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Los Alamos Big Band Valentine’s Dance At Fuller Lodge Tonight

on February 17, 2018 - 7:57am
The Los Alamos Big Band is presenting a Valentine’s Dance 7-9 p.m. tonight at Fuller Lodge.
Admission is $15/couple, $10/single, and $5/student. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door. Come dance to a variety of Big Band favorites, including romantic Valentine’s Day tunes, or just relax and listen!
The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band that plays for public events, weddings, conventions, fund raisers, and more. The band has been playing at dances

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 15, 2018 - 1:00am

Canceled: Lady Luck Runs Out On ‘Guys And Dolls’

on February 14, 2018 - 11:55am

LALO News:

The remodeling of the Duane Smith Auditorium will not be complete in time for the opening of Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of “Guys and Dolls” scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23.

“In keeping with the gambling theme of ‘Guys and Dolls’, LA Light Opera continued to create sets, costume the cast, and rehearse the orchestra, hoping the auditorium would be open in time, as the “beep-beep” of construction hoists continued in the background … but luck ran out on the guys and the dolls,” said Laurie Tomlinson, LALO president and “Guys and Dolls” director.

Los Alamos Light Opera is

Los Alamos Teen Center Pool Party Feb. 16

on February 14, 2018 - 8:17am

USAF Academy Band Falconaires Plays Los Alamos

on February 14, 2018 - 7:34am


The United States Air Force Academy Band - The Falconaires jazz ensemble from Colorado Springs will perform a free concert at 3 p.m., Feb. 25 at Duane Smith Auditorium.

The concert evening will feature an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire that celebrates our national heritage.

The concert is free and open to the public. Ticket distribution begins today at Smith’s Marketplace customer service desk.

In the event that Duane Smith Auditorium’s new renovations are not completed in time for the performance, the Los Alamos Middle School’s Gymnasium will be

Los Alamos Big Band Hosts Valentine’s Dance

on February 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

Los Alamos Big Band presents a Valentine's Dance Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo




The Los Alamos Big Band presents a Valentine’s Dance 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Fuller Lodge.


Admission is $15 for couple, $10 for individuals and $5 for students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the door. Come dance to a variety of Big Band favorites, including romantic Valentine’s Day tunes, or just relax and listen!


The Los Alamos Big Band is a 16-instrument 1940s Glenn Miller-style swing band

PAC 8 Television Listings: Feb. 16-22

on February 10, 2018 - 6:46am

PAC 8 News:


PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV listings through Feb. 22:


Friday Feb. 16

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 2-13-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Forest & Fire History in the Jemez
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV


LAAC Offers Chamber Music To Connect Community

on February 9, 2018 - 5:23pm
The Apple Hill String Quartet will hold a master class and concert March 22 in Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring the event. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director

What is the Great Connector of people in Los Alamos (beside science)? Music! Yes, especially classical chamber music!

Back in the 70’s, there was a gathering of string players in my mother’s living room, enthusiastically sawing away at the music of Haydn (a string quartet, if my memory serves well) and, while the melodies were clear and bright from the violins and cello,

This Week At The Reel Deal

on February 9, 2018 - 4:56pm

‘Carmina Burana’ In LAMS Gym 7 P.M. Saturday

on February 8, 2018 - 8:41am
For Los Alamos Choral Society

At times in the last couple of weeks, the Los Alamos production of Carl Orff's “Carmina Burana” has seemed like a traveling show—but it has now found a home.

“Carmina” was originally scheduled to be presented in the Duane Smith Auditorium, but as the show day approached, it became apparent that construction on the lobby of the auditorium would not be completed in time to allow for last-week rehearsals or the performance itself.

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and his staff found an unusual but practical

Mesa Public Library Free Film Series Shows Milagro Beanfield War 6:30 p.m. Thursday

on January 31, 2018 - 8:50am

Milagro Beanfield War, directed by Robert Redford, is the featured film at Mesa Public Library for February, airing 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.

It stars Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga, Melanie Griffith and Christopher Walken, among others. 

The film was shot in Northern New Mexico including Los Alamos and Truchas, and is being shown in conjunction with New Mexico Film Week Feb. 6 through 11. 

The movie was adapted from John Nichols’ book of the same name.

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 29, 2018 - 9:24am
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
The Feb. 3, USASA Southwest Freeride Series slalom and giant slalom competition has been moved to Sipapu. Find out more at or here.
Feb. 10 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series.

Pajarito Players: Staged Reading Of Still In The Game

on January 29, 2018 - 7:19am

A Pajarito Players rehearsal, from left, Dianna Duerre, Trish Ebbert, Thomas Farish and Pat Beck. Courtesy photo

Members of the Pajarito Players troupe watching the rehearsal, from left, playwright Robert Benjamin, understudy Tami Martinson and Director John Gustafson. Courtesy photo

The Pajarito Players present free staged readings of the play STILL IN THE GAME by local playwright Robert F. Benjamin, an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor.

