At Bounce n' Boogie, kids of all ages can express their creativity without graffiti-ing the living-room wall. For infants to 2-year-olds, Baby Bounce n' Boogie classes promise music and movement as well as the squishing and rolling of toys to help develop motor skills. Junior Jumps classes, open to 16-month-olds to 4-year-olds, blast music while kids play on balance beams, mats, hurdles, and other obstacles. In art class, kids between 2 and 5 years old work on projects that they can take home after class.
Duke City Derby couples the perilous nature of roller skates with padded and tatted ladies primed for a night of full-contact racing. Hunkered into general-admission seats in the Albuquerque Convention Center, spectators pack in for a derby double-header, as the Taos Whiplashes and Derby Intelligence Agency tussle at 6 p.m. before the Ho-Bots face off in an 8 p.m. donnybrook with the Santa Fe Disco Brawlers to determine league standings and which team has to skate the next match dressed as bumblebees. Of-age fans can celebrate victories or soothe memories of bone-snapping bashes with a beverage from the no-frills bar.
Watch the Albuquerque Thunderbirds blow your parasol away with a flurry of high-flying layups, booming dunks, and leisurely strolls down the lane with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get two box-seat tickets (a $40 value) to watch the Thunderbirds take on the L.A. D-Fenders on Saturday, March 13; the Erie BayHawks on Friday, March 12; or the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Wednesday, March 10. Your tickets include all box-office and arena fees. All games are at 7 p.m. and there is no purchase limit. This is the perfect outing for sports fans, family gatherings, and seasonally unemployed professional gift wrappers.
Enchantment Dancing inducts students into fleet-footed society by instructing grace and poise in its independent dance studio. New dancers can pick a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday to schedule their 45-minute private lesson, where a professional instructor will pass on centuries’ worth of shimmy wisdom and gently used unitards. Choreography coaches craft lessons to build skills and techniques that the student wishes to learn or specific ballroom and Latin dance styles, such as the waltz, tango, or paso doble, that will be practiced in the ensuing beginning group dance at 7 p.m. Strutting crowds spend 45 minutes twirling skirts and tapping suede shoes as blossoming boogiers develop their own styles and build confidence for upcoming weddings or touchdown celebrations. Clients can redeem their lesson and group dance on different nights or on the same evening for a concentrated dose of dancing.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd combine their Southern prowess and legion of hits as the chummy Rebels & Bandoleros Tour blazes into Tingley Coliseum. Legendary trio ZZ Top has scratched the boogying itch of fans for more than 40 years with slippery lyrics and blues-seared, buzz-sawing riffs. Unlike estranged trios such as Three Dog Night and Charlie's Angels, the impenetrable force of ZZ Top is still composed of the same rigid core of electric mercenaries: Les Paul–wielding guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and historically beardless drummer Frank Beard. ZZ Top's adroit musical powers and Santa-shaming facial hair have made it a household name, boosting back-seat manufacturing revenues with classic rock staples such as "Legs" and "Tush." With a new album in the works and an Eliminator full of rocket fuel, ZZ Top's live show throbs with the thumping energy, guitar gymnastics, and sultry emotion of a motherly tiger tongue-bathing a baby electric fence.