Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
- KoRn and Alice in Chains arrive at Isleta Amphitheater on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6pm to soothe your alt and nu metal needs. Something takes a part of you in the pit for $108.50 general admission; if you’d rather the music inside of you forever preach rather than reach, opt for lawn seats as low as $38.50. It’s an all-ages show, and bring your kids to show them how much better life was in the late '90s and introduce them to a whole new world of sights and smells. So long as you’re not a square or the colloquial man in the box who's down in a hole, get tickets from livenation.com. Even figure out a cool way to incorporate a joke about mohawks to tell your friends, “Yeah, here comes the rooster,” but only if you’re a talented writer who is wildly clever about things like that. (Dan Rayne Pennington)Image by Ramona BeezusIsleta Casino & ResortKorn • metal • Alice in Chains • alt.rock
- 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)Image courtesy of Sanata Fe Kiwanis ClubFort Marcy Park (Santa Fe)95th Burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra
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The stories of the soiled doves of the Western frontier towns fill Moriarty Civic Center this Saturday, Aug. 31 at 1pm for Old West Saloon Girls, Madams and Bordellos. Join “living history duo” Dixie Boyle and Donna Deiner for their lecture on how the parlor girls won the West and find out what exactly is involved in their reenactment of the brothel business of the Wild West. Then maybe wash your hands. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see cityofmoriarty.org. (Clarke Condé)Moriarty Civic Center (Moriarty)ONGOINGOld West Saloon Girls, Madams and Bordellos
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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 abqbiopark.com. (Clarke Condé)ABQ BioPark Botanic GardenCactus and Succulent Show
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The prickly pear is the only fruit to gain notoriety based solely on alliteration. Celebrate this misunderstood culinary tongue-twister at the New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival this Saturday, Aug. 31, at Three Sisters Kitchen. Browse vendors presenting a plethora of prickly pear products and pedagogical cooking demonstrations. Check out the potable prickly pear cocktail competition and enjoy powerful music and pleasing art that probably, presumably involves prickly pears. Tickets are $3 to $20. The festival runs from 10am to 6pm. (Joshua Lee)Three Sisters KitchenNM Prickly Pear Festival
- 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)
- City on the Edge
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)
- 2020 Bosque Chile Festival
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.