It's week eight of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week we head from Old Town to the Northeast Heights for everything from a chile tour and spring orchid show to stories in the sky. For more fun, be sure to check out our events calendar


Heart of the City -

One to Watch this Week
Heart of the City Exhibition

It's the last week of the Heart of the City exhibition organized by 516 ARTS. This collaborative project and exhibition examines the intersections of art, urban planning, cultural and economical development, education and community dialogue through a variety of lenses. Learn more about the exhibition on our blog

Old Town Experience Tour -

Monday, April 28
Old Town Experience Tour - Tours of Old Town

These people know Old Town. If you want the inside scoop on sights, sounds, products, people, places and photo opportunities to be had in Albuquerque Old Town, this is your tour. The tours reoccur daily.

Dirty Bourbon -

Tuesday, April 29
Concert: Wishbone Ash

No other rock band has done more with the twin-guitar concept than Wishbone Ash. Their 40 year career has earned themselves quite the musical resume, with more than 30 albums and several DVD performances. This anniversary show will feature a live performance of their classic CD, "Argus," as well as a CD release party for their upcoming album, "Blue Horizon." 

Stories in the Sky

Wednesday, April 30
Stories in the Sky

Pack a lunch and head over to Stories in the Sky at the Balloon Museum. Each week, Curator of Education, Laurie Magovern, presents different stories and activities every week for children ages 0 to 6 and their parents. The day consists of songs, stories, movement and art. 

Art & Artifacts -

Thursday, May 1
Exhibition: Art and Artifacts

This gallery exhibition features the work of three gallery artists: Frank A. Marich, Chris Meyer and Marilu Tejero. Arts & Artifacts opens today and runs through May 28, 2014 at The Gallery ABQ. There is a reception on Friday, May 2nd that will feature a brief artist insights talk where mixed media artist Chris Meyer will share his inspiration and techniques.

Tingley Art Walk -

Friday, May 2
Tingley Art Walk

It's a great night to be at Tingley Beach. From 4-7pm, Public Art will host walking tours of the art on display at Tingley and a handout of their brand new "Tingley Beach Public Art" brochure. They'll also unveil a new installation of a steel sculpture called 'Geese' by John Keyser. They'll be more info about the Blue Trees display and the opportunity to check out the entries into the Bee Hotel Contest, plus lots more. Make an evening of it! 

Chile Bike Tour -

Saturday, May 3
New Mexico Chile (Bike) Tour

This is the ultimate chilehead experience. The New Mexico Chile Bike Tour is Albuquerque's first signature bicycle experience that takes guests onto the streets of Albuquerque to explore the flavorful red and green chiles for which New Mexico is famous. Don't worry, there will be plenty to eat with your pedaling. 

Orchid Show -

Sunday, May 4
Annual Spring Orchid Show

This event runs the whole weekend (May 2-4) but it's always fun to enjoy some Sunday flowers. On Friday night, there will be a reception and dinner at the Shark Reef Cafe featuring Carol Siegel, who will be speaking on the topic of "Orchidelirium." On Saturday and Sunday, come to the gardens to enjoy an orchid show judged by the American Orchid Society. Coupled with photo contests, orchid-themed art & photography contests and orchids for purchase - this is one not to miss.