Alibi Volume 28, Number 48
November 28, 2019
Bombshells, Bad Boys and a Black Christmas
Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Hollywood figures most Americans have a decent amount of vacation time on their hands. As a result the coming month (or so) is crammed with epic popcorn movies and small-scale Oscar bait. So what do we have waiting for us at the cineplexes this holiday season? Let’s take a look!
News & Opinion
Senior Center celebrates health, will provide respite
We visited the South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center to take part in the Health Care and Open Enrollment Resource Fair, and took the opportunity to chat with our representatives.
From monument to park and preserve
Late last week, US Senator Martin Heinrich announced plans to put forward legislation that would designate Bandelier National Monument as a National Park and Preserve.
Civilian Police Oversight Agency former board member criticized agency's mishandling of cases; governor's Climate Change Task Force's report examines the results of climate-related initiatives and outlines future plans; Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced a new plan to address the city's high violent crime rates.
Funny because underwear witches happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Old-fashioned murder mystery plays by the rules
If you like your mysteries done up old school, Knives Out is the genre-loving homage you’ve been searching for.
This week is your chance to go to Video Store’s fictional going out of business sale, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, a sneak preview of In Their Own Words: Billy the Kid & the Lincoln Country War and Jurassic Park at the DynaTheater.
“His Dark Materials” on HBO
All in all “His Dark Materials” is a seriously produced, professionally acted version of its source material.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Mayling Garcia and her glass armonica
Albuquerque’s Mayling Garcia waded into the history and mythology of the glass armonica to become proficient on the rare instrument. Weekly Alibi invited her over to talk about it and her music and a sound that ultimately defies description.
Holiday hootenanies are happening
After that ton of turkey has been rendered harmless but before the real nature of the holiday become evident with rituals of commerce and athletics dominating, do yourself a solid and go see a show.
We review albums by The Directory, Kyle Martin and Theo Rego.
Arts & Lit
What makes a great Albuquerque can?
In a city that has always thrived on the high/low approach to art, it is no wonder that inexpensive, accessible work of high caliber is now available in a cooler near you.
Giving Tuesday in Albuquerque
Flamenco Works is among more than 100 Albuquerque-based non-profits that would be delighted for your donation of money, but this year, they want your shoes.
It's a busy week with New Mexico Artisan Market, Small Business Saturday, A World of Wearable Art and International Cheetah Day.
The local donut guide no one asked for
The goal became clear: A donut run, to find the greatest donut in Albuquerque.
This is the biggest week for eating out of the entire year, no doubt about it, but would you be interested in some other events? Y’know, stuff happening that isn’t a big family dinner with a roasted turkey and potatoes?
Petition: Give pets access to cannabis
There's a petition to open the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program up to pets suffering from epileptic seizures; Joe Biden calls cannabis a “gateway drug”; sales for OTC sleep aids have declined in areas where recreational marijuana is readily available.
Mandarin Cookies would be a good strain for those suffering from depression and fatigue.