By Steven Robert Allen
Big 10—New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery (3812 Central SE) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. Stop by the gallery this Friday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. for live tunes, some delicious chow and special presentations by New Grounds members. For details, call 268-8952 or go to www.newgroundsprintshop.com.
Live Without a Net
By Abigail Blueher
For a city this size, it's amazing how much theater we have. Almost every weekend offers a fresh new batch of choices. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you're from or how old you are, theater is for everyone. Even if you don’t like a play, it sparks conversation, thoughts, feelings and a connection with others. Good, bad, funny or sad, every theater experience changes you in one way or another, so get out of the house and see theater this weekend, and the weekend after that, and the one after that, and ...
Straight, No Chaser
Review by John Freeman
Gate of the Sun
In 1001 Nights, Scheherazade staved off death by telling her would-be executioner one story after another. The narrator of Elias Khoury's profoundly moving new novel, Gate of the Sun, employs a similar strategy.
Review by Lisa Lenard-Cook
Ask Now The Beasts
Midway through her new collection of essays, Ask Now the Beasts, Corrales author Ruth Rudner notes, “There is a natural order to life and death. We prefer not to witness it. It is violent, irrevocable, messy. One among ten thousand … and yet, it seems so personal. Each death we witness is personal, something that happens to us.”
By Abi Blueher
Take a trip down Route 66 to mosey around art galleries, listen to live music and snack on cheese, crackers and fruit platters. From striking still-lifes to unusual and richly painted law books that have been nailed shut, this Artscrawl has something for everyone. It'll take place on Friday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. at a gaggle of galleries along the old highway, such as New Grounds, Mariposa Gallery, Fisher Gallery and many more. Make sure to stop by Alphaville to rent a film or two and to watch Steve White’s live PEZ theater performances starting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.artscrawlabq.org.
Eat, Drink and Be Charitable
By Megan Reneau
Raise money for the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation while enjoying live music, brews and food.
By Maggie Grimason
A personal and political response to the deaths of unarmed black people, examining the long tenuous relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.
Alborz Trio: The Sound of Peace and Persia
By August March
A performance featuring the Iranian Santour, Bb and G clarinets and various percussion instruments combined to create modern folk music based in the dastgãh tradition.
Looking Around: Photographs and Narratives Reception
By Taylor Grabowsky
Photographs and writings of people, places, and things gleaned from artist Martha Heard's travels. Runs through 4/28.
Fiftieth Anniversary Concert for UNM’s Pipe Organ
By Joshua Lee
Internationally acclaimed organist Maxine Thévenot performs on one of the largest organs in NM, the Holtkamp.
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