Alibi V.19 No.19 • May 13-19, 2010 ››
New Year's resolutions are for suckers. Why would anyone choose to turn over a new leaf in January, a month best reserved for footie pajamas, hot chocolate and weight gain? The real time to explore and expand is now. Though you may not have been in school for decades (and while summer doesn't officially begin for another month), there's something uniquely exhilarating about the end of May. So make your summer arts resolutions now; coincidentally enough, I have a few suggestions for this week to start you off.
The Outlaw, Lawman and Ghost Magic Show
Duck inside Nob Hill’s best-kept secret passageway and the first side-room to appear is the Magic and Juggling Shop—a zany bazaar where trick kits entice from glass cases, sleight-of-hand artists trade tips, how-to DVDs perch next to packaged rubber vomit and snippets of esoteric conversation may include, “Sorry, we just sold out of Bite Coin.”
Museums Are Hot
Summer exhibits for any attitude
Summer may be synonymous with a break from education, but that doesn’t mean you want your brain to rust. Plus, when the heat starts to boil your insides, what better way to escape it than to dash into the air-conditioned halls of a museum and admire art, learn about our ancestors or play with giant bubbles?
The bestselling author reads selections from his newest book Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), and answers questions from audience members.
Cross Pollination of Art and Science
Artist Stephen Auger presents his collaborative work with chronobiologist Dr. Benjamin Smarr that addresses the fundamental relationships between aesthetic perception, sensory wellness and the dynamic movement of light.
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
The Music of Led Zeppelin
The NMPhil performs a symphonic rock experience featuring an array of favorites from the Zeppelin catalog.
Tellabration: A World Wide Celebration of Storytelling
Loren Niemi, Regina Ress and Nash Jones present stories that touch on the theme of blessings and blessings in disguise.
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017
Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world.
The Pirates of Penzance
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.