Events and Entertainment calendar for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico - Alibi Calendar
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!)
Monday Oct 29, 2018

  • The Macabre Matinee or a Late Night Fright

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    Joe West and his company, Theater of Death, present this year's most unique and shocking stage performance, Invasion! Inspired by the Theater du Grand Guignol in late 19th century Paris, the theme for 2018 follows in its grand traditions of exposing the dark side of human behavior. The Grand Guignol entertained and horrified Parisians and international theatergoers from 1897 to 1962 in an abandoned Catholic convent, where they advertised having a “doctor on duty” to treat patrons that fainted or had heart problems during the shows. The Engine House Theater in Madrid cites an optimal setting for such a gruesome spectacle. This, the sixth year, provides a number of dates and times to cure your curiosities. For $20, buy a ticket and choose from 8pm performances on Oct. 26, 27, 31 and Nov. 1, 2 and 3. Maybe a macabre matinee is more your speed at 3pm on Oct. 27, 28, Nov. 3 and 4. This wonder of a production is best suited for an 18 and over audience. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Chasing the Dragon

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    Welcome to your nightmare! If you're not a horror fan, the more than 1.25 mile horror house may not be the ideal evening stroll. But for others, the Guinness World Record holders of the world's longest indoor horror house is a terrifying and entertaining way to spend an evening. Dragon's House of Horrors comes back to Expo New Mexico for another chilling year. All ages are welcome to experience the thrills for $25, and add a suspenseful escape room adventure for just $5 more. Receive a text when your turn comes up so there's no waiting in line. With food vendors, booths to purchase wares and live entertainment, waiting for the text won't feel like waiting at all. The house opened its doors on Oct. 4 and runs Tuesday through Saturday until Oct. 26. After that it is open 7 days a week from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 from 7pm to midnight. Bring extra cash for Expo parking fees. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Expo New Mexico
    Dragon's House of Horror
  • Seas the Day

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    'Tis the season for pumpkins and ghost stories and corn mazes and scary movies. And, in this case, pirates, too. Wagner Farmers in Corrales has all the bases covered with 2.6 miles of pirate themed trail through corn fields, a petting zoo, picnic areas, train rides and a pumpkin patch. Do ye dare? If ye do, head north to the farm any day between Thursday, Sept. 20 and Halloween from 9am and 6pm with $9 on hand for adults or $7 for kids. Check wagnersfarmlandexperience.com for more details. (Maggie Grimason)

    Wagner's Farmland Experience (Corrales)
    ONGOING
    Pirate Adventure Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Corrales
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
  • The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Silk and Lights and Everything Nice

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    A wealth of delightful and dazzling cultural events are cropping up for Burqueños this month, including the Dragon Lights Festival, formerly known as the Chinese Lantern Festival. And guess what! This year has all new, handcrafted lantern sculptures to marvel at. The artists from Zigong, China, have brought out their vast creativity to bring their exquisite culture to the renamed fest. Kicking off on Friday, Oct. 5 and running Tuesdays through Sundays until Dec. 2 at Expo New Mexico, see the wonders of the orient including demos in inner-bottle painting, traditional Chinese calligraphy and crystal engraving. If that's not enough, check out revolving performances in face changing, contortion and Chinese Yo-Yo as well as food choices for all in American munchies and Asian delicacies from Asian Home Cooking. The festival runs each night from 6 to 10pm and tickets range in cost from $0 to $18 with a separate charge for parking. This event is open to all ages. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Dragon's House of Horror
  • Wagner's Farmland Experience (Corrales)
    ONGOING
    Pirate Adventure Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Corrales
  • Grossly Accurate

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    Need to get out of an appointment quick? Not eliciting enough sympathy from friends and family? Got an insurance scam that relies on believable gore? Learn to make realistic fake wounds and special effects makeup with last-minute items found around the house this Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Ernie Pyle Library beginning at 4pm. Teens and tweens 10 and up with strong stomachs and gross imaginations are invited to join in this free Easy SFX Makeup and Creepy Wounds Workshop. All materials are provided. (Joshua Lee)

