Alibi V.27 No.22 • May 31-June 6, 2018

How Soon is Meow?

There’s a club if you’d like to go

Here are some good music picks for cats who won't get distracted by the next bird or laser beam to come around.

Best of Burque Restaurants 2018 voting phase is on!

Votes may be cast daily until September 26—so get crackin’!

The great day has come, the great day has come at last. The nominees are on the ballot and the polls are officially open for Best of Burque Restaurant, 2018 edition. Participants may vote daily until September 26. Yes, daily! Yes, this IS a popularity contest! (And may the most delicious contestants win.)

news

Support Your Local Sheriff

BernCo contest features four contenders

The Bernalillo County sheriff is responsible for a budget of over $40 million annually and supervises about 300 sworn deputies who provide public law enforcement over 1,167 square miles of central New Mexico. Here's who is running for the job in 2018.

Go Deb, Go Michelle!

Primary election provides opportunity

Weekly Alibi endorses Deb Haaland for N.M. District One in Congress and Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.

Land Ho!

Race for Land Commissioner Compelling

The Land commissioner oversees 9 million acres of surface land and 13 million acres of subsurface mineral rights, having the power to sell, lease or trade these public lands as they see fit, without the former protections that president Trump rolled back. Who is running?

Haaland Cruises to Victory

Lujan Grisham secures gubernatorial nomination

In a classic primary bout that could have swung in any of five directions, after the acquiescence of City Councilor turned progressive warrior Pat Davis last week, former Democrat party bigwig, for realz progressive and bona fide Deb Haaland secured a position on the general election ballot coming up in November.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting evicted from your parents' home happens to someone else.

Lovin’ Haaland

The readers write about Deb Haaland, Pat Davis, Damon Martinez, deportation and Albuquerque's access to the outdoors.

Lara’s Last Stand

Damian Lara stakes his claim for the Democratic nomination

Candidate Damian Lara stops by Weekly Alibi for some final comments before Tuesday’s election

music

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Sun Dog, Treehouse Basement and Hennessey on Ice.

film

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The now-divisive franchise has fun with a propulsive prequel

Solo: A Star Wars Story, isn’t (and can’t be) all things to all people, but does just about everything it conceivably can to earn the praise of moviegoers.

Drag It Out

This week, enjoy a Big Gay Movie Night, the Full Draw Film Festival, a “¡COLORES!” double feature and the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.

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Forged in New Mexico

Exhibition brings clarity to a legacy of jewelry making

American Jewelry from New Mexico is an expansive exhibition of personal adornment bridging styles and millennia.

Going All The Way

The Full Monty is good, not-too-clean fun

Despite embracing the old formula of underdogs triumphing against the odds through sheer determination, there is honesty and an endearing earnestness that makes The Full Monty resonate.

Found Objects

It's a busy Friday: visit Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Anita Beatriz's plent-centric art or the ¡Pertenecemos! closing reception.

food

Live a Little … or a Whole Lot

Le Troquet serves French fare and fine wine

As a special occasion, Le Troquet delivers, though at a cost. However, value-hounds can sniff out a first-rate meal that doesn't break the bank both at lunch or for a light supper.

More With Less

Jodi Moreno’s first cookbook combines whole foods and big flavor

More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple is more of a “how to cook” book than a list of recipes, and good for someone who follows a largely whole foods and vegetarian diet, but who doesn’t want to sacrifice flavor.

Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Skins

A simple and tasty recipe from More With Less

These unique potato skins are perfect nibbles to bring to a party or a potluck. It turns out that peanut sauce pairs beautifully with sweet potatoes, and with the addition of nuts, basil and scallions as toppings, these are crazy delicious.

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Fire in the Hole

Ultra Health breaks the sweat

Joshua Lee gets a mood boost and relaxed nerves with Sour Punch followed by a dud with dried out, air-exposed Burqueño Berry.

Alibi V.27 No.21 • May 24-30, 2018

Calling All Bandwagoneers

Former attorney general comments on cannabis

Former Attorney General Eric Holder winks, Ultra Health donates to UNM research fund and N.M. ranks high in drug problems.

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We Are Such Stuff

These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits

In memory of Michael Henningson, August March tells of the values and strategies he learned from him, his legacy in the community and the future.

Teachers, Firefighters, the Budget

Council also celebrates Ramadan, discusses nukes in town

City Council topics included approval of a new $577 million fiscal year general fund budget, shout-outs to local teachers, active and retired firefighters and a long-awaited recognition to the local Islamic community in honor of Ramadan.

Unite & Elevate

Albuquerque Sol FC commits to community enrichment

A team built around the city and a city built around the team

Newscity

All gubernatorial candidates have promised to change the state's current teacher evaluation system and whoever wins will be facing a number of serious water issues.

Odds & Ends

Funny because getting renamed to match your mom's tattypo happens to someone else.

CNM Hops To Success

Program sets the pace for craft brewing industry

Our grass might not be green, but our beer is bright.

music

Here Comes Your Band

Big shake to the land that’s enchanted

Mixtapes were shared and Albuquerque got a new sound. For realz indie rock came into its own in Burque at the end of the ’80s, as the cover band/yacht rock scene propagated by Joe Bufalino and John Cline came to its end.

