Film/Television Editor, Copy Editor Devin D. O'Leary served as film/television editor at Weekly Alibi for 28 years. He wrote and produced four feature films here in New Mexico and has been the booker/host of Midnight Movie Madness screenings at Guild Cinema for 13 years.

Thursday, March 25

Pop-Up Opera

Opera Southwest, Chatter and artist Lance McGoldrick have teamed up to create a COVID-safe pop-up digital opera streaming installation based on Salvatore Sciarrino’s 1982 avant-garde opera Lohengrin. McGoldrick has built this “digitally-mediated experience” on a site-specific “set” in a Nob Hill storefront formerly occupied by the Stranger Factory gallery (3411 Central Ave. NE). The opera, starring soprano Ingela Onstad, was recorded and filmed in and on McGoldrick’s artwork. Guests are able to visit the gallery/performance space on a timed-entry basis. No more than five guests are permitted in the gallery at a time, and the opera lasts for approximately one hour. The event is free to the public, but a suggested donation of $10+ is welcome. It runs Wednesdays though Sundays, March 17 through April 15. Go to to schedule your timed visit. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Thursday, March 25

Papa on PBS

New Mexico PBS offers up a free preview of “Hemingway,” the upcoming documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. “Hemingway” is a three-part, six-hour limited series that paints an intimate picture of Ernest Hemingway, the famed American writer. The series will air soon on PBS, but you can catch a “virtual” sneak preview on March 25 from 5 to 7pm. Following the screening, stay for a discussion moderated by Suzanne del Gizzo, editor of The Hemingway Review for The Hemingway Society. Panelists joining the conversation are Santa Fe author James McGrath Morris, UNM associate professor/author Jesús Costantino and former literature professor, Hemingway scholar and bestselling novelist David Morrell. To find out the online link, sign up at Eventbrite ( (Devin D. O’Leary)

Saturday, March 27

Sing Out Loud

New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus presents Let the Sunshine In—A Virtual Chorus. Offering up “a message of hope and excitement for the future” with this virtual cabaret performance, the chorus members present a show full of uplifting songs to raise spirits and get toes tapping. The virtual concert happens on Saturday, March 27 at 7:30pm on YouTube Premiere. Of you can’t make that, there is a rebroadcast on Sunday, March 28 at 3pm on the chorus’ Facebook page ( To attend this event, visit The event is free but donations are welcome. (Devin D. O’Leary)

Tuesday, March 30

Filmmakers + Forms

The Albuquerque Film Office in partnership with local law office Blackgarden Law is holding a free online workshop for ABQ filmmakers on March 30 from 12 to 2pm as part of the office’s new quarterly “Lunch and Learn” workshop series. “Lawyers, Camera, Action!” is a two-hour intensive workshop focusing on some of the key legal documents and processes needed for launching and protecting your film/television property. This workshop is geared toward and will be most beneficial to producers/content creators. Space is limited to 25 participants. Interested parties should email to reserve a slot. For more info go to (Devin D. O’Leary)

Wednesday, March 31

Painting Pictures

Thanks to the Albuquerque Museum, viewers are invited to join documentary filmmaker Mary Lance as she discusses her experiences researching and directing the documentary Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See, which was made between 1985 and 1989 in Mexico and the USA. Documenting Diego takes place on March 31 at 6pm live on Zoom. The lecture/discussion includes clips from the film, production stills and images from the collection of research materials that went into making the film. The film is on view as part of the Albuquerque Museum’s current exhibition, “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism.” To register for this free film event, go to (Devin D. O’Leary)