    Ernie Pyle Library
    Easy SFX Fake Wounds
  • In Over Your Head

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    The last thing you need is a casket, right? No seriously, it might be the last thing you need. Why not get started on it today so you can design the resting place of your dreams? Or write your obit that reflects your life? Carpe diem and make your way to Before I Die Festival sponsored by A Good Goodbye and Albuquerque's preeminent thanatologist, Gail Rubin, the Festival hosts a casket building workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from noon to 1:30pm at Fathers Building Futures, as well as an obituary writing course later that day at French Funerals on University from 4 to 6:30pm. Both events are free, check beforeidienm.com for more information. It would be a grave mistake to miss out. (Maggie Grimason)

    Fathers Building Futures
    Casket Building Workshop Tour
  • University Reception Center
    Obituary-Writing Workshop
Wednesday Oct 31, 2018
  • The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Vissi d'arte!

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    Opera Southwest presents a new production of Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of political intrigue, Tosca beginning on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2pm and continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7:30pm, Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm, with a closing matinee on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2pm at The National Hispanic Cultural Center. The opera premiered in 1900 and marks a compositional transition toward modernism; dialogue and recitative has been replaced in favor through-composition, or a continuous musical stream. In fact Puccini's score is riddled with references to and influences from one of the movement's progenitors, Wagner. The use of leitmotifs directly tied to the the appearance of certain characters on stage is another interesting aspect of this musical tendency toward modernism. Though action of the opera amounts to a typical historical political melodrama complete with torture and murder, the rich orchestration and beautiful arias—some of the composer's most popular—make this work, the thrilling story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi, a wonder to see and hear even after 120 years. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts this Italian opera (subtitles provided) in three acts with one intermission; tickets range in price from $15 to $89. (August March)

    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Dragon's House of Horror
  • Wagner's Farmland Experience (Corrales)
    ONGOING
    Pirate Adventure Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Corrales
Thursday Nov 1, 2018
  • The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Dragon's House of Horror
  • Bored to Death

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    Are you ready to stare into the bony face of death—smell its swampy breath and feel its cold hand upon your breast? Are you looking to taste the wine of existential oblivion? Tired of the same ol' mini golf and superhero movies on date night? Come on down to the lab and take the Office of the Medical Investigator Tour this Thursday, Nov. 1, at 3:30pm and see how the pros examine death. Space for the free tour is extremely limited, so make sure to register by visiting beforeidienm.com. Recommendations for appropriate attire will be given ahead of time. (Joshua Lee)

    Office of the Medical Investigator
    Office of the Medical Investigator Tour
Friday Nov 2, 2018
  • Talent, Lewks and Fierce Pride

    Image of 2017-2018 Miss N.M. Pride, Felicia Roxx Starr Faraday, by Max Woltman

    For the 23rd year, Albuquerque Pride brings us the annual New Mexico Pride Pageant at the African American Performing Arts Center. This culmination of the incredible performances we see all year at our local and regional clubs is a fierce spectacle of glamour, talent, poise and, of course, the best looks of the year. Friday night, Nov. 2 brings out all registered competitors for the preliminaries. These drag and gay, youth and adult LGBTQIA contestants compete for four coveted titles including Miss New Mexico Pride, Mr. New Mexico, Miss New Mexico Pride Youth and Mr. New Mexico Pride Youth. Once they narrow it down to the most powerful performers on night one, head out Saturday, Nov. 3 as they pick each other off, one by one, to win those sparkly crowns. The doors open both nights at 6pm and the pageant takes hold from 7 to 10 pm. Grab Friday tickets for $10 general admission and $20 VIP and Saturday $15 for general and $25 for VIP. This is an all-ages event. Support the community with pride. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    N.M. Pride Pageant
  • The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • Expecto Performance

