November 2017 Top Picks

thursday 2 | 4–8 pm TEDXABQ

TEDxABQ Women 2017. Our theme this year: Bridges. At this time of deep divides and global challenges, hear entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, activists, and leaders from business and civil society, bridge builders making a difference in our community. We will feature 8 to12 remarkable ideas inspired by the Land of Enchantment. Info: KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW,



saturday 4 | 10 am–4 pm

Scandinavian Festival. This festival will feature Norwegian and Swedish folk art, food, Scandinavian dance performances at 11am and 12:30 pm, and a kids’ craft corner.  Info: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd. NE,, Admission and parking are free.








saturday 4 | 4–7 pm 3 ABQ Museum Photo credit N. Vanesky

Angel Flight–New Mexico Wing 2nd annual fundraiser. We will auction 50 decorative airplane propellers, custom painted by NM artists, and also offers music, food, and brews, of course. Propellers will be on display Friday November 3rd for Artscrawl. Info: Duel Brewing, 606 Central Ave. SW. Tickets: $20,




sunday 5 | 2–6 pm 4 Expose Dance

South Valley Dia de Los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration. This Old Mexico tradition celebrates those who have passed, depicted as skeletons in ordinary settings. Come in calavera attire. Info: parade starts at the Bernalillo Sheriff’s Substation, Centro Familiar and Isleta, Celebration follows at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW. Free.







saturday 11 | 6–10 pm Music in Corrales

First Annual Charlie Five Cowboy Gala. In honor of Veterans Day, join us for dinner from Ruth’s Chris, Rudy’s and Pop Fizz, dancing, a silent auction, and live musical performances by Val Geissler, Genevieve Allen, and AJ Johnston. Wear your best denim and boots. 21and over. Info: Bow and Arrow Brewing, 608 McKnight Ave. NW, Tickets: $40.





saturday 18 | 5:30–11 pm 6 2d01a5d7bc904fa97b1670751e380577--old-town-news-mexico

Montezuma Ball. This black-tie formal, a tradition since 1902, supports Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico this year. Enjoy a silent auction, an elegant dinner, live jazz music, an exciting live auction, and more. Info: Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Tickets, sponsorships, auction donations: contact Rebecca,, 881-0777.




sunday 19 | 3–4:30 pm7 Quartet w_Micah

The Tierney Sutton Band. This award-winning jazz group will provide American songbook standards and original compositions at this Music in Corrales concert. Info: Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road, Corrales. Ticket info: Advance tickets $22; $25 at door, if available, or




friday 24–sunday 26 | 10 am–5 pm, 10 am–4 pm on sunday 7 Quartet w_Micah

18th Annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival–Holiday Show. Share a Thanksgiving weekend shopping tradition with family and friends. The work of more than 200 artists and craftsmen is featured, all handcrafted, unique and affordable. Info: Expo NM Manuel Lujan Exhibition Hall,, 292-7457. Tickets: $8.00, children under 13, free.



saturday 25 and sunday 26| saturday 7 pm, sunday 2 pm9 CarShow_Photo3

The Nutcracker Ballet—Dance Production. The professionals of New Mexico Ballet Company, NM Philharmonic and principal dancers from New York City Ballet bring to life the magical tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Info: Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive,, 925-5858. Tickets: starting at $11 for adults, $9 for children.



sunday 26 | 9 am–5 pm Indigenahora

Museum Store Sunday. For worldwide Support Museum Stores Day, start your holiday shopping at the IPCC museum store. Shumakolowa Native Arts offers handcrafted works of Native American art, as well as exc;usive gifts like Pueblo pottery mugs. Info: Shumakolowa Native Arts, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW,, 724-3524.






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