Alibi V.27 No.26 • June 28-July 4, 2018

Put Your Money … Wherever You Can

Cannabis banking amendment blocked by Senate

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.

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.)

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Many Happy Returns

The Albuquerque Public Art Program marks 40 years

Our city's Public Art Program is marking its 40th anniversary this year, making us the 15th oldest of our kind in the country.

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The Great Silence

Classic Italian Western is restored to its cold, dark glory

Sergio Corbucci's 1968 masterpiece The Great Silence has been digitally restored for its 50th anniversary and it's brutal, uncompromising and visually sweeping.

Film History 101

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.

Plead the Fourth

Independence Day around the dial

Here's what to watch on TV on July 4 while waiting for the sun to go down.

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The Way to Albuquerque

New mural depicts migration in all its beautiful diversity

The mural stretching to the roof of Kei & Molly Textiles' west facing wall means to express the multiplicity of stories of migration to and arrival in the United States.

Prado for the People

Works from Spain's famous museum land in downtown Albuquerque

Under the colorful shade covers at Civic Plaza is Verano del Prado, where standout pieces from the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado (in Madrid, Spain) are recreated and on display.

Found Objects

Join a discussion led by painter and printmaker Nancy Friese, see In the Heights, go to the 21st Century Cyphers reception and meet the author of 100 Things to Do in Albuquerque Before You Die.

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BernCo on Separations, Guns and Top Golf

Your Commissioners act on the people’s will

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.

Newscity

APD rewriting policies including use-of-force, LANL soon to be under new management and Federal Transit Authority reviewing city's Inspector General's report on ART.

Odds & Ends

Funny because a nationwide internet outage to prevent cheating on exams happens to someone else.

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Tangled Up in Shows

Don’t let the scene become an illusion to you now

Check out concerts and shows given by Red Light Cameras, the New Mexico Jazz Workshop and Gerunding!

Sonic Reducer

This week: New work by Raven Chacon and John Dieterich, Lara Manzanares and fuguers cove!

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Tim Gaiser on Summer Wines

The Master Sommelier on what wines go best with hot temperatures

Tim Gaiser, an educator in all things wine, tells us how to shop for wine and what’s best for drinking in the summer.

Know Your New Mexico Wines

More and more wineries have popped up throughout New Mexico in recent years as vintners are beginning to realize that the state’s arid climate and cheap land are ideal for growing grapes.

A Season for Burgers

Seasons does serve burgers

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.

Alibi V.27 No.25 • June 21-27, 2018

American Animals

Genre-bending crime thriller incorporates documentary techniques in its true(?)-life narrative

American Animals intercuts interview footage of the real-life people behind the story with scripted scenes of the actors portraying them, but subverts the docudrama trappings.

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Burque Burger Week Specials

From June 20 to 27, try these burger specials all over town

June 20 to 27 is Burque Burger Week. Restaurants are each whipping up a special burger to showcase their culinary ingenuity and their best ingredients.

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Fake News Goes Local

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.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Showtime to get its very first late-night talk show; GLOW rebooted as WOW; “Lucifer” goes to Netflix; Jordan Klepper changes shows.

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The Biggest Planet

In conversation with Ashes of Jupiter

Weekly Alibi talks with Albuquerque's Ashes of Jupiter about heavy metal, Southern rock and science fiction.

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The Art of Exchange

New Visiting Curator Series kicks off with a visit from renowned artist and curator

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."

Farm & Theater

Theatre on the Farm brings great mise en scène to the North Valley

Have dinner at Farm & Table and then enjoy Freak Show Baby, a piece that dives into the wacky story of Coney Island sideshow “freaks” and premature babies in incubators.

Found Objects

This week: Poetry for a Cause, Short Story-A-Thon, Murder Rides Again! and a nu shibori workshop.

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Hot and Heavy

A dalliance with Cannaceutics

A sensual hit of Forbidden Fruit puts Joshua Lee into a comforting state; Purple Widow gives him a giggly sense of well-being coupled with a sharp tongue.

