Alibi V.26 No.42 • Oct 19-25, 2017

Only The Brave

Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy

Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.

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Living in the Future, Dwelling on the Past

Voting progressive as necessity

Local politics is, for better or worse, tied to national politics and voters should keep that in mind when they head to the polls to cast their final vote for mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Newscity

Analee Maestas resigns from APS board over embezzlement allegations, Christopher Ruszkowski responds to science standards scandal and N.M. Interstate Stream Commissioners resign.

Zoning, Pawn and a Runoff

Council tackles municipal issues

A major revamp of the city’s zoning code, significant changes to how pawnbrokers can do business and stopping vehicle solicitations drew a good size crowd for the City Council meeting. Some items got heard and even less got passed as the grinder of democracy made a little more sausage.

Odds & Ends

Funny because the air getting too pumpkin-spice-fresh happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about constitutional values and a Sandoval County Commissioner.

film

Reel World

Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.

Chatting with Killers

“Mindhunter” on Netflix

Some may find “Mindhunter” a bit too chatty, and it does take getting past the first episode for things to click into place. Once our protagonists start going face-to-face with killers, though, the show has a sneaky, edgy thrill.

food

The Acre Brings Accessible Farm-to-Table Food to Albuquerque

Shawn Weed makes vegetarian comfort food for everyone—not just vegetarians

While I’m a big fan of the farm-to-table trend and the environmental sustainability that it stands for, I’m less thrilled about the pretensions and price tags that tend to come along with it. Which is why it was so refreshing to talk with Shawn Weed, the chef and restaurateur who has a vision for accessible farm-to-table food at his new restaurant The Acre, opening Nov. 10 in the Northeast Heights.

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Flying Saucer Over Burque

Rock out Friday and Saturday!

Sister hosts visionary multi-instrumentalist Heather Trost, whose artistic associations with partner Jeremy Barnes, Stereolab founder Laetitia Sadier and dreamy do-gooders Deerhoof have yielded some of the most potently poetic music to come out of these parts in ages. This, plus everything else that powers August March's personal flying saucer this week.

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All the Good to Come

In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures

Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.

Found Objects

See An American in Paris, Into the Dark: An ABQ Circus Arts Smallshow or Wolves, and bring some cash to a Puerto Rico recovery benefit.

The Language of Dance

Rendezvous with dancer and choreographer Erika Pujič at SHIFT Dance Festival

We interview Erika Pujič about dance and the pieces she's bringing to SHIFT Dance Festival.

cannabis

Growing Market

N.M. cannabis patients increase even more (mostly treating PTSD and chronic pain), CBD regulation tangle trips Target, Congressman recommends cannabis legalization to fight opioid epidemic and for Congress to remove restrictions on research.

News on the Green

Silver City gets dispensary, cop gets light sentence for stealing cannabis from evidence room, predictions made on which countries will legalize the soonest, NFL players advocate cannabis use and Uruguay begins exporting.

Alibi V.26 No.41 • Oct 12-18, 2017

More than Misdirection

The magicians at Max's Magic Shop and Theatre deliver moments of the impossible

Max's Magic Shop has, under several different names and under multiple owners, delivered moments of the impossible to Albuquerque for 40 years. That's a tremendous track record that testifies that there is an enduring audience for this performance art, and that their will always be people who love the craft enough to make sure that it survives here.

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Best of Burque Restaurants 2017

Dine In, Speak Out

Each year we ask you, the good citizens what the best restaurants and dishes in town are. We appreciate the time that y’all took to vote in this year’s Best of Burque Restaurants poll, and we hope that the results will help you figure out where you’ll be dining next in our fair city.

film

Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Goes WAY Out

Longtime local film festival changes it up

The Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival sheds the accurate if prosaic title, trading it in for the far jazzier descriptor Way OUT West.

Reel World

Free The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo and The Whole Wide World screenings, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns.

Attack of the Clones

“Ghosted” on FOX

FOX’s new series “Ghosted” lazily riffs on the “X-Files” formula without ever developing an original idea of its own.

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The Drummer as Mastodon

Brann Dailor on music and life

August March chats with Brann Dailor of Mastodon about prog rock, metal and the narrative that has begun to fill up the band’s oeuvre.

Mists of Time

Play me a sad song

Great art comes under duress, que no? If that meirda’s true, then August March imploring Alibi readers to go out and see some shows is a frikkin’ masterpiece!

Sonic Reducer

New releases by the mysterious Jefe Mac, the triumphal SHREWD and the gritty Heaven for Less.

The Return of Gatas y Vatas

DIY experimental music fest happens today, Friday and Saturday

There are some live music experiences that are so out-of-the-ordinary, so electric with energy, so unexpected that as ithey happen, you realize how lucky you are to be there. No grainy live video feed can capture these transformative musical moments; as you explain it to others clumsy words just can’t tell the depth of the experience.

