Fifty Under Five
50 things (or more) to do in Albuquerque this summer for $5 (or less)
The last thing you want to do is spend the entire summer wasting away on your couch in your underwear, shelling pistachios in front of the TV while the world goes by without you. Take part! Take action! For this year's summer guide, the Alibi brain trust collected more than 50 adventures available to the citizens of Albuquerque for the lowest of prices—from five bucks to free. So pull out the couch cushions, rustle up a couple dollars of change and let the good times roll.
Santa Fe on the Cheap
Ten things to do for $10 or less
In case you haven't noticed, Santa Fe is over-priced. The homes are expensive. The attractions are expensive. But if you look beyond the glitzy, tourist-approved exterior, you’ll find a trip to Santa Fe is well within your budget. Gas may still cost a pretty penny (unless you take a shuttle or wait for the Rail Runner to extend into the City Different), but the cost of spending an afternoon or a weekend in our state's capitol can be a mere pittance. This list of 10 things to do for $10 or (much) less should help you find the bargain behind the bulge.
How's Your Game?
A few game nights around town
Active Imagination Game Store
11200 Montgomery NE, #10
ABS Board game night is every Thursday!
Free gaming sessions: Most times Monday-Thursday, Noon-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Noon.-12 a.m. Sundays, Noon-5 p.m.
Culture on the Cheap
A few of Albuquerque's better (and cheaper) museums
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255
This leading museum for Southwestern art, culture, and history has a fascinating collection of sculptures, paintings and photographs.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $4 adults, $2 seniors (65+), $1 children, ages 4–12.
Admission is free every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and all day on the first Wednesday of every month.
Cheap, Wet Entertainment
9800 Fourth Street SW
Bernalillo county pools open Saturday, May 26.
Recreation Swim: Noon-5 p.m
Summer Event Guide 2007
Things to do through August 1
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Lodestar Astronomy Center
This science and technology film, which runs most of the summer provides a complete picture on the mysterious phenomenon of the black hole. The film shows the mystery of wormholes, the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.
12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children (3-12). 841-5955.