Summer Event Guide 2007

Things To Do Through August 1

Amanda N. Dales
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Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Lodestar Astronomy Center
This science and technology film, which runs most of the summer provides a complete picture on the mysterious phenomenon of the black hole. The film shows the mystery of wormholes, the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.
12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children (3-12). 841-5955.


Thursday, May 10-Sunday, May 13 and Thursday, May 17-Sunday, May 20
Mad Hattr
The Cell Theatre
FUSION Associate Laurie Thomas draws on Charles Dodgson’s (Lewis Carroll’s)recently released personal journals as well as past and current myths surrounding this man and combines these themes in order to explore our own perceptions of art and love.
8 p.m. Admission: general $22, students/seniors $17.

Friday, May 11-Saturday, May 12
Viva Italia!-New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
Popejoy Hall
The Symphony tours Italy through a musical program which features Getty, Gordon, with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.
Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m., 6 p.m. Admission: starts at $12. 881-8999.

Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13 and Friday, May18-Sunday, May 20
Dinner With Friends
Adobe Theater
A humorous show about two married couples who share an interest in fine food have been best friends for years. They are so close that when one couple divorces, the other feels no less threatened.
Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Admission: $12general, $10 seniors/students.

Friday, May 11-Sunday 13
Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts and crafts people from throughout the region sell their pieces, while shoppers enjoy music, food and entertainment.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission:free.

Saturday, May 12
Fly-fishing Clinic
Tingley Beach
Receive instructions on the various ascepts of fly-fishing. Equipment is available at a first come, fist served basis.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission: free. 248-8514

Saturday, May 12
The Bosque Springtime and International Migratory Bird Day Celebration
The Visitor Center at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Activities include a “birdwalk” led by naturalists looking for migratory birds; an arboretum, where visitors will be taught how to harvest cactus pads; and a refuge tour to see migrating waterfowl and shorebirds.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Reservations are required.

Saturday, May 12
Free Dance Classes: Tardeadas de Baile
PNM Rehearsal Hall
Learn a variety of Latin dance styles, with different New Mexican instructors. Class sessions last about 50 minutes.
1-5 p.m. Admission: free.

Saturday, May 12-Sunday, May 13
Art of Bonsai Show
Rio Grande Botanic Garden Showroom
The Albuquerque Bonsai Club exhibits different styles and species of trees.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $3 seniors/children. 848-7148

Sunday, May 13
Historic House Tour
The Preservation Station, 601 Coal Ave SE
The Huning Highland District Association is hosting tours of 6 to 8 late 19th and early 20th century historic homes, as well as the refurbished old Albuquerque High School.
12- 5 p.m. Admission: $15. 224-9535.

Sunday, May 13
International Migratory Bird Day
Rio Grande Zoo
Continue your bird learning experience by learning about bird conservation at the Raptor Roost exhibit. And you can make your own bird feeder.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $3 seniors/children. 764-6214.

Sunday, May 13
Mother’s Day Symphony Concert
Rio Grande Zoo
The Symphony’s annual Mother’s Day concert at the Zoo band shell.
2-3 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $3 seniors/children. 848-7150.

Sunday, May 13-Saturday, May 19
Bear Awareness Week
Rio Grande Zoo
Learn about the conservation of polar and black bears with hands-on activities biofact demonstrations and crafts.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $3 seniors/children. 764-6214.

Thursday, May 17
Indigo Girls & Richie Havens Sing for Peace!
Santa Fe Opera
During the world peace conference (May 16-17), Indigo Girls and Richie Havens will perform in a benefit for the New Mexico Peace Fund.
6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission: starts at $25.

Thursday, May 17-Sunday, May 20
Aspencash Motorcycle Run & Trade Show
Ruidoso Convention Center
This motorcycle rally is centered around a huge trade show. Hill climbing, a $10,000 Poker Run, and a chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes are other featured events. Riders can chose between mountain switchbacks that lead close to the peak of the 12,000 foot Sierra Blanca, or the roads leading to historic ghost towns.
Admission: The Run is $26 per person. The Trade Show is $8 per person.

Thursday, May 17-Saturday, May 19
Hyperfest 2/Musical Festival
Downtown Albuquerque
More than 120 indie, signed and unsigned bands from all across the nation are taking over downtown Albuquerque. This event will also feature two days of panels, mentoring sessions, seminars, and demo listening sessions.
7 p.m.-2 a.m. Admission: $10.

