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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First Friday Fractals

First Friday Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning full-dome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining, and suitable for audiences 3 and up. There are 2 shows on the First Friday of each month, at 6 and 7 PM. Purchase in advance online to guarantee your seats, go to BrownPaperTickets.com online ticket sales stop at Noon the day of the event, or purchase tickets at the Admissions desk the night of the event. Doors open at 5:15 pm. Please be aware: These shows almost always sell out, so please buy tickets in advance. Online ticket sales end at noon on Friday of the show, and if there are any tickets late, you may buy them at the door that evening. Also, you must arrive at the Museum at LEAST 10 minutes prior to showtime to pick up your will-call tickets. There is NO late-seating, as the planetarium is extremely dark, tickets are non-transferable, and there are No Refunds.