Parents and children enjoy an afternoon of all-ages activities and local eats during the family-friendly prelude to Red Wine & Blues: A Taste of Albuquerque. Youth can carefully whack balls across greens during games of mini golf or ask artists to paint their faces with sparkly unicorns and fake IDs. Local restaurants including Kelly's, JC's Pizza, and Tomato Cafe will have tasty treats and teach children about nutritious snacking. A silent auction will serve as a venue for mimes to auction off their unused voices. Funds from the Mini Taste of Albuquerque go to benefit the Junior League of Albuquerque’s hunger-prevention projects and food pantries.
The Santa Fe Southern Railway revels in a rich history, one that commenced in the 1800s and was heralded in the Academy Award–winning Judy Garland song "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe". Connecting Santa Fe to the rest of the country, the train line helped to build the southwestern city's reputation as a great arts destination as it transported visitors and wanderlust-filled paintbrushes to the picturesque terrain. During regular expeditions to nearby Lamy, the railway continues to dazzle riders with sweeping vistas just outside the windows of vintage 1920s train cars, which each sport their own snack and drink bar.
To founders Chris Chavez and Donavan Lane, micro is too big. The pair prefer to call their beer-making operation a nanobrewery. In their secret lab behind Broken Bottle's taproom, Chris and Donavan put together small-batch brews that utilize fresh, unique ingredients to create one-of-a-kind flavors. Their 10 taps spill forth a rotating selection of regular selections and special seasonal beers, from smooth vanilla stouts to american ales brewed with fresh prickly-pear fruit. The brewery aims to be a one-stop destination for nights out by serving barley hummus, brisket meatloaf sandwiches, and other inventive pub dishes.
High Desert Hang Gliding's well-practiced instructors teach beginning aviators how to soar through the sky with a hang glider. All students begin on a 25-foot training hill, where they learn the basics of launching and landing before being cleared to take off into the wild blue yonder to rendezvous with handsome pterodactyls. With a course of 10 lessons, ambitious gliders can attain a solid understanding of ground-school theory, acquire the ability to fly without direct instructor supervision, and procure enough knowledge to pass the USHPA Novice Hang Gliding written exam.
ABQ Trolley Co.?s custom, open-air trolley exudes the Albuquerque aesthetic with wrought-iron rails, a stucco-like paint job, and mosaic tile art. Co-owners and Albuquerque natives Michael M. Silva Jr. and Jesse Herron founded the tour company and serve as its guides, sharing an assortment of unscripted facts and tidbits that change with every tour. All expeditions showcase the ins and outs of the city as the trolley coasts past landmarks such as Museum Row, the University of New Mexico?s campus, and the Rio Grande Zoo.
Escaped asylum patients lurk the shadowy corridors of Realm of Darkness Haunted House, their tormented cries chilling the spines of anyone who crosses their path. While creeping through the forsaken space, brave explorers must navigate a disorienting maze and creep past cages rattled by howling inmates. In addition to living horrors, the haunted asylum also harbors blood-splattered specters who appear in unexpected places, sporting deranged grins that bespeak eternal damnation and subpar dental work.