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Meet the man behind Old Man Gloom

Meet the man behind Old Man Gloom September 6, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Zozobra with firedancer © SteveLarese.com For the past 21 years, Ray A. Valdez of Santa Fe has created a monster. And not just any monster, but Zozobra, the 50-foot-tall bow tie-clad bogeyman who every September meets a fiery fate as the unofficial start of Fiesta de Santa Fe. “It’s a marionette,...

Albuquerque’s Petroglyph National Monument

Albuquerque’s Petroglyph National Monument April 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Standing amid a jumble of basalt boulders, I pause after pulling myself up a slick climb of coffee-colored rock. I’m hiking appropriately named Boca Negra Canyon of the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, and so far the rock art hasn’t exactly been jumping out at me like in a Santa...

Earth Day at the ABQ BioPark

Earth Day at the ABQ BioPark April 20, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Celebrate Earth Day with sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, elephants, apes and a host of other creatures at the ABQ BioPark, Saturday, April 23. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interact and learn about our fellow Earth citizens with trainer and keeper Q&A sessions on the half hour, a tour of the Aquatic Conservation...

Earth Day at Coronado State Monument April 16

Earth Day at Coronado State Monument April 16 April 13, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Celebrate Earth Day at Coronado State Monument this Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its annual spring clean and demonstrations. Help spruce up these ancient ruins by clearing tumbleweeds and other brush. After, check out flint knapping, fire starting, adobe plastering and other demonstrations...

Celebrate Earth Day with Recycled Art

Celebrate Earth Day with Recycled Art April 12, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Celebrate Earth Day this weekend, April 16-17, at the third annual Recycled Art Fair at the Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors Blvd NW). More than 30 artists will be showing their recycled work, and there’ll be educational booths, kids’ creativity centers, workshops on creating...

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest this weekend

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest this weekend April 11, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Bring your sweet tooth to the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest, April 16-17 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The festival brings chocolatiers, candy makers, coffee roasters, bakeries, cafés and restaurants from across New Mexico to celebrate these dark beans that wake us up and make the day...

History Museum begins Santa Fe Downtown Walking Tours on April 18

April 8, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Ever wonder why there’s an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret? Find out by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace...

April Fool’s Myth Day at the ABQ Zoo

March 31, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Animals rely on fake eyes, feigning death and camouflage to fool their predators and prey. But is it foolish to believe everything you hear about animals? Learn the truth about elephants’ fear of mice, why hyenas laugh, and other famous animal myths by visiting discovery stations around the Zoo. ...

Albuquerque Founders’ Day April 9

Albuquerque Founders’ Day April 9 March 31, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Celebrate Albuquerque’s 305th birthday at the Founders’ Day Fiesta, Sat. April 9 on the Old Town Plaza. The event honors Albuquerque’s cultures and first families. Festivities begins at noon with dancing and drumming by the United Native Council, followed by flamenco dancing, mariachis, and Spanish...

Folk Art of the Andes at Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art

Folk Art of the Andes at  Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art March 24, 2011 | What's New | Read More
© Museum of International Folk Art Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art opens Folk Art of the Andes, April 17, 2011. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of art primarily...
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