Social Events in Albuquerque, New Mexico This Week

Let’s explore social events in Albuquerque, NM happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Albuquerque, New Mexico. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Albuquerque

Women’s Walk and Chat Group

Women's Walk and Chat Group

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Heritage Hills Park

Let’s chat and stroll! Make new friends while getting in shape! Join us women on a walk and talk by Heritage Hills park. This is a beginning/intermediate pace meant to allow for socializing. We will be meeting at the Heritage Hills parking lot and will walk up the Jay Yogeshwar Tail and back. For those who would like to continue, we will then walk westward on the trail and back to the park parking(…)

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May Nature Journaling

May Nature Journaling

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Alameda Bosque Trail Parking Space

Let’s start getting to know our very own Bosque. The Alameda Trailhead/Bachechi Open Space area includes an arboretum, ponds, acequias, and of course, the mighty Rio Grande and its cottonwood forest!

Saturday parking at any of our river trailheads can be challenging, so let’s try to meet at **8:30 AM** instead of 9. We’ll begin with a short reflection on developing our our nature journaling pract(…)

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Book Club #5: The Witches of Abiquiu by Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks

Book Club #5: The Witches of Abiquiu by Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Cherry Hills Public Library

This is a casual monthly book club in which we discuss a book we’ve read on a southwest history topic.

Last month, we read about the Civil War. This month, we’ll go back in time a century to read about a little-studied witchcraft trial that took place at Abiquiu, New Mexico, between 1756 and 1766.

*The Abiquiu Genízaro land grant where the witchcraft outbreak occurred was the crown jewel of Gove(…)

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May book: “When the Body Says No” by Gabor Mate

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: O’Bean’s Coffee

Our May book is: “When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection” by Gabor Mate.

Join us for reading this potentially life-saving book on how stress effects both our minds and bodies, and what we can do about it.

We’ll start the meeting with everyone sharing their name and one point they found helpful or interesting, and then have open discussion.

Even if you don’t have time to (…)

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Duke City Storyslam

Duke City Storyslam

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Canteen Brewhouse

Duke City Story Slam is ABQ’s only story slam (friendly storytelling competition). True stories are told on a theme by Featured and Open Mic tellers. May’s theme is “Cultural Crossroads.” Do you have a personal narrative about your experience of culture shock, reflections on your relationship to immigration through parents or loved ones, encounters with new cultures through neighbors…we’d love t(…)

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Dinner with Friends at El Patron

Dinner with Friends at El Patron

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: El Patron

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This is a reliable favorite. Let’s try to remember to bring cash to make the servers’ lives easier since we always get great service here.
And the food is bomb.(…)

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May 18 NSA-NM Chapter Meeting with Yoram Solomon

May 18 NSA-NM Chapter Meeting with Yoram Solomon

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

“What Nobody Told Me about the First Three Years of Starting a Speaking Business”

The speaker at the National Speakers Association-New Mexico Chapter on May 18 is Dr. Yoram Solomon, researcher, author, and founder of the Innovation Culture Institute. He will be in Albuquerque in-person, and the meeting will also be available on Zoom.

In the first part of the meeting, Dr. Solomon will deliver sev(…)

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Alamogordo NM Adventure Ride & Camp Out

Alamogordo NM Adventure Ride & Camp Out

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

Let’s take an adventure ride to Alamogordo, New Mexico and hit the Alamogordo Adventure Loop, a nice mix of scenic road and dirt. We will meet at the Isleta One Stop, Phillips 66 Fuel Station (4047 NM_47, Albuquerque, NM 87105) We will fuel up, complete a bike check (KSU at 10:30AM) and get onto I-25 South to HWY 380 east to Carrizozo then south onto Hwy 54 and 54-70. We will then get on Hwy 82 to(…)

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RIDE FOR FREE NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM

RIDE FOR FREE NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 3401 Pan American Fwy

The Motorcycle safety foundation is having a free ride day in Abq. Its on May 17. From 2-4 pm they will be doing a skill Check program. From 4-6 they will be doing a Motorcycle intro program. I plan on attending the first two hours and get checked out by a pro on my riding skills. They ask you to bring your helmet and gloves, or any safety gear you might need for a normal ride. They want you to we(…)

