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V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016

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Saturday, Oct 22: Naturalist Series: Bats Found Around the World

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 21 2016 11:00 AM ]
Dr. Ernie Valdez from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world and their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology.
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The Daily Word in Free Local Food, T-Mobile and Pop Up Weed Gardens

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Oct 19 2016 11:28 AM ]
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Most people have stolen something, but have you ever considered stealing Venetian blinds? One man did and almost succeeded.

Is your doctor just pretending they know what they're talking about? Like really, are they even a doctor?

During a demonstration against the US, police got brutal with protesters by beating them with batons and running them over in a van.

What if Donald Trump controlled the NSA?

There's a group in Albuquerque handing out fresh food for free.

T-Mobile was punished by the FCC for being huge liars.

The Philadelphia Museum will host a pop-up weed (as in marijuana) garden on Thursday.

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Why So Serious

Wednesday, Oct 19: Why The Long Face Comedy Tour

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Oct 18 2016 10:00 AM ]
Comedians Curt Fletcher, Matt Peterson, Keith Brekenridge, and Eddie Stephens perform.
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Courtesy of the Artist

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I Want to Believe

Saturday, Oct 15: Mr. Gnome • indie, rock • Leeches of Lore • stoner rock, psychedelic • Italian Rats

By August March [ Fri Oct 14 2016 3:00 PM ]
Mr. Gnome won't stop short of brilliant.
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Painting by Chaz Bojorquez
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An Artful Anniversary

Saturday, Oct 15: Decade Reception

By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Oct 14 2016 1:00 PM ]
A group exhibition that draws from the diverse local, national and international artists that have been featured at the renowned gallery since their original opening.
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Come one, Come all

Saturday, Oct 15: Albuquerque Roller Derby Bout

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 14 2016 12:00 PM ]
The Albuquerque Roller Derby team goes against The Chupacabras from Los Alamos under a carnival theme. Enjoy face painting, local art, a bounce house for the kids and more.
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V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

The Daily Word in Florida, Road Closures and Lurking

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Oct 12 2016 1:32 PM ]
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God may enrich these states with the legality of a certain herb this coming November.

Omelette du fromage is the only French 90s kids need to know.

Did you notice Trump was kind of lurking behind Clinton during the debate?

The James Boyd trial ended in a hung jury.

The President weighs in on why Star Trek is so important.

Traffic on Central was shut down for awhile today because a man was throwing things at cars from a roof.

Florida's voter registration time has been extended till Oct. 18.

American Murder Song
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Murder, American Style

Monday, Oct 10: American Murder Song

By August March [ Sun Oct 9 2016 10:00 AM ]
A nihilistic theatrical performance based on death and suffering.
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Courtesy of the Palisades Facebook Page

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Hit 'em with the High and the Low

Sunday, Oct 9: Palisades

By Megan Reneau [ Sat Oct 8 2016 10:00 AM ]
Get out your glitter hairspray and fishnet gloves, kids.
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Apples, Pumpkins, Autumn, Oh My!

Saturday, Oct 8: Third Annual Apple and Pumpkin Fest

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Oct 7 2016 12:00 PM ]
Apple picking and orchard tours, fresh apple cider, hay rides, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, green chile roasting, ristras, live entertainment and more.
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Doggo Does the Parade

Sunday, Oct 9: 2nd Annual Dia de los Perros

By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Oct 7 2016 11:00 AM ]
Enjoy a pet costume and trick contest, kissing booth photos and raffle and food from Phat's Beats and Eats, With Love Waffles and Hot Stuff Cafe. Proceeds go to support locally rescued bully breeds.
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V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

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Don't Be a Wimp

Friday, Oct 7: Quarantine: The Curse

By Joshua Lee [ Thu Oct 6 2016 1:00 PM ]
The Forrester Home for Girls is dedicated and is about to re-open in honor of the founder. However, something evil resides in the walls and it needs blood. Voted "Best Live Performance" by the
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Get With It

Friday, Oct 7: Little Shop of Horrors

By Joshua Lee [ Thu Oct 6 2016 12:00 PM ]
Florist Seymour Krelborn discovers a demonic new breed of plant that has a taste for blood.
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Dinner and a Wedding

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Oct 5 2016 3:29 PM ]

I had never heard of Dîner en Blanc until I was invited to attend one in good ol' Burque. My coworker Courtney had planned on going but realized she wouldn't be able to make it due to a prior commitment, she asked me if I would like to attend in her place and I told her I would think about it. I looked it up and it seemed interesting enough—a party where people are required to wear all white at a mystery location—so I agreed. I was put into contact with a lovely woman named Kristi D. Lawrence, the event's PR manager She sent long, detailed messages about what was going to happen at the dinner, which confused me at first because I haven't experienced people actually planning their events in Albuquerque.

