What’s happening in ABQ April 22-28: Dinosaurs, penguin trivia and more - Albuquerque Journal

What’s happening in ABQ April 22-28: Dinosaurs, penguin trivia and more

Editor’s note: The state has plenty of things to do. Each week, staff writer Ivan Leonard will compile a list of events happening across New Mexico.
As we inch closer and closer to summer, the urge to get outdoors has increased. Whether that involves music, athletic activities, day drinking or all three in one setting, Albuquerque has something for you to enjoy.
While I always endorse fun, please be safe and follow all COVID-19 protocols. We do not want the pandemic lasting all decade, though I am preparing the lies for my grandkids.
1.) ABQ birthday celebration
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, the Department of Arts and Culture is hosting Albuquerque’s 316th birthday at Historic Old Town. The event will feature live music including Mariachi Tenampa, Baila! Baila! and Frank Leto and PANdemonium from noon to 2 p.m. Festivities also include face painting, entertainment and specials at a variety of participating Old Town stores.
2.) New Mexico United vs San Antonio FC
On Saturday, April 23, New Mexico United welcomes San Antonio FC for a 7 p.m. kickoff. United is currently 7th in the Western Conference standings at 2-1-2 this season with eight points, while San Antonio is third at 5-1-0 with 15 points. United is looking to get back on the right track after losing 1-0 to Phoenix Rising FC on April 16. San Antonio FC is coming off of a 1-0 win over El Paso Locomotive FC. Tickets are currently starting at $19. Get out and support the United as they push for the playoffs.

 

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3.) ABQ bike tour

On Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, the ABQ Historic River Bike Tour runs from 10 a.m. to noon. The tour is an estimated 10 miles round-trip from Routes Bicycle Tours located in Historic Old Town Albuquerque. The tour is considered leisurely as far as difficulty goes, with 98% on dedicated bike paths. Tours are $75, plus fees, for tour with a bicycle rental; or $70, plus fees, to bring your own bike. Reservations are at reservations@routesrentals.com.

4.) Earth, Wind & Fire

Groove on down to the Isleta Amphitheater 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, for a chance to see the group that has more hits than Ichiro. It may not be “September,” but you can dance to the group that brought you, “Boogie Wonderland” and “Shining Star.” Tickets start at $39.50, plus fees at ticketmaster.com.

5.) UNM Art Exhibit

A few weeks ago, the University of New Mexico Art Museum opened two exhibitions. Check out what the students are working on with “Not Yet and Yet.” The museum opens at 10 a.m. Monday-Saturday. It is closed Sunday. Admission is free so why not bring the whole family to campus?

6.) CSI ABQ

Time to put all of your “CSI” and “Law and Order” skills to the test as you embark on a citywide investigation. On Saturday, April 23, begin at secret location to find clues in hopes of cracking the case. Tickets are $80 per team (2-6 people) and there are 12 tickets remaining at the time of publishing. Typical case lasts abound two to three hours and prizes will be given to some of the best dressed detectives so come looking sharp. Visit cluedupp.com/products/csi-albuquerque-nm.

7.) Children’s Seed Festival

Head down to the ABQ BioPark on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a “plantastic” day making seed balls, playing seed trivia, face painting and more. Explore the power of seeds and how something that tiny can make a huge difference. With Earth Day on Friday, April 22, what better way to pay homage to the plants that help this planet? The event is included with admission.

8.) World Penguin Trivia Night

After partaking in the seed festival, drop your kids off at home for this adult-only event featuring food, drinks and penguin trivia. From 6-8 p.m. Saturday, the ABQ BioPark is holding a scavenger hunt-style spin on a classic pub trivia game. On the menu at the venue is New Mexico shrimp ceviche, falafel sliders, beet-battered cod poppers with green chile tartar sauce and a cheese and fruit tray. Tickets are $55 and include dinner and a drink.

9.) Dino Stroll

From April 23-24, get to the Albuquerque Convention Center for a chance to partake in the Dino and Dragon Stroll. Dino and Dragon Stroll allows kids to walk through the venue for a realistic and unforgettable experience. Tickets are $33.05 plus tax for adults and kids 2-17, while military veterans and children under 2 get in for $5.25, plus tax. There is also a Sensory Friendly Session session with sound and light adjustments designed for those with sensory sensitivities. Visit dinostroll.com for more information.

10.) ABQ Trolly

Head to Hotel Albuquerque for a chance to see what all this area has to offer. Tours running this weekend from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, at 10 a.m. or noon.Tickets are currently $18-$28 and can be purchased at tourabq.com/abqtrolley or via phone at 505-200-2642. ABQ Trolly departs from Hotel Albuquerque and lasts around 100 minutes. For those looking to bring the whole house, the tour is kid-friendly and pet-friendly and also within walking distance to Old Town Plaza and Sawmill Market.

 

 

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