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V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011


35th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest

Official schedule

Our hour-by-hour guide to the Parade, PrideFest, and all fabulous happenings involved on one of N.M’s most flamboyant weekends.

V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010

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Today! Balloon fiesta visitors get in cheaper at Wagner’s Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

The Village of Corrales is a rural enclave hidden among the big, leafy cottonwoods of the Bosque. This tiny town clings to the northern lip of Albuquerque's Westside—getting there means that one minute you're plodding through concrete and asphalt, the next you're idling down a country lane. There's no better time to explore this enchanting historic community than right now, harvest season for Corrales' stock of farmers. Go today, when Wagner’s Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will discount its regular admission ($6.50, $4.50 kids ages 3 to 11) for the Balloon Fiesta's out-of-town visitors. To get there from I-25, take the Alameda exit west to Corrales Road, then hang a right. Wagner’s is about four miles down at 6445 Corrales Road. Find other daily deals and information at

V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010
Ulrike Kleinert

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Tonight! Erotica writing workshop

Erotica writing workshop “Power writing: Sexual Poems and Paragraphs” with Nancy Ava Miller at Self Serve (3904B Central SE). Details aplenty in this week’s Culture Shock column.

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Tonight! Bands, Birds & Batteries

• Birds & Batteries with Excalico, The Gatherers and Mark Matos Os Beaches. 8:30 p.m. at Low Spirits. Read all about the band in this week’s Alibi.

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Tonight! New micro art space, dance party, 48-Hour Film

• Best of Albuquerque 48-Hour Film Project screening at the KiMo Theatre. Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are on sale online. Read more in Reel World.

• Post Burial, a monthly dance party, is taking place at Blackbird Buvette at 9 p.m. Featuring DJ Evans. FREE event. See the flyer here.

• Art opening for Impossible Objects: Various Small Fires, an interactive exhibit at a new micro art space, Generator (723 Silver SW. Read Arts Editor Patricia Sauthoff’s gallery preview.

V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010

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Today! Multimedia Native arts

Multimedia shows at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe begins today and runs through Jan. 2, 2011. Read more in the Alibi Arts section.

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Today! Coop and Garden Tour

Self-guided 2010 Coop and Garden Tour in the city, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lap up all the juicy, juicy deets.

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Today! Coop and Garden Tour, adult storytime, Duke City Shootout

• Premiere shooting of the Duke City Shootout at Popejoy Hall at 7 p.m., which includes screenings of six short films all shot here in Albuquerque. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary lays it on ya.

• Self-guided 2010 Coop and Garden Tour in the city, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and tomorrow. Juicy, juicy deets.

• What’s “Storytime for Grownups” at 3:30 p.m.? Arts Editor Patricia Sauthoff explains it all.

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Tonight! Wolves, jazz, Saltine Ramblers, Fame

• Filmmaker Elke Duerr will give a presentation on Mexican Gray Wolves at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth NW) at 8 p.m. Also a live jazz performance and live auction. Read more about it in Reel World.

• CD release party and concert for local band The Saltine Ramblers. They perform with The Porter Draw and Big Sad Guy at Low Spirits Club, 2823 Second Street NW, $5, 21-and-over. Read about them here.

• Opening night of Fame at the Albuquerque Little Theatre (224 San Pasquale SW). Runs through Aug. 8. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. I wanna learn how to fly.

V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
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Tonight! Folk heroes, Duke City Shootout premiere, Birdemic leading lady

• At 3 p.m., authors David King Dunaway and Molly Beer will be at Bookworks talking about Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals. They’ll even play some recordings. Find out what made the list of essential American folk music.

• This year’s crop of Duke City Shootout shorts is premiering at a Popejoy Hall gala. Also in film tonight, Birdemic: Shock and Terror screens at the Guild at 10:30 p.m., including a Q&A sesh with lead actress Whitney Moore. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary describes the B-movie, billed a “romantic thriller,” as "life-altering." Get the details on both right here.

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Tonight! Crustcore music, Birdemic B-movie

• It’s Roñoso’s tour kickoff and record release at 8:30 p.m. Music writer Captain America explains why he loves these dreadlocked dudes so.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror screens at the Guild at 10:30 p.m., including a Q&A sesh with lead actress Whitney Moore. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary describes the B-movie, billed a “romantic thriller,” as "life-altering."

V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010

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Sunday night! Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Bitches Brew Revisited, 48 Hour Film

• 48-Hour Film Project screening at 6 p.m. Read all about it.

