Giving back, soaking up some culture (or beer), and relaxing among lush greenery is the the name of the game this weekend. 

Friday, September 14

Erin Currier Art Show Opening
Santa Fe, Blue Rain Gallery Sept 14, 5-7 pm

Back from transformative adventures in Peru and Italy, artist Erin Currier will be showing her latest series this Friday .The series, Las Meninas, was inspired by historical European masterpieces, while addressing contemporary human rights issues, particularly the intersection between the Native Resistance movements and feminism. (505) 954-9902; blueraingallery.com/events


Saturday, September 15

Buenofest Beer Festival
Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe, September 15, 12-5 pm

Celebrate your love of craft beer at the Buenofest! This year’s festival features a bigger beer garden (for beer, cider and cocktail lovers), live music (provided by JJ & The Hooligans), brats and schnitzel (for a full Oktoberfest vibe), lawn games, and prizes (so bust out your best lederhosen) all at beautiful Ski Santa Fe. $18 Gen. (505) 954-3680; skisantafe.com

Girls Gone Rx Albuquerque
Albuquerque, Duke City Cross Fit, September 15, 9 am-3 pm

Ladies, it’s time to strut your stuff (while competing for a cure) with Duke City Cross Fit’s ultimate fitness competition for the baddest women of Albuquerque. Participants can compete in two different divisions by completing a variety of moves and workouts. Some of the proceeds will go to benefit Bright Pin, a nonprofit organization that seeks to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively. Assemble your crew and crush it this Saturday! $225 Registration (Per Team), Free (Spectators and Supporters). (505) 933-9348; girlsgonerx.com

Yoga on the Garden
Santa Fe, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, September 15, 10-11 am

Head over to the Botanical Garden for early-morning vinyasa yoga, among the trees and flowers. The class is open to all levels. Mats will be provided. (505) 471-9103; santafebotanicalgarden.org

Hungry For Art 2018
Albuquerque, Duel Brewing, September 15, 3 pm

Love that beautiful intersection between art and food as much as we do? Then check out Hungry for Art this weekend, a food-themed gallery and pop-up fundraiser for the public school arts program Albuquerque. Each year, the event benefits a different arts program in Albuquerque, and this year’s beneficiaries are Kennedy Middle School and Tres Volcanes Community Collaborative School. $5 Donation (suggested). (505) 508-3330; hungryforart.gallery/abq


Sunday, September 16

Gong Fu Cha Tea Class
New Mexico Tea Company, Sept 16, 10 am-12 pm

Learn the traditional Chinese tea ceremony of gongfu cha. In this two-hour-long session, participants learn to brew tea in a traditional Chinese way using a gaiwan, and will get a little history on the cultural significance of the ceremony. $15 Gen (Just Class) / $25 (Admission, plus  Travel Gaiwan Set). (505) 962-2137; nmteaco.com and on Facebook