This week in Albuquerque you can attend a sing-a-long to a classic musical, enjoy an interactive light installation and celebrate the Chinese New Year!
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!
Lighten Up Albuquerque Balloon Museum Installation
Spend your Friday with us and enjoy Food Truck dining, Marble Brewery beer garden, Balloon Glow, free admission to the Balloon Museum and more! Music provided by Electric Playhouse - DJ. As the light returns and as new year hopes, resolutions and dreams shine, Albuquerque is alive with the energy of the future--powered by a sustainable ecosystem and economy as well as the playful enthusiasm of city residents and all New Mexicans. This is a time to think big, share light, and set a tone. In this spirit, Electric Playhouse will expertly map and project, larger than life, artwork, from artist Brian Carlson, onto the Balloon Museum with creations that express the themes of Energy, Light, Community, Sustainability & Play.
Sound of Music Sing-a-Long Supporting the NMGMC
The 2nd Annual fun and fundraiser for the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus. This celebration supports the Chorus' music concerts and outreach programs throughout the year.
Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation! Benefiting the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus. Then stay overnight in downtown Albuquerque if you wish! A special discounted rate is available to guests of the NMGMC at the nearby DoubleTree Hotel.
Chinese New Year Performance
Enjoy a free community event with traditional New Years Dragon and Lion Dances, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Qi Kung Demonstrations, Fighting Forms, and special Guest Perforamnce by: Chinese American Citizens Alliance Dance Team. Performance is free and family friendly. Come early to get a good seat!
Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show
Spend an evening out enjoying the music of one of music’s biggest legends, Prince! "Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show".
Comedy: Bob Saget
Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows ("Full House" and "Americas Funniest Home Videos") but he’s also an out of his mind standup comedian for over thirty years. From his 2014 Grammy-nominated stand-up special, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” to his scene-stealing cameos in "Entourage," and "The Aristocrats," it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. In January 2016, Bob completed a 9-week run on Broadway as Pastor Greg in the Tony-nominated play, Hand To God, and his first book, Dirty Daddy, is a New York Times Best Seller with Vanity Fair calling it, “Hilarious and at times heartbreaking.” Bob can be seen in the hit Netflix series, Fuller House, and he directed and stars in the independent film, Benjamin. Bob is host of the new CMT TV series, Nashville Squares, and in 2020, he will host, write and Executive Produce the new ABC series, Videos After Dark, featuring home videos with an edgier twist. His new hour stand-up special, Zero To Sixty, is streaming on many platforms. Bob continues touring his standup across North America. This show is intended for mature audiences and will contain explicit language which may be offensive to some guests.
NM Jazz Latino Orchestra
In their fourth performance at the NHCC, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra will again present a two-part show featuring an opening set of straight-up Latin jazz and a second set fusing the folkloric rhythms of Colombia with jazz elements and showcasing the versatility of the group’s musicians. The 13-piece ensemble seeks to showcase the great musical talents of artists who are now New Mexico residents, while bringing in international guest artists to introduce audiences to traditional instrumentation and rhythms from Latin America and demonstrate how jazz fusion can provide a harmonious and exciting blend of ancestral and contemporary tones.
Every Monday, join us in the David Loughridge Learning Center for morning reading sessions and music for toddlers and their parents, followed by an open art studio for toddlers to color, use watercolors, build with blocks, play with puppets, etc. No admission fee; skip the line and come straight to the Learning Center!