Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Craft shows for December

Great one of a kind gifts. support the local economy
Old Church Fine Crafts Show
December 6 - 8
The Old San Ysidrao Church in Corrales will host a fine arts craft show.
Stapleton Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
December 7
3100 8th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday arts fair features gifts for the season. Admission is free.
Cielo Azul Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
December 7
1550 34th Avenue NE, Rio Rancho
The fair will feature arts and crafts and food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (505) 896-0302.
Monte Vista Mercado
December 7
Monte Vista Elementary, 3211 Monte Vista NE
Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find gifts for the holidays. Call 268-3520. Admission is free.
Holiday Fair
December 6 - 7
Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE
Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find fresh garlands, wreaths and poinsettias made by master gardeners. There will be over 40 crafts booths. Admission is free.
La Cueva Big Bad Bear Band Craft Fair
December 7, 2013
La Cuerva High School - Albuquerque, NM

Twinkle Light Parade and Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll
December 7, 2013
Nob Hill - Albuquerque, NM

Zuni Craft Fair
December 8, 2012
Zuni Elementary School - Albuquerque, NM

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
December 8, 2012
Hilton Uptown - Albuquerque, NM

Eisenhower 5 star Craft showDecember 14th 9-4
Eisenhower middle school, 11001 Camero Rd NE (Spain & Juan Tabo area)
silent auction

 Christmas Crafts Show12/14 2013  Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM FREE ADMISSIONMany talented vendors, Bake sale, Snack Bar! Free Coffee Start your Christmas shopping early!- Our Lady Queen of Angels Church 1701 Tulip Rd SE, (At Abrazo, West of Unser)Rio Rancho, NM 87124    (505) 896-1611

Highland High School Last Chance Shopping Bazaar
December 21, 2013 
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Highland High School - 4700 Coal Avenue SE Albuquerque, NM

Last Minute Holiday Bazaar 
December 21,  9-3
Faith in Christ Luteran Church, 1750 Faith Ct NE (SE corner Indian School &Chelwood pk)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Craft Shows for November great chritsmas shopping

Arts and craft shows in Albuquerque abound during the holiday season, offering shoppers a chance to pick up a one of a kind gift. Albuquerque's annual arts and craft shows begin in early November and continue through December. Craft shows are listed by show date.

