No word on whether an accompanying scratch-and-sniff Odorama card will be available à la Polyester, but we're sure this bingo benefit for New Mexico AIDS Services will be anything but a "drag." Today starting at noon at Scalo (3500 Central SE), join local drag troupe The Dolls and play a few rounds of bingo for a great cause. $25 gets you in with brunch and a bingo card. Get your tickets at nmas.net/events, where VIP passes can also be had for an extra-swanky affair.
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Tour de Bosque
The record-breaking temperatures as of late have been absolutely brutal, so a 50-mile bike ride in the blazing-hot sun might sound frightening. What if that bike ride was a fundraiser for an organization that fights one of the top killers in the world? Suddenly that heat doesn't seem so lethal anymore. Take a stand on two wheels today as New Mexico AIDS Services hosts its annual Tour de Bosque. Choose either a 25-mile ($35) or a 50-mile ($45) bike ride traversing the heart of Albuquerque. The long ride starts at the Fourth Street Mall Downtown at 7 a.m., with the short ride kicking off an hour later. Registration packets can be had the day before from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 625 Truman NE. For more information or to register online, visit tourdebosque.com.
Grand Marshal Flash
Mike Ruiz makes others look (and feel) good
Mike Ruiz is a photographer, model and TV personality known for his work on “America’s Next Top Model,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and magazine spreads. Ruiz has been named Grand Marshal of the 2010 Albuquerque Pride Parade.