Alibi V.26 No.47 • Nov 23-29, 2017

Thanksgiving with Mr. Keller

New mayor reflects, looks forward

We talked about the city; we talked about solutions, and because it’s that time of year, we talked turkey, too.

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Carnal Carnevale tickets $10 off until December 20

Fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Looking for something extra special for those explorers in your life? For a limited time Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is offering general admission tickets at a $10 discount so you can bring an extra friend … or three to the upcoming Carnal Carnevale. The event will take place Saturday, January 20 at a secret Albuquerque location. Ticketholders are invited to an evening of sensual entertainment, erotic art, dark demonstrations of deep desires and exploration behind the mask. You have until December 20 to snap up tickets at the special pre-event price of $55.

Have Yourself a Jedi Little Christmas

Holiday Film Guide 2017

The holiday movie season, wedged tightly between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, has arrived, and with it comes something for everyone. There are cartoons for the kids, rude comedies for the teens, Oscar-bait dramas for the adults and a Star Wars movie for just about everyone.

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Lady Bird

Great Gerwig’s witty charm is undiluted in savvy coming-of-age comedy

With her newest, the coming-of-age semi-memoir Lady Bird, Gerwig steps fully behind the camera to write and direct, leaving the acting duties to others.

Reel World

Revenge of the Jedi poster raffle, The Road at the KiMo and Las Cruces wants your film.

Parades and Pigskin

Thanksgiving Day Around the Dial

In terms of beloved family traditions, Thanksgiving ranks several steps below Halloween and a step above Arbor Day. There’s eating involved, certainly. And more eating. And … well, a bunch of TV watching, really. Like the old turkey vs. ham debate, you’ve got two primary choices for the day: parades or football.

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Catching a Buzz with Chicharra

Basses and drums and rocanrol

In Spanish the word for cicada is chicharra—a word that sounds like something the insect might say—but it’s also the name of a local musical project that’s defining the direction rocanrol may likely take in this town. Chicharra is heavy, intricate, informed and affirmatively experimental.

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Cannabis Still Won't Kill You

A sensational story fizzles

I'd just spent six hours at a car dealership trying to look savvy when I read the news that a pair of Colorado doctors had witnessed the first case of fatal cannabis overdose.

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Newscity

Among the topics omitted from the state's standardized test for US history are Rosa Parks' act of civil disobedience, Roe v. Wade, Malcolm X and the bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hello Ginger, Goodbye Lewis

22nd Council ends on a positive note

With the flip of a coin and the bang of a gavel, the last meeting of the 22nd Albuquerque City Council came to an end.

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Night Vale descends on Albuquerque

Live show All Hail brings the world of the popular podcast to the KiMo

For a very long time, pinned to the desktop of my computer was a fan rendering of these words: “When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever.” It's a quote from the waggish writers of Welcome to Night Vale—a podcast that explores, through local radio dispatches, the strange goings-ons of a far flung desert town.

Found Objects

This week: Jason Witter’s Classics (Kind Of), the ASUNM Arts & Crafts Fair and GRAFT's BEDtalks.

Slant Truths

Erin Adair-Hodges' poetry distills experience into verse

Erin Adair-Hodges has a knack for making the particular resonate on a universal pitch, as in one of the opening poems in her first collection, Let's All Die Happy, where she writes of childbirth, “I held him, spent, and knew then there are no truths,/just lungs that labor to form a breath, each one/knocking into the next, until/long trains of them/move a body along, which seems to/need explaining.”

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A Taste of Aztlán

El Sabor de Juarez balances north and south

Meet El Sabor de Juarez, a joint where eaters can relish the best chuleta a la Mexicana ($9.95) in town or feast on a combo plate complete with challengingly piquant carne adovada and perfectly hot, fresh and pillowy sopaipillas.

Burqueños Learn to Cook

Jan’s on 4th owners work as private chef, caterer, cooking instructor, baker and farmer

The cooking school, Jan’s on 4th, is inside a 100-year-old adobe home in the North Valley that Jan’s husband, C.E., renovated when they bought the place. It’s a small house, but taking down a couple walls and installing an industrial oven and six-burner rangetop made it into an ideal spot for small classes of aspiring cooks.

Weekly Specials

The Gastro Obscura database, Laguna Burger, a feast at Pueblo Harvest Cafe and a cup of tea at Marie’s Teas.

Alibi V.26 No.46 • Nov 16-22, 2017

The Language of Liberation

Tricklock Company becomes the site of revolution at the start of their 24th season

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. is not a simple play; it's full of women being truthful—often to the point of hilarity—about what they want.

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Shop Local, Give Local

A guide to New Mexico-made products perfect for holiday gift-giving

You might want to start thinking about your holiday shopping. Here at the Alibi, we like to promote local stores, manufacturers, artists, musicians and craftspeople so we’ve turned to our well-versed section editors for a look at some interesting items from right here in the Land of Enchantment.

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There Was an Election

And another, and one after that

As the US heads toward the 2018 mid-term congressional elections, a new storm is forming on the horizon, one that may very likely help topple the executive branch travesty that has been visited upon our otherwise decent country.

The Passage of IDO

Council approves sweeping zoning reform

Albuquerque City Council passed a massive overhaul of the city’s zoning regulations at its special meeting.

Newscity

The corruption trial of former state Sen. Phil Griego is causing a reexamination of the state's citizen legislator system and the five-year-old legal battle between the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque and Presbyterian Healthcare has been put on hold.

