Alibi Volume 28, Number 39
September 26, 2019
SOMOS Festival lights the way home
This year’s SOMOS is going to be more inclusively complex than ever, promising participants as well as sponsors, performers—and everyone else in a 10-mile radius—a glimpse into what Albuquerque is or could be and what it very likely will evolve toward under continued progressive governance and consequent cultural expression.
Installations, Activations and The Mother of Jellies
SOMOS is primarily a music festival, but swimming through the crowd this year in pulsing, color-changing LED fashion will be eight mermaids holding eight jellyfish made from umbrellas and festooned with shedding, colorful boas.
News & Opinion
On Elections, Democracy and El Norte
Weekly Alibi talked to Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Democrat and a progressive who’s running to become the Democratic nominee in District 3.
Council seeks solutions to violence
Albuquerque City Councilors will soon debate a trio of firearm bills.
Proposal would remove tuition and fees for local undergraduate and community college students; AG wants a unit to battle domestic terrorism and cyber crime; District courts are requesting funds to fill a number of vacant staff positions, including five judgeships.
Funny because having your photo classified as "unwanted" by a computer happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Water you waiting for? Global documentary looks into, around and under the wet stuff.
Aquarela, the new documentary from Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, focuses on water in its various Earthly forms—frequently frozen and immobile, but occasionally raging and tropical.
The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience really gets going this weekend with film screenings, parties, workshops, events, concerts and even a film-based panel discussion “Moses on the Mesa: Filming Across Cultures in New Mexico."
Apple TV+ Debuts Soon
Apple wants its own slice of that sweet streaming video service pie.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Listen to music as leaves invariably fall
Even with summer gone, there’s plenty of time to go see a concert. Here are some suggestions.
We review new releases by S.m.i.t.h. W. F.a.n.g., Alien Space Kitchen and DayTrippers.
Arts & Lit
Cannupa Hanska Luger on His Part in the Bigger Picture
Weekly Alibi spoke with Cannupa Hanska Luger while he was installing Be(Longing) at 516 ARTS to talk about where his work fits into Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande and beyond.
Robyn A. Frank’s Sky seeker, dawn
What we get from Sky seeker, dawn is what we get from all truly great decorative art. It is a respite from the mental fatigue of daily life and an inducement to calmly seek a better integration between our inner and outer selves.
This week, there's Random Notes, Fall Rose Bloom Exhibition, Ancestral Transmissions and Dr. El Ocio's Exhibitus Termino.
Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe brings quirk to Nob Hill
Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe has found the magic that makes cafes like theirs stand out. It embraces the quirkiness and loses any pretense of being remotely corporate, giving it a sense of being truly local and a piece of the community.
Pumpkin spice is here to stay
Here's a guide to help take you through the mystical world of pumpkin spice blend, and we’re keeping it local.
SAFE Act finds new support and opposition
Does incremental marijuana policy reform—like the SAFE Act, or New Mexico's decriminalization law—only serve to slow progress in general by making the need for more substantial reforms less urgent?
Toxic Spill would be beneficial to those suffering from fatigue and drowsiness, depression or nausea or for those lacking in creativity or willpower.