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Community Invited To Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 8

on November 29, 2018 - 2:42pm


The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council as they light up the holiday tree in the Municipal Building lobby at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The event is part of the Main Street Association’s Winterfest and there will be free refreshments in the lobby along with a free “selfie” photo booth with a winter scenic backdrop and fun photo props provided inside Council Chambers.

Coro de Camara will be providing holiday tunes when doors to the lobby open at 5 p.m. and the lobby will remain open until 6 p.m. when the light parade begins on Central Avenue.

Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Show Features Giachetti Piano Quartet At Fuller Lodge Dec. 5

on November 29, 2018 - 8:44am

Members of the The Giachetti Piano Quartet, from left, Brian Newnam, Shanalyn Kemme, seated, Cindy Little and Ari Le perform at noon Dec. 5 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo


The Arts Council invites the public to attend the Brown Bag performance of The Giachetti Piano Quartet noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Fuller Lodge.

The members of The Giachetti Piano Quartet are Cindy Little (Piano), Ari Le (Violin), Brian Newnam (Viola) and Shanalyn Kemme (Cello). The Giachetti Piano Quartet grew from the Trio de Los Alamos, which began in 2003. Cellist Shanalyn Kemme joined the Trio in 2007

WinterFest Weekend Comes To Los Alamos Dec. 7-9

on November 29, 2018 - 8:35am

Scene from 2017 MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/


WinterFest Weekend is just around the corner. The family-oriented events are Dec. 7-9 at numerous places throughout downtown Los Alamos.

WinterFest kicks off the holiday season with events including the North Pole Workshop and Breakfast with Santa. Other highlights include the Fuller Lodge Open House, Crèche Show and Earth Treasure Show. The Fuller Lodge Art Center also will hold its Affordable Arts Sale.

The big event is the MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at

Celebrate WinterFest At The Blue Window Bistro

on November 28, 2018 - 4:31pm

The Blue Window Bistro is celebrating WinterFest with two-weeks filled with special events and festivities at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A.

Check out The Blue Window Bistro holiday menus and hours at Courtesy photo

Owner, The Blue Window Bistro

Join us as we celebrate WinterFest at The Blue Window Bistro. This two-week celebration kicks off Saturday, Dec. 8 when the Blue Window Bistro opens for a special Saturday evening, as the light parade makes its way through downtown Los Alamos. 

On this day, the Blue Window

Holiday Game Jam For Kids At Los Alamos Makers

on November 27, 2018 - 7:23am
James Wernicke guides young coders at Los Alamos Makers, at 3540 Orange St., Suite LV1. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Makers News:
Almost a year ago, Los Alamos Makers hosted the first Global Kids Game Jam teams in Los Alamos.
During that Global Game Jam, kids from all over the world came together with their local clubs to create, experiment, socialize and create video games, not just play them. One of the Los Alamos teams was selected for the world finale and invited to Turin, Italy.
This year, Los Alamos Makers is hosting a local game jam for kids 7 to 12, with a holiday

SFCC: Dance, Drama And Choral Concert Dec. 2 & 4

on November 27, 2018 - 6:47am
SFCC News:
Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Dance and Drama classes will present an end-of-semester showcase of their work beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at El Museo at 555 Camino de la Familia.
In addition to drama, students will perform belly dance, jazz, flamenco and hip-hop. An SFCC Music Showcase will feature students from chorus, voice and guitar classes. The performance includes a wide variety of music 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the Jemez Rooms on the SFCC campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
The instructors are Fred Graham and Corey Jones. Call 505.428.1731 for information.

Farmington Holiday Traditions Have Deep Roots

on November 26, 2018 - 7:02am

Riverglo, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Farmington, features hundreds of traditional luminarias on the trails in Berg Park, along the Animas River. Courtesy/

Farmington News:

FARMINGTON—well known as the place where active families and outdoor lovers thrive—provides a unique holiday experience, complete with longstanding annual events that draw intrigue from locals and visitors.

Farmington’s annual events have deep roots, most dating back several decades.

DALA Presents ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’

on November 23, 2018 - 5:37pm


Dance Arts Los Alamos will present “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1 as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at Duane Smith Auditorium. 

Tickets may be purchased at the door, CB FOX or Bliss.


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on November 22, 2018 - 7:02am

NHCC: Nutcracker Ballet In The Land Of Enchantment Performs In Albuquerque Dec. 14-16

on November 21, 2018 - 8:59am
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment performances are Dec. 14-16 on the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed Dec. 14-16 on the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season.
Last year's production, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, sold out.

Wintry Musical Foray At Serenata Dec. 5

on November 20, 2018 - 11:36am
SSF News:
The community is invited to a wintry, musical foray into the crystalline music of Maurice Ravel, Somei Satoh, Ned Rorem, Violetta Parra, Astor Piazzolla, and Kenji Bunch.
The event is 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at a private home, and features opulent hor d'oeuvres, wine, bubbly drinks and deep desserts.
Reserve tickets here.

LALT Receives Donation From Longer Estate

on November 19, 2018 - 4:21pm

John Longer from the melodrama 'Curse of an Aching Heart', January 2004. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced it has received a generous donation from the estate of John Longer.

