Alibi Bucks

 Feb 16 - 22, 2006 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Point and Shoot—You've got plenty of time, but you'd still be wise to get started now. The deadline for our Third Annual Photo Contest is Wednesday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Trust me, it'll be here before we know it.

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"Twilight Muse" by Gary Wellman

Gallery Review

Some Assembly Required

The Structure of Dreams at Exhibit/208

By Steven Robert Allen

While wandering through the current Exhibit/208 show, it's fun to take the title of the exhibit at face value. It sounds New Agey, doesn't it? A little bit hazy and softcore? My thoughts exactly, but I have to admit that this title provides a fascinating filter for Gary Wellman's sculptures.

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From left to right: Ryan Jason Cook (Eddie), Kristen Simpson (Bonnie), Zach Sears (Mickey) and Benjamin Liberman (Phil) in   Hurlyburly   at Theatre X.

Art Magnified


Theatre X

By Steven Robert Allen

UNM's Spring 2006 season kicks off in a toxic cloud of cocaine and sex. A student production of David Rabe's black comedy, Hurlyburly, about a group of debauched friends trying to make it in Hollywood, will be performed in Theatre X. The play originated Off Broadway in the mid '80s. It was made into a film in 1998. The show runs through Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Call for specific dates. $10 general, $8 seniors, $7 students. 925-5858.

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Detail from untitled piece by David Polka

Art Magnified

Juvenile Dystopiate

Yale Art Center

By Steven Robert Allen

An intriguing one-man show opens tonight at the Yale Art Center (1001 Yale SE), featuring some wild paintings by David Polka. Inspired by graffiti art, Asian religious iconography, illuminated manuscripts and anime, among other things, Polka's work is surprisingly contemplative. The show opens this Friday, Feb. 17, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music and refreshments. 242-1669.

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Book Review

Murder in the Fifth Century

Review by Lisa Polisar

The Cybelene Conspiracy

Good fiction should not only transport you to a unique time and place, but should so thoroughly immerse you in this world that you forget about water boiling on your stove until the kettle explodes. I like to call this effect reality amnesia, and, sadly, it is hard to come by in a market overrun by formula novels and beach reading. If you love mystery fiction but crave something different, check out New Mexico author Albert Noyer's latest book.

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Renee Gregorio

Book News

Poetas y amigas

Tres Chicas

By Lisa Lenard-Cook

Imagine doing something because you love doing it—not for money, fame or someone else's praise, but because it connects you with yourself, your friends and your world. Now imagine that that something involves poetry.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Oct 9)

Get Your Gay Geek On

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

By Devin D. O'Leary
Out actor/comedian Tom Lenk (star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” The Cabin in the Woods and Transformers) is the special guest at this year's 13th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. He'll be talking about his “dorkumentary” Nerdgasm, in which he travels to England to fulfill his lifelong dream…
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 11)

Catch Khachaturian

Chatter Sunday: Khachaturian and Finnish Songs

By August March
Featuring performances by Leevi Madetoja, Heino Kaski, Ruxandra Marquardt, James T Shields, Paul Marquardt, Timothy Mix and poetry from V.B. Price.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Oct 17)

Altars, Ofrendas y Mas

Dia de los Muertos Art Workshop: Altars

By Maggie Grimason
Learn about the history, traditions, symbols and how to paint your face like a calavera.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Oct 18)

Just a Sweet Transvest-Nite

The Rocky Horror Show

By Sarah Bonneau
Feeling down? Perhaps a visit to the doctor is in order—with Dr. Fran-N-Furter that is! The perfect way to celebrate Halloween (it's just a jump to the left) is to get a ticket to Musical Theatre Southwest's production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film and seeing a local production will make the musical come to life. With tickets only $20-22, this show is a local gem. So put your hands on your hips and do the pelvic thrust over to the MTS box office or
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