Alibi V.27 No.25 • June 21-27, 2018

Live Flame and a Long Name

Devon’s Pop Smoke is a great night out

If you’re after a relaxed dinner out with a pleasant atmosphere and wood smoke as primary seasoning, Devon’s has got your number.

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Burque Burger Week Specials

From June 20 to 27, try these burger specials all over town

June 20 to 27 is Burque Burger Week. Restaurants are each whipping up a special burger to showcase their culinary ingenuity and their best ingredients.

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The Art of Exchange

New Visiting Curator Series kicks off with a visit from renowned artist and curator

Before his visit, Julio César Morales took the time to discuss his work as an artist and curator, how art can work in the community and the importance of “supporting artists working in 'off center' locations such as Albuquerque."

Farm & Theater

Theatre on the Farm brings great mise en scène to the North Valley

Have dinner at Farm & Table and then enjoy Freak Show Baby, a piece that dives into the wacky story of Coney Island sideshow “freaks” and premature babies in incubators.

Found Objects

This week: Poetry for a Cause, Short Story-A-Thon, Murder Rides Again! and a nu shibori workshop.

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The Veggie Burgers of ABQ

It’s not just fake meat anymore, kids

The spectrum of what qualifies as a veggie burger is wider than the spectrum of made-from-cows burgers, so there’s a bigger culinary landscape to explore for those willing to depart from meat.

Weekly Specials

There’s a lot going on in the Albuquerque food scene this week (not least of which is the Alibi’s own inaugural Burque Burger Week) but when you’re not busy digging into burgers, we recommend checking out a few of these other culinary events.

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Hot and Heavy

A dalliance with Cannaceutics

A sensual hit of Forbidden Fruit puts Joshua Lee into a comforting state; Purple Widow gives him a giggly sense of well-being coupled with a sharp tongue.

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In the Sands of the Desert

Vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle

Weekly Alibi met with Ingrid Ordoñez and NM Dream Team Communications Director Flaviano Graciano to get a better idea of what is happening in Tornillo.

Newscity

City, county and state officials announce a multi-agency Regional Traffic Management Center; radioactive contamination found at LANL; JoHanna Cox drops out of Secretary of State race.

Fireworks, Golf and the Chief

Council also approves union agreements, recognizes volunteers

New golf digs, union pay agreements and the official appointment of a top cop held the attention of the Albuquerque City Council.

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American Animals

Genre-bending crime thriller incorporates documentary techniques in its true(?)-life narrative

American Animals intercuts interview footage of the real-life people behind the story with scripted scenes of the actors portraying them, but subverts the docudrama trappings.

Fake News Goes Local

Get coaching and filming on your monologue, learn how to take advantage of the state’s filmmaking tax credit system and hear a talk about the pitfalls and importance of modern-day 24/7 media coverage after watching Ace in the Hole.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Showtime to get its very first late-night talk show; GLOW rebooted as WOW; “Lucifer” goes to Netflix; Jordan Klepper changes shows.

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The Biggest Planet

In conversation with Ashes of Jupiter

Weekly Alibi talks with Albuquerque's Ashes of Jupiter about heavy metal, Southern rock and science fiction.

Alibi V.27 No.24 • June 14-20, 2018

Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?

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Degrees Not Debt

Our state’s prospects depend on education

Senator Heinrich makes the case for the Degrees Not Debt Act.

Newscity

City Inspector's report finds funding screwups wity ART; PED is proposing a new rule that will limit the ways students who failed competency tests can graduate.

Speaking Soul to Soul

Fostering Activism in a Wack Culture with the AEU

The American Ethical Union promotes interaction and engagement in their humanist movement

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Mountain

This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep

Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?

Submit!

Submit your work to the Gallup Film Festival; send your kids to Summer Break Make-A-Movie Camp; see 25th anniversary screening of Falling Down, the results of the 66 Hour Digital Shootout or professional local actors perform reading of No Place screenplay.

The Kids are Alright

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on Freeform

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is a strong entry point for teenage comic book fans who have outgrown animated adaptations and are ready for something more PG-13.

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New Classics

Otto Rigan's sculptural work and the art of endurance

Otto Rigan's work at Spaceport America aspires to timelessly capture flight, without dated references to specific technology.

It's Complicated

David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening

When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.

