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!)
Tuesday Aug 11, 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
    ONGOING
    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 placitaslibrary.com. You can also see the entire exhibit anytime online at PCLArt.com. (Clarke Condé)

    Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
Wednesday Aug 12, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    ONGOING
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Don’t Call it a Comeback

    The Zoo reopens and the animals are back (not that they went anywhere, you just didn’t get to see them) at the ABQ Biopark starting this Wednesday, Aug. 12 for the general public. Just like the Botanic Gardens, the Zoo has created a unidirectional path for visitors to enjoy seeing the animals, while keeping them and other visitors safe. New baby hyenas and wolves, plus changes to a variety of habitats, greet mask-wearing zoo-goers in this modified arrangement that sadly skips the indoor places like the Penguin Chill exhibit for the time being. You can make timed reservations online and regular admission prices ($8 for New Mexican adults) apply. ABQBiopark Zoo 903 Tenth Street SW, cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark (Clarke Condé)

    ABQ BioPark Zoo
Thursday Aug 13, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    ONGOING
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • Party For Your Right to Vote

    This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Movement for Voting Rights Restoration is a virtual event looking at criminal disenfranchisement laws that strip voting rights from people with past convictions, excluding millions of Americans from participating in our democratic process. These laws have a disproportionate impact on communities of color. In this online event, the Brennan Center for Justice brings together advocates from across the country for a conversation about recent developments in voting rights restoration. They will discuss the connection between disenfranchisement and protests over police violence and systemic racism and the future of the movement nationwide. To register for this free event on Aug. 13 from 10 to 11am go to: https://www.brennancenter.org/events/what-democracy-looks-movement-voting-rights-restoration ( Carolyn Carlson)

  • 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 www.facebook.com/KeshetArts/ (Carolyn Carlson)

Friday Aug 14, 2020
Saturday Aug 15, 2020
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
    ONGOING
    Nicola López: Haunted
  • Placitas Community Library (Placitas)
    Cat Tales
  • Spicy Times Online

    Looking for a little chile? The 2020 Bosque Chile Festival, a celebration of food, art and culture on the Rio Grande is happening Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16 from 2 to 7pm each day.  Due to COVID-19 and the State of New Mexico public health order, the festival is being presented virtually on Facebook! There will be entertainment, art activities, a virtual artisan market, chile chef demonstrations, educational workshops and more. This free, all-ages event is meant to give those stuck at home a chance to see what New Mexico chile has to offer in so many different ways. Aug. 15 and 16  2 to 7pm,  www.facebook.com/bosquechilefestival (Carolyn Carlson)

  • Eye of Newt, Hair of Dog

    Get ready for a night of sorcery and cocktails at Harry Potter Magical Mixers. Join artist Jessie Cleaver for a stay-at-home virtual mixology class based around everyone’s favorite child wizard this Saturday, Aug. 15, from your own computerized device. Knowing all of the top Hogwarts Pub specialties could really help you out of a jam one day. What if you find yourself getting into a heated argument with a witch during a night on the town? You might try to deescalate the situation by offering to buy them a butterbeer, only to find that the bartender has no idea how to make one. That drink could be the one thing standing between you and life as a toad. The class starts at 7pm. Tickets for this 21 and up event are $16. Sign up for a passcode at Yaymaker (bit.ly/2DIs2ha). ( Joshua Lee)

Sunday Aug 16, 2020
Monday Aug 17, 2020
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  • 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