Shopping Extravaganza
The St. James Tearoom will feature the work of local artists and holiday music. Ship for holiday gifts while tasting pastries and teas.
For 2013: November 20
UNM Crafts Fair
November 20 - 22
SUB Building, UNM Campus
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year will be the craft fair's 50th year. Find more than 70 local vendors with handmade goods.
Bandelier Elementary Holiday Bazaar
November 23
3309 Pershing SE
Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be local artists, food, entertainment, face painting and more. Admission is free. The fair takes place in the cafeteria and gym.
Cibola Best Buddies Arts and Crafts Fair
November 23
1510 Ellison NW
Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft fair features over 80 vendors with hand crafted items. Admission is free. (505) 331-6469.
Sandia High School Band Annual Craft Fair
November 23
7801 Candelaria NE, in commons area.
Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be over 100 booths with handcrafted items, as well as concessions. Call (505) 294-1511 for information. Free admission
Aquinas Newman Center 1815 Las Lomas NE (east of University)
Get Your Shopping Done and Support the Local Economy?  The 2013 Newman Center Arts and Crafts Fair will be Saturday, November 23, 3-6 PM and Sunday, November 24, 8 AM- 1 PM. 
3rd Annual SIPI Holiday Bazaar and Fashion Show
November 23
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9169 Coors Blvd. NW, in SIPI gymnasium
Local Native American artists and SIPI students will be selling their arts & crafts (jewelry, clothing, etc) just in time for the holiday season. Be there early to get first pick. SIPI studentclubs will also be selling delicious food items. Fashion show featuring Native American designers Penny Singer & Genevieve Hardy will begin at 1 p.m. To reserve space and for info call Antoinette Jim 505-922-6523.
Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale
November 23 & 24
Three locations: Anasazi Winery, 26 Camino de los Pueblitos; by Presbyterian Church at 636 NM 165; and Placitas Elementary, 5 Calle de Carbon, Placitas
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on November 23 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 24
The annual Placitas holiday arts and crafts sale features over 80 artists at three locations. Admission is free.
Holiday Ole
November 24
800 Rio Grande NW
Hours are 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. for brunch; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for shopping.
The Junior League of Albuquerque hosts a holiday shopping fair at Hotel Albuquerque. Have brunch, photos with Santa, and shop. $10 per person, children under 2 are free. For brunch and shopping, tickets are $35 per person.
Chanukah Fest
November 24
Embassy Suites Hotel, Lomas and I-25
Hours are Noon to 4 p.m. There will be jumpers, games, arts and crafts, lots of live entertainment and food, while you holiday shop gifts. Eat latkes and stop by the NY deli station for kosher hot dogs. In advance (online, in person or call 348-4518) $15/Family of 4; $6/Adult; $5/Seniors & Students; $4/Children 3-11; Free/Children 2 & under. At the door: $20/Family of 4; $8/Adult ; $6/Students & Seniors; $5/Children 3-11; Free/Children 2 & under.
11/23 2013  HFC Craft Show
Height First Church of the Nazarene -  8401 Paseo Del Norte NE Albuquerque, NM 87122 505.822.0000 
Winter Spanish Market
November 29 - 30
800 Rio Grande at Hotel Albuquerque
The annual market takes place November 29 from 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., and November 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The arts and crafts focus on traditional Spanish arts such as santeros.
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival
November 29 and 30 and December 1
Expo New Mexico, San Pedro and Copper
Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. November 29 and 30; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. December 1.
The annual holiday show features over 200 artists, entertainment, food and holiday music. There will be a Holiday Creation Station for kids, where they can craft their own gifts. Admission is $7 adults, 3 day pass $9, children under 12 free. $5 parking fee.
Rescue the Holidays Craft Show
November 29 - December 1
The annual craft show held at Cottonwood Mall will benefit the Four Corners Equine Rescue. The free show runs on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for the show on the upper floor near Macy's.
Winter Craft faire and Family Fun 
Nov 30th 9am fun, free family friendly event featuring childrens activities. crafts, and food for purchase. North 4th Art Center, 4904 4th st NW 341-1424
Corrales Holiday Art Fest
November 29 – December 1
Rec Center on Corrales Road in Corrales (look for the big tent).
Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Find a variety of local artists showing their work, from jewelry to paintings to ceramics, and more. Find affordable gifts for Christmas that are one of a kind. Admission is free and parking is free as well.
Red Bear Holiday Bazaar
November 30
Walatowa Youth Center, Jemez Pueblo
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday shopping just expanded with the chance to get gifts at the Jemez Pueblo at this special event. Find Native American and contemporary holiday arts and crafts. There will also be cake walks, traditional dances, door prizes and 50/50. Concessions by Red Bear committee will keep you fed. For more information, contact Glendon Toya at
“Miracle of Main Street” Christmas Festival and Electric Light Parade coming to Belen
The City of Belen will be hosting the “Miracle of Main Street” Christmas Festival and Electric Light Parade on November 27 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 100 South Main Street.  The event will feature food, craft vendors and family entertainment. The Light Parade will start at 6 p.m.   For more information call (505) 966-2700.
First Annual Christmas in November Sat November 30, 2013
Show Location:  Coral community charter school, 1-25/Jefferson,  Albuquerque, NM
Show Info:We are putting on a festive show with some of New Mexico's finest crafts persons!! We will have navajo pottery/jewelers, hand made items, quilts, pampered chef and over 40 vendors. We will be advertising hardy and expect a great show For More Information Contact: Dawn  505-323-5010

Friday, November 8, 2013


Located at:
2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Building 400
Albuquerque, NM 87110
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Click here for more information on positions available or to apply.
Grand Opening: Friday, November 15
Preview Events Showtimes November 10 - November 13
Enjoy the Regal Treatment!
FREE Small Popcorn & FREE Small Fountain Drink  with each paid admission November 15-November 21 at Regal Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Only.
See “The Best Man Holiday” with a chance to win giveaways and be entered into one of our sweepstakes!
Theatre amenities:
  • Digital projection in every auditorium to provide a crystal-clear picture.
  • Real D 3D projection systems available for 3D enhanced presentations.
  • Stadium seating provides each moviegoer a clear view of the screen.
  • Retractable cup holders move out of the way to form seats for two.
  • Fully stocked concession stands offer name brand, high quality snacks.
  • Guest service desk provides extra assistance in the spacious lobby.
  • The computerized box office speeds up ticket transactions.
  • Regal Express kiosks offer customers fully-automated ticket purchasing.
  • Advance tickets are also available by phone or through
  • The industry-leading Regal Crown Club loyalty program rewards frequent moviegoers
  • Party Room available to celebrate birthdays, family gatherings and more. *if available

