Tuesday, June 19, 2012

bike maintenance class free June 21 also 7/12

6/21/20126:00 - 8:00 PM MDT
  • Bike Maintenance Class | Cycling
  • If you ride a bicycle, then you need this class! This class will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle.
  • Location: Albuquerque REI | More Info, Directions
  • Free
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7/12/20126:00 - 8:00 PM MDT
  • Bike Maintenance Basics | Cycling
  • If you ride a bicycle, then you need this class! This class will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle.
  • Location: Albuquerque REI | More Info, Directions
  • Free

  • Spots left: 28
  • Total spots: 40

Camping basics free June 20th

6/20/20126:00 - 7:30 PM MDT
  • Camping Basics Class
  • Have you wanted to try camping but don't know how to get started? We will cover the basics: how to be comfortable camping, gear and equipment, fun activities; and great local areas to give it a try.
  • Location: Albuquerque REI | More Info, Directions
  • Free

  • Spots left: 11
  • Total spots: 30

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pollinator Awareness day June 23rd FREE

WHAT: Promoting pollinator conservation with beekeepers, honey tasting, and presentations
WHEN: June 23, 2012| 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHEREOpen Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte
CONTACT: Jodi Hedderig | Parks & Recreation Dept., Open Space Division | 505-897-8831 | jhedderig@cabq.gov | www.cabq.gov/openspace.
Albuquerque, NM—  Imagine how bleak our diets would be without apples, melons, berries, carrots, broccoli, almonds, coffee, chocolate, and, dare I say it, chile.  These foods and many other foods that nourish and comfort us depend on pollinating animals to reproduce, such as bees and wasps, flies, butterflies and moths, and beetles.  But pollinators are threatened.  Dramatic declines of pollinator species are being documented world-wide.  The Sichuan Province of China is one of the world’s largest apple producers and they manage this by pollinating every flower by hand -- by human hand.  The heavy use of pesticides and heribicides has eliminated the visitation of native pollinators and beekeepers refuse to bring their hives into the toxic environment. 
Pesticide assault, loss and degradation of habitat, and the spread of disease and parasites are the primary threats to pollinators.  But these threats can be mitigated by sharing information with neighbors and the greater community on how each household can contribute to pollinator conservation.
We're getting the message out to as many people as possible by hosting an afternoon of FREE “bee aware” activities on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00am – 5:00 pm during National Pollinator Week.
Activities include:
  • 10:00 am: BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE: Feed a butterfly! Are butterfly wings water resistant? Grow a milkweed plant for Monarch butterflies, and more!
  • 11:30 am: POLLINATORS IN THE ‘HOOD: There are hundreds of species of pollinators in New Mexico that assure that the foods we love and the foods wildlife depend on reproduce. How can you help support them?
  • 1:00 pm: HONEY HARVEST DEMO & TASTING: How exactly do we get honey out of the hive into the jar? See a live colony up close!
  • 1:30 pm: URBAN BEEKEEPING: Les Crowder, well-known New Mexico beekeeper, will discuss natural topbar beekeeping for urban backyards
  • 3:00 pm: QUEEN OF THE SUN SCREENING: The bees are disappearing—why? This amazing film, sponsored by Burque Bioneers, explores that question.
  • Children's activities

Bowling at Sandia Bowl $5 tuesdays

Bowl til you drop on tuesday afternoons for just $5
WWW.sadiabowl.biz check it out 293-5675 at 11342 Lexington NE fun for not too much money.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Where:Balloon Fiesta ParkWhen:Saturday, May 5 - 1pm-6pm
New Mexico Motorcyclist Rights Organization Presents Sharing the Road Cinco De Mayo Bike & Car Show Saturday May 5th 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Balloon Fiesta Park

FREE comic book day, May 5, 2012

What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.
Locations I got from www.freecomicbookday.com

