Indian Dances & Artist Demonstrations, every weekend
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, www.indianpueblo.org
Artscrawl/ First Friday, first Friday of each month
The Albuquerque Art Business Association offers events, exhibit openings, receptions, demonstrations and special events within the art community.
City wide, www.artscrawlabq.org
Women & Creativity Celebration, February 28-March 29, 2009
The Women & Creativity Celebration is comprised of over 50 exhibtions, performances, workshops, classes and engaging discussions focused on women and creativity in every form.
National Hispanic Cultural Center, www.nhccnm.org
Children of War, Voice of Peace: Japanese and American Perspectives Exhibit, March 1-December 31, 2009
An exhibit that explores the role of ballooning in World War II.
Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, www.cabq.gov/balloon
Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, March 8-June 7, 2009
An entertaining presentation of the story of the Alvarado Hotel and the significant role it played in Albuquerque’s economic and social vitality.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, www.cabq.gov/museum
Martha Graham Dance Company “Appalachian Spring, March 13, 2009
Through expressive choreography and heartfelt music, “Appalachian Spring” tells the story of a newlywed couple in the untamed country of Pennsylvania, as they settle into their new home, becoming acquainted with each other, and becoming accustomed to their strict new community. Both the music and the dance of this heartfelt performance have become American classics.
Popejoy Hall, www.popejoypresents.com
21st Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Spring Show, March 13-15, 2009
Ranked the #1 juried art show in the Southwest! Features 200 fine artists and craftsmen, entertainment, food and fun.
Expo New Mexico, www.riograndefestivals.com
Comedy & Chords Weekend, March 14-15, 2009
Featuring amazing musicians and comedians including Dana Goldberg and Catie Curtis.
The KiMo Theatre, www.southwestfunnyfest.com or www.danagoldberg.com.
West Southwest Exhibit, March 21-April 2, 2009
A collaborative art exhibition with 516 Arts in Albuquerque and LA Artcore in Los Angeles.
516 Arts, www.516arts.org
Mamma Mia! Broadway Show, March 24-29, 2009
Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting talk of love, laughter and friendship.
Popejoy Hall, www.popejoypresents.com
Lucia di Lammermoor: Opera of the Southwest, March 28-April 5, 2009
Donezeti's thrilling opera about thwarted love and its tragic results.
KiMo Theatre, www.operasouthwest.org
Indian Arts & Crafts Association, April 2-4, 2009
Authentic Indian art wholesale to retailers and a general public sale.
Convention Center, www.iaca.com
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History: Grand Opening, April 4-5, 2009
Celebrate the opening of Albuquerque's newest museum with activities for all ages. See new exhibits, including Trinity and its Legacy, Energy Encounters, Little Albert's Lab. Dress to compete in the "Albert Einstein Look-Alike Contest," try some hands-on science, see the B29 and B52 airplanes, and so much more.
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, www.atomicmuseum.org
Fun and Games Exhibit, April 12-December 31, 2009
Ballooning merriment is at the forefront of this entertaining look at the games that balloonists—and ballooning aficionados—play.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, wwww.cabq.gov/balloon.
Fiestas de Albuquerque, April 18, 2009
A two-day birthday fiesta celebrating the founding of the city of Albuquerque.
Old Town, www.cabq.gov/crs/fiestas-de-albuquerque
American Indian Week & Spring Indian Art Market, April 18-26, 2009
Traditional dances, art demonstrations and special presentations. Buy direct from Native American artisans during the Art Market.
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, April 23-25, 2009
Native American competition featuring Indian singing and dancing with over 3,000 participants, isles of shopping, and native foods and music.
The UNM PIT, www.gatheringofnations.com
2009 Sandia Mountain NM Volleyball Classic, May 16-17, 2009
Set at the foothills of the majestic Sandia Mountains at an elevation of more than a mile above sea level, this unique event has grown to the largest all sand two-on-two beach volleyball tournament in the region. With nationwide competitors, the SMVC offers different levels of play for men and women ranging from amateur to professional.
Charlie’s Sandbox and Stoneface Tavern, www.sandiavolleyball.blogspot.com
Q Jam Music Festival, May 23 - 24, 2009
A free music festival featuring educational green exhibits.
Harry E Kinney Civic Plaza, www.cabq.gov
Albuquerque Annual Wine Festival, May 23-25, 2009
Browse through handcrafted art, listen to upbeat music, and sample New Mexico wines and great summer foods at Balloon Fiesta Park, www.nmwine.com
Visit www.itsatrip.org for additional event details and information on Albuquerque. Images are available to accompany most of these event descriptions upon request.