Old Town will be filled with the music and dance of love on Saturday, February 9th with the celebration of Amor y Más from Noon – 5 p.m. The event will feature walk-up weddings, a renewal of vows, romantic music, dining and shopping and a pet adoption to bring another kind of love to families and individuals.
The lineup on the Plaza includes:
NOON Shelly Morningsong, a popular Native American vocalist and recording artist much loved by Albuquerque audiences. Her award-winning sound is a result of her ability to fuse together traditional Native American instrumentation with a mainstream sound, resulting in a soulful and heart-gripping performance that touches her audiences, young and old.
12:30 p.m. Shakespeare On Site, a collection of theatre-artists based out of UNM that seeks out non-traditional sites to perform Shakespeare, making it engaging and accessible to contemporary everyday people.
1 p.m. Trio Latino, preserving the music of the Romantic Era of the 1950s, this group, under the direction of Richardo Garcia, has been performing in Albuquerque for 25 years and is a favorite for numerous events and celebrations.
1:45 p.m. Shakespeare On Site
2:20 p.m. Angelo Pagliocco brings the romance of the “Rat Pack” to the stage. Inspired by his father’s love for Sinatra, Dino and Tony Bennett, he began playing accordion at age six and has created an illustrious career that has included playing for numerous events in New England, including playing for the late Senator Ted Kennedy and Governors Mitt Romney and Donald Carcieri. With an expansive repertoire, Angelo brings true romance to the stage.
3 p.m. Group Wedding and Renewal of Vows by A Celebration of Love Wedding Chapel. Bernalillo County’s Office of the County Clerk will be onsite to issue Marriage Certificates. Or you may want to join in the FREE Group Wedding, which will include a Renewal of Vows for already married couples.
3:15 p.m. Shakespeare On Site
4 p.m. Interfaith Blessing of Love and Devotion. This special blessing is for all who are present.
4 p.m. Alma, an instrumental sextette that began in 1978, performs romantic jazz. Their last appearance on a concert stage was two decades ago, as they are generally booked far ahead to perform at private and smaller events.
Pet adoptions by Animal Welfare will offer the opportunity to go home with a new love, and be sure to visit the Puppy Kissing Booth that will bring smiles to every puppy-kissed face!
Tango at ABQ Museum: As part of their ongoing Saturday series, “Art in the Afternoon,” the Albuquerque Art & History Museum will feature live performances from the Tango Club of Albuquerque From 2 – 5 p.m. Free horse and carriage rides will take visitors from the Plaza to the Museum, where the café Slate at the Museum will offer for purchase food and drink specials featuring Malbec wine.
This event is in partnership with AABA (The ARTScrawl People) and the Old Town Merchants Association.
Old Town, New Fun, a program that presents many events in Old Town and works year-round to support the continued success of Albuquerque’s historic treasure, is part of the Cultural Service Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. For more information on this or other events, please call 311 or visit cabq.gov TTY users call 711.