This week in Albuquerque: Fun events for everyone — even noble Lords and Ladies


This week Albuquerque is packed with fun for everyone. 

1.Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Details: North America’s largest annual Pow Wow is back again in Albuquerque. The Gathering of Nations will feature more than 3,000 Native American dancers from around the country as well as Native art, foods and music. On Saturday night, be sure to catch the crowning of Miss Indian World.

Date and Time: Thursday – Saturday, times vary

Location: Expo New Mexico – Tingley Coliseum

Price: prices vary.

For more information, click here. 

2. Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Details: This weekend the “lords and ladies” of Albuquerque can rejoice at the return of the Renaissance Faire. This family-friendly event will feature activities for children, adults and even furry friends can participate in a Pet Fashion contest. Local breweries will be featured at a Renaissance-themed tavern.

Date and Time: Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Price: Adults $10; Children $5, Children 3 and under are free 

For more information, click here. 

3. Downtown Growers’ Market

Details: The Downtown Growers’ Market is opening back up this weekend for the season. Local growers and artisans will be at Robinson park every Saturday until November selling delicious fresh produce, prepared foods, and unique art. Local bands perform every morning, and market goers can also participate in a yoga class at 9 o’ clock.

Date and Time: Every Saturday until November, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Robinson Park

Price: Free 

For more information, click here. 

4. City of Albuquerque: Flamenco Day at the KiMo

Details: The City of Albuquerque and The National Institute of Flamenco have partnered together for an amazing Flamenco even this weekend. Children 6 years and older can enjoy learning about Flamenco, cajón and singing. Of course, there will also be stunning performances throughout the day as well.

Date and Time: Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: KiMo Theatre

Price: Free with RSVP 

For more information, click here. 

5. Yogaritas® at El Pinto

Details: Every Sunday El Pinto Restaurant offers a unique brunch experience that includes yoga, margaritas and a pig? Yogarita guru Sydney Fontaine Forestal leads this fun class with her sidekick, Tequila Barbie, a micro pig who has been featured in Yoga Journal and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Yogis of all levels can enjoy this class, a margarita and $5 off brunch following the class.

Date and Time: Every Sunday, 10:00am – 11:30 am

Location: El Pinto Authentic New Mexican Restaurant

Price: $5 donation

For more information, click here. 

6. Pop Up Arts Mixer

Details: Saturday night head down to Hotel Andaluz penthouse to shop incredibly unique clothing, jewelry and accessories from Native American designers. Celebrate fashion, art, music and culture while mingling with the artists at an open bar.

Date and Time: Saturday, 6:00pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Hotel Andaluz

Price: $27 

For more information, click here. 

7. Exhibit: Atomic Culture / Pop Culture

Details: This exhibit presents a lighter look at the impact of the atomic discovery on our culture from music, to movies and television. Toys, board games, food and even appliances were all influenced in their design by the atomic age. A fascinating look at art imitating life.

Date and Time: Daily

Location: National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Price: Included with regular admission 

For more information, click here. 

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