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Support Local Roast #ShopLocal #NM

Posted by on December 2, 2014 | No comments

Fans of Film Cafe & Brew New Mexico

” My air roasted coffee is now being sold to New Mexico film studios and on locations. Beyond bringing the film community better coffee, I’m also working toward production budget for creating local projects here at the cafe. After producing and directing few no budget projects myself, I realized having a sustainable living to create was a must. Thank you for supporting my efforts, and please check out the cafe online at fansoffilm.cafe.”
-Michael Palombo

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1st ever Breaking Bad Fest CONTEST!!!!

Posted by on October 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Breaking Bad Fan Fest Photo Contest WIN TICKETS

The one and only Breaking Bad Fan Fest is rapidly approaching!!!

[FAN PHOTOS] Email your best Breaking Bad fandom photos and they will use them to decorate the ‪#‎ABQBrBaFe‬ stage!

That’s right, Breaking Bad’s award-winning set decorator, Michael Flowers will incorporate your photos into decorating the stage at the Kiva Auditorium!

Submit your photos of you in costume, at a location or with a cast member–you name it! This contest is open to the public!

The top ten entries will receive one General Admission ticket!

The three best photos will also receive Fan Fest t-shirts!

The overall best photo wins a poster designed and signed by Breaking Bad set decorator Michael Flowers!

You’ll also be able to hangout with the cast backstage at the Kiva!

Deadline to receive the photos is Friday, October 24, 2014.

Please click here to submit your photos!


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It’s on b*tch!

Posted by on July 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Breaking Bad Fest

Never say die to the folks behind the upcoming Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest. Like the Kingpin and his devoted protégé, Miguel Jaramillo and Jennie Rexer are on a quest, a quest to bring the Breaking Bad universe what it truly needs to thrive – and that is a place to convene, revel and rejoice in all the splendor that is Breaking Bad mania.

And unlike any old venue or setting that may house masses for weekend or week-long festivities, such as Star-trek conventions, or general comic festivals, the ALBUQUERQUE BREAKING BAD FAN FEST will take place in the home of Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece.

That’s right, the happy accident that led to Albuquerque becoming a “central character” in the show, leads all roads back to the ultimate Breaking Bad mecca – the only place in the world where tourists from all over the globe can regularly be seen snapping pics at the John B. Robert dam, sitting in a booth at Twisters, in front of Octopus Car Wash, in front of the “White House”, even touring around the city just like the stars!

RJ Mitte on Breaking Bad RV Tours Albuquerqueimage courtesy of BreakingBadRVTours

Come November 2014 these “Baddies” and many more can make the most out of their fandom at the ultimate “on location” fan fest.

“We’re happy to announce plans for an Albuquerque Breaking Bad Fan Fest are moving forward! We were unable to reach our Kickstarter goal, but the Fest will go on! Please stay tuned for more info on this page and www.ABQBreakingBadFest.com. Save the date: November 7th & 8th, 2014!”
-Jennie and Miguel

Follow #ABQBrBaFe on Twitter and check out these solid “Krazy” 8 Reasons for an ABQ Breaking Bad Fest!


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Open Call: Buffalo

Posted by on January 13, 2014 | Comments Off

Meal and Reel Casting Call New Mexico Film Buffalo

Open casting call for short film “Buffalo” to be shot between March 20th and 30th, 2014. Find it on Facebook here.

Casting will be at Flying Star (Silver and 8th street in Albuquerque, NM) this Saturday, January 18th from 2pm-4pm.

Please Email BuffaloFilm2014[at]gmail.com for sides.

Director Julian Alexander & Producer Keagan Karnes
will be casting the following roles:

Sergeant Young, 25-35, African-American
A former slave, emancipated when he was 15 years old. Young is a well built, confident ,quiet man. He carries a lot of remorse due to his inability to save his mother at the hands of their slave master.

