Twinkle, Twinkle, Albuquerque Stars
Saturday, Dec 3: Twinkle Light Parade
Saturday, Jan 16: Rise Up! You are the Dream
The Daily Word in Holly Holm, San Bernardino and Snapchat
Snapchat trying to cover news via their story is like trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.
Robert Downey Jr. and I have one thing in common and it’s not being able to keep surprises a secret.
The only thing on the internet that I’m obsessed with is Anna Kendrick’s Tweets.
On a more emotional note, as if feelings weren’t already uncontrollable, frontman of the Stone Temple Pilots dies at 48.
Honoring the Departed
Sunday, Nov 1: 23rd Annual South Valley Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration
Pride, Illustrated: A photo essay on fabulousness
Editor's note: During this year's Albuquerque Pride Parade, our attention was fixed on the beautiful people celebrating equality and community in the streets. Luckily, local photographer Christian Horstmann shared his fabulous 2014 Pride photo essay with the Alibi and our beloved readers. Until next year, Happy Pride! You are beautiful, and we love you.
Tying the Gordian Knot: Marriage equality amplifies affinity spectrum
I'm a relative newcomer to the world of marriage, but I already know a little: It's not a contract to be entered into lightly. The person you marry should be your must trusted confidant, your best friend, your most ardent fan and (sometimes) your harshest critic. But when it works, it's really lovely. And even when it doesn't work quite as well—especially in comparison to the reality-challenged world of the rom-com—it's still pretty great.
When I got married (to the absolute love of my life) in 2012, same-sex marriages weren't legally recognized by the state of New Mexico. As excited as I was to get married—and perhaps more importantly, to be married—it really harshed my nuptial buzz to know that so many of my friends were not allowed access to that right. Thankfully the realm of marriage equality in New Mexico has been reformed to respect the rights of all couples that populate this enchanted, difficult landscape.
In celebration of love and equality, Weekly Alibi is calling for essays (of less than 750 words) on the meaning of marriage equality and surviving the before-time ... when the marital rights of all citizens were not deemed equal. Email essays to email@example.com, including "Pride 2014" in the subject line. We really want to hear your story. Some will be sad and some joyous, and we want to hear them all. Why? Because your stories—the trajectories of your lives—in the here and now are history-
If your choose to share your story—and we sincerely hope you will—we'll invite some of you to join us on our Chapel of Love-themed Pride 2014 float; we'll be near the front of the parade, right behind Equality New Mexico's company of already-married husbands, and wives. After the parade, we offer to usher you in to a group ceremony on Main Stage ... or not. Our choices about how and whether to get married have a lot of cultural, traditional and religious significance and implications. And we respect that. But there's no rule that you can't get married to the same person more than once. The personal is political, and we will be honored to bear witness to all those who wish to be united. In coordination with Albuquerque Pride, we've arranged for Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rev. Judith L. Maynard to officiate the ceremony.
So write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And to everyone else, we'll see y'all at Pride. We'll be the ones waiting down by the chapel ... dressed in white.
The Last Most Beautiful Thing Not Yet Ruined
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #243: There are horses with hats.
I am watching a parade. There are horses with hats and painted elephants. I think I see my sister-in-law and try to rewind the dream to make sure. Now there is an all-child marching band dressed in white shoes and red sequins. Somewhere a kid shouts "Peanuts!"
We Art the People
Huge puppets, acrobats and crafts galore
Giant puppet samba parade? Say no more; I’m there. OFFCenter Community Arts Project is throwing its ninth annual folk art festival, We Art the People, on Sunday in Robinson Park (Eighth Street and Central NW). In addition to the parade, a family of jugglers, acrobats and magicians known as Clan Tynker will be running around spreading merriment. The daylong event—including a Rogue Bindis belly dance performance, the Cajun rhythm and blues of Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff’s Swamp Fried Duo, bluegrass by Holy Water & Whiskey, and a crafting tent with supplies for kids and adults—is free. The only thing you might spend dough on is the work of more than 90 self-taught folk and community artists.
OFFCenter says the sale of OFFCenter products, baked goods and yard sale items at this event will benefit the nonprofit and its low-income and/or homeless artists throughout the year. Also a portion of the food sales from the day is being donated to OFFCenter by the mobile vendors.
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
From the Montgomery Bus Boycott to his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. was (and still is) one of the most iconic and revolutionary figures in American history. He is honored today as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade strolls down the streets of Albuquerque. Starting at 11 a.m., the march begins at the corner of University and Martin Luther King Jr. NE and reaches its conclusion at Civic Plaza, where a brief commemorative ceremony with music and talks by local community leaders awaits. For more information, visit nmmlksc.com or call 222-6466.