This week in Albuquerque: Festivals, music, poetry and STEM activities


This week in Albuquerque, immerse yourself in the passionate performances of student artists, take in a concert or two and taste French wine in the heart of downtown.

Here is a list of some events happening in Albuquerque this week. 

10th Annual Festival de Bellas Artes

A multi-cultural festival of music and dance for Albuquerque area schools, Festival de Bellas Artes was created to nurture skill and appreciation for multicultural music and dance.

In addition to preserving and promoting Folkloric dance and Mariachi music, the performances celebrate diversity featuring African dance and drumming, Taiko, Middle Eastern Dance, Flamenco and hip-hop.

For more information, click here.

Concert: We Banjo 3

Finding a common ground between old-world tradition and authentic Americana, Irish band We Banjo 3, wows audiences with banjos, fiddles, guitars, and mandolins in an innovative fusion of styles they have dubbed ‘celtgrass’.

This unique genre is a combination of traditional Celtic music and American bluegrass.

For more information, click here.

Walking with Poets

Get inspired with a series of walks hosted by different local poets every month.

This month, Janet Ruth will be hosting.

Ruth is an emeritus ornithologist and has published her research on bird ecology and recently published her own book of poems about birds.

She will share a number of her favorite poems by authors who write of nature – like Mary Oliver, Pattiann Rogers, Wendell Berry and a few local poets.

Don’t forget your notebook to capture your own words on paper.

For more information, click here.

Discover STEM Day

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History invites families to a day of engineering fun.

Visitors will be able to join local scientists and engineers in experiments and other activities like flight simulators, Tesla coils, and even liquid nitrogen ice cream.

All activities are kid-friendly and designed to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

For more information, click here.

Concert: Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stones calls his “soul-marinated voice”, an acoustic guitar and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.

His work has appeared in television series such as “Scrubs” and “Parenthood” as well as numerous films.

Though, it’s his impassioned live shows that keeps his fans enthralled.

For more information, click here.

Guided Tour of the Historic KiMo Theatre
Ever wondered about the gorgeous historic landmark on the corner of Central and Fifth?

Find out all about its storied past with a free tour!

A guide will take you throughout the building, pointing out every carefully preserved detail and explaining how this theatre became one of the region’s most valued cultural gems.

For more information, click here.

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