In Defense of the Bar Fly

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Aside from vulgar definitions on Urban Dictionary, a bar fly in this case means a person who frequents a bar. So, if you call a local brewery home, you’re probably happier than the rest of us—way happier.

According to a study from Oxford University, those who have a drink at a local pub are “significantly” happier than those who don’t. Furthermore, bar flies tend to have more friends, are less likely to overdo it, and have overall better life satisfaction, according to the study. Take a lesson from the bar fly and get happy with a brew this weekend at the closest brewery. There’s plenty of brews to be had at these great events this weekend.

Community BowlColorful modern art gallery

Celebrate live music, art, and community with Albuquerque’s own Burque Bowl. Tonight from 5–10 p.m. Sidetrack Brewing, Zendo, Gertrude Zachary, and Sanitary Tortilla Factory will team up to present an exhibition by SCA Contemporary Art. Join them as local artists showcase their finest at these locations tonight, complete with a historic livery stable and blacksmith shop at Gertrude Zachary. The grand opening of Sanitary Tortilla Factory’s 15 artists’ studios will feature live music from Lovers & Leavers and libations from Tractor Brewing. Get all the details here.

“I rehabilitate dogs. I train people”dog_training

Cesar Milan, known for his work on his shows “Cesar 911” and “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan” will be coming to the Kiva Auditorium Friday night, Feb. 5 from 7–10 p.m. Watch live as Milan provides tips and tricks to foster healthier relationships between man and man’s best friend. With the help of his four legged friends, Junior and Benson, Milan will pull from his years of experience in dog training to help tame dogs from local rescues on stage. Tickets start at $38.

teaYear of the Monkey

Trade in your football jersey for a fascinator with a Chinese New Year celebratory tea. The Fragrant Leaf in Nob Hill will host an afternoon tea, complete with savories, tea sandwiches, scones, and mini pastries, accompanying two pre-selected teas. Our favorite menu items include the marbled black tea leaf–infused egg, Asian five-spice sesame scone with fig jam, and the mandarin orange tart. Celebrate the Year of the Red Monkey this Sunday at 1 p.m. You can register online here or call 255-0522.

What are your plans this weekend?