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An Orgasmic Response to Percussion

Kerby’s project is ecstatically awesome

Kris Kerby's long-running “percussion apocalypse” endeavor, ICUMDRUMS, continues to set sonic standards, divining as well as breaking the boundaries of Albuquerque’s avant-garde. Weekly Alibi chats with him to find out more about one of Burque’s most relevant cultural provocateurs.

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Found Objects

Grown up date night at Warehouse 508; "Mansions, Motoring and Millennials" opens at the Albuquerque Museum; Moonstone Pop-Up revisits Sister Bar.

From Ink Black to Paper White

Graphic novel Ink in Water doesn't shy away from the hard stuff

Lacy J. Davis gives structure to her life in meaningful ways in her new graphic novel Ink in Water.

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Dealt

Magic-minded documentary switches hands on audiences

Dealt follows Richard Turner, master of prestidigitation who doesn't let his lack of sight slow him down.

Reel World

Central Features Contemporary Art Gallery featuring the 1954 feature Salt of the Earth; The New Mexico Film Foundation unveils its second annual Student Filmmakers Showcase; 4th Annual Pueblo Film Fest gets underway; Dynatheater will screen Dream Big.

Kitty Litter

“Meow Manor” on UP

If you love “Big Brother” but wish it were filled with kittens, then “Meow Manor” is right up your alley.

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An “Instant” Favorite

Burritos Alinstante

Burritos Alisante New Mexican fast food, with that like-your-grandma-made-it love, has withstood each test, delivering their downright affordable menu “in an instant.”

Making Prickly Pear Jam

This seasonal New Mexico fruit makes tasty jam for homemade gifts

This recipe for prickly pear fruit jam is sure to make a great holiday gift for your friends and family.

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One More Try

Advisory board once again backing opioid addiction as qualifying condition

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, armed with research, votes unanimously to recommend opioid use disorder be added to conditions qualifying for medical cannabis; Canada prepares to make money; FDA research blocked by "other regulatory agencies."

Alibi V.26 No.45 • Nov 9-15, 2017

Winter Guide

What’s happenin’ and hoppin’ across N.M.

Being the dedicated readers that you are, you know that within the metro area of N.M. there are literally hundreds of events going on each week, but we wanted to share all the holiday and winter-related events that are happening across the state. From north to south and east to west, we scoured through the towns of our great state.

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IDO, Beggars and a Fresco

Civic improvement, safety at issue

Taking a cue from ancient Roman leaders, Albuquerque City Councilors made it a crime to give beggars a quarter along busy roadways, commissioned a new fresco Downtown and tweaked the proposed overhaul of the city’s planning and zoning codes.

A Slow Progress Forward

UNM’s new president must face past and future

UNM should represent all that our city strives to be, and getting UNM back on track will be much like getting this town to travel down a productive path.

Newscity

Medicaid might get copays and premiums, candidates vie for Maestas' APS board position and APD Chief to retire.

Timothy M. Keller Elected Mayor

Progressive trumps Trumpian candidate in local contest

Thirty minutes after the polls closed in Albuquerque on Nov. 14, 2017, the outcome was clear. Early tabulations of absentee and early voting showed Tim Keller with a huge lead over Dan Lewis.

Letters

The readers write about Republicans, County Commissioners and fast drivers.

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The Divine Order

Vox pop as engine of reeducation

Swiss screenwriter-director Petra Volpe deftly illustrates the subversive power of communal coercion in the Swiss suffrage dramedy The Divine Order.

Reel World

Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary excerpt and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are screening for free, the Desert Light Film Festival wants film submissions from middle and high school students and you can see all of the 48 Hour Horror Project's entries.

Forward to the Past!

“Future Man” on Hulu

The entire premise of "Future Man" is borrowed, but thanks to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it's sprinkled with plenty of jokes about dicks, video games and sci-fi movies.

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No Fear of Music

These shows and memories can’t wait

Don’t be afraid to try something new; go out and hear something you’ve never experienced before! Though there are many shows to see, you only live once.

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The Things with Wings

AirDance New Mexico launches two new performances this weekend

Someone in AirDance New Mexico made the offhand suggestion, “We should do a performance based on bugs.” The group took the idea and ran with it.

Found Objects

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance puts together the expansive Wilderness: Land Untrammeled, a group show of more than 50 visual artists; art photographer Patrick Nagatani passes away.

Indigenous Comic Con Round Two

Tewa Tales of Suspense! creator Jason Garcia visits the annual convention

Just in time for Indigenous Comic Con, speaker and exhibitor Jason Garcia tells us about his work.

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More Than a Menu

Curry Leaf’s fare is expansive, creative and supremely gratifying to eat

Curry Leaf is a restaurant worth visiting—probably many times—in order to sample their interesting dishes which are rooted in India and amalgamated with the tastes of New Mexico.

Season’s Eatings: Fall/Winter Edition

What’s good on market stands this season?

Eating seasonally is not only financially clever (things that are in season grow plentifully, so they’re cheaper at grocery stores), it’s also healthier and tastier, as fruits and veggies that are out of season are typically grown with chemicals and shipped from far away.

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The Nose Knew

Urban Wellness smells (good)

There have been over 100 terpenes found in cannabis, and the extent to which plant terpenes in general have been studied means a fuller knowledge of these compounds than cannabinoids (which have obviously not been studied so deeply). A patient armed with knowledge of these stinky bastards will be better equipped to treat their specific ailments. Finding the right strain for you can be a hit-and-miss journey otherwise.