V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Animals Red Dragon Invades Downtown Monster possibly about to make a trip to Knockouts I love this weird city. A crowd of shrieking and pointing passersby attracted me to the front entrance of Knockouts on my way back from lunch this afternoon. It was not a dancer doing something outrageous. It was the biggest four-legged reptile I’ve ever encountered outside of a zoo. It was rough and reddish, with a long white band on its tail and enormous jowls. Unlike the speedy Godzilla, or a Komodo dragon, it was crawling along like cold honey. And it was moving steadily towards the Knockouts door. His owner stood calmly minding him, answering questions from rubberneckers like me. Me: “Holy shit!” Owner: “ ... “ Me: “What is that?” Owner: “Red tegu.” Me: “Where’s it from?” Owner: “Argentina.” Me: “Oh my god, what does it eat?” Owner: “Meat. He’s a carnivore.” Me: “Holy shit!” The nice man explained, however, that he has this particular red tegu on a diet of wet dog food. Still, I wouldn’t try to pet it, as they are known for eating anything that can fit between their jaws. Art Art and Oppression Opening Reception Monday, June 26: 8am-5pm Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Curated photographs record victims of civil war in Sri Lanka, Guatemalan refugees in Mexico, uranium mining in western N.M., as well as the suppression of women, police violence and surveillance. Runs through 9/15.
Kids Crazy Critters Monday, June 26: 8:30am-3:30pm New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Explore how animals are adapted to their environments and why they can oftentimes look so absurd.
Art Silent Worlds Monday, June 26: 10am-6pm Turner Carroll Gallery
Drew Tal's artistic iconography speaks quietly and subtly of the beauty of diversity in modern global society. Never blatant, always respectful, Tal guides viewers on a visual tour of humanity. Runs through 7/6.
Art Po Mo Paintings Monday, June 26: 10am-5pm Loma Colorado Main Library
Carolyn Peterson presents her paintings based in the ancient Chinese art of splashing pigment and water on paper. New Mexico Taiko performs on traditional Japanese Taiko drums. Runs through 06/30.
Kids Pig Out on Reading Monday, June 26: 10:30-11:30am Alamosa Library
Farmer Minor, Daisy the pig and her two pugs read to kids.
Art Route 66 Then and Now Monday, June 26: 11am-midnight O'Niell's Pub
See the artist collective Rainbow Artists' interpretation of the historic Route 66. Runs through 7/1.
Words How Do You Pray? Tuesday, June 27: 6-7:30pm Bookworks
Celeste Yacoboni discusses her latest work regarding how leading spiritual, shamanic, scientists, guides and activists pray and contemplates the intention of prayer.
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