Officer Wilson, 25-35, Caucasian
A sincere, understanding man. Driven by the hatred of his father, Wilson is more accepting then his colleagues. His soul is sad and tortured as he is haunted by the approaching death of his mother.

Young’s Mother, 35-45, African-American
A very loving and protective mother. A life of slavery has broken her spirits, and her son is the only thing she has left to live for.

Bob, 35-60, Caucasian
Bob is a rugged and experienced hunter.

Harvey, 30-55, Caucasian
Harvey is Bob’s brother from the city who comes to visit for a hunting trio with his son, Tim.

Tim, 16-25, Caucasian
Tim is a young man from the city who wants to impress his fatther on the hunting trip.

Redhawk, 30-60, Native American (Apache)
Redhawk is a naturalist Apache hunter, hunting for buffalo with his son.

Blackhawk, 15-30, Native American (Apache)
Son of Redhawk, he has become more accustomed to the white man way of life. He uses a rifle instead of a bow.

Lodging, Travel and meals provided. Shooting will take place over 5 days in Cubero, New Mexico, one day in Ruidosso, NM, and one day at a location to be determined at a later date.

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Aaron Paul Kindly Headed back to the 505

Posted by on November 16, 2013 | Comments Off

Aaron Paul Albuquerque Tour

On Thursday Emmy award winner Aaron Paul tweeted out a subtle message about returning to Albuquerque and teased with a general inquiry about who might like to join him for a Breaking Bad tour!

As of today Paul has garnered over 13,000 favorites and 6,000 re-tweets on the comment which was stamped with a Stay Kind hashtag – leading this blogette to believe that the star may be planning some sort of benefit for his stunning bride’s Kind CampaignAll.

Breaking Bad and its fans are no stranger to fund raising for the greater good as the cast and crew were well known for around town, here, here, here and here.

All of which have lent to inspiring some charitable efforts by many Breaking Bad super fans, including our very own raffle and the Walter White Memorial Tribute event that raised over $20K to directly aid Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless!

Looks like Bad will continue to do good for many, many years to come!

Hear, hear! #StayKind

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Film Crew Needed

Posted by on October 1, 2013 | Comments Off


Munukeer is a short Boston University thesis film set in 1970’s Saudi Arabia. It’s a drama about the complications of bringing intimacy back into a marriage. The story involves a romantic trip that, after careful preparation, never happens. For more info Facebook.com/munukeer

The film will be shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oct 14-22, 2013

If you can do any or all of the following please contact Producer, Michael Callahan, at Callahan@bu. edu:

AD (assistant director)
AC (assistant camera)

Note: Travel, lodging, food, and transport expenses will be covered by the production.”

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La Vida Robot movie casting in New Mexico

Posted by on September 25, 2013 | 6 comments

NMFilm Production La Vida Robot

Lorie Lathem and Elizabeth Gabel will be holding a casting call this Saturday September 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at Far Horizon Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


LA VIDA ROBOT, the Brookwell-McNamara feature film starring George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis, scheduled to begin filming in Albuquerque in mid October.

The film is based on the true story of undocumented Latino High School students who compete in a National Underwater Robotics competition.


  • Hispanic Kids, from two to 19, 20+
  • Grandparents
  • Lots of college student types of all races, especially ASIANS
  • Looking especially for engineering/Science students
  • WHERE:
    Far Horizon Studios
    304 Washington SE (between Central and Zuni, on the east side of the street)
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108

    WHAT TO BRING: Headshot & contact info.

    Tips on what to expect and what more to bring direct from your casting directors, EG Casting here:

    » Read the full post

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FREE Labor Day Weekend Event – Statewide, New Mexico

Posted by on August 28, 2013 | Comments Off

Salt of the Earth Tour New Mexico


The New Mexico Federation of Labor (NMFL) along with a collation of business and community groups presents THE SALT OF THE EARTH TOUR FREE – ALL AGES, SIX CITY TOUR this Labor Day Weekend.

