1. Santa Clause is coming to Uptown hosted by Blue River Productions is offering free portraits with Santa as well as live music, kids’ crafts, holiday treats and more. The event will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the California Pizza Kitchen in ABQ Uptown-2241 Q St NE.
2. Discovery Festival presented by Honeywell and hosted by Big Brothers & Sisters of Central NM is a STEAM event focused on introducing local students to STEAM businesses and job opportunities through interactive, on-stage demos, hands-on activities and exhibits, and discoveries. The festival will be at the Expo New Mexico in the Manuel Lujan Jr. Building, 300 San Pedro Drive NE, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.
3. Bingo Night at Boxing Bear Brewing Co. hosted by Pawsitive Life Rescue will bring some Bingo fun with prizes, and $1 from each pint sold will go toward the animal rescue. The event runs 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at Boxing Bear Brewery, 2501 Candelaria Road NE.
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4. The New Mexico Philharmonic brings the silver screen to life with Music from Blockbusters at 8 p.m. Saturday at Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE. The concert will include favorites from “Gladiator,” “Apollo 13,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Magnificent Seven” and more.
5. New Mexico Young Actors present “The Jungle Book” at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The production is based on “The Mowgli Stories” by Rudyard Kipling and follow the adventures of the “man-cub” Mowgli, a boy who was raised by wolves in a jungle in India. More than two dozen youth will perform in the play and will feature a small orchestra with a sitar. Tickets are $14.
6. The “BIG, Big Show of Little, Little Trains” comes to Balloon Fiesta Park Multi-Use Facility from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Rails along the Rio Grande Model Train Show bills itself as the Southwest’s premier model train event.
7. “The Season of La Llorona” concludes its run this weekend. Presented by the University of New Mexico Theatre and Dance, the show is written by Rudolfo Anaya and directed by theatre student Paul Esquibel. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Experimenta Theatre on the UNM central campus. Tickets are $17.50.