Of Albuquerque, that is!
And why wait until February, anyway? As you prepare to wade your way through the aisles of chocolate candies and hack a path through the flower bouquets, don’t forget to spend some quality time with that special someone this weekend. Here are a few ABQ events that have us twitterpated—maybe they’ll seduce you, too!
Take your honey’s hand and make your way to the Albuquerque Museum for the opening reception of All Over the Map: The Ongoing Dialogue of Public Art. The reception kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday and gives guests a first look at the exhibit, which showcases the last 125 years of public art in the area, and gives a nod to what it might look like in the future. The exhibit is part of a larger, citywide collaboration called On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art and Design, a multi-month event that involves more than 20 organizations honoring and displaying past and present Albuquerque art.
All Over the Map runs through April, and will feature artwork from more than 130 artists.
This weekend, ABQ gets the rare chance to host a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Live show at Tingley Coliseum. We’ve all cheered on our favorites from our couch, but now Duke City’s futon fighters can join in on the action themselves.
Perhaps John Cena will unleash some flying elbows? Or maybe Dean Ambrose will put the hurt down on Seth Rollins. Either way, you’re bound to see theatrical carnage at it’s finest—just don’t try any of the moves on your in-laws (they might not be as big of a fan as you).
The doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Food for Thought
February also means it’s Black History Month, and what better way to kick it off than with brunch?
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, The University of New Mexico Africana Studies Program will host the 30th Annual Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch at the UNM Student Union Building.
While diners converse over a post-breakfast spread, Roslyn Brock, the Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP, will speak to guests about public health in the 21st century and civil rights leadership. After all, there are only 28 days in February, and setting it off on the right foot—and a delicious one, no less—will only cost you $35.
Make sure to purchase tickets first here.