September 2018 Top Picks

saturday 1–monday 3 | 12–6 pm saturday and sunday, 12–4 pm monday

Harvest Wine Festival. 21 wineries will be offering samples and discounts on bottles. The fair is inside tents and out of the heat. Uptown Funk will provide the musical entertainment. Info: Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE,, 933-8650. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, $5 designated drivers and minors.


thursday 6 | 10 am–9 pm

New Mexico State Fair. The New Mexico State Fair is consistently one of the nation’s top-ranked fairs and it is easy to tell why: the food, entertainment, rodeos, art displays, midway, cultural exhibits, and much more team with the beautiful New Mexican weather. It all adds up to a great experience. Through Sunday 16, Sunday–Thursday 10 am–9 pm, Friday–Saturday 10 am–10 pm. Info: ExpoNM, 300 San Pedro Drive NE,, 222-9700.



saturday 8 | 2–6 pm

Albuquerque Hopfest. New Mexico’s biggest beer festival celebrates its 11th year, showcasing sixty fantastic breweries, unlimited sampling of craft beer, ciders and spirits, three stages with seven of the best bands, games, and vendors, all to benefit local charities. 21 and over only. Info: Isleta Resort and Casino, 11000 Broadway SE, Tickets: $10-$65.





saturday 8 | 6–10 pm

Dancing With The Dinosaurs. The Museum Of Natural History And Science and ADC Present… Dancing With The Dinosaurs. Dance to a variety of music, no partner needed, 21 and over only (an ID is required). Proceeds benefit the Museum. A cash bar and food truck will be on site. Info: MNHS, 1801 Mountain Road NW,, 299-3737. Tickets at the door: $10 , ADC members: $5, includes dance and museum admission.



saturday 15 | 6–9 pm

Honoring Pueblo Women. This gala fundraiser celebrates the resilience, leadership and inspiration of Pueblo women with art, food, dance, and history. Both silent and live auctions will be held, and delicious pre-contact cuisine prepared by the Pueblo Harvest culinary team will be available in the courtyard. Info: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW,, 843-7270. $150.



sunday 16 | 7:30 am

Dino Dash. Racers in authentic dinosaur costumes will raise funds for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation. There is a 5K Run and Fitness Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run and Dinosaur Costume Contest, and prizes and awards for different age divisions, with a membership raffle for hose in vintage dash t-shirts. Info: NM Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, for registration details.









sunday 16 | 11 am–3 pm

Concours du Soleil Public Superheroes and Supercars Show. The automobile collection is on display, along with a “Superkids and Supercars” brunch from 11 am to noon; food will be available for purchase. Car show winners will be announced at 2 pm. Info: Albuquerque Community Foundation, 6633 Guadalupe Trail NW,, 883-6240. Tickets: $20, children 12 and under, free.




friday 21–saturday 22 | open at 4 pm, performances 6–10:30 pm

¡Globalquerque! Celebrating World Music and Culture. The Southwest’s largest world music and culture party brings the finest performances to New Mexico, mixing the most eclectic lineup of world-class acts from the traditional to the cutting-edge. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW,, 724-4771. Tickets: $37; day of show, $42.



sunday 23 | 7:30 am

Corrales Ditch Run. Four races will weave along the dirt irrigation ditches in Corrales. Running is easier with these beautiful vistas of the Sandias and the unique tree-lined acequias. All ages are welcome, awards go to division winners. Proceeds support the Kiwanis Kids Kamp. Info: West Soccer Fields, 500 Jones Road, Corrales, register at $30-$99.




sunday 30 | 9, 9:30 and 11:30 am

JCC’s 4th Annual Samson Challenge. This exciting obstacle course, adventure-style race and strength competition includes categories for all fitness levels in 3 different events—the Adult Samson, Junior Samson and the Truck Pull. Prizes will be awarded for the top three contestants in each category. Info: JCC of Greater Albuquerque, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE,, for pricing and registration.








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