Alibi V.16 No.31 • Aug 2-8, 2007 

Culture Shock

Creepy No, Crawly Yes

“Enamel Quilt” by David Snow, on display at Sumner & Dene
“Enamel Quilt” by David Snow, on display at Sumner & Dene

Not so familiar with our city's growing art scene? Maybe it's time you got up close and personal. You'll have your chance this Friday, Aug. 3, during the monthly First Friday gallery tour. From enamel art at Downtown's Sumner & Dene (517 Central NW, 842-1400) to mixed media work at Old Town's Weems Gallery (303 Romero NW, 764-0302) to handmade jewelry at Nob Hill's Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE (Nob Hill, 268-6828), there's a wee bit o' something for just about everybody. For a full roster of participating galleries, call 771-4006 or go to


It's a busy week over at VSA's North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW). First off, a collaborative dance and music project with Bach tunes by cellist Timothee Marcel enhanced with dance by Julie Brette Adams and Kate Eberle will occur in the N4th Theater for one night only on Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general, $12 students/seniors. Then an exhibit showcasing photography by Native youth, ages 11 to 14, opens this Saturday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m. Later that same evening is the multisensory Vision and Vibration concert (see this week's Alibi Picks page). For details, call 344-4542.

American Buffalo

Frank Melcori is directing a new production of David Mamet'sAmerican Buffalo at the Vortex Theatre in October, and he's looking for stage talents just like you. Three male roles and one possible female role are available with an age range from 25 to 60. Contact Frank at 262-4124 or for details or to sign up. Stop by the Vortex (2004 ½ Central SE) on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.