Entertainment

Top Choice Opera in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Opera

Many visitors flock to Santa Fe for the opera alone: the theater is a marvel, with 360-degree views of sandstone wilderness crowned with sunsets and moonrises, while at center stage the world's finest talent perform…
Baseball in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Isotopes

First of all: yes, the city’s baseball team really was named for the episode of The Simpsons, ‘Hungry, Hungry Homer,’ when America’s favorite TV dad tried to keep his beloved Springfield Isotopes from moving to Albu…
Live Music in Taos

Alley Cantina

It figures that the oldest building in Taos is a comfy bar. Built almost four centuries ago by Pueblo Indians, and briefly the office of New Mexico’s first US Territorial Governor, it’s now a rambling, friendly plac…
Live Music in Aztec

Historic Aztec Theater

Great things are afoot in this venerable theater, across from the local museum. It’s been brought back to life by a dynamic husband-and-wife duo who run it as a music workshop, and bring in rockabilly, blues and Ame…
Live Music in Taos

KTAOS Solar Center

Taos' best live-music venue, at the start of Ski Valley Rd, shares its space with much-loved radio station KTAOS 101.9FM. Local and touring acts stop by to rock the house; when there’s no show, watch the DJs in the …
Theater in Peñasco

Peñasco Theatre

Historic theater that offers myriad programs, concerts, movies and classes throughout the year, including weeklong youth circus camps in summer, thanks to its close connection with Wise Fool, a collective of perform…
Theater in Madrid

Engine House Theatre

Spectacular summer-weekend melodramas in the Mineshaft Tavern’s cozy, old-fashioned theater space abound in Wild West desperadoes, scoundrels and vixens. What’s more, there’s still a steam train right on the stage. …
Dance in Santa Fe

El Flamenco

Run by Spanish codirectors Antonio Granjero and Estefania Ramirez, this top-flight flamenco company was actually founded in Madrid in 1998, before moving full-time to the US in 2010. Spellbinding performances will l…
Live Performance in Red River

Frye's Old Town Shootout

In summer, the kids won't want to miss downtown Frye's Old Town Shootout. It celebrates the Second Amendment in all its ten-gallon hat, buckskin-jacket glory, as good guys try to stop the bad guys from robbing a ban…
Casino in Southern Pueblos

Sandia Casino

One of the first casinos to open in New Mexico, this lavish property is best known for its elegant 4000-seat outdoor amphitheater, which has become Albuquerque’s premier live-entertainment venue, hosting everything …