Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Aug 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Thank goodness it’s Friday! If you’re searching for a few fun events to make your weekend “brag-worthy” at the office on Monday, take a look at what’s happening in Albuquerque this weekend.

Enjoy the cool Albuquerque nights at the steamy summer salsa series Friday from 7-10 p.m. at The Albuquerque Museum . Salsa Under the Stars plans to make your Friday night muy caliente with music by Son Como Son. Proceeds benefit The New Mexico Jazz Workshop Institute of Music.  Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for students and seniors, $10 for NM Jazz Workshop and ABQ Museum Members, and FREE for children under 12.

If you still feel like dancing after salsaing under the stars on Friday, rest assured, the show will go on at the Fourth Annual Ballet Pro Musica Festival! The Festival features the National Ballet of Mexico, La Catrina String Quartet, and Jackquelyn Helin’s piano stylings. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. Tickets start at $30.

Laugh your hearts out at the Adobe Theater at 8p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at David Mamet’s 1977 playwright, Life in the Theater. The play focuses on the relationship of two thespians, Robert and John. With its meditation on the challenges of acting and mentoring, this drama/comedy is sure to engage theater enthusiasts everywhere. $14 General Admission, $12 Seniors and Students. Make your reservation call 898-9222.

Enjoy one of the last weekends of summer New Mexico style: with a little spice. The 6th Annual Old Town Salsa Fiesta will features live dance, salsa tasting, and voting on the best homemade salsas all accompanied by local music groups like Latin Starts, Picoso and Changui Son.  Area restaurants will offer specials and New Mexico wines. The festival begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

This collaborative project between Warehouse 508 and 516 Arts is geared toward young artists interested in large scale group projects.  The Alley Art Mural Project encourages young artists to explore large scale art as part of a group.  The series of temporary murals can be seen in the alley between 5th and 6th Streets.    Be one of the first to see the latest mural by attending the opening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Head outside of town, away from all of the city lights, for a beautiful view of summer stars.  The Albuquerque Astronomical Society will bring telescopes out for a night of Stargazing in the Manzanos.  Expect a fascinating look at planets, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.  Picnic facilities are available, so consider watching the sunset and waiting for dark with a picnic dinner.  The site is located approximately nine miles south on NM Highway 337 from the Tijeras exit on I-40.  Watch for the Oak Flat sign, and head east on Oak Flat Road to the Oak Flat picnic grounds and Juniper Loop.  For additional information, call 254-TAAS.

What are you up to this weekend?

By Rachel Gearhart and Katy Barnitz