Young Women United is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary No Más Bebés this Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7:30pm at the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education (1001 Stanford NE). The film chronicles the story of Mexican-American women who gave birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in the 1960s and ’70s and were sterilized against their will by the doctors who delivered their children. Following the screening, the host organization will present a dialogue with one of the film’s producers, Virginia Espino. You can guarantee a spot by RSVPing via Facebook.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will present a “Fright Night” for adults over 21 on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 11pm. There will be a cash bar, food trucks, a costume contest and a DJ spinning tunes in the “Disco Cave.” Admission is $15 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Students are $12 and museum members are $10. For an additional $5, you can check out the “frightening fractals” in the planetarium at 8 and 8:45pm. Or for $5 you can get a ticket to see the 1984 original A Nightmare on Elm Street on the giant DynaTheater screen starting at 9pm.
The historic KiMo Theater in Downtown is hosting its annual Halloween Weekend, starting with a haunted tour. This behind-the-scenes tour will teach audiences about the dark legends and lore of the nearly 90-year-old movie theater and hopefully introduce them to a resident ghost or two. The tour starts at 4pm and 5pm on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets are a mere $5, but are limited and tend to sell out every year—so get over to kimotickets.com quick to reserve your spot. KiMo is also celebrating the holiday with a trio of scream-worthy Hollywood horror flicks. Halloween’s Greatest Hits starts out with the slasher flick that introduced Jason Voorhees to audiences, 1980’s Friday the 13th. It screens Friday, Oct. 28, at 6 and 9pm. Next up with the serial killer who started it all, Michael Myers, carving his way through 1978’s Halloween. That screens Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2 and 7pm. The scares reach a fever pitch Sunday, Oct. 30, with a showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 shocker Psycho, starting at 2pm. Tickets for each individual film are $8 general admission and $6 students/seniors. All tickets are available in advance at kimotickets.com. The KiMo Theater is located at 423 Central NW.
Ghosts of the Plains
Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitor Center, located at 6500 Coors NW, will host the New Mexico premiere of Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8pm. This is the second feature-length documentary by award-winning film producer and director Elke Duerr. The film, a follow-up to Duerr’s Stories of Wolves: The Lobo Returns, takes a look at the last remaining wild bison herds in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to the film, there will be an opening blessing from Wellknownbuffalo of the Crow Nation and a special Buffalo Dance performed by Jim Red Eagle of the Nakota/Dakota/Lakota Nation. Ms. Duerr will host a post-film question and answer session as well.