Events and Entertainment calendar for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico - Alibi Calendar
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!)
Thursday Sept 19, 2019

  • The Prince of Gospel

    Image courtesy of the artist

    An essential part of the American experience, gospel music has its roots in the music slaves made to cope with and filter the trauma of captivity into hope for future and freedom. Innately uplifting and celebratory, gospel makes a clear and harmonious connection to all that is earthly by referencing the heavenly. If you get my drift—and even if you don't—soon you'll have the opportunity to test those ethnomusicological ramblings for yourself. That's because Grammy-nominated gospel singer and renowned baritone Pastor John P. Kee performs right here in Burque on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church. At 7pm the singer and choir leader, noted for a compelling and soulful use of both contemporary and traditional gospel stylings, takes the stage as part of the I Made It Out Tour with his New Life choir of gospel singers. Tickets for this relevant recital cost $20 for adults and $10 for youths 17 and younger; they may be purchased by calling 881-7780. (August March)

    New Hope Full Gospel Baptist Church
    Pastor John P. Kee
  • Avast!

    Image via Pixabay

    Learning how to talk like a pirate is way harder than you think. There's a lot more to it than just saying “Arr, matey.” For starters: You have to learn how to walk on a peg leg while wearing an eye patch (unless you are already doing those things for non-pirate reasons). Then you have to learn how to keep grog down (an effort on its own). And you have to do it all while a parrot poops on your shoulder. This Thursday, Sept. 19, join 505 Steampunk: Society of Brass and Steam at O'Neills in the Heights to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day the right way—by dressing silly and saying weird things from 6:30 to 8pm. (Joshua Lee)

    O'Neill's Heights
    Talk Like a Pirate Day
Friday Sept 20, 2019
  • The Hottest Mess in Burlesque

    The Albuquerque burlesque scene has always thrived on the weird versus the pretty, the neo versus the classic. Powerhouse Productions, consisting of Mayo Lua de Frenchie, Jane Sweeney, Dr. Killgreedy and Holly Rebelle, brings a weekend of the bizarre. Kicking off The Mess-tival's inaugural year at Sister on Friday, Sept. 20 at 8pm is the Strip the Unstrippable Dream Competition, where 12 competitors face off to “unstrippable” music to ultimately win the title “Hottest Mess.” If you've ever wanted to see internationally renowned performers strip to “We Built This City,” anything by Weird Al or horrific dubstep, this is the show. Saturday, Sept. 21 brings night two, the Bizarre Beauty Showcase, at 8pm at Launchpad which welcomes even more stellar performers to the 505 for unbookable, messy, strange and confusing striptease. The shows star EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! (Wash.), Jeez Loueez (La.) and Sgt. Die Wies (Calif.) for the weirdest, wildest and most unsettling weekend of burlesque ever witnessed. The shows are both 21-plus and cost $15. (Ashli Kesali)

    Sister
    The Mess-tival: Strip the Unstrippable Dream BurlesqueJeez LoueezEmpeROAR Fabulous!!!Sgt. Die Wies
  • !Explora!
    Adult Science Night: Fired Up
Saturday Sept 21, 2019
  • The Hottest Mess in Burlesque

    The Albuquerque burlesque scene has always thrived on the weird versus the pretty, the neo versus the classic. Powerhouse Productions, consisting of Mayo Lua de Frenchie, Jane Sweeney, Dr. Killgreedy and Holly Rebelle, brings a weekend of the bizarre. Kicking off The Mess-tival's inaugural year at Sister on Friday, Sept. 20 at 8pm is the Strip the Unstrippable Dream Competition, where 12 competitors face off to “unstrippable” music to ultimately win the title “Hottest Mess.” If you've ever wanted to see internationally renowned performers strip to “We Built This City,” anything by Weird Al or horrific dubstep, this is the show. Saturday, Sept. 21 brings night two, the Bizarre Beauty Showcase, at 8pm at Launchpad which welcomes even more stellar performers to the 505 for unbookable, messy, strange and confusing striptease. The shows star EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! (Wash.), Jeez Loueez (La.) and Sgt. Die Wies (Calif.) for the weirdest, wildest and most unsettling weekend of burlesque ever witnessed. The shows are both 21-plus and cost $15. (Ashli Kesali)

    Launchpad
    The Mess-tival: Bizarre Beauty Burlesque ShowcaseJeez LoueezEmpeROAR Fabulous!!!Orchid Mei
  • Free Dance

    Image by Pat Berrett

    Not unlike Earth Day, every day is dance day if you feel moved by the spirit of dance. That said, National Dance Day is Saturday, Sept. 21, so why not avail yourself of the opportunity to take a free dance class at Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts? Starting at 9am, Keshet offers a free class to anyone who's ready to move, from 2-year-olds on up. A full schedule of classes and registration details are available on their website, keshetarts.org. Pro-tip: As with all free dance, it’s best to just leave your scarf at home. (Clarke Condé)

    Keshet Center for the Arts
    National Dance Day
Sunday Sept 22, 2019
  • The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast

    Image courtesy of the Dean Martin estate

    If you're like many Gen Xers, you may spend early Sunday mornings (between 3:15am and 4:20am) watching super highlarious comedy outings from the '70s—like the one mentioned in the above title—hoping to coax the ghost of your dead dad out of the teevee and into your little Downtown chante. I know it hasn't worked so far, but the experience reminds one how funny the roast format is. It works great with elected leaders and their cities, as well as celebrities, in case you wanna know. If you wanna know more, attend the Roast of Albuquerque on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Hiland Theater. The hijinks begin at 7:30pm and the focus of the flaming is upon our beloved city and mayor, the honorable Tim Keller. The host is OG Burque actor Miguel Martinez and comics such as Black Mike, Nicholas Starr, Evan Wrons, Hollyanne Byrd and Sarah Kennedy. Hm, what about Don Rickles and Orson Welles? Tickets for this all-ages cook-off of sorts range in price from free to $15, and if you don't go, I'm a-gonna send Ruth Buzzi and her hairnet after you. (August March)

    Hiland Theater
    The Roast of AlbuquerqueNicholas StarrEvan WronsHollyanne ByrdZach Abeytastand-up comedySarah Kennedy
  • Am I Getting a Case of "The Vapers?"

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    Konnichiwa, Burqueños! It’s that time of the year again when we get to hype ourselves up over Aki Matsuri Japanese Fall Festival. On Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10am to 5pm, $5 gets you in to the awesome action at this all-ages event at Veterans' Memorial Park. Kids 12 and under get in for free. With all the cool vendors, there's no shortage of food, dance, celebration, shopping and more, all in one convenient place. The highlight of the festival this year is the ramen-eating contest, where you and a bunch more presumably hungry college students go head to head in an all-out ramen-slurpin’ brawl. For four minutes power through as many ramen cups as possible for the chance to win a $25 gift card to Talin Market, where you'll undoubtedly spend it on the available gourmet ramen. Want more information? Visit nmjacl.org to learn all about this year's festival and to find tickets. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    New Mexico Veterans Memorial
    Aki Matsuri 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