V.20 No.13 | 3/31/2011
Idiot Box What the Aflac? Famous spokesduck loses his voice It began with an ill-timed joke. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who has served as the squawking voice of the Aflac duck in television commercials since 2000, rather unwisely posted a couple of one-liners to his Twitter account right after the tsunami hit Japan. Sample joke: “I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.’ ” On an offensive scale of 1 to 10, that’s about a 5. On a funny scale of 1 to 10, it’s a 3.5, tops. Art Holiday Craft Show Saturday, Nov 25: 9am-4pm UNM Continuing Education Building
Browse the wares of 45 local vendors for holiday shopping. Food truck on-site.
Words Classics (Kind of) Saturday, Nov 25: 9am-6pm Tidal Wave Books
Enjoy store-wide specials along with a presentation of author Jason Witter's newest collection of comic drawings that explore classic tales like
Hamlet, Moby Dick and The Odyssey. Words Indies First Saturday, Nov 25: 10:30am-5pm Page One Bookstore
Eight local authors recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading in addition to promoting their own titles.
Words Reckless Abandon: A Reading Saturday, Nov 25: 2-3pm form & concept
Thais Mather reads excerpts from writings that span two years of her creative process, which culminated in the body of work for the exhibition
Reckless Abandon. Song & Dance Annual Winter Solstice Concert Saturday, Nov 25: 5:30-7:30pm Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center Chapel
Enjoy Bach's "Oratorio," Vivaldi's "Magnificat," and Christmas carols from the New Mexico Bach Chorale and Players.
Kids Peter and The Wolf Saturday, Nov 25: 7pm CFA Downtown
Musicians and alumni from the UNM's music department and local artists narrate the popular children’s tale. Sarita Sol González opens the show with original performance poetry.
Stage The Pirates of Penzance Saturday, Nov 25: 7:30-9:30pm Rodey Theatre
A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.
Stage Cirque Italia Saturday, Nov 25: 7:30pm Cottonwood Mall
Acrobatics, dance, contortion, high-performance BMX and roller-skating that push t., which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.
Food Afternoon Tea Sunday, Nov 26: Noon-2:30pm Marie's Teas
Enjoy, browse, review, purchase teas from around the world and experience various tea cultures.