Alibi V.17 No.18 • May 1-7, 2008 

Culture Shock

Albuquirky

See inside some of Albuquerque's artful and funky abodes during OFFCenter's third annual Albuquirky House Tour on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. The tour will visit three art-filled homes around the city, including one designed by Bart Prince. For more information and tickets ($30, benefits OFFCenter), call OFFCenter between noon and 4 p.m. at 247-1172.

Speaking of Tours

Get more intimate with local artists during the Corrales Art Studio Tour this weekend, May 3 and 4. Fifty-six Corrales artists will show their works and welcome the public into their studio spaces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Maps can be found at the information tent at the corner of Meadowlark and Corrales Road or at www.corralesartstudiotour.com.

Shout Out

A month or so ago, book reviewer Lisa Lenard-Cook informed me she would not be able to write for the Alibi much—if at all—for the foreseeable future. It seems she went and got herself published and plans to teach a course or two while promoting her book, The Mind of Your Story: Discover What Drives Your Fiction. She'll be giving a workshop and signing copies of her new book on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande NW). Good for you, Lisa—you know where to find me if the reviewing itch needs a scratchin'.

Opening Night 2

All right, theater-goers of Albuquerque, we need to build a time machine quick—we have many new performances ahead of us, two of which are one-weekend-only. The Tricklock Company opens Pam Houston's Cowboys Are My Weakness on Thursday, May 1, at UNM’s Rodey Theatre for a three-week run—details at www.tricklock.com or 925-5858. The Box (1025 Lomas NW) presents Albuquerque vs. The Flying Saucers, an original play by Jeff Katzman, Fridays and Saturdays through May 10—details at www.theboxabq.com or 404-1578. The Filling Station (1024 Fourth Street SW) brings Chicago's PROP THTR for a one-weekend performance of the unauthorized On the Road, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.—details at www.fillingstationabq.com or 243-0596. And, last but not least, The Studio: An Actor's Space (10131 Coors NW) presents Wake Up and Smell the Coffee by Eric Bogosian this Friday and Saturday only at 7:30 p.m.—details by calling 771-0417. Whew!