V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
Back Alley Draft House Facebook
Thursday, Mar 17: St. Patty's Pub Ride
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Mar 16 2016 2:04 PM ]
Get your shamrock on and sample the best pubs in downtown Albuquerque.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
Horrible Valen-times rhyme
By Renee Chavez [ Sat Feb 13 2016 2:30 PM ]
Bad poetry for your valentine.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
House Hunters: Gingerbread Edition
Friday, Nov 27: 7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Nov 25 2015 2:00 PM ]
Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church or historic building. Entries accepted Nov. 27-Dec. 7.
V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015
The Daily Word in Halloween, Feminism, and Leonardo DiCaprio
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Oct 29 2015 11:20 AM ]
The Author of Wicked wrote about how dumb men can be in his new take on Alice in Wonderland.
Looking for your next read?
If you're not a feminist, move out the way.
I thought things may be better in Canada, but there's no borders for the patriarchy.
Albuquerque officer Daniel Webster died overnight from injuries sustained during a traffic stop last week.
Here's some Halloween party prep for you.
According to SXSW, to fight sexism, you should succumb to it.
Some last minute costume ideas for the ladies.
A grocery store in Pennsylvania isn't selling eggs to minors Oct. 24 through Nov. 1.
Finally, happy Halloween from me to you.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
Feature: Film Guide
Mummies, Moses and Middle-Earth
Alibi Holiday Film Guide 2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
From mummies to Moses to Middle-earth, Devin D. O’Leary is your guide to all the Hollywood films hitting theaters this holiday season.
V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
Watch, Eat, Repeat
Thanksgiving Around the Dial
By Devin D. O’Leary
What is there to watch on TV this Thanksgiving? Let’s take a trip around the dial.
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—
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Feature: Film Guide
Holiday Film Guide 2013
By Devin D. O’Leary
Film Guide: Get the lowdown on all the movies hitting theaters between now and Christmas
V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013
GIF me a break
Tips for Enjoying Your July Fourth
By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Jul 3 2013 7:00 AM ]
1. Take precautions to ensure children and pets are safe
2. For daytime events, sunscreen is recommended
3. Know your limits
4. Keep water accessible at all times
5. If you’re going to set off fireworks in a drought-stricken desert, at least don’t do THIS
V.21 No.51 |
Xmas music that doesn't suck
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Mon Dec 24 2012 1:32 PM ]
At this point in the season, we've all been subjected to a smorgasbord of Xmas muzak that, frankly, is way lame. Gift yourself with holiday sounds that rule. Right now, I'm listening to DJ Mello and DJ Tahnee's holiday-themed Afternoon Freeform on KUNM. These ladies know Christmas music. Listen at kunm.org or tune your dial to 89.9 FM. If you stumble on this blog in an eggnog haze after 4 p.m., access it via KUNM's two-week archive.
If you're in the mood for obscuro Xmas tunes, check out my Jingle and Jingle playlist from last year. It features boss tracks by The Dirtbombs, Mono Men, Nadroj & The Wolrats, The Honeymoon Killers, Thee Headcoatees, James White, Alien Sex Fiend, Culturcide, The Magnetic Fields, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Johnny Cash, Bumble Bee Slim, Jimmy Witherspoon, Victoria Spivey and Vera Ward Hall. Stream it below. Happy listening, y'all!
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Shop local this holiday season
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 15 2012 12:00 PM ]
Amy Dalness, Alibi stuntwoman, spent the last few weeks scouring the city for the raddest stuff inside local businesses. Her finds are excellent. Peruse them in her feature “Social Gifting: Find the right presents for your circles.”
By Amy Dalness
Whether you love a good Tweet or don’t believe life can be reduced to a series of status updates, social media provides invaluable holiday gift-finding information. Hit the streets of Albuquerque and support local businesses. Here are some of our favorite presents on shelves in the 505 this year.
By Amy Dalness
Avoid the crush of crowds at mega-chain outlets vying for your dollar. Find one-of-a-kind presents and support our local makers at these holiday fairs.
V.21 No.26 |
Fourth of July Alibi Distribution
You can't ride public transportation, but you may read this NuCity Publication
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 3 2012 11:16 AM ]
In order to give New Mexicans enough free time to properly celebrate America's independence from Britain by drinking, shooting guns, and lighting things on fire, all government institutions and many businesses are closed on Wednesday July Fourth. The offices of Weekly Alibi are closed... except the Circulation Department. We don't take holidays.
While the majority of this week's distribution will take place on Thursday the Fifth, readers will be able to find fresh, crisp copies of the latest Weekly Alibi at select locations. Here is a selection of places to go tomorrow when you absolutely must have i.27 of the Alibi, featuring interviews with former New Mexico Governor and current third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson:
Frontier, Whole Foods, UNMH, Mannies, Isleta Lakes Bait shop, Defined Fitnesses, The Range Cafes in Albuquerque. Many of our boxes along Central Ave. in Nob Hill and Downtown will be stocked on Wednesday July Fourth as well. Those include boxes in front of the Albuquerque Transportation Center, Flying Star #1, Century 14 Theater and, of course, the former Report Station art-box in front of Weekly Alibi's offices. -On that note, the deadline for submitting your idea for transforming an Alibi newspaper box into something beautiful, scary or otherwise is July 19th.
V.20 No.48 |
The Daily Word in bendy straws, storm and indefinite detention
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 1 2011 10:17 AM ]
Kid hauled off to juvy for burping in class, according to civil rights lawsuit.
New Mexico 10th worst-run state in the union, says finance pub.
Occupy evictions in LA were fraught with violence and arrests, and only certain media were allowed to observe.
Big storm headed our way. Is the gas company ready this time?
Senate considers a bill that could allow terrorism suspects—including Americans—to be held indefinitely without trial.
Horses may be killed for their meat after Congress lifts a ban on funding for inspections.
Man imbued with the holiday spirit freaks people out.
Superman comic sold for more than $2 million.
APD chief and mayor want you to vote on the look of the new police cars.
The history of the bendy straw.
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