Alibi V.28 No.7 • Feb 14-20, 2019

Don’t Wait Until Next Valentine’s Day

Restaurant Antiquity makes any night of the year a great date night

There is nothing shiny or trendy about the way Antiquity looks. It’s all original unpolished wood, a warm fire and simplicity, a testament to things that endure for the right reasons. Which makes it such a wonderful place to take somebody you care about, and not just on Valentine’s or your anniversary or when one of you lands a promotion.

Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

film

Tito and the Birds

Brazilian cartoon paints a dark picture

Adults will certainly appreciate Tito and the Birds' visual brio—which reads like a children’s bedtime story run through a Museum of Modern Art nightmare machine.

Love Story

Go to Soft Focus Screenings, see Awakening in Taos: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Story, or Sleepless in Seattle on a giant screen. And submit your film for the first funny fest.

Mysterious Ways

“Miracle Workers” on TBS

Appropriately—given the setting—“Miracle Workers” ends up finding empathetic, energetic satire in odd places.

music

Master of Concerts!

Dedicated to how I’m rocking you

Becoming a master of anything means practice and dedication, a thing listeners can achieve, then, by attending show after mind-blowing show.

KlezmerQuerque is Here

A little dancing never hurts!

KlezmerQuerque is an opportunity to hear some of Burque’s most accomplished folk musicians as they jam to a form of music that is ancient, arcane and awesomely fun to experience.

cannabis

Climate Change

Welcome to the cannabis Twilight Zone

Recreational legalization bill endangered in Senate; various governments banning CBD edibles.

news

Paying For Success

Financing dominates debate

Who is going to pay for maintenance improvement and, indeed, a complete re-envisioning of our state’s public education system?

Never Known Questions

City residents look toward solutions

ART buses ordered; LEAD aims to replace incarceration with services and treatment; sick leave legislation introduced to City Council; governor appoints new UNM regents.

Newscity

Governor ordered National Guard troops deployed at southern border to withdraw; Feds announced they won't sell oil and gas leases near Chaco Culture National Historical Park until further analysis; State programs that help homeless received a boost in funds.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being born without being asked happens to someone else.

art

Bliss and Makeup

Local makeup artist soars in film industry

We talk to Ashlynne Padilla about her makeup work in TV and film.

Yoga Versus PTSD

Matt Hinojos teaches yoga to heal fellow veterans

After prescription drugs failed to treat his war-related PTSD, Matt Hinojos found yoga. Now he teaches it here in Albuquerque.

Haunting City Portraits

Poet and photographer team up for book and exhibit

We Are Neighbors is a new collection of poems and photos from poet Hakim Bellamy and civil designer/photographer Justin Thor Simenson, both of Albuquerque.

Love with Louie

A chat with comedian Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson reminds us of what's really important: telling the people close to you how much you care, doing the things that make you happy and being your kindest self. He’s also hilarious and he took to the time to call in and chat with us.

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Alibi V.28 No.6 • Feb 7-13, 2019

Send in the Terrifying Archetypes

The circus is in town and I’m scared

Given the noble mission of the annual Shrine Circus in Albuquerque, Alisa Valdes feels a bit remiss using the event as a jumping-off point to explore the fact that polls show more Americans are afraid of clowns than are afraid of climate change.

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Sweetheart, We LUV U: RSVP to our Dance Party

Discount tix to Feb. 14 event available now!

In 2019, the American zeitgeist weathers a conversation heart shortage—you know, those pastel candy hearts we’ve collectively gobbled up since 1902. While you can’t buy freshly stamped Necco Sweethearts this year, you can sub in Brach’s laser-printed Conversation Hearts. Like candy hearts, our culture is fairly homogenous in its bias toward romantic love and monogamy. But they’re not for everyone, and Weekly Alibi gets that. Whether you’re ISO a legit soulmate or a frisky playmate, visit Alibi Bucks now to get in on some red-hot half-price ticket action.

film

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Manic sequel builds on the original’s clever legacy

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part comes awfully close to meeting what amounts to some very high expectations. It’s surprising, funny, original and emotional. And like its predecessor, it’s a perfect film for kids and parents alike.

