This weekend is going to be awesome. From a mini Sundance festival to Lauryn Hill making a stop on her anniversary tour on Monday, we are definitely going to get in a lot of humble-bragging when we make it back to work.

Friday, September 21

2018 Sundance Film Festival Shorts
Santa Fe, Jean Cocteau Cinema, September 21, 1:15 pm

Experience 91 minutes of the best seven short films that this year's Sundance festival had to offer, featuring these shorts: Maude, Baby Brother, The Burden, Hair Wolf, Jeom, Fauve, and Matria. $9-$11 Gen. (505) 466-5528;

Adult Night at Explora: Uncommon Grounds
Albuquerque, Explora, September 21, 6:30-10 pm

Learn everything about those beautifully crafted drinks that all of us indulge in each morning, with Explora, as they host talks and demonstrations from local coffee and tea vendors. $5-8. (505) 224-8300; or Tickets

Arsenio Hall
Santa Fe, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, September 21, 8 pm

Arsenio Hall, comedy legend and all-time winner of best hair since before Harlem Nights, comes to the stage for a one-night-only performance. $29-$49 Gen. (505) 455-5555;  

Albuquerque, National Hispanic Center, September 21-22

Experience music from all over the world as this annual event returns to yet again rock your socks. Featuring music from Cuba, Congo, Ireland, and even some homegrown folks as well, like Antonia Apodaca and Friends, Lluvia Negra Band and performances featuring Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group (Acoma) and the Jemez Seasonal Dancers (Jemez and Zuni Pueblos). (505) 246-2261; $37 Gen (Day Pass) / $59 Gen. (Entire Event)

Saturday, September 22

We Are Americans: Albuquerque Chinese-Americans Film Festival
Albuquerque, Albuquerque Academy, Saturday, September 22, 10 am - 5:30 pm

Check out a showing of the two very meaningful films, Chinese Exclusion Act and Finding Cleveland, both of which uncover the struggles of Chinese immigrants dealing with the discrimination and racism in America. Speaker and activist Marion Kwan will also discuss her experiences as a civil rights worker in the 60s. Free. (505) 797-9550.

Sunday, September 24

Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood Film Series 
Albuquerque, The KiMo Theatre, Sunday, September 23, 2-5 pm

Check out a free showing of Oliver Stone’s 1986 film, “Salvador.” The film, based on the real-life events of journalist Richard Boyle, follows a journalist caught up in the political strife of El Salvador in the early 80s. Free. (505) 768-3522;

Monday, September 24

Lauryn Hill
Albuquerque, Isleta Casino, September 24, 6:30 pm

That’s right, Ms. Lauryn Hill will be in the 505! It’s been 20 years since the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted, and the neo-soul goddess herself will be stopping in Albuquerque to perform. Catch her, Talib Kweli, and Tierra Whack in this must-see, once-in-a-lifetime performance. $20-$131 Admission. (505) 452-5100;