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'O, Brother Where Art Thou' Hilarious Odyssey Through 1930s Mississippi

on September 30, 2014 - 8:46am

Movie poster for 'O, Brother, Where Art Thou?' Courtesy/rottentomatoes.com

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Always wondered what the devil looks like? What fraction of a roasted gopher would be required to completely bed down a man’s appetite? Look no further than your local public library, where “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000, PG-13) will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the upstairs meeting-room “theater.”

Joel and Ethan Coen’s take on Homer’s “Odyssey” reimagines the classic tale as it might have occurred in 1930s Mississippi.

Proceeds From Rotary's 'California Table' Benefit Nature Center

on September 28, 2014 - 3:05pm

Rotarian and LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt was the succesful bidder twice during 'The California Table' charitable live auction Saturday on the patio at Smith's Marketplace. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos hosted the wine tasting with food pairing fundraiser for which the proceeds go toward providing a picnic area for the new Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The crowd got into the bidding spirit for a worthy cause. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos auctioneer Jill Cook kept the bids rising during Saturday's live auction. Photo by Carol A.

Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘The Boxtrolls’

on September 28, 2014 - 8:26am

By CYNTHIA  Z. BIDDLECOMB

“The Boxtrolls” is marvelous in so many ways. This stop-action (and CG) animated feature takes you to the underground world of a community of trolls who wear boxes for clothing.

Each is named for the product advertised on his or her box. Thus, Fish and Shoe are the main trolls we get to know. And then, of course, there is Eggs.

Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) is a 10-year-old human boy, thought to have been kidnapped by the boxtrolls as a baby. Stories of how monstrous the trolls are grew out of that misunderstanding.

Santa Fe Concorso Runs Through Sunday

on September 27, 2014 - 7:59am

Courtesy/SFC

SFC News:

Santa Fe Concorso, the southwest’s premier automotive gathering, is underway on the grounds of The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, and features the cars of Maserati and OSCA and legends of the Brickyard.

The Concorso's signature tour for entrants starts at the Santa Fe Plaza this morning and travels a route of stunning vistas to the sleepy western town of Cerrillos where entrants will be treated to a barbecue lunch before continuing to The Club at Las Campanas where the cars will be placed on the fairway for Sunday's Concorso.

In and Around Town: Sept. 25

on September 25, 2014 - 12:12pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

ONGOING EVENTS

Masquerade Exhibit in the Main Gallery and work of Gilbert Candelaria in the Portal Gallery
Fuller Lodge Art Center through Nov. 15
 
The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg
On display through Sept. 30 in the Upstairs Gallery at Mesa Public Library

Los Alamos Historical Society Discusses Manhattan Episode 9

on September 24, 2014 - 5:41pm

Maria and Marcos Gomez visiting the site of their homestead on Two-Mile Mesa. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Archives

LAHS News:

With only four episodes to go, there was another great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the ninth episode of WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. A special thanks to the members of the Los Alamos High School Class of ’64 who came to watch the show with us Sunday night. It was great to have you with us!

This Week at the Reel Deal

on September 24, 2014 - 9:31am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater   

Reel Deal Tuesday’s are back! All movies, all day Tuesday, are only $6.50! Holidays, winter and summer break excluded.

This week we are opening The Boxtrolls and Life of Crime. We will holdThe Drop and The Maze Runner for another week. Magic in the Moonlight and Dolphin Tale 2 will end this Thursday.

Sony Pictures did it to us again. They did not give us The Equalizer this week on the break.

LAHS Olions Melodrama Previews Thursday

on September 23, 2014 - 4:27pm
LAHS Olions are rehearsing for its latest production, LAHS Melodrama, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in LAHS Black Box Theater. Cast members include, from left, Eben Bold, Mateo Cardiel, Sarah Russell, Lauren Partin, Josh Vigil and Donald Poston. Photo by Rosemary Vigil
 
OLIONS News:

Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club is gearing up for its first melodrama, LAHS Melodrama, which begins with a preview at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Black Box Theater.

