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 Jan 3, 2020

  • Ready to Live

    Image courtesy of the artist

    Just a few days before the release of his latest hip-hop epic, local rapper and citizen of the world Wake Self died in a tragic automobile accident in Santa Fe, N.M. The work of this visionary community member drew from the deep lessons of life—learned by a man who always looked toward the future and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of listeners and the progress of the people of El Duque—as he created some of the most compelling hip-hop ever to be born in Burque. On Friday, Jan. 3, beginning at 8pm, join the grateful living for a listening party at Sister that celebrates the release of the album titled Ready to Live. This commemorative and celebratory event features Wake Self's final recording as well as performances by DJ Ohm, DJ Native, Zoology and Awkward Actwrite. Admission to this 21-plus woke wake for Wake costs $7. (August March)

    Wake Self Album ReleaseDJ Ohmhip-hop, EDM, hardstyleDJ Native Guest
  • A Walk Through Chaos

    Image courtesy of David S. McKee

    The first ABQArtwalk of 2020, as well as the first show of the new year at the marvelously eccentric OT Circus kicks off with Chaotic Order. The exhibition sets into motion on Friday, Jan. 3 at 5pm and features the work of David S. McKee. The small, colorful gallery brings a thematic evening of bedlam to life with mixed media abstract art, nibbles available from The Munchie Truck and coffee served with optional CBD by Tunnel Springs Coffee and Market. While the Artwalk happens monthly, this display is for one night only. As always, this event is free and open to all ages. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

    OT Circus Gallery
    ABQ Artwalk: Chaotic Order
Saturday Jan 4, 2020
  • Feed Me, Seymour?

    Image via Pixabay

    Making junk food out of plant material is the latest rage. Don't believe us? Just drive on over to Burger Thing then, and ask about the Impossible Burger. When you're done with that, you can check out similar menu offerings at Carl's Jr. and Del Taco, too. Better yet, visit Bow & Arrow Brewing on Saturday, Jan. 4 from 12pm until 6pm for a crash course on Plant Based Junk Food and vegan comfort food courtesy of an exclusive and very futuristic popup shop straight outta that haven for healthy food and junky goodness, Los Angeles, Calif. The eating time event features delicious delicacies like vegan crispy chick'n sandwiches and loaded fries as well as a surprise menu item to be revealed on the day of this big yet safe and compassionate feeding frenzy. For more details and admission prices for this 21-plus vision of the gastronomic future, visit (August March)

    Bow and Arrow Brewery
    Plant Based Junk Food
  • Cake and Revelry

    Image via Pixabay

    Start the New Year right. Get your chew on at the Mochi Making New Year's Celebration. Join in the Japanese New Year tradition of pounding the living daylights out of rice and forming it into delicious cakes this Saturday, Jan. 4 at Japanese Kitchen. Learn about the tradition while watching a live mochi-making demonstration. Enjoy free samples of fresh mochi and see a live Taiko performance featuring traditional Japanese drumming. This all ages experience is free and open to the public. Demonstrations start at noon, so get there early to reserve a table. (Joshua Lee)

    Japanese Kitchen Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
    Mochi Making Workshop
Monday Jan 6, 2020
  • Sing!

    Image by Max Woltman

    Lemme guess: You're either a tenor, a baritone or a bass! We know you want to sing. And you know you can totes sing and read music. Now here comes the opportunity of a lifetime. The New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus holds auditions for its totally fab 2020 season on Monday, Jan. 6 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living right here in Burque. The chorus welcomes musicians of all backgrounds, experiences, ages and gender expressions to try out for a spot in one of our state’s most enchanting musical ensembles. For more information or to sign up for an audition slot, visit (August March)

    Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living
    Auditions for 2020 Season
  • 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