- Back to School Fiesta hosted by Del Norte Baptist Church will offer bounce houses and a water slide. Free backpacks with supplies for the first 96 to register as well as other free giveaways. Event runs 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at 5800 Montgomery NE. For more info, click here.
- Meet New People is a social gathering for folks in their 20s and 30s looking to meet new people and make some new friends. This fresh approach to finding friends and possible dates with the Sociality App tours different local pubs and bars and will be at The Dirty Bourbon Dancehall, Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. Entrance is usually free before 10 p.m. or $10 after. For more info, click here.
- Artist Showcase by Casey Optical Too, which is a locally owned optical store, is having its second annual 2022 Artist’s Showcase. The occasion will feature Kilt Check Brewing Co., artist vendors and music. The event will be at 9000 Menaul NE from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. For more info, click here.
4. The Somos Unidos U-17 Cup continues through Sunday at First Financial Training Center, 5601 University Blvd. SE. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. each day with closing ceremonies at 12:40 p.m. Sunday. Participating teams include the Colorado Rapids, C.F. Monterrey Raids, Atlanta United and New Mexico United. For a full schedule of games or tickets, click here.
5. Celebrate the weekend at the ABQ BioPark. Friday is World Elephant Day with keeper talks and discovery stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s also the finale of the Zoo Music series from 6-8:30 p.m. featuring Flor de Toloache, a rescheduled performance from June 3. Tickets from the date will be valid for Friday’s event if they have not been used at a previous Zoo Music concert.
6. Celebrate India Day at North Domingo Baca Park Saturday, Aug. 13 from 5 p.m. until the festivities are over. Experience Indian culture, food, clothes, music and more while learning about the country’s independence from British Rule. Visit linktr.ee/indiadayabq or click here for more information.
7. Get your gloves on for a night of professional boxing at 7 p.m. Saturday. Featured fights are Abraham Perez vs. Isaac Anguiano and Katherine Lindenmuth vs. Amanda Lovato in addition to eight other bouts. Fights will be in the Lujan Building at Expo New Mexico. For tickets, call 505-382-5126.