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Thursday Night Rain Can’t Stop Hillstompers Pub Crawl!

on July 26, 2019 - 8:01am

The Thursday nght rain shower did not put a damper on the third annual Hillstompers Pub Crawl spotted marching up Central Avenue to the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Albuquerque Baker Appears On Netflix ‘Sugar Rush’

on July 26, 2019 - 7:29am
Courtesy Sugar Rush/Netflix
Albuquerque baker Brittany Church. Courtesy Sugar Rush/Netflix
ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque baker Brittany Church will appear on the upcoming season of Netflix’s popular baking competition show, Sugar Rush, which premieres today.

Time is of the essence on this cooking show that features teams racing against the clock to bake the best-tasting sweets. Four teams of bakers showcase their kitchen skills in each episode as they whip up cakes and other confections with the hope of leaving with the $10,000 grand prize.

The series returns today

Hill Stompers 3rd Los Alamos Pub Crawl: Pajarito Brewpub, Smith’s Marketplace And The Tub Thursday

on July 24, 2019 - 12:52pm


Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Hill Stompers Band will bring its award-winning jazzy music and colorful, crazy antics to the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, Smith’s Marketplace and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op for the 3rd annual Los Alamos Pub Crawl.

The community is invited to this free, family friendly event 6-10 p.m. Thursday.

Snare drummer Jeff Favorite and his wife Kandice formed this lively group in 2000. In the past, the Hill Stompers have led a Mardi Gras Pub Crawl around the Plaza area of Santa Fe and down the main streets of Durango and Telluride.

Tickets On Sale For Angel Fire Wine & Wagyu Festival

on July 24, 2019 - 12:16pm

Scene from previous Angel Fire Wine & Wagyu Weekend. Courtesy/AFR
AFR News:
ANGEL FIRE Angel Fire Resort, Northern New Mexico’s premier year-round family vacation destination, announced tickets are now on sale for the third annual Angel Fire Wine & Wagyu Weekend.
The three-day western-themed food and wine event, sponsored by Texas-based A Bar N Ranch, Aug. 15-18. The festival offers guests the best in Wagyu beef, fine wines and western hospitality with food samplings, live music, country dancing and a deluxe Sunday Brunch.  
The weekend brings together

Concepto Tambor And Sol Connection Perform At Secret City Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on July 24, 2019 - 10:04am

Concepto Tambor headlines summer concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/FaceBook


The 2019 Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Series welcomes Concepto Tambor and Sol Connection Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion for the 10th concert in the 2019 series.

Concepto Tambor blends Afro-Latin /Brazilian grooves, hip-hop, a call and response style of singing / ­chanting with a rock-n-roll attitude and energetic performance.

New Mexico History Museum Launches Apollo Exhibit With Moon Rocks And Schmitt Flight Suit

on July 23, 2019 - 8:53am

On display at the NMHM is the Mercury Space Capsule 12B, created as a backup for the Mercury missions and on loan from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Courtesy/NASA

Mercury Space Capsule 12B. Courtesy/NASA

NMHM  News:

SANTA FE – Northern New Mexico residents have a rare opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing with a temporary exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe through Oct. 20.

NMHM hosts “A Walk on the Moon: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing” as part of the worldwide celebration of our

The Damn Band From Taos Rocks Summer Concert

on July 20, 2019 - 7:06am
Lead vocalist of The Damn Band from Taos performs during the Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Damn Band headlines the Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A crowd gathers Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park for the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Light it up! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater July 18

on July 18, 2019 - 10:04am

LAAC Holds Auditions For ‘The Snow Queen’ July 22

on July 17, 2019 - 3:44pm

Scene from the finale of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of ‘Wendy and Peter’. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) invites children of the community to come and audition for this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Snow Queen” 10 a.m. to noon  Monday, July 22 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Parents should send their child with water and a sack lunch in the event that they are required to stay for the second half of the day.

Auditions are free and open to

Magic Show And Workshop At Senior Center Thursday

on July 17, 2019 - 5:57am
Professor Cheesecurdle
Adults in the community are invited to a free magic show and workshop Thursday, July 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
Professor Cheesecurdle has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) since 1975. He also is a member of the highly respected Order of Merlin in the IMB association.
Lunch can be purchased for $10, if reservations are made by 10 a.m. Thursday. Members 60 and over can purchase lunch for $5.
Call 505.662.8920 for more information.

The Damn Band Performs At Summer Concert Friday

on July 17, 2019 - 5:53am
The Damn Band. Courtesy photo
The 2019 Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Series welcomes The Damn Band for its debut performance Friday night in Los Alamos.
With a huge dose of R&B, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Latin and Pop as its driving force, The Damn Band is known as "The Party Band of the Southwest!”
The Damn Band has been rocking northern New Mexico for over a decade and has a musical background as diverse as the area they reside in.

