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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Nov. 2

on November 1, 2012 - 9:56pm

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The Los Alamos Daily Post will provide live election coverage Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Get out the Vote Event - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Senate Candidate Martin Heinrich 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov 2 at Los Alamos Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters, 140 Central Park Square. Questions, call 661-9002

Varisty Football @ Sullivan Field 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Capital High School 

Dive-in Movie – Madagascar 3 7–8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 @ Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  Enjoy a movie while floating in the main pool. Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping With LALT’s The Woman in Black

on November 1, 2012 - 7:54pm

Rehearsal scenes from The Woman in Black, which opens Friday at the Los Alamos Little Theater. Photo by TK Thompson/

By Bonnie Gordon

‘Tis the season to be scary and the new play at Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) will do the job nicely.

“The Woman in Black,” adapted from the book by Susan Hill by Stephen Mallatratt, premiered in 1987 and has been running steadily on the London stage since 1989.

Many people have seen the 2012 movie version starring Daniel Radcliffe.

The play opens in a small Victorian theatre.

A New 'Nutcracker' to Premier in Los Alamos

on November 1, 2012 - 9:28am

NMDT-PC dancers Sarah Dale as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Devon McCleskey as the Cavalier in NMDT-PC's premier production of "The Nutcracker." Courtesy photo


The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT–PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present its first production of the holiday classic “The
Nutcracker” Nov. 9, 10, 11, 17, and 18 at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

“NMDT-PC dancers have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to perform my version of this much-loved ballet,” Baker-Dillingham said. “I hope NMDT–PC’s premiere of ‘The Nutcracker’

Nov. 7 Brown Bag Performance Features Local Students

on November 1, 2012 - 7:30am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council's Brown Bag Performances are always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.

Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973.

Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community.

Performances are held at noon, usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary.

For the noon, Nov.

Asterman's Movie Reviews for Pitch Perfect, Seven Psychopaths and Paranormal Activity 4

on October 31, 2012 - 10:11am

The Deal Down Movie Reviews by Rick Asterman

(Film score range: +1, 0 or –1)

Pitch Perfect


Advisory – Gleefully vulgar. The whole time I was watching the film, I was convinced of two things: how unbelievable I felt actually enjoying the movie, how obvious it was the film was just barely pared down from an R-Rating. Any kid mature enough to watch the original Austin Powers movie should be fine with Pitch Perfect, but it still remains a judgment call for the parents.

The greatest positive of writing movie reviews is when, against all odds, the film you’d instinctively avoid otherwise

Movie Review: Midnight in Paris

on October 26, 2012 - 10:11am

Editor's Note: Midnight in Paris will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

Movie Review By Elizabeth Wasilewska

Midnight in Paris - a 2010 comedy written and directed by Woody Allen - begins with a series of snapshots of Paris: rainy streets, cafes, cobblestone pathways.

This sequence mirrors the movie's overall tone: a romantic, cheery wander through an artificial but charming Paris.

The character who wanders the most is Gil (Owen Wilson), a writer on vacation with his fiancee, Inez (Rachel McAdams), and her parents.

Although he

Join Driving Force for Movie Night Monday

on October 26, 2012 - 6:55am
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The Driving Force has put together another International Movie Night at the Reel Deal theater.
Join members of the Driving Force for its second international movie night at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.
The featured film will be A Separation, the winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
"We are delighted to have Sara Kutchesfahani, one of our esteemed and cherished postdocs, provide introductory and explanatory remarks," Jim Nesmith said. "Sara is of Iranian descent and will have some powerful insights into what we will be seeing."

Asterman's Movie Reviews for The Master and Argo

on October 25, 2012 - 10:40am
The Deal Down Movie Review
By Rick Asterman: I am not affiliated with the Reel Deal Theater, or any other financial entity. My mission is to provide concise, honest reviews of movies playing at the Los Alamos Reel Deal Theater, plus parental advisement on the films content and advise on which interested parties you should or shouldn’t take with you to the movie.

Hope, Struggle and Change Comes to Los Alamos

on October 25, 2012 - 8:03am

LADP News:

Roy Zimmerman has driven 25,000 miles this year, fulfilling a “campaign promise” to perform his satirical songs in all 50 states.

He brings his live show, “Roy Zimmerman: Hope, Struggle and Change” to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 for a performance at the Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St.

Admission is $18. Tickets are on sale at Democratic Party Office,140 Central Park Square. Call 661-9002 or visit the office noon to 8 p.m. every day.

“Hope, Struggle and Change” is a 90-minute juggernaut of funny songs and comic commentary on presidential politics, the

Meet Derby Dames at Pajarito Brewpub Oct. 27

on October 24, 2012 - 8:12am

LAHS Olions Put On Entertaining, Fast-Paced Show

on October 23, 2012 - 6:22am

LAHS Olions from left, Daniel Hill kneeling, Dimitry Bronszi, Mirelle Naud and Haley Henson in "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" at Topper Theater. Courtesy photo

Review By Maire O'neill

The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club opened their season this weekend with a "whodunit" called "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop.

Directed by Rachel Peck, the show is a funny thriller with one twist coming after another. You have a German maid, an Irish tenor, an uncover cop and no one is really what they seem.

This is the first full production the Olions have put on in the

'Pitch Perfect' – A Perfect Melody of Laughter and Fun

on October 23, 2012 - 6:15am

Photo Courtesy/Universal Pictures

Movie Review by Kirsten Laskey

This is a great time of year to go to the cinema. After a period of lackluster listings on the marquees, we are now in the season when all the exciting and heavily anticipated movies begin to put a shine on the theaters’ signs.

Take for instance the Reel Deal Theater’s listings – they are showing “Argo” and “The Master” – two very poignant and dramatic pieces that plow deep in their examination of human nature and the word.

