Make It Count: Body Bliss workshop
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Now that Christmas is seriously looming, what with less than two weeks 'til that fateful morning when children and adults alike scurry toward that decorated timber situated in the living room, eyes dazed from sleep, but excitement filling their bones as they tear open those decorated boxes left from Santa (or their spouses), thinking of a proper gift can be grotesque and agitating. So, in keeping with the theme of giving, it might behoove you to not only spend your hard-earned dough, but to actually make something. Hosted by Albuquerque Herbalism, the Body Bliss workshop takes place at Del Norte Sports & Wellness (7120 Wyoming NE). In this workshop, participants will learn how to make body butter, personalized bath salts, aftershave, facial cleanser and more. So if you have a friend who practically orgasms when smelling a good soap, or a surprisingly metrosexual father who just needs that perfect aftershave, this may be a workshop that will provide viable skills and sweet-smelling goodies. And who couldn't use a gently odorous trinket? The workshop happens tomorrow at 1pm. Call 857-0123 to register. The price is $35, plus a $12 supply fee. Not bad for an afternoon's work, eh? Del Norte Sports & Wellness • Sat Dec 14 • 1-4pm • $47 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
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Paula Hearts Jokes: Paula Poundstone at the Lensic
Watching a comedian move seamlessly between pre-written material and off the cuff banter with the audience while maintaining control of the show, making everyone laugh and improvising most of their set—well, it’s sort of like seeing a unicorn. There’s a very distinct possibility that Paula Poundstone is a unicorn. The comedian is known for her impeccable crowd work, which I witnessed when I first saw her perform in the 1987 TV special “Women of the Night” with Ellen DeGeneres and Rita Rudner. The way she incorporated the audience into her act changed the way I saw stand-up comedy. She provokes the audience with adamant personal questions, mocking their responses, but in a playful and free manner that never quite seems confrontational. With a new CD out called I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them In Boston, Poundstone can be heard on NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” See her live at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco) in Santa Fe tomorrow evening at 7:30, and witness as she guides the audience through a series of quick comebacks and witty one-liners. Tickets run between $27.50 and $35. Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe • Fri Dec 13 • 7:30pm • $27.50-$35 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
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