Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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
- ABQ United Front Against Hate via Facebook
Join ABQ United Front Against Hate this Sunday to stand up to the lions of injustice at their March and Rally to Unite Against Hate. The subtext to this event is Stand up to Trump & Bigotry. “We can't stand by while people like Donald Trump use their power and money to spread hatred,” the event's organizers write. Rally with others in the community at Albuquerque Civic Plaza at 2pm to raise your voice against the many ills afflicting society and resist a growing culture of hate. (Maggie Grimason)Civic PlazaAlbuquerque March and Rally to Unite Against Hate! Stand up to Trump & Bigotry
- Mercedez Holtry via Facebook
The 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam happens next month in Brooklyn. Why not help send some of the finest poets in ABQ to show those snobby East Coast hacks what it's like. Mercedez Holtry and Eva Crispin bring us poetry by donation at Bookworks on Thursday to raise funds for the trip. Performers include former National Poetry Slam team member Eva Crispin, poetry slam organizer and competitor Katrina Guarascio, former WOWPS rep Brooke Von Blomberg and WOWPS and National Poetry Slam champion Jessica Helen Lopez. There's a suggested donation of $5, but I highly doubt anyone will be sad if you bring more. (Joshua Lee)BookworksBurque Women of the World Fundraiser
- Keith Sanchez via Facebook
It's time to rock out with your socks out with local legends Keith Sanchez and the Moon Thieves at the release party for their new album, SWEETLOVECRAZE. Hitch a ride on their transcendent Latin grooves and see where the hell you end up. Joining the Thieves will be Baracutanga, CeeKay Jones, Leah Black, DJ Buddhafunk and poet Jessica Helen Lopez. Doors open on this 21+ show at 8pm. Cover is $10. (Joshua Lee)LaunchpadKeith Sanchez & The Moon Thieves • alternative, Americana • Baracutanga • Latin, folk fusion • Ceekay Jones • Leah Black • Poet Jessica Helen Lopez • DJ Buddhafunk
- 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.