Alibi V.13 No.50 • Dec 9-15, 2004 

Culture Shock

Looking for a creative way to get involved in the community that doesn't involve ladling gruel into bowls? Artstreet, a program of Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, has open studios on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During these periods anyone can come in and make art using Artstreet's supplies.

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Art Magnified

One Inch Equals 25 Miles

Outpost Performance Space

And now for something completely different. The ensemble Out of Context, founded and directed by J.A. Deane, will be performing this Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Outpost. The event serves as the launch party for One Inch Equals 25 Miles, a collection of experimental prose pieces by Santa Fe author Sumner Carnahan. Carnahan's books are designed to be performed with music. In this case, Out of Context will create a live improvised musical accompaniment to recorded readings from the book. It's innovative. It's rare. It might just blow your brain right out of your skull. $15 general, $10 Outpost members. 268-0044.

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Art Magnified

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

Cell Theatre

You might think working for old Saint Nick would be just about the sweetest gig on the planet, but you would be wrong. In Jeff Goode's The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Santa's "elite" team of eight tiny reindeer dish the dirt on the big guy, and, trust me, he ain't the jolly twinkle-toed grandpa figure he pretends to be. Directed by Robb Sisneros, a production of the play starring some of Albuquerque's finest opens this week at the Cell Theatre. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. $22 general, $17 students/seniors. Group rates available. Runs through Dec. 19. For adults only! 766-9412.

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Book Review

Mystery Unsolved

September Sacrifice

In Albuquerque, the mere mention of Girly Chew Hossencofft's name inevitably evokes a reaction. Her story captured headlines in the local media, on and off, for years following her disappearance from a Northeast Heights apartment complex on Sept. 9, 1999. The next morning her bloodied clothes were found windswept along a desert highway near Magdalena, but her body has never been found.

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Art News

The Gift that Really Keeps on Giving

ArtX3

Artists are among the poorest people on the planet. This year, while you're thinking about what to buy for your loved and not-so-loved ones, you'd do well to consider local nonprofit art organizations. A good way to start is by taking a look at ArtX3, an innovative holiday collaboration between OFFCenter Community Arts Project, VSA Arts of New Mexico and Out ch'Yonda.

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Dancin' for a Cause

Blues Winter Charity Ball

Live music from Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff, delicious food and photo booth to raise money for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
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Rocking it all Folk-style

Midwinter Ballads

Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee present an all new program of ballads and stories of winter, light and darkness.
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The Ghost of Christmas Presents

Holiday Toy Drive and Craft Workshop

Make laser cut reindeer, 3D printed ornaments, screen printed ugly sweaters, and more. Reservation recommended. Donate an unwapped gifts.
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Navidad del Sur

Mariachi Christmas

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s acclaimed Ballet Folklorico dancers and Mariachi Aztlan bring Mexican Christmas traditions to the stage.
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Hopefully Better Than That Cringey Christmas Special

A Very Star Wars Christmas

Darth Vader becomes the director of the school Forcemas pageant after noticing the overwhelming materialism amongst everyone during the holiday season.
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Dance around the world in 64 beats

Richard Wilson's 70th Birthday Contra Dance

A special birthday dance followed with music from the SF Megaband and calling from Erik Erhardt, Will McDonald and other N.M. community caller.
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