This week in Albuquerque, experience passionate Mariachi music, watch soccer on the big screen at Civic Plaza, and meet some of the nation’s best tattoo artists.

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!  



2019 Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

Celebrate 29 years of Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque! This 4-day event lives up to its name by presenting world-renowned professional groups showcasing a variety of styles within the Mariachi tradition. Performances are passionate, heart rendering interpretations of Mariachi classic songs. Conference attendees, as well as the general public, can experience Mariachi music at its best, right here in Albuquerque. Attend Mariachi conference workshops, live concerts, jam sessions and more during Mariachi Spectacular week. The concert on the last day of the event will be held at the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino amphitheater. The concert provides extended learning for students in the delivery and presence of the tradition that brings us together! Some events include: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Showcase Concert (Friday at Sandia Casino) Ballet Folklorico Showcase (Thursday at the Kiva Auditorium), Mariachi Mass (Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Park), Spectacular Concert (Saturday at Sandia Casino) and more.


NM United Watch Party

Join the City of Albuquerque for the quarterfinal match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with New Mexico United taking on Minnesota United FC. Thank you to the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department for sponsoring this watch party. #OneAlbuquerque #SomosUnidos


Bluegrass Festival

Enjoy live local music Downtown while drinking Marbleous craft beer! Musicians include the Squash Blossom Boys and Higher Ground Bluegrass and some of the city’s best food trucks will be there!


Newsies the Broadway Musical

Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award® winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award® nods – and won Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography.  Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”


Wizard of Oz- A Theatrical Belly Dance Adventure

The Desert Darlings present a fusion of belly dance and other world dance styles to tell a story we all know well! Come experience the Land of Oz and all your favorite characters like you never have before!


Duke City Tattoo Fiesta

The Duke City Tattoo Fiesta is a great, safe way for people to get tattoos. Tattoos have gained increasing popularity in the past decade. Life Magazine estimated in 1936 that 6% of the population had at least one tattoo. The Harris Pole done in 2003, nearly tripled those numbers estimating that 15% of Americans had one or more tattoos. The Pew Research center conducted in 2012 showed that more than 40% of the population has at least one tattoo. Tattoos have gained popularity over the years and has become a unique way of self expression for people today.Many people do not know the tattoo world and will rush to get a tattoo not knowing any history on the artists. The Duke City Tattoo Fiesta selects the best artists across the country and brings them to this three day event. You can’t go wrong with any of these artists!


New Mexico Comic Expo Meet & Greet

We love it when a community comes together! Dave & Buster's and New Mexico United couldn't wait to do an event with us, so we have them joining us for another meet and greet before our convention on August 16th-18th. Join us at Dave and Buster's for food, drinks, and a live screening of New Mexico United's Away Game. 20% OFF FOOD AND GAMES WHEN YOU WEAR YOUR NEW MEXICO UNITED GEAR! Get your tickets NOW!