The Great White Buffalo of Parties
Questions: Do you like secrets? Do you like fun? Is there anything cooler than being included in a super fun secret?
Answers: Secrets and fun are awesome and there's nothing more satisfying than being in on a sweet hush-hush underground party.
Registration for the secret party of the year has just opened and now you have the chance to be one of the secret elite. Founded in France nearly 30 years ago, Diner en Blanc is an exclusive “white party” pop-up picnic that happens once a year. The magically decorated location is revealed only when participants load up on the bus. Tickets are limited and can be hard to come by, but follow these small steps, buy a white outfit, and become way cooler than all your friends.
Step 1: Find a date! Tickets are sold in pairs so you'll need a partner for this party.
Step 2: Register online at http:/
Step 3: Buy an all white outfit and table cloth, and start planning your meal. Since this is a pop-up event, guests are required to pack their own dinner.
Step 3: After Phase One Registration is over, invites will be sent out and the waiting list will be called upon.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of the coolest secret of the year.
What's On Your Bucket List?
N.M. Authors Celebrate "Bucket of Fun"
New Mexico authors Barbe Awalt, Loretta Hall and Patricia C. Hodapp are celebrating the release of their Bucket List books with a "Bucket of Fun" event at 3pm on Sunday, July 17, at Page One Books. Awalt's latest is The Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List, Hall has The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List, and Patricia C. Hodapp's effort is The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List.
Awalt's Green Chile Cheeseburger is described as such: "The Complete Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List is the sixth book in the series of Bucket List books from Rio Grande Books. New Mexico didn't invent the cheeseburger, but it did invent the green chile cheeseburger and is famous for it. When you visit New Mexico you need to eat a green chile cheeseburger. The book documents green chile cheeseburgers all over New Mexico with the epicenters in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. There are even green chile pizza, lamb cheeseburgers, vegetarian, make your own, and with every kind of topping known to man."
Hall's Space Buff is teased as such: "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List talks about, of course, the usual things like great museums, planetariums, astronauts, space suits, rockets, planets, and stars. But it also has duct tape, Tang, Cosmos, movies, space burial, Astronaut Ice Cream, Biosphere, aliens and the Meteorite Crater. Each Bucket List book is dedicated to an appropriate non-profit and this book highlights The National Space Society. If you have things on your bucket list that are not in this book, no fear, because there is a blank list in the back of the book. This book is a fun and light space book that will appeal to astronauts everywhere."
And Hodapp's Santa Fe list is thus described: "The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Book is the fifth in the series of Bucket List books by Rio Grande Books. Patricia C. Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Library, lists all of the Santa Fe events, places, and distinctive fun that makes The City Different is one of the greatest tourist locations in the US. There are 100 things that she thinks are noteworthy including: green and red chile, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, sunsets, blue skies, art of Hispanics, Native Americans and Anglos, museums, Canyon Road and the Plaza."
Awalt has hung and curated countless art exhibits including nine venues for the Our Saints Among Us travelling exhibit. She is also the co-publisher of Tradicion Revista, the only regular magazine featuring the Hispanic arts and culture of the Southwest. She lives in Albuquerque.
Hall, formerly a high school math teacher, started a new career as a freelance writer in 1990. She has written magazine articles on many topics, including travel, business and construction. She has also written reference book chapters on such topics as Native American tribes, biographies of scientists and mathematicians, and how various products are made. In 2009, when plans for Spaceport America, the country's first purpose-built commercial spaceflight facility, began moving forward, she was fascinated to discover the important role New Mexico has played in the development of space travel. She decided to herald that unheralded history by writing Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel, the only book to document the historic events in the state and the personal stories of the people who accomplished them. She also created a website, NMSpaceHistory.com, to supplement the book with news items and additional insights. Out of this World was named Best New Mexico Book in the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards. She is a member of the National Space Society, the Society for the History of Technology, the National Federation of Press Women, and the Historical Society of New Mexico's Speakers Bureau. She and her husband, Jerry, live in Albuquerque."