10250 Cottonwood Park Road Nw
Unit E 
Albuquerque, NM, 87114 FCBD
3 miles*


4315 Wyoming N.E.
La Mirada Shopping Ctr.
Albuquerque, NM, 87111
4 miles*


6301 Riverside Plaza
Suite L-1
Albuquerque, NM, 87120
5 miles*


1630 Rio Rancho Dr.
Hilltop Plaza Shopping Ctr.
Rio Rancho, NM, 87124
5 miles*


6051 Winter Haven Road, Nw
Albuquerque, NM, 87120
5 miles*


9617 Menaul Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM, 87112
Kids Friendly 
creator signings

New Mexico



3100 Central Ave. SE 
Albuquerque, NM  87106 
Aaron Campbell - Artist on The Shadow. (11:00 a.m.)

Matt Frank - Artist on Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters. (11:00 a.m.)

S. Steven Struble - Writer of Li’l Depressed Boy. (11:00 a.m.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A WAY HOME a live opera free or low cost April 27, 28, 30, and may 1, 2012

What a great opportunity for kids and their families to experience live opera about themselves!   National Hispanic Cultural Center performances are free to those under 18; $10 for adults. Performances at the Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center are free to everyone. The Baca Center is at one block north of Paseo del Norte on Wyoming.Dear Opera Friends,

Please don't miss A WAY HOME, a  new opera written for middle- and high-school students and their families!

Winner of a  2011 OSW competition, this fully-staged opera (costumes and sets) features professional singers and a small orchestra. It's 40 minutes long and the artists will hold a question-and-answer period after the performance. This appealing work deals with family roots, personal honor and multicultural issues.

Performance times are listed on the card above. Groups of all ages are welcome.

Reservations needed at both venues. Call NHCC box office at 724-4771; Baca Center at 764-6475. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 4th Annual Open Space Recycled Art Fair

2012 4th Annual Open Space Recycled Art Fair

WHEREOpen Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW between Montaño and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
WHAT: Annual Event to celebrate the Spring Clean-ups in the Sandia Foothills and the creativity of upcycling.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 |  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Kim Selving | Parks & Recreation Dept., Open Space Division | 505-897-8831 | kselving@cabq.gov

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Check back soon for a full list of times!
  • Compost Workshop with Omar Sadek, 10am
  • Styrofoam print workshop, 10am
  • Tin Punch Workshop
  • Nan Masland, Recycled Art workshop
  • Art Street Shadow Box workshop
  • Rachel Carson chautauqua with Ann Beyke, 2pm
  • Live Music “Ethos” with Janapriya Levine and Bonnie Schmader
“   kselving@cabq.gov   “   505-897-8859   “

A list of the Juried Art Show participants.
Wes Bittenham, Andrea Cypress, Matti Graham, Jennifer Zona, Ellie Shore, Nancy LaTurner, Paula Garvanian, Caroline Trespel, Jill Cooper, Kathy Whitman, Monica Canaris, Ruth Friesen, Susan Clifford, Luke Logan, Eliza Schmidt, Steven Watson, Tomas Kujat, Pat Crowe.


The City of Albuquerque is celebrating its annual Spring Clean-ups with the Fourth Annual Recycled Art Fair.  Please join us to see how this amazing art form is evolving and becoming a sustainable alternative for “shopping at the mall.”  Recycled Art, also known as Upcycle Art, has been of immense diversity in our four years’ experience.  There are artists who have used discarded materials for years and achieved wide acclaim but are not known for the source material, those who repurpose into creations that have no resemblance to the original material and those who make us clever, useful objects to make our daily life easier and prettier.  This immense diversity led to our decision to divide the show into the Juried Art Exhibit and the Recycled Art Fair with sales booths. 