The Regal Premium Experience is like choosing first class at the movies. RPX presents films the way moviemakers intended with powerful, uncompressed surround sound and bright eye-popping images in 2D and 3D. Guests will enjoy the custom-built premium environment featuring elegant and luxurious seats with high-back headrests. A giant immersive screen is illuminated by high-quality digital projectors and completed with a state-of-the-art sound system. Regal managers express their confidence in the presentation with the RPX Guarantee: “You’ll agree it’s the best experience or your next movie is free.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Toys R Us Nov 9th, 16th, and 23rd 2013 10-2

Build your Holiday wish list, great for picky kids
we attended on the 9th and they had product demos you could make and take,
and they gave away 4 toys and the grand prize of a $100 gift card for toys r us
*Enjoy free activities and giveaways
*enter the raffle by 1pm for a chance to win $100 gift card(one per store)
also create a wish list to enter this sweepstakes the ultimate wish

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Nov 3rd, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in the Albuquerque Area
In Albuquerque, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations take place over several weeks in October and November, although the holiday is traditionally celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd.
Families remember deceased loved ones and honor them by building offering altars (ofrendas) where sugar skulls are placed, along with offerings of pan de muertos (bread). The holiday is festive although the subject may not be, as spirits are welcomed back into peoples' lives for another year.
The Marigold Parade and Festival takes place in Albuquerque's South Valley on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
2013 Dia de los Muertos Events

Dia de los Muertos Celebration
South Broadway celebrates the tradition of the Day of the Dead with altars, an art market, and live entertainment. The community celebration features family activities and musical acts.
When: 12-6pm, Sunday, November 3
Where: South Broadway Cultural Center,  link to SBCC 1025 Broadway SE
Cost: Free.
Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade
The annual south valley parade presents music, altars, food and art vendors. Come out in your best calavera attire.
When: 2-9pm, Sunday, November 3
Where: Parade starts at Centro Familiar and Isleta, ends at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW.
Cost: Free.
2013 Exhibitions
Dia de Muertos Ofrenda Installation
Every year, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites the public to create their own ofrendas to honor loved ones who have passed away. The beautiful installation changes each year.
When: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm Saturday; October 14-November 3.
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW.
Cost: $2-$3.
  2013 Fall and Halloween Events
Rio Grande Community Farm Maize Maze
Come explore a 7-acre corn maze, learn about endangered amphibians through fun outdoor activities.
When: Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, September 7-November 3.
Where: Rio Grande Community Farm, 1701 Montano Road NW
Cost: $5-$7.

Creeping, Crawling & Carnivorous Show
This special show features nature's darkest and most dangerous insects, arachnids, flesh-eating plants and reptiles from around the world. Get a bug's eye-view into a world you have never seen and learn how these creatures are a vital part of our environment. From colorful tarantulas to stunning scorpions and from venomous snakes to orb-weaving spiders, the animals make this show the perfect adventure for the Halloween season. Discover deadly and not so deadly beauties in this gallery of natural art.
When: 9am-5pm daily, October 4-November 3
Where: ABQ BioPark-Botanic Garden, 2601 Central Ave NW
Cost: $5.50-$12.50

Monday, October 28, 2013

Unser racing Museum

Welcome to the Unser Racing Museum
The Unser Racing Museum is a multi-dimensional museum experience utilizing modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor in the exciting world of racing. Take a guided tour and learn about the Unser family history, then explore on your own, seeing and interacting with racing history as it happened. The museum spans the early days of racing from Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the latest technology, including a racing simulator that puts you in the driver's seat, and interactive kiosks for young and old to learn more about racing in a fun, educational environment.

The museum has been expanded to include an all new annex, with even more racing history, cars, and memorabilia. The annex contains a wide variety of cars, from fully restored antiques, to winning pace cars and race cars. There's also a trophy room filled with thousands of unique items, a complete library spanning the history of racing, original artwork, and so much more!

