Alibi V.26 No.44 • Nov 2-8, 2017

¡Diga No a la Política!

Go see a show instead, for Crissakes!

This week, check out Midnight Opera, Lords of Acid, Billy Strings, Sadistik or Noname.

news

The Commission’s Progress

County lawmakers work on minimum wage, public health

The Bernalillo County Commission set the foundation for mental health and substance abuse programs, raised the minimum wage and honored the peaceful ones at their most recent meeting.

Newscity

PED will adopt Next Generation Science Standards, Kirtland colonel relieved for not signing "certificate of spouse appreciation" and ranchers' case against US Forest Service dismissed.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting ticketed for singing happens to someone else.

film

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Absurdist filmmaker scares up a new film

The Killing of a Sacred Deer looks gorgeous in its own grim, spare way and builds an air of tension and mystery, but lacks director Yorgos Lanthimos' usual deadpan sense of humor.

Reel World

See Calling Home the Dead, the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase Awards Ceremony and Screening, the Neon Dystopia Micro Festival and Basement Films' Audio/Visual Show.

Cooking With Gas

“At Home With Amy Sedaris” on truTV

Occasionally absurdist, but hilariously self-aware, “At Home With Amy Sedaris” is the exact sort of skewering Food Network and HGTV are begging for these days.

music

art

Albuquerque Otherworld

Mark Beyer's first collection in 12 years delves into the city's strangeness

Ne'er-do-Wellers visually details Albuquerque’s news headlines through darkly funny images.

Overcooked

Cooking game makes for hot competition

In Overcooked, you must coordinate your efforts in order to serve up timely hamburgers, soups and other foodstuffs before your customers grow impatient and leave your establishment.

Found Objects

See Fulfillment Center, learn about writing creative nonfiction, go to TEDxABQWomen or Pablo Brescia's reading and signing.

food

Winning Coffee Co. Moves Towards Becoming a Co-Op

The University Heights cornerstone is transitioning into being worker-owned

After several months of taking a financial beating due to the ART construction, the owner of Winning Coffee wanted out, so the staff decided to take over.

cannabis

Math and the Attorney General

Even Sessions doesn't know what his plan is

With 51 percent of Republicans (and 64 percent of Americans) reporting as being in favor of legalizing cannabis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the awkward position of discovering that everything he believes is wrong.

Alibi V.26 No.43 • Oct 26-Nov 1, 2017

Can't Be Down

CBD Oil Turns Nervous Nellies into Relaxed Rinis

Rini Grammer treats anxiety with oil of CBD: a healthy, relaxing and non-inebriating alternative to THC.

news

Issues, Illusions, Albuquerque

What our next mayor must address

Whoever wins the runoff election for mayor on Nov. 14 is gonna have one hell of a big plate of problems to choke down.

Newscity

AG says Rio Rancho overcharged for public records; N.M. senators amend budget to keep Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

People of District 5

NW citizens choose new councilor

Here are the two people on the Nov. 14 runoff ballot for City Council District 5.

Letters

Readers write to defend weakened science education standards, to praise the power of passive resistance and to thank mayoral election coverage for inspiring them to learn more about the Santolina development.

film

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Literary biopic explores bonds and barriers between fathers and sons

Goodbye Christopher Robin emerges on screen as a wonder-filled, emotion-packed reminder of the joys of childhood and the attendant pains of growing up.

Reel World

See Juan of the Dead for free, Freaks with a five-course beer-paired meal and a Boris Karloff salute at the Kimo.

App for Destruction

“Wisdom of the Crowd” on CBS

Before it even aired, trailers for “Wisdom of the Crowd” put it in the running for the dumbest show of the fall. Since then, airings of the actual show have soundly confirmed the suspicion.

music

Los Superhéroes de LA

Rolling with Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman creates and performs an informed mix of rousing rocanrol finely intertwined with traditional Latino musical conceits, the soulful R&B of past ages and a progressive political platform that is, at once disarming and infectiously interesting. Weekly Alibi chats with guitarist Carlos Arévalo.

