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$20 for Admission to Albuquerque The Magazine Presents Best of the City ($40 Value)
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 30, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque opens its doors to acquaint attendees with the best features of their city. More than 80 winners from more than 200 categories will occupy booths and flaunt the food, drinks, products, and other specialties that earned them the prestigious award. The event will also hold a live auction—featuring gift certificates, tours, shopping sprees, and the chance to be a fashion model for a day—to benefit Working Classroom, an artistic and activism-oriented program that provides professional-development opportunities for young artists and actors who hail from diverse and historically ignored communities.
Albuquerque the Magazine
Albuquerque the Magazine packs its monthly glossy with colorful displays of city happenings as well as features, shopping tips, and interviews with local notables. Peruse the culture section for the scoop on arts events, plan cuisine outings with the restaurant guide, or browse the pet section to learn about doggie wedding venues. The photo-filled ode to New Mexico's largest city distinguishes itself with its community involvement, its insider coverage of local goings-on, and its aesthetic contribution to mousy coffee tables.