As the adage says, “Beer before liquor, never sicker; liquor before beer, you’re in the clear.” Before reaching for your craft beer from one of the many breweries in town, celebrate the weekend with a Whiskey Sour. After all, Saturday is National Whiskey Sour Day.
Return to basics with this classic cocktail made with whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup. The original recipe called for egg whites, if you’re feeling so daring. Just a shake and garnish away from savoring this sweet and sour treat. Consider getting your supplies from a local store, as they’ll help you find the best cocktail options for you. We urge you to please drink responsibly.
Whether you’re more of a Sci-Fan, or Tango fan, or would rather help support a great cause, there’s always things to see and do this weekend around town.
Bubonicon 47, New Mexico’s annual science fiction and fantasy convention is this weekend, beginning today and running through Sunday. Themed as Woman of Wonder, this year’s events include panel discussions, talks and readings, a gaming room, film screenings, a costume contest, Green Slime Awards, art contests and more—plenty for everyone in the family. Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors Tamora Pierce, Catherynne M. Valente, and Toastmistress Mary Robinette Kowal will be in attendance this year as co-guests of honor. Albuquerque Marriot Uptown will host this year’s event with tickets for either one-day entry or weekend passes will be available at the door, as well as discounts for youths under 17.
Two to Tango
Learn how to Tango with the newest tango-only dance studio in Albuquerque. This Sunday from 4-6 p.m. join the grand opening of Bien Miloguero Tango School, at 1512 First Street NW. Everyone in attendance will receive a free Tango lesson from instructors Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriguez in addition to being treated to a performance by the duo.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Garlez and Rodriguez belong to the New Guard of Milongueros and have traveled throughout the U.S. giving seminars and performances. The only two Argentinean Tango teachers in Albuquerque, they are eager to share their love for the close embrace. Classes range from absolute beginner to intermediate, with drop-in opportunities as well. Refreshments and drawings for gift certificates round out this free event.
The Hotel Andaluz will host a charity event for Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center (ASLHC) Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. A cocktail hour will kickoff the event while attendees bid on the various items during the silent auction. Then join guests in the Barcelona Ballroom for a wonderful dinner. John Chimarusti, Ph.D., LMSW of Carrie Tingley Hospital will speak about how the ASLCH’s services benefit the community.
The goal of this event is to generate awareness for the unique services they offer, and annual operation funds from ticket sales and auction. Proceeds will benefit the ASLHC’s operations by helping more patients and expand the vital services they provide. This is a semi-formal event with tickets are available online.
What are your plans this weekend?