Alibi V.26 No.39 • Sept 28-Oct 4, 2017

Battle of the Sexes

Sporting flashback has a lot to say about gender, sexuality

Battle of the Sexes is about two people trying to figure out who and what they are—at a time when society is happy to dictate exactly who and what they are.

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!

news

Tim Keller for Mayor

Alibi endorses Democratic Auditor

In the big pool of mayoral hopefuls, definition would come through a series of forums where candidates were asked to account for themselves and their campaigns, and this is where Timothy M. Keller distinguished himself the best choice for mayor.

Newscity

Daughter of APS board member Analee Maestas suspected of embezzlement, no reason to believe N.M. voting system attacked by Russia and Pearce allowed to transfer $11k from his federal campaign to his governors' campaign.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a mannequin was pimped out by someone else. Stolen and returned, I mean. It was stolen and returned with a payment, not pimped out.

film

Reel World

See Hidden Figures, Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco or “High Desert Indie—New Directors Debut." And a $2,000 grant is available to one deserving filmmaker to help pay for post-production costs.

Television Dead Pool

Which of the new fall shows will be the first to die?

Which of the over-hyped, underwhelming new fall TV shows will be the first to face the dreaded ax of cancellation? Place your bets.

music

That’s So Bomb!

I like it when you say you’re gonna go out ...

Enjoying the wealth and variety of experiences available to hairless apes on planet Earth is something we’re not only very much in favor of, but also a thing which we can help you achieve. We suggest the following musical diversions to add to your own rockin’ repertoire.

art

Spooky Meets Cute

Angela Oster vamps it up at Stranger Factory

Cute and spooky is a thread that has been running through Angela Oster's life for some time, and it's something she chases in her ethereal works of art, a selection of which will be on display at Stranger Factory.

One Life, One Sentence

Literary project makes a stop in ABQ

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat continues a collection of sentence-long stories, this time tackling migration.

The Art of Exchange

Tricklock's budding residency collaboration with Ndere Cultural Centre

Juli Hendren visits Uganda to document indigenous dance and set up an arts festival and an exchange residency.

food

Still Spirits Pours Cocktails and Small-Batch Booze

New bar and distillery in ABQ serves excellent drinks in a low-key setting

For years, Zac Hulme and Peter Arathoon have been distilling together as a hobby. In April, they turned their hobby into a business when they opened the cocktail bar and distillery Still Spirits.

Moktezu-Mart Sells Fresh Local Produce Year-Round

New food market to provide produce, prepared foods and community space near UNM

Introducing Moktezu-Mart, an indoor farmer’s market that will be open and selling local produce all year round in the Brick Light District.

cannabis

Tears over the Year

Card renewal instigates real reflections

Rimni Grammer sets out to find the most cost effective place to renew her medical cannabis license.

News on the Green

Ultra Health partners with Israeli pharma company, cannabis found to be the opposite of a gateway drug, Albuquerque mayoral candidate plans to legalize cannabis in the city, a university opens a "weed college" and Snopes debunks the marijuana-Fentanyl myth.

Alibi V.26 No.38 • Sept 21-27, 2017

Stronger

Unvarnished memoir of the Boston bombings trades exploitation for emotion

Stronger is a refreshingly down-to-earth look at recent, real-world horrors that is neither “too soon!” nor too manipulative.

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A Thinning of the Veil

Discovering Burque’s Pagan community

Weekly Alibi spoke with two locals, both involved in putting on the upcoming Pagan Pride Day, about one of the spiritual paths most closely aligned with the changing of the seasons.

film

Reel World

Bruce Campbell is selling autographed books, there's a “Let’s Make a Western” fundraiser and Mulan is showing at Civic Plaza.

Pay to Trek

“Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS All Access

CBS launches a new streaming service featuring a new Star Trek series, "The Good Fight", "Big Brother: Over the Top" and reruns of several current CBS shows.

music

Throw Out Your Gold Teeth

Life is unreal, so go see some shows, dammit!

Plenty of folks who go out to music performances in this town might be characterized as speaking with their wings and the way that they smile. These aural angels make the scene what it is; without them, life really would be unreal.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Train Conductor, Aaron Markland and Constant Harmony.

cannabis

Questionable History

Southwestern Wellness and a mystery in Taos

Durban Poison removes tension and gives playfulness, White Walker Kush relieves pain and brings a less focused mood.

News on the Green

Verdes moves, increased cannabis use attributed to "period effects," and more of this week's cannabis news.

news

Newscity

N.M. will reach prison capacity within two years, UNMH's CEO is retiring and Pete Domenici has died.

