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

Community events


Monday Oct 29, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
Thursday Nov 1, 2018
  • 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
Saturday Nov 3, 2018
Sunday Nov 4, 2018
  • 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
Notices
  • 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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