Raw posts and updates from our writers with info too timely or uncategorizable for print. What, we said something stupid? Chime in, buddy.
Library Wants World War II Memorabilia Returned
Press Release [ Mon Sep 19 2016 11:30 AM ]
The Public Library in Albuquerque-
The Public Library has several "traveling trunks" that can be checked out by patrons. They are history in a kit that is primarily used by teachers as educational tools, providing students with actual artifacts to examine from significant periods in history. Most of the items in the trunks are donated by relatives or families, or have been painstakingly collected by patrons, library staff and volunteers. Topics of other trunks at the library include the Lewis and Clark expedition, immigration, the Santa Fe Trail, the Camino Real, and WW I, Korean War and Vietnam wars.
The missing World War II trunk, valued at about $800, is a duffle bag with wheels that includes photographs, medals and other memorabilia from a World War II soldier, items that will be nearly impossible to replace.
If you have information about the missing World War II trunk please call the Albuquerque Police Department at 505-242-COPS (242-2677).
The Daily Word in Manhattan bombing, drought farming, and the Emmys
By Robin Babb [ Mon Sep 19 2016 10:50 AM ]
A homemade bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring 29 people. The prime suspect of that bombing and an earlier one in New Jersey, Ahmed Khan Rahami, was arrested after a shootout with police this morning in New Jersey.
13-year-old Tyre King was fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio last week. An independent medical examiner has stated that King was "more likely than not" running from police when he was killed, based on the location and direction of the bullet wounds.
There's been a years-long drought in the Breadbasket of America, and the Ogalalla Aquifer -- the underground water reservoir that serves the farms of the Great Plains -- is drying up. It's time for us to revisit our destructive methods of farming and irrigating.
The Emmy Awards show was this weekend. Here's the highlights.
There's a nip in the air and people are starting to talk about "leaf peeping" again. It's autumn, hosers. In honor of the season, let's revisit this classic McSweeney's essay: "It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers."
Call of Cambria
Tuesday, Sep 20: Coheed and Cambria, Saves the Day and Polyphia
By August March [ Mon Sep 19 2016 10:00 AM ]
The Color Before the Sun VIP Packages available.
Balloon Museum Debuts Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
Press Release [ Mon Sep 19 2016 8:17 AM ]
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is adding a new attraction, the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and invites the public to attend a free "sneak peek" on Thursday, September 22, from 5-8pm.
"The physical effects are intended to intensify the sights and sounds that go along with viewing 3-D films in the theater," says Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "The videos we'll show are flight, science, and nature-related, which will provide content that reflects and expands upon our exhibitions and programs. Like our first 3-D offering, 'Aerobatic Challenge,' some will be whimsical so you can just have fun. It's an exciting and unique addition to the museum."
Construction of the 40-seat theater began last year and was funded by a gift of the namesake Anderson family through the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation. During the sneak peek, two short videos, one in 2-D and the other in 3-D, will be shown back-to-back, and the museum's exhibitions will also be open to view.
Cyclists Laugh Longer
Sunday, Sep 18: Bike In Comedy
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Sep 17 2016 11:00 AM ]
Cyclists and residents ride in to see local comedians, a cappella infused improv, sketch comedy, musical ensemble Rumble perform. Food trucks and Tractor Brewing on site.
The Daily Word in Elderly Cheerleaders, Robot Surgeons and Golden Thrones
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Sep 17 2016 10:02 AM ]
Some British surgeons used teensy tiny robots to perform the world's first robotic operation inside the eye.
In August, 1973, Jean Roth sat in front of a building at Southern Illinois University with signs that said, "I must be married by August 15th for inheritance purposes." Ends up the whole thing was a sociology experiment. Aren't they all?
By testing the fossilized skin of a dinosaur, some clever scientists figured out that it used camouflage. (They also proved that the dinosaur was not pooping when it died, as early reports suggested.)
Two Alabama schools went on lockdown after receiving mass-shooting threats from the "Flomo Klowns," a ... clown-themed terrorist group?
Finally! The Guggenheim museum has installed an 18-karat gold toilet created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in one of their bathrooms. By the way. They want visitors to use it.
And finally—because I can't possibly follow this one with anything else—check out the Japan Pom Pom Squad: a Japanese cheerleading troupe that requires members to be over the age of 55.
A Beary Good Time
Sunday, Sep 18: Sandia Mountain Bear Fair
By Monica Schmitt [ Sat Sep 17 2016 10:00 AM ]
A celebration of New Mexico's state mammal including a panel discussion on bear behavior, information booths, kids' activities and live music by Paul Thompson.
I Wish I Was the Tune Tonight
Saturday, Sep 17: Neko Case
By Robin Babb [ Fri Sep 16 2016 1:00 PM ]
Live performance by the American singer-songwriter.
Courtesy of the artist
Just Have Fun
Saturday, Sep 17: Cyndi Lauper
By August March [ Fri Sep 16 2016 12:00 PM ]
Cyndi Lauper is an American singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s with a string of pop hits such as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
Saturday, Sep 17: Oktoberfest 2016
By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Sep 16 2016 11:00 AM ]
Enjoy German food from Grain Station, a polka band performs live and try the newest seasonal beer from the local brewery, Oktoberfest Lager.
NEWSLETTERS Great Alibi stories, events and deals delivered to your inbox each week. No fooling!
Shift Dance Festival at VSA North 4th Art Center
Unique choreographic voices, points of views and movement styles from dancers Allie Hankins, Jacqueline Stewart, Jacqueline M. García, Lisa Nevada and Kelsey Paschich.
Wise Women Belly Dance at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational CenterMore Recommended Events ››