Alibi V.26 No.43 • Oct 26-Nov 1, 2017

Inside the Invasion

Blackout Theatre Company's new chapter of Quarantine

This year's Quarantine storyline hinges upon that famous UFO crash that happened in Roswell in 1947 and supposes that in this reality, the government is engineering alien technology based on what they discovered there, and they do not want the public accessing it.

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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Issues, Illusions, Albuquerque

What our next mayor must address

Whoever wins the runoff election for mayor on Nov. 14 is gonna have one hell of a big plate of problems to choke down.

Newscity

AG says Rio Rancho overcharged for public records; N.M. senators amend budget to keep Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

People of District 5

NW citizens choose new councilor

Here are the two people on the Nov. 14 runoff ballot for City Council District 5.

Letters

Readers write to defend weakened science education standards, to praise the power of passive resistance and to thank mayoral election coverage for inspiring them to learn more about the Santolina development.

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Alchemy is Easy on the Eye

New confectionary makes sweets that look as good as they taste

From their many-colored quartz point lollipops in flavors like strawberry-basil and horchata de chufa to their piñon and marigold cookies, the self-taught D’Mitri R. Agnes and Jessica Romero create sweets that are unlike anything our city has seen.

Cooking Up Classics

The Home Cook delivers

The Home Cook has simple, easily memorized recipes made for weeknight dinners or casual gatherings with friends, covering everything from pickled vegetables, to pasta, to grain salads to cocktails.

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Can't Be Down

CBD Oil Turns Nervous Nellies into Relaxed Rinis

Rini Grammer treats anxiety with oil of CBD: a healthy, relaxing and non-inebriating alternative to THC.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

Literary biopic explores bonds and barriers between fathers and sons

Goodbye Christopher Robin emerges on screen as a wonder-filled, emotion-packed reminder of the joys of childhood and the attendant pains of growing up.

Reel World

See Juan of the Dead for free, Freaks with a five-course beer-paired meal and a Boris Karloff salute at the Kimo.

App for Destruction

“Wisdom of the Crowd” on CBS

Before it even aired, trailers for “Wisdom of the Crowd” put it in the running for the dumbest show of the fall. Since then, airings of the actual show have soundly confirmed the suspicion.

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Los Superhéroes de LA

Rolling with Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman creates and performs an informed mix of rousing rocanrol finely intertwined with traditional Latino musical conceits, the soulful R&B of past ages and a progressive political platform that is, at once disarming and infectiously interesting. Weekly Alibi chats with guitarist Carlos Arévalo.

Sonic Reducer

Latest releases from Chicharra and Lindy Vision, and a Gatas y Vatas compilation.

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Found Objects

This week, see The Turn of the Screw, rub elbows with the makers of Lady Science, go to the opening reception of Sandhill Crane art and get sucked into some Immediate Theater.

Into the Unknown

Investigate the paranormal through the pages of Riley Mitchell's book

The Essential Paranormal Bucket List rounds up paranormal wonders from the world over.

Alibi V.26 No.42 • Oct 19-25, 2017

Living in the Future, Dwelling on the Past

Voting progressive as necessity

Local politics is, for better or worse, tied to national politics and voters should keep that in mind when they head to the polls to cast their final vote for mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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Newscity

Analee Maestas resigns from APS board over embezzlement allegations, Christopher Ruszkowski responds to science standards scandal and N.M. Interstate Stream Commissioners resign.

Zoning, Pawn and a Runoff

Council tackles municipal issues

A major revamp of the city’s zoning code, significant changes to how pawnbrokers can do business and stopping vehicle solicitations drew a good size crowd for the City Council meeting. Some items got heard and even less got passed as the grinder of democracy made a little more sausage.

Odds & Ends

Funny because the air getting too pumpkin-spice-fresh happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about constitutional values and a Sandoval County Commissioner.

film

Only The Brave

Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy

Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.

Reel World

Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.

Chatting with Killers

“Mindhunter” on Netflix

Some may find “Mindhunter” a bit too chatty, and it does take getting past the first episode for things to click into place. Once our protagonists start going face-to-face with killers, though, the show has a sneaky, edgy thrill.

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Growing Market

N.M. cannabis patients increase even more (mostly treating PTSD and chronic pain), CBD regulation tangle trips Target, Congressman recommends cannabis legalization to fight opioid epidemic and for Congress to remove restrictions on research.

News on the Green

Silver City gets dispensary, cop gets light sentence for stealing cannabis from evidence room, predictions made on which countries will legalize the soonest, NFL players advocate cannabis use and Uruguay begins exporting.

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Flying Saucer Over Burque

Rock out Friday and Saturday!

Sister hosts visionary multi-instrumentalist Heather Trost, whose artistic associations with partner Jeremy Barnes, Stereolab founder Laetitia Sadier and dreamy do-gooders Deerhoof have yielded some of the most potently poetic music to come out of these parts in ages. This, plus everything else that powers August March's personal flying saucer this week.