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    Our global obsession with the Wizarding World hasn’t diminished at all, and proof positive of that comes in the shape of The Growing Stage’s upcoming Avadakedabaret: An Unforgivable Evening of Song and Spoof. The riddikulus night of musical theater from Albuquerque’s finest returns us to the world of Hogwarts and our favorite characters for two weekends of siriusly entertaining cabaret (on Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Nov. 2 and 3, all performances at 8pm). Buy a $15 ticket, sneak in your butterbeers, leave the first years at home (this is a PG-13 show) and head to The Growing Stage for a night of magic you’re bound to remember. Always. (Maggie Grimason)

    Growing Stage
    An Evening of Song and Spoof
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Dragon's House of Horror
Saturday Nov 3, 2018
Sunday Nov 4, 2018
  • The Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Theater of Death: Invasion
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca
  • Couture Kitsch

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    People do weird shit with old shoes; make planters, throw 'em over power lines, turn them into dog toys, dip them in bronze and probably more confusing crap. Wanna join the weird world of turning footwear into … something else? Onyxswan Gallery presents the High Heel Art Sculpture workshop on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1 to 5pm. Bring your own old heel whether a stiletto, a platform stripper shoe, a kitten heel or some outdated chunky-heeled '90s mess and create a work of art. Supplies are included in the $65 price tag. Go steampunk, Día de los Muertos, fine art, kitsch or wherever the imagination takes you. The more gawdy and absurd the better. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Onyxswan Gallery
    High Heel Art Sculpture Workshop
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Dragon's House of Horror
  • Altar Your Culture

    Every year, the South Valley turns goldenrod when the Día de los Muertos Celebration and Marigold Parade comes through. On Sunday, Nov. 4, you can attend this beautiful celebration of life and death at the Westside Community Center. Starting at 2pm there is a wealth of art and food vendors, workshops and altars followed by the parade. Check out muertosymarigolds.org to see the parade route. Anyone can attend, but please be respectful of the cultural heritage of this celebration. This event is free and open to all ages. (Robin Babb)

    Westside Community Center
    Marigold Parade and Festival
  • A Consensual Cuddle Puddle

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    Some of us crave human touch more than others. This sometimes desperate need for connection can bore a hole into the soul that no other feeling can fill. The Source provides this service, known as The Cuddle Revolution, on Sundays, including Sept. 2, starting at 6pm and potentially stretching into the wee hours. While this is both platonic and PG-rated, it is for adults only. The first snuggle sesh is free, but donations are always appreciated and accepted. Please arrive on time, as essential exercises in the first hour are meant to build authentic connection and an understanding of consensual touching for the ultimate therapeutic experience. No one is required to cuddle, snuggle or embrace and you can leave at any time. Feel free to bring snacks and anything else that makes you comfortable and get ready for some serious, restorative nuzzling. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Source
    The Cuddle Revolution
  • How to Treat Your Meat

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    Meat, for some of us, is a passion. Don't listen to the vegans. It's OK to be carnivorous. Sometimes even desserts can't even match the decadence of an exquisitely butchered, seared and seasoned cut of meat. This two-day meat-tacular brings together incredible chefs providing workshops and field trips, concluding with a steak flight. Yes, the meal of carnists' dreams. Meat Matters has a lot going on. On Sunday, Nov. 4 from 9am to noon, a James Beard award-winning chef presents From Life to Meat: A Hands-On Experience at Polk's Folly Farm, which is now sold out. In the afternoon from 3 to 6pm, Discovering the Unknown Flavors of Meat: A Whole-Animal Butchery Experience gets raw at Three Sisters Kitchen for $25 to $80. Monday doesn't relent. Check out Whole-Animal Butchery and Utilization: A Chef's Philosophy on Nov. 5 from 9am to 2:30pm at Three Sisters Kitchen for $50 to $195. Lastly, chefs and steak-enthusiasts get real satisfaction at Farm & Table from 6 to 10pm for the Steak Flight Tasting Dinner for $95. This event is geared towards professional chefs of all levels. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Three Sisters Kitchen
    Meat Matters
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