Event Horizon

Glowing Recommendation

Saturday, Aug 6: Glow Swim

Scientists say that between 80 and 90 percent of deep-sea animals are bioluminous, meaning they glow like raver party toys to confuse or signal other creatures. It's the creepiest and coolest thing you'll ever see—blinking mechanical lights drifting in the dark void of the alien ocean. And although it seems the Glow Swim event being held at Cochiti Lake on Saturday, August 6, is supposed to just be a fun time in the water with the fam while you get schooled on water safety and the proper use of life jackets, I think I'll be using it as a way to live out my lifelong fantasy of being a firefly squid. While everyone else is enjoying a free dip in the dark starting at 9:30pm, I'll be trying to attract small fish with my glowing countenance. Dinner. The only thing you're required to bring to this all-ages glow party is a USCG approved lifejacket. Alcohol and pets are prohibited, and there is no lifeguard on duty, so swim at your own risk. Man, I hope reincarnation is real. Cochiti Lake State Park, Peña Blanca • Sat Aug 6 • 9:30-10:30pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar