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...
October 23, 2016
Join us for a family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable 12-100 mile bike ride, full or half marathon, and 5k/10k walk/run. Whether you ride, run or walk, the 2016 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!
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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Dance Performance: Aliento-Contra-Tiempo Agua Furiosa

Contra-Tiempo, a multilingual Los Angeles-based dance company founded in 2005, is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. The company creates physically intense and politically astute performance work that moves audiences to imagine what is possible. Its unique Urban Latin Dance Theater brings to life voices not traditionally heard on the concert stage, while building community and facilitating dialogue.
Contra-Tiempo's work is rooted in salsa and Afro-Cuban and draws from hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance-theatre, pushing the boundaries of Latin dance as an expressive cultural form. The company's artists are a rich tapestry of professional dancers and performers from varied styles.
Their new work Agua Furiosa was developed through a series of site-specific performances connected to distinct bodies of water, and explores issues of race, exile, injustice, water, drought, and upheaval.