Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

We’re ready ready ready for the weekend, and lucky for us, so is Albuquerque!  Check out a few of the many great events going on this weekend!

Based around the theme, “Alegria” or jubilation in Spanish, Cirque du Soleil Alegria focuses on power and the transfer of power, ancient monarchies moving to modern democracies, old age and youth.  The Santa Ana Star Center welcomes a unique troupe of acrobats, dancers and performers sure to entertain and amaze. Times and tickets are available on the Center’s website http://www.santaanastarcenter.com/

We’re terribly excited for Chef Knockout on Sunday. We’d really love it if you’d stop by.  And, well, you’d really love it too.  Round 3 of the knockout brings eight chefs who will compete head to head, the cities best bartenders mixing and fixing their best drinks, kids racing to make the fastest PB and J, top caterers making their best dishes to bribe you for your vote and TV, radio and print personalities competing to make the best guacamole.  Tickets are $20 and the event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Convention Center.

If you’re looking for a perfect way to enjoy three of your favorite things: food, music and beautiful weather, you’ll definitely want to head to Seasons Rotisserie and Grill to hear Brazilian ensemble Saudade.  Saudade will play the popular music of Brazil, sambas, bossas and tangos at 7:30 on Saturday. Go sit on the beautiful rooftop patio, order some delicious Seared Yellowfin Ahi Tuna, and enjoy the sounds of Brazil!

There’s nothing better than a nice Sunday afternoon event, and if there is, it’s art, live music, dance and crafts in a pretty local park.  Arts in the Park takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Arroyo Del Oso Park.  Local groups Bad Katz Blues, No Holds Bard, Little Sister and Soul Kitchen, as well as Albuquerque Unidos Youth Poetry Slam Team are all on the schedule for Sunday afternoon.

What are you up to?