Saturday, May 19
First Annual NM Salsa Festival Featuring 8 y Mas and Soncafé
National Hispanic Cultural Center Plaza Mayor
Two top New York City Salsa bands are performing in New Mexico to kick off the new Annual NM Salsa Festival.
6 p.m. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. 246-2261.

Saturday, May 19
Stuffed with Hugs: Hugs Sweet Hugs
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Cottonwood Mall
Build-A-Bear Workshop is sponsoring this bear stuffing event to provide children with more than 50,000 teddy bears, which will be distributed through non-profit child welfare and adoption organizations and the Joint Council on International Children’s Services. Be one of the first 200 people at the store to help stuff the bears.
10 a.m. Admission: Free. 314-995-3939.

Saturday, May 19
National River Clean Up
Central Ave NE adjacent to the BioPark
In the continued effort to help clean up the Bosque, the Parks and Recreation Department encourages people to bring work gloves, water and sun protection and come help clean up the River and surrounding areas. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded to those who find the oddest trash.
8 a.m.-1p.m. Admission: free. 835-1628.

Saturday, May 19
19th Annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Balloon Fiesta Park
Experience Celtic culture and history with this celebration of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Manx, Cornish, Breton, and Galician heritage. The festival will have Celtic food, dance, music, games and clothing.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Saturday, May 19
Folk Life Festival
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos
A free community day event. Enjoy traditional arts and crafts demonstrations by Native American and Hispanic artists, music performances, dance and storytelling, and bread baking demonstrations in the Museum’s horno.
Contact 505-758-2462 for more information.

Saturday, May 19-Sunday, May 20
7th Annual La Fiesta de San Ysidro
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
A celebration of New Mexico’s 3,000 year-old farming heritage, featuring farming demonstrations, mariachi music, folklorico dancers, and a blessing of the fields, all ending with an evening dance.
5 p.m. on May 19-5 p.m. on May 20. 522-4100.

Sunday, May 20
23rd Annual Museum Car Show
The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
This is Albuquerque’s largest car show. Hundreds of antique, vintage, classic and sports cars fill the Museum parking lot.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission: free.

Sunday, May 20
Art in the Park
La Entrada Park, Corrales
The Corrales Society of Artists sponsors this event to exhibit local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metal workers and crafts artisans. There will also be live music, food, art demonstrations and free children’s workshops.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Sunday, May 20
Jeff & Vida
Bosque House Concert
An American roots music duo from New Orleans who fuse blues, country, rock & roll and bluegrass. Reservations are required.
6:30 p.m. Admission: donations of about $12 suggested. Contact Jeff at

Sunday, May 20
Santa Fe Century
The Century Venue, Santa Fe
Santa Fe’s annual bike ride stretches 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles along the Turquoise Trail.
6 a.m. Admission: free.

Sunday, May 20
Festival of Asian Cultures
Albuquerque Civic Plaza
Various Asian American performing groups, including dance, music, and martial arts, will be on the main stage. The festival feature activities such as martial arts exercises, origami,brush painting, flower arranging, calligraphy, and other arts and crafts
10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Thursday, May 24
Yo-Yo Ma
Popejoy Hall
Ma, one of the world’s classical music superstars will play through his Silk Road Project, his work with popular modern composers like Tan Dun, Ennio Morricone and John Williams, his work on film scores such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha, as well as his mastery of classic works by Dvorak, J.S. Bach, Brahms and others.
7 p.m. Admission: Starts at $43. 881-8999.

Thursday, May 24-Saturday, May 26
ABQ Fiber Arts Fiesta
Creative Arts Building, EXPO New Mexico
This is the 6th biennial celebration of the fiber arts. Over 500 juried and judged entries will be exhibited and over 60 vendors will be selling their wares. Daily demonstrations and fashion shows are hosted by local guilds.
Thursday/Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $5, children 12 and under free, $8 two-day pass, $10 three-day pass.

Friday, May 25-Sunday, June 3
Still Life: A Theatrical and Musical Portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo
Wells Fargo Auditorium, National Hispanic Cultural Center
The lives and art of two of these two women artists are chronicled in this work by Harry Clark. These celebrated painters’ lives are revealed through their two-decade correspondence that began after they met in New York City in 1930 and was cut short by Kahlo’s untimely death.
Friday/Saturday 8 p.m., Sundays 6 p.m, with Saturday/Sunday matinées at 3 p.m.
Admission: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors/NHCC members.

