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Today's Features

  • Art exhibits
    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. Show will run from Aug. 19-23, ZBCA will host a series of special events relating to Japanese contemporary art and culture at the gallery, including panel discussions, film viewings, artist talks, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and a live painting by AI Kato. There will be a grand opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird: Native American Contemporary Jewelry. The public reception will be from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 21. The artists will be present.

    Vivid: Dolores Purdy at Morning Star Gallery in Santa Fe. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. For more information, visit morningstargallery.com.

    International feature artists Nour Kuri and Phillip M. Haozous. “Emotions…Human Condition.” Exhibit blends dance, voice and sculptural forms. Through Aug. 19. For more information call 982-4705.

  • The oldest art festival in Taos, New Mexico – Taos Fall Arts Festival – is celebrating its 40th year in 2014 by expanding and enhancing the festival, adding new features which will be noticeable during the 2014 festival such as The Paseo on opening night. The 2014 festival is scheduled from Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 in Taos with opening receptions on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4-9 p.m.
     “We chose to create a community focus group and listen to local artists to find out how we could better serve the arts community going forward and local businesses,” said Paul Figueroa. “From that focus, recommendations included securing several locations in historic district, maintain quality art shows, foster collegiate collaborations, expand presentations to include performing arts. Our goal is to help the festival grow, evolve and expand to make it even better than it already is.”
     Among the changes, the festival will return to one of its original sites – the Kachina Lodge – where part of the Taos Selects and miniatures will be displayed as well as the Stables Gallery of the Taos Center for the Arts. 

  • Santa Fe
    Tree House LLC, 163 Paseo de Peralta
    Date inspected: June 18
    Violations: One high-risk violation. No paper towels, which was corrected at time of inspection — cloth towels are not allowed. One moderate-risk violation. Ice scoop was placed in ice in the ice machine. Three low-risk violations. The walk in ceilings are dusty and greasy. Permit posted has expired. Employees aprons are hanging in the dry storage area shelves.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    La Casa Sena, 125 E. Palace Ave.
    Date inspected: June 18
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Paper towel dispenser surfaces in kitchen are dusty. Sanitizer solution is not accurate enough. Five low-risk violations. The hand sink faucets in the basement are not working properly — faucets are loose and leaking water. The wall in the kitchen basement area are cracked all over. Wall by dry storage area is dusty. One of the light bulbs in the kitchen by banquet area above the stove is not covered. Floors in basement have concave conjunctures and need to be sealed.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • On Saturday, Aug. 16, Los Alamos soprano Melissa Riedel, along with Albuquerque pianist Darby Fegan, will be presenting a recital at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Albuquerque.
     The recital will begin at 4 p.m., and will include pieces from several different composers, including Richard Strauss and John Jacob Niles. The church is located at 601 Montaño Rd. NW in Albuquerque. Riedel is a native of Los Alamos and performs regularly in Northern New Mexico and surrounding areas, along with teaching privately at her studio in Los Alamos.
    Fegan is an accomplished pianist who is part of the Performing Arts faculty at Sandia Prep, in addition to playing and singing with a number of groups in the Albuquerque area. Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to St. Michael and All Angels’ Food Pantry, which assists approximately 50 needy families per week.
     

  • There was a large turnout for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s viewing of the premiere of WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. There was a great discussion following the show, and the Society has collected some of the common questions that we heard that night and on social media. Every week the Society will be updating a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.
    Join the Los Alamos Historical Society Sundays at Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos from 8–9:30 pm for a viewing and discussion of Manhattan.
    Why does Los Alamos look like a desert?
    The show was filmed (in part) at the Bruns Army Hospital near the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, so our trees and mountains are missing.
    There aren’t scorpions in Los Alamos, are there?
    They’re not common, but yes there are! PEEC even has one you can visit (and is looking for a sponsor to name it).
    Where was Dorothy McKibbin?
    The episode didn’t show McKibbin or her office at 109 East Palace in Santa Fe where she welcomed new arrivals. But you can see the gate to her office in the History Museum.
    Where were the émigré scientists?

