Events and Entertainment calendar for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico - Alibi Calendar
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!)
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
Thursday May 4, 2017
  • Black Magick

    I once saw David Copperfield make the Empire State Building disappear for a few seconds. It made me ill. I don't know how he did it, but I'm sure it involved a malefic deal with a devil of some sort. It scared the hell out of me. So, you can imagine my misgivings when I heard about The Illusionists: Live From Broadway coming to ABQ. The very idea of coming face to face with the devilish stars of the record-breaking show chills my blood. Where did they get their dark powers from? Who are they serving? How do so many quarters get stuck in my ears? Find out the answers this Thursday, May 4, at Popejoy Hall. Tickets for the all-ages show start at $35, but how much does it cost your soul, huh? (Joshua Lee)

    Popejoy Hall
    The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • Allies Unite!

    Hey you—human! I command you to go learn about how to help your fellow people. On Thursday, May 4, from 6-7:30pm, assemble with others of your species at the Albuquerque Convention Center (on the east side) to educate yourself about “the realities facing immigrant New Mexicans and discover what you can do to help preserve families.” Speakers will include Attorney General of New Mexico Hector Balderas, Deputy Consul at the Consulado de México en Albuquerque Maxaira Baltazar, Executive Director of Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice Justin Remer-Thamert and more. The moderator will be Alejandro Contreras from Telemundo. Be there to support local immigrants. (Renée Chavez)

    Albuquerque Convention Center
    Town Hall on Immigration
Friday May 5, 2017
  • Popejoy Hall
    The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • 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
  • The Big Five-Five

    Instead of being a tequila-swilling, taco-binging ignoramus on this Cinco de Mayo, head over to the South Broadway Cultural Center from 6-8pm on Friday, May 5, for a fantastico fiesta featuring music, dance and history. Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana will show off their beautiful moves and colorful costumes, and Mariachi Buenaventura—New Mexico's super talented, first all-female mariachi band—will provide the tunes. A presentation on the historical origins of Cinco de Mayo will be presented by Teresa Carpy, the administrator of cultural affairs with the Consulado de México en Albuquerque. ¡Oralé! It's going to be a good time. (Renée Chavez)

    South Broadway Cultural Center
    Cinco de Mayo
Saturday May 6, 2017
Sunday May 7, 2017
  • Nothing That Is So, Is So

    Get a chance to see Shakespeare as he would have wanted it, in a bar amongst the people. Duke City Repertory is performing Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night in different bars around town, with no director, little rehearsing but full of entertainment and heart. On Sunday, May 7, you can catch them at Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. from 2pm-4pm for free as well as Saturday at Nexus or May 13 at Boxing Bear. A classic comedy of errors, mistaken identity and unrequited love, Shakespeare's play is sure to translate well in a cozy setting. Bring cash to tip the bartenders and the players, and leave the disguises to the actors. (Taylor Grabowsky)

    Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.
    Bard Crawl: Twelfth Night
  • Popejoy Hall
    The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
  • Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Travel Well and Arrive

    In a few weeks your dear old friends here at Weekly Alibi will be doing a roundup of our favorite in-state destinations for the Day Tripper issue—until then, if you're looking for a getaway before we can share our plethora of travel deets, you can't miss the state-encompassing travel exhibition, New meXpo! at Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum this Sunday, May 7. From 10am to 6pm and for just $0-$5, you can browse over 50 destination booths, enjoy live entertainment, storytelling, food trucks, a beer garden, marketplace, activities for the whole family and much more. In conjunction with this event, there will be a job fair for gigs in the travel and tourism sphere—which gets you into New MeXpo for free, for your information. As if that weren't enough, folks 21 and older can participate in a scavenger hunt with a reward of $500 in cold, hard cash. The first 1,000 folks interested in participating will receive a “passport” and when completed, return it back to the wonderful people running this Sunday afternoon layover to process and pick a winner. (Rini Grammer)

    Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    New MeXpo
  • 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