ABQ Now Has the Force … of Course

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

We’ve already chugged through much of winter, but it’s not over. If you haven’t yet, make sure your car is safe for the wintry weather that continues to roll in.

Lucky for us, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled some tips on prepping your car for the cold. Some stuff is obvious, but it’s good to make sure your tire’s air pressure is just right and that you have enough antifreeze. But apparently ice can build in the fuel lines and fuel tank, so it’s good to keep the tank near full to prevent such a thing.

Once you’re sure your vehicle is safe for Albuquerque’s streets, check out some of these cool happenings this weekend.

Stay on ForceMan and his German Shepherd dog

The current Star Wars craze has worked it’s way around the globe and is landing in Albuquerque this weekend. Tomorrow, Jan. 16, the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is hosting “Star Wars Pets Have Arrived” at both its east side (8920 Lomas Blvd. NE) and west side (11800 Sunset Gardens Road SW) animal shelter locations from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at Lucky Paws (Coronado Center, 6600 Menaul Blvd. NE) from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The adoption fee for pets 6 months old and older will be $10 and will come with one free day of “Jedi basic dog training.” The 501st Legion will be on hand at the east side Animal Shelter in full Star Wars garb for photo opportunities.

Glass vase with succulent plantTerrarium Time

On Sunday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is hosting a workshop on making terrariums, a container in which plants can be grown.

Cost is $80 to $95, but Los Poblanos will provide necessary materials such as stones, sand, moss, crystals, feathers, and shells. Bring more stuff to put in your terrarium, which you’ll be able to take home, if you wish to make yours that much more original.

Register here.

Welcome to HavanaSalsa Dancing, Dancing, Couple.

We’re a little early on this one, but we wanted to make sure you have plenty of time to get your tickets. On Feb. 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce will host La Noche Encantada Havana at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The black tie event will include cocktails, a gourmet dinner, dancing, and performances from Gonzalo and Ozomatli. Tickets are $175 for individuals and $1,750 for tables of 10. For $50 more per person, you can join the Cubano Club after party, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

What are your plans this weekend?