Sonic Reducer

We review new releases by Mountainhead, Foster Dog and Beryllium With Gold.

film

1945

Stark drama tackles postwar Europe’s Dirty Little Secret

1945 plays out as an inevitable march toward an unavoidable, dreadful confrontation. A bill is coming due, and there are a lot of people unwilling to pay up.

Heroes at the Library

Justice League for free, go to some fun food-and-movie pairings, see the "Shirts!" short or party like it's Y2K software modification billing day at the “Budgeting & Accounting for the Film Industry" talk.

Upfront About it

Networks hawk new shows

Earlier this month the big broadcast TV networks dumped their unwanted shows to make room for a new crop. Here's what's coming in "Upfront Season."

art

The Digital Revolution

Artechouse brings new experiences and mediums to Albuquerque

Artechouse's objective is to provide the world's first gallery space dedicated to new art and technology as mediums.

At Home in the World

Place is unpacked at Sanitary Tortilla

Still Moving, with its works by two Albuquerque-rooted artists, examines the world outside: how we interact with landscapes both urban and pastoral and integrate ourselves into them, making home wherever we go.

food

Summer Dining and Drinking Guide

We’re talking about some of our favorite parts of dining out in the summer in Albuquerque: ice cream, patios and day drinking (happy hour). We all deserve a summer break.

Hot Sidewalks, Cold Ice Cream

What could be a better combination?

Going out for ice cream is a special treat for most of the year, but during the summer it becomes a regular social activity.

The Patios of Burque

Summertime: when food just tastes better outdoors

Dining and drinking al fresco is one of the things I look forward to for the whole five months a year it’s too cold to do so. Eating outdoors is just magically conducive to slowing down and thoroughly enjoying your food and the company you’re sharing it with.

Alibi V.27 No.20 • May 17-23, 2018

Cool It Down

CG and the art of running

Bubblicious gets Joshua Lee relaxed and sedated and Jamaican Dream provides a giddy sense of well-being with talkativeness and laughter.

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Summer Film Guide 2018

More dinosaurs, extra superheroes, another Star Wars story and one additional purge

What do we have to look forward this summer at our local movie theaters? It's a schedule jam-packed with sequels, prequels, remakes and cinematic adaptations of young adult novels.

Burque Burger Week Voting Open May 23 to June 6

Top-placing burger makers to be celebrated June 20 to 27

Inquiring minds want to know: What’s your favorite burger in Burque? Weekly Alibi is hosting our first ever Burque Burger Week, which will showcase the city’s favorite burgermeisters as nominated by you, our lovely readers. The winning restaurants will each craft a special burger that they’ll only serve from June 20 to June 27. Nominations are open now, from May 23 to June 6. Flame on!

film

Deadpool 2

The Merc With a Mouth comes again

If you have no idea who freakin’ Shatterstar is, you’re still going to get some rock solid belly laughs out of Deadpool 2, but the deeper your knowledge of early-’90s comic books, the more you’re going to feel fan-serviced.

Press Time

See The Post with post discussion, Thank You For Your Service or "The Power Of Story."

The Purge

Networks go on killing spree

The networks went full-on Jason Voorhees this year, giving the ax to a whopping 19 shows last Friday alone.

food

Cooking for Friends

It’s supposed to be fun, so stop cooking six-course meals and go simple instead

Cooking for people shouldn’t be something to panic over—you invited your friends over to enjoy their company, not to spend hours agonizing over recipes and cooking alone in the kitchen.

Weekly Specials

It’s officially festival season, and nothing makes that clearer than these events. They’re all on Saturday though, which means you’ll have some deciding to do.

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Committed to Cannabis

Ultra Health devotes to budding potential

Ultra Health commits to the budding potential of New Mexico cannabis.

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Gallagher vs. the Opioids

Health department says no to qualifying condition

There are conflicting studies about combating opioid abuse and addiction with cannabis, but the risk factor for cannabis is significantly lower.

Newscity

A recent case has highlighted the usefulness of a training program for identifying markers of child abuse and human trafficking; MVD admits that improper training led some of its clerks to deny driver's authorization cards to eligible residents; PED will increase funding for the pre-K program.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a microwaved urine explosion happens to someone else.

music

Right Now

I think I’m gonna list a new gig

See Sun Dog and Soulfly and go to the Crawdaddy Blues Festival.

art

Brick by Brick

Artist Joanna Keane Lopez makes contemporary installation with traditional techniques

Joanna Keane Lopez' latest work—washed white adobe walls growing toward the sky, slender mirrors running vertically—provides a meeting point to cultivate community.

Battle Chef Brigade

Dragon slaying coupled with culinary exploits make for rich and unique gameplay

Battle Chef Brigade's visual novel approach to storytelling keeps the player invested with charming characters to meet and defeat in “Iron Chef” style cook-offs.

Found Objects

See Nativo Lodge's rooms, Deathtrap, lectures on economic development & preservation of land and Science and Art: Intersections.