V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010
commentary Leave Me Alone, People of Fourth Street Mall Downtown’s Fourth Street Mall could be a nice place. It’s landscaped. It’s a pedestrian thoroughfare between bars, restaurants, hotels and even museums. Every time I stroll down it though, rather than enjoying the trees or the faint scent of Italian spices, I’m panhandled and/or sexually harassed by idle loiterers around the mall. What are the scores of them doing there at 2 p.m. on a Thursday? Why won’t they leave me alone when I’m trying to get a sandwich? Learn Acequia Talk and Walks Saturday, June 24: 9-11:30am Holy Family Parish
Learn about the history and functions of South Valley acequias.
Food New Mexico Fermentation Festival Saturday, June 24: 9am-5:30pm Gutierrez-Hubbell House
Nine different fermentation workshops, including hands-on workshops, lectures and tutorials.
Comm Furry Friends and Turtles Too Saturday, June 24: 10am-2pm Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation
Adoption and vaccination clinic with Watermelon Mountain Ranch. Learn about the care of animals with whom we share the planet.
Wellness Intro To Yoga Workshop Saturday, June 24: 1-3pm Yoga Art Space
Learn the basics and the beginnings of how to integrate yoga into daily life with Whitney Whetten as she guides participants through the basic fundamentals of the practice.
Wellness Argentine Tango Workshop Saturday, June 24: 2-4pm Holiday Dance Studio
Enhance your Argentine tango experience to dance with confidence, sensuality and pleasure with internationally renowned tango instructor Juan Cantone.
Kids A Room of One’s Own: Interior Design Saturday, June 24: 2:30-3:30pm Central & Unser Library
Kids 9-12 learn the basics of interior design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve earned into practice with a creation of their own. Materials provided. Registration required.
Words Luncheon for Literacy Sunday, June 25: 11am-2pm Hotel Albuquerque
Reading Works and author Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrate literacy to raise money for the nonprofit that provides free literacy tutoring to adults.