Friday, May 25-Sunday, May 27
25th Annual Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally
Red River
This is the 25th annual celebration of the motorcycle rally ride that includes the “Enchanted Circle”; a 84-mile ride which travels through Angel Fire, Eagle Nest Village and Lake, and Taos. Downtown Red River is temporarily transformed into 1 mile of food, leather, jewelry, motorcycle accessories, live music and 30,000 motorcycles. On Monday there is a ride up to Angel Fire for the parade and ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans National Monument.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: free.

Friday, May 25-Monday, May 28
29th Annual Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival
Telluride, Colorado
With a bit of a drive, New Mexico residents can attend this year’s film festival, which showcases more than 80 independent films about world cultures, adventure and the environment. This year’s themes are Energy and the Eiger.
Times vary. Admission: Passes start with individual tickets at $20. (970) 728-4123 ext. 7.

Saturday, May 26
Mad Blues Fest
Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid
Madrid’s annual blues festival, featuring: The Goatheads, The Memphis P-Tails, Rudy Boy.
1- 6 p.m. Admission: $16. 681-1079.

Saturday, May 26-Sunday, May 27
Q Jam Music Festival and Environmental Sustainability Fair
Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza
This fair features top artists, like Grammy winners, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jonny Lang, Delbert McClinton and Joan Osbourne. Companies will also be promoting “green” products, through exhibits and demonstrations.
Admission: Free. For more info, visit

Saturday, May 26-Monday, May 28
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
NM State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces
Last years crowd of over 12,000 people made the event an annual start to summer, tasting wines from around the state and learning, during hourly seminars, about wine and how to pair it with food.
12-6 p.m. Contact for more information.

Saturday, May 26-Monday, May 28
Albuquerque Wine Festival
Balloon Fiesta Park
The New Mexico Wine Growers Association sponsors Albuquerque’s Memorial Day weekend wine festival. Attendees can sample wines from 21 different New Mexico wineries, while browsing through handcrafted art, and listening to local music. Wine is available to purchase by the glass, bottle or case.
12-6 p.m. Admission: $15 adults, $5 youth, children 13 and under free. (866) 494-6366.


Friday, June 1-Friday, August 24
Salsa Under the Stars
Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater
Presented by the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, this event features a different Salsa band every Friday, and everyone is encouraged to get up and dance. The Cooperage Restaurant caters the event, and also offers a full service bar.
7-10 p.m. Admission: adults $12, seniors and students with ID $10.

Friday, June 1-Saturday, June 2
Debussy’s La Mer
Popejoy Hall
The Symphony performs some of France’s well known composes, Debussy, Chopin and Ravel. The concert is performed by Alberto Nosé, winner of the 2005 Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition.
Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m., 6 p.m. Admission: Starts at $43. 881-8999.

Friday, June 1-Saturday, June 2
Car-A-Fair 2007
A judged outdoor car show for stock and modified classes for all makes, models, and years. There will be a Friday night cruise, in addition to a birthday celebration for all the 1957 vehicles. The fair culminates in the award show Saturday afternoon.
Friday 6-8 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Admission: $25.

Saturday, June 2
Albuquerque Century & Downtown Criterium
1st Plaza, Downtown Albuquerque
A one day event that combines bicycling for both touring cyclists and racers with routes winding through the Albuquerque metro area. Tours vary from 25, 50, 65, to 100 miles long, and there are a series of criterium races.
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $35.

Saturday, June 2
Z-Coil Los Ranchos Fun Walk
Taft Middle School
A 3.8 mile walk, where you win by being closest to your estimated walk time. The walk benefits the Arthritis Foundation
Admission: $30 at the walk. 938-5757.

Saturday, June 2
Gypsy Fest
Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid
The Fest features gypsy singing, capoeira, belly dancing, Flamenco, Samba, break dancing, Tiako drumming, circus acts, fire acts, fortune tellers, henna tattoos, clothing, shopping, and ethnic food from the Gypsy Grill.
11 a.m. 438-1050.

