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The Daily Word in Bug Brains, Nutty Princes and Trolling Caleb James

The Daily Word

A Tim Burton-themed bar and by-reservation-only dining room has opened up in New York City with Burtonesque décor and foodstuffs. One more reason for me to avoid New York.

Some kid got arrested for threatening to bomb a Trump rally on Twitter. And I thought Trump supporters were crazy.

A new ABQ café called Gatos y Galletas gives customers a chance to hang out with their furry friends. It also gave me the chance to troll KOB's Caleb James (aka the Duke City Dreamboat).

Here's Tavis Smiley's full interview with Prince. Strap in for talk about angelic healing and chem trails. We'll miss you, you crazy bastard.

Two sophomores at the University of Washington have invented gloves that can convert sign language into speech or written words. I can't wait to hear the ones Russell Peters was talking about.

Although the largest insect brain is smaller than a grain of rice, researches have learned that bugs are able to make choices, meaning they might have consciousness.

A man finds a six-foot snake in his toilet, begging the question, "How much did you drink last night?"

Good luck on getting that tax return any time soon. 59,000 state returns are under scrutiny for fraud, so you have to wait on getting that new solar-powered airplane.

Meadows

A Troubling Sort

Weekly Alibi's own resident artist Rob M has decided to release his very first comic strip entitled "Meadows". You can check it out in the paper if you're a more tangible cat, but here's a web version for your viewing pleasure. A troubling sort...a meadow out of time...

Balloon Museum Presents Robotics and Rocketry Summer Camps

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will present a series of robotics and rocketry camps this summer in Albuquerque and other New Mexico cities in partnership with RoboRAVE International as an effort to increase science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and engagement for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Morning and afternoon sessions are available for each camp, and camps will run Monday through Friday during the weeks of June 6, 13, 20, and 27; July 11, 18, and 25; and August 1 and 8. Camps will be held in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Moriarty, Rio Rancho, Socorro, and Tucumcari. Discounts are available for full-day enrollments, and for enrollment of more than one child, such as with a sibling or friend.

"The Balloon Museum's subject matter and iconic stature make it ideal for increasing STEM education and engagement in the community," said Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "In expanding our STEM outreach and programs, we are excited to partner with RoboRAVE International, a local educational organization with a global profile, much like the Balloon Museum."

According to RoboRAVE International Director Russ Fisher-Ives, RoboRAVE - with "RAVE" standing for "robots are very educational" - robotics and rocketry education is important because those subjects integrate science, technology, engineering and math. "RoboRAVE International aims to make robotics accessible to any kid anywhere," said Fisher-Ives. "Surveys tell us that 85% of students say STEM engagement makes a difference in whether they pursue career in those fields."

"As our partnership with RoboRAVE International develops," said Garver, "we will begin to include ballooning and other lighter-than-air challenges with robotics projects for students. This will add a dimension that helps us to achieve our mission to promote and highlight the history and science of ballooning."

Enrollment in the robotics and rocketry camps is now open. For more information and to sign up, please visit gotoif.org. Free admission to the Balloon Museum is included for all campers and up to four guests each.

Overheard at the Front Desk

(or... I Heard It, Now You Have to Hear It)

Visitors of the Alibi offices be warned! You never know who's listening...
via hannibalburess.com

Not Your Average Dream Blog

I was in New York City. I was watching a beautiful young man explain that “bucket drummers are particularly impressive because no one trains them” so very kindly to an elderly woman.

Suddenly I was in my chair at work seeing his face on my screen. “Hannibal Buress Live at The Historic El Rey Theater this Tuesday night!” the page said.

I became hot as I ferociously typed away buying tickets. Click. Click-click. Tap-tap-tap-tap. Click. CLICK.

Then I realized it wasn't a dream, but a dream come true. The brilliant comedian Hannibal Buress will be in Albuquerque Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30pm for those of us lucky sinners that are over 21.

Mr. Buress will also be in Santa Fe to perform at Skylight at 8pm, so those lucky bastards in Santa Fe get to be closer to him but it's not like it really matters because we all have the chance to absorb some of his near-perfect comedic genius.

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The Daily Word in Prince

The Daily Word

Last night, broadway celebrated Prince.

Remember that time Prince slayed the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Prince really liked Finding Nemo.

Prince's religious side.

What made Prince, Prince?

It's a purple world.

Keyboard Horror

Horror

Gory Horror Story

With a sickening sadist grin, the clown set to work on his new macabre masterpiece. The office worker's eyes bulged with horror and frantically darted around, seeking any sign of hope or rescue.
via compfight

Event Horizon

Send It Soaring

Saturday, Apr 23: Kite Fest

Colorful kites of all shapes and sizes. Visitors can bring their own kite, buy one at the festival or watch professional stunt kite fliers maneuver kites expertly in the wind.
Adult Beverage rocks a house party
Courtesy of the artist

Music

Votives, Adult Beverage at Sister

Album release party also features Crime Lab and crttrz

Join Albuquerque’s rock and roll community at Sister (407 Central NW) on Saturday, April 23 for the album release party for Votives, a heavy, punk-flavored, ambient-attached shoegaze project. Votives latest release, Trails / Hue begins with a low rumble that ultimately advance toward crashing waves of feedback and guitar badassery.

Joining Votives for this special celebration of all that is rocking will be an Crime Lab, crttrz and Adult Beverage, an outfit fronted by Dillon Cullinan.

Cullinan spoke briefly with the Alibi about his latest undertaking, recalling the many changes Adult Beverage went through as their psychedelic sound took shape.

“By spring 2015 the band had finally found it's ideal configuration with Higinio Martinez on guitar, Zach Leyba on drums, and occasionally Briana Lee on bass. Since 2015 we have played countless house shows and venues in New Mexico. We have played alongside Walter TV (Mac Demarco's live band), Destruction Unit, The Memories, Colleen Green, and LA Witch.

Adult Beverage is currently writing and recording for the first time collaboratively. A new 5 song EP is being recording by Will Byrne of Train Conductor.

Asked to describe their current flavor, Cullinan said, “We've been described as having elements of punk, garage rock, dream-pop, stoner metal, noise rock, and psychedelia.”

The concert, a glimpse into the instrumentally intense and luminously limitless void in these parts, begins at 8pm.

via morguefile

Event Horizon

Clowns Are People Too

Saturday, Apr 23: Bad Clowns

Writer and skeptical investigator Benjamin Radford signs and discusses his nonfiction book.
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