Events

This Week in Event Horizon: Teens creating themselves, heating things up and honoring the women of the world

March 2-8, 2017

[ Wed Mar 1 2017 4:36 PM ]

What are you doing this weekend? Well, cancel those plans because it's time for the 29th National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show at Sandia Resort and Casino. Where else in Albuquerque can you get all your spicy, fiery, barbecue-y food needs in one place? There are demonstrations, contests and samples (oh, the samples!), plus Chile the Kid is there all weekend. This show runs Friday, March 3, to Sunday, March 5. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 7-18 and kids 6 and under are free. Get your appetite ready, and grab some antacids before heading over to this family-friendly event. (Taylor Grabowsky)

Albuquerque libraries are celebrating Teen Tech Week in style by inviting individuals between the ages of 12 and 17 to the Cherry Hills Library on Monday, March 6, and the Juan Tabo Library Tuesday, March 7, to get some firsthand experience with a 3D printer. The workshop, which runs from 4:30-7:30pm on Monday and 4-7pm on Tuesday, will offer an introduction to design for 3D printing and at the end, everyone gets to walk away with a printed 3D model of themselves. All of this, and it's totally free (with prior registration on the library's website). Prodigious. (Maggie Grimason)

What would you do if I told you that you could help the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation while eating delicious noms and drinking beer? You—like every good citizen—would shout, “Hell, yeah!” Every Tuesday this month beginning on March 7, Sidetrack Brewery will be hosting the fundraiser Eat, Drink and Be Charitable featuring music, brews and food. The proceeds raised from 5-9pm will be donated to the organization, so invite the whole office for a nice, cold, altruistic beer. (Megan Reneau)

Join the international movement for equality this Wednesday, March 8, for the second Women's March at the International Women's Day March and Rally at the UNM Bookstore. The Albuquerque branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation is hosting this celebration of women and rally against the new administration that is reversing nearly all the progress we've made as a country in the last eight years (#THANKSOBAMA). From 5-8pm join fellow freedom fighters in demanding full rights for all. They're trying to silence us, but it is our American right to be heard and served. As the great Malala Yousafzai said, “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard ... we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” (Megan Reneau)