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This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 29, 2015 - 9:37am
By JIM O'DONNELL  
Real Deal Theater

Notice:  Due to its huge popularity this year “Summer at the Movies” sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank has been extended another week! 

Next week we are excited to bring you Hotel Transylvania at 10 .m. Aug. 3, 5 and 7. The timing is nice as the new Hotel Transylvania 2 opens next month. 

New Reduced ticket prices:

  • Matinees before 6 p.m. for everyone $7.50
  • Evenings after 6 p.m.
    • Adults: $8.75
    • Seniors 60 and over: $7.50
    • Students (ID may be required) $7.50
    • Children 12 and under: $7.50
  • 3D surcharge: $2

This Friday we are opening Mission Impossible: Rogue

Tickets Available For ‘Opera On The Rocks’ At Bandelier

on July 28, 2015 - 12:46am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott introduces the 2014 ‘Opera On The Rocks’. Courtesy/NPS Photo

BANDELIER News:

Opera on the Rocks, at Bandelier National Monument’s Juniper Campground outdoor amphitheater, is an annual event now in its fourth year. 

This year the performance will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Opera Alta will present Bastien and Bastienne and selections from Mozart’s Magic Flute. “Bastien and Bastienne” was composed by Amadeus Mozart when he was 12. It is the story of the travails of a shepherdess and her sweetheart, helped along by a would-be magician. 

The

Rio Arriba County Fair July 29-Aug. 1

on July 27, 2015 - 4:28pm

RACF News:

The Rio Arriba County Fair is July 29-Aug. 1 and the Rio Arriba County Fair Association is welcoming all food, arts and crafts, promotional and information vendors to participate.

To obtain a $20 permit for the entire fair, visit http://www.racfa.net/. This year's fair will feature the most livestock and indoor projects seen. Come out and see the lambs, goats, swine, steers, breeding heifers, rabbits and poultry.

Indoors, fair goers will find baking, photography, welding, sewing, cake decorating and many youth projects.

The Rio Arriba County Fair also will feature a kid’s rodeo

Santa Fe Opera Revives A Worthy Early Work By Mozart

on July 27, 2015 - 3:01pm

Heidi Stober (Sandrina) in ‘La Finta Giardiniera.’ Photo © Ken Howard/Santa Fe Opera, 2015

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS with CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s eighth opera, La Finta Giardiniera, written in 1775, when the German wunderkind was only 18 years old, represents another venturous effort by the Santa Fe Opera festival to introduce a lesser-known work by a big name composer.

A somewhat marginal dramatic undercarriage artificially inflated by Mozart’s rapidly developing musical gifts, “The Phony Gardener,” as the title might be translated awkwardly from the

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Fundraiser Draws Sell Out Crowd

on July 26, 2015 - 5:46pm

Speaking from the heart, Los Alamos Rotary STARS members Michael Erickson and Laura Loy thank the sold out crowd at Satuday's ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! fundraiser at Fuller Lodge. Proceeds will provide shelter for parents of children receiving medical treatment in Cd. Juarez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the El Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso share in the festivities at Saturday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A sold out crowd of more than 220 people gathered Saturday evening at Fuller Lodge for the ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Fundraiser Schedule Announced

on July 24, 2015 - 4:35pm
Baile Español. Courtesy/Rotary STARS

ROTARY STARS News:

Tomorrow evening, the Los Alamos Rotary STARS will hold its first annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! fundraiser 6-10 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. All proceeds raised throughout the evening will support a shelter for the parents of children receiving treatment in Juarez, Mexico who are forced by poverty to sleep on the street while their children are in the hospital.

The schedule has just been announced for the evening (subject to change):

  • 6 p.m. Doors open/Cash bar opens
  • 6-7 p.m. Mariachi Mestizo plays
  • 6:30 p.m.  Dinner buffet opens
  • 7 p.m. – Flamenco

Treasure Hunt Caps Summer Family Evenings Program

on July 24, 2015 - 9:34am

PEEC News:

The last Summer Family Evenings is one not to be missed.

Join the YMCA’s Earth Service Corps and Tony Hinojosa for a night of Treasure Hunting. There will be adventures for the whole family, from scavenger hunts to geocaching. This program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.

Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC, and now, with the Del Norte Credit Union’s support, they will be better than ever. Summer Family Evenings take place at the Nature Center every at 6:30 p.m.

Beer Co-op Hosts Full House Party July 31-Aug. 1

on July 23, 2015 - 10:34am

BRB News:

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op’s Full House Party is less than two weeks away.

