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Best Weekend Bets

By February 22, 2013

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There's nothing ordinary about this winter weekend, with pirates, gospel music and a kids' fishing fair as part of the eclectic mix. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Pirates!
A young boy is visited by a female pirate in this performance for kids by the Mother Road Theatre Company. See it at The Filling Station February 22 - 24.

Wilson Phillips Dedicated
Hear the women of Wilson Phillips sing the songs of the Beach Boys and the Mamas and the Papas at Popejoy Hall on Friday, February 22.

All My Sons
The Arthur Miller play follows the Keller family through conflict and consequences, some unexpected. See it at the Adobe Theater February 22 through March 17. Call 898-9222 to reserve.

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight
Holbrook performs as Mark Twain, giving a talk Twain gave late in his career. Holbrook performs from memory and crafts each show by choosing lines relevant to the times. See him at Popejoy on Saturday, February 23.

Beethoven Mass in C and Young Artists Winners
The New Mexico Philharmonic will feature Beethoven's Mass in C with the Chancel Choir of St. John's United Methodist Church. The 2013 Jackie McGehee Young Artists winners for piano and strings will also be in the program, making their symphonic orchestral debuts. The neighborhood concert takes place at St. John's on February 23 and 24.

Kids Fishing Fair
Children, ages 4-12, can learn about fishing by visiting the interactive Discovery Stations. No registration is required. The free event takes place at Tingley Beach Saturday, February 23, and also features free fly-fishing lessons for kids.

Dog Trainings
The Animal Humane of New Mexico will host a class on Understanding Dog Body Language. The presentation will teach you how your dog perceives your body language, and when how to understand your dog's. A second class, "How to Prevent Behavior Problems with Your Dog," will teach you the basics of dog training (both classes are for people only). Trainings are on Saturday, February 23.

The Wizard of Oz
The Ballet Repertory Theatre will perform the well known tale, with life sized mice, dancing snowflakes and more. Join Dorothy as she discovers friendship, courage, and the magical journey home. See it at the KiMo weekends February 23 - March 3.

Cause of the Week

Oscar Experience: Albuquerque
The glitz and glamour of the Oscars comes to the KiMo, where you can watch them being awarded on a big projection screen. The party includes hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, gift bag and more. The black tie gala benefits the New Mexico BioPark Society and it happens Sunday, February 24.

This is the last weekend to see Chekov's The Seagull at The Vortex.
New Mexico Black History Month continues with events Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Work It Out takes place at the Albuquerque Convention Center. And on Sunday, hear gospel singers compete for the title of Gospel Best at the Highland Theater.
Deco Japan at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History looks at the culture and art of Japan from 1920-1945. The exhibition runs through April 21.

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