Alibi Volume 26, Number 47
November 23, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
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.
Revenge of the Jedi poster raffle, The Road at the KiMo and Las Cruces wants your film.
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.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
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.
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.
This week: Jason Witter’s Classics (Kind Of), the ASUNM Arts & Crafts Fair and GRAFT's BEDtalks.
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.”
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.
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.
The Gastro Obscura database, Laguna Burger, a feast at Pueblo Harvest Cafe and a cup of tea at Marie’s Teas.
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.