Alive & Kicking Kombucha Party

4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27; Natural Grocers, 1090 S. St. Francis Drive

This “distinctly artisanal tasting experience” celebrates the store’s kombucha on tap with free samples, prizes and discounts on growler fills.

Mezcal dinner

7 p.m. Sunday, June 30; Paloma Santa Fe, 401 S. Guadalupe St.; $150 with mezcal, $80 without

Dine under the stars at Paloma with a micro-seasonal dinner planned by Chef Nathan Mayes and plated at the outside bar in an open kitchen. Each course will be paired with mezcal from Yuu Baal, and there will be live music from Tito Rios.

More info and reservations: Email marja@paloma

Out of town

Cider66 — A New Mexico Cider Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29; Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Drive NE, Albuquerque; $20 in advance, $25 at the gate for adults 21 and older (includes cider glass), $10 for nondrinkers and those age 16 to 20

It’s the first year for this New Mexico cider festival, featuring local hard cider, live music, a classic car show, vintage collectables and memorabilia from Route 66 and an abundance of food trucks. Regular admission includes unlimited cider samples, and cider will be available for purchase by the glass or by growler for take-home enjoyment.

More info and tickets: Visit

Coming up

Uncle DT’s Smokehouse Grand Opening

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7; 3134 Rufina St.

Barbecue lovers, rejoice! David “Uncle DT” Thom is now offering lunch hours out of the M.A.M.A.’s World Cafe location on Rufina.

More info: Visit 2398088010423442 or

Santa Fe Wine Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7; El Rancho de las Golondrinas; $18 for adults 21 and up (includes wine glass), $5 for those ages 13 to 20, free for ages 12 and under

Sample New Mexican wines from 20 winemakers, eat, dance and shop at the wine festival, now in its 26th year.