- Need an iced cold drink to help beat the heat this weekend? Dutch Bros Coffee opens its newest location Friday at 9600 Universe Blvd. The popular Oregon-based chain’s new store will be the third Albuquerque location overall. Across the state, Dutch Bros has two more locations in Rio Rancho, one in Bernalillo and another in Las Cruces.
- Catch a Movie Under the Stars Cabezon Park on Friday. The event, hosted by the city of Rio Rancho and the Army National Guard (who will be providing burgers and dogs), will be playing “A League of Their Own” at 8:30 p.m.
- Marble Brewery Westside Taproom is hosting “Mats and Taps Yoga” from 10-11 a.m. Sunday. The class, which “leads you through a foundational flow, with lots of room to amplify,” is $10. Participants can stick around and enjoy a cold beer after.
4. Albuquerque pays tribute to two of its best-known pop culture icons this weekend. On Friday, bronze statues of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, the anti-heroes of the hit TV series “Breaking Bad,” will be unveiled at 1 p.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who played the characters respectively, as well as series creator Vince Gilligan will be on hand with Mayor Tim Keller at the unveiling. While the ceremony itself will be private, doors to the convention center will remain open for public viewing at 2:30 p.m.
Gilligan and Sony Pictures commissioned the statues in 2019 from sculptor Trevor Grove as a thank you to the city for its prominent role in “Breaking Bad” and its spinoff prequel “Better Call Saul,” which is currently airing its final season. Then, on Saturday, Cranston and Paul will make an appearance at the the Albuquerque Isotopes game, raising money for two New Mexico-based charities — New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers and Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico — and to promote their joint venture Dos Hombres Mezcal, which is available for purchase at the stadium. They are scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in addition to hosting a silent auction, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs through the fifth inning. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:35 p.m. start. For tickets, click here.
5. It’s International Tiger Day Friday, and the ABQ BioPark is celebrating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In its annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation includes the opportunity to learn about tigers and problems they face in their natural habitat, watches they enjoy special enrichment activities, and learn how your actions matter in helping them. Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are renowned for their power and strength. However, it is estimated that only about 3,000 tigers exist in the wild. Tiger Day activities are included with the price of admission. For more information, click here.
6. The New Mexico Games BMX competition comes to Albuquerque Friday at Duke City BMX, 1011 Buena Vista Drive SE. BMX registration can be made online or walk-up at the event. The fee is $20 per class and cruises for single-point race. Several divisions and classes are available in a variety of age groups. T-shirts will be available for each participant. Check-in begins at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Commission Justin Hawkinson at 505-250-2264 or visit newmexicogames.org/bmx
7. The Guild Cinema 18th annual Festival Film of Noir wraps up this weekend at 3405 Central Ave. NE. The festival complete its 10 nights of film noir programming on the cinema screen that span nearly 50 years of tales “not quite on the level.” Friday films include the theme of Enchantress Noir with “Strangers in the Night” at 4:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and “Gilda” at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday is Carl Franklin Noir with “One False Move” at 3:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and “Devil in a Blue Dress” at 6 p.m. For a full schedule, more information or tickets, click here.
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