Hodapp is the director of the Santa Fe Library, and lives in the City Different. Hodapp started her book with questions that she has been asked in the library and on the street. She enjoys encountering visitors with the simple question, “Where are you heading?”
Snapshots from Weekly Alibi’s PRIDE Photobooth
On Saturday, July 11, a team of Alibi staffers joined forces to host a photobooth and raffle at Albuquerque PRIDE! We were able to raise over $150 for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico thanks to the generous donations of festival-goers, many of whom are featured in these pictures. It was a day full of rainbows, glitter, giant man-sized butterflies and the shared purpose of supporting everyone to be exactly who they are. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by. See you next year!
Winning is a Drag
Sunday, Apr 24: Drag Queen Bingo
Sunday, Apr 3: Pickleball Clinic
Plumbing the Depths
Saturday, Apr 2: Dahl's Best Seat in the House Art Contest
Get Bouncy With It
Saturday, Mar 26: Inflatable Obstacle Course
Friday, Mar 18: Adult Night at Explora: Everyone Knows It's Windy
Albuquerque Festivals Worth Checking Out
Workin' it: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner
It's Friday! Which doesn't mean much to those of you who work through the weekend, but for the rest of us it's time to kick up our feet and enjoy the weekend. You sent us pictures of your work space this week!
And while your work spaces were cool, scary and disorganized, we thought this week's prize ought to go to Instagram user buttsweatandtears for their beer, condoms and hot sauce work desk. Way to be responsible with your culinary and romantic decisions!
Email Amelia@alibi.com with subject line PHOTO CONTEST and redeem your siiiiiiiiiiick prizes and $10 in Alibi Bucks!
Stay tuned for next week's contest and be sure to follow us @weeklyalibi.
Forget fireworks. Rockabilly Blowout tomorrow at Launchpad!
The Alibi’s got you covered this Fourth of July season. Head on down to the Launchpad at 8 p.m. for (in order, first to last):
Jakob Insane (ex-12 Step Rebels)
The Hi-Lo Tones (ex-Long Gone Trio)
Cowboys and Indian (ex-Swingin’ Meat)
Plus, peruse the wares of:
Nob Hill Music (records)
The Duke City Darlins (merch)
Free Radicals (clothes and gear)
Snacks Viva (vintage hairstylist)
DarkFlash Photography (pinup photos)
66 Pin-Ups (clothes)
Babes and Bullies (merch and calendars)
RSVP on Facebook!
The show is in conjunction with the Hot Rod Hop, held all afternoon tomorrow along Central. Plus Burque Burlesque performs at KiMo in the evening, and the mother of all carsploitation movies, Thunder Road on the Mother Road will hit the KiMo’s big screen.
Nob Hill Night Life
A little something for everyone
After my last mission to find Downtown dance parties [“Aural Fixation: A Quest For Thursday Night’s Ultimate Downtown Dance Party,” Feb. 24-March 2] I was anxious for another adventure—this time seeking out Nob Hill’s live music scene and dance parties.
Music to Your Ears
There’s such an abundance of exciting music events around town this week, it’s staggering. Here’s a rundown of the things not covered elsewhere in this here music section.
Music to Your Ears
Caravan East Is an Oasis of Atmosphere
We’ve all driven by the huge sign on Central, east of Louisiana, that looks like it’s from ’40s Vegas and promises “Western Dancing” and “Ladies Special Drink Prices.” I passed it countless times before I realized the sign wasn’t just a leftover landmark and there was actually a building to go with it. The country nightclub Caravan East is set back from the street, behind a field of pitted asphalt. Asking acquaintances for details on the place yielded warnings of sleazy characters, grimy ambience and prevalent violence. The general consensus was if you weren’t already a regular, you should not set foot in the place—you’d most likely get your ass kicked.