Alibi V.26 No.45 • Nov 9-15, 2017

The Things with Wings

AirDance New Mexico launches two new performances this weekend

Someone in AirDance New Mexico made the offhand suggestion, “We should do a performance based on bugs.” The group took the idea and ran with it.

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Winter Guide

What’s happenin’ and hoppin’ across N.M.

Being the dedicated readers that you are, you know that within the metro area of N.M. there are literally hundreds of events going on each week, but we wanted to share all the holiday and winter-related events that are happening across the state. From north to south and east to west, we scoured through the towns of our great state.

music

No Fear of Music

These shows and memories can’t wait

Don’t be afraid to try something new; go out and hear something you’ve never experienced before! Though there are many shows to see, you only live once.

art

Found Objects

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance puts together the expansive Wilderness: Land Untrammeled, a group show of more than 50 visual artists; art photographer Patrick Nagatani passes away.

Indigenous Comic Con Round Two

Tewa Tales of Suspense! creator Jason Garcia visits the annual convention

Just in time for Indigenous Comic Con, speaker and exhibitor Jason Garcia tells us about his work.

food

More Than a Menu

Curry Leaf’s fare is expansive, creative and supremely gratifying to eat

Curry Leaf is a restaurant worth visiting—probably many times—in order to sample their interesting dishes which are rooted in India and amalgamated with the tastes of New Mexico.

Season’s Eatings: Fall/Winter Edition

What’s good on market stands this season?

Eating seasonally is not only financially clever (things that are in season grow plentifully, so they’re cheaper at grocery stores), it’s also healthier and tastier, as fruits and veggies that are out of season are typically grown with chemicals and shipped from far away.

cannabis

The Nose Knew

Urban Wellness smells (good)

There have been over 100 terpenes found in cannabis, and the extent to which plant terpenes in general have been studied means a fuller knowledge of these compounds than cannabinoids (which have obviously not been studied so deeply). A patient armed with knowledge of these stinky bastards will be better equipped to treat their specific ailments. Finding the right strain for you can be a hit-and-miss journey otherwise.

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IDO, Beggars and a Fresco

Civic improvement, safety at issue

Taking a cue from ancient Roman leaders, Albuquerque City Councilors made it a crime to give beggars a quarter along busy roadways, commissioned a new fresco Downtown and tweaked the proposed overhaul of the city’s planning and zoning codes.

A Slow Progress Forward

UNM’s new president must face past and future

UNM should represent all that our city strives to be, and getting UNM back on track will be much like getting this town to travel down a productive path.

Newscity

Medicaid might get copays and premiums, candidates vie for Maestas' APS board position and APD Chief to retire.

Timothy M. Keller Elected Mayor

Progressive trumps Trumpian candidate in local contest

Thirty minutes after the polls closed in Albuquerque on Nov. 14, 2017, the outcome was clear. Early tabulations of absentee and early voting showed Tim Keller with a huge lead over Dan Lewis.

Letters

The readers write about Republicans, County Commissioners and fast drivers.

film

The Divine Order

Vox pop as engine of reeducation

Swiss screenwriter-director Petra Volpe deftly illustrates the subversive power of communal coercion in the Swiss suffrage dramedy The Divine Order.

Reel World

Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary excerpt and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are screening for free, the Desert Light Film Festival wants film submissions from middle and high school students and you can see all of the 48 Hour Horror Project's entries.

Forward to the Past!

“Future Man” on Hulu

The entire premise of "Future Man" is borrowed, but thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it's sprinkled with plenty of jokes about dicks, video games and sci-fi movies.

Alibi V.26 No.44 • Nov 2-8, 2017

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.

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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

¡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.

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.

Alibi V.26 No.43 • Oct 26-Nov 1, 2017

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.

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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.

music

Sonic Reducer

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

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.

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.

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.

cannabis

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.