NMFO: ‘Half Brothers’ Begins Filming In New Mexico

on July 15, 2019 - 6:46am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen has announced that the feature film “Half Brothers,” a moving comedy with heart in the vein of “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Green Book” and “Rain Man,” is starting production today in New Mexico.
Based in Albuquerque, “Half Brothers” will film ithrough late August, shooting on locations in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Cedar Crest, Los Lunas and Hatch.
The movie will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors and stunt performers, and 300 background players.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: 2019 Season

on July 14, 2019 - 7:04am
SANTA FE — During its 2019 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—which runs today, July 14, through Monday, Aug. 19, offers a wide range of works performed by longtime Festival-audience favorites as well as acclaimed musicians making their Festival debuts.
It also presents three dynamic and intimate recitals that feature solo works for the violin and the piano as well as masterpieces of the piano-vocal repertoire.
Week 2 (Sunday, July 21–Saturday, July 27) comprises eight concerts held in St.

Summer Concert Openers Impress Crowd Friday Night

on July 13, 2019 - 4:29pm
These colorful umbrellas shaded the crowd at Friday's Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Youth Performance for the Chevel Shepherd Concert featured Gabriella Salazar, a 14-year-old native Taoseña who sings in both Spanish and English. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Dressed in their summer colors, these kids enjoy each other's company at Ashley Pond Park Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gabriella Salazar and her band entertain the crowd Friday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J.

Scenes From Chevel Shepherd Concert Friday Night

on July 13, 2019 - 2:01pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd performed for an enormous crowd Friday night in the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The 17-year-old Country Western artist effectively proved why she won Season 15 of The Voice. The concert was part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. The show was sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and ScienceFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


It was a full house during the Friday night concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scene from the concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


A concert of this magnitude calls for some special hair accessories!

Santa Fe Opera: Mozart’s ‘Così Fan Tutte’ Begins Tonight

on July 13, 2019 - 10:07am

Rod Gilfry as Don Alfonso in the Santa Fe Opera's new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte. Photo by Ken Howard

SFO News:

SANTA FE — On Saturday, July 13, the Santa Fe Opera will present Mozart’s Così fan tutte in a new production directed by R. B. Schlather (making his company debut) and conducted by Music Director Harry Bicket.

“For years Così was dismissed as a minor Mozart work, but for me it is a masterpiece,” writes Bicket.

LALT Audition Notice For Tick, Tick… Boom!

on July 13, 2019 - 9:13am

The Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick... BOOM!

Auditions are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St.

Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.

The rehearsal schedule will be determined after the show is cast.

Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe Playhouse And Ironweed Productions Present ‘The Elliot Trilogy’

on July 13, 2019 - 7:39am
SANTA FE This fall, Teatro Paraguas, the Santa Fe Playhouse, and Ironweed Productions join forces —with a cast of 17 actors from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and beyond—to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' masterful epic, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe.
This powerful trilogy consists of Elliot: a Soldier’s Fugue, Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful, and The Happiest Song Plays Last.

Chevel Shepherd Draws Crowd To Summer Concert

on July 13, 2019 - 7:25am

A large crowd turns out to hear singer Chevel Shepherd at the Secret City Summer Concert Friday Night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Scene from Secret City Summer Concert Friday Night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Large Crowd Gathers For ScienceFest Concert At Pond

on July 12, 2019 - 7:24pm
A large crowd is gathered for the ScienceFest Concert underway at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Activities Schedule, Trolley And Parking Map

on July 12, 2019 - 6:29pm

ScienceFest Trolley and Parking Map. Courtesy/LACD

ScienceFest  News:

The community is welcome to attend ScienceFest fun, all weekend long, as Discovery Day kicks off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

You may have seen some fun promotional tickets, but organizers want to make sure everyone knows that the large event in Los Alamos downtown area is free, no ticket needed! A small number of activities require fees or pre-registration to participate. You can see the entire list at

This weekend includes a variety of food vendors, inflatables, photo booths,

Chevel Shepherd Has Arrived In Los Alamos!

on July 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd arrived in Los Alamos this morning. The 17 year old was the Season 15 winner of The Voice. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. In addition to Shepherd, the show will feature singer-songwriter Eryn Bent as well as Gabriella Salazar, a 14 year old native Taoseña. Salazar will perform at 6 p.m. and Bent will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Despite being hours before the start of the concert, the lawn around Ashley Pond is already covered by camping chairs

On The Job In Los Alamos: Canopies For ScienceFest

on July 12, 2019 - 4:06pm

On the job in Los Alamos are crews setting up canopy boothes Thursday evening at Ashley Pond Park in preparation for 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMFO: Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 9 & 10

on July 12, 2019 - 7:52am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Film Office will host its 7th annual New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Aug. 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
This two-day conference is a chance to learn about the film industry from a wide variety of instructors.
The film industry is booming in New Mexico and conference attendees will have the opportunity to go to multiple training on one subject or to learn about a variety of topics.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on July 11, 2019 - 2:36pm