Alibi V.15 No.42 • Oct 19-25, 2006 

Culture Shock

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez
Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez

Ballet Folklorico—One of Old Mexico's most popular dance companies, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the festivities, the group has launched a world tour, which comes to our own National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The company specializes in dramatizing Mexico's varied regions and cultures through authentic folk dances. It's renowned for its elaborate costumes and choreography as well as its lush, beautiful music. Tickets are $15 to $35. 724-4771.

Welcome to Tennessee—The Fusion Theatre Company’s Tennessee Williams’ festival continues this weekend with a series of three short one acts from the master. The performances will occur at the Cell Theatre (700 First Street NW) Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. $22 general, $17 students/seniors. There will also be free screenings of the movie version of Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth on Friday, Oct. 20, at 9:30 p.m. and of Tennessee Williams’ South on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. 766-9412,

Chicano Propaganda—The Alibi's newest illustrator, Eric J. Garcia, has a solo show up at the Sommers Gallery on the UNM campus. It's called Chicano Propaganda, and it's an amazing exhibit. Garcia has been a political cartoonist for the Daily Lobo, and his fine artwork is inspired by comics. You've only got a couple more days to check it out. (It runs through Oct. 21.) The Sommers Gallery is located in UNM's Art History building. It's open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.