Two-In-One Date Night: Jersey Boys at Popejoy
The Jersey Boys at Popejoy Hall offers you two shows in one, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and a pop concert, perfect for spending a night along memory lane with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Fans will reminisce over songs such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and prom-time favorite “Oh What a Night.” Prepare yourself for a night of excitement while reliving the rise of these young men from blue-collar Jersey streets to worldwide pop stardom. This international sensation and Las Vegas hit has been described as a “wild” night of mayhem. In fact, it’s recommended only for those 12 or older, since it contains gun shots, smoke, strobe lights and drug references. The show runs until June 2 at Popejoy Hall (203 Cornell NE). Buy tickets for either daytime or evening shows. Prices range from $40 to $145 at unmtickets.com or call 877-664-8661. If you already purchased tickets, check the Popejoy website for information about date changes. Popejoy Hall, UNM Center for the Arts • Thu May 23 • 2 pm • $27.50-$135 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
Arrested Development Running Jokes Supercut
The Bluths just can’t let things go
As many of you might know, the very-long-awaited 4th installment of Arrested Development is set to release via Netflix this Sunday, May 26. As a latecomer to this cult classic (I’m just finishing season 3), I’ll admit a great deal of excitement at having 13 new episodes with which to stuff my Buster-loving brain.
In honor of this glorious event, and to whet your appetite for everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family, I present to you 8 solid minutes of recurring in-jokes, catch phrases and chicken dances.
The Daily Word in pools, government work and Yayoi Kusama action figures
Good enough for government work?
In case y'all missed it, Vice visited well-armed house of worship New Life Baptist Church.
A.V. Club wonders if indie-rock reunions are becoming de rigueur.
Planning to camp—or BBQ—for Memorial Day? Know before you go.
Diamonds may be forever, but this titanium-LED engagement ring is rad.
Get yourself a Yayoi Kusama action figure.
Webgame Wednesday:The Great Gatsby
This has been around for a while, but with Baz Luhrmann's 3D version of The Great Gatsby doing gangbusters at the box office, it seems like a fine time to revisit the (faux) NES version of The Great Gatsby. This straight-faced, side-scrolling brawler take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal Jazz Age novel is fun, fitting and proof positive that Luhrmann isn't the only guy around screwing with the classics.
The Daily Word in shady dentistry, bear bile and riding a Ferris wheel for way too long
New Mexico's at the top of the list! Of worst droughts in the country!
And pumping water out of the ground just isn't working like it used to.
"El Dentista," an unlicensed dentist in Santa Fe who performed his "services" out of a van, left a trail of mouth infections and unnecessarily removed teeth in his wake. The New Mexico Department of Health is offering free counseling, blood testing and referrals to his victims. But remember, it could be worse.
Developers in Oklahoma are resistant to the idea of including tornado shelters in their homes because it costs too much money. Sad trombone.
Clinton Shepherd of Chicago just finished riding a Ferris wheel for two days straight. "I was thrilled and honored to be able to have all the love and support I did," Shepherd said.
And it turns out that increasing demand for bear bile (used in a nonsense "home-remedy") is really bad for bears.
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