  • With the new school season around the corner, the County of Los Alamos is giving families an excuse to enjoy one last summer weekend trip with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Friday through Sunday.
     “This family-oriented County Fair and Rodeo gives families something fun to do before the start of another school year and the end of summer,” said Suzette Fox, executive director, Los Alamos MainStreet. “We hope the event contributes to the overall feeling of well being in the community by giving both locals and visitors an opportunity to get acquainted with downtown Los Alamos, while also allowing local businesses to have incentive opportunities.”
    The three-day event kicks off Friday with exhibits at Mesa Public Library, between 5 and 8 p.m. Everything from locally made art and arts and crafts to baked goods will be on display.
     At 10 a.m. Saturday, Central Avenue will be lined with decorated floats centered on the theme, “Celebrate Los Alamos.” Awards will be given to the first, second and third best floats as determined by judges.

  • Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, 4 p.m., Sept. 28
    Salzburg Marionette Theater with pianist Orion Weiss, 7 p.m. Nov. 1
    Red Priest, 7 p.m. Jan. 9
    Cuarteto Lationamericano with Daniel Binelli, bandoneón, 4 p.m. March 15
    Ethos Percussion Group, 4 p.m. April 15

    VENUE
    Duane Smith Auditorium on the campus of Los Alamos High School
    1300 Diamond Drive
    Wheel chair accessible
    Box office opens 45 minutes before performance

    TICKET OUTLETS
    CB Fox and Smith’s in Los Alamos and White Rock
    Lensic Box Office in Santa Fe

    COMPLETE ARTIST, VENUE AND TICKET
    INFORMATION
    losalamosconcert.org
     

  • The Los Alamos Concert Association has announced its 69th season which will feature the added attraction of a newly refurbished venue.
    The first phase of a multi-year upgrade of the Duane Smith Auditorium on the campus of Los Alamos High School is currently under way. New seating, carpeting, paint, and improved hall lighting will greet concert-goers at the first concert in September. Plans for future hall upgrades over the next three years include lobby redesign as well as acoustic, technical and back-stage improvements.
    “The Smith Auditorium is an important community asset,” said Ann McLaughlin, LACA Artistic Director. “We look forward to welcoming our audience to a fresh and attractive space that will showcase our great artists at their very best.”
    LACA audiences will have their first look at the hall on Sept. 28 with a performance by the Anderson and Roe Piano Duo. Millions have watched their Emmy-nominated music videos on YouTube and the press has dubbed them “the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers of the keyboard” for their imaginatively choreographed performances.

  • Tuesday
    Butterflies in Los Alamos, and Facts About Butterflies. 7 p.m. In preparation for the 22nd Annual Butterfly Count, Roy Michelotti will discuss butterflies present in Los Alamos, as well as an overview of basic butterfly biology, behavior, life cycles and some unique facts about butterflies. Free. No advance registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Entertainment by DK & the Affordables. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. For more information, visit creativelosalamos.org.

    The Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG), meets from 7-9 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, upstairs in the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The focus of LAAUG is digital photography post-processing. Digital capture is also discussed. Meetings moderated by Doug Coombs and Ken Hanson, or by a group member. Past presentations are posted and available to all on the website laaug.wordpress.com/. All are welcome. Dues are $12 per year and are good for the Los Alamos Photography Club. For more information email Doug at dfcoombs@comcast.net.

  • The Los Alamos Mountaineers announce a specialty course for rock climbers on building anchors, the protection that prevents gravity from making a climber’s day a nightmare.
    Zack Baker will lead the 2014 “REALLY Understanding Rock Climbing Anchors” class, to be held 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m .Saturday.
    The class is free to all graduates of the 2014 Climbing School, and costs $20 for all other LAM members. (If you are not already an LAM member, annual LAM dues are $15 for an individual and $20 for a family.)
    “The techniques of proper movement and well-built rock anchors are the two ways climbers stay attached to the cliff and enjoy a long, happy life,” Baker said. “Technique you learn in the climbing course and by assiduous practice and experience. Anchors are the subject of this specialty course. ““In the Saturday session we take up the subject of building belay and top rope anchors. These involve redundant, equalized, non-extending, multidirectional anchor points. This course is a lot of fun and very much worthwhile for anyone serious about climbing safety.”
    Interested climbers can register for the course at the LA Mountaineers website — lamountaineers.org — by following the links “Climbing” and “Speciality Climbing Courses.”