Alibi V.27 No.46 • Nov 15-21, 2018

Place Through Performance

Promenade takes viewers out of the theater and into the city

“Each performance is developed in the city where it is,” Promenade's stage director explains. “There is no pre-formed script, it is very artist-driven.”

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Three prize packages up for grabs!

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Local Gift Guide 2018

We don’t know how to break this to you, gentle readers, but Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. That means that Christmas is about to hit us all like a ton of bricks.

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Notes on a Neighborhood

Up and down with Nob Hill

Nob Hill businesses experience drastic losses during ART construction. How are things now?

In the News

Riding the blue aftermath of voting actions, part one

Take a look at N.M.’s political map. It’s totally blue.

Newscity

Governor and governor-elect announced that the next governor's transition into office is going smoothly; A Texas-based oil company has been ordered to pay the New Mexico State Land Office $3.2 million for trespassing; A new set of rules is being discussed by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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New Japanese Joint in Rio Rancho

Kyoto offers sushi and noodles to a chain-heavy neighborhood

Kyoto is certainly a step above most of what’s available to Rio Rancho, and residents seem to have caught onto that.

Weekly Specials

Three Foodie Events for Your Weekend

Here are some foodie events happening this final weekend before Thanksgiving.

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

You’re a mediocre one, Mr. Grinch

With nothing fresh or original or particularly clever to add to what already exists, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is like that Christmas sweater you get every year from your aunt.

Get High

The Reel Rock Film Tour and Pueblo Film Fest happen this week, and Fake News: Journalism in Film concludes with All the President’s Men.

The B Word

“The Bisexual” on Hulu

At a glance, “The Bisexual” may not be for you. Commit to it for an episode or three, however, and you might find yourself rewarded with a witty, spiky, lovably snarky sitcom that plays like an indie dramedy.

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The Train Conductor

Will Bryne on a trip through time

As Will Byrne told Weekly Alibi about the advent of a new Train Conductor CD and subsequent hootenanny over the whole tripped out project he conducts, the sublime and substantial smoke of psychedelia filled the air, imbuing the conversation with wonder as well as a rocked out sort of new reality.

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Creative Economy

New exhibition asks where our values are

Debtfair looks at how New Mexican artists' debt stacks up against other Americans and how it affects their work.

Found Objects

Score some art, see a block printing demonstration and go to a Zambomba-themed Flamenco music workshop.

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Goodbye, Sweet Prince

Sessions gets the boot

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been sent to the Island of Misfit Toys—there to spend eternity in limbo, watching a TV that only plays CNN and wiping his watery eyes.

News on the Green

Cannabis businesses navigate murky waters with the IRS. Plus, will Malaysians change their tune on drug offenses for cannabis?

Alibi V.27 No.45 • Nov 8-14, 2018

Winter Guide 2018

We like our sunshine a lot here in the Land of Enchantment, but winter is a fine time as well. New Mexico boasts some excellent skiing locations and a host of top-notch cold-weather events, so don’t just bundle up and hide in front of your space heater this season. Head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

F is for Fraudulence

When you look at it in a certain light, all authors are liars, but there’s also something rebellious and cheeky about it and it’s this morally ambiguous middle-ground that Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds so fertile.

Stand and Deliver

New Mexico filmmakers show shorts and trailers and there are free screenings of A Place to Stand and Osimi. Physicist and mathematician Dave Thomas presents examples of “scientific animation”—that is, computer-generated movies to illustrate complex phenomena, optical illusions and more.

It’s Bricky

“LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars” on Disney XD

Most of “LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars"'s shorts clock in under five minutes and barely have room for a story. Clearly, they’re aimed at youngsters, who will appreciate the fast-paced shenanigans and the frequent slapstick comedy, but adults in the audience aren’t given a lot to digest.

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Half of Deerhoof

Plus Chacon and Barnes

On the lookout for more sick sounds, our music critic has a brilliant Downtown concert encounter.

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La Belle Vie!

P’tit Louis Bistro sends you to Paris for a night

If you prefer traditional French over more experimental fusion or updated takes on the cuisine, then you'll find plenty to love at P'tit Louis Bistro.

“Salt Fat Acid Heat”

Samin Nosrat invites you to her table

In no way is Samin Nosrat’s new Netflix miniseries “Salt Fat Acid Heat” an overtly political show, but you wouldn’t know that by reading the reviews.

Weekly Specials

Get involved in your local food scene, because it becomes that much better when we’re all taking part. You can start by checking out these events this week.

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An Election and Other News

The Information keeps coming

As we advance through what we genuinely hope will be a revisioning of American politics, ART, law enforcement, aquifer contamination and homelessness bubble on the civic stove.

