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Arts/Lit
‹‹ V.15 No.25 | June 22 - 28, 2006

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen
The Ramla Taal Tribal Bellydance troupe will perform at the Ushasti Gallery this Friday.
The Ramla Taal Tribal Bellydance troupe will perform at the Ushasti Gallery this Friday.

The Best of Both Worlds—Do you like dancing? Do you like bellies? Well, why not combine the two? You'll get a scintillating combo deal at Ushasti Gallery in Nob Hill when the Ramla Taal Tribal Bellydance troupe shows up to shake what their mamas gave 'em.

They'll perform to live music provided by Zzejketa. The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and it's absolutely free. Light snacks will be provided and the performance offers an ideal opportunity to check out the current exhibit, a show of sacred feminine art created by Judith Shaw. The gallery is located at 3907 Central NE. 255-1267.

Lucky Us—The Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe is the only U.S. museum lucky enough to host a traveling exhibit of art from the collection of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City. Whether you've already seen the show or want to learn more about it before you head up to check it out, you'll want to attend a slide show on Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. hosted by UNM art professor David Craven who will talk about the exhibit and sign copies of the accompanying book, Mexican Modern: Masters of the 20th Century. 344-8139.