Lobo Living Room

Lobo Living Room . . . Come on in!

The Lobo Living Room is a venue that features notable UNM alumni discussing, demonstrating, or performing in their areas of expertise, or UNM alumni-related events.

Lobo Living Room discussions, demonstrations, or performances may feature topics that are currently making headlines or are historically significant. Lobo Living Room can be held at Hodgin Hall, other UNM venues such as The Pit or Popejoy Hall, and locations hosting UNM alumni events such as chapter events and alumni homes.

KNME Confidential:
Exploring the World of Public Television

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
KNME, 1130 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87102

RSVP Today!A behind the scenes look at the world of Public Television. Attendees will see what it takes to bring Public Television to their screens, followed by a tour of the facility (including the Studio and Master Control Room). Our guests will have an opportunity to experience both sides of the camera as they film and are filmed using the Teleprompter for the KNME Public Television Gettysburg Project (Learn the Address), have fun photo ops in front of a Downton Abbey backdrop and be able to view examples of local KNME-produced programs, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please RSVP by April 21, 2014.

Be sure to watch “The Address" by Ken Burns on New Mexico PBS Channel 5, Tuesday, April 15, 8:00 p.m. Practice for your camera debut with the Bliss version of the Gettysburg Address!

For more information on "Learn the Address" or KNME Public Television Gettysburg Project, visit:

Download the event flyer

A Night at the Opera

Santa Fe OperaThursday, May 29, 2014
Santa Fe Opera
Registration opens in April

A Night at the Opera is to include:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Tours of the facility, costume, and design studios
  • 6:30 p.m.: Performance of "Avastar"
  • 7:15 p.m.: Reception, hosted by the UNM Alumni Association,
    the UNM Foundation and the College of Fine Arts
  • Photo credit: Robert Godwin

About "Avastar"

Avastar is an original work written by music director, Kirt Pavitt and stage director, Kathleen Clawson (UNM alumnus and faculty member) to engage students in the world of opera using contemporary themes. “Avastar” a 35-minute piece, is about a virtual music competition incorporating musical works from opera, Broadway, and the world of popular music that are familiar to all. Both Sara and Josh are contestants, but neither is aware of the other’s participation. They encounter each other regularly at a bus stop and have developed a flirtation. As they both continue to advance in the competition, their conversations at the bus stop increasingly focus on Avastar and their performances—again without either knowing that they are in competition with each other. Until the day they get notice that they both are finalist.

Event Details

The Santa Fe Opera is located at 301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2823. The Lobo Living Room is a free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Past Events:

October 22, 2012: Disney’s The Lion King / Flickr

February 28, 2013: Of Zombies and Brains / Flickr / webcast

March 28, 2013: CSI/OMI: An Investigative Look / Flickr / You Tube

April 25, 2013: Behind the Ball: Lobo Football Spring Training / Flickr

June 6, 2013: Flamenco Fever / Flickr

July 25, 2013 Curanderismo and Ancestral Healing / Flickr

August 28, 2013: Visualize 3D Printing / Flickr

October 29, 2013: A Chile Chat / Flickr

November 14, 2013: Anne Hillerman / Flickr

January 30, 2014: The History of Underwear: The Foundations That Shape Us / Flickr / Albuquerque Journal

February 27, 2014: David Campbell / Flickr / YouTube

Last Updated: March 19, 2014