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ABQtodo Crew: Renaissance Faire, Che Malambo, South Valley Pride Day

There’s always something fun happening in Albuquerque. This upcoming weekend the Middle Ages will come to life with armored combat exhibitions, living history demonstrations, live music, dancing, and more during the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire at the Balloon Museum on Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of performances as they entertain on three stages throughout the Faire. Expect belly dancing, folk, Celtic, Scottish music and more. There will also be food trucks will be present as well as pet adoptions, a children’s realm, village shopping and pet costume contest.

Learn more about the Renaissance Faire


Powerhouse and all-male Argentinian dance company Che Malambo storms into Popejoy Hall with its thrilling percussive dance and music spectacle celebrating the art of the Gauchos. Their combination of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, and song embodies gaucho tradition and features Zapatero (fast-paced footwork) Argentine bombos, and whirling boleadoras (throwing weapons made of cords and stones) electrifying audiences worldwide with their strength and passion.

The performance is Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Che Malambo


The 26th annual South Valley Pride Day is Sunday, April 28 at Westside Community Center. Kicking off all the fun is the parade which begins at 11 a.m. The fun then moves to the community center with New Mexico’s own Chevel Shepherd, winner of “The Voice.” She will be followed by the honoring of the 2019 South Valley Pride Day Outstanding Citizens.

The free family-friendly event will feature great music from local entertainers including Mirage, A Santana Experience and The Return of Los Duques. Don’t forget to take advantage of Park and Ride from the Rio Grande High School student parking lot, located at 2300 Arenal Road SW.

Learn more about South Valley Pride Day

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