Thirsty for the Weekend

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

You can finally stop worrying about how much water you drink. Lately, there have been many articles floating around about how much water you should be drinking based on your size, some even encouraging flavored-water recipes to spruce up that boring tap water.

According to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The U.S. National Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012 found that both men and women meet their daily water quotas, 125 ounces for men, 91 for women. Interestingly, women exceed this amount, drinking two more ounces daily, while men fall short of meeting their daily ounces by seven ounces.

No matter your drinking habits, it wouldn’t hurt to drink more water while you’re zooming around town for all the events happening this weekend.


fotolia_3303692Celebrating Culture & Tradition

Don’t miss one of the largest events in the city this weekend. The 33rd Gathering of Nations Pow Wow is going on now through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. This historic event held at Wise Pies Arena, AKA The Pit, is the largest pow wow in the nation. Complete with the Indian Traders Market, Miss Indian World competition, and great food, you won’t want to miss out this unique, cultural celebration. Tickets are available at the door.

Go Fly a KiteKite festival

 Take to the sky this weekend during Alta Mira’s annual Kite Fest at the Balloon Fiesta Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own, put your creativity to the test by making one, or by a kite for this fundraising event to benefit Alta Mira, an organization devoted to providing services to families impacted by developmental disabilities. There’s more than just kites zooming around the ABQ sky at this event, including a volleyball tournament, yogathon, face painting, kids’ fun zone, and a parade.

 Baron or Baroness, Duke or DuchessElmo cavaliere

Don your Medieval-period garb for this year’s Renaissance Faire at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Prepare for a full day full of entertainment, activities, and shopping from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The Tavern, Commoner’s Food Court, and Children’s Realm will be open all day. Scheduled events include a group wedding at 3 p.m., a pet fashion contest at 1 p.m., and equestrian showcases at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. The event features free parking and tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and children under 3 are free.

What are you up to this weekend?