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LA Creative Crawl set for Friday

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By Jill McLaughlin

Locals and visitors in downtown Los Alamos can experience a mix of art, music, chocolate and wine during Friday’s Downtown Creative Crawl, a first-ever event to highlight what the city has to offer.

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The crawl will be followed by Museum Monday on Feb. 4, when the Los Alamos Creative District will team up with local organizations to bring in groups from around the area to enjoy the local museum offerings.

“We are giving the opportunity for people in the area to attend all of the events as opposed to just picking one,” said Jennifer Loveless, Creative District curator and event planner. “The Creative Crawl is a bunch of art openings happening.

Museum Monday is a little bit more of a historic take on things.”

Most of the events are free, including the tours offered by Atomic City Tours.

The Downtown Creative Crawl starts at 3 p.m. at the Rose Chocolatier, where they will feature artist Alix Morgan and his pen-and-ink drawings and watercolor paintings.

The group will then move onto the Los Alamos History Museum at 4 p.m. for the “Atoms and Art – The Intersecting

Lives of Maria Martinez and Bernice Brode” exhibition.

From 4 p.m.-1 p.m. the UnQuarked Wine Room will host music from Famous on the Weekend with classic rock and oldies, and freestyle music and deejays.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center exhibition “Fly on the Wall,” based on what artists discover while stepping back to observe, from the candid and intimate to the wild and the shy, will be featured from 5-7 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum. A premier screening of “Racing Toward Dawn,” the final cut, will also be screened.

At 7 p.m., the Los Alamos Nature Center will host a Planetarium Tour of February’s night skies for a small fee.

And at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, there will be a Live in Los Alamos concert, presenting an evening with singer-songwriter Thom Chacon.

Organizers hope this first event will keep people in the area coming back to experience more of the area.

“We hope to do more of these in the future also,” Loveless said. “Hope to get people to come back and see what we have to offer.”