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Grand Opening Of Unquarked The Wine Room Dec. 20!

on November 22, 2014 - 12:08pm

Operations Manager Veronica Black-Stepp is busy Thursday afternoon preparing for the Dec. 20 grand opening of Unquarked The Wine Room in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The flooring has been installed, tables and chairs are in and artwork fills the walls at the new wine room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The community-wide grand opening for Unquarked The Wine Bar in downtown Los Alamos is set for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

Olions One Act Plays Preview 7 P.m. Today

on November 20, 2014 - 11:48am
Olions members acting in 'Idiosynchronization' from left, Leander Murphy, Emma Martens, Lauren Partin, Max Herrmann and Jack Majure-Barkley. Courtesy photo
 
'Roll the Dice' cast members from left, Ryan Gunther, Megan Pimentel, Donald Poston, Marja Graham, Opale Schappert and Rosemary Vigil. Courtesy photo
 
OLIONS News:
 
Los Alamos High School Olions' one act plays kick off with a special preview night at 7 p.m. today in the Black Box Theater in the main high school building.
 
"Idiosynchronization", directed by Ben Reichelt, features cast members Leander Murphy, Emma Martens,

In and Around Town: Nov. 20

on November 20, 2014 - 9:55am

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published in 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
 
November Events at Bandelier
 
December Events at the N.M. Historical Museum
 
The Bradbury Science Museum will display the Saul Hertz exhibit
Hertz discovered that

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Intersteller'

on November 19, 2014 - 3:16pm
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Interstellar” is an all-engrossing and vastly entertaining Science Fiction film, currently playing at the Reel Deal. Absorbed in it, one doesn’t notice that the film runs as long as two hours and 49 minutes. Writer/producer/director Christopher Nolan opts to keep the story in one piece, unlike many over-edited films today.

“Cooper” (whose first name is never given) is a NASA trained pilot who, after a horrific crash, becomes a farmer.

ACCT Presents Willy Wonka Jr. Nov. 21-22

on November 19, 2014 - 9:47am

Courtesy/ACCT

ACCT News:

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr. Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!

For now, I do invite you to come to the stage of Smith Auditorium before the show and be my guest for one chocolate bar—you and all others who are lucky enough to find my Golden Tickets. You will be conducted around my chocolate factory, and be shown everything that there is to see.

But this is by no means the most exciting thing that will happen on the day of your visit.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 19, 2014 - 9:09am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater   

 Due to Thanksgiving week we will be open for additional showtimes so please check our schedule closely.

 This Friday we are opening Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, but don’t forget our special showing at  8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 20. Tickets are going quickly.

Movie poster for 'Mockingjay Part 1' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, St. Vincent and Interstellar will be leaving to make room for Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2, which both open Wednesday the 26th.  We will hold Big Hero 6 for another week. Laggies will end

Holiday Season Begins With NMDT-PC’s ‘The Nutcracker’

on November 12, 2014 - 10:04am
Indiana Warrior as Clara in 'The Nutcracker.' Photo by Rebecca Cai

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New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, presents “The Nutcracker.”

This timeless classic revolves around Clara, who receives the gift of a toy nutcracker from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. Clara then dreams of a fantastic world in which the Nutcracker and she meet many interesting characters.

Notable NMDT-PC dancers in the production include: Indiana Warrior as Clara, Daren Savage as Uncle Drosselmeyer, Sarah Dale as The Snow Queen, Frank Macias as The Snow King,

This Week at the Reel Deal

on November 12, 2014 - 7:24am
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 Friday we are opening St. Vincent and Laggies. We will hold Big Hero 6 and Interstellar for another week.

Book of Life and Nightcrawler will end this Thursday.

We tried to get a print of Dumb and Dumber To but we didn’t make the cut. If it turns out to be a good film we’ll try and get it for a one-week run in the near future.

Movie poster for 'St. Vincent.' Courtesy Reel Deal Theater

St. Vincent:  Maggie (McCarthy), a

They All Fall Down In 'And Then There Were None'

on November 7, 2014 - 10:43am
Some of the accused cast members contemplate their fate in a rehearsal of  'And Then There Were None.' From left, William Blore  (Eric Tyler), Anthony Marston (Connor Schulz), Vera Claythrone (Sandra Ward) and Captain Philip Lombard (Corey New). Courtesy/LALT
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Since it was first published in1939, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None has sold more than 100 million copies, making it the best-selling mystery novel of all time.

In 1943, Christie adapted the novel for the London stage and for nearly 75 years it has been a staple for

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 6, 2014 - 1:41pm
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 Friday we are opening Big Hero 6 and Interstellar.  We will hold Nightcrawler, and Book of Life for another week. John Wick and Fury will end this Thursday.

We managed to get a print of both Big Hero 6 and Interstellar for this weekend. That’s a great thing as these are the first of the big holiday films and are both getting good reviews.

1962 Classic 'Lonely Are The Brave' Thursday

on November 5, 2014 - 7:09am

Movie poster for 'Lonely are the Brave.' Courtesy/rottentomatoes.com

 

By KELLY DOLEJSI

“Lonely are the Brave” (1962, rated PG) takes viewers beyond the fences, where civilization means something very different, and a horse is a man’s best friend.

“In the more than 60 films that I've made, this is my favorite,” wrote leading man Kirk Douglas in a 1989 letter to the Los Angeles Times, after the death of Edward Abbey, on whose novel “The Brave Cowboy” the film is based. 

Los Alamos audiences will have their chance to see why at 6:30 p.m.

Death of Klinghoffer Showing In Santa Fe Nov. 15

on November 3, 2014 - 7:32am
OPERA News:
 
For those disappointed that the Metropolitan Opera canceled its HD broadcast of the opera by John Adams, a group of opera lovers is sponsoring a showing of a studio version film of the opera released in 1993.
 
The composer conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. The film has clips interspersed, and audience discretion is advised. This showing will be at the same date as the originally scheduled Met broadcast at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. This two hour film will be introduced by Mary Kime and followed by questions and discussion.
 

Santa Fe University of Art & Design campus,

Los Alamos Meetup Gets Down For Halloween

on November 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

Members of the Los Alamos Meetup group gathered for a Halloween Party Friday night at Ridge Park Club House. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sue York and Bryan Williamson at Friday's party. York and Dennis Little hosted the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The group begins dancing the night away. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

MEETUP News:

Members of the Los Alamos Meetup group gathered for an annual Halloween costume party Friday night at Ridge Park Clubhouse.

Music, dancing, refreshments and a bit of high jinx filled the night.

Agatha Christie’s 'And Then There Were None' Opens At Los Alamos Little Theatre Tonight

on October 31, 2014 - 9:34am
Tami Martinson (Emily Brent) admires the wooden soldiers on the fireplace mantel. Courtesy photo
 
By KATE RAMSEY
Los Alamos Little Theatre
 
“Ten little soldier boys going out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.”
(Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None).  

One by one, until they are all gone: this is the story of 10 people who find themselves trapped on an island in late 1930s off the coast of Devon.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on October 29, 2014 - 6:22am
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 Nightcrawler. We will hold Fury, John Wick, and Book of Life for another week. Alexander will end this Thursday. It’s funny and a great family film, try to get by and see it.

I understand the scary Halloween films are not that scary this year so we chose the creeper, Nightcrawler. It is a truly original, macabre, ominous film starring Jake Gyllenhal. It is receiving very good reviews.

Beer Co-op Halloween Party Friday

on October 29, 2014 - 6:14am

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

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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