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Today's Features

  • Hollywood comes to the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos this weekend as the Rev. John Cullinan begins his third annual “Summer Blockbusters” sermon series.
    Using film as the chosen text for his sermons, Cullinan explores what people can learn about their lives from recent — and not so recent — popular movies.
    Past sermons in the series have explored themes of fathers and sons in Tim Burton’s “Big Fish,” grace in “Where the Wild Things Are,” and xenophobia in “Avatar.”
    This year’s series opens this weekend with Pixar’s 2009 animated movie, “Up.” The church will hold a “Dinner and a Movie Night” at 6 p.m. Saturday, with a community dinner.

  • 1.  “Transformers; Dark of the Moon” weekend gross, $47 million
    2.  “Horrible Bosses,”  weekend gross,
    $28.3 million
    3.  “Zookeeper” weekend gross, $20 million
    4.  “Cars 2,” $15.2 million
    5. “Bad Teacher,” weekend gross,
    $8.9 million
    6.  “Larry Crowne,” weekend gross,
    $5.9 million
    7.   “Super 8,” weekend gross, $4.8 million

    8.  “Monte Carlo,” weekend gross,
    $3.8 million

    9.  “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” weekend gross, $3.1 million

  • Art openings
    An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens from 1-4 p.m. July 17 with a public reception at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. This exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will be on view (by appointment) through mid-October. This exhibition will include railway ephemera as well as artifacts from the Couse collection related to the paintings. For an appointment to view the exhibit and/or tour the Couse home and studio call 575-751-0369.  

    Art shows
    The Young Natives Show will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23 and 24 in the Palace of the Governors Courtyard. The event is free.

  • Music
    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.

  • 1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    2.  Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    3. Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    4. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    6.   The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    7.  E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
    8. How to Love, Lil Wayne
    9.  Good Life, OneRepublic
    10. Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, July 15, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (7-12-11)
    03:00 PM Start up Ceremony of the MW
        Turbine at the Abiquiu Hydroelctric Facility
    04:00 PM The House of Yahwah
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“World War II: One Soldier’s Story”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, July 16, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

  • Those who love opera might now have a way to spend their summer evenings.
    The Santa Fe Opera Shop needs volunteers to serve as sales assistants before and during intermission at evening performances.
    Volunteers help with customer service, sales, make sure that Opera Shop merchandise is displayed and plentiful and other duties as necessary.  
    As an appreciation, volunteers may attend certain dress rehearsals; they also receive parking spaces and generous discounts on selected Opera Shop merchandise.
    July performances are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  Beginning Aug. 1 until the end of the season on Aug. 27, performances are every night of the week.
    The Opera Shop opens 90 minutes before each performance.  

  • SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix has provoked the ire of some of its 23 million subscribers by raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for those who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet.
    The company is separating the two options so that subscribers who want both will have to buy separate plans totaling at least $16 per month. Netflix Inc. had been bundling both options in a single package, available for as low as $10 per month.
    New subscribers will have to pay the new prices immediately. The changes take effect Sept. 1 for Netflix’s current customers.

  • LOS ANGELES — “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” now rules this year’s box office as the blockbuster sequel became 2011’s top domestic hit with $261 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi smash starring Shia LaBeouf remained No. 1 in its second weekend with $47 million and shot past “The Hangover Part II” to first-place on the domestic chart.
    Debuting in second place with $28.1 million domestically was the Warner Bros. comedy “Horrible Bosses,” featuring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as bumblers plotting against their nasty supervisors.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.