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GLOW – Winter Lights In The Garden

on October 24, 2014 - 6:27am

SFBG News:

Santa Fe Botanical Garden presents GLOW – A Winter Lights Event in the Garden, opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. Entrance to GLOW is by admission. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online and at the door at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Early Bird tickets are available Nov. 1-15 at reduced rates. Tickets are available online at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org and at the door.

Now in its 2nd year of GLOW, the Garden has partnered with Joe Dean of Lumenscapes Illuminated Media to create the dazzling and extravagant

In and Around Town: Oct. 23

on October 23, 2014 - 8:22pm

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
 
New Mexico School of the Arts October Theater Productions
 
Artist Monika Kaden will teach a variety of workshops at Fuller Lodge Art Center Satuardays in November
 
October Events at Bandelier

This Week at the Reel Deal

on October 22, 2014 - 8:26am
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 Book of Life and John Wick. We will hold Fury and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for another week.

The Judge and Gone Girl will end this Thursday. I liked both of these films very much. Do see them on the big screen if you can.

Movie poster for 'The Book of Life.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

The Book of Life is a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a

Enjoy 'Wines Of The World' At Blue Window Bistro Oct. 26!

on October 19, 2014 - 1:11pm

Courtesy/Kiwanis

KIWANIS News:

Do you like to travel? Do you like to eat? Or even better, do you like to drink wine?

Get your passports ready and enjoy, “Wines of the World” 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Blue Window Bistro. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will host an autumn wine tasting that will pair 10 wines from around the world with 10 incredible heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

Close your eyes and smell the ocean breeze as you sample scallop and salmon cakes dressed with creamy remoulade and sip on California Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay. Have you been to South America?

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Time Lapse'

on October 19, 2014 - 12:39pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Time Lapse” is the first feature-length film directed by Los Alamos native, Bradley King. It has been making the rounds of Independent Film Festivals and is in Santa Fe this weekend, showing at 6 p.m. today at the Jean Cocteau Theatre (Montezuma at Guadalupe).

The film is entertaining and tight, a time-travel themed thriller which many movie-goers will find intriguing if not beguiling. 

Callie (played by Danielle Panabaker) and her boyfriend Finn (Matt O’Leary), share an apartment with their friend Jasper (George Finn), who has a gambling addiction and a

One Episode And Historical Society Viewing Party Remains For WGN’s Manhattan

on October 17, 2014 - 7:58am

Project Y telephone booth. Courtesy/LAHS Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has one episode in the season left.

The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to continue to thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences. The Society looks forward to the season finale on Sunday. Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

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Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Judge'

on October 15, 2014 - 6:31am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB

“The Judge” stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall as estranged son and father, Hank and Joseph “Judge” Palmer. Vincent D’Onofrio and Jeremy Strong play Judge’s other two sons, who, unlike Hank, still live in the same small town as their father.

Hank must suddenly leave his successful Chicago defense attorney practice (and his much less successful marriage) to attend his mother’s funeral back in Indiana. Hank’s return to the family home is key to the dysfunction and mistrust that erupt when he shows up.

As happens in such coming home movies, Hank meets up with his

Locals Raise Glass At Pajarito Brewpub's Oktoberfest

on October 12, 2014 - 9:54am
Oktoberfest partier raises her stein at Saturday's second annual event at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Pajarito Brewpub staff show their enthusiasm at Oktoberfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Brewpub owners and staff welcome guests to Oktoberfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Oktoberfest crowd celebrates at tables set up in the parking lot Saturday outside the Pajarito Brewpub. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
An unusual visitor attends Oktoberfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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Unitarian Church Presents Brother Sun In Concert Oct. 14

on October 12, 2014 - 7:36am

Brother Sun performs live at the Unitarian Church at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Courtesy/UCLA

UCLA News:

National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round.

The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.

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Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Equalizer'

on October 11, 2014 - 2:17pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Equalizer” stars one of my favorite leading men, Denzel Washington, as a quiet man living a mundane life in Boston until the day he has a brush with the Russian Mob.

