Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

After a short work week, it’s time to embrace some of Albuquerque’s hottest weekend events. Here are a few things that we’re checking out this weekend:

How much is that doggie in the window? Free?! There’s nothing greater than the bond between a man and his best friend – best four-legged friend that is. The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is hosting Free Fido, a fee-waived dog adoption drive to find loving homes for adult dogs (age one year or older) at the Eastside and Westside shelters. Your dog will come with all its shots, microchipped and spayed or neutered. As of 3 p.m. this afternoon, 85 “Fidos” have found new homes!

Attend Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller this weekend at the Vortex Theatre. This powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a poignant reflection on chasing the American Dream, circa 1949. The story follows the desperate attempts of aging, washed-up salesman Willy Loman to grasp for his sons the success that has always eluded him. Show runs through September 30.

Embrace a New Mexico staple at the VIVA New Mexico Chile Festival tomorrow and Sunday at 1420 Desert Willow Road in Los Lunas. Hosted by chile farmers, Wagner’s Farmland Experience, VIVA New Mexico Chile Festival celebrates a New Mexico staple and features hay ride tours, a corn maze, a petting zoo, you-pick flower gardens, cow milking demonstrations, pony rides, face painting, and speakers covering a cross section of fascinating subjects.

What are YOU doing this weekend?