Alibi V.26 No.51 • Dec 21-27, 2017

Europa Brings European Charm to Los Lunas

The farm-owned cafe offers simple fare with a comfy vibe

Whether you’re a Los Lunas resident or simply passing through, Europa is a great place to take friends or family for a long morning of shooting the shit and catching up.

Best of Burque Music 2018 Noms extended to January 30

Re-nominate your faves every day!

Yes, it’s time once again to nominate the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. This time around, nominations for Albuquerque’s reader-powered aural Olympics will be accepted daily through Jan. 30. The second round with high-scoring nominees runs Feb. 7 through 20. And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a live showcase of winners on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

Nominations now open for Best of Burque 2018

Re-nominate daily until January 30!

As Weekly Alibi celebrates 25 years in ABQ, we’re shaking up our annual—and the original—Albuquerque Best Of contest with two rounds of voting. Vote early and often for your favorite Burque businesses, artists & more during BoB 2018 nominations. (You can renominate your faves daily to be sure they place on the final ballot.) Nominations end Jan. 30. Vote local and support homegrown!

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Cruisers, Litigation and ART

The Council’s Christmas menu

Cruisers, addressing the opioid crisis and discussions about ART were among the items on the agenda at the regular Albuquerque City Council meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

Newscity

Democrats demote Senator Michael Padilla from majority whip, Senator Howie Morales announces intrastate Network Neutrality legislation and Rio Rancho disagrees with state about Inspection of Public Records violation.

Go For What You Know!

The way forward is through

The looming $50 million deficit facing the city of Albuquerque is not an enigma and raises hackles because its existence points to a very bad job done by a group of politicians whose ideology ostensibly runs this nation, but has resoundingly been rejected at the local and state level.

Letters

Readers write about Medicare for all, garage sale signs, Susana Martinez's flip-flopping and something very urgent!

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The artist behind the River of Lights

Joey Trujillo, initially brought onboard River of Lights because of his welding skills which he learned from his father, estimates he's made more than 300 of the sculptures.

A Stake of Holly Through the Heart

A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Popejoy

Scott Severance, the founding artistic director and actor assuming the iconic role of Scrooge, spoke with us about the lasting resonance of A Christmas Carol.

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The Shape of Water

Peculiar romance finds the beating heart below the scaly surface of a misunderstood monster

Surrender to the sensual cinematic visuals and the humid air of sexual tension surrounding The Shape of Water and you’re sure to be swept up in its particular, peculiar tide.

Reel World

A Christmas Story screens again, all eight Harry Potter films play at KiMo and The Guild takes a day off.

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Xmas en El Burque

To be concerned about gigs is good

Enjoy this holiday by going out to at least one of these fantastic concerts coming your way.

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Weekly Specials

Get some winning cookies, go to ABQ NoshFest, stock up on wine and watch your Roadrunner Food Bank donations get matched!

Food Charities for Holiday Giving

Donate to an anti-hunger org. this season

Many of us began this year with newfound political energy and a burning question: “What can I do to help?” If you’re still asking that question now, then I have one potential answer for you: You can help feed hungry people in your community.

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Lost in Los Lunas

The search for Natural Rx

Overflookies is a letdown, but Super Sour Fire OG uplifts and improves Joshua Lee's mood by bounds, while relaxing back and leg muscles.

Alibi V.26 No.50 • Dec 14-20, 2017

Visual Learning

The “badass mother folk art” of El Moisés

El Moisés brings his world-class style, unique vision and focused attention to everything he touches—whether a book or a lowrider or a canvas.

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Alibi Kink Events Presents

Carnal Carnevale tickets still on sale

Step outside of the mundane and step into the Carnal Carnevale, an “adults-only” party brought to you by Alibi Fetish Events. Albuquerque, reward yourself for making it through the holiday season with tickets to the Carnal Carnevale; and if you act now, you can stuff those stockings with tickets at at discounted rate. You have until midnight, on Sunday, Dec. 17 to purchase tickets for the still-discounted price of $55. Prices go up after that, and no tickets will be available for purchase at the door. The location of this kink-and-cocktail-filled voyeur’s delight remains top secret, and will only be revealed only to our lucky few ticket holders.

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Renaissance of Resilience

Occidental Life Building at 100

The Occidental Life Building is nationally unique due to its Venetian Gothic Revival style, and a local rarity because it's one of Downtown’s few ’70s urban renewal survivors.

Newscity

Some schools may have to close, Michael Padilla drops out of Lt Governor race and KAFB is keeping track of nitrate plumes.

