V.24 No.6 |
Trivia geeks come to Albuquerque
Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl at Isleta Casino
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Feb 5 2015 9:29 AM ]
It’s a huge weekend for Geeks from all over the country, as Isleta Casino plays host to the 9th annual Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7pm SHARP. The GWD trivia competitions have become a weekly ritual in bars all over this town during the last several years, (and an Albuquerque based team even took home the Geeky crown from Denver in 2009) but this is the first year the Duke City will be hosting the bowl.
We’re big trivia fans here at the office, (our own Mark Lopez was on a team that managed a 3rd place win in the "Friends" themed GWD last week,) so we plan on checking out the festivities and maybe, just maybe laying claim to at least part of that $12,000 in prizes that GWD is touting. Or not. I guess it all depends on how much we can actually remember about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or whatever (the quiz’s theme is unknown at this point).
If you know way too much about "Firefly" or "Breaking Bad" or Taylor Swift (again, we're just guessing here,) you can buy all kinds of tickets over at geekbowl.brownpapertickets.com.
Also, there will be a pre-party over at Sister Bar (our dear neighbors) on Friday at 8pm. $10 at the door. Sounds like a grand, geeky bacchanal to me.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
2014 AIBF Schedule
From special shapes rodeos to mass ascensions, learn when and where to get your balloonacy on with the 2014 AIBF schedule.
V.23 No.34 |
The Not Quite Weekly Podcast! #5
Events, interviews, rambling attempts at jokes!
This week comedian Genevieve Mueller joins us to discuss happenings in the ABQ comedy scene and her interview with Josh Blue.
And calendars editor Mark Lopez hypes events, and we engage in a discussion of the merits of Albuquerque, N.M. vs. Corpus Christi, Texas.
V.23 No.33 |
The Not Quite Weekly Podcast: Zines, music and events!
By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Aug 15 2014 9:13 AM ]
This week, zine maven Marya Errin Jones and freelance contributor Mike Smith join us to talk about the world of DIY publishing. Also: upcoming music and events!
Also, we have a new microphone!
Editor's note: While we hyped the right date for the Nine Inch Nails/
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
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Pride Guide 2014
By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Carl Petersen
It’s time to come out, speak up, and party all night long with this handy guide to Albuquerque Pride’s hottest events.
V.22 No.48 |
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Three Ways to Celebrate Christmas Oversoon in Burque
Whirled joy, a river of lights and Tchaikovsky
By Rebecca Gonzales [ Sat Nov 30 2013 3:33 PM ]
Everyone has that friend or family member. The one who unabashedly maneuvers around trick-or-treaters to string up their Christmas lights on Halloween. The one who has been humming Christmas carols for weeks—humming only, because singing aloud can have harsh repercussions. The one who already assembled most of their Christmas presents and will soon wrap them, probably while watching their well-worn Elf DVD.
In my circles, that friend or family member is me. Loved ones recently informed me that Dec. 1 is a more reasonable time to begin decking one's halls with boughs of holly. In my defense, it seems there are more early-bird holiday hounds than ever. To wit, Starbucks released their red cup on Nov. 1, Christmas displays in big-box retailers went up the same day, and I've begun spotting Christmas trees on my Facebook news feed.
Why not engage in early Christmas merriment? Here are a triptych of ho-ho-holiday events that even the Ebenezer Scrooges of your life can dig.
Have you ridden at Uncle Cliff’s for decades, hoping there was a way to make the amusement park even more exhilarating? There is; just add Christmas. Cliff’s Amusement Park hosts Joy to the Whirled, a holiday celebration wherein they decorate the park, sell holiday snacks and invite Old St. Nick to ride the Rattler with other guests. The event begins on Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 23, from 6pm to 9pm daily. Tickets are $10.
The River of Lights tops my list of fave winter treats, along with spending time with family ... and biscochitos. The gardens abound with Christmas lights as you sip hot chocolate. This light show never fails to delight. If you’ve never been, this is a must-do; if you have, you know that walking into the Botanical Gardens this time of year is about as close as you'll ever get to the land of Oz. The River of Lights opens Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 19, from 6pm to 9pm daily. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The show continues Dec. 20 through Jan. 5, but tickets will cost you $12 for adults and $6 for children. The River of Lights is closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1.
