Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

April showers may bring May flowers but June brings Albuquerque a whole new line-up of exciting summer events. Here are some of the things we’ll be doing this weekend:

Enjoy an evening featuring live and silent auctions, 1950s themed entertainment, goodies from Monte’s Cigar Lounge, dinner and lots of dancing at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Evening of Hope. The festivities start tonight at 5:30 p.m. tonight, June 1 at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa. Tickets start at $125 per person and benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Hook, line, and sink ’em at ABQ BioPark’s Tingley Beach on Free Fishing Day tomorrow, June 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. Enjoy special activities and discovery stations in the morning. No license necessary.

Put your dancing shoes on and shake your booty at the Seventh Annual Albuquerque Rock N’ Soul tomorrow, June 2 at 8 p.m. at Albuquerque Journal Theater. Albuquerque’s most popular Rock N’ Roll variety show will include some of your favorite rock, soul and R & B tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Music will be performed by Albuquerque’s best musicians from that era in The Ray Garcia All Star Band. Featured singers will be Freddie Chavez, Christine V. and Shauntel Campos. A rocking good time for young and old!

If you think you can handle the heat, check out Albuquerque The Magazine‘s Fifth Annual Chef Knockout. Last year, eight restaurants met the challenge in this “Iron Chef-style” competition, and this year will be even bigger with more food, more drinks and more excitement. Chef Knockout will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center this Sunday, June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. Watch as eight restaurants compete in four, head-to-head cooking challenges. Winners from last year will return to defend their crown. The event is a fundraiser for The Storehouse, New Mexico’s largest food pantry which has been providing needy Albuquerqueans with food and clothing since 1969. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Sing along to one of the most critically acclaimed musicals ever produced, Les Miserables. The 25th anniversary production of the musical will take place at Popejoy Hall and will run from Tuesday, June 5 to Sunday, June 10. With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.

What are YOU doing this weekend?