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Friday, Feb 24: Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues

Shaolin Warriors is not just a cartoon about monks, martial arts and magic, folks. I was surprised and delighted to find out that this ancient practice of Zen Buddhist monks doing kung fu is real and showcased worldwide. Monks travel to the Shaolin temple in China to learn martial arts: The training focuses on movement of the body, using the beliefs in Buddhism of strength and wisdom. If you are curious as to what an ass-kicking monk looks like, get tickets to Popejoy on Friday, Feb. 24, at 8pm to watch this beautifully choreographed show. Tickets are $20-$56. Popejoy Hall, UNM Center for the Arts • Fri Feb 24 • 8pm • $20-$56 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar