Alibi V.26 No.52 • Dec 28-Jan 3, 2017

The BernCo Year

Budget, cops, corrections, Perkins

Bernalillo County Sheriff gets more deputies, Metropolitan Detention Center gets more employees and 2018 named the year of Don Perkins.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

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Best of Burque 2018 Voting Closes at Midnight Tonight

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll ends March 13!

Drumroll, please! Best of Burque, the original Albuquerque reader’s poll, enters its latest incarnation on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Voting runs Feb. 14 through March 13, a four-week period during which, for the first time, you can cast your votes once each week. So if you want to express love for your Best of Burque faves on a weekly basis to give the objects of your affection an edge in the results, your wish has been granted!

Best of Burque Music 2018 ends March 6

The time is nigh

The people have spoken. The nominations are in for the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. The second round for all the marbles runs Feb. 21 through Mar. 6. This year you can cast your votes once each week (that’s up to three times if you check your calendar carefully). And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a fantastic live showcase of nominees on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

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A Million Concerts

One dude to see them all

August March sure went to a lot of concerts this past year … here are a few in review!

I Dig a Record

Touch the play button and enjoy

Here’s a list of August March’s favorite local albums for the year 2017.

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The Best Things I Ate and Drank in 2017

Robin Babb lists her five favorite consumables of the year

Though Food Editor for only a few months, Robin Babb has been eating and drinking all year and here are a few of the best things she’s had.

New Cuisine for the New Year

Jambo Café is a delicious new culinary opportunity

If it’s Jambo Café’s intrigue and adventure that brings you in, it’ll be their refined menu that brings you back—turning gamble into tradition.

Weekly Specials

Here are some of the places that will be open and serving a special New Year's Eve dinner on the big night. Get reservations now.

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Newscity

It was a tumultuous time in New Mexico over the last year. Here are some of the state's top stories in 2017.

Good for You, Albuquerque!

Big stories, big changes

This is the year change came to Albuquerque. Sometimes that change came because of long-standing problems in the Duke City, other times, it came despite the issues and troubles that were seen in these parts in the year 2017.

#GOPvalues

Readers write about Susana Martinez's flip-flopping, terrorism and a pre-loaded gift card.

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From Mummies to Ghosts

The worst films of 2017

Despite Hollywood's successes this year, it wasn't without blame when it comes to bad movies.

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A Year in Review

Resonances of theater, art, installation and dance in 2017

Trying to catalog the last year of this column underscores all the more the scary fast flow of time as Maggie Grimason asks herself—was that yesterday? A week ago? Last month?

Best of Intentions

Raven Art Center hosts workshops that focus efforts in the new year

Weekly Alibi speaks with Nicole White of Raven Art Center about intention-setting in art and life.

Print's Not Dead

A short list of the year's best books

Maggie Grimason tells of the individuals, and associated reads, which stood out in 2017.

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Alibi V.26 No.51 • Dec 21-27, 2017

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.

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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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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.

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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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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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.

Alibi V.26 No.50 • Dec 14-20, 2017

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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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