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!)
Wednesday Aug 19, 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
Thursday Aug 20, 2020
  • 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
  • Shake Your Booty Party

    Get your boogie on with the dancers from Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. All ages, all abilities are encouraged to join in this free weekly virtual dance party which will begin at 4:15pm each Thursday through Dec. 3. The Zoom dance party series is intended to get folks up and moving, in their homes and with their families, all while meeting new people via the virtual party. Potential dancers need to register before putting on their tap or jazz or ballet shoes. The disco begins Aug. 3 at 4:15pm and happens each Thursday until Dec. 13. Check it out and register at (Carolyn Carlson)

    Weekly virtual dance party
Friday Aug 21, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Catch the Mole

    Take a virtual tour of the food and culture of Chaco Canyon this Friday, Aug. 21. Join Native American chef and food historian, Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D for Cacao, Mole and Chaco Canyon, a virtual culinary event that celebrates the history and food of Native New Mexicans. Learn how to make a traditional mole chocolate and chile sauce featuring ancient ingredients that were used before Spanish spices were introduced. The cooking demonstration will be performed live, and there will be time for Q & A at the end. Tickets for this all-ages class are $45. Sign up at Heritage Inspirations ( (Joshua Lee)

    Cacao, Mole and Chaco Canyon
  • Chocolate Dude In A Drinking Mood

    Beer and chocolate have always been staples of the feel good diet. Never have two items both individually raised the spirits of the imbibers quite like this magical duo, though an argument could be made for wine. But let’s be real, this is New Mexico, and craft beer is king. That’s why excitement should be had for Beer & Chocolate Pairing w/ The Chocolate Dude. Featuring the amazing Chocolate Dude sweets paired with Tractor Brewing’s beers, what isn’t there to be excited about? This 21 and over event, happening Friday, Aug. 21, is meant to be a take home and enjoy treat, so you’ll have four beers and sweet treats to delight in the comfort of your own abode. Tickets are on sale now at for only $18. All packages will be ready for pick up at Tractor Brewing, so take a cruise down to Nob Hill and treat yourself to an evening of joy. (Dan Pennington)

    Tractor Brewing Co.
    Beer & Chocolate Pairing w/ The Chocolate Dude
Saturday Aug 22, 2020
  • Mixtures of Pictures

    Collage is an artistic medium that is well suited to respond quickly to current events by repurposing found materials, changing the narrative to fit the one the artist is trying to express. On Saturday, Aug. 22 from 6pm to 8pm, 516 Arts will host a virtual reception for Radical Reimaginings, a new international exhibit of contemporary collage works curated by 516 Arts in collaboration with Kolaj Magazine which features New Mexican artists reflecting our current conditions. Artists will discuss their work at this free, online event open to all. For more information and tickets, see (Clarke Condé)

    Radical Reimaginings
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • Backyard Science Series

    Bernalillo County Open Space is hosting a series of livestreamed gardening events on the Bachechi Open Space Facebook page. On Saturday, August 8 starting at 2pm, A Gathering of Naturalists will have a panel discussion with members of the county’s master naturalist program about what a naturalist is, what they do, what projects they work on and some interesting facts about our metro area’s Open Space gems. This open to all-ages free discussion will include how the field of environmental conservation is evolving in an era of change due to the global COVID pandemic, social justice and the climate emergency. Not your style? Then what about on Saturday, August 22 at 2pm you check out a virtual field trip to look for the tracks and signs of wildlife that are found in our uniquely beautiful urban forest we call the Rio Grande Bosque. The virtual tour will be led by Michael Cox, a member of the county’s naturalist program and a volunteer at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. This free field trip is suitable for all ages of bug and critter trackers. For more info log on to (Carolyn Carlson)

    Tracking 101
Sunday Aug 23, 2020
Monday Aug 24, 2020
Tuesday Aug 25, 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