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Fall Fiesta 2018 At Bandelier Oct. 6

on September 26, 2018 - 11:16am

Dolores and Josephine Toya of Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Visitors are invited to spend a beautiful, autumn day in Frijoles Canyon at the Annual Fall Fiesta, 11.a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Bandelier Visitor Center.

Each weekend through the summer, Pueblo cultural demonstrators showcase their work at the park. For the Fall Fiesta, all these artists are invited to come on the one day, sell their crafts, and talk with visitors. Handmade items that are expected to be available include pottery, jewelry, drums, and carvings.

A Pueblo dance group is scheduled to present

Countdown Is On To Ski Season At Pajarito Mountain ... Celebrate The Coming Winter During Ullr Fest Saturday

on September 25, 2018 - 4:27pm

Ullr Fest is by far the most popular fall festival drawing large crowds to Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Ken Hanson

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

With fall in the air, now is the time to view the changing colors and enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Pajarito Mountain this Friday through Sunday!

Pajarito is hosting its popular annual festival Ullr Fest Saturday, Sept. 29.

Ullr Fest celebrates the coming winter by featuring New Mexico craft beer, with nearly a dozen local breweries in attendance, as well as live music, lift-served hiking and mountain biking, Strava mountain bike races, a disc golf

Film Office Announces ‘Stargirl’ To Film In New Mexico

on September 25, 2018 - 6:39am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that "Stargirl," produced by Walt Disney Pictures for Disney's upcoming streaming service, will begin principal photography in September through mid-November in Albuquerque and Truth or Consequences.
 
"We are very happy to welcome "Stargirl" and Disney to New Mexico. We know our crew, vendors and the communities of Albuquerque and Truth or Consequences will make this beloved story come alive on the screen," New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said.

Lensic Presents Dirty Dozen Brass Band Oct. 4

on September 24, 2018 - 11:18am
Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Courtesy photo
 
Note: This event is Oct. 4 not Oct. 24 as was previously published.
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St., in Santa Fe.
 
Celebrating 40 years since its founding in 1977, the New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes the traditional foundation of brass band music and blends it with genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/Soul.
 
This unique sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour

Goldman: Go See Silent Sky...

on September 23, 2018 - 7:40am
 
By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

Maybe it's just because I'm getting old and sentimental.

Maybe it's just because I'm a scientist and have felt the deep thrill of discovery.

Maybe it's just because the production is mounted in Los Alamos, a town full of people who experience and understand that thrill.

Maybe it's just because women still have not fully freed themselves from male oppression.

Or maybe it's just because the members of the Los Alamos Little Theater are so good at what they do.

But whatever the reasons, I find it hard to imagine that the LALT production of Silent Sky could

Scenes From FSN Annual Lucky Ducky Day

on September 22, 2018 - 4:52pm

Two contestants race their duckies today down the water slide during Lucky Ducky Day at Family Strengths Network (FSN) at 3540 Orange St. The annual event is a fundraiser for FSN, which is a private, non-profit organization that has served the families of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1989 through its Family Resource Center and programs. FSN's mission is to provide education, support groups, and activities to all types of families, parents, teens and children. Through our work, FSN improves the quality of family life for generations. Scholarships are available for all programs.

Lucky Ducky Day At FSN 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday

on September 21, 2018 - 6:01pm
Family Strengths Network will host its Annual Lucky Ducky Day Carnival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy photo
 
FSN News:
 
Family Strengths Network (FSN) is having its Annual Lucky Ducky Day Carnival event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3540 Orange St. and the whole community is invited.
 
FSN is  having all free events with the exception of the Rubber Ducky Races in which people purchase rubber ducks for $5 each and race them down the organization's large grass front yard on rain gutter tracks (unlimited play) and can win chances at raffle prices each time their duck

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 20, 2018 - 3:48pm

‘Silent Sky’ Reaches For The Stars At LALT

on September 19, 2018 - 7:43am
Henrietta Leavitt, left, (Katrina Koehler) shares her work with her sister, Margaret (Jess Cullinan) in ‘Silent Sky’ at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
 
Annie Cannon (Andi Bishoffberger), left, and Williamina Fleming (Kathi Collins). Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

“Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson is about a subject well-suited to Los Alamos, women in science.

The play opened last weekend at Los Alamos Little Theatre and continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept.

Scenes From 2018 Los Alamos Historical Society Gala

on September 18, 2018 - 10:19am
Executive Director Heather McClenahan welcomes guests to a magical evening Saturday at the 5th Annual Historical Society Gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Los Alamos History Museum, 75th Anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory and 100th Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 22. Tables sparkled, and guests reminisced during the special event at historic Fuller Lodge that included live and silent auctions of treasures and one-of-a-kind experiences, live music by the Los Alamos Big Band and dinner catered by Pig and Fig Cafe. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Scene from the

Fall For Bach Sept. 30

on September 17, 2018 - 12:55pm
SOSF News:
 
Keyboard music of J.S. Bach is scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday Sept. 30, at First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. Santa Fe.
 
Kathleen McIntosh will perform on harpsichord and Ron McKean on organ and harpsichord.
 
Reserve your tickets here.

Scenes From 11th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

on September 16, 2018 - 4:25am
Scene from the 2018 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Saturday in El Rancho de las Golodrinas. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Scene from the 2018 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Saturday in El Rancho de las Golodrinas. Photo by Tammy Jimines
 
Staff Report

The Santa Fe Renaissance Faire at 334 Los Pinos Road in Santa Fe is a community event whose proceeds help fund the educational programs of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences.

Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences (SFSAS) is a preschool to 8th grade nonprofit school committed to academic excellence in an

Tourism Department Unveils Bounty Of Fall Festivals

on September 15, 2018 - 8:03am
Scene from Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Oct. 12-14 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium Oct. 12-14 at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Courtesy photo
 
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE — As the leaves change color and harvest season kicks up, rural New Mexico communities prepare for one of the busiest travel times of the year.
 
In honor of the upcoming fall season and all of the unique opportunities to celebrate around the state, the New Mexico Tourism Department is launching the “New Mexico True Fall Festivals and Events” page on NewMexico.org,

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Saturday

on September 14, 2018 - 4:25pm
OPERA News:
 
For the seventh year, the Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., Atomic City Transit, and Bandelier National Monument will be presenting "Opera on the Rocks" at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. This year it will be the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.
 
The performance this year includes a concert staging of scenes from several popular operas. The New Mexico Performing Arts Society will present selections from Gounod’s Faust, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss, Jr.

New Orleans Jazz Party In Taos Sept. 22

on September 14, 2018 - 7:02am
 
MUSIC News:
 
TAOS Some of the biggest names in modern jazz, jam and funk will converge in Taos for one night only at Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, a touring New Orleans-style music festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 at Kit Carson Park.
 
Doors for the festival open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 in advance and $66 the day of with kids 12 and under only $12.
 
Voodoo Threauxdown celebrates the Crescent City’s tri-centennial with eight performers on the line-up and a multitude of sound - from brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to blues and

The Science Behind ‘Silent Sky’

on September 13, 2018 - 7:56am
Henrietta Leavitt (Katrina Koehler) studies a photographic plate of star images from among the many boxes of plates she has had shipped to her to continue her studies while helping her family at their home in Wisconsin. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
 
By GALEN GISLER 
Los Alamos

“Where are we?” This is the question driving the passion of the astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in Lauren Gunderson’s play Silent Sky, to be presented
by the Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Copernicus taught us that the solar system is centered on the Sun, not our Earth.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on September 13, 2018 - 7:54am

NMFO Hosts 6th Annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17

on September 12, 2018 - 2:25pm

NMFO News:

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Film Office will host its 6th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Nov. 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference will open Thursday night with One-on-One sessions with a variety of Industry Professionals. Friday morning will kick-off two days of panels on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from fundraising, pitching and distribution to casting and agents, as well as ever important networking opportunities.

“Last year’s conference was a sold-out event and we’re seeing greater interest this year,” NMFO

LALT To Stage ‘Star-Finding Fiend’ Henrietta Leavitt

on September 12, 2018 - 7:18am

Peter Shaw (Kevin Pelzel) expresses to Henrietta Leavitt (Katrina Koehler) his great admiration for her as he tries to encourage her to join him on an ocean voyage to Europe. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi

By Kelly Dolejsi
Los Alamos

Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky” tells the story of “star-finding fiend” Henrietta Leavitt, who in the early 1900s, despite not being allowed near a telescope, made an astronomical discovery that profoundly changed how we perceive our universe.

The historical drama will show at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 14-29, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.

Teatro Paraguas Opens National Hispanic Cultural Center Theatre Season With World Premiere Of Atacama

on September 12, 2018 - 6:50am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Teatro Paraguas partners with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as the NHCC's 2018-2019 theatre season opens with the world premiere of Atacama, a play by Augusto Federico Amador.
 
The show opens Friday, Sept. 28, running for two weekends in the Wells Fargo Auditorium with performances 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m., Sunday.
 
Tickets are $20 with a $3 discount for students, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at 505.724.4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.
 
Atacama is a two-person play about a man and a woman who meet in

Annual American Indian Community Day Sept. 15

on September 10, 2018 - 7:27am

Na'Hoy Le'tsii. Courtesy/SFIC

SFIC News:

The Santa Fe Indian Center's (SFIC) 8th annual American Indian Community Day is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ragle Park, corner of Zia and Yucca Street in Santa Fe.

This free event brings the community of Santa Fe together to celebrate Native culture through traditional dances and music, share a meal together, enjoy a day of art projects, and join in other fun activities. Raffles will take place for dinners, gift certificates, art and other exciting prizes.

More than 20 non-profit booths will participate to educate the public on services

Cedar Springs Prescribed Burn Sept. 15-Nov.16

on September 8, 2018 - 6:25am

Fire managers plan to initiate a prescribed burn in the Cedar Springs vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Sept. 15 through Nov. 16. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the Cedar Springs vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District as early as Sept. 15 through Nov. 16.

Some 1,454 acres may be treated in the area just north of the community of LLaves and north of the Dead Man

Starry Starry Night Dinner & Dancing Sept. 14

on September 7, 2018 - 8:36am

This Week At The Reel Deal

on September 6, 2018 - 4:01pm

 

Griffin House Plays At Fuller Lodge Friday

on September 6, 2018 - 9:31am

Griffin House

MUSIC News:

According to American Songwriter, “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House."

The Nashville-based, Americana musician will open the Fall concert line-up for "Live in Los Alamos" with a seated show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

House’s songs have built him an incredibly loyal fan-base and have been featured on numerous television shows and films and earned him an invitation to play Late Night with Craig Ferguson. His 10th studio Album, So on and So Forth included the song, “Paris Calling,” which

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