Alibi Volume 27, Number 47
November 22, 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?
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.
News & Opinion
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.
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.
ART buses returned to BYD
Vehicles sent back due to safety and performance concerns
Project Zia is Go
Netflix's takeover of ABQ Studios is expected to bring much revenue to N.M.
Funny because slipping on a grilled onion happens to someone else.
Film & TV
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.
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.
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.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
A post Thanksgiving primer
There are heaps of concerts coming up on the weekend; don’t let Thanksgiving stop you, rockers!
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.
Arts & Lit
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.
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.
There's plenty to do while digesting: Burque Revolt poetry slam, Small Business Saturday, The Nutcracker Ballet and handlettering classes.
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.
Holidays aren’t easy for everyone. And that’s OK.
Memory of great meals are about with whom you shared, not what you ate.
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.
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.