Albuquerque Living

FAMILY AND CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

Whether your passion is art, opera, ballet, baseball, hockey, or extreme sports — New Mexico and Metropolitan Albuquerque guarantee a kaleidoscope of quality entertainment and enrichment. Those who enjoy outdoor activity and sports will find a natural paradise around the four seasons, enhanced by a mild climate that is drenched in sunshine. Winter beckons the adventurous to ski at major resorts as well as snowboard, cross-country ski, sled, and snowmobile. The remainder of the year is ideal for exploring rugged roads and trails blazed by miners and loggers, hiking and biking, horseback riding, backpacking, hunting, fishing, camping, ballooning, and hang-gliding. More than 80 miles of multi-purpose trails are available within the city of Albuquerque alone, and nearly every major thoroughfare offers a dedicated bike lane.

Sports fans can cheer on both collegiate and professional teams, the former focused on University of New Mexico athletics. The New Mexico Scorpions hockey team plays to screaming crowds at Tingley Coliseum, while Triple A baseball action is available with the Albuquerque Isotopes in a new multi-million-dollar stadium. Summer concerts in the park, superb shopping malls and centers, fine restaurants, exciting casinos, and lively night spots invite residents to explore and enjoy an active, cosmopolitan lifestyle. The presence of leading universities, respected corporations, and cutting-edge research facilities ensures a constant infusion of intellectual, educational, and cultural stimulation.

Amusements

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS / AMUSEMENTS

Parents always have an answer to the question, “What are we going to do, today?” when they live in Metropolitan Albuquerque. World-class science and nature museums, educational centers, parks and zoos, amusement centers, or organized programs and sports leagues are just a few of the activities and adventures waiting for the younger set. Many attractions are so fascinating and artfully managed, even parents look forward to spending a few hours or the entire day in exploration and discovery.

Albuquerque Aquarium

2601 Central Avenue NW
Albuquerque 505-764-6200
www.cabq.gov/biopark/aquarium
Exhibits showcase Gulf of Mexico saltwater species from a variety of habitats including estuarine, surf zone, shallow waters, coral reefs, open ocean, and deep ocean. The 285,000-gallon ocean tank contains brown, sandtiger, blacktip and nurse sharks swimming alongside brilliantly colored reef fish, eels, and sea turtles.

Albuquerque Biological Park
903 Tenth Street SW
Albuquerque 505-764-6200
www.cabq.gov/biopark
The unique environmental museum of Albuquerque Biological Park encompasses the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach Aquatic Park as well as the 64-acre Rio Grande Zoo to take its place as the largest complex of it kind in the entire Southwest. With its flowing fountains, bright blooms, green house, butterfly pavilion and butterfly garden, and delightful patio café, the park is a wonderful place to teach children about nature.

American International Rattlesnake Museum
202 San Felipe NW
Albuquerque 505-242-6569
www.rattlesnakes.com
Fascinating for adults and children, this exhibit is dedicated to animal conservation and preservation through education. It holds the world’s largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes displayed in recreated natural landscapes.

Blades Multiplex Arenas
801 Loma Colorado Drive NW
Rio Rancho 505-892-9222
www.bladesnm.com
The first-rate hockey and ice-skating rink at this sports complex that serves the entire Albuquerque metropolitan area is rivaled only by the outstanding indoor soccer field.

Cliffs Amusement Park
4800 Osuna NE
Albuquerque 505-881-9373
www.cliffsamusementpark.com
Fifteen acres of amusement park rides and attractions include areas designed especially for the younger set as well as more exciting adventures to challenge those with wilder spirits.

Explora!
1701 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque 505-224-8300
www.explora.mus.nm.us
This science and children’s museum showcases more than 250 interactive science, technology, and art exhibits. Features include a laminar flow fountain, an experiment bar, an arts and crafts area, a high-wire bike, and a robotics lab.

Hawk Watch International
Southwest Headquarters
1420 Carlisle NE
Albuquerque 505-255-7622
www.hawkwatch.org
Dedicated to monitoring and protecting hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey, this organization offers a kaleidoscope of educational programs including field trips.

