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!)
Sunday Nov 4, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

    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
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  • Like Gold But Louder

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    There was a golden age of hip-hop. In that guilded time, acts like Eric B. and Rakim ruled the realm, setting the stage for the genre's domination of American popular music in the decades that followed. The Source, the source of all non-static noise in hip-hop nation says that Rakim is the number one lyricist of all time. We noted this while appreciating classic tuneage by the duo like “I Know You Got Soul” and “Paid in Full.” Those works pre-saged a solo career that took off as the millennium approached. The 18th Letter, finally dropped in 1997 and by the early aughts, Rakim had established his solo cred. The Seventh Seal, a record from back in 2009, secured his rappish legacy. Interested listeners can ch-check out Rakim's intricate flow, and lion-hearted musical mastery when he makes an appearance at Sister on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8pm. Tickets to this 21+ encounter with the New York flava range in price from $25 to $30 and the show itself is bound to give an ill chill to those in the mood for some mind-bending beats. (August March)

    Sister
    Rakimhip-hopCero DealaDJ NTox
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
Friday Nov 9, 2018
  • Curiouser and Curiouser

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    The Keshet Center for the Arts has always been a community leader when it comes inclusiveness and innovation in the local and statewide dance scene. Artistic director Shira Greenburg retired the much loved Nutcracker on the Rocks in 2016 and is back with a new show and another year of storytelling through self-introspection with Alice, an Adventure of Wonder and Wondering. As with all of Keshet's heart-filled performances, the show features dancers both professional and community-based from ages 8 to 80 of all abilities. Loosely based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and loaded with the classic rock and jazz selections we've come to expect from the art sanctuary of Keshet, there are plenty of showings, including two sensory-friendly performances. Shows are Fridays, Nov. 9 and 16 at 7pm, Saturdays, Nov. 10 and 17 at 2pm and 7pm, Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18 at 2pm and 4:30pm, and a special performance on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7pm. Prices include children 5 and under for $12.50, student, senior and military tickets are $25 and general admission for $30. Celebrate the arts for another joyous year with Keshet. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Keshet Center for the Arts
    Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Swiped Raw

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    The warm hollow of a shoulder to hide in, the quiet scoop of a neck to nuzzle, the oxytocin drip of a lover's gaze. These days the only way to connect intimately with someone else is through the cold, unblinking eye of your smart phone (with ads). If you still think “swiping” is a euphemism, then you better get to Dating in the Digital Age before you descend into dating hell. This Friday, Nov. 9, at 8:30pm, join Dirty Lola at Self Serve as she explains the esoteric world of the dating app. Students 18 and older learn what app to pick, how to set it up and tips for weathering disappointment. Tickets are $20. Just try not to make eye contact or talk to anyone while you're there. It basically defeats the purpose. (Joshua Lee)

    Self Serve
    Dating in the Digital Age with Dirty Lola
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