Alibi V.16 No.9 • March 1-7, 2007 
“Pink Parrots” by Suzanne Sbarge

Culture Shock

Adventures in Birdland—Suzanne Sbarge once again uncages her otherworldly birds for a one-woman exhibit opening this week at Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE). Her collage paintings conjure up dreamy sequences that are simultaneously homey and adventurous. The new show is called Breathing Space. If you haven't seen Sbarge's work, you're advised to attend the reception this Friday, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. If you have seen her work already, then I'm guessing your calendar is already marked. The show will run through the end of the month. For details, call 268-6828.

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Orange Flower Water   runs through March 11 at the Cell Theatre.

Performance Review

On the Rocks

Orange Flower Water at the Cell Theatre

On the surface, the premise of Craig Wright's Orange Flower Water sure sounds like a big fat bore, doesn't it? Two couples live in a tiny, suburban-esque town in Minnesota. Inevitably, two of them begin an affair, and all four begin taking long turns at the pity machine, wallowing in either guilt or victimization, depending on their mood from moment to moment.

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Book Reviews


This witty and useful guide to a gentleman's etiquette runs the gamut from pickup basketball (don't call ticky-tack fouls) to ’do rags (if you're white, don't) to eating sushi (don't rub your sticks together). Long sections are devoted to eating and office life, with shorter chapters focusing on relations between the sexes, social events and, thank god, techniquette.

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Guitarist Steve Maase courtesy of the Maase Family


You Have Six Strings, Dude

Inaugural Steve Maase Legacy Guitar Summit

Maase's daughter and former students gather to honor the life's work of a legendary guitarist.
artist Rosanne Ghahate


A Walk Around the Pueblo

Zuni Pueblo ArtWalk

Zuni artists transform stone, metal, pigment and other materials to tell the story of their people.


Grab A Tissue

A Good Cry

Performative videos and sculptural installations, the exhibition questions and scrutinizes the the nature of crying behavior.