Alibi V.26 No.11 • March 16-22, 2017

The Sense of an Ending

Modest British drama pits the past against the present, but neither one is really that big a deal

The Sense of an Ending features some subtle performances and an intrigue-filled setup, but squanders much of its potential with a too-teasing narrative and an inability to pay off properly in the end.

Best of Burque Music 2018 Noms start January 10

Re-nominate daily until January 25!

Yes, it’s time once again to nominate the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. This time around, nominations for Albuquerque’s reader-powered aural Olympics will be accepted daily through Jan. 24. The second round with high-scoring nominees runs Feb. 14 through 28. And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a live showcase of winners on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

Mask Up and Mark Your Calendar

You Have Until January 19 to Secure Tickets for Alibi Fetish Events’ Carnal Carnevale on January 20

The Carnal Carnevale is just around the corner, and we can't wait to bare it all for you. It will be a night of adults-only fun in a secret, downtown Albuquerque location. So mask up, and get ready or a night of kinky fun amid the doors of perception.

Nominations now open for Best of Burque 2018

Re-nominate daily until January 31!

As Weekly Alibi celebrates 25 years in ABQ, we’re shaking up our annual—and the original—Albuquerque Best Of contest with two rounds of voting. Vote early and often for your favorite Burque businesses, artists & more during BoB 2018 nominations. (You can renominate your faves daily to be sure they place on the final ballot.) Voting starts on Jan. 3 and ends Jan. 31. Vote local and support homegrown!

Secure Those Tickets

Alibi Fetish Events’ Carnal Carnevale Masquerade Looms on January 20 with Tickets on Sale until January 19

​​Hurry up, Albuquerque kinksters, and secure your tickets for Alibi Fetish Events’ upcoming fetish masquerade!

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The Spark of Imagination

10-year-old Marisol Paramo inspires with her first book

10-year-old publishes book about a caterpillar who doesn’t know who she is going to be when she grows up.

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A Line Carved Through Time

Exhibition and book illuminate block printmaking in New Mexico

The Carved Line illuminates the extreme technical capacity and history of the block printmaking artists in New Mexico.

Junk Yards, Church Yards, Everything In-Between

Damien Flores translates the life of the city into poetry

Damien Flores' work is strongly rooted in Albuquerque, speaking with such specificity that Burqueños will read things in these textured lines that no reader from outside could ever, but at the same moment Flores trains his eye on the universal.

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A Long Way To Go For a Mystery

Natural Rx makes you wonder …

Despite the somewhat hidden location, lack of printed lab results and sub-par medicine, the place was packed with patients who were clearly regulars.

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Planning, Gender Equality and Forensics

Council meeting productive, progressive

Neighborhoods want more time to weigh in on ABC to Z project, Pay Equity Initiative seeks better pay equity, Council wants new rape kits processed within 3 months and Nob Hill sidewalks are envied.

Newscity

APS recognizes bilingual graduates, education secretaries absent for budget talks and extraction wells are cleaning the Kirtland jet fuel spill.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a steakhouse training certificate is mistaken for a management degree by someone else.

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Reel World

Learn about women in the film industry, see the N.M. actor’s showcase, the Galapagos’ unique plants and animals or the Italian Film & Culture Festival.

Jack’s Back

“Samurai Jack” on Cartoon Network

In these less-episodic-and-more-serialized episodes, “Samurai Jack”’s producers are able to lavish a bit more time, money and care as they build toward a definitive climax.

Week in Sloth

This week watch “Beau Séjour,” “You Are Wanted,” a tribute to TCM’s Robert Osborne, “Cosplay Melee” and “Shots Fired.”

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Go Home and Mull This Over

Walk off the cramps, get to a show!

August March decides that caring isn’t creepy after all and then decides to go see some shows Downtown and in the mountains.

Cali Shaw and KC

Local singer-songwriter folks out

Alibi folk music correspondent Doug Cohen catches up with Cali Shaw.

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Eating with Ernie

Get sensitive and soused

Eat, drink and be literary, with El Jugo from La Cumbre, a cubano from My Sweet Basil and a book by … let's see if you can guess.

Food News

Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery plans to open a new location, Delish throws down the s’more gauntlet, Food Tour New Mexico offers a cooking class that’s legit, The Point Grill makes some room and pizza makes its move in the hostile takeover of ABQ.

Alibi V.26 No.10 • March 9-15, 2017

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.

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Brian S. Colón’s Alibi interview [Video]

Full content of “collegial, yet intense and wide-ranging” discussion

Mayoral candidate Brian S. Colón gave us 45 minutes of his time to explain his motivations and hopes for the City of Albuquerque.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

Alibi V.26 No.9 • March 2-8, 2017

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Newscity

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

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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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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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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.