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Science on Screen Presents 'Particle Fever'

on January 29, 2014 - 7:51am

SFI News:

In a special Science On Screen event presented by The Lensic Performing Arts Center, The Center for Contemporary Arts and Santa Fe Institute, special guests physicist Geoffrey West and director Mark Levinson introduce the hit documentary film “Particle Fever,” the story of the machine and the people who sought, and found, the long-predicted but elusive Higgs boson, popularly known as "the God particle."

The event is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Advance tickets are recommended.

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row

This Week at the Reel Deal

on January 22, 2014 - 7:21am
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday, Jan. 24, we will be opening Lone Survivor. Sorry you’ve had to wait for it, but as much as we tried, Universal wouldn’t give it to us on the break. As I’ve said before, if it’s a great movie it may take some time but there’s no need to go off the hill. We will bring the films to you. 

Also opening this Friday is Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern. It’s directed by Alexander Payne who also directed two of my favorite movies: Sideways and The Descendants.

It opened in a very limited way in four screenings in November, but has gained momentum and

‘Backcountry Film Fest’ in Los Alamos Jan. 30

on January 21, 2014 - 7:17am
Scene from the film 'Valhalla.' Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

For the third year, the Winter Wildlands Alliance in coordination with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal will bring 10 independent films to Los Alamos, aimed at inspiring the spirit of outdoor adventure during the third annual Backcountry Film Festival.

The films will be shown 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Reel Deal Theater.

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival aims at entertaining while raising funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands Alliance – a nonprofit organization,

Square Peg Plays at Pajarito Mountain Beer and Band at Dixie Girl

on January 19, 2014 - 9:35am
Square Peg from Taos played the Pajairto Mountain Beer and Band event at the Dixie Girl Saturday. Beer and Band moved to the restaurant from the ski hill due to lack of snow, which closed down Pajarito Mountain this weekend. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The crowd samples beer from Taos Mesa Brewing at Beer and Band Saturday at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Author's 'Adobe Castle' to become a Movie

on January 19, 2014 - 8:11am

Los Alamos Author Inez Ross and Director Thadd Turner discuss the 'Adobe Castle' screenplay, based on Ross's novel of the same name, at a planning meeting for the film at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe Friday. Tentative plans call for filming to begin this spring. Investment options for the project close at the end of February. An investment meeting is planned. Those interested in attending should email Turner at Courtesy photo

DK and the Affordables at Dixie Girl Friday

on January 16, 2014 - 10:41am
DK and the Affordables on stage. Courtesy photo

Dixie Girl News:

The Dixie Girl Restaurant has a lot going on these days, including Dart League on Mondays, Open Mic Tuesdays, Karaoke Thursdays as well as plenty of music.

This week, DK and the Affordables will perform starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. There’s no cover charge.

On Saturday, Beer and Band will move operations to the Dixie Girl from the ski hill at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Square Peg from Taos will perform. Taos Mesa Brewing will be serving beer and Dixie Girl will offer its bar menu.

This Week at The Reel Deal

on January 15, 2014 - 7:44am
Reel Deal Theater

Friday, Jan. 17 the Reel Deal will be opening Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, starring Chris Pine (Star Trek), Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. This action thriller is getting very good preliminary reviews and will probably be the basis for a trilogy or series if it does well. Paramount Studios is looking for Chris Pine to continue as the new and permanent Jack Ryan if things go as planned.

We will hold Frozen, Her, American Hustle, andThe Wolf of Wall St. All of these films or actors garnered a Golden Globe Award this past weekend.

Craig Martin Experience Jazzes Up Saturday Night Crowd at Blue Window Bistro

on January 12, 2014 - 10:39am

Patrons at the Blue Window Bistro Saturday night couldn't get enough of the Craig Martin Experience and called for an encore following their two hour jazz performance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Craig Martin Experience performing at the Blue Window Bistro Saturday night. Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Craig Martin Experience helped audience members bop into 2014 at Blue Window Bistro Jazz Night Saturday. Los Alamos’ own seven piece jazz ensemble just gets better and better. CME has been swinging together for two years.

