By Amy Dalness
Predicting the President-Elect
Leading up to the Nov. 4 election, the Vortex Theatre hosted an evening of eight 10-minute plays by local playwrights called Electoral Dysfunction. In honor of the democratic process, audience members were asked to vote for their favorite play. After a meticulous count of every vote, the theater electoral college has determined a winner. Playwright and Albuquerque Journal columnist Gene Grant gets the $500 cash prize for his play "Enter on the Execution," which follows President-elect Barack Obama into a private White House restroom before his inaugural address, where he encounters a janitor who's seen many presidents walk through those bathroom doors. Grant picked the president-elect long before Election Day—wonder if the bathroom encounter will manifest as well.
All in the Timing at The Adobe Theatre
By Michael Michalske
Three monkeys in a cage with typewriters. Given an infinite timeline, would they write Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet or just defecate on a pack of cigarettes in protest of their unethical incarceration? These are a few questions addressed in The Adobe Theatre's production of All in the Timing, a collection of seven one-acts by David Ives, where things get comedic, tragic and a little wacky.
Fauna Like Ours
UNM Press presents A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque
Review by Lisa Lenard-Cook
A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque
Who knew there were so many species of flies indigenous to the middle Rio Grande bosque? Or ants, for heaven’s sake? For anyone who spends time along the bosque, A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Rio Grande Bosque will help you decide if that track in the sand belongs to a bunny or a bear, or if that snake in the garden is a venomous Western diamondback rattlesnake or harmless Western hognose.
Quiz to the White House
So You Want to Be President? by John Warner
Review by Tom Gibbons
So You Want to Be President?
This is a multiple-choice review. Mimicking So You Want to Be President?, a book of political humor from John Warner (editor of the literature and humor site McSweeney's Internet Tendency), your knowledge of the presidency will be tried. Even if you fail, you'll still know enough to be vice president.
OutSpoken Queer Poetry
By Monica Schmitt
The slam is open to self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and queer-questioning poets. Featuring Queer Xicana poet, Tannia Esparza. Hosted by Erin Northern.
Basic Necklace and Earring Making at Mama's Minerals
A tutorial on tools, materials, and methods required to properly finish off a professional-quality necklace. Instruction is free, but student must bring/buy own materials.
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