Things to Do in ABQ :: A Mom’s Guide to April

We’ve got your guide for all the happenings around town the month of April! 

Exclusive to April

¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

4/5 @ 5:30-7:30 PM National Hispanic Cultural Center (Domenici Education Center.)  Enjoy a great social event or date night with your partner in a 2D mixed media workshop led by Artist Al Na’ir Lara. Al Na’ir Lara has current works on display at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Refreshments, snacks, and beer and wine will be available. Tickets can be found here.

Luke Bryan in Concert

4/6 @ 7 PM Isleta Amphitheater. Back for his rescheduled Huntin’ Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour one of country’s hot artists will be taking the stage with fellow country music star Brett Eldridge. Grab your boots and a dancing partner and enjoy the first concert of the concert season. More info here. 

Annual Fishing Derby

4/7 @ 6:45 AM Tingley Beach. A free fishing derby the whole family can enjoy. With the Central pond being stocked by NM Game and Fish with over 5,000 rainbow trout, try your skills at catching one of the 200 tagged fish for a prize.  All the info on this event can be seen here

2018 Governors Ball

4/7 @ 5:30-10 PM Sandia Resort and Casino. Enjoy a night out benefitting various children’s charities around New Mexico. The Fire and Ice themed Governors Ball is a black tie event. There will be a silent auction, dinner and drinks all for a great cause. For more information, visit the website here

Fiestas de Albuquerque 2018

4/7 @ 12-5 PM Old Town Plaza. Celebrate our city turning 312 with a day of culture and family fun. Along with live music, food, dancing and more there will also be free children’s activities. With such a rich history, this festival takes us back to all the traditions and events leading us to the city we know and love today. Learn more about Fiestas de Albuquerque here. 

Masters of the Spinjitzu Art Attack Class

4/7 @ 9:30 AM Art Attack. Enjoy the “paint me a story” event where children sit down for story time and follow it up by getting creative with a painting inspired by the tale. Ages 4 and up, parents can join along too! For tickets and all the information on other Art Attack events throughout the month check out their website here. 

4/8 @ 1-3 PM Cherry Hills Library. Mexican-American poet Camila Sanmiguel presents a poetry reading for preteens, teens, and adults alike. Camila’s poetry aims to understand diversity and appeal to human emotions. To take part in this free event check out more info here

Albuquerque Isotopes Opening Game

4/10 @ 6:35 PM Isotopes Park. Come join our beloved Albuquerque Isotopes as they kick off their 2018 season. The ‘Topes will take on the Las Vegas 51’s in hopes for a win. Come enjoy good food, good fun, and good baseball. For tickets and the 2018 season schedule visit their website here.

Eat Like an Ape

4/14 @ 6-9 PM ABQ BioPark Zoo. Come join the Apes for a five course meal experience that allows you to feast along your favorite primates. A silent auction as well as a guest speaker will also be on the agenda. This is an all ages event so bring the whole family! For tickets and a peek at the menu check out the website here.

Indian School Volunteer Day

4/14 @ 8:30 AM Indian School/Embudo Trailhead. Start off the Spring by giving back to our wonderful city. Bring the family and help with trail maintenance of one of Sandia Mountain’s greatest trails. Make sure to bring gloves, sunscreen, and water! To learn more on how to volunteer at this and other clean-ups visit the website here

Aquarium Overnight

4/20 @ 6:30pm ABQ BioPark Aquarium. Bring your jammies and sleeping bags and come spend the night with the fishies and the sharks at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. The theme of the month is Endangered at the Aquarium. For information on tickets please visit the BioPark website.

Earth Fest 2018

4/22 @ 10 AM- 4 PM La Montañita Co-op. Come join in on one of Albuquerque’s biggest Earth Day celebrations. Amongst the celebration is local farmers, performers and artists, and more to help bring together our community and honor Mother Earth. All the information on this celebration can be found here. 

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

4/23 @ 7:30 PM Popejoy Hall. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band go back in time to experience one of the world’s most legendary bands. Quoted as being “the next best thing besides seeing the Beatles,” this performance is a must see for fans and music aficionados alike. For tickets and info visit the website here. 

4/28 @ 10- 5 PM Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. All Knights bid good morrow to fellow lords and ladies and join in on all the renaissance fun. Jousting, pet fashion show and even a baby race, talk about a fun time. To learn more about the Faire.  click here.

Gathering of the Nations Pow Wow

4/26-28 times vary Expo New Mexico. North America’s biggest Pow Wow right in our own city. Competitive singing and dancing events, parades, Indian Traders’ Market and more make up this amazing event. For tickets and info please click here.  

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

4/29 @ 12-4 PM Marie’s Tea. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Vegan Bake sale come enjoy sweet treats and learn more about vegan baking. To learn more about this event click here

Recurring Events

Kids Yoga at Yoga Art Space

Every Tuesday and Sunday. Each Tuesday and Sunday bring your child to get their yogi on at this half hour class. They offer classes for mamas as well! For more information on schedule, pricing, and instructors visit the website here.

Baby Flamenco Classes

Every Saturday through June. Start teaching your baby of the rich cultural roots of New Mexican Flamenco with classes created specifically for ages 3-4. For more information on schedule, pricing, and instructors visit the website here.

Family Art Workshop

Every Saturday through June. Fun and learning for the whole family at our Albuquerque Museum. There will be a different project every week—Class is free with Admission so the family can enjoy learning about our history before or after your art class! More info on the Art Workshops here.

Read to the Dogs

Recurring event through August 31st . Children are invited to practice their reading to a registered therapy dog. What a better audience than a furry, happy, panting best friend? For times, locations, and more information please visit Read to the Dogs.

Toddler Time at Explora

Every Monday @ 9-11 AM. Enjoy all the exhibits at Explora as well as some special toddler activities every Monday with your little one. All the info on Toddler Time here.

Spring Family Fun Days

Every Sunday @ 12 PM Bachechi Open Space. Enjoy different activities each and every Sunday with the whole family. To take part in this fun day click here for more information. 

Spook Troop Ghost Hunting Tour

Every Weekend @ 6 PM History & Ghost Tours of Old Town. A children friendly ghost hunting outdoor tour. Ages 6-12 JR. Ghost hunters are invited to come take part in this information filled tour. Check it out here

Downtown Growers’ Market

Starting April 29th every Saturday. Help promote local growers and small businesses and get some fresh produce for your family to enjoy. There will also be live music, yoga and other great activities for everyone enjoy. For a list of what produce and more information look here

Do you know of anything else awesome happening this April? Email info {at} albuquerquemomsblog {dot} com with the details, and we will add it to the list.

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