Hinkle Family Fun Center
12931 Indian School Road NE
Albuquerque 505-299-3100
www.hinklefamilyfuncenter.com
Enjoy a complex of attractions that include bumper boats and cars, an arcade, lazer tag, miniature golf, mini bowling lanes, “the rock,” and paintball.

Los Altos Skate Park
10140 1/2 Lomas
Albuquerque 505-768-5300
www.cabq.gov/recreation
Albuquerque is home to the Southwest’s largest skate park, designed for BMX bikes, skateboards, and in-line skates.

McCall’s Pumpkin Patch
34 McCall’s Lane
Moriarty 505-832-9137
www.mccallpumpkinpatch.com
In addition to seasonal produce and autumn decorations, the farm offers family fun with hayrides, searches for the perfect pumpkin, a mining town, a pumpkin sling shot, the kids’ korral play area, the cow train, and several small mazes.

Planet Fun
7901 4th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-792-0150
This sprawling venue offers attractions and activities that appeal to a wide cross-section of age groups, including video games, talking mountains, and gravity that comes and goes.

Exploration

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque 505-841-2800
www.nmnaturalhistory.org
Home to the Lodestar Astronomy Center with its own interesting lineup of programs, this innovative and “hands-on” educational museum features an active volcano, an ice-age cave, dinosaurs, a time machine, and the larger-than-life Dynamax Theater.

Rio Grande Nature Center
2901 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque 505-344-7240
http://rgnc.org
Situated on the central Rio Grande flyway, this state park features a delightful nature center that is home to Canada geese, sandhill cranes, and various species of ducks and other waterfowl. A trail system along the river, classrooms, and an extensive library with viewing areas add to this valuable resource.

Rio Grande Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
903 Tenth Street SW
Albuquerque 505-764-6200
www.cabq.gov/biopark/zoo
This world-class institution features rocky outcrops, grassy meadows, towering cottonwoods, shimmering waterfalls, and tranquil pools that create an oasis for exotic and native species. Visitors can enjoy a close encounter with more than 1,000 animals of every shape and size, from seals and polar bears to wolves, elephants, simangs, cheetahs, and bison in theme exhibits like Africa.

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway
10 Tramway Loop NE
Albuquerque 505-856-7325
www.sandiapeak.com
Just minutes from the heart of Albuquerque, the world’s longest aerial tramway lifts you 2.7 miles to the breathtaking top of Sandia Peak. Attractions include a ski area filled with exciting runs, fine dining, and scenic adventures like summer mountain biking.

Santa Fe Southern Railway
410 S. Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe 505-989-8600
Toll Free 888-989-8600
www.sfsr.com
The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroads are legendary, so bring the family along to enjoy the ride on this 120-year-old spur from Santa Fe to Lamy through the scenic countryside on one of the daily trips, dinner rides, or special events.

Shady Lakes
11033 4th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-898-2568
www.shadylakes.com
Shady Lakes offers eight acres of ponds with blooming water lilies, recreational fishing, and beautiful cottonwoods in the North Valley. Rainbow trout, black bass, channel catfish, and bluegill fishing are available for a small fee.

Stone Age Climbing Gym
4201 Yale Avenue NE
Albuquerque 505-341-2016
www.stoneageclimbinggym.com
The gym offers a wide variety of adventures just for the younger set to foster the talent of “natural climbers” and encourage the development of coordination, strength, and balance in ways that are entertaining and fun.

Tinkertown Museum
21 Sandia Crest Road
Sandia Park 505-281-5233
www.tinkertown.com
The entire family will be mystified at this amazing collection of bottles and memorabilia that fills 22 rooms. Unusual carvings and collections include a miniature Western village, a circus exhibit, and glass bottle house.

Wildlife West Nature Park
87 North Frontage Road
Edgewood 505-281-7655
www.wildlifewest.org
This 122-acre, hands-on environmental education center features plants and animals indigenous to the Southwest in natural habitats. The park is also a renewable energy project incorporating recycled building materials in its buildings and habitat constructions.

World Balloon Company
4800 Eubank NE
Albuquerque 505-293-6800
Toll Free 800-351-9588
www.worldballoon.com
New Mexico’s oldest and largest hot-air balloon company has been offering passenger rides in the City of Albuquerque for more than two decades.

