The Buzz – December 2015

Albuquerque

Think the cold weather has put the kibosh on the Rail Yards Market? Think again! December 13, join the Downtown Growers’ Market and the Rail Yards Market at the grand 2nd annual Albuquerque holiday gathering at the historic Blacksmith Shop of the Rail Yards. Both markets are committed to building a resilient, sustainable local economy that we all love to work and play in. The Holiday Market is a fantastic celebration of our local culture, presenting an opportunity for our vast diversity of farmers, chefs and artisans to share their talents, and a time for us to come together in the spirit of giving to support and nourish those in need with food, gifts and supplies from nearly 100 vendors. Visit railyardsmarket.org for more.

The buzz about The Shop Breakfast and Lunch in Nob Hill has been non-stop since it opened. Now you can get your late-night eats there, too. William Hartig is the chef and owner of Late Night, an “Asian fusion from scratch” concept that takes over The Shop from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and offers delivery. We hear the fried wonton pork belly nachos are amazing! Get your feed on by watching their Facebook page for nightly specials.

In other Nob Hill restaurant news, Loving Vegan has closed, and Downtown’s Soul and Vine has moved into the same spot on Central between Tulane and Amherst. That’s no coincidence, either, as both restaurants are owned by the same folks, Kathy and Tony Punya. Both restaurants’ Facebook pages announced the changes, with promises to incorporate a few of Loving Vegan’s more popular dishes into the more eclectic, upscale fare of Soul and Vine.

Get in the holiday spirit with the inaugural concerts of a new chorus. Coro Lux, conducted by retired professor of music and director of Choral Activities at UNM, Bradley Ellingboe, means “choir of light” in Latin and consists of 65 adult community singers. The program, December 4 and 5, at the Kimo Theater consists of the ever-popular Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten, as well as the Gospel Magnificat by Robert Ray. The Britten is accompanied by harp and the Ray by a small combo (piano, bass, drums). For those of you who like to sing along, there will be familiar Christmas carols, too. Tickets at kimotickets.com, with special rates for seniors and students.

December is all about the music, so join Friends of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver Avenue SW for Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, as it celebrates women in music on December 13. This program of music for women’s voices by female composers, includes a poetry reading with Pulitzer Prize nominee, Valerie Martínez. The ensemble was founded in 2006 by Dr. Maxine Thévenot, who conducts the performance. Polyphony’s singers present a range of music from the Medieval period to modern day. College, high school and children under 12 are free, but get your tickets now at polyphonynm.com. Continue reading