What is the difference between upcycling, re-use, repurposing and recycling?  And did you say ART?  Join us April 21st and find out more at the Fourth Annual Recycled Art Fair at the Open Space Visitor Center.  We will have 30+ Recycled Artists, free composting demos and workshops, educational booths, kids’ creativity centers, workshops on how to create your own recycled art, face painters, food and festivities as well as music.  This year we celebrate the Open Space Spring Clean-ups throughout April with a prize for most interesting trash found.  You have never had so much fun learning about sustainability!


The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.  The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and closed Mondays.

Free NM Busker Days April 6th and 7th in Old Town

Buskers are invited to perform in Old Town at the Gazebo for this special weekend.


Apr 06, 2012 05:00 PM Apr 07, 2012 05:00 PM


Old Town Plaza
200 Romero NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104


NM Busker Days

Friday April 6, 5 - 8 p.m.        
Saturday April 7, 2 – 5 p.m.

As a celebration of the Busking tradition, Old Town invites Albuquerque’s street musicians to come and perform on the best stage in town, Old Town’s Plaza Vieja Gazebo.  Come and cheer on your favorite local musician and become familiar with this special class of artist, the street performer, who is willing on a daily basis to “put it on the line” in the most public of places.  

Chalk Artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday April 6th

Kelsi Sharp                @        The Chilly Patch, 205 South San Felipe
By Romero House    @        Romero House, 205 Romero
Willy Jacobson          @        Basket Shop, 301 Romero
Santiago                     @        Trader Barbs, 2308 Romero
Rachel Abeyta           @        Studio 13, 113 Romero
Marion I. Duignan     @        Ann Osenga Gallery, 514 C North Romero
grjsanchez                 @        Blue Portal, Church St
Noel Chilton              @        Santo Domingo Trading, 401 ½ North San Felipe
Nova DeNise             @        Turquoise Mountain, 400 Patio San Felipe
Ana Beall                    @        Black Stone of NM, 400 North San Felipe
Kemper Barkhurst    @        Plaza Hacienda, Courtyard
Carol Sullivan           @        Mix, 220 South Plaza

Friday April 6th Buskers - Placement to be determined

Dietger De Maeseneer – acoustic trio
Stuart Rasmussen – acoustic trio
Los Trobadores – Hispano classics
David Peters – acoustic solo
Cornbread Blues – acoustic blues
Rachael Montenegro – solo acoustic
Johnny Alston – Native Flute
Bianca Juganaru – dance / mime
Sage Harrington – acoustic duo
John Simmons – solo acoustic
Apple Mountain - strings
Ellory Rose – accordion
Devon Hall – acoustic duo
Tony Comito - Magician

Saturday April 7th Buskers


2 p.m.        Busker Competion
3:30 p.m.   Tony Comito / Michael McCormick
4 p.m.        Martin Stamper (Fast Heart Mart)

Plaza Don Luis

2 p.m.        Amauta – long time plaza favorite

Plazuela Sombra

2 p.m.        Kevin Morgan – acoustic solo
3 p.m.        Devon Hall – acoustic duo

Patio Escondido

2 p.m.        Lenore Armijo – acoustic solo
3 p.m.        Chuck Hawley – solo acoustic

Poco A Poco

2 p.m.        EdDee G. – acoustic classics
3 p.m.        Kevin Morgan – acoustic solo

Hacienda Plaza

2 p.m.        Kookie Jones – acoustic quartet
3 p.m.        Low Ink – acoustic duo

Patio Market

2 p.m.        David Peters – acoustic solo
3 p.m.        Consort Uncaged – flute/drum

Roaming Buskers

Allison Theoret – stilt walker
Frank Griego - balloon artist

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mini golf event at Hinkle April 15th, 2012 4-9pm

Come celebrate National Siblings Day at Hinkle Family Fun Center on April 15. its a FUNdraiser for El Ranchito de los ninos, keeping children safe. 
they are also having a house raffle be sure to check it out. http://www.elranchitonm.org/house-raffle.html 

3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza! April 7th 2012 2-5pm

free candy at booths set up on Mini golf course. visit with the Easter Bunny.
Other Albuquerque events click link Albuquerque Easter events

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Albuquerque's 306th Founders Day Fiesta FREE april 21st

Enjoy seven stages and five eras throughout Old Town.


