Alibi V.17 No.18 • May 1-7, 2008 
Untitled (Four Heads and Two Animals),   by Patrocinio Barela

Culture Shock

Albuquirky

See inside some of Albuquerque's artful and funky abodes during OFFCenter's third annual Albuquirky House Tour on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. The tour will visit three art-filled homes around the city, including one designed by Bart Prince. For more information and tickets ($30, benefits OFFCenter), call OFFCenter between noon and 4 p.m. at 247-1172.

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Untitled (Four Heads and Two Animals),   by Patrocinio Barela

Gallery Review

Diamonds and Wood

Caminos Distintos at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

The April cover of Artforum depicts Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God, a skull made of platinum, diamonds and human teeth. It’s dazzling. Its function is to start conversations about art and money; or, more pointedly, conversations about how money is the religion that defines the value of art. The work is emblematic of the conflation of money and meaning in our current art market—come on, it cost more than $16 million to make; how could it not mean anything?

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Book Reviews

Prelude to Insanity

Cleaver by Tim Parks

Where do the humiliated hide out in the 21st century? It's not just a question for ex-governors and gadflies, since public personae flee the same thing that hounds us all in a more minor fashion—the constant swirl of the media and its appetite for scandal and vengeance. Is it possible for us to unplug from this electronic drip feed (not to mention our BlackBerries), and if we do, what happens to our minds?

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Can I Get a Volunteer from the Audience?

Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017

Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world.
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Water you doing this weekend?

Cirque Italia

Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
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“From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical”

The Pirates of Penzance

A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
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Indies Always (and First)

Indies First

Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.
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Las Patronas come to the NHCC

All of Me/Llévate mis Amores

Follow a group of women from the Mexican village of La Patrona who prepare food, bag and toss it to migrants traveling on top of the freight train known as La Bestia as it makes its way to the US.
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Warrior in Two Worlds

A Night of Harmony

One of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians and Grammy award winner Joanne Shenandoah performs live.
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This is where we draw the line

The Zen of Abstraction

A brief guided meditation followed by a tour of select works in the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary.
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¡Feliz Navidad, folks!

The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style Opening Reception

Approximately 430 handmade ornaments from over 125 New Mexican artists, collected by the Duran family. Runs through 1/7.
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