Saturday, June 2-Sunday, June 3
Spring Festival and Animal Fair
Santa Fe
At the Santa Fe Spring Festival costumed villagers lecture about life on a Spanish colonial ranch. Activities include sheep sheering, blacksmithing and candle making. Visitors can also participate in an outdoor Mass and procession for San Isidro, patron saint of farmers, listen to local music, and buy arts and crafts directly from the artisans.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors (62+) and ages 13-18, $3 ages 5-12.

Thursday, June 7
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Tracy Grammer
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry perform eclectic folk music with a mixture of acoustic and electric guitars, beautifully matched voices, Dobro, mandolin and violin.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, June 8-Saturday, June 16
21st Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque
National Institute of Flamenco
The festival celebrates flamenco, the ancient form of artistic expression of the Spanish Gypsy culture. Flamenco artists from around the world will teach workshops and hold performances.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: starts at $150.

Friday, June 8-Saturday, June 8
Albuquerque Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Pride Parade
EXPO New Mexico
Parade entries are judged for creativity, color, use of theme (United For Equality) and enthusiasm of participants. In addition to the parade there will be festival activities and shopping.
Friday 6-10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: $10.

Friday, June 8
World Ocean Day
Albuquerque Aquarium
In celebration of the World Ocean Day, the Aquarium offers lectures all day on the diversity and beauty of ocean habitats, how our daily actions affects those habitats, and how the human race and ocean habitats are intricately connected.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $3 seniors and children. 848-7150.

Saturday, June 9
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago performs as part of the Santa Fe Jazz Dance Festival. Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago is the original jazz dance company.
8 p.m. Admission: $10-$30. 988-1234.

Saturday, June 9
Invertebrate Atlantis: The Amazing World of Aquatic Insects
The Visitor Center at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Participants will learn about lives of various invertebrates found at the Bosque. Participants will work with equipment and microscopes to explore the beginnings of dragonflies, mosquitoes, beetles, and many other Bosque insects.
8 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission: free.

Saturday, June 9
Annual Mountainair Arts Tour
Dr Saul Community Center
The Mountainair Arts Tour features exhibits, studios, galleries displaying and selling fine, decorative, functional and folk art. Visitors can spend the day shopping, participating in workshops, touring studios, galleries, exhibits, historic ruins and folk art architecture.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free.

Sunday, June 10-Saturday, June 16
ZoukFest 2007: World Music Camp
College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe
The variety of classes offered in the day are taught by talented instructors, and evenings feature these same instructors in a performance setting as well as late night sessions and gatherings. Options for attending ZoukFest range from staying on campus to attending one class only throughout the week.
Contact for more information.

Thursday, June 14
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Johnathan Edwards
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
Prolific singer/songwriter Johnathan Edwards has produced 13 albums in his 29 year career. He will be performing original folk tunes.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17
Pie in the Sky Star Festival
Jackson Park, Pie Town
A camping event, with a swap meet, flea market, karaoke and dance evening event, and an arts and crafts sale. All of this is located on the 85 acre park 20 miles west of Quemado, NM.
Camping setup begins Friday evening. Admission: free.

Friday, June 15
2007 Zoo Music Concert: Balfa Toujours
Rio Grande Zoo
The legendary Balfa name has spread sound of Cajun music across the globe. The Balfa Toujours will play traditional Cajun music, as well as their own original sounds.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 764-7150.

Saturday, June 16
9th Annual Albuquerque Folk Festival
EXPO New Mexico
The main stage performances, workshops, demonstrations, arts and crafts, children’s activities all revolve around increasing the public’s participation in folk music and dance. The festival highlights non-commercial acoustic folk music and dance activities in the greater Albuquerque region.
10 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission: Adults-$15. Seniors-$5. Children-$3.

Saturday, June 16-Saturday, July 28
2007 Sizzlin’ Summerfest
Civic Plaza
Enjoy a different musical theme every Saturday night. Former theme music included country, international, oldies and Latin Sizzle music.
5-10:30 p.m. Admission: free.

Sunday, June 17
Art in the Park
La Entrada Park, Corrales
The Corrales Society of Artists sponsors this event to exhibit local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metal workers and crafts artisans. There will also be live music, food, art demonstrations and free youth workshops.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Tuesday, June 19
Garden Night Walk
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is staying open late so that visitors have a chance to explore the grounds in the moonlight, in order to see night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and pollinators.
7-8:30 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children. 848-7180.

