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!)
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
  • 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
  • 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)
Friday July 17, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Virtue Sigiling

    For anyone who has ever watched the addictively bad TV show “Lucifer,” the catchphrase “What do you most desire?” is the thing we’ve all wished an excessively handsome man would whisper at us. Now, it’s time to make those desires come true. It’s time to learn Sigil Magic with Resonant Essentials Events, happening online on July 17, from 6pm to 8pm. For a recommended donation of $25, all the basic secrets will be laid bare. For more information, call 505-250-4311. Soon, manifesting your desires through Chaos Magic will be so simple, you’ll be doing it in your sleep. *Editor’s note: Do not cast Chaos Magic in your sleep. (Dan Pennington)

    Sigil Magic
Saturday July 18, 2020
Sunday July 19, 2020
Monday July 20, 2020
Tuesday July 21, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • Shop Do Wop

    Writing skills a little rusty? That makes both of us. Thankfully, with all the newfound free time you have, now is the perfect chance to get some improvement on them. That’s why it’d be best to check out the Free Online Writing Workshop by Low Writing at El Chante: Free Community Writing Workshop happening on July 21 from 6pm to 8pm at El Chante: Casa de Cultura. This free, all-ages event is the perfect chance to brush up on all the skills that make your writing special and unique. This event is perfect for all writing styles and levels of skill, so don’t be ashamed or afraid to bring your project to work on. For more information, find El Chante on Facebook. (Dan Pennington)

    El Chante: Casa de Cultura
    Free Online Writing Workshop
Wednesday July 22, 2020
  • 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