Beginning in Southern New Mexico, in Las Cruces and in Truth or Consequences on Saturday August 31, the midpoint of the festivities will be held in Albuquerque and Corrales on Sunday September 1, with the full culmination of the traveling festival landing in Santa Fe on Monday September 2, ending in a finale blowout that night in Taos!

The six city, three-day event featuring performance art, poetry and music, will bring the true meaning of Labor Day to the people of New Mexico in a fun family environment.

Jon Hendry, President of NMFL said, “Many people think of Labor Day as just another three day holiday, but it’s our chance to celebrate working people and labor’s contribution to this country. We want to entertain and educate people.”

The Joe West Trio headlines “The Salt of the Earth Tour,” performing spirited renditions of classic workers’ songs important to labor history and tradition. Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy brings his exquisite style of social justice oriented lyrical poetry to new audiences on the tour. Local street performers of all styles and special musical guests will create a festive environment for all to enjoy. The seminal New Mexican Labor film, “Salt of the Earth” will screen at each tour stop. Local progressive groups will be present at each event to connect with each other and with new audiences about their work.

It’s time to “Rock” & talk while New Mexico talent and artists work to entertain and engage YOU!

Get into it here!

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Video of the Day: Albuquerque Anthem

Posted by on August 27, 2013 | Comments Off

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Albuquerque YELP*s for Breaking Bad

Posted by on August 8, 2013 | Comments Off

Breaking Bad Final Eight Viewing Parties

Local Breaking Bad aficionado and one-time Walter White impersonator, Miguel Jaramillo has partnered with local Yelp* aficionado, Howie “The Duke of Duke City” Kaibel: together the premiere Breaking Bad location photographer and ABQ “off-the-beaten-path” reviewer have your Breaking Bad final eight viewing party needs covered!

Check out their full final season schedule here. For a lengthy list of Breaking Bad Albuquerque business filming locations by Yelp* click here. Get the FREE TouringBad app for the most complete ABQ shooting locations here. And of course if you want to be the splash of any Breaking Bad party from here to eternity, click here to get in on the last charitable bids to win cast autographs, show memorabilia and show experiences!

From Howie:

The premier episode of the final season of Breaking Bad broadcasts Sunday, August 11 at 7pm. While exciting, this is a sad rite of passage for Albuquerque, which has indeed become a central character in the award winning television program. The show put ABQ on the map.

Yelp is partnering with an Instagram local, Miguel Jaramillo. Check out his page here: http://www.instagram.com…

The page has international following, and recently many of the followers have begged for an excuse to visit our city: Watch Parties. These are already happening all over the country, so rather than let others steal our local thunder, we’re hosting a Watch Party for all eight episodes at different locations around the city, with a special emphasis on the Premier and Finale. These are free and open to the general public. Several of the locales were filming locations for the show. Events run 6:30-8:30. Shows begin at 7pm and will close with a Talking Bad chat segment. Locations and dates as follows:

1. (Premier) Uptown Sports Bar, 6601 Uptown Blvd NE, Sunday August 11th

2. Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, 3009 Central Ave NE, Sunday August 18th

3. Sunday August 25th – THREE LOCATIONS

Louie’s Pub & Grill, 5603 Menaul Blvd NE

Uptown Sports Bar & Grill, 6601 Uptown Blvd NE

Leo’s Nightclub, 1119 Candelaria Rd NW

4. Hooligan’s Tavern, 9800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Sunday September 1st

5. Marble Brewery, 111 Marble NW, Sunday September 8th

6. Kelly’s Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, Sunday September 15th

7. Il Vicino Canteen, 2381 Aztec Rd, Sunday September 22nd

8. (Finale) Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd, Sunday September 29th

Want more? Word has it that Marble Brewery is tapping two new brews, the Heisenberg Dark and Walt’s White Lie, for the run of the show; Il Vicino is putting together three pours, titles to be announced; Kelly’s will be releasing a special brew, as well. Various personalities who acted and worked on the show may be making guest appearances. The Supper Truck will be cooking up (pun intended) some BrBa inspired eats. Baillios is sponsoring and providing additional wide screen sets. Add in arts and treats from other locals (the Candy Lady, Rebel Donut, Gorilla Graphix, A Good Sign) and the evenings are sure to represent the 505 in style.

