Kinky Curiosities Party February 13th!
Leather and Lace
Kinky Curiosities is more than just a reveal and a show, we're also hosting community tables and we have a contingent from the Leather community!
New Mexico has a long history of titleholders to represent the Leather community, and one of our current titles is Corazon Leather, which happens annually at the Leather Fiesta conference. This year, Catherine and Jinx the Lynx are serving as Ms Corazon Leather 2016! Be sure to stop by and say hello. They'll be hosting a table where they can answer questions, and they'll have tickets to upcoming events and wares to delight you. They're also sharing space with Bootblack Dani, who will be available to shine your shoes, boots, leather corsets and more —bring money to tip the performers and your bootblack!
Catherine has been an enthusiastic member of the New Mexico community volunteering at various events and using her skills as a pole dancer to raise money for various causes for several years. Early in 2016 she started Twizted Wax Works and began producing wax play candles in a variety of intensities, she applies her familiarity with wax play to teach popular hands-on as well as purely informational classes. In the coming year, Catherine is looking forward to growing her business and expanding on her knowledge of all things kinky as she travels the country while serving as Ms. Corazon Leather 2016.
Jinx the Lynx has been playing, working and volunteering in the New Mexico community for years. She gives most of her time to a local non-profit Bully-type dog breed advocacy group that raises money for rescues and shelters in need across the state. She has used her silver tongue to talk money out of people's wallets and purses for various fundraisers in the kinky and vanilla community over the years. When not volunteering, she can be found reading and rescuing animals. Jinx teaches various classes and lectures on topics both kinky and vanilla. She is the current stand-in facilitator of education at the Wet Munch and a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor. Her favorite thing is bloodsport, but don't worry, she's not hunting Monday. In the coming year, Jinx wishes to raise money to better her local community by providing funds for non-profit groups and she plans to continue to serve as Ms. Corazon Leather 2016 for the rest of her life.
New Mexico is also home to the Albuquerque Leather Daddys, a local group of Leather enthusiasts who host a monthly Gear Night the first Saturday of every month at Sidewinders Bar. What's Gear Night? It's a theme night for you to wear your favorite fetish-wear, have a few drinks amid other hot folks, maybe watch some demos (I tied some decorative bondage on a very handsome muscle bear after the Jock Strap Contest which was, in fact, a bunch of hot people on stage stripping down to their jocks while the crowd went crazy), get your boots shined and dance to an eclectic mix from the resident (award winning) DJ. Every year they do fundraisers for folks like Casa Q (a great local charity) and usually enjoy a ruckus entry in the Albuquerque Pride Parade. One of the founders of the Albuquerque Leather Daddys was the first Rio Grande Leather Titleholder with yours truly back in 2004, and we still enjoy working together. The Daddys will be hosting a table and offering us two live kink demos at Kinky Curiosities.
Oh what wonders await you next Monday! Buy your tickets now, invite your friends, get yourself a date or three. We'll be announcing drink specials and the rest of our cast and crew of curiosities this week, so stay tuned. RSVP on Facebook, on Fetlife (for those already in the know.) Cameras and phones are allowed at the event so feel free to Tweet and post to Instagram with the hashtag #AlibiFetishEvents.
Kinky Curiosities Party February 13th!
Burlesque: Perla and Annie
Anticipation is one heck of an aphrodisiac. Here's another taste of what's to come! Our too-hot-for-print 2017 Sex Survey results are in, and all will be revealed at the Alibi Fetish Events: Kinky Curiosities party at Sister on Feb. 13.
We love burlesque, and we know you do too. For Kinky Curiosities, we're featuring some delightfully fetishistic acts from some of our favorite performers. You told us what you love, and we're putting it on stage.
You've seen her with Dirty Deeds and across many stages. Some of you fell for her at the inaugural Alibi On Tap, and we're delighted to have her grace our stage again. The one and only Perla Foxxx is five feet of fiery personality with a filthy mouth and the skills of a dancer who's been performing and producing since 2013.
She's fierce yet cuddly, and is everyone's favorite cochina. See her again Feb. 25 at Low Spirits with the Gilded Cage, March 3 for the Portland De Colores All Latin Review and March 18 at the Launchpad for the Circus of Sin.
Also joining us at Kinky Curiosities is the one and only Annie O'Roar! This founding member of Unicorn Productions has been twirling her ta-ta's in the Duke City since 2011. Her acts range from classic to neo-burlesque, and she's got something especially naughty for us at Kinky Curiosities. She has a fondness for snakes, fringe and fire.
The author of Yoga, Sex and Love: A Memoir of Life Under the Albuquerque Sun, we are just tickled pink to have Annie on our stage. Check her out at WILD just a few days before our show at the Launchpad, with Low Spirits with the Gilded Cage February 25th, at A Night of Classic Burlesque on March 10 and with Ms Foxxx (and Julian!) at Circus of Sin on March 18.
These are just two of the incredible performers who will be gracing us with their presence and showing us what they've got at Kinky Curiosities. We can't wait to see you there. Buy your tickets now via Alibi Bucks and get ready for the best Monday you've had all year.
Fetish Formal: Shop Highlight
The January Shop
At the Weekly Alibi's Inaugural Fetish Formal, not only will you be able to enjoy the sights we've created to incite and delight you while you meander through the fabulous crowd, but we will also have some featured vendors for you to find something special to take home.
