Another beautiful summer weekend in the Land of Enchantment is approaching quick, and for some that means finding something to do nearby. The National Weather Service predicts a hot and sunny weekend with temperatures in the mid- to high-90s during the day, but fear not – for those who are sun averse, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to help stay cool and have fun at the same time.
1. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center members can send their kids to cool off at the Sunport Pool Friday, July 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. during the teen field trip Teen Night Splash! Members can sign up at the NDB front desk. Also on Friday, NDB members can hit a golf ball around during the Family Mini Golf Game Night from 6-8 p.m.. For more information about activities or to become a member at NDB, call 505-764-6475.
2. For those looking for some ice-packed adventure, check out the Stick and Puck adult pickup games at the Outpost Ice Arena. Pickup games run from 1:45-3 p.m. for adults 18 years and older on Friday, July 8. The cost is $15 per player per session, and full equipment and a full face shield are required. For more information on Stick and Puck, visit outposticearena.com/stick-and-pucks.
3. On Saturday, July 9 the Cherry Hills Library is hosting a Master Gardener’s session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where growers can ask questions to expert horticulturalists. For those who cannot attend in person, call the Master Gardner Hotline at 505-292-7144 or visit abqmatergardeners.org. Also on Saturday at the Cherry Hills Library, UFO researcher Norio Hayakawa will be giving a presentation titled “Conspiratology 101: An In-Depth Look at America’s Growing Conspiracy Culture.” That presentation takes place from 2-3 p.m. in the Cherry Hills Meeting Room.
Kids interested in building with Legos are invited to the Cherry Hills Library Children’s Room Sunday, July 10 for the Let’s Lego kids club. The club meets from 3-4 p.m. Sunday and is for kids ages 6-12. No registration is required. For more information about events at the Cherry Hills Library, visit abqlibrary.org/cherryhills or call 505-857-8321.
4. The 2022 Neighborhood Open Spaces Community Concerts come to Tijeras BioZone Open Space at 15600 Central Ave. SE Saturday. The events are a celebration of open spaces that feature live music, performers and views of public lands under the setting sun. There will also be paletas, face painting, a Bosque traveling exhibit truck, a rock climbing wall and hands-on nature activities. Attendees are invited to bring a chair or blanket and picnic dinner to this family-friendly event from 6-8 p.m. Additional date are Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. For more information, click here.
5. Body art enthusiasts are invited to attend the New Mexico Tattoo Fiesta Friday through Sunday at the Isleta Resort & Casino. Research shows that tattoos have gained increasing popularity over the past decade with research estimating more than 40% of the population having at least one piece of body art. The fiesta selects the best artists across the country to bring to this three-day event and allows attendees to get to know the history of the artists while also providing a safe way for people to get tattoos. Admission for the event ranges $10-$30. For more information, click here.
6. Saturday is your chance to meet Tuco and NoDoze from the hit shows “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” Actors Raymond Cruz (Tuco) and Cesar Garcia (NoDoze) will meet fans for one day only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Breaking Bad Store ABQ, 2047 S. Plaza St. NW. Tickets for the event are $100 with 130 available. They can be purchased at the store or online at breakingbadstoreabq.com. Tickets are single admission only and guarantee a meet-and-greet with the actors, autographs from both and a photo with the duo. Photos for autographs will be provided or you may bring a single item for them to sign. Purchases of Tuco or NoDoze items from the store will entitle you to additional autographs on those items, limited to four.
7. This weekend marks the final chance to see “Edmund and the Astronaut” at Fusion, 700-708 First St. NW. This original science-fiction play starring Ross Kelly and Elijah Kelly is the world’s first fully produced stage play to star a remote-controlled robot. It is written and produced by Ross Kelly and Sarah Loeppke. Show times are 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday with tickets $20 for general admission or $15 for students and seniors age 66-plus. Seating is limited and is first-come, first serve. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.
Bonus: For those looking for activities for the kids, check out Friday’s Movie on the Plaza with a free screening of “The Goonies” at 7 p.m. Additionally, Teen Nights return to Albuquerque, kicking off with the Sunport Pool Party from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Sunport Pool, 2033 Columbia Dr. SE. The event features DJ Warehouse 508, an iceberg in the pool, volleyball and games in the grass, pizza and snacks. Registration is required and can be made here.