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Thu. Nov 30: Las Patronas come to the NHCC
Crystallizing moments of peril and hope, with a heaping dose of goodwill on the side—Llévate mis Amores, or as it has been translated for English-speaking audiences, All of Me, likely leaving audiences with a bit more of their faith in humanity restored. This documentary chronicles the activities of a group of women in rural Mexico, who have, for more than a decade, prepared and distributed food for migrants … [ more >> ]National Hispanic Cultural Center · 7pm · FREE · 13+
Fri. Dec 1: Warrior in Two Worlds
Courtesy of the artist
Joanne Shenandoah is a powerful singer-songwriter who has been performing since the late '80s. Her forte is a combination of traditional Native American melodies intertwined with instrumental compositions of her own creation … [ more >> ]Indian Pueblo Cultural Center · 6-9pm · $25 · ALL-AGES!
Fri. Dec 1: Strolling Through Holiday Traditions
If you’re a sentimental soul who likes to celebrate the yuletide season with twinkle lights and caroling, then you’ll want to come out to the Old Town Holiday Stroll. Enjoy live entertainment as you walk through Old Town, where local restaurants and businesses have specials just for the event and Explora and the Museum of Natural History and Science have free admission. Be sure to stick around for the lighting of the giant Christmas tree … [ more >> ]Old Town Plaza · 5-9pm · FREE · ALL-AGES!
Sat. Dec 2: This Is Where We Draw the Line
We love modern art. It's similar to writing—people have so much to say about a blank page, err, blank canvas but at the end of the day, they didn't create that thing—so … chill out, maybe? We're getting a little worked up here, so good thing the The Zen of Abstraction guided meditation and gallery tour is happening … [ more >> ]Albuquerque Museum of Art and History · 10-11:15am · $1-$4 · 13+
Sat. Dec 2: Hawkish Holidays
Holiday shopping is well and good—and so is supporting local makers and organizations. But what if you could do both of those things and hang out with birds of prey at the same time? It might sound too good to be true, but Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico is making all of our wildest dreams come true … [ more >> ]Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico · 10am-4pm · $0-$3 · ALL-AGES!
Sat. Dec 2: ¡Feliz Navidad, folks!
With the holidays almost here, Christmas tree fanciers are partaking in bringing conifers home, fresh from the forest to decorate in honor of the season. With all that arboreal action, it's no wonder coming up with unique, arty and affordable tree ornaments can just add stress to an already harried time of year. Faith, imagination and determination all play a roll, so have no fear, tree huggers. Maybe you can take a cue from Burque's Duran Family … [ more >> ]National Hispanic Cultural Center · 5-7pm · FREE · ALL-AGES!
Sun. Dec 3: Hit the Snooze Button
New Mexico author and illustrator Joel Nakamura dips a toe or two into the wiggly nighttime world of dreams with his children's book, I Dreamed I was a Dog. Dip your own toes into his psychedelic art and lucidly strange storytelling … [ more >> ]Bookworks · 1-2:30pm · FREE · ALL-AGES!
Some of this week's stories
If you’re looking to pass along a little taste of New Mexico this holiday season, particularly to out-of-town friends and relatives, local booze is an increasingly good way to go. After all, what’s more New Mexico than green chile vodka, blue corn bourbon or piñon rum?
NEWS & OPINION
In addition to having to deal firsthand with Albuquerque’s crime problem, things have been rocky for Albuquerque’s community cable channels.
Although many will argue that there is no way to prevent murder, much can be done to stem the flow of blood in our streets, beginning with better treatment and reintegration services for our city’s poor and displaced.
FILM & TV
Between its corrosive sense of humor, its jaundiced look at small-town Americana and its cynicism about the entire concept of “justice,” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
probably isn’t for mainstream audiences looking for a simple larf, but those attracted to interesting shadows will find a wealth of rewards here.
Get a grant to help with post-production, submit a spec script, attend a foley lecture/workshop or just watch some documentaries.
ARTS & LIT
While Chris Cozzone dedicates his working hours to teaching and administrative responsibilities, he still possesses a relentless drive to photograph the world around him, finding a wellspring of inspiration on the streets of Albuquerque and among his students at the jail.
As the nights grow longer and colder with the onset of the last month of the year, the seasonally depressed and the perpetually cold may take heart that there is a wealth of theatrical performances being staged throughout the month by our talented local troupes.
This Week’s Featured 50% Off Deals
(see all offers at alibi.com/bucks)
Human Flow: Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Guild Cinema
$8 yours for $4
More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. This new experimental documentary examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of 1 year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.
Weekly Alibi Fetish Events Presents Carnal Carnevale: Jan. 20
Will-call tickets from $45
A sensory soirée of anonymous sin! Mask up and join your fellow secret sinners for an evening of endless possibilities amid the doors of perception. Enjoy uninhibited music, sexy cocktails, kinky demonstrations, erotic performances, sinful hors d'oeuvres and so much more.
$25 Voucher yours for $12.50
Drawing on flavors and inspiration from our New Mexican culture, as well as regional cuisines from across America, the Brixens' menu spotlights dishes you know and love done with a surprising new twist that focuses on quality ingredients and thoughtfully crafted, scratch-made food. To fully round out your experience, Brixens also boasts an extensive American craft beer program, a diverse and accessible wine list and fresh, original cocktails all served with true hospitality.
Alibi Midnight Movie Madness:
Ichi The Killer
Dir. Takashi Miike • 2003 • 129m
Japan • in Japanese & Cantonese with English subtitles
Known as an auteur of the extreme, Miike took the ultra-violent gangster film to new heights with the visceral, bloody, and often hilarious Ichi the Killer, which has since endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades. Based on the manga Ichi the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto, the film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori).
“Hurts so bad, but feels so good.” — Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
“A film of considerable depth, intelligence and accomplishment that marks a new high point of maturity and consistency in its author's work.” — Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
“Let's start with the fact that we were handed out Ichi barf bags before the film started. Always a good sign.” — Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
“For those with an appreciation for weirdness, this is an extremist on form.” — Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
Friday & Saturday • December 1 & 2 at 10:30pm
$6 students with ID / $8 General
THE GUILD CINEMA
• 3405 CENTRAL NE
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