Will Shuster's Zozobra
Man, life is tough. In the past year alone, the hospital workers went on strike, the county sheriff admitted to selling police supplies on eBay and resigned, the state caught on fireâ€”againâ€”and then thereâ€™s whatever Jerome Block Jr. thinks heâ€™s doing. You could go whine to your family or start a blog, but why not give deforestation a chance by penning your woes on a piece of paper and placing it in the Gloom Box for Will Shusterâ€™s Zozobra? Everything burns, including the police reports, mortgage documentation and divorce papers traditionally used to stuff the 49-foot papier-mĂ˘chĂ© monstrosity. This yearâ€™s inferno (weâ€™re talking about Zozobra now, people, not Los Alamos) features the usual hodgepodge of fire dancers, moaning, Fiesta de Santa FĂ© royalty, moaning, partially clad performers and, yes, more moaning, as well as live music by Test Tube Panda, Shona Slovakia, Gordon Free Band and The Faculty. Old Man Gloom ignites at dusk, so thereâ€™s plenty of time to enjoy the funnel cake. Bring your gloom by SFRâ€™s offices at 132 E Marcy St. in advance, or track down the gloom station at the event. (RamĂłn A Lovato)
Where: Fort Marcy Ballpark and Mager's Field Sport Complex
Address: 320 Artist Rd.