Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jun 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Duke City is supposed to see clouds and some showers this very-last June weekend. Take advantage of the potentially-nice weather and pack your weekend with Abq events like these!

Need a great weekend activity and an excuse to celebrate every Albuquerquean’s favorite light-purple herb!  A barn dance, pet parade, growers and arts market, and all sorts of lavender-related items come together at this weekend’s Lavender in the Village Festival.  The festival begins tonight with a Barn Dance and Dinner, and has various events throughout the weekend.  Admission is only $3 for adults and admission to the market is free.

Ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photographs, metals, digital art, wood, sculpture, printmaking, fiber, glass, shall I go on?  The 49th annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair takes place this weekend at Expo New Mexico. About 220 artists will show off their very best during the three-day exhibition.  Admission is only $5 for adults and the Fair will include artists demonstrations, silent auction, live entertainment and a youth art exhibit!

Pollinators are key in food production, and well, they don’t get the recognition they deserve.  Good news! The Rio Grande Botanic Garden is hosting a Pollinator Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.  The program will teach how to attract pollinators to home gardens as well as the connection between our food and pollinators!  Perhaps it will help you properly appreciate bats, bees, beetles, butterflies and birds!

The National Hispanic Cultural Center presents Healthy Cooking and Eating from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  Classes are taught by Chef Daniel Baca of La Fonda del Bosque in partnership with the CNM Culinary Arts program.  The class is part of a series on USDA Healthy Meals sponsored through a grant aimed to teach traditional New Mexican cuisines with a health spin.  The class is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  Be sure to call ahead and reserve a spot!

What are you doing this weekend?