Alibi V.27 No.2 • Jan 11-17, 2018

Best of Burque Music 2018 Noms start January 10

Re-nominate daily until January 25!

Yes, it’s time once again to nominate the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. This time around, nominations for Albuquerque’s reader-powered aural Olympics will be accepted daily through Jan. 24. The second round with high-scoring nominees runs Feb. 14 through 28. And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a live showcase of winners on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

Mask Up and Mark Your Calendar

You Have Until January 19 to Secure Tickets for Alibi Fetish Events’ Carnal Carnevale on January 20

The Carnal Carnevale is just around the corner, and we can't wait to bare it all for you. It will be a night of adults-only fun in a secret, downtown Albuquerque location. So mask up, and get ready or a night of kinky fun amid the doors of perception.

Nominations now open for Best of Burque 2018

Re-nominate daily until January 31!

As Weekly Alibi celebrates 25 years in ABQ, we’re shaking up our annual—and the original—Albuquerque Best Of contest with two rounds of voting. Vote early and often for your favorite Burque businesses, artists & more during BoB 2018 nominations. (You can renominate your faves daily to be sure they place on the final ballot.) Voting starts on Jan. 3 and ends Jan. 31. Vote local and support homegrown!

Secure Those Tickets

Alibi Fetish Events’ Carnal Carnevale Masquerade Looms on January 20 with Tickets on Sale until January 19

​​Hurry up, Albuquerque kinksters, and secure your tickets for Alibi Fetish Events’ upcoming fetish masquerade!

film

Call Me By Your Name

Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun

Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.

Reel World

See I Am Not Your Negro or go to a screenwriting workshop.

Midseason Madness

New shows for a new year

The “Big Four” networks have been surprisingly reluctant to cancel bad or underperforming shows, but there have been a few merciful deaths to leave room for some new midseason replacements. So what does early 2018 have in store for us, network TV-wise?

art

The Wild Storm

DC revival project does not fail to deliver

The Wild Storm, each panel carefully structured with a minimalist approach, remains carefully character driven even in its most bizarre moments.

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Why Won’t ART Start?

Project delays yield more headaches

Lemonade analogies aside, the ART project is going to take a whole lotta work to get back on track.

A Pink Cadillac and Coyotes

City Council takes action on several issues

Cruising task force to review anti-cruising ordinance, mayor condemns coyote-killing contests, councilors annoyed at IDO meeting reschedule and ART financing.

Newscity

APS will reorganize the structure of three schools which got F grades from PED for their performance, EPA is looking to add a western New Mexico creek basin to a list of cleanup priorities and Brian Colón says he'll run for state auditor.

The Heavy Meddler

THe Heavy Meddler returns to give advice on uneven boobs, interruptions and a useless guy.

Odds & Ends

Funny because falling into a sewer and finding someone else who fell, happens to someone else.

music

Future is Now

Maple Street makes music matter

The tradition of in-tune local studios continues with Maple Street Records.

Sonic Reducer

August March likes local records so much that he made una columna about them! This week, more electro plus some hip-hop.

food

The Acre Makes Farm-to-Table Easy

Buffalo wings and mac n’ cheese for the conscious eater

The Acre is a farm-to-table restaurant that’s accessible, family-friendly and not astronomically priced. Let's hope they've truly found a formula to get the next generation of Burqueños to eat more sustainably and healthily.

Little Bear Coffee Co. Now Open

NE Heights craft coffee shop has big plans

Weekly Alibi interviews people of Little Bear Coffee Co, where they strive to be a comfortable space for people who aren’t coffee nerds, but also hope to help people become coffee nerds.

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'My Boyfriend's Back'

Sessions just can't help himself

Jeff Sessions reverses the Cole Memorandum policy, causing chaos in the business community and the GOP.

Alibi V.27 No.1 • Jan 4-10, 2018

Where to Now, Albuquerque?

The seer, the jester and the scholar

In the midst of crisis the answers folks seek tend to come from experts. Weekly Alibi talks to local psychic Reta Crook-Bray, legendary Burqueño poet and bunny-man, Jeff Hartzer and public health scientist John Scariano.

news

Keep Up with La Politica

A primer on current issues

In 2018, we are faced with an election, Santolina's water application, local pollution policing and Governor Susana Martinez’s last session.

