Alibi V.13 No.40 • Sept 30-Oct 6, 2004 

Culture Shock

Halloween isn't just for the young, you know. Many adults appreciate a bit of raw blood-curdling terror just as much as the kiddies. During the month of October, Unseen Gallery (108 Morningside NE) will host its Art of the Dungeon exhibit featuring various torture and restraint paraphernalia along with art work on the themes of pain and fear. You'll also find costume pieces, creepy note cards and other ghoulish artifacts on display. As per gallery policy, the really twisted stuff will be draped with a veil so kids or extra sensitive adults won't be directly subjected to anything objectionable. In a deliciously weird twist, the organizers will also be passing around a donation box for Amnesty International. Art of the Dungeon opens Friday, Oct. 1, with an all day cookies and punch reception from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Runs through Oct. 30. 232-2161.

Get in touch with your inner Louis L'Amour this Saturday, Oct. 2, when Johnny D. Boggs, author of the Hannah and the Horseman series, presents a workshop called "A West Without Boundaries: Writing Timely Frontier Fiction in the 21st Century." Sponsored by SouthWest Writers, Boggs will provide amateur writers with several wise tips on how to create scintillating Western-themed stories. His workshop will take place at New Life Presbyterian Church (5540 Eubank NE) from 10 a.m. to noon. Best of all, it's 100 percent free and open to the public. For details, call Melody Groves at 298-3022 or log on to

Soak up some more cowboy culture at the Lensic Theatre in Santa Fe (211 West San Francisco Street) on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. That evening, various performers will present a couple good solid hours of rip roarin', hee-hawin', yip-ee-yi-yayin' cowboy poetry and music. Returning to the stage for this second annual event will be cowboy poet Randy Rieman along with singer/songwriter Pedro Marquez. Grammy nominees Don Edwards, a cowboy singer, and contemporary cowboy poet Joel Nelson will join this high falutin Santa Fe cattle run too. Get along little doggie! Yah! Yah! Be there, or be branded a fool. $15 to $25. Kids half price. For the complete roster, call either (505) 466-1248 or (505) 466-3777.