Water Utility board looks into remediation efforts
By August March
In the midst of recent progress to monitor and contain the Kirtland jet fuel spill, transparency and inclusivity issues continue to be problematic. In order to better understand these issues—as well as to check up on the progress made in remediation efforts—Weekly Alibi chatted with County Water Utility Board member Maggie Hart Stebbins.
Transportation department shows that fatalities involving pedestrians remain high; thousands of needles have been collected at Albuquerque park needle disposal boxes; hundreds of Albuquerque guns were turned in at a buyback last weekend.
Twenty years ago Fight Club taught us the dangerous, contusion-filled consequences of toxic masculinity. Fifteen years ago, Napoleon Dynamite encouraged us to root for alienated dorks. Now the blackly comic indie film The Art of Self-Defense comes along to serve as the seemingly ill-conceived but somehow harmonious love child of those two cult favorites.
Enchanted Circle Brewing Co. offers selection and style
By Dan Pennington
Every new brewery that comes to Albuquerque hopes they aren't the one that starts a chain reaction of people getting tired of new breweries. With Enchanted Circle Brewing expanding out of Angel Fire into Albuquerque, they had one distinct advantage going in: They’ve done this before, and they know their beer list is not only functional, but also well liked.
DAE sued over delays in cannabis research applications; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the creation of the Cannabis Legalization Working Group; First 48 is perfect for those suffering from depression.
The rise of the craft cocktail scene comes after decades of alcohol companies putting in the least amount of effort possible for mixed drinks, when bartenders had had enough. No longer were they tossing soda into a well whiskey, but looking at what made an Old Fashioned so iconic, and replicating that methodology with new flavors and experiences.
Hallmark has already launched its “Christmas in July” event, amounting to another 31 days of Santa hats, candy canes and kissing. And starting Friday, July 12 at noon, Hallmark goes full-on 24/7 with the Christmas crap.
See all of Shakespeare’s plays condensed into a two-hour comedic escapade, the 505 Poetry Slam Scrimmage and a non-digital photography exhibition. Then find out why New Mexico is not the state with the fewest shark attacks.
An audit of Albuquerque's public safety tax has raised concerns about spending practices; city leaders say that they are confident about the electric scooter program, despite the fact that some of the vehicles have gone missing; CYFD has postponed a hearing on a proposal to further limit income requirements for child care assistance.
If ever you felt like there was a lack of weirdness in our food scene, as if the experimentation and intrigue that pushed us to inventive combinations was gone, fear not. Dia De Los TaKos is holding the torch high for all to see that creativity and boldness aren’t gone.
Some exceptional days aside, there’s not much better than eating outside on a summer evening in Albuquerque. The gentle warm air blowing by, the rainbow cascade of a sunset filling the sky, drink in hand while celebrating the beauty of life with a friend and a good meal.
Marvel Universe swings on (while clinging to the past)
By Devin D. O’Leary
Marvel Cinematic Universe has offered up a postscript to the one-two punch that was Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame in the form of Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you like Marvel movies, you’ll like this latest Spider-Man outing. Simple as that.
Investigators with the New Mexico Attorney General's Office raided Las Vegas' City Hall offices as well as the home of its mayor; Gulf War refugee was allowed to leave an Albuquerque church without the fear of being deported; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told those gathered at a Kids Count Conference that she wants to end child hunger in New Mexico within year.
Three big pieces of legislation were introduced last week that could have a drastic effect on the marijuana industry and its consumers; New Mexico law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis went into effect this week; Lemon OG is perfect for those suffering from depression or malaise.
There's a “Stranger Things” S3 marathon, Independence Day at the DynaTheater, the Skateway Massacre premiere and the Phoenix, Oregon tour. And filmmakers, your ¡Cine Magnifico! film submission deadline is at hand.
Given the combined dangers of stray fireworks, sunburn, mosquitoes and bad potato salad, you should consider spending the 4th of July inside, safely celebrating your patriotism with a marathon of red, white and blue TV.
Weekly Alibi sat down with Dante Betsch, winner of the 2019 Harwood Art Center Solo Exhibition Award as well as the Valerie Roybal Award, to talk about where he is from, his work and what we can expect from him in the future.
Showing artwork that no one can buy presents a fresh set of parameters for both gallery and artist. In Portal/Portal we find an opportunity to consider a space not established to make money, but to be passed through, presumably on our way to some other place where we don’t need to use our imaginations quite so much.