This week is going to fun on a bun! From the Isotopes game on Friday to the Tequila, Taco, and Cerveza Festival, be prepared for sun-soaked days of good music, delicious food, and big, blue skies. Lather on that SPF, because this weekend is all about the outdoor festival.

Friday, July 20

Albuquerque Isotopes v. Fresno Grizzlies
Albuquerque, Isotope Park, July 20, 6:35 pm (July 21, 5:05 pm & July 22, 5:06 pm)\

In celebration of our state’s hispanic heritage this Friday, the Isotopes become the Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico. Also, Isotopes Park is giving away free beer steins to the first 2,500 fans 21 and older. The Isotopes will be playing the Grizzlies all weekend, so catch a game and cheer on our beloved home team. $12 Gen. / $11 Kids. (505) 924-BALL;

Santa Fe, James A Little Theatre, July 20-22, Friday & Saturday 7-9 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Get transported down memory lane with this adaptation of the classic musical, Grease, performed by Santa Fe’s, Pandemonium Productions. $8-22 Admission. 505-476-6429;


Saturday, July 21

¡Viva Mexico! Fiesta
Santa Fe, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, July 21-22, 10 am - 4 pm

El Rancho de las Golondrinas hosts a celebration of Mexican music, culture, food, and art with this two day festival. Enjoy shopping, delicious food, and even mariachis, as you learn about the impact, shared histories and cross-cultural influences of Mexican culture. $8 Gen. /$6 Seniors / $6 Teens / Free Kids (12 and under). (505) 471-2261;

STEAMpunk - Fernando Altamirano
Las Cruces, The Museum of Nature and Science,  July 21, 11:45 am

This month’s STEAMpunk exhibition explores the life and work of the 19th century horticulturalist, Fernando Altamirano, who founded and directed the National Medical Institute of Mexico. Participants will explore local plant properties and unique uses, much as Altamirano did during his career. The content and activities are intended for ages 7-12. Free and open to the public. Info: (575) 522-3120;

Light, Bright Summer Wine & Cheese Pairings
Santa Fe, Cheesemongers of Santa Fe, July 21, 5 pm

Nothing pairs better with summer wines than local cheeses, and Cheesemongers of Santa Fe has you covered. Taste your way through wine varieties and cheeses in this ode to everything fun and sophisticated about life. $50 Gen. (505) 795-7878;

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival
Las Cruces, Plaza de Las Cruces, July 21, 6-11 pm

Hit up downtown Las Cruces for the fourth annual Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Festival. This Saturday, cram yourself with delicious tacos, beer, and tequila, which is possibly the key to living your best life, and enjoy lucha libre performances that are set to start every 15 minutes. If we’re honest, we’re sad this is not a weekly occurrence. $20 Gen. / $40 VIP. (575) 373-5512;

Route 66 Summerfest
Albuquerque, Nob Hill, July 21, 3-10 pm

Rock out to every type of music under the sun at this year’s Summerfest. Bands (and vendors) set up right on Route 66 for this outdoor, all-ages, three-stage event. Irma Thomas, The Memphis P. Tails, Wagogo, Fat City and Silver String Band are all set to perform. Free. Learn more here.


Sunday, July 22

Albuquerque, Isleta Amphitheatre, July 22, 8 pm

The acapella group Pentatonix will be performing at the Isleta Amphitheatre. You’ve been listening to them harmonize and beatbox since they won Sing Off! a few years back, and now's your chance to see them live and in color. $25-70 Gen.

Festival of Film Noir
Albuquerque, The Guild Cinema, July 20-29, times varies

The Guild is showing 10 films for this year’s Noir Film Festival in an ode to the beautiful black and whites of yesteryear. On Sunday, they are showing D.O.A and He Walked by Night, two films featuring themes of murder, mystery, and the mayhem that ensues when trying to catch a killer. (505) 255-1848;