Alibi V.26 No.50 • Dec 14-20, 2017

Holiday Dining Guide

Eat, Drink and Be Lazy

Weekly Alibi is here to help you make it through the holiday season unscathed with recommendations on where to eat, drink and be merry on the days when most things are closed.

Ready for the Masquerade?

Local fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is creating a wonderland for your hedonistic delight this January. Our Carnal Carnevale party will be held at a secret location within the Duke City, and we'll all be celebrating behind a mask. Dancing, kinky demonstrations, the finest cocktails, sensual exhibitions and so much more await!

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Renaissance of Resilience

Occidental Life Building at 100

The Occidental Life Building is nationally unique due to its Venetian Gothic Revival style, and a local rarity because it's one of Downtown’s few ’70s urban renewal survivors.

Newscity

Some schools may have to close, Michael Padilla drops out of Lt Governor race and KAFB is keeping track of nitrate plumes.

Step Forward but Look Back

There is no future without a past

Representatives of the police should be willing to discourse on the course of events that resulted in mandated federal oversight without feeling that they are being demonized.

Letters

The readers write to request a TV show review and Medicare for all.

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The Opposite of Music

It’s the holidays, be joyful dammit!

Winter’s almost here; don’t despair or disappear when you could redeem yourself at a local show instead: A. March has all the deets!

TPC

August March continues his autumnal sojourn into local-recording-land, listening to new work by TPC, Noctilucant and Casper The Hoax

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Hollywood documentary embraces beauty and brains

Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor, gets the documentary biopic treatment she so sorely deserves with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

Reel World

A Christmas Story screens, Phil Duran teaches police tactics for actors and Albuquerque’s homegrown anime convention returns.

Bloody Christmas

“Happy!” on Syfy

Syfy goes out on a limb—a severed limb, it should probably be stated—with its absurdly funny, ridiculously violent crime/fantasy series “Happy!”

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Visual Learning

The “badass mother folk art” of El Moisés

El Moisés brings his world-class style, unique vision and focused attention to everything he touches—whether a book or a lowrider or a canvas.

Found Objects

This week: Cruzando: Travels in a Parallel Universe, Pre-existing Conditions, Charles Dickens Formal Winter Ball and Stories by the Fireside.

Places of Refuge

Images and psychic states surface at New Grounds

We chat with Lihie Gendler-Talmor about diversity in technique, "Cities of Refuge" and how personal experience influences selection of subject matter.

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Alibi V.26 No.49 • Dec 7-13, 2017

Shop Local (Very Local)

Alibi’s Last Minute Gift Guide

Amazon is doing quite well without your holiday help, but local stores impacted by the Great Recession and reeling from the epic ART construction could really use your dollars. Our eagle-eyed staff has combed the metro area, hunting up some great local shops just ripe for the gift giving. Pick your area of town, and you don’t even have to leave your neighborhood.

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Nob Hill

Nob Hill shoppers don’t have to leave their neighborhood.

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Making Mead (Honey Wine)

An easy recipe from Jonathan Ortiz of Southwest Grape and Grain

Mead, arguably the first alcoholic beverage that humans created, is surprisingly easy to make if you’re patient.

Weekly Specials

Rail Yards Holiday Market extended, brewery to compost 100% of food waste, four-course beer-paired dinner and more.

Chatting with Campo’s Chef Jonathan Perno

Los Poblanos’ new farm-to-table restaurant opens

Whenever somebody from out of town asks about places worth visiting in Albuquerque, Los Poblanos is always high on my list of recommendations. And now Los Poblanos has opened their new restaurant, Campo, and it’s stunning.

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Welcome, 23rd City Council!

New configuration is probably progressive

The first meeting of the newly seated 23rd Albuquerque City Council zipped by in just 68 minutes. That quick convocation included new Mayor Tim Keller stopping by to introduce some of the key players in his budding administration.

Newscity

State auditor questions Environment Department's settling policies, report says N.M.'s education funding is around 12 percent lower than it was before the US economic recession and Wayne Johnson is appointed new state auditor.

Hitting the Reset Button

City police reform begins now

Let’s hope that Geier can look past departmental loyalties, ideological boundaries and learn from the tragic, bloody and unkempt past as he pursues Keller’s vision of community policing and justice for all.

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The Disaster Artist

Actor-director James Franco transforms into actor-director Tommy Wiseau

The Disaster Artist is both a hilarious comedy of errors and a touching love letter to Hollywood. Add to that The Disaster Artist’s meta-humorous “film within a film”/“good actors playing bad actors” japery, and you’ve got the makings of a cult film about making a cult film.

