The 5th annual Before I Die NM Festival takes place in Albuquerque and online with four days of death-positive conversations and experiences October 30 – November 2, 2021. What do you want to do before you die? Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, less than 30% of us make any end-of-life plans. What will get adults to discuss and plan for their eventual demise? Put some “fun” in funeral planning to get people to discuss this serious topic! The festival has entertaining and educational elements, including field trips to funeral homes and cemeteries, speakers and panel discussions, hands-on workshops, Death Cafe conversations, and more. A small donation is requested to register for in-person and online Festival events. Every registrant will receive a KN95 Festival face mask and other goodies. For a full schedule of events, visit the website.
House of the Moon, Global Indigenous Council, Naalkid Productions and Jean Cocteau Cinema present two documentaries by Rain, Friday February 4, 2022, 2 p.m. Somebody’s Daughter and Say Her Name, two outstanding documentaries by award-winning filmmaker Rain, will be screened to honor American Indian Day. Tickets are $5, with all proceeds going to the House of the Moon Indigenous Women’s Empowerment and Self-defense. For more information, visit the website, or call 505-446-5528.
AMP Concerts presents southern Italian traditionalists Newpoli, at the Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery, February 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m. With exciting interpretations of traditional and originals that draw deeply from one of the world’s lesser known music traditions, Newpoli is Italy’s next inspiring interpreter of southern Italy’s taranta tradition. The group stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish Grooves, Mediterranean and Spanish colors, and a contemporary sensibility they call “Mediterranean Pulse—Ritmi della Terra.” Tickets … Read More
Social Kitchen + Bar presents DJ D-Monic, spinning Reggae from 6-9 p.m., every Thursday throughout January 2022. Blending every genre and musical decade seamlessly, while remixing in his own style, DJ D-Monic has become one of the most sought after Dj’s in New Mexico and beyond. For more information, visit the website, or call 505-982-5952.