Thursday, June 21
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Wailin’ Jennys
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
The Wailin’ Jennys have toured three continents with international acclaim and are coming to Albuquerque to perform their mixture of Canadian roots and folk music.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, June 22-Sunday. June 24
New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair
Expo New Mexico
The New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair is the only art show open exclusively to artists and craftspeople from New Mexico. The Fair presents established artists as well as emerging artists. All artwork displayed in this juried show is original.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, and children 12 and younger are free.

Friday, June 22
2007 Zoo Music Concert: The Greencards with Jake Shimabukuro
Rio Grande Zoo
The Greencards have toured with legends such as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and are now bringing their new bluegrass style to Albuquerque. Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro opens with them.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 764-7150.

Saturday, June 23
Eric Hanke and Stayton Bonner
Bosque House
These two Texan singer/songwriters are both known for their original lyrics and unique sounds.
7:30 p.m. Admission: $12 suggested donation. Reservations required. Contact Jeff at

Tuesday, June 26
Bosque Moonlight Hike
Tingley Beach
A guided tour of the nightlife of the Bosque. Bring a flashlight, and preregistration may be required.
7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $4 youths and seniors. 848-7180.

Wednesday, June 27
Rio Grande Zoo
Performers Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby and Kentucky Thunder! come together to help raise money for BioPark projects.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $28. 764-7150.

Thursday, June 28
2007 Summer Nights Concert: The Santa Cruz River Band
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
This group from Arizona performs traditional Southwest folk in Spanish, English and American Indian dialects.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, June 29
La Bohème
Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera Season begins. The opening show of the 2007 Season is La Bohème. This will be the first time Puccini’s opera has been staged here since 1993.
9 p.m. Admission: Individual ticket prices vary from $25 to $170. 986-5909.

Friday, June 29
2007 Zoo Music Concert: Gaelic Storm
Rio Grande Zoo
This will be Gaelic Storm’s third time to play at the Rio Grande Zoo. They perform traditional Celtic music with a mixture of modern rhythms and upbeat vocals.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 764-7150.

Friday, June 29-Sunday, July 1
9th Annual Taos Solar Music Festival
Kit Carson Park, Taos
Taos’ Solar Music Festival is unique in that it is one of the country’s first Green events. It continually celebrates the sun and renewable energy, and this year Toyota will be showcasing their Hybrid Synergy Drive vehicles. The musical lineup includes, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Michael Franti and Spearhead, John Butler Trio, and many other performers.
Friday 3-10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 12-8 p.m. Admission: prices vary from $25 to $85, children 10 and younger are free. (303) 413-8308

Saturday, June 30
Così fan tutte
Santa Fe Opera
Opening night of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, the story of two sets of lovers who learn to understand and forgive.
9 p.m. Admission:Individual ticket prices vary from $25 to $170. 986-5909.

Saturday, June 30
ChuckwagonSaturday Nights
Wildlife West Edgewood
Every Saturday for the rest of the summer, the Wildlife West Park opens its doors for a Chuckwagon BBQ fest, followed by vintage western swing music by Syd Masters and the Swing Riders or Sons of the Rio Grande. All concerts held in a covered, all-weather amphitheater.
7-9 p.m. Admission: $17.50, $10 children 5-11, kids under 5 free.


Thursday, July 5th-Sunday, July 8
UFO Festival
This is event will satisfy UFO/Alien buffs, while offering a plethora of activities for the not-so-serious spectators. Activities include the Murphy Bros. Carnival, concerts, activities for the old and young, an Alien Invasion, a night Parade, cooling stations, food and drink vendors and vendors for anything imaginable that is UFO/Alien related.
10 a.m. Admission: Free for most events

Saturday, July 7
4th Annual Lavender in the Village
Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
The Lavender in the Village Festival showcases the historical agricultural lands in the valley and small businesses on 4th Street, Rio Grande Boulevard, and Chavez Road.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: free.

Saturday, July 7
An O’K Day: A Community Celebration
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe
In honor of the Museum’s 10th Anniversary, there will be free food, hands-on art-making, music and free entrance into the Museum.
10 a.m. Admission: free.

Saturday, July 7-Wednesday, July 11
Sandia Resort Triple-A All-Star Fiesta
Isotopes Park
The Triple-A All-Star Game will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2007. On July 11th the game will feature the top players from Minor League Baseball’s top two circuits, the Pacific Coast and International Leagues, in a head-to-head contest that is broadcast on ESPN2. Albuquerque’s Triple-A All-Star Fiesta will also feature a home run derby and skills competition, autograph sessions, All-Star Gala, and other activities throughout the five days.
Times vary. Admission: $65 for the Home Run Derby and the All Star Game.

