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Favorite Things Friday (Father’s Day Edition)

Posted: June 18th, 2010 | Author: admin | Comments: 2 Comments | Post a Comment »

Did Father’s Day sneak up on you like it did me this year?  Whether you’re ready or not, there’s a lot going on this weekend.  Check out these fun Albuquerque events!

Instrument, dancing, and singing, workshops, exhibits, arts and crafts, if there’s anything that can be arguably related to folk art, it will be at the Albuquerque Folk Festival this weekend.  Headlining tonight are Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, from Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” The festival expects 130 non-stop performances on three stages Friday evening and Saturday.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children 11-18. Students and seniors receive a $5 discount.

Blues artist, Sonny Landreth is the first performance this season for the Rio Grande Zoo’s Zoo Music 2010. The concerts take place on Friday nights and showcase folk, ethnic, and roots music throughout the summer months on the large lawn near the zoo’s duck ponds. Not only do you hear the talented performing musician, but the wonderful sounds of the zoo’s many animals. Tickets can be purchased online or at the BioPark.

Art people won’t want to miss Corrales Society of ArtistsArts in the Park this Sunday.  The society hosts painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, and other artists on the third Sunday of each month in La Entrada Park in Corrales.  Visitors are welcome to stroll through the cottonwood-shaded park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Parking and admission are free.

Looking for a great Father’s Day activity?  How about heading down to the Rio Grande Zoo for this year’s Father’s Day Fiesta? Along with all of the zoo’s normal exhibits and creatures, there will be Latin music and prize giveaways.

If you love your dad, and your dad loves to run, make sure to check out the Father’s Day 5K Run/Walk presented in conjunction with Sandia High School Thirst Project.  Funds raised by the 3.1 mile run help to provide wells and clean water to Ugandan villages.  The run starts at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Finish off Father’s Day with a New Mexico Jazz Workshop jam session.  Ryan Montano Quartet will perform on the rooftop of Seasons from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.  It’s a family friendly event, so everyone is welcome to enjoy great music, great food, and a great Father’s Day!

Where will YOU be this Father’s Day weekend?

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Favorite Things Friday: The ATM Reader Version

Posted: January 29th, 2010 | Author: lexi | Comments: 5 Comments | Post a Comment »

Albuquerque at NightOn Fridays, we love talking about some of the things we’ve been talking about in the ATM offices during the rest of the week—events, products, foods, local newsy stuff, experiences we’re looking forward to. Basically, it’s a weekly recap on the stuff we love about ABQ.

But today’s blog entry is a collaborative effort. We posted a callout on Facebook and Twitter, asking you to send us some of your favorite things and immediately—seriously, two minutes later—got a slew of really fun responses. Not to sound like the cheesiest person in the entire world, but being the recipient of your enthusiasm and optimism about Duke City-area things really added a lot of energy to what had started out as a very gray and sleepy day.

So here are some of your favorite things—and ours, too!

ATM staffers Page, Erin, and Phil are headed to Angel Fire this weekend for the Powderkeg Festival—”Awesome skiing! They got nine inches of snow in the last 48 hours,” says Page.

“I put Comfort Foods’ Green Chile Seasoning in and on just about everything I cook. It’s delicious.” —Jessica, ATM DateBook Editor

“One of my favorite things is Hotel Andaluz’s restaurant Lucia’s GRILLED OYSTERS!” —Ana Liu, via email

Agora Crisis Center for volunteer opportunities and compassionate support!” —Molly Brack, via email

“1. The film industry; 2. Thai temple on Zuni; 3. Tahitian dancing with Mana Tahiti; 4. The NM Marathon; 5. Wesst; 6. Festival of Asian Cultures; 7. The Folk Festival; 8. West African dancing at Maple Street; 9. Talin; 10. The Doggie Dash and Dawdle. I could go on and on… I really love this place.” —Lava Buckley, via email

“A weekly relaxing prenatal message at the Crystal Mountain School of Massage by Kirk Sugars. Awesome place and staff! They have regular massage packages as well.” —Lesley Engee, via Facebook

“One of the things we look forward to every year is the Zoo concert series. They are the best and oh, so Albuquerque. How about the gazillions of wonderful hiking trails we can hit in the summer? The aroma of green chile roasting all over town in the fall; the many wine festivals, the awesome day trips to fabulous sites close to town, including San Antonio, the Jemez Mountains, Madrid, and so many others.” —Conny Nichols, via Facebook

“That you can ski in the morning and play nine holes of golf in the afternoon.” —Joe Diaz, Action 7 News, via Facebook

“Eating at Sadie’s! :) ” —Leigh-Jo Anzures, via Facebook

“The glorious mixing-up of different cultures.” —Will Reichard, via Facebook

“One of my favorite things about ABQ is Souper Bowl, the fund-raiser for the Roadrunner Food Bank. I’ll be there tomorrow, and I hope to see all of you there too!” —Michael Custorelli, via Facebook

Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ.” —Christie Bundy, via Facebook

Just Muffin Around!” —Rafael S. Figueroa, via Facebook

Flying Star for office meetings, NMSO for a bit of culture on a Friday night, and walking in the foothills of the Sandias on a Saturday afternoon.” —Lisa Abeyta, via Facebook

“Ooh, Old Town, Balloon Fiesta,walking in the foothills off Tramway, the Flying Star’s key lime pie, El Pinto salsa, and fresh fruits and veggies from the Los Poblanos farm! And for my favorite beauty products I hit Sephora. :) ” —Jeniffer Davis, 770 KKOB, via Facebook

“The city lights: specifically, the view of the light going Eastbound on I-40, coming from Route 66 Casino!” —Kristelle Siarza, via Facebook

Have anything else to add? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

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