This week in Albuquerque, events include art exhibits, guitar festivals, and a moonlit hike!
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!
Without hopping on a plane to Spain, this summer there is an opportunity to see gorgeous works of art from the Prado Museum. 92 high-quality replicas from the Spanish royal family’s collection will be on display – many of which are widely considered to be the most recognizable art pieces in the world. This exhibit is self-guided, with a couple opportunities throughout the summer to have a guided tour.
Since 1987, the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico have partnered together to bring the best flamenco artists in the world to the Duke City. As the largest and longest-standing Flamenco event outside of Spain, this week serves to preserve and promote the artistry, history and culture of flamenco. Tonight, and tomorrow night, enjoy delicious late-night tapas and special Flamenco performances at Tablao Flamenco (located inside of Hotel Albuquerque). Saturday there will be a special showing of the film Fiesta de Clausura.
Ziggy Marley, the son of music-legend Bob Marley, is headed to the Duke City this weekend for a concert. An eight-time Grammy and Emmy award-winner, Marley has released a total of 12 albums over the span of his career. $1 from each ticket sale for this concert will benefit Marley’s U.R.G.E Foundation, which aims to provide opportunities for children around the world and the communities they live in.
For 8 years, a small team of local actors have been providing a unique experience to passengers on the Rail Runner. This Saturday and next, passengers will be treated to short 30 minute performances of comedic Shakespeare scenes. This year’s selection includes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy of Errors and Romeo and Juliet. Performances will occur on both a northbound and a southbound train.
This four-day long festival features concerts, ensembles, workshops and masterclasses all about classical guitar. It is open to middle-school aged musicians and up. Participants will have the opportunity to experience four days of intensive instruction, practice and performance. There will also be performances by world-renowned guitar players: Michael Chapdelaine, Mat Palmer, and the Bandini Chiacchiaretta Duo.
During this guided tour, visitors will get to explore the Bosque Wetlands and look for bats, owls and other nocturnal creatures. Bring a flashlight and a sense of adventure for this nighttime hike. Space is limited, be sure to make reservations online!
The National Senior Games has chosen Albuquerque as its destination for the 2019 games! Even though it’s a year away, it’s never too soon to celebrate. This afternoon at Civic Plaza, come find out more about the National Senior Games, indulge in some delicious food from local food trucks and watch Mayor Tim Keller compete against some of Albuquerque’s Senior athletes. There will also be an opportunity to register for the New Mexico Senior Games, where competitors will vie for a spot at the National Games.