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Calendar

Upcoming events...

FAIRS, FESTIVALS & FIESTAS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
16 Years of Muxeria
6:30 pm, Amy Biehl, 123 4th St SW, 831-8930, youngwomenunited.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
25th Anniversary of Baila! Baila! Reunion Dinner & Masquerade Ball
6 pm, Hotel Cascada, 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Tickets: 880-1488

Fall Octofair 2015
10 am, The Octopus and the Fox, 514 Central Ave SE, 203-2659, theoctopusandthefox.com

OCTOBER 24-25
The Prepper Expo USA
9 am, Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Dr NE, prepperexpousa.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
25th Annual Albuquerque Equestrian Cup
11:30 am, Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Dr NE, 298-1700 x25, abqec.org

OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 1
Albuquerque Tango Festival
Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 843-6300, albuquerquetangofestival.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Albuquerque Witches Ball
7 pm, The Kosmos, 1715 5th St NW, coppermoonmedia.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans Day Ceremony & Gourd Dance
8:30 am, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org

NOVEMBER 12-14
2015 New Mexico Agricultural Tourism Conference
MCM Eleganté Albuquerque, 2020 Menaul Blvd NE, bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu/2015-agri-tourism-confer.html

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
The Lantern Fest
3 pm, Sandia Speedway, 100 Speedway Park Blvd SW, (505) 352-8888, thelanternfest.com

Los Quince Años de Enlace Comunitario
6 pm, Indian Pueblo Meeting, Weddings, and Event Space, 2401 12th St NW, 246-8972, enlacenm.org

NOVEMBER 18-20
ASUNM Arts and Crafts Fair
10 am, UNM SUB Ballrooms, UNM Main Campus, unm.edu

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
New Mexico Pride Pageant
7 pm, African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Dr NE, abqpride.com
NOVEMBER 21-22
Con-Jikan Year Three
MCM Eleganté Albuquerque, 2020 Menaul Blvd NE, con-jikan.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
Light Among the Ruins
5 pm, Free, Jemez Historic Sites, 18160 Highway 4, Jemez Springs, (575) 829-3530, nmhistoricsites.org

St. George Greek Orthodox Church Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair
9 am, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 308 High St SE, 247-9411, stgeorgenm.org

FAMILY

OCTOBER 22-NOVEMBER 5
Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com
October 22, 10:30 am, Story Time!
October 28, 4:30 pm, Magic Treehouse Book Club
October 29, Story Time!
November 5, 10:30 am, Story Time

THROUGH NOVEMBER 20
Story Time at the Botanic Garden
Fridays, 10:30 am, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central Ave NW, 764-6200, abqbiopark.com

OCTOBER 21-24
Celebrate National Chemistry Week
2 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, 224-8300, explora.us

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Pop Up Playground 2015
10am, Free, ACE Leadership High School, 1240 Bellamah Ave NW, 212-9126, cabq.gov

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
Balancing Ballet
4 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, 224-8300, explora.us

ONGOING
Coder Dojo
Second and fourth Saturdays, 10 am, ages 7-17, Quelab, 680 Haines Ave NW, coderdojoabq.github.io

Stories in the Sky with Laurie Magovern
Wednesdays, 9:30 am and 11 am, Anderson Abruzzo Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, 768-6020, balloonmuseum.com
Storytime Saturday
2 pm, Free, Page 1 Books, 5850 Eubank Blvd NE #B41, 294-2026, page1book.com

Sunday Family Fun
Sundays, 10 am, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 314-0398, bernco.gov/openspace
Toddler Time
Tuesdays, 9 am, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, 224-8300, explora.us

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Ruben Olguin: Sculpting with the Science of Nature, ages 5+
2 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, RSVP: 224-8341, explora.us

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
Abbey Hepner: BioArt Youth Workshop, ages 7+
2 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, RSVP: 224-8341, explora.us

