Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Winter Fun: Upcoming City Events

Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration
Nov 12, 2011 09:00 AM - Nov 13, 2011 05:00 PM

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NW

The signal that marks the end of summer sounds a little like the blow of many trumpets high in the sky above us. It is the sound of Sandhill Cranes migrating to their wintering grounds in the Middle Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Come to the Open Space Visitor Center and take part in programs that honor the winter migratory season during the Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration.

Free Thursday Evening at the Museum
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW

Gallery Talk: Miniatures and More
Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.
Andrew Connors, Curator of Art, will give a short talk on the "More" - large scale works by artists in this year's Miniatures and More exhibition. After the talk, enjoy a special sneak peak of the exhibition.

Admission is free from 5 to 8:30 p.m. thanks to the generous support of American Home Furniture. For more Free Thursday events, visit the Albuquerque Museum website.

Western Music Association 2011 Awards Show

Saturday, November 19th 7 p.m.
KiMo Theatre

Celebrating the 100th birthday of Roy Rogers. Put on your best Western clothes and join us for this evening of entertainment and surprises.
Featuring Performances by:

* Bar D Wranglers (with 2010 WMA Pioneer Trail Award Recipient Cy Scarborough & 2010 WMA Crescendo Award Winner Richard Lee Cody

* R.W. Hampton, 2011 WMA Hall of Fame Inductee

* 2011 WMA Song of the Year Nominees
For more information on this entire event go to the WMA website.  Buy tickets at HoldMyTicket.

Los Guadalupanos

Fundraiser brought to you by: Los Guadalupanos of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Nov 19, 2011
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

South Broadway Cultural Center John Lewis Theatre
1025 Broadway SE

Featuring: Mariachi Nuevo Mexico, Antonio Reyna, Ivon Ulibarri, Eva Torrez, Baila! Baila! and More!

$20.00 General Admission for all Ages.

Tickets available for purchase at South Broadway Cultural Center. Tickets purchased by credit card can be made by calling 848-1320. Tickets also available by calling Carlos Gonzales 505-459-4213

Luminaria Tour - Tickets Available Nov. 25

Take a magical ride with on ABQ Ride's Luminaria Tour. Enjoy an annual New Mexican tradition without worrying about parking, driving through snow, annoying traffic delays or wasting gas. Let ABQ Ride take you through a twinkling wonderland in Old Town, a festively-adorned Albuquerque Country Club and other hot spots decked out for the holiday like the Los Altos neighborhood.
2011 Tour Schedule

•Six tours originating from the Downtown Convention Center will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.; 5:45 p.m.; 6:10 p.m.; 7:15 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.

•Starting at Midnight on Friday morning, Nov. 25, tickets will go on sale. You can buy them online as well as at a designated ticket office in Downtown Albuquerque.

Bring the entire family to enjoy this ever-growing family tradition. Come and join the fun!

River of Lights
Nov 26, 2011 06:00 PM - Dec 30, 2011 09:00 PM

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW

Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures & synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest, original, walk-through holiday production. Many evenings feature live entertainment and the G-scale model railroad. The Shark Reef Cafe will be open for "Supper with Santa" and holiday dining on some evenings. On select evenings, a FREE park-and-ride from Tingley Beach and the Zoo will be available.

December Garden Holidays
Dec 03, 2011 09:00 AM - Dec 31, 2011 05:00 PM

ABQ BioPark Aquarium/Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW

Embrace the holiday spirit at the Botanic Garden, Aquarium and Zoo during the daylight hours through the month of December. The BioPark blooms in holiday cheer with a variety of themed exhibits full of decorations, evergreens and seasonal color.

Displays include hundreds of poinsettias in the Mediterranean Conservatory; an old-fashioned Christmas atmosphere at the Heritage Farm; a miniature holiday scene at the Railroad Garden and a sizzling Southwest-themed display with plenty of chile ristras in the Desert Conservatory.

Holidays Take Flight

Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE

5th Annual Holidays Take Flight
Sunday, December 4, 2011
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - FREE Admission

Visit Balloon Pilot Santa; Decorate holiday balloon cookies; make balloon ornaments & cards; see remote controlled hot air balloons (weather permitting); enjoy delicious hot drinks and treats for sale; and consider donating a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots!


12 p.m. Sing-a-long Holiday Concert with Susie Tallman & Friends

Live World Music to Celebrate the Season
-Enchantment Handbell Ensemble
-Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer & Dances
-Afro-Cuban Holiday Cumbia with Mala Mana
-NM Holiday Music with Las Flores de Valle
-Roving Carolers - Manzano HS Choir & HarmoniKats

•ABQ Playroom
•Balloon Museum Gift Shoppe
•Essiem Jewelry
•Kei & Moly
•Out of the Blue Toys
•Rock Me Baby Records
•A Thousand Words Photography
•Zap Oh!

For more events, check out the City's Winter Fun Guide!  Or, if you're feeling adventurous, consider a Public Art Walking or Bicycle Tour!

1 comment:

kimscotta said...

Thanks for posting these great events! I will definitely check them out.