V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
News Pill bills get no love from the Legislature The session adjourned at noon, and two measures that aimed to curb New Mexico’s high pharmy-abuse rates didn’t make it. Margaret Wright wrote an article for the Alibi about the measures. One aimed to tighten restrictions on opioid prescriptions. Another attempted to create a better tracking system for prescription misuse. Medical associations bucked the legislation, saying it could discourage physicians from giving pain medications to people who need them. Advocates argued the changes were needed because New Mexico leads the nation in rates of overdose deaths .
Roundhouse 2012 A Real Pill Prescription rules pit addiction activists against medical groups Legislation that aimed to curb the state's epidemic rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths became a hot-button issue during the 30-day legislative session. Wellness Yoga with a View Sunday, Oct 22: 9am Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center
A guided yoga class in a unique setting overlooking 18 acres of agricultural fields. All abilities and levels welcome.
Art Traces of Ink Sunday, Oct 22: 11am-5pm Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique
Contemporary Zen-inspired brushed ink calligraphy on handmade paper from Meredith McPherson. Runs through 11/30.
Words Book Fest Sunday, Oct 22: 3pm Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
Lauren Belfer discusses her book
And There After The Fire. Learn Unstoppable Sunday, Oct 22: 4pm UNM Student Union Building
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk discusses the importance of protecting animals.
Words Ferocious Feminists Fight for Immigrant Rights Sunday, Oct 22: 6-8pm Teatro Paraguas Studio
Featuring poets and activists Isabel Ribe and Tara Evonne Trudell and an open mic for performers on the topics of immigration, borders, exile, and expatriation. All proceeds go to the Santa Fe Dreamers Project.
Stage An American in Paris Sunday, Oct 22: 7:30pm Popejoy Hall
A Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and indomitable European city, all yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Monday, Oct 23: 9am-4pm New Mexico Humanities Council
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and fine-art photographer Miguel Gandert shows his work highlighting his mestizaje heritage, and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. Runs through 12/29.