Short and Sweet

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Food for thought: a recent study by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada suggests concentrated maple syrup extract makes a good sidekick to antibiotics. The teamwork makes bacteria more vulnerable to the antibiotics.

Now there’s a good reason to load up on syrup for your next waffle at Tia B’s la Waffleria. It’s in the name of health. Now we need to get the researchers on the topic of green chile. In the meantime, lets get out this weekend and enjoy some of these events.

Bright DancersCelebrating the Beginning

Albuquerque—known as Alburquerque at the time—was founded on April 23, 1706.

This is why Old Town is hosting Fiestas de Albuquerque this Saturday, April 18. Festivities will include activities for the kiddos, live entertainment, food, shopping, and art.

The National Institute of Flamenco will get things started at noon. Mariachi Tradicional and Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana will grace the stage 45 minutes later, and the Founders’ Procession will start at 3:30 p.m., before Sorela caps things off.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Walk on the Wild SidePolar bear underwater attack

The ABQ BioPark is pretty rad already. But it’s a lot cooler when admission is half price.

Well, animal lovers, this weekend, it is. Tomorrow and Sunday, April 19, admission to the  ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, and Botanic Garden is half off, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, children 3 and under get in free.

At 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, divers will be swimming and feeding in the shark tank. At 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the seals and sea lions will be fed. The hippos will be fed at 2 p.m. and the polar bears at 2:30 p.m.

Mid section of woman bowing a celloThe Mad Chatter

Grab your cup of Sunday morning coffee and grab your seat at The Kosmos by 10:30 a.m. for Chatter Sunday. DuoW—Meta Weiss and Arianna Warsaw-Fan—will drop by to drop some beats. Margaret Randall will be the poet.

Admission is $5 to $15.

Looks like our calendar’s full.

What does yours look like?