A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees
Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.
Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.
With the resurgence of hand-crafting as a kind of weekend hipster sport—along with the sudden influx of new cannabis patients in the community—it should come as no surprise that we've come upon a whole new era for pipe-making.
Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch recounts joy and pain of coming of age in N.M. ranchlands
By Maggie Grimason
John Burns' latest elucidation of love for musical theater comes in the shape of the quirky cabaret Gay Kid on A Cattle Ranch, a piece that explores his unique experience of growing up on a cattle ranch in Nara Visa, N.M., all the while knowing that he stood slightly apart from the expected farm boy type.
Cielito Lindo is opening two new locations, the Fermentation Festival is on its way, Thai Vegan Nob Hill works out some bugs, a food truck driver is charged with shooting, Chef Daniel Morgan gets us ready for Father’s Day and McDonald's makes a cannabis joke.
Nueva York electro wizards The Knocks visit, David Felberg will lead listeners to better understand the musical works of "suspected Communist sympathizers" and Isley Brothers manifest the very definitions of soul, R&B and funk.
Jacqueline Woodson's visit and her novel, Another Brooklyn
By Maggie Grimason
In Another Brooklyn, two-parts poetry and one-part prose, it's not just the story that resonates, but the knack that Jacqueline Woodson has for infusing the world she creates with the contemplativeness that comes with her earnest poetry.
Santa Fe's Tomasita's opening ABQ location, where to find the Mobile Farmers Market, shooting suspects flee in a food truck, a Pizza 9 location insults a customer on Facebook, Sawmill Market expected next year and the Field to Food annual dinner helps seniors.
Chipotle has some malware trouble, Chello's opens next week, Twisters has a new ABQ location, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm tells us about organic agriculture, the deets on the “Anti-Lunch Shaming” bill and quick dishes for Ramadan.
Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.
Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.
What sets SURFACE apart in the landscape of local opportunities is the professional development element. Participants attend an intensive workshop that focuses on what it means to be, and how to further oneself, as a working artist.