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!)
Sunday Aug 4, 2019

  • Weekend Remembrancer

    Image courtesy of Charisse Kenion

    Relics abound this weekend at the Great Southwestern Antique & Vintage Show at Expo New Mexico's Lujan Center. Over 100 antique dealers from around the country gather to sell their collections of rare books, furniture, fine art and everything else you can probably imagine. Don’t miss an exhibit of the largest known collection of Fred Harvey memorabilia. Tickets for Saturday, August 3 from 9am to 5pm or Sunday, August 4 from 10am to 4pm are $12, but a two-day pass can be had for $20. For more information about this all-ages event, see gswevents.com. (Clarke Condé)

    Expo New Mexico
    Great Southwestern Antique Show
  • On the Bright Side

    Max Wolfman

    Jokey stuff with knights, flying cows and missing relics fill Rodey Theatre on UNM’s main campus for Monty Python’s Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot. From opening curtain at 7:30pm on Saturday, July 20 until the last wry wisecrack of this eight-show run, you can expect songs and adventures that made Monty Python and the Holy Grail a classic. For tickets that range from $20 to $26 and more information about this all-ages production, see landmarkmusicals.org. (Clarke Conde)

    Rodey Theatre (Popejoy Hall)
    Monty Python's Spamalot
Saturday Aug 10, 2019
  • Basho Boxing

    Image by Clarke Condé

    Get your nerdy self on down to Tractor Brewing Wells Park by 12:30pm with a $5 sign-up fee on Saturday, Aug. 10 to sign up to compete in either the Nerd Slam or Haiku Deathmatch at the Nerd Slam & Haiku Deathmatch: Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam. Poetry titans and haiku warriors start the war of words at 1pm and continue on until 4pm when the winner-take-all prize money is awarded to the champion. For more information on this free event, see getplowed.com. (Clarke Condé)

    Tractor Brewing Wells Park
    Nerd Slam and Haiku Death Match
  • How It Ends

    Image courtesy of the artist

    DeVotchKa is an interesting, genre-defying musical ensemble hailing from Denver, Colo. Though initially characterized by some rocanrol critics as purveyors of a thing called “Gypsy punk,” the band—which got its start as an outfit that backed up burlesque performers—made a name for itself as an indie rock band on the strength of recorded works like A Mad & Faithful Telling and the Curse Your Little Heart EP. The band of multi-instrumentalists (Nick Urata, Tom Hagerman, Jeanie Schroder and Shawn King) perform for free and for all ages at the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza (1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe) on Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 7pm. (August March)

    Santa Fe Railyard (Santa Fe)
    DeVotchKa
  • A Day Once Dawned as Sleepers Yawned

    Image courtesy of Madrid Cultural Projects

    And on that day, Saturday Aug. 10—for the 17th year in a row—Madrid, N.M. holds its annual Gypsy Festival, an event that includes belly dancing, live music, skilled entertainers such as clowns and jugglers, locally made food and drink, tarot readings and a host of Madrid-based merchants who offer everything from henna tattoos and handmade arts and crafts to jewelry, clothing and all sorts of other enchanted and enchanting cultural artifacts. The daylong event begins at noon when the gates to the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark open at 11am and the fest continues until 6pm. Admission to this caravan of late summer fun and frolic costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and teens aged 15 or younger.Admission is free for children under 12. (August March)

    Madrid (Madrid)
    Madrid Gypsy Festival
  • Float On

    Create a lasting memory with your loved ones at the Water Lantern Festival. Make your own water lantern, inscribe a personal message and send it off to join hundreds more for a beautiful nighttime spectacle on the lake. This Saturday, Aug. 10, you and yours invited to the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area from 5:30pm to 10pm for a night of fun and wonder. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $12 for youths 8 to 14. Kids get in free. An adult ticket includes one floating lantern, a commemorative drawstring bag and a wristband. Additional lanterns are available for $15 each. Learn more at waterlanternfestival.com (Joshua Lee)

    Sandia Lakes (Bernalillo)
    Water Lantern Festival
  • Downtown Kids

    Image by Clarke Condé

    Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque fills with kids of all ages on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 5pm to 9pm for the fifth annual ABQ Kids Rock Festival. There are bands with kids playing in them, rock climbing walls with kids climbing on them, kids' breakdancing, kids’ crafts, a fire truck, several food trucks and beer and wine (not for the kids). While the event is free, there is a fee for various jumpers at the event, the proceeds of which will go to the Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation to provide school supplies for students in need. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see albuquerquecc.com. (Clarke Condé)

    Civic Plaza
    ABQ Kids Rock Festival
  • Sentirse Aviador

    Join Urban Wellness and Weekly Alibi for the third annual New Mexico Hempfiesta, on Saturday, Aug. 10 from noon until 8pm at Balloon Fiesta Park. This free, family friendly event highlights all things hemp and medical cannabis, including a Hemposium with guest speakers, hemp and medical cannabis vendor booths, food trucks, a beer garden and children's activities, too. There is also live music provided by fab local acts like Innastate, ¡Revíva!, Baracutanga, Carrier Waves, Adam Hooks & His Hangups and Black Unicorn. Parking for this happy festival, where a splendid time is guaranteed for all, costs $5 per vehicle so roll over and get in on the green action and good vibes associated with hemp, medicinal cannabis and, of course, Weekly Alibi. (August March)

    Balloon Fiesta Park
    Weekly Alibi's Hempfiesta 2019
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