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Scenes From Cancer Foundation's Sweetheart Auction

on February 16, 2019 - 1:36pm

The Cancer Foundation's 14th annual Sweetheart Auction was a great party for a great cause last weekend in Santa Fe. This night of giving and caring brings in nearly half of CFFNM's annual budget and is a shining example of what true community spirit can achieve. All funds raised help save lives by ensuring access to cancer treatment. Pictured are attendees browsing the Silent Auction. Courtesy photo

Ali MacGraw is a wonderful volunteer. Courtesy photo

The Honor Wall is an emotional element of the Sweetheart Auction. Courtesy photo

Best-selling NY Times author Douglas Preston was a

PEEC: Play Video Games At Planetarium Tuesday

on February 16, 2019 - 9:04am
PEEC News:
 
Join PEEC and Big Brothers, Big Sisters for a night of video games 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday in the planetarium.
 
Test your skills and challenge your friends by playing games on the big planetarium screen.
 
During Video Game Night, the nature center will have one gaming system set up on the big planetarium screen. Games also will be available to play on the smaller TVs around the sides of the room. Two Wiis will be set up and a Nintendo Switch.
 
Participants can play Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, other Mario games and more and best of all, this event is free to attend and

LALT Cast Rehearses For ‘Church And State’

on February 16, 2019 - 7:18am

Cast members rehearse a scene from Church and State', which will be performed by the Los Alamos Little Theatre March 1-18 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Cast members seated from left, Charlotte Jusinski  and Alexis Perry-Holby; standing, from left, Tim Orcutt and Ian Foti-Landis. This dramedy, directed by Patrick MacDonald, follows a U.S. Senator up for re-election who finds himself dealing with the fallout from a candid comment to a blogger. Courtesy photo

Choral Society/Symphony Orchestra In Concert Sunday

on February 14, 2019 - 5:47pm

MUSIC News:

Join LACS/LASO at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium for a classical music concert lasting about an hour.

The concert will include two short pieces, “Ave Verum Corpus,” a lovely lament sung in Latin created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791, and “The Promise of Living,” from the opera The Tender Land, music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, which tells a story of farm life in the Midwest.

The third piece will be Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, composed in the early 1800s.

Can Anyone Stump PEEC’s Team Of Professional Astronomers In Planetarium 7 p.m. Friday?

on February 14, 2019 - 5:09pm

Try to stump PEEC’s professional astronomers at 7 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 15 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Do you think you have what it takes to stump a panel of PEEC’s expert astronomers? Then come to the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium Friday, Feb. 15 for a “Stump the Astronomers” panel!

 

The fun starts at 7 p.m. Bring your most difficult astronomy-related questions and put the professionals to the test!

 

Peter Polko will be the M.C. for the evening.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on February 14, 2019 - 3:58pm

Taos Actor Brings ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ To Los Alamos Performing Arts Center Saturday Feb. 16

on February 9, 2019 - 7:42am

COMMUNITY News:
  • An immersive comedy about depression and the lengths we’ll go for those we love

 

The Performing Arts Center will host visiting artists from Taos in a performance of Every Brilliant Thing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

 

You’re seven years old. Mom’s in the hospital because, says Dad, “she’s done something stupid.” So you start to make a list – everything that’s brilliant about the world, everything worth living for. Number 1: ice cream. Number 2: water fights. Number six: roller coasters. Over years, the list grows, evolves, and takes on a life of its own.

 

Developed

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on February 7, 2019 - 12:02pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Community Game Night

on February 7, 2019 - 11:48am

BBBS News:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a community game night 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The community is invited attend and play board games and video games in the Planetarium.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves 56 children in the Los Alamos and White Rock communities through its community based and school based programs.

The organization is always looking for quality volunteers interested in defending the potential of local youth.

LALT Hosts Reading For 8X10 Plays

on February 6, 2019 - 5:09pm

A past Los Alamos Little Theatre 8X10 production. Photo by Larry Gibbons

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre invites interested patrons and prospective actors to attend a play reading at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Green Room at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

The evening’s reading will feature the eight short plays to be performed by LALT in May. The plays were selected from 22 scripts submitted by New Mexico playwrights.

This production format of short plays provides multiple opportunities for persons wishing to gain on-stage experience and offers a variety of roles

Scenes From Art On Tap At UnQuarked Monday

on February 6, 2019 - 9:06am

During Art On Tap Monday at UnQuarked, new Los Alamos Arts Council Director Karen Hall introduces Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin. McLaughlin spoke of the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet and their deep interest in the folk music of the Nordic countries. The group is scheduled to perform Friday, Feb. 22 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. For complete artist, venue and ticket information, visit LACA’s website at www.losalamosconcert.org. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin speaks Monday at Art On Tap and highlights

Art Council Sponsors Free Brown Bag Concert Today

on February 6, 2019 - 8:05am

The Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring a free concert noon to p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Black Mesa Brass Quintet headed by Jan McDonald will preform and the community is invited to join them for what is sure to be an enjoyable hour of music. Courtesy photo

Quirky Pairing For Post-Valentine’s Day Dinner

on February 5, 2019 - 9:34am

LOS ALAMOS MAKERS News:

 

Secret City Kitchen, the UNM-LA cafe and Los Alamos Makers, the local makerspace at 3540 Orange St., have come together to present a "Date Night" like no other.