 

New Mexico Festivals
Albuquerque’s rich and spirited blending of cultures and interests opens the door for a wealth of special events, festivals, and celebrations. From world-class ballooning in October to a nationwide powwow in April, you won’t want to miss one colorful moment. The Internet is a good way to stay up to date, since the whirlwind of fairs, fiestas, sporting events, and activities are constantly in motion.

Calendars & Information

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
505-842-9918
800-284-2282
www.itsatrip.org

New Mexico Department of Tourism
800-733-6396
www.newmexico.org

Major Regional Festivals

Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque
505-291-9653
www.unm.edu/~alshal/aabf.htm

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta
Albuquerque
505-281-5993
www.fiberartsfiesta.org

Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club Show
Albuquerque
505-323-1520
www.agmc.info

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque
505-821-1000
888-422-7277
http://balloonfiesta.com

Cinco de Mayo
Albuquerque
505-768-3555
www.cabq.gov/crs

Corrales Harvest Festival
Corrales
505-792-8912
www.corralesharvestfestival.com

EXPO New Mexico & State Fair
Albuquerque
505-265-EXPO
http://newmexico.org/enjoy/events/state_fair.php

Festival Flamenco Internacional
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque
505-277-3660

Flicks on 66 Film Festival
Locations Vary
505-724-3591

Freedom 4th & Music Fest
Albuquerque
505-768-3555
www.cabq.gov/crs

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
Albuquerque
505-836-2810
www.gatheringofnations.com

La Luz Trail Run
Albuquerque
505-797-0791
www.aroadrun.org

New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair
Albuquerque
505-884-9043
www.nmartsandcraftsfair.org

New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo
Bernalillo
505-867-3311
866-494-6366
www.nmwine.com

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festivals
Albuquerque
505-292-7457
www.riograndefestivals.com

Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe
505-9835220
www.swaia.org

Sizzling Summerfest
Albuquerque
505-768-3555
www.cabq.gov/crs

Twinkle Light Parade
Albuquerque
505-768-3555
www.cabq.gov/crs

Kids & Culture

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS / KID & CULTURE

Albuquerque Boy Choir
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-299-7700
www.abqboychoir.org
Young boys have a chance to grow through musical learning, self-discipline, performance demeanor, and working together for the common joy of singing.

Albuquerque Children’s Theatre
224 San Pasquale SW
Albuquerque 505-242-4750
www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org
Children can develop their talents or simply appreciate the creative expression of their playmates during the summer months at this wonderful venue associated with Albuquerque Little Theatre.

Albuquerque Museum School
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque 505-243-7255
www.cabq.gov/museum
Educational programs at nominal fees are designed to enhance children’s artistic and cultural development through year-round classes and workshops in art and history. The summer program also provides a wide selection of classes and opportunity for hands-on activities.

Albuquerque Youth Symphony
Performance Venues Vary
Albuquerque 505-875-1319
www.aysmusic.org
Distinguished as one of the one of the largest youth symphonies in the nation, this group serves hundreds of students in five separate orchestras, each with its own conductor and sectional instructors.

Dance Theatre Southwest
4200 Wyoming NE
Albuquerque 505-296-9465
www.dtsw.com
New Mexico’s leading school of dance serves as a training academy for classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and flamenco dance.

Harwood Art Center of Escuela Del Sol Montessori
1114 7th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-242-6367
www.harwoodartcenter.org
Fostering lifelong artistic appreciation, the center offers everything from exhibitions and films to performance art shows, hands-on activities and other educational programs.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-843-7270
Toll Free 800-766-4405
www.indianpueblo.org
Native American dancing, fantastic costumes, and intriguing museum pieces will fascinate the younger set and provide an opportunity for them to learn about other cultures.

Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre
Performance Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-344-2186
www.lorenkahnpuppet.com
The hilarious and magical world of puppetry, which delights tiny children and provokes reflection in teenagers and grownups, combine with multicultural stories told with a variety of objects from paper bags to light bulbs.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque 505-246-2261
www.nhccnm.org
Youth-based projects, school programs, hands-on workshops, and other culturally enriching activities and programs are part of the multi-dimensional approach at the center.

