Friday, August 18

  • Valle de Oro 3rd Annual Golden Gala -  Celebrate and support the Friends of Valle de Oro during it’s 3rd Annual Golden Gala Fundraiser.  It will be an evening of food, music, dancing, and a silent auction at the gorgeous Las Puertas Event Center.  
  • ABQ Food Fridays/Movies on the Plaza - ABQ Food Fridays is Civic Plaza’s family-friendly pop-up happy hour from 6pm – 8:15pm with food from Pueblo Harvest Cafe, live music from Silver String Band, and great ABQ microbrews! Movies on the Plaza follows with a presentation of SINGING IN THE RAIN at 8:15pm
  • The Best 48 Hour Films 2017 - See the Best of the Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project 2017. Winning films will be announced. The film making teams will be in attendance. Filmmakers had just 48 hours to write, shoot and edit these 7 minute films. Tickets get you into the after party. 

Saturday, August 19

  • Bosque Chile Festival - A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Join in the celebration of the chile harvest with entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, a salsa competition, and chef demonstrations.
  • New Mexico Hempfest - Sponsored by Hemp Maiden, Weekly Alibi's New Mexico Hempfest 2017celebrates our state's cannabis and hemp industry with a free all-ages/all-day event. Learn more about the science, politics and policy of cannabis in the Land of Enchantment courtesy of an expansive lineup of speakers and workshops. The event parking fee is just $1 per vehicle. Featuring live music, vendors, a kids' craft station, the Hemposium tent and more, this is the perfect event for networking with medical cannabis industry movers and shakers, patients and advocates right here in Albuquerque.
  • Public Reception: Cross Pollination - Celebrate the opening of "Cross Pollination," a group exhibition showcasing work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators. The public opening features projections by Basement Films and music by DJ Gabe Jaureguiberry. Catering generously provided by The Artichoe Café, Farina and Farina Alto. About 35 percent of the world’s food crops and 75 percent of the flowering plants depend on pollinators to reproduce. Pollinators, including bees, moths and butterflies and birds, have become increasingly threatened by human action. With this knowledge, artists have responded to the issue by working with and for pollinators to raise awareness about their profound benefits to life on earth. Curated by artist/backyard beekeeper Valerie Roybal, "Cross Pollination" not only refers to how bees and other insects pollinate a large portion of the world’s food, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science. The exhibition includes local, national and international artists working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/video, performance, and more.

Sunday, August 20

  • Elders Day at the Rail Yards Market - Our respect for our Elders and our traditions have forged a unique character of New Mexico that is unlike any other place. The knowledge and wisdom passed down through generations is priceless. Please join us for Elder's Day at the Rail Yards Market as we honor our traditions in the heart of our City and in the spirit of our community!
  • The Aldo Trail - A moderately strenuous hike to along the River and Bosque led by Bill Pentler. Bring water and whatever you need for a comfortable hike. Pre-registration required. Contact Bill Pentler at 452-5222.

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