Events and Entertainment calendar for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico - Alibi Calendar
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 11, 2018

  • Afternoon of the Piano

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Pianist Elias-Axel Pettersson performs a captivating and very archly listenable solo piano concert at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 pm. Pettersson is renowned for his clarity of tone and dynamic style. He performs vivid and passionately accurate renditions of much of the solo piano catalogue, from classical to contemporary. The pianist is from Albuquerque but has grown—through a number of national and international recitals masterclasses and awards—as an instrumentalist to be reckoned with and is now recognized as a Mason & Hamlin Concert Artist. Pettersson is also known as a clinician and teacher and has three albums on the Axel Records label. He is Artistic Director of Southwest Piano Festival, a program he founded in 2015. For the concert at the JCC, Pettersson is bringing in his own grand piano. His wide-ranging program that afternoon includes works like Felix Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso, George Gershwin's Three Preludes and the modernist composition Etude for the Left Hand by Felix Blumenfeld—as well as pieces by Mozart, Ravel and Franck. Advance tickets are $15 for seniors and JCC members, and $18 for general admission. All tickets are $20 at the door. (August March)

    Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
    Grand Piano Concert with Elias-Axel Pettersson
  • 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
  • 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
    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)

    The Cuddle Revolution
Monday Nov 12, 2018
Tuesday Nov 13, 2018
  • Keshet Center for the Arts
    Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering
  • Expo New Mexico
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • It's Not a Hula

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    Don't get it twisted. Tahitian dance is not the hula. Tahitian dance is centered around the hips for storytelling instead of the hands, and it's from … wait for it … Tahiti, not Hawaii. This style, also called 'Ori Tahiti, is a far more aggressive style in most cases, especially from the male dancers. Shock. Kellie Villicano of the Ka Lā Kapu Polynesian Dance School brings this Tahitian Dance Workshop to Maple Street Dance Space's front door studio Tuesdays in November only, including Nov. 13 from 7 to 8:30pm. Bring $25 for each class and get ready to move those hips like you've never moved them before. Twerking's got nothing on this raucous island style. This series is for ages 15 and older. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Maple Street Dance Space
    Tahitian Dance Workshop
Wednesday Nov 14, 2018
Thursday Nov 15, 2018
Friday Nov 16, 2018
  • The Descent of Punk: This Age or That

    Image courtesy of Epitaph Records

    Now, on the other hand—and as opposed to your parent's music which you claim to have no knowledge of whatsoever—you probably have heard of the Descendents. The quartet from the beautiful yet threatening beach is ripping it up at Sunshine Theater on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm. The band claims rights to a lineage of punk rock from the OC and surrounding area that pretty much branched off from hardcore units in the early '90s to produce a more pop-flavored, personally emotional form of the genre. Their brand of music heavily influenced monstrosities like Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 as well as perhaps birthing the ultimate in abysmal entities, a thing we'll call emo for the sake of convenience. But before they did profound damage to millions of Californios and as-of-then unborn potential rockers, they did produce some pretty epic songs. Besides that, their front man, Milo Auckerman and his compadres, Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton are probably responsible for thousands of totally sick skateboarding injuries over the years due to turned out tuneage like “Myage,” “I'm Not a Loser,” “Cameage,” “Uranus” and my all time favorite, “Clean Sheets.” Just 27 bones gets you in to this 13+ gig. Fuck it dude, life's a risk. (August March)

    Sunshine Theater
  • There Will Be Blood

    Puritanical tropes are shed and Hester Prynne is reborn in Aux Dog Theatre's production of In the Blood, an updated retelling of the Hawthorne's classic. This play—penned by Pulitizer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks—introduces us to Hester La Negrita, and the underbelly of American life. Acted and directed by a cadre of local talent, this imaginative piece of theater creates new in-roads with modern audiences. It opened Nov. 16, and runs weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) through Dec. 16 with tickets at just $12. Find tickets online at (Maggie Grimason)

    Aux Dog Theatre
    In the Blood
  • Keshet Center for the Arts
    Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering
  • Riding the Big, Tin Goose

