Alibi V.19 No.17 • April 29-May 5, 2010 

Culture Shock

String’s the Thing

The New Mexico Museum of Art and Through the Flower present a booksigning and lecture by art historian Elissa Auther, author of String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art. Auther looks at the rise of fiber art in the ’60s and ’70s as connected to women’s struggle for political and social power. The Saturday, May 1 event at the museum’s St. Francis Auditorium (107 W. Palace, Santa Fe) begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Questions? Visit nmartmuseum.org or throughtheflower.org.

No Place Like Home

OFFCenter Community Arts Project's AlbuQuirky House Tour 2010 leaves the gate on Saturday, May 1. The annual event gives participants the opportunity to peek inside some of our city's most creative homes. The three casas showcased this year are tantalizingly described as featuring "mosaic tile inside and out," "a wonderful train-wreck of forms, materials and spaces" and "a globetrotter's artistic eye." Tickets to the fundraising event are $25. To participate, go to OFFCenter (808 Park SW) at noon to pick up your tickets and map and get a preview of little houses (small wooden pieces designed by some of Burque's best artists) up for silent auction. For information on the event, call 247-1172, or go to offcenterarts.org.

Bon Mots Galore

The Adobe Theater must love Noel Coward (and really, who can blame 'em?). After producing the playwright's Private Lives last December, the theater now presents Coward's Hay Fever. First staged in 1925, the play follows the melodramatic, bohemian Bliss family and their guests. Plus, there's a flapper. Hay Fever runs through May 23, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14, $12 students and seniors. Call 898-9222 for reservations. The Adobe Theater is located at 9813 Fourth Street NW. For more, go to adobetheater.org.