The Albuquerque Conference and Visitors Bureau is promoting and attending the events, as well. Mark your Tweets and status updates with this hashtag: #BrBaABQ. Please check out their Breaking Bad page: http://www.itsatrip.org/

Are you “in”? Click here, at the tab at the top of the event listing add a comment to let us know when you’re coming. Check-in to each event. Add a photo and a tip, review the show! Let’s send off this epic series with some hometown love.

It’s time for Watching Bad!

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Call for submissions: Statewide New Mexico Music Festival

Posted by on August 5, 2013 | 3 comments


This Labor Day weekend, headliners The Joe West Trio and Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy are set to perform at the Salt of the Earth Tour – a FREE six city festival on wheels, spanning the state of New Mexico from Las Cruces, to Truth or Consequences to Corrales, with an entire street fest in Albuquerque and Santa Fe – all culminating in a FREE evening concert, blow-out at the world famous Taos Mesa Brewing Company!

The Salt of the Earth Tour celebrates labor, the power of the people, our great state and its diverse and talented artists.

Each stop will feature a showing of the seminal New Mexican Labor film “Salt of the Earth”.

Now is your chance to get in on the action.

Salt of the Earth wants YOU – local area bands, artists, street performers, singers/songwriters & poets!

For consideration to be featured in this premiere event submit the following to your Tour Organizer Alysha Shaw:

1. Electronic Art samples (video, video links, audio files, etc.)

2. High resolution promotional photo (jpeg or pdf)

3. Band/Performer/Artist Bio

4. Links to your online social network sites (facebook, reverbnation, website, myspace, youtube, etc.)

5. Description of your skills/performance in 10 words or less

6. Location, contact information, and availability

ALL genres of music, art & performance are encouraged to apply for inclusion. ALL SHOWS ARE “ALL AGES” UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Please submit to Alysha.Shaw@ gmail.com.

New Mexico’s Salt of the Earth Tour – Labor Day Weekend 2013 Schedule

Saturday August 31:
12-2 PM
Young Park
1905 Nevada Ave.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Saturday August 31:
7-9 PM
Grapes Gallery
407 Main Street
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Sunday September 1:
1-3 PM
Corrales Bistro
4908 Corrales Rd.
Corrales, New Mexico

Sunday September 1:
Albuquerque Street Festival
5-9 PM
Amherst and Central

Monday September 2:
Santa Fe Street Festival
12-3 PM
Taos Street
(Behind ¡YouthWorks! and the Center for Progress and Justice)

Monday September 2:
7-9 PM
Taos Mesa Brewing Co.
20 ABC Mesa Rd.
Taos, New Mexico

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Picture of the Day: It’s Goodbye Time

Posted by on July 31, 2013 | 2 comments

Breaking Bad Thanks AlbuquerqueClick here to enlarge

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“Life Support Medical” Commercial Casting, Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on May 3, 2013 | Comments Off

Life Support Medical Casting Jogger

Three Commercials for “Life Support Medical”

Sheryl Roberts is casting three commercials for Life Support Medical. These are three separate commercials.

We are casting for the following roles:

Male, Late 40’s, Medium build – JOGGER (Any Ethnicity)

Female, 50’s-early 60’s – SISTER (Any Ethnicity)

Female, 50’s – DAUGHTER (Any Ethnicity)

These commercials are NON-UNION.

Pay Rate is $300 per day. Each role works one day.

Transportation costs, hotel, and meals will be provided by the production company.

Shoot dates are May 24-27.

Auditions will take place in Albuquerque, NM next Thursday, May 9th and are by appointment only.

