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LA Happenings 08-18-11

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Music
The Blue Window Bistro will host a jazz night at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 featuring the Bob Jones Quartet. The cost is $15 per person, dinner reservations are required.

Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
 
The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

The HillStompers hold weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at the United Church (no drill). Anyone who plays a marching band instrument is welcome, regardless of age or skill level. 661-7646.

Voices of Praise, a Christian choral ensemble for children and youth, ages 5 to 18, invites singers to join them. The director is Jamie Duke, associate pastor, First Baptist Church Los Alamos.  The Assistant Director and accompanist is Greg Smithhisler, liturgist, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. For more information visit http://sites.google.com/site/voicesofpraisehsc/.

Visual
The Las Tejedoras tapestry group will have an opening reception for their show from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Karen Wray Fine Art Studio and Gallery. The show will run through Sept. 16.

“Ursonate: A Sound Visualization Painting,” will be on display Aug. 22-Oct. 27 in the upstairs art gallery at Mesa Public Library. The 800 square-foot installation painting by Jack Ox is based on a musical score.

Literary
Sid Hausman, author of “One Bullfrog” and “Cactus Critter Bash,” will sign “Emus and Owlhoots,” his new book filled with the music of the Old West, from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 29 at Otowi Station Bookstore.