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Local Events

There are a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities to enjoy in Albuquerque, all within 20 miles from Los Poblanos. Here are a few of our recommendations. To browse local happenings try the weekly Alibi newspaper.

Revolutions International Theatre Festival

Performers from all over the world come together for this three-week festival. Revolutions, produced by Albuquerque’s own Tricklock Company, highlights the region’s heritage as a cultural crossroad of global exchange and artistic innovation.

6th Annual Italian Film Festival

The films feature the stars and directors of contemporary Italian films as well as some Italian film classics. Each year, the festival opens with a special gala that includes Italian food, wine and a special movie.

Women & Creativity Celebration

March 1st – 31st
This fills the month of March with over 50 art exhibits, performances and workshops in conjunction with Womens’ History Month. Citywide events and classes are ongoing and fun for all ages and skill levels.

Summer Nights Concert Series

Music, dancing, food and friends make the Botanic Garden the place to be on Thursday evenings during the summer. Local and regional talent perform in this beautiful setting.

Lavender Festival in the Village

For festival schedule and activities visit the Lavender in the Village website for information.

Harvest Festival

The Rio Grande Heritage Farm welcomes the season of bounty with a Harvest Festival – a fantastic educational opportunity for learning about agriculture and our history along the Rio Grande. Docents and volunteers demonstrate the old-fashioned methods of pressing cider and harvesting other crops grown in the gardens, orchards, and vineyards.

River of Lights at the Botanic Garden

Visitors of all ages can enjoy the dazzling displays of animals, fantastical creatures and much more as they stroll throughout New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show.

Museums and Galleries

  • Albuquerque Museum
  • Explora
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Gallery Listings

UNM Museums

  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
  • Geology Museum
  • Johnson Art Gallery

Performing Arts

  • UNM Tricklock Theatre
  • The Vortex Theatre
  • Albuquerque Little Theatre
  • Popejoy Hall
  • Zoo Music
  • Summer Music Series
  • Journal Pavilion Amphitheatre
  • Sandia Ampitheatre


  • Nature Center
  • Sandia Tram and Trails
  • Zoo & Bio Park
  • Petroglyphs