Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

We made it through another week—where did it go? Luckily, you still have another week before the clocks roll back, so enjoy that extra hour of sleep while you can. Another thing to enjoy? The weekend—especially this weekend. Why? Just take a look.

Bringing the Big Easy to Albuquerque

Have you been stocking up on beads but can’t make it to New Orleans? The Albuquerque Museum of of Art and History is the next best thing.

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. the museum will be hosting New Mexi-Gras: A Fat Friday Fun-rasier.This New Mexico Jazz Workshop event offers a night full of music, dancing, food and drink, card readings, face painting, a silent auction, and the “people-powered parade” contest that you have to see to believe. Though it’s not required, it’s encouraged you dress up like you’re ready to hit Bourbon Street this coming Tuesday (when the real Fat Tuesday is).

Admission is $40 to $50 and proceeds for this event will assist the NMJW youth education programs.

Ready For The Sunny Farm

Since the weather’s warming up, it’s time to stick those green thumbs in some soil and get your garden groomed.

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is hosting Meet the Farmer this Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m. This farmer-hosted project will show us how to propagate warm weather seedlings like tomatoes and chile (of course!). There will  be a transplanting demonstration and Los Poblanos’ artisan farmers will tell us how they invented a solution for organic alternatives to rooting hormone.

The class is free for Inn guests and $15 for anyone else who wants to join. Better hop on it now since advanced registration is required.

Follow Your Art

Hold that story or art idea in no longer. This Sunday, March 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., PB & J Family Services (209 San Pablo SE) is hosting a free storytelling and art workshop for International District residents.

In fact, every Sunday through July 2014 community members are invited to come by, share stories, and work with a multidisciplinary team of artists, creating three works of art/performance for an International District weekend festival happening this July.

It’s free of charge, all languages are welcome, and food and beverages will be provided. No excuses not to be there.

So what are your plans this weekend?