Oh January. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, the resolutions are starting to set, and winter is in full swing. But instead of looking back, we can look forward to these events.
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If you want to get some blood, head to Mariposa Basin Park to take part in the Chilly Willy 5K/10K/Half Marathon.
The race will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday, January 14th and will start/finish at the park at 4900 Kachina St. NW.
At the Xeric Garden Club in Albuquerque, native bee expert Lu Lu Sage will speak on “How many species does this plant support?”
This talk will discuss the diverse plants in our habitat and how they provide species that visit at different times of the day and in different seasons.
This free event will be held on Saturday, January 14th from 10-11:30 am at the Albuquerque Garden Center at 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Put on your biker jacket and prepare to return to Neo-Tokyo.
Guild Cinema will hold two 35th anniversary screenings of the anime masterpiece “AKIRA”.
Screening in Japanese with English subtitles from 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13
The English dubbed version will be screened at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 14th.
music and dance
Solid Grounds Coffee House offers live music (and coffee, of course) every Saturday.
Albuquerque bluegrass band No Strings Attached hits the stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14
Attendees will also have the chance to boogie down on the new dance floor. The event is free, as are cookies, coffee, and Italian sodas.
Solid Grounds is located downstairs at the north end of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE.
The four-wheeled behemoth comes to the Rio Rancho Events Center for two days of monster truck action.
The Tough Monster Truck Tour hits the dirt on Friday, January 13th at 7:30 PM and Saturday, January 14th at 6:00 PM.
Tickets start at $15 plus a fee at ticketmaster.com. Add a pre-show pit party pass for an additional $10.
In honor of the civil rights leader, several events are scheduled to observe the work and life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Citizenship Journey: A Passport to Discovery will be held on Friday, January 13 at 6:00 pm at the African American Center for the Performing Arts, Expo NM, 310 San Pedro Doctor NE. The event is free and food will be provided.
Then, on Saturday, January 14, at 10:00 am, the MLK Memorial Procession will begin at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and University Boulevard NE on the UNM campus. The march will be followed by a resource and vendor fair at the Civic Plaza.
For more information, visit nmmlksc.org. Visit eventbrite.com to book your event spot.
The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra will stream America’s Favorite Program on Sunday, January 15 at 4:00 PM.
The concert at the Lensic Performing Arts Center at 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe features music by Jan Bach, William Grant Still, and George Gershwin.