Arts events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
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Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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Arts events


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
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
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
Thursday Nov 1, 2018
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
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
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

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