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By January 18, 2013

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The weekend has a variety of events honoring Dr. King, as well as the annual parade on Sunday. Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Cirque de Soleil: Quidam
Young Zoe gets little attention from her parents. Fighting boredom, she slips into the imaginary world of Quidam, where she meets friends who encourage her. See it nightly through January 20 at the Santa Ana Star.

Burque Bop: Todd Tijerena Band
Burque Bop features live music for grownups and their families. Come out the third Friday of every month for music, dancing, and a whole lot of fun at the Harwood Art Center. There's always a food truck there if you want to take in a little dinner on the go. The Todd Tijerena Band will perform tonight, January 18.

Willy Porter
The guitar legend will perform at the Cell Theater on Friday, January 18.

Revolutions International Theatre Festival
The 13th annual Revolutions Festival has companies from Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Chicago and New Mexico converging to bring you the most cutting edge of theater experiences. This weekend, Theater Grottesco and Out of Context Orchestra perform Storm at the Rodey Theatre January 19 and 20. And on January 18 and 20, Guerra, a satirical play on war, will play at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Little Women
The much loved children's classic will be performed at the Albuquerque Little Theatre. See it weekends beginning tonight, January 18, through February 3.

Sandia Peak Snowshoe Race
The annual snowshoe race takes place January 19, beginning at Sandia Crest House lower parking lot. The trail winds through the National Forest. Participate or watch the fun.

Classical Concert with Rachel Barton Pine
The New Mexico Philharmonic will play Wagner, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn
at Popejoy Hall with special guest star Rachel Barton Pine on violin. Robert Tweten conducts; hear it Saturday, January 19.

Albuquerque Home and Remodeling Show
The show features remodeling ideas, landscape tips, furnishings and equipment for the house and garden and more. Find more than 300 booths and professional experts to help you with your home ideas; January 19 and 20 at the New Mexico Expo.

Peking Acrobats
The Peking Acrobats climb, juggle, shimmy and shake in traditional Chinese costumes. See the amazing acrobatics on stage at Popejoy Sunday, January 20.

Martin Luther King Parade
Although the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, the holiday to celebrate his life and work takes place the third Monday of January. The MLK Parade provides a community voice in his honor on the Sunday before the official holiday. The parade takes place Sunday, January 20. Find out about other events honoring Dr. King.

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