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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 25 - 31, 2008 
Financial turmoil, unprecedented bailouts, the extinction of our biggest corporate brands and lipstick-wearing pit bulls were just a few of the memories from 2008. Now it's time to forget it all and party your face off. Get the drop on what's popping off in our annual New Year's Party Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Pour yourself a glass of the Rio Grande. And just how many calls is the state's unemployment office bombarded with every day?
MUSIC
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies never was a pure swing band, but the group's live sets are filled with the stuff. Plus, on its fourth album, Fall Out Boy sticks with catchy, fast-paced choruses and occasional clapping. The record will satisfy the faithful, but probably won't bring anyone new into the fold.
FOOD
Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar is the sexy, punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café. Plus, when faced with impending financial doom, drink beer that's strong, dark and cheap.
FILM & TV
Celebrated couch-jumper Tom Cruise is poorly cast in the historical action drama Valkyrie. Meanwhile, cradle-to-grave romance The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is grounded in heavy emotional truth.
ARTS/LIT
Find out why STOVE is closing its doors, and who's moving in after it shuts down.

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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!

Alibi Picks

Come Together

Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos

See and hear some live chamber music, and partake in gratis espresso.
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Alibi Picks

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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