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Bringing the Funk

Zoo Music concert features Big Sam’s Funky Nation

This summer’s Zoo Music Series continues on Friday, June 15 with a performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sonic Reducer

Reviews of local recordings. This week Mr. March listens to Anna Mall, Noche Blanca and John Reagan.

The Devil and the Desert

Red Mesa’s brave odyssey into a scorching spiritual desert

A cohesive, cathartic creation that speaks to the despair that can lead one into the heart of the desert—and the answers one might find there.

PHOTO ESSAY: LIVE MUSIC

Lilah Rose, Summer Twins, Red Light Cameras Live at Sister Bar 6/14/18

Another round of pictures by Alibi's graphic artist Corey Yazzie of a live performance in the heart of downtown Albuquerque:

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Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.

Isotopes Park Fare

What to eat when you’re enjoying America’s pastime

Here’s a bit of a guide for Isotopes Park’s cuisine, including some of the new menu items introduced this season.

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Summer Sessions Watch

AG Softens in the Heat

Mr. Magoo wipes his glasses, Trump suggest he'll support the STATES Act and N.M. gubernatorial candidates are looking less likely to legalize.

Green! Green! Green!

High Times invites the public to join in the financial fun

Put your money where your mouth is and benefit from the cannabis revolution

Alibi V.27 No.23 • June 7-13, 2018

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Silence Still Equals Death

Education, activism and MPower

Weekly Alibi sat down with MPower’s HIV Programs Managers Josh Garcia and Jax Sugars, as well as HIV Prevention Educator Xian Bass, to find out how their program supports local youth, as well as how activism still plays a roll in the civil rights struggle faced by LGBTQ citizens here in Albuquerque.

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Knowledge of the Broil

The general election approaches

As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, so should voters come into action.

Great Global Greyhound Walk June 10 at Hyder Park

with the Greyhound Adoption League of New Mexico

The New Mexico Chapter of the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT-NM) is participating in the Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW) on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Hyder Park in Albuquerque. The public is invited to attend to Meet the Greyhounds!

Newscity

Many issues continue to plague ART; APS to ask PED for funds to help Hawthorn Elementary school "champion choice”; Gavin Clarkson sues NMSU over firing.

The Path to Pro

Professional soccer finds a loving home in ABQ

USL New Mexico is a testament to local community

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Pathways to the Past

New public art project honors and illuminates the history of Mountain Road

Julianna Kirwin was inspired by Mountain Road's history and architecture to develop History of the Neighborhood through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists.

Palmas and Poetry

Vanesa Coloma's homage to a golden age kicks off Flamenco Festival

We interview Vanesa Coloma, who kicks off Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque with her company's performance of the expansive work Flamenklórica.

Found Objects

Go to REZARTX, a celebration of Indigenous arts and Red Planet's first anniversary; enjoy Shakespeare on the Rail during your commute.

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Max Experience

Get out to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience or go to Gallup to participate in a 66 Hour Digital Shootout.

“Reverie” on NBC

Face reality

Low-effort seasonal-timeslot-filler sci-fi drama “Reverie" is less like a TV version of The Matrix and more like a computerized remake of “Fantasy Island.”

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Sure as the Sandias

Rise like Olympus above el valle

We’re all going to sleep, drinking from a dirty brown jug and banging our heads to Ufomammut—after listening to Weezer.

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Making Drinks with Mass Appeal

Jessica O’Brien makes weekly cocktail masterpieces at Sister

Weekly Alibi met up with Jessica O’Brien to chat about her creative process and the critical recognition she’s gotten for her drinks.

Finding Success on The New Farm

A memoir of a (profitable) organic farm

In The New Farm, Brent Preston gives his account of moving out to the country to start a farm, doing it successfully and creating a model that could help countless other small farmers build their business.

After the Rain

Jessica O’Brien’s monsoon season cocktail

After the Rain came from the Jayo’s Cocktail Pop-Up on May 21, when we got our first monsoon of the season.

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Mainstream Appeal

Poll: New Mexicans in favor of cannabis legalization

63% of New Mexicans favor cannabis legalization, more studies confirm cannabis curbs opioid dependence and employers are dropping the practice of drug testing applicants for cannabis.

Numbers Don’t Lie

Marijuana rides a wave to the mainstream

The cannabis industry is riding a tremendous wave that rolls onward and swells upward, propelled forward by the remarkable successes of those states brave enough to start the ripple. The benefits universally reaped in legalized states are forcing even the most stubborn skeptics of legalization to reconsider their stance in the face of what has become a true force of nature.