May 2018 Top Picks

friday 4 | 5–8 pm

13th Annual “Albuquirky” Little Houses Silent Auction. This auction includes over 100 “Little House” mini masterpieces created for this exciting fundraiser by local favorite and emerging artists. All proceeds benefit OFFCenter Community Arts. Info: Hosted by Sumner & Dene Gallery, 517 Central Ave. NW, upstairs,, 247-1172. Free to attend.









thursday 10 | 7:30–9:30 pm

Chirgilchin. From Siberia, among the world’s best throat-singers, an extraordinary vocal form in which one singer produces two or more voices simultaneously, creating layered melodies that evoke Central Asian steppes and nomadic life. Info: South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE,, 886-1251. Tickets: $20-$25.




saturday 12 | 10 am–3 pm

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival. Celebrate the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages and unique experiences of ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific. Enjoy dancing, calligraphy, origami demonstrations, food samples and more. Info: National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, 601 Eubank Blvd. SE,, 245-2137. Included in Museum admission.



sunday 13 | 3 pm

Gamelan Encantada. This percussion ensemble performs traditional Javanese music in the style of the gong/metallophone orchestras of Southeast Asia. This concert features women’s compositions, including Hebrew songs set to gamelan by Jody Diamond. Jenny DeBouzek directs. Info: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE,, 268-0044. Tickets: $20, $15 Outpost members and students.


friday 18–sunday 20 | friday and saturday 7:30 pm, sunday 2 pm

Tony Award-winning Best Play–“Da”. Middle-aged American, Charlie, returns home to Dublin to come to terms with his relationship to the thoroughly beguiling but maddening presence in his life, “Da.” Ages 12 and over. Info: North 4th Art Center, 4904 4th Street NW. Tickets:, 410-8524, $18-$25.









saturday 19 | 11 am–3 pm

NM Science Fiesta Expo. This fun, family-friendly event brings together scientists, engineers, artists, and other professionals, businesses, non-profits, and educational organizations offering activities that celebrate science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Events will be held at Old Town’s Tiguex Park and nearby museums. All ages are welcome. Info: Explora, 1701 Mountain Road NW,, 224-8300.



sunday 20 | 10 am–3:30 pm

Classic Autos. Hosted by Albuquerque Museum and the New Mexico Council of Car Clubs, this year’s theme is Vintage Imported Vehicles. Hundreds of antique cars, trucks, military vehicles, motorcycles and scooters will be in the Museum parking lot and automobile art and models will be inside. Info: Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NE,, 243-7255.




sunday 20 | 3 pm

Music at St. John’s. Legendary singer/songwriter Ken Medema returns for anther indescribable musical event. Complimentary childcare is available. Info: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, Admission is free and a goodwill offering will be gratefully accepted.









monday 21 | 8–10 pm

Lake Street Dive. This fresh, charming, and exploratory version of jazzy pop/rock is full of hooks and plenty of R&B and soul flavors, with a big dose of the Beatles and British Invasion bands. Info: KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW,, 886-1251. Tickets: $35-$45.




sunday 27 | 1:30–6 pm

8th Annual ABQ Blues & Brews. Kick off ABQ Beer Week, listen to fantastic blues music by six bands, and enjoy some of the tastiest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass. More than 80 breweries will be represented. Info: Sandia Resort and Casino, 30 Rainbow Road NE, Ticket prices vary depending on the options chosen.





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