As the story unfolds, we learn very few details about Robert McCall, Denzel’s character in the film. He appears to be a person with a strong sense of justice and some expertise in health and fitness. He lives in an upstairs apartment in a modest neighborhood, rides the bus to work, and seems well liked by his co-workers at Home Mart, where he has a job in the lumber department.

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Halloween Hayrides And Pumpkin Patch Oct. 25

on October 10, 2014 - 10:35am

Web Crew Hosts Game/Movie Night At LAMS Friday

on October 9, 2014 - 10:30am

LAMS News:

All Los Alamos Middle School 7th graders are invited to a free game and movie night hosted by their Web Crew leaders 6-8 p.m., Friday in the LAMS cafeteria.

Students are welcome to bring snacks but no nuts please. The 8th grade leaders will provide drinks.

The Web Crew program is sponsored by Los Alamos County and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA). Questions can be directed to 505.470.0841.

Historical Society’s Last Two Viewing Parties Of WGN’s Manhattan Fast Approaching

on October 9, 2014 - 10:08am

Members of the Alsos Mission with uranium cubes captured from the German bomb project in Haigerloch. Photo/public domain

LAHS News:

WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has two episodes left. The Historical Society wants to again thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences. Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.

7th Annual Dances of India Oct. 19

on October 8, 2014 - 9:07am

Courtesy/DOI

COMMUNITY News:

 

Each year, the East Indian classical dance teachers of the Los Alamos Family YMCA, Ms. Alina Deshpande and Ms. Kavita Nandakishore, organize a FREE performance called Dances of India (DOI) to showcase their students' talent and entertain the community with Indian classical, folk and Bollywood dances together with performances by guest artists. 

 

This is a fun filled show for children and adults alike with colorful costumes, foot tapping music, energetic dances and goofy comedy.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on October 8, 2014 - 6:29am
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 are excluded.

This week we are opening The Equalizer, The Judge, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  We will hold Gone Girl for another week. The Boxtrolls, This is where I Leave You, and The Maze Runner will end this Thursday.

I saw Gone Girl last night. Wow. It’s one of the very few films I’ve seen that a runtime of 2 1/2 hours is no problem. Gone Girl is twisted, riveting, unpredictable, and masterfully

Set Takes Shape For LALT's 'And Then There Were None'

on October 5, 2014 - 11:06am

Construction on the set of 'And Then There Were None' is underway at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. The play by Agatha Christie, is directed by Dennis Powell and scheduled for November. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Pendergast: Art and Science of Entertaining

on October 5, 2014 - 8:26am
By PEGGY PENDERGAST
Los Alamos

Greetings to each of you reading my first Art and Science of Entertaining column.

My hope for you, after you read my words, is for you to not be surprised should you find yourself racing to your email, phone or stationary and inviting  friends, family and long-lost connections and saying to them, "Hey there - come on over - let's share some time together, a game, talk, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, fun and friendship."

Don't be shy or hesitant to suggest that your guests bring along a spirit or goodie to share with everyone either.

Celebrating 15th Anniversary Los Alamos Hill Stompers Take Show On The Road

on October 1, 2014 - 6:42am
The Hill Stompers playing at recent Brewfest. Courtesy/Los Alamos Hill Stompers
 
The Hill Stompers at a July 4 gig in Telluride. Courtesy/Los Alamos Hill Stompers

HILL STOMPERS News:

The Los Alamos Hill Stompers, your community street band, is delighted to be starting its 15th season of making music and mayhem!

Ever since Jeff and Kandice Favorite started the band in October 2000, the fun hasn’t stopped. The band has entertained at countless community events, fundraisers, and private parties throughout New Mexico and Colorado.

Jeff and Kandice started the band not long after

This Week at the Reel Deal

on October 1, 2014 - 6:33am
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 breaks are excluded.

 This week we are opening the much anticipated film, Gone Girl and This is Where I Leave You. We will hold Boxtrolls and The Maze Runner for another week. The Drop and Life of Crime will end this Thursday.

We are still trying to get a print of The Equalizer. We’ll keep you posted.

Movie poster for 'Gone Girl.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Gone Girl - Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian

'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.

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!

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