This week in Albuquerque – This week in Albuquerque experience world-class Flamenco, cheer on senior athletes, and enjoy some outdoor music!
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!
Each June, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico host Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque, bringing the finest flamenco artists in the world to Albuquerque. For eight days, the city is filled with the pulse of flamenco, and is transformed into a cultural epicenter for the art form. This tradition celebrates flamenco, the ancient form of artistic expression of the Spanish-Gypsy culture. The lure of flamenco is its ability to explore the full range of human emotion with an intense, vibrant quality that leaves audiences and students alike, captivated. The purpose of this project is to preserve and promote flamenco's artistry, history, and culture among both national and international communities. While the presentation aspect is primarily cultivated for those seeking an aesthetic experience, the educational piece aims to promote unique and culturally relevant learning experiences for artistic practitioners, theorists, and newcomers.
The National Senior Games, which has been held every two years since 1987, is the largest multi-sport event in the world for people 50 and over to qualify for. Qualifying takes place through 52 NSGA member and associate games held throughout the country and Canada. More than 13,000 athletes are expected to compete in 19 medal sports, with more than 800 events staged at multiple venues over a two-week period.
Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds. This week’s musician is a group called PANdemonium, an Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion group!
The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Animal exhibits are open until 8 p.m. Events are rain or shine and tickets are available online or at the gate. This week’s band is a group called Arrested Development, with a hip hop sound!
Luke Bryan is performing with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston!
The 2019 ABQ Funny Fiesta is the premier comedy festival in New Mexico! The festival will be June 14th starting at 6:00 pm and June 15th starting at 4:00 pm, featuring two jam-packed days of stand-up, improv, sketch, film, magic, and more. Check out the line-up on our Facebook page. You can purchase individual show tickets or grab yourself a three-show pass and save some cash!
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.