• Jazz Festival concert: Bitches Brew Revisited, with Cindy Blackman, James Blood Ulmer, DJ Logic, Marco Benevento, Graham Haynes, Antoine Roney, Melvin Gibbs and Adam Rudolph. At The Lensic, in Santa Fe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 to $40. Read the article and scan the festival schedule.

• New Orleans band Quintron and Miss Pussycat perform at the Launchpad with The Kill Spectors at 8 p.m. Quintron plays techno and “swamp” music while his wife, Miss Pussycat stages intricate marionette performances. $8 entrance, 21+. Read Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr’s lovely take on it.

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Saturday night! Free Ozomatli concert, lesbian film cookbook, Bat Wings For Lab Rats CD release, The Jazz Loft Project, Vertigo Venus all-ages pajama party

• Book release party for indie filmmaker Nina Knapp. Her new book Reel Food From Reel Women serves up recipes from women in the entertainment industry. Party is from 4-6 p.m. Exhale Bar & Grill (6132 4th Street NW). See all the juicy details here.

• CD release party for local band Bat Wings For Lab Rats at the Launchpad at 8 p.m. They perform with The Big Spank, Reviva, People's Republic and Seis Pistos. $5, All Ages until midnight. 21+ aftershow after midnight. Sneak a look at BWFLR vocalist Rob Nakai’s random ipod playlist.

• Jazz Festival concert, Los Pleneros de la 21 and Cesar Bauvallet y Tradiciones in Old Town Plaza at 2 p.m., free. ALSO: The Jazz Loft Project, a presentation by author Sam Stephenson. 8 p.m. at VERVE Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe. Free (reservations strongly recommended). Read the article and scan the festival schedule.

• Local rock/punk band Vertigo Venus All-Ages CD Release Pajama Party with Shoulder Voices and The Booty Green, at Revlis , 712 Central SE, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $3 if wearing pajamas, $6 otherwise. Captain America tells you more about the band.

• Free concert sponsored by LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) at the Tingley Coliseum, state Fairground at 7 p.m. Featuring Latin music acts Ozomatli, Cristian Castro and Pee Wee. Watch the clip.

• Art reception for two shows, Unraveling Tradition by artist Yelizaveta Nersesova and Restoration at 516 ARTS (516 Central NW), 6- 8 p.m. Restoration showcases art created by textile conservators and restorers. But both exhibits explore art through thread and textile mediums. The show runs through Sept. 11. Read Arts Editor Patricia Sauthoff’s gallery review.

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Tonight! Adult night at Explora, Clash Couture design competition, Simone & Somi, 48-Hour Film screening

• 48-Hour Film Project screening at 6 and 8:15 p.m., KiMo Theatre. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary tells you more.

• New Mexico Jazz Festival concert, Simone with special guest Somi. 7:30 at The Lensic performance space in Santa Fe. Tickets: $15 to $40. Read the article and scan the festival schedule.

• Fashion show competition at Wool Warehouse (516 First Str. NW), 6:30 p.m. $10 for students, $20 for everyone else. All proceeds go towards Art in the School, a nonprofit group that raises money for art programs in public schools. There is also a silent auction for Art Center Design College student art. Arts Editor Patricia whips out the iron eyeliner.

• “Adult Night” 6:30-10 p.m. at Explora Museum (1701 Mountain NW). 18+ guests can recapture their childhood with hands-on science equipment. Happens every Friday with a new theme each time. This week’s: “Science of Stuff.” $7 admission. Arts Editor Patricia Sauthoff tells you to grow up, already.

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Tonight! 48 Hour Film screening, the Rev. Beat-Man, New Mexico Jazz Festival, Etran Finatawa, hula hooping

• Film screening for the 48 Hour Film Project, in which 40 filmmaking teams had two days to create a completed film. Screening at the KiMo Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 a screening, $17 for two separate screenings or $30 for all four screenings. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary’s tells you more.

• Concert in Santa Fe featuring blues acts Reverend Beat-Man and Delaney Davidson at 9 p.m. Little Wing (at The Candyman Strings & Things, 851 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe). $5 admission. Check out the flyer.

• Doug Lawrence Quartet performs as part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival. At 7:30, Outpost Performance Space, Featuring NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb. Tickets: $25 to $30. Read the article and scan the festival schedule.

• Etran Finatawa, a band from Niger, plays at the Santa Fe Brewing Company (35 Fire Place, Santa Fe), 7:30 p.m. Songs are sung in the band members’ native languages: Tamashek and Fulfulde. Tickets: $17 advance (, 505-988-1234), $20 at the door. How does that work, exactly? Read the music article.

• Weekly hoola hooping class at The Rhythm Dance Lounge (4821 Central NE) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class. Reservations recommended. Arts Editor Patritica Sauthoff tells you how.