Like Mac Miller said, “we start the madness as soon as we hit the month of May,” so let’s get outside and make something happen this week. The forecast is calling for consistent 80-degree days this week, so let’s go out and see what Albuquerque has to offer.
1 Pi’erre Bourne
The producer that made “Magnolia” by Playboi Carti and “Bad Boy” by Juice WRLD hits the Sunshine Theater this Saturday for “The Purple Tour.” Known for his tag “yo Pierre you wanna come out here,” Pi’erre is fresh off “The Life of Pi’erre 5” which dropped in June of 2021 and does not plan on stopping anytime soon. Come jam out to one of the brightest stars in hip hop and music altogether this weekend. Tickets start at $25 plus fees for general admission and the doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are at holdmyticket.com.
2 ABQ Isotopes vs Sugar Land
Come cheer on the local team as they take on the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. Tickets start at $15 for advance purchases Monday through Thursday and $19 on game day. Weekend tickets are $16 in advance and $20 the day of the game, so plan accordingly. Friday’s and Saturday’s games feature fireworks while Sunday’s game features an oven mitt giveaway for the first 3,000 fans. The Isotopes are 13-18 as of publishing and are looking to get on the right side of .500.
3 Survivors Writing Together
On Monday, the University of New Mexico is holding Survivors Writing Together at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2:30 to 4 p.m. For those needing support, this is a journaling group for people with a current or past cancer diagnosis. This group can help you discover the healing power writing possesses and express your feelings. No writing experience is needed and spelling and grammar do not matter. Survivors Writing Together is in partnership with Cancer Support Now.
This group currently meets via Zoom so please email email@example.com to request the invitation.
4 Family Movie: “Finding Nemo”
After most of his family was brutally murdered and his son gets kidnapped, Marlin the clownfish must bring him back to the Great Barrier Reef before danger ensues. The South Broadway Branch Library, 1025 Broadway SE, will be showing “Finding Nemo” at 1 p.m. Saturday. For my money, “Finding Nemo” is one of Disney’s top-10 animated movies ever and I encourage anyone reading this to send me their list.
5 Heritage Day 2022
Each year in May, Casa San Ysidro collaborates with the Corrales Historical Society to celebrate local heritage with a free event that showcases the living traditions of New Mexico.
Visitors can view the museum’s collection of rare artifacts, partake in a plethora of activities, listen to live music and learn about heritage crafts from artists from all over New Mexico. The event is free and runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Road, Corrales.
6 Somos DreamGlow
On Saturday, the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum will be showcasing DreamGlow featuring Big Gigantic. DreamGlow is the bright and beautiful fiesta that celebrates the greatness of Albuquerque while bringing us together for a great night of art, music and community. Tickets start at $45 plus fees.
7 Rotary Club of Rio Rancho Youth Art Sale and Show
The Rotary Club of Rio Rancho has an event coming up on Saturday to celebrate the talented young local artists. Some of the activities planned include a bouncy house, cornhole competitions, a quilt raffle, a Boy Scouts hot dog stand and a Girl Scouts lemonade stand.
The event is free and runs from noon-5 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion Area at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho.
“We are hoping they get their recognition at an early age and they feel good about what they are doing,” said Earl Waid, club services for the Rotary Club of Rio Rancho, on a phone interview.
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