Alibi V.17 No.32 • Aug 7-13, 2008 
Monica Groop and Pia Freund in   Adriana Mater

Culture Shock

Ku Time

The Alibi's annual Haiku Contest has been around as long as this humble little alt.weekly has been printing: 16 years. But enthusiasm for haiku has only increased over time, as each year more and more submissions cram our inboxes. Get in on the ku-fever: 2008 entries are now being accepted. Here are the categories to get your creative chi flowing:

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Monica Groop and Pia Freund in   Adriana Mater
Heikki Tuuli

Performance Review

Luke! I am Your Father!

Adriana Mater at the Santa Fe Opera

So I couldn’t stop thinking about Star Wars while taking in the Santa Fe Opera’s American premiere of Adriana Mater, and I feel a little bad about that. I mean, what gives a lowly freelancer the right to associate hoity, highbrow contemporary opera with pulpy, low-rent science fiction?

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Home-schooled high school senior Ellie Mouchet’s script was selected as a top-three finalist and will be performed at the first-ever New Mexico Young Playwrights Festival.
Eric Williams

Art News

Come Out to Play

The first annual New Mexico Young Playwrights Festival

It’s hard to tell someone learning can be fun without sounding like an after-school special.

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 23)

Taking It On the Chin

The Piñata Exhibit Opening Reception

Traditional, iconic and contemporary piñata artists illustrate how piñatas maintain historical and social importance while reflecting transnational shifts in popular culture.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jun 25)

Do the Lit 'n' Lunch

Luncheon for Literacy

Reading Works and author Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrate literacy to raise money for the nonprofit that provides free literacy tutoring to adults.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Jun 27)

I'll pray for you

How Do You Pray?

Celeste Yacoboni discusses her latest work regarding how leading spiritual, shamanic, scientists, guides and activists pray and contemplates the intention of prayer.
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