Please submit headshot and resume ASAP with all pertinent information included to

thecastingganginc@gmail.com. Please put “Life Support Medical” as the subject of your email.

Actors who are selected will be sent the sides immediately so time is of the essence.

Talent will be cast at the first call. There will not be callbacks so it is important that the talent know their lines.

For more information please call The Casting Gang at 505-795-8563.

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$5 Pet Adoptions in Albuquerque TODAY

Posted by on April 26, 2013 | Comments Off

Five dollar adoptions

via KOAT:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque’s animal welfare department is putting out a new plan hoping to get more dogs adopted.

All day on Friday, April 26, any dog more than 1-year-old will be just $5. The price includes spay and neuter services, a microchip and registration.

Desiree Cawley, the director at the animal welfare department, told Action 7 News this is the first time they’ve offered anything like this. She said they are simply so overpopulated, they need to make more room.

Animal welfare reported more than 500 dogs in their shelters, more than they had at the same time last year. They said even though they’ve done commercials, put up posters and held event after event, they keep getting more and more dogs.

“We don’t know why it’s happening,” Cawley said.

Most of the dogs they have are strays. Some of them were surrendered by their owners.

Both the Eastside and Westside shelters will have extended hours on Friday. Cawley said they will be open 10:30 to 8 p.m. so that people at work still have an opportunity to come by.

Related Links: New Mexico Animal Welfare Dept. | Hours/Contact Info./Map

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18 – 28 y/o Model Call: Santa Fe & Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posted by on April 6, 2013 | 2 comments


From Midthunder Casting:

CASTING CALL FOR MODELS! Feel free to come and also share this with your friends IF YOU’RE APPROPRIATE for the CASTING. If you have an agent they will receive an additional 20% above your rate of $600. Here’s the info:

Casting call
MODELS for professional PHOTO SHOOT

Men and Women 18-28 years old
Young, attractive ALL TYPES

Where / When:

Tuesday April 9, 5-7pm in SANTA FE
Inn at Santa Fe 8376 Cerrillos Rd / Santa Fe, NM 87507
Wedensday April 10, 4-7pm in ALBUQUERQUE
Far Horizon Studio 304 Washington SE / Albuquerque, NM 87108

Pay: $600 + 20% agency fee

Shoot date is: April 25 2013

What we are seeking:
+A mix of students and working professionals living in urban and suburban areas of the Midwest. ALL ETHNICITIES
+Overall the look and feel of the cast could be described as “hipster light.” Interesting but approachable; healthy and vibrant.
+The cast should feel “real” and not like a bunch of super wholesome cookie-cutter models, but not too grungy or heavily tattooed either.
+native “New Mexicans” **BE YOURSELF!**
+ Just show up. No experience necessary

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E-Cycle Albuquerque: Environmentally safe, secure, easy, and FREE

Posted by on March 8, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 3/10/13: THANK YOU TO ALL who made their way to this environmentally important event! It was a huge success! Hundreds of people showed-up to properly throw out their electronic waste – in doing so, truckloads of poisonous material will not make its way into our landfills! GREAT WORK BY ALL INVOLVED!


E-Waste Recycling Event
Eldorado High School
11300 Montgomery Blvd NEAlbuquerque, NM 87111
(East side access from Juan Tabo)
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10 am – 1 pm

This event is intended to provide community members, faculty, families and local businesses the opportunity to bring their e-scrap for recycling at a convenient time and location.

Electronics accepted for recycling include:

Copiers/Fax Machines /Radios/Stereos/Satellite Equipment/Rechargeable Batteries/Computer Back-up Batteries/Phones/Cell Phones/Cords & Wire/Computer Keyboards and Peripherals/Ink and Toner Cartridges/ Lead Acid Batteries/ Motors/ Microwave ovens/ Cameras/ Computer game assemblies/ CD and DVD players/ Pots/ Pans/ Specialized Electronic Equipment/ Christmas Lights.

