ABQ Trolley Co.?s custom, open-air trolley exudes the Albuquerque aesthetic with wrought-iron rails, a stucco-like paint job, and mosaic tile art. Co-owners and Albuquerque natives Michael M. Silva Jr. and Jesse Herron founded the tour company and serve as its guides, sharing an assortment of unscripted facts and tidbits that change with every tour. All expeditions showcase the ins and outs of the city as the trolley coasts past landmarks such as Museum Row, the University of New Mexico?s campus, and the Rio Grande Zoo.
Founded in 1942 as The June Music Festival, CMA brings the finest, internationally acclaimmed classical musicians to Albuquerque for concerts in an intimate, non-amplified setting. CMA is a registered not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Not Made in China’s instructional pottery studio schools prospective potters in the basics of ceramic creation. Patrons can grab a friend, lover, or beloved dental hygienist for a 2- to 2.5-hour group class and unleash their creative potential by crafting one-of-a-kind home décor or custom serve-ware, or memorialize an up-and-coming claymation starlet. The studio proffers all of the necessary supplies for artisans to mold vases, bowls, and figurines by hand or atop a potter’s wheel to the rhythm of a heartfelt pop ballad. Upon completion of the class, each student's best piece is glazed and fired in the studio’s kiln, and ready for pickup about two weeks later. Attendees should plan to wear old clothes and shoes they don’t mind getting dirty.
There are numerous sides to every story, and that's certainly the case when it comes to man's mastery of the atom. The National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History chronicles the events before, during, and after the Manhattan Project brought about the atomic bomb and thrust the world into the nuclear age. The museum gives equal weight to both the bad and good, from the tensions of the Cold War to the benefits that nuclear technology has brought to modern medicine.
PPFA–certified framer Colgate Craig fashions customized frames that spotlight magnificent works of art, photographs, and precious memorabilia. Frames bedeck pieces of all sizes to complement room décor, and conservation-quality protection preserves photos and memorabilia from aging with acid-free materials, UV-blocking glass, and cryogenic time capsules. Shadowboxes display larger, three-dimensional keepsakes securely on walls, and hand-carved frames and glass etchings offer customized touches to special pieces. The shop also displays a variety of local artwork, including ceramics, sculptures, Native American art, and stained glass. For patrons' convenience, the gallery offers delivery, shipping, and installation services, creating an easy way to get art into your home without the hassle of breaking into an art museum.