Reel World

See the history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, or Where God Left His Shoes or Baraka.

Motel Hotel Holiday Inn

“Tarantula” on TBS

“Tarantula” isn’t the weirdest, crudest, most wildly conceived piece of animation on TV right now, but it’s got an under-the-radar charm and a cast of loveable-if-not-admirable characters.

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The City's Living Document

Two Way Street amplifies the voices of community members often unheard

Two Way Street's vendors are hired with minimal barriers. You don't need an ID or a criminal background check. Each vendor receives five donated copies of the paper, which are then sold for a dollar or more each. Vendors can come back with their earnings and buy more copies of the paper for 25 cents each, and hit the street again.

Found Objects

Happening this week: Ugly Sweater Revue, Shaelin Jornigan's paintings and #MeToo Monologues.

Rockin' Around the NHCC

The Duran family is decking the halls and the galleries this holiday season

The Duran family have decided to share their collection of more than 400 handmade Christmas ornaments by more than 130 New Mexican artists, through an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Alibi V.26 No.48 • Nov 30-Dec 6, 2017

The Water is Evening Now

Heaven’s yours where I live

August March sounds like he’s been reading Ram Dass this week as he urges readers to check out the local concert scene.

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Spirits of Giving

Boozy Gift Guide

If you’re looking to pass along a little taste of New Mexico this holiday season, particularly to out-of-town friends and relatives, local booze is an increasingly good way to go. After all, what’s more New Mexico than green chile vodka, blue corn bourbon or piñon rum?

Bill Burr on Family, Funnies and the 505

Bill Burr is an irritated comedian whose tone of voice is perpetually stuck in between laughing and yelling. He'll be in town to rile up audiences at the Route 66 Casino (14500 Central Ave. SW) on Friday, Dec. 1. Between his popular Monday Morning Podcast, raising a new kid and filming his new special, “Walk Your Way Out” (currently streaming on Netflix), we were able to get him on the phone to chat about his experiences in the 505, his new show, “F is for Family,” and some conspiracy theories.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Crime doesn’t pay and neither does justice in pitch perfect comedy-drama

Between its corrosive sense of humor, its jaundiced look at small-town Americana and its cynicism about the entire concept of “justice,” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri probably isn’t for mainstream audiences looking for a simple larf, but those attracted to interesting shadows will find a wealth of rewards here.

Reel World

Get a grant to help with post-production, submit a spec script, attend a foley lecture/workshop or just watch some documentaries.

Kids Watch

YouTube cracks down

Google-owned YouTube is currently reeling from a number of scandals alleging that the video-streaming site has been posting inappropriate content aimed at children, that it’s flooded with obscene comments and that its autocomplete search results have an unfortunate bent toward pedophilia.

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Prepare To Be Complimented

Chocolate Cartel/Van Rixel Bros. Gelato & Sorbet

Whether you’re shopping for a work potluck, family dinners or you’re just looking for some Albuquerque-specific gifts, the Chocolate Cartel/Van Rixel Bros. Gelato & Sorbet deliver insane flavor combinations.

Weekly Specials

Vinaigrette expands, Sauce Pizza and Wine has a gift card special, Los Poblanos goes "Field-to-Fork" and Chokolá Bean to Bar is nominated for Good Food award.

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Community Cable Controversy

Access, providers, programming to be decided

In addition to having to deal firsthand with Albuquerque’s crime problem, things have been rocky for Albuquerque’s community cable channels.

Murder Was The Case

City homicide rate reflects bigger issues

Although many will argue that there is no way to prevent murder, much can be done to stem the flow of blood in our streets, beginning with better treatment and reintegration services for our city’s poor and displaced.

Letters

The readers write about holidays, football and corporate personhood.

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Living Music

This week’s “Sonic Reducer” is all about LM Duplication, a recording outfit in Dirt City, New Mexico.

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The True Lens of the Camera

Photographer Chris Cozzone explores the lives playing out in Albuquerque

While Chris Cozzone dedicates his working hours to teaching and administrative responsibilities, he still possesses a relentless drive to photograph the world around him, finding a wellspring of inspiration on the streets of Albuquerque and among his students at the jail.

'Tis the Season for Theater

Local productions are filling aisles and calendars this December

As the nights grow longer and colder with the onset of the last month of the year, the seasonally depressed and the perpetually cold may take heart that there is a wealth of theatrical performances being staged throughout the month by our talented local troupes.

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Cozy and Comforted

Minerva mitigates more than ever

Rini Grammer tries Mother's Milk to combat the darkness of winter.