Once Upon a Theatre
13170 B Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque 505-294-3296
www.onceuponatheatre.org
This unique group is dedicated to bringing back the joy and magic of live theatre productions to as many young people as possible while showing teachers how theatre may be used as an effective teaching tool.

Pueblo House Children’s Museum
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-843-7270
www.indianpueblo.org
Open by appointment only, Pueblo House Children’s museum offers an introduction to Pueblo history and culture that includes class tours for elementary students and interactive activities.

Sunshine Generation
Various Locations
Albuquerque 505-877-9100
www.sunshinegeneration.com
Creative expression classes are available for children ranging in age from three to young adults in high school. Traditional song and dance and microphone lessons combine with regular performances for a wide variety of experiences.

Zoo Music Concert Series
Rio Grande Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
903 Tenth Street SW
Albuquerque 505-764-6200
www.cabq.gov/biopark/zoo
Zoo Music has become known to the community of Albuquerque as a lively event where families can enjoy an evening of entertainment in a unique setting while listening to a variety of music including Cajun, bluegrass, Celtic, rock, jazz and more.

Regional Art Venues

AirDance ArtSpace
3030 Isleta Boulevard SW
Albuquerque 505-877-5001
www.airdanceartspace.com

Celebrity Showroom
San Felipe’s Casino Hollywood
25 Hagen Road
San Felipe 505-867-6700
Tickets 877-529-2946
www.sanfelipecasino.com

The Civic Plaza
400 Marquette Avenue NW
Albuquerque 505-768-3555
www.cabq.gov
Serving as the social and ceremonial center of downtown Albuquerque, the Civic Plaza hosts a wide spectrum of special events including public performances and concerts. This open-air venue accommodates crowds as large as 20,000 and offers a shaded performance stage.

Harwood Art Center of Escuela Del Sol Montessori
1114 7th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-242-6367
www.harwoodartcenter.org
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of entertainment from art exhibitions and films to performance art shows, educational programs, and guest speakers at the city’s largest multi-media art space.

Musical theater Southwest
4804 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque 505-262-9301
www.musicaltheatresw.com
In addition to serving as the permanent home for Musical Theatre Southwest, the historic Hiland Theatre — also known as the Frank A. Peloso Performing Arts Center — offers a Broadway series and an off-Broadway series for a scintillating mixture of old and new, classical and
contemporary.

Isaleta Casino & Resort Showroom
Pueblo of Isleta
Isleta Pueblo 505-869-3111
www.isletacasinoresort.com
Rivaling all other sports and live entertainment venues in the Greater Albuquerque region, the casino’s showroom showcases today’s top stars and yesterday’s legends for a star-studded lineup.

The Journal Pavilion
Bobby Foster Road
Albuquerque 505-24-MUSIC
www.journalpavilion.com
New Mexico’s premier concert venue invites music lovers to enjoy an evening under the stars with Albuquerque city lights and views of the Sandia and Manzano mountains serving as a backdrop.

Keller Hall at UNM Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4JOY
www.unm.edu
Featuring a magnificent Holtkamp organ, Keller Hall is the main performance site for the university’s department of music. Polished maple walls and gold curtains contrast beautifully with green seats for an elegant venue that welcomes a distinguished series of chamber music and solo performances in the Keller Hall Series.

KiMo Theater
423 Central Avenue NW
Albuquerque 505-768-3522
Toll Free 800-659-8331
www.cabq.gov/kimo
Historic and intimate 650-seat KiMo Theater, an elegant Art Deco venue that was renovated in 1980, hosts a full schedule of theatrical events. Locally produced events combine with touring companies to offer jazz to opera, ballet to bluegrass, Shakespeare to Spanish Theater, and the best of contemporary drama and dance.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-843-7270
Toll Free 800-766-4405
www.indianpueblo.org
The center serves as the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and offers a cultural hub of fine museums and scheduled performances that preserve and showcase Pueblo art, history, and culture.

Kiva Auditorium
401 Second Street NW
Albuquerque 505-768-4575
www.itsatrip.org
As part of the Albuquerque Convention Center facilities, this multi-purpose venue hosts a wide variety of events and performances throughout the year.

