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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Fractals Rock!

Zoom into the infinite world of fractals in this dramatic and beautiful live fractal show. Accompanied by original music in stunning surround sound, Fractals Rock is an awe-inspiring immersive journey that will expand your mind and delight your senses. Similar to our award-winning First Friday Fractals show, but with “Less talk, and more Fractals Rock!” There are 2 shows on the First Friday of each month, at 8 and 9 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 (298 times, so far), 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.