This week in Albuquerque you can cheer on our very own New Mexico United, experience a magic mystery dinner show, and run with the moon!
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!
SOMOS ABQ is a vision conceived by young professionals to illuminate the beauty and brilliance of Albuquerque. Hundreds of local collaborators – including nonprofits and community organizations, technologists and entrepreneurs, artists and designers, musicians and performers, chefs and brewers, business owners and government – band together to present this immersive showcase of the talent, creativity and spirit of Albuquerque. SOMOS Entertainment features the best of Albuquerque – alongside internationally touring artists. The talent is a mix of local and national bands. Outdoor stages throughout downtown celebrate a wide range of genres with something for everyone. SOMOS Arts Culture Tech Boulevard is an immersive experience curated by artists, arts organizations and creative entrepreneurs. With art- and tech-making activities, large-scale art installations, roving and aerial performances, and more, the Boulevard showcases Albuquerque’s creative talents. SOMOS Food & Drink provides an authentic taste of Albuquerque’s culinary scene. Food courtyards highlight our city’s best restaurants, and the New Mexico Brewers Guild Craft Beer Garden highlights our city’s most delicious breweries. SOMOS Youth & Families offers a special experience including participatory projects and activities, featured youth performers and artists, and community organizations geared towards young families. All youth who visit receive a free original SOMOS screen print.
The theme of this year's AFME is ROAD FLIQX, highlighting the cinematic and musical expression of the “Open Road”, a metaphor for the search of the enduring spirit of freedom. The cornerstone of ROAD FLIQX is the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Easy Rider, arguably the most recognized and emblematic road flick of all time. Also featuring a heart-revving lineup of other open road movies and their soundtracks, featuring actors, directors, writers, musicians and others that helped make those films come alive.
Music of the Fab Four (yes, the Beatles) sung and taught by Beat-lele and Brook Adams. The Ukekopelli Festival this year will be our best ever! The concert should be sold out with Brook Adams singing and playing the entire Abbey Road album. The Hawaiian band Beat-lele will headline the show, performing all the great Beatle songs from the days when the Beatles occupied the top five hits on the billboard charts every week. Because of the anticipated sell out concert and festival, we must limit the number of concert tickets to 300 and the number of weekend passes to 100. We want everyone to have fun, be comfortable and enjoy the concert and workshops. When we limit the number of attendees, everyone can be comfortable. Get your tickets early! Lunch will be catered by Kimo’s Hawaiian BBQ. It will be served in the lobby of the Arts Center. Workshop passes are available with or without a lunch option.
The Albuquerque International Festival – ABQIF – is a FREE daylong multicultural event that celebrates the International District of Southeast Albuquerque, bringing in diverse entertainment, food and crafts. The purpose of the FREE event is to highlight the International District and provide a showcase for local International items from throughout the metro area. The City of Albuquerque is the festival’s major sponsor, providing most of the funding. The City agencies are also participating in health & wellness information, and family-oriented entertainment. This year’s event is shaping up to be even better. Entertainment will range from Lion/Ribbon Dancer, Karate Demos to Asian dance to poetry, to Native American rock to Thai Dancer/Musicians, to Jump Rope Teams & New Mexico music. Ethnic food and a variety of jewelry, baskets, food items and other crafts will be available for purchase throughout the venue plus a FREE kidz zone with petting zoo, jumpers, face painting, carnival games, photo booth, & vehicle/bike show.
Tour the mighty SANTA FE 2926 Steam Locomotive and Engine House. Live music all day, free hot dogs, soft drinks, and popcorn - Operating model train displays - Professional railroad groups - Official 2926 merchandise, artwork, vintage memorabilia, jewelry, books, raffles, photography. Ride our newly restored Speeder "PutPut" (a 1940's track maintenance car). Bring the whole family and your camera! Free parking. Donations are kindly accepted and all official merchandise purchased goes directly toward funding the 2926 restoration.
Experience the first Annual Hispanic Heritage Fest Featuring THE LATIN BREED 50th TOUR with Special Guest New Mexico's RED WINE BAND.
Arts & Crafts, Fall Plant Sale, Ristra Demonstration, Gourd Painting, Fresh Produce, Garden Shop, Food, Fun and MORE!