In addition

Last Chance to See 'Nana's Naughty Knickers'

on January 10, 2014 - 5:49am

This Week at the Reel Deal

on January 8, 2014 - 8:29am
Reel Deal Theater

This Friday, we will be opening The Wolf of Wall St. and Her.

Her, stars Joaquin Phoenix, whose character falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system played by Scarlett Johansson.

This film, written and directed by Spike Jonze, is clearly pushing the envelope in this original adult comedy. Phoenix has been nominated again this year for the upcoming Golden Globes Awards and is on the short list for an Academy nomination.

He won the Globes in 2005 for his brilliant performance as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. I look forward

Auditions for Disney 101 Dalmations KIDS Jan. 11

on January 5, 2014 - 7:17am

ACCT News:

The Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT) announces auditions for ACCT II Disney 101 Dalmations KIDS. ACCT II auditions are open to 3rd and 4th grade students from Los Alamos and White Rock. Registration begins at 1  p.m. and auditions begin at 2 p.m. in the Pinon Elementary School Gym Saturday, Jan. 11.

All 3rd and 4thgrade students who audition for 101 Dalmations are welcome to participate if they can commit to the nine-week rehearsal schedule 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Rehearsals begin Jan.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Jan. 3

on January 3, 2014 - 3:17pm

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Friday, Jan. 3 

Nana’s Naughty Knickers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Los Alamos Little Theater
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.

Saturday, Jan. 4 

Science Cinema Saturday 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Bradbury Science Museum 
New community video series of short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addictions.

Nana’s Naughty Knickers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at Los Alamos Little Theater 
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.

Sunday, Jan. 5
Nana’s Naughty

Celebrate New Season of 'Downton Abbey' With High Tea

on January 3, 2014 - 12:34pm
PBS poster for 'Downton Abbey.' Courtesy photo


The new fourth season of “Downton Abbey,” PBS’s popular English drama, premieres in the U.S. at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 on PBS (Channel 5.) To celebrate this new season, The Betty Ehart Senior Center will host “An Afternoon at Downton Abbey Tea” 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. Scones, tea sandwiches, and shortbreads will be included with other delicacies to include a full English afternoon tea. 

Do your alliances lie with the downstairs scullery maids or those of the upstairs elite?

Kitty Jo Creek Band Plays Pajarito Mountain Jan. 11

on January 3, 2014 - 9:31am

This Week at the Reel Deal

on January 1, 2014 - 9:14am
Reel Deal Theater

We finally got a print of American Hustle which we will open Friday. It has a stellar cast and is getting great reviews, and has seven Golden Globe nominations. Do check out the trailer on one of the websites.

Guess what film is number two in the nation this week - Frozen. That’s kind of strange after it’s been out for six or seven weeks. Well I’m not going to argue with the numbers and we are still getting requests. So guess what? We’re bringing it back for a one week run this Friday.

For those of you who do not like 3D, you’re in luck.

LAAC’s Free Brown Bag Performance Series Presents Black Mesa Brass Quintet

on January 1, 2014 - 8:33am

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet performs at noon Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s kicks off its 2014 Brown Bag Performance Series with the Black Mesa Brass Quintet noon Wednesday, Jan. 8 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

The Black Mesa Brass Quintet was formed in 1990 and still has three of the original five members. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of classical, modern, pop, and jazz tunes. They play a variety of venues including concerts, educational performances at schools, weddings and other special occasions.

‘Amelie’ Wins You Over With Whimsical Sweetness

on December 31, 2013 - 9:57am

Movie poster for 'Amelie.'


The next film in the library’s Free Film Series, while not technically holiday themed, is so buttery rich and honeyed that it belongs in The Nutcracker’s Land of Sweets.

