I love the arts and live performances. My boyfriend got us tickets to the recent Sci-fi night with the New Mexico Philharmonic. It was a blast and the first time I have caught a show at Popejoy. As with most things Sci-fi spectacle is a part of the game.

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The local 501st Legion was out in full force. The 501st is a group of cosplayers who dress up for events and occasionally for hospital kids. They do this at no cost to the community; they do it because they love it. The costumes aren’t cheap either and they are extremely detailed. It certainly made for a festival atmosphere.

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Even the conductor got into the act. He did the first number in the Darth Vader helmet and cape before stripping down to a sparkly jacket with a red shirt underneath for the rest of the first set. As he put it the dark side with a little sparkle. For the second set he came out in a Star Trek captain’s uniform. It was a fun night.