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque 505-246-2261
www.nhccnm.org
This multi-dimensional center presents Hispanic arts and humanities through the visual arts, drama, traditional and contemporary music, dance, literary arts, library research, and genealogy.

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE
Albuquerque 505-268-0044
www.outpostspace.org
Albuquerque’s non-profit, community-based performing arts center provides an alternative performance space for year-round special events produced by a wide variety of artists and organizations.

Popejoy Hall at UNM Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-3824
Tickets 505-277-4JOY
www.popejoypresents.com
New Mexico’s most celebrated venue for the performing arts serves a wide range of cultural functions that include hosting professional touring and local professional and amateur productions. The theater is also home to the renowned Popejoy Ovation Series and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.

Rodey Theatre at UNM Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4JOY
http://finearts.unm.edu/
This flexible 420-seat theatre can be configured in thrust or proscenium formats and provides an excellent venue for university theatre productions. Acoustics are superb in this richly colored venue.

Sandia Casino Amphitheater
30 Rainbow Road NE
Albuquerque 505-796-7778
www.sandiacasino.com
Graced by a waterfall, fountains, and majestic views of the Sandia Mountains, this 4,260-seat grand amphitheater hosts a wide variety of entertainment. No stadium-style seat is more than 100 feet from the stage for a truly magical experience under the stars.

Santa Ana Star Casino Concert Arena
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Santa Ana Pueblo
Bernalillo 505-867-0000
www.santaanastar.com
Enjoy the finest in live entertainment at the casino’s grand new state-of-the-art concert arena, hosting a constantly changing lineup of big-name artists and groups.

Simms Center for the Performing Arts
6400 Wyoming Boulevard NE
Albuquerque 505-828-3200
www.aa.edu
This beautiful complex located on the campus of the Albuquerque Academy includes a 574-seat proscenium house and the Johnson Theater for a wide variety of student productions. This venue also serves the community and provides a permanent home for Chamber Music Albuquerque.

South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway SE
Albuquerque 505-848-1323
www.cabq.gov/sbcc
This unique gathering place is located near the downtown district to provide a multi-cultural visual, performing and literary art center that promotes cultural expression and educates the community about the cultures and ethnicities that define Albuquerque.

Theatre X at UNM Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4JOY
http://finearts.unm.edu/
Accommodating only 136 patrons, this black box theatre adds an intimate performance space to the center and can be configured in many different ways for various styles of staging.

Performing Arts

CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS / PERFORMING ARTS

Theatre

The Adobe Theater
9813 4th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-898-9222
www.adobetheater.com
Since 1960, the Adobe has been pleasing local audiences and winning accolades as the city’s best venue for live stage performances.

Albuquerque Little Theatre
224 San Pasquale SW
Albuquerque 505-242-4750
www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org
For 75 years, the Albuquerque Little Theatre has been offering award-winning performances that include a popular Family Theatre series.

American Shakespeare Project
Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-720-8000
http://amshakes.org
The goal of this group is the education and training of actors and audiences throughout the nation in the importance and practical use of period manuscripts in modern performance, remaining true to the belief that the actor is, and must remain, the center of live theatre.

Engine House Theater
2846 State Highway 14
Madrid 505-438-3780
www.turquoisetrail.org/enginehousetheatre
Each summer, the theater presents its tradition of classic, Victorian, and Western melodramas that have been entertaining audiences of all ages since 1983.

Fusion Theatre Company
700 First Street NW
Albuquerque 505-766-9412
www.fusionabq.org
A relative new company that began in 2002, this group has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its fresh and innovative productions and classical American entertainment.

Loren Kahn Puppet & Object Theatre
Performance Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-344-2186
www.lorenkahnpuppet.com
The hilarious and magical world of puppetry, which delights tiny children and provokes reflection in teenagers and grownups, combine with multicultural stories told with a variety of objects from
paper bags to light bulbs.

Musical Theatre Southwest
Hiland Theater
4804 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque 505-262-9301
www.musicaltheatresw.com
Musical Theatre Southwest in the historic Hiland Theater continues to be the largest community based producer of exclusively musicals in the country.

