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!)
Friday June 14, 2019

  • New Zoo Review

    Image courtesy of Madison Colt Photography

    One of the most awesome parts of living in the Burkes has to do with the totally fabulous and infinitely entertaining ABQ BioPark Zoo. While many of us have spent countless hours there amongst the apes and crocodiles, another facet of this great green park filled with wildlife is its marvelous summer concert schedule. That's right, that bandshell is meant as more than a last chance for salvation when the elephants and lions go berserk. It's also the place where, yearly, for millennia now, the vaunted Zoo Music series has happened. This year interested patrons listen to legendary golden age hip-hop agent provacateurs Arrested Development as they appear at the aforementioned spacial coordinates for an all-ages jam on Friday, June 14 at 7pm. Their positive, Afrocentric rap was deeply influential to West Coast, left-wing and alternative rappers and the outfit's sound is still very relevant today, with injustice and hope throughout the nation. Anyway, they jam like heck, too, so you oughta go, home slice; admission only runs between $6 and $12. Plus lions and elephants, bro! (August March)

    ABQ BioPark Zoo
    Zoo Music: Arrested Development
  • Summer of '69

    Image courtesy of Diana Davies

    While some folks were getting their first real six-string, others starting kicking the crap out of the crooked cops who kept raiding their bar in lower Manhattan. Back in the summer of ’69, the Stonewall Inn riots marked a turning point in the gay pride movement that is celebrated in story and song at the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus Stonewall Summer of '69 Pride Concert on Friday, June 14 at Hiland Theater at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $20 to $45 for this all-ages event. For more information and tickets, see (Clarke Condé)

    Hiland Theater
    Stonewall Summer of '69: New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus Pride Concert
  • The Truth Is Out There

    Image via Pixabay

    Get ready to get weird with your fellow Earthlings this weekend at the InterPlanetary Festival in the City Different. Celebrate science and technology with the Santa Fe Institute as humankind marches toward its inevitable integration with the stars. Join space scientists, sci-fi authors, business leaders and artists as they discuss humanity's collective future in a series of exciting panels and enjoy food, music and film screenings at Santa Fe's Railyard Park. This all-ages festival is free to attend and runs June 14 through 16 from 10am to 10pm. (Joshua Lee)

    Santa Fe Railyard (Santa Fe)
    Interplanetary Festival
  • Eat Smart, Art Smarter

    Image via Pixabay

    ARTsmart's Edible Art Tour happens Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 from 5 to 8pm in downtown Santa Fe and on Canyon Road. Now, I know what you're thinking: how much art can I eat on this tour? The good news is less than you would expect. As you jump from gallery to gallery, there is no chewing frames or canvases, as some paints are toxic. This two-night festival boasts food from the best caterers and restaurants to sate the hunger of attendees. These all-ages events are $45 per person. To find out more about this event, call Artsmart at 992-2787 and get all the information you need to avoid licking bronze sculptures. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    ARTsmart New Mexico (Santa Fe)
    ARTsmart's Edible Art Tour
Saturday June 15, 2019
  • Los Falcones, Parte Segundo

    Image courtesy of the artist

    The purity and potency of Chicano-powered music coming straight outta The Lone Star State is one of the greatest stories in the history of rocanrol. Los Lonely Boys, a power trio from San Angelo, were there and are here—they're gigging at Isleta Resort and Casino on Saturday, June 15 beginning at 8pm—to represent and demonstrate some fine moments of the blues-inflected, soulfully sweet and sour Tejano music that is the root of all that is holy in the Southern lands, el Norte and beyond. The brothers Garza (Henry, Jojo and Ringo) are legendary for carrying on the tradition espoused by their father while bringing innovation to performances, often working with fellow sonic magicians like Carlos Santana to create daring new variations within and beyond the genre known as musica Tejana. This special 21-plus event costs between $20 and $40. ¡Ándale! Va a estar padre! (August March)

    Isleta Resort & Casino
    Los Lonely Boysblues, rock
  • Santa Fe Railyard (Santa Fe)
    Interplanetary Festival
  • Head East to Go West

    Image by Clarke Condé

    Belt out a hearty yee-haw because the chuckwagon is at Wildlife West in Edgewood for Cowboy Chuckwagons BBQ and Western Music Show on Saturday, June 15 from 6pm to 9pm. God willing and the creeks don’t rise, there's brisket, hayrides, predatory birds flying around and a heaping helping of genuine Western music. Tickets are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, $12 for children 5 to 11 and everybody younger than five eats for free. Just make sure to get reservations in by calling 281-7655 before 2pm on Saturday so they know how much food to put on the wagon. (Clarke Condé)

    Wildlife West (Edgewood)
    Cowboy Chuckwagons and Western Music
  • ARTsmart New Mexico (Santa Fe)
    ARTsmart's Edible Art Tour
Sunday June 16, 2019
  • 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