Alibi V.27 No.48 • Nov 29-Dec 5, 2018

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Recreational Cannabis in N.M.

Legislation offers hope but Senate a barrier

Even if New Mexico’s next governor supports the legalization of recreational marijuana, a familiar obstacle would still stand in the way: the state Senate.

Lamps: Trimmed and Burning, Please

Keep up as 2020 approaches

Keller introduces One ABQ Volunteers program, N.M. expects fossil fuel revenue surplus, N.M. Secretary of State certifies 2018 election results and refugees teargassed near border.

Newscity

Mayor Keller announces plan to make city use renewable energy; N.M. PED responds negatively to suggestion that it alter the way it evaluates school performance; County's Department of Behavioral Health Services announces program to offer nonviolent offenders suffering from mental illness the option of getting help instead of jail time.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a fruit basket from your naked assailant happens to someone else.

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Art for All

Mothership Alumni's Paganology and beyond

Joel Brandon is the lead at Mothership Alumni, a loose collective of artists that has, in the past nearly 3 years, hosted almost 20 different art shows and is producing the upcoming Paganology exhibition.

George Bailey Lives

Local theater makes life more wonderful

It's a Wondeful Life was an obvious candidate for stage adaptation at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.

Books and Bags

Local releases first novel, Chinese Gucci

Hosho McCreesh illuminates some of his process, ideas, influences for Chinese Gucci.

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A Good Face for the Apocalypse

The opposition loses more support

Attitudes about cannabis continue to relax in DC, 2nd Amendment enthusiasts join the fight and Massachusetts begins collecting recreational cannabis tax revenue.

News on the Green

A cannabis genome map could make breeding new strains with desirable effects faster and more accurate, and cannabis cooking shows are the next big thing.

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Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Radical New Mexico art collective goes to the movies

New Mexico’s homegrown success story, the radical arts collective known as Meow Wolf, continues its rocket ship ride to intergalactic success with a documentary feature chronicling the group’s circuitous rise to fame.

Cinema Couture

Buy a Guild T-shirt, see Tortilla Soup, attend “The Power of Story: Part 2—Expect the Unexpected” and sneak peek the Season 3 premiere of “Victoria."

For the Honor of Grayskull!

“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” on Netflix

Netflix’s “She-Ra” is a re-imagined, entirely re-energized, top-down revamp of the animated standby. In fact, it may be the first ’80s reboot to eschew easy nostalgia (aimed at parents) for contemporary relevance (aimed at actual kids).

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Sketches of Burque

Ryan Montaño’s trumpet sounds the call

Ryan Montaño chats with Weekly Alibi about his new record.

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Why Hasn’t the New Farm Bill Passed Yet?

And why should you care about it?

Though the Farm Bill usually cruises through both the Senate and House with bipartisan support, the chambers have failed to find agreement in 2018, leaving many programs without funding.

The Eclectic Farmer

Fidel Gonzalez on his path to becoming a farmer

While collaborating on a documentary film about indigenous ways of life many years ago, an Apache friend recommended that Fidel Gonzalez contact the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to learn more about organic farming.

Kitchen Gifts on the Cheap

Of course we’ll be the first to encourage you to buy your holiday gifts locally—but if you’re shopping for a home cook, we also want you to know that there are some pretty good deals to be had on cookware and kitcheny gifts on the internet these days. Like, really good deals.

Alibi V.27 No.47 • Nov 22-28, 2018

A Muse in the Mailbox

Plume offers inspiration for writers in monthly subscription boxes

Plume holds that if you can just be writing—even if it never gets published, even if no one ever reads it—you will have benefited from the process.

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Holiday Film Guide 2018

Superheroes, zombies, queens, jungle boys, drug mules, magical nannies, robots, detectives and Supreme Court Justices!

The Thanksgiving-to-Christmas movie season is a brief but intense one, stuffing stockings full-to-bursting with big budget sequels, musicals, sci-fi epics, Oscar-bait dramas and the occasional cheapjack horror flick. What should you be spending your hard-earned ticket money on this year?

Day Tripper

Earlier this year we polled our well-traveled readers, asking them what their favorite spots to eat, stay and see outside of Albuquerque are. If you feel the need to get out of town for a day or two but don’t want to leave the Land of Enchantment, here’s another chapter in Alibi’s Day Tripper travel guide.

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Assimilate Now, Citizens!

Get in tune with local government here

Bernalillo County Commission put some future jingle in some of our pockets, while the Albuquerque City Council proclaimed support for statewide affordable healthcare for all.

Minutes to Go

ART, progressive people and health insurance

City relaxes ART traffic rules for now; Mayor appoints heads for Technology and Innovation, City Budget Office and early childhood education; it's open enrollment time for insurance.

Netflix in Burque

Project Zia is Go

Netflix's takeover of ABQ Studios is expected to bring much revenue to N.M.

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Now & Again by Julia Turshen

Dinner party planning just got a lot simpler

Practical advice and tips for reusing your leftovers are peppered throughout each of the 20 different menus in Now & Again.

