Alibi V.28 No.8 • Feb 21-27, 2019

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.

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Oscars 2019 Pull-Out Ballot

Here’s your complete listing of all the films nominated in this year’s Academy Awards. To assist you in your office betting pool, we’ve also included the top awards already nabbed by the night’s top eight categories.

Award Seasoning

The lowlights of this year’s Oscars

The Academy Awards are no stranger to controversy. As always, there was plenty of kerfuffle leading up to this Sunday’s telecast.

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This is Not an Emergency

State sues over Trump’s power grab

In an effort to check the power of an absurd and dangerous president, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham along with Attorney General Hector Balderas led New Mexicans in joining 16 states that filed suit to block the Trump administration’s unconstitutional use of emergency powers to fund a border wall.

Newscity

Armed security guards are training to patrol campuses; Rio Grande Foundation disagrees with APS about how much money thay have; AG Balderas readies for battle with Texas over Rio Grande water.

The Valid Contrarian

Jeff Apodaca dishes on issues including education and taxes

Weekly Alibi spent a snowy morning chatting with Jeff Apodaca about the issues.

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Experiencing Lindy Vision

The world regarded glamorously, with a groove

We interview Lindy Vision in preparation for their upcoming album release at Meow Wolf.

Better, Better, Bobcats

The word, I finally heard

Here are this week’s maelstroms of meaning, lurking, as they may well be, in the dark but admittedly fecund existential pool of uncertainty.

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Red Carpet Countdown

The Oscars on ABC

Believe it or not, you can start your Oscar binge seven hours before the official telecast.

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Albee Damned (Good)

Local actresses dish on their roles in Pulitzer-winning play

We chat with the cast of the Pulitzer-winning play, Three Tall Women.

Poetry Out Loud

ABQ local teens compete in nationwide poetry competition

Unlike slam poetry, Poetry Out Loud asks students to select existing works from an anthology of 900 poems edited by The Poetry Foundation. The focus of the competition is performance, not composition.

Found Objects

See the dance of Forefront, the comedy of Kevin Kennedy and a talk about The Other Slavery.

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Carri Phillis’ New Nightlife Concept

Bring all your boys to the Salt Yard. And all your other people, too.

Albuquerque nightlife doyenne Carri Phillis has done it again bringing a new concept to the city’s bar scene with The Salt Yard.

On the Right Track

Tasting brews with Sidetrack

It remains to be seen if the Duke City can support all of these burgeoning microbreweries, but there is no doubt that Sidetrack Brewing Company has put down roots in the Downtown business scene, with a devoted neighborhood clientele and owners that are dedicated to their work.

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Young and Restless

Verdes battles birthday blues

Shoki provides Joshua Lee with immediate relief from pains in his back and hands, along with a significant boost in mood. Then Rare Dream makes him a giggly mess without anxiety, standing on his feet too.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Climate Change

Welcome to the cannabis Twilight Zone

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

Alibi V.28 No.6 • Feb 7-13, 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.