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


Sunday Nov 4, 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
  • 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
Tuesday Nov 6, 2018
Wednesday Nov 7, 2018
Thursday Nov 8, 2018
Friday Nov 9, 2018
  • 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
  • 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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