This week in Albuquerque you can enjoy more Halloween festivities, celebrate Dia de los Muertos, and learn about the ghosts of haunted theaters!
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Halloween in Old Town
Enjoy a free, family-friendly evening with music, costumes and candy. Halloween in Old Town is a fun, safe place to trick-or-treat. Stroll through the plazas for candy from participating local merchants, enjoy music on the gazebo, get your face painted to complete your costume and take a picture in the photo booth.
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Dia de los Muertos is a day to celebrate loved ones who have passed. This age-old tradition, stemming from Mexico, helps bring happiness and closure to the hearts of the deceased’s loved ones. It is a time to revel in their lives, not mourn their losses. South Broadway Cultural Center is hosting a celebration during this holiday with an art exhibition, a car show, live entertainment, food trucks, and displays of families’ ofrendas (commemorating altars). Bring the family to this free event and join the community for this very special, unique holiday at South Broadway Cultural Center.
Because it is important to honor the dead through art, music, food and drink we ask that you join us for the 3rd Annual Muertos Fiesta on Saturday, November 2nd from 2-9pm. This is a special celebration featuring live music and performances from Jade Masque, Sol De La Noche, Yeztli Tanzt Y Arte and Red Light Cameras! Local artist and vendors will host a Muertos Market and respected altars will be displayed for you to add pictures and candles for the loved ones you're missing.
Day of the Dead Magic Show
Experience the magical history and mystery of the Dia de Muertos performance. Called by many a unique history lesson disguised as a magic show, the performance integrates actual Day of the Dead facts with mysterious magic to make for an unforgettable evening. Share in the discovery of where it all began, the three levels of the altars and their meanings, and the celebrations of death through life. The Painted Lady Bed & Brew is featured in Haunted Hotels & Ghostly Getaways of New Mexico. Limited seating available. This is an outdoor event; please dress accordingly. There is no alcohol available for sale at this event. Please plan to visit one of the many breweries and taprooms within walking distance of the property before or after the show.
Live, Locked in, Ghost Hunting Haunted Adventure of the Albuquerque Little Theater
On Halloween - Benefit for the historic and iconic Albuquerque Little Theater. Live, locked-in, Ghost Hunting Haunted Adventure at the Albuquerque Little Theatre (celebrating their 90th Season)!!! Never before has this local icon been investigated, You will explore this 1932 Theater - a WPA Building - that has reported Paranormal Activity. Could recent remodeling and upgrades have stirred up the spirits in this Duke City Landmark? Feel the rush of standing at Center Stage like so many famous Hollywood Actors in their heyday. INCLUDED: Use our EMF Detectors, Digital Thermometers, K2 Meter and more. BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA!!! See website for more details of what’s included.
Drop in for some spooky fun for the kids, included with paid admission and free for Explora members. Costumes without masks, and that are not too scary for our youngest visitors are welcome!
Popejoy Presents: Bandstand
From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved.” (Time Out New York).