Monday, May 31, 2010

An Iron Chef, a Dancer in White and an Amateur Artist

What do a chef (in competition), a dancer (all in white), and an artist have in common?  They all take part in activities that will support Albuquerque's The Storehouse this summer.   Now let's look at each of these characters and what they will be doing.

First, the Dancer in White.  Not a ballet dancer.  He or she are perhaps closer to a ballroom dancer. 

And they will be wearing white at an event called Blanco, sponsored by an organization for young professionals called Rhythm for a ReasonBlanco will take place on Saturday, June 12, 7:30-11:00 p.m. at The Place Lofts (Central and Wellesley) in the Nob Hill neighborhood in Albuquerque. 
Put on your finest all white attire and join Rhythm For A Reason for their next event, Blanco.  Join us as Felonious Groove Foundation performs for this night of fun.  Plus, enjoy a sunset champagne toast and light hors d'oeuvres from Desert Fish, all at The Place Lofts in Nob Hill. Admission is a $15 minimum donation at the door with all the proceeds benefiting The Storehouse.  

Now to The Chef in Competition.  Have you ever watched the show on The Food Network called The Iron ChefAlbuquerque The Magazine is sponsoring a similar competition on Sunday, June 13, noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  (Yes, the day after you've gone out dancing in white).

Eight restaurants will compete in five head-to-head cooking challenges: 

  • McGrath's Chef vs. Chef Saul Panigua of Cristobal's
  • Chef Bruce Jones of Corn Maiden vs. Chef Richard Pfaff of Nob Hill Bar & Grill
  • Chef Josh Gerwin of Casa Vieja vs. Chef Bob Peterson of Savoy Bar & Grill
  • Chef Jason Greene of The Grove Cafe vs. Chef Michael Giese of Flying Star Cafe
    General Admission tickets are just $20 ($10 for kids 12-&-under, FREE for kids 5-&under), with proceeds going to The Storehouse. Tickets include free tasting of food samples from more than 40 area restaurants and cafes, and ballots to vote in Guacamedia, Top Caterers and Absolut Cocktail Challenge.
Call 842-6491 for more information or to purchase your tickets. 
And now to The Artist. It could be a painter or a photographer or a sculptor.  That particular creative individual (or one who may not be so creative) will be donating photographs, paintings, sculptures, frames, art supplies.

The donated items will be sold during The Storehouse's Recycled Art Show at the Downtown Growers Market on Saturday, July 24.  All proceeds will be used to purchase food for The Storehouse.

If you have art to donate, please bring it to The Storehouse during regular drop off hours, or email

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