Econo Lodge Old Town
2321 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 243-8475
Fax: (505) 243-4205
This non-profit community theater company combines a staff of professionals and local talent who volunteers 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.
Part of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science,this theatre shows films documenting ancient cultures as well as nature documentaries from around the world. Worth a look if knowing about different cultures interests you. Let Dynatheatre enthrall you!
Once upon a time, human beings lived life without the aid of computers. Then came folks like Bill Gates. STARTUP, a permanent gallery exhibition located inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, chronicles the fits and starts with which the microcomputing revolution began, right here in Albuquerque. Spearheaded by Gates and his compadres, this revolution gave birth to new ways of thinking and living, as well as a cavalcade of compelling new technological toys. Many of them are on display here, including early hardware prototypes, crude video games and even a dupe of nerd king Steve Wozniak's first desk. Entry is included with regular museum admission.
Arrive early as more popular items are sold-out by 10a. Most local growers feature organic, fresh produce at modest prices. This growers market attracts shoppers who appreciate a slower, calmer pace than the more hurried supermarkets. The latest produce in season is sold in addition to arts and crafts, locally produced honey and baked goods.
Built in 1941, El Rey Theater has not only undergone multiple changes—both in terms of construction and usage—but has also been re-christened several times. With a plethora of shows performed, year in and out, this theater has now got a strong foot-hold in the entertainment circuit of Albuquerque. History of this place is another reason for its popularity among the locals. Be it cinema, play or a musical concert, this theater promises a surreal experience. Although, it does not halt at that—for any special occasion, this place is available on rental basis. Now have a perfect wedding or a convention at this venue, where the blockbuster 21 Grams was filmed.
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.
Gorilla Tango Comedy Theater is a popular location among comedy artists and comedy lovers. This theater hosts live performances by stand-up comedians and mimic artists. Not only comedy, but other genres of theater also find expression here. The events taking place here run to full houses and are thoroughly entertaining. So grab your ticket to laughter fast!
Harry E Kinney Civic Plaza, better known as Civic Plaza is the main events venue in Albuquerque. A beautiful fountain adorns this pretty plaza which has been host to a number of events and performances. This grand plaza can accommodate more than 20,000 people, which is not the only reason that this is one of the premium venue. It has a 35 feet by 96 feet performance theatre where a number of artists have performed. This vibrant and spacious plaza is truly the social center of Albuquerque. This venue is available on rent.
Among the happening bars in the city, Sister stands out from the rest due to it's wide spread bar area and a collection of more than 40 international beers on tap and in bottles. However, try to hit the bar early on weekends to avoid the peak crowds who frequent this place religiously to gulp down their favorite beers. Its amazing beer selections such as Guinness, Gulden Draak Ale, Irish Ciders, Troubadour Imperial Black IPA and Smithwick's, will definitely make you come back to try out for more. The stage besides the bar is where various national artists and bands on tour perform to entertain the crowd on weekends. So put an end to your weekend bar hopping scene and head straight to Sister for a great beer drinking feast.
This architectural gem earned its unusual name when Isleta Pueblo governor, Pablo Abeita, suggested KiMo, which means "king of its kind" The theater's pueblo/deco architectural style and lavish interior murals make it a true picture palace. Built in 1927 it was one of the main stopping centers during the glory days of Route 66 (Central Avenue). Young entertainers who graced its stage included the likes of Vivian Vance, Gloria Swanson, Tom Mix and Ginger Rogers. The KiMo seats 700 comfortably with an orchestra pit for 30-40 musicians.
You will experience Albuquerque's live music scene when you drop in to Burt's Tiki Lounge. Featuring all genres of music, from punk to alternative-country, to hip hop and reggae, Burt's Tiki Lounge is the place for hot, cutting edge sounds. Mix with band members and relax with a tropical-style cocktail drink, a rum concoction or a chilled beer.
A more mid-size theater, the Kiva Auditorium nonetheless frequently hosts terrific shows. In the past these have included Wyonna Judd and Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. It is a preferred location because of the fantastic facilities that it offers backstage.