forward to next year?
Howie: Nyika and I are already talking about the next event. It may be another Yelptropolis, or it may morph into something completely new, but the intent will be the same: connecting the community with local people and organizations that shape this fantastic city.
Anything you would like to add?
Howie: While Yelptropolis was our largest, most audacious event of the year, Yelp ABQ throws events all over the city, every month, supporting local businesses. Want to join us? Check out yelp.com/events for our adventures in the weeks to come!
Special thanks to Nyika and Howie and everyone that made Yelptropolis a success this year.
Check out some more of our images from the event here.
If you missed our initial interview with Todd and article in Issue 7 of ABQ-Live the magazine, you can find it here.
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