City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Upcoming Events

We’re celebrating marine mammals, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, and a 93rd anniversary! There’s a wide range of programming and events coming up throughout the City’s venues. We hope to see you soon! You can always find more to do atwww.abqtodo.com.
MARINE MAMMALS CELEBRATION

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Marine mammals all over the world need our help with changing climate, polluted oceans, and shrinking habitat leaving many species in dire straits.

Learn more about marine mammals and what you can do to help during Marine Mammal Celebration. Events will occur daily from 10 a.m.-2 p.m, March 15-17 at the ABQ BioPark Zoo and Aquarium.

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NM SHAMROCK FEST
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will be the place to celebrate Albuquerque’s Celtic community during its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration – NM ShamRock Fest – on Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees can enjoy fun, themed activities throughout the day and help support High Desert Pipes and Drums and the Albuquerque Balloon Museum Foundation.

The 4th annual NM ShamRock Fest will feature Celtic music and dance, engaging activities including the All Fun, No Run Zero-K, poetry readings, arts & crafts, face painting, bounce houses, circus performers, and more.

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RISE AND TRY WEEK

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A variety of special events and programs are scheduled at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum during Rise and Try Week, March 24-31. Coinciding with Albuquerque Public Schools and Rio Rancho Public School’s spring breaks, Rise and Try Week returns with a series of family-friendly, educational, and entertaining experiences offered by the museum. The museum will be open daily, including Monday, March 26.

Kicking off the week is Ballooning for All on Saturday, March 24 from 7 to 11 a.m. This balloon rally (weather permitting) for people of all abilities and special needs takes place on the Balloon Museum’s expansive and scenic North Grounds and will feature more than 12 hot air balloons. From 7 to 9 a.m. visitors can experience balloon inflations, crewing, tethered rides, and wheelchair accessible gondolas. Admission is free.

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Special Collections Library celebrates its 93rd anniversary on Saturday, March 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. with presentations, a printing press demonstration, a scavenger hunt for all ages, and behind-the-scenes tours of the library. Call 848-1376 to register for a tour.

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AFROPOP

Afropop is the contemporary, mostly urban, music of Africa. It also gives public radio’s Peabody Award-winning program Afropop Worldwide its name. As the program celebrates 30 years on the air in 2018, Senior Producer Banning Eyre pays a visit to the Albuquerque Museum on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. to present a vivid, multi-media tour through this remarkable musical history.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design." The talk is included with paid museum admission.

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