Alvin and The Chipmunks Live On Stage!
Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, 891-7300, santaanastarcenter.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
Agnes Chavez: Projecting Climate Change, ages 12+
4 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, RSVP: 224-8341, explora.us

JANUARY 22-23
Toughest Monster Truck Tour
Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, 891-7300, santaanastarcenter.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Harlem Globetrotters
2 pm, Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, 891-7300, santaanastarcenter.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
6 pm, Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, 768-4575, ticketmaster.com

COMMUNITY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Enriching your Dog’s Life: Free Pit Bull Training
10:30 am, Eastside Animal Welfare, 8920 Lomas Blvd NE, 768-2000, cabq.gov/pets

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
Casino/Cuban-Style Salsa and Rueda De Casino
6 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Walking the Solar System for ArtCOP21
12:30 pm, Civic Plaza, 1 Civic Plaza NW, 3rd St NW and Marquette Ave NW, 516arts.org

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Casino/Cuban-Style Salsa and Rueda De Casino
6 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour! – Adult Art Making: Portraiture
5:30 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, RSVP: 246-2261 ex167, nhccnm.org

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
People Living Through Cancer-Growing Hope-Giving Thanks Luncheon
11 am, Hotel Albuquerque, 1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW, pltc.org

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Big Band Swing 2015: A Night in the 40’s
6 pm, Free, New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, 256-2042, nmvetsmemorial.org

FUNDRAISERS

THROUGH DECEMBER 5
Wild+Life: A benefit for Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico
Saturdays, Page Coleman Gallery, 6320B Linn Ave NE, 238-5071, wrinm.org

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
25th Anniversary Miniatures & More Gala Exhibition
6 pm, Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW, 842-0111, cabq.gov/museum

Rio Rancho Bark for Life
9 am, Rio Rancho Sports Complex, High Resort Blvd & Loma Colorado Blvd, relayforlife.org/barkrioranchonm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

Light the Night to further advances for Blood Cancer Patients
4:30 pm, Wise Pies Arena, 1111 University Blvd SE, 872-0141, lightthenight.org/nm

St. Felix Pantry’s Annual International Festival
Noon, St Pius X High School, 5301 St Joseph’s Dr NW, 831-8406, stfelixpantry.org

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Celebración: The Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s 11th Annual Gala
6 pm, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, (505) 982-2226

Extra Life Gaming Marathon to benefit UNM Children’s Hospital
11 am, Active Imagination Family and Arena, 11200 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 8, extra-life.org/team/imagineaction

OUTDOORS

NOW OPEN
Fiesta of Flowers
9 am, All of ABQ BioPark, 764-6200, abqbiopark.com

OPEN OCTOBER 30
Bugarium
ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central Ave NW, 764-6200, abqbiopark.com
OCTOBER 21-23
Wolf Awareness Days
10 am, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th St SW, 764-6200, abqbiopark.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Bats – Flying with Hands and Seeing with Echo
6 pm, Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NE, RSVP: 314-0398, bernco.gov/open

Chile 101
11 am, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org

Introduction to Beekeeping: Konnie Nelson
2 pm, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow St NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org

ABQ Herbalism Wild Food Foraging: Dara Saville
1 pm, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart St NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org

OCTOBER 24-25
5th Annual Boxtoberfest
8 am, Loma Colorado Park, 745 Loma Colorado Dr NE, Rio Rancho, 310-1003, boxtoberfest.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
Eight Eyes, Eight Legs and Sometimes a Bad Attitude: Arachnids in the Southwestern US
6 pm, Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NE, RSVP: 314-0400, bernco.gov/open

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Bosque Wild Guided Nature Walk
9 am, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov/openspace

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Home Composting Basics
Noon, Free, CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE Bldg H, Rm 126, nmcomposters.org

Composting with Worms (Vermicomposting)
2 pm, Free, CNM Montoya Campus, 4700 Morris Ave NE Bldg H, Rm 126, nmcomposters.org

