CALENDAR

Feb
17
Sat
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Mar
9
Fri
Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival – Spring Show @ EXPO, New Mexico
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival-Spring Show

Creativity is in bloom at Albuquerque’s first major art event of the year, the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival. Fine art is the focus of this festival, and the trend is to leave the show with something new for oneself or the house. This juried arts and crafts show is one of the largest in the state and features the work of more than 225 fine artists and craftsmen from all over the nation. See website for details and discounts.

Spring Show Highlights

The Artists
This year’s Spring Show boasts one of our best selections of artists and craftsmen to date!  The amount of applicants was the largest in the show’s history.  There will be a friendly range of prices and the opportunity to purchase handmade items directly from the artists themselves.  Don’t miss this national, well-rounded arts and crafts festival – this is our ORIGINAL event!

Entertainment
Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in both Exhibit Halls.  2014 schedule will be posted shortly!

Kids’ Creation Station
Bring the kids to the Kids’ Creation Station where kids can explore their artistic side and create their own works of art, all for free!

 

Food Sampling
Be sure to visit the Culinary Arts Row, and sample wonderful jams and jellies, soups, dips, specialty mustards and gourmet sauces, goat cheese, fresh baked breads and more!

Door Prizes
We call multiple door prizes every hour. Sign up on one of our tablets by entering your name and email. If you are a lucky winner, you may choose your own prize from the great selection of pieces generously donated by our artists in our door prize booth!

Casa Angelica
Casa Angelica is a home for severely impaired children and is supported by local donations. The festival is proud to support this wonderful organization.  Please click here for more information!  www.casaangelica.org

Event Details

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday is until 4pm
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Admission: $7. Children under 12 are free.

Location:
Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival – Spring Show

300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-292-7457
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Mar
13
Tue
New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival
Mar 13 – Mar 18 all-day

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival has been delighting audiences and gathering fans since 2007 when its founder, Ronaldo Patrizio-Steiner staged a four-day celebration of Italian cinema as a benefit for the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. That first festival featured 12 films and a buffet. It was declared a huge success both as an artistic and a fundraising endeavor. It became Ronaldo’s passion and his annual gift to the community.

When Ronaldo moved out of state he left the festival in the hands of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, the non-profit organization he had established in 2010. Members of that organization, all volunteers dedicated to children’s causes and to showcasing Italian cinema and culture in New Mexico, stepped forward to continue the tradition.

Festival 2018 benefits NDI New Mexico, which brings award-winning arts and healthy lifestyle programs to underserved children in urban, rural and Native American communities throughout New Mexico.

Thanks to our volunteers and to the enthusiastic, enduring support of our patrons and sponsors, this award-winning festival has become the largest, most significant Italian event in the state.

Now in its 11th year, Festival 2018 features another strong lineup of recent, award-winning and highly-acclaimed Italian films in their local premieres. All films are in Italian with English subtitles and include a great mix of genres, from comedy to drama to romance.

You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this unique opportunity to explore contemporary Italy through the eyes and insights of celebrated Italian filmmakers. You don’t have to be Italian to savor the cuisine, people, sights and sounds that put our festival among the Top 5 Best of the City two years in a row.

Film buffs, music lovers, Italophiles and foodies . . .

Join us for the exciting Films & Events of Festival 2018!

Mar
17
Sat
Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest @ Expo New Mexico
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day

One stop shopping for some of the nation’s finest chocolates, coffees, cheeses, baked goods, candies, dips, sauces, wines, and beer.

Founded in 2009, the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest brings together 120 purveyors of incredible chocolates, coffees, candies, teas, gourmet foods, and wine and beer.  While not sampling and shopping from these unique businesses, attendees enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, coffee seminars, baking contests, and a Kids Zone with free activities and live cow milking demonstrations.

By creating an affordable and accessible environment, the event now attracts over 18,000 chocoholics and coffee aficionados, making it the largest chocolate & coffee consumer festival in the country.

The event has grown to include purveyors of all types of gourmet foods and proudly presents craft cheeses, artisan breads and baked goods, and unique sauces and dips.

The mission of the festival is twofold: 1) support the development and prosperity of small culinary businesses and 2) educate consumers of the farm-to-festival lifeline of both chocolate and coffee and the value of supporting local, culinary businesses.

Experience the Southwest’s most delicious festival! From coffee roasters and tea houses to cakes and donuts, you’ll find something for everyone. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, live music, contests and, best of all, sample premium chocolate, coffee and gourmet food.

