Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino presents a concert by romantic balladeers and masters of a capella ruminations on love and life, Boyz II Men. An R&B group (now a trio, formerly and originally a quartet) with an affinity for soulful musical wanderings through the heart of human affection, Boyz II Men first made the scene in the 1990s with radio-friendly hits like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day,” an epic tune to forever love they recorded with super-chanteuse Mariah Carey. In the years since they rose to the top of the pops, one member, Michael McCary departed the ensemble, leaving an essential trio comprised of tenors Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris as well as baritone Nathan Morris. Together, these three still bring the flavor of love to life as they tour around a gratefully enchanted planet of men and women. Tickets for this all-ages performance range in price from $35-$70 while romance fills the air beginning at 8pm. (August March)Legends Theater @ Route 66 CasinoBoyz II Men • R&B
OK. You've lost the spark. It's the last minute, and you need something quick that will give that ol' free-wheeling Valen-Times lovefest a jumpstart Don't panic. You've done the right thing by coming to me. While traveling in the East (Tramway), I met an initiate of the Aghori—definitively the most erotic of the Yogic mystical schools. This strange hermit, huddled in a corner under an overpass, told me a secret that I swore I'd only share in the pages of the Alibi.
Here goes: When it comes to getting those amorous juices flowing, there's nothing quite as titillating as the mating dance of the sexy eel. Yes. And just as luck would have it, the ABQ BioPark Aquarium will be hosting a special adults-only event from 6-8pm on Valentine's Day—That's a Moray!—a guided tour through the “erotic and often curious romantic rituals of aquatic animals.” Obviously, my mystic friend gets around.Show your special friend you still got a freak streak with a night of marine-based debauchery. Tickets are $30 per voyeur for the “Fish Love” tour, appetizers and one adult beverage. $45 gets you all that and dinner at the Shark Reef Cafe. (Joshua Lee)ABQ BioPark AquariumThat's A Moray
- Tractor Brewing celebrates the return of AMC's addictive, Albuquerque-based crime dramedy “Better Call Saul” with a season 2 premiere viewing party. Organizers promise “merch, food, beer and prizes.” There will be stuff for free and stuff to buy—including, of course, lots of great local beer. (Devin D. O'Leary)AMCTractor Brewing Wells ParkBetter Call Saul Season Two Premiere Watch Party
Local arts organization Basement Films—one of the few remaining first-generation micro-cinemas in existence—will crack open its vaults for The Analogue Spectacular. Audiences are in for an evening of "wild and wooly media." There's no telling what sort of strange, old 16mm and 35mm film the Basement folks will be dredging up. Weird documentaries? Antique educational films? You'll just have to show up and find out. Tickets are $5 at the SWFC box office. (Devin D. O'Leary)ASUNM Southwest Film Center (UNM Campus)Basement Films Analogue Spectacular
What color is your casket going to be? Do you want your ashes spead in the ocean or buried in a forest? Show up to the Albuquerque Death Cafe at French Funerals-Cremations and speak with others attempting “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” Not only can you make plans for when you stop raging and gently go into that good night, but you can do so in a safe, confidential and relaxed space where people won't think you're hideously morbid. Plus there will be cake and cookies! After all, in the words of the great Albus Dumbledore, "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." (Renee Chavez)French Funerals-CremationsAlbuquerque Death Cafe
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How many Egyptians does it take to build a pyramid? None, because the aliens did it! Author Richard Smith will be discussing his new book The Moor, The Mason And The Alien: A Call To Action at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. As a hopeful key for a spiritual revolution, Smith’s book covers a wide range of topics like economics, supernatural activity and current affairs. If you want to know more about how extraterrestrials have affected history as we know it, you can’t miss this. This is hosted by the local nonprofit NM UFO and Paranormal Forum which has monthly meetings centered on all things paranormal. Keep your eyes on the skies. (Megan Reneau)North Domingo Baca Multigenerational CenterRichard Smith at the NM UFO and Paranormal Forum
“Battle of the Beards” sounds hilarious, doesn't it? You're picturing ZZ Top or Cousin It or some cute, family-friendly hair farm on legs—who maybe puts a braid and ribbons in when they're having one of those “goofball days.” And Duke City Harley-Davidson are trying their damnedest to make it look that way for their fuzzy face-off this Saturday, Feb. 20, with a whimsical list of competitive categories: men's natural beard design, men's fake beard design and women's fake beard design. Isn't that cute? Won't that be fun?
Well, some of us out here on the edge still remember the Beard Wars of '87, and we know there's nothing “fun” about an all-out, balls-to-the-wall, whisker-cushioned rumble. There are tears trapped in brambly face brush and ingrown follicles. Razor-burns that take no bribes, scraping rich and poor alike.
“Oh ho," you say, "isn't this little event announcement just so wacky?” Fine. You obviously won't listen to reason. Go ahead and drop in at Duke City HD at 12pm to enter the battle for all I care. Voting's at 2pm, and the winner will be announced at 4pm. If you're still there at that time, just remember that I gave you fair warning. This is on your head—your face, I mean. (Joshua Lee)Duke City Harley-DavidsonBattle of the Beards
- 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 email@example.com.