For the January meeting of the Los Alamos Genealogical Association, Kent Parsons will lead a discussion on “Descendancy Research” at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room of the Mesa Public Library. The public is invited. The usual no-host social dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at China Moon before the meeting.
Backcountry Film Festival. 7 p.m. The Backcountry Film Festival is back in Los Alamos for another year, with nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Pajarito Brewpub returns to sell beer and wine. Reel Deal Theater. $12 advance/$15 at door. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
Authors Speak Series. Sharon Oard Warner. Author of “Sophie’s House of Cards,” a family novel set in New Mexico. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.
Temporary exhibit: Saul Hertz, MD: A pioneer in the Use of Radioactive Isotopes. Daily through Jan. 31 at the Bradbury Science Museum.
Keep It Classy. Ongoing at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
The Paintings of Francis Harlow: Portraits & Pottery. Ongoing through February at the Los Alamos History Museum.