Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30
By Samantha Carrillo
Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.
Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.
Joshua Lee wonders about cause and effect in the deconstructed mind, notes Vanilla Kush's suitability for treating pain or tension-caused insomnia, and finds Trap Star relaxing but not as sleep-inducing.
Sean Paul Gallegos works in transformation and self-definition
By Maggie Grimason
Nearly 20 years ago, a neighbor brought Sean Paul Gallegos a pair of knock-off Air Jordans salvaged from a Chinatown dumpster. “He said, 'I'll put you in an art show in our gallery if you make something with these.'”
By the time this Alibi edition hits the streets, Bernalillo County Commission will have taken a couple of brave steps by issuing important declarations about current controversial national and global matters.
In our Burger Week issue (v27 i25), we wrote that “Seasons doesn’t even have a burger on their regular menu,” which is incorrect. They boast two delicious burgers–an open-faced salmon burger and a half-pound Angus burger–on their lunch menu. The burger pictured is their special for Burger Week, the Cordon Moo: 100 percent Angus beef patty, fano brioche, black forest ham and Gruyère croquette, fried egg, mustard aioli and local scarlet frill.
New Mexico film historian and author Jeff Berg hosts a night of films and discussions, see Star Wars: The Last Jedi on DynaTheater’s towering movie screen or Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at a library, and the early bird deadline approaches for submissions to both the 48 Hour Film Project and the Las Cruces International Film Festival.
Senate Appropriations Committee votes to table bill that would allow dispensaries to use banks, Medical Cannabis Advisory Board cancels meeting because it doesn't have enough members and a judge ruled that a penalty meted out to Ultra Health by the DOH was too severe.
New Visiting Curator Series kicks off with a visit from renowned artist and curator
By Maggie Grimason
Before his visit, Julio César Morales took the time to discuss his work as an artist and curator, how art can work in the community and the importance of “supporting artists working in 'off center' locations such as Albuquerque."
Study shows that economic growth depends on equity of opportunity
By Adam Wood
Regardless of which side of the political canyon you stand on, looking down at the insane and inane fracas going on in our country, it is almost impossible to dislike Tim Keller. Now that doesn’t mean that there aren’t those who do manage to harbor some sort of vindictive grudge against him—only that their attacks on him tend to sound more like complaints than legitimate criticism.
No matter where you live or your income level, anyone can earn a free bike from Esperanza Community Bike Shop. For the small investment of a few hours of your time you can walk away with a great bike, a new helmet and all the information you need to start riding on Burque’s bike-friendly roads.
Get coaching and filming on your monologue, learn how to take advantage of the state’s filmmaking tax credit system and hear a talk about the pitfalls and importance of modern-day 24/7 media coverage after watching Ace in the Hole.
There’s a lot going on in the Albuquerque food scene this week (not least of which is the Alibi’s own inaugural Burque Burger Week) but when you’re not busy digging into burgers, we recommend checking out a few of these other culinary events.