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.