Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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 CenterTown Hall on Immigration
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 CenterCinco de Mayo
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 MuseumNew MeXpo
- City on the Edge
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)