Friday, Feb. 15, the makerspace will turn into a quirky pop-up venue for a unique evening of exquisite food, paired with a memorable experience making a custom keepsake.

Secret City Kitchen will serve a special 3-course meal and each couple will get a chance to choose their 5 by 7 design and leave with a custom commemorative laser-engraved sign.

The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, Feb.

Scenes From Museum Monday At Nature Center

on February 4, 2019 - 6:37pm

Leslie Linke checks out the view this afternoon at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) hosted numerous activities during Museum Monday at the Nature Center, which featured historical aspects of the community, from established brick-and-mortar museums to special pop-up exhibits and installations, as well as special Atomic City Tours of the Los Alamos Historic District and the townsite. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

PEEC Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel mingles with the public this afternoon during Museum Monday at the Nature Center.

Scenes From Thom Chacon Concert At Fuller Lodge

on February 3, 2019 - 3:32pm

Singer and songwriter Thom Chacon chats with the audience during his concert Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The show, put on by Live in Los Alamos, was part of the Los Alamos Creative District's Creative Crawl. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Performer Thom Chacon was awarded 'Best New Artist of 2018' by Buscadero Magazine and won rave reviews of his latest album, 'Blood in the USA.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge had a full house for Thom Chacon's concert Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Planning For 2019 Summer Concert Series Gets Under Way In February

on February 1, 2019 - 4:12pm

COUNTY News:

Programming for the free 2019 Summer Concert Series is under contract, and planning for another season of musical acts will be getting under way in February.

“We are excited to bring great music to Los Alamos again this summer,” said Brian Brogan, Community Services Director for Los Alamos County, adding that the music lineup is being negotiated with a variety of artists offering family-friendly, fun, high-energy performances sure to please crowds at Ashley Pond Park on Friday evenings this summer.

Weekly concerts begin in May and continue through September.

‘The Unruly Mystic: John Muir’ At Reel Deal Monday

on February 1, 2019 - 7:37am
PEEC News:
 
Watch the Los Alamos premiere of the new documentary “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 at the Reel Deal Theater.
 
The film’s director Michael Conti and producer Heather Boyle will be in attendance and give a short Q & A after the film.
 
“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of the great conservationist John Muir.

February Edition Of Prism Is Now Online

on January 31, 2019 - 4:11pm

Click on the image below to read the February edition of Prism

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 31, 2019 - 3:12pm

County Addresses Summer Concert Series Comments On New Vendor Selection

on January 31, 2019 - 12:09pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County officials responded today to comments from the public questioning possible award of the contract for the popular Summer Concert Series to a new vendor.

Last year, the concerts were produced under a contract with Gordon’s Concerts LLC operated by Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson. However, as in all previous years, the County released a competitive-bid Request For Proposal (RFP) to call for interested, qualified vendors to produce the Summer Concert Series.

Lensic Presents ‘THE CHOIR OF MAN’ Feb. 20

on January 31, 2019 - 8:22am
Scene from THE CHOIR OF MAN. Courtesy/Chris Cann Photography
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents THE CHOIR OF MAN Wednesday, Feb. 20. This worldwide smash, a runaway hit at numerous international music festivals, is bringing audiences to their feet on its first North American tour.
 
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert.

Ponyo Screens At Mesa Public Library Feb. 7

on January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Ponyo will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Ponyo (2008, rated G, 1 hr., 41 min.), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library.

This was Miyazaki’s 10th animated film, and it won several Japanese film awards. Miyazaki himself drew part of the animation.

The story involves Sosuke, a young boy who lives near the sea, and finds a goldfish trapped in a jar. The jar breaks and cuts him, but Ponyo the goldfish licks his wound and heals it.

Art On Tap: New LAAC Executive Director Karen Hall And LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Feb. 4

on January 30, 2019 - 9:00am
Danish String Quartet to perform Feb. 22 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo
 
LAAC Executive Director Dr. Karen Hall
 
LACA News:
 
Join the Creative District, the Los Alamos Arts Council and the Los Alamos Concert Association Monday, Feb. 4 for a special Art On Tap.
 
Attendees will hear a few words from Dr. Karen Hall, the new executive director of the Los Alamos Arts Council, as well as Ann McLaughlin, artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA).
 
This event begins at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey at 145 Central Park Square, and is part of Museum

Singer/Songwriter Thom Chacon Performs Feb. 1

on January 27, 2019 - 9:05am

Thom Chacon perfroms at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Thom Chacon is finally getting the attention he deserves. 2018 saw the singer-songwriter who calls Durango, Colo., home has a song featured on the Townes Van Zandt tribute album and another included on an Appaloosa Records compilation album.  

He was awarded “Best New Artist of 2018” by Buscadero Magazine while on tour in Italy, and won rave reviews of his latest album, “Blood in the USA.” That attention is long over due, when one considers what Stew Mosberg wrote in the Durango Telegraph in an article

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