This week in Albuquerque This week in Albuquerque you can witness the return of the Sandhill Cranes, taste some authentic Paella, and venture off to Neverland!

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!  

Return of the Sandhill Cranes Celebration

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) invites you to help us welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat along the Middle Rio Grande river valley with this annual family-friendly event. Twenty one acres of agricultural land are the backdrop of this unique facility that includes an art gallery, interpretive exhibits, and a wildlife preserve. This event features presentations, children's activities, viewing scopes, crafts, workshops, and more!  Scheduled activities include:  • Viewing scopes on the back patio  • In the Open Space Gallery: The Crane’s Oasis, Abstracting the Crane and Its Habitat, the art of P. K. Williams  • Book of Cranes Book Exhibit. Celebrate the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes to New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley.  • Presentations on crane ecology, migration, behavior, and more!

Concert:  Ozomatli

This concert is being held as part of the annual La Cosecha Dual Language Conference and will help raise money for Dual Language Education of New Mexico's teacher scholarship fund.

Performance:  Peter Pan

Enjoy J. M. Barrie’s “boy who wouldn’t grow up” with all of your favorite characters—Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and Princess Tiger Lily—onstage as we fly away to Neverland and join Peter on his magical adventures. Released in 2016, this fresh adaptation by Craig Sodaro with music by Rockwell and Bogart will bring out the child in all of us.

International Western Music Association Festival

For the 15th year, the International Western Music Association is returning to Albuquerque for its annual gathering of Western music Performers, Cowboy Poets and fans.  Western Music is the folk music of the Western life style and vista.  Some Western Music originates from roots in English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ballads, as well as musical influences from the European countries of immigrants who "went west" and some carries jazz and blues origins. While "Cowboy" music is an important part of the history of Western Music, the stories and lifestyles of the larger populations of Western culture are equally important: settlers, farmers, ranchers, horsemen and women, soldiers and the women who accompanied them into the west, miners, opportunists, gamblers, saloon keepers, school teachers, and other town folk who populated the great American West are all subjects of modern day Western Music.

Paella Friday

Join us Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Friends, good food and great wine! Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more. Salud!

Comedy: Ken Jeong

Isleta Resort & Casino is proud to welcome back Ken Jeong! You've seen him in "The Hangover" movies and on hit television shows such as "Community," "Dr. Ken" and the "Masked Singer" on FOX.  

Monday Night Yoga with Yogazo

Monday is the most important day of the week! Join us for your fresh weekly start at Rio Bravo Brewing for our signature Mobile Yoga Class in their upstairs loft.  Class will be tailored to All Levels of yoga practitioner but also will make sure to offer growth with challenging core work and peak postures! You can do as much or as little as you like!