A Day for Superstition
To some, Friday the 13th is a terrifying day. This paralyzing fear is a phobia, known by two long-winded definitions: friggatriskaidekaphobia and paraskevidekatriaphobia. It makes you wonder, is there any real reason today is perceived as an unlucky day? As it turns out, there may be something to it.
British Medical Journal conducted a study called “Is Friday the 13th Bad for Your Health?” and concluded that some people are unluckier than others on this day. However, the risk of hospital admission as a result of an accident on Friday the 13th may be increased by 52 percent, according to its findings. The study’s conclusion goes so far as to say, “staying at home is recommended.” Like sufferers of friggatriskaidekaphobia, it may be wise to stay in tonight. At least there isn’t a full moon.
This Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Old San Ysidro Church, join the Mirari Gras Brass Quintet for a fun-filled performance of their engaging, collaborative, and innovative style. Ranging from Renaissance, to baroque, to jazz/contemporary, this concert is one of the many in the Music in Corrales series, part of the Corrales Cultural Arts Council. There will also be two selections from classical composer John Cheetham, a former Albuquerque resident. Tickets are available online or at the door for $25.
Matanza for a Good Cause
Who doesn’t love matanza food? Combine a delicious feast with giving to a good cause and you have the recipe for a great event. Cornucopia Adult and Family Services, a community based-inclusion agency in the South Valley that provides family-oriented daytime services, is hosting its Matanza Fall Fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A greenhouse program, supported living, and continuing education programs are offered to the elderly, frail, and those with intellectual disabilities. There will be games for kids, plants available for purchase from their greenhouse, and great matanza food. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 2 are free.
Expo New Mexico is starting a new tradition. Join over 100 artists for the first Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market, a venue for showcasing art from Hispanic and traditional artists who are New Mexico residents and are at least one-quarter Hispanic. On Saturday, catch the market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manuel Lujan, Jr. Exhibit Complex B. Get a head start on Christmas shopping with some fantastic, artistic finds at this free event.