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Welcome to the Danger Zone: Danger Carnival

Seeking some adult-friendly danger this weekend? How about a carnival’s worth? Emerge ABQ’s Danger Carnival is back for a second year! Step right up this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 11pm at Skarsgard Farms (3435 Stanford NE) for a night of art, food and entertainment. Equal parts harvest festival, freak show and vaudeville spectacle, the Second Annual Danger Carnival features fabulous fun for ages 21-plus. Jam along to The Tall Boys, DJ Dave 12, Zack Freeman and DJ James Black. Dandykor offers a spanking booth for the especially naughty, and Olive Bee Photography invites you to celebrate the skin you’re in with a Body Positive Photo Temple. Still feeling adventurous? Check out body parts printing by Zona, then marvel as the Albuquerque Aerialist Collective flies through the air with the greatest of ease. Soo Bak Food Truck brings a taste of “Korean Seoul Food,” while ABQ Mystique’s menu features Frito Pie and beer brat sandwiches. Wet your whistle with Skarsgard Farm’s hard cider and Casa Rondeña wines. For $5, you get five carnival tickets; additional tickets are $1. For more info, and to RSVP for Danger Carnival, visit on.fb.me/1obBV1M. Skarsgard Farms • Sat Sep 20 • 6-11pm • $5 suggested donation • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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Turn My Page! Turn Me On!

Dirty Zine Reading

It’s feelin’ hot in here, so take out all your zines and head on down to the Dirty Zine Reading tomorrow, brought to you by the upcoming third annual ABQ Zine Fest. It’ll be a night of DIY debauchery, featuring raunchy readings from local sex-positive zinesters of all stripes, guaranteed to get your pulse racing and your britches itchin’ for some action. Feel like gettin’ funky? Get up and dance to sexy music with house band Wet Medicine. Who knew Sundays could be this delightfully sinful? Doors open at 8pm at The Tannex in Barelas (1417 Fourth Street SW). This is gonna be a wicked sexxxy event, so no kids please. Admission is a $5-to-$10 sliding scale, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, visit abqzinefest.com. Tannex • Sun Sep 15 • 8 pm • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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Writing Dirty: Skills for Writing About Sex

Let’s talk about sex, babyand write about it too! Most of all, let’s embrace it as the glorious creative experience it can be. And who better to jump-start those creative juices than Sinclair Sexsmith? Sexsmith is an educator, coach and writer who specializes in, you guessed it, sexuality. This Monday, find out how words can speak louder than actions at Sexsmith’s “Writing Dirty: Skills for writing about sex,” to be held 7:30-9 p.m. tonight at Self Serve (3904-B Central SE). The cost is $20 per person, or $35 for a pair. Take a paper and writing utensil for writing exercises. Register at selfservetoys.com. For information, call 265-5815. Self Serve • Mon Jul 22 • 7:30 pm • $20/person, $35/pair • View on Alibi calendar

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Queer as Burque

An ABQ Pride photo essay

This is Chris Wright, an attendee at this year's ABQ Pride Fest. To quote my mother, Chris seemed both pretty on the outside & on the inside. His fierce outfit attracted a lot of attention, including the admiration of two small girls. I watched as the young ladies (who were also dressed in their Pride finest) earned smiles & high-fives from this young man. To me, he was everything that Pride should be - vibrant, unique, kind, and inclusive. That's why I titled his photo "Chris Wright is Beautiful."
M. Brianna Stallings
This is Chris Wright, an attendee at this year's ABQ Pride Fest. To quote my mother, Chris seemed both pretty on the outside & on the inside. His fierce outfit attracted a lot of attention, including the admiration of two small girls. I watched as the young ladies (who were also dressed in their Pride finest) earned smiles & high-fives from this young man. To me, he was everything that Pride should be - vibrant, unique, kind, and inclusive. That's why I titled his photo "Chris Wright is Beautiful."

Lookee there! It's Austin Benedict, one of three folks featured on the Pride cover of this week's edition. Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo looks on. Read the cover story, "Pride and Perspective" here.
M. Brianna Stallings
Lookee there! It's Austin Benedict, one of three folks featured on the Pride cover of this week's edition. Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo looks on. Read the cover story, "Pride and Perspective" here.
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Representin' at ABQ Pride Fest, Expo New Mexico. With Mark Lopez.
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
M. Brianna Stallings
Copy editor/staff writer Mark Lopez and managing editor/music editor Samantha Anne Carrillo ham it up at the Alibi table.
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
M. Brianna Stallings
A nice man with a camera gives a T-shirt shout-out to '90s queercore band Pansy Division.
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
M. Brianna Stallings
Why hello, Kitty Koryn. Nice tail!
LGBTohmeohmy!
M. Brianna Stallings
LGBTohmeohmy!
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
M. Brianna Stallings
A proud American woman (cue the Guess Who) goes all out with the rainbow body paint.
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
M. Brianna Stallings
This young lass is clearly, queerly fab-u-lous.
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
M. Brianna Stallings
This is Richard. Richard knows his bears.
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