Tuesdays – Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Children of War, Voices of Peace: Japanese and American Perspectives
Anderson Abruzzo Balloon Museum
A forgotten component of World War II is brought to light in this new exhibit. Features illustrations from a book written by one of the schoolchildren involved in making the Fugo balloon bombs, which Japan launched into the jet stream, hoping to take America by surprise. Opening day special activities are planned.
March 1 – 8
Beauty and the Beast
Ballet Repertory Theater presents a classic fairy tale brought to life, the story shows how the soul of the beast is transformed by the power of love. Times vary. Tickets $15-$25, discounts for children 12 and under.
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Plumed Invader, Brown Bag Lecture Series
The western Pacific lionfish have waving plumage and resemble a tropical bird more than an underwater creature. Jeanette and Peter Lysne of the Reef Environmental Education Fund (REEF) will discuss how the venomous lionfish have invaded reef ecosystems. No fee with regular admission.
California Guitar Trio
7220 Lomas NE
Since 1991, this guitar trio has created a vibrant sound that fuses a wide array of styles, from classical to worldbeat.
March 5 – 8
Real Women Have Curves
Hispanic Cultural Center
The story centers around five immigrant women who work in a sweatshop dress factory was made into a film starring America Ferrera.
$15 - $25 for tickets; discounts for members.
6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
First Friday Fractals
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
One of the best events in Albuquerque is the full dome planetarium show held every first Friday. Viewers explore the intricate and fascinating world of fractals in a tour de force program that is both educational and entertaining. Adults $10, Seniors $7, Children (3-12) $5.
New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
The season’s Beethoven Festival continues with special performances by Orli Shaham and Awadagin Pratt on the piano, along with the New Mexico Chorus. The concert is a special fundraiser for the NMSO.
7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
17th Annual Chocolate Fantasy: The Spirit of Celtic Lore
By the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
Enjoy great food and amazing dessert in the form of the most decadent chocolate creations, each a work of art. Includes a silent auction, a raffle and plenty of entertainment, all benefiting the Museum Foundation. For tickets, call 505-841-2821.
1111 Carlisle SE
The small facilities at the Source are the perfect place to spend an evening listening to live music. Corinne West has a unique kind of acoustic sound, with roots in folk, rock, progressive country and a little bit of blues.
March 7 – March 31
9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Botanic Gardens Mediterranean Conservatory
Even in the midst of the cold, blustery March winds that frequent Albuquerque every year, there is sanctuary. Visit the conservatory to witness thousands of blooming bulbs as they herald the start of spring. Free with regular admission.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Leap Into Spring
Rio Grande Zoo
Join the zoo in celebrating everything reptilian at the Reptile and Amphibian house. Learn about these unusual creatures, and discover how to help protect them.
A Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece about mistaken identity and mixed up family ties is performed by the Aquila Theater Company.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque’s Alavarado Hotel Exhibit
As the museum opens its exhibit on the legendary Alvarado Hotel, there will be former employees and visitors on hand to talk about their experiences there. Do so yourself if you have something to share, at the open mike afterward. There will also be costumed actors telling tales of the hotel whose doors were open for over sixty-five years in Albuquerque’s downtown.
Joe Stevens and Ingrid Elizabeth form the duo Coyote Grace, an alt-folk group with a down-home sound. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 students.
Martha Graham Dance Company, Appalachian Spring
The American folk sound of Copland coupled with the expansive choreography of Martha Graham combine in this tale about Shaker newlyweds. The company will perform other selected pieces.
Long Island Iced Latina
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Comedienne Marga Gomez riffs on growing up in an all white high school, Latinas who can’t make salsa, and more. Tickets $10 - $20 through Ticketmaster.
Derby runs 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Clinic 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Fishing Derby and Clinic
Head over to the ponds at Tingley Beach for the 3rd Annual Free Fishing Derby, and catch a golden trout to win a prize. Requires a fishing license for anyone 12 and over, but they can be purchased in the Train Station. Other than the fishing license, there is no fee. The free fishing clinic will help anyone who wants to learn the basics of fishing. Equipment is available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
March 14 - 15
Comedy & Chords Weekend
Music of Adrianne, Catie Curtis and Natalia Zukerman. Comediennes Dana Goldberg, Page Hurwitz, Elvira Kurt and Jessica Kirson perform March 15 starting at 7 p.m.
Latin Diva Concert Series: Eva Ayllón
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
Afro-Peruvian singer Eva Ayllon blends Peruvian, Spanish and African sounds into a style called musica criolla. Tickets $15 - $25 with member discount.
Join one of Ireland’s leading musical ensembles for a high-energy introduction to classic Irish music. Features traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, button accordian, bouzouki, fiddle, and glorious vocals. Tickets from $28 - $43.