Thursday, October 29

Stretch and Chug

Sure. You can always choose to get your bend or get your brew. But what if you could do both at the same time? Head down to Cottonwood Mall (10000 Coors Bypass NW) this Thursday, Oct. 29, for—you guessed it—the Bend and Brew yoga workshop. Practitioners of all levels are encouraged to join in and get their yogic flow going while practicing social distancing at this free gathering. Follow it up with a fresh brewed cup of coffee or tea from Na’Teavo. The class starts at 11am. Make sure to check in, since there will only be two simultaneous sessions held with nine participants each. Please bring your own yoga mat. (Joshua Lee) [ ]

Friday, October 30

Run For Cover

For years Launchpad has hosted one of the most essential Albuquerque Halloween throwdowns, a gathering of local bands dressing up and posing as other (technically more famous) bands. But in 2020 COVID conditions have closed down venues and shuttered bars throughout the Duke City. Undaunted, the Launchpad is moving forward with Night of the Living Cover Bands, Virtual Edition. Starting this Friday, Oct. 30, at 7pm you can catch a string of local bands doing cover tunes recorded at the Live at Launchpad stage. This year we get Coma Recovery as Nirvana, Baracutanga as No Doubt, Undying Evil as Thin Lizzy, Shadow Creeps as The Clash and many more. Watch it all on Launchpad’s Facebook and YouTube pages. It’s free, but if you wanna support Launchpad, for this and other events though the COVID lockdown, you can contribute at patreon.com/Launchpadabq. For info on NOTLCB, go to facebook.com/events/636633193717503. (Devin D. O’Leary) [ ]

Saturday, October 31

Dead Simple 

For its fourth year of life, the Before I Die NM Festival goes virtual. Organizers have put together four days of “death-positive conversations and experiences,” all on Zoom. From Friday, Oct. 30 to Monday, Nov. 2, participants can access everything from a panel discussion about new approaches to cemetery use to a workshop on “Why You Need an Advance Healthcare Directive” to a talk between internationally renowned psychic Tammy Holmes and ghost hunter Matthew Goldman. Short films, book discussions and online parties—all designed to ease people’s concerns over the business of shuffling off this mortal coil—take place throughout the weekend. Tickets range from $20 one-day passes to $100 VIP experience tickets. Hit beforeidienm.com for a complete schedule of events. (Devin D. O’Leary) [ ]

Saturday, October 31

Spooks on Parade

Balloon Park Drive-In (9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE) celebrates Halloween with a safe, socially distanced Kids Costume Drive-In Parade starting at 6pm. That’s followed by the 2012 animated family film Hotel Transylvania at 7pm. Adults are welcome to stick around for the 2013 ghost chiller The Conjuring at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $25 general admission to $75 VIP front row. Snag ’em quick at balloonparkdrive.in. (Devin D. O’Leary) [ ]

Sunday, November 1 

Halloween’s Not Dead

For those of you who are looking for a reprieve from the quarantine of the past 8 months, let us present you with Quarantine Productions’ Quarantine: Nightmare at Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro Dr. NE) . Unlike the actual nightmare we’ve been living in, this Albuquerque Halloween staple is interactive, with a choose-your-own-adventure horror anthology. Oh wait, maybe it is just like the hell we’re stuck in. Tickets are pay what you can and range from $0-$20 online at https://quarantineabq.simpletix.com/e/59876. The show’s website indicates a run through the rest of the year if you can’t make it in time for Halloween. Ticket sales help pay the artists and actors involved in the production. (Tierna Unruh-Enos) [ ]