This is a little late of a post for Albuquerque, but hopefully you can take advantage of other ones!
There is a series of FREE MSDN events touring around the region, called "MSDN Events Unleashed".
Topics will include:
Cities & Dates
Check out Rob Bagby's Blog for more details including registration here: http://tinyurl.com/3nocc7
Don't forget to visit the MSDN Events site. You can subscribe to RSS feeds that will inform you of upcoming events in your area.
We've been able to add another stop for this event series in Salt Lake City!  On October 23rd, Rob