  • All acceptable electronics disposal is FREE
  • FREE Hard Drive Wipe & Data Destruction

Only flat panel televisions accepted at event (no disposal fee)

For more information please visit the Albuquerque Recycling website: www.AlbuquerqueRecycling.net or call (505) 990-3732

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OLC Now Casting: Enemy Way starring Forest Whitaker

Posted by on February 27, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 2/28/13

From Kathryn Brink: ENEMY WAY is seeking 3 cast members!

40’s-60’s MIDDLE EASTERN MALE, distinguished looking

Anyone interested in being considered should email a headshot, resume and contact information to: >>> casting505@gmail.com <<<

Casting Enemy Way starring Forest Whitaker

Extras Casting Director: Tina Kerr – On Location Casting

Project: “Enemy Way” – Feature Film starring Forest Whitaker

Shoot dates: Monday – Saturday schedule from 4/3/13 – 5/30/13. Various time requirements depending on role cast in.

Shoot times: Times vary depending on role cast in. Extras should be prepared to work a 12 hour+ day on the day chosen.

Shoot locations: Deming, NM and Albuquerque, NM

Compensation: NON-UNION Extra Rate is still TBD but will be minimum wage or higher with overtime paid after 8 hours. Lunch and snacks provided.

Talent Specs

STAND-INS: Forest Whitaker MOTORCYCLE DOUBLE – male, African American, age range 25-50, height range 6’0″-6’3″, medium build. MUST be an experienced motorcycle rider with motorcycle license.

EXTRAS: male and female, all ethnicities, all ages!! Although, there will only be a minimum number of children hired for this project.

Some specific types include:

-Drivers with vehicles that are not red, white or black

-Fire Fighters

-Police Officers

-Prison Guards


-Men with Military experience

-Mexican Immigrants

-Pregnant Hispanic Women (should be noticeably pregnant but still able to work)

-Parolees and Gang types (rough looking)

-Border Patrol

-Restaurant and Coffee Shop Customers

-Waiters/Waitresses and Bartenders with experience

-Hispanic Laborers

-Mexican Cumbia Musicians

-Hispanic Latin Dancers (salsa, Cumbia, etc)

-Upscale Politician types with professional attire


-Mosque Attendees

…and many other general extra roles!

Overall Talent Considerations: NO professional acting experience required! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!


Send submissions to background casting director website ASAP at:

Enter on Talent, Click Register and Talent Application. Complete application and upload 1-2 photos. It is FREE to register so you should NOT pay for the suggested ‘active’ account upgrades that will be offered twice a month. There is NO charge and you can be booked for work with the basic ‘not-active’ profile. DO NOT PAY FOR AN ‘active’ ACCOUNT!!!

-Recent photos of yourself (taken within the past six months)

-**PHOTOS should be of clear good quality, facing forward to camera, NO sunglasses, NO hats, NO silly gestures or faces, and should include ONLY those being submitted for the project.

-In the “”Referred By section please list Enemy Way

If you have additional questions about this project or On Location Casting – please feel free to email us at: onlocationcastingNM@yahoo.com

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An Inspiring Way Out of Homelessness for New Mexico Women and Children

Posted by on February 26, 2013 | 2 comments


Homelessness is a devastating experience for families. It disrupts virtually every aspect of family life. It damages the physical and emotional health of family members and interferes with children’s education and development. The sooner a family is stabilized and able to return to permanent housing, the more successful the family will be in breaking their cycle of homelessness. With less income available for housing, food, and necessities, many families are only an accident, illness, or paycheck away from becoming homeless. Nearly 40% of the homeless population consists of families with children.

The Barrett Foundation is a New Mexico not-for-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of serving Albuquerque’s homeless women and children.

Its first program was Barrett House, an emergency shelter founded in 1985. The shelter can house up to 23 women and 20 children and is located in a beautiful 12,000 sq.ft. facility that was built in 2005. Women can stay up to four weeks and receive meals, clothing, case management services, and emotional support.

