#365DaysOfEvents: Memorial Day, Jim Gaffigan, Albuquerque Pridefest Edition
It's week twelve of our #365DaysOfEvents campaign. This week we honor our loved ones and veterans on Memorial Day, taste great food and beer from local food trucks, get our laughs from comedian Jim Gaffigan and celebrate diversity at the Albuquerque Pridefest. For more fun, be sure to check out our events calendar.
Monday, May 26
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
This Memorial Wall honors and provide a permanent tribute to a generation of proud Americans who led our country through one of the most challenging periods in our nation's history. The Memorial Wall consists of all the names and photos of each of the New Mexico veterans who served honorably for their country and who died in combat in the Vietnam War.
Tuesday, May 27
Cooking Class: Journey to Azerbaijan
Learn the specialities Azerbaijan like chykhyrtma, khashil, dolma, bozbash, piti, pilau, bozartma, shashlyk and govurma are well known and tried by the world's best chefs. Chef Rocky Durham will start off the class by taking students on an exploration of the aisles of Talin Market where the ingredients for the cuisine of the evening will be selected. You will learn about some of the popular and specialty food items, and get a history and culture lesson as well.
Wednesday, May 28
ABQ Beer Week: Food Truck Beer Dinner
Taste some of the best food Albuquerque's food trucks have to offer, all paired with beers from local favorite Marble Brewery. This event is part of ABQ Beer Week.
Thursday, May 29
Backyard Garden Train Show
Calling all train enthusiasts! The New Mexico Garden Railroaders Club will demonstrate how to bring backyard gardens to life with motion and sound through the use of miniature, G-scale trains and their unique, complementary landscape. Three interactive loops will be running in the Railroad Garden, so guests will have many opportunities to run multi-car trains!
Friday, May 30
Performance: Jim Gaffigan
Comedian Jim Gaffigan is bringing his hilarious stand up to Albuquerque. His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today. Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter.
Saturday, May 31
Albuquerque Pridefest celebrates the LGBTQ community and features over 100 vendors, a car show, a family area, a dance tent, an art show and more. This years mainstage performers include Colton Ford, Alex Newell and Beverly McClellan.
Sunday, June 1
Old Church Artfest
The Old Church Artfest is one of the most anticipated art events of the year! Come soak up the festive atmosphere as you shop for a wonderful array of crafts and fine art items by favorite local artists.