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 Nov 10 - 16, 2011 
Muertos y Marigolds

Photo Essay

Muertos y Marigolds

By Sam Adams

The South Valley’s 13th annual Día de los Muertos Marigold Parade was on Sunday, Nov. 6. Revelers danced and cruised down Isleta while hundreds of costumed and face-painted onlookers snapped pictures, cheered, and snacked on duritos and cotton candy. Among the procession were flower tossing skeletons, vibrant lowriders bumping up and down on hydraulics, protesters speaking out against officer-involved shootings and Wall Street greed, and a ghastly rainbow of musicians and performers. Here are a few.

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Yjastros
Pat Berrett

Performance Preview

The Halls of Memory

Yjastros showcases veteran dancer and symphony orchestra in nostalgic El Museo

By Christie Chisholm

A janitor spends his life working in an art museum. Over decades of quietly mopping the halls, he’s developed relationships with the people and places that adorn the canvases of his wide, rambling office. Through them, he sees the characters and memories that shaped his life. As he visits with the images, he watches them jump out of their frames and begin to dance.

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Book Review

A Life Less Unordinary

Julian Barnes’ latest novel is a murky, ruminative masterpiece

Review by Sam Adams

The Sense of an Ending

A young Hunter S. Thompson questioned, "Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely ashore and merely existed?"

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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 7)

Slammin’

OutSpoken Queer Poetry

By Monica Schmitt
The slam portion is open to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and queer-questioning poets. Featuring Queer Xicana poet, Tannia Esparza. Hosted by Erin Northern.
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courtesy Australia's Thunder From Down Under's Facebook Page

EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 8)

Package For Mom

Thunder from Down Under

By Joshua Lee
The internationally-acclaimed male revue of dynamic dance routines, barely there costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and chiseled abs perform.
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