Longer was a longtime LALT member who passed away in 2006.

“John produced and appeared in many of our melodramas over the years,” LALT Board member Paul Lewis said. “He was also instrumental in a number of building improvements, including our bathroom renovations and light booth construction.”

Longer also helped build the sets for numerous shows, assisted with house management and

Millicent Rogers Museum: Holiday Fiesta Dec. 1

on November 18, 2018 - 8:33am
Dancers at Holiday Fiesta. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
Holiday celebrations are 11 3 p.m., Dec. 1 at the Millicent Rogers Museum’s Holiday Fiesta.
This year’s event marks the 21st year the museum has hosted its Holiday Fiesta,and is line with the museum’s mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest.
The museum was founded in 1956 in Taos and the majority of its collection of more than 7,000 objects is representative of the diverse Indigenous and Hispanic cultures of the Southwest with particular strengths in the traditional arts of northern New

NHCC: Baila! Baila! Christmas Dance Show Dec. 1-2

on November 17, 2018 - 7:29am

Baila! Baila! holiday show is Dec. 1-2 in the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Baila! Baila! Dance Academy's 5th annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza that returns Dec. 1-2 to the stage in the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre.
Tickets are $22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children and NHCC members and can be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 505.724.4758.
Produced and performed by the most recognized professional ethnic dance company in New Mexico, this show will feature

Go Neon This Holiday Season In Tucumcari

on November 16, 2018 - 7:32am
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Tucumcari, New Mexico is known as a bright and cultural stop along historic Route 66, and this holiday season, it’s the perfect spot for a festive road trip. With holiday-themed events and opportunities for holiday shopping and exploration, Tucumcari provides an ideal spot for an affordable, memorable winter vacation.
“With a little time off around the holiday season, it’s the perfect chance to plan a getaway,” Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield said.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on November 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

Teens Share Old Fashioned Fun In Pile Of Snow

on November 15, 2018 - 9:30am
Teens share some good old fashioned fun in a pile of snow after school Wednesday in Central Park Square. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Coro De Cámara And LAHS Choirs Celebrate Women Composers With ‘Music She Wrote’ Concert Nov. 16-18

on November 15, 2018 - 8:18am

Coro de Camara rehearses for upcoming performances. Photo by Jessica Benge Photography

Choir members rehearse for upcoming performances. Photo by Jessica Benge Photography

Coro de Cámara

Quick quiz: How many women composers can you name? If your answer is not many, you’re not alone. Although women have composed music since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, music written by women is seldom heard, even today.

The chamber singers of Coro de Cámara will give audiences a chance to experience some of this wonderful music in their upcoming program “Music She Wrote:

Sign-up Underway To Participate In Annual Los Alamos WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade!

on November 14, 2018 - 10:25am

A spectacular float created by Zia Credit Union entered in the 2017 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Candyland” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in this year’s parade can register free here. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 30.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

Film Office: 'Rattlesnake' Begins Filming In New Mexico

on November 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
NMFO News:
SANTA FE Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the feature film, “Rattlesnake,” produced by Campfire has begun principal photography through mid-December in Santa Fe, Espanola, Las Vegas, Cochiti and Abiquiu.
“I’m proud to welcome another great production to New Mexico,” Maniatis said. “Our industry is booming and I’m excited to see more film jobs coming to our state.”
The production is employing 100 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and approximately 100 New Mexico background talent.
The feature is directed by Zak

BESC: 15th Annual Festival Of Trees Nov. 17

on November 10, 2018 - 9:45am
The 15th Annual Festival of Trees is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo
Felix Blom spends time with Santa Clause at a previous event. Courtesy photo
Volunteers are already busy at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and will continue throughout the week preparing for the big day Saturday, Nov. 17. On that day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row, will be a buzz with activity as the 15th Annual Festival of Trees comes to its spectacular finale.
LARSO volunteers have been hard at work organizing

Knights Of Columbus Bingo Fundraiser Tonight

on November 9, 2018 - 8:04am

Teatro Paraguas Holiday Dream Flamenco Dec. 20-22

on November 9, 2018 - 6:52am
Mina Fajardo performs in Holiday Dream Flamenco Dec. 20-22 at Teatro Paraguas. Courtesy photo
The community is invited to attend Holiday Dream Flamenco, a flamenco and Middle Eastern dance spectacle at 7 p.m., Dec. 20-22 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo returns to Teatro Paraguas with an original and exciting flamenco extravaganza based in part on choreographer, dancer and singer-songwriter Mina Fajardo’s newly released album Sueño. 
Joining Mina onstage are flamenco dancers Monze Diaz, Janira

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on November 8, 2018 - 5:09pm

Film Office: 'Greenbrier' To Film In New Mexico

on November 7, 2018 - 8:35am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday that the feature "Greenbrier," produced by Sony Studios will begin principal photography mid-November through early February 2019 in Albuquerque.
"We are happy to welcome 'Greenbrier' and Sony Studios to New Mexico," Maniatis said. "For years we've built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we're seeing success after success for the film industry in our state."
The production will employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and