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Adult Experimentation at ShowOff 4.0: Curious Concoctions

Experiment with "Shapeshifter" and other weird concoctions at ShowOff 4.0.
Experiment with "Shapeshifter" and other weird concoctions at ShowOff 4.0.

A cluster of anonymous bodies packaged in a life-sized red spandex bag writhing around Civic Plaza: This is what adulthood looks like to millennials. The quirky kids you had to compete with every year for that blue ribbon in the grade school talent show have all grown up, and the ones who graduated to form Emerge ABQ continue to dabble in the unknown. For the first time since its inception four years ago, organizers are making their flagship fundraiser completely public, mounting ShowOff 4.0: Curious Concoctions at Sister (407 Central NW) on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8pm.

Hosted by Lauren Poole of “Shit Burqueños Say” fame,the showcase of grown-up, community projects features interactive exhibits, live art, taxidermy and several large installations by Hand Eye Collective in the science fair-themed gallery in the front lounge. Simultaneously in back, performance art pieces like Christopher MacQueen’s “Shapeshifter” take the stage with an innovative lineup of aerial, comedy, dance and musical acts—including Trip the Light, REIGHNBEAU and Zack Freeman—to show off their mature skills in the adult talent show. $5 at the door, 25 percent of which will benefit OFFCenter, is worth every penny for a new perspective on the concept of adulthood. Sister • Fri Feb 27 • 8pm • $5 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar