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A Red Carpet Affair: A Nuclear Night Out

Join The Junior League of Albuquerque as we celebrate the 1940’s and 1950’s with

A Red Carpet Affair: A Nuclear Night Out

at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

6pm to 11pm

 

At our annual cocktail soiree, swing and sway through the fabulous 40’s and 50’s as you meander through the exhibits of the museum.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, the cash bar will be open and as always, our Silent Auction will be on display for your bidding pleasure.

Ladies, put on your Rockabilly Chic and gentlemen, slick back your pompadours for a swinging good time!

                   

            

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here!

We are looking for event donors and silent auction items.  If you are interested in becoming an event donor, please contact our fundraising team at JLAFundraising@gmail.com.  To donate a silent auction item, please contact our Red Carpet Affair Co-Chair, Juliann Lamb at JLARedCarpetAffair@gmail.com.

Proceeds from A Red Carpet Affair benefit The Junior League of Albuquerque’s mission and our focus on promoting a successful transition out of foster care for aged out youth in our community.  And beginning this year, our Signature Project – The Junior League of Albuquerque’s Diaper Bank.


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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd., six blocks south of Central Ave. and off of Interstate 40, exit 165.

Cranksgiving Santa Fe

Cranksgiving Santa Fe
Nov 10th 2018, 10:30am MST – 02:57pm MST

Ride your bicycle to help the hungry of New Mexico.
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food drive, part scavenger hunt.
Bring a bike, a bag, a lock, and about $20-$25 to buy food. All of the food collected at grocery stores will benefit the Food Depot of Northern New Mexico. Last year we gathered over 1,000lbs of food in our bid to help stamp out hunger during the holidays.
Win Prizes!
Categories Fastest Man, Fastest Woman,Fastest Team, Most Food Collected and Most Stores and Best Costume.  Prizes provided by our sponsors.
Can’t make it to the event? Drop off a non perishable food item at one of these sponsoring local independent bike shops (until November 8th)
For more information or to Sign Up, visit our Facebook Page https //www.facebook.com/CranksgivingSantaFe
Sponsors
BTI, BayWa.Re Systems, Santa Fe Reporter, Pedal Queens, Back Road Pizza, Broken Spoke, Pedego Electric Bikes, Mellow Velo, NM Bike and Sport, O’Leary Bikes, Rob and Charlies, Sirius Cycles

South Valley Dia De Los Muertos y Marigolds Parade & Celebration

26th Annual Dia De Los Muertos y Marigolds
Parade & Celebration

Sunday 2pm,

November 4, 2018

Westside Community Center

Theme:

“Protect our sacred. 

¡ Lucha Por Lo Que Amas ! “
(Fight for what you love

Dia de Los Muertos is an ancient tradition rooted in Mexico. It celebrates life and honors those who have passed on. Our particular celebration draws its influences from Jose Guadalupe Posada’s early 1900’s portrayal of personalities and professions as skeletons or Calaveras. Posada depicted rich and poor alike as skeletons in ordinary and sometimes outrageous but tragic life settings. Printed sheets would circulate during Dia De Los Muertos festivities where he would seize the opportunity for political satire and comedy. The Posada Calavera always seemed to be laughing, frolicking and up to some kind of mischief.

Come in your best Calavera attire!

Westside Community Center
1250 Isleta Boulevard Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87105

 

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market

DOWNTOWN GROWERS’ MARKET

The Downtown Growers’ Market is a family-friendly event that occurs every Saturday morning (8A-12P) from April 14th – November 3rd at historic Robinson Park. It is one of the largest and longest running Markets in New Mexico.

At the Market, you will find all the local produce you can imagine, delicious prepared on-site food, arts and crafts, local band performances, and fun activities for friends and family to enjoy including yoga in the park.

The Market is free to attend, however, donations to help keep the Market running are welcomed at our information booth! For more information about what is going on weekly at the Market be sure to check out our event pages on Facebook (Downtown Growers’ Market).

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

South Broadway Cultural Center celebrates Dia de los Muertos on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from noon – 6 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will include a large art exhibition, artist market, live music, show ‘n shine, food trucks and more!

Noon – 12:45 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies with Aztec Dancers
1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – La Rondalla de Albuquerque in the John Lewis Theatre
1:50 p.m – 2:20 p.m. – Consulado de Mexico: Announces Ofrenda Winners
2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. – Ballet Folklórico Fiesta Mexicana Inc.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Magic Show
4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Movie – Coco

Dia de los Muertos Celebration at South Broadway is a long tradition considered to be a cultural treasure by those in the surrounding community. The annual celebration brings a large number of people to celebrate the Day of the Dead, connected to the Catholic holiday of All Saints Day celebrated worldwide each year. The Dia de Los Muertos tradition focuses not on death, but on the lives of loved ones who have passed. Families visit grave sites where often elaborate decorations are placed.

Scheduled from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Dia de Los Muertos celebration will feature both traditional and contemporary ofrendas (offerings) to honor the deceased. A community ofrenda will be created on which members of the public may place photographs of their departed loved ones. The Mexican Consulate is partnering to support the creation of special ofrendas that will result in a prize for the most creative and artistic design. The winner will be announced at 1:50 p.m.

The celebration will take place throughout the South Broadway Cultural Center and South Broadway Library. In the large community room will be the “Dead Market,” an artists’ market with themed art, jewelry and objects celebrating Dia de Los Muertos. In the Library additional art and a “Dead Poets Ofrenda” will be on display.

Many of those attending will add to the celebration with elaborate Dia makeup and costumes.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy “Show ‘n Shine,” where all are welcome to display their low riders, classic, traditional or Volkswagen cars.

Food Trucks offering both traditional Mexican fare and typical American food like hamburgers and hot dogs will be onsite.

Admission is free.