In 1988 the Casa Milagro program was established. This program is designed to address the needs of women who are over the age of 40 and diagnosed with chronic mental illness. This is a group home setting, and clients can stay for up to 18 months while receiving psychosocial rehabilitation services.

In 1997, the Barrett Foundation added the Bridges to Self-Sufficiency supportive housing program to address the needs of non-disabled women with or without children. This program is a collaborative effort with three other agencies to provide supportive housing to clients who are motivated to move towards independent housing and self-sufficiency. Participants must be employed or attending school and can stay in the program for up to 24 months.

Through an incredible gift in 1999, the Barrett Foundation purchased a 16-unit apartment complex that provides supportive permanent housing to graduates of Casa Milagro. The Casa Verde program provides necessary Aftercare services to recent graduates and is complemented by an Art Therapy component.

In 2004, the Barrett Foundation added Casa Socorro, yet another permanent housing program that was started as a pilot project to serve chronically homeless women. This project is yet another collaborative effort with three other agencies. All of these clients were homeless for more than one year or were homeless more than four times the previous three years at the time of admission and have a mental disability. Clients receive case management services once a week.

The Barrett Foundation truly makes a difference in the lives of over 650 women and children every year. Although our clients come from many walks of life, they all have things in common – the need for safe housing, nutritious meals, counseling, emotional support, and hope for a better tomorrow.

-The Barret Foundation

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Boys will be Boys: One Night Only at The Guild Cinema

Posted by on February 18, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE* 3/6/13: OHI has tickets to give away for this comedy extravaganza!

Get entered to win YOURS! Email your name and contact info. to win@oneheadlightink.com.

Be sure to title your email, “BOYS”. Winners will be drawn and notified on *Wednesday March 13 – NM Comedy, GET INTO IT!

Boys Will Be Boys Albuquerque Comedy

Friday, March 15, 2013
The Guild Cinema
10:30 pm $10 (cash only)

Six of Albuquerque’s top stand-up comedians are prepared to go all out to make you laugh on Friday, March 15th at The Guild Cinema.

Think of six of the funniest guys you know. Now give them each a stage, a microphone, and years of finely honed material performed almost nightly in front of audiences all over the country. With the line-up starring at The Guild Cinema on March 15th, that’s exactly what you’ll have. It takes years and years of hard work and consistency to become a professional stand-up comedian and these men have put in their time, all working towards the noble goal of making a room full of strangers laugh.

“To take an audience through a set is a beautiful thing… You’re providing them an emotional experience, and one of the least understood in human behavior; laughter. It comes from a place deep inside of us and sometimes it is completely inexplicable, but that’s the goal. That’s what we do. We make you laugh.” says comedian and publisher Mike Long.

These are comics who have committed to the lifestyle of a stand-up, sacrificing privacy, personal comfort, and security to go out of their way for a good joke. No topic is too close to the heart and no subject is taboo. The material for their acts is culled from their very lives and the thought processes that make them tick as human beings.

The Guild Cinema provides a perfect backdrop for this performance. This isn’t a bar show, it’s not an unruly open mic, it’s a nice, dark theater with perfect audio and a great stage. It’s the environment that stand-up comedy thrives in. It’s the setting that the art was meant for. This will be a chance to see six professionals performing at the top of their game for your amusement.

Life these days is difficult, and real entertainment is sparse. To be able to take in a live performance that makes you forget about your problems and concerns for an hour and a half, to be immersed in something else; pure, genuine, laughter, can be a blessed escape from reality.

It really is something to get to take a night off, sit down in a comfortable theater and have six trained professionals try to make you laugh. Your enjoyment is their main concern. The fact that you have a good night and a great time is their utmost goal. It’s why they’re there. It’s what motivates them to put in the “blood sweat and tears” that it takes to get to this level in their profession.