Odds & Ends

Funny because blind obedience is given to a computer by someone else.

Letters

Readers write about DACA-for-wall deal, gun violence, teaching by example and unsustainable corporatism.

art

Bead by Bead

Etkie firmly plants its feet in Downtown Albuquerque

At Etkie, Diné artists design and create jewelry with an eye on the broad, modern market (including fashion hubs like New York, Paris and Tokyo) but still connect with tradition.

Found Objects

There's plenty to do this week! BEDtalks, KiMo's Poetry Party and Itzá & Vibrator Nation book signings.

Staycations

Writer’s work provides a roadmap to New Mexico

Eco-Travel New Mexico offers advice that responsible travelers need to plan a trip which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.

food

A Plateful of Tortillas, Please

On Duran Central Pharmacy and the Himalayas

Since 1965, Duran Central Pharmacy has been serving la comida Nueva Mexicana to people that crave an authentic dining experience, with everything made in-house by an OG gang of gastronomes whose loyalty to tradition is unmatched in Burque.

Chile Roasting at Los Poblanos Farm Shop

Armijo Farms roasts and sells fresh chile this Saturday

This Saturday at the Los Poblanos Farm Shop, Armijo Organic Farms will be roasting and selling their unique Sabinal Special chile, grown without pesticides or GMO products.

Alibi V.26 No.37 • Sept 14-20, 2017

The Idiot

Nick and Jimmy’s proves that Joshua Lee is dumb

After four trips to Nick and Jimmy’s, the reviewer has to admit “eclectic” and "fusion" aren't bad words.

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The Intersection of Sex Ed & Song

Sex educators by day and playing shows at night, Becki Jones and Liza Bley live their convictions

Weekly Alibi interviews musical sex educators Liza Bley and Becki Jones.

music

Sleepers, Awake!

A conversation with Wake Self

Weekly Alibi chats with Wake Self about the expanding hip-hop scene, America's short attention span, teaching and gender inequality.

art

SOMOS Albuquerque

New celebration gathers community Downtown to annunciate all that we are

SOMOS is a day-long event that aims to highlight our community in five distinct arenas: entertainment, cuisine, arts & culture, economic development & technology and family.

Getting to Know Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life inspires the desire to ... meet in real life

Samantha Irby's varied collection of essays makes the topics truly felt, accessible to all and approached with unflinching realness.

Found Objects

There’s plenty to do this week! Check out Art Fight 35, Downtown Block Party, Day of the Distros or The Shoe Room.

cannabis

Incredible Edibles

Two Too Many Bites

Rini Grammer tried her first cannabis cookie for PTSD last week and just had to tell someone about it.

News on the Green

APD accused of ignoring dispensary theft, Ultra Health expands to Alamogordo, legal pot tends to be cheaper and other news.

news

Peace, Film and the DOJ

Council meets after Labor Day

The Sept. 6 Albuquerque City Council meeting was quick and easy, with the most interesting conversations happening during informal discussions.

Two Dreamers, One Vision

Local DACA participants excel

Weekly Alibi sat down with two Dreamers to find out more about them, their program and ultimately their place in this great melting pot nation.

Newscity

N.M. relieved of drought but temperatures are up, Amy Biel High School principal claims success and HUD audit is harsh.

Odds & Ends

Funny because poo is thrown into the twilight zone by someone else.

film

Summer Cinema Meltdown

The good, the bad and the ugly of 2017’s box office

2017’s summer movie box office has come to an end and like a roller coaster, it was a season of highs and lows with a hell of an exciting finish.

Reel World

Go see ¡Cine Magnífico!, Spirited Away or The General.

Space Junk

“The Orville” on FOX

What do you call an identical carbon copy that isn’t a parody? An uninspired rip-off.

food

Best of Burque Restaurants Voting is Closing Soon!

Let us know your favorite eats in the 505 before Sept. 20

Albuquerque’s restaurant scene is thriving, but that scene doesn’t grow and change without input from you, the diners. Which is why we have the Best of Burque Restaurants reader poll each year, so you can cast your votes for the best cocktail bar, the best pizza place, and the best green chile to be found in the city. This is the kind of thing that restaurants will print out and proudly display in their windows for years to come, so, y’know, don’t take it lightly.

Fans of Film Owner Opens New Cafe on Central

V Roast Bistro will serve air-roasted coffee and vegan grub

Michael Palombo, the mastermind behind Fans of Film Cafe, is opening V Roast Bistro in the same shopping center as Self Serve and Abitha’s Apothecary.