The Mystery Cafe
1613 Lester Drive NE
Albuquerque 505-237-1385
www.mysterycafe.com
Murder is always on the menu at this interactive dinner theater located in the Sheraton Uptown Hotel.

Nickerson’s Young Actors
7001 San Antonio NE
Albuquerque 505-821-8055
www.nmyoungactors.org
Performing in several Albuquerque venues including the KiMo Theatre, this talented group performs melodramas, musicals, and theater classics on tour throughout New Mexico.

Once Upon a Theatre
13170 B Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque 505-294-3296
www.onceuponatheatre.org
This unique group is dedicated to bringing back the joy and magic of live theatre productions to as many young people as possible while showing teachers how theatre may be used as an effective teaching tool.

Ovation Series at Popejoy
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-3824
Tickets 505-277-4JOY
www.popejoyhall.com
Set in Popejoy Hall in the UNM Center for the Arts, this outstanding performing arts series offers a variety of national and international touring artists and touring Broadway shows that change each year.

Placitas Artist Series
Seven Paseo de San Antonio
Placitas 505-867-8080
www.placitasarts.org
Regional talent is the focus of this musical series, where all concerts are held at the acoustically superb venue of the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church.

Tricklock
112 Washington Street SE
Albuquerque 505-254-8393
www.tricklock.com
This international theatre group creates, tours, and produces theatrical productions that focus on artistic risk, physicality, absurdism, and poetic work.

UNM Theatre Productions
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4JOY
www.unmtickets.com
Productions by talented university students are scheduled in the intimate Rodey Theatre of the UNM Center for the Arts.

Vortex Theatre
2004 1/2 Central Avenue
Albuquerque 505-247-8600
http://vortexabq.org/
Check frequently with this intimate community venue for the latest productions of live stage theatre.

Music

Albuquerque Boy Choir
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-299-7700
www.abqboychoir.org
Young boys have a chance to grow through musical learning, self-discipline, performance demeanor, and working together for the common joy of singing.

Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505- 292-8103
www.nmapo.org
This talented group provides a place for accomplished amateur musicians to perform and offers free classical music concerts to the community. Local professional musicians and guests artists often spice the calendar of events.

Albuquerque Youth Symphony
Performance Venues Vary
Albuquerque 505-875-1319
www.aysmusic.org
Distinguished as one of one of the largest youth symphonies in the nation, this group serves hundreds of students in five separate orchestras, each with its own conductor and sectional instructors.

Chamber Music Albuquerque
The Simms Center
Albuquerque 505-268-1990
www.cma-abq.org
Performing at varied venues since 1976, the 32-member orchestra performs six regular concerts of romantic, classical and baroque compositions, as well as selections from 20th century composers.

Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus
Sweet Adelines International
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-292-1303
www.enchantedmesa.org
This long-standing group of harmonizing voices performs locally at various events and regionally throughout the Southwest, consistently placing in the top five since 1995.

Música Antigua de Albuquerque
1017 Roma NE
Albuquerque 505-842-9613
This professional chamber ensemble performs medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music with voices and period instruments. Concerts are offered in a number of locations in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe region.
www.la.unm.edu/~davies/MAA/MAA-home.html

New Mexi-Chords
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-242-4451
www.newmexichords.com
Albuquerque’s only male barbershop chorus performs at various locations and events throughout the year.

New Mexico Jazz Workshop
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-255-9798
www.nmjazz.org
New Mexico’s leading jazz presenting and education organization showcases the best and broadest interpretation of jazz music with programming that is responsive to the unique natural and cultural aspects of the state.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
Popejoy Hall, Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-881-8999
www.nmso.org
Based in Albuquerque this nationally renowned orchestra also tours the state. The local schedule includes eight classical performances and six pops concerts. Fiestas de las Americas Series, Classics concert series, and pops

Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-828-0673
www.quintessence-abq.com
This Albuquerque-based vocal ensemble founded in 1986 is dedicated to promoting awareness of and appreciation for the choral arts and to offer access to a wide variety of exceptional works for singers and audiences alike.

