#365DaysOfEvents: Lavender 101, Albuquerque Sol Soccer, Albuquerque Wine Festival Edition
It's week eleven of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week we head from Old Town to Balloon Fiesta Park where you can take in the latest 3D adventure at the DynaTheater, cheer on the Albuquerque Sol Soccer team and sample some of New Mexico's best wineries over Memorial Day Weekend. For more fun, be sure to check out our events calendar.
One to Watch this Week
ABQ Beer Week
This 10 day series of events has a little something for everyone to get excited about as it celebrates the bars, breweries and restaurants of Albuquerque. Enjoy beer tastings, dinners, live music and more.
Monday, May 19
Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
The Lockheed Martin Dyna Theater at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History presents Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D. This extraordinary giant-screen film experience takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small, or simply invisible.
Tuesday, May 20
Concert: Journey & Steve Miller Band
Journey and the Steve Miller Band, two of rock's biggest bands from the 70's and 80's have joined together for the first time for the ultimate summer music tour. Enjoy hits such as "Don't Stop Believin", "The Joker" and more!
Wednesday, May 21
Workshop: Lavender 101
It's lavender season here in Albuquerque! Explore the many different kinds of lavender from around the world and create lavender smelling salts and therapeutic lavender compositions.
Thursday, May 22
Lecture: The Culinary History of the Rio Grande Valley
Part of the Corrales Historical Society's Speaker Series, Jane Butel the internationally recognized authority on the regional cooking of the American Southwest, will present The Culinary History of the Rio Grande Valley. As we prepare our gardens for the year, having an historical perspective on what our ancestors and predecessor planted and cultivated might give us deeper roots.
Friday, May 23
Performance: These Shining Lives
These Shining Lives is an inspiring tale of determination, strength and justice that follows a young woman in the 1920s as she works painting the hour markings on watch dials using a radium compound that glows in the dark. As our heroine becomes ill due to radium poisoning, the company turns a blind eye, and she and her co-workers decide to take a stand and fight back. Arrive early and meet the cast of this great show.
Saturday, May 24
Albuquerque Sol Soccer vs Midland/Odessa Sockers
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Sol soccer team as they take on the Midland/Odessa Sockers. The Albuquerque Sol is a minor league soccer team in the Premier Developmental League of the United Soccer League.
Sunday, May 25
Albuquerque Wine Festival
The Albuquerque Wine Festival brings together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music at Balloon Fiesta Park. Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. This event runs the whole weekend (May 24-26).