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Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos Historical Society Gala

on September 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Executive Director Heather McClenahan welcomes guests to a magical evening Saturday at the 5th Annual Historical Society Gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Los Alamos History Museum, 75th Anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory and 100th Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 22. Tables sparkled, and guests reminisced during the special event at historic Fuller Lodge that included live and silent auctions of treasures and one-of-a-kind experiences, live music by the Los Alamos Big Band and dinner catered by Pig and Fig Cafe. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Scene from the

Fall For Bach Sept. 30

on September 17, 2018 - 12:55pm
SOSF News:
 
Keyboard music of J.S. Bach is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30, at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. Santa Fe.
 
Kathleen McIntosh will perform on harpsichord and Ron McKean on organ and harpsichord.
 
Reserve your tickets here.

Scenes From 11th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

on September 16, 2018 - 4:25am
Scene from the 2018 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Saturday in El Rancho de las Golodrinas. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Scene from the 2018 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Saturday in El Rancho de las Golodrinas. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Staff Report

The Santa Fe Renaissance Faire at 334 Los Pinos Road in Santa Fe is a community event whose proceeds help fund the educational programs of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences.

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences (SFSAS) is a preschool to 8th grade nonprofit school committed to academic excellence in an

Tourism Department Unveils Bounty Of Fall Festivals

on September 15, 2018 - 8:03am
Scene from Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Oct. 12-14 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Oct. 12-14 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Courtesy photo
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE — As the leaves change color and harvest season kicks up, rural New Mexico communities prepare for one of the busiest travel times of the year.
 
In honor of the upcoming fall season and all of the unique opportunities to celebrate around the state, the New Mexico Tourism Department is launching the “New Mexico True Fall Festivals and Events” page on NewMexico.org,

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Saturday

on September 14, 2018 - 4:25pm
OPERA News:
 
For the seventh year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument will be presenting "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.
 
The performance this year includes a concert staging of scenes from several popular operas. The New Mexico Performing Arts Society will present selections from Gounod’s Faust, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss, Jr.

New Orleans Jazz Party In Taos Sept. 22

on September 14, 2018 - 7:02am
 
MUSIC News:
 
TAOS Some of the biggest names in modern jazz, jam and funk will converge in Taos for one night only at Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, a touring New Orleans-style music festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Kit Carson Park.
 
Doors for the festival open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $66 the day of with kids 12 and under only $12.
 
Voodoo Threauxdown celebrates the Crescent City’s tri-centennial with eight performers on the line-up and a multitude of sound - from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to blues and

In And Around Town: Sept. 18

on September 13, 2018 - 9:19am

 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

Send event announcements to Kirsten@ladailypost.com.​​​​​​​

 
TUESDAY, Sept. 18
 
Family Yoga
Family Yoga (ages 2-5 with an adult) is held 9:30-10:15 a.m. every Tuesday at the Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St. The cost is $10 per class. Instructor Sarah Gustafson weaves poses into story, song and games to foster creative expression while developing coordination and balance.
 
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19
 
'Sculptural Vessels' Opening Reception
“Sculptural Vessels,”

The Science Behind ‘Silent Sky’

on September 13, 2018 - 7:56am
Henrietta Leavitt (Katrina Koehler) studies a photographic plate of star images from among the many boxes of plates she has had shipped to her to continue her studies while helping her family at their home in Wisconsin. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
 
By GALEN GISLER 
Los Alamos

“Where are we?” This is the question driving the passion of the astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in Lauren Gunderson’s play Silent Sky, to be presented
by the Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Copernicus taught us that the solar system is centered on the Sun, not our Earth.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on September 13, 2018 - 7:54am

NMFO Hosts 6th Annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17

on September 12, 2018 - 2:25pm

NMFO News:

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Film Office will host its 6th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference will open Thursday night with One-on-One sessions with a variety of Industry Professionals. Friday morning will kick-off two days of panels on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from fundraising, pitching and distribution to casting and agents, as well as ever important networking opportunities.

“Last year’s conference was a sold-out event and we’re seeing greater interest this year,” NMFO

LALT To Stage ‘Star-Finding Fiend’ Henrietta Leavitt

on September 12, 2018 - 7:18am

Peter Shaw (Kevin Pelzel) expresses to Henrietta Leavitt (Katrina Koehler) his great admiration for her as he tries to encourage her to join him on an ocean voyage to Europe. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi

By Kelly Dolejsi
Los Alamos

Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky” tells the story of “star-finding fiend” Henrietta Leavitt, who in the early 1900s, despite not being allowed near a telescope, made an astronomical discovery that profoundly changed how we perceive our universe.

The historical drama will show at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 14-29, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

Teatro Paraguas Opens National Hispanic Cultural Center Theatre Season With World Premiere Of Atacama

on September 12, 2018 - 6:50am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Teatro Paraguas partners with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as the NHCC's 2018-2019 theatre season opens with the world premiere of Atacama, a play by Augusto Federico Amador.
 
The show opens Friday, Sept. 28, running for two weekends in the Wells Fargo Auditorium with performances 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday.
 
Tickets are $20 with a $3 discount for students, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at 505.724.4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.
 
Atacama is a two-person play about a man and a woman who meet in

Annual American Indian Community Day Sept. 15

on September 10, 2018 - 7:27am

Na'Hoy Le'tsii. Courtesy/SFIC

SFIC News:

The Santa Fe Indian Center's (SFIC) 8th annual American Indian Community Day is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ragle Park, corner of Zia and Yucca Street in Santa Fe.

