Friday, June 16

  • Summer Solstice Blues Fest - Celebrate summer’s arrival with a night out at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, complete with a three-part concert! Kids 4 and under get in free: all ages are invited to groove to the blues with the The Memphis P. Tails, Felix Y Los Gatos, and Levi Platero. The party extends to Shumakolowa Native Arts and our museum galleries, which will be open late for one night only. $20 per ticket. Get your tickets online now!
  • Zoo Music: The Elders- "Thrilling, propulsive, fantastic Celtic-pop. The Elders are a band to shout from the rooftops about.” Robert Oermann - MUSIC ROW Magazine. The Elders were founded in 1998 by six gentlemen with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. From the beginning, The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring – something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism.
  • Festival Flamenco Internacional - Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque celebrates our 30th year June 10-17, 2017 at UNM, Rodey Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center & other locations. Register now to join workshops with the world’s best flamenco master teachers, attend the Flamenco History Conference, and see the best flamenco shows on stage today!

Saturday, June 17

  • World Refugee Day - Celebrate International World Refugee Day here in ABQ. We'll have music, dancing, food, and cultural exchange activities. From 5pm to 6pm there will be a Citizenship Ceremony and from 6pm -9pm will be the festival. Join in for a meal honoring Ramadan!
    Come join ABQ refugees and celebrate with us!
  • Lap Dog Rescue of NM Adoption Event- Looking to expand your family? Come to Flying Star in Corrales on on Saturday, June 17th! Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico will be there from 11am – 2pm with lots of sweet, loving dogs looking for their forever home. Stop by and meet your new best friend!
  • A Juneteenth Celebration : Gospel in the African American Experience -Presenting this night of uplifting music will be the adult, men’s, and youth choirs of Albuquerque’s Emmanuel, Mount Olive, and Shiloh Baptists Churches. Carolyn Traylor, national recording artist and Stellar Award winner, will be the evening’s featured performer. Music director, Rikki Warren and Eugene Pickett will lead the Call of the Drums. Also included are the talents of Calvin Appleberry and praise dancer Wayne Stinson. Curator and emcee for this special show is New Mexico’s own Cecilia Webb, host of KUNM’s “Train to Glory”.

Sunday, June 18

  • Father's Day Concert and Discovery Day  - Take dad to celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo!

    This year’s Father’s Day concert will have a country/western theme and feature three musical artists: Max Gomez, Farewell Angelina and Frankie Ballard. There will be food and beverage options, exclusive ABQ Biopark event giveaways and summer cooling events. (“Dunk your Dad” tank!) Dads get in for just $1 all day.

  • Bee City Pollen Celebration - Kick off National Pollinator Week 2017 (June 19th-25th) with this event for all ages. Join the Open Space Visitor Center and Bee City USA for an event featuring a permaculture workshop and planting with La Orilla Farms, storytelling for all ages with Regina Ress and others from Storytellers of New Mexico, and live music with Bébé La La. Other ongoing activities include beekeeping displays and activities; honey tasting, arts and crafts, the installation of a Bee Hotel, educational booths, crafts for kids, and pollinator-themed art exhibits.
  • Domingos En Arte: Lone Piñon, Otilio Ruiz, Chuy Martinez - Acoustic trio Lone Piñon, from Santa Fe, celebrates the diversity of their region’s cultural roots. Reviving and updating the Chicano string band style that once flourished in New Mexico, they bring their consummate musicianship to northern New Mexican polka and chotis, Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto. They are joined by veteran Albuquerque musicians Chuy Martínez, a guitarist, singer-songwriter, folklorist, and community cultural worker, and Otilio Ruiz, a virtuoso harpist, music teacher, and director of La Rondalla de Albuquerque.

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