Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

With evening monsoons and nearly unbearable daytime temperatures, there’s nothing like a nice event to take your mind off August’s continually bizarre weather.  If you’re plan-less this weekend, choose a few of these events to pack your calendar!

Experience the bittersweet, inspiring story of a group of students at New York City’s High School for Performing Arts as they discover prejudice, issues with identity, and self worth, and learn how to survive being young.  FAME, The Musical is presented by Albuquerque Little Theatre and runs at various times Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults.

Expect the wonderful music of 2008 Best of the City winner, Le Chat Lunatique at the First Friday Patio Party at Plaza Sombra.  The old-style French café jazz group will entertain visitors from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Enjoy the atmosphere of Old Town and take in the sights and sounds of this very-popular monthly party.

Head out to Expo New Mexico this weekend to see an incredible selection and variety of antiques at the 12th annual Great Southwestern Antique Show.  More than 200 dealers will fill the Lujan Center with antiques, fine art, and treasures of every shape and size.  Admission is $8 and the show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Try the delicious wines of New Mexico while viewing the talented work of area quilters at this year’s Quilt and Wine Fair in Corrales.  Expect quilting lectures, arts and crafts, wine lectures, and book signings.  Admission for adults is $15, and the festival takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at the Corrales Recreation Center.

Celebrate being a New Mexico State University Aggie with the Isotopes this Saturday night as the ‘Topes take on the Sacramento River Cats.  Bring friends and family decked out in NMSU crimson and white for a great game and delicious baseball-park food and a little shameless celebration of your Aggie heritage!

What are you up to this weekend?