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The Portrait

Amy Dalness
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In the classic novel by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray—sad the painting of himself would stay young forever as he grew old—gave his soul to switch fate with the picture. As his portrait aged, Dorian Gray stayed young. That is, until …

Southwest Jazz Dance Company, Inc. and Elite Dance Studio team up to present The Picture of Dorian Gray on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 30, at the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW). The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights and is not recommended for children under 12. You wouldn’t want to give them nightmares (or ideas), would you? Tickets range from $15 to $30 at the KiMo box office (768-3544) or TicketMaster locations.

Culture Shock Back In Black

Black Market Goods is raising funds to send its arts show to Japan. This Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., more than 40 artists will showcase their work at 5905 Marble NE in the Marble Plaza Business Center with the hope you’ll buy some and send them to the Land of the Rising Sun. The evening also includes a fashion show, a photo shoot, a live art auction and sushi (until it’s gone). For more gritty details, visit

Culture Shock Hello, Dolly! One More Time

Landmark Musicals ‘ production of Showtune , an evening celebrating the music and lyrics of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman, closes this Sunday, Oct. 26, after a three-week run at the N4 th Theatre (4901 Fourth Street NW). Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. are your last chances to hear songs from Mame , La Cage aux Folles and other Herman hits. Call 344-4512 for reservations or visit for details.

Culture Shock Tricklock Or Treat

Tricklock Company is back in action and opening its production of Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play at UNM’s Rodey Theatre this weekend. Melancholy is a comedy about being sad—prime territory for Tricklockian revelry—and runs every Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 9. Tickets are $18 general admission, $12 students at the UNM box office (925-5858).
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