Alibi V.27 No.7 • Feb 15-21, 2018

Such Great Gigs

“Come out now,” they’ll say

With such great gigs on the way, you may never come down!

The Latest

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More Oil, More Gas, Please

Relaxed regs coincide with increased revenue

Proposed changes to construction permits for oil and gas facilities will help production and state revenues but do not address methane leaks.

Newscity

As the New Mexico 2018 legislative session comes to an end, let's review some of the more notable bills that are advancing toward realization as law.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting trapped in an arcade claw game happens to someone else.

music

Sonic Reducer

In this week’s exclusive look at local releases, A. March takes a ride on special type of horse, inserts his head where he probably shouldn’t and likens Diles to soul.

art

Resistance and Creative Practice

Multi-disciplinary artists converge at “the last oil” conference

“The last oil” symposium posits that we are in the second oil age, which has had devastating effects on the natural world. One of its organizers, Subhankar Banerjee, points at art for for how to resist the destruction.

The Creativity of a Continent

Making Africa explores the thousand contexts of contemporary design

Like the continent itself—perhaps necessarily so—Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design is massive.

New Songs for Anaya

Opera Southwest premieres an adaptation of a classic

For this little-over-a-week long engagement, Opera Southwest is presenting Bless Me, Ultima in the form of an opera conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.

film

Have a Nice Day

Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter

Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.

Reel World

See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.

Rah, Rah, Ra

“Stargate Origins” on StargateCommand.com

The entertainment industry is in the midst of a Balkanization process the likes of which we’ve never seen. The latest iteration: a streaming service for one TV show.

food

Hot Pot Finally Hits Albuquerque

The Bird Hot Pot serves adventurous eats and cheap drafts

The Bird Hot Pot is notable for being Albuquerque's first dedicated hot pot restaurant, where you dip raw ingredients into a boiling pot of broth on your dining table to cook them, then into a dipping sauce, and then into your mouth.

The Revolution Will Not Be Hungry

Julia Turshen’s Feed the Resistance provides recipes, ideas for activists

Feed the Resistance is a cookbook and a handbook for activists, and it’s filled with recipes and essays touching on the importance of food in the fight for justice.

Weekly Specials

There are quite a few exciting food and drink spots opening up in Albuquerque this month. None of them exactly fall into the healthy category, but February is kind of all about giving up on those lofty New Year’s diet goals anyway, right?

cannabis

Drooling Wonder

A tour of Minerva’s kitchen

Joshua Lee takes a tour of the kitchen where Minerva Canna Group's edibles are made, then treats himself with (to?) some cheesecake.

Alibi V.27 No.6 • Feb 8-14, 2018

State of the States

Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Report

Vermont legislature legalizes (no ballot initiative!); report released on financial and public safety benefits for states that have legalization so far; N.M. looks for better protection from feds than the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment; study explains difficulties of chemical (rather than behavioral) tests for impairment.

news

The City and a Baby

Council promotes Burque, lauds Holets

An enthusiastic presentation given at the Feb. 5 Albuquerque City Council's meeting touted that Burque is a great place to work, live and play.

Newscity

A state representative is asking if secret meeting broke House rules, lawsuit claims Taxation and Revenue Department illegally denied driver’s license and other ID cards and Medicaid system bugs caused scores of foster and adoptive children to lose their medical coverage.

Roundhouse Roundabout II

It’s the economy, Dummkopf!

As this year’s 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature sails toward completion on Feb. 15, several key bills have advanced while others died deaths in committee or on the floor.

Deported

The readers write about America's relationship with its immigrants and morality as crime-prevention.

film

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.

Reel World

See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.

Winners and Losers

Super Bowl LII Ads

The tone of this year’s Super Bowl ads was either straight-up jokes or tear-jerking emotion, and here's the best and worst.

music

Anthrax Rocks Albuquerque

High-Lights from Killthrax 2018

Sunday night’s sold-out appearance by metal giants Anthrax—who were reintroduced to this Burque audience by Mayor Tim Keller—was one of the deffest shows to traipse through this town in a while.

art

Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci makes an extended stay in Albuquerque

Da Vinci, the Genius—Secrets of the Mona Lisa examines the Mona Lisa, unpacking its forensics and how it was created.

New York Moments

Neon in Daylight finds a story for the directionless

Neon in Daylight is a New York story, and ever-lurking, edgy side of the city inserts itself into the story as though it were a character as vital as any human one.

Found Objects

See what one dwells upon, Fun-A-Day, Valentine's Day Local Love Bazaar and the Peking Acrobats.

food

Seed2Need Grows Food for the Hungry

Corrales nonprofit uses private land to grow produce for food banks

Seed2Need is a group of volunteers who grow fruits and veggies on private land to donate to New Mexico food banks.

Weekly Specials

In case you don’t already have dinner reservations made for Valentine’s Day (c’mon man, get on that), here’s some more V-Day events for you to choose from.

Alibi V.27 No.5 • Feb 1-7, 2018

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.

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film

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.