V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
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Stoned Soul Christmas
Gifting funk, soul, R&B, doo-wop and classic jazz
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
DJ and noise artist Tahnee Udero celebrates TAHNZZ listmas accolades by wrapping up the funkiest and most soulful Xmas mixtape you’ve never heard.
V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
A bleak Xmas mixtape
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Old blues, fire-and-brimstone, spoken word and calypso work as a powerful antidote to seasonal muzak and related depression.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Knowing Your Enemies ...
In the War on Christmas
By Mike Smith
This … this is war! No! No! Oh no! A Christmas war! We’re in a war! A very special Christmas war.
V.22 No.48 |
The Daily Word in black Santa, garbage fruit and ruined dog breeds
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Dec 4 2013 9:16 AM ]
There's a downside to putting your church on wheels: somebody might steal it.
Britain has a special holiday gift for China: £45 million worth of pig semen.
How to be a reverse racist, an instructional video.
Meet the durian, the spiky king of fruits which smells like delicious, delicious garbage.
Eight examples of how purebred dogs have been ruined.
It turns out that asking questions like "If Santa Claus is a black man, wouldn't all the presents be stolen?" doesn't really help the cause of diversity.
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Three Ways to Celebrate Christmas Oversoon in Burque
Whirled joy, a river of lights and Tchaikovsky
By Rebecca Gonzales [ Sat Nov 30 2013 3:33 PM ]
Everyone has that friend or family member. The one who unabashedly maneuvers around trick-or-treaters to string up their Christmas lights on Halloween. The one who has been humming Christmas carols for weeks—humming only, because singing aloud can have harsh repercussions. The one who already assembled most of their Christmas presents and will soon wrap them, probably while watching their well-worn Elf DVD.
In my circles, that friend or family member is me. Loved ones recently informed me that Dec. 1 is a more reasonable time to begin decking one's halls with boughs of holly. In my defense, it seems there are more early-bird holiday hounds than ever. To wit, Starbucks released their red cup on Nov. 1, Christmas displays in big-box retailers went up the same day, and I've begun spotting Christmas trees on my Facebook news feed.
Why not engage in early Christmas merriment? Here are a triptych of ho-ho-holiday events that even the Ebenezer Scrooges of your life can dig.
Have you ridden at Uncle Cliff’s for decades, hoping there was a way to make the amusement park even more exhilarating? There is; just add Christmas. Cliff’s Amusement Park hosts Joy to the Whirled, a holiday celebration wherein they decorate the park, sell holiday snacks and invite Old St. Nick to ride the Rattler with other guests. The event begins on Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 23, from 6pm to 9pm daily. Tickets are $10.
The River of Lights tops my list of fave winter treats, along with spending time with family ... and biscochitos. The gardens abound with Christmas lights as you sip hot chocolate. This light show never fails to delight. If you’ve never been, this is a must-do; if you have, you know that walking into the Botanical Gardens this time of year is about as close as you'll ever get to the land of Oz. The River of Lights opens Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 19, from 6pm to 9pm daily. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The show continues Dec. 20 through Jan. 5, but tickets will cost you $12 for adults and $6 for children. The River of Lights is closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1.
The New Mexico Ballet Company and the New Mexico Philharmonic inhabit Popejoy for two consecutive weekends to proffer a balletic holiday indulgence, The Nutcracker. While I've never actually seen it, the fact that it's a commonplace holiday topic and is often associated with words like “elegance” and “excellence” leads me to believe even those friends who've been grumbling about your holiday cheer may enjoy this show. The performance series begins Nov. 30 at 7pm and runs through Dec. 8 at 2pm. Tickets start at $11 for adults.
For more info on these events, visit the above-linked websites. If you know of other awesome community events—holiday-themed or otherwise—tell us about 'em via our event submission page at alibi.com/submit.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
The Last Most Beautiful Thing Not Yet Ruined
By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Nov 14 2013 3:38 PM ]
Even 15 years in retail can’t ruin the prospect of this Burque holiday favorite.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Feature: Film Guide
Holiday Film Guide 2013
By Devin D. O’Leary
Film Guide: Get the lowdown on all the movies hitting theaters between now and Christmas
V.22 No.24 |
The Daily Word in chemical explosion, NSA, child tattooing
By E.J. Maliskas [ Fri Jun 14 2013 9:19 AM ]
One dead and nearly 75 injured after a chemical plant explosion in Louisiana.
Good news, Verizon and T-Mobile users: Your phone might be safe from the watchful eyes of the NSA.
Trio of heroes (like the rhyme?) save a group of people and several dogs from a burning apartment building in the heights.
Albuquerque man charged with illegally tattooing his 3-year-old nephew.
Mega Man, the Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Trainer are all joining the Super Smash Bros. crew.
Christmas is saved!
British researchers have solved the mystery of how sea mammals hold their breath for so long.
Southwest Women's Options doctor compares death injection to 'flu shot.'
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Desert Rose Playhouse
Rocky Horror New Mexico welcomes audiences back for its 15th season with a live shadow cast of the film.
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