The New Mexico Ballet Company and the New Mexico Philharmonic inhabit Popejoy for two consecutive weekends to proffer a balletic holiday indulgence, The Nutcracker. While I've never actually seen it, the fact that it's a commonplace holiday topic and is often associated with words like “elegance” and “excellence” leads me to believe even those friends who've been grumbling about your holiday cheer may enjoy this show. The performance series begins Nov. 30 at 7pm and runs through Dec. 8 at 2pm. Tickets start at $11 for adults.
For more info on these events, visit the above-linked websites. If you know of other awesome community events—holiday-
V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
Count down to Halloween with scary screenings around ABQ
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Alibi Fiesta Picks
By Sarah Bonneau
Mellow sounds and big explosions are all part of Balloon Fiesta fun.
V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012
Sexy Valentine’s Day Guide
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Mon Feb 6 2012 4:43 PM ]
The fine proprietors over at Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center have put together a handy Valentine’s Day Guide, pointing out all the sexy alternative events happening on and around the upcoming holiday. There’s Bookworks’ Anti-Valentine’s Day Contest, “adults only” zoo tours, a local love bazaar and—of course—the Sixth Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase. Check it out and maybe find something naughty for you and your partner(s?) to do this holiday—other than two-for-one pasta at Olive Garden.
V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010
Albuquerque/Santa Fe Earth Day Events
By Laura Marrich [ Thu Apr 22 2010 1:16 PM ]
This week’s Food Calendar is overflowing with ways to worship our mamma planet, with Earthy festivals continuing throughout the weekend. But today (named and dated by legendary advertising copywriter Julian “It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking” Koenig—April 22 is his birthday, which rhymes “Earth Day,” you see) here's what's happening:
UNM Sustainability Expo — Lobo Growers' Market, alternative transportation fair, clothing swap, WWII generation tips on sustainable living and more at the University of New Mexico's Cornell Mall. 277-1920. (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Retake Our Plates Sustainability Weekend — A weekend of films at the SouthWest Film Center (located in the basement of UNM's Student Union Building, 277-5608), presented by the UNM Nutritional Club & Santa Fe Farmer's Market Institute. Trailers at swfc.unm.edu. $3 students, $4 faculty/staff, $5 general. Tonight's films: Homegrown and One Man, One Cow, One Planet. (6, 8:30 p.m.)
Santa Fe Co-op Earth Day Festival — Free healthy pizza party, entrainment and more at the Santa Fe Co-op (Solana Shopping Center, Santa Fe). (3-7 p.m.)
Earth Day at Whole Foods — Learn about organic products and simple daily tips to make your home a little greener. Ditch plastic bags and receive a free Better Bag for your groceries, while supplies last. Held at the Indian School Plaza Whole Foods Market (2103 Carlisle NE, 260-1366).
Grocery Bag Amnesty Day — Save the Earth by recycling plastic bags all day. Drop them off at the Northeast Heights Sunflower Farmers Market (6300 San Mateo NE, 821-7000). (7 a.m.-10 p.m.)
V.19 No.6 |
Get a Date Tonight!
the first Flock Together
By Julian Wolf [ Thu Feb 11 2010 3:51 PM ]
Tonight from 7pm-9pm the Alibi's Love Bird and Lust Bird is launching Flock Together! This monthly event is the real-life meet and greet that Albuquerque's available and single adults have been asking for. I'll be hosting, and as the event grows, we'll be bringing in special guests. At our first Flock Together we'll be covering how to create the best possible personal ad, in addition to handing out door prizes, mixing and socializing and having some of the best drinks in town at the Albuquerque Press Club. (Cost? Only $5 cash and APC is know for some of the least expensive drinks in town: bring extra cash or your card for any drinks.) This event, much like the personals, is Adult Only, but I'm sure you were going to bring your IDs anyway, since it's at a bar. Dress comfortably, but to impress- who knows, you might just meet your date for the weekend tonight.
Questions? Ask Away! You can respond here, via private message, or over at Carnal Conundrums.
The APC is located at201 Highland Park Circle Southeast Albuquerque, NM 87102-3632 If the attached map isn't enough, you can call for directions at (505) 243-8476.
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