Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
Cast your winter night a shade darker this Saturday, Jan. 30, at the 13th annual Gothic Winter Ball. This time around KGB Klub has put together a night of music with everything from Bauhaus to Marilyn Manson on the playlist. Dress to impress in your finest leather and lace and head over to Sister at 9pm when the ball kicks off. Get there before 10pm and pay $10 cover—after that the price tag on the gala jumps to $15. Burlesque extraordinaires Alyxzandrea Asher and Joy Coy will also perform throughout the night. It would be a grave mistake to miss this opportunity to descend into darkness and then, you know, get a late night burrito and be reborn Sunday morning. (Maggie Grimason)SisterKGB Club Gothic Winter Ball 2016 • goth, industrial
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Stylistically atypical yet interestingly informed solo pianist George Winston will be playing two shows at the Outpost Performance Space, courtesy of AMP Concerts, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and Wednesday, Feb. 3. Known for a telegraphic yet haunting style that demonstrates influences from organ music to the musical traditions of New Orleans, Winston self-describes his self-taught approach to instrumentality as “rural folk piano,” though critics have long noted the artist's connection to “New Age Music,” pointing to Winston's association with the Windham Hill recording label during the 1980s. More precisely, the pianist uses uptempo stride and New Orleans style R&B playing to imbue his performances with an atmosphere that is tantalizingly tranquil, intensely introspective and passionate. Winston's a philanthropist of note too; proceeds from merchandise sales at his concerts generally go to local food banks and his latest album, Spring Carosel – A Cancer Research Benefit, is directed toward producing funds for medical and clinical research into the dread disease. Tickets for Winston's sojourn into the sonic sublime are $53 in advance and $58 the day of the show. Each night, the magic music begins at 7:30pm. (August March)Outpost Performance SpaceONGOINGGeorge Winston • piano, jazz
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Whether you've got yourself an unruly pup or simply love tuning in for re-runs of “The Dog Whisperer,” dog-lovers of Burque will be wagging their tails with joy at the arrival of our city's latest celebrity guest, Cesar Millan. Millan is an internationally-known dog behaviorist, trainer, author and star of major TV shows like “Mutt & Stuff,” “Cesar 911,” "Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack” and “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.” He works especially in rehabilitating severely aggressive dogs and uses a self-taught technique called “calm-assertive energy.” Learn more on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Kiva Auditorium. Tickets for this “paw-esome” show are $38-$99. (Renee Chavez)Kiva AuditoriumCesar Millan Live
Thanks to the overly graphic doctor who diagnosed me with a bee allergy at the age of five—describing how my throat would close so tight that a hair wouldn't be able to squeeze through should I ever get stung by one of those rascally jerks—bees scare the crap out of me. Which is why you won't find me anywhere near the New Mexico Beekeepers' Association 2016 Annual Conference Friday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 6, at the South Broadway Cultural Center. I totally get that bees are like little flying robots that communicate in weird ways that we don't fully understand, and that they have the most bizarre symbiotic relationship with plants and all that. I also know that Dr. Stephen Rankin and Dr. Don Hyder will be at the conference explaining their research into the medicinal qualities of honey, along with keynote speaker Mark Winston, author of Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive. But I just can't endorse anyone who would befriend these stripey, death-inducing beasts. Nevertheless, if you're going to the conference (to hand out anti-bee leaflets or something), you'll be happy to know there will be a hands on area, vendors and giveaways all weekend. Admission is a recommended $30 family membership to the NMBKA for 2016, found at alibi.com/link/18804. (Joshua Lee)South Broadway Cultural CenterNM Beekeepers 2016 Conference
- Wanted: Your Best Photographs
Shutterbugs gather up your best pieces and pick some to submit for hanging in the new Bernalillo County headquarters when the gov-peeps move to Alvarado Square, happening now until Monday, August 31. The selected photographs will be printed in a large scale and format. They will be used to create a welcoming environment for county customers, county employees and the general public. Some will be used on the windows of the new Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office suite. The photographs should represent the history and character of Bernalillo County and its people, places, landscapes and unique events in our county. There are some big bucks involved as chosen photographers will receive $1,500, with a limit of one photograph per artist. The chosen photos will become part of the public art program’s permanent collection. There is no fee or age limit required to submit. For more information, visit bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)
- City on the Edge
City on the Edge is a breezy, smart podcast looking at the stories from Albuquerque history that have often been overlooked. Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic like the 1955 crash of TWA flight 260, Sandia Man or the 1918 quarantine. Worthwhile listening that will spur your curiosity about things you didn’t even know about in the city where you live. It’s free and available wherever you get your podcasts. (Clarke Condé)
In the words of Dean Martin, “Baby, it's cold outside.” So lend a helping hand to the homeless folks in Burque by contributing to Astro-Zombies' 8th Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive. Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, drop off new, adult-sized cold weather sleeping bags at the comic store to help local homeless people weather the winter cold. The bags will be distributed throughout the community on Christmas Eve. And for each bag you donate, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win awesome prizes from the likes of Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio and more. After all, when told, “Baby, you'd freeze out there,” even Dean's lady asked him to lend her a coat. (Renée Chavez)Astro-ZombiesEighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
- 2020 Bosque Chile Festival
Looking for a little chile? The 2020 Bosque Chile Festival, a celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, is happening Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, with times waiting to be officially announced. But due to COVID-19 and the State of New Mexico public health order, the festival will be presented virtually! There will still be entertainment, art activities, a virtual artisan market, chile-chef demonstrations, educational workshops and more. This free, all-ages event is meant to give those stuck at home a chance to see what the state has to offer. If you are a high-quality chile-inspired and authentic New Mexican business with an e-commerce website and want to be a vendor, there is still time. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, August 5. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.