Newscity

GRT revenue is increasing faster than projected, Senator Udall introduces an expansion to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and state Supreme Court releases recommendations for improving guardian/conservator system.

art

Return to Form

Power & Light Press makes an old craft cool again

Consumers' return to buying handmade items has extended to all reaches of life and all manner of goods, now including the charming, letterpressed bite of Power & Light's greeting cards.

Yesterday has Blossomed

The Harwood becomes floral with the help of artist Zahra Marwan

In Zahra Marwan's illustrations, she inserts magic into everyday life through distinct line work and often a few poetic lines. Weekly Alibi gets her thoughts, processes and inspirations.

First Friday

Art openings for a new year

The first First Friday of 2018 falls on Jan. 5, and the year is starting off right with a wealth of diverse shows generated by talent both local and from farther afield.

food

Sake 101 with izanami

Learning the basics of Japanese rice wine

Sake is an alcoholic beverage made from milled rice, where the starches are broken down into simple sugars and fermented in the same tank, in parallel.

Weekly Specials

Resolutions are most likely to be stuck to if they’re specific and measurable. If you’ve told yourself that you want to change your eating or drinking habits for the better this year, here’s a few ideas for specific goals or resolutions you could pursue.

film

Scanning Our Cinematic Future

What does the 2018 box office have in store?

Gazing into our crystal ball looking for signs of the year to come isn’t all that difficult when it comes to the movie industry. Hollywood has already mapped out the year’s biggest release dates.

Reel World

Free The Dark Tower screening at the Central & Unser library and submissions are being taken for New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase and the “Let’s Make a Western” grant.

Good in the Hood

“The Chi” on Showtime

“The Chi” concentrates on the down-and-dirty inner city streets of Chicago, the very ones on which writer-creator-producer Lena Waithe was born and raised.

music

You Can’t Go Wrong

Light schedule equals easy choices

Early January comes around and there aren’t a helluva lot of shows to choose from. What there are though, reflect both a local community of musicians dedicated to playing out as well as national acts dragging themselves through a sometimes formidable winter in this or that van, just so you can hear them play.

cannabis

New Patients, New Year

Cannabis legalization bill introduced in N.M. again, US Border Patrol threatens people in states where it's legal and a recent study shows that more women are turning to cannabis to deal with the discomforts of pregnancy.

Alibi V.26 No.52 • Dec 28-Jan 3, 2017

The BernCo Year

Budget, cops, corrections, Perkins

Bernalillo County Sheriff gets more deputies, Metropolitan Detention Center gets more employees and 2018 named the year of Don Perkins.

music

A Million Concerts

One dude to see them all

August March sure went to a lot of concerts this past year … here are a few in review!

I Dig a Record

Touch the play button and enjoy

Here’s a list of August March’s favorite local albums for the year 2017.

art

A Year in Review

Resonances of theater, art, installation and dance in 2017

Trying to catalog the last year of this column underscores all the more the scary fast flow of time as Maggie Grimason asks herself—was that yesterday? A week ago? Last month?

Best of Intentions

Raven Art Center hosts workshops that focus efforts in the new year

Weekly Alibi speaks with Nicole White of Raven Art Center about intention-setting in art and life.

Print's Not Dead

A short list of the year's best books

Maggie Grimason tells of the individuals, and associated reads, which stood out in 2017.

food

The Best Things I Ate and Drank in 2017

Robin Babb lists her five favorite consumables of the year

Though Food Editor for only a few months, Robin Babb has been eating and drinking all year and here are a few of the best things she’s had.

New Cuisine for the New Year

Jambo Café is a delicious new culinary opportunity

If it’s Jambo Café’s intrigue and adventure that brings you in, it’ll be their refined menu that brings you back—turning gamble into tradition.

Weekly Specials

Here are some of the places that will be open and serving a special New Year's Eve dinner on the big night. Get reservations now.

news

Newscity

It was a tumultuous time in New Mexico over the last year. Here are some of the state's top stories in 2017.

Good for You, Albuquerque!

Big stories, big changes

This is the year change came to Albuquerque. Sometimes that change came because of long-standing problems in the Duke City, other times, it came despite the issues and troubles that were seen in these parts in the year 2017.

#GOPvalues

Readers write about Susana Martinez's flip-flopping, terrorism and a pre-loaded gift card.

film

From Mummies to Ghosts

The worst films of 2017

Despite Hollywood's successes this year, it wasn't without blame when it comes to bad movies.

cannabis