The January Shop was opened in 2013 to fill two gaps in the BDSM toy market: vegan toys, and toys that are affordable and well made. The founders are openly poly, pagan, kinky and leather: Robert Jones and Orli January, together with Orli's husband, head the January House Leather Family. The January Shop also employs other members of the kink community, and, unlike some of the very plentiful overseas companies that make BDSM toys, are committed to paying their employees a reasonable wage. That's right—you can bring social conscientiousness to your playroom at no extra charge!
When you walk up to the January Shop's table at the Formal, the first thing to catch your eye will probably be the brightly colored paracord floggers. There's a flogger to create any sensation, from thuddy to stingy, heavy to light. Orli's favorite part of vending at events is helping people find exactly the right sensation for them. Your Passport includes the opportunity to utilize Orli's expertise!
The January Shop also sells hand-dyed and -conditioned bondage rope in cotton, jute and coconut, cut to your specific needs. (We've invited Orli and Robert to demonstrate proper use in our Dungeon of Visual Delights!) In addition to rope, they'll have wearable works such as custom collars, leashes, body harnesses and jewelry. Your Alibi and Cabaret staff will be donning some of their custom jewelry during the Formal. (Look for the scarlet letter "a"s if you need one of us.)
The January Shop retails online and at local events, and wholesales both in the US and internationally. They also take appointments for Albuquerque locals to shop in person!
Find Orli and Robert on:
Facebook: Orli January and Robert Jones
Fetlife: OrliDoll and RobertReins
Don't want to wait? Use coupon code ALIBI online or in person for $10 off your purchase of $20 or more!
Dark Beer and Dark Films for a Dark Weekend
Hey hop heads: This Saturday is the Winter Solstice, the darkest, longest night of the year. In preparation, Bird of Paradise (5409 Gibson SE) will be holding its first annual Dark Beer Festival tonight at 6pm, featuring a line up of black-barleyed libations for you to huddle up with while evil spirits stalk the pre-Solstice night outside. Flights of four different beers are $8 and include several special edition ales from brewers like Sierra Nevada and O'Dell.
Once you've slept off your courage stoking beer fix, you'll be ready for the Dark Matter Film Festival's Horror Bites! marathon at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) on Saturday at 2pm. Horror Bites! will feature a collection of short horror and sci-fi films handpicked by such local luminaries as the Alibi's own Devin O'Leary.
The Daily Word in the Bulger trial, a bomb-throwing beauty queen and singing canines
The defense says he was an informant; the prosecution says he's a murderer. Bulger's trial should come to a close this afternoon.
Talk about the future in food ...
It looks like the recently crowned Miss Riverton isn't your average bombshell.
Two people were injured in a shootout that targeted the Black Berets motorcycle club. The Black Berets say “it ain't over.”
In Bernalillo County, a man was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening after threatening a deputy.
Apparently breaking into public pools for a late-night dip isn't enough …
The “Old Main” prison, which been closed for 15 years, could become “New Mexico's Alcatraz.”
It seems like Daft Punk might be popular with canines as well.
The Insectivore’s Dilemma
Oh, the things I do for my job. For instance, eating a bunch of bugs. Sound intriguing? Like something you’d like to try for yourself? Then read my article to get your appetite going and call up the ABQ BioPark at 848-7180 to purchase your tickets for this Sunday’s Creeping, Crawling Cuisine dinner. Hurry! Ticket sales end today at 5 p.m.
Food for Thought: The Insectivore’s Dilemma
Is Yoga American?
Today there is no longer an argument. Yoga is a cultural force and a booming industry. But is it American? Stefanie Syman, author of the compelling and exhaustive cultural history of yoga in America, The Subtle Body: The Story Of Yoga In America, says yes. She’ll be in New Mexico on Friday, July 30 (details below) to make the case and field questions. Until that times, here’s a few teasers from the depths of yoga-Americana—
• Ralph Waldo Emerson was a fan of yoga and wrote a poem called “Brahma” in the first issue of the Atlantic Monthly, but he didn't practice.
• Elvis did yoga (and sang about it) in a movie.
• In 1948, Life featured a photo essay of Marilyn Monroe doing yoga poses.
• President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Margaret became so captivated with yoga that she moved to India and spent the rest of her life on an ashram.
• And let’s not forget the 60’s electric fascination with yoga & sitar. Media darlings like the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Timothy Leary, and Ram Dass helped to popularize the discipline.
• Nowadays, the Obamas feature yoga on the White House lawn.
Syman will be joined by Mark Singelton from St. John's College in Santa Fe, whose book Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice traces how postures, traditionally a relatively obscure aspect of yoga, came to define it.
Spiros Antonopoulos (Ashtanga Yoga Albuquerque | Souljerky) will be your host and guide down these rivers of yogic adventure. Local yoga teacher and entrepreneur Meta Hirschl (Yoga Now), author of Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers is scheduled to give a brief introduction.
You can hear Stefanie Syman on NPR (To the Best of Our Knowledge, On Point), or on Expanding Mind (with Erik Davis). And you can read her latest post on the Wall Street Journal's blog (about Tantra, Sting, & Lady Gaga).