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 Oct 1 - 7, 2009 
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Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Something for Everyone

Do you love comics? Do you adore trucker speed? Well, then, 24 Hour Comics Day is your cup of Mountain Dew. Every year, artists of all abilities gather for 86,400 seconds to create 24 comic book pages. The event takes place all around the world, and the only Albuquerque location is at Harwood Art Center (1114 Seventh Street NW), brought to you by 7000 BC, which promotes indie New Mexican comics. The sketching goes from noon to noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 4. Participation is free and open to all ages, though kids better clear it with their parents, even if it's not a school night. To sign up, go to 24hourcomics.com, 7000bc.org or call Jeff at 262-2952.

But maybe you're more Rioja than Red Bull. Then you need to know that this Saturday, Oct. 3, sees two events at 516 ARTS as part of LAND/ART. The first is a panel discussion with Guggenheim Fellows Michael P. Berman, David Taylor and Erika Blumenfeld at 2 p.m., all of whom have work that's featured as part of the LAND/ART series. Later that night from 6 to 8 p.m., come to the opening reception for Berman's photography show Grasslands, along with accompanying exhibition Separating Spaces, curated by Mary Anne Redding. The party will also feature the fine tunes of the Blue Rose Ramblers. For more information, go to 516arts.org.

For those of you in the mood for something old, yet also something new, the N4th Art Center, with the Southern California Indian Center and the Native Voices program (both in Los Angeles), presents Little Big Horn, a play by Alan Kilpatrick. Both organizations are dedicated to promoting new Native voices. Set in an American embassy in the Middle East, Little Big Horn is a farce that explores the ways in which Native American culture is understood (and misunderstood) by others. The show runs at VSA N4th (4904 Fourth Street NW) Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12, $8 students and seniors. The production is a part of Two Worlds, a series that highlights the artistic expression of the Native experience, including film, photography and more. For all the scoop, see vsartsnm.org.

 
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