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 13, 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
  • 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
  • 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
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
Saturday Nov 17, 2018
  • Double Eagle II Airport
    Fly the Ford TriMotor
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    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
    Con-Jikan
Sunday Nov 18, 2018
  • Double Eagle II Airport
    Fly the Ford TriMotor
  • Expo New Mexico
    ONGOING
    Dragon Lights Albuquerque
  • Ramada Albuquerque Hotel and Convention Center
    Con-Jikan
  • 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
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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