This week in Albuquerque, events include arts and Thanksgiving feasts, pub crawls, and the River of Lights!
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!
- 35th Annual Big 5 Duke City Marathon
The 35th Annual Duke City Marathon is the New Mexico's longest running and premier fitness event! It features seven races (Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K Run, 10K Walk, 5K Run and 5K Walk) and is open to all ages. The course begins and ends in downtown Albuquerque, and also includes a FREE Health Expo on October 21.
- Performance: Wicked
Three-time Tony award-winning musical, Wicked, is coming to Popejoy! Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked -the untold true story of the Witches of Oz-transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story.
- ARTECHOUSE: XYZT Abstract Landscapes
Step into an imaginary territory of lines, dots, and letters, and immerse into a virtual playground of four dimensions: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), Z (depth), and T (time). XYZT: Abstract Landscapes is a world-traveled installation by internationally acclaimed French contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers Adrien M & Claire B. The interactive show offers an exploratory physical experience through ten digital landscapes.
- Yank N Yard Bouldering Youth Local Competition
The Yank-N-Yard is not just a competition; it is an annual gathering of the Southwest’s climbing community. Each year we strive to grow and provide a spectacular event while strengthening our local and national communities.
- Wolf Awareness Days
Visit the Mexican Grey Wolf exhibit at the ABQ BioPark Zoo to learn about wolf conservation and re-introduction in the Southwest. Over the years, the zoo has successfully bred wolves that have been released into the wild. Find out the crucial role these animals used to play in New Mexico's ecosystem and get hands-on with wolf biofacts. Learn about Aldo Leopold, a conservation hero active here in New Mexico from 1900-1928, and find out why he said, "Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf." Visitors who want to learn more about the BioPark’s wolf pack can speak to zookeepers during scheduled talks. Visitors also will have the opportunity to see wolf pelts, study bones and explore the adaptations that make wolves agile, expert hunters.
- Moonlight Ghost Tours of Old Town
Experience the darker side of Old Town by the light of the moon...The Ghost's of wild Saloons, roaring dance halls, illicit opium dens and private gambling tables (and the lynchings, hangings and gunfights which often accompanied the activity of these establishments) are detailed during our 90 minute adventures. Private Group Ghost Tours available! Dress for the weather Digital cameras welcome!
- Performance: Footloose
Head out for a live performance of a true classic! Featuring the music we know, love, and can’t help but sing along to, witness the heartfelt story of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him, all amidst a love story of a girl named Ren and her rebel crush.