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 12, 2019

  • Cloudy Forecast

    Image by Taylor Van Riper

    Jokes float around the Santa Fe Plaza and throughout multiple venues in Santa Fe for the four-day CloudTop Comedy Festival, from Thursday, Sept.12 through Sunday, Sept.15. Maria Bamford and Fortune Feimster headline, along with nearly 50 more comics from near and far. Tickets range from $10 for a single show to $350 for a weekend VIP pass. Most of the shows are 21-plus. For more details, schedules and discounted tickets, see (Clarke Condé)

    Santa Fe Plaza (Santa Fe)
    CloudTop Comedy FestivalMaria BamfordFortune Feimsterstand-up comedyJames AdomianNaomi Ekperigin
  • Inky Charity

    Are you a tatted-up biker on a budget or a cash-strapped sailor who's sick of being made fun of by all their friends because of those glaringly empty spots on your epidermis? End your humiliation while helping out with a great cause by visiting Archetype Tattoo during the Semicolon Tattoo Project. From Tuesday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Sept. 14, you can raise funds for suicide prevention and awareness education offered by Agora Crisis Center by having a pre-drawn and sized semicolon design inked. Tattoo donations range from $30 to $90. Please note that this is a cash-only event. (Joshua Lee)

    Archetype Tattoo
    Semicolon Tattoo Project
Friday Sept 13, 2019
  • Just Like the Ocean Under the Moon

    Image by Randall Slavin

    Dear Kids: Once upon a time, there was this band called Matchbox Twenty. The band had a sweet and smooth crooner named Rob Thomas at its helm. One day Thomas took a break from his pals and ran into a dude named Carlos Santana. At the close of the millenium, Santana and Thomas wrote an absolute smash hit called—wait for it—“Smooth.” Your parents are probably still singing it, even though I'm not. Anyway, Matchbox Twenty continued to rise and fall with the times and eventually, Thomas began focusing on a stellar solo career. Now, Thomas is touring on the strength of his latest record, Chip Tooth Smile, an album that critics have described as a “vibrant sonic background” that “encouraged Thomas to push himself as a lyricist and writer.” Interested? Check out the artist at Route 66 Casino's Legends Theater on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8pm. All ages are welcome and tickets range in price from $50 to $120. (August March)

    Route 66 Casino
    Rob Thomaspop
  • Santa Fe Plaza (Santa Fe)
    CloudTop Comedy FestivalMaria BamfordFortune Feimsterstand-up comedyJames AdomianNaomi Ekperigin
  • Archetype Tattoo
    Semicolon Tattoo Project
Saturday Sept 14, 2019
  • Santa Fe Plaza (Santa Fe)
    CloudTop Comedy FestivalMaria BamfordFortune Feimsterstand-up comedyJames AdomianNaomi Ekperigin
  • You Calling Me a Lyre?

    Image courtesy of the artist

    The rootinest, tootinest lutenist this side of the Pecos, Ronn MacFarlane, plays both kinds of countries’ music (Scottish and Irish) in addition to Renaissance hits and his own lute compositions at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30pm. Even if you’re feeling Baroque, you are going to want to rustle up 200 bits ($25) for an advanced ticket to this all-ages show by going to (Clarke Condé)

    Casa San Ysidro (Corrales)
    Ronn MacFarlane
  • Fortunate Son

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    John Fogerty founded Creedence Clearwater Revival with his late brother Tom, wrote some thoroughly memorable rock songs and then left the band acrimoniously—he wouldn't even perform with his bandmates when Creedence was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. We may never know exactly why, but that failure to maintain the revival doesn't mean that we should forget Fogerty's potent playing and plangent purposefulness. The guitarist's solo career has been as noteworthy as his work with Creedence and most humans can hum from “Centerfield” as well they remember tunes like “Born on the Bayou.” Just like his estranged counterparts—Stu Cook and “Cosmo” Clifford (who we interviewed last year)—he's still on the road, playing all the hits, ensemble and solo, as he goes. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the old hoodoo guru himself plays the Santa Fe Opera beginning at 7:30 pm as part of his My 50 Year Trip Tour. Attend this historic all-ages concert for between $70 and $307 (for a VIP package that includes a suave swag bag.) Why get stuck in Lodi when you can watch a bad moon rising instead? I thought so. (August March)

    Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe)
    John Fogerty
  • Archetype Tattoo
    Semicolon Tattoo Project
Sunday Sept 15, 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