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Picnic at Tingley
© Aileen O'Catherine
May Events Calendar
© Aileen O'Catherine
May Events Calendar

The flamingos are the first animals you see at the zoo.

© Aileen O'Catherine

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. Locations vary; visit the website for a printable map. Free.
For 2014: May 2

Reba McEntyre
The country singer will perform at Sandia Amphitheater.
For 2014: May 2

Tingley Art Walk
Celebrate the public art at Tingley Beach, where Public Art will host walking tours of the art on display at Tingley, and will hand out their new brochure. A new installation titled "Geese" by John Keyser will be unveiled, and in the cafe, see entries to the Bee Hotel contest and a display about the creation of the blue trees. There will be a BioPark Discovery Station for hands-on learning.
For 2014: May 2

AlbuQuirky House Tour
Get a close look at three of Albuquerque's most unique houses. One house is adorned in mythical murals, another has a glove tree, and another has a backyard carnival of assemblages. A silent auction of little houses created by local artists will also help this fundraiser for OFFCenter, a community art center. The Silent Auction is Friday, May 2 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Sumner & Dene Gallery, 516 Central. Little Houses will be up for auction, featuring the work of Albuquerque artists.
For 2014: May 2 for silent auction; May 3 for tour.

Orchid Show and Sale
If you love flowers as much as I do, you won't want to miss the orchid show at the Botanic Gardens. Experts will be on hand from the New Mexico Orchid Guild to guide you and answer any questions you might have about these special blooms. The show features hundreds of orchids in the Mediterranean Conservatory, the Aquarium lobby, and the Garden Showroom, where they will be available for purchase. Consider purchasing an orchid for Mother's Day. The show is included in the price of regular admission.
For 2014: May 2 - 4

Wind Festival
The festival takes place at Wildlife West in Edgewood. Enjoy stunt kite flying demonstrations, kite flying contests, falcon demos and more.
For 2014: May 3 - 4

Corrales Studio Tour
The annual tour through Corrales brings you over 65 artists who open their studios and homes for the tour. See how art in various mediums is made, from sculpture to watercolors and oils. Several stops will feature multiple artists. Free.
For 2014: May 3 - 4

Idalia Road Marketplace
The outdoor market features fresh foods, gifts, plants, music and more each weekend, in Rio Rancho. Free.
For 2014: May 3 - 4 through October on weekends.

Battlefield New Mexico: The Civil War and More
El Rancho de las Golondrinas will re-enact the times with military drills, camp life, lectures, demonstrations and battle reenactments.
For 2014: May 3 - 4

Tchaikovsky & Shakespeare
Ballet Repertory Theatre presents three contemporary ballets set to Tchaikovsky's Shakespeare inspired overtures. See it in two performances at the KiMo.
For 2014: May 3 - 4

Run for the Zoo
Run for the Zoo and raise funds, while getting fit. Participate in a 10K or 5K run, a 5K fitness run/walk and a one mile run/walk. Pre-registration is required. Fees allow participation in the run, a t-shirt and admission to the Zoo that day.
For 2014: May 4

Focus on Youth
Student artists from Albuquerque Public Schools will showcase their talents at the Albuquerque Museum. The juried photography art exhibition awards ceremony takes place at 2 p.m.
For 2014: May 4

Carmina Burana
The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus closes off its 2013-2014 season with Orff's masterpiece. He the chorus and full orchestra at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 3 p.m.
For 2014: May 4

Bobby Pulido
The Tejano music performer will perform at Sandia Amphitheater.
For 2014: May 4

Cinco de Mayo
Check listings on the linked article for locations, dates and times of various events.
For 2014: May 5

NM Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair
The job fair takes place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in the NE Exhibit Hall.
For 2014: May 8

National Public Gardens Day
Join in a special celebration at the Botanic Gardens that includes talks, lectures, demonstrations and more. Learn about gardening, the environment, and how to conserve water. Get tips on landscape design. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., included with regular admission.
For 2014: May 9

Jesus Munoz Flamenco Quartet
The choreographer/dancer/musical arranger and founder of the Flamenco school Casa Flamenca, will be joined at the Outpost by vocalist Jose Cortes, guitarist Ricardo Diaz and dancer Valeria Montes.
For 2014: May 10

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