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!)
Friday Sept 27, 2019

  • Bus Bus, Magic Bus

    Image by Dan Gold

    Well-known theater artist and UNM guest professor Erik Ehn directs the Sharon Bridgforth play Con Flama opening Friday, Sept. 27 at 7pm at UNM’s Experimental Theater. Bridgforth unfolds the story of a young African-American woman coming of age in Los Angeles as she travels across time and space on a city bus. Ticket prices are listed as $10 to $15. For more information and tickets for this 15-and-over event, see (Clarke Condé)

    UNM's Experimental Theatre (Center for the Arts)
    Con Flama
  • Tiptoe By the Window

    Image via Pixabay

    You could be forgiven for mistaking the ukulele for a tiny guitar, but it's actually a unique instrument with its own flavor and style. And—as Tiny Tim will tell you—the Hawaiian instrument has the habit of turning anyone who touches it into an instant rock star. Get your taste of fame and fortune by visiting the Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival this Friday to Sunday, Sept. 27 through 29, at the African American Performing Arts Center at Expo New Mexico. This year's theme is “Come Together,” and ukulele lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy the hits of The Beatles performed by ukulele musicians. Friday kicks off at 8:30am and Saturday begins at 8am. Tickets start at $25. (Joshua Lee)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Albuquerque Ukulele Festival
  • Cacao Canyon

    Image by Pablo Merchán Montes

    The chocolate trade spread throughout Mesoamerica and up into Chaco Canyon, spurring the development of a variety of preparations, practices and paraphernalia important to the cultures that developed there. Southwest archaeologist Patricia L. Crown shares her research, cacao elixirs and chocolate at a lecture and fundraiser titled Chocolate in Chaco and Beyond hosted by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on Friday, Sept. 27 at 6pm. The lecture is free, but the fundraising reception where all the chocolate is costs $40. For tickets and more information about this all-ages event, see (Clarke Condé)

    Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
    Chocolate in Chaco and Beyond
Saturday Sept 28, 2019
  • Electra Avenue

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Dorian Electra makes music for the unapologetically glamorous and the internet-raised generation of queers. Their debut album “Flamboyant,” an experimental pop tour de force with gender-weird themes abounding, came out this year to critical praise from Pitchfork, Billboard and The Fader. The singles “Man to Man” and “Career Boy” feature high concept music videos with over-the-top costumes and choreography, and the title track “Flamboyant” is essentially an artist’s statement for Electra: “No taste for subtlety/ And no time for restraint.” Mood Killer, another non-binary experimental pop musician, opens the show. Dorian Electra performs at Meow Wolf on Friday, Sept. 28. Doors are at 8pm, show at 8:30pm. Tickets cost $16.50 in advance and are available at This is an all-ages show. (Robin Babb)

    Meow Wolf (Santa Fe)
    Dorian Electraelectropop
  • UNM's Experimental Theatre (Center for the Arts)
    Con Flama
  • African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Albuquerque Ukulele Festival
  • This Is Captain America

    Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures

    You need a motorcycle—or a friend with a motorcycle and an extra helmet—to engage in the following activity, pilgrims, but it sure does sound like a lot of fun if you meet the prerequisites—which include spending the day in the saddle, hoss. That's right, the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, in conjunction with Thunderbird Harley-Davidson, presents The Ride To Remember, an event that commemorates the 50th anniversary of landmark American road film Easy Rider with a motorcycle rally that follows the high road up to Taos where the film was made before swooping down to Billy's—I mean Dennis Hopper's—burial site in the lofty pines near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The ride begins at 8am at Thunderbird Harley-Davidson on Saturday, Sept. 28, after a screening of the Hopper-directed classic the previous night. Single riders rumble up the road for $25 and a two-person outfit costs $35. Licensed riders and their passengers must be over 18 and sign a “hold harmless” waiver when registering. Want to know more, rider? Go to (August March)

    Thunderbird Harley-Davidson
    The Ride to Remember
  • The International

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    A neighborhood festival celebrating the glorious and diverse International District in the Southeast Heights of Albuquerque takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10am until 5pm at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park—which if you haven't been yet, is a beautiful example of your tax dollars at work—in the middle of a constantly evolving district known for both challenges and triumphs. The Albuquerque International Festival features a petting zoo, a photo booth, carnival games, video gaming and a car/truck/motorcycle/two-wheel show with cash prizes. In addition to food trucks and live music, local businesses and craftspeople from around the district and city will be represented. This celebration of our city is free and meant for citizens of all ages. (August March)

    New Mexico Veterans Memorial
    ABQ International Festival
Sunday Sept 29, 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