This non-profit community theater company combines a staff of professionals and local talent who volunteer their time to produce comedies, musicals, dramas and mysteries. The 1000-plus seat building was designed by famed Southwestern architect John Gaw Meen and built in 1936, giving this theater a rich historical feel, but modern acoustics and lighting provide a quality night of entertainment. The theater is easy to find on the historic Route 66 in the Old Town area.
This tramway lifts you from the Sandia foothills through five natural life zones to the top of the Sandia Mountains, more than 10,000 feet (3048 meters) above sea level. Time and terrain seem to move in harmony as passengers scout the rugged canyons and lush forests for bighorn sheep and deer. The tram docks alongside the High Finance Restaurant. With 2.7 miles (4.34 kilometers) of sky-view travel, be sure to visit this spot while in Albuquerque.
The Marble Brewery occupies a former warehouse, and is set in an expansive space replete with an indoor tasting room, an outdoor patio and a stage for live music. With its trendy upbeat vibe, the Marble Brewery and its adjacent brewpub attract youth from in and around Downtown Albuquerque for a sample of their best brews. The beers at Marble Brewery are brewed with methods borrowed from old centuries as well as modern techniques, creating hops, award-winning pilsners, Indian Pale Ales, red ales and draft varieties.
The North Valley is home to many impressive structures and Casa Rondena Winery is one of the most unique. This Moorish castle encloses a huge wine making operation that produces respected cabernet and sauvignon wines. The winery's Serenade is a fruity, slightly dry dessert wine. The owner and wine maker spent 20 years in southern Spain, where he learned his art and found himself enthralled by the Moorish architecture. Mountains and streams meander across the grounds that are surrounded by the giant cottonwoods of the Rio Grande Bosque.
Layer by layer, history unravels itself in the charming Old Town Albuquerque. A locus of the city's cultural, architectural and historic tenor, Old Town has been the focal point of community life since 1706. The winding alleys of this neighborhood are dotted with traditional houses awash in lovely Pueblo-Spanish architectural influences. This quaint quarter was laid out in the quintessential colonial way, and is home to a string of notable landmarks which attest to the quarter's historical and cultural importance, for example the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, the historic San Felipe de Neri Church and the Plaza, which is perhaps the cultural and communal nucleus of Old Town. Here, wrought iron and adobe bancos (benches) rest under the shade of the plaza, offering a respite from the usually balmy weather year round. Unique items from around the world, as well as those distinctively Southwestern are sold in an array of quirky shops and boutiques. Soaked in old-world charm, Old Town is a part of the city, which can never be forgotten.
The Indian Pueblo Culture Center is owned and operated by the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico. Visit the museums, galleries and gift shops where more than 305,000 visitors annually experience the culture, art and history of pueblo life. Children are welcome to join hands-on experiences in the Pueblo House Children's Museum. Art and craft workshops, various Indian Rites and many special celebrations and events are planned throughout the year. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves great New Mexican and Native American dishes at reasonable prices.
This 420 seat theater can be converted between proscenium and thrust staging and was designed by George Izenour, the renowned theater consultant. It forms part of the University of New Mexico Center for the Arts, which also contains Popejoy Hall, Theatre X and the UNM Department of Theater and Dance. The Department presents a high volume of student productions in Rodey, including the "Words Afire Festival of New Works", an annual staple held in April. The Department's partnerships with the National Institute of Flamenco and the Tricklock Theater Company mean that Rodey also plays host to top-quality international dance and theater events.
Tortuga Gallery on Edith Boulevard Southeast is set in an old building that was built in the 1880s. This spacious art gallery hosts a number of art exhibitions that are put together by talented artists from the area. In addition to this, the gallery also hosts other events like dance recitals, poetry readings, potlucks, workshops, conferences, meetings, craft shows, classes, game nights and a lot more. This community event space is a great place to host social and corporate events.
Overlooking U.S. Route 66 in Albuquerque, Maple Street Dance Space is a simple dance studio. This dance studio was originally established in the year 2004 and is run by Romy and Tim Keegan. It features full-length mirrors that give an illusion of a bigger room. The studio offers space to host events like dance recitals, practice sessions, performances and more.
The Sunshine Theatre started out as the city's first movie palace, screening first run movies until 1974. Following closure in the 1980s, the grand old theater was transformed into a live music venue that continues to attract an eclectic audience with a concert lineup featuring a healthy mix of both local and national acts. The theater itself is located inside the historic Sunshine Building - a national historic landmark that was built in 1924 and remains an iconic piece of downtown Albuquerque. With a past Having featured the likes of Social Distortion, Deftones, The Strokes and Snoop Dogg in the past, the Sunshine Theatre remains much beloved by the city's live music fans.
Located south of Downtown, the Sidetrack Brewing Company is a small brewery with a tap room. They serve a variety of beers that is of the highest quality in a friendly and cozy pub atmosphere. The beer list is ever changing and one can try beers in different shades like dark or light, bitter or the unexpected. All in all, this is a wonderful place to hang out in the company of friends and enjoy some unique beers.
About ten decades old, The Yards is an old structure that was once, a hub for industrial activities. The rustic ambiance of the building with steel ceilings, stained glass windows, and old architecture make for an excellent atmosphere, reminiscent of the old times. Now, The Yards hosts a variety of local events and private functions alike.