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!)
Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

  • Radiant Reveries Revealed

    Image courtesy of the artist

    It’s the kind of life many who fall in love with New Mexico dream of, Joan Fenicle’s life is. The Placitas photographer and painter has spent the past 40 years wandering the quiet places—back roads, forest meadows, whispering canyons—in search of inspiration. When she finds it, be it a scrap of light on bent blade of grass, or the cold mercury motion in a cloud, Fenicle’s imagination twists and sculpts, imbues with magic, and a new, trippy-cool thing is born. Sometimes, that thing seems to have been culled from the land of fable and fairy, archetype and mystery, as is the case with her newest exhibit, Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images, featuring delightfully surreal images, at Wild Hearts Gallery. The show is currently running now through Sunday, Jan. 27. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. This free show is for all ages. (Alisa Valdes)

    Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    ONGOING
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
Wednesday Jan 23, 2019
  • The Best Thing Since Starks and Clark Wallabees

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Bobby Boulders says you ought to jump off and report to the gravel pit. Though such instructions may seem mysterious to the casual observer, we're pretty sure the dude means you ought to ch-check out Wu-Tang Wednesdays at Dialogue Brewing. During such chokin', smokin' and hopin' times you can guarantee to get your fill of OG, old school hip-hop as well as classic jams by those fine fellows from Staten Island. There are two sessions left, dear readers, on Dec. 19 and Dec. 26. Beginning at 7pm—and for free—you can trust DJ Zemo-G to do you and your homies right with tuneage that kills all evil whilst promoting a danceable, jewel-encrusted future. Drinking some of the finest barley pop in town might help you fill your tank, too. You know what I'm saying, right? Step into the groove, right now, boo. Plus, There's no cover for this 21+ hip-hop party; that's what I'm talking about! (August March)

    Dialogue Brewing
    Wu-Tang WednesdaysDJ Zemo-G • hip-hop
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    ONGOING
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
Thursday Jan 24, 2019
  • True Hearts Invited

    Image via Pixabay

    Here's some “Golden Girls” trivia for you: Did you know that if you watch the “Golden Girls” for the first time in 30 years, you'll be shocked at how much younger they seem? It's true! While Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia haven't changed a bit, your teeth have grown long, your wrinkles have deepened. You're catching up. Here's another: If you threw a party and invited everyone you knew, who would bring the biggest gift? Well bring that pal and confidant with you to The Kosmos Restaurant this Thursday, Jan. 24, for “Golden Girls” Trivia Night. Tickets cost $30 and each one covers a team of up to six people. Enjoy food, fun prizes and drink specials starting at 6pm. (Joshua Lee)

    The Kosmos
    "Golden Girls" Trivia Night
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    ONGOING
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
  • Press On

    Image via Pixabay

    Few inventions are said to have changed human society more than the printing press. Invented by a German dude named Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, the printing press allowed for mass replication of the written word for the first time, replacing the traditional painstaking processes, generally handled by men (and religious men, no less), of copying texts by hand. Digital printing presses have begun yet again to revolutionize production of printed material, as they make it possible to economically print small volumes of books or other materials. If you are curious about how those old-fashioned movable type presses worked, though, you’re in luck. Bill Farmer gives a free public demonstration of the old-time printing press at the Special Collections Library on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:30pm. (Alisa Valdes)

    Special Collections Library
    Printing Press Demonstration
Friday Jan 25, 2019
Saturday Jan 26, 2019
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    ONGOING
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
  • Sip Soup for a Good Cause

    Image courtesy of Roadrunner Food Bank

    Roadrunner Food Bank’s annual Souper Bowl has been a favorite event for Albuquerque families for years and, as always, a really stacked cast of restaurants are showing up. Chefs from up to 40 local restaurants come to the event with their best soup and dessert recipes to win over the judges and the people’s choice vote. Some of the great raffle prizes this year include two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines! The tasting and festivities begin at 11am on Saturday, Jan. 26 and go until 2pm. All proceeds go to helping Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission to feed over 70,000 hungry people in New Mexico each week. Tickets are $50 per adult, $15 per child (5 to 12), and the under-5-year-olds get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at rrfb.org or by calling 505-349-8909. (Robin Babb)

    Roadrunner Food Bank
    Souper Bowl 2019
Sunday Jan 27, 2019
  • Wild Hearts Gallery (Placitas)
    ONGOING
    Lost in a Dream: Fantasy and Abstracted Images by Joan Fenicle
  • Dude, There's Free Stuff at Maple Street

    Image via Pixabay

    Ever been to a clothing swap? It's a helluva good time. People just bring in sacks and bins of old clothing and everyone exchanges to their heart's content. Things we've heard of people scoring from clothing swaps: Jimmy Choo heels, Valentino bags, nice leather gear, brand new makeup, vintage costumes, brand new clothes and so many more unexpected treasures. While this Community Clothing Swap doesn't guarantee high-end apparel for the taking, there is a great variety to sort through. Maple Street Dance Space hosts the swap on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 5:15 to 7:15pm and accepts donations throughout the evening. All ages are welcome to bring their clean women's, men's and kids' clothing and accessories as well as snacks or beverages to share. Not only do you get to bring a home a bag or two of newfound accouterments, but everything left over doesn't go to waste. The leftover garments go to Vision Zero Albuquerque and Thrift-A-Lot, in support of Transgender Resource Center. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Maple Street Dance Space
    Community Clothing Swap
  • A Pretty Fowl Day

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    The Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge is famous the world over among birders because of the diversity of feathered creatures to be found there. The Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque has put together a pretty cool guided day-trip on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10am to 9pm, for folks interested in experiencing the refuge. The trip includes an optional van ride to the refuge (space is limited) and, once there, a non-optional bus tour through the wilderness, headed by naturalists who help observers identify the various species of winged wonders. You should bring a sack lunch, but dinner is provided in Socorro as part of the tour fee, which ranges from $68 to $74. (Alisa Valdes)

    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    Bird of the Bosque del Apache: Field Trip
  • You So Saucy

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    Chef Jon Young is the pitmaster at ABQ BBQ, but he also happens to be a French-trained chef. Which is why he’s just the guy to teach this series of classes on the five mother sauces, the cornerstones of cooking that can help you make your good dishes into great ones. From Jan. 13 to Feb. 10, Young is teaching home cooks how to make one of the crucial mother sauces every Sunday from 6 to 8pm. For the first class this Sunday, Jan.13, he’s covering the Demi-glace or Espangnole sauce, which is the foundation of brown sauces. Each class is followed by a dinner with wine and some food featuring the sauces you’ve just made. Classes cost $75 a pop or $300 for all five and reservations are required. Email abqbbqnm@gmail.com or call Chef Young at (505) 401-4220 to make your reservations. (Robin Babb)

    ABQ BBQ
    The Five Mother Sauces Class
Notices
  • 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 bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. 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 bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov.

    2020 Bosque Chile Festival