Weekly Alibi
 Oct 2 - 8, 2008 
Hop into the gondola with Phil Thompson, owner and founder of Lindstrand Balloons USA. Plus, don't miss a minute of mass ascension with our full schedule of the 2008 Balloon Fiesta. It's all part of this year's Unofficial Balloon Fiesta Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
The unemployment rate in New Mexico is climbing. The first openly gay person to run for office visits Albuquerque for National Coming Out Day. And does the McCain Campaign want some cheese with that whine?
MUSIC
Soul singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed has a howling voice from yesteryear. And Tony Bennett says Chiara Civello is “the best jazz singer of her generation." You can hear her for yourself when the Outpost Performance Space opens its 20th season.
Websclusive: FOTW: Pan!c CD Release
It's the Pan!c CD release. See its rad flyer here.
FOOD
Mayan Cuisine: Recipes from the Yucatan Region blooms with brilliantly colored photos and equally vibrant descriptions of this provocative cuisine. Plus, do you really need all that sugar in homemade jam?
FILM & TV
Blindness is a hopelessly self-important, cluelessly tone-deaf sci-fi parable. And Flash of Genius is a biopic about the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Excited yet?
ARTS/LIT
The Weir is a booze-heavy Irish play with tight, well-executed performances and a set that puts you right in the action. And Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski gives us stunning, imagistic remembrances of childhood, elegies to poets and glancing snapshots of life on the move.

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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #344: Telling Jokes on a Furniture Store Bed

I am walking through the mall. I pass my old friend D and her dark-haired Aussie girlfriend. D gives me a severe look. I bow and kiss her hand. She wears a gold band on her finger. She asks me when I'm going to grow up. I tell her it's too late, so never. We are joined on a furniture store bed by four of her friends. I joke in response to some anecdote: “That will kaak in your craw!” This gets a big laugh. One of the girls is playing with my tie. I see where this is going.

news

The Daily Word in horrible mutilations, further annexations and Albuquerque city council quandaries

The Daily Word

Top of the list of "unexpected beer cities? Albuquerque, por supuesto.

The suspect shot by APD yesterday was a woman.

City council is gearing up to kill the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission in order to create a new system of checks and balances vis a vis citizenry and APD.

A bicyclist was killed Saturday when she was hit by the Rail Runner in Santa Fe.

Among steep competition, rapper Andre Johnson may have committed the most bizarre musician suicide attempt ever. Ever.

Netflix is introducing another kinda-weird price increase.

Sometimes "refined" means fart jokes.

Controversial State of Michigan decision prohibiting race based college entrance was upheld by the SCOTUS.

Crimea is getting strange and Russia is a master of propaganda.

Nothing wrong with thinking about Nudie suits folks.

Alibi Picks

Of the Earth

There's nothing like acknowledging that you are part of something bigger, part of an entire way of life that exists outside your home, town or state. That's why Earth Day is such a big day … it celebrates our entire planet! And this year, there will be a variety of events that highlight Mother Earth in all her glory. Some stuff worth mentioning is the 6th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobos Growers' Market, the Celebrate Earth Day event at Hotel Andaluz and Earth Day at the Museum.

The first is at the Cornell Mall at UNM's main campus and includes fresh, local produce, music, crafts and food trucks. Now that's a fine way to pay homage to our planet. The event runs from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, and is free, unless, you know, you buy stuff. The second event is Celebrate Earth Day at Hotel Andaluz (125 Second Street NW) and is a free event that features guest speakers (including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham), a wolf from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and raptors from Avian Ambassadors. That event happens from 10am to 1pm, also tomorrow.

And for those who want to throw a little education into their celebrations, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) is hosting Earth Day at the Museum (again, tomorrow). This day will have “special celebrations, hands-on activities for all ages and short talks.” And that slice of terrestrial goodness is included with regular admission, which is $7 for ages 13 and up, $6 for seniors and $4 for those under 13. Festivities run from 9am to 3pm. Not bad, eh? Consult our calendars for more events happening prior to Earth Day if these aren't to your liking. But bear in mind that Earth is a lovely place to be, and that's always a reason to celebrate. Cornell Mall on the UNM Main Campus (East of SUB) • Tue Apr 22 • 10am-2pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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