Alibi V.19 No.1 • Jan 7-13, 2010 

Culture Shock

Dy-no-mite!

Albuquerque Little Theatre, now celebrating its 80th season, shakes up its reliable formula with Sundays @ 6, a series of programs that will bring together music, poetry, comedy and more. For $6 this Sunday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m., check out the Dynamite Gang and its assured handling of a range of genres from the '60s to now. ALT is located at 224 San Pasquale SW. For info, call 242-4750 or go to albuquerquelittletheatre.org.

Saving Tongues

The Voices of the Earth Threatened Languages Poetry Reading is back for its fifth year this Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harwood Art Center (1114 Seventh NW). The reading features performances of poetry, song and storytelling in languages perilously close to extinction, such as Cherokee, Scottish Gaelic, Sesotho, Okinawan, Navajo and Nahuatl. LeRoy Sealy, a Choctaw storyteller, and Comanche dramatist Terry Gomez will perform along with many others. Donations are requested. Contact George Ann Gregory at hoanumpoli@yahoo.com or 254-9826 with questions.

The directors of the plays of Womensworx
The directors of the plays of Womensworx

A Woman’s Place Is on the Stage

From Jan. 8 through 31, The Vortex (2004 1/2 Central SE) hosts the national playwriting festival Womensworx. Eight 10-minute plays by female writers will be staged by female directors and compete for awards for best play and audience favorite, though the spirit is less one of competition and more one of collaboration. One of the plays is by Albuquerque's own Kate Horsley, CNM instructor and author of Confessions of a Pagan Nun. Catch Womensworx Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, with a preview on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. for $7. Purchase tickets at vortexabq.org or cal 247-8600.

Valentine’s Day Card Contest

And now that we've turned the corner on 2009, it's time to get out your glue guns and glitter sticks for our seventh annual Valentine's Day Card Contest. I wanna see some originality here, people. Send in your entry, measuring no larger than 8 1/2-by-11 inches, by Monday, Feb. 1, to “Weekly Alibi's Valentine's Day Card Contest,” 2118 Central SE, PMB 151, Albuquerque, N.M., 87106. No late entries. No one loves tardiness. And don't be greedy--one entry per person. Prizes await!