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!)
Saturday Oct 12, 2019

  • Dreadlock Holiday

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Steel Pulse comes from Birmingham, an industrial city on the other side of the pond that also spawned popular music ensembles like UB40, Electric Light Orchestra and metalcore maniacs Oceans Ate Alaska. Unlike the bands mentioned above, Steel Pulse performs a type of music known as roots reggae, a subgenre of the main form that first became popular in the US during the late '70s. Steel Pulse follows the lead of outfits like Bob Marley and the Wailers as well as Black Uhuru in its musical exploration of African and Afro-Carribbean culture and spirituality. In addition, the band jams heartily under the direction of founding member and lead vocalist David Hinds. His nickname is “Dread” just in case you want to know about the cred this outfit brings to a type of music that is still very popular with Americans—particularly white college students—after all these years. Steel Pulse performs at the Historic El Rey Theater on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8pm. Santa Fe's Brotherhood Sound System and Burque's own Revíva open for this upbeat, age 13-and-over music fest, and just $30 gets you in. (August March)

    Historic El Rey Theater
    Steel Pulsereggae
Sunday Oct 13, 2019
  • Testing Bechdel

    The more you learn about the life of playwright Clare Boothe Luce, the more you realize how little you have done with your own. A staunch conservative of a bygone era (hanging with Chiang Kai-shek, representing Connecticut in Congress, funding Cuban exile raiding parties), Luce begin her storied career as a playwright by penning smash 1936 Broadway comedy The Women. On stage this month is Adobe Theater’s all-female cast production of this theatrical critique of New York’s 1930s Upper East Side socialites. Witty and full of Albuquerque’s finest theater actors, The Women opens at 7:30pm on Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets for this show throughout its the opening weekend are $15. For more information and tickets for this 15-and-over event, see adobetheater.org. (Clarke Condé)

    Adobe Theater
    The Women
  • Valse des Cygnes

    Image courtesy of Russian Ballet Theatre

    Swan Lake, a ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, is one of the most enduring and popular works of 19th century romanticism in art. Besides the music, choreography, costuming and narrative bind Swan Lake into a great work that makes for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The Russian Ballet Theatre performs this timeless and tragic tale of temptation and transformation—newly choreographed by Nadezhda Kalinina and designed with hand-painted sets by Sergei Novikov—at Popejoy Hall on the UNM main campus on Sunday, Oct. 13. Olga Kifyak stars in the production as Princess Odette—and as Odile, the Black Swan. The curtain rises on Prince Siegfried's coming of age party at 6:30pm, and this recital of the work includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swan.” Admission to Swan Lake ranges in price from $25 to $79. All ages are welcome. (August March)

    Popejoy Hall
    Russian Ballet Theatre Presents: Swan Lake
Monday Oct 14, 2019
  • Indigenous Insight

    Image courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service

    Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, Oct. 14, from 5pm until 7pm. This event is meant to explore efforts to reclaim traditional Columbus Day celebrations as Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations by providing a meaningful dialogue about the human species, responsibility and sovereignty. This event is co-sponsored by 516 ARTS and focuses on honoring traditional ecological knowledge. There are speakers from local pueblos—including Jemez Pueblo Cultural Leader Brophy Toledo—as well as a special dance performance by youth from Jemez Pueblo, culminating the celebration. All activities honor the Earth, its people and all life upon it. It's free and all ages may attend. For more information, please telephone 242-1445 or 248-6667. (August March)

    Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
    Indigenous People's Day Celebration
Wednesday Oct 16, 2019
  • A Film Festival Different

    Image courtesy of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

    The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 20 at a number of venues around The City Different including Lensic Performing Arts Center, Center for Contemporary Arts, The Screen and more. Night one kicks off with a 60th anniversary screening of Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot at 3pm at Jean Cocteau Cinema and caps off with opening night film, Just Mercy at 7pm at Violet Crown. Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Brie Larson star in this dramatic true story of Harvard grad Bryan Stevenson, who heads to Alabama to defend people who were wrongly condemned because they could not afford legal proper representation. Dozens more thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from filmmakers around the world follow. Tickets for the opening night film and party are $30. Learn more at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com (Devin D. O'Leary)

    Munoz-Waxman Gallery (Santa Fe)
    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Thursday Oct 17, 2019
  • Domo Arigato Mr. Burqueño

    Image courtesy of Albuquerque Museum
    Albuquerque Museum presents—as part of its 3rd Thursday series, don't ya know—Little Tokyo, 1941, a mini fall festival celebrating Japanese American culture in Burque and the US. Including authentic cuisine and a cash bar, this event happens on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8:30pm and also features arts and crafts booths, taiko drumming performances and music by Toru Saito—aka the Japanese Bing Crosby—as well the Yokohama Sisters. A multimedia presentation commemorating the museum's exhibition of Japanese-American life titled Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience caps off this celebratory exploration of part of our city's history that has—until recently—been overlooked. Free admission and a family friendly environment make this a go-to event for Burqueños who are interested in local history and multiculturalism. (August March)

    Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Little Tokyo, 1941
Friday Oct 18, 2019
  • What's the Buzz?

    Image courtesy of Evan Zimmerman, Murphymade

    Jesus Christ Superstar's four-night run at Popejoy Hall commences on Thursday, Oct 17 at 7:30pm and continues through the weekend with an Oct. 18 performance at 7:30pm. There are two performances of the Grammy Award-winning pop opera on Saturday, Oct. 19 with a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 8pm as well as two shows on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2pm and at 6:30pm. Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice wrote this one so, in concert with a national touring company, expect some high class musical hijinks as seen through the eyes of Judas, the most unreliable narrator of all time. Plenty of super-cool songs populate the narrative, including stuff you may vaguely recall from childhood if your folks were also going to guitar mass when the double-album version of this first appeared in American pop culture in the early to mid-1970s. Tickets for this all-ages theatrical experience cost between $58 and $98, so render unto Caesar and all that. (August March)

    Popejoy Hall
    Jesus Christ Superstar
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