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


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2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Building 400
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Preview Events Showtimes November 10 - November 13
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See “The Best Man Holiday” with a chance to win giveaways and be entered into one of our sweepstakes!
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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