Buffoonery & Tomfoolery

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

From self-driving bicycles by Netherland’s Google, a “Binge On” headset from T-Mobile, to a mayor kitty, don’t fall victim to the pranks of the Internet today. We’ve seen images circulating of Oreos with toothpaste filling, Easter bunnies filled with mustard, and the personal favorite, making orange juice from the Mac & Cheese packet. Have mercy on your prank recipients today–those pranks are cruel.

Our sense of humor here at Albuquerque The Magazine is keen, so we appreciate good pranks. The bosses were even thrilled when the staff papered their offices with holiday gift wrap last year. So you can guess that we howled in laughter upon seeing the current issue of the Weekly Alibi. Its April Fool’s edition is a spot-on parody of ATM, right down to the logo, which was renamed “Alibi The Magazine.”  The issue is full of smart and sassy pokes, with fonts and colors that mimic almost too perfectly (in fact, an Albuquerque Journal reporter even sent an email to our publisher, asking if a merger was in the works because of the Alibi’s “new logo”). Our staff delighted in the issue’s detailed and well-researched humor—beers might be in order between the two publications! If imitation is the sincerest form, consider us flattered, Alibi.

We found events happening this weekend that will help you give back through dancing and yoga, along with one just for fun. It is April Fool’s, after all.

yoga group, tree position,Yoga for a Good Cause

The Free to Breathe lung cancer research and advocacy organization is dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. In an effort to help achieve this goal, the nonprofit is hosing a Bike Ride and Yogathon Sunday, April 3 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Choose from 20-, 10-, or 6-mile bike courses, along with its first ever yogathon. If you need a bike, you can rent one through The BikeSmith. There will also be 120 minutes of yoga all day with 30 minute warm up and cool down sessions.  Event day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the prices are $40 for adults and $20 for kids. All proceeds will benefit the organization’s mission of lung cancer survival.

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Prepare for a night of fun and dance with the Dancing Stars Gala at the Hotel Albuquerque. From 5 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, watch and vote for local celebrities who will dance their socks off for a chance to win the Dancing Stars Trophy. All proceeds of the event will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets vary from one plate for $160 to a ten-seat table for $1,500. Tickets are still available here.

fotolia_105343432Night of the Living Artist

The first Friday of each month means art events abound. Check out the Night of the Living Artist Pop-Up Gallery Art Show at Duel Brewing downtown to quench your fine art and beer thirst. This Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight, check out art from over 15 local artists from central and southern New Mexico. This free event will feature beer and food from Duel and live music from Homegirls Records.

What are you up to this weekend?