Alibi V.19 No.23 • June 10-16, 2010
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com Feature The Chance of a Lifetime PJ Sedillo and Tony Ross put everything on the line for Albuquerque Pride Once you go, you know. Gay pride events have an energy unlike any other. They're blobs of Silly Putty rolling on a calendar, collecting a year's worth of impressions into one big, colorful gob. There's the romance of Valentine's Day, the all-American sizzle of Fourth of July, the candy-coated spectacle of Halloween, the goodwill and generosity of Christmas. And everyone buys shots like it's their birthday. Minus the shots thing, it's no wonder children love pride parades. Art Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba Friday, Dec 15: 9am-4pm New Mexico Humanities Council
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and fine-art photographer Miguel Gandert shows his work highlighting his mestizaje heritage, and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. Runs through 12/29.
Stage Reckless Abandon: Performance Friday, Dec 15: 5-7pm form & concept
Thais Mather and feminist artists perform in conjuction with Mather's
Reckless Abandon exhibition which examines patriarchal structures. Film A Christmas Story (1983) Friday, Dec 15: 6-8pm KiMo Theatre
Follow the wintry exploits of Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle.
Art Pre-existing Conditions Opening Reception Friday, Dec 15: 6-9pm Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Collaborative pieces made from the trash of various illegal dump sites around Albuquerque by artists Cecilia McKinnon and Lance McGoldrick. Runs through 1/19.
Stage Ugly Sweater Revue Friday, Dec 15: 7pm Tricklock Performance Laboratory
A variety show provides the jolliest and bawdiest acts that local local performers have to offer.
Song & Dance Blues Winter Charity Ball Friday, Dec 15: 8pm-midnight Maple Street Dance Space
Live music from Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff, delicious food and photo booth to raise money for the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico.
Comm Con-Jikan MCM Elegante Hotel
Pop-culture festival focused on the world of anime and gaming, emphasizing fun and fandom.
Kids Stories by the Fireside Saturday, Dec 16: 5pm Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Kids experience the age-old tradition of hearing stories by the fire as well as making and decorating Christmas ornaments.