Community events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
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!)

Community events

Friday Aug 30, 2019
  • El Hombre Llameante Esperanzado

    Image courtesy of Sanata Fe Kiwanis Club
    The Burning of Zozobra is about as made up as anything in the mythology of the European West. Created by the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club to broaden the audience for the previously somber, religious toned Fiestas de Santa Fe that happen in the second week of September, the event has grown into a world class attraction with its own mythology, timeline, characters y todo. And it's not as associated with Fiestas as it was in decades past. This year, it happens on the weekend preceding the annual celebration of De Vargas' reconquista of New Mexico and its capital city in particular. Anyway, in the rite of Zozobra, magical dancers appear, loud music commences, fire is played with, rockets soar into the air and a huge, hand-constructed puppet representing fear and regret is put to the torch. It's fun and certainly a “must” to earn your Nuevo Mexicano wings. It all happens at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Feon Friday, Aug. 30, beginning at sunset. General admission tickets to this all-ages, authentic state spectacle are $10 in advance or $15 on the day he burns. (August March)

    Fort Marcy Park (Santa Fe)
    95th Burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra
Saturday Aug 31, 2019
  • Succulents, Indeed

    Image by Stephanie Greene

    Bring the whole family on down to the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden this weekend and learn from the pros which cacti are prickly and which are not at the Cactus and Succulent Show. Folks from the Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico are on hand, showing off their prize-winning plants and offering tips on how not to get stuck with the wrong cactus in this arid environment. The show runs Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2 from 9am to 5pm. Show admission is included with BioPark admission. For more information on this all-ages event, see (Clarke Condé)

    ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    Cactus and Succulent Show
  • 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

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