Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

After a busy Fourth of July weekend and a busier, albeit short, workweek, we’re ready for all the second weekend in July has to offer! There are fun events going on all weekend all over town (and, we even broke our own rules and looked at events out of town, because they’re so great). Whether a play or musical fits your fancy, some owner-creature bonding time is what you’re seeking, or some inspirational art viewing sounds best—we’ve got you covered!

Broadway’s lovely Beauty and the Beast comes to Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall this weekend.  Based on the Disney favorite, the musical love story features lavish sets and costumes, lovable characters and, of course, talented performers. Be their guest! Tickets start at $40, and performances take place throughout the weekend.

Watch this endearing musical wherein Prince Pippin on his quest to find his true calling. See him discover the secret of happiness and fulfillment in the simple pleasures of family and home. The Tony Award-winning show runs at the N4th Theatre 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays through July 31. Tickets are $16 or $14 for students and seniors.

We don’t usually feature events taking place outside of Albuquerque, but we’re really excited for the Santa Fe Folk Art Market this weekend, so we’re making an exception. It’s the world’s largest international folk art market in the work. The festival acts as a venue for more than 120 master traditional artists to display and sell their work. The market is open on Museum Hill in Santa Fe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Bring your friends and dogs and join Watermelon Mountain Ranch this Saturday for their Alumni Party and Mutt Strut.  The event celebrates adopted dogs and their owners and will include a White Elephant sale, tips from the Watermelon Mountain Ranch dog trainers, and the annual Mutt Strut costume contest. The party will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ranch, and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Ceramic and tile artist, Holly Franklin will show off her wonderful work during Shop with the Artist, at Cravin’ Cookies and More. Hear live music by Hayward Franklin and sample the delectable desserts. Shop with the Artist takes place at Cravin’ Cookies and More (10420 4th St. NW) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Join popular Cuban band, TradiSon for their first-ever American performance!  The group specializes in the musical form son, which combines Afro-Cuban rhythms and Spanish melody. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Fountain Courtyard. Come early for Cuban Son dance lessons, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.

How will you celebrate the second weekend of July?