Sonic Reducer

Latest releases from Chicharra and Lindy Vision, and a Gatas y Vatas compilation.

art

Inside the Invasion

Blackout Theatre Company's new chapter of Quarantine

This year's Quarantine storyline hinges upon that famous UFO crash that happened in Roswell in 1947 and supposes that in this reality, the government is engineering alien technology based on what they discovered there, and they do not want the public accessing it.

Found Objects

This week, see The Turn of the Screw, rub elbows with the makers of Lady Science, go to the opening reception of Sandhill Crane art and get sucked into some Immediate Theater.

Into the Unknown

Investigate the paranormal through the pages of Riley Mitchell's book

The Essential Paranormal Bucket List rounds up paranormal wonders from the world over.

food

Alchemy is Easy on the Eye

New confectionary makes sweets that look as good as they taste

From their many-colored quartz point lollipops in flavors like strawberry-basil and horchata de chufa to their piñon and marigold cookies, the self-taught D’Mitri R. Agnes and Jessica Romero create sweets that are unlike anything our city has seen.

Cooking Up Classics

The Home Cook delivers

The Home Cook has simple, easily memorized recipes made for weeknight dinners or casual gatherings with friends, covering everything from pickled vegetables, to pasta, to grain salads to cocktails.

Alibi V.26 No.42 • Oct 19-25, 2017

Flying Saucer Over Burque

Rock out Friday and Saturday!

Sister hosts visionary multi-instrumentalist Heather Trost, whose artistic associations with partner Jeremy Barnes, Stereolab founder Laetitia Sadier and dreamy do-gooders Deerhoof have yielded some of the most potently poetic music to come out of these parts in ages. This, plus everything else that powers August March's personal flying saucer this week.

news

Living in the Future, Dwelling on the Past

Voting progressive as necessity

Local politics is, for better or worse, tied to national politics and voters should keep that in mind when they head to the polls to cast their final vote for mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Newscity

Analee Maestas resigns from APS board over embezzlement allegations, Christopher Ruszkowski responds to science standards scandal and N.M. Interstate Stream Commissioners resign.

Zoning, Pawn and a Runoff

Council tackles municipal issues

A major revamp of the city’s zoning code, significant changes to how pawnbrokers can do business and stopping vehicle solicitations drew a good size crowd for the City Council meeting. Some items got heard and even less got passed as the grinder of democracy made a little more sausage.

Odds & Ends

Funny because the air getting too pumpkin-spice-fresh happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about constitutional values and a Sandoval County Commissioner.

music

art

All the Good to Come

In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures

Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.

Found Objects

See An American in Paris, Into the Dark: An ABQ Circus Arts Smallshow or Wolves, and bring some cash to a Puerto Rico recovery benefit.

The Language of Dance

Rendezvous with dancer and choreographer Erika Pujič at SHIFT Dance Festival

We interview Erika Pujič about dance and the pieces she's bringing to SHIFT Dance Festival.

film

Only The Brave

Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy

Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.

Reel World

Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.

Chatting with Killers

“Mindhunter” on Netflix

Some may find “Mindhunter” a bit too chatty, and it does take getting past the first episode for things to click into place. Once our protagonists start going face-to-face with killers, though, the show has a sneaky, edgy thrill.

food

The Acre Brings Accessible Farm-to-Table Food to Albuquerque

Shawn Weed makes vegetarian comfort food for everyone—not just vegetarians

While I’m a big fan of the farm-to-table trend and the environmental sustainability that it stands for, I’m less thrilled about the pretensions and price tags that tend to come along with it. Which is why it was so refreshing to talk with Shawn Weed, the chef and restaurateur who has a vision for accessible farm-to-table food at his new restaurant The Acre, opening Nov. 10 in the Northeast Heights.

cannabis

Growing Market

N.M. cannabis patients increase even more (mostly treating PTSD and chronic pain), CBD regulation tangle trips Target, Congressman recommends cannabis legalization to fight opioid epidemic and for Congress to remove restrictions on research.

News on the Green

Silver City gets dispensary, cop gets light sentence for stealing cannabis from evidence room, predictions made on which countries will legalize the soonest, NFL players advocate cannabis use and Uruguay begins exporting.