The Southwest’s largest gathering of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, tea houses, cake, donut and candy makers, wineries & more. There will be cooking demos, baking contests, chocolate eating contests and a barista latte art contest as well as live music. For kids there will be free games, bounce houses and face painting!

 

EVENT DATES & TIMES

Saturday, March 17, 2018: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018: 10am – 6pm

*Alcohol sales start 10am on Saturday, 11am on Sunday and end at 6pm each day.

 

STANDARD TICKET PRICING

– Adults:  $10. Weekend Pass: $15
– Seniors (60+) and Students: $8. (Available at the door only. ID Required.)
– Members of the Military and First Responders, and their families: $8. (Available at the door only. ID Required.)
– Ages 4-12: $3. Weekend Pass: $5
– Ages 3 & under: Free

PREMIUM TICKET OPTIONS (limited availability)
All include admission to the festival and special perks.

– Latte Art Throwdown Ticket. $20. Details to be Announced
– Chocolate Dessert Challenge Ticket. $25. Click for Details

PARKING
– Parking is $5 per vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
– Bikes are free. We do not provide bike valet service.
– Free handicapped parking available.
– We will not have wheelchairs to rent

DAY-OF TICKETS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE
BOX OFFICE SALES CASH ONLY.

 *A note on SAMPLES:

Yes, vendors provide complimentary samples of their amazing culinary creations from chocolates to coffees to candies to tea and more. If you enjoy a sample, show some love and support these hard-working, local businesses. Your community depends on it. Thank You.

 

LOCATION

EXPO New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Manual Lujan Buildings A, B, C
300 San Pedro Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Enter at San Pedro & Copper
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP 

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Apr
21
Sat
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

May
5
Sat
Tucumcari Rawhide Days
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Practice your steely gaze and dust off those cowboy boots in celebration of the Old West at Tucumcari’s Rawhide Days. Named for the popular TV Western Rawhide, which ran from 1959–1965 and starred (the very) young Clint Eastwood and Tucumcari’s own Paul Brinegar, the event celebrates the city’s contributions to the small screen (several ranches north of the city briefly served as filming locations for the show in 1959).

Take a selfie with a longhorn, enjoy music from the Next Generation Band, or compete for the title of Ms. Tucumcari Rawhide.

May
19
Sat
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Jun
16
Sat
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Jul
21
Sat
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Aug
18
Sat
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – Route 66 Artful Saturday
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ARTFUL SATURDAY
Albuquerque ARTScrawl –
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

Sep
4
Tue
Isleta Pueblo Feast Day – St. Augustinito
Sep 4 all-day

Isleta means “Little Island” in Spanish, but Isleta Pueblo is hardly “little” having and area of 211,002 acres and a population greater than three thousand.

Isleta has had a troubled history. When the Pueblo Revolt began, many of the members fled to Hopi settlements in Arizona, while a number of Isleta people accompanied the Spanish in their retreat to El Paso del Norte. After the rebellion was brought under control, the Isleta people returned to their former home, some bringing Hopi mates and half-Hopi Children.

When some members of the Laguna Pueblo and the Acoma Pueblo joined the Isleta community in the eighteen hundreds, friction within this heterogeneous society led to internal disagreement over religious and ritual matters.

The solution to this conflict resulted in the creation of the satellite settlement of Oraibi. The Pueblo today is comprised of two small communities. Oraibi and Chicale and the the main Pueblo, Isleta.

The language is generally Tiwa with most people speaking English as well. Agriculture is the principal occupation of the Isleta people. Additional revenue is derived from land leased to local business concerns and to the United States Government.

A high portion of the population works outside the reservation, but a recent revival of pottery making is giving work to a number of artisans.

The Chiwiwi family, which is noted for its high quality work, has created fine products in the traditional style of pottery which are gaining the attention of collectors. Embroidery and jewelry-making are also experiencing a revival.

Isleta is also known for excellent bread baking.

The Isleta Pueblo performs several dances open to the public during June, July and August as well as September Fair and Christmas festivals.

Camping and fishing at Sunrise Lake on the Isleta Reservation are popular vacation attractions.

Sep
8
Sat
Pie Town Pie Festival @ Pie Town, New Mexico
Sep 8 all-day

Pie Festival 2017 – September 9

Pie Festival 2017

Pie Festival 2017 is Saturday, September 9!

The 2017 Pie Baking Contest Rules are LIVE–head to the Pie Baking Contest Rules page for the rules and a printable PDF Entry Form!

Information on the Pi-K run is now available–check the menu to the left of the screen, or visit the Run for Pie site at http://jimejoalbin.wixsite.com/runforpie

 

We’re busy planning another great Pie Festival, with live music, games, fun and pie!