There's something for everyone, including a gift shop with hundreds of items, so you can bring home the perfect gift to remember your experience by, or surprise a race fan with a one-of-kind piece of racing history, or immortalize them forever in the museum brickyard.
Fun, Interactive, and Educational for all Ages

• 4 Generations of Race Cars
  – Indianapolis 500 Cars
  – Pike’s Peak Cars
  – Antique Cars
  – Winning Pace Cars• Guided Tours
• Racing Simulator
• Trophies
• Racing Uniforms
• Original Artwork
• Interactive Kiosks and Videos
• Gift Shop with 100’s of Items
• Jerry’s Garage (catered special events)
• Unique Racing Memorabilia
• And so much more...
  Hours We Are Open Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Address Unser Racing Museum
Located at the Unser Discovery Campus
1776 Montaño Road NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
*      Phone (505) 341-1776
*      Adults $10, 
*      Seniors 60 & up and military $6
*      Children under 16 free *accompanied by an adult

for a discount click here for $2 off adult and senior admission  its a trip coupon
for more info on the museum click here Unser racing museum

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Southwest Bacon Fest Nov. 2, 2013 10am -6pm

Saturday, November 2, 2013
10AM – 6PM
Outdoors at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Over 25 of Albuquerque’s Greatest Chefs
Selling Their Greatest Bacon Treats
{click here for details}

Live Music, Local Breweries, Bacon Eating Contests
Bacon Film Screenings and Bacon Poetry Contests
Family Fun Area with Games & Activities

Adults: $7.00Ages 4-12: $2.003 & Under: FreePARKING IS FREE

Bacon Contests

Bring Home the Bacon
(& Free Tickets)
in One of these Great Bacon Contests.
[enter one - or all]

Contact: Blue River Productions.
Phone: 505-510-1312

It'z Family food and fun

Buy One $10 Fun Card, Get One Free
Barcode: 4542 
- No cash value. 
- One coupon per person. 
- One Fun Card per guest. 
- Offer expires 12/31/2013.   see this link for the buy one get one special>>>>> its a trip special
4595 San Mateo Blvd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Balloon Fiesta Park/N I-25
(505) 883-3677
(505) 872-2473
more specials on their page buffet 2.99, drinks .99 on tuesday, Kids eat free on thursday. please see page for details (2 free kids per adult) see this page for package deals >>>>>Albuquerque specials
Mini bowling, bumper cars, rock climbing wall, spinoli and frog hopper. 

Bostons Gourmet pizza restaurant and sports bar

Bostons Gourmet pizza restaurant and sports bar
coupon link>>>> coupon from its a trip
$5 Off $25 Food Purchase
- Not valid with any other discount or offer.
- Not valid for alcohol or gratuity.
- Valid at Boston's Albuquerque location only.     Dates Valid: 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013 

4300 The 25 Way N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Balloon Fiesta Park/N I-25
(505) 890-8004
(505) 899-7004
they have a E club and a Mobile club, I just signed up for the mobile club. Got a free pizza offer. woo hoo. 
A great place to start is with the appetizer for a few people to share OR make it 2 meals for yourself. 

Classic Pepperoni Pizza, Southwest Ravioli with a side of ranch dressing and your pick of two types of wings tossed in your favorite flavor. Served with celery, carrots and your choice of two dipping sauces.
most of the appetizers are great. 
Entrees are good and the desserts, save a little room for these too....
Try one of our perfectly portioned, decadent mini desserts.
Choose from: Bread Pudding Bites, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Brownie Addiction, Apple Crisp.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Our mission is "To preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico." The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is known for presenting each weekend, 52 weeks out of the year, traditional Native American Indian dance performances and guest Art Demonstrators, many of whom are award-winning at major Native American art shows across the country. We feature changing exhibitions of art, food, culture, history, and current affairs of the Pueblo people and other tribes.
2401 12th St. N.W. Albuquerque, NM 87104 Neighborhood: North Valley/Los Ranchos/Corrales
 Phone: (505) 843-7270 Toll Free: (866) 855-7902 Fax: (505) 842-6959
Our permanent exhibit, Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story,features a brief historical overview of the Pueblo world, and a contemporary exhibit featuring original artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 Pueblos of today. Beginning with the Emergence stories of the Pueblos, visitors are led through a brief history and background of what now comprise the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. Each time period is exhibited with relevant material objects from our permanent collection, and supplemented by objects on loan from other institutions. The contemporary arts and crafts section features a sizeable and noteworthy collection of artists from each of the 19 Pueblos. Each window displays the particular art forms characteristic to each of the 19 Pueblos. We are currently in the process of renovating our contemporary arts and crafts section. The mini-theatre located near our permanent exhibit features short films about the life and art forms of two distinguished Pueblo women. One is titled, Maria: Native American Pottery Maker of San Ildefonso, and is about Maria Martinez, renowned potter from the Pueblo of San Ildefonso. The other film is titled,Pablita Velarde: An Artist and Her People, and features Velarde, a Santa Clara painter. We will keep you posted for any special screenings held here at the IPCC mini-theatre. For admissions, directions, tours, and other contact info see Plan Your Visit. To become a member, volunteer, donate, or learn about interships and other ways to contribute, see Get Involved.
 Admission Prices: (All dances, events, and exhibits are free with paid admissions.) 
Adults 18 years & over $6, Seniors 62 years & over (With ID) $5.50, New Mexico Residents (with ID) $4, Students (With ID) $3, Children 5 to 17 years $3, Children under 5 years Free
Guided Hands on Program Prices: Adults 18 years & over $4, Students of any age $3

