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!)
Thursday April 27, 2017
  • White Man's Moccasins by Lee Marmon

  • Grande Route 66

    White Man's Moccasins by Lee Marmon

    For most of us in the metro area, Route 66 has been a daily part of life for as long as we can remember. It's an integral part of our day and commute—so much of life happens while we're driving. For locals who have been here for generations, we've seen the background to our drive change over time, some take more notice than others. From 5-8pm this Thursday, April 27, internationally recognized Laguna photographer Lee Marmon, New Mexican photographer Sondra Diepen and Chicago-based painter Carol L. Adamec will be showing their work reflecting the transformation of Route 66 and the surrounding areas at Then and Now: Rediscovering Route 66 Opening Reception at the KiMo Theatre Gallery. You can interpret the area's metamorphosis through the eyes of these brilliant artists until June 25, Wednesday-Saturdays 11am-8pm, and Sundays 11am-3pm. (Megan Reneau)

    KiMo Theatre Gallery
    Then and Now: Rediscovering Route 66 Opening Reception
  • 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
Friday April 28, 2017
  • Make Your Own Rock 'n' Roll

    Courtesy of the artist
    The Flossies

    The poster for the concert happening at Moonlight Lounge on Friday, April 28, depicts a lonesome hogan placed in the midst of a black and white desolation. Flying out from a chimney on the traditional Diné dwelling is a plume of colorful smoke that names some of the bands that make that large sacred expanse to Burque’s west much more than a monochromatic desert. The smoky color of music pervades that realm, and now it’s drifting our way. With music by rez rebels Nizhóní Girls, The Flossies, Midnight Stew, Nite Kidz, Lilith and Burque’s own DIY punk powerhouse Litter Brain, this is going to be a concert guaranteed to give listeners a solid and soulfully sonic indication of how powerful the voices—and electric guitars and synths and drums—from our Native American neighbors and fellow punk rockers can be. The bands will be performing during this year’s Gathering of Nations Pow Wow to raise funds for the upcoming Asdzaa Warrior Fest. Join in on this rocking revelation for only $5 and a valid 21+ ID. Doors are at 8pm; the righteous ritual begins at 9pm. (August March)

    Moonlight Lounge
    Nizhoni GirlsThe Flossiesindie, rockMidnight StewNite KidzLilith • shoegaze • Litter Brain
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
    Pie
  • 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
  • Earnestly Yours

    You won't need an alibi (well, obviously you'll need this Alibi for all the info) to get away from it all at The Vortex Theatre this Friday, April 21. See The Importance of Being Earnest, a scandalous play making fun of Victorian moral values like social codes, courting (i.e. sexual restraint) and elitism. Follow Jack Worthing—a man leading a double life—as he leaves his alternate identity to find love. In this scandalous tale, while being pursued by his ward, Jack proclaims his love for another woman as his alter-ego, Ernest. To marry the woman, Jack must reveal his true identity to his friend—and cousin of his beloved—Algernon Moncrieff. While telling Algernon about his “real” life, Algernon's interest is piqued at the description of Jack's ward. The play follows the men awkwardly navigating romance, truth and friendship. See the play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm until May 14. (Megan Reneau)

    Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Altered Content

    Courtesy of AirDance New Mexico
    Pentimento

    AirDance New Mexico presents Pentimento, an aerial dance theater exploration of the artistic process of layering on April 28-30 at the AirDance ArtSpace, The performance features aerial choreography on trapeze, aerial silks, aerial hammock, cube and triple trapeze, with modern dance and acrobatic floor and stilt work, all to original music performed live by a chorus of women’s voices with interactive visual projections. Pentimento features aerialists Cortney Baca, Tasha Books, Christina Cavaleri, Diana Delgado, Monica Demarco, Joanna Furgal, Tara Kolberg, Zachary Sears and Gina Shorten with music by Christy Cook, Monica Demarco, Gena Lawson and Mauro Woody. Shows begin at 8pm Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, and at 2pm Sunday, April 30. Tickets are available at www.airdance.org and at the door or may be reserved online or by calling (505) 842-9418. Appropriate for all ages. The AirDance ArtSpace is ADA accessible. (August March)

