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!)

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Thursday Sept 19, 2019
  • Avast!

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    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
Saturday Sept 21, 2019
  • 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, 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
  • 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 to learn all about this year's festival and to find tickets. (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    New Mexico Veterans Memorial
    Aki Matsuri 2019
  • 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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