For the first time ever, Bathtub Row will be pouring eight of their own beers. As a celebration of the breweries’ hard work and community support, Bathtub Row will be throwing an incredible two-day party filled with great beer, live music and lots of fun.

“The Full House Party is the culmination and celebration of the years of hard work that this community has put in to realize having it’s own craft brewery,” Brewery General Manager Jason Fitzpatrick said.

Hector Santana, the Brewmaster for Bathtub Row,

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 22, 2015 - 5:04pm
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

"Summer at the Movies,” sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, continues at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. so be sure to come early, as these free movies have filled to capacity in the past. Film titles are listed at the bottom of this column.

New Reduced ticket prices:

  • Matinees before 6 p.m. for everyone $7.50
  • Evenings after 6 p.m.
    • Adults: $8.75
    • Seniors 60 and over: $7.50
    • Students (ID may be required) $7.50
    • Children 12 and under: $7.50
  • 3D surcharge: $2

This Friday we are opening Pixels, with Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Peter

Smith's Marketplace Throws 1st Anniversary Party

on July 21, 2015 - 3:17pm

Smith's Marketplace Store Director Erik Boehm expresses his appreciation to the community.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Smith's Marketplace Community Specialist Kathryn Fulton, center, helps feed hungry party goers Thursday at the store's first year anniversary celebration. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Smith's Marketplace began operations a year ago this month and Thursday the store threw a communitywide party to celebrate.

"We wanted to say thank you to the community for supporting us the way they have and at the same

Missoula Children’s Theater Presents 'The Jungle Book'

on July 21, 2015 - 8:48am
Young thespians audition for last year’s production. Courtesy/MCT
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT), through the Los Alamos Arts Council’s sponsorship, will present its production of “The Jungle Book” to Los Alamos.

Auditions were held Monday and those who received a part will spend the week rehearsing the musical and perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for children age 12 and younger.  

This is more than an opportunity to get on stage, it is a chance for young thespians to gain

Tuesdays At The Pond Features Opera

on July 20, 2015 - 7:30pm

LACDC News:

Tuesdays at the Pond this week features Opera at the Pond, 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through Aug. 11. It brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening.

Singers Christina Martos (soprano), Carlos Archuleta (baritone), and Olivia Hakel (mezzo soprano) will be joined by award winning pianist John Rangel for an evening of opera and musical theater favorites.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Ant-Man'

on July 19, 2015 - 9:33am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

The movie “Ant-Man” about another of Marvel Comic’s Avengers, opened Friday.

Vastly entertaining, the film not only has several funny lines, it also takes one’s imagination to the micro-reality of the insect world. Interestingly enough, the character of Ant-Man first appeared in Marvel’s Premiere #47-48 in 1979.

The idea of a movie featuring this superhero has been in the works since 1980.

In this film version, Michael Douglas plays the original Ant-Man, Dr. Hank Pym.

Invitation For Sundae And Show At Y Camp July 23

on July 19, 2015 - 7:41am

Courtesy/YMCA

Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA wants to thank the community for its support of the Y’s Annual Campaign.

At its Summer Camp, one in five youth receive some type of financial assistance in order to attend theenriching program and as a small token of appreciation, the Y invites community members to see their support in action.

Courtesy/YMCA

The Camp’s “World Tour” dance performance is 6 pm, Thursday, July 23 at Aspen Elementary School Gymnasium, 2182 33rd St. in Los Alamos.

Summer Camp’s theme was “Passport to Adventure” so community members will get to see five

Stooges Takes Audience Captive At Summer Concert

on July 18, 2015 - 10:09am

The crowd dances to the Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series promoter Russ Gordon dazzles the crowd. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

 

By ROWAN THOMAS LUMB
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Stooges took the audience captive Friday night at Ashley Pond Park.

An exciting, and jazzy show kept concert goers engaged and awake with booming tuba parts, shrilling mellophone, and a slew of solos from keyboard, percussion, guitar, and trombone.

Anyone with an affinity for brass was in

Blue Window Bistro Announces Menu For July 25 ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on July 18, 2015 - 8:49am

Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Mark your calendar for ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!, a festive event taking place 6-10 pm. Saturday, July 25 at Fuller Lodge.

All proceeds raised at ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!, a fundraiser of the Los Alamos Rotary STARS, will support a shelter for the parents of children receiving treatment in Juarez, Mexico who are forced by poverty to sleep on the street while their children are in the hospital.

The Blue Window Bistro, a Gold sponsor and caterer of the event, has announced the menu as follows (subject to change):

  • Salsa/dip bar (six or so different salsas, queso,

Stooges Brass Band Plays Ashley Pond Park Tonight

on July 17, 2015 - 8:44am

The Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans is playing at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

 

By RUSS GORDON, Producer
Summer Concert Series

The Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans plays at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. They will play and the crowd will party.

