Events and Entertainment calendar for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico - Alibi Calendar
PLEASE NOTE!
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)
Sunday Feb 28, 2016

  • Intimate Spirits

    Jesus Munoz Flamenco via Facebook

    It's said that flamenco can never truly be experienced in a theater. Traditionally, performances were impromptu and happened within the the home amongst a small group of participants. Picture your average flamenco show. Now, picture yourself up there on the stage, feeling the air vibrate with the jaleo and zapateado. Casa Flamenca will be hosting a tablao—an intimate experience with the musicians and dancers of Jesús Muñoz Flamenco's “Live!”— following two days of performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center featuring an hour of the production in a close setting. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience flamenco the way it's supposed to be performed by real pros. The exclusive event costs $100 and is worth every penny. (Joshua Lee)

    Casa Flamenca
    Jesus Muñoz's Flamenco Tablao
  • Nerd Grooming

    morguefile.com

    When did nerds become cool, and why wasn't this a thing when I was in high school? A cute girl in an “I Heart Nerds” tee would have seemed like a mean-spirited joke when I was 15, but here we are: It's 2016 and there are three dweeby bloggers on the Glamour 100 Sexiest Men list. But geeking doesn't come easy, and you don't just accidentally fall into it. It takes cultivation, perseverance and a strict regimen of video games and beer.

    Sister is training the next generation of sexy nerds right under our noses at the Geekon pinball and arcade tournament. It's $10 to enter the tournament. But the contestant's won't be having all the fun: All games will be on free play. Entry for non-combatants is $5. Doors open at 5pm. (Joshua Lee)

    Sister
    Geekon
Friday March 4, 2016
  • Playing in a Traveling Band

    Jeff Dow

    One way to gauge the lasting influence of Creedence Clearwater Revival would be to check out a FIDLAR concert; Elvis Kuehn might whip out a tasty rendition of “Lodi” to finish things off. A second way involves sitting through a John Fogerty show. Dude was the creative force behind the band, but the closest his spring tour comes to Burque is San Antonio.

    There is a third way. Here, it involves a run through the jungle (or in this case, the high desert) to Route 66 Casino Legends Theater on Friday, March 4, for a performance by Creedence Clearwater Revisited.That ensemble features the surviving members of the original band—the rhythm section of Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and Stu Cook—backed by a competent group of sidemen trained in the ways of bad moons and green rivers. Though they focus on the hits in a hagiographic fashion, their performances display a musical clarity that is sometimes missing from Fogerty’s watery digressions. And for somewhere between $22-48 you won’t be disappointed; if you are, take comfort in the fact that at least one of the folks on stage worked closely with Roky Erickson in the 1980s. (August March)

    Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino
    Creedence Clearwater Revisitedclassic rock
  • Playing Chicken

    morguefile

    So here's my theory: The anti-anxiety medication moguls are hiring people to drive around Albuquerque in some kind of blind-folded game of highway hopscotch to raise their profit margin. That, or we have some seriously underqualified driving instructors out there. To battle this dread ignorance, Christopher Productions and SafeTeen New Mexico present the world premiere of Hikers, Bikers and Automobiles: Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Friday, March 4, at KiMo Theatre. The project includes a 30 minute documentary and additional half-hour television special. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is free. (Joshua Lee)

    KiMo Theatre
    Hikers, Bikers and Automobiles: Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Dem Derby Dames

    Brian Spencer
    Duke City Roller Derby launches its 2016 season with a double header. The first game pits the local junior team, The Marionettes, against the junior team for Los Alamos. In the second match-up, the Disco Brawlers face off against the Dooms Dames. Tickets are $8 through the league's website (dukecityderby.com) or $10 at the gate. If you're a real tough cookie interested in trying your hand at the old skate-and-slam, the league will host a “How to Play Roller Derby” event the following Monday, March 7, from 7 to 9pm at the Heights Community Center. (Devin O'Leary)

    Heights Community Center
    Duke City Roller Derby Home Season Opener
Notices
  • 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)

    Wanted: Your Best Photographs
  • Edgy

    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)

    City on the Edge
  • Baby, It's Bad Out There

    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-Zombies
    Eighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
  • Spicy Online

    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 bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov.

    2020 Bosque Chile Festival