Alibi Volume 28, Number 50
December 12, 2019
Last Minute Gift Guide 2019
So, you’ve waited until now to start your holiday shopping. We’re not gonna lie to you: It’s late in the game. Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is a memory. And yet you still have a ton of gifts to purchase.
No Longer Wander and ABQ Collective have gifts for Northeast Heights shoppers.
Little Bear Coffee, Agave Florist and Avenger’s Vintage have gifts for Nob Hill shoppers.
Brotique, LongHair Records and A-1 Trophy Center have gifts for Midtown shoppers.
Metal the Store, Southwest Cactus Shop and Modern General Feed and Seed have gifts for West Downtown shoppers.
Dan’s Boots & Saddles, Shumakolowa Native Arts, Valley Pawn and La Parada de Alameda have gifts for North Valley shoppers.
News & Opinion
Local nonprofit finds fruit for folks
The mission of Food is Free Albuquerque is to connect local humans with the abundant harvest that is all around them. We met with Erin Garrison, the executive director and talked about sustainable agriculture, Albuquerque style.
A city moves forward somehow
Southeast Albuquerque is moving forward IDEDC; Albuquerque still trying to recover from gutting of mental and public health programs and suffers record-breaking homicides.
Mayor announces that crime data system will undergo independent review; Lawmakers hired consultants to examine near-universal health care coverage; ART buses have been involved in a number of collisions.
Funny because menstruation badges happen to someone else.
Film & TV
Teen drama burns off a lot of emotion and a ton of energy
Waves is a worthy effort in the end—even if the man behind it might want to expend a little less effort next time around.
This week there's a NMFF Indie Screening, The Nightmare Before Christmas at the DynaTheater, Guild Cinema's annual poster sale and a The LEGO Batman Movie and The Dark Knight double feature.
“The Mandalorian” on Disney+
Whoever saw Star Wars: A New Hope and thought, “Hey, we need to explore more of this Galactic Senate stuff on Coruscant!” was an idiot. Jon Favreau, on the other hand, saw Star Wars and thought, “Man, we need more about these bounty hunters, smugglers and rogues on Tatooine.” Give that man a cookie!
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Hanging with Manny Rettinger
Weekly Alibi had the honor of chatting with legendary local recordist, guitarist and musical miracle worker Manny Rettinger.
The Miracle of Shows
When an airplane transforms into a starship, watch out! Miracles can and will happen. Let’s take a look at those forces behind the power. Better yet, just show up; the sound and the scene will do the rest.
We review albums by Angela Stretch, The Ordinary Things and Stephen Siegrist.
Arts & Lit
An interview with critical thinking comedian Ian Harris
Ian Harris is the kind of rare comic who doesn’t simply make fun of people’s foibles, but of their core beliefs. We chat with him, especially about the subject of his Friday the 13th show, superstitions.
Check out Revealing Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology, Grand Damn Slam, Festival of the Nativities, Rick Phelps Misfit Toy Box and Luminaria Flamenca.
Taste of the Holy Land offers Rio Rancho something new
For many of us Burqueños, Rio Rancho isn’t the easiest drive, but with food like Jerusalem-Taste of the Holy Land, maybe it’s the only logical journey to make.
Learn the secrets to making your own dog food
Have big dog food bills? Maybe you should take the Become a Personal Chef to your Pup class.
With every holiday possible happening in the next three weeks, people are buckling down to get ready for the big days. We’re looking really tight on events this week, so let’s celebrate these three that are pretty awesome for soldiering forward during the crazy season.
Iowa ups the ante on selling CBD
A CBD store owner in Iowa was arrested for selling controlled substances, highlighting continuing issues with the legal status of CBD-infused health products; USDA has been pushing ahead with hemp production regulations, and a federal watchdog group says expediency is key.
Secret Formula #2 would be great for battling depression and fatigue.