Corrales Wine Loop 4 wineries in only 8 miles

The Village of Corrales 4 wineries in only 8 miles There are actually 5 wineries within the Corrales area with one (Matheson) lingering just outside the village in the city Rio Rancho off Hwy 528. Corrales Winery, Matheson Winery, Acequia Winery and Pasando Tiempo have come together to bring you the Corrales Wine Loop. see the page for a lovely map. This team of winemaker’s are excited to introduce not only their award winning wines and vineyards but also share and introduce the wonderful history of the oldest wine growing region in all the United States. As Corrales Boarders the Rio Grande River and areas of the old pueblo it is astonishing while skipping from winery to winery to overlook the beautiful Sandia Mountain as a backdrop. With numerous prehistoric sites dating back as far as 500 A.D. it is not a wonder why taking the Corrales Wine Loop builds Memories. I highly encourage taking the tour ASAP, remember the wineries are open Wed. thru Sun. 12-to-5. Please call Pasando Tiempo in advance as their new production supplies can be limited. There is no need for detailed planning; if you have 3-to-4 hours available just jump in the car, join a friend and go! IndulgeNM also sponsors The Corrales Bike and Wine Tour that will follow this same is held April and August of every year. So join us this August 2013. Join Matheson winery, Acequia winery,Corrales winery and Pasando Tiempo winery for tastings, tours, education and fun. Corrales Wine Loop introduces conveniently located wineries that offer Riesling, Chardonnay, Muscat and Malvasia white wines to Merlot, Cabernet and Sangiovese reds and many others. From virgin palette to the more sophisticated, Corrales Wine Loop and it’s events offer what you desire. Acequia Winery Pronounced Ah-Sa-Key-Ah, Which Is Spanish For The Canals Built By Native American To Carry The Snow Melt From The Rock Mountains To Irrigate The Desert Valleys Of New Mexico. Acequia Continues The Tradition Of Growing Some Of The Best Grapes And Making Some Of The Best Wines In The Rio Grande Valley. We Encourage You To Visit Us In The Beautiful Old Farming Village Of Corrales, New Mexico. Corrales Winery Our Winery Is Located Minutes North Of Albuquerque, Along The National Scenic And Spanish Settlement Of Corrales. We Have Resurrected The Old Vineyards And Wine-Making Traditions Of The Spanish And French Settlers. The Beautiful Winery, Incorporating Indian Pueblo And Northern New Mexico Architecture, Overlooks Our Vineyards And The Sandia Mountains. Payin Attention To The Smallest Details, We Handcraft Small Quantities Of Exceptional, Award Winning Wines. Using Grapes From Our Own Or From New Mexico’s Finest Vineyards, We Created A Selecion Of Red And White Wines For Every Taste. Matheson Winery Rio Rancho’s only winery, we are located on Highway 528, just 1.8 miles north of Southern Boulevard, at the intersection of Highway 528 and Sundt. The winery was founded by longtime New Mexico Winemaker: Mark Matheson. We do not grow our grapes but instead choose to focus on the craft of winemaking, purchasing the finest New Mexico winegrapes in the state. The winery specializes in blended reds and port wines.