Sweet Arts

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you’re reading this, you’re probably sitting down.

Studies have suggested chances of having health issues such as heart disease and diabetes are increased from prolonged bouts of sitting each day.

According to a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology, getting up and moving around for two minutes each hour could could help stave off some of these negative side effects to sitting.

If you get a chance to walk more, do so. We’ve rounded up some events around ABQ this weekend that will get your butt out of the chair.

Magnificent Muralsnavajos pottery

New Mexico is home to 19 amazing Pueblos. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center holds 19 gorgeous murals, each created by a Pueblo artist.

If you have time, head to IPCC today at 1 p.m. for a mural tour. See the art. Learn about it. Peel back the layers of meaning.

The tour lasts until 2 p.m. and costs $3 to $6. If you can’t make it today, head over next Friday at the same time. Groups can call 212-7052 to schedule a tour.

child with face paintingCreative Community

Creative 505 will take over Civic Plaza tomorrow, May 30, from 4 to 10 p.m.

Businesses such as Music Go Round, Children’s Choice, and Tricklock Theater Company will gather to celebrate Albuquerque’s creative community. Booths will inform. Businesses will hold demonstrations.Artists will perform. Music will fill the air. Faces will be painted. Chalk art will cover concrete. Food trucks will put grumbling stomachs at ease.

The best part? There’s no cost to join this all-ages event.

Meaningful Musicelectric guitar close-up with fingers playing it

The Children’s Grief Center doesn’t receive any federal or state funding, but they offer no-cost services, such as support to young ones who lose loved ones, to countless children.

Help them keep up their good work by visiting Sister Bar on Sunday, May 31, at 5 p.m. for a benefit concert, which will include a performance by the New Mexico band Baracutanga.

It’s $15 for this 21 and over event, but all proceeds will go to CGC.

What are your plans for the weekend?