V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016
Fetish Formal Weekend Specials!
Live and in Person!
By Julian Wolf [ Sat Oct 29 2016 2:59 AM ]
We will have a limited number of invitations to the Fetish Formal available for only $40 at Duel Brewing ABQ during Enchanted PopUp Presents: Strangers with Candy at Duel Taproom! Stop by the event (no cover, great food and fantastic beer), and find Julian Addams-Wolf or Eddi Fication to purchase your ticket. (We'll have the Alibi's Square on hand, so please, cards only.) No matter if you buy one or five (bring as many dates as you can, we're rooting for you), the invites are just $40 a person—that's 20 percent off!
Please don't contact Julian and Eddi about tickets during the burlesque show; they'll be available before and after.
Can't make it to Duel because you'll be at Leather Fiesta? Stop by The January Shop in the dealer's room—they're offering a different fantastic special just for the attendees of that event! (Say hi to Curio Lecter and Rozalyn Black if you see them there, unless they're... busy.)
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Fetish Formal: Featured Entertainers
Rip Williams & Shawna Cory + Alyxzandrea Asher
By Julian Wolf [ Thu Oct 27 2016 6:28 PM ]
Need yet another reason to get excited about Weekly Alibi's inaugural Fetish Formal? Joining us in both the Dungeon of Visual Delights and on the main stage are award-winning artists Rip Williams and Shawna Cory. If you haven't done so, secure your spot in our voyeuristic hedonist's heaven now at bit.ly/fetishformal.
Rip Williams is the longtime host of Guerrilla Photo Group (GPG), a frequent winner of the Best of Burque Best Arts Event and a group designed to hone the skills of photographers, models, art directors and more in a collaborative, nurturing environment.
A photographer in his own right, Williams has won Best of Burque's Best Photographer category more times than this writer wanted to go back and research. In addition to his work developing the visual chroniclers of the next generation, he also hosts two get-togethers per month at his Downtown studio for people who are interested in the art of rope bondage.
Shawna serves as the art director for GPG, curating (along with her team) their quarterly art shows. Shawna is also an accomplished photographer, and I had the pleasure of meeting her when we were both working with the Bella Donna Burlesque Review.
Rip, Shawna and their team will offer Fetish Formal guests several thrills. They'll be utilizing their rope skills twice—yes, you'll see Shawna fly—and featuring some other favorite types of intense play in the Dungeon of Visual Delights. It is a rare treat to catch a glimpse of these two weaving their magic, and we are delighted to give them space to do so.
Looking forward to dinner before the big event? Duel Brewery taproom (located in downtown Albuquerque) is offering anyone with an invitation a lovely place to have dinner while dressed to the nines, and a discount on your meal. Duel has fantastic fare to share and prep your palate for the hedonistic delights to come.
Don't want to wait until November to give the Taproom a try? This Saturday, Oct. 29, Enchanted PopUp Presents: Strangers with Candy. Your MC and several cast members will be out in force to entertain and answer questions about the Fetish Formal. (The Taproom hosts a variety of events, ranging from open mics to yoga classes, check out their Facebook page for a complete list.)
Don't forget, Free Radicals would be thrilled to help you find the perfect thing to wear, and they're offering a discount too: 13 percent off your purchase with proof of your invitation. Don't worry if you don't have your invitation on hand yet; the email receipt works just as well.
Are you or one of your dates coming in from out of town, or are you just looking to make your night of decadence last until dawn? We have also partnered with Hotel Andaluz, which is offering discount codes with your invitation. In addition to its beauty and historical significance, Hotel Andaluz is the only full-service boutique hotel Downtown, and their staff would love to see you before and after the Fetish Formal.
We cannot overstate how pleased we are to have fetish sensation Alyxzandrea Asher with us. Ms. Asher will be performing one of her delightfully fetishistic burlesque performances on our main stage, and she is looking forward to enjoying the evening's sights and sounds. She'll have some photo prints available for purchase and will sign them for you then and there; that's a rare treat, even for locals.
Asher has been performing for appreciative crowds for 12 years, and she has also been featured in numerous fetish calendars and magazines. A fetishist and exhibitionist herself, she was at the top of our list to headline the Inaugural Fetish Formal. Luckily for all of us, Asher will be there in fine form.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016
Fetish Formal Highlight: Curio Lecter
The Bloody Maven of Burlesque
By Julian Wolf [ Wed Oct 26 2016 2:21 PM ]
Meet the Bloody Maven of Burlesque and one of your hosts for the Fetish Formal, Curio Lecter.
Curio, who has lit up the stage in the Duke City and in Las Vegas, Nevada doesn't just work in the limelight. She has served on the board of NM:TNG (a group for 18-35 year olds who are interested in, curious about or already involved in kink/fetish and/or Leather relationships) and currently works on the production of talent showcases and Leather pageants for the New Mexico Leather League. Additionally, volunteered locally with the now-retired Burlesque Noir and for the Rebelle Alliance. When I asked about her volunteer experience shes said "Probably the most meaningful volunteer experience I have has was at the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender where I was able to serve as a rehearsal assistant, meeting and assisting the amazing performers and production crew of what is essentially the burlesque Olympics."
