Alibi V.27 No.5 • Feb 1-7, 2018

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film

Shot in State, Shown in State

New Mexico Film Week 2018

New Mexico Film Week 2018 is a collaborative effort between many organizations to bring government film offices, film festivals, film businesses and filmmakers together and market them to the film industry, both in and out of state.

Patriots vs. Pups

“The Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet

This year on Super Bowl Sunday, Animal Planet will be offering up puppy programming from 4am until midnight, making the NFL’s hype seem positively quaint by comparison.

music

My Boat Rocks Easy

I’ve been listening to concerts in Albuquerque all day

August March isn’t Elton John or Bernie Taupin; all he really wants is for you to go see some shows!

food

Got the Money, Honey?

Level 5 has sublime food in posh setting

If you’re prepared for a bit of sticker shock, find yourself a reason to go and devour some tasty new offerings alongside some breathtaking views of the city.

Better Mornings with Coffee and Yoga

Helix offers yoga, friendly vibe, tasty coffee

Helix aims to draw the work-from-home parent type with their playroom, yoga classes and extensive and well-illustrated coffee menu.

news

Lawmakers Review Abortion

Martinez signals legislators about priorities

Gov. Susana Martinez has asked lawmakers to change state law to require parental notification for minors seeking to terminate a pregnancy.

Roundhouse Roundabout

2018 Legislative Highlights

Legislative Finance Committee issues report on crime in Albuquerque, oil and gas revenues are up, grocery taxes may return and wall-blocking legislation is blocked.

Newscity

Democratic candidates seeking the gubernatorial nomination met in Taos last week to speak to voters and Libertarians have launched election campaigns for attorney general, secretary of state and all three congressional districts.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Botox-enhanced competitive camels are judged by someone else.

art

Windows Across Time

Nora Wendl's installation uncovers the histories of a glass house

For 12 years Nora Wendl has been studying the glass-and-steel Farnsworth House, resulting in her forthcoming book.

Move or Die

Customer-friendly game hits the right chords

It’s just you, your friends and a bevy of largely skill-based mini-games, moving at breakneck pace towards the finish line.

cannabis

Seven Steps to Seven Leaves

Stepping up security for surprises and serenity

Rini Grammer notices new security procedures at Seven Clover, then treats insomnia, stress and back pain with Purple Kush and relaxes with Colorado Clementines.

Alibi V.27 No.4 • Jan 25-31, 2018

Smile

And all your bad days will end

Somehow, despite having to write so much, March is gonna see some shows, which makes him smile.

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Grease For the Gears

The importance of continued education

The most important thing in keeping your mind limber isn't what you study, but that you study something new.

Married to Hell

A guide to student loan debt

Though loan forgiveness for large populations of college-educated Americans remains a pipe-dream, there are ways to rehabilitate your loans and get you back on track. The result may not be perfect, but it’s guaranteed to be nightmare ending.

music

2br02b

Hip-hop culture, Burque Style

I dig hip-hop. I spent 20 years coming to this conclusion. You all can thank an actor and writer from right here in Burque—who goes by the moniker MistaBill—for getting me hooked up with hip-hop nation in the nineties.

Sonic Reducer

Your favorite cloudy record reviewer takes hits from new offerings by Bill Palmer, Jeremy Barnes and Lawrse.

art

A Design of Defiance

Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border

That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.

Weaving Across Land and Time

M. Jenea Sanchez' “Border Tapestry” visits Sanitary Tortilla Factory

Artist M. Jenea Sanchez hails from both sides of the US-Mexico border, calling both Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora, home. Her work is a persistent inquiry into identity and fluidity.

Found Objects

See the These are the days, my friends, these are the days or ColorBlind exhibitions, go to the The Miracle of Ballydonal play.

cannabis

We Can Smell Our Own

Sessions an easy enemy for lawmakers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers came out in the House of Representatives to criticize Jeff Sessions and show support for pro-cannabis bills and New Mexicans got a reminder that they should keep their meds in a safe place where children can't find them.

news

Testing the Backlog

Under Keller, rape kits to be processed

Mayor Keller takes the lead in response to rape kit processing issues.

