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Weekly Alibi
 Mar 19 - 25, 2009 
The busy streets of Juárez have been quieted by drug wars, corruption and mass-exodus. Businesses struggle to survive in the brutally silent city.
NEWS/OPINION
A peace group runs into trouble with the Environment Department for dishing out food without a permit. And the trash media looks up the metaphorical skirts of bailout companies.
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MUSIC
Prog-metal band These Arms are Snakes says the only way to survive is to tour like it’s the cure for cancer. And Thunderheist's self-titled release highlights the strengths and weaknesses of rave-rap.
FOOD
The Hispanic foods grocery store Pro's Ranch Market serves any kind of meat you could possibly want, including to-die-for carnitas. And embark on your own salsa verde fantasy.
FILM & TV
Wendy and Lucy explores the connection between a rambling woman and her loyal pooch. Meanwhile, check out the star-studded TV pilots that could be headed to your living room.
ARTS/LIT
Tricklock's one-man show The Velocity of Gary (not his real name) relies on the engulfing performance of local star Chad Brummett. And instead of focusing on teachers' performance, the best way to reform our education system is by funding the arts.

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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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Chatter Sunday at The Kosmos

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