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


Tuesday Nov 6, 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
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
Saturday Nov 10, 2018
  • Take a Ride on the Marrakech Express

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    Ever dreamed of relaxing in a kasbah, listening to live Arabic music, drinking tea and wearing the colorful clothing of the Middle East? Moonlight in Marrakech is Salam Academy's take on such a dream. Zen out on the smells of scented oil lamps and vibrant rugs and draperies as the African American Performing Arts Center is transformed into a Moroccan oasis. Traditional ethnic dress is encouraged with prizes given to the snappiest dressers. In the souq, or marketplace, find unbelievable items for a silent auction, Moroccan desserts and coffee, free henna and authentic vendors. Even take in a thoughtfully-inspired African meal from Chef Ahmed Obo of Jambo Cafe. It goes down on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9pm with tickets for kids 10 to 13 for $29 and 14 and up for $39, all benefitting the nonprofit academy. No children under 10 are allowed. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Moonlight in Marrakech
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
Sunday Nov 11, 2018
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • 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
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  • 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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