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      Sunday, October 19, 2014
 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

Largest flea market in Southern New Mexico. 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Indoor and outdoor vendors. Food available.

5580 Bataan Memorial East
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 382-9404

Map & Directions

 

Harvest of Dance at the NMSU Center for the Arts in Las Cruces, NM

 

Dance Performance

The Harvest of Dance. Adults $15, students and seniors $12 and kids 12 and younger $6. 3:00 PM.

NMSU Center for the Arts
1000 E University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 646-2070

 

Lindsay Deutsch performs in Las Cruces, NM

 

Music

Violinist, Lindsay Deutsch will perform with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra at 3:00 PM. $35, $40 and $45.

Atkinson Recital Hall - NMSU Campus
1075 N. Horseshoe
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 646-3709

 

Music jam in Las Cruces

 

Music Jam

Come play or listen to bluegrass, country and folk music. Open to musicians and listeners alike, a typical afternoon has each player choose a tune for all to play, and everyone takes a turn. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the commons area.

Dona Ana Community College
3400 S. Espina St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-5174

 

 

Music - Creole Jazz

Creole Trio will play Creole jazz with Jim Shearer begining at 2:00 PM. Free.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
225 W. Griggs Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-6689

 

Jazz music in Las Cruces at the First Christian Church

 

Music - Jazz

The Border Jazz Quartet with Roman Chip will play jazz music beginning at 7:00 PM. $5 for members, $8 for non-members and $1 for students with ID

First Christian Church
1809 El Paseo Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 640-8752

 

Moonlight and Magnolias at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces, NM

 

Theatre

"Moonlight and Magnolias" a hilarious comedy which deals with writing the screenplay for "Gone With The Wind." Tickets are $12.00 regular admission, $10.00 for students and seniors over 65. 2:30 PM.

Black Box Theatre
430 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1223

 

Las Cruces Community Theatre

 

Theatre - Deathtrap

Deathtrap, A Thriller by Ira Levin. Directed by Les Boyc. One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients, gasp inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. 2:00 PM. $12 adult, $11 student/senior/military, $9 children 6 and under.

Las Cruces Community Theatre
313 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1200

      Monday, October 20, 2014
 

Being Vegan in Las Cruces, NM

 

Being Vegan

Being Vegan is a place for vegans and vegan-curious people to find support and knowledge about food choices and compassion. Please join the discussion and help challenge our ideas so that we may find the best path to Being Vegan. This meeting is free and open to the public and will take place in the Co-op Community Room. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Free.

Mountain View Market Co-Op
1300 El Paseo Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-0436

      Tuesday, October 21, 2014
 

Argentine Tango Dance in Las Cruces, NM

 

Dance

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces. Daniel Haverporth will teach a class from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM. Dance is from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM. $5. NMSU students free with ID.

Mesilla Community Center
2251 Calle de Santiago
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 620-0377

 

Rentfrow Gymnasium NMSU

 

Dance Lessons

Free Tuesday Night Community Dance Lessons. A great way to learn many Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dances, featuring different dance patterns each week. In no time, you will find yourself social dancing. Great for date night! 7:00 PM. Free.

Rentfrow Gymnasium - NMSU campus
Corner of Williams and Stewart
(575) 646-4067

 

My Place Jewell in Las Cruces, NM

 

Drawing and Painting Class

Beginning to advanced drawing and painting class. Classes taught by art educator Wayne Carl Huber. $40 and bring your own supplies. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

My Place Jewell
132-B Wyatt Dr.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-5684

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014
 

Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market in Las Cruces

 

Farmer's and Crafter's Market

The Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market is ranked number one in New Mexico and eighth in the nation! Local farmers and craft artists congregate on the downtown mall, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Free admission.

Main Street Downtown
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 201-3853

Click here for more info and pictures

 

Mountain View Market Farm in Mesilla, NM

 

Farm Volunteer Days

Interested in organic farming and local food production? Want to find out more about vermiculture, composting, laying hens, season extension, and crop planning for our region? Come and volunteer. From 8:30 AM to11:30 AM.

MVM Farm
2653 Snow Rd.
Mesilla, NM
575-523-0436
Map and Directions

 

Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt & Treats

 

Open Mic

Come join us for Open Mic performances from from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt & Treats
901 E. University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 323-3628

 

Q's Brewhouse in Las Cruces

 

Open Mic

Hosted by Jules Ripps & the Dirt Dogg. All musicians welcome. 7:00 PM to closing.Come enjoy the fun!

Q's Brewhouse
1300 Avenida De Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 571-4350

 

Toddler Time at Branigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces, NM

 

Toddler Time

Stories, Songs and Finger plays for little ones. Ages 1-3. 10:00 AM. Free.

Branigan Memorial Library
200 E. Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM
528-4073 ext. 4225

      Thursday, October 23, 2014
 

Big Band Dance Club meets at the Court Youth Center in Las Cruces, NM

 

Dance

Big Band Dance Club. Ballroom, country, swing and Latin style dancing. Live Music. Dance lessons at 7:00 PM. Dancing runs 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. $7 for members, $9 for non-members.

