6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday Enjoy 2 fun days at the festival this year! Kids under 12 & seniors 85+ FREE at the gate. Friday Night: Three performances (Flamenco, Lone Piñon, & Baracutanga) in the Journal Center Theatre; alcohol, soft drinks & snacks available for purchase; arts & craft vendors. Gates open 5pm, performances 6pm to 9pm. La Fonda Restaurant open till 8pm. Saturday Full Day & Night: 100+ events indoors and outdoors with 5 stages, 5 music and dance (more…)
Oct. 22, 27 & 29 2:00 pm Sundays 7:30 pm Friday Enter Bluebeard’s Castle if you dare! Just in time for Halloween, Opera Southwest presents a double bill of thrills and chills! First, join us for Bartok’s chilling one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle. Then, dive into the psychological horror story of the Doctor Atomic Symphony, based on the Doctor Atomic opera by John Adams. This symphony tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the first successful atom bomb. $22, $42, $63, $85, $105 with discounts for (more…)
2:30 pm New Year’s with the Opera! is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. General Public tickets on sale now! Learn more: Opera Southwest $50, $60 & $70
7:30 pm AMP Concerts presents Joanne Shaw Taylor. Discovered by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics when she was only 16 years old and invited to tour the world, Taylor has since become one of the most sought-after guitarists in the industry, with an army of plaudits that includes Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, and more. Still only in her 30s, she’s proven herself as a prolific songwriter, releasing a series of best-selling Billboard #1 blues albums that cemented her as one of the most important exports in (more…)
1:30 pm & 4:30 pm New Mexico Young Actors presents OZ! A musical adaptation of Frank Baum’s classic tale: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ. The story starts with a cyclone that carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful sliver slippers. Joined by the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodsman, Dorothy and Toto journey to meet the great (more…)
2:00 pm Join us for the 2023 iDance Recital, where our amazing dancers will light up the stage with their awesome moves in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more! It’s a super fun show filled with music, laughter, and lots of energy! Bring your family and friends, clap your hands, and cheer for our talented dancers as they shine like stars. It’s going to be a blast! See you there! $17, $19, & $21
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pet Adoptions 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm VIP Reception 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm Film Screening 7:45 pm to 8:00 pm Film Awards/Winner Celebration Your mission if you choose to accept it… Join us for the epic return of Animal Humane’s Feline Film Festival! Hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and sponsored by Garcia Subaru, this cat-tastic event will feature an incredible collection of cat-inspired cinema from around the world, food trucks, pet adoptions & MORE. Only the film screening & VIP event (more…)
7:30 pm Bringing Shakespeare to Life in New Mexico! The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival believes that Shakespeare is for everyone – whether you’ve seen dozens of plays or none at all. You are invited to join them on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Plaza Mayor and enjoy a wonderful performance! A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Directed by Julia Thudium Free community event. Tickets will be available at the event one hour prior to the performance.