Annual Maize Maze – Albuquerque

Annual Maize Maze

Tres Hermanas Farm and the Rio Grande Community Farm present the 20th Annual Maize Maze! Join us for the last two weekends of October on the 140 acre Los Poblanos Open Space.

Tres Hermanas Farm and the Rio Grande Community Farm present the 20th Annual Maize Maze! Join us for the last two weekends of October on the 140 acre Los Poblanos Open Space. There will be an 8-acre maze, scavenger hunt, educational programming by Explora!, introduction to birding tours by the Audobon Society, local food, drink, and more. This event will benefit two amazing organizations working to support Albuquerque’s local food system:

Tres Hermanas Farm works with the refugee population, empowering New Americans by connecting them with space to grow food for themselves, their families, and for markets.

Rio Grande Community Farm supports wildlife habitat, education for the public about sustainable agriculture, and hosts a vibrant community garden which provides space for Tres Hermanas Farm.

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets will be available for cash or card at the door!

Adults: $10

Kids: $6

 

Tickets also available in advance, online at riograndefarm.org

Email: zoey.fink@lfsrm.org

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES *

  • Oct 20, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 21, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 27, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 28, 2018 at 11:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Los Poblanos Open Space6018 Los Poblanos Field Trails, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Presented by Rio Grande Community Farm at Los Poblanos Open Space, Albuquerque NM

Dragon Lights Albuquerque

Formerly known as the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, The Dragon Lights Festival features 30+ larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

  • October 5th – 7th”Balloon Fiesta Weekend” –  partnership with Balloon Fiesta
  • October 26th – 28th: “Halloween Weekend – partnership with haunted house
  • November 9th – 11th: “Foodie Weekend” – Extra Food Trucks, Eating Contest, Food Specials
  • November 23rd – 25th: “Fusion Art Weekend” – Partnership with Meow Wolf Santa Fe!
  • November 3th – December 2nd: “Closing Weekend” – Lantern Auction, Presents, Everything Goes NOW!!!

CULTURE

Dragon Lights Albuquerque will illuminate Expo New Mexico with larger-than-life lantern displays. Each lantern is handcrafted by our team of artisans from Zigong, China, which is regarded as China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-crafting.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for purchase. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese food, traditional fair food, and assorted beverages.

Stage Performance Times

Performance Times
Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Please note that we are closed on Mondays. Our beer garden is open from Friday to Sunday.

Performances are included with ticket purchase.

Chinese Lanterns

This 8-week event will feature 100% new displays with the exception of our signature dragon!

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors can also enjoy handicraft demonstrations presented by our Chinese artisans. Handicraft demonstrations this year include inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy, and crystal engraving.

Nightly Performances

Our performers have decades of experience and offer a unique glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performance arts featured include face changing, contortion acts, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Hops & Harvest – ABQ

Hops & Harvest

The Downtown Growers’ Market’s annual fundraiser with Marble Brewery. 10/20/18

The Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market‘s annual fundraiser “Hops & Harvest” is just around the corner! We invite you to join us at Marble Brewery for brews, raffle prizes, pumpkin painting, delicious food, lively bands and socializing. The Downtown Growers’ Market operates each year on limited funds to cover its numerous costs. We encourage you to come show your support for the Market you know and love. We thank you in advance for your generous contributions and for supporting local agriculture, food and art.

Music Line-Up
2-4:30pm Gitano
5-7pm Leeside
8-11pm Group Therapy

Food Trucks On Site:
Oni Noodles
Malaguena’s

Raffle Prizes! Come try your luck with the raffle, where you could win prizes from local businesses and vendors. You do not have to be present to win.

There will be pumpkin painting from 2-6pm on the upper patio. All supplies provided! $5/pumpkin (larger donations appreciated).

All ages welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Darth & Yoda Return this Friday!

The Saga Continues At
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque
Intergalactic Balloon Museum…
Darth and Yoda: Choose Your Side
Cue the “Imperial March.” Darth Vader is coming to the Balloon Museum. His darkness should not overshadow the fact that Master Yoda will be there, too, as the wildly popular duo of special shape hot air balloons return for a special inflation event on Friday, October 5, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting).
In addition to encountering Darth and Yoda up close, visitors also will be able to meet the balloon pilots and crew members, and:
  • Meet one of the galaxy’s favorite droids, BB-8, for a great photo opportunity
  • Explore the Balloon Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Enjoy the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts at various stations in the museum)
  • Experience the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
  • Visit the Balloon Explorium for hands-on hot air balloon experiments and simulators
  • Watch radio-controlled hot air balloon demonstrations, with guest “pilot” Chewbacca
Visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader’s own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison. Costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event. Those siding with Rebels should look for allies among members of the Bantha Canyon Base. For those undecided, there will be plenty of Mandalorian Mercs to mingle with, too.

2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year. You won’t want to miss this city-wide celebration!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That’s the size of Balloon Fiesta Park’s 78-acre launch field! And at this Park’s “playing field,” there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action.

Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can’t hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can’t feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you.

Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25.

Saturday, October 6

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Twilight Twinkle Glow™ presented by Albuquerque Journal
6:45 Opening Ceremonies 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canonmore… 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday, October 7

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Balloon Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension, more… 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show, located on north end of Launch Field
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

Monday, October 8
Propane day presented by Airgas, an Air Liquide Company

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Tuesday, October 9
Coca-Cola Day

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Wednesday, October 10

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… No Events
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Thursday, October 11
Kids’ Day presented by KOB-TV

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ presented by Wells Fargo Bank 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday, October 12

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday, October 13

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:00 – 5:00 Music Fiesta
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

1:30 – 5:00  AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
7:00 Mass Ascension 6:00 Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 7:45 Laser Light Show
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street) 8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino

Sunday October 14

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading