Featured Events Spotlight

Opens October 15, 2016
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception.
October 4-30, 2016
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recogni...
Through October 30, 2016
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque's Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians.
Through November 5, 2016
Día de los Muertos is a folk tradition reflecting the folkways and folklore of Mexico and the identity of its people. At the core Día de los Muertos traditions and rituals retain the primary mission of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.
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Concert: Kari Simmons Group

Nicknamed “Baby Benatar” when she was a child, Kari Simmons realized her tremendous passion for music early in life. Inspired by the likes of Olivia Newton John, Donna Summer, The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, she developed a rich and genre-spanning vocal range capable of delivering fiery anthems and emotive ballads, alike. Simmons performs throughout Albuquerque and Santa Fe and is active in the local performing arts scene. Known for her magnetic stage presence and energetic renditions of classic songs and crowd favorites, she effortlessly traverses genres spanning jazz, funk, soul, pop and more.