UNM Musical Concerts
Keller Hall, Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4JOY
www.unmtickets.com
Enjoy a wide variety of musical groups in concert throughout the year, from the Spirit Marching Band that performs at football games to chamber and symphonic orchestras.

Dance

AirDance New Mexico
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-877-5001
www.aquilaarts.com/airdance.html
Excelling in innovation, this company of talented artists creates exciting and innovative performances that range from multi-media movement theater to critically acclaimed aerial dances.

Ballet Theatre of New Mexico
6913 Natalie NE
Albuquerque 505-888-1054
www.btnm.org
From its first production in 1991, A Victorian Christmas, the Ballet Theatre’s repertory has grown into a rich selection of pieces including the great 18th and 19th century classical ballets as well as contemporary masterpieces.

Contemporary Dance Ensemble
4139 Prospect Avenue NE
Albuquerque 505-888-3644
Modern dance is the focus of this group associated with the Hayden School of Ballet that performs in various venues.

Dance Theatre Southwest
4200 Wyoming NE
Albuquerque 505-296-9465
www.dtsw.com
Home of the New Mexico Ballet Company, this school of dance features an internationally known faculty and serves as a training academy for classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and flamenco dance.

Keshet Dance Company
214 Coal Avenue SW
Albuquerque 505-224-9808
www.keshetdance.org
Combining a repertory dance company with community outreach, Keshet seeks to inspire passion and open unlimited possibilities through the experience of dance.

New Mexico Ballet Company
Venue Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505-292-4245
http://newmexicoballet.org/
This renowned dance company produces major ballet performances at Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico and performs at other locations. Original works combine with guest artists and choreographers in a season crowned by the Nutcracker during the holidays.

New Mexico Folk Music & Dance Society
Locations Vary
Albuquerque 505- 281-7837
www.folkmads.org
This active group is dedicated to promoting and teaching music and dance by sponsoring Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos contra dances, megabands, concerts, camps, and other special events.

University of New Mexico Dance
UNM College of Fine Arts
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4569
www.unmtickets.com
Guest choreographers, along with the company in residence at the university, offer performances in ballet and contemporary dance throughout the academic year.

Visual Arts

CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS / VISUAL ARTS

AirDance ArtSpace
3030 Isleta Boulevard SW
Albuquerque 505-877-5001
www.airdanceartspace.com

Albuquerque Contemporary Art Center
301 Mountain Road NE
Albuquerque 505-842-8016
www.ac2gallery.org

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque 505-242-4600
www.cabq.gov/museum

The Art Education Gallery
University of New Mexico
Masley Hall
Albuquerque 505-277-4112
www.unm.edu/~arted

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe 505-946-1000
www.okeeffemuseum.org

Harwood Art Center of Escuela Del Sol Montessori
1114 7th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-242-6367
www.harwoodartcenter.org

The Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos 505-758-9826
www.harwoodmuseum.org

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque 505-843-7270
Toll Free 800-766-4405
www.indianpueblo.org

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe 505-424-2302
www.iaiancad.org

The Jonson Gallery
University of New Mexico
1909 Las Lomas NE
Albuquerque 505-277-4967
www.unm.edu/~jonsong

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of New Mexico
107 W. Palace Avenue
Santa Fe 505-476-5059
www.museumofnewmexico.org

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe 505-476-1250
www.miaclab.org

The Museum of International Folk Art
Museum Hill, Camino Lejo
Santa Fe 505-476-1200
www.moifa.org

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
750 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe 505-982-2226
www.spanishcolonial.org

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque 505-246-2261
www.nhccnm.org

The Poeh Center
78 Cities of Gold Rd
Santa Fe 505-455-3334
www.poehcenter.com

South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway SE
Albuquerque 505-848-1323
www.cabq.gov/sbcc

The Tamarind Institute & Gallery
University of New Mexico
Center for Southwest Research
110 Cornell Drive SE
Albuquerque 505-277-3901
www.unm.edu/~tamarind

The University Art Museum
UNM Center for the Arts
University of New Mexico
Central Avenue at Cornell
Albuquerque 505-277-4001
http://unmartmuseum.unm.edu

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe 505-982-4636
www.wheelwright.org

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