The work week is almost over, so let the fun begin! Check out some of these events going on in the far Northeast Heights this weekend:
1. Start the weekend off at North Domingo Baca Multigeneration Center with a senior lunch and movie from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, or get those gym clothes on for a proper workout. Open play pickleball runs from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday in the gym. Saturday classes and exercise sessions at NDB include jazzercise from 10:20-11:20 a.m., Kung Fu in the aerobics room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Chinese Folk Dance from 12:30-2 p.m. Call 505-764-6475 or see the NDB August newsletter for more info.
2. Reggae all-stars Rebelution will be jamming at the Sandia Resort & Casino amphitheater Friday, Aug. 19, with special guests Steel Pulse, Denm and DJ Mackle. The concert begins at 7:20 p.m. For more information and to buy tickets, visit sandiacasino.com/event/rebelution.
3. Learn how to do research using library databases during the Genealogy Online session at Cherry Hills Library Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stay and read to the dogs from 1-3 p.m. or take the writing workshop Hooking Your Reader: A Prose Workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. the same day. To learn more and register for the workshop, visit abqlibrary.org/cherryhills.
4. Celebrate Halloween early with SummerWeen Halloween in Summer 2022 at Salt Yard East. Music, dancing, drinks, costume contests and giveaways are all part of the spooky summer fun at 6001 Osuna Road NE. Ticket prices range from $10-$350 with the event running from 8 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit abq-live.com for more info.
5. The Asian Expo + Marketplace runs this weekend at Balloon Fiesta Park. The Business Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with workshops to grow your business and round tables with business resources; the New Mexico Asian Film Festival runs 6-9 p.m. Friday featuring Asian short films produced by API directors, an awards ceremony and feature film celebrating Asians in film; and API Showcase and Marketplace from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The marketplace features taiko drummers, lion dancers, music, panes on API history and culture, food and drink by Asian-owned restaurants, and Asian vendors and artists. For more information or tickets, visit https://asianexponm.com.
6. In the mood for some roasted chiles? It’s opening weekend for the Shrine of the Little Flower, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Parish’s annual drive-thru chile roasting. The Knights of Columbus will be selling freshly harvested chiles from Hatch and Lemitar in various heat levels. They can roast while you wait, or you can phone your order ahead of time by calling 505-235-4791. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For additional dates and details, visit the event’s Facebook page.
7. The Route 66 Visitor Center is hosting its ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at 12300 Central Ave. SW. For more details about the center, visit https://www.wccdg.org/route-66-visitors-center.
8. It’s going to be a Starry Night in Corrales Saturday. The balloon glow fundraiser for Corrales Main Street begins at 5:30 p.m. at Trees of Corrales. Enjoy music, drinks, dinner from M’tucci’s and a live auction. Tickets are $150 and are available for purchase through Thursday, Aug. 18. For tickets or more information, visit https://visitcorrales.com/starry-night.