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All the Good to Come

In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures

Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.

Found Objects

See An American in Paris, Into the Dark: An ABQ Circus Arts Smallshow or Wolves, and bring some cash to a Puerto Rico recovery benefit.

The Language of Dance

Rendezvous with dancer and choreographer Erika Pujič at SHIFT Dance Festival

We interview Erika Pujič about dance and the pieces she's bringing to SHIFT Dance Festival.

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The Acre Brings Accessible Farm-to-Table Food to Albuquerque

Shawn Weed makes vegetarian comfort food for everyone—not just vegetarians

While I’m a big fan of the farm-to-table trend and the environmental sustainability that it stands for, I’m less thrilled about the pretensions and price tags that tend to come along with it. Which is why it was so refreshing to talk with Shawn Weed, the chef and restaurateur who has a vision for accessible farm-to-table food at his new restaurant The Acre, opening Nov. 10 in the Northeast Heights.

Alibi V.26 No.41 • Oct 12-18, 2017

N.M. Environment Update

On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments

Interior Secretary Zinke under fire again for abusing his travel expense account and oil drillers invest in N.M. despite falling prices and state regulations, thanks to federal subsidies and White House support.

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Best of Burque Restaurants 2017

Dine In, Speak Out

Each year we ask you, the good citizens what the best restaurants and dishes in town are. We appreciate the time that y’all took to vote in this year’s Best of Burque Restaurants poll, and we hope that the results will help you figure out where you’ll be dining next in our fair city.

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Newscity

PED won't reveal who messed up the proposed new science education standards. Albuquerque sick leave ordinance fails.

Mysteries of the Consent Agenda

And other CABQ phenomena

Millions spent for federal police oversight, hundreds of police complaint cases heard and a denied request for an investigation into an unjust drug sting are just some of the issues recently tackled by members of the Albuquerque City Council.

Letters

The readers write about ART, constitutional values and U.S.-N.K. diplomacy.

art

More than Misdirection

The magicians at Max's Magic Shop and Theatre deliver moments of the impossible

Max's Magic Shop has, under several different names and under multiple owners, delivered moments of the impossible to Albuquerque for 40 years. That's a tremendous track record that testifies that there is an enduring audience for this performance art, and that their will always be people who love the craft enough to make sure that it survives here.

Found Objects

This week's art finds include photographs by Miguel Gandert, works by Zahra Marwan and Nina Elder, and a production of Little Women.

The Balance of the Soul

Musical Theatre Southwest's pitch perfect Jekyll & Hyde

Southwest Musical Theatre's production of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde illuminates the core queries of the play wonderfully—with all the fun stage smoke you would expect.

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C is for Cookie

That’s good enough for Mother Earth Herbs

Deez OG brings on a sense of euphoria and well-being, and Cookies N Chem looks to be perfect for those suffering from anxiety or general muscle tension.

News on the Green

N.M. cannabis patients continue to increase, producer breaks sales record, companies are phasing out medicinal tests for hiring and governor appeals overturn of illegal vetoes. Also, learn how cannabis spread from Asia.

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Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Goes WAY Out

Longtime local film festival changes it up

The Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival sheds the accurate if prosaic title, trading it in for the far jazzier descriptor Way OUT West.

Reel World

Free The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo and The Whole Wide World screenings, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns.

Attack of the Clones

“Ghosted” on FOX

FOX’s new series “Ghosted” lazily riffs on the “X-Files” formula without ever developing an original idea of its own.

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The Drummer as Mastodon

Brann Dailor on music and life

August March chats with Brann Dailor of Mastodon about prog rock, metal and the narrative that has begun to fill up the band’s oeuvre.

Mists of Time

Play me a sad song

Great art comes under duress, que no? If that meirda’s true, then August March imploring Alibi readers to go out and see some shows is a frikkin’ masterpiece!

Sonic Reducer

New releases by the mysterious Jefe Mac, the triumphal SHREWD and the gritty Heaven for Less.

The Return of Gatas y Vatas

DIY experimental music fest happens today, Friday and Saturday

There are some live music experiences that are so out-of-the-ordinary, so electric with energy, so unexpected that as ithey happen, you realize how lucky you are to be there. No grainy live video feed can capture these transformative musical moments; as you explain it to others clumsy words just can’t tell the depth of the experience.

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Four Autumnal Food Events for Your Gastronomical Pleasure

This weekend is shaping up to be a real pumpkin spicy one

Here are four awesome autumnal-themed food and drink events going on this weekend: The 8th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest, the BioPark’s Cider Festival and Heritage Farm Harvest Dinner, plus Wagner Farm’s 4th Annual Apple and Pumpkin Festival.