Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2011 ››
The 39th Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is on the horizon in all of its colorful, gassy glory. We've devised an easy-to-navigate guide for rising to the occasion. Get a peek into the Downtown @ 700-2nd apartments on the southeast corner of Lomas and Second Street—a mixed use, mixed income complex in the heart of the city. The onomatopoetically named Brooklyn duo Boom Chick melds lo-fi electric blues and rockabilly, accented by surf reverb and frenetic punk—a sonic amalgam that sets heads bobbing and asses shaking. Even near the end of the season, local growers are rich in large, delicious New Mexico peaches. Mina seizes the day with a peach upside-down cake, and you can too. In 50/50, a team of funnymen try to squeeze laughter and heartwarming sentiment out of a case of spinal cancer. Dozens of local zinesters—and counting—are coming out of the woodwork to share their stories, drawings and rantings at the inaugural ABQ Zine Fest.