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!)
Wednesday Dec 12, 2018

  • My God, It's a River of Lights!

    Image courtesy of visitalbuquerque.org

    That's right fellow kids, yule time is upon the face of the northern hemisphere again and more than anything, a sublime sesh with twinkly, multi-colored and otherwise sculpturally presented holiday lights is just the ticket to transcendence that remains so elusive during the otherwise dark and gloomy winter months that are upcoming and guaranteed not to be bright. An Albuquerque tradition, this sparkling spectacular, The River of Lights happens at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden from Nov. 24 through Dec. 30. The lights blink on at 6pm daily but fizzle out about 9:30pm, so get there early, home-piece. The whole deal is closed on Dec. 24 and 25—hey if you wanna see lights on those nights, give me a buzz and we'll look into it!—but the price is right if you are looking for marvelous holiday enchantment any other time during the 2108 holiday season. For true light loving visitors, the Polar Express, a small train, is available to take riders out to meet Santa himself. Admission to the largest walk through festive lighting display in the state starts at $6 for children 3 through 12 years old. Adult admission begins at $12 and babies under 3 are free. A ride on the Polar Express is extra. Please inquire at the Botanic Garden, knowing that meeting the jolly old elf is well worth the extra feria. (August March)

    ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    River of Lights
  • Give Us One Good Reason

    Image via Pixabay

    Did you know there are people that still believe the Earth is flat? It's true. And confusing. Like, we scientifically disproved this over 2,000 years ago. Come on. Well, the fine folks from New Mexicans for Science and Reason (NMSR) have invited a real, live “Flat Earther” to state his case. Bruce Lacey brings his thoughts and ideas for a lecture entitled, “Flat Earther's Journey and Perspective.” Come out on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 7 to 9pm to hear this dude's ludicrous perspectives on why he believes the Earth is definitively flat. Get out all that skepticism now because there is no preaching or call outs allowed in this lecture. Just listen. Who knows? Maybe there is actually some kind of madness that sways us into delusion. All ages are welcome to head over to the CNM Student Resource Center, room 204 and listen for free. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    CNM Student Resource Center, R204
    New Mexicans for Science and Reason Meeting: Bruce Lacey on "A Flat Earther's Journey and Perspective"
Thursday Dec 13, 2018
  • Lost Boy, Super High and Belting Showtunes

    Image courtesy of Finding Neverland the Musical

    There are stories, and then there are stories of the stories behind those stories. Because, science. The popular Broadway stage musical, Finding Neverland, launching at Popejoy Hall on Dec. 13 at 7:30pm, recounts playwright J.M. Barrie’s invention of Peter Pan. Basically, he fell for a hot widow, then stole her four kids’ imaginary friend, Peter, and got famous. While exploiting child labor might seem unkind now, in jolly Dickensian London that shit was just called “work,” okay? Too young to remember Peter Pan? Dig: Skinny elfen dude, green tights refuses to grow up, flies around, befriends kids who forget about him as adults. Sadder than you realized, really. Thank God for peppy showtunes. All ages welcome, tickets range from $43 to $83. Check popejoypresents.com for more deets. Additional shows Dec. 14 to 16. (Alisa Valdes)

    Popejoy Hall
    Finding Neverland
  • ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    River of Lights
Friday Dec 14, 2018
  • 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 auxdog.com. (Maggie Grimason)

    Aux Dog Theatre
    In the Blood
  • Hat Collector

    Image courtesy of the artist

    When he's not saving the lives of stand-up audience members or breaking records climbing Mt. Shaq, world-famous physician and philosopher Dr. Ken Jeong has also been known to fool around with comedy, too. He evenly famously played Mr. Chow in the hit movie series The Hangover between brain surgeries (allegedly). The star of stage and screen performs this Friday, Dec. 14, at Isleta Resort & Casino. Tickets for the 21 and up show start at $25.Doors open at 8pm. Oh! He's also a good dancer. (Joshua Lee)

    Isleta Resort & Casino
    Ken Jeong Live
  • Popejoy Hall
    Finding Neverland
  • ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    River of Lights
Saturday Dec 15, 2018
  • All the Beauty in This Whole Life

    Image courtesy of Rhymesayers

    In case you want to know, the headline for this part of Event Horizon is brought to you by the rapper known as Brother Ali. It's the name of his new album and an inducement to go check out one of the finest flows in all of hip-hop nation. Brother Ali is jamming it righteously on Saturday, Dec. 15 with doors at 7:30pm and the show kicking off at 8pm. at the Launchpad as part of a tour that commemorates the 15th anniversary of another Brother Ali masterpiece called Shadows on the Sun. For a dude whose concern for social justice and positive causes have come to dominate the subject matter of his work, Brother Ali still rocks it tenderly on tunes like “Dear Black Son” as well as with definitive sickness on other tracks, namely, “Bitchslap!” For a mere $20 to $75 and a 21+ ID, you can be part of the progressive party! How ill is that?! (August March)

    Launchpad
    Brother Alirap, hip-hop
  • Zeroes, One and Disruption

    One of the best things about artists is their ability to adjust to whatever new media come along. Ergo, great stories get told on paper, or on screens, just as they did on cave walls. Nowhere is the exploration of artistry evolving faster than in the digital realm. This concept is being explored by 10 fine artists from around the United States, in the exhibition Digital Disobedience: The Algorithm as Saboteur, curated by UNM’s Amy Traylor, Experimental Art and Technology MFA student, and Cat Hulshoff, PhD Art History student. Running now through Dec. 30 at the CFA Downtown Studio, the show tackles what it means to disrupt the world of, and through, technology in contemporary society. This show is free and open to all ages. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 6pm. (Alisa Valdes)

    CFA Downtown
    ONGOING
    Digital Disobedience: The Algorithm as Saboteur
  • Aux Dog Theatre
    In the Blood
  • Popejoy Hall
    Finding Neverland
  • ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    River of Lights
Sunday Dec 16, 2018
  • Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

    Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque

    Mandalas are a centuries-old symbol in Buddhism and Hinduism that have come to be used in many other cultures’ practices throughout the years. The Albuquerque Open Space hosts an annual winter solstice seed mandala making event to usher in the winter and give thanks for the harvest (the seeds also serve as food for birds migrating south for the season). Participants help design and build the mandala, which last for about a week in the open. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10:30am to noon. Come with an open mind and dress for the winter weather. This event is free and open to all ages. (Robin Babb)

    Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
    Winter Solstice Seed Mandala
  • Aux Dog Theatre
    In the Blood
  • Popejoy Hall
    Finding Neverland
  • ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    River of Lights
  • A Consensual Cuddle Puddle

    Image via Pixabay

    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
Monday Dec 17, 2018
Tuesday Dec 18, 2018