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Upcoming Events At New Mexico Historic Sites

on August 18, 2018 - 5:50am
Front of Fort Stanton Hospital built in 1936. Courtesy photo
NMHS News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites offer a place to experience history where it happened. The following events are planned at the sites during the remainder of 2018.
Dig Giusewa 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 6
Jemez Historic Site, 18160 N.M. 4, Jemez Springs
Explore the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo with archaeologists from New Mexico Historic Sites and Native American tribal members from Jemez Pueblo.

Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival Aug. 24-26

on August 17, 2018 - 6:53am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is again partnering with Guanábana Productions on Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival 2018, an unforgettable weekend of instruction, workshops, lectures, films and dancing under the stars.
This year, the festival returns to its roots with the theme "Home Is Where the Art Is!," highlighting all that New Mexico has, all that it does, and all that it is.
Events at the Center are scheduled Aug. 24-26; for tickets to the main Saturday night concert Aug.

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Sept. 15

on August 17, 2018 - 6:48am
SFO News:
Once again, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is joining Bandelier National Monument to present Opera on the Rocks, Saturday, Sept. 15.
The performance returns this year with 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. The Gypsy Baron, and Offenbach’s Barcarolle, all selections from their sold-out performances in Santa Fe.
The New Mexico Performing Arts Society was founded to promote the

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 16, 2018 - 4:39pm

PEEC: Puppet Show And Community Picnic Sunday

on August 15, 2018 - 7:52am
PEEC News:
Enjoy beautiful Cottonwoods, tour historic homes, take in views of the river, watch a bilingual puppet show and more this weekend at Los Luceros Historic Site.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center, New Mexico Historic Sites and Amigos de Los Luceros are hosting a fun and free community event and picnic 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 as part of the Culture and Nature series they are partnering on.
The August picnic’s theme is “Spanish Colonial Life.” People of all ages can enjoy tours of Los Luceros property and Casa Grande, watch the puppet show by

Music From Angel Fire 2018 Festival Week 2 Features Andrea Clearfield, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fanfares

on August 15, 2018 - 6:54am
Ida Kavafian/Courtesy photo
Music from Angel Fire will continue its 35th Anniversary Season (Aug. 17-Sept. 1) with concerts in Taos Aug. 23 and 25, in Angel Fire Aug. 24 and Las Vegas Aug. 26.
The festival enters the second of three weeks led by Artistic Director Ida Kavafian, an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio.
7 p.m., Thursday, Aug.

SFNF: Forest Personal Use Firewood Permits On Sale

on August 14, 2018 - 9:05pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE After one of the driest fire seasons on record, Santa Fe National Forest personnel want to remind the public that the Forest is open for fuelwood collection, but with a “twist”.
“We want to make up for the time lost during our closure by raising the limit on dead and down fuelwood from 10 to 15 cords,” said Jamie Bennett, district ranger for the Cuba Ranger District. “The permit will allow wood gathering until Dec. 31, 2018.”
Personal use permits are available to acquire a variety of other forest products on the Forest such as permits for latillas, vigas, and

More Scenes From LA County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 14, 2018 - 7:43am

Photo by Tammy Jimines

Photo by Tammy Jimines

Photo by Tammy Jimines

Photo by Tammy Jimines

Photo by Tammy Jimines

PEEC: Celebrate Black Bears All Week Long

on August 13, 2018 - 6:04am
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PEEC News:
Celebrate our black bear neighbors with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation at the second annual Bear Festival! The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 and the nature center’s schedule is packed full of bear-themed programming all week long leading up to it.
The week will kick off Tuesday, Aug. 21 at a talk called “A Cub’s Life” from U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak.

Serenata Of Santa Fe 'Season Preview Soiree' Aug. 26

on August 13, 2018 - 6:03am
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SSF News:
Save the Date! Serenata of Santa Fe, 'Season Preview Soiree' at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.
Music, drinks, refreshments! Share your passion for music, bring a friend.
RSVP at Serenataofsantafe@gmail. When you RSVP you will be sent directions. Event is free. Space is limited!

Family Friendly Fun At Museum Hill Community Day

on August 13, 2018 - 6:01am
Budding artists off all ages will enjoy making notched, layered paper photo frames, Family mural painting, and Live Music during Community Day on Museum Hill, Santa Fe. Courtesy/Museum of International Folk Art
Courtesy/Museum of International Folk Art
SANTA FE Have you ever been to Museum Hill in Santa Fe? Many New Mexicans don’t even know it exists. You can explore all the riches this unique Santa Fe collaborative of museums and botanical garden has to offer free of charge during Community Day, Sunday, Sept. 23.
This event attracts 2,000 people to Museum Hill,

Scenes From 2018 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 12, 2018 - 8:59am

The 2018 Fair and Rodeo Parade with the theme 'Back to Your Roots' marched down Central Avenue Saturday morning. The parade was a big one with 33 entries this year. Newly appointed Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz served as Parade announcer. Photo by John McHale/

Parade judges declared the Los Alamos Historical Society the winner. Los Alamos History Museum got back to its roots with the ‘General’s Car’. In the back seat sat General Leslie Groves and Dr. J.

Dance Arts Los Alamos Fall Registration Now Open

on August 12, 2018 - 8:24am
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
DALA News:
Dance Arts Los Alamos Fall Registration is now open. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Register now for fall classes at DALA offers classes from age 18 months (Mommy and Me) to adult (Bellly Dance, Adult Ballet, and more) as well as Dance Exploration, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Classical Ballet, Bollywood, Acting, Musical Theater, and Tap for everyone in between. Classes are offered at DALA’s White Rock studios as well as at the Trinity on the Hill downstairs studio in Los Alamos.

