Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Yes, it’s already that time of year. You better  make room for plenty of hot dogs, un-bury your old baseball mitt, and stock up on sunflower seeds. Baseball season is here. And since you should be recovered from those embarrassing April Fools’ jokes that were played on you over a week ago, you’re ready to hit the town. And why wouldn’t you be? Check out these happenings.

Play Ball

The Isotopes‘ home opener is tonight as they take on the Tacoma Rainiers at Isotopes Park at 7:05 p.m. The Isotopes’ first two games were played on April 4 in Tacoma where they split with the Rainiers. They come into tonight’s game with a 4-3 record.

Our beloved Brian Cavazos-Galvez is back with the Isotopes after spending all of last season with the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Cavazos-Galvez was born and raised in Albuquerque. His father, Balvino Galvez, pitched for the Dukes in 1986 and 1992. Cavazos-Galvez played ball for Manzano High School and the University of New Mexico before being drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009. Albuquerque is the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate.

Plus: Orbit will be there. If you can’t make tonight’s game, well, you have plenty of time. They’re on a home stretch through April 18. Grab some tickets.

Motor-Head Heaven

This weekend the Albuquerque Convention Center is hosting the 2014 New Mexico International Auto Show. Tonight it’s open from noon to 10 p.m., 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.

It’s going to be an automotive oasis. There will be over 300 plug-in vehicles, full-size trucks, and high-end sports cars. Browse through new technologies like inflatable seat belts and gawk at vehicles that have yet to hit dealerships. Best part: test drives for all, including children, who will have access to a Kids Autobahn.

Tickets are $10 for people ages 13 and over, $5 for those 62 and over, and $5 for military with ID and children 6-12. Children 5 and under get in free. On Sunday, “family day,” children 12 and under get in free when accompanied with a paying adult.

Home Stretch

The Isotopes and Dragonfly Yoga are hosting Yoga with the ‘Topes on Sunday April 13 at Isotopes Park. Bring your yoga mat, towel, and baseball glove because $10 will get you into both the yoga session and the 1:35 p.m. game with the Tacoma Rainiers.

Gates will open at 10 a.m. and the yoga class will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will need to exit after class, but the gates will re open at 12:30 p.m. The yoga class will take place in the outfield grass and attendees will need to enter and exit through the third-base (west) gate. No sunscreen can be applied on the outfield grass, water is only allowed in bottles on the grass, and bags and shoes must be left off the grass.

Tickets are available at Dragonfly Yoga.

So what are your weekend plans?