Live In Los Alamos: Max Gomez; Leslie Stevens Dec. 29

Musician Max Gomez performs Dec. 29. Courtesy photo
New Mexico’s own Max Gomez makes his fifth annual visit up the Hill Dec. 29 to bring his folk-Americana to the good people of Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge. 
Gomez has won a loyal following among locals with his heartfelt lyrics, unorthodox finger-picking on the guitar and willingness to recruit others to entertain his followers in town. 
He will once again be backed by some of the finest musicians in New Mexico and will bring a rising talent who he works with in his new base of Los Angeles, Leslie


Belisama Irish Dancers Perform At Winterfest Dec. 8

Belisama Dancers performance in 2018 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Amy Pickett


The community is invited to join the Belisama Irish dancers for a free, fun and lively holiday-themed show, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Fuller Lodge.

The Belisama Irish dancers have performed and competed nationally and internationally and include dancers of all ages, child through adult.

This year the dancers are joined by special guest fiddlers and Los Alamos residents Maria Jones and Maya Price.

Complimentary sweet treats make this all-ages show a must see event! Clapping and foot-stomping


Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance Features Pianist And Composer Kathleen Ryan

Pianist and Composer Kathleen Ryan

LAAC News:

Pianist and Composer from Mountainair New Mexico Kathleen Ryan joins Los Alamos Arts Council for the December Brown Bag.

The music begins noon Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Fuller Lodge.

In addition to practicing scales and classical repertory on her way to earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, Ryan played snare drum in a marching band; wrote and performed singing telegrams; improvised music for modern dancers; and  composed a folk rock opera based on the Tristan and Isolde legend.

After a very brief fling as a folk singer, and a longer


Lantern Launch At Buffalo Thunder Wednesday

BTR News:
SANTA FE Thousands of prayers, wishes, promises and dreams will float toward the heavens once the Northern New Mexico sun sets Nov. 27, carried there in brilliantly lit paper lanterns. 
The visual effect, according to event management, will create an unforgettable spectacle of lights for miles around that won’t soon be forgotten.
The 2019 Lantern Launch takes place at the Towa Golf Club at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino the night before Thanksgiving. Already one year in the planning, it’s an event unlike any other.


Serenata Santa Fe Presents Soirée Bohème Dec. 6

Serenata of Santa Fe News:

Serenata of Santa Fe presents Soirée Bohème,  5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the music of Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Donizetti, Dvorak, Jake Heggie, Gabriel Kahane and Kenji Bunch.

Celebrate the season with artistic flair, wine, bubbly drinks, select hors d’oeuvres, deep desserts and timely chamber music in an intimate setting.

Soirée Bohème features David Felberg, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; James Onstad, tenor and Nathan Salazar, piano.

Seating is limited so reserve tickets here. Directions to this event will be sent upon receipt of payment.


Los Alamos Arts Council: Felecia Ford Dec. 20

Felecia Ford will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 in Fuller Lodge. Photo by Jennifer Esperanza
LAAC News:
Felecia Ford, a Santa Fe based blues trio group, will present an all-ages concert 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at historic Fuller Lodge. The doors will open at 6 p.m.  
Ford’s voice has been heard in more than 157 countries worldwide, and she has performed extensively, singing live across the United States and abroad throughout her lifetime. 
After having recorded and toured supporting six full-length albums with her rock band, Hundred Year Flood, Ford released her first


National Hispanic Cultural Center Holiday Events

Baila! Baila! (2018). Courtesy/NHCC
Illuminarte 2018, Luminarias. Photo by Edward Lujan/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE Capture a bit of holiday magic this season at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, where a full roster of celebratory events is planned in December.
HAH! Happy Arte Hour 
Thu. Dec. 5 
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Domenici Education Building 
On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This


Taos Chamber Music Group Presents Three Concerts

Virtuoso Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov

TCMG News:

The Taos Chamber Music Group (TCMG) presents three performances, Dec. 13, 14 and 15 as part of a Russian holiday weekend at the Harwood Museum of Art.

All feature virtuoso Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov, beginning with a solo recital of Prokofiev Piano Sonatas  Friday, Dec. 13.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, Ivanov joins TCMG members for chamber music by Alexander Borodin (Piano Trio in D Major), Mikhail Glinka (Trio pathétique in D minor) and Anton Arensky (Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor).

For tickets and more information, visit


Meow Wolf Two Ways: With And Without Kids

Outside Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Becky Rutherford takes a virtual adventure aboard The Raven. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
I work full time, I have kids, I’m in school, and I am perpetually behind on laundry, but sometimes you have to say, “Time for a break” and drop everything to go to Meow Wolf and dance your behind off.
Or at least that’s what I told myself when I bought tickets to Claude Vonstroke’s Oct. 18 show at Meow Wolf.
I had seen Vonstroke perform at Meow Wolf’s Taos Vortex music festival in July, and he was fantastic,