Featured Events Spotlight

May 28, 2017
Enjoy dozens of great breweries, unlimited sampling & 3 great blues bands during Memorial Day weekend. Listen to great blues music and enjoy some of the greatest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass. General admission includes entrance to festival, unlimited sampling, souvenir glass, music, vendors, games, event program, and o...
May 27-29, 2017
Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association (NMWGA) will b...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Juneteenth Celebration Concert: Gospel in the African American Experience

Celebrate Juneteenth with a special night of music that is sure to entertain, educate, and leave you wanting more! Starting with Africa's Call of the Drums, this musical journey will continue into the 1800s with the Negro spirituals sung by slaves; their hidden messages serving as beacons of freedom and hope. We'll continue through the 20th century with the music of traditional gospel, culminating with today's contemporary music and praise dance. Roots, blues, and jazz will come together in a uniquely American gospel music experience!

Presenting this night of uplifting music will be the adult, men's, and youth choirs of Albuquerque's Emmanuel, Mount Olive, and Shiloh Baptists Churches. Carolyn Traylor, national recording artist and Stellar Award winner, will be the evening's featured performer. Music director, Rikki Warren and Eugene Pickett will lead the Call of the Drums. Also included are the talents of Calvin Appleberry and praise dancer Wayne Stinson. Curator and emcee for this special show is New Mexico's own Cecilia Webb, host of KUNM's "Train to Glory".