By Steven Robert Allen
The Shining Town—OmniRootz Productions presents a new production of Owen Vincent Dodson's play The Shining Town, opening this Friday at Out ch'Yonda (929 Fourth Street SW). The OmniRootz crew did a production of the play a couple years back in the KiMo, and it was a big artistic success for them. They'll pump new life into the script by the Harlem Renaissance playwright—mixing in jazz, hip-hop and poetry. The play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., through May 27. $10 general, $8 students/seniors. An open dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. is a pay-what-you-can performance. 385-5634.
Pictures of Burque—You've got a little extra time to check out the exhibit of Albuquerque photographs by Harvey Caplin that's currently on display at the Special Collections Library (423 Central NE). Caplin, who died in 1984, was best known for his images of Native American scenes, ranch life and landscapes. In this show, though, you'll find a selection of photographs from after World War II that document the rapid growth of our city. The exhibit has been extended through Saturday, June 17. 848-1376.
Wild West Dancing—A miniature dance festival featuring choreography by Zsolt Palcza of Readymade Dance Theater Company, Kristine Maltrud, Jennifer Predock-Linnell and others shakes down this week at the new N4th Theater and Gallery (4904 Fourth Street NW). The fest runs Thursday, May 18, through Sunday, May 21, with performances starting at 8 p.m. every evening except Sunday (which starts at 6 p.m.). Tickets for two nights’ worth of shows are $15 general, $10 students. 345-2872.
Frida K.—Santa Fe actress Karen Paramanandam will step into the shoes of Frida Kahlo for a one-woman show based on the life of the famed Mexican artist. Directed by Oscar Rodriguez and presented by Teatro Paraguas, the performance will have a two-week run at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. A group exhibit of art inspired by Kahlo and her circle of Mexican artists will show at El Museo for the duration of the run. The show will be performed Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., through May 28. $12 general, $10 students/seniors. 473-0143.
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