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Stitch & Bitch Northwest

Stitch & Bitch Northwest

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Steel Bender Brewyard

We had a great time at Steel Bender last time, let’s do it again! Note this is a Wednesday night event (maybe a little less competition for a big outside table).
Join us as we bead, crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, knit, needlepoint and have conversation. All adult crafters welcome!
Hoping for good weather so we can be outside on the patio, otherwise indoors.(…)

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ABQ SSC Monthly Tech Social

ABQ SSC Monthly Tech Social

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Sawmill Market

We will be getting together and hanging out at Sawmill.(…)

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Deep Dive Alumni Network MeetUp

Deep Dive Alumni Network MeetUp

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 608 McKnight Ave NW

This month we’re excited to head back to Bow & Arrow Brewing! The **Deep Dive community** is making time on the **3rd Wednesday** **of each month** to reconnect.

Join us for a relaxed networking event to share professional and personal updates, projects and accomplishments. Make new connections. Engage with alumni across the Deep Dive program portfolio. Share your insights and ideas.

The Deep Di(…)

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Evening Cardio Hike – Embudito

Evening Cardio Hike - Embudito

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Embudito Trailhead

We will hike 2 miles up the north side of Embudito Canyon where we will pause till the one hour mark. We will return by the same route. BE comfortable possibly hiking alone and know the trail.

Friendly dogs OK, I will have mine

Distance: 4 miles
Elevation gain: 1100 feet

⚠ Probably don’t need headlamp unless we get held up

Evening Cardio hikes are designed for all paces. The goal is to have th(…)

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Days In The Park

Days In The Park

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Altura Park, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Join us at Altura Park for a fun evening with friends. Bring a chair. Pets on leashes welcome.
Food trucks on the 16th are:
Kimos Hawaiian BBQ
Nomads BBQ
Rollin in Hot
Italian Ice Rio

Music: Alex Mayoral(…)

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Zazen and discussion

Zazen and discussion

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 205 Natalie Ave NW

Join us for traditional Zen meditation in the Rinzai lineage. There are 2×25 minute zazen periods with 5 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation) in between. This is followed by formal tea and chanting.

A short reading and a discussion ends the meeting.

Beginner’s instruction is available at 5:30pm.

Our space is limited so please call–505 604 6828–if you plan to attend. Voicemails will be heard(…)

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Wednesday Shut Up & Write! Books on the Bosque

Wednesday Shut Up & Write! Books on the Bosque

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Books on the Bosque

Join us for an hour of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 5:00PM on Wednesday evenings.

Be it a book, blog, script, essay, dissertation, resume, melody, poem or just plain work stuff, you are invited to write it with us. No one will see what you’ve written or give you unsolicited advice. Instead of just thinking about wr(…)

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WordPress Work Along

WordPress Work Along

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Ideas and Coffee Coworking

Looking to talk with other WordPress users, work on your website, get some advice on using WordPress — come join us at Ideas & Coffee. We’re a friendly group all looking to improve our WordPress skills. Brian, Ken, and Jamii have been working with WordPress for many years and are available to answer questions or just chat about what you’re wanting to build.(…)

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Sitting/walking Meditation at KTC Buddhist Center

Sitting/walking Meditation at KTC Buddhist Center

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: KTC Albuquerque

Meditation, sitting and walking, instructions provided if needed. Friendly atmosphere to enjoy a quiet break from the excitement called life.(…)

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Graphic Novel Writing Workshop

Graphic Novel Writing Workshop

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Flying Star Cafe

Welcome to our first meetup! Here, we will introduce ourselves, discuss our current projects, and share goals for the next few months. I’ll also share some information about upcoming visual storytelling contests and opportunities.

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, this event will cover the fundamentals of graphic novel writing, including structure, character development, and (…)

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Bowling for Fun and Practice

Bowling for Fun and Practice

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Silva Lanes

Come join us for bowling each Monday at Silva Lanes. The goal is meeting friends, having fun and even improve your scores! The price is only $1.00/game (before 5:00 p.m.)! Shoes are $3.00. Upon completion of each bowlers play, go to front desk and pay for your games (rather than before bowling).

RSVPs are appreciated, as it helps to obtain enough lanes; lane availability is on a first-come-first-(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Albuquerque is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Albuquerque on Visitalbuquerque.org, Newmexico.org, or Krqe.com.

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