This is going to be an amazing, high energy show from Treme. Those of you who dug the TV show "Treme" or have been to Mardi Gras or any of the almost weekly parades in N.O. know you're in for an incredible night.

Culturally Rich Fiestas de Taos July 17-19

on July 16, 2015 - 9:25pm

Kids in period costumes at a previous Fistas de Taos. Courtesy photo

TAOS News:

As one of the most culturally rich towns in the U.S.,Taos is celebrating its annual Fiestas de Taos July 17-19, featuring three full days of festive events in honor of the feast days of Taos’ Catholic patron saints, St. Anne and St. James (Santa Ana y Santiago).

Fiestas de Taos features live music – much of it, donated by local talent – traditional dances, parades, and special presentations along with food and crafts vendors and activities for children.

In And Around Town: July 23

on July 16, 2015 - 8:45am

 

The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published Thursdays, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the top right red button on this page.

 
WEDNESDAY, July 29
 
Treasure Hunt at PEEC Family evening
Join the YMCA’s Earth Service Corps and Tony Hinojosa for a night of Treasure Hunting. There will be adventures for the whole family, from scavenger hunts to geocaching. This program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
 
The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Meets
The Northern New Mexico Citizens’

Los Alamos Summer Students Perform At Tuesday's Karaoke Night

on July 15, 2015 - 11:42am
Los Alamos summer students sing during Tuesday's Karaoke night at the Pajarito Brewpub. Photo by Rowan Thomas Lumb/ladailypost.com
 
By ROWAN THOMAS LUMB
Los Alamos Daily Post

Karaoke night at the Pajarito Brewpub was in full effect Tuesday night.

“LoveShack” by The B-52’s, “PokerFace” by Lady Gaga and “Tell Me Baby” by the Chili Peppers are a few among the many songs that were performed.

The Karaoke Master took control of the evening announcing each participant with a playful cat call or a laughing mock announcer bit.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 15, 2015 - 10:47am
By JIM O'DONNELL
Reel Deal Theater

"Summer at the Movies,” sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, continues at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. so be sure to come early, as these free movies have filled to capacity in the past. Film titles are listed at the bottom of this column.

New Reduced ticket prices:

  • Matinees before 6 p.m. for everyone $7.50
  • Evenings after 6 p.m.
    • Adults: $8.75
    • Seniors 60 and over: $7.50
    • Students (ID may be required) $7.50
    • Children 12 and under: $7.50
  • 3D surcharge: $2

This Friday we are opening Trainwreck  (From the director Judd Apatow who

Excitement Mounts For ScienceFest!

on July 15, 2015 - 10:39am

Excitement continues to mount  for this weekend's annual ScienceFest and the signs are everywhere including this work of art on the White Rock rock. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Sangre de Cristo Chorale Selects New Music Director

on July 15, 2015 - 10:27am

Andrew Schmidt. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale announces the selection of Andrew Schmidt as its new Music Director.

The Chorale, soon to begin in its 38th season, has been continually offering concerts to Santa Fe and Los Alamos audiences since 1978. Schmidt is only the fourth individual to lead the group in those 36 years, including 25 years under the baton of original director Sheldon Kalberg.

Schmidt was selected following a rigorous search process.

Signs Of ScienceFest Dot Downtown Los Alamos

on July 14, 2015 - 1:53pm

Los Alamos ScienceFest banners line Central Avenue in preparation for welcoming community members and visitors to a varety of events kicking off Wednesday and running through Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

SCIENCEFEST News:

Have you noticed the flurry of activity at the entrance to town?

Led by Fuller Lodge Art Center art instructor Olivia Snyder, her class of 12-14 year old artists are transforming Entrance Park and creating a façade of the iconic main gate from the Manhattan Project era.

Uranium Documentary Film Festival July 15-17

on July 14, 2015 - 11:30am
CVNM News:
 
The Conservation Voters New Mexico Education (CVNM) Education Fund along with ally organizations Laguna-Acoma Coalition for a Safe Environment and Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, is hosting the 4th annual Think Outside The Mine film festival 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 and Friday, July 17 at Kawaika Center Theater at 22 Bay Tree Rd., Paraje, NM 87007.
 
Two Films:
 
Wednesday, July 15, 5-8 p.m.
  • Blue Gold  a documentary about the increasing precious commodity of water and the struggle to control it.
  • Crying Earth Rise Up  is a film about a Lakota woman as

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