New Year's resolutions are for suckers. Why would anyone choose to turn over a new leaf in January, a month best reserved for footie pajamas, hot chocolate and weight gain? The real time to explore and expand is now. Though you may not have been in school for decades (and while summer doesn't officially begin for another month), there's something uniquely exhilarating about the end of May. So make your summer arts resolutions now; coincidentally enough, I have a few suggestions for this week to start you off.
Resolution One: Hear as many authors read in one day as possible
Resolution Two: Take three things that exist, with nothing in common, and enjoy them simultaneously
Don't break your brains on this one; the City of Albuquerque's got it figured out for you. Sundays in May, head to the Old Town Plaza from 1 to 9:30 p.m. for Shootouts, Folk and Tempestuous Tango. Combine the family fun of re-enacted shootouts with the New Mexico Gunfighters Association, the plucky sounds of folk musicians and the sultry swing of tango into one weird, amazing outing. So Albuquerque. See cabq.gov/crs/newfun.html for news on what other events the city will Frankenstein for you.
Resolution Three: Need more?
Take notes from our Summer Guide, and don't forget to check out the Arts Calendar at alibi.com.