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
By Clarke Condé
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.
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.
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."
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.
Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe brings quirk to Nob Hill
By Dan Pennington
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.
Regulators will join NMSU researchers to look into treating and reusing waste water produced by gas and oil companies; new state education secretary began work; some Albuquerque areas have seen improvements since the introduction of police bike patrols.
To find our more about the 15th year celebration of ¡Globalquerque!, Weekly Alibi sought out Tom Frouge, the the man who—with his company, Avokado Artists—came up with the global music festival we know and love today.
Cannabis Legalization Working Group nears end of its investigation/PR campaign; first Arizona resident receives valid New Mexico medical cannabis card; DEA accused of delaying science applications; Reps call for FDA to stop going after CBD businesses.
Filmmaker StormMiguel Florez premieres flashback documentary on Albuquerque queer culture
By Robin Babb
StormMiguel Florez, a trans man filmmaker who came out and came of age in '80s Albuquerque, tells the story of the “dyke whistle" in The Whistle. As a lead-up to the film’s upcoming premiere, Weekly Alibi spoke with Florez about culture, communication and coming out.
Speaking with Eric Brower, winner of a free year of pizza
By Dan Pennington
Eric Brower is the lucky winner of a year of free pizza from Richie B's, a local quiz master for Geeks Who Drink and an all around great guy, so we took the chance to sit with him and talk pizza, life and community work.
Here are some of our favorite places to get a little more summer loving into your heart. Let the warmth and sunshine wash over you a bit more before that familiar chill in the air takes hold and transitions all of us into our good flannel.
Weekly Alibi sat down with Joseph Sanchez, to get a better idea of who he is and what he represents in a crowded Congressional District 3 field that demands attention as the June 2020 primary nears ever nearer.
Details of a 2014 report that the New Mexico Department of Corrections attempted to conceal have become public; Albuquerque will be replacing current eligible city vehicles with alternative fuel vehicles; APS to initiate a new energy-saving plan.
At least the nights are beginning to stretch out. With that in mind, we remind you that a caper is indeed afoot but really begins in earnest when you walk through the door of your favorite venue and start jamming the funk out.
Jay Leno is still on the road and performing with his poignant style for highlighting the oddities of day-to-day life. Having the chance to sit down and talk with him, we dug into what keeps him touring, his past projects and his thoughts on a few things.
For the adventurous fair-goer, the New Mexican art lover or the seeker of the creative spirit that can only be found in New Mexico, Clarke Condé suggests marching right out the doors of the arts buildings and into the nearest agriculture building.
Grace in the Wings takes its readers on a train ride from New York City to Los Angeles with an eventful stop in Albuquerque. This highly entertaining book offers tropes from romance, murder mystery, film noir, melodrama and historical fiction.
Hosho finds light bites appealing at Spring Rollin’
By Hosho McCreesh
At first glance you probably wouldn't think you could successfully build a restaurant around what, in America, is basically considered an appetizer, but that's exactly what Spring Rollin' has done. With spring rolls made right before your eyes and egg rolls flash fried as you pick your spring roll ingredients, they've combined traditional with inventive to a pretty delicious effect.
Authorities may have figured out the problem behind a spate of lung disease cases that were apparently related to vaping; Eric Cantor predicts federal legalization not happening soon; only 33 patients suffering from opioid addiction have been accepted into the medical cannabis program since June; London Poundcake should help those suffering from joint pain and tension.