Alibi V.23 No.8 • Feb 20-26, 2014 
Carlos Núñez rocks the gaita

Arts Feature

Your Secret Celtic Heart

Let Galician musician Carlos Núñez uncover it

Carlos Núñez’ mission is to share the lilting, fluid music of Galicia and other Celtic traditions, and he’s been working on it since he first picked up a gaita 35 years ago.
“Sasha Reading VI” by Jamie Chase from FOLIO at Matthews Gallery

Culture Shock

Deliciousness with your art, a smutty local gallery reopens and a local poet hates coconut margaritas in this week’s Culture Shock.

Book Review

(Almost) Never Buy Beforehand

“Frugal Fan” Motez Bishara shares his tips for enjoying the best NBA seats at the best deal possible.

Book Review

Apartheid’s Aperture

Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.

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Baby, Hold on to Me

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

See the longest running show in Chicago history. A rapid-fire showcasing of 30 pieces performed in 60 minutes.
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Hung Like a Seahorse

Hung Like a Seahorse: A Comedic Foray into Real-Life Transgender Adventure

Laugh, cry and feel uplifted with this stage show about transgender life, written and performed by Quinn Alexander Fontaine.
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Sonic Sponges

Galactic Sound Bath

Feeling a little unkempt spiritually? Listen close: Collective Frequency has something to clean you right up. This Sunday, Aug. 26, the group hosts a galactic sound bath at Tortuga Gallery. Using crystal bowls and harps, a xylophone, tang drum, chimes, gongs, rainsticks and more, the group guides visitors through a sound healing session that aims to tap directly into your DNA through the mystical frequencies created. An hour and a half—from 6:30 to 8pm, ought to have you stepping out into the night feeling cleansed. At $10, this sound bath will recharge you better than getting sloppy drunk at a bar show, and with none of the hangover.
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