Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Thursday, Dec 14: 9am-4pm New Mexico Humanities Council
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and fine-art photographer Miguel Gandert shows his work highlighting his mestizaje heritage, and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. Runs through 12/29.
Art The Gallery ABQ Holiday Show Thursday, Dec 14: 10am-5pm Gallery ABQ
Browse the works of Judi Foster, Karen Hepburn, Eve Munson and J.A. Fitzgerald. Runs through 12/30.
Art The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style Thursday, Dec 14: 10am-5pm National Hispanic Cultural Center
Approximately 430 handmade ornaments from over 125 New Mexican artists, collected by the Duran family. Runs through 1/7.
Comm Celebrate The Holidays Thursday, Dec 14: 5-7pm FreeRange
Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater, bring and enjoy delicious food, and get into the holiday spirit.
Comm River of Lights Thursday, Dec 14: 6-9:30pm ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Meander through Albuquerque's premier holiday light show.
Stage Ugly Sweater Revue Thursday, Dec 14: 7pm Tricklock Performance Laboratory
A variety show provides the jolliest and bawdiest acts that local local performers have to offer.
Art Pre-existing Conditions Opening Reception Friday, Dec 15: 6-9pm Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Collaborative pieces made from the trash of various illegal dump sites around Albuquerque by artists Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick. Runs through 1/19.
Film A Christmas Story (1983) Friday, Dec 15: 6-8pm KiMo Theatre
Follow the wintry exploits of Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle.
Song & Dance Blues Winter Charity Ball Friday, Dec 15: 8pm-midnight Maple Street Dance Space
Live music from Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff, delicious food and photo booth to raise money for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.