Wednesday, July 11-Sunday, July 15
Mariachi Spectacular Showcase
Locations TBA
During the 17th Annual Spectacular, mariachi groups from locations in New Mexico and Texas perform and compete in a variety of events. Workshops with instructors form around the world take place throughout the festival. The grand finale of the week is in an performance at Sandia Resort & Casino.

Saturday, July 12
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Pandemonium
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
The band plays Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Ska, Samba, Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Soukous, all original Caribbean music to inspire dance.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Saturday, July 12
Santa Fe Opera
Opening night of Richard Strauss’ lyrical Daphne. Daphne was virtually unknown during the American premiere in 1964, but it is now recognized as one of Strauss’ true masterpieces.
9 p.m. Admission: Individual tickets vary from $25 to $170. 986-5909.

Friday, July 13
2007 Zoo Music Concert: Houston Jones
Rio Grande Zoo
An acoustic group that performs a mostly original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. Houston Jones offers a blend of acoustic guitar-driven country-Western rhythms, blues, gospel, and Celtic string instrumentals.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 764-7150.

Friday, July 13-Saturday, July 14
NDI-NM Tap Jam
Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
This rhythmic and percussive dance event featuring Bill Evans, Wendy Leverenz Barker and Jackie Oliver.
For more info, visit

Saturday, July 14-Sunday, July 15
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Museum of International Folk Art
The Festival includes entertainment, artist demonstrations, all-age hands-on art activities, and lectures. A variety of international foods available in the International Food Bazaar.
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission: Fee TBA.

Sunday, July 15
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
St. Francis Auditorium
This is the opening concert in the Chamber Music Festival, which continues on for another 6 weeks. There are more than 80 concerts, recitals, master classes and open rehearsals in this years season.
6 p.m. Admission: $72-$80.

Sunday, July 15
Live Nation Presents: The Fray with special guests Gomez and Eisley
Journal Pavilion
The popular band from Denver is touring in support of their debut album, “How To Save A Life,” which was iTunes most downloaded album in 2006.
5 p.m. Doors Open. 7PM-show. Admission: starts at $20. 883-7800.

Sunday, July 15
Art in the Park
La Entrada Park, Corrales
The Corrales Society of Artists sponsors this event to exhibit local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metal workers and crafts artisans. There will also be live music, food, art demonstrations and free youth workshops.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Thursday, July 19
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Wagogo
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
A local New Mexico band that plays a mixture of African, Hispanic, and Native American music. The result can be described as cultural folk music.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, July 20
2007 Zoo Music Concert: Eddie from Ohio
Rio Grande Zoo
A unique blend of acoustic instrumentations and vocals that leads the group not be labeled as a pop or a folk group.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 764-7150.

Friday, July 20-Saturday, July 28
Duke City Shootout
Locations vary
The Duke City Shootout is the world’s first international script-to-screen competition. The festival conducts a worldwide search for short film scripts and selects seven winners. In this one week the writers are brought to Albuquerque in to shoot, edit and premiere their movies throughout various venues in Albuquerque.
12 p.m. Admission: most screenings cost about $7.

Saturday, July 21
Tea: A Mirror of Soul
Santa Fe Opera
Opening night as well as the American premiere of Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of Soul. Tea is based on the story of a doomed love affair between a Japanese monk and a Chinese princess. Tan Dun is the composer of the film score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as well as the opera The Peony Pavilion and the oratorio Water Passion after St. Matthew.
9 p.m. Admission: Individual tickets vary from $25 to $170. 986-5909.

Saturday, July 21
Damsels and dragons at Bosque del Apache
The Visitor Center at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Participants will learn about the lives of dragon and damselflies; where, when and how to find them; and how to identify various species.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission: free.

Thursday, July 26
Ozzfest 2007
Journal Pavilion
The annual hard rock/heavy metal tour is in Albuquerque once again. In addition to hearing Ozzy, fans will hear Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Lordi, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment.
Doors open at 12 p.m. Admission: Go to to learn about free tickets.

Thursday, July 26
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Cadillac Sky
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
The band performs an innovative mix of bluegrass and modern beats that encompasses bands like Green Day and the Beatles.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, July 27
2007 Zoo Music Concert: Aoife Clancy
Rio Grande Zoo
Irish folk music with traditional folk pieces and pieces from modern songwriters.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 764-7150.

