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 July 11, 2020

  • Chalk Talk

    Clarke Condé

    On Saturday, July 11, Nob Hill Main Street hosts Chalk the Block, a community art event that is free, open to the public and tailored to get people out of their houses to express themselves in a safe way. From 10am to 8pm chalk can be found by the light poles along Central Avenue between Girard and Washington. It’s going to be a hot weekend, so grab a mask, a cool beverage and if available, a small, bored child and chalk it up! (Clarke Condé)

    Nob Hill Neighborhood Central Ave
    Chalk the Block
  • Hanging in There

    Cartoonist Jim Davis said, “Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.” That from the creator of the most iconic of office breakroom posters is a fitting entry point into the new exhibit Cat Tales opening this week and running through Aug. 27 at the Placitas Community Library. It’s hard to say what role libraries will play in the future, but the Placitas library is indeed hanging on with this multimedia exhibit of local artists’ depiction of cats that is offered both in person and online. Library hours are subject to change so it is best to check the library website before you go at You can also see the entire exhibit anytime online at (Clarke Condé)

    Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • Learn Your Camera, Learn About Yourself

    If you, like me, decided that since the government has given you money to stimulate the economy, now would be the time to make a slightly frivolous purchase, then you might have picked up a proper camera. None of this cell phone hullabaloo, but one with lenses, AKA glass, adjustable ISO and such. If also, like me, you found out that all of that is foreign to you and 10 YouTube videos later you’re absolutely lost and frustrated, maybe it’s time to have an expert walk you through it more thoroughly. Enter Learn Your Camera Workshop, being held by The Albuquerque Photography Group on Saturday, June 11 from 11am-2pm. The location of said class is secret until you buy a ticket for $70 off their website. To learn more, visit (Dan Pennington)

    Learn Your Camera Workshop
  • Growers and Showers

    The Downtown Growers Market returns Saturday, July 11 to Robinson Park. New safety regulations have been put into place, including a fenced-in park with one entrance/exit, mask requirements, socially distanced vendors and more. Go to the website to place your order with individual vendors and items can be picked up from vendor booths on the day of or loaded directly into your vehicle. (Devin D. O’Leary)

    Robinson Park
    Downtown Growers' Market Farm to Car
Tuesday July 14, 2020
Thursday July 16, 2020
  • Where People Aren’t

    A new installation by artist Nicola López, Haunted, opened  at the Albuquerque Museum, sort of. The large-scale exhibit of collaged, printed and hand-drawn elements that fills the main wall in the entryway to the museum ironically examines the Southwestern landscape haunted by the inescapable presence of humans. On display until at least May 2021, Haunted will hopefully greet visitors soon and assuredly will have a virtual component available on the museum’s website in the coming weeks. (Clarke Condé)

    Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • And My Axe (Mini Fig!)

    Occupying your time is complicated right now. Maybe new hobbies include gardening, baking, staring out a window in hopes the love of your life walks by, eating anything and everything you can find or unsuccessfully learning guitar for the third time. Why not add the addictively fun hobby of painting a miniature fantasy figure to that list? Take & Paint (Orcs) is happening at Slice and Dice Pizzeria on July 16 from 5pm to 8pm. This all-ages event gives you an orc miniature (yes, I know the headline references a dwarf, but work with us here) to take home and paint, so why not grab a whole pizza to accompany the soon-to-be enthralling task of painting your mini? Included will be a link to a video so you can follow along and make the most of the experience. For more information, call Slice and Dice Pizzeria at (505) 361-2058. Lok’tar Ogar! (Dan Pennington)

    Slice and Dice Pizzeria
    Take & Paint (Orcs)
  • 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