Alibi V.26 No.31 • Aug 3-9, 2017

Farm to Table at Farm & Table

A celebration, steeped in the agrarian history of the North Valley

Farm & Table is definitely upscale, with delicious surprises across the board and exacting detail to every dish, but still approachable enough for anyone’s special occasions.

Ready for the Masquerade?

Local fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is creating a wonderland for your hedonistic delight this January. Our Carnal Carnevale party will be held at a secret location within the Duke City, and we'll all be celebrating behind a mask. Dancing, kinky demonstrations, the finest cocktails, sensual exhibitions and so much more await!

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From the Darkroom to the Light

Latent Image Collective's Ongoing Conversation

In photography the latent image is one that has yet to be developed on the film strip. The image is registered with light; it just hasn't been called forth yet. It is this process of development that inspired the start of Latent Image Collective.

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Goodbye Elephant, Hello Donkey!

Dem gov probable in 2018, report states

National Journal predicted this week that New Mexico is the second-most likely state to elect a governor from a different party than the incumbent in the coming year.

Newscity

Motion filed against city's sick leave ballot, some high schools still struggling with PARCC, and judge orders APD to pay for document delay.

A Conversation with Maggie Hart Stebbins

County commissioner seeks progress

Weekly Alibi had coffee with Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins to chat a bit about how things are going over at the county side of our local government.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a carefully-planned drug sting nabs someone else.

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Food News

Crime hits the dining crowd, Dion's announces new dressing, Peter Piper Pizza announces second location, Cantero Brewing Company renovates old space, Humble Coffee to open new location, and Fox & Hound gets rebranded.

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Sessions' Hand Gets Slapped

… Inches from the cookie jar

Rohrabacher-Farr amendment renewed, Massachusetts Supreme Court rules in favor of medical cannabis-using employee, and Doña Ana County Detention Center Director busted.

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Lady Macbeth

Impolite BBC drama is bad romance at its best

Far too stark to call Gothic, way too bleak to call romantic, Lady Macbeth is a violent heartbreaker for those who prefer broken hearts to happy endings.

Reel World

66 Mile Radius and last weekend's 48 Hour Films screen, and a special "dinner and a movie" event happens in Silver City.

Check-In Time

“The Guest Book” on TBS

“The Guest Book” is a comic anthology, with curse-laden dialogue and sexually explicit storylines, centering on the various inhabitants of a single, crazy hotel room.

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With Harmony

Local trio constantly rocks out

Weekly Alibi chats with the formidable multi-instrumentalists of Constant Harmony.

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The Gallery on Gold

Albuquerque's only micro-gallery brings multimedia art to the streets

Pacific Exhibits is a site to support artists in a unique and highly visible way, viewable 24/7 by anybody.

New Mexico After Dark

The high desert underworld of Buckskin Cocaine

There is a particular emotional distance with which each character is held, until the moment when zooming in close and revealing vulnerability will be most wrenching.

Alibi V.26 No.30 • July 27-Aug 2, 2017

War Chests Filled with Booty

Local candidates look to many sources for funding

Money has been pouring into the 2017 mayoral race at an unprecedented rate.

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A Ghost Story

Minimalist tale of life and death may be saying something, but it’s keeping awfully quiet

A Ghost Story is self-consciously arty and aggressively dull. If you cut out the scenes in which nothing moves, nothing happens and no one speaks, the entire film would be about 10 minutes long.

Reel World

Titanic on a titanic screen, Zootopia in the park, Extraterrestre en Español and New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase deadline extended.

Monster Mash-Up

“Midnight, Texas” on NBC

“Midnight, Texas” is little more than an inexpensive, broadcast network carbon copy of “True Blood” but with a pulpy, comic book-y charm to its threadbare genre silliness.

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The Squash of Thailand

Thai Boran’s unique menu holds some surprises

Josh Lee is overwhelmed by pumpkin curry at Thai Boran and then keeps eating and eating.

Food News

The owners of Nick and Jimmy's wants educated employees, Claim Jumper disappears, Paradise Hills refuses to pass the salt, Burger 21 plans to open new spot, Storehouse New Mexico sees some renovations and New Day trains kids to be the next generation of restaurant entrepreneurs.

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Campaign Finance Reporting Changes Prove Controversial

Proposed changes to campaign finance reporting rules attempt to update sections of the Campaign Reporting Act that have been invalidated in court, but some are concerned the rules will force disclosure of people who want to remain anonymous, violating their First Amendment rights.

Newscity

Lawsuit against PED is delayed and few are happy with new wolf plan.

music

Where the Sunbeams End

And the starlight begins

August March, beset by disappointment, sees rock as part of the way through it. And so can you, along with Wounded Giant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, YOU and Tobin Sprout.

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Greater Tuna Pokes Fun at Small-Town Texas Life

‘80s play still frighteningly relevant today

While Greater Tuna’s main agenda is to poke gentle fun at the ignorant ways of the small-town people of Texas, it also takes time to acknowledge some of the things to be appreciated about such towns.

Dispatches from the Field

Mexico City’s vibrance in the theater arts and all else

Juli Hendren visits Mexico City to scout for shows to bring back to New Mexico for Revolutions at Tricklock.

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Alibi V.26 No.29 • July 20-26, 2017

More Immigration, Please

We’re here to stay, say Dreamers

Weekly Alibi chats with two successful, politically aware Dreamers who are still looking toward the future despite the uncertainty of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) order.

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Newscity

State board investigates double-dipping and a decades-old water rights case closes.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting locked inside an ATM happens to someone else.

music

There’s No Sign of the Morning Coming

So get thee to a show!

With the proper resources, attitude and resilience, anyone can survive the vibrance of the scene as well as it’s murky backwaters. Here’s a guide for that bright and dark encounter, now happening—all lovingly and musically—in and around Burque.

SATURATION Saturates

Brockhampton brings it

Brockhampton’s SATURATION is all about drawing inspiration from one another to embrace and strengthen the self.

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The Country in Both Darkness & Light

Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land

Williams is one of the United States' preeminent nature writers, who in an act of civil disobedience, purchased land leases intended to be sold for development of oil and gas. In her most recent work, she poignantly unpacks the multitude of histories that are embedded in 12 national parks and monuments

Sister Act

Nunsense 2 in all its hilarity at Aux Dog

“Habit humor,” driven mostly by the music that is Nunsense 2's centerpiece, makes this play a welcome weekend diversion.

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Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan goes to war in a heart-pounding, historical drama about victory in the jaws of defeat

Dunkirk expresses the panic, fear and sheer chaos of war better than just about any previous film.

Reel World

Sing in Tijeras, attend a N.M. film industry conference or the Jewish Film Festival.

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Food News

Sauce Pizza and Wine opens an ABQ location, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza gives it away, make your plans for the Santa Fe Farmers Market, US to bring back horse meat, Silver Horizons needs help and KRQE Cares Food for Kids is accepting donations.

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Dangerously Still

Congress votes soon on Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, Carlsbad Anti-Drug/Gang Coalition writes a letter and N.M. gubernatorial candidates lean toward supporting cannabis.