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By February 1, 2013

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Admission is free this weekend to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History if you hold a Bank of America card. The first weekend of the month, Museums on Us makes admission possible.

Family Art Workshops
The Albuquerque Museum offers hands on workshops every Saturday that encourage creative thinking and explorations into art. The workshops are free with regular admission. Saturday, February 2.

Revolutions Theatre Festival: Artistic Handicraft
The Revolutions Theater Festival continues this weekend. Poland's Teatr Figur Krakow will present a show of hand theatre, where the artists use their hands, arms and a sense of humor to bring the stage to life. See it at the National Hispanic Cultural Center February 1 and 2.

Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
This is the 2013 Supernationals; see custom cars and their builders, an exotic car collection, auto artists, motorcycle builders and more. Pick up your tickets ahead of the show by stopping in a NAPA store; you'll also receive a discount. February 1 - 3 at Expo New Mexico.

Little Women
This is the last weekend to see the four spirited March sisters in this beloved tale adapted for the stage. See it at the Albuquerque Little Theatre February 1 - 3.

This is the last weekend to see Cahoots at the Adobe Theater. The play shows the dangers of a dinner party when someone ends up murdered. See it February 1 - 3.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Globetrotters will be at the Santa Ana Star Center for the "You Write the Rules" world tour on Sunday, February 2.

Sunday Chatter
Every week at Sunday Chatter, folks gather to hear classical music, poetry and more. Arrive at the Kosmos Gallery before 10 a.m. for the complementary espresso bar. Each program of ensemble music and poetry/spoken word begins at 10:30 a.m. The program on February 3 celebrates five years of the Sunday venue.

Super Bowl Touchdown for the Homeless Run
The Super Bowl Run begins at 11 a.m. February 3 at Valley High School, 1505 Candelaria NW. The annual event has a 10K, 5K and Kids 5K, and is a great way to raise money for the APS Title 1 Homeless Project. There will be a costume contest if you want to wear the jersey of your team of choice.

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Concert
The high school students from the Albuquerque Youth Symphony will perform at Popejoy Hall. Soloist Kayla Mathes from Bosque School will perform Elgar's cello concerto. See it Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m.

Cause of the Week

Oxfam Hunger Banquet
The interactive event has you draw your lot to see where you sit at the banquet, just as in life some are born into prosperity or poverty. Tables are separated by low, middle and high income. The event will help you change the way you think about poverty and hunger, and help raise funds for the Roadrunner FoodBank, via donations. It happens Sunday, February 3 at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 425 University NE.

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