This free event brings the community of Santa Fe together to celebrate Native culture through traditional dances and music, share a meal together, enjoy a day of art projects, and join in other fun activities. Raffles will take place for dinners, gift certificates, art and other exciting prizes.

More than 20 non-profit booths will participate to educate the public on services

Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Sept. 15-Nov.16

on September 8, 2018 - 6:25am

Fire managers plan to initiate a prescribed burn in the Cedar Springs vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Sept. 15 through Nov. 16. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Cedar Springs vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Sept. 15 through Nov. 16.

Some 1,454 acres may be treated in the area just north of the community of LLaves and north of the Dead Man

Starry Starry Night Dinner & Dancing Sept. 14

on September 7, 2018 - 8:36am

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 6, 2018 - 4:01pm

 

Griffin House Plays At Fuller Lodge Friday

on September 6, 2018 - 9:31am

Griffin House

MUSIC News:

According to American Songwriter, “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House."

The Nashville-based, Americana musician will open the Fall concert line-up for "Live in Los Alamos" with a seated show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

House’s songs have built him an incredibly loyal fan-base and have been featured on numerous television shows and films and earned him an invitation to play Late Night with Craig Ferguson. His 10th studio Album, So on and So Forth included the song, “Paris Calling,” which

Valles Caldera Hosts Fiesta En El Valle Saturday

on September 5, 2018 - 7:52am
Mountain bikers stop along a trail to enjoy the view of the Valle Grande, the largest valle within Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is hosting its first Fiesta en el Valle near the Valle Grande Entrance Station, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Get ready to experience the majesty of the Valles Caldera and learn a new skill at this free family-friendly event.

If you have ever wondered what to do if you encounter wildlife, wanted to learn how to fly fish, or needed one more reason to finally visit the Valles Caldera,

Lensic Presents Big Screen Classic: Le Mans Sept. 13

on September 5, 2018 - 6:54am
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Just in time for the 2018 Santa Fe 500 road tour, The Lensic proudly presents a Big Screen Classics screening of Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
 
Tickets are free (general­­ admission). Reserve tickets online at Lensic.org, by phone at 505.988.1234 or in person at The Lensic.
 
The 1971 film follows American auto racer Michael Delaney (McQueen), who’s behind the wheel of a Porsche 917 in the grueling French endurance race known as 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Returns To Taos

on September 5, 2018 - 6:15am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
TAOS News:
 
TAOS More than 30 country, folk, Americana and bluegrass artists are set to perform at Michael Hearne’s 16th Annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival this year, Sept. 6–8 at Kit Carson Park.
 
Doors open at noon Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-7, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Ticket options for this event include individual day passes for $49.30, a three-day pass for $117.50 or a Barn Dance Only pass for $19.82.
 
This year’s festival will commence with the Taos Art Gallery Stroll with Michael Hearne and Friends Wednesday, Sept.

Balderas Wins Historic Public Lands Victory On Behalf Of New Mexicans, Granting Access To 50,000+ Acres

on September 5, 2018 - 5:22am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas News:
 
ALBUQEURQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a major court victory on behalf of millions of New Mexicans, granting them access to thousands of acres of public lands in Northern New Mexico, near White Peak, much of which had previously been blocked off by a landowner.
 
“Access to and use of our state’s public lands is a crucial part of the cultural heritage of New Mexicans,” Balderas said.

Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival Sept. 16

on September 3, 2018 - 12:13pm

2018 bumper crop ripe for picking Sept. 16 at Los Luceros. Courtesy/NM Department of Cultural Affairs

STATE News:

ALCALDE The Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival will is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

“We’ve got a bumper crop of apples to be picked during the beautiful New Mexico autumn on this idyllic property, which will certainly make for a perfect day to enjoy this treasured historic property,” said New Mexico Historic Sites Director Patrick Moore.

New Mexicans are encouraged to bring the whole family for a fun afternoon at the the Los Luceros historic property off N.M.

Second Annual Bow Wow Film Festival Sept. 13

on September 3, 2018 - 6:52am
 
SFAS News:
 
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter (SFAS), in coordination with the Bow Wow Film Festival (BWFF), is excited to announce the traveling festival’s one-night-only event in Santa Fe, featuring the compelling personalities of beloved canines.
 
After a wildly successful 2017 season with dozens of shows around the country, including a sold-out show in Santa Fe, the Bow Wow Film Festival returns to Santa Fe with a rousing and fun-loving collection of new films that include two filmmakers from Santa Fe: Jamie Merideth and Evan Curtis. Both filmmakers will be attending the screening.

It’s State Fair Time In Albuquerque

on September 2, 2018 - 9:34am
State Fair 2017. Courtesy photo

STATE FAIR News:

Held each September, the New Mexico State Fair remains one of the largest fairs in the nation, with PRCA rodeo and nationally known country-western recording stars, and the Indian and Spanish villages - all the makings for a fantastic family experience!

The New Mexico State Fair offers livestock exhibits and competitions of all kinds to local farmers, ranchers, and 4H club members, while school children from all over the state look forward to seeing their art work displayed in one of the exhibit halls.

Stop by the midway and checkout the

Journey Back In Time At Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

on September 2, 2018 - 6:37am
Knights on horseback at the 2017 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire. Courtesy photo

El Rancho de las Golondrinas News:

Hear ye, hear ye! The King and Queen hereby present the “Kingdom of Golondrinas!”  

In celebration, you are hereby invited to join us at El Rancho de las Golondrinas for two days of feasting, Sept. 15 and 16.

Ride in a Spanish Galleon at our kids’ game area. Learn about Renaissance arts and sciences from the Society for Creative Anachronism. Shrink in size as you enter the Fairy Village and pet a unicorn.

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