Despite these movies’ dramatic flair, I didn’t see either film.

Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist

on October 20, 2012 - 7:46am


Join poet Lisa Gill for readings from her book Red as a Lotus: Letters to a Dead Trappist, interspersed with portions of the film, Compassion Rising, an outgrowth of the 1968 meeting between the Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton.

The event, part of the programming series for the exhibits Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape, is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the History Museum Auditorium (located at 113 Lincoln Ave., in Santa Fe. Free with admission; Sundays free to New Mexico residents.

Gill received an NEA Fellowship and wrote

Special Program at Reel Deal Welcomes Kids Under 5

on October 18, 2012 - 8:52am

Staff Report

The national movement calling for baby-friendly theaters has reached Los Alamos.

"Driving Force" - a local group formed for foreign spouses by Jim Nesmith, Julie Ranger and Veronica Magnelind has initiated a special program called "Babes in Arm" in collaboration with the Real Deal Theater, 2552 Central Ave.

In the theater at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, the lights will be up, sound for the movie will be down and mothers or fathers and their children under 5 years of age will be enthusiastically welcomed.

The movie showing for this special event is "Hotel Transylvania" during

Experience Pasión de Tango at LALT Thursday

on October 15, 2012 - 8:11am

Alp Findikoglu and Paula Couselo-Findikoglu tango. Courtesy photo

By Bonnie Gordon

Thrill to one of the most fascinating and sensual dance styles in the world when Pasión de Tango comes to Los Alamos Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m Thursday, Oct. 18.

Pasión de Tango will showcase Santa Fe tango performers and instructors Alp Findikoglu and Paula Couselo-Findikoglu and the Bailo Tango Dance Group as well as the music of the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Argentina.

The show is produced by Graciela Cainelli.

Olions Perform Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s

on October 15, 2012 - 8:04am

Los Alamos High School students Charlie Herman and Haley Henson. Photo by Sopahn Kellogg


By Sopahn Kellogg
Los Alamos Daily Post Intern

The Olions have decades of history at Los Alamos High. This fall the thespian club is presenting a play, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s and it is happening this coming weekend.

Tickets are $9 each and the show will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

All five performances are in the new Black Box – third floor of the new LAHS building.

Interviewing some of the cast members I asked them a

The Trouble with 'Trouble with the Curve'...

on October 5, 2012 - 10:05pm
Trouble with the Curve
Movie Review by Dr. Seva SSS Khalsa, DOM, L.Ac.

Have you ever thrown out a puzzle onto your kitchen table and picked up a few pieces that kindalooked like they’d fit?

You know the predictable pieces like a romance (Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams), a curmudgeon of an old man (Clint), a star egotistical high school baseball player, a loving standup friend to Clint (John Goodman), an evil computer baseball executive who wants to put Clint out to pasture all surrounding our beloved game of baseball.

Now don’t get me wrong; I love baseball, Amy Adams is cute, Clint is

PEEC, Reel Deal Team Up for 'The Big Year'

on October 2, 2012 - 12:26am

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Reel Deal & PEEC News:

The Reel Deal Movie Theater and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are bringing back their popular partnership to show nature films over the fall and winter months. 

The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 with a showing of The Big Year.

“This is the perfect film to kick off the series,” Katie Watson of PEEC said. “It’s a birding film, so it will appeal to our many birders in Los Alamos, but it also stars Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson, so fans of these actors, even if they aren’t birders, will want to watch it, as well.” 

Dessert Dances Help Create Lasting Memories

on October 2, 2012 - 12:20am
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Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division and make some memories at the October Dessert Dances.
The Mother/Son Dance is Oct. 10, the Daddy/Daughter Dance is Oct. 11, and the NEW Family Dance on Oct. 12. Events are held 6-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and the evening includes light refreshments, dancing, a craft project and a digital keepsake photo.
The cost for the event is $16 per couple, $8 for each additional child, and $30 per family (2 adults & 2 children.)
Sign up today at the Aquatic Center as the event is limited to 80 participants.
For further

Public Invited to International Movie Night ... TONIGHT!

on September 28, 2012 - 10:05am


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the first international movie night presented by the Driving Force and Real Deal Movie Theater.

The first international movie night will be held at 7:15 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28 at the Reel Deal Theater, 2551 Central Ave.

The film that will be presented is The Intouchables, a French movie featuring François Cluzet.

Real Deal Theater will have a special price: when you buy one ticket at the full price you get the second one for $6.50.

At 7:05 p.m., we will have a short introduction of the film in the theater.


Pick Up On ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ at LALT

on September 24, 2012 - 7:29am

Jean (Kate Ramsey) attempts to communicate with the deceased Gordon (Eric Bjorklund.) Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Review by Bonnie J. Gordon

What does it mean to connect? That’s the question posed by playwright Sarah Ruhl in her offbeat comedy “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”  

Jean (Kate Ramsey) is calmly eating her lobster bisque in a café when she is disturbed by a ringing cell phone. She asks her fellow diner to answer it or turn it off, but he doesn’t respond.

It turns out he has a very good reason for his impolite behavior—he’s dead.

So begins Jean’s odyssey into the life and death of

LALT’s 'Dead Man’s Cell Phone' Opens Friday

on September 19, 2012 - 6:12am

"Dead Man's Cell Phone" producer David Schiferl works out the sound scheme on a notebook computer during SUnday's dress rehearsal for Sara Ruhl’s dark comedy, which opens Friday, Sept. 21 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29 and Oct. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday Matinee, Sept. 23. Tickets are $12 General Admission and $10 Students & Seniors. Tickets are available at C.B. FOX or at the door. Photo by TK Thompson/

Director Gwen Lewis adjusts the headband of Jean Adkins who plays the other woman.