Saturday, July 28-August 4
15th Annual Youth National Arabian & Half Arabian Championship Horse Show
EXPO New Mexico
Youth Nationals is the Arabian Horse Association’s premier youth event. Approximately 1,000 horses from the United States and Canada participate in this event. Events include the competition itself as well as various other demonstrations.
More information TBA.

Saturday, July 28
Santa Fe Opera
Opening night of Rameau’s Platée. Platée shares with Daphne the theme of love troubles in a comedic setting.
9 p.m. Admission: Individual tickets vary from $25 to $170. 986-5909.

Saturday, July 28
50th Annual Bat Flight Breakfast
The Bat Flight Breakfast began in 1957 as a way to encourage visitors to see the bats’ morning return flight. Before entering the cave in the morning, the bats circle several hundred feet overhead and then dive in clusters into the cave entrance. Unlike the shorter nighttime flight out of the cave, the sunrise return to the cave normally spans several hours.
5 a.m. Admission: $7 for adults, children 12 and under $3.

Saturday, July 28
7th Annual Sandia Peak Challenge
Sandia Peak Ski Area
The Sandia Peak Challenge gives riders a choice between intermediate an advanced courses, while helping to fund the only Certified Cystic Fibrosis Care Center in the state that offers specialized care to patients with CF and support research across the country to ultimately cure CF.
8 a.m. Admission: $26 individual/$38 team.

Saturday, July 28-Sunday, July 29
21st Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
More than 130 Hispanic artists will be exhibiting their sculpture, photography, painting, jewelry, graphics, monotype, and furniture. Food and entertainment will also be provided.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. 992-0591

Tuesday, July 31
Amy Speace and the Tearjerks
Bosque House
New York-based singer/songwriter Amy Speace demonstrates why she’s quickly become a celebrated emerging artists in grass roots music scene.
7:30 p.m. Admission: $12 suggested donation. Reservations required. Contact Jeff at


Thursday, August 2
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Rye Creek Band
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
This local Albuquerque group plays a wide variety of folk, mountain and Irish music. The audience is likely to hear a collection of traditional Irish, Western, Cajun, bluegrass, waltz, jig or even polka songs.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, August 3-Sunday, August 5
Wildlife West Music Festival
A dance, bluegrass, gospel and folk music concert at the covered amphitheater and barn at the Wildlife West Park. Jam sessions, workshops, contests, great food, a wildlife tours all weekend.
Saturday, 11 a.m. till dark. Sunday, 11 a.m. till mid-afternoon. Admission: Dance $10, Saturday/Sunday show $15 a day or $25 combination.

Saturday, August 4
Summertime Stomp
Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid
A country/rock concert featuring, Papa Mali and the Bingo Band
1-6 p.m. Admission: $16

Saturday, August 4-Sunday, August 5
9th Annual Great Southwestern Antique Show
Cowboys & Indians Antiques, SE Exhibit Hall of Albuquerque Convention Center
150 antiques dealers display their wares for sell. Items include old photos, rare and out-of-print books, Spanish Colonial items, Native American weavings and pottery, as well as New Mexican and Mexican santos, bultos and retablos. A portion of the profits goes to support the financial aid program and St. Pius.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission:$7 daily/$10 2-day pass.

Wednesday, August 8-Sunday, August 12
Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
Red Rock State Park, Gallup
Ceremonial activities consist of four days and five evenings of special art previews, rodeos, Pow-Wow, and Ceremonial Indian Dances.
Times vary, average schedule is 9 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. Admission: varies depending on the activity.

Thursday, August 9
2007 Summer Nights Concert: Steppin’ In It
Rio Grande Botanic Garden
Acoustic roots music that combines original and traditional swing and blues songs.
6-9 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. 848-7180.

Friday, August 10-Sunday, August 12
Rag Rug Festival Santa Fe
The Udall Center for Museum Resources, Museum Hill, Santa Fe
The New Mexico Women’s Foundation produces Rag Rug Festivals to provide marketplaces for its grantee organizations and individual women artisans to exhibit and sell their work. In rural and urban areas, these festivals give women access to markets and customers from around the country.
Contact for more information.

