July 2017 Top Pick
sunday 2 | 6–10 pm
Mariachi Flor de Toloache and Los Texmaniacs—Musical Perforamnce. A double-bill performance with an all-female mariachi group, followed by Texas Roots music. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, 724-4771, ampconcerts.org. Tickets: $17.
friday 7 | 6–9 pm
Hip Stitch Arts Crawl—Exhibition. Handmade and handcrafted objects both beautiful in their practicality and simply for the sake of beauty are featured in this First Friday ArtsCrawl entry and again Saturday at the Hipster’s Craft Fair. Featuring textile arts and artisans, you’ll find great gifts for friends, loved ones, or yourself. Info: Hip Stitch, 2320 Wisconsin St. NE, 821-2739, hipstitchabq.com.
saturday 8 | 9–10 am
The Xeric Garden Club—Demonstration. The club hosts a demonstration on planting, nurturing, and propagating daylilies, irises, and dahlias. Daylilies and irises are rhizomes and dahlias are tubers. This and much more will all be explained. Info: Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, 764-6200 xericgardenclub.org. Free.
thursday 13 | 8 pm
12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival: Pat Martino—Musical Performance. The 12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival kicks off with two nights at the Outpost Performance Space featuring legendary post-bop, fusion, mainstream and soul-jazz guitarist and composer, Pat Martino. Tickets: $35/$30 for Outpost Members & Students. Tickets are available online or in person or by phone at Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE, 268-0044, newmexicojazzfestival.org.
saturday 15 | 1–2 pm
Corn in Native Art & Culture—Shumakolowa Native Arts. Blue corn has long been a vital part of Native American life in the Southwest. Join the cultural experts on staff at Shumakolowa Native Arts as they discuss the importance of corn and how it has influenced artists as they create everything from traditional jewelry to contemporary pieces. Info: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. Free.
thursday 20 | 5–8:30 pm
Page to Stage: Third Thursday at Albuquerque Museum. FUSION Theatre partners with the Albuquerque Museum to present a staged reading of the first episode of “Breaking Bad” at 7 p.m. Limited seating; free tickets available July 5. The NOMS will perform its fun-loving, foot-thumping rock blend. Hands-on art activities. View the exhibition “Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film and Television.” Info: Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov/museum. Free.
friday 21 | 6:30-10 pm
Adult Night at Explora. Looking for a fun, different, affordable night out? Come to Explora’s Adult Night! Enjoy special activities about this month’s theme, “Fired Up,” plus explore all our hands-on exhibit activities, enjoy live music, light refreshments, and more, all for the admission price of $8 at the door ($5 for ages 65+, or students or military with ID). Adult Nights are every other month, remaining 2017 dates are July 21, September 15, and November 17. Info: 1701 Mountain Road NW. 224-8323, explora.us.
saturday 22 | 10 am–2 pm
Mama’s Minerals Kids’ Day. Kids will excavate 40 million-year-old fossil fish; learn to make arrowhead;and pan for gold. They’ll crack open geodes; make their own jewelry; and see glowing fluorescent minerals. Enjoy a hands-on geology presentation and leave with a free bag of rocks and fossils. Free admission. Info: 800 20th St. NW, 266-8443, mamasminerals.com.
saturday 22 | 3–10:30 pm
12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival: Route 66 Summerfest featuring Los Lobos. The NM Jazz festival, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department and Mayor Richard J. Berry, and Nob Hill Main Street presents an all-day street festival with three stages featuring a wide variety of New Mexico bands, an artisan market, Cork & Tap, kid zone, car show, and much more. The legendary band, Los Lobos, will play its hits like “La Bamba” from the main stage at Monte Vista Boulevard and Girard Boulevard starting at 9 p.m. Info: Central Boulevard between Girard Boulevard and Carlisle Boulevard, 268-0044, newmexicojazzfestival.org. Free.
monday 31–august 4 | 8:30 am–1:30 pm
Garden Guardians Day Camp. For grades 1 through 6 with age-appropriate activities for each group. Activities explore how to be a responsible guardian of the environment. Held at the Albuquerque Garden Center. Cost: $125 per student and $100 per additional sibling. Info: 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, 296-6020, albuquerquegardencenter.org.
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