This non-profit community theater company combines a staff of professionals and local talent who volunteer their time to produce comedies, musicals, dramas and mysteries. The 1000-plus seat building was designed by famed Southwestern architect John Gaw Meen and built in 1936, giving this theater a rich historical feel, but modern acoustics and lighting provide a quality night of entertainment. The theater is easy to find on the historic Route 66 in the Old Town area.
The Marble Brewery occupies a former warehouse, and is set in an expansive space replete with an indoor tasting room, an outdoor patio and a stage for live music. With its trendy upbeat vibe, the Marble Brewery and its adjacent brewpub attract youth from in and around Downtown Albuquerque for a sample of their best brews. The beers at Marble Brewery are brewed with methods borrowed from old centuries as well as modern techniques, creating hops, award-winning pilsners, Indian Pale Ales, red ales and draft varieties.
Step into the Launchpad and take off to the 'universal' world of music. In the background of a space-theme and dark-lit laid-back atmosphere, this hip country bar entertains with an eclectic mix of music played by local musicians and renowned talents. The dance floor invites the vivacious crowd to shake a leg or head-bang to the upbeat punk or the 1000 volt hard rock. While the state-of-art setting amplifies the performances, the full-stocked bar serves you with a premium selection to add to the experience. Hop in late to enjoy the peak of a power-packed night.
With a rich historical background, the Guild Cinema is an old theater that was first opened in 1966 as a store. It underwent several changes and was passed down to many owners until 2004. Today, it is one of the only theaters in the city that showcases art films. The cinema calls itself the only independent theater in the city and takes pride in screening multiple-genre movies. It is also available for private hire for parties and other events. Fun for movie buffs doesn't end here- Guild Cinema plays host to popular film festivals like the Troma Dance, International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and Summer in the Dark Festival of Film Noir among others.
The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Visit the museums, galleries and gift shops where more than 305,000 visitors annually experience the culture, art and history of pueblo life. Children are welcome to join hands-on experiences in the Pueblo House Children's Museum. Art and craft workshops, various Indian Rites and many special celebrations and events are planned throughout the year. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves great New Mexican and Native American dishes at reasonable prices.
As tiny as its name suggests, The Box specializes in children's plays and in improv, including playing host to an improv festival. It is home to two resident theater companies, the Cardboard Playhouse Productions for kids, and Blackout Theatre Company, a talented ensemble who devise their own works and put their unique stamp on established ones. Finally, The Box offers week-long summer camps where kids can learn acting for the stage or camera, improv skills, or film production. The theater's central location lends itself to easy access to the Railrunner train, buses, and pre- or post-theater dining and drinking.
This 420 seat theater can be converted between proscenium and thrust staging and was designed by George Izenour, the renowned theater consultant. It forms part of the University of New Mexico Center for the Arts, which also contains Popejoy Hall, Theatre X and the UNM Department of Theater and Dance. The Department presents a high volume of student productions in Rodey, including the "Words Afire Festival of New Works", an annual staple held in April. The Department's partnerships with the National Institute of Flamenco and the Tricklock Theater Company mean that Rodey also plays host to top-quality international dance and theater events.
A distinctive hand-painted wooden sign featuring the face of the bulldog for which the venue was named marks this addition to the Albuquerque theatre scene. A not-for-profit organization, "Aux Dog" has stadium seating for 80 in the theatre and rotating art exhibits in the lobby (the building was a well-known art gallery for many years prior to its new incarnation). Aux Dog's schedule is always packed with shows so there are few dark weekends. In addition to producing their own plays, they host other performance troupes in the space. Many performances are followed by a late night comedy improv set.
The Lobo Theater is an old-school cinema house located in Albuquerque. This establishment was built in 1938 and is the oldest of its kind in town. A hub for independent and classic films, it was converted into a church campus in 2001. This space plays host to an array of concerts and community events throughout the year.
The Pit is a multipurpose arena that primarily caters to basketball tournaments. Established in 1965, the arena has been hosting a slew of basketball championships and is home to the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball teams. The arena was named so owing to its appearance and built- the playing floor is situated about 11.27 meters (37 feet) below the ground level. The arena has been hosting the NCAA basketball tournaments for a long time now. Apart from this, it has also hosted the Professional Bull Riders Ty Murray games and World Wrestling Entertainment matches. Music concerts have frequently been held here as well- Elton John, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, have performed at The Pit in the past.
Overlooking U.S. Route 66 in Albuquerque, Maple Street Dance Space is a simple dance studio. This dance studio was originally established in the year 2004 and is run by Romy and Tim Keegan. It features full-length mirrors that give an illusion of a bigger room. The studio offers space to host events like dance recitals, practice sessions, performances and more.