Mike Stinson And Band Bring Honky Tonk To Pond

on August 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Mike Stinson and band, from left, Lance Smith (lead guitar, harmony vocals), Mark Patterson (drums), Mike Stinson (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Mark Riddell (bass, harmony vocals) on stage Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Raised in Virginia, schooled in DC, Stinson moved to Los Angeles where 18 years made him a veteran of what he calls ‘the trenches of beer joint warfare’. The last six years have found the singer-songwriter based in Houston and barnstorming the roadhouses of Texas week in and week out. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Family fun. Photo by Bonnie J.

PEEC: Discover What's Visible In August Night Skies

on August 10, 2018 - 10:10am
PEEC News:
Join Steve Becker to review highlights of the evening sky at 7 p.m., today, Aug. 10 at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
Becker will focus on the location of planets and constellations and his talk will act as a preview of the Pajarito Astronomer’s Dark Night program happening the following day.
Audience members will learn about what will be visible in the night sky throughout August.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 9, 2018 - 4:03pm

Newton: Ariadne Is A Triumph

on August 9, 2018 - 12:54am
Brenton Ryan (Dancing Master) and Amanda Majeski (Composer). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera
Sarah Tucker (Echo), far left, Samantha Gossard (Dryade), Meryl Dominguez (Najade), and Amanda Echalaz (Prima Donna/Ariadne). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera
Los Alamos

In May 2017 I wished that the 2018 Season would include Ariadne, and then came the announcement that it would. I had seen Ariadne in 1990 and 1999 when John Crosby was the General Director. I credit Crosby with my love for Richard Strauss operas.

Ariadne is quite different from Strauss’ other

Summer Fun Continues At Pajarito Mountain

on August 9, 2018 - 12:12am
Summer fun continues at Pajarito Mountain with more events, a downhill Enduro race, live music and hiking!
Pajarito is hosting Dog Days of Summer 4 p.m. to dusk, Thursday, Aug. 23. Pajarito Mountain will offer lift-served mountain biking and hiking 4-7 p.m., beer from Bathtub Row Brewing 5-8 p.m., and live music from Eddie and the Nomads 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate Equinox Day from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 with more lift-served mountain biking and hiking, beer from Bathtub Row Brewing, and live music.
Receive discounted lift tickets and rentals for both of

PEEC: Watch 'Spaceballs' Thursday

on August 8, 2018 - 8:26am
PEEC News:
Watch the cult classic movie “Spaceballs” Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.
This event is part of the nature center’s summer movie and beer night series “Suds & Shows.” Doors will open and beer and wine will be available from Pajarito Brewpub at a cash bar starting at 6 p.m. The movie will start in the planetarium at 7 p.m.
Bring a picnic dinner, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks will be available for purchase.
“Spaceballs” is a 1987 comic sci-fi

Concert: Ozomatli Aug. 17

on August 8, 2018 - 8:19am

Film Office: ‘Roswell’ TV Series To Film In New Mexico

on August 7, 2018 - 2:24pm

‘Roswell’ TV series to film in New Mexico. Courtesy/WB

NMFO News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the new Warner Bros. Television / NM Talent Inc. TV Series “Roswell” will begin principal photography on its first season in Las Vegas and Santa Fe. Production will run to January 2019.

“We welcome back Warner Bros., an extensive collaborator in the New Mexico film industry, with this creative story based on historic events in Roswell, NM,” Maniatis said.

Tickets For 2018 Opera On The Rocks Available Online

on August 6, 2018 - 6:38pm



Once again, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is joining Bandelier National Monument to present Opera on the Rocks, Saturday, Sept. 15.

The performance returns this year with 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. The Gypsy Baron, and Offenbach’s Barcarolle, all selections from their sold-out performances in Santa Fe. 

The New Mexico Performing Arts Society was founded

LALT: Auditions Open For Neil Simon’s Rumors

on August 6, 2018 - 5:49pm

LALT News:

This over-the-top farce is a non-stop romp of confusion, miscommunication and hilarity as an anniversary party goes awry when the host shoots himself, his wife goes missing, and the help is nowhere to be found.

Auditions are 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10; 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and improvisational exercises.

The play calls for 10 characters: for men, four women and two gender

Traditional NNM Stories With Paulette Atencio Aug. 16

on August 6, 2018 - 4:20pm
NPS News:
WATROUS Long before the written word, culture and history were preserved in the stories told by community elders and passed on to younger generations. Such stories served both to entertain and educate young minds. In New Mexico, children have long grown up under the traditional wisdom found in “cuentos,” or stories that often blended magic into the events of daily life.
Join Paulette Atencio, and listen with both mind and heart to some of the traditional stories from New Mexico.
This program is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug.

Los Alamos Choral Society: First Concert Of 2019

on August 5, 2018 - 6:33am
LACS News:
The Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) has selected the time, place and music for its first concert of 2019.
The concert is 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 at the newly renovated Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.
Beethoven’s “Mass in C” will be featured. The concert also includes Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” Copland’s “The Promise of Living,” and Charles Ives’ “Psalm 90.”
Members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will join the Choral Society in the performance.
Choral Society is a large, non-audition choir that is open to all interested singers.