Immerse yourself in Greek culture—and a prime opportunity for people-watching or peratzatha—at this weekend’s Albuquerque Grecian Festival. The annual fest commences at 11am on Friday, Oct. 6 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church (308 High Street SE) and concludes at 5pm on Sunday, Oct. 7. Sample authentic Greek cuisine, such as spanakópita, dolmádes, pastítsio, souvláki and baklavá, and learn to recreate traditional dishes with on-site cooking lessons. Feast your senses on Greek language lessons, local Greek band Aegean Sounds’ bouzóuki-centric grooves and folkloric dance (from bridal dance kalamatianos to intricate all-male line dance tsamikos). Shop the market for deli goods, religious icons, fine art and clothing and jewelry of Greek and Byzantine design. General admission is $5, seniors pay $2, and military, law enforcement and children 11 or younger get in for free. Visit abqgreekfest.com to learn more.
Santa Fe-based magazine 1905 has promoted “style as self-love” in print and online for going on four years now. Since early 2015, 1905 has worked to empower a young, local community of artists, designers, writers and foodies to explore style, food, society and life in the Southwest. On Saturday, Oct. 6 mingle with high desert creatives at the print release party for 1905’s Home Issue at Culture Club Salon (6804 Fourth Street NW) from 7:30 to 9pm. Pop-up vendors include textile artist Trilby Nelson and fashion boutique Mill+Finery. Culture Club Salon will offer up mane art at a braid bar as 1905 serves up California-style BBQ. Learn more at 1905magazine.com or RSVP at bit.ly/1905Home.
Get Your Harvest On
Celebrate Southwestern harvest tradition at El Rancho de las Golondrinas’ 2018 Harvest Festival from 10am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. Hosted by a living history museum and working farm and ranch, the fest boasts hands-on activities for kids and adults, historical reenactment, live music and traditional dances at El Rancho de las Golondrinas (334 Los Pinos Road). Attendees can sample syrup from a burro-driven sorghum mill, crank a traditional apple cider press, pick a pumpkin from the patch, stomp grapes, make corn husk dolls and even join a hayride. General admission is $8, teens and seniors get in for $6 and kids 12-and-under get in free. Peruse the full schedule of events at golondrinas.org.