On Feb. 2 at 7:25 a.m., Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of all groundhogs, popped out of his hole in the ground and saw his shadow. Alas, there it was: six more weeks of winter.
At least the show in Punxsutawney, Pa. went much smoother than the one in Sun Prairie, Wis. According to the Sun Prairie Star, Jimmy the Groundhog gave Sun Prairie Mayor Jon Freund more than a weather prediction. Freund leaned in for the official word and Jimmy bit his ear. Then Jimmy, according to the Star, predicted an early Spring.
But I guess since Albuquerque doesn’t have a groundhog to call its own, we’ll just have to go with the master, Punxsutawney. Either way, the weather is what it is and will be what it will be: late-winter like. But with plenty of sunshine expected this weekend, you’ll have no excuse not to check out some of these events.
Today, Downtown Albuquerque basks in neon-lit glory. But before the modern lights, eats, and nightlife, there were gunslinging duels and public hangings, according to albucreepy.com. Supposedly, some of the places where these horrible things happened are now haunted.
Whether you’re a sceptic, believer, or just plain intrigued, check out tonight’s 8 p.m. Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk, an Albuquerque Trolley Co. production. It’s a PG-13-rated, 90-minute walking tour. Storytelling guides will take you through places such as the KiMo Theater, the old Bernalillo County Courthouse, and the old red-light district, once known as “Hell’s Half Acre.”
Can’t make it tonight? Check out the Albucreepy calendar for other dates, which includes a tour tomorrow, too. Tickets are $18–$22 and available on the Albucreepy website (link above).
Albuquerque’s climate seems to be ignoring our Punxsutawney pal’s prediction. It’s pretty sunny out there. Maybe you want to schedule a tee time and head to the golf course?
Well, you might want to check out this weekend’s New Mexico Golf Expo at the Albuquerque Convention Center first. There will be golf retailer, golf manufacturer, and golf travel exhibitors. The expo will take place tomorrow, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets, available at the door, are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children 12 and under get in free.
You thought we’d forget to mention this, didn’t you? Not a chance.
It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. Saul Goodman is back. Mike Ehrmantraut (Spoiler alert! But honestly, if you haven’t finished watching “Breaking Bad” yet … well, we don’t know what to tell you.) is alive again.
“Better Call Saul,” the “Breaking Bad” spin-off prequel, premieres Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. on AMC. Tractor Brewing Company‘s Wells Park location is hosting a premiere party starting at 7:30 p.m.
And don’t forget, it’s a two-day premiere, with another episode airing on Monday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., on AMC.
What are your plans this weekend?