This week in Albuquerque – a studio tour of Placitas, cultural festival, and several chances to celebrate mom.
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Join in for the kick-off of the annual Summerfest series with Heights Summerfest. This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts. Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments. Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery and housewares to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you're looking for.
46th Annual New Mexico Pridefest
Celebrate the LGBTQ community in Albuquerque with a day of Dance, Music, Friendship, Expression, Art, fun, and diversity! Albuquerque Pride celebrating the LGBTIQ Community. The parade will be on Saturday morning from Tulane to San Pedro from 10am-noon.
Brain Freeze Ice-Cream Festival
Unlimited ice-cream, thrilling foam parties, unlimited jumpers and so much more await you at the Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival. A fundraiser for the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network. Tickets grant access to the festival and include unlimited servings of 21 flavors of Blue Bell premium ice-cream, access to jumpers, and the foam parties that will run every hour throughout the event.
Pride on the Pitch: New Mexico United vs. OKC Energy FC
New Mexico United is proud to partner with Albuquerque Pride, the Albuquerque LGBTQ chamber of Commerce and the Envision Fund to present Pride on the Pitch. The first 5,000 fans into the gates will receive a free, limited-edition NM United Rainbow flag, so be sure to get there early! Exclusive pride merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the game. Before the game, catch the New Mexico Gay Men's Choir Community Outreach Ensemble - the NM QTones - as they perform the National Anthem
New Mexico Shakespeare Festival
Classical theater joins the urban cityscape of Albuquerque as the City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theatre present The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival. William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo & Juliet and the romance Love’s Labour’s Lost will include theatrical lighting and sound during the fully-costumed productions. The well-known tragedy, Romeo & Juliet, focuses on young lovers who cannot surmount their family’s long-time enmity. Directed by Peter Shea Kierst, Artistic Director of the Festival. He has been an acclaimed actor, director, and practitioner of theater for many years.
Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at twilight! After dinner at home, observe interesting animal behavior while taking a tour of the Zoo in a small group led by your personal guide. (Please note that not all animals are out at night.) Tours start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will occur rain or shine. Meet at the front of the zoo.
All Out Call Out – Drag Racing
Come check out the Southwest's Biggest, and baddest true street car drag race. What makes the AOCO so much fun? It’s an annual, grassroots, street car only, call out style drag race event. There is a mandatory drive out to the Albuquerque Dragway to prove your car is an actual street car. Tickets are drawn for racers to “call out” the car and racer they want to face. This portion of the race allows for some strategy to mow through the sometimes 50+ cars in a given class, and of course the trash talk the drivers, and crowd love. There are 5 single elimination classes to keep things fair-ish. Classes range from 14 second ET and slower cars, all the way up to cars in the 8 second ET range. This great field of amazing cars brings out an array of fans. You’ll see the age-old rivalries, as well as Import vs. Domestic, Chevy vs. Ford, etc. Not only is there excitement on the track, but there’s also the plenty stuff going on in sponsor booth midway that funnels fans to the grandstands. There is always an assortment of food trucks and apparel booths. Fans and racers always enjoy the pits and the call-outs; it’s a great way for everyone to watch the excitement and check out the cars