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Today's Features

  • The Los Alamos Arts Council continues to offer programs to the public through its free Brown Bag Performance Series. Pianist Keith Porter-Snell will in concert along with cellist James Holland. The event will be at noon April 2 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.
    Porter-Snell is a pianist, piano teacher and writer of educational music for piano students. As a performer, he specializes in piano music written to be played with the left hand alone.
    Porter-Snell appears as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom. He teaches beginning through advanced students, and has given more than 400 workshops to piano teachers throughout the United States and abroad.
    He has more than 150 titles published by the Kjos Music Company, a leading publisher of educational music. Porter-Snell won the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, which provided his London debut in 1984. He subsequently signed with Columbia Artist Management and recorded for Virgin Records.

  • With richly textured and lyrical language, written by José Cruz González, “September Shoes” pulls out of everyday complacency and asks what it means to really live and to die in this imperfect world.
    Set in the small Arizona border town of Dolores, “September Shoes” tells the story of a community ripped apart by tragedy, where Gail and Alberto, a plastic surgeon and his wife have just returned after three decades away for the funeral of Gail’s aunt Lilly. The entire town is mourning the loss of Lilly, a local treasure and owner of the only Chinese restaurant in town.
    Each character is searching to find meaning in death and tragedy, while also grappling with their own personal ghosts. Huilo, the caretaker at the cemetery is constructing a monument to the dead in the form of a giant red chair, while Cuki, the maid at the local motel is building a wall of shoes.
    González asks, what is left of us when we die? He concludes that whatever else we might leave behind, we always leave our shoes. With beautiful poetic language and a wonderful blending of Chicano, Hispanic, Anglo and Chinese culture.

  • One of the most far-reaching exhibits of New Mexico animal wood carvings, “Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico,” debuts at the Museum of International Folk Art on April 6 with 107 artworks made by such masters as Felipe Archuleta, Patrociñio Barela, and José Dolores López. The exhibition runs through Feb. 15, 2015.
    The artworks range from narrative-to-abstracted in style, and include birds, reptiles, fish, cattle, an alligator that is almost smiling and a whimsical blue deer. These mixed-media carvings were created from elm and cottonwood along with glass marbles, leftover yellow paint from painting highway lines (utilized by Archuleta for a cheetah), broom bristles, dog hair (it is said that Archuleta would befriend stray dogs if he needed hair for, perhaps, a bear carving), rope, metal, leather, nails, sawdust and wood shavings.
    Animal woodcarving is a Hispano tradition going back to the 1700s in New Mexico.

  • Residents from Albuquerque and surrounding communities will join together for Walk MS, April 5 at Tiguex Park in Old Town in Albuquerque and May 3 at the Santa Fe Railyard Park, to make a statement and keep moving toward a cure for multiple sclerosis.
    Walk MS is a fundraising event for the National MS Society that raises funds to support MS research and provide services to individuals impacted by multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
 
    Visit walkMSnewmexico.org to register to walk, volunteer, or make a donation. Online registration is currently open. Registration is free, however all participants are encouraged to actively fundraise. 
    The average participant raises $225 and fundraising prizes are awarded beginning at the $100 level. Onsite registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. official start time.
For more information call 505-243-2792.
     

  • Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. Friday through April 19.

  • Celebrating the anticipated new season of the award-winning series, author George R.R. Martin partners with HBO for screenings of “Game of Thrones” at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
    Saturday will begin with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Iron Throne, where Mayor Javier Gonzales will declare the day as George R.R. Martin Day.
    The day will also feature two public screenings of the show at the Jean Cocteau, as well as the Iron Throne of Westeros on display at Sanbusco Market Center for a period of time. The two screenings, with special appearance by cast member Pedro Pascal, who portrays Oberyn Martell, “The Red Viper,” will show first exclusively in Spanish (which will air on HBO Latino) with the second screening premiere of the English language version. The HBO show kicks off its fourth season, 8 p.m. April 6.
    Screening times are, 10:30 a.m., Spanish version to air, 1:30 p.m. English version to air, 7:30 p.m. Invitation only.
    Martin, Pascal and Gonzales will be at the ribbon cutting in front of the Iron Throne at 9:30 a.m. located in Sanbusco Market Center. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., there will be public access to interact and take photographs.
    For more information, contact Vince Kadlubeck, Jean Cocteau Theater — 603-9176, or email vince@meowwolf.com.  

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    Friday, March 28, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 3-25-14
    02:00 PM Mesa Public Library Author Speak Series Darynda Jones
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast – Los Alamos Beer Coop
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Jennifer Hollingsworth
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Globetrotters,
    Border Crossers, and the Tangled Tales of U.S. – Mexico Borderlands History
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, March 29, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 30, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

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    Art exhibits

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” From 5-7 p.m. March 28 through April 19.  

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.

    Art tours

    Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.

    Auditions

    Audition Notice for Adobe Theater’s production of Painting Churches by Tina Howe. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5. Callbacks 6-8 p.m. April 5. Performance dates are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20-July 13.

    Announcements

  • Los Alamos
    Time Out Pizzeria, 118 State Road 4
    Date inspected: Feb. 18
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Aramark Coffee Kiosk, TA-3, SM 261
    Date inspected: Feb. 24
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Home Run Pizza, 2801 Rodeo Road, Suite A3.
    Date inspected: Feb. 10
    Violations: Seven high-risk violations. No soap at hand washing station. No paper towels at hand washing station. Wet wash cloth out of sanitizer bucket. No air gap under three-compartment sink. Can opener has food and metal shaving build up. Employee drink has potential to cross contaminate food in prep area. Refrigerator is not maintaining proper temperatures. Heavy old food and grime on pizza equipment. Two moderate-risk violations. Food equipment and vents and fans have grime and dust build up. No test kit for sanitizer. One low-risk violation. Employees have no hair restraints, nets or hats.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Feb. 28.

    Interfaith Shelter, 2801 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: Feb. 19
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Today
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will have a fundraising dinner 6:30 p.m. at the Research Center, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Secretary of State Dianna Duran will be the keynote speaker. Price is $50 per person. Checks should be made payable to Republican Party of Los Alamos and mailed to P.O. Box 832, Los Alamos. For more information, contact Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

    Los Alamos Community of Atheists will have its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. upstairs at Mesa Public Library. This month there will be an open discussion — bring questions or thoughts to share. Email losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or on facebook.

    The Family YMCA is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair until 10 p.m. The public is welcome to shop at the Y daily during normal business hours which are from 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. A free bracelet will be given for each child that a book is purchased for. All proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Y’s Child Watch programs.

    The 19th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show. Daily through March 28 at the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Art Gallery.