Step Forward but Look Back

There is no future without a past

Representatives of the police should be willing to discourse on the course of events that resulted in mandated federal oversight without feeling that they are being demonized.

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The Opposite of Music

It’s the holidays, be joyful dammit!

Winter’s almost here; don’t despair or disappear when you could redeem yourself at a local show instead: A. March has all the deets!

TPC

August March continues his autumnal sojourn into local-recording-land, listening to new work by TPC, Noctilucant and Casper The Hoax

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Hollywood documentary embraces beauty and brains

Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor, gets the documentary biopic treatment she so sorely deserves with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

Reel World

A Christmas Story screens, Phil Duran teaches police tactics for actors and Albuquerque’s homegrown anime convention returns.

Bloody Christmas

“Happy!” on Syfy

Syfy goes out on a limb—a severed limb, it should probably be stated—with its absurdly funny, ridiculously violent crime/fantasy series “Happy!”

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Found Objects

This week: Cruzando: Travels in a Parallel Universe, Pre-existing Conditions, Charles Dickens Formal Winter Ball and Stories by the Fireside.

Places of Refuge

Images and psychic states surface at New Grounds

We chat with Lihie Gendler-Talmor about diversity in technique, "Cities of Refuge" and how personal experience influences selection of subject matter.

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Holiday Dining Guide

Eat, Drink and Be Lazy

Weekly Alibi is here to help you make it through the holiday season unscathed with recommendations on where to eat, drink and be merry on the days when most things are closed.

Alibi V.26 No.49 • Dec 7-13, 2017

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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Shop Local (Very Local)

Alibi’s Last Minute Gift Guide

Amazon is doing quite well without your holiday help, but local stores impacted by the Great Recession and reeling from the epic ART construction could really use your dollars. Our eagle-eyed staff has combed the metro area, hunting up some great local shops just ripe for the gift giving. Pick your area of town, and you don’t even have to leave your neighborhood.

Nob Hill

Nob Hill shoppers don’t have to leave their neighborhood.

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The Disaster Artist

Actor-director James Franco transforms into actor-director Tommy Wiseau

The Disaster Artist is both a hilarious comedy of errors and a touching love letter to Hollywood. Add to that The Disaster Artist’s meta-humorous “film within a film”/“good actors playing bad actors” japery, and you’ve got the makings of a cult film about making a cult film.

Reel World

See the history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, or Where God Left His Shoes or Baraka.

Motel Hotel Holiday Inn

“Tarantula” on TBS

“Tarantula” isn’t the weirdest, crudest, most wildly conceived piece of animation on TV right now, but it’s got an under-the-radar charm and a cast of loveable-if-not-admirable characters.

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Welcome, 23rd City Council!

New configuration is probably progressive

The first meeting of the newly seated 23rd Albuquerque City Council zipped by in just 68 minutes. That quick convocation included new Mayor Tim Keller stopping by to introduce some of the key players in his budding administration.

Newscity

State auditor questions Environment Department's settling policies, report says N.M.'s education funding is around 12 percent lower than it was before the US economic recession and Wayne Johnson is appointed new state auditor.

Hitting the Reset Button

City police reform begins now

Let’s hope that Geier can look past departmental loyalties, ideological boundaries and learn from the tragic, bloody and unkempt past as he pursues Keller’s vision of community policing and justice for all.

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The City's Living Document

Two Way Street amplifies the voices of community members often unheard

Two Way Street's vendors are hired with minimal barriers. You don't need an ID or a criminal background check. Each vendor receives five donated copies of the paper, which are then sold for a dollar or more each. Vendors can come back with their earnings and buy more copies of the paper for 25 cents each, and hit the street again.

Found Objects

Happening this week: Ugly Sweater Revue, Shaelin Jornigan's paintings and #MeToo Monologues.

Rockin' Around the NHCC

The Duran family is decking the halls and the galleries this holiday season

The Duran family have decided to share their collection of more than 400 handmade Christmas ornaments by more than 130 New Mexican artists, through an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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Making Mead (Honey Wine)

An easy recipe from Jonathan Ortiz of Southwest Grape and Grain

Mead, arguably the first alcoholic beverage that humans created, is surprisingly easy to make if you’re patient.

Weekly Specials

Rail Yards Holiday Market extended, brewery to compost 100% of food waste, four-course beer-paired dinner and more.

Chatting with Campo’s Chef Jonathan Perno

Los Poblanos’ new farm-to-table restaurant opens

Whenever somebody from out of town asks about places worth visiting in Albuquerque, Los Poblanos is always high on my list of recommendations. And now Los Poblanos has opened their new restaurant, Campo, and it’s stunning.

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