August 2017 Top Pick

thursday 3 | 10am–2pm 1_cosmo-the-lion

Join ABQ BioPark Zoo staff and volunteers to celebrate World Lion Day. Keepers will give talks and visitors can learn more at special discovery stations around the habitat. Info: 903 10th St. SW, 764-6200,






monday 7 | 7:30–10 pm USA – Steve Earle - Portraiture
Steve Earle & The Dukes. Grammy Award–winning songwriter and torchbearer of outlaw country. Info: KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW, 886-1251, Tickets: $35–$45.







tuesday 8 | 10 am–4 pm
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2nd Saturday at Casa San Ysidro: Cowboy Life. Casa San Ysidro invites its neighbors, partners, and the public to experience cowboy culture, celebrating the challenging and diverse cowboy life in 19th century New Mexico. Casa San Ysidro houses two genuine cowboy log-cabin residences from the East Mountains built in 1865. Info: Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church Road, Corrales, 898-3915, Free.



friday 11–sunday 13 | various time4 Expose Dance

25 Alive! Presented by Dance Exposé Productions. Join in the fun for the 25th anniversary event and enjoy live entertainment. Info: 310 San Pedro Drive NE, 610-6064, Tickets: $22 general admission, $18 seniors and students.






sunday 13 | 9–11 am5IPCC Seasons of Growth Corn (Credit - IPCC)
Seasons of Growth Gardening Class at the IPCC Resilience Garden. 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 seed-saving knowledge. Space is limited! Reserve your spot by emailing Info: 2401 12th St. NW, 843-7270, Suggested donation: $5



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sunday 13 | 7–9:30 pm
Tango at the Gazebo in Old Town Square. Listen to Argentine Tango music and watch the dancers of the Tango Club of Albuquerque at the Gazebo in at the center of Old Town.  No cover charge. Info: N. Plaza St. NW,





saturday 19 | 6–9:30 pm7 Quartet w_Micah
Dance to the incomparable New Orleans jazz, funk, and Cajun vibe of Flambeaux at Holiday Dance Studio’s “LIVE and LOCAL!” dance party series. Elegant, fun, and friendly dance venue. Evening includes refreshments and introductory dance class from 6-7 pm.  Info: 5200 Eubank Blvd. NE, 508-4020. Tickets: $15.





friday 25–sunday 27 | various times 8 2016 Bubonicon Troopers
Bubonicon 49.  New Mexico’s original annual science-fiction convention is “Back In Time.” Enjoy panel discussions, art show, talks and readings, dealer’s room, writing workshops, gaming room, auctions, costume contest, Green Slime Awards (for wretchedness), film screenings, and more.  All-weekend and one-day passes available, discounts for youths under 17 years of age. Info: Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE, 559-0931 or 266-8905,,



sunday 27 | 10 am–3 pm 9 CarShow_Photo3
Show and Shine Car and Truck Shows. In conjunction with Blake’s Lotaburger’s 65th birthday, numerous car clubs throughout the city join together to bring a fun and family-friendly series of car and truck shows to the Duke City.  There will be food available for purchase, a DJ, great giveaways, and free T-shirts (based on availability) at each event. Info: 2529 Washington St. NE,




tuesday 29 | 6:30–8pm 10 nice-albuquerque-botanical-gardens-botanical-garden-albuquerque-alices-garden
Night Walk at the Botanic Garden. Explore the ABQ BioPark Botanical Garden under the light of the moon! Bring your family and explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals, and night pollinators. Space is limited; pre-registration online is required. No walk-ins at sold-out tours. Tours occur rain or shine! Info: 2601 Central Ave. NW, 768-2000,




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