“Amelie” (2001, rated R for sexuality) tells the life story of Amelie Poulain, beginning with her conception and building to her first cutely quixotic attempt at romantic love.

Amelie has a horrible, but hilariously summarized, childhood.

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Dec. 27

on December 27, 2013 - 6:53pm

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Friday, Dec. 27

A Christmas Dance with the Los Alamos Big Band
7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road. Admission is by donation. Proceeds benefit NPH Orphanage in Honduras and IHM youth mission work.

Sunday, Dec. 29

We’ve Got the Power: A Special Screening
7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 at Reel Deal Theater. PEEC is pleased to sponsor a special screening of Brad Marshland’s new documentary, We’ve Got the Power.

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 25, 2013 - 10:51am
Reel Deal Theater

This week through Jan. 1, we are holding Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, Saving Mr. Banks, Anchorman 2 and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.

Jan. 2, we hope to open The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle. The studios have not totally confirmed these bookings for us but hopefully they’ll consider our small town, especially after our constant badgering.

Both of these films will be Academy Award considerations, so the studios are not releasing these films in one huge distribution.

PEEC to Sponsor 'We’ve Got the Power' at Reel Deal Theater Dec. 29

on December 24, 2013 - 1:23pm

We’ve Got the Power. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

On Sunday, Dec. 29 at 4 p.m., the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) brings you a new movie that will open your eyes to creative uses of renewable energy and will challenge you to reconsider your own daily energy use. From the Emmy® award-winning producers of The Next Frontier, We’ve Got the Power is a new documentary on the economics of renewable energy. Filmmaker Brad Marshland will be in attendance at the film, to introduce it and answer questions afterward.

Sure, wind and solar are cleaner and safer than fossil fuels, but how

Roaming Cat Found in White Rock

on December 19, 2013 - 8:28am

This tabby was found roaming in White Rock. Call the Shelter if this is your cat. Courtesy photo


This friendly long-haired orange tabby was found roaming on Joya in White Rock Dec. 16. He is safe at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, where he is charming all visitors.

Learn more about this cat by calling the shelter at 505.662.8179. 

Kay and Brian Newnam, James Knudson and Pat Greathouse Perform Holiday Music

on December 19, 2013 - 7:42am

Violinists Kay and Brian Newnam who is a Rotarian, cellist James Knudson and Violist Pat Greathouse entertain the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday and drew a standing ovation for their performance of holiday music at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

This Week at the Reel Deal

on December 18, 2013 - 8:13am
Reel Deal Theater

The films we are opening this week will continue through Christmas. On Thursday, after much consideration we will open Anchorman 2. On Friday we open Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, and Saving Mr. Banks. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug will continue through Christmas.

Saving Mr. Banks is really our Christmas movie. We originally did not make the cut, as Disney is releasing only 2,000 prints. Because of the small size of our town, we are not usually in the running until there is a 2,500-3,000 print release.

'Nana's Naughty Knickers' Opens New Year's Eve

on December 17, 2013 - 11:31am
The cast of 'Nana's Naughty Knickers. Courtesy/LALT
Holly Robinson as Heather Van Pree and Jes Peach as Bridget Charles rehearse for 'Nana's Naughty Knickers.' Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” opens at t the Los Alamos Little Theatre on New Year’s Eve. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. There’s plenty of time to see the show and then move on to another event or party.

Reservations are required for the New Year’s Eve show. Ticket prices are $20 per person, which includes a light meal after the show that will be provided by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge.

Lads of Enchantment Dazzle Rotary Party

on December 17, 2013 - 11:10am

Stan Bennett, founded the Lads of Enchantment Barbershop Chorus, which entertained during Sunday's Christmas party for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. The event, chaired by Rotarian Kirsten Laskey drew some 50 people who gave the Lads of Enchantment a standing ovation following their holiday performance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Lads of Enchantment barbershop group came together in 1992 and have been entertaining at Los Alamos events ever since.