alibi online
Weekly Alibi PodcastFree Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 V.18 No.33 | August 13 - 19, 2009 

Culture Shock

Awww ... Babies!

Babies love salsa. The dance. Please don't give your baby salsa to eat, even if you think the crying is funny. Instead, scoop up your little pooper and head over to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) for Baby Loves Salsa! With José Conde on Saturday, Aug. 15, at noon. Brought to you by the NHCC, ¡Globalquerque! and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, an imaginary band of cats and dogs weaves together a hearty mix of Afro-Latin musical styles that your wee bairn won't be able to resist. Come for the music, stay for the baby dancing. Have you seen babies dance? It's hilarious. Tickets range from $5 to $15 and can be had at the NHCC box office or through For more, see

Babies, if they understood words and innuendo, would also love farce because there is often a great deal of falling down. That's right up a baby's alley. But it should be up yours, too. Friday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 6, see Noises Off, easily one of the funniest plays known to personkind. The script requires a two-story set, so I don't know how they'll manage it at the venerable but small Desert Rose Playhouse (6921 Montgomery NE), but I'm dying to find out. Leave the babies at home and catch the show on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling 881-0503.

And lastly, babies love rags. They love to wear them, play with them and suck on them. Adults are the ones who want to give babies nice things, but you give a kid a rag, a stick and a cardboard box and they're happy all day. In a way, babies are like old-timey hobos, but with less ability to hop onto moving trains. Only peripherally related is the Rag Rug Festival and Design Collective in Santa Fe, Friday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Stewart L. Udall Center for Museum Resources on Museum Hill. The festival promotes the cottage industry work of women from around the world, including many African refugees who now call New Mexico home. Tickets to the grand opening ceremony and preview on Friday are $50, but admission on Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is free. See amazing art and support a vital movement. See for more.

Two Items:

First, the Haiku Contest is well underway. You've got two more weeks to get in your submissions, so get to it. See the ad in this week's issue for more details.

Second, we're looking for arts freelancers, specifically with backgrounds in the performing and visual arts. If you have experience writing about the arts and are interested, please send a cover letter and writing sample (600 to 900 words) to with “Freelance” in the subject line.


Today's Events

Thor at South Broadway Cultural Center

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast

Get Crafty with Recycled CDs at Juan Tabo Public Library

More Recommended Events ››
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    Out of the Woodwork
    Out of the Woodwork6.2.2016