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N.M. Environment Update

On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments

Interior Secretary Zinke under fire again for abusing his travel expense account and oil drillers invest in N.M. despite falling prices and state regulations, thanks to federal subsidies and White House support.

Newscity

PED won't reveal who messed up the proposed new science education standards. Albuquerque sick leave ordinance fails.

Mysteries of the Consent Agenda

And other CABQ phenomena

Millions spent for federal police oversight, hundreds of police complaint cases heard and a denied request for an investigation into an unjust drug sting are just some of the issues recently tackled by members of the Albuquerque City Council.

Letters

The readers write about ART, constitutional values and U.S.-N.K. diplomacy.

art

Found Objects

This week's art finds include photographs by Miguel Gandert, works by Zahra Marwan and Nina Elder, and a production of Little Women.

The Balance of the Soul

Musical Theatre Southwest's pitch perfect Jekyll & Hyde

Southwest Musical Theatre's production of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde illuminates the core queries of the play wonderfully—with all the fun stage smoke you would expect.

food

Four Autumnal Food Events for Your Gastronomical Pleasure

This weekend is shaping up to be a real pumpkin spicy one

Here are four awesome autumnal-themed food and drink events going on this weekend: The 8th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest, the BioPark’s Cider Festival and Heritage Farm Harvest Dinner, plus Wagner Farm’s 4th Annual Apple and Pumpkin Festival.

cannabis

C is for Cookie

That’s good enough for Mother Earth Herbs

Deez OG brings on a sense of euphoria and well-being, and Cookies N Chem looks to be perfect for those suffering from anxiety or general muscle tension.

News on the Green

N.M. cannabis patients continue to increase, producer breaks sales record, companies are phasing out medicinal tests for hiring and governor appeals overturn of illegal vetoes. Also, learn how cannabis spread from Asia.

Alibi V.26 No.40 • Oct 5-11, 2017

Up, Up and Away

Fiesta fun is floating your way!

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of those multi-pronged dealios. While balloons are indeed the main aspect of este fiesta, there're also a heap of other entertaining diversions available for your experiential pleasure.

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Thirst Street

Erotic thriller or winking parody: sexy indie straddles the line

The softcore European erotica of the ’70s had a dark, cautionary edge to it, and Thirst Street carries this inspiration forward into its natural, horror movie extreme.

Reel World

Attend a Phantasm event in Santa Fe, see Texan-Italian cult comedy Tiramisu For Two or go to a Q&A about Hollywood screenwriting.

Cape Fear

“Marvel’s Inhumans” on ABC/“The Gifted” on FOX

The X-Men’s ongoing trope of “teenage mutants as metaphor for outcast outsiders of all stripes” is wearing a bit thin after more than 50 years, but “The Gifted” works thanks to a solid cast, a gritty look and some propulsive action. Here’s hoping “Inhumans” steps it up.

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Freedom of the (Small) Presses

Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz visit ABQ Zine Fest Seven

Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz have carved out a niche for their distinct approach to exploring and opening the dialogue on family and radical parenting, while simultaneously making room to grow their other writing practices.

Doom Patrol

Latest installation, led by Gerard Way embraces the weird

Doom Patrol stands as a wholly unique work, building and expanding on the groundwork paved by the Vertigo comic-auteurs of the '90s.

food

Red Rock Roasters’ New Tasting Room Offers Expert Coffee Classes

The master roasters teach you how to make your cup of joe the best it can be

At Red Rock Roasters' new, renovated tasting room, Coffee Director Rachel Langer aims to not only teach you how to make your daily cup (or three) taste better, but to demystify some coffee trends while sharing tried-and-true methods so you’ll get the most from your morning cup of joe.

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Newscity

Balderas demands Maestas step down from APS board, N.M. ranked 8th worst state to be a teacher and Mayor Berry gives last address.

In the Afterglow

November 14 runoff almost certain

The runoff election for mayor of Albuquerque is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14.

N.M. Environmental Update

The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings

Interior Secretary promises a more business-frieldly culture, EPA is terrified of the public and LANL has two criticality incidents in August as well as waste problems.

Letters

Readers write about the plot of Kingsman: The Secret Service and seemingly another plot concerning a UNM Press warehouse.

music

Until It Was Light

“Listen baby, you can hear the engine ring”

You don't have to indulge in speedy and automobile-like adventures, but you should see some shows this week.

cannabis

News on the Green

Plenty of cannabis news this week, from the city's denial of a dispensary ad, to the governor's illegal vetoes, to various impacts on munchies.