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!)
Saturday April 8, 2017

  • Funk'n Good Time

    Courtesy of ASUNM Student Special Events
    UNM Fiestas are a series of outdoor live concerts on the main campus of the state's flagship university. A harbinger of the semester's end as well as a hint that summer is right around the corner, the annual event—it's been going for more than 50 years now—is a fun frolic for all ages. This free event, which happens at Johnson Field on Saturday, April 8, near the corner of Central and Girard, has a long history of featuring kick-ass entertainment. Bands such as Joe “King” Carrasco and the Crowns as well as Calexico cut their teeth at Fiestas. This year is no exception: Gramatik and Skizzy Mars are the headliners; Burque SOL, a local outfit that took top honors in this year's Best of Burque Music reader's poll are also featured. With heaps of food trucks, crafts and merch booths and premium people watching, UNM Fiestas is the place to be as the sunshine and good times flow out from the local college and into our town, all springtime style, yo. (August March)

    Johnson Field
    Fiestas Arts and Music Festival • Gramatikhip-hop, electronicSkizzy MarsBurque SolreggaeTreehouse BasementRy TaylorZ Man Thompson
  • Don't Cry For Her, Albuquerque

    via Pixabay

    Eva Perón was a badass and First Lady of Argentina from 1946-1952 who championed labor rights, women's suffrage and the working class. And then Madonna played her in the movie version. Eva, affectionately known as Evita, is still adored by the people of Argentina. Growing up in the poor working class provided Perón with first-hand experience of the hardships the lower class faced. She was able to take her personal history and use it to help campaign for them later in her career. See the rest of her story at Musical Theatre Southwest's production of Evita running April 7-30, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20-$22. (Taylor Grabowsky)

    Musical Theatre Southwest
  • Such Modern, So Luxury

    Sure, you've been on a Boeing 747 and maybe even an Airbus A380. But have you ever been on a Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B? I doubt it, seeing as they were the height of civilian passenger aircraft circa 1928. If you'd like to check out this luxurious relic, drive out to Double Eagle II Airport between April 6-9 from 8am-5pm. You can check out the “Tin Goose” for free or cough up $50 (kids) to $75 (adults) to actually take a ride. There will also be presentations and book-signing by Robert F. Kirk, author of Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now. That will have you flyin' high. (Renée Chavez)

    Double Eagle II Airport
    Flying in Style: EAA's Ford Tri-Motor
  • Clean Start

    via Wikicommons
    Songkran—the Thai and Laotian New Year—is known as “the water splashing festival” because of the tradition of bathing idols of the Buddha as a purification ritual. Young celebrants also wash the hands of their elders as a sign of reverence and participate in water fights after a morning spent offering food and time to monks. You can celebrate Songkran this year by visiting Wat Buddhasothorn (the Buddhist Center of New Mexico) this Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, starting at 10am. The festival is open to all ages and free to attend. (Joshua Lee)

    Wat Buddhasothorn
    Songkran Festival
  • Bleeding Hearts to the Rescue

    D.H. Lawrence said, “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.” Which is where humans come in: We're the emotional creatures who start blubbering as soon as we hear the opening strains of “Arms of an Angel” all because of that damn ASPCA commercial full of sad puppies. Ugh, I'm tearing up already. Ahem, anyway, instead of sobbing over manipulative ads, indulge your sympathetic tendencies by going to Wildlife Rescue Training for volunteers at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park on Saturdays, April 1 and 8. For $25, you can learn how to help and care for the more than 2,000 wild things that are taken in by the Wildlife Rescue Center. Volunteers must be 13+ or 11-12-year-old helpers must have a parent present. Now stop crying and go do something useful. (Renée Chavez)

    Wildlife Rescue Center (Rio Grande Nature Center State Park)
    Wildlife Rescue Training for Volunteers
Sunday April 9, 2017
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
  • Double Eagle II Airport
    Flying in Style: EAA's Ford Tri-Motor
  • Wat Buddhasothorn
    Songkran Festival
  • Grow It Like Your Grandma Did

    If you didn't get the hint from our gardening issue—now is the time to grow! But how, you ask? How could one possibly grow delicious, nutritious vegetables in the desert? Well, you dumb-dumb, you can do it like people have been doing it for centuries. Learn how to make waffle (no, not the breakfast food: It's a pattern of indented squares to hold water), mound and more traditional gardening techniques at Seasons of Growth Gardening Class this Sunday, April 9, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center from 9-11am. We suggest donating $5 to go to the program and the invaluable cultural center. (Rini Grammer)

    Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
    Seasons of Growth Gardening Class
Thursday April 13, 2017
  • Why is Pie?

    Dan Parsons

    Carl Sagan famously said, “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Ponder that for a minute. Keep pondering—there's a lot to unpack in that one sentence. Now toss in demigods, alter-egos and the meaning of life. Okay, now write a whole play about the questions and ideas that arise from that exciting mixture of things. Oh, wait! Someone already did that so you don't have to. Wade through your physical perception of the universe toward the Adobe Rose Theatre in Santa Fe Thursdays-Sundays to see Theater Grottesco's performance of PIE. Regular tickets range from $12-$25, but Thursday performances are pay-what-you-wish and April 14 is a special $100 per person gala. Regular showings are at 7pm Thursday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. (Renée Chavez)

    Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
  • Around the World in Four Hours

    Want to travel and experience the world and all its different cultures but don't have the time or money? Well now you can! On Thursday, April 13, on Cornell Mall, just east of UNM's Student Union Building is the International Festival. UNM's international students and people from the community will share their cultures via food, crafts, clothing and performances. This is a fun and entertaining way to expand your knowledge and learn something new about someone different from you, all without needing a passport. The event is free and lasts from 10am-2pm. (Taylor Grabowsky)

    UNM Student Union Building
    International Festival
Friday April 14, 2017
  • Dealing through Art

    Courtesy of the gallery

    The phrase “The Best Kind,” invokes an idea of happiness, relief and satisfaction, but this honors thesis show documents something that once found out is anything but those comforting terms. Kelly Watson is showing her work that chronicles her journey living with cancer at Exhibit/208 this Friday, April 14, in addition to another exhibition Good to Go, showcasing the works of Heidi Pollard. Watson will be presenting her testimony of this incredible undertaking through prints, photography and multimedia works from 5-8pm, otherwise stop by Thursday-Saturday from 10am-4pm until April 29, to see this beautifully eye-opening show. (Rini Grammer)

    The Best Kind Opening
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
  • 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 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
  • 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

    2020 Bosque Chile Festival