Events and Entertainment calendar for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico - Alibi Calendar
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!)
Thursday Sept 5, 2019

  • It's Time for the Fair!

    Image courtesy of Expo NM

    This year's New Mexico State Fair at Expo New Mexico runs Sept. 5 through 15 and promises to be a fantastic, potentially epic encounter with our state's multi-tradition farm culture, the local arts community, livestock and horse fanciers, New Mexican food and cuisine from all over the world—from frybread and pizza to pie and smoked turkey legs—and amusement park-style carnival rides to boggle the mind and excite the body. The action also includes most excellent concerts at Tingley Coliseum, a veritable center of New Mexico tradition. The fair is fine for all ages, and runs 10am until 9pm Sunday through Thursday from 10am until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission for kids and seniors is only $7 and adults get into the big show for $10. (August March)

    Expo New Mexico
    NM State Fair
Friday Sept 6, 2019
  • Thoughts on Bugs

    Image by Cameron Barnes

    Without knowing what direction he came from, it is hard to know where Bugs Bunny would have ended up if he had taken a left turn at Albuquerque. While pondering that, consider spending your evening on Friday, Sept. 6 at Palette Contemporary Art & Craft for the opening reception for We Turned Left at Albuquerque, Stayed and Created. Nine Albuquerque glass artists show their work from 5pm to 8pm at this free, all-ages event. For more information, see (Clarke Condé)

    Palette Contemporary Art and Craft
    Glass Show: We Turned Left at Albuquerque and Stayed and Created
  • All Rise

    Image courtesy of Susan Selbin

    New Mexico RISING, the second annual Climate Disruption Film Festival, happens on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at the UNM Continuing Education Center. The two-day event focuses on the current climate emergency and features speakers, panels, films and discussion about a massively disruptive environmental situation currently developing on planet Earth. Speakers include author Maya van Rossum, famed New Mexico ecologist and former public lands commissioner Ray Powell, UNM climatology professor Dr. David Gutzler, a Q&A session with City of ABQ Sustainability Officer Kelsey Rader, and, of course, the films: The Soil Story, Unfractured, Wildlife Without Borders: Wildlife Across the West, Sacred Land, Sacred Water and The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry? Breakout discussion sessions featuring local experts follow on Saturday afternoon. The Friday evening session (from 5:45pm until 9pm) is free, as is Saturday, but there is a $10 charge for adults who desire a vegetarian lunch on Saturday. (August March)

    UNM Continuing Education Building
    Climate Disruption Film Festival
  • Refugee Supportee

    Image via Pixabay

    The Tres Hermanas Refugee Farm Fundraiser happens Sept. 6 from 6 to 8:30pm at the Rio Grande Community Garden. This group helps more than 75 refugee farmers “increase their self-sufficiency, improve their English and learn financial skills by growing food and taking it to farmers markets to sell.” Help support their mission and join them for a night of live mariachi music, food and fun. For $40 per ticket, you’ll be able to give them the funds to continue the amazing support work they do. There’s even a silent auction, so get more more info at the event website, (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    Rio Grande Community Garden
    Tres Hermanas Refugee Farm Fundraiser
Saturday Sept 7, 2019
  • Wine Time

    Image by Jassy Onaye

    The first part of a two-part Home Winemaking Workshop series starts on Saturday, Sept. 7 at ABQ BioPark's Botanic Garden from 9:30am to 11am. Learn half of what you need to know about making wine the down-on-the-farm way at this workshop, then learn the other half next week on Sept. 14. The workshop is included with your BioPark admission, but registration is required. For more information and to register, see (Clarke Condé)

    ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
    Home Winemaking Workshop
  • Pick It and Stick It (In Your Freezer)

    Image via Pixabay

    Ah, the fall season is soon upon us, and with it comes the smell of roasting chile in the air. But some of us are a bit more particular, no? We have preferences in quality, shape and, dare I say, size? Why settle for a random assortment when you can find the perfect fit for your life? Don’t worry, my friends, because Big Jim Farms Chile U-Pick event is officially a go, starting in September. On Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9am until 6pm, you can go out and find the exact chile for your life. At $1.50 per pound, you’ll struggle to not walk away with a ton, though discounts are available for larger purchases; pay just $35 for a 40-pound sack. So go get your fill and stock up. Stoke the chile envy of your neighbors with a well-stocked fridge. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    Big Jim Farms
    U-Pick Green Chiles and Farmers' Market
Sunday Sept 8, 2019
  • Up, Up and Away

    Image via Pixabay

    Did you know that it takes more than magic dust and good intentions to make a hot air balloon fly? We didn't, either. Apparently there's a ton of science and mechanical-type knowledge involved. And now you can learn all about it at Intro to Ballooning this Sunday, Sept. 8, at Balloon Fiesta Park. Take part in this free crew training and learn the basics of tending a hot air balloon in a hands-on setting. Participants leave with an understanding of balloon physics and the role of the chase crew. The seminar runs from 7am to 1:30pm. This course is meant for those planning to volunteer at this year's Balloon Fiesta. (Joshua Lee)

    Balloon Fiesta Park
    Intro to Ballooning
  • 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