Weekly Specials

Give Thanks. Or Don’t. But Make Sure You Eat Something, Okay?

Whatever your relationship to this American holiday, we hope you have good people to share a meal or two with this week. And if you’ve gotten this far without making any kind of plan for the day, we recommend checking out one of these events where you can take your people to eat tasty food together, no dishwashing involved.

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Burning

Slow-to-ignite South Korean thriller requires patience

Burning is like a hard-boiled egg that takes two hours to crack. When it does, spilling its messy secrets, it’s a doozy.

Shoot It!

New Mexico Film Foundation wants filmmakers to take their survey and Jon Moritsugu is teaching a two-day filmmaking crash course. Imus Ranch will become the home studio for Rural Media Group’s RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel.

Season of Schmaltz

Holiday rom-coms around the dial

If you’re into high-powered, overworked female executives forced to return to their rural hometowns for the holidays where they promptly reunite with their high school sweethearts while saving the local bakery/parade/talent show/Christmas tree lot from destruction, then here’s your exhaustive guide to this year’s mistletoe-covered rom-coms.

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Writing About Music

A post Thanksgiving primer

There are heaps of concerts coming up on the weekend; don’t let Thanksgiving stop you, rockers!

There Will Be a Cool Yule

And it features jazz, naturally

Entourage Jazz will present a live performance of their latest CD, Entourage Jazz Wishes You A Cool Yule, Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Outpost Performance Space.

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Fool Me Twice

Hocus Pocus creates another year of magic

For 30 years Danny Cole has been refining his craft and creating original illusions. Before curtains are drawn this Saturday, Cole explained the allure of magic, and what he hopes to create in this show, called Hocus Pocus.

Found Objects

There's plenty to do while digesting: Burque Revolt poetry slam, Small Business Saturday, The Nutcracker Ballet and handlettering classes.

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Waiting For Thailand

Acting patient at GrassRoots Rx

Wild Thailand rubberizes Joshua Lee's joints and makes his head swim. Sugar Black Rose then plants him on the couch.

Alibi V.27 No.46 • Nov 15-21, 2018

Local Gift Guide 2018

We don’t know how to break this to you, gentle readers, but Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. That means that Christmas is about to hit us all like a ton of bricks.

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Weekly Alibi’s Winter Sweepstakes

Three prize packages up for grabs!

Just in time for the holiday season! Win great prizes like hotel staycations and spa packages from The Remedy Day Spa and Rio Grande Bodyworks. Enter to win by voting for the prize package of your choice every day at alibi.com from November 15–December 5!

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

You’re a mediocre one, Mr. Grinch

With nothing fresh or original or particularly clever to add to what already exists, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is like that Christmas sweater you get every year from your aunt.

Get High

The Reel Rock Film Tour and Pueblo Film Fest happen this week, and Fake News: Journalism in Film concludes with All the President’s Men.

The B Word

“The Bisexual” on Hulu

At a glance, “The Bisexual” may not be for you. Commit to it for an episode or three, however, and you might find yourself rewarded with a witty, spiky, lovably snarky sitcom that plays like an indie dramedy.

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Place Through Performance

Promenade takes viewers out of the theater and into the city

“Each performance is developed in the city where it is,” Promenade's stage director explains. “There is no pre-formed script, it is very artist-driven.”

Creative Economy

New exhibition asks where our values are

Debtfair looks at how New Mexican artists' debt stacks up against other Americans and how it affects their work.

Found Objects

Score some art, see a block printing demonstration and go to a Zambomba-themed Flamenco music workshop.

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Notes on a Neighborhood

Up and down with Nob Hill

Nob Hill businesses experience drastic losses during ART construction. How are things now?

In the News

Riding the blue aftermath of voting actions, part one

Take a look at N.M.’s political map. It’s totally blue.

Newscity

Governor and governor-elect announced that the next governor's transition into office is going smoothly; A Texas-based oil company has been ordered to pay the New Mexico State Land Office $3.2 million for trespassing; A new set of rules is being discussed by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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The Train Conductor

Will Bryne on a trip through time

As Will Byrne told Weekly Alibi about the advent of a new Train Conductor CD and subsequent hootenanny over the whole tripped out project he conducts, the sublime and substantial smoke of psychedelia filled the air, imbuing the conversation with wonder as well as a rocked out sort of new reality.

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New Japanese Joint in Rio Rancho

Kyoto offers sushi and noodles to a chain-heavy neighborhood

Kyoto is certainly a step above most of what’s available to Rio Rancho, and residents seem to have caught onto that.

Weekly Specials

Three Foodie Events for Your Weekend

Here are some foodie events happening this final weekend before Thanksgiving.

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Goodbye, Sweet Prince

Sessions gets the boot

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been sent to the Island of Misfit Toys—there to spend eternity in limbo, watching a TV that only plays CNN and wiping his watery eyes.

News on the Green

Cannabis businesses navigate murky waters with the IRS. Plus, will Malaysians change their tune on drug offenses for cannabis?