In And Around Town: July 3, 2020

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

‘Wildflowers’ Exhibition at Karen Wray Gallery Opens
The “Wildflowers” Exhibition runs through July 25.The Karen Wray Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2, in Los Alamos. Please wear facemasks, practice social distancing, and wash your hands. For more details, call 505.660.6382 or email



Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts Performs Virtually In Los Alamos Summer Concert Series 6 P.M. Friday July 3

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts perform virtually at 6 p.m. Friday for the Summer Concert Series. Courtesy/Sancre

Virtual Summer Concert News:

The Virtual Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts at 6 p.m., Friday on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook Page. 

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts formed in January 2013 and has been touring steadily through the north, mid and southwest states. The band is made up of Ryan Chrys on guitar and vocals, Susan Phelan on bass and vocals, Lauren Michaels on vocals, Jack Yoder on


Silver Lining Emerges Despite Pandemic Canceling 75th Anniversary Season Of Los Alamos Concert Association

LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin in front of the Smith Auditorium Tuesday discussing how 75th anniversary plans were sadly dashed due to the pandemic and her appreciation for community support. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Plans for celebrating the 75th year of the Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA) were dashed with the outbreak of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

But out of disappointment has emerged a sense of gratitude for the generous show of support from the community.

LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin


Santa Fe Opera Celebrates 2020 Season With New Digital Performance Series Premiering July 3 Through Aug. 1


SFO News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces Songs from the Santa Fe Opera, a digital performance series celebrating the opening nights of the five originally-scheduled operas that were to comprise the 2020 Summer Festival Season.

Susan Graham, acclaimed mezzo-soprano and Santa Fe Opera audience favorite, hosts the Opening Night of the season and a celebration of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville from the stage of the Santa Fe Opera Friday, July 3, followed by other opera luminaries in later presentations. Then, from July 11 through Aug. 1, viewers can tune in each Saturday


Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series Begins Friday!

Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series News:

Friday night singer-songwriter Eryn Bent is kicking off the Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe.

Bent has enchanted audiences since she was 14, with her powerhouse vocals and honest, gritty songwriting. As a performer from Montana, her deep western roots shine through in her Americana, folk-style songwriting.

Bent has independently recorded, written and released three amateur albums, the first of which was privately released in 2005. Most notably, Eryn completed her first studio album in early 2014 –


Dr. Hall Plays Tuesday At The Pond Online June 23

Creative District News:

The community is invited to the Los Alamos Creative District’s Tuesdays at the Pond performance June 23.

This Tuesday local legend Dr. Hall performing his original Blues, Americana and Folk music, including some never-before-released songs from his upcoming album “The Long Road Home”, which becomes available next week.

Catch his performance and some exclusive discount codes for local restaurants and The Bathtub Row Brewery only through the website and the Los Alamos Creative District Facebook page.

Check out the Dr. Hall promo here:


Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series 2020 Lineup

2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with Eryn Bent. Courtesy photo


Sancre Productions announces the full 2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe lineup with concerts set to kick off Friday, June 26 through Aug. 28.

The virtual series features ten Friday evening concerts starting at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on Facebook live from the featured artists’ homes or music studios.

The concerts will be short and sweet consisting of just a few songs from the artists, some of whom will be headlining artists in


Betty’s Birthday Benefit Raises Funds For Senior Centers

The Betty’s Birthday Benefit raised $447.51 for the Los Alamos and White Rock senior centers. A grant through Los Alamos MainStreet helped the nonprofit promote the event. LARSO agreed that every penny raised would be spent at Los Alamos and White Rock businesses. Gifts for the birthday drawing were donated by Lisa Hudston, Florence Riebe and Aimee Kern Neu. Ukulele players performing in White Rock include Doris Ford, Kathleen Logan and performing in Los Alamos Ellie Springfield Patricia Rathbone, Janet Harris, Elise Lee, Greg and Christine Rand. Courtesy photo

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2020 Tuesdays At The Pond Kicks Off Virtually Tonight

Los Alamos Creative District News:

It’s time to kickoff the Tuesdays at the Pond music series. 

Join The Los Alamos Creative District tonight, June 16, for the kickoff of the 2020 Tuesdays at the Pond summer music performance series.

This year all performances will be virtual, and available for viewing by streaming YouTube videos through the Creative District website, or through the Facebook page CreativeLosAlamos.

Each performance will become available for viewing, 5-7 p.m., on the date scheduled below: 

  • June 16 – Los Alamos Jazz Project –


Zia Credit Union: Divino Live In Concert On Facebook June 19

ZIA CU presents Divino in a virtual concert live on Facebook 7-8 p.m. Friday, June 19. Courtesy/ZIACU

ZIA Credit Union News:

One thing is for certain, this summer’s activities will look a lot different than they have in the past. When Zia Credit Union realized that due to the ongoing COVID gathering restrictions it wouldn’t be able to hold its annual Summer Music Fest in Española or sponsor an evening during the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, it decided to try something new.

The result is a virtual concert live on Facebook 7-8 p.m. Friday, June 19. The concert will feature Divino, a Northern New