V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
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Not Everything Is Illuminated
New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives
Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
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Get psyched for a gnarly prom night
Get out your Aqua Net for a good cause—it’s time for the Totally Awesome ’80s Prom.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
Bring down the house
OFFCenter gets (Albu)quirky; Placitas Library needs labyrinth help; and FREE COMICS! in this week’s bracing dose of Culture Shock.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
Feed the pyre
A local mag for creatives, a little yellow suitcase that leads to a personal journey and commemorating the Holocaust through dance—scope a world of ABQ arts with Culture Shock.
V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
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School of Hard Knocks
Art in the School has been working since 1985 to ensure that no children are starved of the benefits of art instruction. But now their afterschool program is threatened.
V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
Busting a Gut and Breaking the Mold
Acclaimed comic Jamie Kilstein benefits poetry, funnily enough
Former slam poet and co-host of the politically irreverent podcast “Citizen Radio,” Jamie Kilstein lends his talents to benefit Abq’s Poet Laureate program.
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013
Opportunities for visual artists, fiber freaks and Native playwrights
Decorate a bowling pin for charity, get a scholarship to study your fiber arts passion or get your play produced.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Save Blue Mesa Review
With your knowledge of useless facts
The Blue Mesa Review, UNM’s literary journal that I happen to be an editor for, has fallen on hard times. Last year, for the first time since Rudolfo Anaya founded it in 1983, the magazine had its university supplied budget entirely eliminated and is now forced to fend for itself in order to survive.
This year’s Blue Mesa Review will be published exclusively online, but even that costs money. In order to gain the funds to do so, and to continue publishing new fiction, non-fiction and poetry in the future, the organization will be holding a fundraiser tonight at Blackbird Buvette. It’s a Geeks Who Drink trivia contest, with prizes and everything, and it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.
Come on down, have a few beers, reveal to the world just how much you know about the Star Wars universe, and help keep this valuable literary institution alive.
Starts at 7 p.m. Cover is $5. All proceeds go to supporting Blue Mesa Review.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Twilight Gypsy Bazaar
Duke City Rep brings you fortune telling, treasures, Le Chat Lunatique.
The Heritage House bed and breakfast looks like strange good times are always happening inside its four walls. Equal parts warm cheer and old-time magic, it looms over the corner of High Street and Copper. It’s a fitting place for Duke City Repertory Theatre to hold its annual fundraiser, the Twilight Gypsy Bazaar. And who better to play the rollicking tunes than the boys of gypsy swing band Le Chat Lunatique?
During this mystical evening, a market full of treasures and trinkets will bedazzle you, a gypsy psychic will tell your future, and, if you want, a giant will wrestle you. (You should go just to check out that last part.)
More than 30 local businesses donated items to a silent auction, all of which you can bid on throughout the night. Get some great deals! You can have shopping, entertainment, spookiness—and all for a good cause.
Your ticket price includes delectable food and drink and supports the fine work of the nonprofit Duke City Rep. The company’s mission:
“Duke City Repertory Theatre exists to serve the audience. We believe that theatre is a mutual experience between audience and actors. It is not merely witnessing or performing, but something shared and profound. DCRT is accountable to our patrons in providing topnotch, bold theatre that inspires and transforms. It is our aim to make this art accessible and compelling to not only the theatre community, but the entire community at large. Our theatre resides not in bricks and mortar, but in that which can be shared between human beings immersed in a created world.”
Tickets can be had by visiting dukecityrep.com or calling 505.797.7081.
In advance: $30 each, 2/$50
At the door: $35
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