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.
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Academy Awards Rolls Out the Red Carpet in Albuquerque
KiMo Theatre’s Oscar Night America fundraiser
Not a lot of New Mexicans get the opportunity to attend the Red Carpet Soiree to End All Red Carpet Soirees—otherwise known as the Academy Awards. Most of us simply watch from the decidedly unglamorous comfort of our living room couch. But this year, the city of Albuquerque is teaming up with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring us the closest thing to being there. Oscar Night America is a series of officially sanctioned Academy Awards parties held in 49 cities across the United States. The events are done in conjunction with the Academy’s philanthropic arm, allowing proceeds to go to various charities around the U.S. Albuquerque is one of the elite few hosting one of these Oscar Night parties. The event will take place this Sunday evening as a benefit for Friends for the Public Library and the historic KiMo Theatre.
TEDxABQ, the annual “big idea” presentation by dozens of 505 movers and shakers, has sold out its event at the National Hispanic Cultural Center this coming Saturday, Sept. 10. No surprise there. The good news is organizers have added two simulcasts of the event—one in Santa Fe and one here in Albuquerque at UNM’s School of Architecture & Planning. There are 200 seats up for grabs at UNM. In order to get one, you need to RSVP right away to the TEDxABQ website. Tickets for the simulcast are free, but will go fast. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside the Architecture & Planning School’s Garcia Honda Auditorium. Among the inspiring speakers rattling off their brief, brilliant ideas about art, technology, social change, medicine, finance and more are Dr. Arthur Kaufman, Henry Rael, Ries Robinson, Nancy Judd and Hakim Bellamy. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Listen, learn, meet and greet and be inspired! For more groundbreaking ideas—from discovering new planets to rescuing penguins to ending the war in Afghanistan—head to TED.
Top TED Talks and Tickets!
This is the one folks, start your engines.
TED: Ideas Worth Sharing. The TED website is awesome. It lets you search all the talks and even organize them based on criteria like how much they’re watched , number of comments people have posted on them or the date they were filmed.
I was excited to see that one of my favorites, Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity, was in the top ten most viewed. I was also ecstatic to see that there were nine much loved talks I hadn’t seen at all, and proceeded to spend most of a morning cramming my brain with inspirational fuel.
The others currently in the top ten most watched are:
Check these out, and then click around at random to watch more. I have never stumbled upon a TED talk that was less than thrilling. After you get really jazzed about TED, you’ll want to get tickets to TEDx Albuquerque. Get the details here. It’s a chance for us to absorb some of the TED talk energy live.
AND, yes, this is the blog on which you should comment if you want FREE tickets! Just tell us what your favorite TED talk is, and the Alibi will give a pair of tickets to the first two people who leave a comment. Then I can spend the afternoon watching your favorite talks. Sweet.
Red Light Cameras to be Taken Down
A state commission has just passed a ban on red light cameras as a way to enforce traffic on state-operated roads in parts of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This ban includes Coors Blvd, Paseo del Norte, and interstates I-25 and I-40. The cameras that the policy would effect must be removed within 60 days upon implementation of the ban.
No word yet on whether any tickets previously received in the infracting intersections will now be considered null and void.