The melodrama, which was written by the cast and is directed by Rosemary Vigil, tells the story of an evil villain who comes to town to put

International Champion Quartet to Perform at Smith Auditorium Oct. 24-25

on September 23, 2014 - 1:20pm

2010 International Quartet Champion Storm Front is performing Oct. 24-25 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment (LOE) announced Monday that their 2014 Annual Show, Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, featuring the 2010 International Quartet Champion Storm Front has been moved to the Duane W. Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos .

John Baillie, president of the LOE, provided the following rationale for the move: “When it became clear that our usual venue at the United Church would not be in a suitable state due to construction, we made a study of all available performance spaces in the

Valles Caldera Hosts Jemez Mountains Elk Festival

on September 23, 2014 - 9:58am

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VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – With one of the largest elk herds in the state, the Valles Caldera National Preserve is the hidden gem of the Jemez Mountains.

The 89,000-acre preserve encases New Mexico’s only Super Volcano, and is an elk paradise. To celebrate the upcoming elk rut and to learn about this fascinating creature, the Valles Caldera Trust will host the sixth annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival. 

This FREE festival runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 25-28 and will feature a bugling challenge, educational booths, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and discounted van tours.

Scenes From Saturday's Opera on the Rocks

on September 21, 2014 - 2:51pm

A crowd gathers Saturday in Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater for the annual Opera on the Rocks. Opera Alta presented the abridged performance hosted by the Los Alamos Opera Guild of Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Opera Alta, Bandelier and the Los Alamos Commerce Development Corporation. Don Quixote Distillery & Winery and Black Mesa Winery featured local wines prior to the performance. The Bandelier Trading Company sold food and the Rotary Stars provided cheese and fruit trays. Los Alamos Atomic City Transit provided transportation for the event.

Group Gathers For Friday Night Meetup At Blue Window

on September 21, 2014 - 9:00am

 

Members of the local Meetup group gathered Friday night at the Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos to have a drink or dinner, visit with their friends and make some new ones. Anna Dillane, holding the Meetup sign and Dennis Little, sitting next to Dillane, host the weekly events. Next Friday's Meetup is 5:30 p.m. at the Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd., on the corner of N.M. 4 in White Rock. The restaurant offers a large menu, full bar and an outdoor patio area. There may be entertainment after 8 p.m. Friday with Karaoke or live music. 'Married, single, families, gay, straight ... we

Renaissance Fair At Rancho De Las Golondrinas Underway In Santa Fe

on September 20, 2014 - 9:45am

Renaissance Fair at Rancho de las Golondrinas is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., today and tomorrow in Santa Fe. Tickets and information is available at www.sfrenfair.org. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

Los Alamos Concert Association Opens New Season Sept. 28

on September 19, 2014 - 8:37am

Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson perform Sept. 28 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, noted for their brilliantly choreographed performances, will open the Los Alamos Concert Association’s new season at 4 p.m. Sunday,  Sept. 28 in the Smith Auditorium.

Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson met at Juilliard and formed their dynamic partnership in 2002. They have since toured extensively, with notable recitals in Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Italy, Vancouver, as well as in nearly every New York City venue imaginable including Carnegie Hall.

Their

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 18, 2014 - 12:13pm
Column By JIM O'DONNELL 
Reel Deal Theater   

By popular demand we will again bring you Reel Deal Tuesdays starting Sept. 23.  All movies, all day are only $6.50! Holidays are excluded.

This week we are opening The Drop, Magic in the Moonlight and The Maze Runner. We will hold Dolphin Tale 2 for another week. The Hundred Foot Journey and If I Stay will end this Thursday.

For Woody Allen fans, Magic in the Moonlight is a must see. We will only have it for a one-week run so don’t let it slip by.

The Drop, which is a limited release with stellar reviews is a limited release, but Fox

Enjoy Gourmet Cheese at Opera on the Rocks and Support Local and International Projects

on September 18, 2014 - 8:04am

Members of the Los Alamos Rotary STARS set up their cheese platters at last year’s Opera on the Rocks. Photo by Katy Korkos

ROTARY News:

What goes better with a night of fine wine and opera, than gourmet cheese, fruit and chocolate?

