Departures Salon: April 27

April 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Attractions, General

The Balloon Museum’s Departures Salon this Wednesday April 27 was due to feature astronaut Mike Mullane. However, we hear he’s been summoned to Cape Canaveral for the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on April 29. It’s happened to us all, darling, hasn’t it?

J.D. Huss of the Federal Aviation Administration takes his place with a presentation on Taking to the Skies: True Tall Tales of Aviation in Albuquerque.

The Departures Salon series is described as an “after-hours lounge” for adults, which makes it sound rather more louche than it probably is, bearing in mind the venue. The evening includes a mix and mingle with refreshments and a cash bar – plus of course the chance to take an after-hours look around the Balloon Museum.

Taking to the Skies: True Tall Tales of Aviation in Albuquerque is on Wednesday April 27, from 5 – 7 pm. Admission is $5 on the door, which seems pretty good value to me for an after-work mixer in this great location, with music, and an inspiring guest speaker.

BUT save $5 if you’re on Twitter!  Albuquerque and New Mexico Tweeters get free tickets by registering for the Taking to the Skies Tweetup(Although they’re calling it Talking to the Skies, but I guess both ways work.) You need to enter your Twitter name and apparently your guests get free admission too. (Don’t forget you can also follow us on Twitter @ABQCheap )

The event kicks off at 5 pm with a mix and mingle in the Second Wind Lounge, live music with Aaron Lewis, refreshments and a cash bar. The J.D. Huss presentation and discussion starts at 6 pm.

The Departures Salon Taking to the Skies: True Tall Tales of Aviation in Albuquerque

  • When:  Wednesday April 27, 2011
  • Time:  5 – 7 pm
  • Where:  Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Admission:  $5 on the door or FREE if you register online for the Taking to the Skies Tweetup

Here’s hoping that this is the event that finally gets the Departures Salon series off the ground, as I believe the inaugural March one was postponed, but it’s such a great idea!

Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE.



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