Comic Speed Readin’
Tiny reviews of local creations
Sweet 7000's Baaadassss Comics. This is the full, funky name of 7000 BC, a local nonprofit that supports New Mexican comic book writers and artists. Yes, the moniker is partially inspired by the independent nature of that one Melvin Van Peebles film you just thought about, but it also references the elevation of Santa Fe, where the group was founded. The comic book lovers on the Alibi editorial staff reviewed a handful of new 7000 BC offerings.
Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous
Upon entering the Stranger Factory, three distinct areas of well-laid-out eye candy unfold before you. Carefully placed paintings and prints decorate the white walls, and plenty of natural light washes over displays of toys and figurines. Brandt Peters, who co-owns Stranger Factory with his wife, Kathie Olivas, says they decorate the shop as they do their home. “We show how you can actually put your own collection together,” he says. They salvage furniture, shelves and other recyclable cool stuff to mix in with the art pieces.
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
New Mexico Jazz Festival: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Multiple Juno Award winner, flutist, saxophonist and pianist, Jane Bunnett and her group comprising some of Cuba's most promising female musicians perform live.
New Mexico Jazz Festival: César Bauvallet's Cuban Jazz Project
The renowned trombonist, percussionist, singer, composer, arranger and bandleader performs live.
An unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses.
Refugee students discuss and showcase their personal histories through photography.
Transgender: One Person’s Journey Opening Reception
Photographer April Hartford leads viewers into an immersive exploration of gender dissonance and transition portraying the inner psychological journey as much as the outer one. Runs through 10/7.