Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Tomorrow, June 21, is the summer solstice. The summer solstice is also the longest day of the year. This means—despite the heat—there is plenty of time to get out there and enjoy the city. From music to beer, to a little bit of Shakespeare, we, the boredom preventers are here, once again. And like you did last week—grab your pen and calendar, and plan away!

Zoo Animals on Nature BackgroundMusic and Monkeys

She’s a Grammy winner and a seven-time Grammy nominee. She’s released six solo albums in her illustrious 18-year career. And she’s performing in Albuquerque tonight. Oh yeah, it’s Paula Cole, if you haven’t heard.
Cole will be performing in tonight’s Zoo Music Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Cole is known for her brilliant, poetic lyrics and electrifying performances. She’s shared stages with greats such as Dolly Parton and Peter Gabriel.

Tickets are $3 to $10.

To Ride the Train or Not to Ride the Train …sorrow dance

If you’re zooming to a destination on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, might as well get a little culture too, right?

University of New Mexico Fine Arts Department students will treat NMRRE riders to live Shakespeare skits. Starting tomorrow, they will act out scenes from Love Labour’s LostMidsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.

“This was very well received by passengers the last two times we’ve offered this experience, so I think Rail Runner customers will be happy to see it return this summer,” says Dewey Cave, executive director of the Mid-Region Council of Governments.

The live art will happen on the #704 and # 705 trains between Downtown Albuquerque and Santa Fe. No time tomorrow? Performances are set to take place on June 28 and July 5, too. Check out the schedule.

Glass of beer with grainA Good Beer is Always Near

Our New Mexico beer brethren will gather yet again this weekend.

Tomorrow, June 21, the New Mexico Brewers Guild is presenting The Yards Beer Premier. Cold brews will be poured up beginning at 4 p.m. at the Albuquerque Rail Yards. New Mexico breweries will have the spotlight, and there will be a curated beer selection from breweries around the country as well. The event will give some love to the booming New Mexico film industry and feature live music. And, of course, like any good Albuquerque event with beer and music, there will be plenty of food trucks.

 Tickets are $25 per person.

Have you decided what you’re going to do this weekend yet?