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Call to Football: Arian Foster ProCamp

Houston Texans' running back Arian Foster was born and raised in Albuquerque. His father, Carl, is a former wide receiver for the University of New Mexico, and his mother, Bernadette, works for UNM. Foster played for two years at Valley High School before moving to San Diego before his junior year. This weekend, the running back, known for his signature "Namaste bow" at the end zone, returns to his hometown to conduct a free Arian Foster ProCamp at University Stadium (yes, the big one). The free, open-to-the-public event is put on by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico, and is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Participants will take part in daily games and skill competitions, learn techniques of the pros, and will all receive a Procamp T-Shirt and autographed team photo. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and spots will fill up fast. Call 881-0777 for more information on the camp and how to register. University of New Mexico Stadium • Sat & Sun Apr 27-28 • 3-6:30 pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

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5th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo and Lobo Growers' Market

I say it's a good thing that Earth Day is in the spring. Nothing gets you in the mood to reduce, reuse, recycle and grow more than crawling out of the three-month bleak-fest of winter and awakening to the sound of birdies and the smell of crab apple blossoms. UNM is the perfect place to celebrate this quintessential spring day, what with those rows and rows of beautifully-blossomed trees (but, what's up with the white ones that smell like fish?). Celebrate Earth Day (or rather, the day after) tomorrow at the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo and Lobo Growers' Market at the Cornell Mall, just east of the SUB. This spring-fever inducing day is filled with activities and information, including an alternative transportation fair with a bike auction. Local vendors will be set up to sell produce, baked goods, jams, seedlings, crafts and more. And Knowaste will be on hand to make sure this is a no-waste event. For more information, visit abqstew.wordpress.com. Cornell Mall on the UNM Main Campus (East of SUB) • Tue Apr 23 • 10 am-2 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

Craig "Noodles" Neal cuts down the net for the 2013 MWC Conference champions
Craig "Noodles" Neal cuts down the net for the 2013 MWC Conference champions

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All Hail Coach Noodles

Former assistant coach to Alford steps up to run the Lobo pack

It's official. Previously-titled UNM men's basketball assistant coach Craig "Noodles" Neal will take the reigns as the program's head coach heading into the 2013-2014 season. Neal quickly became a favorite for the position following Steve Alford's sudden departure from the position as he accepted the title of head coach for the UCLA Bruins.

Neal, who followed Alford to New Mexico from Iowa, has received an overwhelming vote of confidence from college basketball experts, as well as from players, fans and students at UNM.

Here's hoping Noodles' noodle is up for the challenge!

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Meet Saige, the New American Girl

The Christmas after I turned five, all I asked for was an American Girl Doll. No more, no less. My wish was granted that cold morning, and Samantha Parkington joined the family. Over the years, that doll was seriously loved. So much so that when my Mom took me on a trip to Chicago for my 10th birthday, Samantha had to stay behind at the American Girl Place Doll Hospital to get a head transplant (yes, that's a thing in the doll world). In 2001, American Girl began producing a "Girl of the Year" doll that could only be purchased that year. 2013's doll, Saige Copeland, is the second doll to hail from the Land of Enchantment (the first, Josefina, is described as living on a rancho near Santa Fe). Saige is described as "A spirited girl whose passions inspire action, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the hot air balloon capital of the world." Tomorrow, Miss Haven, who hosts a weekly story time at the Barnes and Noble on the Westside, invites enthusiasts to come "meet" the latest addition the American Girl family. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to noon. Barnes & Noble, Westside • Sat Mar 23 • 11 am-noon • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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'Larger Than a Leprechaun' Foster-A-Thon and Animal Rescue Fundraiser

What's larger than a leprechaun, smaller than an Irish pony and much cuter than a sack of potatoes? A Great Dane, of course! And what better way to spend St. Patty's day than supporting these gentle giants and their feline friends? Join the Justice Great Dane Rescue and F.A.T. KATZ organizations for the "Larger Than a Leprechaun" Foster-A-Thon and Animal Rescue Fundraiser. Learn more about fostering adoptable dogs and cats and enjoy goodies, giveaways, prizes, vendors and face and body art with the Dancing Dolphins. These beasties may not have the luck of the Irish on their side, but adorableness is just as effective, right? Boofy’s Best for Pets • Sun Mar 17 • Noon-4 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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Bulbs in Bloom Show at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens

