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What’s new at the ABQ: July 15 to 21

Explore the world of dragonflies at the ABQ BioPark Botanical Garden.

Don’t look now but we are already halfway through July. I know that all students want to go back to class and lose their freedom.
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1 Duke City Gladiators Regular Season Finals
The football season is almost over, so come and discover the local team before the end of the regular season. The Gladiators will face the Northern Arizona Wranglers at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Rio Rancho Events Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle. Tickets start at $7.05 plus fees at

2 Zoo Music at ABQBioPark
On Friday, July 15, head to the ABQ BioPark Zoo, 901 10th St. SW, from 6-8:30 p.m. when The Ghost of Paul Revere takes the stage as part of the Zoo Music series.
In addition to the music, host an evening of wildlife, food and fun. The evening is one of the most active times for the animals and a great time to learn about the zoo’s conservation initiatives.
Guests are allowed to bring chairs, coolers, and picnics; glass containers, alcohol and canopies are prohibited. Pets are also prohibited at the BioParc ABQ. All exhibits will be open to the public, with the exception of the Penguin Chill.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $8.50 for seniors and youth (3-12) and children under 2 are free at

3 Family film: “Finding Nemo”
Follow Marlin the clownfish as he must save his kidnapped son Nemo. The Albuquerque Main Library, 501 Copper Ave. NW, will perform the Pixar classic, “Finding Nemo” beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. It is free and limited to 50 people.

4 Club Lego
Stop by the South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta Blvd. SE, Friday, July 15, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to whip up something with Lego.
Or on Saturday, July 16, Lego enthusiasts can meet up from 11 a.m. to noon at the Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE. The Juan Tabo event has a limited capacity and registration is required at
Fans of all ages are welcome at both events and all blocks will be provided.

5 Dragonfly Fest at ABQ BioPark
Come 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at the ABQ BioPark Botanical Garden, 2601 Central Ave. NW, to explore the world of dragonflies. Learn about their predatory habits and their importance to an ideal ecosystem. While you’re there, be sure to take a peek at their habitat and snap a photo or two of these interesting creatures. Tickets are $10 adults for NM residents, $5.50 for NM seniors, $5 for youth (3-12) and children 2 and under are free. More information at

6 Naturefest District
Come enjoy nature in your area with a free event featuring live music, bilingual nature storytelling, nature-themed carnival performers and more.
Additional events include hands-on science activities, nature-based games, food trucks and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 16 at Alamosa Park, 1100 Bataan Drive SW. There will be music by Lara Manzanares, Recycleman and storytelling with Michelle Adam.
This event is free.