    AirDance ArtSpace
    Pentimento
  • Like a Phoenix

    I've killed every plant I've owned. I'm known around the nurseries as "el Verde Muerte." Leaves shake when I walk in. So, yeah, I spend a ton on new plants to feed my ever-growing need for fresh victims. I just killed an azalea last week, so it's serendipitous that the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs is hosting its Annual Spring Plant Sale this Friday, April 28, from 1-6pm, and Saturday, April 29, from 9am-noon. The sale is happening at the Albuquerque Garden Center: Hopefully someone there will stop me. Why won't anyone stop me? (Joshua Lee)

    Albuquerque Garden Center
    Annual Plant Sale
Saturday April 29, 2017
  • Just One More Chapter

    Install some new software in your brain this week by cozying up with a brand new book from Page One's Independent Bookstore Day event. Dive in this Saturday, April 29, from 10am-6pm and hear local authors like Jane Lindskold and A.J. Liese speak, as well as visiting writer Emma Straub, author of last year's Modern Lovers. The event promises to shine a light on the books and authors you love, and maybe introduce you to your next favorites. Perhaps best of all, the entire event is free, so it won't cut into your book money. (Maggie Grimason)

    Page One Bookstore
    Independent Bookstore Day
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
    Pie
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Evita
  • Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
  • AirDance ArtSpace
    Pentimento
  • Kale for Your Ears

    If you're tired of consuming radio junk food like Taylor Swift or the newest pop-punk boy band du jour, perhaps it's time to give your ears some aural enrichment. On Saturday, April 29, from 7-8:30pm at UNM Arts Lab, check out Tonal Relativity Games and Experiments. It's “a performance of composed, semi-composed and improvised works” from Prepared Ear, Death Convention Singers and University of North Texas Professor Elizabeth McNutt. It is also the auditory portion of an exhibition at Central Features called Imagining Sound (showing through April 29) by Alyce Santoro of Prepared Ear. This treat for the senses will welcome listeners of all ages and is totally free. (Renée Chavez)

    UNM Arts Lab
    Tonal Relativity Games and Experiments
  • Albuquerque Garden Center
    Annual Plant Sale
Sunday April 30, 2017
  • Adobe Rose Theater (Santa Fe)
    Pie
  • Musical Theatre Southwest
    Evita
  • Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
  • AirDance ArtSpace
    Pentimento
  • Olly Olly Oxen Free

    How good are you at counting to 20? Well, you better practice so that you're ready for the most Epic Hide and Seek happening at Bachechi Open Space on Sunday, April 30. With free range of the park, there are more than enough hiding places, so get lost; this bush is my hidingspot. This is a family-friendly and free event that includes several other outdoor games like camouflage, deer and wolf, and others. So get to stretching and ready or not, here I come! (Taylor Grabowsky)

    Bachechi Open Space
    Epic Hide and Seek
Monday May 1, 2017
  • “Is you a good witch? Or just a bad bitch?”

    I need to tell you something, readers. In the past, I may have been known to dislike musicals … It never mattered what genre of music they focused on, who was in it or how good the dancing was, I hated musicals. More often than not, I've found them campy, unoriginal and boring. After watching Straight Outta Oz, something happened to me. I'm not sure when—was is seeing the grandiose costumes and makeup? The flawless choreography? All of the gorgeously talented vocalists and variety of music? I'm not sure, but by the end of the first song, I was swaying, and by the last song I was full-on dancing. After becoming a changed woman, I need to share this with you: the marvelous, extraordinary and awe-inspiring world-class performer Todrick Hall is bringing his musical/visual album to the National Hispanic Cultural Center this Monday, May 1.

    Inspired by the classic tale of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Todrick originally based and created this concept album on his journey from his small hometown in Texas to his rise to fame is LA. The album (and deluxe version) feature Nicole Scherzinger, Perez Hilton, Raven-Symoné, Bob the Drag Queen, Jordin Sparks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alaska Thunderfuck, Laganja Estranja, Kim Chi, Mariah Balenciaga, Willam Belli, RuPaul and so many more that we literally don't have the space to print them all.

    Straight Outta Oz is composed with a multitude of genres from trap to pop to country to R&B—I know that sounds iffy but trust me, the way Hall put this masterpiece together is as inconceivably lovely as it is entertaining. You can see this show for just $32 and, in addition to seeing the show, you can meet and take photos with this prodigious man for $62. (Megan Reneau)

    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Straight Outta Oz
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