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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 10 - 16, 2008 
Are fast-food joints an easy scapegoat for our nation's addiction to fatty foods? What if the real culprit is America's long-standing tradition of overeating?
NEWS/OPINION
How is the sluggish economy affecting Albuquerque businesses? With less than four months before Election Day, the state's Bureau of Elections is without two key officials. And New Mexico joins the common-sense bandwagon and says "no thanks" to abstinence-only funding.
MUSIC
After several months, the Launchpad is finally up and running. Find out what it took to get the venue back on its feet. CSS is charmingly tacky. Plus, Tom McDermott is one of the most fluid, inventive and technically robust pianists on the 88s today.
FOOD
The Old House Gastropub goes beyond the usual watering-hole fare and grills up buffalo, yak, ostrich and kangaroo. It's all served in a wonderfully homey atmosphere. And why not grab a can of Dale's Pale Ale and "porch it"?
FILM & TV
Journey to the Center of the Earth's rock-strewn sets don't look half-bad. Meanwhile, the mushy weeper And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a sap-filled guilty pleasure.
ARTS/LIT
I Hate Hamlet and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) gaze into Shakespeare's world through a less-than-original lens, and both do it with a touch of humor. Plus, sink your teeth into the graphic novel Life Sucks.

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sign of the times photo contest
sign of the times photo contest

Sign of the times: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

Each week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-Instagrammer with $10 in Alibi Bucks. Alibi Bucks can help you get anything from tickets to Naked Food Fair to a sandwich at Cafe Lush and each week we have new deals to spend your bucks on.

This week we asked you to tag us in pictures of your favorite Albuquerque signs and you posted some pretty killer retro signs.

Our second runner up, gq.ninja posted this awesome old school KOB sign. The vintage simplicity is really a sign of the times and we love the bare tree branches in the distance. Thanks for posting!

This week's winner is lettersfromburque's gorgeous picture of the Helen's Bakery sign. We love the backdrop of our dreamy Albuquerque skies and the vibrant turquoise cross against the weathered white wooden sign. Thank you for posting! To collect your prize and Alibi Bucks email Amelia@alibi.com.

Stay tuned for next week's guidelines and if you don't already, follow us on Instagram!

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Come Together

Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos

See and hear some live chamber music, and partake in gratis espresso.
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Progress and Prosperity

22nd Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

Featuring a march, a family fiesta with children's activities, community awards, exhibits, food and live performances.
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