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Albuquerque November Events

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Creeping, Crawling and Carnivorous Show
See insect eating plants, unusual insects, scorpions, spiders and other creepy, crawly things at the Botanic Gardens.
For 2013: October 4 through November 3

Albuquerque Tango Festival
The festival features workshop style classes, over 30 hours of milongas with DJs, and lots of tango dancing. The festival takes place at the Las Puertas, located at 1512 1st Street NW.  Opening milonga is Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m. Milongas continue through the weekend, and on Saturday, November 2, the tango orchestra will perform. Custom cakes at each milonga make it sweet. All levels are welcome.
For 2013: October 31 - November 3

First Friday Fractals
Art and science meet under the planetarium dome for these live presentations at the planetarium in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
For 2013: November 1

First Friday ARTScrawl
With over 20 different galleries throughout the city participating, you can choose which ones to visit to find out what's happening with guilds, individual artists and ongoing shows. And it's all free.
For 2013: November 1

Hey Mozart
A workshop for 3 - 12 year olds will include improvised composition and voice instruction. The morning ends with a workshop concert. Hey Mozart workshop is at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Pre-registration is required.
For 2013: November 1

Southwest Bacon Fest
The first annual Southwest Bacon Fest takes place at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be over 25 of Albuquerque's chefs cooking up bacon treats, live music, bacon eating contests, bacon film screenings, a bacon poetry contest and fun for the kids. Tickets include admission to the festival and the Balloon Museum. Bacon ice cream, anyone?
For 2013: November 2

Scandinavian Festival
The annual event features Scandinavian folk art, jewelry, cookies, kids' crafts Scandinavian dancing and more. Find that perfect something for Christmas.
For 2013: November 2

The Firebird and Tchaikovsky
The Figueroa Music and Arts Project, with Festival Ballet Albuquerque, will perform works by Tchaikovsky and The Firebird by Ernesto Cordero. Guillermo Figueroa will conduct and play violin, along with the orchestra. See it at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
For 2013: November 2 - 3

Doggie Dash & Dawdle
The Animal Humane of New Mexico raises funds with this annual event, held at Balloon Fiesta Park. In addition to running or walking with your dog, there is a pet carnival, shopping, and the chance to adopt a pet if you don't have one. Register individually or as a team, to help homeless pets. Run a 5k or dawdle a two mile walk with your dog friends. There will be food, entertainment and vendors all day.
For 2013: November 3

Dia de los Muertos
South Broadway celebrates the tradition of the Day of the Dead with altars, an art market, and live entertainment. The community celebration features family activities, food face painting and Dia festivities. The event is free.
For 2013: November 3

Dia de los Muertos Art Show
See calavara art at the South Broadway Cultural Center. The show is free.
For 2013: November 3 - 23

Hansel and Gretel
The New Mexico Young Actors present the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel at the KiMo Theatre. Themusical production features a cast of children only.
For 2013: November 6 - 11

A Pirate's Life is Not For Me!
Children can learn the art of etiquette with the help of two wayward pirates at the St. James Tearoom.
For 2013: November 7

Yjastros: Todo Es de Color
The American Flamenco Repertory Company will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The performance unites dance with poetry.
For 2013: November 7 - 9

Ozomatli Benefit Concert
Ozomatli will perform at the Kiva Auditiorium for a benefit concert that helps dual language education in New Mexico.
November 8

New Mexico Veterans Art Exhibit
Enjoy art in every genre, from photography to painting. Veterans and those who have served in the national guard will display their creative talents at the Fine Arts Building, New Mexico Expo. This is a free event.
For 2013: November 8 - 23

St. Francis Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair
There will be holiday shopping, a bake sale and a silent auction. Admission is free. The bazaar takes place at St. Francis Church, 2903 Cabezon Blvd. SE in Rio Rancho (corner of Golf Course Rd. and 19th/Cabezon Blvd), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For 2013: November 9

Veterans Day
There are a good many events in the Albuquerque area to honor veterans. Find out about the various ways to honor veterans in this guide to events and ceremonies.
For 2013: November 11

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