Alibi V.27 No.47 • Nov 22-28, 2018

A Muse in the Mailbox

Plume offers inspiration for writers in monthly subscription boxes

Plume holds that if you can just be writing—even if it never gets published, even if no one ever reads it—you will have benefited from the process.

The Latest

Weekly Alibi’s Winter Sweepstakes

Three prize packages up for grabs!

Just in time for the holiday season! Win great prizes like hotel staycations and spa packages from The Remedy Day Spa and Rio Grande Bodyworks. Enter to win by voting for the prize package of your choice every day at alibi.com from November 15–December 5!

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Holiday Film Guide 2018

Superheroes, zombies, queens, jungle boys, drug mules, magical nannies, robots, detectives and Supreme Court Justices!

The Thanksgiving-to-Christmas movie season is a brief but intense one, stuffing stockings full-to-bursting with big budget sequels, musicals, sci-fi epics, Oscar-bait dramas and the occasional cheapjack horror flick. What should you be spending your hard-earned ticket money on this year?

Day Tripper

Earlier this year we polled our well-traveled readers, asking them what their favorite spots to eat, stay and see outside of Albuquerque are. If you feel the need to get out of town for a day or two but don’t want to leave the Land of Enchantment, here’s another chapter in Alibi’s Day Tripper travel guide.

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Assimilate Now, Citizens!

Get in tune with local government here

Bernalillo County Commission put some future jingle in some of our pockets, while the Albuquerque City Council proclaimed support for statewide affordable healthcare for all.

Minutes to Go

ART, progressive people and health insurance

City relaxes ART traffic rules for now; Mayor appoints heads for Technology and Innovation, City Budget Office and early childhood education; it's open enrollment time for insurance.

Netflix in Burque

Project Zia is Go

Netflix's takeover of ABQ Studios is expected to bring much revenue to N.M.

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Now & Again by Julia Turshen

Dinner party planning just got a lot simpler

Practical advice and tips for reusing your leftovers are peppered throughout each of the 20 different menus in Now & Again.

Weekly Specials

Give Thanks. Or Don’t. But Make Sure You Eat Something, Okay?

Whatever your relationship to this American holiday, we hope you have good people to share a meal or two with this week. And if you’ve gotten this far without making any kind of plan for the day, we recommend checking out one of these events where you can take your people to eat tasty food together, no dishwashing involved.

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Burning

Slow-to-ignite South Korean thriller requires patience

Burning is like a hard-boiled egg that takes two hours to crack. When it does, spilling its messy secrets, it’s a doozy.

Shoot It!

New Mexico Film Foundation wants filmmakers to take their survey and Jon Moritsugu is teaching a two-day filmmaking crash course. Imus Ranch will become the home studio for Rural Media Group’s RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel.

Season of Schmaltz

Holiday rom-coms around the dial

If you’re into high-powered, overworked female executives forced to return to their rural hometowns for the holidays where they promptly reunite with their high school sweethearts while saving the local bakery/parade/talent show/Christmas tree lot from destruction, then here’s your exhaustive guide to this year’s mistletoe-covered rom-coms.

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Writing About Music

A post Thanksgiving primer

There are heaps of concerts coming up on the weekend; don’t let Thanksgiving stop you, rockers!

There Will Be a Cool Yule

And it features jazz, naturally

Entourage Jazz will present a live performance of their latest CD, Entourage Jazz Wishes You A Cool Yule, this Saturday at the Outpost Performance Space.

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Fool Me Twice

Hocus Pocus creates another year of magic

For 30 years Danny Cole has been refining his craft and creating original illusions. Before curtains are drawn this Saturday, Cole explained the allure of magic, and what he hopes to create in this show, called Hocus Pocus.

Found Objects

There's plenty to do while digesting: Burque Revolt poetry slam, Small Business Saturday, The Nutcracker Ballet and handlettering classes.

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Waiting For Thailand

Acting patient at GrassRoots Rx

Wild Thailand rubberizes Joshua Lee's joints and makes his head swim. Sugar Black Rose then plants him on the couch.

Alibi V.27 No.46 • Nov 15-21, 2018

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.

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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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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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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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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.”

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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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.

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Three Foodie Events for Your Weekend

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

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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

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.