Bring on the Burley-Q!—This Friday and Saturday night, Alibi Midnight Movie Madness at the Guild Cinema will break from tradition and present a combination film/live performance event known as the “Stag Night Smoker featuring BellaDonna Burlesque.” The event will incorporate beautiful dancers, risqué comedy and naughty old film shorts. Albuquerque's own retro-loving 'teaser troupe BellaDonna Burlesque will be on hand twirling their tassels, and the Guild will be screening historical erotica from the '40s and '50s courtesy of San Francisco's Oddball Film + Video. The show starts at 11:30 p.m. on both nights. Tickets are $8 for this special event and they can be purchased in advance at The Guild Cinema, Martha's Body Bueno or Burning Paradise Video. Seating is limited, so act quickly!
Reel World Meets “Real World”—Producers of the perennial MTV reality hit “The Real World” will be in Albuquerque on Saturday, Oct. 9, for an open casting call. They're looking for seven wacky/annoying young strangers to populate the fantasy pad in this year's 16th season. No word yet on where the new show will be set. If you're between the ages of 19 and 24 and are interested in showing your worst qualities on national television, show up to Sauce/Raw (401 Central NW) with a recent picture and a photo ID between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Magic of Anime—On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Explora Children's Museum in Old Town Albuquerque will launch a multi-month exhibit titled “Jump to Japan: Discovering Culture Through Popular Art.” This exhibit will allow visitors to discover how Japanese culture has influenced the science and technology of the popular art forms of manga (comic books), anime (animated films), woodblock prints and traditional scrolls. The Explora Theater will be showing a wide selection of Japanese animated TV shows and movies throughout the exhibit's run. Although most of the content is aimed at families, the museum is also hoping to lure to an older teen/adult audience for this unique exhibit. On Thursday, Nov. 11, for example, there will be a night of mature-themed anime hosted by Alibi film editor Devin O'Leary (yours truly). The Explora Museum is located at 1701 Mountain Road NW and is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. “Jump to Japan” runs daily through Jan. 17.