Next to the Shark Tank

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 years old when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. It’s been over 46 years.

But his words and his legacy live.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Saturday, the 31st Annual MLK March/Parade will start at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and University Avenue at 10 a.m. People will gather here and march to Downtown’s Civic Plaza where a short program will take place.

And the march in honor of the great Dr. King is only the beginning of a great weekend.

Under the Sea
Young Girl Standing Up Against Large Aquarium Observation Glass

Tonight’s your chance to sleep with sharks. Well, next to them at least, behind the glass.

The  ABQ BioPark Aquarium is hosting Aquarium Overnight. Check in is at 6:30 p.m. Activities start at 7 p.m. There will be activities, games, crafts, and a marine movie at the Aquarium theater.

It’s the perfect time to see the animal’s nighttime behavior. Pre-registration is required so call 848-7180 before you go. Those under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $30 per person.

Don’t forget your PJs and pillow!

Vintage Native American Pueblo Pottery.Preposterous Pottery

There’s deep meaning and purpose in the symbols adorning Pueblo pottery.

Andrew Thomas, Native American expert, will host an in-depth discussion of the meaning of these symbols at Shumakolowa Gifts inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. With examples from Shumakolowa’s authentic collection, learn what symbols such as the rain and parrot symbols of the Acoma Pueblo, and San Ildefonso’s water serpent mean.

The presentation’s free, but bring plenty of questions.

Mama Mia!Crystal stones 1

Mama’s Minerals has been rocking (pun intended) Albuquerque for 30 years.

Laura Randolph, owner and president of Mama’s Minerals, started with the selling of crystal gemstones and geodes at arts and crafts fairs. And on Saturday, Jan. 17, Mama’s is meeting a milestone. The store is opening a brand new location north of Old Town. 

From 4 to 7 p.m. there will be live demonstrations and informational booths. Learns things such as panning for gold and making your own jewelry. There will be free swag, a raffle, and a silent auction. And there will be no need to leave for food since food trucks will be present!

What are you doing this weekend?