Alibi V.26 No.41 • Oct 12-18, 2017

C is for Cookie

That’s good enough for Mother Earth Herbs

Deez OG brings on a sense of euphoria and well-being, and Cookies N Chem looks to be perfect for those suffering from anxiety or general muscle tension.

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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Best of Burque Restaurants 2017

Dine In, Speak Out

Each year we ask you, the good citizens what the best restaurants and dishes in town are. We appreciate the time that y’all took to vote in this year’s Best of Burque Restaurants poll, and we hope that the results will help you figure out where you’ll be dining next in our fair city.

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The Drummer as Mastodon

Brann Dailor on music and life

August March chats with Brann Dailor of Mastodon about prog rock, metal and the narrative that has begun to fill up the band’s oeuvre.

Mists of Time

Play me a sad song

Great art comes under duress, que no? If that meirda’s true, then August March imploring Alibi readers to go out and see some shows is a frikkin’ masterpiece!

Sonic Reducer

New releases by the mysterious Jefe Mac, the triumphal SHREWD and the gritty Heaven for Less.

The Return of Gatas y Vatas

DIY experimental music fest happens today, Friday and Saturday

There are some live music experiences that are so out-of-the-ordinary, so electric with energy, so unexpected that as ithey happen, you realize how lucky you are to be there. No grainy live video feed can capture these transformative musical moments; as you explain it to others clumsy words just can’t tell the depth of the experience.

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More than Misdirection

The magicians at Max's Magic Shop and Theatre deliver moments of the impossible

Max's Magic Shop has, under several different names and under multiple owners, delivered moments of the impossible to Albuquerque for 40 years. That's a tremendous track record that testifies that there is an enduring audience for this performance art, and that their will always be people who love the craft enough to make sure that it survives here.

Found Objects

This week's art finds include photographs by Miguel Gandert, works by Zahra Marwan and Nina Elder, and a production of Little Women.

The Balance of the Soul

Musical Theatre Southwest's pitch perfect Jekyll & Hyde

Southwest Musical Theatre's production of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde illuminates the core queries of the play wonderfully—with all the fun stage smoke you would expect.

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N.M. Environment Update

On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments

Interior Secretary Zinke under fire again for abusing his travel expense account and oil drillers invest in N.M. despite falling prices and state regulations, thanks to federal subsidies and White House support.

Newscity

PED won't reveal who messed up the proposed new science education standards. Albuquerque sick leave ordinance fails.

Mysteries of the Consent Agenda

And other CABQ phenomena

Millions spent for federal police oversight, hundreds of police complaint cases heard and a denied request for an investigation into an unjust drug sting are just some of the issues recently tackled by members of the Albuquerque City Council.

Letters

The readers write about ART, constitutional values and U.S.-N.K. diplomacy.

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Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Goes WAY Out

Longtime local film festival changes it up

The Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival sheds the accurate if prosaic title, trading it in for the far jazzier descriptor Way OUT West.

Reel World

Free The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo and The Whole Wide World screenings, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns.

Attack of the Clones

“Ghosted” on FOX

FOX’s new series “Ghosted” lazily riffs on the “X-Files” formula without ever developing an original idea of its own.

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Four Autumnal Food Events for Your Gastronomical Pleasure

This weekend is shaping up to be a real pumpkin spicy one

Here are four awesome autumnal-themed food and drink events going on this weekend: The 8th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest, the BioPark’s Cider Festival and Heritage Farm Harvest Dinner, plus Wagner Farm’s 4th Annual Apple and Pumpkin Festival.

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News on the Green

N.M. cannabis patients continue to increase, producer breaks sales record, companies are phasing out medicinal tests for hiring and governor appeals overturn of illegal vetoes. Also, learn how cannabis spread from Asia.

Alibi V.26 No.40 • Oct 5-11, 2017

Thirst Street

Erotic thriller or winking parody: sexy indie straddles the line

The softcore European erotica of the ’70s had a dark, cautionary edge to it, and Thirst Street carries this inspiration forward into its natural, horror movie extreme.

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Up, Up and Away

Fiesta fun is floating your way!

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of those multi-pronged dealios. While balloons are indeed the main aspect of este fiesta, there're also a heap of other entertaining diversions available for your experiential pleasure.

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Newscity

Balderas demands Maestas step down from APS board, N.M. ranked 8th worst state to be a teacher and Mayor Berry gives last address.

In the Afterglow

November 14 runoff almost certain

The runoff election for mayor of Albuquerque is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14.

N.M. Environmental Update

The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings

Interior Secretary promises a more business-frieldly culture, EPA is terrified of the public and LANL has two criticality incidents in August as well as waste problems.

Letters

Readers write about the plot of Kingsman: The Secret Service and seemingly another plot concerning a UNM Press warehouse.

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Reel World

Attend a Phantasm event in Santa Fe, see Texan-Italian cult comedy Tiramisu For Two or go to a Q&A about Hollywood screenwriting.

Cape Fear

“Marvel’s Inhumans” on ABC/“The Gifted” on FOX

The X-Men’s ongoing trope of “teenage mutants as metaphor for outcast outsiders of all stripes” is wearing a bit thin after more than 50 years, but “The Gifted” works thanks to a solid cast, a gritty look and some propulsive action. Here’s hoping “Inhumans” steps it up.

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Until It Was Light

“Listen baby, you can hear the engine ring”

You don't have to indulge in speedy and automobile-like adventures, but you should see some shows this week.

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Freedom of the (Small) Presses

Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz visit ABQ Zine Fest Seven

Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz have carved out a niche for their distinct approach to exploring and opening the dialogue on family and radical parenting, while simultaneously making room to grow their other writing practices.

Doom Patrol

Latest installation, led by Gerard Way embraces the weird

Doom Patrol stands as a wholly unique work, building and expanding on the groundwork paved by the Vertigo comic-auteurs of the '90s.

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Red Rock Roasters’ New Tasting Room Offers Expert Coffee Classes

The master roasters teach you how to make your cup of joe the best it can be

At Red Rock Roasters' new, renovated tasting room, Coffee Director Rachel Langer aims to not only teach you how to make your daily cup (or three) taste better, but to demystify some coffee trends while sharing tried-and-true methods so you’ll get the most from your morning cup of joe.

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News on the Green

Plenty of cannabis news this week, from the city's denial of a dispensary ad, to the governor's illegal vetoes, to various impacts on munchies.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.