This Week's Event Horizon in stripping like they used to, how to make an anime, ethnic Batman and more

March 9-15, 2017

[ Thu Mar 9 2017 2:13 PM ]



"You—in the pajamas—put down the Justin Bieber pictures and pick up a pen.” Perhaps more applicable to Albuquerque would be “Shia LaBeouf pictures,” but that's neither here nor there. Nevertheless, get ready to take some notes on comedian extraordinaire Ian Harris this Thursday, March 9, at Skylight Santa Fe and this Saturday, March 11, at the Guild Cinema. You may have seen Harris perform some pretty hilariously precise impressions on Jimmy Kimmel Live! or maybe his atheism-based comedy on Comedy Central or heard his voice on Fuse's “Mad Genius,” but you don't want to miss him Thursday at 8pm in Santa Fe, and 10:30pm in Albuquerque while he's here on his ExtraOrdinary tour. You can also meet the comedian at Kelly's Brew Pub Friday and Saturday before the show at 8pm. (Megan Reneau)

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Was one of your New Year's resolutions this year to get more involved in the community? Gallery Nights not only covers that, it's also fun and engaging. On Friday, March 10 from 5-9pm, and every Friday night after that, Downtown Contemporary Gallery is hosting a community get-together event in conjunction with Duke City All Stars, Warehouse 508 and Worldwide Underground. These events have a little something for everyone: music, fashion, comedy, art and more. The goal of the events is to bring artists of all walks of life and from all over the city together under one roof. Plus, with the help of donations collected each week, every month a public mural will be painted. So go forth and bond, make connections, and beautify the city! (Taylor Grabowsky)

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The Rebelle Alliance takes us back to the Golden Age of striptease with A Night of Classic Burlesque. National burlesque stars Lola Van Ella (St. Louis, Mo), Miss Mina (Boston, Mass.) and Rebel (Charlotte, N.C.) will be joining regional faves like Mena Domina (Santa Fe) and Feisty Baudelaire (El Paso)—not to mention Albuquerque performers Joy Coy, Annie O'Roar, Mayo Lua de Frenchie, Mischa Mischief, Vivian MirAnn, Saskia Sharp, Possum, Holly Rebelle and more. In addition to the old-school bump-and-grind action, there will be live jazz courtesy of Eddie Brewer & the Manic Episodes and comedy from Maverick McWilliams. Tickets are $15 at the door. This is a 21+ event. (Devin D. O'Leary)

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Autumn Leaf
Courtesy of Mitzi Humphrey

Bruh, do you even know what encaustic painting is? Lemme fill you in: Encaustic comes from a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn.” It's an ancient method of painting utilizing hot wax and dammar resin with colored pigments. Each layer is melted to fuse with new layers, which is time-consuming but results in a stunning effect. If you're intrigued, you're in luck because the Museum of Encaustic Art is opening on Saturday, March 11, in Santa Fe. Over 300 works of art have been collected to fill the gallery walls. There will be a ribbon-cutting at 10am and entrance to this colorful event will cost $0-$8. (Renée Chavez)

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So I thought if you wanted to make anime you just drew two big eyes, one small mouth and bang! All done. Ends up, I'm a dummy (surprise), and there's way more to this deceptively simple-seeming art form. Join the creators of the American anime series Indigo Ignited as they guide artists of all ages and experience levels through the basics of anime and manga. The Making Anime seminar starts at 11am at the Erna Fergusson Library this Saturday, March 11. (Joshua Lee)

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516 Arts is doing March's Women in Creativity programming right. One example of which is Saturday's panel, Women Artists Speak Out: Feminism and Creative Expression, which will provide a forum for women to discuss their experiences in the arts—everything from journalism to contemporary dance. Panelists include woman at various points in their careers, and even a visiting artist from Poland. Get in on the discussion totally free-of-charge between 4 and 6pm. (Maggie Grimason)

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Weekly Alibi is taking over Downtown to unveil the winners of our Best of Burque 2017 Music Showcase, the genres of which range from rock 'n' roll to punk to hip-hop. I see you out at Sister Bar, Side Effex, Launchpad, KiMo Theater, Burt's Tiki Lounge, Moonlight Lounge and Duel Brewery from 7pm-1am this Saturday, March 11. You'll pay only $20 for a wristband (or you'll pay $10 at each door) to see 27 of the best bands and musicians in town throughout some of the best venues Albuquerque has, chosen by you! (Rini Grammer)

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Chicano Batman

Totally groovy Mexican-American psych-soul quartet Chicano Batman released their new album, Freedom is Free to much acclaim on Friday, March 3. The auspicious new album coincides with their cover story over at the LA Weekly, which is a helluva paper. And now, you dear readers, can get in on all this buena suerte when Chicano Batman lands at Launchpad on Monday, March 13. The new album expands on the bands diffuse Afro-cuban influences, with the Los Angeles Times gushing, “Freedom expands the sonic map to emphasize black music from pretty much everywhere—Afro-Cuban rumbas to Fela Kuti’s hard-swinging resistance jams, Isaac Hayes’ virtuoso orchestral arrangements to hip-hop’s way of absorbing any culture it touches." Á la modies, brodies! You can catch these awesome innovators live and in person here in Burque for a small fee. It'll only cost you quince dolares to get in to see a 21+ gig where the musicians wear '70s style tuxedos, the playing is deft and the good times roll off the stage like hot refritos sliding their way home to a grateful panzón. (August March)

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