Featured Events Spotlight

July 28-29, 2017
The Edgewood Arts and Music Festival is bringing you the best of bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, Singer/Songwriter and other acoustic genres. Wildlife West's covered amphitheater and indoor venues provide shade and shelter, and plenty of seating. Enjoy workshops, contests, open jams, and other events, providing entertainment and fun for musicians and visito...
August 5-6, 2017
This antique event features over 200 dealers of fine art, antiques, Native American and Western art, rare books, ephemera, vintage guitars, old pawn, estate jewelry and more. It's the largest event of its kind in the Southwest and provides a great opportunity to shop and learn about the art of buying in the antiques and collectables markets. Better yet? Proc...
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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New Mexico Jazz Festival: John Lewis Youth Piano Competition

As part of the John Aaron Lewis Legacy Project, in partnership with the African American Performing Arts Center, New Mexico Jazz Workshop, the South Broadway Cultural Center (SBCC), and the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, the New Mexico Jazz Festival will host the First Youth Jazz Piano Competition in honor of the great jazz pianist and composer, John Aaron Lewis who grew up in Albuquerque, and graduated from both Albuquerque High and the University of New Mexico, He went on to international renown as a performer, composer, and educator and as a founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The competition is open to all home schooled, private or public, middle and high school students. Participants will be asked to play two pieces- one by John Lewis and one of their own choosing- both including improvisation. Judges are pianists Jim Ahrend, John Rangel, and Calvin Appleberry.