Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
- Russian Girlfriends, a popular local pop-punk outfit that lovingly and somewhat esoterically takes their musical cues from progenitors of the genre like Descendents and Hüsker Dü—while adding the desert nuance and mystery of New Mexico to their quite awesome sound—are preparing to tour the Southern lands as a precursor to their new mission to conquer the US. The band (Ian Jarrell, Adam Hooks, Jeremy Keith, Colin Dowell and Sasha Horn) begin their tour right here in Burque at Launchpad on Saturday, Feb. 6, before heading to El Paso and points east and south. Leeches of Lore, Hanta and The Talking Hours will provide support for a performance that Girlfriends' frontman Adam Hooks said will be fierce and fun for folks. As for touring their way to success, Hooks added, “The more you get out there, the more you tour, the more people take notice; it builds both one's fan-base and the band's credibility.” So take the opportunity to check out one of this town's rocking-est quintets as they build their road to the future. (August March)courtesy of the bandLaunchpadRussian Girlfriends • rock, punk • Leeches of Lore • stoner rock, psychedelic • Hanta • stoner rock • The Talking Hours
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The Chinese Culture Center is welcoming the Year of the Monkey in a grand fashion this Sunday, Feb. 7. The traditional dragon dance will be performed in all of its splendor, and demonstrators will also be on hand to illustrate the nuance of Tai Chi Chuan, “the exercise of immortality,” and the more aggressive Xing Yi Chuan style of Chinese martial arts. All of this will be played out to the soundtrack of traditional drumming. The celebration lasts from 1-2:30pm at the Chinese Culture Center's home base. Celebrate along with the billions of people around the world welcoming a new year at this totally free event. (Maggie Grimason)Chinese Culture CenterChinese New Year Celebration
Baby, it's cold outside! And there's no better way to warm the cockles of your heart than to attend the 10th annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase. The opening night party kicks off Thursday, Feb. 11, at Launchpad where you can feast your eyes on Bunny Galore, Queen of the Four Tassel Twirl, and enjoy drink specials and a full set of performers. Make sure to clear your schedule for the next two nights, Feb. 12-13, and head over to the KiMo Theatre for sensational shows by Matt Finish, 2015's reigning King of Burlesque, and Lola Frost, Vancouver's rock 'n' roll flapper. Tickets will run you $10 for the opening party and $19-$26 for each of the KiMo performances. (Renée Chavez)LaunchpadSouthwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore
- 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.