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 Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2009 
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Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Día de los Muertos

Dust off your marigold headdresses, friends: It's Día de los Muertos time. Different than Halloween (haunty) and All Saints' Day (reverent), the Day of the Dead honors the memories of loved ones who have passed with ofrendas (altars), sugar skulls, parades, and a sense that, while sad, death is inevitable and not to be feared.

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"Passage" by Brandon Maldonado, 2009. Oil on panel.

Gallery Review

Albuquerque, Illuminated

Burque artists live in the now

By Julia Mandeville

Albuquerque Now is to our art scene what a telescope is to the moon: By focusing in on an exceptional fragment, we are better able to understand the beauty of the whole. The show, up now at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, displays dozens of locally crafted works in a stunning representation of our creative community, its diversity and its talent.

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Book Review

Bikes 4 Life

David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries

Review by Marisa Demarco

Bicycle Diaries

Friends and family express dismay that I've given up the auto. They wonder if I’m “OK.” How can anyone get by in America without a car? But it’s a mean machine. Headlights and bumper scowl while slurping dollars from bank accounts and petrol from pumps. Plus, Burque drivers pass a cycle-girl too close for comfort and leer via engine-revving as only local auto-pilots can.

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John Leech

EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Dec 8)

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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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Dec 9)

“The bigger the crime, the greater forgiveness.”

Simon Gronowski

By Megan Reneau
Hear the harrowing expierence of the Belgian holocaust survivor and jazz pianist followed by a performance and a question and answer session.
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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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Hanukkah Menorah
Gil Dekel via Wikimedia / Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Dec 10)

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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