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 Oct 4, 2019

  • Ain't Life a Mystery?

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    Bad Religion, a first generation punk rock outfit straight outta El Lay, continues to absorb and reflect American culture in an age when the form of rocanrol they espouse is particularly germane to the conversation we're all having right now about where America is going. With potent, driving and dang fine tuneage like 1994's “21st Century (Digital Boy)” and 2007's “New Dark Ages,” the band, across several different iterations, has raged against everything that needs fixing in our culture, from politics to religion. You can be part of the Albuquerque audience that affirms the value of these DIY democratic tendencies by attending a show by these prolifically opinionated yet totally rocked out symbols of the scene. They have a gig on Friday, Oct. 4 at El Rey Theatre. It's an all-ages gathering and admission is $32. Dave Hause and The Mermaid and Emily Davis and The Murder Police open. The music begins at 8pm. (August March)

    Historic El Rey Theater
    Bad Religionpunk
  • A Hamburger Was Eating Me!

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    Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian who made it big by taking bits of the mean spirited—if supremely funny—insult schtick of Don Rickles, mixing that with the super-cynicism of his pal and cohort Larry David and turning the whole schmear into a type of self-absorbed but hugely relevant comedic television fare that consumed most viewers in the '90s and provided a heck of a lot of influence for today's young and self-insecure comics—who sometimes seem to be insulting themselves, frankly—and gave David's career a second wind in the aughts. Why not try and figure out what all of that means—or doesn't—by going to the source itself? A master of the postmodern, Jerry Seinfeld performs live on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7pm in downtown Burque at the Kiva Auditorium. Admission prices for this all-ages comedy extravaganzarange in price from $135 to $250 for a trip to a place where the normative gets twisted until there are nuts in the eye and Superman paraphernalia is scattered everywhere. (August March)

    Kiva Auditorium
    Jerry Seinfeldstand-up comedy
  • Chockablock with Rocks

    Photo by Amanda Vick

    The Albuquerque Fall Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show is the place to find 60 dealers with tables full of minerals, fossils, gems, beads, jewelry and tools. The show at Expo New Mexico runs all weekend. starting Friday, Oct. 4 at 9am, and ends on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5pm. This is New Mexico’s annual gathering spot for the bolder rock hounds among us. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see (Clarke Condé)

    Expo New Mexico
    ABQ Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
Saturday Oct 5, 2019
  • One More Day

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    The dark times are upon us again. Local comics collective 7000 BC is looking for sequential art scribes of tough constitution to celebrate the 16th annual 24-Hour Comics Day. Gruel away on Oct. 5 through 6 from noon to noon, to complete a 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. This assessment of intestinal fortitude is free and open to masochists of all ages. Bring your pens, pencils and a total disregard for your personal health to Lobo Anime & Comics this Saturday and Sunday. That's a good True Believer. (Joshua Lee)

    Lobo Anime and Comics
    24-Hour Comics Day 2019
  • Skip the Traffic

    Image by Clarke Condé

    This year, cruise past all the suckers sitting in their cars by riding a bike to Balloon Fiesta with Routes Bicycle Tours' 9th Annual Bikes & Balloons Tour. The 16-mile round trip adventure begins Saturday, Oct. 5 at 5:30am with a provided bike, helmet, handwarmers, water, breakfast, souvenirs, admission to the Balloon Fiesta and a tour of Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm. It is a full morning for anyone over age 13 in reasonably good health with $85 (or $75 if you bring your own bike). For more information, see (Clarke Condé)

    Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals
    ABQ Balloon Fiesta Bike Tour
Sunday Oct 6, 2019
  • Yo, Johann!

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    Sebastian Bach (no relation to the high lord of sacred baroque music, Johann Sebastian Bach) was the frontman for a hair band called Skid Row until he was unceremoniously fired back in 1996. The band kept on rocking with different lead singers, but so did Bach, who made a late career out of performing the early oeuvre of the band, playing in the national touring company of Jesus Christ Superstar as the messiah himself, jamming out with Kelley Deal (my favorite cannonballer, eh) and appearing in a recurring role on “The Gilmore Girls.” That all sounds pretty cool but what's even cooler is that Bach performs the first, eponymous Skid Row album in its entirety for a live audience on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Sunshine Theater at 8pm. Tickets for this all-ages, once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into the glorious rocanrol lifestyle of a true legend cost only $20. (August March)

    Sunshine Theater
    Sebastian Bachhard rock
  • 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