If you’re going to be in Albuquerque, New Mexico this winter, you’ll want to put these fun events on your calendar in January. Plan your itinerary wisely by making sure you get tickets to these events in town.
Love Mel Brooks’ classic comedy The Producers? If so, you won’t want to miss this Broadway musical interpretation of it, which runs from January 28 to 31 at Popejoy Hall. This 12-time-Tony Award winner is scheduled for six performances over four days, so get your tickets early before they’re gone!
Revolutions International Theatre Festival
The Revolutions International Theatre Festival will be held from January 12 to January 31, and admission ranges from $17-22. New and inspiring theatre performances and workshops will be featured, and this festival is proud to bring together both individuals and companies, national and international, to collaborate. The festival brings art and performance to the Albuquerque community and aims to foster cultural and artistic understanding. The Revolutions International Theatre Festival will be held at Tricklock Performance Laboratory.
Albuquerque Comic Con
We’ve already discussed this one at length, but it bears repeating: Albuquerque Comic Con is taking place from January 8-10, 2016, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Be there or be square.
New Mexico Philharmonic Concerts
Taking in some culture is easy with the New Mexico Philharmonic’s choice of performances. January’s shows include an afternoon concert on January 10—“The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires,” which combines jazz and tango of Astor Piazzolla’s Argentina, with classical forms and 20th century harmonic ideas. The other show featured in January will be held on January 23 at Popejoy Hall, and is a Classics concert called “Mozart, Mozart, Mozart!”
Breaking BOO Ghost Hunting Tour
Breaking Bad may be over and done with, but Albuquerque is keeping things alive with its Breaking BOO Ghost Hunting Tours. They occur every month on the last Friday of the month (so January’s will be held on January 29) at 8 p.m. The tour takes guests in the Breaking Bad RV to visit the show’s most-recognizable locations, as well as sites that are rumored to be haunted. If paranormal activity is your bag, don’t wait ‘til October to get spooked—check this tour out.
Films at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
If you want to check out educational films, you’ve got a choice of a few at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The museum hosts showings of a variety of films each day, with admission ranging from $6 to $10 each, so it’s very affordable. In January, check out either Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean, Robots, or Walking with Dinosaurs Prehistoric Planet. All three are 3D films.
Secret Ocean features Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of Jacques Cousteau, and offers a stunning look at the secret world beneath the ocean’s surface. Robots takes its audience to meet Europe’s 12 most remarkable robots, including robot butlers, robot handymen, and more. This one is narrated by RoboThespian (AKA Simon Pegg, of Shaun of the Dead and many more titles). Finally, Dinosaurs focuses on Alaska in the Cretaceous period (70 million years ago), and viewers will experience a year in the life of dinosaurs—fighting, feeding, hunting, and more.
Book your trip to Albuquerque today, and stay at the Barcelona Suites while you’re here—you’ll love the convenience, comfort, and amenities.