Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

Happy Friday the 13th! We hope you’re making your own luck this weekend and checking out some of Albuquerque’s festivities. Here are a few things we’re doing this weekend:

Enjoy the cool summer evening tonight at the Seventh Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival opening at the Outpost Performance Space with French-born guitarist/composer, Stephane Wrembel, who wrote the musical theme to Woody Allen’s 2012 Academy Award winning film, Midnight in Paris. Tickets start at $20.

Try you hand at “making one man’s trash another man’s treasure” at the Third Annual Trash to Treasures Competition at the Idalia Road Marketplace. The competition starts at 9 a.m, Saturday, July 14 and is open for artists and crafters who make anything their reused, repurposed items. Cash prizes for first, second, and third places, and lots of fun for everyone. Waste Management will have a robotic vehicle on hand for demos and recycling information available.

With a slight chance of rain all weekend (and we all know how much we need it), take cover from 3–4 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Bookworks for a reading of Joy Harjo‘s memoir, Crazy Brave. In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of the state’s leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet.

What are you doing this weekend?