November 2018 Top Picks

friday 2–sunday 4 | various times

The Telling Project. In these collaborative performances between veterans, Duke City Repertory Theatre, and The Telling Project, military veterans and their family members perform personal stories of service, helping to bridge the civilian/military gap by facilitating meaningful, community contact. Also performing the 9th through the 11th. Info: VSA North Fourth Theatre, 4904 4th Street NW. Tickets:, 797-7081.



sunday 4 | 8 am–2 pm

36th Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle. 100 percent of the proceeds of the Animal Humane New Mexico’s largest annual fundraiser support homeless pets. The event includes two 5k Dashes, one 1k Dawdle, games, food trucks, and local music, vendors and artisans. Info: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy. NE, to register.




sunday 4 | 2 pm

South Valley Marigold Parade. The 26th Annual Dia De Los Muertos y Marigolds Parade and Celebration’s theme this year is “Protect our sacred. ¡Lucha Por Lo Que Amas!” or Fight For What You Love. The parade celebrates ancient traditions rooted in Mexico. Info: Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW,




sunday 11 | 7:30-9:30 pm

Kurbasy. This folk-based multimedia performance group from Ukraine offers tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, culturally unique instruments, and phantasmagoric visual imagery. Info: Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE, Tickets: $20-$25.




monday 12 | 8–10 pm

An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren. This songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, conceptualist, and interactive artist, has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW,, 724-4771. Tickets: $34-$54.









An Evening with David Crosby and Friends. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer brings his music to life with a new band and new spirits. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW,, 724-4771, Tickets: $58-$78.





friday 16 | 6–9 pm

NMBC Heroes Banquet. Keynote speaker US Army Brigadier General Greg Zanetti will help honor our local First Responders killed in the line of duty or still serving and recognize great business and community leaders. An auction and raffle will benefit Rebound NM, an organization helping improve leadership, and communication and job skills. Info: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave. NW. Tickets: $55-$75,



saturday 17 | all day

Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers joins with the US Postal Service to host a food drive for Roadrunner Food Bank. Bags filled with non-perishable food and left near mailboxes will be picked up by letter carriers and delivered to Roadrunner Food Bank for distribution for the holidays. Info: Go to for details.








sunday 25 | 3–4:30 pm

New Mexico Performing Arts Society Holiday Concert. NMPAS presents its popular holiday concert on Thanksgiving weekend with music of Bach and carols of the season. Info: St. Michael and All Angels, 601 Montaño Road NW,, 474-4513. Tickets: adults $34, discounts available,, 877-466-3404.



friday 30 | 1–4 pm

Fine Art and Craft Show. Casa San Ysidro partnered with the Corrales Historical Society and the Corrales Art Society to host their holiday craft show. Local artists will have booths at the Old Church and at Casa November 30–December 2. Info: Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church Road, Corrales,, 898-3915. Free.





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