Go Greene

Enjoy the Santa Fe Film Festival, Books to the Big Screen film series and the Tale Writers Screenwriting Program's live stage reading.

Tween Spirit

“PEN15” on Hulu

Funny and painful, relatable and real, “PEN15” is a sincere shoutout to the gangly, nerdy, uncomfortable teen in all of us.

music

Miracles in Music, Burque Style

Thousands of scenesters, together

Among this week's bands you should see are Black Sabbitch, Pherkad, Full Speed Veronica, Project Pat and Clear Soul Forces.

A Box for Bright Objects

Warehouse 508 filled with education and activism

August March chats with Warehouse 508 venue manager Roberto Reyes about their musicianship curriculum.

cannabis

Sin and Degradation

Improper storage is ruining your buds

Oxygen and light are damaging to stored cannabis. As a patient, be aware of how your dispensary stores its product. It's not rude or weird to ask for details about procedure from your budtender.

news

Spirits of Donkeys and Elephants

Bipartisan flavors get work done

At the press conference to announce the success of bills on the state’s “rocket docket,” members of both parties could be seen sharing the joy of moving forward with governance in New Mexico.

Newscity

Secretary of Education Karen Trujillo outlined her plans for school reform; a developer's request to access over 100 million gallons of groundwater annually to develop a planned community was rejected; Facebook data center in Los Lunas is holding its grand opening.

art

Branding for Artists

Dovya Friedman gets real about getting paid

While branding might be hard for people not trained in business, it's oftentimes the biggest difference between being a struggling artist who must work a day job to survive, and being an artist who is able to make a living from one's art.

Through the Fire

Ceramics show draws parallels between women and clay

To hear artist and professor Kathryne Cyman describe it, working with ceramics is not just art, it is holy.

food

Outstanding in Their Field

Sixty-Six Acres aces cocktails and plates at once

What goes with craft cocktails made with some of the city's best hooch? At Sixty-Six Acres, their answer is an eclectic and exacting menu of starters, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and rice bowls.

Mother’s Cooking is Always the Best

Mata G brings vegetarian take-out to the block

Mata G Vegetarian Kitchen soft opened about four months ago to test out menus and business hours. Khalsa, the owner and chef, says that she’s been surprised at the steady stream of customers they’ve had with almost no advertising. “We’ve been having so much traffic already, and it’s all word of mouth.”

Valentine’s Day Specials

The most romantic day of the year is coming up! And whether or not you buy into the Hallmark hype of Valentine’s Day, you may have a partner who would be a little salty if you don’t plan anything for it.

Alibi V.28 No.5 • Jan 31-Feb 6, 2019

I’m Music Play Me

Local scene strikes a chord

This week it’s time for Sleepspent, Arcade Rivals, Quaker City Night Hawks, Dust City Opera, Vince Staples, Source and Ashes of Jupiter! Damn.

news

An Inspector, An Election, Pork

City and county leaders meet again

While most of the political action is happening up at the state legislative 60-day session, there are still local government deeds going down. Recent back to back Council and Commission meetings kept Albuquerque and Bernalillo County business rolling along.

Renew that Energy, New Mexicans!

Renewable Portfolio Standard should change

Under proposed legislation, the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard would be revised to require public utilities like PNM to get more of their resources from renewable sources like solar and wind. Weekly Alibi chats about it with Ben Shelton, the political and legislative director of New Mexico Conservation Voters.

Newscity

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham picks Karen Trujillo to head PED; Public outcry over a plan to build a temporary storage site for the nation's nuclear waste in New Mexico was heard by state judges last week; APDis is introducing a limit to the amount of overtime officers can work in an attempt to curb overspending.

Get Educated

The readers write about charter vs private schools, previous issues' letters, the wall and shutdown and how right-wingers are leftists.

film

Cold War

Oscar-nominated romance unfolds behind, in front of, the Iron Curtain

A sad ballad juxtaposing the intimate with the international, Cold War is a masterpiece of economy and image, mapping out the often seismic changes common to all affairs—the emotional as well as the political.

