Join the Party
Albuquerque-based comedian and actor Steven Michael Quezada is about to hit a major milestone. For a couple of years now, the performer—who appears as Gomez on AMC’s “Breaking Bad”— has been producing his very own late-night talk show. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the landmark 100th episode of “The After After Party With Steven Michael Quezada” will be shooting. Actor Bryan Cranston, star of “Breaking Bad,” is scheduled to be the show’s special guest. Local funk rockers Fat City will stop by as the night’s musical guest. The show is filmed live at the YDI Wool Warehouse at 518 First Street NW. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. If you can’t make it to the taping, you can catch the show Saturday nights on KOB-4 immediately following “Saturday Night Live” and on KWBQ-19 starting at 2 a.m.
Film and Fungi
The 13th annual Santa Fe Film Festival officially runs Dec. 6-9. But organizers are firing up the projectors a night early this year for a special “Festival Eve” presentation. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, cineastes and foodies are invited to a “delicious pairing of film and fungi.” Starting at 5 p.m., they’ll be screening the charming indie drama Now, Forager: A Film About Love and Fungi at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln). The film follows a couple of wild mushroom foragers whose itinerant lifestyle selling product to New York “slow food” restaurants is causing their marriage to crumble. The film’s writer-director-star, Jason Cortlund, will be on hand for a Q&A. After the film, viewers are invited by Coyote Café chef Eric DiStefano to a three-course tasting menu inspired by the film. The tasting will be at Coyote Café (132 Water Street) starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the screening and Q&A are $20. Tickets to the screening and food tasting will set you back $135.
Trademark Your Calendar
Friends of Film, Video and Arts is sponsoring a talk on “Trademark Law” on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Gina Constant, a registered patent attorney and an associate in the Albuquerque office of the Rodey Law firm, will be on hand to talk about and answer questions regarding patent, copyright and trademark law. This talk will take place at the uPublic offices (519 Central NE) starting at 8 p.m. Admission is free for FoFVA members or $10 for nonmembers.