Nov 19 - 25, 2009 
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Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges
Glasswork by Rashan Omari Jones
Glasswork by Rashan Omari Jones

Glassy-Eyed

The Corrales Bosque Gallery (4685 Corrales Road) is celebrating 15 years of beautiful business with a new show of the work of artist Rashan Omari Jones. His incredible glass sculpture (he is a borosilicate lampworker) is inspired by the nature of the Southwest, using organic shapes and a love of molten glass. His show opens on Friday, Nov. 20, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and runs for three months. See corralesbosquegallery.com for directions and details.

Storytime

Storytelling isn't just entertainment; it's a way for a group to pass on and contribute to its collective understanding. Tellabration 2009! A World-Wide Celebration of Storytelling honors the vitality and importance of the oral tradition. Held on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Adobe Theater (9813 Fourth Street NW), the event encourages all people, and especially families with children ages 6 and older, to come and listen to featured tellers Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, Terry Foxx, Bob Kanegis, David Mraz and Steven Pla. Admission is free. For more information, contact Liz Mangual at 890-7075.

Stand and Deliver

Fresh off their world tour of English-speaking-countries-with-the-Union Jack-in-their-flag, The Pajama Men return with a performance of Last Stand to Reason, called "the best reviewed show of the Edinburgh Fringe" festival. Catch Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez in The Box's fabulous new space (114 Gold SW) Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 20 through Nov. 28, at 8 p.m., because after that they're hitting the road once again. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved at 404-1578. Tractor Brewing will also be on the premises, as if this event wasn't quite awesome enough. Go to theboxabq.com for more.

 
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