Spending the next two days on the couch watching Netflix may have its appeal, but it’s beautiful out—there’s no excuse for sitting around home. Here’s a round-up of the rad things to do this weekend around the state.

Friday, June 8

Interplanetary Festival

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Railyards, June 7-8
Join scientists, and general fans of science and space alike, in the inaugural celebration of space exploration, set to showcase human innovation and technology. Participants can enjoy music, lectures, Sci-Fi movies, an art walk, and everything centered around InterPlanetary topics and science. (505) 984-8800; interplanetaryfest.org

ABQ Pride Fest
Albuquerque, All Over Albuquerque, June 7-9
Join this three-day celebration of our LGBTQIA friends, culminating Saturday with the Pride Parade and continuing on to the main event at Expo New Mexico. Enjoy dancing, music, expression, and art! $15 Gen. / Free (Parade). (505) 873-8084; abqpride.com/pridefest

Edible Art Tour
Santa Fe, June 8-9
Start downtown and end up on Canyon Road for a walking tour filled with interesting art and delicious food and drink, all for the love of art education for local kids through non-profit ARTsmart. $35 Gen. (505) 992-2787; artfeast.org

Shakespeare on Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, Downtown ABQ Civic Plaza, June 8-9
Shakespeare takes over Civic Plaza, as “As You Like It” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” show each Thursday-Sunday through July 1. Free. (505) 247-8600; shakespeareontheplaza.org

Purple Rain, Birthday Tribute to Prince
Albuquerque, The Guild Cinema, June 8, 10:30 pm
Celebrate the late Prince’s 60th birthday with a screening of his Academy Award-winning movie, “Purple Rain" at The Guild. All seats $10. (505) 255-1848; guildcinema.com

Saturday, June 9th

Downtown Growers Market
Albuquerque, Downtown ABQ Robinson Park, June 9, 8 am to 12 pm
Get fresh produce, jam, pasta, and even tortillas, every Saturday. Free. (505) 252-2959; downtowngrowers.org

Music Explosion
Las Cruces, Plaza de Las Cruces, June 9, 4 pm
The Music Explosion, a multi-band Tejano show and charity event, will rock the Plaza de Las Cruces, this Saturday, with the proceeds benefiting Luke's Wings, a wounded-warrior transportation nonprofit. La Sombra de Tony Guerrero, Ram Herrera and The Outlaws, Cautivo Norteño, and Jaime Y Los Chamacos are set to perform. $20 (Advance) / $25 (At the Gate). (575) 496-9146

Elephant Butte Chili Cookoff

Elephant Butte, Elephant Butte Community Center, June 9, 5-9 pm
Elephant Butter is out to find the best green and red chile in the state, as they host a cook off for the ages at the Elephant Butte Community Center. $2 Gen. (Per Tasting Cup). (505) 604-5046; nmmag.us/EBChileCookoff


Albuquerque, Marble Brewing, June 9, 8-11 pm
Check out this Burqueño-Reggae-Rock band that truly makes its hometown proud, with rhythm and lyrics in both English and Spanish at Marble Brewing. (505) 243-2739; marblebrewery.com

City of Rocks Star Party
Faywood, New Mexico State Parks, June 9, 9:30-11 pm
The City of Rocks State Park  and National Public Observatory will be hosting their monthly star party this weekend. Enjoy a laser guided presentation of the night sky and some serious star gazing. (505) 536-2800; nmmag.us/CORStarParty

Sunday, June 10th

Railyards Market
Albuquerque, Downtown ABQ, June 10, 10 am-2 pm
Come for the honey, baked goods, and crafts, stay for the ice cream, every Sunday. Free. (505) 600-1109; railyardsmarket.org

Second Sundays
Santa Fe, Meow Wolf, June 10
Meow Wolf offers steep discounts for New Mexicans every Second Sunday of the month, with special musical performances and learning center craft activities taking place between 11 am- and 4pm. (505) 395-6369; meowwolf.com

Maps & Atlases (with Prism Tats)
Albuquerque, Sister Bar, June 10, 8 pm
Maps & Atlases' mellow art rock takes over Sister bar this Sunday. Pinball, cocktails and an eclectic rock vibe, is the perfect end to the weekend. (505) 242-4900; sisterthebar.com

Sunday Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets
Ruidoso, The Inn of the Mountain Gods, June 10, 8 pm
Bring the kids and your coziest blankets to an outdoor screening of “The Secret Life of Pets” at The Inn of the Mountain Gods. Free. 1(800)-545-9011; innofthemountaingods.com