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    There's something so incredibly romantic about the dawn of commercial travel: the idea of riding a passenger train with tweed luggage, a hat box and formal dress or the notion of getting on one of the first commercial airplanes and being treated like royalty by well-dressed stewardesses. That dream comes alive at the Double Eagle II Airport with the ability to Fly the Ford Tri-Motor. Viewing the marvel of modern travel is absolutely free. However, this is a fundraiser for the EAA Chapter 179's aviation scholarship fund. So why not book a flight? Single tickets are $70 in advance, $75 for walk-ups and $50 for youth. Experience what was referred to upon its 1928 debut as the “Tin Goose” on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2 to 5pm or Friday through Sunday, Nov. 16 to 18 from 9am to 5pm. In addition to rides on the first Transatlantic Air Transport, or TAT, learn the history of the airliner, see displays, pick up a book and have it signed and enjoy free lunch and refreshments from Susie Reimer. If this isn't the coolest fundraiser of the year, we don't know what is. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Double Eagle II Airport
    Fly the Ford TriMotor
  • Expo New Mexico
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
Saturday Nov 17, 2018
  • Meet Your Music Community

    Image courtesy of Outpost Performance Space

    Outpost Performance Space is hosting a CD/Vinyl/Music Book Fair to benefit and augment its operational budget and performance potential this coming weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 17, as a matter of fact, from 10am until 3pm. The organizers of the event at our city's default home for jazz and art music just happen to be a giant and one of those who just happens to stand upon their shoulders. Tom Dodson, a noted local music educator and historian, record collector and former Dean of the UNM College of Fine Arts (we recall when he let HH Dalai Lama number 14 sit at his desk to peruse the ABQ Tribune back in '89) hosts the event with Mark Weber, un puro Burqueño who is known to be one of the most prolific and innovative experimenters in BernCo. Between the two of them, you can almost guarantee there are going to be some very fab finds at this free and totally, fabulously fun event. Patrons of the arts can also donate musical media to the Outpost for sale at this event, earning a $5 voucher in the process. Do go: because who doesn't want to shop for mind-blowing musical stuff in a magical, musical place surrounded by astonishingly bright and conversant local musicians! (August March)

    Outpost Performance Space
    CD, Vinyl, Music and Book Fair
  • Aux Dog Theatre
    In the Blood
  • Keshet Center for the Arts
    Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering
  • Double Eagle II Airport
    Fly the Ford TriMotor
  • Expo New Mexico
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Show Your Colors

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    Their mouths are small, but their eyes are big. Let your fandom freak flag fly at the sixth annual Con-Jikan festival this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, from 10am to 6pm at the Ramada Midtown Hotel. Join an army of nerds to celebrate the world of manga, anime and video and tabletop gaming with panel discussions, a trip to the Cosplay Café and special guests Michele Knotz and James Carter Cathcart (the voices of Pokémon's Team Rocket). Tickets start at $15 for kids and $30 for adults. (Joshua Lee)

    Ramada Albuquerque Hotel and Convention Center
  • Doughnut/Donut: The Grey/Gray of the Food World

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    Have you ever wanted to make your own doughnuts, but been (understandably) intimidated by the huge vats of boiling oil involved? The folks at The Specialty Shop want to ease your fears. Head there this Saturday, Nov. 17, for their doughnut/donut masterclass, where students learn how to make the old fashioned fried doughnuts as well as biscuit donuts, cake donuts and jelly-filled doughnuts. There are two classes: one from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and another from 2 to 4pm. Don’t worry, there are plenty of samples to fill up on during and after. The class costs $25 per person, and you can make your reservation by calling 266-1212. (Robin Babb)

    The Specialty Shop
    Doughtnut, Donut Masterclass
  • The Birb-reakfast Club

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    Good morning, sunshine! Time to put on the coffee and slap some bacon and eggs in a pan. You know what could spice up this morning routine? Other than literal spices? Birds! Put that turkey bacon down, we're talking about the local bird population at Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. This Saturday Nov. 17, Friends of the Refuge are hosting Birds and Breakfast from 8 to 11am. Enjoy a catered lunch in the refuge education portable (nostalgic!) before heading out to do some bird watching in the bosque. Only have lame human eyes that can't see very far and limited knowledge? No worries, binoculars and field guides are provided at no extra charge to this already free and all ages event. (Valerie Serna)

    Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
    Birds and Breakfast
  • 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 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

    2020 Bosque Chile Festival