Theater

Satan’s School for Girls at Aux Dog

“The Dolls bring something to Albuquerque that doesn’t exist on any other stage in this city,” writes Christie Chisholm in her review of the Albuquerque drag troupe’s latest production, running through Oct. 30 at Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista NE). “They create a space where sex can be silly, gender is treated playfully and as the social construct it is, and everything—from hair to lip-synced dance routines—is gloriously over-the-top.” The first of this weekend’s three shows of Satan’s School for Girls: The Reunion takes place tonight at 8 p.m. Check out the full review for more.

Elsa Menéndez

Theater

Tricklock’s Cloud Cover

Last run of shows begins tonight

Writer Christie Chisholm reviewed Elsa Menéndez’ one-person performance in this week’s Alibi. Described as “a collection of patches that ultimately—when pieced together—create a remarkable quilt,” Cloud Cover, or Conversations With Harry is a storytelling piece wherein Menéndez entertains patrons with heartfelt anecdotes from her past. All of this takes place in a theater setting that is constructed to feel more like someone’s kitchen. Tonight’s show takes place at The Tricklock Space (1705 Monte Vista) at 8 p.m. Seating is limited, but there are five more performances scheduled through Sunday.

The ’50s saw the KiMo with a larger marquee. It was later removed during rehabilitation.
Courtesy of the KiMo Theatre

Theater

This Week's Feature: The KiMo gets its crown back

KiMo Revival: The city set in motion what has now been a 30-year process, rehabilitating the KiMo in stages as funding has allowed. With the return of the its neon sign, which has been absent since somewhere between the late ’50s and early ’60s, the facade will look much as it did when it was new.

Theater

Track Marks (Bonus Editon) Bard To Death

Fortune brings in some trains that are not steered.

I’ve decided that Tuesdays are going to be train-blog day (because really, there’s only so much about my commute that’s entertaining).

However, today is a special day. It’s the day that the Associated Press (via my friends at KOB TV) announced the Rail Runner’s summer “Shakespeare on the Rail” series. Yes friends, your Saturday travel plans just got a lot more interesting.

“Hooray!” you’re probably thinking to yourself right now. “But how do I take part in this fantastic theatrical event?”

Easy. Just hop aboard the train. Performances – which are put on by UNM’s Department of Theatre Education and Outreach – are scheduled every Saturday, beginning in June on the Northbound train from Downtown Albuquerque (departs 2:38 p.m.) to Santa Fe Depot (arrives 4:10 p.m.) or Southbound from Santa Fe Depot (departs 4:32 p.m.) to Los Ranchos/JC (arrives 5:51 p.m.).

Performances will be held in the car right behind the locomotive, so make sure to hop the right car! Oh yeah, and it’s free with the cost of a train ticket.

We’ll be sure to catch a performance on this moving version of the Globe and fill you in asap!

Theater

As New Mexican As Frito Pie

Every good New Mexican knows Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya's coming of age tale set in the small town of Guadalupe. Here's your chance to enjoy the epic story of curanderas on the llano in a venue outside of your senior English class. The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Central SE) presents the stage version of Bless Me, Ultima now through April 25, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Go to vortexabq.org for reservation information. Lots of shows are sold out, so hurry!