Community events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
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!)

Community events

Sunday May 7, 2017
  • 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
Thursday May 11, 2017
  • Lawyer Up

    via Pixabay
    Law-La-Palooza sounds like a fun, outdoor music festival with a lawyer twist, right? Well, not exactly. All across the nation and right here in Albuquerque you can meet with lawyers for free consultations about all kinds of matters, from divorce to tax disputes, immigration to power of attorney. There will be bilingual attorneys at this event, so no te preocupes. The pro bono event is on Thursday, May 11, from 3-6pm at the Cesar Chavez Community Center. Leave your flower crowns at home, but bring all important paperwork. (Taylor Grabowsky)

    Cesar Chavez Community Center
    Albuquerque Law-La-Palooza
Friday May 12, 2017
  • Recipe For People Soup

    via Wikicommons

    Take Truth or Consequences' hot springs flowing at 3.5 cubic feet per second—heated to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit; throw in 38 trace elements; add a keynote lecture on treating inflammation; stir in some live music, art shows and alternative health workshops; add people of all ages, at no charge; let simmer between Friday and Sunday, May 12-14, in beautiful T or C, making sure to stir often. Never ask yourselves who would want to make people soup. (It's aliens, probably!)

    Healing Waters Plaza (Truth or Consequences)
    Hot Springs Festival
Saturday May 13, 2017
  • 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 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
  • Healing Waters Plaza (Truth or Consequences)
    Hot Springs Festival
  • 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

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