Alibi V.26 No.24 • June 15-21, 2017

El Portal de la Percepción

Monica’s is the door to delicious

The food at Monica’s El Portal Restaurant resembles and tastes like home-cooked New Mexican fare more than any of the other dozen or so diners August March has visited in the past year.

Ready for the Masquerade?

Local fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is creating a wonderland for your hedonistic delight this January. Our Carnal Carnevale party will be held at a secret location within the Duke City, and we'll all be celebrating behind a mask. Dancing, kinky demonstrations, the finest cocktails, sensual exhibitions and so much more await!

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Pedrotty’s Bigger Picture

Candidate: healthy future is now

Gus Pedrotty's bid for mayor began as idealistic, but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

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Looking Backward

Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch recounts joy and pain of coming of age in N.M. ranchlands

John Burns' latest elucidation of love for musical theater comes in the shape of the quirky cabaret Gay Kid on A Cattle Ranch, a piece that explores his unique experience of growing up on a cattle ranch in Nara Visa, N.M., all the while knowing that he stood slightly apart from the expected farm boy type.

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Paris Can Wait

Rambling romantic trip to Paris should have taken the bullet train

Paris Can Wait is exactly the sort of pretty, pseudo-exotic, post-menopausal romance you’d expect a wealthy, film-obsessed octogenarian to make in conjunction with Lifetime Films.

Reel World

See a documentary about a 19-year-old’s gender identity evolution, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Kimo or other movies in parks.

What Up, Dog?

“Hey Duggee” on Nick Jr.

Hey, Duggee, I’m kind of addicted to your cartoon show, but I have a few questions.

Week in Sloth

’80s style punks with guns, a nostalgic BBC costume drama and for some reason an old scandal named Watergate is on peoples’ minds again.

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Someone is Singing

Gifts from a flower to a garden

One of the prime spots for live music in Burque celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Food News

Cielito Lindo is opening two new locations, the Fermentation Festival is on its way, Thai Vegan Nob Hill works out some bugs, a food truck driver is charged with shooting, Chef Daniel Morgan gets us ready for Father’s Day and McDonald's makes a cannabis joke.

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If You Build It, They Will Smoke

With the resurgence of hand-crafting as a kind of weekend hipster sport—along with the sudden influx of new cannabis patients in the community—it should come as no surprise that we've come upon a whole new era for pipe-making.

Alibi V.26 No.23 • June 8-14, 2017

Sorbé Despacio

Sunny spaces, sapid spirits and a slow song

Here are a handful of refreshing libations and patios on which to enjoy them with your summertide bae.

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Eric Williams

Alibi Celebrates Pride

Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.

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Budget Override, Parade of Pride

Plus taxes and animal welfare

Love for Burque Pride, a shout out to Bessie’s Lace for hanging in there for 25 years and a veto override were part of the June 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting.

Newscity

N.M. had highest inmate rate in 2013, officials warn of Medicaid phishing scam and construction to begin on CNM campus.

Oops!

In last week’s printed issue, we forgot the credit for the excellent portraits for the “Solidarity Through Pride” photo essay. The pictures were taken by Eric Williams Photography.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Lady Justice doesn't laugh with someone else.

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Fuerza Flamenca

The 30th Annual Flamenco Festival Internacional de Alburquerque brings Adrián Santana

Adrián Santana has traveled the world studying, teaching and performing. This year, National Institute of Flamenco welcomes Santana back as one of the headlining performers.

Memory Rendered into Poetry

Jacqueline Woodson's visit and her novel, Another Brooklyn

In Another Brooklyn, two-parts poetry and one-part prose, it's not just the story that resonates, but the knack that Jacqueline Woodson has for infusing the world she creates with the contemplativeness that comes with her earnest poetry.

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My Cousin Rachel

Love, marriage and maybe murder in merry olde England

Between My Cousin Rachel's intriguing opening and its punchy ending, the nuanced script and subtle direction successfully elevate du Maurier’s self-consciously old-fashioned source material.

Reel World

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience continues and movies show in parks and plazas.

Nailed It

“Claws” on TNT

“Claws”’s mix of rowdy comedy, rude shocks and good, old-fashioned Florida noir tell us this could be a down-and-dirty adventure worth sticking with.

Week in Sloth

Syfy has a new grindhouse exploitation series, Orphan Black's fifth and final season gets underway and Smithsonian has amazing monkeys.

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That’s Quite A Lot!

You keep on shouting, you keep on shouting...

Nueva York electro wizards The Knocks visit, David Felberg will lead listeners to better understand the musical works of "suspected Communist sympathizers" and Isley Brothers manifest the very definitions of soul, R&B and funk.

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Beans, Burritos and Office Space

Acapulco will make you want to stay forever

At Acapulco you will find masterfully crafted classics that you might not have realized you were missing so badly.

Food News

Santa Fe's Tomasita's opening ABQ location, where to find the Mobile Farmers Market, shooting suspects flee in a food truck, a Pizza 9 location insults a customer on Facebook, Sawmill Market expected next year and the Field to Food annual dinner helps seniors.

Alibi V.26 No.22 • June 1-7, 2017

The Wedding Plan

Israeli romantic comedy eschews romance and comedy, but still finds sympathy for its undaunted heroine

The Wedding Plan never fully convinces as a romantic comedy but has a certain charm and velocity that’s hard to escape.

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Solidarity & Co.

Pride 2017 celebrates standing together

No matter the issue—be it race, sexuality, religion, gender—giving a face to the “other” brings prejudice down to a more personal level in a way where words often fall short.

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Forum Invigorates Campaign

Mayoral candidates put their dukes up!

Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.

Newscity

Route 66 in danger of losing landmark funding, APS approves new budget and plans for solid waste center released.

Where to Now?

Mayoral campaign reveals similarities

Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.

Letters

The readers write about the Mayoral Forum, healthcare reform at the state level and the numerous presidential scandals providing distraction for one another.

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But They’re Still Making Noise

And you know what else?

Hip-hop outfit Flobots brings their protest songs, Conan brings their cave-dwelling barbarian sludge and Elvis Costello brings his punked-out ‘70s ensemble.

Gorillaz as Humanz

Return of the PoMo primates

Humanz is a remarkably danceable record. It’s well suited to your house party but with a discourse of danger and disappointment extending across the album’s entire tracklist.

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Reel World

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience returns, while CineFesta Italia and a mixer for local filmmakers hit Santa Fe.

Fall Break (Part 2)

The 2017/18 upfront season

What else can we look forward to watching (or not) in what the networks call "upfront season?"

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Red Planet Rising

Albuquerque's first Indigenous-centric bookstore opens its doors

Red Planet will be Albuquerque's first Indigenous bookstore and the first ever Indigenous comic shop.

Surface Currents

Emerging artists ascend at The Harwood

What sets SURFACE apart in the landscape of local opportunities is the professional development element. Participants attend an intensive workshop that focuses on what it means to be, and how to further oneself, as a working artist.

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Ride the Wave

Hello Poké is cool, fresh and filling

Rare is the joint that delivers take-away that is focused on a vibrantly fresh and healthy meal. Enter Hello Poké, riding a giant wave of foodie enthusiasm for one of Hawaii’s proudest dishes.

Food News

Chipotle has some malware trouble, Chello's opens next week, Twisters has a new ABQ location, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm tells us about organic agriculture, the deets on the “Anti-Lunch Shaming” bill and quick dishes for Ramadan.

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Float On

Cannabubbles slowly take Rini high into the clouds

Cannabubbles help Rini Grammer to relax in a way that feels "normal."