Albuquerque November Events

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Albuquerque Tango Festival
The festival features workshop style classes, over 30 hours of milongas with DJs, and lots of tango dancing. The festival takes place at the Las Puertas, located at 1512 1st Street NW.  Opening milonga is October 28 at 9 p.m. Milongas continue through the weekend. Custom cakes at each milonga make it sweet. All levels are welcome.

For 2015: October 28 - November 1

Doggie Dash & Dawdle
The Animal Humane of New Mexico raises funds with this annual event, held at Balloon Fiesta Park. In addition to running or walking with your dog, there is a pet carnival, shopping, and the chance to adopt a pet if you don't have one. Register individually or as a team, to help homeless pets. Run a 5k or dawdle a two mile walk with your dog friends. There will be food, entertainment and vendors all day.
For 2015: November 1

Dia de los Muertos
South Broadway celebrates the tradition of the Day of the Dead with altars, an art market, and live entertainment. The community celebration features family activities, food face painting and Dia festivities. The event is free.
For 2015: November 1

Dia de los Muertos Art Show
See calavara art at the South Broadway Cultural Center. The show is free.
For 2015: November 1

Jack and the Giant
The New Mexico Young Actors present the story of Jack and the Giant who lives atop the Beanstalk.

See it at the KiMo Theatre. The musical production features a cast of children only.
For 2015: November 3 - 6

First Friday Fractals
Art and science meet under the planetarium dome for these live presentations at the planetarium in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
For 2015: November 6

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. And it's all free.
For 2015: November 6

Scandinavian Festival
The annual Scandinavian Festival features Scandinavian folk art, jewelry, cookies, kids' crafts Scandinavian dancing and more. Find that perfect something for Christmas.
For 2015: November 7

Southwest Bacon Fest
The annual Southwest Bacon Fest takes place at the Balloon Fiesta Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be over 50 of Albuquerque's chefs cooking up bacon treats, live music, bacon eating contests, a bacon poetry contest and fun for the kids. Tickets include admission to the festival and the Balloon Museum. Bacon ice cream, anyone?
For 2015: November 7

New Mexico Veterans Art Exhibit
Enjoy art in every genre, from photography to painting. Veterans and those who have served in the national guard will display their creative talents at the Fine Arts Building, New Mexico Expo. This is a free event.
For 2015: November 6 - 28

The Magical Objects of Middle Earth
Adults and children can take a trip to Middle Earth and enjoy an full tea meal.

Dress as your favorite Tolkein character if you choolse. From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the St. James Tearoom.
For 2015: November 10

Veterans Day
There are a good many events in the Albuquerque area to honor veterans. Find out about the various ways to honor veterans in this guide to events and ceremonies.
For 2015: November 11

Patty Griffin with Darlingside
See Patty Griffin perform at the KiMo at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For 2015: November 11

Festival of the Cranes in Bosque del Apache
Learn about sandhill cranes and the other birds and wildlife at the Bosque del Apache. There will be a wildlife art show, expo tent, and lots of activities for kids. Workshops cover photography and raptors. See why people travel the world to attend this event.
For 2015: November 17 - 22

Shopping Extravaganza
The St.

James Tearoom will feature the work of local artists and holiday music. Shop for holiday gifts while tasting pastries and teas. Victorian carolers will serenade you. Three sesssions only; event fee $5.
For 2015: November 18

New Mexico Pride Pageant
Contestants compete for the titles of Miss and Mr. New Mexico Pride. Titleholders have the chance to be ambassadors for events at other locations. Entertainers will be on hand as well. See it at the African American Performing Arts Center.
For 2015: November 20

Aquarium Overnight
Spend the night at the aquarium and sleep with the fishes! Learn about the oceans and see the new coral exhibit. There will be movies, arts and crafts and more. Register at 505-848-7180.
For 2015: November 20

Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico
The Latin music awards will go to the best recording artists in New Mexico. There will be entertainment and a dance party after the awads, at the Route 66 Casino's Legends Theater. Hear Al Hurricane, Spark and Lorenzo Antonio.
For 2015: November 21

A Chorus Line
Landmark Musicals presents the show based the lives of chorus dancers, those unsung heroes of the stage. See it weekends at the Rodey Theater.
For 2015: November 21- December 6

Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run
Stay fit so those Tday calories don't hurt too much. It takes place at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center and features a 5K, 10K and Kids K.
For 2015: November 26

Rooted in tradition, the celebration of Thanksgiving brings family and friends together for the most wonderful of sentiments: giving thanks. For this reason alone, it is my favorite holiday. Enjoy yours, and if you're not cooking, find some brunch, buffet, takeout or dinner.
For 2015: November 26

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival
The annual holiday show features over 200 artists, entertainment, food and holiday music. There will be a Holiday Creation Station for kids, where they can craft their own gifts. Find it at the Manuel Lujan complex at New Mexico Expo.
For 2015: November 27 - 29

Black Friday Sales
The busiest day of shopping for the year, Black Friday is every merchant's dream, and a top shopping day for those who love to spend as well as those who love to save. Find out about sales and specials at a store near you.
For 2015: Black Friday itself is November 27, but the sales continue past that date.

Messiah Sing
Join the choral artists of Quintessence as they sing Handel's Messiah. The free event takes place at 3 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Bring your own music score or use one provided.
For 2015: November 28

Hocus Pocus Magic Show
The annual Albuquerque Magic Show takes place at the KiMo Theater. Five different magicians perform different magical stunts in a one of a kind show. Showtimes are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
For 2015: November 28

DeProfundis Winter Concerts
The men's choral group deProfundis will perform choral works that include familiar carols and spirituals. Hear them Saturday, November 28 at St. Michael and All Angels Church or Sunday, November 29 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. Tickets are available at the door using cash or check.
For 2015: November 28 - 29

River of Lights
The River of Lights features light displays of animals and other creatures to walk through, with new ones are added every year. The light show takes place at the Botanic Gardens from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Closed December 24 and 25.
For 2015: November 28 - January 2