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Today's Features

  • Keith Richards said in his autobiography “Life,” that Bobby Keys is “my closest pal. A soul of rock ’n roll, a solid man and also a depraved maniac.”
    Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Promoter Russ Gordon, hopes that interests folks because Keys is playing with his New Mexico band, the Attitudes, Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free and starts at 7 p.m.

  • Today
    Wildflower Walk. Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free, no registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Spy Kids 4” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents Joe Hayes at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.
    Friday
    Cult Classic Horror Movie Series presents “Ravenous” at 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

  • Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts presents “Contemporary Art from Latin America,” featuring paintings, prints and sculpture by Pablo Atchugarry, José Bedia, Roberto Matta, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Carlos Rojas, Antonio Segui, Refuio Tamayo, Frederico Herrera and Engels. The show opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 24. The gallery is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

  • 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.

  • 1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    3. Wide Awake, Katy Perry

    4. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    5. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    6. Where Have You Been, Rihanna

    7. Whistle, Flo Rida
    8. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss), P!nk
    10. Scream, Usher

     

  • 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 27, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (7-10-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, July 28, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, July 29, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    Dixie Girl Market, 1789 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: July 23, opening
    Violations: One high-risk violation for plumbing/waste disposal — icemaker, three-compartment sink and dishwashing machine piping must be two inches above the floor drain. Corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    La Cocina Restaurant, 415 Santa Clara Bridge
    Date inspected: July 13
    Violations: Two high-risk violations for contaminated equipment — food handlers must wear gloves. Corrected. Sanitizer too strong. Corrected.

  • It’s entirely possible that I’ve had my fill of superhero movies this summer.
    After all, I’ve seen both “The Avengers” (fun and entertaining) and “The Amazing Spider-Man” (better than the other recent Spidey incarnation) since school let out.
    So maybe, just maybe, I caught “The Dark Knight Rises” with superhero burnout — kind of like trying to stuff that last turkey sandwich into your craw five days after Thanksgiving.
    But of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, I have this to say: “meh.”

  • I’ve been to many concerts: country, heavy metal, blues and even a few rap concerts. I like almost all types of music and typically enjoy seeing groups perform live.
    Despite the various shows I’ve seen, I had never been to a music festival until the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival came to Albuquerque. I wasn’t quite sure how long the festival would last, or exactly what to expect. I did know this: in addition to the main stage at the Hard Rock Pavilion, there would be two additional stages on which various bands would perform.

  • Anyone that’s visited Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe knows that it’s steeped in history.
    In addition to educating visitors about Spanish Colonial ways of life, the living museum also offers various festivals and events throughout the year. One of the museum’s regular events is the Herb and Lavender Fair. This year, will mark its 10th year and will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The fair provides visitors with the opportunity to listen to Marimba and Flamenco music while celebrating their love of herbs and lavender. In addition, there will also be tours of the Las Golondrinas herb gardens, arts and crafts vendors and lavender crafts vendors.