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 April 9, 2017

  • 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
    Evita
  • 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
  • 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)
    Pie
  • 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)

    Exhibit/208
    The Best Kind Opening
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
    Pie
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Evita
Saturday April 15, 2017
  • Outta this World

    Courtesy of Rusty Ayrton Chapman

    The brain child of local surrealist and abstract artist Ayrton Chapman—Story Time With Grumbles and Friends Production presents the interactive and immersive art installation Coddiwomple at Graft from 6-10pm set in an alternate universe. This Friday, April 7, Saturday, April 15 and Friday, April 21, head over to this free, all-ages event (although, we recommend bringing soda tabs because that's the currency over in Coddiwomple land), to hang out with cave dwellers, watch the squabblers organize their business, grab a suit and pump up some oil paintings themselves or just play for awhile in some handmade costumes. (Megan Reneau)

    GRAFT
    Coddiwomple
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
    Pie
  • Pie
  • Life's a Cosmic Joke

    via Pixabay

    And if you live for the laughs, you'll want to make absolutely sure you cop a ticket for the 11th Annual Southwest FunnyFest. This year's lineup includes four funny women whose names you might recognize from Conan or The Tonight Show, like Dana Goldberg and Erin Foley. Not only will you get to hear fresh material from the nation's finest, but a portion of the proceeds from this event held at the KiMo Theatre go toward New Mexico AIDS Services. Even the price tag of $22-$32 is laughably little for seeing such top talent this Saturday, April 15, at 7:30pm. (Maggie Grimason)

    KiMo Theatre
    Eleventh Annual Southwest FunnyFest
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Evita
  • Seen the Light?

    I have begun fasting in preparation for the Bacon, Beer and Blues festival at the Balloon Fiesta Park this Saturday, Apr. 15. My tummy will be an empty vessel, poised to receive the bacon-themed delicacies of 50 local restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, and gourmet food companies and the sudsy products of 12 local craft breweries. But more importantly: My spirit will be purified and ready to accept the unmitigated truth dished out by three of the best local blues bands. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $35 for a Bacon & Beer Premier Pass. The party starts at 11am. I will be avoiding the eating contest. Competition mars the spiritual journey, you know.  (Joshua Lee)

    Balloon Fiesta Park
    Bacon, Beer and Blues
  • Youth of the Nation

    The New Mexico Office of African American Affairs and Warehouse 508 have come together to teach kids that being an artist can be a viable way to live through a series of five workshops called Youth Engagement. Beginning this Saturday, April 15, kids from 11-20 can learn how to identify skills attained through hobbies that can be used for income. A lot of artistic hobbies are often regarded as “just for fun” when the skills learned can be used in many careers like therapy, marketing, graphic and interior design, just to name a few. The workshops cover hip-hop dance, financial literacy, poetry, t-shirt printing and social justice art. The dates following this Saturday's event are April 22, May 13 and May 20. These free workshops require a reservation—call Shaina Saint-Lôt at (505) 383-6215 or email her at shaina.saintlot@state.nm.us to put yourself or your child's name on the list, only 40 kids can join each workshop date—which lasts from 10am to 3pm. (Rini Grammer)

    Warehouse 508
    Youth Engagement
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
  • 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