December 2017

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – December 2017


Dec. 3, 10 am–5 pm

Free Entry – NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Rd. NW

On the first Sunday of every month, admission is free to NM residents with I.D. 505.841.2800


Dec. 4–14, 9 am–4:45 pm

Land Arts of the American West

John Somers Gallery, Art Building, Rm. 202, UNM

Opening reception for the 2017 exhibition: 12/8, 5–8 pm.,


Dec. 7, 6–9 pm

Treehugger Bash

The Grove Café, 600 Central

11th annual fundraiser for WildEarth Guardians. Food, silent auction, entertainment. Learn about WEG’s efforts to protect the Gila bioregion, restoration of streams on the Valles Caldera, biodiversity and local monuments. $35. RSVP requested. 505.440.7158,


Dec. 12, 1:30–3:30 pm

Fundit Meeting

WESST, 609 Broadway NE

NMEDD is hosting this meeting to help local leaders identify funding for economic development projects. The meeting will bring together local, state and federal funding agencies.  Projects should be of public interest; commercial businesses are not eligible. 505.827.0264,,


Dec. 13, 9 am–5 pm; Dec. 14, 9 am–3 pm

State Water Planning Town Hall

Mariott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd. NE

“Advancing NM’s Water Future.” Opportunity for people from all over the state to help develop policy priorities for the State Water Plan. Small group discussions. Free. Presented by NM First. 505.225.2140,


Through Dec. 16, 9 am–4 pm

Share the Journey

Santa María de la Vid Abbey, 5825 Coors SW

Art exhibition featuring 48 local artists and community projects reflecting on life as a journey to foster solidarity with immigrants and refugees. Free.


Dec. 16, 23, 30, 5–6 pm

Stories by the Fireside

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

A storyteller will weave a Pueblo tale, after which the education team will guide children in an art activity that relates to the story. Free with museum admission.


Jan. 18–19

Urban Tree Care Conference

Crowne Plaza ABQ, 1901 University Blvd. NE

Professional arboriculture speakers and exhibitors. $75–$190. Presented by Think Trees NM. 505.243.1386,,


Feb. 16–17, 2018

NM Organic Farming Conference

Marriott Pyramid, https://tinyurl com/2018NMOFC


Feb. 24, 8 am–4 pm

NM Wellness Symposium

DoubleTree by Hilton, 201 Marquette Ave.

A gathering of some of NM’s experienced integrative medicine and alternative care practitioners in fields such as Oriental medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, massage, Kinesiology, nutrition and physical therapy. Cross-disciplinary panels will share diagnostic and treatment protocols. Early-bird tickets until Dec. 15. $20–$35. 505.433.7138,


Through July 2018

Long Ago…

IPCC, 2401 12th St. NW

We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story. Historical overview and contemporary artworks. Weekly weekend Native dances. Open daily.


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,


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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