Albuquerque has an amazing stand-up comedy scene, and these are the best of the best out of it. It’s a group of individuals that have cut their teeth at local open mics and showcases for years, and then taken their acts on the road to perform in front of varied and sometimes vicious audiences.

Matt Peterson has been producing top notch shows in town for the last five years, including shows at the Guild Cinema for the last year and a half. He has garnered national attention for his starring role in the feature film “The Bigfoot Election”, along with roles on Television’s “Longmire” and “In Plain Sight”.

John Cuellar is one third of the comedy production team “Young Dumb and Full of Comedy” and hosts a weekly open mic at Nexus brewery. He has become a true master at crowd work, bringing each and every audience member personally into his act as he crafts a set that engages the entire room.

Joe Quesada is another third of “Young Dumb and Full of Comedy” who hosts a monthly showcase at Elliot’s Bar and Grill. Joe has created a seemingly endless amount of material drawing from his own insecurities and struggles in life, baring his soul to the audience in search of the perfect bit.

Rusty Rutherford hosts Albuquerque’s longest running comedy contest every month at Terrene Hookah Lounge. His upbeat and energetic performances have been described as “structured insanity” as he jokes, raps, and freestyles his way into a crowd’s heart.

James Morrow has been performing all around Albuquerque and the Southwest for over four years. He has been referred to as a “comic’s comic”, being able to turn even the coldest room inside out with laughter.

Mike Long is a published author who has dedicated his creative efforts towards stand-up comedy for the last three years. His somewhat twisted view of the world and dark sense of humor have generated rave reviews, having audience members say “I didn’t want to laugh at that, but he made me.”

This group has spent many a night together both on and off stage, perfecting their art, honing their craft and embodying the lifestyle of a comedian. They, each in their own unique way, are exceptionally adept at bringing an audience into their minds during their time on stage and generating a laugh that may even surprise the listener.

The show’s host Matt Peterson says “There is nothing in the world like being a comedian. We get to see the world and report it back to you, all in the hopes of laughter! Albuquerque Comedy is alive and well!”

Come out to The Guild Cinema on Friday, March 13th to enjoy a comedy show like no other. Admission is only $10 for this 18 and over show that will begin at 10:30pm. Boys will be Boys, and they’ll make you laugh along with them in the process.

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Your Oscar Options in New Mexico…

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Oscar Events New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Oscar Event – LET’S MAKE NM #1 AGAIN

Help raise funds to LOBBY Santa Fe for HB-379 and SB-468. raising film and TV production incentives to carryover and to increase TV incentive to 30%.

Come watch the Red Carpet at Far Horizon Studio, 304 Washington SE, Sunday February 24, 5 to 8 pm. $20 per couple.

Email Lloyd Cummins at abbxnet@gmail.com

Santa Fe, NM

Oscar viewing party at ZIa Diner on Sunday, Feb. 24th, 2013. Will include a special menu, no host bar, two big screens, time to mingle, and your chance to win the voting pool! Voting forms provided.

If you are so inclined, come dressed as your favorite actor or movie role. Or just glam it up. Red carpet at 5pm.

Seating for 45 people so RSVP early here.

Event organizers: Belle Starr Productions & Native Stock Pictures

Also note that annual Oscar sanctioned parties and events held all over the country benefit charities and cities every year, including this year’s local beneficiary, The New Mexico BioPark Society, Albuquerque, NM

From this year’s official Oscar Experience, Albuquerque:

The excitement and glamour of Hollywood are coming to Albuquerque on Oscar Night®. Residents of Albuquerque can experience the thrills and surprises of the 85th Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Oscar® Experience: Albuquerque party benefitting the New Mexico BioPark Society. The Albuquerque event is one of 47 parties officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that will be held across the country on Oscar Night®. Please join us for this Red Carpet / Black Tie Optional event.

Free parking will be available in the VSA Garage on the corner of 5th and Copper.

Drop OHI a line info@oneheadlightink.com or give us a call to let us know about YOUR NM Oscar event!!

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