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!)
Saturday March 30, 2019

  • Local Bands Attack!

    The scene has spoken and Weekly Alibi has winners and favorites for yet another year. The Best of Burque Music Showcase descends on downtown Albuquerque at all the raucous spots the city is known for, including Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad. The free pre-party kicks off from 2 to 6pm at Inside Out, formerly Mezcal. The official launch of the showcase at all the other venues begins with doors at 7pm and music at 8pm. Jam out to bands and musical artists for every taste from Prism B*tch to Sweet Nothin, Pope Yesyesyall to Baracutanga and Tylor Brandon to The Riddims. Pre-sale wristbands and the cost for individual venues is $10 and wristbands are $15 on the night of the show. These events are 21+ only. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Downtown Albuquerque
    Weekly Alibi's Best of Burque Music Showcase • Pope YesyesyallPrism BitchSweet NothinShitty and the Terribles • garage, punkBlack Unicornsurf rock, heavy metal
  • Do Tell Motel

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    If you don’t already have plans to watch two ex-lovers and an alcoholic father argue in a desert motel room this weekend, then come on down to The Adobe Theater for Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. Directed by Jeff Andersen, this Shepard classic explores personal identity, both in and out of love. Shepard himself said about the play, “Falling in love is such a dumbfounding experience. In one way you wouldn’t trade it for the world. In another way it’s absolute hell.” Curtain is at 7:30pm on March 28, 29 and 30, with a 2pm matinee on Sunday, March 31. Tickets are $15. (Clarke Conde)

    Adobe Theater
    Fool for Love
  • Craft Drafts and Tasty Trucks

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    The 5th Annual Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival is happening Saturday, March 30 from noon to 5pm at the International Balloon Museum. Come get down on the best the state has to offer in terms of food truck noms and craft beers, while getting some of that good, fresh spring feeling going. Featuring live music, games, an art festival and more, day drinking and overeating has never been easier. Tickets are on sale for $5 to $40 (kids under 12 get in free, as do first responders!) for this all-ages event. More information is available at foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com (Dan Pennington)

    Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    The 5th Annual Great N.M. Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
Sunday March 31, 2019
  • Adobe Theater
    Fool for Love
  • Write On!

    Image by Clarke Conde

    Do you long to be the next Stephen J. Cannell? Do you have another “The Rockford Files” burning deep inside you? You can’t just take the paper out of your typewriter, throw it in the air and hope for success. Scotty Milder teaches you what you need to know to Become a TV Writer, finding the fame, fortune and plot-twisting cliffhangers of the small screen. Milder says, “I’ll be talking about the process of developing hour-long drama pilots and series bibles/pitches, the structure/hierarchy of a writer’s room, script format and the way TV distribution is changing.” Classes run Sundays starting March 31 through May 12 from 6pm to 9pm and cost $350 (that you'll surely recoup in the first royalty check). Sol Acting Academy hosts the series and visit www.solacting.com for more info. (Clarke Conde)

    Sol Acting Academy
    Become a TV Writer Workshop Series
  • Edible Herbs in the Concrete Jungle

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    The preconception of the desert is perceived as brown, spiky, hot and just generally kind of unwelcoming. We don't think about being able to forage for food and survive on this vegetation, especially in the urban desert of Albuquerque. Welp, Spur Line Supply Co. is about to change that notion. Join other curious omnivores and fans of the holistic on Sunday, March 31 from 12:30 to 1:15pm on an Urban Foraging Walk. Learn to identify and harvest tasty and practical foliage with a focus on invasive and humdrum plants we walk by every day that can be used for things like food, tea and skin care. This walk is free and suitable for all ages and abilities. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    Spurline Supply Co.
    Urban Foraging Walk
Thursday April 4, 2019
  • Potato Gun Salute

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    It's getting harder and harder to turn on the TV without seeing the glowing countenance of Chris D'Elia, host of the Congratulations with Chris D'Elia podcast, star of “Undateable” and guest star of seemingly every good podcast or show made since 2010. When he's not gracing our living rooms or smartphones with his electronic presence, he's out in the clubs doing exactly what he's done for the last decade: charming audiences as a true comic's comic. Join the man himself this Thursday, April 4, at the Historic El Rey Theater for an evening of unguarded, honest comedy. The 21+ show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $50. (Joshua Lee)

    Historic El Rey Theater
    Chris D'Eliastand-up comedy
  • A Meal to Live For

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    LIFE, which is described as “a multi-tiered experiential immersive dinner,” happens Thursday, April 4 and 11 and Friday, April 12 from 6 to 9pm, with tickets on sale for $89 and is suited for all ages. StoryLab Interactive hosts this four-course dinner with non-alcoholic elixir pairings mixes a culinary experience with sound and visual components to create an almost alternate reality dining event that's sure to take away anyone's breath. Be aware that they prefer not to make substitutions for food, but can accommodate allergies with notice. More information is available on their website, storylabinteractive.com. (Dan Pennington)

    StoryLab, Inc.
    Life
Friday April 5, 2019
  • That Toddlin’ Town

    Image courtesy of Musical Theatre Southwest

    Until such time as a “Breaking Bad” musical puts the name Heisenberg on everybody’s lips, let us step into jazz-age Chi-town for the musical Chicago opening this Friday, April 5 at Musical Theatre Southwest. This Broadway smash filled with murderesses, fame, fake pregnancy, gunplay, vaudeville, lawyers, jail, singing and dancing will have you asking, “who says murder’s not an art?” The musical runs April 5 to 28 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $20 to $25. For more information and tickets, see mtsabq.org or call 265-9119. (Clarke Conde)

    Musical Theatre Southwest
    Chicago