Ah, March in New Mexico. Warmer weather, budding trees, chirping birdies and, of course, a ridiculous amount of wind. For those who prefer to admire the beauties of the season without a 25-mile-an-hour sand-slap to the face, the fine folks at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens have the perfect solution. They invite you to enjoy the views of bright yellow daffodils and vibrant pink tulips in bloom at the (indoor!) Mediterranean Conservatory. See nearly 400 picturesque plants at the Bulbs in Bloom show and experience the first splashes of spring color. As March progresses (and hopefully so does the weather), visitors can enjoy crocuses and other bulbs as they emerge in the outdoor gardens. The show is open every day starting tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and flower enthusiasts can gain access to the conservatory with the price of admission to the park. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden • Sat Mar 2 • 9 am-5 pm • $4-$12.50 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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Opposites Attract

Fire & Ice Winter Festival

Celebrate the joys of winter weather and the natural beauty of New Mexico's mountains with the heat of bonfires, warm food and boiling competition at the annual Fire & Ice Winter Festival in Jemez Springs. This year's festivities include a professional chainsaw carving competition and exhibition, a pie bake-off and tasting, arts and crafts booths, live music and a beer garden for adults. Kids can enjoy various activities and games, including a cross-cut sawing contest, a bouncy castle and the famous chicken poop bingo (the prize goes to the person who bought the square where the chicken drops its "prize"). The fun will continue into the night with a special Poi Spinning (fire) performance, bonfires in the park and hot chocolate and coffee. For more information on the event and on the village of Jemez Springs, visit JemezSprings.org. Village of Jemez Springs, Jemez Springs • Sat Feb 23 • 11 am-7 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

Best of Burque

We need your votes for the 20th Annual Best of Burque poll!

C’mon, you know you love judging people

From photography to massage to comedians, the Alibi needs your help determining who are the best, brightest and most-valued businesses in the 505. This is the 20th annual Best of Burque, and we’ve spiced things up with new categories, a new look and some clever updates to your favorite categories. So sit your booty down, get your clickin’ finger ready and submit those votes. Log in, add, delete and change your answers all you want, just get them done before March 12 at noon.

Film

Raise Your Glassies, Don Your Dressies

The Unofficial Drinking Game for the 2013 Oscars

There is no getting around the fact that no matter how much you popcorn you make, no matter how many times you take that “one last trip” to the candy table, no matter how many live-tweeting parties you view, the Oscars are just sort of boring. Over the last few years, the games have been running at around 4 hours. Add in 2 or so hours of pre-show-red-carpet-shenanigans and you’ve got yourself one freaking ridiculously long night.

And what better way to pass that than with a little drinking game? With the help of the folks at the Huffington Post, nextmovie.com, and a few ideas from my own little brain, I’ve compiled the official Unofficial Drinking Game for the 2013 Oscars. Hit the jump for prompts to keep your night interesting, informational and classy. And please, please, please … be responsible.

On the Red Carpet take a drink every time:

• A celebrity evades a question.

• Someone says they are "so excited to be here."

• A celebrity is photobombed.

• A celebrity is asked who they are wearing.

• You see a celebrity who brought a parent/family member as their date.

• Someone wears a truly hideous dress (yes, we'll leave that up to your own discretion).

• A man wears two-toned shoes with a suit/tux

During the Oscars take a drink each time:

• Someone thanks their parents and/or God.

• Someone acknowledges Meryl Streep.

• A loser begrudgingly smiles to the camera.

• Someone says they didn't have a speech prepared.

• Seth MacFarlane cracks a failed joke.

• Seth McFarlane does a cartoon voice.

• The camera cuts to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner.

• The band tries to cut off someone's speech.

• Someone cries.

• Someone curses on stage and is bleeped out.

• Someone says, "I couldn't have done this without … "

• J-Law says something “charmingly unscripted.”

• A winner uses their speech time as a political/environmental/humanitarian platform.

• Someone says they didn't have a speech prepared.

• Someone mentions the Grammy wardrobe restrictions

• Someone winks at the camera

• A cartoon character is shows wearing Oscar-worthy clothing.

Finish your drink if:

• Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress and the camera pans to Meryl Streep.

• One of the cast of Les Misérables sings.

• Adele gets a standing ovation after singing “Skyfall.”

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KlezmerQuerque 2013

11th Annual Klezmerquerque

Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe consisting mainly of dance tunes and large instrumental ensembles for weddings and other celebrations. This weekend marks the return of the 11th annual KlezmerQuerque music and dance festival. This anticipated event is produced by Congregation Nahalat Shalom, its 20-piece intergenerational Community Klezmer Band and Rikud Yiddish dance troupe. Beginning tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a weekend of concerts, workshops, dance parties, traditional instruments, services, tasty foods and more. You can even learn the art of Profane Jewish Dance (aka “Yemenite hip-hop”). Visit nahalatshalom.org or facebook.com/KlezmerQuerque for more information. Congregation Nahalat Shalom • Fri Feb 15 • 6:30 pm • $15-$20 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar


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