August 2017

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – August 2017


Aug. 3, 8:30 am–7 pm

Diplomacy Begins Here Summit

ABQ Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Downtown

Summit will focus on the creative economy, social entrepreneurship and indigenous entrepreneurship and explore the impact of innovation, culture and international relations on economic development. Cohosted by Global Ties ABQ and the Santa Fe Council for International Relations in association with the State Department. 505.888.1687,


Aug. 5, 9 am–4 pm

Native American Movie
Actors Workshop

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

2401 12th NW

Learn how to prepare and compete for being a background actor or extra. Open to Native Americans of all ages. $50/$35 for children under 12. Advance registration required. 505.820.0552,


Aug. 6, 5–10:30 pm

Downtown Summerfest

Civic Plaza between Tijeras and Marquette

Music from a local band and national headliner. Market, kids’ activities, food trucks. Free.


Aug. 7, 21, 5 pm

350 New Mexico

ABQ Center for Peace & Justice

202 Harvard SE

Help build a grassroots climate movement to address the impacts of climate change on New Mexicans.


Aug. 8, 2–4 pm, 6–8 pm

Pueblo Book Club

IPCC Pueblo House, 2401 12th NW

Po’Pay: Leader of the First American Revolution. A discussion of Joe Sando’s book. Free.


Aug. 12, 9 am–2:30 pm

Nurture Nature Program

Bachechi Open Space at the Bosque and Arboretum

Rev. LoraKim Joyner, wildlife veterinarian and co-director of One Earth Conservation will guide the day. $20 includes lunch All welcome regardless of finances. Sponsored by First Unitarian Earth Web.,


Aug. 12, 10 am–12 pm

ABQ Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Edna Fergusson Library

3700 San Mateo NE

Monthly meeting of group working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide.,


Aug. 13, 9–11 am

Seasons of Growth Gardening Class

IPCC, 2401 12th NW

Cultural Education Team will examine the origin of corn and how it has changed throughout history. Also, a look at contemporary seeds—from heirloom to Monsanto. $5 suggested donation. 11 am: One hour of volunteer work. 505.843.7270, Reservations:


Aug. 13 Application Deadline

Creative Business Cup
USA Finals

“The United Nations of entrepreneurship and creativity” is the world’s largest gathering of creative entrepreneurs. The USA finals will take place in ABQ Sept. 14–15, hosted by Creative Startups.,


Through Aug. 13

Birds of a Feather Woven Together

Open Space Visitor Center

6500 Coors Blvd. NE

Tapestry artists of Las Areñas. Also Scribes 8 exhibits: Trees: 505.897.8831,


Aug. 15, 5 pm

Santolina Hearing

Vincent Griego Chambers, 1 Civic Plaza

Public comment will be taken on the proposed development. The Bernalillo County Commission will vote on whether to approve Level B. The Contra Santolina Working Group will present Future Fair on Civic Plaza prior to the hearing.


Aug. 19, 9 am

Acequia Talk & Walk

Pajarito Acequia, St. Edwins Parking Lot

Learn about acequia history and traditions in the Valle de Atrisco. Presented by the Center for Social Sustainable Systems with the South Valley Regional Association of Acequias.


Aug. 19, 10 am–7 pm

Bosque Chile Festival

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW

Celebration of food, art and culture on the Río Grande. Entertainment, kids’ activities, demonstrations. Presented by Bernalillo County and the NHCC. $5/Ages 5 and younger free.


Aug. 25, 6 pm

NM Appleseed’s Parade of Playhouses Gala Auction

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

2601 Central NW

Fundraiser to support work addressing poverty in NM. Professionals and builders create imaginative playhouses that will be on display for several weeks. A custom designed playhouse created by Meow Wolf will be raffled off for $10 tickets. Admission: $100. 505.814.1200,


Through Aug. 27

Hollywood SW: NM in Film
and Television

Albuquerque Museum

Explores three critical elements of NM’s film history: the state as a location, as a topic either historical or contemporary, and the people as subjects. 505.243.7255,


Sept. 1 Submission Deadline

4th Annual Pueblo Film Fest

IPCC, 2401 12th NW

The only film fest in the country (Nov. 17–19) devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers. Screenings, presentations and discussions. 505.843-7270,


Sept. 7– 17

NM State Fair

Louisiana and Lomas


Sept. 9, 1–6 pm


Kiva Auditorium, ABQ Convention Center

TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion on innovative ideas. $50/$25 students.


Sept. 9, 6–9 pm

IPCC 8th Annual Gala

IPCC, 2401 12th NW

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Season’s of Growth Gala. Art, food, dance and history. Live and silent auctions. Fundraiser supports IPCC’s library and archives.


September 22–23


NHCC, 1701 4th St. SW

Annual celebration of world music & culture. 20 performances by 17 acts from 5 continents on 3 stages. Tickets: 505.724.4771,


Through September

We Are of This Place

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th  St. NW

The Pueblo Story. A historical overview and contemporary artworks. Through July 2018: Long Ago: Pueblo People & Our Modern Environment, exploring cutting-edge sustainability issues. Multimedia exhibit links elders’ wisdom to modern relationship with the Earth. Native dances Fri. 2 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am & 2 pm. $8.40/$6.40/$5.40; 505.843.7270,


Through Nov. 5

Outstanding in His Field:
San Ysidro

NHCC Art Museum, 1701 4th St. SW

Contemporary and traditional depictions of the patron saint of farmers & gardeners. More than 65 artists. $6/$5/16 & under free.


Through Nov. 11

Long Environmentalism
in the Near North

UNM Art Museum, 1 University of New Mexico

A collection of photos and writings by UNM professor Subhankar Banerjee. Closed Sundays and Mondays.


First Sundays

New Mexico Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

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


Fri, Sat, 7–9 pm and Sundays 1–3 pm

Summertime in Oldtown Concerts

ABQ Old Town, 303 Romero St. NW


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,


Paid AmeriCorps Terms

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