Alibi V.19 No.38 • Sept 23-29, 2010 
Like I said, “Once the initial wave of creepy wears off ...”

Culture Shock

Zodiac: Not the Serial Killer, the Sexy Painting

Local artist Katie Calico is working on a series of paintings based on the zodiac, and the results are decidedly titillating.

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Like I said, “Once the initial wave of creepy wears off ...”
John Bear

Gallery Review

I’m Sure This Violates Leviticus Somehow

Bodies ... The Exhibition comes to Albuquerque

Once the initial wave of creepy wears off, Bodies ... The Exhibitionwell,maybe “creepy” is being too modest. The exhibit, which opened Sept. 9 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, features real human bodies in various stages of disassembly. The back of one of the specimens has been filleted to show the spine and muscles. A person with a constitution weaker than mine may regard “creepy” as being the understatement of the year.

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The Aux Dog players take on a Steve Martin original. From left: Kelsey Ann Olson, Paul Rodriguez Jr., Nick Ganjei, Graham Gentz and Joe P. Martinez.
Christy Lopez

Performance Review

The Play With Two Brains (Steve Martin Reference)

The Aux Dog Theatre puts on Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Art and science are usually viewed as separate, walled-off worlds.

It’s been said that art, while influenced by philosophy and strategy, maintains steadfast ground not in the head, but in the muse-directed heart and gut.

It also goes that science lives in the brain, plodding through cerebral pathways to carve out theories and observe minute truths.

The problem with this stereotype is that it just isn’t true. Art and science lease equal space in the head and heart, and they influence each other as much as they are each inspired by beauty and logic.

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Cha-Ching

64 Hexagrams

Inspired by the 64 hexagrams from the 2,000-year-old Chinese I Ching, they combine trigrams related to heaven, earth, thunder, water, mountain, wind and fire. Runs through 10/27.
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Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

Wicked

The Broadway sensation takes a look at the land of Oz from a different perspective.
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IT Sings

Puddles Pity Party

Legend has it that Puddles began his journey into the land of kitsch with a chance encounter in an Atlanta bar in 1998. The bartender heard him sing after taking a show flyer and tracking him down at his gig at a flea market. The sad clown singing karaoke on a boombox blew him away and now that bartender and Puddles travel the world together. His career exploded in 2013 when he was featured on Postmodern Jukebox's cover of “Royals” by Lorde. The YouTube video instantly went viral and has over 22 million views to date. They call him the “sad clown with the golden voice.” But don't be frightened by the seven foot clown. He soulfully serenades you into the evening as Puddles Pity Party takes over the KiMo Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 18 with beautifully arranged covers of rock and pop classics. The show is from 8 to 10pm for an all-ages crowd. Puddles won't be so sad if you can cough up the asking price of $35 to $100 for a ticket. Don't let Puddles be sad. 
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Dulcimers are Def!

9th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival

This event features 49 workshops focusing on mountain and hammered dulcimers as well as Celtic harp, bowed psaltery, penny whistle, autoharp, bodhran, spoons, ukulele and country line dancing.
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Trash … But Make It Fashion

Urban Trash Recyclable Materials Hair and Fashion Show

Participate in a night of fashion and fun with a live runway show and bid on your favorite creation for the chance to take it home. Proceeds benefit Agora Crisis Center.
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Something Evil's Lurking in the Dark

Thrill the World Class

Thrill the World is hitting Albuquerque! Come out to the learn the choreography and help break the world record for the world's largest simultaneous dance via the six-minute Michael Jackson smash hit at Tiguex Park on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. The free Thriller Class requires a waiver to be filled out prior to the session, which can be found at the link below. The big event is on Oct. 27, but registration closes at midnight on Oct. 24, so make sure you register. This event is for all-ages, so look for Lina and Karen by the stage at the park and get ready to get zombie-fied for the record shattering event. Find the waiver at: sites.google.com/site/thrilltheworldalbuquerque/learn-the-dance/forms
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