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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 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



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/

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/

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/

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

Planning For 2019 Summer Concert Series Gets Under Way In February

on February 1, 2019 - 4:12pm


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


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
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


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


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

Teatro Paraguas: Flamenco Fiesta 2019 Spring Student Recital And Sevillanas Contest March 22-23

on January 26, 2019 - 10:44am
Flamenco dancer Janira Cordova. Courtesy photo
Flamenco dancers Maria Valle and Xochitl Ehrl. Courtesy photo
Teatro Paraguas and Compañía Chuscales & Mina Fajardo present Flamenco Fiesta 2019 — Spring Student Recital and Sevillanas Contest.
The Spring Student Recital is 5:30 p.m., and Sevillanas Contest is 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday March 22-23 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Senior and Students, $20 Sevillanas Contest Entry Fee. Reservations: 505.424.1601

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 25, 2019 - 8:54am

Daily Postcard: Beginners Hill At Pajarito Mountain

on January 25, 2019 - 8:04am

Daily Postcard: View of Beginners Hill from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Pajarito is now open Wednesdays through Sundays. Lifts open include Mother, Spruce, Beginner and Magic Carpet. The Aspen Lift and Townsight Lifts are closed indefinitely. Lift Tickets: Adult: $49, Teen: $42, Child: $34, Senior: $42. Guests in 5th grade and younger and age 70 or better ski free every day at Pajarito. The Rental, Snowsports School, Retail Shop and Pajarito Café are open. See hours of operation. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

PEEC: Explore Future Of Manned Space Exploration

on January 24, 2019 - 6:51am
Rick Wallace discusses manned space exploration at 7 p.m. Friday at the nature center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Rick Wallace will discuss current and future manned space exploration efforts and show the audience some full-dome movies from NASA discussing their plans for exploration of the moon and Mars.
His talk is 7 p.m., Friday, Jan.

Backcountry Film Festival In Los Alamos Jan. 24

on January 21, 2019 - 5:08pm


Los Alamos is known for its incredible outdoor offerings, and this January, visitors and locals can experience the wonder of the winter outdoor experience on the big screen at the Backcountry Film Festival, taking place Jan. 24 at the Reel Deal Theater.

The Reel Deal Theater, a family owned and operated theater in business since 2003, is an active community partner, frequently hosting fundraisers and giving back to the community.

International Dancers Perform For Diversity Week

on January 20, 2019 - 11:54am

Scene from ‘Alice in Indian Wonderland’ performance. Photo by Elena Giorgi

Voices Of Los Alamos News:

As part of Diversity Week Jan. 20-27, community groups are hosting a series of celebrations of art and cultural events in Los Alamos.

International dancers will performance beginning at 5:30 p.m., Monday at the Unitarian Church, 1726 Sage Loop:

  • Neslihan and troupe will dance to Fakerni, a middle eastern song and Bollywood songs;
  • Alina Deshpande’s students from the Family Y Kathak class will present a dance in the East Indian style;
  • Neha Sadasivan and Sruthi Garimella of the Family Y

Diversity Through Music At Mesa Public Library Jan. 26

on January 19, 2019 - 10:23am

Musician Sagit Zilberman performs with a Swiss Hand Pan to a group of children. She will share her music Saturday, Jan. 26 with Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


Israeli-born musician Sagit Zilberman presents her program “Songs of Peace” 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Mesa Public Library as part of the Library’s celebration of Diversity Week. The program will be held in Mesa’s downstairs rotunda.

Zilberman received her bachelor of music degree in performance from the Berklee College of Music, where she played primarily saxophone.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 17, 2019 - 3:25pm