Featured Events Spotlight

April 27-29, 2017
North America's largest pow wow and Native American competition featuring Indian singing and dancing with more than 3,000 participants, isles of shopping, and native foods and music.
April 29, 2017
Join the City of Albuquerque and The Barony of al-Barran, members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, for the third annual Albuquerque Renaissance Faire! Enjoy live entertainment, Faire food, drink & a Royal Feast, Children's Realm, Living History & demonstrations, unique shopping, and equestrian jousting.
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.
Every Tuesday-Sunday 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Experience Albuquerque's top attractions...in style! Spend a day exploring with the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF) Best of ABQ City Tour. Join us on a uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air Trolley for a hop-on, hop-off guided tour experience. We'll take care of your transportation needs between Old Town, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Museum Row,...
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La Pasión de Mariachi

La Pasion de Mariachi is a celebration of the art form of Mariachi. The purpose is to create greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the traditional and authentic music of Mariachi. The evening program will provide insights into the music, including band member make-up and instruments. Mariachi groups are typically 18-20 member groups similar to an orchestra. Many of the instruments are unique to this form of music such as the guitarron. There will be performances demonstrating the various styles within the genre including Son, Huapango and Ranchera.

There will also be a demonstration of the beautiful teaching exchange between "Master" Instructor and student in violin, guitar and voice. This exercise demonstrates the great gift of the MSA Workshop because it is very seldom that any music form is humble enough to allow iconic master musicians to interact and teach youthful students. It's the Rock & Roll equivalent of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards teaching voice and guitar to an everyday music student.