May 2017

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – May 2017


May 4, 11:30 am–1 pm

Water as Destiny Series

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

“Exploring the Nexus between Water & Economic Development.” 2nd luncheon in a series on regional water innovations. Speaker: John Freisinger, president, Technology Ventures Corp. $50/$30/$25. Presented by Urban Land Institute-NM.


May 7–10

Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism

ABQ Convention Center

Presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations related to hotel & tourism sales, tourism/product development, operations management, hotel & tourism marketing. $229–$429. Presented by the NM Hospitality Assn.


May 10, 9–10:30 am

Agricultural Collaborative

MRCOG Office, 809 Copper NW

Monthly meeting of citizens, growers, farmers, producers, food processors, buyers, representatives from agencies & organizations. 505.247.1750,,


Through May 11

Food As Medicine

UNM Continuing Education

Explore the wisdom of a wellness system growing in recognition and acceptance as a compliment to Western healthcare practices. 505.277.0077,,


May 11, 9 am–1 pm

Job-Ready Hire Fair

ABQ Rail Yards

Over 40 ABQ companies will bring high-demand jobs to out-of-school and unemployed young adults as part of a national effort to support skills-based hiring. Free Core Score Assessment. Find a mentor and a Job Training Program.,


May 13, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

ABQ Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization working in support of solutions such as the carbon fee/dividend to prevent the worst aspects of a warming world. Meets 2nd Sat. monthly.,


May 14, 9–11 am

Seasons of Growth Gardening Class

IPCC, 2401 12th St. NW

Hands-on learning series the second Sunday every month through Oct. explores Pueblo people’s traditional farming methods. $5. Reservations:


May 14, 5–6:30 pm

Safeguarding our Natural and Cultural Heritage

Bachechi Open Space

9523 Río Grande NW

Mark Allison, exec. dir. of the NM Wilderness Alliance will talk about NM’s wild public lands and wilderness areas. Free.


May 14, 6:30 pm

NM High School Musical Theatre Awards

Popejoy Hall, UNM

11 high school drama programs from across the state have competed. 63 students have also been nominated for Best Actor and Actress. 505.266.3003,


May 18–20

Plant-Based Prevention of Disease Conference


National annual conference. 33 speakers include clinicians, researchers and educators. Open to professionals, students and the public.


May 20, 11 am

March Against Monsanto

Begins at Central Ave. and University Blvd.

Worldwide Protest. A nonviolent march to raise public awareness of corporate farming and business practices and to advocate banning genetically engineered (GE) seeds and foods.


May 20, 12–9 pm

Bees & Seeds Festival

Tractor Brewing – Wells Park

1800 4th St. NW

Family-friendly, interactive learning event. Free plants & seeds, art & craft vendors, music. Hosted by GMO-Free NM. http://bit.lybsf2017


May 21, 10:30 am–4 pm

Festival of Asian Cultures

NM Veterans Memorial Park

1100 Louisiana SE

Music, dance, food, activities, vendors. Cambodian, Chinese, E. Indian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Nepali, Tahitian, Thai, Vietnamese. Free. 505.332.9249,


June 7, 8:30 am–4 pm

NM Recycling Coalition

ABQ Museum, Ventana Salon

Annual meeting and professional recycling training. 6 CEU credits towards NMED and National Sustainable Resource Management Recertification. $100/$175.


June 26

Kids Count Conference

Marriott Pyramid

“Opportunity Matters: Advancing the Well-being of NM’s Children, Women and Families in a New Political Era.” Nationally renowned keynote speakers, panels, breakout sessions, awards.


First Sundays

NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800


Saturdays, 1 pm

Weekly Docent-led Tours

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW

Tours of different exhibits and themes in the Art Museum. $2-$3, free with museum admission. 505.246.2261,


Daily, 10 am–6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood
(just east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free.


Through Nov. 5

Outstanding in His Field: San Ysidro

NHCC Art Museum, 1701 Fourth SW

Exhibit on patron saint of farmers & gardeners. More than 65 artists. $6/$5/16 & under free.


Through July 2018

Long Ago: Pueblo People & Our Modern Environment

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW

Exhibits link elders’ wisdom to modern relationship with Earth. $8.40/$6.40/$5.40; 505.843.7270,


Paid AmeriCorps Terms

Young women and men ages 18–25 sought for seasonal, full-time conservation projects in Albuquerque area wilderness. 575.751.1420,


ABQ 2030 District

A voluntary collaboration of commercial property tenants, building managers, property owners and developers; real estate, energy, and building sector professionals, lenders, utility companies; and public stakeholders such as government agencies, nonprofits, community groups and grassroots organizers. Property partners share anonymous utility data and best practices. Professional partners provide expertise and services. Public partners support the initiative as it overlaps with their own missions. Info:



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