Listen carefully and you might hear the collective chant of “Ho-lly, Ho-lly” this weekend as Albuquerque’s “Holm-girl,” Holly Holm steps into the octagon for the first time since defeating Ronda Rousey last November. The Duke City will be abuzz on Saturday night as our champion squares off against her opponent, Miesha Tate as part of UFC 196’s co-main event from Sin City. We’ll definitely be rooting The Preacher’s Daughter on and keeping an eye on ABQ’s social media activity for the city’s response to the fight.
As you head out to your favorite pub or restaurant to watch the fight, or maybe watch it from the comfort of your living room, keep these other events in mind to stay busy this weekend.
Nearly 200 spicy food purveyors from around the country converge in Albuquerque to fire up your weekend as the 28th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show returns to Sandia Resort & Casino this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Have those antacids at the ready as you delight in fiery sample after fiery sample of exhibitors’ hottest and best sauces, spices, and dishes. There are even scorching sweet treats to enjoy.
The depression has taken hold of many of us—that which comes from a lack of football. But ABQ can kick those blues as the Duke City Gladiators kick off their sophomore season in the Champions Indoor Football League versus the Texas Stealth at Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. It might not be quite the game you’re used to but these athletes are for real. And with tickets starting at just $10 bucks, you won’t empty your wallet while you and the get your football fix.
Conductor Roger Melone and the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra perform Mozart’s iconic Requiem Mass on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Experience the legendary composer’s final work, featuring the voices of Marilyn Thomas Bernard, Jacqueline Zander-Wall, Eric Parker, and Stephen Lewis. In addition to this enigmatic masterwork, this concert’s program also includes two Handel coronation anthems. Tickets start at $15 and are available online.
What are you up to this weekend?