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!)
Tuesday Dec 31, 2019

  • El Primo

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    The New Year's Eve celebration at Route 66 Casino Hotel's Legend's Theatre features bandleader, trumpeter and singer Louis Prima, Jr. in concert with his latest band, The Witnesses. There are two performance on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 3pm and 8pm. Prima is a hip player who is following in his parent's footsteps. Louis Prima, Sr. and mother Gia Malone were big jazz personalities in the '50s and their son carries that signature sound capably into the next decade with a style that is part traditional and all contemporary. Prima's expressive explorations of jazzed up rock, soul and swinging blues get audiences dancing and New Year's Eve is the perfect time to indulge the band's joyous sound. This all-ages concert celebration costs only $20. (August March)

    Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino
    Louis Prima Jr.jazz, swing
  • Hey, Lucy!

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    Does the thought of a Caribbean-themed New Year's Eve celebration just make you wanna continuously jam to that tropical island sound all night long? Well, then perhaps you should partake in Embassy Suite's Havana Nights, happening on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8pm and continues until the wee hours of the morning on Jan. 1, 2020. For just $250 per couple, participants enjoy a full dinner buffet featuring Cuban Cuisine, live music by Swag, a mojito bar, a chance to shop for “Havanas” at a special tent set up by Monte's Cigar shop, a photo booth and champagne toast. Topping it all off, this package deal also features an overnight stay in one of Embassy's suites and a fully cooked, made to order breakfast the next morning. For $80 pairs of people can skip the overnight and just eat and dance until about 1am. (August March)

    Embassy Suites Hotel
    Havana Nights
  • A New Year's Eve to Eclipse All Others

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    Maybe it’s just a phase but so many terrestrial New Year’s Eve events are full of lunatics and most events on the moon just have no atmosphere. This year, the tide may be turning now that the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has risen to the occasion with an enormous floor map of the moon they borrowed from NASA. From 9am to 11am on New Year’s Eve, folks of all ages can walk the map, try their hand at the lunar scavenger hunt and other space-related activities at New Year’s Eve on the Moon. This event is included with museum admission and registration is not required, but you might want to get there early to find your spot on the moon map before it’s full. It goes without saying that while 2019 is waning, this event is out of this world. (Clarke Condé)

    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    New Year's Eve On the Moon
  • A Roarin' Good Time

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    The Roaring ’20s: What a time to be alive! Infamously the best decade of its century, with literally nothing but great times and ending on the highest of notes, relive those good times and attend the New Year’s Eve Roaring ’20s Dinner at Gruet Winery on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 7pm to 10pm, which means you get to celebrate the New Year with New York, but are on your own for New Mexico. General admission tickets are $100 and cover a four-course dinner that ends with a spiced Gruet wine and poached pears with honey crème fraiche. Themed outfits are appreciated, though not required, but do you really want to be the one out of sync with the night’s theme? Drink a bottle of Brut with dinner or take it home for later. So, if you fear public intoxication, Gruet has your back. For more info, find the event at (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    Gruet Winery
    New Year’s Eve Roaring ’20s Dinner
  • Dublin Down on Fun

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    O’Niell’s Pub holds their annual New Year’s Eve tradition of the Dublin Toast on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 5pm. Why 5pm? Maybe you’re tired, and you want the thrill of that midnight kiss to ring in the new year but have trouble staying awake late. Thankfully, Ireland refuses to adhere to the laws of America and starts its New Year’s celebrating earlier than the rest of us, so share in a toast to Ireland. They are Shirley Temples for kids, so pump them full of sugar instead. Noted surprises probably do not include a New Year’s- themed Krampus, but definitely traditional Irish step dancers, bagpipes and the joy of being with others. For more information, visit their website, (Dan Rayne Pennington)

    O'Niell's Pub (Nob Hill)
    Dublin Toast
  • Toast the End

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    Introduce yourself to the next decade with class and style at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Pueblo Harvest Cafe’s New Years Eve Dinner. Enjoy fine cuisine from a special one-night dinner menu from 5 to 9pm. Enjoy a unique three-course meal, tailored to your tastes, before heading out to crush the old decade beneath your heel. Tickets to this special event are $50 prix-fixe with an à la carte option. Call 724-3510 for more info or to make a reservation. (Joshua Lee)

    Pueblo Harvest
    Nee Year's Eve Dinner
  • Phat City

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    The Santa Ana Star Center is certainly one of the most happening places to be for the annual New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7pm, and features a gourmet buffet complete with prime rib, fresh seafood, international specialities and exquisite, artisan deserts. The party continues at 9pm with a dance hosted by longtime local music masters Fat City jamming out as the clock closes in on 2020. For only $45 per person, patrons enjoy both eating and dancing the night away while a dance-only ticket to this 21-plus party costs but $26. Party planners tell our reporters that those in attendance are reminded to dress their best to help rock in the coming year so get your bling and things together and prepare for a shiny new year under moonlit New Mexican skies. (August March)

    Santa Ana Star Casino (Bernalillo)
    New Year's Eve 2020 Dinner and Dance
  • 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