Alibi V.21 No.19 • May 10-16, 2012 ››
Breaking the Mold
Inexpensive custom creations have kept Casa de Piñatas a UNM-area staple for 16 years
In 1996, Francisco Rodriguez opened a little store at the intersection of Lead and Yale with his wife, Patty. Rodriguez handled the crafting, and his wife managed the business side. It's at that same location, 16 years later, that Rodriguez and his son continue the tradition of custom piñatas.
Courtesy of Alan Mitchell
Amoral in L.A.
The Vortex lines up David Mamet’s soulless film industry farce
Speed-the-Plow is a play about the coke-addled, fortune-obsessed, power-crazed workings of late-’80s Hollywood, fortified with typical David Mamet misogynistic underpinnings. Also in true Mamet fashion, it’s a story in which all of the characters prove themselves despicable, some more than others. Yet Speed-the-Plow still manages to be light, frivolous fun.
Note to the world’s marketing geniuses: Place the prefix “Octo” in front of any word and you automatically have something people won’t stop saying. Try it. Octomom, Octoplex, OctoStash. See, it’s fun. You can even make up something like “Octodog” and I bet it’ll catch on. I’m not even sure what that is, but I’ve got to have one.
A hilarious, fast-paced comedy, where residents of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
Photo by Rachel Garcia
Reena Esmail's Rang De Basant for solo piano and Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor.
Photo by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer
Jasper String Quartet
The Oberlin-trained quartet performs the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Debussy.
courtesy of Page One Events
Persepolis Rising: The Expanse Book 7
Local authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under a pseudonym James S.A. Corey talk about and sign their latest space opera novel.