Alibi V.22 No.42 • Oct 17-23, 2013 
“Snug Bug” by Shing Yin Khor

Arts Feature

Something Seriously Weird this Way Comes

Bewitching III brings an October feeling to Stranger Factory

Stranger Factory’s Halloween-themed show delivers the delightfully grim and the weirdly whimsical.
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Adrian Esparza, Superstructure, from installation Vitrina de Colonias, 2013, serape, plywood, nails, 18 x 16 feet

Culture Shock

This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.

Get Lit

Historically Stating

From cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.

Book Review

Shepherd of Sin

In a short, complex narrative that relies on the second person, Father Meme tells the story of three Native youths who suffered and survived abuse at the hands of a priest.

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Baby, Hold on to Me

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

See the longest running show in Chicago history. A rapid-fire showcasing of 30 pieces performed in 60 minutes.
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Hung Like a Seahorse

Hung Like a Seahorse: A Comedic Foray into Real-Life Transgender Adventure

Laugh, cry and feel uplifted with this stage show about transgender life, written and performed by Quinn Alexander Fontaine.
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Sonic Sponges

Galactic Sound Bath

Feeling a little unkempt spiritually? Listen close: Collective Frequency has something to clean you right up. This Sunday, Aug. 26 the group hosts a galactic sound bath at Tortuga Gallery. Using crystal bowls and harps, a xylophone, tang drum, chimes, gongs, rainsticks and more, the group guides visitors through a sound healing session that aims to tap directly into your DNA through the mystical frequencies created. An hour and a half—from 6:30 to 8pm, ought to have you stepping out into the night feeling cleansed. At $10, this sound bath will recharge you better than getting sloppy drunk at a bar show, and with none of the hangover.
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