She said that guests were expected to wear all white, bring their own meals, table, chairs, utensils and décor that had to be all white, as well. She told me I could partake as media (walk around and observe) or as a guest. I typically wear all black, so just finding an appropriate outfit was a struggle; I opted for the media option. She emailed me the time and location the morning of the event.

I wondered why people would commit to bringing so much to an event like this—I've never been expected to provide my own food, tables, chairs, utensils and decorations at any event, so naturally, I googled it.

The technically illegal event began around 1986. A man named François Pasquier began hosting pop-up parties at historic and culturally important landmarks in Paris, France, telling his friends (who told their friends, and those people told their friends) to dress in all white so they could find each other easily. Eventually the event became legal with better organization and looked pretty fucking classy compared to local hooligans (or tourists!) running around said landmarks smoking, loitering or taking pictures.

Nowadays we don't have to depend on word-of-mouth but people do need to know someone to be a part of the event. To join you need a sponsor or be put on a waiting list which will make you wait a pretty long time because Dîner en Blanc events often sell out.

Those lucky enough to make the cut are told a meeting place and time, from there they are taken to the end location—which is a public space—and take over it. They set up a table for two (did I mention you have to have a date?) with all the bells and whistles: chairs, decorations, plates, glasses, utensils and most people bring their own meals and wine. The end location for this year's dinner was the BioPark's beautiful Botanical Gardens.

It took a bit over an hour to get all 1400 guests in and set up (a record for anything being done in such a timely fashion in this state). Then people stood up and waved their napkins above their heads like lassos meaning the space had been taken over and it was time to begin the meal. Everyone looked gorgeous. Outfits ranged from two-piece suits, either with a blouse or a fitted button up. Dresses were popular—everything from short and fitted to long and flowing. Lace was very popular amongst the lady-folk, and fedora and trilby hats were popular with the men-folk. There were also a surprising number of white wigs.

I began wandering the space trying out my new camera (and super-zoomy lens) on people eating, which I noticed made folks uncomfortable so I just did the socially acceptable thing and watched people eat instead. I saw most people brought their own meals, I saw everything from steaks to salads to fried chicken. In regards to beverages, most people opted for the wine on location.

A lot of folks were excited to get to the party part of the evening and drifted toward the stage where there was live music. I was pulled to the back of the venue by some unknowing force and heard people cheering in the ceremonial garden so I decided to pop back there for a minute to see what all the hubbub was about. As I passed the wall a voice became clearer, talking about marriage. I found a surprise wedding was in progress! The crowd seemed to be primarily family and friends of the happy couple-to-be, with the groom and officiate standing on the side closer to the Jardin Redondo. The bride joined them quickly and the ceremony was brief and lovely.

Soon after, sparklers were passed out to the guests on the green and the entire crowd lit huge sparklers at the same time. The enchantment that sparklers bring at any time lasted longer than expected, but that describes the entire night, to me. It was such a positive experience; families and friends gathering together civilly, sharing a meal with hundreds of strangers without anyone being rude or mean. Sure, it was a little hectic at times, but isn't that what makes things exciting? Unpredictability prompts bonding.

Many guests (including myself) left early because of rain, a magical end to the night. As I left I asked some people how their night went and everyone said they had a great time and the hosts—Cat Hanna, David Stroud, Taylor Trodden and all the group leaders—were marvelous and created a wonderful environment. Their guidance and efforts created a wonderfully relaxing and fun night.

The Daily Word in the VP Debate, Marionberries and Grumpy Old Man Syndrome

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Oct 5 2016 12:10 PM ]
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Since you didn't watch the VP debate last night here's the rundown, you gad damn millennial.

Old people, amiright?!

Just in case you're being monitored, encrypt your messages on Facebook just in case.

Are there limits to aging?

If you need to calm down for a minute, I highly recommend checking out these works of art.

What the fuck is a Marionberry and why are Oregonians obsessed with it?

Evacuations are beginning as Hurricane Matthew hits the US.

Jessica Kelley has a long history of assaulting people before she allegedly tortured and murdered 10-year-old Victoria Martens.

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