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Weekly Alibi
 Nov 20 - 26, 2008 
Don't let the holidays become a hassle—go shopping with this year's Holiday Gift Guide. We've combed the mom and pop stores of Albuquerque and Santa Fe to find everything you need and all the stuff you want.
NEWS/OPINION
A dating website for the mentally ill. A used-clothing boutique that employs women with harsh histories. And progressives take solace in a fake New York Times.
MUSIC
At the Drive-In guitarist Jim Ward spends seven years making an Americana record. And The Knux's Remind Me in 3 Days is what happens when hip-hop becomes less insular and lets a grab bag of influences go to work.
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FOOD
To get fresh pasta in New Mexico, you've got to go off the beaten path. And an Italian family comes together over bagna cauda—what about yours?
FILM & TV
The sunny-side up character study A Man Named Pearl shows the impact one man can have on the world around him. Meanwhile, Cartoon Network does an admirable job of translating our "Maakies" comic strip into the realm of moving animation in “The Drinky Crow Show.”
ARTS/LIT
The Guerilla Girls hide behind their mask-ulinity. Plus, 12 books for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa that keep giving throughout the year.

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sign of the times photo contest
sign of the times photo contest

Sign of the times: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

Each week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-Instagrammer with $10 in Alibi Bucks. Alibi Bucks can help you get anything from tickets to Naked Food Fair to a sandwich at Cafe Lush and each week we have new deals to spend your bucks on.

This week we asked you to tag us in pictures of your favorite Albuquerque signs and you posted some pretty killer retro signs.

Our second runner up, gq.ninja posted this awesome old school KOB sign. The vintage simplicity is really a sign of the times and we love the bare tree branches in the distance. Thanks for posting!

This week's winner is lettersfromburque's gorgeous picture of the Helen's Bakery sign. We love the backdrop of our dreamy Albuquerque skies and the vibrant turquoise cross against the weathered white wooden sign. Thank you for posting! To collect your prize and Alibi Bucks email Amelia@alibi.com.

Stay tuned for next week's guidelines and if you don't already, follow us on Instagram!

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Come Together

Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos

See and hear some live chamber music, and partake in gratis espresso.
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Progress and Prosperity

22nd Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

Featuring a march, a family fiesta with children's activities, community awards, exhibits, food and live performances.
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