Court Youth Center
402 W. Court Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-6504

 

Old Mesilla Farmers and Crafts Market

 

Old Mesilla Farmers and Crafts Market

Come stroll through the plaza from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Historic Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262 ext. 116
Map & Directions to Mesilla

 

My Place Jewell in Las Cruces, NM

 

Painting Class

Intermediate and advanced painting. Watercolor, acrylic and water-soluble oil painting classes taught by art educator Wayne Carl Huber. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. $50 for four two and a half hour sessions.

My Place Jewell
132-B Wyatt Dr.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-5684

 

Toddler Time at Branigan Library in Las Cruces, NM

 

Toddler Time

Stories, Songs and Finger plays for little ones. Ages 1-3. 10:00 AM. Free.

Branigan Memorial Library
200 E. Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 528-4000

      Friday, October 24, 2014
 

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science

 

Dinosaur Talk

Dinosaurs invade the museum every week with Dinosaurs A to Z as we explore a new facet of paleontology each week, working our way through the alphabet. Each class includes a discussion of the topic and a hands-on component. 3:00 PM. Free.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
411 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

 

Old Mesilla Farmers and Crafts Market

 

Old Mesilla Farmers and Crafts Market

Come stroll through the plaza from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Historic Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262 ext. 116
Map & Directions to Mesilla

 

Batman Day in Las Cruces

 

Storytime

Fun and interactive Storytime. We'll be reading from our favorite children's authors, old and new. Join us in our Children's Department for Storytime fun!10:00 AM. Free.

Barnes & Noble
700 S. Telshor Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4499

 

Las Cruces Community Theatre

 

Theatre - Deathtrap

Deathtrap, A Thriller by Ira Levin. Directed by Les Boyc. One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients, gasp inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. 8:00 PM. $12 adult, $11 student/senior/military, $9 children 6 and under.

Las Cruces Community Theatre
313 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1200

 

Moonlight and Magnolias at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces, NM

 

Theatre

"Moonlight and Magnolias" a hilarious comedy which deals with writing the screenplay for "Gone With The Wind." Tickets are $12.00 regular admission, $10.00 for students and seniors over 65. 8:00 PM.

Black Box Theatre
430 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1223

      Saturday, October 25, 2014
 

Museum of Nature and Science in Las Cruces

 

Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters is a chance for a hands-on introduction to the animals in our area. 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Free.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
411 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

Largest flea market in Southern New Mexico. 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Indoor and outdoor vendors. Food available.

5580 Bataan Memorial East
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 382-9404
Map & Directions

 

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

 

Bird Walk

Bird tours at 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM. See what birds are making the rounds in the park by joining in the weekly bird walk. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring binoculars. Regular park entrance fee.

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
5000 Calle Del Norte
Mesilla, NM
(575) 523-4398
Map & Directions

 

Museum of Nature and Science in Las Cruces

 

Children's Science Program

FETCH! a science program for children. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Dig into science with hands-on activities.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
411 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

 

Las Cruces Railroad Museum

 

Family Game Day

From 10:00 AM to noon. Play Jacks, cup and ball toss and put together puzzles. Free.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N. Mesilla St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-4480

 

Family workshops at the University Museum in Las Cruces, NM

 

Family Workshop

Looking for something fun to do with your family on the weekend: Come join us for educational family activities reflectng our current exhibits. Workshops are free and open to the public. Supplies are limited and workshops are on a first come first served basis. Today's workshop is: "Make and Decorate Origami Frogs" 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

University Museum in Kent Hall - NMSU
1280 E. University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 646-5161

 

Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market in Las Cruces

 

Farmer's and Crafter's Market

The Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market is ranked number one in New Mexico and eighth in the nation! Local farmers and craft artists congregate on the downtown mall, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Free admission.

Main Street Downtown
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 201-3853

Click here for more info and pictures

 

Leasburg Dam State Park

 

Hike

Join a park ranger at 10:00 AM for a two-mile, two-hour hike at Leasburg Dam State Park. Every week, he'll have a different focus to each hike. Free with paid entry fee to the park.

Leasburg Dam State Park
Leasburg, NM
Map & Directions
(575) 524-4068

 

Las Cruces Movies in the Park

 

Movies in the Park

This week's free movie is: "Coraline" Movie begins after 7:00 PM or after dark. Free.

Young Park
1905 E. Nevada Ave.
Las Cruces, NM

 

Storytime and art at Las Cruces Museum of Art

 

Storytime

Family Story and Art Journey from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. After storytime, walk through the Museum of Art for a story related art activity. Free.

Museum of Art
491 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 541- 2137

 

Las Cruces Community Theatre

 

Theatre - Deathtrap

Deathtrap, A Thriller by Ira Levin. Directed by Les Boyc. One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients, gasp inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. 8:00 PM. $12 adult, $11 student/senior/military, $9 children 6 and under.

