Many great things have happened on an Aug. 1. On Aug. 1, 1873, San Francisco’s first cable car began service. On Aug. 1, 1876, our northern neighbor, Colorado, became the 38th state. On Aug. 1, 1971, George Harrison played his legendary concert for Bangladesh in New York.
So, something legendary might be going down today. You never know. If nothing legendary happens today, at least you have these weekend events to look forward to.
Albuquerque foodies: be careful. You may begin to drool in the next few seconds.
Taste of ABQ 2014 will infiltrate ABQ Uptown on Saturday, Aug. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be over 20 choice Albuquerque restaurants, each offering tastes of delicious dishes. Sip beverages from local wineries and breweries. Listen to live music and dabble in fun activities. Check out the latest trends at a fashion show. Shop. Play. Eat some more.
General admission tickets, which come with a wristband good for 10 tastes, are $20. Get two 10-taste wristbands for $35.
Dust off those leather jackets. Pull out those Levi 501s you’ve had since 1983. You’re going to need them. It’s time for Coyote 102.5‘s 2nd annual Rockalypse Music Festival.
The air at Expo New Mexico will be ringing with heavy metal from five tribute bands from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. The Atomic Punks’ speakers will boom with early Van Halen tunes. Pyromania will kick out Def Leppard jams. Bon Jovi ditties will bellow from Livin’ on a Prayer’s instruments. Rumours will sing the songs of Fleetwood Mac. Paradise City will gear up for a Guns n’ Roses set.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and tickets are $15 to $20, depending where you get them.
Have you indulged in too many hot dogs, hamburgers, and green-chile-chicken enchiladas this summer? Us, too. And there’s no better way to feel better about ourselves than running it off. If you’re going to exercise, why not do it for a good cause?
The Helping Dogs Helping Heroes 5K will take place on Sunday, Aug. 3. Check in is at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. at Aperture Center Park (5700 University Blvd. SE) at Mesa del Sol. Paws and Stripes put the event together to launch International Assistance Dog Week. Burn some calories along with your pup (the 5K is dog friendly) and help support military veterans at the same time.
The 5K costs $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 10-15. Oh, and in typical Albuquerque fashion, there will be food trucks.
What are you doing this weekend?