The Los Alamos Rotary STARS (Service to All Rotary Satellite) will participate in Saturday’s Opera on the Rocks at Bandelier for a second year, where they will provide gourmet cheese plates for donations. Opera on the Rocks, Bandelier’s signature event, will take place at 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Presents ULLR Fest Sept. 20

on September 16, 2014 - 10:18am

PMSA News:
Nine New Mexico breweries will be attending UllrFest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.
 
This is an opportunity to support your local community ski area and enjoy fine New Mexico craft beer. $10 includes logo pint and one fill.
 

Entertainment includes NM favorite The Jimmy

Contestants Get Their Geek On At Saturday's ScienceFest Nerdy Costume Contest

on September 14, 2014 - 8:20am
These three geeks prefer to remain nameless, but sources say they helped organize this year's weeklong ScienceFest event from their secret headquarters in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and LA MainStreet - including Saturday's popular Nerdy Costume Contest at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Luke Adkins is the winner in Saturday's nerdy costume contest in the 10 and under catagory on the basis of audience applause. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The winner of the adult geek contest reacts to her victory. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kids await

Lyrics And Libations Adds Festive Atmosphere At ScienceFest Saturday At Ashley Pond Park

on September 14, 2014 - 7:46am
Ron Dolin of Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock offers samples to a visitor to his booth at Ashley Pond Park on the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
DK and the Affordables entertain the ScienceFest crowd Saturday at the pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Monk's Ales staff offers samples to visitors to their booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Ryan Finn and his Biggish Band jazz up the stage Saturday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost

Halfway Through First Season of WGN's Manhattan

on September 12, 2014 - 11:54am

Workers loading uranium slugs into the X-10 Reactor in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Photo public domain

LAHS News:

There was a great turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society's viewing of the seventh episode of WGN's new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

The episode was high in drama, but we found a lot of history to discuss! Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues. Previous episodes are discussed on this website, and on our Facebook page.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on September 10, 2014 - 5:19pm
Column By JIM O'DONNELL 
Reel Deal Theater   

This week we are opening Dolphin Tale 2, and Let’s be Cops. We will hold The Hundred Foot Journey and If I Stay for another week. A Most Wanted Man and Boyhood will end this Thursday.

Movie Poster for 'Dolphin Tale 2'. Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Dolphin Tale 2: Warner Bros.

Opera on the Rocks Presents Don Giovanni Sept. 20

on September 10, 2014 - 3:22pm

BANDELIER News:

Be part of an unforgettable experience. This year’s installment of Opera on the Rocks presents Don Giovanni, one of the most popular operas of all time, framed by the beauty of Bandelier National Monument.

Join music lovers of all ages Saturday, Sept. 20 in Bandelier’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater. Opera Alta will present an abridged performance starting at 5:30 p.m. of this classic Mozart production. The event is an opportunity for those not familiar with opera, as well as for opera enthusiasts to enjoy listening in a special venue.  

Hosts of the event

Beer Coop Sponsors Lyrics & Libations at Pond Saturday

on September 9, 2014 - 3:06pm

More Than 50 Players Gather For Mad About Science Trivia Night

on September 9, 2014 - 11:07am
A big crowd gathered Monday to play Mad About Science Trivia at the Pajarito Brewpub. The event was part of ScienceCafe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A team puzzles over a Science Trivia question. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Game Master William Tucker reads a question. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A team works out their answer to a trivia question. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Drone Giveaway, Live Music All Part of Los Alamos ScienceFest ‘ExpoDay,’ Sept. 13

on September 8, 2014 - 9:32am

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos ScienceFest saved its biggest event for last with ExpoDay Saturday, Sept. 13, featuring Quadcopter demonstrations, 3D chalk art, water rocket launches, live music, beer garden, and even a chance to win a Quadcopter drone or a robotic puppy.

ExpoDay is part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest – nine days of fun, educational demonstrations, interactive activities, art, and hands on activities for inquisitive minds of all ages, from Sept. 5–13 in Los Alamos, NM.

“If there is one day of the Los Alamos ScienceFest that simply cannot be missed, it’s ExpoDay,”

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