Las Cruces Community Theatre
313 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1200

 

Moonlight and Magnolias at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces, NM

 

Theatre

"Moonlight and Magnolias" a hilarious comedy which deals with writing the screenplay for "Gone With The Wind." Tickets are $12.00 regular admission, $10.00 for students and seniors over 65. 8:00 PM.

Black Box Theatre
430 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1223

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Film

"Siddarth"

October 17 - October 23, 2014

A 2013 Indian-Canadian drama film directed by Richie Mehta. "Siddharth" is more than a harrowing drama about a father in search of his missing boy - it's a stark, authentic examination of lower-working-class life in India. Hindi with English subtitles.

Showings nightly at 7:30 PM, Saturday Matinee at 1:30 PM, Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM. Admission: Regular $7.00
Matinees, Seniors over 60, Military, and Students w/ ID $6.00. Members are free and Wednesdays are $5.00.

Fountain Theatre
2469 Calle de Guadalupe
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-8287

Gallery Exhibit

“Assemblages - Reconsidering
the Printing Plate”

Main Street Gallery and Big Picture present visual artist, Ouida Touchon who now lives in Mesilla. Touchon spends much of her time at the press or the easel and is also an art educator and teaches at the Dona Ana Community College..

This exhibit springs from the notion of reusing some of Touchon’s inventory of woodcut and etching plates that she has carved and editioned with ink on paper. In her printmaking she often has detritus that pertains to the image as well as the plate itself which she has assembled in a pleasing and meaningful way to recycle and recreate new life to something considered useless and having served its purpose.

“I have assembled these findings as well as scraps of the prints themselves, and bits of watercolor of my own, book-end sheets and text pages, scraps of fillet that my framer couldn’t bear to throw away, metal leaf, wood panel, handmade paper scraps…all of this comes together to speak a new language.”

The exhibit runs through the month of October. Gallery hours are Tues. - Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9:30-1:30.

Main Street Gallery and Big Picure
311 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-0508

Exhibits

October 3 - October 25

A Renaissance of Fiber -
Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild

A variety of fiber items created by members of the Mesilla Valley Weavers that demonstrates how weaving has changed over the last 400 years – how it has gone from an everyday necessity to a present day art form.

October 3 - January 31, 2014

Desert Air: Photographs
by George Steinmetz
from National Geographic Society

Desert Air is a visual adventure through the world’s extreme deserts, the most remote and inhospitable places on earth that together add up to the last great class of wilderness left on our planet. This compelling story is told through the eyes of one of National Geographic’s top expedition photographers, George Steinmetz, who has spent the last 15 years on this epic body of work.

October 31 – November 29

Dia de los Muertos

Exhibition and ofrenda in honor of the village of Dona Ana, curated by Artistic Producer/Founder at Court Youth Center/Alma d'arte Charter High School, Irene Oliver-Lewis and Barbara Camunez.

Branigan Cultural Center
700 N. Main Street
Las Cruces , NM
(575) 541-2000

Exhibit:

Bonnie Mandoe:
NM Land & Landscapes

Thirty-six oil paintings that capture the beauty of New Mexico’s land are featured in this new exhibit. Las Cruces artist Bonnie Mandoe’s “New Mexico Land & Landscapes” will be on display in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Nov. 30. “Of all the things I love to do, painting New Mexico tops the list,” said Mandoe. “Desert, forest, planted fields…. lakes, mountains, rivers, churches, colors, extraordinary light. Here, you see what I can’t say with words, my heart’s vision of the place I love.” Museum hours: Monday through Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sunday: Noon to 5:00 PM.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
100 Dripping Springs Road
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4100

White Sands National Monument

Sunset stroll

A leisurely one-hour, ranger-guided sunset stroll through the sand dunes. Learn about the geology, plants and animals of White Sands National Monument. About five miles from the visitor center on Dunes Drive. Offered daily one hour before sunset. Stroll is free, but monument entrance fees apply. 6:45 PM.

Skins & Skulls

Did you know that 44 different species of mammals live at White Sands?

Join rangers at 3:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in the visitor center courtyard for a 20-minute talk about these amazing animals. Rangers will have pelts, skulls, and other props to provide you an up-close look and feel of the elusive wildlife of White Sands. There is no charge for the program.

Map & Directions to White Sands

Art Classes at the Museum of Art

Registration for fall art classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art is now open! The new session ends the week of December 13. A complete class schedule and registration forms are available for viewing and download at this link.

Offerings include ceramics for adults at four levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and independent) and a new class in watercolors, a drop-in painting technique/critique class, a glass fusing experience, as well as two classes for both public and homeschooled children in mixed media and ceramics.

Most classes at the Las Cruces Museum of Art run evenings or Saturdays, and fees vary based on duration and medium. Children’s classes are $60 and adult classes run between $75 and $110. Registration fees may be paid with credit card, check, or cash.

Registration for studio classes may be done in person from 9:00 AM am to 4:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, or forms and fees may be mailed.

Las Cruces Museum of Art
491 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 541-2137

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