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 Sep 8 - 14, 2005 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Worldly Art—The Downtown Contemporary Art Center (105 Fourth Street SW) has put together an ambitious exhibit consisting entirely of artists from Korea—53 of them, to be exact. The Downtown art space will host the exhibit through the end of the month. For details, call 242-1983.

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Art Magnified

Worshipping Mammon

Donkey Gallery

By Eva Dameron

Don't lend Chad Person any money. The UNM art graduate has created arresting images from shredded American dollar bills. An exhibit featuring some of his latest work opens at the Donkey Gallery (1415 Fourth Street SW) this Friday, Sept. 9, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Person explores the spirituality of material goods and the American obsession with monetary wealth and material accumulation. Friday also marks the one-year anniversary of the Donkey Gallery, so there's an added reason to celebrate. For details, call 242-7504.

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Art Magnified

Comedie of Erors

Adobe Theater

By Eva Dameron

The Adobe Theater presents Comedie of Erors (yes, it's intentionally misspelled), a comedy by William Shakespeare running Sept. 9 through Oct. 2. Directed by Rick Wiles, the play explores identity theft among two pairs of twins. They unknowingly come upon each other in the same town after years of separation. Chaotic multiple-identity madness ensues. The Adobe Theater is located at 9813 Fourth Street NW. For dates, times and ticket prices, call 898-9222.

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Poetry News

Hometown Heroes

The Albuquerque Slam Team

By Steven Robert Allen

The children's eyes shimmer
Even after they realize
the world won't
—Cuffee

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Author Interview

The Mind's Temple

An interview with Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

By Christie Chisholm

Some people might say the women's health movement began with a book. It wasn't a particularly fancy document—no smooth pages filled with colored illustrations or shiny, plastic cover. But it was pivotal to the way that many women, over the last 35 years, would come to understand their bodies.

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Twirling Skirts of Tradition

Mariachi Christmas

By Nina Ferrell
Ring in the holiday season with exuberant music and dances from Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán and Ballet Folklórico University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
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John Leech

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Best in Snow

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

By Maggie Grimason
A retelling of the classic tale from the messenger's perspective.
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Hanukkah Menorah
Gil Dekel via Wikimedia / Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

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Chag Urim Sameach! • חג אורים שמח

Hanukat Shalom

By August March
A Hanukah party with food, silent auction, activities for kids, live klezmer music with dancing and a sing-along with The Neo-Weavers.
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Courtesy of the JCC

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

Oy Vey

OY! A Comedy with Chutzpah

By Megan Reneau
A collection of short comedies which are a comic tribute to all things Jewish and all things human.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

No Good At Goodbyes

Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die

By Joshua Lee
Death educator Gail Rubin discusses her newest book on organizing your life, death and legacy.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Dec 16)

Handel's Messiah

By Nina Ferrell
Roger Melone conducts the New Mexico Philharmonic performing the beloved, sacred symphonic work.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Dec 16)

Get Crackin'

The Nutcracker Ballet

By Megan Reneau
Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, present the classic ballet set in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico.
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First Annual Humble Holidays Arts and Crafts Show

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 17)

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale feat. Really Great Coffee

Second Annual Humble Holidays Arts and Craft Show

By Robin Babb
Browse the works of over 30 local artists, vendors and food trucks while listening to the sounds of the talented Rock 101 Academy musicians.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Dec 18)

Helping Kids in a Single Bound

Superhero Benefit Show

By Joshua Lee
Face painting, Superhero photo booth, prizes, performances and a special appearance by Comic Crusaders for NM to benefit UNM Children's Hospital Child Life.
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