Alibi V.17 No.6 • Feb 7-13, 2008 

Culture Shock

30 But Still Durty

Josh Jones is turning 30 and he's using it as an excuse to host an erotic art show. Jones, the brains behind Black Market Goods, plans to celebrate his coming of age with 30 But Still Durty. The one-night, 18-and-over event is at the Princess Jeanne Shopping Center (1440 Eubank NE) on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. and features naughty paintings, titillating sketches, searing photographs and flirtatious body painting. Jones even promised to re-enact his birth using interpretive dance and a tub of hair gel. Just let that image set in ...

Tombs Put to Bed

Sunday, Feb. 10, is the last day Temples and Tombs:Treasures of Egyptian Art from The British Museum will be viewable at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255). Temples and Tombs consists of 85 artifacts from Egypt 's pharaonic history (2686 B.C. to the fourth century A.D.), including many lesser-known treasures rarely displayed. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children. New Mexico residents (with a valid ID) may receive a $1 discount on admission. Or visit during "Free Admission Day" on Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take advantage of this fantastic exhibition before it's packed up and shipped back to Britain.

Capturing the Muse

Shakespeare didn't write Romeo and Juliet in a day, and chances are he had some feedback before he declared it finished. For those of you aiming to be the next Shakespeare (or Hemingway or King or whoever), there are a few local authors offering events to help you on your linguistic journey. This Friday, Feb. 8, Mark David Gerson, author of the sci-fi novel The MoonQuest, will discuss and sign his new book, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hastings (12051 Candelaria NE). Then in March, Alibi book reviewer and novelist Lisa Lenard-Cook is offering an eight-week fiction writing class for aspiring wordsmiths. If you're interested in details, e-mail her at