Fall in Albuquerque brings us some great events, from the world-renowned International Balloon Fiesta to the music of Frank Zappa to classic scary movies for Halloween at The Guild and KiMo theaters. Here are a few of the fun things to do this month in the Duke City.
Yosvany Terry & Baptiste Trotignon – Outpost Performance Space
Thursday, October 1, $15-$20, 7:30 p.m.
Cuban born saxophonist-percussionist-composer Yosvany Terry joins his Afro-cuban sounds with French pianist, Baptiste Trotignon, inspired by the diverse musical traditions influenced by the African Diaspora in the US and former French colonies in the Americas.
Go to:http://www.outpostspace.org/ for the full October performance calendar, including Cumbia All Stars (10/11), Rory Block (10/17), Jacob Free Jazz Odyssey (10/22) and many more.
Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda – Marble Brewery (Downtown)
Thursday, October 1, 7-10 p.m. – Free
Rock & Americana, featuring 20 years of original music from folks who recorded with the late, great Levon Helm. Marble will also host favorites Blue Hornets, Porter Draw, Le Chat Lunatique and more in October.
Zappa Plays Zappa – National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday, October 2, 8 p.m., $30 – $72
Dweezil Zappa keeps the music of his brilliant father alive. This tour celebrates the 40th anniversary of the seminal One Size Fits All. Don’t miss it. http://www.zappaplayszappa.com/tourdates.html
Dawn of the Dead (original 1978) – The Guild Cinema
October 2 – 3, 10:30 p.m.
October 19 – 21, Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels 9:45 p.m.
October 23 – 25, Animal House, 5:30 p.m.
Also showing in October: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beetlejuice
ABQ Corks & Brews – ABQ Railyards
Saturday, October 3, 12- 4 p.m., $27
Craft beers and wines, paired with artisanal chocolates. Get a sample from each vendor, then an additional sample from your 5 favorites. Beer and wine by the glass can be purchased. Music and food trucks on site as well. http://www.abqcorksandbrews.com/
International Balloon Fiesta – Balloon Fiesta Park
Saturday, October 3 – 11, $8
The world’s largest balloon fiesta, featuring balloon launches, music, children’s entertainment, car shows and more. http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
Beirut – Santa Fe Plaza
Sunday, October 4th, 5:30 p.m., Free
Indie rock/world music band Beirut, who hail from Santa Fe, return home for a free show and to celebrate the release of their new cd, No No No.
Suicidal Tendencies – Sunshine Theater
Saturday, October 10, 7 p.m. (doors), $20
Considered one of the first crossover thrash bands of the genre, Mike Muir keeps the music going and brings his newest album, 13, to the Sunshine. Three bands open.
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars – Low Spirits
Friday, October 16, 9 p.m., $12
American/Texas country artist Dale Watson tours his current album, Call Me Insane, and plays for us at the intimate Low Spirits. http://www.lowspiritslive.com/
Heartless Bastards – Launchpad
Saturday, October 17th, 9:30 p.m., $15
Erika Wennerstrom and her band returns to the Launchpad on tour of their fifth album, Restless Ones. This band will rock you, that’s a promise. Slothrust opens.
Redemption Round Comedy Show – Low Spirits
Thursday, October 22, 9:00 pm – 1:00 a.m., Freef
Wanna laugh? Here’s a great opportunity to watch some live comedy in a small club setting – for free. http://www.lowspiritslive.com/
Tracey Whitney Trio – ABQ Museum
Saturday, October 24, 2:00 – 5:00, Free
A combination of sultry jazz, R&B and soul from the Tracey Whitney trio.
Greensky Bluegrass –Skylight Santa Fe
Tuesday, October 27, 7:30, $17, $25 (reserved table)
Five piece, progressive bluegrass/jam band Greensky Bluegrass from Michigan bring their distinctive sound to Santa Fe’s best new music venue.
Blade Runner – KiMo Theater
Friday, October 30, 6, 8:30 p.m.
Just in time for Halloween, the KiMo presents some great scary movies.
Check out the Haunted KiMo Tour, 10/31, $5, 4:30 – a good lead in to a creepy movie.
The Exorcist 10/31 2:00, 6:00
Memphis P-Tails – Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Saturday, October 31, 6:00 – 9:30, $10 (includes all the pizza you can eat).
Put on your best Halloween costume and party down with the fabulous P Tails for a great night of fun and dancing.
Wednesday Blues Jam – Monte Vista Fire Station – Free
Check out ABQ’s best blues jam every Wednesday night with the Memphis P Tails and special guests.
Max’s Magic Theater – various dates and times weekly
$10 – $20
Comedy, magic and mentalism performed by Max Krause. Magic and Mayhem with Chris Zaccara in an intimate 24 seat theater.
– Lisa LaMastra, September 28, 2015