Yep, it's true. I'm leaving the Alibi. (Actually, by the time you read this I'll already be gone.) I did all my major blubbering in last week's issue, and I'm not going to go there again. But you should know that while they're searching for a replacement for the arts and books part of my job, Amy Dalness will be filling in. Luckily, she's already the calendars editor, so arts releases are (hopefully) already going to her. If you need to contact her about editorial coverage in this section, call 346-0660 ext. 255, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of the Week
The staff is also organizing a new Photo of the Week feature. Send your most dazzling digital images to email@example.com. The best of the week will be published in the paper with an ever-expanding archive included on the Alibi website.
For one weekend only, Fred Blanco will present his depiction of famed social justice advocate César Chávez, trailing the civil rights leader through some of the most dramatic episodes of his storied life. Blanco's show, The Stories of Cesar Chavez, runs Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at Sol Arts (712 Central SE). Tickets are $12 general, $10 students/seniors. For details, call 244-0049.
Bits and Pieces
Collage artist Wayne Berube unveils a new series of work this week at Arthaus66 (2733 Madison NE). The collages have a somewhat darker tone than his previous work, but they maintain his focus on crass celebrity culture, depicting a sick, valueless society seemingly on the brink of implosion. Fun, weird stuff. Berube's show opens this Friday, Sept. 28, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info, call 830-9653.