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Meow! Headliner Kitten de Ville
Meow! Headliner Kitten de Ville

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Shaken and Stirred: ABurlyQ! A Burlesque & Sideshow Spectacular!

By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Aug 20 2014 5:00 PM ]
Escape your daily grind with some good old-fashioned bump’n’grind this weekend.
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The Rumble Seat Music booth from 2013
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The Rumble Seat Music booth from 2013

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Better Than New: 16th annual Great Southwestern Antiques Show

By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Aug 6 2014 1:15 PM ]
Featuring 200 national and international dealers in folk and fine art, paintings, Western and Native American art and antiques.
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Shojo and Leza, international authors of mystery
Shojo and Leza, international authors of mystery

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Ninja Meets Navajo Code Talker

The YA collisions of Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Aug 1 2014 2:48 PM ]
Author Leza Lowitz on women as ninja, the power of multiculturality and the what it’s like to write with your spouse.
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Ewen Wright and Laurel Butler

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Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used to Be

September: A New Show by Laurel and Ewen

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Jul 31 2014 3:15 PM ]
A series of vignettes about survival incorporating physical theater, pop music, poetic narrative and more.
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16 Swim-O-Riffic Spots in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Enjoy these swimming pools before the summer’s out

By Lisa Barrow and Constance Moss [ Fri Jul 25 2014 2:06 PM ]
With summer lurching its way to a hot and humid finale of sweaty misery, nothing feels better than cooling off in a bit of the ol’ chlorinated H2O. Check out our list of watery oases, and take a dip before hours change after Aug. 10.
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Andrew Hendrixson at work
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Andrew Hendrixson at work

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Traveling Ritual Magic: The House Shows in Burque

By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Jul 23 2014 1:00 PM ]
Ohio-based artist Andrew Hendrixson presents this new project, where he travels and creates artworks for one-day shows around the US.
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Fridas, Fridas everywhere!
courtesy Wild Moon Boutique
Fridas, Fridas everywhere!

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Kahlo Me Maybe: Old Town's Frida Fiesta

By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Jul 16 2014 1:25 PM ]

“I love you more than my own skin,” said Frida Kahlo. “And though you may not love me as much, you do love me a little. Don’t you?” If posterity has any say in the matter, the answer is a resounding Y-E-S. The six decades since Kahlo’s death have only seen adoration amplify for the otherworldly painter who bared her feeling self on canvas. And because we love her so, the Frida Fiesta unleashes in Old Town on Saturday, July 19, from 11am to 8pm.

W!ld Moon Boutique (206½ San Felipe NW) hosts the fourth annual celebration and provides clothing for the Frida Fashion Show in the early afternoon. A Frida parade wends its way through Old Town in the afternoon, and early evening sees a Frida look-alike contest on the Plaza (worth it for the acclamation of exquisite eyebrows alone). The day includes Frida trivia, games and prizes, plus live entertainment from Aztec dance group Kapulli Ehecatl, Mariachi Nuevo Mexico, folklorico dancers and more. Wear your finest chunky jewelry and flowers (or pick some up from Old Town shops) and show some love for a great 20th-century artist. For más information, see wildmoonboutique.com or call 247-7456. Historic Old Town • Sat Jul 19 • 11am-8pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

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Buffoonery Unboxed: Comedy? Presents ... A Toast

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Jul 11 2014 3:09 PM ]

Sketch troupe Comedy? (pronounced “comedy-question-mark” for reasons I don’t pretend to fathom) has been entertaining Duke City audiences for years with their distinctively hilarious brand of long-form improv, games and sketch comedy. Now they offer A Toast to the city, a newly birthed multimedia show brandishing just about every formidable talent their seven wacky members possess. From skits to songs to unrelenting tomfoolery, Comedy? promises homegrown, off-kilter hilarity in the vein of “Key & Peele,” “SNL” and “Arrested Development.” Breaking away from Comedy?’s Downtown roots, A Toast opens at Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista NE) in Nob Hill tomorrow at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at auxdog.com or by calling 254-7716, or $12 at the door. The show runs Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 8pm through July 26. Aux Dog Theatre • Fri Jul 11 • 7-8pm • $10-$12 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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Manchester City Library CC by 2.0

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Bravely Said: 4 Voices on the 4th

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Jul 3 2014 8:00 AM ]

It makes sense to welcome the 4th of July with stirring words artfully arranged—poetry seems to run in America’s veins. It connect us with our ideals and national hopes, whether or not we’ve yet achieved them. In 4 Voices on the 4th, the Museum of the American Military Family presents the voices of veterans and their family members woven into a powerful, poetic “collage performance.”

They join a long literary history. “The Yankees will hang their heads up high,” acknowledged a British officer in “The Battle of Bunker Hill,” written after a 1775 military clash that proved American troops wouldn’t be easily routed. Boston poet Robert Lowell connected the Civil War to his own milieu in 1960’s “For the Union Dead”: “The stone statues of the abstract Union Soldier/ grow slimmer and younger each year—/ wasp-waisted, they doze over muskets and muse through their sideburns…” At 2pm, hear Caroline LeBlanc, Circe Olson Woessner, Karin Bradberry and Jacqueline Murray Loring at the Museum of Nuclear Science and History (601 Eubank SE), and while you’re there, visit the Sacrifice & Service: The American Military Family exhibit, honoring the sometimes unacknowledged heroes of our nation’s defense. See nuclearmuseum.org or call 245-2137 for more info. Before you head out for fireworks and beer on Friday, take some time to remind yourself why we’re celebrating. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History • Fri Jul 4 • 2-3pm • Included with regular admission • View on Alibi calendar

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Your high school prom probably didn't include Black Widow Cabal
Your high school prom probably didn't include Black Widow Cabal

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Not Another Teen Prom: Naughty Prom redeems your adolescence

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Jun 5 2014 11:30 AM ]

Maybe you thought (having escaped high school relatively intact) that polyester jewel-tone dresses and wrist corsages were a thing of the past. Not so! Prom is back—but this time it’s just for the grownups. Naughty Prom requires no date, no stretch limousine and no flask stuffed into your underwear, because the night of dancing, group photos and games happens at ArtBar (119 Gold SW), where the liquor flows in the open and the “cool kids” are everyone who showed up ready for a good time. Thanks to the evening’s “sensuality” theme, any make-out sessions that might crop up during the steamy entertainment will be free of disapproving chaperones. Onstage, Honey Pistol and Siren Rain of fledgling troupe Broken Diamond Burlesque stretch their sexy wings, and Zmeya Dali and Saskia Sharp of the dark and deadly Black Widow Cabal are likely to do something shameless. Vibe on the sounds of Bandwidth No Name, Element37, Rusta Rhymes and more, plus a range of poets unleashing their most erotic verses. When the big dance kicks off at 9pm tomorrow, be there wearing your fancy clothes and poised for your hottest prom ever. Tickets are $5 or $10 (members/non-members) at the door. ArtBar • Fri Jun 6 • 9pm-midnight • $5-$10 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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