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Here, Piggy, Piggy: 11th Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship

Last weekend, the geeks had their annual "prom" at Albuquerque Comic Expo. This weekend, the carnivores will reign supreme at the 11th annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship, a three-day celebration of all things meaty and grilled. There will be beer, wine tastings, eating contests and samples galore, and if you don't go through an entire case of wetwipes by the end of the first day, you're doing it wrong. The event starts tomorrow and continues on Saturday, July 5, from 11am to 8pm both days, and Sunday, July 6, from 11am to 5pm. Tickets range from $20-$60. Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho • Fri Jul 4 • 11am-8pm • $20-$60 • View on Alibi calendar

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Bravely Said: 4 Voices on the 4th

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It makes sense to welcome the 4th of July with stirring words artfully arranged—poetry seems to run in America’s veins. It connect us with our ideals and national hopes, whether or not we’ve yet achieved them. In 4 Voices on the 4th, the Museum of the American Military Family presents the voices of veterans and their family members woven into a powerful, poetic “collage performance.”

They join a long literary history. “The Yankees will hang their heads up high,” acknowledged a British officer in “The Battle of Bunker Hill,” written after a 1775 military clash that proved American troops wouldn’t be easily routed. Boston poet Robert Lowell connected the Civil War to his own milieu in 1960’s “For the Union Dead”: “The stone statues of the abstract Union Soldier/ grow slimmer and younger each year—/ wasp-waisted, they doze over muskets and muse through their sideburns…” At 2pm, hear Caroline LeBlanc, Circe Olson Woessner, Karin Bradberry and Jacqueline Murray Loring at the Museum of Nuclear Science and History (601 Eubank SE), and while you’re there, visit the Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family exhibit, honoring the sometimes unacknowledged heroes of our nation’s defense. See nuclearmuseum.org or call 245-2137 for more info. Before you head out for fireworks and beer on Friday, take some time to remind yourself why we’re celebrating. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History • Fri Jul 4 • 2-3pm • Included with regular admission • View on Alibi calendar

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Memories of ACE 2014

Legos, Muppets and Star Wars ruled the day

The Lego table, where dreams come true
all photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
The Lego table, where dreams come true

Star Wars photobooth
Star Wars photobooth
Dapper Muppets
Dapper Muppets
Touch Stormtroopers at your own risk.
Touch Stormtroopers at your own risk.
dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #352: A Story About Waiting at an Intersection

I meet my pal E on a downtown street. He starts to tell me a long story about seeing me in my truck. According to him, I was waiting at a light for J, who stuttered as a child, to cross the street. I finally grew to impatient and raced through the intersection, causing all my bottles of prescription drugs to bounce off my rear bumper into the street.

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The Daily Word in the ArtBar, Bigfoot and OMG raccoons

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday, July 2,

and ArtBar by Catylyst Club will be closing its doors due to problems with the State Alcohol and Firearms department,

Joline Gutierrez Krueger of the Journal is freaking out about raccoons,

and Gary Johnson is finally president! Of a marijuana cough drop company.

Meanwhile,

an analysis of several Bigfoot hair samples suggests that legendary creature is some kind of wolf/ cow/raccoon/bear hybrid,

Target is asking that people please stop bringing huge guns into their stores,

whereas the state of Georgia says it's okay for you to bring guns wherever you want! Including bars, government buildings and airports,

and in a revelation straight from my nightmares, plants can hear themselves being eaten.

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Go Forth on the Fourth

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Now that Independence Day is looming, it's time to start planning with the family. What are we gonna do? Your parents' house or mine? BBQ? It can be exhausting, especially if you have kids who want to relive the whimsical wonder of witnessing fireworks à la that scene in The Sandlot. So here are a couple of events for those who can't decide what to do. Head to the BioPark Zoo (903 10th Street SW) tomorrow morning, between 6 and 10am. Yes, it's early, but you get in for free during this time because 100.3 The Peak's Tony, Jackie and Donnie are broadcasting live, interviewing zookeepers and providing a morning of informative fun and leisure. It's regular admission for those who can't get up on time. On Friday, July 4, head to Balloon Fiesta Park (5500 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy.) for the Freedom 4th celebration. The festivities happen at 3pm and go through the night. Well, roughly 11pm. Hear music and see the state's largest display of fireworks. But if you want something more low-key, head over to Isotopes Park (1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE) and take in a baseball game on the 4th. The Albuquerque Isotopes will take on the Las Vegas 51s at 6:05pm. What better way to celebrate being an American than a good old-fashioned home run … assuming they knock it out of the park. Tickets for the game run $7-$28. So enough planning, more doing. After all—as Martina McBride says—“It's Independence Day!” ABQ BioPark Zoo • Thu Jul 3 • 6-10am • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

Personals

"I Saw You" at Effex

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." –Lucille Ball | Reply or see more “I Saw You” ads at alibi.com/personals.

