Arts events in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
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!)

Arts events

Tuesday Aug 25, 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
Wednesday Aug 26, 2020
Thursday Aug 27, 2020
Friday Aug 28, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Dancing on, 2020-style

    It is hard to beat the emotional power of a live flamenco performance, yet they have sadly been few and far between of late. But Old Town’s own Casa Flamenca has created an outdoor performance space with socially distanced seating where you can see live performances on hot summer nights. "Tablao al Aire" takes to the stage for a mix of live local performances and streamed works from Spain that promises to be a uniquely 2020 experience on Friday, Aug. 28, Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 starting at 8:30pm. Tickets for the live performances are $35, or watch the stream from the comfort of wherever for $20. For more information and tickets to this all-ages event, see (Clarke Condé)

    Casa Flamenca
    Tablao al Aire
Saturday Aug 29, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Casa Flamenca
    Tablao al Aire
  • Rudolfo Anaya's Literature and Legacy

    After the recent passing of beloved New Mexican writer Rudolfo Anaya, who wrote Bless Me, Ultima and dozens of other novels and plays about Latinx people and their struggles. Anaya was a giant in contemporary Chicanx literature and a vocal advocate for immigrant’s rights. To learn more about Anaya and his writing, check out the biopic about him, From Curandera to Chupacabra: The Stories of Rudolfo Anaya, showing online on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7pm via New Mexico PBS. RSVP for this free screening beforehand with the Eventbrite link at, then receive a link for the viewing by email. (New Mexico PBS also has plenty of other documentaries and docu-series on their site, including many of the Ken Burns documentaries, available for free.)

    From Curandera to Chupacabra: The Stories of Rudolfo Anaya
Sunday Aug 30, 2020
Monday Aug 31, 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

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