Alibi Volume 28, Number 28
July 11, 2019
The rise of the craft cocktail scene comes after decades of alcohol companies putting in the least amount of effort possible for mixed drinks, when bartenders had had enough. No longer were they tossing soda into a well whiskey, but looking at what made an Old Fashioned so iconic, and replicating that methodology with new flavors and experiences.
News & Opinion
Councilor Davis sponsors gun buy-back
Weekly Alibi caught up with Pat Davis to explain the upcoming gun buy-back event, and why preventing gun violence is key to Albuquerque’s healthy growth.
University plagued by poor priorities and privilege
Though progress has been made, LULAC is right to call for an investigation into discriminatory hiring practices at UNM.
An audit of Albuquerque's public safety tax has raised concerns about spending practices; city leaders say that they are confident about the electric scooter program, despite the fact that some of the vehicles have gone missing; CYFD has postponed a hearing on a proposal to further limit income requirements for child care assistance.
Funny because glitter envelopes happen to someone else.
Film & TV
Canadian crime caper gets philosophical by following the money
Though it doesn’t go for all-out laughs, it’s hard not to be amused by the situations and characters in the brainy socioeconomic thriller, The Fall of the American Empire.
See A Soldier’s Passage: Conversations from the Last Mile of the Long Walk Home, blast off to E.T. and Spaceballs, and go to the Jewish Film Festival too.
Christmas in July on Hallmark
Hallmark has already launched its “Christmas in July” event, amounting to another 31 days of Santa hats, candy canes and kissing. And starting Friday, July 12 at noon, Hallmark goes full-on 24/7 with the Christmas crap.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Summer keeps on rocking
Go to live music shows that you can write about as your hair grows long and your memories more precious. Let’s go, rockers!
Festival begins this weekend
July means jazz in New Mexico. The New Mexico Jazz Festival, now in its 14th season, begins this Thursday.
Arts & Lit
An Interview with Curator Max Baptiste
Weekly Alibi sat down with curator Max Baptiste to find out more about the lowrider exhibit, the challenges of showing art at the airport and what we can expect in the future.
Denise Weaver Ross’s Hexagram 6: Sung (Creative Tension)
If there is a hexagram for our country’s current conditions, Denise Weaver Ross’ interpretation of the I Ching’s Hexagram 6 could be the one.
See all of Shakespeare’s plays condensed into a two-hour comedic escapade, the 505 Poetry Slam Scrimmage and a non-digital photography exhibition. Then find out why New Mexico is not the state with the fewest shark attacks.
Dia De Los TaKos hides joy in plain sight
If ever you felt like there was a lack of weirdness in our food scene, as if the experimentation and intrigue that pushed us to inventive combinations was gone, fear not. Dia De Los TaKos is holding the torch high for all to see that creativity and boldness aren’t gone.
Enjoy your summertime patios
Some exceptional days aside, there’s not much better than eating outside on a summer evening in Albuquerque. The gentle warm air blowing by, the rainbow cascade of a sunset filling the sky, drink in hand while celebrating the beauty of life with a friend and a good meal.
Here are our top three restaurants or bars to get a discount on weekdays around quittin' time.
DEA gets sued and sued again
DAE sued over delays in cannabis research applications; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the creation of the Cannabis Legalization Working Group; First 48 is perfect for those suffering from depression.