Sexy Shorts

Go to the HUMP! Film Festival, Groundhog Day and The Quiet American. Take "Acting 101 For Screenwriters."

Teen Steam

“Sex Education” on Netflix

The British-made, Netflix-distributed series “Sex Education” basically reinvents the teen sex comedy by turning it into an opportunity to analyze modern teenage hangups about sex—and by extension, the hangups of Western Civilization in general.

art

The Marvelous Mrs. Meyer

Famous author finds new career in comedy at age 83

Born in 1935, Carolyn Meyer is the newest and most unusual rising star on Albuquerque’s robust comedy scene.

Bodies in Motion

Keshet’s showcase features national choreographers

Albuquerque is positively bursting with dance excellence, including a highly regarded national gem in the contemporary dance world, Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. So why aren’t more of us swooning about the dance scene here?

The Bead Goes On

Beadwork focus of events this weekend

Many spiritual traditions make use of beads, touched and held, in prayer or meditation, and as items for trade, storytelling, adornment and ceremony. This week people will have the chance through three separate events to learn more about the history of beads and beadwork, through a lecture, an exhibition and a class.

food

The Gruet Edition

A few of our favorite Gruet wines and what to eat with them

The art of pairing food with wine/beer/whatever you're drinking is a highly subjective one, based on whether Mercury is in retrograde, which way the wind is blowing and what model your first car was. With that in mind, here's our suggestion on what you should eat with what your drinking.

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Call to Research

An interview with Dr. Ben Daitz

We talk with Dr. Ben Daitz, co-writer, -director and -producer of The Medicine in Marijuana about the endocannabinoid system, barriers to research and how to improve the state's medical cannabis program.

Year of the Pig

President rants about drugs crossing the border and enumerates several of them. Marijuana isn't mentioned.

Hemp is Legal

Here come the regulations

n December of 2018, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.

Crushing Dissent

The politics behind the Controlled Substance Act

n 1970, President Richard Nixon's tongue lolled with contentment as Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, making a number of chemical compounds illegal. Their hands were tied. Youths all over the nation were irresponsibly using psychedelic drugs and putting themselves in harm's way. Well that's how the narrative goes, anyway.

Looking Out for Our Furry Friends

CBD for pets

CBD isn't psychoactive, so it won't make your pet high, but is it safe? Unfortunately, that question is a long way from being answered definitively. There's been little research made regarding CBD's effects on animals.

An Interview with Tim McGivern

Sacred Garden manager knows his medicine

As the general manager of Santa Fe based medical dispensary, Sacred Garden, Tim McGivern is tasked with common management skills, but also has an acute and fascinating knowledge base at his fingertips.

Waiting For the Train

To smoke or eat cannabis?

When you smoke or vape marijuana, THC enters the bloodstream through the lungs and moves on to bind with the body's endocannabinoid receptors. When you eat it, though, the THC gets metabolized by the liver before it hits the bloodstream, and what the liver does to it makes all the difference.

Mindfully Elevated

Cannabis and yoga

At first glance, yoga and marijuana seem made for each other: They're both commonly described as being “relaxing,” practitioners of both like to make outrageous claims about their medical efficacy and the cultures of both are rife with people who smell like patchouli. But there's an odd rift in the yoga community over whether the two should be mixed or not.

Hemp History

Now that hemp is legal again, you might be asking yourself how we got to such a bizarre point where criminalizing a natural resource that doesn't even get you high could seem like a reasonable act.

Winter Fruit

Whether you're suffering from cold tension or just trying to get over the winter blues, our good old buddy cannabis can cure what ails you.

It’s Nice to Feel Needed

The many uses of hemp

For the most part, we've been interested in marijuana's efficacy as a medicine or in its ability to get you high. But now that the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp, we can go back to admiring the amazing physical traits of cannabis—which most of us have all but forgotten.

News on the Green

UltraHealth wins lawsuit against N.M. State Fair, and if Senate Bill 204 passes, it would allow medical cannabis in schools.