Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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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)SisterMultiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament
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 otcircus.com. (Clarke Condé)OT Circus GalleryVirtue and Vice
- 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)Image courtesy of the artistAfrican American Performing Arts Center (Expo NM)Queen Aries Tributes The Women Of Soul
- Slate Street Cafe serves up killer food and even better drinks, with a wine selection that makes most people's heads spin. With all that culinary creativity flowing in the back of house, Slate Street proudly presents the Wine and Chocolate Experience. Not content to offer just wine and chocolate, they curate an experience with a five-course hand-crafted menu featuring the food of the gods paired with vino. On Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30pm, attendees with reservations are in for a treat, with a new menu upping the ante from last year. The highlight of last year's menu was Cocoa-dusted Pork Shanks with an Horchata White Chocolate Drizzle. So, expect quality, high-end dining and a unique culinary experience. Tickets are $69 and the event is 21-plus because of, y’know, the wine. To book your seat, call 243-2210 ASAP. (Dan Rayne Pennington)Image courtesy of Dan Rayne PenningtonSlate Street CaféWine and Chocolate Experience
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Beer dinners are never truly created equal, with some concepts simply bursting with immaculate execution. The O’Niell’s Pub team is teaming up with the Huyghe crew to bust out the big guns for the Delirium Beer Dinner. Pairing the Delirium line with specialty meals to enhance the Belgium beer’s badass flavor, the highlight of the meal is tiramisu enhanced with two types of alcohol, painstakingly created by dessert artist Brooke Poole and paired with Delirium Black, a strong, dark Belgian ale made by aging Delirium Noctornum in bourbon barrels for 10 months. When consumed together, anyone is sure to find little pink elephants dancing through their mind. Tickets for this 21-plus event happening on Thursday, Oct. 24 at O’Niell’s Pub are $55 per person. Doors are at 6pm. For reservation inquiries and other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Dan Rayne Pennington)O'Niell's Pub (Nob Hill)Delirium Pairing Dinner
- Musical Theater Southwest continues their run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a seminal rock opera—or rock musical, if you prefer—at the MTS Center for Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2pm. The award-winning show by Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell continues through next weekend with performances scheduled for the first and second weekends of November, as well. The story concerns the life of East German male-to-female transgender bandleader Hedwig Schmidt as they confront and transcend life, love and an addiction to glam rock that drives Hedwig's soulful searching. Jonathan Gallegos stars in the title role, and Kir Kepness portrays Yitzhak. The Angry Inch band is comprised of local musicans Laurie Lopez (keyboard), Chris Deminsky (guitar), Matt Jaeger (bass) and Hovey Corbin (drums). Tickets for this wickedly funny and wildly culturally relevant theatre outing cost between $20 and $25, and all ages are welcome. (August March)Image by Jason PonicMusical Theatre SouthwestHedwig and the Angry Inch
Before you start polishing your crystal ball, know that this event involves a different “science of spirits.” Learn about the ins and outs of craft distilling from three local distillers at Explora’s Science of Spirits 2019, happening Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30pm. For $20, interested parties 21 or older get an inside look at the magic used to make those drinks that allow us to speak with the dead—or at least offer us the illusion of being able to speak with the dead. Experts from Hollow Spirits, Left Turn Distilling and Safe House Distilling Co. are on hand to answer questions, though they can’t tell you where your great-grandmother buried the family fortune before passing on. Activities for the evening include creating a cloud in a bottle, experimenting with different alcoholic densities and testing your palate at one of the flavor stations. Wanna know more? Visit explora.us to get info and tickets. (Dan Rayne Pennington)!Explora!Science of Spirits 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 bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)
- City on the Edge
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)
- 2020 Bosque Chile Festival
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 email@example.com.