This week in Albuquerque, plenty of sweet options for Valentine’s Day, plus operas, film premiers and the ultimate sleepover.
Watch our weekly segment on KRQE / Fox New Mexico (Channel 13-2) on Wednesday mornings at 7:35 to stay up to date with events in Albuquerque. Then check out our ABQ365 calendar to find all the event details and use the hashtags #ABQevents and #ThingsToDoABQ to join the conversation on social media!
- Noche Flamenca Valentina
Take a seat at an intimate venue and soak up the emotion as artists from Flamenco Works take the stage and perform a special Valentine’s Day rendition of their heartfelt and passionate craft. Featuring the musical talent of guitarist José Valle “Chuscales” accompanied by Jesus Muñoz. Special surprises and Valentine’s treats will wow your loved one throughout the evening.
- Performance: RENT
22 years ago, RENT opened on Broadway for the first time and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. It continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, catch this Tony Award-winning show right here in the Duke City, with multiple performances throughout the weekend.
- Crave - A Marbelous Pop-Up Beer Dinner
: You might think of chocolate and wine to woo someone special for Valentine’s Day, but why not switch it up with a beer pairing dinner? Marble Heights will be hosting a four-course dinner in their brand new intimate lounge space. A delicious meal will be provided by My Sweet Basil - each course paired with a different Marble brew.
- Screening - Awakening in Taos: The Marble Dodge Luhan Story
A made-in-New Mexico documentary will be premiering this weekend in Albuquerque. Awakening in Taos, tells the untold tale of Mabel Dodge Luhan – a remarkable woman; a writer and advocate for the arts, women’s rights and Native American Culture. Before the screening, get there early for a performance by Tony Luhan’s great-grandson and plan to stay after for a discussion with narrator; Academy Award-nominee Ali MacGraw, joined by the film's producers, cast members and crew.
- Pre-Contact Valentine's Wine Pairing Dinner
The acclaimed culinary team at Pueblo Harvest is serving up a customizable multi-course menu for Valentine’s Day that blends traditional French cooking with Native ingredients. Each course will be expertly paired with wine, and ranges from selections like a duck broth soup with blue corn dumplings and roasted duck to a ginger pumpkin trifle topped with candied ginger and orange zest.
- Performance: Astor Piazolla's Maria de Buenos Aires
Opera Southwest is excited to present Piazzolla’s only opera - in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The story goes that his surrealist depiction of Maria’s sleepwalk through violence, death, the afterlife was composed entirely on the bandoneón (an instrument similar to an accordion). The opera effortlessly weaves classical techniques together with milongas, cabarets and mid-century jazz for a thrilling story in the underbelly of Buenos Aires.
- Aquarium Overnight: Fishing for Fun!
An extremely popular, monthly event at the aquarium allows children and their parents the chance to spend the night with their aquatic friends! Explore the aquarium at night and learn in-depth about ocean animals, meet marine animals up close at the touchpool stations, play a game, get crafty or take in a marine movie at the theatre. This month’s theme is: fishing for fun! Get your tickets soon, this event often sells out.