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Saturday, November 7
These trying times haven’t affected the beauty of art—at least not yet! Show your appreciation for the finer products of humanity while attending the virtual Dixon Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8. Art lovers of all ages are invited to join studio artists for live demonstrations and take the virtual look-around. Take advantage of this rare and intimate view of the artists that isn’t usually afforded visitors during a typical tour weekend. Learn about local art and history for free, starting at 10am and streaming live on the Dixon Studio Tour YouTube channel (bit.ly/34Fciq2). (Joshua Lee) [ ]
Bring Reece’s Pieces
The Drive-In at Balloon Fiesta Park welcomes families with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The show starts at 7pm on Saturday, Nov. 7. Tickets are $25 to $75 per carload and must be reserved in advance by going to balloonparkdrive.in/shows. The Drive-In is located at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE. (Devin D. O’Leary) [ ]
The Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain Rd. NW) invites you to join in an online viewing of Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film Selma. The film explores Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1965 campaign to secure equal voting rights for Black Americans and celebrates the power of grassroots community action. Selma is available to watch for free all day Saturday, Nov. 7. Register for an invite at EventBrite (bit.ly/2HGXD5i). (Joshua Lee) [ ]
With the cancellation of the traditional Balloon Fiesta this year, most of us missed our chance for a proper Balloon Glow. Enter the Cottonwood Balloon Glow to give us our autumnal fix of nighttime illumination. Check out the tethered balloons, grab some food from a smattering of food trucks in a drive-by expedition Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30pm in the east parking lot of Cottonwood Mall near Regal Cinemas. (10000 Coors Byp. NW). Tickets are per vehicle and are available at designated times to ease traffic. Prices range from $10 online to $20 at the gate (holdmyticket.com/event/365616). (Tierna Unruh-Enos) [ ]
Sunday November 8
The New Mexico Council of Car Clubs and the Albuquerque Museum present the Old Town Cruise and Scavenger Hunt. This Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 4:30pm, meet up at Albuquerque Museum parking lot (2000 Mountain Rd. NW) for a free map and driving directions for a non-timed leisurely cruise though the historic Old Town/Country Club area. For a mere $5 extra, you can get in on the optional scavenger hunt/trivia quiz. Three winners will receive cash prizes, and the first 100 entrants get a special dash plaque. For more info contact Joyce Clements (email@example.com) (Devin D. O’Leary) [ ]