By Steven Robert Allen
How Merry?—Very merry. The New Mexico Symphony Orchestra presents its popular Very Merry Pops show this Friday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Saturday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. at UNM's Popejoy Hall. The program consists of fave Christmas and Hanukkah tunes along with a screening of the British animated film, The Snowman. The Albuquerque Academy Chorus and Manzano Day School Chorus will accompany. Tickets are $16 to $52 for the Popejoy show and $15 to $40 for the NHCC show. They're available at nmso.org or by calling 881-8999.
Green at 516 Αrts
By Steven Robert Allen
Suzanne Sbarge calls it the M-word. As far as dirty words go, this one's fairly tame, of course, and she doesn't exactly cringe when she hears it. Still, Sbarge is eager to put Magnifico, the defunct arts organization she once served as executive director, behind her.
Hop Through the Wormhole
Review by John Freeman
Against the Day
A former Boeing employee in the early ’60s, Thomas Pynchon smuggled his knowledge of missile systems into his novels V (1963) and The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), and lambasted the depravity of air warfare in Gravity's Rainbow (1973). Now, as the elusive writer enters his 70s, America's most insistently playful-but-serious novelist aside from Kurt Vonnegut has unveiled a supersized tale in which, for once, the air might be our very salvation. Unless, of course, it is bought and controlled by industrialists—or aliens, for that matter.
The 10 Commandments of Flamenco
Review by Laura Sanchez
The Flamenco Academy
Sarah Bird excels in hilarious portraits of well-meaning people, bonded in dysfunctional tribes and enslaved by compelling pursuits. Bird's latest novel, set in the University of New Mexico's flamenco program, tones down the humor in favor of a greater resonance and maturity. The wit is still there, but it's ever more mordant.
By Renée Chavez
Santa Fe writer and award-winning filmmaker Jason DeBoer presents anagrammatic takes on The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hamlet.
Alice in Wonderland
By Devin D. O'Leary
A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic.
Courtesy of Keshet Center for the Arts
Together and Apart: an Albuquerque urban journey through dance
By Rini Grammer
Dancer Silva Laukkanen explores how environment impacts choreography.
Collected Works: Michael Wallace Opening
By Maggie Grimason
Featured works include pastels, oils, acrylics, mixed media and electronic media from the earth scientist and creator of the Calabacillas Arroyo public art. Runs through 1/31.
Weekly Alibi's Kinky Curiosities
We'll be showing off some of Albuquerque's biggest fantasies, fetishes, kinks, curiosities and the results of our online-exclusive sex survey. Live performers and demonstrations run the gamut from leather to lace, from bondage to burlesque, from domination to drag queens. There will be information tables featuring the city's most sex-positive resources and some very naughty vendors.
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