Sometimes we try really hard to like things and no matter how hard we try, it just doesn’t work.
Let’s just preface by saying that sometimes if you have to try to like something, then something must be wrong.
Such was the case with the musical “Cowboy Poet.”
It would be easy enough to blame the nasty weather outside or maybe it was the length of the show (two-and-a-half hours). Whatever the reason, it seemed as though many in the audience couldn’t help but wonder when the Los Alamos Little Theatre production would end.
Abandon everything that comes to mind when the word “naked” is spoken and try to see things in a different light without blushing or giggling like a teenager.
The staff at the Fuller Lodge Art Center is hoping that patrons will do just that, as it presents its newest exhibit, “Naked,” opening with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday. More than 50 artists will share their interpretations of what it means to be naked.
The range of work on display is as varied as the artists. From sketches and photographs of nudes, to ceramic and bronze interpretations of the female body, to photographs of stingrays and trees, each individual shares their vision.
On behalf of the New Mexico Dressage Association and the Los Alamos Pony Club, we would like to say thanks to all who helped make our recent Dressage Show and Pony Club Rally so successful.
NMDA members and LAPC families supported the show by helping set up and prepare the arena, acting as arena stewards, rally judges, assisting with judge hospitality and programs, and all the other tasks required for a horse show.
Sculptor Destiny Allison will talk about her work and the sources of art in everyone during a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge. She will also sign her book, “Shaping Destiny,” after the talk. The Fuller Lodge Art Center and Otowi Station Bookstore are sponsoring the event.
Working in bronze, stone and steel for the past 15 years, Allison first fell in love with sculpting while playing with her son’s modeling clay during a moment of writer’s block and domestic frustration. Since then, Allison has focused solely on the art of sculpture. Dedication, tenacity and what she calls “downright stubbornness” have yielded her current success.
New Mexico will hold its 2012 Primary Election on June 5. Although many offices will appear on the ballot, only five offices have contested primary races.
In order to inform the electorate about these contests, the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will host a forum Thursday at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 to introduce the community to the candidates.
Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. — along with a chance to meet the candidates — followed by the forum at 7 p.m.
Yesterday I ate goldfish cheese crackers for breakfast. I think I carried my sandwich to several meetings until there was time around 2:30 p.m. to eat it. Welcome to May!
All of the regular insanity is mixed with the increasing calamity of the rush at the end of the month.
This is the time that I write down all of those good ideas — things that need to be done and things I am contemplating for the summer — or they will be lost in the shuffle and pile of papers that is accumulating on my kitchen counter.
This may be the week of cereal for dinner or eating off paper plates so the kitchen can be clean when I go to bed at night.
Doug Shepherd’s mentors for Alpine climbing are proponents of “disaster style” alpinism, which led him to many failures on Alpine routes ranging from South America to Alaska. The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host Shepherd, who will present his most recent adventure in detail, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
“Given that every fool is bound to strike gold every now and again, my friend John Frieh and I recently completed a new route, ‘No Such Thing As A Bargain Promise’ on the Northeast face of Mt. Dickey in the Ruth Gorge in the Central Alaska Range,” Shepherd said.
For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
’Topper students showed up to enhance relationship and communication skills with Assets In Action during lunch recently. The teens will attempt to enhance their chances prior to try outs for positions in various groups.
Jim O’Donnell of the Reel Deal Theater hopes to see a little more foot traffic this weekend in his efforts to produce change, with the movie, “Bully.”
“I think the message of ‘Bully’ is one that has needed to be brought to the forefront for a long time,” O’Donnell said. “When I was growing up, to be bullied or be the bully was the norm. It was terrible.”
The public is invited to visit The Santa Fe Opera from 10 a.m.-noon May 19 for a behind-the-scenes look at “Tosca,” the opera that opens the 2012 Festival Season. The Open House is ideal for the opera novice and aficionado, or simply for the curious, to see what it takes to make an opera come to life. Visitors will be able to walk on the stage and through scenery elements. They will have the opportunity to imagine for themselves what performers face every night — 2,000 pairs of eyes.