what's happening

July through September

Domingos en Arte
June 3–August 19, 7:30 PM
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW ABQ
$11–$18, free ages 12 and under
Performances on nine Sunday evenings. Local, national, and international performers include La Chamba, July 1, with surf sounds from Peru; Changüi Majadero, Afro-Cuban band from East Los Angeles on July 29; and local favorites Nosotros, August 12, with a blend of rock, salsa, jazz, and cumbia. ampconcerts.org

Santa Fe Bandstand
June 21–August 25
Santa Fe Plaza or SWAN Park
Downtown or 5000 Plaza Central
Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes and head for the Plaza or the Southside. Five nights a week, Santa Fe Bandstand offers free concerts at 6 PM. Eighty percent of the bands are New Mexico–based, and national acts like honky-tonker Dale Watson, blues singer Marcia Wilson, and Native American rocker Joy Harjo also take the stage. santafebandstand.org

Fifteenth Annual Pork & Brew
June 29–July 1
Santa Ana Star Center
3001 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho
$6, $4 active military, seniors, and children 4–12
Three days of barbecue from regional vendors, beer, and live music. Family-friendly activities include an arts and crafts fair, a petting zoo, and pig races. visitriorancho.org 

International Folk Art Market
July 13–15
Museum Hill
700 block of Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
Now in its 15th year, the International Folk Art Market (see page TK) is bringing 162 artists from 53 countries to show and sell their creations. Their earnings have provided education, infrastructure, and medical care for their home communities. folkartmarket.org

HIPICO Santa Fe Summer Series
July 18–August 12
100 S Polo Dr, Santa Fe
Four weeks of A-rated hunter/jumper competitions, open to the public. In between jumps, you’ll find music, food, the Art of the Horse exhibition, other vendors, and even wiener dog races. hipicosantafe.com

Aquarium Overnight
July 20, August 17, or September 14, 6:30 PM–8 AM
ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central Ave NW ABQ
Want to sleep with the fishes? Snuggle up next to a shark? Each month, the Aquarium Overnight gives you the chance. Games and crafts, a touchpool, and marine-themed films fill the evening, then unroll your sleeping bag for a snooze in view of your new aquatic friends. cabq.gov

Da Vinci, The Genius
Through July 29
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Rd NW ABQ
$22 adults, $20 seniors, $12 Children
Although Leonardo da Vinci is best known as an artist, he was also a prolific inventor. The exhibit includes prototypes of Leonardo’s designs for an automobile, a bicycle, a helicopter, and other machines unthinkable in the Renaissance, as well as reproductions of his artwork. nmnaturalhistory.org

Santa Fe Indian Market
August 18–19, 7 AM– 5 PM Saturday, 8 AM–5 PM Sunday
Santa Fe Plaza
Almost 1,000 of North America’s finest Native artists show and sell their wares. Associated events include the Native Cinema Showcase, a clothing design contest, music and dance performances, and Native foods. swaia.org

New Mexico State Fair
September 6–16
Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro NE, ABQ
What’s your pleasure: livestock show, music, deep-fried everything, rodeo, art exhibits, or the midway? The state fair has it. One of the largest in the nation, fairgoers come from all over to enjoy the spectacle. statefair.exponm.com

September 21–22, 4–11:30 PM
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St SW ABQ
$20–$59 adults, $15–$35 ages 6–15, ages 5 and under free
Three stages, indoors and out, are filled with performers from Cuba, Italy, Egypt, and other far-flung locales. The Global Village offers international food, crafts, and more, and free family activities will be available during the day on Saturday. globalquerque.org

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
September 26–30
Times, locations, and prices vary: see website for details
Seminars, wine dinners, a golf tournament, and film festival are just a few of the food-and-drink–centered events offered. Saturday’s Grand Tasting is always the highlight of the annual event. santafewineandchile.org