Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gotta love the end of September—hey, it’s finally starting to cool off. No need to spend your weekend laying under the AC with a circulation fan a foot a way from your face. Get outside! Don’t know what’s happening this weekend? Well, as always, we’re here as your boredom prevention proponent.

Don’t rest, harvest

This weekend is the Corrales Harvest Festival. Since 1986, the festival has invaded the lovely village, giving residents a Saturday and Sunday packed with art, food, and entertainment.

Corrales Main Street will be sponsoring a Wine Fair in association with the Harvest Festival. The five local wineries known as “The Corrales Wine Loop” are celebrating the recent vino success of Corrales. They’ll be selling and serving their delicious wines Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. on the south side of Mercado de Maya. You must be 21 years old to enter the Wine Fair and pay an extra $5 for a wine tasting ticket. But trust me—it’ll be worth it.

There will be an Arts and Crafts Fair showcasing over 75 exhibitors, and live music will soothe festival-goer’s ears throughout the weekend. And don’t forget about the pet parade, which is free for any pet—from turtle to mouse—to enter. Registration starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday. And make sure you prep and primp your pup (or whatever kind of pet you’re entering). This year’s theme: What is a hero to you? Various prizes will be given.

Adults: $5 (no corn maze), $10 (yes, corn maze); kids 5-11: $2 (no corn maze), $5 (yes, corn maze)

Getting cultured

The 2013 Albuquerque International Festival is happening this Saturday at the Talin Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a celebration of the International District in Southeast Albuquerque, showcasing international items straight from the Albuquerque area.

Entertainment will flood the festival. There will be karate demos, Native American rock music, Thai dancers, and much more. And if you work up an appetite while sifting through the beautiful arts and crafts showcased, perfect. There will be plenty of ethnic food available.

I haven’t even mentioned the best part. It’s free!

So sad, but goodbye “Breaking Bad”

As we all know, “Breaking Bad” is coming to a wrap. Sunday is the series’ final episode, and people across the globe will be glued to television screens, popcorn in hand, as they finally have an answer to the questions that have plagued them for years.

The finale airs at 7 p.m. MST on AMC. Hotel Albuquerque will be screening the finale to hundreds of Walter White lovers and haters.

It’s pretty sad it’s over, but I bet there will always be at least one camera-toting tourist around each time you visit Octopus Car Wash off Eubank and Menaul or the Twisters off Rio Bravo and Isleta.

Sayonara everyone!

What are you up to this weekend?