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Want to travel and experience the world and all its different cultures but don't have the time or money? Well now you can! On Thursday, April 13, on Cornell Mall, just east of UNM's Student Union Building is the International Festival. UNM's international students and people from the community will share their cultures via food, crafts, clothing and performances. This is a fun and entertaining way to expand your knowledge and learn something new about someone different from you, all without needing a passport. The event is free and lasts from 10am-2pm. (Taylor Grabowsky)UNM Student Union BuildingInternational Festival
I have begun fasting in preparation for the Bacon, Beer and Blues festival at the Balloon Fiesta Park this Saturday, Apr. 15. My tummy will be an empty vessel, poised to receive the bacon-themed delicacies of 50 local restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, and gourmet food companies and the sudsy products of 12 local craft breweries. But more importantly: My spirit will be purified and ready to accept the unmitigated truth dished out by three of the best local blues bands. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $35 for a Bacon & Beer Premier Pass. The party starts at 11am. I will be avoiding the eating contest. Competition mars the spiritual journey, you know. (Joshua Lee)Balloon Fiesta ParkBacon, Beer and Blues
The New Mexico Office of African American Affairs and Warehouse 508 have come together to teach kids that being an artist can be a viable way to live through a series of five workshops called Youth Engagement. Beginning this Saturday, April 15, kids from 11-20 can learn how to identify skills attained through hobbies that can be used for income. A lot of artistic hobbies are often regarded as “just for fun” when the skills learned can be used in many careers like therapy, marketing, graphic and interior design, just to name a few. The workshops cover hip-hop dance, financial literacy, poetry, t-shirt printing and social justice art. The dates following this Saturday's event are April 22, May 13 and May 20. These free workshops require a reservation—call Shaina Saint-Lôt at (505) 383-6215 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to put yourself or your child's name on the list, only 40 kids can join each workshop date—which lasts from 10am to 3pm. (Rini Grammer)Warehouse 508Youth Engagement
- City on the Edge
City on the Edge is a breezy, smart podcast looking at the stories from Albuquerque history that have often been overlooked. Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic like the 1955 crash of TWA flight 260, Sandia Man or the 1918 quarantine. Worthwhile listening that will spur your curiosity about things you didn’t even know about in the city where you live. It’s free and available wherever you get your podcasts. (Clarke Condé)