Say farewell to summer, and meet some of Albuquirky’s most whimsically creative folks tomorrow at the Folk Farm Yardfest from 10am to 3pm. The schedule includes a Pez-filling contest at 12:40pm, an all-ages superhero contest at 1:40pm and a pie-eating contest at 2:40pm. Word has it that reigning champion David Koch is the eater to beat. The Yardfest’s extravaganza of affordable homegrown art is helmed by folk artist Steve White, whose line of Pez dispensers altered to resemble musicians, devils, politicians and characters from “Breaking Bad” has brought him something approaching fame. Other artists include Jeff Sipe, Doc Atomic, Goldie Garcia, the Gelvin Family and many others. Don’t miss out on a quick-sketch portrait from “Albuquerque’s Rembrandt,” Leo Neufeld. The Folk Farm Yardfest takes place near Highland Park, at the Folk Farm (White’s offbeat casa at 313 1/2 High SE). The tunes begin at noon, so you can boogie to Albuquerque’s Frank McCulloch and Melody, Steve Stembridge and the legendary Jimmy Stallings, known as both the former bassist for the Sir Douglas Quintet and as J.J. Light. The family-friendly Yardfest is free, but bring your cash to take some of the madcap visual feast home with you. Call 702-2093 if you need to know more. Folk Farm • Sat Sep 21 • 10am-3pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
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Valentine’s Day gift idea
Folk artist and Pez-master Steve White has a new line of refurbished dispensers, just in time for V-Day. Some offerings are decidedly more risqué, such as an unclad cowgirl riding a bull with the title “Buck Naked.” Other clever titles include “Eve of Destruction”—and I won’t even go into the sexual allegory of that one. But if you’d like something a little more tame for your sweetheart, White’s matching male and female winged “Love Bird” series is bound to suit your fancy. The models all go for $20 a pop, and you can procure them by buzzing Steve at (505) 702-2093.
Come on down to the Folk Farm
Known for his Summer shows at the Folk Farm, Pez-art proprietor Steve White is throwing a holiday bash and gift sale today from noon to 3 p.m. Live music will be provided by Frank McCulloch and Melody and Nick Skouras. Several artsists will have inexpensive ornaments for sale and Santa will be on hand from 2 to 2:30 p.m. for picture takin’. It all happens at the Folk Farm (313 1/2 High SE), and it’s free. Read more about it in this week’s arts section.