Alibi V.27 No.3 • Jan 18-24, 2018

King of The Concerts

Laugh now, cry later, ese!

Weekly Alibi’s music editor really likes local concerts, musing about the weather and Steely Dan. In that order. Here are this week’s deets.

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!

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Splashing with Heroes

And Quezada is the chairman

A gigantic water splash park and hero firefighters took center stage at the quick, Bernalillo County Commission meeting of Jan. 9, 2018.

Newscity

State's new air quality regulations draw fire, former Trump-appointed BIA deputy assistant secretary runs for Congress and PED Secretary flamed for "manifest destiny."

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting smash-and-grabbed by a tank driver happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about how to reduce crime and that flattery will get you a weaker America.

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Playing with Shape

Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder

Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji, a common game of chance in Japan.

In the Twilight

Vortex Theatre's The Father unmoors, compels

The ugliness and tragedy of dementia is so poignantly played in The Father that several audience members openly wept as we moved out of the playhouse and into the night.

Found Objects

Degrees of Tradition unveiled, Adobe Theater re-opens, Re-imagined Stuffed Animal Workshop pops up and Adult Coloring Night comes to Tractor Brewing.

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12 Strong

Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on

Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.

Reel World

See a Dennis Hopper documentary or Bless Me, Ultima. Travis Miller shows off some films and invites you to be in his next one.

Paramount Network Returns

Say goodbye to Spike TV (formerly known as The National Network, formerly known as The Nashville Network) and hello to Paramount.

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Sonic Reducer

August March listens to new work by local artists but still thinks Jean Kennedy is the most talented of them all.

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Three Sisters Kitchen Builds Healthy Community

Anzia Bennett talks big plans for the kitchen and café

Anzia Bennett's Three Sisters Kitchen is an ambitious project to create a space for people to come together to cook, eat, test new recipes, develop new food businesses, teach and learn from each other.

Year of Good Karma

Karma Cafe encourages patrons to buy meals for those in need

Karma Cafe is special because it encourages customers to pay it forward—for each customer who pays standard price, some of the price of the meal goes toward a “meal voucher” that can be claimed by somebody who can’t afford to pay for their meal.

Weekly Specials

Paying it Forward

Fidel González, champion for local farmers and a crucial force in the Agri-Cultura Network farming cooperative, has started a GoFundMe page to purchase some of the remaining kitchen and restaurant equipment he needs for Moktezu-mart to support itself through the winter.

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Urgent Care

In and out at High Desert Relief

Joshua Lee gets some dry buds which make him sleepy, and remembers that THCA turns to CBNA over time with air exposure.

Alibi V.27 No.2 • Jan 11-17, 2018

Future is Now

Maple Street makes music matter

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

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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!

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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?

music

Sonic Reducer

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.