What’s happening

January through March

SOUPER BOWL 2019
January 26, 2019, 11 AM–2 PM
5840 Office Blvd NE, ABQ
$40 in advance, $50 at the door, $10-$15 children under 12

The Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico hosts the annual Souper Bowl the weekend before the NFL’s big game. A fundraiser for the food bank, this soup and dessert sampling event and competition features more than 40 local restaurants and chefs, live music, and prizes. rrfb.org

 

TAOS WINTER WINE FESTIVAL
January 31-February 3
Taos Ski Valley, Taos, various locations
Event times and prices vary

Events in the town of Taos and at Taos Ski Valley feature great food and wine, seminars, tastings, and wine dinners. All tickets are electronic and must be purchased in advance. taoswinterwinefest.com

 

FRIENDS & LOVERS BALLOON RALLY
February 9-10, 7 AM
Ballon Fiesta Parkway, ABQ
Free

The second-largest balloon rally in the nation. Special shapes, ascensions, and competitions including a cooking contest. hotairballooning.org

 

RENT
February 15-17
Popejoy Hall at UNM, ABQ
$43-$73

Premiering in 1996, the musical is a contemporary retelling of the opera La Bohème. Set in New York during the AIDS epidemic, Rent follows a group of young artists struggling with poverty, integrity, relationships, and illness. popejoypresents.com

 

THE ALBUQUERQUE HOME REMODELING & LIFESTYLE SHOW
February 23-24, Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 10 AM-4 PM
Expo New Mexico, Lujan Building, ABQ
$7 general admission; 11 and under free

Over 150 vendors will be available to chat and discuss ideas for your home renovation, remodel, or other home improvement project. abqhomeshows.com

 

THE WORLD FAMOUS GLEEN MILLER ORCHESTRA
January 28, 7:30 PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, Santa Fe
$29-$47

The name Glenn Miller is synonymous with big band and swing. The group plays Miller’s classic chart hits—“In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade”—plus a few contemporary pieces. ticketssantafe.org

 

NATIONAL FIERY FOODS AND BARBECUE SHOW
March 1-3, times vary
Sandia Resort & Casino, ABQ
$15.50 adults, $5 ages 18 and under, 6 and under free

The 31st annual National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show allows visitors to sample the best hot BBQ sauces, blazing salsas, “sweet heat” desserts, and everything in between. fieryfoodsshow.com

 

KINKY BOOTS
March 7-10
Popejoy Hall at UNM, ABQ
Ticket prices TBD

How do you save a struggling shoe factory? Make boots for drag queens! With the book by Harvey Fierstein and songs by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots has been a hit since its 2013 Broadway debut. popejoypresents.com