The readings are 1:30 p.m., Feb. 3 and Feb. 11 at the Los Alamos County Libraries.

NMSA Hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10

on January 29, 2018 - 6:25am
New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10. Courtesy/NMSA
NMSA News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department is mounting its second biennial New Media Festival to showcase digital artwork made in the school’s Media Arts classes over the last two years.
The Festival 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 on the NMSA campus and is free and open to the public.
Students will take over the building, transforming it inside and out.

LALT Auditions For 'The Dining Room' Feb. 4-5

on January 29, 2018 - 6:13am
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
Auditions are 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nector St. 
Auditioners are asked to prepare a short 1-2 minute monologue of their choice and will be asked to read scenes from the play. Copies of the script are available for check out at Mesa Public Library. The script calls for six adults (3 women and 3 men) who each portray approximately nine varied characters.

Bill To Support Booming NM Film Industry Advances

on January 28, 2018 - 9:10am
Rep. Antonio Maestas
NMDP News:
SANTA FE  A bill to promote the New Mexico film industry sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Bernalillo) has passed the House Labor and Economic Development Committee.
HB 113 would encourage film makers in and outside of New Mexico to film within the state by removing the cap on film credits. 
“This bill will help unlock more good-paying jobs in the film industry, and expand opportunities in an industry that is already booming.” Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas said.
The film industry has put New Mexico on the map and continues to bring

PEEC And LAM Organize Moonlit Hiking Outing Jan. 30

on January 27, 2018 - 10:34am
Hike under the light of the full moon Jan. 30 with adventurer Jean Dewart. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) are partnering to offer a guided, moonlit hike 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, followed by an optional potluck dinner 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
Join adventurer Jean Dewart on the local two-mile hike under the light of the full moon. Dewart is an avid Los Alamos skier, snowshoer, kayaker and hiker.

Cooperation Provides Venue For ‘Carmina Burana’

on January 26, 2018 - 6:19am

For Los Alamos Choral Society

Notice to Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) supporters:

“Carmina Burana” is moving to a new location. It will not be performed at the Duane Smith Auditorium on Feb. 10, but it will be presented on that same day, at 7 p.m., at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium.

The local production of Carl Orff's massive choral and orchestral interpretation of a collection of medieval songs was scheduled to be the first production in the newly renovated Smith Auditorium.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on January 26, 2018 - 6:12am

Special Blue Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Show Sunday

on January 25, 2018 - 9:22am
Lunar eclipse. Photo by Rick Wallace
PEEC News:
At 2 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Rick Wallace is presenting a special planetarium show about an upcoming, rare astronomical event: a Blue Supermoon Lunar Eclipse.
Join in a discussion about what causes solar and lunar eclipses with a focus on last years' solar eclipse and the upcoming total lunar eclipse visible Wednesday, Jan. 31. Learn about the mythology and folklore surrounding eclipses and science behind them. This show is organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC).
Rick Wallace

Flamenco: From Spain To New Mexico Travels State​

on January 25, 2018 - 6:33am
Program for Carmen Amaya performance, ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Vivian Alarid Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra. Photo by Blair Clark., ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Vivian Alarid Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra. Photo by Blair Clark
MIFA News:
SANTA FE  The sensual dance of flamenco has traveled the world, yet within the United States only in New Mexico is it integral to the state’s culture.
In November of 2015 the Museum of International Folk Art opened the most comprehensive exhibition on flamenco, celebrating this living tradition as an art form.
This stunning exhibition is now traveling to

PEEC: See Fractals And Sea Monsters Jan. 26-27

on January 24, 2018 - 7:35am
PEEC's updated fractal show is 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s updated fractal show is back for one evening: at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. This show incorporates math, science, art and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music.

Sea Monsters is a film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

Community Playdate Set For Feb. 3

on January 23, 2018 - 9:23am


The Los Alamos County Library children’s librarians and Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) invite children and their parents or caregivers to a community playdate 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3 at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Youth Services Zone.

This free, drop-in event is being hosted to launch the Los Alamos County Library’s new board book collection and continue to introduce the Los Alamos Affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. In addition to providing families with opportunities to peruse the board book collection and sign up for

Winter Films And Beer At Reel Deal Thursday

on January 22, 2018 - 4:24pm

‘Below 0’ is one of eight films in this year’s Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


There is still time to purchase tickets to the Backcountry Film Festival, which is screening 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal Theater. This is the only evening these films are coming to a theater in New Mexico. Tickets are available at the Reel Deal Theater.


The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at intermission.

Two Countries: Readings And Conversations About The Immigrant Experience Jan. 27

on January 22, 2018 - 10:22am
Jane Lin
The public is invited to readings and discussion about the immigrant experience, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27 in Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Rotunda.
The readings will feature Los Alamos poet Jane Lin and Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp, both of whose work is anthologized in the new book “Two-Countries - US Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents,” edited by Tina Schumann. Following the readings by the two featured poets, there will be an open mike session where people will be invited to read their own short writing about immigration.
Jane Lin is the author