ICE and ART in January

Council also considers cops

City government re-affirms immigrant-friendly status and fingers start to point in the ART boondoggle.

Newscity

Gov. Susana Martinez' introduction at her final State of the State address last week was interrupted by protesters, Sen. Mimi Stewart was elected Senate Majority Whip by state Democrats to replace state Sen. Michael Padilla and the first bill to be signed during the 2018 New Mexico Legislative Session was done so under a closing deadline.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a lethal strain herpes caught from monkeys happens to someone else.

film

In the Fade

Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society

There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.

Reel World

Bless Me, Ultima takes Red Sky At Morning's spot at NHCC’s BoA Theatre. Learn about the state's film incentives and George & Michael Kuchar.

TV News

Updates from Around the Dial

New shows are coming from Netflix, Amazon and FOX.

food

Travis McKenzie Brings Gardens to APS

The Teacher of the Year hopes for more growth, bigger food budgets

Over the years, Travis McKenzie has worked with many nonprofit organizations to educate young people about food and farming with after school programs, summer camps and field trips, and now he teaches a gardening elective at APS' Van Buren Middle School.

Weekly Specials

Minus the Souper Bowl, all of the events in this week’s Weekly Specials are classes of some sort, because you can always afford to gain some new skills.

Alibi V.27 No.3 • Jan 18-24, 2018

Urgent Care

In and out at High Desert Relief

Joshua Lee gets some dry buds which make him sleepy, and remembers that THCA turns to CBNA over time with air exposure.

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Splashing with Heroes

And Quezada is the chairman

A gigantic water splash park and hero firefighters took center stage at the quick, Bernalillo County Commission meeting of Jan. 9, 2018.

Newscity

State's new air quality regulations draw fire, former Trump-appointed BIA deputy assistant secretary runs for Congress and PED Secretary flamed for "manifest destiny."

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting smash-and-grabbed by a tank driver happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about how to reduce crime and that flattery will get you a weaker America.

music

King of The Concerts

Laugh now, cry later, ese!

Weekly Alibi’s music editor really likes local concerts, musing about the weather and Steely Dan. In that order. Here are this week’s deets.

art

Playing with Shape

Emi Ozawa prompts viewers to Follow the Line toward wonder

Emi Ozawa's Follow the Line exhibition of large, wooden sculpture and smaller framed paper pieces is based on amidakuji, a common game of chance in Japan.

In the Twilight

Vortex Theatre's The Father unmoors, compels

The ugliness and tragedy of dementia is so poignantly played in The Father that several audience members openly wept as we moved out of the playhouse and into the night.

Found Objects

Degrees of Tradition unveiled, Adobe Theater re-opens, Re-imagined Stuffed Animal Workshop pops up and Adult Coloring Night comes to Tractor Brewing.

film

12 Strong

Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on

Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.

Reel World

See a Dennis Hopper documentary or Bless Me, Ultima. Travis Miller shows off some films and invites you to be in his next one.

Paramount Network Returns

Say goodbye to Spike TV (formerly known as The National Network, formerly known as The Nashville Network) and hello to Paramount.

food

Three Sisters Kitchen Builds Healthy Community

Anzia Bennett talks big plans for the kitchen and café

Anzia Bennett's Three Sisters Kitchen is an ambitious project to create a space for people to come together to cook, eat, test new recipes, develop new food businesses, teach and learn from each other.

Year of Good Karma

Karma Cafe encourages patrons to buy meals for those in need

Karma Cafe is special because it encourages customers to pay it forward—for each customer who pays standard price, some of the price of the meal goes toward a “meal voucher” that can be claimed by somebody who can’t afford to pay for their meal.

Weekly Specials

Paying it Forward

Fidel González, champion for local farmers and a crucial force in the Agri-Cultura Network farming cooperative, has started a GoFundMe page to purchase some of the remaining kitchen and restaurant equipment he needs for Moktezu-mart to support itself through the winter.