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Events March 4-10


Friday 5

Jam On It

Launchpad's virtual concert series is back, spotlighting some of Albuquerque's favorite local bands. On March 5 you can listen in on New Mexico's premiere Grateful Dead tribute band, Let It Grow! The Let It Grow Virtual Concert airs at 8pm live from the Launchpad stage and can be viewed on Launchpad's Facebook page ( and its YouTube channel ( The concert is free, but if you want to help Launchpad continue it mission of bringing great music to Albuquerque, you can contribute at or buy at ticket at (Devin D. O'Leary)

Saturday 6

No Stamp Needed

Belen's Harvey House Museum is launching an online exhibit of Belen's history through postcards. Jim Sloan Presents: Old Postcards from Belen launches online on March 6, starting at 2pm. Local historian and collector Jim Sloan deep dives into his antique postcard collection, showing off highlight's of Belen's history, dating back to the 1800s. To view the curated collection, go to The virtual exhibit is free, but donations are welcome. (Devin D. O'Leary)

Sunday 7

Poetic License

University of New Mexico Press and Bookworks present a special virtual conversation with poet Manuel González. Duende de Burque: Alburquerque Poems and Musings takes place March 7 at 3pm. González is a performance poet and a founding member of the Angry Brown Poets. His latest poetry collection, Duende de Burque (published in February by UNM Press), is described as a love letter to Albuquerque and its surroundings: the Sandia Mountains, the Rio Grande Bosque and all the people whose spirits fill these spaces. It is an exploration of one poet's search for duende, that elusive state of "spontaneous expression and authenticity." The free reading/conversation takes place over Zoom. To get the link, you must register at (Devin D. O'Leary)

Wednesday 10

Student Sitcom

Film and Digital Arts at the University of New Mexico and UNM's Fine Arts Department present Sitcom Bootcamp: Two's a Crowd. Every year UNM grad Brian Levant—who went on to become a successful Hollywood writer/director/producer, with films like Beethoven, The Flintstones, Jingle All the Way and The Spy Next Door under his belt—returns to mentor a new generation of filmmakers with his Sitcom Bootcamp at UNM. The end result of this six-week class is a full sitcom pilot, written, directed and produced by UNM students. The efforts of the last boot camp are finally finished and ready for audiences. Original "Saturday Night Live" cast member Laraine Newman was reportedly part of this year's pilot episode, titled "Two's a Crowd." Viewers are invited to check out the locally made sitcom on March 10 starting at 7pm. You can tune in for free, via Zoom ( (Devin D. O'Leary)


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