There’s a pretty eclectic mix of things to do this weekend, from film festivals to live music to one of the biggest events of the year for locals (and hop heads throughout the state), the Albuquerque Hopfest. 

Friday, September 7

First Friday Sip & Shop with The Stith Collection
Santa Fe, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, September 7, 5 pm

Enjoy a drink and hor d'oeuvres as you peruse The Stith Collection’s latest hat styles at the Four Seasons. On Facebook.

Santa Fe Haunted Spirits Tour
Santa Fe, Jean Cocteau Theatre, September 7 & 8, 7-9 pm 

Every Friday and Saturday night until Halloween, take a tour of downtown Santa Fe’s most active haunted spots, while sipping on inspired cocktails from Santa Fe Spirits. Delight in dark stories of murder and the macabre and witness the unexplainable in the city’s historic buildings and alleys. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance. $60 Gen. / $40 Military / $30 College Students / $20 (with no alcohol). 505-577-6969; On Facebook.

First Fridays Stand up Comedy Contest
Albuquerque, Tractor Brewery, Wells Park, September 7, 8-10 pm

It’s that time of the month again! Tractor’s First Fridays comedy show will be taking over their Wells Park location. This stand-up comedy competition hosts some of Albuquerque’s funniest comedians and patrons decide who’s the funniest comedian for this month. Free. (505) 243-6752;

The Flashback 80's Music Video Dance Party
Albuquerque, Sister Bar, September 7, 9 pm

Whip out that hairspray and pop a bottle of Zima (if you still have some) and stop by Sister for your 80's video favorites. DJ Brad Cole returns with a non-stop 80's music and videos, guaranteed to get you out on the dance floor. $10 Gen. (505) 242-4900;

!Cine Magnifico! Latino Film Festival 
Albuquerque, The Guild Cinema, September 7-9

Check out the newest films by and about Latinos at The Guild this weekend. The festival will feature more than six movies that touch on topics of culture, heritage, and everyday life. Please note that the movies are in Spanish, with English subtitles. $10 Gen. / $8 Students & Seniors. (505) 255-1848;

Saturday, September 8

Fiesta en el Valle
Jemez Springs, Valles Caldera National Preserve, September 8, 12-4 pm

For the naturalist in all of us, check out the Fiesta en el Valle. A day filled with learning the best ways to recreate (and even possibly survive) in the Valles Caldera. Get insider information on the best hikes and activities to do in the Caldera, while also learning what you can do to protect and conserve the area for future generations. Free. (575) 829-4100;

Reggae Dancehall Saturdays
Albuquerque, Sister Bar, September 8, 9 pm

On Saturday, head back to Sister for your favorite Reggae and Dancehall tunes with Don Martin, and special guest DJ Breakaway, on the ones and twos playing the hottest modern (and classic) reggae sound. $5 Gen. (505) 242-4900;

Gila Nights: Seeing the Stars and Hearing the Stories of Our Past
Mimbres, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, September 8, 9-10 pm

Peer into the beauty of the universe the way people did nearly 700 years ago, as the Gila Cliff Dwellings invites visitors to look up and view several celestial bodies in their Dark Skies event.
Free. (575) 536-9461;

Albuquerque Hopfest
Albuquerque, Isleta Resort and Casino, September 8, 3 pm

Almost all of the breweries in Albuquerque will be there. Almost all of the brewers in Albuquerque will be there. All of the beer lovers in the state will be there. Get ready for 60 breweries, unlimited samples, food, music, and fun. It’s basically the Disneyland for beer lovers, so get your tickets before they’re gone. $30-40 Advanced / $35-45 Gen.

Sunday, September 9

Poses and Pints
Albuquerque, Marble Westside Taproom, September 9, 10:45 am

Yes, beer yoga is a thing, and yes, we are secretly really good at it. Thankfully there are a few breweries that offer this boozy treat throughout the city, but Marble’s Poses and Pints is where it’s at on Sundays. Stop by for an all-experience-level workout in the taproom, and after the session, yogis can enjoy a free pint. If you worked up a little bit of an appetite, Cheesy Street, the best grilled cheese food truck in Albuquerque, will also make an appearance. We recommend trying the Almosty Cristo. It’s crazy good! (505) 508-4368;

Floral Design Workshop 
Albuquerque, Spurline Supply Co., September 9, 11:30 am

Table and Vase will be hosting a floral design class in the Spur Line Supply Co. this Saturday. Participants will learn how to create a floral arrangement using local flowers. $25 Gen. (505) 242-6858;

Albuquerque, Sister, September 9, 7 pm

That’s right, you read that correctly, KRS-One returns to Sister. Promoting his new album, "The World Is Mind,” the Bronx legend himself will be here for a one-night-only performance. You can’t call yourself a fan of real hip-hop if you miss this! $15 Advance / $20 Gen. (505) 242-4900;