Bowling for Canines
Back in May, Alibi told you about Edward Goodman, the attorney and animal rescuer seeking artists to transform some humble wooden bowling pins into knockout pieces of art for a worthy cause. Happily, Goodman’s work has paid off. On Saturday, Oct. 5, Corrales will be home to Bowled and Beautiful, an art show to benefit homeless dogs. Twenty-five quirky, humorous and beautiful sculptural objects made from those vintage bowling pins—everything from toucans to saints to cat Picassos—are being sold by silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Second Chance Animal Rescue and NMDog.
Goodman says he’s “most impressed that, with a budget of ‘zero,’ we have been able to put together a fantastic one-of-a-kind art show and fundraiser.” Indeed, judging by all the swag the event’s managed to round up, Bowled and Beautiful seems to have struck a chord with the community.
Vegetarian and vegan hors d’oeuvres are being donated by Perea’s Tijuana Bar and Restaurant, the Bistro Brewery and the Oasis Desert Bistro, while the Corrales venue, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church (4908B Corrales Road) has also been offered up at no charge. Even the jazz is donated, thanks to Corrales ensemble Mood Swing. Along with the artworks, products and services contributed by local businesses are up for bid in the silent auction.
With so many thousands of animals in New Mexico shelters, Bowled and Beautiful creatively tackles a serious cause. Put your bid in on a one-of-a-kind artwork to help some one-of-a-kind critters.
Holdin’ On in the Plastic World
ABQ Zine Fest creator Marya Errin Jones on self-publication, little Ray Bradbury and unlikely alliances
Last Month in Music
April 2013 Edition
Jim Phillips got the skinny on the Super Awesome Acoustic Show and pianist Lauren Anderson by hanging out in a bar and pushing a 3-year-old in a stroller. In the process, he may have teared up a bit. Read all about the frisson-inducing showcase in ¡Viva Hyperbole! Check out a Lauren Anderson track below. Low Spirits • Super Awesome Acoustic Show • Fri Jan 25 • 9 pm • $3 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com
Acoustics of a social experiment
New Mexico News author takes on live music
Mike Smith is a font of hyper-local writ. His long-running My Strange New Mexico column and his current project, New Mexico News, aim to shed some light on the wonderfully weird Land of Enchantment. Smith will contribute a monthly local music column to the Alibi in 2013. Read his first, belated Burque music round-up: This Month in Music. Listen to tracks from featured artists below.
Music to Your Ears
This Month in Music
Belated November edition
The Daily Word in Leap Years, wins for Romney and APS lockdown
Kick out the jams, it's Leap Day!
Catholic priest in Washington D.C. denies lesbian communion at her mother's funeral mass, leaves during eulogy.
Romney manages to win in Michigan and Arizona.
Lockdown at 5 APS schools after student found with gun.
Was that the dean from "Community" accepting an Oscar on Sunday?
I'm sorry, but this is just jacked.
McDonald's newest/saddest sandwich is the McBaguette.
The Pirate Bay replaces all torrent links with magnet links, nothing really changes.
Women's health experts discuss birth control.
Kickstarter poised to provide more arts funding than the National Endowment of the Arts.
Was Elvis' manager, Colonel Parker a murderer?
New bat species discovered in Vietnam.
After seeing these official LEGO Avengers sets, I'm still not sure who the villains in the movie are going to be.
Nice collection of unproduced Star Wars merchandise.
Is it even possible to fix The Phantom Menace? (YES!)
"The Wire" wind up toys you'll never see in your happy meal.
Say it with me: umami
The Daily Word in Sheriff Joe, the Governor needs a hairdresser and the Death Star IRL
The Supreme Court will review
racial profiling affirmative action .
R.I.P. journalist Marie Colvin, killed in Syria.
Nuclear inspectors kicked out of Iran.
Elliot Spitzer explains why Mitt Romney's campaign is collapsing.
Gov. Martinez' hair stylist refuses to cut her hair until she changes her stance on gay marriage.
Indiana lawmaker says Girl Scouts are a "radicalized organization" promoting "homosexual lifestyles."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio to release the results of his investigation into President Obama's birth certificate.
Georgia Democrats proposing vasectomy limitations in response to proposed abortion prohibitions.
Producer for "Amazing Race" found dead in Uganda.
Fox News needs a new chart designer.
Waterworld found by the Hubble telescope.
14-year-old about to graduate from college. WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO IMPRESS?
One of the nine disembodied feet discovered on Vancouver shore has been identified.
Long list of ancient computers still being used.
This San Juan Mountain Bigfoot footage "appears" to be authentic.
How many gigs of data does your vibrator hold?
Don't fall for these brainwashing techniques!
Lemmy doesn't want you to buy the $600 Motörhead box set even though it comes with a sweet chrome skull.
A bunch of economic students figured out how much it would cost to build a Death Star.
No one ever likes Worf's dumb ideas on Star Trek TNG.
Have you been looking for a new squirrel recipe?
ABQ Sprout’s mico-grant recipients
I wrote about a grassroots model for improving the city a couple weeks ago. ABQ Sprout works like this: People pay for a dinner of local food prepared by a volunteer local chef. At the dinner, presenters pitch their plan for boosting Burque. Diners vote on their favorite. The cash attendees paid for their chow becomes an instant micro grant for the winner.
Because of the inaugural dinner’s success, three groups were chosen instead of one:
Rio Grande Community Farm, a 50-acre nonprofit urban farm in the North Valley, got $1000.
Friends of the Orphan Signs, a group that turns old road signs into art, got $500.
South Valley Seniors, a club that crochets items for the homeless, got $409.
The next dinner is in May, and the organizers are looking for a place to hold it, as well as the next local chef.
The Daily Word where the GOP Says "We’re Going to hurt some people" and Rep. David Wu Resigns
Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was spotted at a pro-Qaddafi rally.
Landslide in South Korea kills 32.
Fourteen-year-old Mexican hitman sentenced to three years in prison.
RIP Elliot Handler, creator of Hot Wheels.
Netfix acquires 3,000 hours of Televisa telenovelas.
Philadelphia reporter attacked during live report on animal cruelty.
Don't fall for the black money scam.
Olympic skier Jeret Peterson dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Afghanistan is getting it's own version of The Office?
New study shows that people from polar regions have larger brains and eyeballs.
Park Rangers rescue same hiker twice this month.
Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner for the Walking Dead.
John Goodman joins the cast of Community.
Two British teens visit Wal-Mart for the first time, hilarious commentary ensues.
Check out the Navy's new laser/gun death machine.
George Lucas loses copyright lawsuit against the prop designer who designed the original Stormtrooper helmets.
Neighborhood drama paints vivid portrait of people, places and prejudices
The low-budget indie drama La Mission sure smells like a Hollywood vanity project. It’s produced by and stars Benjamin Bratt. And it’s written and directed by his older bro, Peter Bratt. But don’t let the nepotistic credits fool you.
The Alibi Air Hockey Table Has Been Grabbed
This week, we ran an Alibi classified ad offering up our the air hockey table to the first person who could haul it away. We got about a zillion calls and now it’s gone. Sorry to everyone who didn’t get here first. It was really huge and took up our whole back room, so it’s kind of nice to have it gone. Our back room was packed with so much junk you could barely move in there, much less play air hockey. Farewell, air hockey table.