Salsa Under the Stars: Son Como Son - Son Como Son returns for an encore performance! The band will take the stage for a second time this summer bringing their unique sound to the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater stage. Join us for the final night of Salsa Under the Stars, 2017!
Festival Chispa Presents: Daymé Arocena - Raised in Havana, award-winning Afro-Cuban singer-songwriter Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials who are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, Cuban neo-soul, funk, and hip hop. Still in her mid-20s, she has been described as “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian).
Movies on the Plaza: The Little Mermaid - Movies on the Plaza features one of the largest outdoors screens in Albuquerque. Movies start at dusk right after sunset and the conclusion of the live music from ABQ Foods Fridays where moviegoers can have dinner prior to show time. Some seating is available but moviegoers can bring their own portable seats, blankets, and lawn chairs.
Saturday, August 12
Blues Under the Stars presents Ladies Sing the Blues: Brits Bring t... - Young Americans woke up to their musical heritage in the1960s when British bands began to interpret classic blues and rock and roll tunes, with a nod to their originators, and bring the music back to the U.S. Some of the greatest British rock guitarists of the last generation got their start with American roots music. This year, Ladies Sing the Blues will honor that tradition by covering the work of British blues rockers, like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, the Animals, and the Rolling Stones. Be prepared for a night of raucous, rocking blues music, with soaring vocals and burning guitars! Joining curator, Joanie Cere are Zenobia, Delphia, and Kari Simmons. Backing up the singers are Larry Freedman (keys), Darin Goldston (guitar), Kyle Beenhouwer (guitar), Melvin Crisp (drums), and Maud Beenhouwer (bass).
Downtown Summerfest- Last Summerfest of the year in downtown Albuquerque is a night of free entertainment. There will be live music from local bands, leading up to national headliner, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx. Shop the market of handmade goods crafted by local artisans, enjoy free children’s activities, sip on some local brews in the Microbrew Garden and grab a bite from one of our many food trucks. Downtown Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.
Trail Watch and Open Space Visitor Center Volunteer Training - Are you a walker, hiker, equestrian or bicyclist who would like to have your observations assist in the overall protection of Open Space lands? Can you picture yourself spending a couple of hours each week at the Open Space Visitor Center, a gentle retreat within the city limits? Become part of the community of Open Space and lend your talents in any number of ways from special events, to education, interpretation, gardening, publicity, trail maintenance and more. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.
Sunday, August 13
Seasons of Growth Gardening Class- Agriculture has played a defining role in Pueblo culture since time immemorial. Learn more from our Cultural Education Team in this month’s Seasons of Growth class as we examine the origin of corn and how it has changed throughout history. We’ll also look closely at different types of contemporary seeds, from heirloom to Monsanto, and discuss ways to share seeds with our community and spread knowledge of seed-saving.Space is limited! Reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation: $5.
Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Rail Yard Market - "A’jooba and Nalyeeh- two Navajo words used to describe Loving service", says the Native Health Initiative, " the first means 'to have mercy, no matter what' and the second means 'to give back, what you owe.' We proudly welcome our community partner, Native Health Initiative back for our 4th annual Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Rail Yards Market!