Saturday, August 11
Santa Fe Outdoor Art 2007
Off of Santa Fe Plaza
Outdoor exhibition of art in all media including painting, printmaking photography and sculpture.
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission: free.

Saturday, August 11
We Art the People Folk Art Festival
Robinson Park
Activities include more than 100 folk art vendors, live music, dance, poetry reading, giant puppet parade and food.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Monday, August 13-Wednesday, August 15
29th Annual Invitational Antique Indian Art Show
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
This is the oldest and longest running antique Indian Art Show in the country and features tribal art from across the Americas.
Monday, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: Monday Preview Gala, $75.00. Tuesday-Wednesday, $10.00 per day or $17.00 for two days.

Saturday, August 18
Santa Fe Indian Market
Plaza, Santa Fe
Each year the Santa Fe Indian Market includes 1,200 artists from about 100 tribes who show their work in over 600 booths. The event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists.
7 a.m. Admission: average market entrance is about $10.

Sunday, August 19
Art in the Park
La Entrada Park, Corrales
The Corrales Society of Artists sponsors this event to exhibit local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metal workers and crafts artisans. There will also be live music, food, art demonstrations and free youth workshops.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Saturday, August 25
Roust the House
The Outpost Performance Space
A showcase of Albuquerque bands, slam poets and performers, all of whom happen to be teens.
7:30 p.m. Admission: $3. 264-4001.

Friday, August 31-Sunday, September 2
Wine and Lifestyle Expo
Balloon Fiesta Park
This year at the Wine and Lifestyle Expo there will be a new event highlighting the pairing food and wine. Saturday and Sunday are general public days for wine sampling, food sampling from various Albuquerque restaurants, gourmet food vendors, food and wine sessions and live music.
Fridays 5-9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 3-9 p.m. Admission:$15 adults, $5 youth, children 13 and under free.

Friday, August 31-Sunday, September 2
Thirsty Ear Festival
Eaves Movie Ranch, Santa Fe
This roots music festival features world-renown blues, folk, Cajun, zydeco, roots rock, bluegrass and alternative country performances. Other activities include demonstrations, local crafts, food and microbrews.
Go to for additional information.


Saturday, September 1
Music from Angel Fire: The 24th Annual Chamber Music Series
Taos Center for the Arts
Music from Angel Fire presents chamber music from the Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas communities.
7 p.m. Admission: seating is reserved. $23.

Sunday, September 2
Labor Day Blues Festival
College of Santa Fe Quad Amphitheater
The New Mexico Jazz Workshop and the Santa Fe Reporter present this blues festival. A portion of the sales go to support the activities of the New Mexico Jazz Workshop.
2-6 p.m. Admission: adults $15, seniors (60+) and students with ID $12.

Monday, September 3-Monday, September 10
Santa Fe Fiesta
Santa Fe Plaza
Typical Santa Fe Fiesta events include, parades, processions, music, lectures, food, arts and crafts, and of course, the burning of the Zozobra.
Varying times. Admission: most events are free.

Friday, September 7-Wednesday, September 23
New Mexico State Fair
EXPO New Mexico
One of the largest fairs in the nation with PRCA rodeo and nationally known country-western recording stars, Indian and Spanish villages, games, rides, food and entertainment.
For more info, visit

Friday, September 14-Sunday, September 16
Beethoven’s Ninth-NMSO
The Beethoven’s Ninth performance is part of the New Mexico Symphany Orchestra’s Classics Series. The program consists of Crafts’s Celebratory Fanfare, Bartok’s Viola Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
For more info, call 881-8999.

Sunday, September 16
Art in the Park
La Entrada Park, Corrales
The Corrales Society of Artists sponsors this event to exhibit local painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metal workers and crafts artisans. There will also be live music, food, art demonstrations and free youth workshops.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free.

Friday, September 21-Saturday, September 22
National Hispanic Cultural Center
New Mexico 3rd Annual World Music celebrates with the Global Village, which features foods and crafts from around the world, and concerts with performers from 5 continents for two nights. Free day programming includes mostly workshops and demos on Sept 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24.
Times vary with the activity. Admission: prices vary from $25-$60.

Saturday, September 22
A Travel Guide to the Milky Way
The Visitor Center at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Amateur astronomers will guide participants through the late summer New Mexico Milky Way. Participants will see occurrences from double stars to star clusters to nebulae to great rifts.
7:30 p.m. Admission: reservations required.
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