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Desert Composting Workshop
9 am, Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, nmcomposters.org

Meet the Birds
Wild+Life: A benefit for Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico
2 pm, Page Coleman Gallery, 6320B Linn Ave NE, 238-5071, wrinm.org

MARKETS

Last run of this until next year –find listings at farmersmarketsnm.org

SATURDAYS
Armijo Village Growers’ Market
8 am, Isleta Blvd and Arenal Rd SW
Ends October 31

Downtown Growers’ Market
8 am, Robinson Park, 8th and Central, downtowngrowers.com
Ends November 7

Los Ranchos Growers’ Market
7 am, 8528 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 344-1023, losranchosgrowersmarket.com
End November 14

Santa Fe Farmers Market
8 am, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, santafefarmersmarket.com
Ends October 31

South Valley Growers’ Market
8 am, 3907 Isleta Blvd SW, 877-4044
Ends October 31

SUNDAYS
Corrales Growers Market
9 am, Corrales Rd south of Post Office, Corrales, corralesgrowersmarket.com
Ends October 30

Mile-Hi Farmers’ Market
11 am, Alvarado Park, Alvarado Dr NE & Hannett Ave NE
Ends October 25

Rail Yards Market (Barelas)
10 am, 777 1st St SW, railyardsmarket.org
October 25, Last Market Celebration: The Super Humans, Cowboys and Indian

FOOD AND DRINK

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Housemade Caramels
10 am, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 344-9297, lospoblanos.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
Dinner with Daggett, a special Fred Harvey Event
6 pm, La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, (505) 992-2715 ext 1, nmhistorymuseum.org

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Coffee Education and Tasting
6:30 pm, Prosum Roasters, 3228 Los Arboles Ave NE Ste 100, 379-5136, prosumroasters.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Science of Beer
6:30 pm, Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, 224-8300, explora.us

OCTOBER 24-25
The Brew Turns Two
The Brew by Villa Myriam, 311 Gold Ave, 363-9453, thebrewabq.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
Taste for the Troops
10 am, New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, RSVP: 256-2042, nmvetsmemorial.org
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Argentinian Wine Pairing Dinner
7 pm, MAS-Tapas y Vino, 125 2nd St NW, 242-9080, hotelandaluz.com

Food Day at IAIA
11 am, Free, Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd, Santa Fe, iaia.edu, foodday.org

Rooster Rojo Tasting
10 am, Free, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 344-9297, lospoblanos.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
Wine Tasting: Cabernet Sauvignon
5 pm, Slate Street Café, 515 Slate Ave NW, 243-2210, slatestreetcafe.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
Coffee Education and Tasting
6:30 pm, Prosum Roasters, 3228 Los Arboles Ave NE Ste 100, 379-5136, prosumroasters.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Housemade Rillettes
10 am, Free, Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 344-9297, lospoblanos.com

ONGOING (Moved these into this section per Samantha, since it is such a small listing now)

TUESDAYS

Truckin’ Tuesdays
11 am, Civic Plaza, 1 Civic Plaza NW, 3rd St NW and Marquette Ave NW, albuquerquecc.com

WEDNESDAYS

Talin Market Food Truck Round Up
11 am, 88 Louisiana Blvd SE

FRIDAYS

ABQ Food Fridays
4 pm, Civic Plaza, SW Section, 1 Civic Plaza NW, 3rd St NW and Marquette Ave NW, civicplazapresents.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
8th Annual Korean Kimchi Festival
10:30 am, Korean American Association of NM, 9607 Menaul Blvd NE, 271-1777, kaanm.com

3rd Annual Southwest Bacon Festival
10 am, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE, 510-1312, southwestbaconfest.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Chef Robert Irvine: Demonstration and Dinner
7 pm, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd, Mescalero, (800) 545-9011, innofthemountaingods.com

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Salud Y Sabor: Guatemala
5:30 pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
Red and Green Vegfest
8 am, Albuquerque Convention Center

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