APD Improves, Hope Works

Also, litter is out and cruising is okay

Albuquerque City Councilors plowed through a lengthy agenda sprinkled with cool cars, less litter and houses of hope.

Newscity

ART buses grounded due to mechanical problems, former Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla's embezzlement trial cleared to proceed and BLM protested over methane leaks and pollution.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a debtor doctor diagnosing dementia happens to someone else.

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The Wonder Land of Yesterday

Modern Albuquerque investigates the city's architectural past

Modern Albuquerque currently regularly hosts two walking tours to introduce visitors and locals alike to modern architecture in the city, where new materials, new methods, new designs became symbolic of a departure from the era of World War II.

The Power of Story

Two Worlds brings the stories of women of color alive on stage

Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds gathered and workshopped stories from women of color to perform them on stage. Before its opening, Kim Gleason told Weekly Alibi about the importance of this project and Two Worlds' mission.

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Blame Canada

You’re screwing it up for everybody

Canada runs out of legal pot and resorts to black market to fill demand; Department of Health’s 450-plant limit ruled arbitrary and they’re also ordered to designation some distribution sites.

News on the Green

Midterm elections result in several states addressing cannabis reform and medical patient access. And Canada experiences a data breach involving cannabis customer’s information.

Alibi V.27 No.44 • Nov 1-7, 2018

Suspiria

Remake of cult horror classic engages in mesmerizing, confounding dance of death

Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake is ravishing, challenging, dark, erotic, gruesome, punishing and pretentious all at once—the sort of film that neatly divides audiences into “didn’t get it” and “gotta see it again to figure it all out” camps.

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You Go, Grrrl!

Michelle Lujan Grisham gets ready to rock

Weekly Alibi chatted with the gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham. With less than a week to go before the election happens, Grisham is confident and enthused. She’s up in the polls and ready to rock.

Martin Heinrich for US Senate

Senator clearly represents our state’s future

Martin Heinrich has grown into his job as a statesman representing not only Albuquerque, but the entire state. To lose that respected experience at this most critical time in our country’s history would not only be a blow to all New Mexicans, but the United States as well.

God Bless You, Mr. Gary

Johnson’s bid for Senate is impenetrable

August March and Gary Johnson talked for about 20 minutes. A lot of it was contentious. Gary got ornery, emotional and cussed …

Watchful Eyes

Body cams at forefront of sheriff's race

While Bernalillo County Sheriff candidates Manuel Gonzales and Lou Golson appear to share similar views on a number of issues facing the county, one place where they differ significantly is their opinion of the use of body cams.

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Another One Bites the …

See Coco, go to the Spooktacular Night“mare” at the Museum or see Bohemian Rhapsody with Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner and an I’m Just a Po’ Boy Steak Sandwich. Oh, and the Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline is here.

Witching Hour

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix

Though “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” rejects traditional fundamentalist Satanism, the preachiness doesn't bog down the show’s overall sense of horrifying fun. With the frequent bloodletting, hints of sexual activity and wall-to-wall demonic shenanigans—it’s clear this is not your grandparents’ Sabrina.

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Evan + Zane = Rock

Jamming with Evan Rachel Wood and Zane Carney

In which our intrepid Weekly Alibi music critic stumbles into a fab conversation with Evan Rachel Wood and Zane Carney.

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Infidel and Inclusivity

Image title raises the bar for mainstream stories

Infidel makes its stand first and foremost as a bone-chilling ghost story with tension so masterfully paced, you will be hard pressed to put it down.

What's That?

It’s international theater in the heart of ABQ

Ahead of Teatr-Pralnia's premiere performance, members of the troupe exchanged some emails with us about the meaning of “TseSho?” and what it feels like to share it with the world.

Día de los Artes

A Thirst for Justice opens at Three Sisters Kitchen

A Thirst for Justice visualizes and honors lives impacted and lost due to water contamination through the traditional craft of papel picado—a Mexican folk art of paper cut with intricate patterns.

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I Want to Live at Modern General

New Erin Wade restaurant serves diner food with modern touch

This overall vibe that Modern General has going on definitely has a lot to do with its appeal. Thankfully, the food is as lovely and satisfying as the restaurant itself.

What I Missed While I Was Away

A love letter to Robin’s most frequented joints in Burque

After being away from New Mexico for several weeks, Robin Babb loves some of the local joints more than ever.

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News on the Green

Researchers have concluded that male and female cannabis users are affected quite differently by consumption of the same cannabis, and teens and young adults who abstain from cannabis have improved … uh, what was it again?