Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

This has been a typical New Mexican Autumn week; cool mornings I’m nestled in my jacket, by mid-afternoon the AC is in full force in my car and then when the sun goes down, I’m home wrapped in my blanket.  So much for consistency.  Luckily for us, this weekend provides an assortment of interesting activities to partake in, both indoors and out.

Lace up your dancing shoes (and a few garlands of garlic) and attend Festival Ballet Albuquerque‘s presentation of Dracula, A Love Story tonight and tomorrow from 7–9 p.m. and Sunday from 2–4 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Watch Bram Stoker’s novel come to life in a fully realized dance rendition of his masterpiece, Dracula. Patricia Dickinson Wells Dickinson’s production of Dracula, A Love Story will capture the imaginations of young and old alike.

What better way to celebrate the food and traditions of New Mexico than the 5th Annual From Field to Feast Celebration held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on Saturday.  From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. gorge on more than just custom Native American cuisine as attendees will be commemorating the histories of planting and harvesting, observing art and cooking demonstrations and catching performances by the Acoma Intercultural Dancers of Acoma Pueblo.  It will sure to be a day to discover something new about our New Mexican culture the whole family can partake in.

Starting this Saturday and Sunday Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest will be kicking off its season of festivities and concert events at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church and St. John’s United Methodist Church.  For its first weekend the season opener, Fun and Games, will feature the New Mexico premiere of Robert Kapilow’s cantata, Casey at the Bat and there will be other activities such as musical puzzles and sporting events.  Tickets can be purchased online or in advance.

Stay classy Albuquerque and come support the Albuquerque Kings at the Duke City Classic this Saturday and Sunday.  As the only wheelchair basketball team in New Mexico and one of 185 competing throughout the United State, it is great way to promote wheelchair basketball in a fun and competitive environment.  Sounds like a slam dunk to me!

Ready, set, GO! Even if you’re not able to make the final registration deadline tonight at midnight, cheer on the daring participants of the 29th Annual Big 5 Duke City Marathon as runners start at Civic Plaza, make their turn-around between Edith and Jefferson on Paseo del Norte and finish right back where they started.  Make sure to congratulate the racers during the Post-Race Festival where there will be live entertainment, exhibits, vendors and the awards ceremonies.

What are you doing this weekend?