When we sat down to talk, I asked her to tell us more about what she's bringing to the Formal. "They don't call me the Bloody Maven of Burlesque for nothing! I am deeply attracted to the power and sensuality of two things: metal and blood. I have always greatly enjoyed play that involved cold sensations, which is what originally drew me to metal. The more I engaged in play using metal objects, the more metal itself became the object of my fetishization: the weight, the smell, the gleam, the color. My most prized toys are metal and even thinking about them in the right context brings me a rush. My love of blood goes back far into my earliest memories, even into past lives. The smell and sight and taste of blood is a high for me.The marriage of these two is how I came to my play with sharps, which I will be demonstrating at the Formal. I am most comfortable with hypodermic needles which I use in both piercing and/or or blood letting. A needle is an instrument that is very precise, with minimal wounding that allows for quick healing, which is why I like to incorporate them into my burlesque. Knives or other blades are better for blood letting and sensations, but scar longer. Fortunately for the curious, I will be bringing some blades along as well. As for my other kinks, I am inexorably attracted to primal violence: hunting, biting, clawing, fighting, and other animalistic behaviors. The baser the better, with consent of course." And don't worry, denizens of the Formal, all play will be limited to the Dungeon of Visual Delights and the stage, come and delight from a voyeuristic perspective.
In addition to her organizational skills behind the scenes and her charisma on stage, Curio is also a tarot reader and is allowing you to book a session at the Fetish Formal. "My connection to my primal self is very strong and so my psychic energy takes that monstrous feeling. My readings tend to be raw and powerful (so I'm told). Readings come to me in bits, and so the process can feel wild as I try to piece words together from the sensations and energies pictured in the cards. With tarot, each card has its own message, but a spread works together to synthesize those messages into a narrative that answers a question or tells a tale...usually whether you like it or not. It is my responsibility I feel, to deliver that message as clearly as possible. And that's what I feel can be expected: a clear message from somewhere or someone that you need to hear." Curio will be available for readings starting when the doors open, and we encourage you to sign up in advance. There will be only one ten card reading available, only two five card readings, and there will be some three card readings available. Curio will be reading from the Tarot Sexualis- the deck created by our featured artist Darla Hallmark.
Follow the antics of the Bloody Maven of Burlesque online, and join the audience at upcoming shows!
Fetish Formal: Shop Highlight
The January Shop
By Julian Wolf [ Tue Oct 25 2016 1:36 PM ]
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:
Don't want to wait? Use coupon code ALIBI online or in person for $10 off your purchase of $20 or more!
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Fetish Formal Highlight
Master Angaym K.Oss & Dungeon of Visual Delights
By Julian Wolf [ Mon Oct 24 2016 4:58 PM ]
We are honored to bring artist, producer, musician and residing member of the Dark Order of Mistresses and Masters to join us at the Fetish Formal. Known for his work at Black Leather New Mexico, Spring Pandemonium, his bondage noise performance at the Denver Noise Festival and more, Master Angaym K. Oss will be bringing his unique skills and stern hand to both our stage and Dungeon of Visual Delights.
What is the Dungeon of Visual Delights? Your opportunity to witness some of the best kink players doing exactly what they love the most. Throughout your evening, we'll be serving up scenes for you to enjoy ranging from flirtatious bondage, fetishism and more extreme sadomasochistic delights. Please exercise your voyeuristic tendencies, we have some exhibitionists that just love the attention.
Not sure what to wear? Free Radicals is an award winning shop that would love to help you tart up for your fellow attendees. From corsets and heels to vests and boots, they have just what you need to impress. Your invitation (that you can pick up or we'll mail to you once you register, it's a limited edition work of art and your passport to so much more) will gain you a discount at Burque's Best Shop for clothes.
Reserve your invitation today.
V.19 No.27 |
Kink and Monogamy?
New Carnal Conundrums
By Julian Wolf [ Sun Jul 11 2010 11:00 PM ]
Over at Saucy Southwest your questions are answered. This week Julian covers a quandary involving kinky people and monogamy. Are you curious about something not covered by conventional columns? Ask away, Carnal Conundrums is here for you.
V.19 No.7 |
Kinky is (Officially) Not a Diagnosis
The DSM Revision
By Julian Wolf [ Thu Feb 18 2010 5:10 PM ]
Getting an update in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is a big deal, particularly when it's the type of update that officially means that what you do is no longer considered medically problematic. This happened in the 70s in regard to homosexuality, and earlier this month it's happened for kinky people.
Here's the article from the Center for Sex and Culture and here is the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom's release. Another victory for personal freedom? Something to celebrate.
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