Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - Husband and wife musical phenoms Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have drawn rave reviews and fanatical fans throughout their separate careers—but when they get together on stage, it’s truly an event. Fleck, “one of the most accomplished banjo players of his time” (The New York Times), has explored virtually every genre, leading audiences through mind-blowing sets that leave them slack-jawed with wonder; and singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player Washburn has a “daring, infinite talent” (Wall Street Journal). See them together in this unforgettable show!
Cactus and Succulent Show - The Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico (CSSNM) will have an exhibition of prize-winning plants along with some presentations and demonstrations during Labor Day weekend. Come see some of the exotic, fascinating, occasionally confusing, and wonderful plants from the world of cacti and other succulents. Learn about the cold hardy plants that work well in Albuquerque landscapes, including many “non-prickly” ones, how to handle the “prickly” ones, and even learn about the edible ones. Join us for a fun and educational event.
Civic Plaza Fridays: M’Tucci's + Le Chat Lunatique + Sing - ABQ Food Fridays is Civic Plaza’s family-friendly pop-up happy hour from 6pm – 8:15pm with delicious food from M’Tucci’s Market & Deli, live music from Le Chat Lunatique, and great ABQ microbrews! - Movies on the Plaza follows with a presentation of SING at 8:10pm
Saturday, September 2
Harvest Wine Festival - Celebrate New Mexico’s grape harvest with 20 of the state’s top wineries as they uncork over 100 of their finest wines for you to taste and take home. Meet the wine makers, and enjoy great live music, fine food and art, in cool shade and comfort outdoors at Balloon Fiesta Park. Parking is free. Tickets include a Viva Vino wine glass for sampling great wine. An all-ages event.
Downtown Walking Tour- The New Mexico Territory attracted a colorful medley of characters that created the city of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Historical Society, established in 1947, offers a FREE downtown walking tour that explores our very diverse settlers and their contributions to our history.
Green Chile U Pick Celebration- Join Farmer's Daughters for a fun family day at Big Jim Farms to pick your own green chile at our 9-acre farm along the Rio Grande in the Village of Los Ranchos. We will also have roasters so that you can get it roasted on the spot! Ahh! That intoxicating smell is even better in a farm setting...... Chile is naturally grown from heritage seeds and GMO-free. No pesticides or chemicals! We will have Mild, Big Jim Medium, Sandia Regular Hot and Extra Hot!
Sunday, September 3
2017 Local Treasures Awards- Join us for the 2017 Local Treasures Awards at the Albuquerque Museum of Art! This year's Local Treasures Designees include: Elaine Bolz, Jade Leyva, Renee Gentz, Mark Horst, Cheryl Godin and Ilene Weiss. A reception will follow the awards presentation with music by Don Shearer. Master of ceremonies will be the 2016-2018 City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate Manuel Gonzalez.
TEDx and STEAM day at the Rail Yards - TEDx ABQ will be teaming up with the Rail Yards Market to bring you a community powered STEAM day!! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math all have influenced our past and inspire our future. Cultivate connection at the market THIS SUNDAY!