This week in Albuquerque you can get started on some early holiday shopping, play with model trains and learn how the Muppets came to be.
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!
Public Opening: The Jim Henson Exhibition
The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a dynamic new visitor experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator. The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts related to Henson’s unparalleled career, including more than 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet character.
38th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale
Well-known for the arts, the Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale will be celebrating its 38th year as one of the most entertaining arts & crafts fairs in northern New Mexico. Some of the finest artists come from all over the state to show their art at the Holiday Sale, held every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving in the historic Village of Placitas. A tradition that has lasted thirty-eight years, the Placitas Holiday Sale has earned the reputation of a show to “not miss,” and grown to more than eighty artists that come from all over New Mexico
Rails Along the Rio Grande 2019 Model Train Show
Model Railroad Show with operating layouts, vendors selling new and used trains and accessories plus seek & search for the kids! A great family event fro all ages. Held in the Sid Cutter Pavilion. Saturday November 23, 2019 9am-5pm and Sunday November 24, 2019 9am-4pm. Free Parking.
9th Annual Pueblo Fiber Arts Show & Sale
This annual celebration is the only show in the world devoted exclusively to the oldest of Pueblo art forms. Join us for a showcase of Pueblo weaving, embroidery, spinning, knitting, crochet, sewing, and basketry. Textiles continue to be an important part of Pueblo ceremonies today, and this event plays a vital role in promoting and preserving fiber arts. Free.
Downtown Growers’ Market Winter Market
The Downtown Growers' Market is extending their season by 3 weeks! The Winter Market is hosted at Fusion Theatre, downtown. There will be a variety of vendors similar to our regular market: local farmers, artisans and food vendors. We look forward to bringing you local products later into the year and just in time for holiday planning!
Emporium Presents Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers
Three time Grammy winner, Actor, storyteller and country music superstar Kris Kristofferson comes to Albuquerque! Having accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers dream of, Kris Kristofferson has recorded over 30 albums and written some of the greatest songs of all time. Music fans will not want to miss the opportunity to see the original A Star Is Born legend and Country Music Hall of Fame’s Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers live on stage performing the hits from the Kristofferson songbook.
Osuna Nursery Christmas Open House
Osuna Nursery's Christmas Open House is the yearly event you don't want to miss! Get into the holiday spirit with live music by DJ MQ, tasty hot drinks, sweet & savory treats (including a chocolate fountain!) and more! All Christmas items will be deeply discounted for ONE DAY ONLY! We have one-of-a-kind ornaments, live Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garland, decor and more! Bring the family (furry friends welcome, too!) and we'll see you there!