In these creepy days of autonomous swarming drones, gray goo and killer robots, it's nice to see someone using technology to make something pleasant—like art and novelty. This Saturday and Sunday, April 21 from 10am to 6pm and April 22 from 11am to 5pm, inventors, crafters and DIY technofreaks converge on the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum to show off their strange and beautiful modern artifacts. The seventh annual Mini-Maker Faire welcomes curious onlookers of all ages to marvel with the electric wizards. Tickets start at $5 for kids and $10 for adults.
Celebrate the Earth with this two-block party hosted by La Montañita Co-op on Sunday, April 22, from 10am to 4pm. With no shortage of community-inspiring activities, this free event is the 28th annual EarthFest for this local staple. Old Windmill Dairy's baby goats are there to charm the pants off patrons of all-ages, in addition to the many local vendors, artists, environmental advocacy groups, performers and, of course, La Montañita’s delicious deli foods.
It's time for a digital detox. Leave your phone at home, forget about social media and catch a ride on a hipstermatic for an afternoon in the sunshine. Typing on a typewriter was such a treat as a kid. Even beyond the dawn of the age of computers, the feeling of fingers on the keys of an analog machine is incredibly satisfying. On Sunday, April 22 from 1 to 4pm, Pennysmiths Paper in dear, dear Old Town, provides typewriters, peace, quiet and sunshine for the Spring Type-Out. What to type? Maybe a letter, like a real one sent by a human with a stamp, start a novel, a poem or just cathartically type gibberish for a free, all-ages experience. This event is outdoors, so bring sunglasses, sunscreen and anything else needed to be able relax and and let the fingers do the work.
New Mexico is an interesting place. Few other places can one find a class schedule and breed show for donkeys and mules. Fortunately, the history and geography of this region lend themselves nicely to something as unique as the Rio Grande Mule and Donkey Association's All Breed Classic. Owners of such excellent specimens of equine may bring their animals to the Edgewood Arena on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 9am. Not only has the RGMDA put together a full day of classes for these trainable creatures, but also races and shows to keep the momentum high. Classes are $5 and include such sporting events and skills as the pleasure walk trot, jumping barrels, pole and showmanship. Consider a membership to learn more about the events the local RGMDA puts together.
The Urban Dictionary defines “Legs n' Eggs” as Sunday brunch at a strip club. In this case, brunch belongs to the drag stars of Burque, but no less bawdy. Newcomer, Blue Agave Republic, hosts a weekly drag brunch with all the hangover cures one could hope for. Enjoy tapas, additional brunch specials, a craft cocktail list, 127 tequilas and some of the most fabulous, titillating performers in the 505… [ more >> ]