False spring is one of the things they call the month of February here in New Mexico, but it’s still winter. At a show, it’s possible to forget all about those things called seasons, false or not. All you have to do is show up.
RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s 2nd annual New Mexico Cannabis Expo
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Weekly Alibi’s second annual Northern New Mexico Cannabis Expo happens on Saturday, April 4 from 11am to 5pm at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Hyperlocal cannabis expos hosted by your favorite local alt.weekly provide an opportunity for meaningful consumer exposure and interaction in addition to a B2B platform for vendors and sponsors across New Mexico and Colorado. For medical cannabis card holders and cannabis-curious attendees alike, the Expo offers access to quality speakers and content from the industry’s top companies and educators.
For public education, what the governor asked for and what the legislature approved ended up being two different, if intrinsically related, things. But no matter what perspective one looks at the current situation from, one thing is clear: most of the money comes from the awesomely powerful yet highly volatile oil and gas industries of New Mexico.
N.M. Attorney General sued Google for collecting children's personal data; US Attorney General William Barr has appointed Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III to chair the Mental Illness Working Group as part of a national effort to fight crime; state Republican leaders said that they will take the House back from state Democrats.
Juli Hendren on the theater festival’s 20th anniversary
By Clarke Condé
Revolutions International Theatre Festival is not simply about the theater the festival includes, it is about bringing together the people involved. Weekly Alibi sat down with Juli Hendren to talk about diplomacy, theater and this year’s Revolutions.
In Indelible Ink: Native Women, Printmaking, Collaboration, Nine Native printmakers with vastly different aesthetics are brought together to display work that is a sampling a of some of the finest examples of contemporary printmaking created by anyone.
This is the week for a “Showdown in Lobo Village" sitcom live reading, a Tribesourcing discussion, NMFF Indie Screening and Jim Henson in Performance. And it's time to submit your entry to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
The mildly successful CBS All Access (home to all things “Star Trek”) is now set to merge with all of Viacom’s other brands to offer a wide slate of movies and TV in a brand spankin’ new, yet-to-be-named streaming service.
Don Choche has brought their style to Nob Hill in a location brimming with restaurants and they’ve found a niche that allows them to stand uniquely above others with their immense servings and incredibly affordable pricing structure. You owe it to yourself to get in there now, before it becomes the next go-to spot that has you waiting outside for a chance to sneak in for a bite.
Department of Health is no longer required to issue medical cannabis cards; bills to legalize recreation cannabis, protect Native cannabis patients living on tribal land from federal prosecution and allow research facilities to grow or buy cannabis for research purposes were all three strangled like mad dogs.
Albuquerque's immigrant-friendly status is causing trouble that reaches down from the federal level, and may prevent the city from accessing federal grants having to do with everything from increased police staffing to the testing of rape kit evidence. In order to get a better handle on this complex, culture-changing series of events, Weekly Alibi spoke with a number of city and government leaders on the subject, including City Councilors Pat Davis and Klarissa Peña.
Public safety, education and finances were the big themes at this 30-day session. And although the Lujan Grisham administration had several successes during this year’s short-lived session, the Dems in charge also faced a couple of notable letdowns.
Trip by City Councilor Peña has raised concerns after it cost was revealed; DOJ threatens to withhold anti-crime grants; federal judge approved a settlement that ended a 40-year-old civil case that enforced reforms in New Mexico's prisons.
“Locke & Key” offers up some clever dark fantasy—imaginative, original and occasionally quite spooky. And if it puts you in the mood to read/re-read Hill and Rodriquez’ original comic afterward, all the better.
Nob Hill Bar & Grill reinvents itself with the help of NM Capital Partners
By Dan Pennington
Daydream and Nob Hill Bar & Grill are two sides of the same coin, in the sense that they have found the need for Nob Hill to be built back up with new ventures, one a reimagining, one a bold new addition. Both manage to stick the landing when it comes to impressing.
Cromática started with artist Tania Candiani’s investigations into traditional Mexican modes of textile and ceramic production. As she began working with traditional weavers to create the textiles for the exhibit, the sounds of their work became part of the exhibit itself: synesthesia.
Since entering the Anthropocene, the art world has produced untold volumes considering the imprint of humanity on nature. Perdido Sierra San Luis deviates from the common approach in a rare, marked and existentially unsettling way.
Senators Joseph Cervantes and Richard Martinez shoot down Cannabis Regulation Act and a patient enrolled in the Colorado medical cannabis program was arrested for marijuana possession near Farmington, N.M.
This is the ice cream that genuinely stops you in your tracks to take a minute and appreciate all that it is. There is probably a long and complicated German word for that feeling, but in that moment of trying it, only one simple word came to mind: Bliss.
Before the Legislature met, Governor Lujan Grisham published a proposed budget which included $3.5 million to be spent in conjunction with New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide educational and support services to domestic violence programs. To find out more, Weekly Alibi met with NMCADV Executive Director Pam Wiseman and Board of Directors Community Representative Quintin D. McShan.
Green activst Maya van Rossum is in New Mexico this week to talk about her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment. She stopped by Weekly Alibi to talk about the book and how it applies to the state of New Mexico, where she hopes to foster the introduction of legislation to amend our state’s constitution.
APD is clarifying its body cam policy after officers muted their cameras; scammers stole nearly a half-million dollars from Bernalillo County last year; city has now hired a supervisor to monitor bus speeds after complaints of speeding.
Downhill is an English language reshoot of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 film Force Majeure, by the writing-directing team of Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. Yet where Östlund’s packed a primal punch, Faxon & Rash’s offers only a light slap.
Like many weekly specials, this one shall be constructed with a mish-mash of leftover pieces. Here is the local news that you need to be on the move, so keep on it and keep that support in your favorite neighborhood places!
Revíva, Albuquerque’s premier New Mexican reggae and ranchera outfit, has a gig planned for Valentine’s Day. Weekly Alibi met with them to talk about their history and future, music in Albuquerque and what it really means to play on the upbeat.
Though legalization of recreational cannabis proves profitable to businesses and communities in counties that border states where the drug is still banned, relaxed cannabis laws also result in higher abnormal stock returns, improved employee productivity and increased innovation.