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!)
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 (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
Saturday Oct 19, 2019
  • Mean Pinball

    Image via Pixabay

    You needn't be a deaf, dumb and blind kid to play pinball—but it obviously helps. If you need to prove you've got what it takes to be a pinball master, grab a blindfold and some ear plugs and get down to the Multiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament at Sister, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 7pm. Learn tips and tricks from available experts (all fans of The Who, presumably) and compete for the coveted title of Pinball Wizard. Supple wrists, cash prizes and an IFPA ranking await the winner. Entry to the competition costs $5, but bring your own quarters for the machines. The tournament is open to all players over 21. (Joshua Lee)

    Multiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament
  • Seven and Seven

    You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the Virtue + Vice exhibit at OT Circus Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5pm to 9pm. Eighteen artists express their interpretations of the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues in visual form to delight Albuquerque sinners and saints alike at this one night-only pop-up show. Expect music by A Cluster of Funks and local “dark” artists selling their wares in the driveway. For more information on this free, all-ages event, see  (Clarke Condé)

    OT Circus Gallery
    Virtue and Vice
  • The Queen

    Image courtesy of the artist
    Queen Aries has a six-octave range. And she flows like the best of the modern-day, post-Missy Elliott rappers but prefers to pay tribute to artists like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan, performing gorgeously executed renditions of legendary works by the queens of soul and R&B live onstage with a killer band backing her. Known worldwide as the Queen of Las Vegas, Queen Aries plays a concert in Albuquerque on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8pm. This show happens at the African American Performing Arts Center at Expo New Mexico. Tickets for this massively groovy, all-ages event cost $20. (August March)

    African American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)
    Queen Aries Tributes The Women Of Soul
  • 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