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In the Sands of the Desert

Vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle

Weekly Alibi met with Ingrid Ordoñez and NM Dream Team Communications Director Flaviano Graciano to get a better idea of what is happening in Tornillo.

Newscity

City, county and state officials announce a multi-agency Regional Traffic Management Center; radioactive contamination found at LANL; JoHanna Cox drops out of Secretary of State race.

Diversity is a Virtue

Study shows that economic growth depends on equity of opportunity

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.

Fireworks, Golf and the Chief

Council also approves union agreements, recognizes volunteers

New golf digs, union pay agreements and the official appointment of a top cop held the attention of the Albuquerque City Council.

Biking Burque

Free Bikes for All!

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.

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Live Flame and a Long Name

Devon’s Pop Smoke is a great night out

If you’re after a relaxed dinner out with a pleasant atmosphere and wood smoke as primary seasoning, Devon’s has got your number.

The Veggie Burgers of ABQ

It’s not just fake meat anymore, kids

The spectrum of what qualifies as a veggie burger is wider than the spectrum of made-from-cows burgers, so there’s a bigger culinary landscape to explore for those willing to depart from meat.

Weekly Specials

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.

Alibi V.27 No.24 • June 14-20, 2018

Mountain

This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep

Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?

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Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?

Degrees Not Debt

Our state’s prospects depend on education

Senator Heinrich makes the case for the Degrees Not Debt Act.

Newscity

City Inspector's report finds funding screwups wity ART; PED is proposing a new rule that will limit the ways students who failed competency tests can graduate.

Speaking Soul to Soul

Fostering Activism in a Wack Culture with the AEU

The American Ethical Union promotes interaction and engagement in their humanist movement

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Submit!

Submit your work to the Gallup Film Festival; send your kids to Summer Break Make-A-Movie Camp; see 25th anniversary screening of Falling Down, the results of the 66 Hour Digital Shootout or professional local actors perform reading of No Place screenplay.

The Kids are Alright

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” on Freeform

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is a strong entry point for teenage comic book fans who have outgrown animated adaptations and are ready for something more PG-13.

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New Classics

Otto Rigan's sculptural work and the art of endurance

Otto Rigan's work at Spaceport America aspires to timelessly capture flight, without dated references to specific technology.

It's Complicated

David Sedaris' latest, Calypso, is both great and maddening

When he's at his best in Calypso, David Sedaris is—without too many jokes—revealing parts of himself that are hard to look at.

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Bringing the Funk

Zoo Music concert features Big Sam’s Funky Nation

This summer’s Zoo Music Series continues on Friday, June 15 with a performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sonic Reducer

Reviews of local recordings. This week Mr. March listens to Anna Mall, Noche Blanca and John Reagan.

The Devil and the Desert

Red Mesa’s brave odyssey into a scorching spiritual desert

A cohesive, cathartic creation that speaks to the despair that can lead one into the heart of the desert—and the answers one might find there.

PHOTO ESSAY: LIVE MUSIC

Lilah Rose, Summer Twins, Red Light Cameras Live at Sister Bar 6/14/18

Another round of pictures by Alibi's graphic artist Corey Yazzie of a live performance in the heart of downtown Albuquerque:

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Seafood, but Not Evil

SlapFish makes quality seafood from sustainable sources

Hundreds of miles from the sea, SlapFish has sustainably sourced (and tasty) fish, reasonable prices and a staff that seems to like the place.

Isotopes Park Fare

What to eat when you’re enjoying America’s pastime

Here’s a bit of a guide for Isotopes Park’s cuisine, including some of the new menu items introduced this season.

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Summer Sessions Watch

AG Softens in the Heat

Mr. Magoo wipes his glasses, Trump suggests he'll support the STATES Act and N.M. gubernatorial candidates are looking less likely to legalize.

Green! Green! Green!

High Times invites the public to join in the financial fun

Put your money where your mouth is and benefit from the cannabis revolution