This week in Albuquerque, events include an arts and music festival, a local talent show, and a cat café!
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!
Head to the mountain for foot-stomping bluegrass, western swing and country music at the 16th Annual Edgewood Music & Arts Festival. Featuring Karl Shifelett & Big Country Show, Wood & Wire and the Cowboy Way – as well as several other bands. Between performances catch jam sessions and workshops with the bands or shop at the art fair. Work up an appetite dancing and enjoy a chuckwagon-style barbecue in the beer garden. All proceeds benefit the Wildlife West Nature Park.
This free live show in Civic Plaza is an opportunity to see all of the impressive talent that is made right here in the Duke City. Two performance stages allow for multiple artists to showcase their work at the same time – and plenty for the audience to see. From jazz music, to pop punk, to rap – there is plenty of music to enjoy. Don’t miss amazing dance performances from the Pojoaque Hoop Dancers, a youth group from the Pojoaque pueblo that performs traditional dance, or Chloe Edeal, an aerial acrobat who will perform a jaw-dropping aerial silk performance, and many more!
Support a great cause and maybe adopt a new friend at the Caturday: Cat Café & Craft Market. There will be a special lower adoption fee for felines, a “catcentric” craft fair to pick up gifts for you or your furry friend. Grab a bite to eat at the outdoor cat café will feature food from Curbisde Pies, Pizza Pets & Nonsense, Joe Coffee and Green Growler Smoothies.
There is just two performances left in this year’s Zoo Music Concert Series. On Friday, Ryan McGarvey will be performing. Widely considered to be a “star on the rise”, this award-winning Blues artist is also an Albuquerque native! McGarvey spends most of his time touring around the world, so catch him in town while you can. Most zoo exhibits will stay open until 8:00 PM.
So much more than a typical famer’s market – at the Railyards Market you can peruse 100’s of New Mexico’s finest food, farm and artisan vendors. There is always numerous delicious food trucks to choose from. Local musicians perform throughout the day. There are hands-on educational stations for kids and adults. All of this and more is showcased in one of the most unique venues Albuquerque has to offer.
A part of their Summer Break Movies Series, the South Broadway Cultural center has a free showing of Wonder Woman this afternoon. There will be free popcorn and water provided, but be sure to bring your snacks and candy for this exciting film. At 2:00 PM, there will be an additional showing of the film in Spanish.
Every Tuesday this summer head on out to Hyder Park to enjoy local food truck faire; featuring the Supper Truck, Nomad’s BBQ, and Pop Fizz – among others. There is always live music, face-painting and yoga instruction to enjoy as well.