Alibi Volume 28, Number 27
July 4, 2019
News & Opinion
Maurreen Skowran for District 8 City Council
This year, District 8 councilor Jones is being challenged by Maurreen Skowran, a progressive Marine Corps veteran with traditional values and an optimistic, forward-looking demeanor.
BernCo bans, builds and brings the bosque
Bernalillo County Commission said bye-bye to single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers and hello to the Tiny Home Village.
Investigators with the New Mexico Attorney General's Office raided Las Vegas' City Hall offices as well as the home of its mayor; Gulf War refugee was allowed to leave an Albuquerque church without the fear of being deported; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told those gathered at a Kids Count Conference that she wants to end child hunger in New Mexico within year.
Funny because "human cheese" happens to someone else.
A reader writes about dogmatic prohibitions.
Film & TV
Marvel Universe swings on (while clinging to the past)
Marvel Cinematic Universe has offered up a postscript to the one-two punch that was Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame in the form of Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you like Marvel movies, you’ll like this latest Spider-Man outing. Simple as that.
There's a “Stranger Things” S3 marathon, Independence Day at the DynaTheater, the Skateway Massacre premiere and the Phoenix, Oregon tour. And filmmakers, your ¡Cine Magnifico! film submission deadline is at hand.
Independence Day Around the Dial
Given the combined dangers of stray fireworks, sunburn, mosquitoes and bad potato salad, you should consider spending the 4th of July inside, safely celebrating your patriotism with a marathon of red, white and blue TV.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Live in Burque, wouldn’t that be cool?
Whether jadedly knowing or blithely unaware, the music never stops.
Jeff Hanna’s Americana
Weekly Alibi had the opportunity to chat with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jeff Hanna ahead of the band’s headlining appearance at Albuquerque’s official Fourth of July celebration.
We review Pawn Drive’s Live at the Albuquerque Press Club.
Arts & Lit
The Emerging Perspective of Dante Betsch
Weekly Alibi sat down with Dante Betsch, winner of the 2019 Harwood Art Center Solo Exhibition Award as well as the Valerie Roybal Award, to talk about where he is from, his work and what we can expect from him in the future.
An Installation by Allyson Packer
Showing artwork that no one can buy presents a fresh set of parameters for both gallery and artist. In Portal/Portal we find an opportunity to consider a space not established to make money, but to be passed through, presumably on our way to some other place where we don’t need to use our imaginations quite so much.
Don't miss Through Her Eyes, Love, Art & Tortillas, A Journey into the Absurd and To Be Continued: A Conversation Series with New Mexico Artists.
Restoration Pizza makes an impact in the community
From their amazing mission to their high-end approach to casual dining to their amazing beer list, there’s not a part of Restoration Pizza that doesn’t work.
Pork & Brew is as patriotic as it gets
Never has an event been so succinctly titled. Barbeque. Beers.
Should the opportunity arise and you decide you want mozzarella sticks, here are a few options.
Lawmakers make weak signals
Three big pieces of legislation were introduced last week that could have a drastic effect on the marijuana industry and its consumers; New Mexico law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis went into effect this week; Lemon OG is perfect for those suffering from depression or malaise.