Alibi V.26 No.10 • March 9-15, 2017

May 19 deadline for 2017 Operation Art Box Submissions

Get hip to the deets

Weekly Alibi is currently accepting artists' design submissions for our Operation Art Box project and May 19 is this year's deadline for arguments and illustrations coherently explaining in some detail why and how you would transform an Alibi box. Throw in some examples of your past and current artistic endeavors while you're at it. Using "art box" in the subject line, email us at artbox@alibi.com or address snail mail to "Art Box" c/o Weekly Alibi Circulation Department, 413 Central NW, ABQ, NM 87102; drop proposals off in person at the same address or hit us up on Facebook. All submissions must include your full name, a working telephone number and the right stuff.

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Colón Speaks Burqueño

Candidate expresses hope, displays readiness

Brian S. Colón's proposed plans for the city, his beliefs about infrastructure, economics, endemic poverty, the police and the bright future for Burqueños that he says will come to fruition if he takes the reins from Mayor Berry in January 2018.

Newscity

Death penalty reinstatement stalls, N.M. schools face budget crisis and House approves minimum wage increase.

Trump Administration Just Said “No”

Cannabis prohibition: better than no cannabis at all

While there will be a tense and thorny road ahead for those states with better cannabis laws than ours, Jeff Sessions might have just single-handedly made America pro-legalization.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting-arrested-for-nothing happens to someone else.

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The Ottoman Lieutenant

Period romance is predictable but pretty

It’s no Doctor Zhivago, but in its own thrifty way, The Ottoman Lieutenant delivers polished, well-paced (if entirely predictable) costumed romance.

Reel World

There’s an Asian Western short intended as a pilot, a festival in Silver City and opportunities for the next generation of local filmmakers.

Beats Toxoplasmosis

Meow Madness on Hallmark Channel

Viewers are invited to choose their favorite fake basketball-playing cat/movie in which a workaholic female executive learns the true meaning of Christmas by falling in love with an elf.

Week in Sloth

Watch the return of Samurai Jack, rich snobs try to survive in Fiji or a N.Y.-Lawyer-in-tiny-Southern-town comedy.

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Art+Feminism+ABQ

Art-centric edit-a-thon has its first local run

The localized version of Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will emphasize creating entries for local female-identifying artists and editing or augmenting existing entries as needed.

Scripting Dreams

Playwright Gideon Wabvuta brings universal truths to the stage

Mbare Dreams begins with the dreams of an 8-year-old boy and follows these dreams as the boy grows up and Zimbabwe changes.

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Come Together Over Tapas

Gecko's: where size really doesn't matter

At Gecko's, the servers are personable and available no matter the crowd, and even though the meals are small, I was still full when finishing.

Food News

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers opens a new location, celebrate ABQ Restaurant Week, Jambo Café receives an unwanted guest, Wienerschnitzel has trouble setting up shop, a voice against food taxes and Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom looking for a spot in ABQ.

Alibi V.26 No.9 • March 2-8, 2017

2017 Oscar Ballot

Use this year’s Weekly Alibi-generated Academy Awards ballot to shock co-workers, impress neighbors or just to enjoy the tastiest fruit from this year’s filmic tree!

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Get Out

Jordan Peele turns racial tension into all-out terror in timely horror-comedy

Horror films, at their best, have always served as a mirror for society’s most up-to-date fears. Now comes another timely take on the genre, exploiting a topic that could not be more ripped-from-the-headlines: racism in America.

Reel World

See Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a huge screen, or watch Vervet monkeys, mountain adventures or a whole international festival.

Crazy/Cool

“Legion” on FX

“Legion” is an edgy, genre-bending original, unconventional in the extreme, occasionally surreal and loaded with bizarre humor.

Week in Sloth

This week in television land, viddy a show about LGBT history, and edgy and obsure animated film from 1973, a mini-series about Joan and Bette plus “She’s in Charge.”

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Divided We Stand

Collected responses to Shia LaBoeuf's “He Will Not Divide Us”

Participants are encouraged to approach the camera and repeat the words however many times they like, in whatever way they are moved to.

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Newscity

APS Keeps Transgender Rights Policy, fissionable material remains non-renewable and election consolidation bill passed by House.

Sweet Dream

When the restless become rested

Cannabis gives a PTSD patient the ability to stay calm and collected, from work capabilities to social relationships.

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Food News

The Travel Channel highlights the State Fair, Moe’s Original Bar B Que moves into a vacant building, Bocadillos’ chef wins $10,000, Three Sisters Kitchen makes life easier for entrepreneurs, Lobo Food Pantry brings food to students and the Double Up Food Bucks program encourages plant consumption.

Alibi V.26 No.8 • Feb 23-March 1, 2017

Confusing Grace with Outer Space

Don’t think, go see these shows instead!

August March strongly suggests readers seek meaning in the moment by checking out shows by James Whiton, Leeches of Lore, Captured! By Robots and Deafheaven

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Newscity

The real problem with school board elections, water legislation at the Roundhouse and drilling rights near Chaco Canyon.

What Matters Most

A guide to free stuff on your birthday

A guide to cannabis resources on a patient’s birthday.

Odds & Ends

Funny because having your burglary hindered by a squirrel happens to someone else.

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The Red Turtle

Silent tale of survival holds surprising depth

The Academy Award-nominated The Red Turtle has surprising depth and is positively hypnotic.

Reel World

This week’s cinematic activities include an Oscar viewing party at the DoubleTree, a museum exhibit about New Mexico in film and TV, the documentary My Choice and a film on bowhunting at the South Broadway Cultural Center.

Go For the Gold

“The Oscars” on ABC

Although there are more worthy contenders among the night’s nominees, odds are high you’ll be hearing the words “And the Oscar goes to ... La La Land” a lot.

Week in Sloth

Titles like “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Ultimate Beastmaster,” “Infidelity in Suburbia” and “President Donald Trump’s Address to Congress” will have you glued to the boob tube.

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Portrait of the Artist

Cullinan as a Young Rocker

Dillon Cullinan hates the name of his band. Luckily, no matter what he calls his sonic project, the music totally fucking rocks.

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How Do You Take Your Fiction?

Serial Box delivers novels that fit into people's lives

Serial Box's subscription sends one “episode” per week, each installment designed to provide a 40-minute reading experience that fits into people's lives.

Hitsville U.S.A. Comes to Albuquerque

Motown the Musical takes the Popejoy stage

Motown the Musical recreates some of the magic of Detroit's glory days and revives the immortals that recorded behind the unassuming walls of Hitsville U.S.A.

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Yelling About Fish

Poki Poki is for the quick-tripper

It was busy. It was loud. There was fish. If you're looking for some delicious, fresh brain food that you can shovel in while you run between point A and B, then Poki Poki is perfect.

Food News

Valentine’s at McDonald’s, see who won the Pizza Dough Brawl, ABQ knows how to cut a deal, a meat pie tour of Santa Fe, local chefs find recognition at the James Beard awards and everybody loves poké.