Jeffrey Tambor Doppelganger @ Walmart

You totally caught me off guard. You looked me straight in the eye, with those deep, soulful eyes of yours and said softly: "I wish every woman had legs as strong and beautiful as yours." I'm not used to compliments and was tongue-tied. I managed a smile but not enough to reassure you. If you see this, please click below and talk to me! You struck me as a shy man who summoned every bit of his courage to approach me and pay me a compliment. I'm sorry I wasn't more responsive at the time. View ad

bouncer at effex

You were throwing people out of the bar with your gorgeous muscles. We embraced in the stairwell, but i wanted more. View ad

Marble Vibrations: So I turn around and you are wearing my shades ...

As the nearly full moon shines over Albuquerque, the music ripples through the warm night air. I turn around and you're wearing my sunglasses and dancing non-nonchalantly. I must be dreaming. You wave my green bandanna as it turns into an otherworldly talisman. I can't help but smile, then laugh, then feel absolutely splendid. You brightened up my life like the neon moon over Marble Brewery. "I'll see you on the 23rd," rings in my mind like an enlightening mantra. Thank you for your good vibes. View ad

applebees on lomas

I saw you at Applebee's on Lomas about a week or so ago. You were with your work crew, in a white truck … coming in for late night appetizers, around 9pm. You wore a ball cap and had a long beard. I was inside, watching you come in. We made eye contact as you were walking in and again when you entered the restaurant. If you remember that, and are single, I'd love to introduce us... View ad

Dad at the movies?

I was at the movie alone at 11 am on a Friday. You were there with two young boys. We caught each other's eye and now I can't stop wishing I would have said hello to you. When we left I noticed your tattoos and thought you were so handsome and TALL! You drove away in your Toyota and I lost you in the traffic. View ad

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The Daily Word in air quality, teacher evaluations, mayoral performance and Hitler's moves

The Daily Word

There was an air quality advisory for ABQ due to smoke from a wild fire in the Jemez Mountains, but the advisory has been cancelled.

It is now illegal to text while driving in the state of New Mexico.

Hannah Skandera says there is flexibility in how New Mexico teacher evaluations affect teacher pay.

Hitler practiced his moves.

The "cannibal cop" had his conviction overturned.

The Supreme Court found that Hobby Lobby may assert its religious values on employees by refusing to cover birth control under their insurance plan.

In France, there is a ban on full Muslim veils.

Here is a large collection of stupid GOP quotes about rape.

Soon "tiger selfies" will be illegal in New York.

Kim Jung Sexy Beast Ek (for short) has the longest name in Sweden.

Rob Ford is back.

It's time for Netflix's annual movie dump.

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The Daily Word in name tags, necrophilia and North Korea.

The Daily Word

North Korea fired two missiles at Seth Rogan and James Franco.

Rest in peace, Bobby Womack.

They got Tyler’s name tag wrong at Taco John’s.

Fire kills spiders.

Was Jimmy Savile a necrophiliac?

The Nanny from Hell is packing her bags.

Will you see a UFO tonight?

Congratulations on your latest statistical victory, New Mexico.

There’s a fire in the Jemez.

A woman claims she was blackmailed by an APD officer.

An Albuquerque woman called her boyfriend 77,000 times in one week?

Happy birthday, Terry Funk.

Susan Petersen, thank you for the links!

music

Pick of the Litter: Blackbird hosts The Manxx

According to lore of The Manxx, singer and guitarist Sara Belle threw academic aspirations out the window to make rock and roll her one and only vocation. She made the right choice. Since then, The Manxx has held fast to its lo-fi trash sound while ripping through a bottomless well of increasingly well-crafted songs about “love and partying.” It's not easy to put polish on punk without losing some of the music's energy. But the band's latest release, Take Away Your Brain, proves the Denver denizens' rock and roll studies haven't been sidelined by all that love and partying. Instead, The Manxx has managed to shine up an apple that remains deliciously rotten to the core. Tonight The Manxx rocks Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW), and the trio's first Albuquerque gig is guaranteed to be a high-energy showcase of danceable garage punk. Aside from the out-of-town awesomeness, other reasons to show up are local hero Marty Crandall (Sad Baby Wolf, ex-The Shins) brand-new power-chord band Award Tour and local surf-rock/punk trio Pool Party. This 21-plus concert kicks off at 10pm, and there's no cover. Blackbird Buvette • Sat Jun 28 • 10pm • FREE • 21+

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