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Arts/Lit
‹‹ V.14 No.45 | November 10 - 16, 2005

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Undue Process—In Chris Tugwell's X-Ray, an Australian man is imprisoned for three years without charge, and no one, including the man himself, has any idea what crime he might have committed. X-Ray is based on a true story. The American premiere of Tugwell's play occurs right here in Albuquerque at Gorilla Tango (519 Central NW). The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. through Nov. 19. $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at gorillatango.com. 245-8600.

“Skinny Arms and All” by Liz Dineen
“Skinny Arms and All” by Liz Dineen

Butterflies and Zebras—Through the end of the year, the Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE) hosts an exhibit featuring work by a trio of talented lady craft artists. Amber Archer makes sherbert-hued raku bowls. Nancy Corrigan makes a family of crazed dolls. And Liz Dineen offers up some funked-out watercolor images. Upstairs, the Mariposa's baby sister, Galerie E, hosts an exhibit of watercolors and collages by Walt Yoder. Stop by and pick up a gift for a relative, a friend or your sweet self. Giddyap! 268-6828.

En Otra VozIn its inaugural collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the National Institute of Flamenco presents an intricate, stomping, sweaty performance by Yjastros. The troupe will stage a blistering show of contemporary flamenco that remains true to the gypsy roots of the art form. Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at the center's main auditorium (1701 Fourth Street SW). $20, $25, $30. 724-4771.

Bravos Awards—The Arts Alliance recently announced its call for 2006 Bravos Awards nominations. The annual award honors local figures in the arts who have made special contributions in the areas of dance, music, visual arts, theater, literature, arts education and arts philanthropy. Pick up nomination forms at 1100 San Mateo NE, Suite 8, or call 268-1920 for more information. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Dec. 19.