Alibi V.28 No.6 • Feb 7-13, 2019

Sin and Degradation

Improper storage is ruining your buds

Oxygen and light are damaging to stored cannabis. As a patient, be aware of how your dispensary stores its product. It's not rude or weird to ask for details about procedure from your budtender.

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Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

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Sweetheart, We LUV U: RSVP to our Dance Party

Discount tix to Feb. 14 event available now!

In 2019, the American zeitgeist weathers a conversation heart shortage—you know, those pastel candy hearts we’ve collectively gobbled up since 1902. While you can’t buy freshly stamped Necco Sweethearts this year, you can sub in Brach’s laser-printed Conversation Hearts. Like candy hearts, our culture is fairly homogenous in its bias toward romantic love and monogamy. But they’re not for everyone, and Weekly Alibi gets that. Whether you’re ISO a legit soulmate or a frisky playmate, visit Alibi Bucks now to get in on some red-hot half-price ticket action.

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Miracles in Music, Burque Style

Thousands of scenesters, together

Among this week's bands you should see are Black Sabbitch, Pherkad, Full Speed Veronica, Project Pat and Clear Soul Forces.

A Box for Bright Objects

Warehouse 508 filled with education and activism

August March chats with Warehouse 508 venue manager Roberto Reyes about their musicianship curriculum.

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Outstanding in Their Field

Sixty-Six Acres aces cocktails and plates at once

What goes with craft cocktails made with some of the city's best hooch? At Sixty-Six Acres, their answer is an eclectic and exacting menu of starters, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and rice bowls.

Mother’s Cooking is Always the Best

Mata G brings vegetarian take-out to the block

Mata G Vegetarian Kitchen soft opened about four months ago to test out menus and business hours. Khalsa, the owner and chef, says that she’s been surprised at the steady stream of customers they’ve had with almost no advertising. “We’ve been having so much traffic already, and it’s all word of mouth.”

Valentine’s Day Specials

The most romantic day of the year is coming up! And whether or not you buy into the Hallmark hype of Valentine’s Day, you may have a partner who would be a little salty if you don’t plan anything for it.

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Spirits of Donkeys and Elephants

Bipartisan flavors get work done

At the press conference to announce the success of bills on the state’s “rocket docket,” members of both parties could be seen sharing the joy of moving forward with governance in New Mexico.

Newscity

Secretary of Education Karen Trujillo outlined her plans for school reform; a developer's request to access over 100 million gallons of groundwater annually to develop a planned community was rejected; Facebook data center in Los Lunas is holding its grand opening.

film

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Manic sequel builds on the original’s clever legacy

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part comes awfully close to meeting what amounts to some very high expectations. It’s surprising, funny, original and emotional. And like its predecessor, it’s a perfect film for kids and parents alike.

Go Greene

Enjoy the Santa Fe Film Festival, Books to the Big Screen film series and the Tale Writers Screenwriting Program's live stage reading.

Tween Spirit

“PEN15” on Hulu

Funny and painful, relatable and real, “PEN15” is a sincere shoutout to the gangly, nerdy, uncomfortable teen in all of us.

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Send in the Terrifying Archetypes

The circus is in town and I’m scared

Given the noble mission of the annual Shrine Circus in Albuquerque, Alisa Valdes feels a bit remiss using the event as a jumping-off point to explore the fact that polls show more Americans are afraid of clowns than are afraid of climate change.

Branding for Artists

Dovya Friedman gets real about getting paid

While branding might be hard for people not trained in business, it's oftentimes the biggest difference between being a struggling artist who must work a day job to survive, and being an artist who is able to make a living from one's art.

Through the Fire

Ceramics show draws parallels between women and clay

To hear artist and professor Kathryne Cyman describe it, working with ceramics is not just art, it is holy.

Alibi V.28 No.5 • Jan 31-Feb 6, 2019

The Marvelous Mrs. Meyer

Famous author finds new career in comedy at age 83

Born in 1935, Carolyn Meyer is the newest and most unusual rising star on Albuquerque’s robust comedy scene.

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An Inspector, An Election, Pork

City and county leaders meet again

While most of the political action is happening up at the state legislative 60-day session, there are still local government deeds going down. Recent back to back Council and Commission meetings kept Albuquerque and Bernalillo County business rolling along.

Renew that Energy, New Mexicans!

Renewable Portfolio Standard should change

Under proposed legislation, the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard would be revised to require public utilities like PNM to get more of their resources from renewable sources like solar and wind. Weekly Alibi chats about it with Ben Shelton, the political and legislative director of New Mexico Conservation Voters.

Newscity

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham picks Karen Trujillo to head PED; Public outcry over a plan to build a temporary storage site for the nation's nuclear waste in New Mexico was heard by state judges last week; APDis is introducing a limit to the amount of overtime officers can work in an attempt to curb overspending.

Get Educated

The readers write about charter vs private schools, previous issues' letters, the wall and shutdown and how right-wingers are leftists.

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Cold War

Oscar-nominated romance unfolds behind, in front of, the Iron Curtain

A sad ballad juxtaposing the intimate with the international, Cold War is a masterpiece of economy and image, mapping out the often seismic changes common to all affairs—the emotional as well as the political.

Sexy Shorts

Go to the HUMP! Film Festival, Groundhog Day and The Quiet American. Take "Acting 101 For Screenwriters."

Teen Steam

“Sex Education” on Netflix

The British-made, Netflix-distributed series “Sex Education” basically reinvents the teen sex comedy by turning it into an opportunity to analyze modern teenage hangups about sex—and by extension, the hangups of Western Civilization in general.

art

Bodies in Motion

Keshet’s showcase features national choreographers

Albuquerque is positively bursting with dance excellence, including a highly regarded national gem in the contemporary dance world, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. So why aren’t more of us swooning about the dance scene here?

The Bead Goes On

Beadwork focus of events this weekend

Many spiritual traditions make use of beads, touched and held, in prayer or meditation, and as items for trade, storytelling, adornment and ceremony. This week people will have the chance through three separate events to learn more about the history of beads and beadwork, through a lecture, an exhibition and a class.

food

The Gruet Edition

A few of our favorite Gruet wines and what to eat with them

The art of pairing food with wine/beer/whatever you're drinking is a highly subjective one, based on whether Mercury is in retrograde, which way the wind is blowing and what model your first car was. With that in mind, here's our suggestion on what you should eat with what your drinking.

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I’m Music Play Me

Local scene strikes a chord

This week it’s time for Sleepspent, Arcade Rivals, Quaker City Night Hawks, Dust City Opera, Vince Staples, Source and Ashes of Jupiter! Damn.

cannabis

Call to Research

An interview with Dr. Ben Daitz

We talk with Dr. Ben Daitz, co-writer, -director and -producer of The Medicine in Marijuana about the endocannabinoid system, barriers to research and how to improve the state's medical cannabis program.

Year of the Pig

President rants about drugs crossing the border and enumerates several of them. Marijuana isn't mentioned.

Hemp is Legal

Here come the regulations

n December of 2018, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.

Crushing Dissent

The politics behind the Controlled Substance Act

n 1970, President Richard Nixon's tongue lolled with contentment as Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, making a number of chemical compounds illegal. Their hands were tied. Youths all over the nation were irresponsibly using psychedelic drugs and putting themselves in harm's way. Well that's how the narrative goes, anyway.

Looking Out for Our Furry Friends

CBD for pets

CBD isn't psychoactive, so it won't make your pet high, but is it safe? Unfortunately, that question is a long way from being answered definitively. There's been little research made regarding CBD's effects on animals.

An Interview with Tim McGivern

Sacred Garden manager knows his medicine

As the general manager of Santa Fe based medical dispensary, Sacred Garden, Tim McGivern is tasked with common management skills, but also has an acute and fascinating knowledge base at his fingertips.

Waiting For the Train

To smoke or eat cannabis?

When you smoke or vape marijuana, THC enters the bloodstream through the lungs and moves on to bind with the body's endocannabinoid receptors. When you eat it, though, the THC gets metabolized by the liver before it hits the bloodstream, and what the liver does to it makes all the difference.

Mindfully Elevated

Cannabis and yoga

At first glance, yoga and marijuana seem made for each other: They're both commonly described as being “relaxing,” practitioners of both like to make outrageous claims about their medical efficacy and the cultures of both are rife with people who smell like patchouli. But there's an odd rift in the yoga community over whether the two should be mixed or not.

