Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here’s a fun fact: More than 20 million tweets were reported on Election Day, the most tweeted-about political event in U.S. history. With the election over and all of the political ads off our television screens (for a few years, anyway), what better way to enjoy the weekend than with some events and activities happening around Albuquerque? Take a look:

For 30 years, the Weems International Artfest has been a true New Mexican tradition, inviting everyone from the art novice to the esteemed art collector to marvel in the quality and wide selection of art. Today through Sunday, art lovers will get to view the works of new talent and the country’s finest in an inviting atmosphere. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

The holidays are fast approaching (dare we even say it out loud?), so the time calls to get a little crafty. The St. Francis Episcopal Church invites everyone to check out the Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Not limited to just the artsy folk, free entry gets you food, a bake sale, and silent auction along with the fun crafts to keep you entertained for the whole afternoon.

Like free gifts and toys? (Is that a rhetorical question?) Whether it’s for a kid or just a kid at heart, Out of the Blue is celebrating local, independently-owned stores across the country that encourages everyone to shop local and support their communities. On Saturday, free gifts will be offered to every customer as well as other prizes and giveaways. And of course, Out of the Blue always offers free wrapping for every occasion. It’s a perfect way to get a jump on your–ahem–holiday shopping.

Not ready to say goodbye to warm weather just yet? Head to Sandia Resort & Casino Hotel for Club Rio: An Evening in the Spirit of Carnival on Saturday at 7 p.m. The New Mexico Jazz Workshop is set to spice things up as their tunes transport you to exotic Rio de Janeiro and replicate the spirit of Carnival. Grab your friends for a night of wine tasting, Brazilian food, costume contests, a silent auction, and much more. Tickets are $75.

What are you up to this weekend?