Apr 21, 2012
12:00 PM 05:30 PM


Old Town Plaza
200 Romero NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104


Help us Celebrate Albuquerque’s 306th Birthday!


11:00 a.m.                 United Native Council Drumming and Dances
12:30 p.m.                 Yjastros Flamenco
1:30 p.m.                   Mariachi Tradicional  - With Ballet Folklorico Xallitic
2:30 p.m.                   Virginia Creepers with The Contra Dancers
3:30 p.m.                   Presentation of Proclamations and everybody join in singing Happy Birthday and Mañanitas with  Mariachi Nuevo Sonido/  Mariachi San Jose
4 – 5:30 p.m.              Cadillac Bob and the Rhinestones

Romero at Church Street - Native American Era

Trader Barbs’ hosting the Navajo Code Talkers
Noon                          ReCoil
1 p.m.                        United Native Council
2 p.m.                        Saving Damsels
3 p.m.                        Buffalo Dancers from Jemez
4 p.m.                        Shelly Morningsong and Fabian

Plaza Hacienda - Spanish Era

Noon                          Sara de Luz
1 p.m.                        Rumba Dance with Cielo
2 p.m.                        Yjastros Flamenco
3 p.m.                        Ballet En Fuego with Cielo
4 p.m.                        Matachines de Bernalillo

Plaza Don Luis - Mexican Era

Noon                          La Rondalla with Ballet Folklorico Del Valle
1 p.m.                        Mexican Cousulate  Piñatas and lotería  “Bingo”
2 p.m.                        Tamboraso  Zacatecano
3 p.m.                        Folklórico Xallitic with Mariachi Tradicional
4 p.m.                        Mariachi Nuevo Sonido with Baila Baila

South San Felipe - Territorial Era

Noon                          Steve Cormier
12:45                            Old Town Gunslingers
1:00 p.m.                    Virginia Creepers with The Contra Dancers
1:45 p.m.                       New Mexico Gunfighters
2:00 p.m.                    Territorial Brass Band confirmed
2:45 p.m.                       Old Town Gunslingers
3:00 p.m.                    Adobe Brothers
3:45 p.m.                       New Mexico Gunfighters
4:00 p.m.                    Gene Corbin

San Felipe at Church St. - Statehood Era

Noon                         Three Leaf Shamrock / Coleman AcademyIrish Stepdancers
1 p.m.                        Nan Bei Wushu Chinese Music and Dance
2 p.m.                        Enchantment Scottish Country Dancers
3 p.m.                        Cornbread Blues
4 p.m.                        Rt. 66 Revelers with Soiree Dance group

Plaza Don Luis - Kids Area

Noon - 5:00 p.m.         Plaza Don Luis will play host this year to a wide variety of kid’s activities, Including Hulla-Hoopers, face painting, FUNNY DUMMY Puppetry & Clan Tynker.

NM Humanities Chautauqua’s Demonstrations

Noon – 1 p.m.    Mr. Steve Cormier/Music From The Ranch And The Open Range at South San Felipe -Territorial Era
Noon – 3 p.m.     Mr. Fred Hampton/Buffalo Soldiers- Military Heroes Of The Southwestin the Park
2 – 3 p.m.          Ms. Consuelo Luz Sephardic Survival- The Balance Of The Kabbalistic Heart at the Old Town Snack Bar
3 – 4 p.m.          Ms. VanAnn Moore A Journey Of The Heart: A Southern Belle In The Old West at High Noon Restaurant & Saloon
2 – 3 p.m.          Mr. Arnold Herrera/The Way Of The Drum at Church Street Café

Costume Contest

Come dressed in a costume that represents one of the five eras: Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial or Statehood. Prizes will be awarded.