This weekend brings in voices from many of the groups that call New Mexico home, from Pueblos dance performances to Shakespeare, we got you covered. 

Friday, July 27

Albuquerque, Launchpad, July 27, 9 pm

Just like the name implies, Metalachi gives you Mariachi covers of your favorite Metal songs, which we didn’t even know was a thing until last year's performance showed us that it definitely is. They are back in town for another must-see show, so get your tickets before they sell out. $12 Gen. (505) 764-8887;

Traditional Native Dances
Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, July 27, 2 pm, and July 28 and 29, 11 am and 2 pm

This weekend the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center presents the Cochiti dance troupe, the Big Thunder Dance Group. The IPCC showcases traditional dancers across the 19 pueblos throughout the summer, so stay tuned for more events. Free.

Party on the Patio at Pueblo Harvest
Albuquerque, Pueblo Harvest Cafe July 27 and July 28, 6-9:30 pm

Enjoy live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s outdoor patio. Eat, drink, and dance to the music the whole weekend, with Felix Y Los Gatos on Friday and Big K and Blue Train on Saturday. $12 (Cover). (505) 724-3510;

Motet on the Mesa
Taos, Taos Mesa Brewing, July 27-28

Motet on the Mesa is the music festival that we’ve all been secretly waiting for, with two sunny days filled with vibey music and nights filled with starlight camping at vintage trailer motel, Hotel Luna Mystica. We are especially looking forward to seeing The Suffers live. $40-99 Gen. (575) 758-1900;


Saturday, July 28

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Las Cruces, NMSU Music Center - Atkinson Recital Hall, July 28, 7 pm

Watch the Starlight Theatre Company’s final performance of one of Shakespeare's most popular works, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” $5  (Student & Kids) / $10 Gen. Adults. (575) 202-7466;

Sam, Ellyn & Carson
Red River, Red River Brewing, July 28, 7 -10 pm

Sam Anderson, Ellyn Washburne, and Carson McRae will be performing at Red River Brewing Company. What better excuse to check out Red River than by stopping by the new brewery to enjoy great tunes and brews. Free. (575) 754-4422;


Sunday, July 29

Santa Fe, Violet Crown, July 29, 11 am

More Shakespeare this weekend, but this time, watch a film of the Royal Opera House perform “Macbeth,” at Violet Crown. Soak up some culture with one of thirty craft beers. $15 Gen. (505) 216-5678;


BONUS EVENTS: Monday, July 30 & Tuesday, July 31

Hey, it's not the weekend, but you don't want to miss these two events, either. 

Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran: Black Wall Street
Santa Fe, SITE Santa Fe, July 30, 7:30 pm

Learn about the history and success of Black Wall Street and the resulting Tulsa race riots of 1921 in a musical exploration of Black American finance in the U.S. Performed by husband-and-wife team Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, journey through an inspiring, but often forgotten and tragic piece of American history. $30 - $45 Gen. 505-989-1199;

The Staging Post
Santa Fe, Violet Crown, July 31, 7 pm

Watch the powerful movie that follows two Afghan refugees who get stuck in Indonesia on their way to seeking asylum in Australia, as they struggle to build community and a life for themselves and their children while waiting in political limbo. Khadim Dai, one of the people featured in the film, will be in attendance for a Q&A discussion following the film. $12 Gen. / $9 Seniors. (505) 216-5678;