PLEASE NOTE!
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 Aug 29, 2020
  • Flyer

  • O'Hare's Grille & Pub (Rio Rancho)
    Brain Gang Trivia
  • 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
    ONGOING
    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 casaflamenca.org. (Clarke Condé)

    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 newmexicopbs.org, 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
  • Virtual Reality

    Thanks to decades of cosplay, sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comic book fans have no problems wearing masks. But it’s still not quite time for large public gatherings. So Albuquerque’s long-standing genre-loving convention Bubonicon (52 years and counting!) has opted to host a Buboni-Virtual Con in 2020. This daylong online event includes panel discussions with authors and artists, readings, talks and even a workshop from local comic book creators 7000 BC. Becky Chambers Books, Keith R.A. DeCandito, Chaz Kemp Illustration, Connie Willis, Rebecca Roanhorse, Lauren Teffeau, S.M. Sterling, Jane Linskold, Dr. Cathy Plesko, Courtney Willis and Elizabeth Leggett are among the expected guests. Admission to this all-ages event is free. For complete details head to the Bubonicon Facebook page. (Devin D. O’Leary)

    Buboni-Virtual Con
  • Spicy Meeting

    Even the ’rona can’t stop chile season! Clear some space out of your freezer and head down to Big Jim Farms in Los Ranchos to take part in the fourth annual Green Chile U-PICK. From 9am to 5pm every day through Oct. 31, families can enjoy great views and weather at this safe and socially distanced activity. Pick your own green chiles—organically grown on a nine-acre farm—and have them roasted on site. This year Big Jim has also planted other fruits and veggies for U-PICK at his farm, too. There will be an open-air farm market with pre-picked fruits and veggies for sale. Chile-lovers of all ages are invited to attend this free gathering. Chile pricing starts at $1.50 per pound. (Joshua Lee)

    Big Jim Farms
    ONGOING
    Green Chile U-PICK
Notices
  • 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 bernco.gov/community-services/current-call-for-entries.aspx. Ends August 31. (Carolyn Carlson)

    Wanted: Your Best Photographs
  • Engine House Theater (Madrid)
    Open Submissions: Madrid Film Festival
  • Keshet Center for the Arts
    Hear Here Festival
  • Dance Space Santa Fe (Santa Fe)
    MoveWest Center for Movement Exploration