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Scenes From ‘The Nutcracker And The Mouse King’

on November 30, 2018 - 9:41pm
Snow Queen (Rebecca Brug) and Snow King (Giovanni Echave). Dance Arts Los Alamos presents 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Sugar Plum Fairy (Ellie Oldham) and her Cavelier (Giovanni Echave). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Snow dancers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Clara (Madison Kachelmeier) and The Nutcracker Prince (Avery Hinckley). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Herr Drosselmeyer (Jeffrey Favorite). Photo by Bonnie J.

Gallery Of Conscience Exhibit Opening Jan. 6

on November 30, 2018 - 3:27pm
Aymar Ccopacatty working on the community trash loom Aug. 2 at MOIFA during the Arts Alive program. Photo by Chloe Accardi

Adelina Garcia with clay pig piece during an April 10 healing pottery workshop at Elder Kathy Wan Povi Sanchez’ house, San Ildefonso Pueblo. Photo by Chloe Accardi

MIFA News:

SANTA FE The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is hosting an opening reception for a new exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience entitled Community through Making.
The public opening is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 and features artists talking 1-2 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Night Falls Over Saint Job Of Pochaiv

on November 30, 2018 - 8:32am

Daily Postcard: Night falls on the golden onion dome Saturday above Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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

Daily Postcard: Western Bluebird Spotted At Bandelier

on November 29, 2018 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: A Western Bluebird is spotted at Bandelier National Monument. This bird is common to the park year-round but more commonly seen on the mesas in the winter. Photo by Sally King/NPS

Visit 25th Annual Crèche Show Dec. 7-8

on November 28, 2018 - 7:09am

Alice Mann with a few of her Crèches was instrumental in organizing the first Crèche Show 25 years ago as a gift to the Los Alamos community from the local congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo by Robert Judd


The 25th Annual Crèche Show is WinterFest Weekend, Dec. 7-8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th St.

Everyone is invited to view this display of Nativities, which is free and open to the public 1-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Treasured Crèches will be featured from many

Author Hampton Sides At Fuller Lodge Tuesday Dec. 4

on November 27, 2018 - 6:50am
Hampton Sides. Photo by Gary Oakley
Author Hampton Sides will speak about his latest book On Desperate Ground - the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/
Hampton Sides, the author of the bestselling histories In the Kingdom of Ice, Hellhound on His Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers, will speak about his latest book On Desperate Ground - the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fuller Lodge.
Sides’ talk is

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.

Daily Postcard: Saturday Afternoon At Ashley Pond

on November 27, 2018 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: Fall scene Saturday afternoon at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DALA Offers Photos With Santa Dec. 1-2

on November 26, 2018 - 3:01pm

DALA will offer photos with Santa Claus 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

DALA News:

Santa is making himself available for photos this weekend!

Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Duane Smith Auditorium, Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) will offer audience members seeing "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" the chance to get their picture taken with Santa.

The cost is $5 for per photo. Photos will be taken with a digital camera and emailed to participants.

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair At IHM Saturday Dec. 1

on November 26, 2018 - 11:56am

Daily Postcard: Pastel Clouds Color Sky Saturday

on November 26, 2018 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: Pastel colored clouds spotted Saturday in the sky above the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From 2018 Affordable Art Show

on November 25, 2018 - 7:05am
Scene from the 2018 Affordable Art show held Friday and Saturday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The Affordable Arts show has become a shopping tradition here in Los Alamos. With so many local and regional artists on display, shoppers will find beautiful, unique gifts. This holiday season, the Art Center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sundays; Exceptions: Dec. 8, open until 6 p.m.; closing at 1 p.m. on Christmas eve and New Year eve; closed on Christmas and New Year Days. Photo by Ken Hanson
Scene from the Affordable Art show. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Trinity On The Hill

on November 25, 2018 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: The sun setting Saturday evening behind Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church at 3900 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

2018 Winter Spanish Market In Albuquerque Dec. 1-2

on November 24, 2018 - 10:39am
Spanish Colonial Arts Society News:
SANTA FE The Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s Winter Spanish Market returns to Albuquerque for the sixth year Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Up to 70 artists will welcome the public with the opportunity to purchase a piece of New Mexico tradition, learn how it was made, and be immersed in art, culture and folklore.
The juried artists use traditional images and techniques to create bultos, weavings, ironwork, jewelry, copper engravings, hide paintings, retablos, furniture, tinwork, straw appliqué, woodcarving and

2018 Winter/2019 Spring Guide To New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Now Available Free Online

on November 24, 2018 - 10:02am

This season’s guide cover features a detailed image of ‘Snow in Santa Fe’ Paul Lantz – which is on long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy/NMDCA


SANTA FE – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 is now available online at

The Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 explores finding your story – the how and why you and your family live in New Mexico.

Daily Postcard: Full Beaver Moon Visible Early Today

on November 24, 2018 - 8:33am

Daily Postcard: View of the Full Beaver Moon captured on camera early this morning from White Rock. November’s full moon was called the Full Beaver Moon by both the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans. The Native Americans used the monthly moons and nature’s signs as a sort of calendar to track the seasons. Why this name? Back then, November was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. The November full moon also was called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American tribes. Source: Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

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.


Save The Date: Hampton Sides At Fuller Lodge Dec. 4

on November 23, 2018 - 7:39am

Hampton Sides. Photo by Kurt Markus 2018


Mesa Public Library presents renowned author, historian and journalist Hampton Sides at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Fuller Lodge.

As part of the Library’s Authors Speak program, Sides will talk about his new book “On Desperate Ground – the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle”.

Sides is the award-winning author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder and In the Kingdom of Ice, and dozens of articles and essays. He has been hailed by critics as one of the best nonfiction writers of his generation.

Daily Postcard: Northern Pygmy-Owl At Bandelier

on November 23, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: A northern pygmy-owl spotted at Bandelier National Monument along the Main Loop Trail and on the Falls Trail. Photo by Sally King/NPS

Daily Postcard: Happy Thanksgiving Los Alamos!

on November 22, 2018 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A Thanksgiving sunrise viewed this morning from White Rock. The National Weather Service predicts a high today near 50 with partly sunny skies and a low tonight around 29 with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m. and new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team takes this opportunity to thank and wish our readers in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world a very Happy Thanksging Day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMBC: 12th Annual NM-AZ Book Award Winners

on November 21, 2018 - 11:32am
NMBC News:
The winners in the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards were announced this week at a gala awards banquet at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.
Awards were presented in 58 categories, from poetry to history and nonfiction to children's books.
1,089 books were entered in this year's awards program and 236 of those entries were selected as finalists, which were announced in September 2018.
Entries came from large and small publishers from all across the country.

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.

Daily Postcard: Fox Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on November 21, 2018 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Young fox, seen Tuesday morning near the east end of Barranca Mesa. Photo by Cornell Wright

SFCC Clay Club 10th Annual Ceramics Sale Nov. 28-29

on November 20, 2018 - 7:44am
Bowl by Claudia Mardel. Courtesy/SFCC
Cup by Cheryl Hoagland
SFCC  News:
Santa Fe Community College’s Tenth Annual Student SFCC Clay Club Ceramics Sale SFCC Clay Club members – all students – will sell functional and sculptural works in porcelain, earthenware, stoneware and micaceous clays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at SFCC, Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Avenue.
The Silent Auction will close at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29.
The group includes aspiring young artists, lifelong learners and professional potters.