Alibi Volume 28, Number 19
May 9, 2019
Hit the road or staycation for fun in the sun
New Mexico is a seasonal wonderland—whether you stick to the warming concrete environs of Albuquerque or head out into our neighboring counties in search of shade and greenery. To assist you in choosing your summer destinations, Alibi staff members have assembled a calendar of diverse events.
Summer concert season rocks
There are great concert opportunities, inside and out, throughout the summer—and almost every night of the week—in a state that blossoms every year with fresh musical produce rising from the ground here in the high desert.
News & Opinion
Council approves funds, Mayor approves
It was a packed room filled with lovers and a few haters that greeted the Albuquerque City Council at its May 6 regular meeting.
Local Election Act creates options
Under the Local Election Act reforms, city voters no longer have to worry about different dates for nonpartisan municipal elections, November runoffs, school board or water conservation district elections that happen in the middle of February or randomly throughout the year. But perhaps the most important part of this new law involves the implementation of ranked choice voting.
Judge Heath White has been charged with embezzlement; PED says student test scores will no longer be included as part of annual teacher evaluations; an executive order was signed that protects thousands of acres of state land surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historic Park from oil and gas drilling.
Funny because all these butt and poop stories are about someone else.
Film & TV
Literary biopic fast-forwards through author’s youth
Brit lit biopic Tolkien is aimed most squarely at the well-mannered BBC set. Those hoping for geeky insider info into the creation of Tolkien’s most enduring literary legacy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, are advised to quest elsewhere. Those looking for some polite costume drama and a quick run-through of turn-of-the-century British history will find satisfactory fulfillment.
Historic Guild Cinema goes high-tech (hopefully)
Guild Cinema is fundraising to buy proprietary servers to play encrypted and time-locked movies.
You should go to UNM Film & Digital Media Department Capstone Premiere, freshmen with a passion for storytelling should checked out the the GRRM "Newcomer" Scholarship and it's no mistake to watch Big Mistake.
Streaming gets specialized
Amidst the balkanization of streaming services, an indie & art house film specialist appears.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Heavy music festival rocks Taos next weekend
Weekly Alibi chats with the organizers of Monolith on the Mesa, a three-day heavy rock music festival being held at Taos Mesa Brewing, a funky and far-out venue in El Prado, N.M.
We review new releases by Tommy Planets, Ancient Lunatic, Sword Horse and Witch Hat.
Arts & Lit
The inspiration of Mitch Berg
Weekly Alibi sat down with Mitch Berg among the crumbling adobe, repurposed shipping containers and reclaimed scrap metal of his South Valley compound for a conversation about what brought him there.
The slow, considered art of bonsai
The Albuquerque Bonsai Club shares their work with the public in what has been one of the best-attended bonsai shows in the country.
Coming up there, Bard Crawl: Romeo and Juliet, All I Ever Had of You Were Shadows, Sum of All reception and Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology.
The Durango Wine Experience is a marathon, not a sprint
Dan Pennington has The Durango Wine Experience.
Here are four places to look at for Mother’s Day, if they’re not already booked up, you forgetful so-and-so.
NM investors psyched for new industry
Hemp to “play a key role” in the diversification of New Mexico's economy and Texas is considering big changes to marijuana policy.