Hemp History

Now that hemp is legal again, you might be asking yourself how we got to such a bizarre point where criminalizing a natural resource that doesn't even get you high could seem like a reasonable act.

Winter Fruit

Whether you're suffering from cold tension or just trying to get over the winter blues, our good old buddy cannabis can cure what ails you.

It’s Nice to Feel Needed

The many uses of hemp

For the most part, we've been interested in marijuana's efficacy as a medicine or in its ability to get you high. But now that the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp, we can go back to admiring the amazing physical traits of cannabis—which most of us have all but forgotten.

News on the Green

UltraHealth wins lawsuit against N.M. State Fair, and if Senate Bill 204 passes, it would allow medical cannabis in schools.

Alibi V.28 No.4 • Jan 24-30, 2019

A Big Brewery with Bigger Vistas

New Bosque Brewing in Bernalillo expands food menu, provides haven for the outdoorsy

Sip a pint on the patio at Bosque Brewing’s latest venue and you’ll be awestruck by the spectacular sight of the Rio Grande Bosque and the Sandia Mountains.

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Views from the Bridge

A tale of two visions

Educators and lawmakers are coming out of the woodwork to greet a Legislature primed to change the tree called public education in New Mexico from the roots down below to the leaves up above.

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Stan & Ollie

Genial showbiz biopic examines aging comics, changing times

Stan & Ollie is a film about passion, about loving what you do so much that you can’t give up on it no matter what happens. There’s a lot of laughter to be found, as well as a tear or two.

Queen of Hollywood

See The Queen of Spain at NHCC, a “sing-along” Grease screening and The LEGO Movie in 3D at DynaTheater.

Crash Into Me

“Roswell, New Mexico” on The CW

Star-crossed romance, sci-fi thriller, murder mystery: “Roswell, New Mexico” isn’t sure which genre it wants to commit itself to.

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Not Asked, Not Told

Acclaimed Baldwin documentary dogged by accusations of bi-erasure

I Am Not Your Negro has been lauded and applauded for its many merits by mainstream critics; but others take issue with its erasure of James Baldwin’s sexuality.

Citizen Artists

Instagram democratizes New Mexico photography

Ansel Adams once said of New Mexico that it was “the most completely beautiful place I have ever seen.” It should come as no surprise, then, that with the radical democratization of visual art afforded by the internet in recent years there has been a blossoming of photographic talent native to this state.

You’re Fired

Entire staff of Warehouse 508 laid off without notice

In a move Friday that stunned the local arts community, the board of directors for New Mexico Xtreme Sports Association, Inc. (NMXSports) laid off the entire management team of its arts wing, Warehouse 508, effective immediately.

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The Singleton Rule

Court ruling sets stage for education reform

With a billion dollars up for grabs and a stinging District Court decision to live up to, education is front and center at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature.

Newscity

The controversial PARCC is being replaced by an older test; N.M.'s child poverty rate continues to be one of the worst in the nation; a large number of public educators have quit mid-year.

Odds & Ends

Funny because Adolph Hitler appropriating your symbol happens to someone else.

music

The Music is Never Over

So dance on fire as it intends

This week, you can see Thollem, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Peter Murphy and Robb Bank$.

food

Bristol Doughnut Co. Parks in Nob Hill

Gourmet doughnut shop opens their double-decker bus for business

It’s certainly hard to miss the double-decker bus now parked at the corner of Central and Bryn Mawr, which is exactly what Coy and Sara Trammel were hoping when they opened up Bristol Doughnut Co.

Education Happens in the Kitchen

It’s never too late to learn how to cook (or how to cook better), and there are a hundred reasons why you should. Thankfully there are cooking classes offered through UNM’s Continuing Education department year-round.

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Getting Schooled

American colleges look to cannabis education

In Half Baked, Dave Chappelle's character asks his marijuana dealer, “What? Did you go to weed college?”—a joke that no longer makes any sense, because cannabis classes have actually been popping up at colleges.

News on the Green

N.M. House Bill 356, a recreational cannabis regulation act, was introduced this week in the Legislature; and the NFL rejects medical cannabis Super Bowl ad—how shocking.