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!)
Thursday May 11, 2017
  • Cynical Bird
  • From Indian Lakes

  • 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
  • I Have Seen Too Much, I Haven't Seen Enough

    Nolan Knight
    From Indian Lakes

    One way or another—even through suspiciously derivative means if necessary—there will be a next generation of rocanrol. At the forefront of presenting such sprawling, futuristic leaps into the majestic musical maw that is America, Albuquerque's Launchpad remains the place to go to see the up-and-coming and the soon-to-be-huge. Such may be the case when the rocket ship-themed venue hosts three bands that could very well symbolize the genre's heroic march forward in the face of substantial competition for the great and gathered forces of hip-hop, Americana and EDM. On Friday, May 12, Pennsylvania's own Balance and Composure will be performing a show in support of their new recording, Light We Made. They'll be supported by From Indian Lakes, the project of Californian Joey Vannucchi. Also on the bill is Queen of Jeans, a gritty pop outfit from Philly. For only $15, local 13+ listeners are invited to witness the direction rock might take as we all head toward el porvenir. (August March)

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  • 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
  • Recipe For People Soup

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    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
  • Taking Back Saturday

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    If you love twinkly guitar jams and screaming infidelities this so-called “sadderday” Mezcal Tequileria has just the thing to indulge your springtime sadness: Emo Night. Yes. From 9pm on DJs Gonzo Supreme and Takah are going to play everything from Cap'n Jazz to Bright Eyes to Saves the Day. Swoop your bangs and put $5 in the pocket of your skinny jeans if you plan on showing up after 10:30pm, before then it's totally free. And take note, while you may have listened to this music when you were 13, this event is 21+. (Maggie Grimason)

    Mezcal Tequileria
    Emo Night • DJ Gonzo SupremeTakah
  • Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Dance the Day Away

    Chris Harris
    Cynical Bird

    Local music—and the pervasive community of creatives that form the sub-culture's center—is so important in defining our civic heritage that even local government types are keen on recognizing and affirming the power of homegrown sounds. That attitude will be in full effect on Saturday, May 13, when the City of Albuquerque presents a Local Band Showcase at Civic Plaza from noon to 5pm. This event—which also features local food trucks and brewers—aims to celebrate our burg's bright and brilliant musicos with a day dedicated to new and nascent bands. They'll be two stages filled to the brim with heady sounds. Featured performers include The Curious Few, The Tularosa Basin Musicians Union, Cynical Bird, Mountainhead, and Michael Moxey and the Easy Sinners, among many other notable and totally listenable ensembles and individuals. Check it out, pick a new favorite and even bang your head, if so inclined. It's free, and it will be fun, after all. (August March)

    Civic Plaza
    Local Band Showcase 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
Sunday May 14, 2017
  • Vortex Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Healing Waters Plaza (Truth or Consequences)
    Hot Springs Festival
  • Strong as A Mother F!@#$%

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    You know Mother's Day is this weekend, right? Uh huh. I bet you do. Just so you know, you don't need a reservation to celebrate at the Botanical Garden's Mother's Day Delicacies tea time in the High Desert Rose Garden. This Sunday, May 14, from 10am to 2pm, take your strong-ass mama bear to enjoy an assortment of teas, seasonal fruits, cheese, antipasto, assorted meats, pickles, olives and champagne. Tickets to the park are $4 for kids, $6 for seniors and $13 for adults, and tickets to join the garden party are $20 (which also covers the first cocktail). (Megan Reneau)

    ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    Mother's Day Delicacies
  • 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