Alibi V.14 No.43 • Oct 27-Nov 2, 2005 

Culture Shock

Durang, Durang—A pair of one-acts penned by Christopher Durang, the master of creepy comedy, is currently playing at the Desert Rose Playhouse (formerly the Glenn Rose Playhouse). "An Actor's Nightmare" and "Dentity Crisis" should help you get your freak on during this Halloween season. Expect tricks and treats. The double bill runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Nov. 5. $10 general, $8 students/seniors. 6921-E Montgomery NE. 881-0503.

Detail of mixed media installation by Joanne Lefrak
Detail of mixed media installation by Joanne Lefrak

Dos Mujeres—Two ladies will share the exhibit space at [AC]2 during the month of November. Joanne Lefrak takes giant pieces of Mylar and burns pieces out of them. [AC]2 owner Michael Certo says Lefrak's art "is all about negative space. Even though they at first seem abstract, to me, at least, most seem landscape-oriented." Misha Palley will contribute a site-specific installation using, among other materials, dried gobs of paint. The show opens this Friday, Oct. 28, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. It runs through Nov. 27. [AC]2 Gallery is located at 301 Mountain NE. 842-8016, ac2gallery.org.

Deadly—Swing by the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) this Saturday, Oct. 29, for Dia de los Muertos Family Day. With workshops, tours and lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with various art activities, you can celebrate New Mexico's favorite ancient holiday in style. Make sure you also check out the ofrendas (altars) assembled by artist Catalina Delgado-Trunk and her students. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. 246-2261.