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FEBRUARY

01

School District Elections—Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

7th Annual "For the Love of Art Month"—Through Feb. 28. See Arts Exposure section for details. 541-4353/522-2933.

Fiesta of the Arts—Through Feb. 28. A cultural extravaganza including art, music, dance and theater, held in conjunction with For the Love of Art Month. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Lunafest—Through Feb. 3. A series of short films by women, for women, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6, members $4, students and seniors $5. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

02

Silver City/Grant County

Wally Lawder—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Mirrors—Opening of portrait show on view through Feb. 26. Opening reception Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Director's Gallery, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

NMSU Aggies Women's Basketball vs. University of North Texas—7:05 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

03

Silver City/Grant County

The Porchlights—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

George Strait—With special guest Dierks Bentley. $49.50-$59.50. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.ticketmaster.com.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Othello—Through Feb. 5. Actors from the London stage perform in William Shakespeare's classic tragedy. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsu.edu.

Columbus

Trouble in Columbus—Through Feb. 20. An original satirical melodrama, written and directed by Dandelion. Skullduggery in a small town finds the desert path leading from the computer lab fogged in mystery, until local townspeople start digging. Performances Thursdays through Sundays with dinner at 6 p.m., noon on Sundays, and show at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sundays. $8 plus dinner. Reservations required. Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway,
531-2311.

Deming

Jerry Ruich—Opening of art exhibit by award-winning acrylic painter, on view through Feb. Deming Arts Council, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.

04

Silver City/Grant County

Harry Manx—Mimbres Region Arts Council Folk Series. Manx's music has been called an "essential link" between the music of East and the West. His songs are short stories that use the essence of the blues and the depth of Indian ragas. 7:30 p.m. MRAC members $12, nonmembers $15. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

Live Music—7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

The Porchlights—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Women's Tennis vs. Lamar—1:30 p.m. NMSU Tennis Courts, Gregg and Williams St., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Two Rooms—Through Feb. 20. A provocative and compelling hostage drama by Lee Blessing. Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $9, $8 students and seniors. All seats Thursday $6. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Suicide in B Flat—Through Feb. 20. An absurdist comedy by Sam Shepard. A famous jazz musician is dead. Is it suicide? Is it murder? Two gumshoes, Louis and Pablo, try to put the pieces together and find themselves in an insane, jumbled world of music and mystery. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $7, students and seniors $6, age 12 and under $4. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 North Downtown Mall, www.lcctm.org.

Vera Drake—Through Feb. 10. Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton exudes a cheerful, grandmotherly presence while suddenly surprising the audience when they discover that this kind old lady is an illegal abortionist in 1950s London and a social outlaw. Directed by Mile Leigh. Rated R. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $6, members $4, students and seniors $5. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Alamogordo

Linda Wang, Violinist—A violin soloist who debuted with the New York Philharmonic at age nine. 7:30 p.m. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Columbus

Trouble in Columbus—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 3. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway, 531-2311.

05

Silver City/Grant County

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. The traditional Preview Sale, limited to Friends of the Library members, will take place Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. The Warehouse Bookstore will be an open to the general public from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale resumes on each of two consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 8 and 10, 15 and 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

Annual Silver City Aquarian Birthday Party—Boogie to Tucson dance band The Wayback Machine. Dance contest, door prize. Wear white for a $1 discount. 8 p.m. $6 cover. Buffalo Bar Dance Hall on Bullard St. Information, 312-3174.

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music—7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

Miss Grant County/Miss Silver City Scholarship Pageant—7:30 p.m. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. 388-1777.

The Porchlights—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

WNMU Tennis vs. Sul Ross State—10 a.m. 538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cupid's Carnival—Valentine games, food, activities, children's store, silent auction. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 1-5 p.m. Dickerson's Event Center, 3920 W. Picacho Ave. 522-2111.

Feltha's Felted Fiberworks—Opening for art show on view through March 3. Felted quilts and sculptures by Georjeanna Feltha and stone sculptures by Shona. Reception 4-6 p.m. White Raven Studios, 425 W. Griggs Ave., 524-1636/525-9543.

Las Cruces Symphony Classics Four "Filippo Lattanzi, Marimba"—Also Feb. 6. Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-3709, www.lascrucessymphony.com

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Mojados: Through the Night—Armed with a handheld camera and an 85-pound backpack full of batteries and film, filmmaker Tommy Davis created this account of the plight of immigrants. This 65-minute film recently won first place for best documentary at the 2004 Santa Fe Film Festival. Also screening will be the 1987 Academy Award winning animated film, The Man Who Planted Trees. 1:30 p.m. Admission (includes museum) adults $3, seniors $2, ages 6 to 17 $1. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

NMSU Aggies Women's Basketball vs. University of Denver—7:05 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

NMSU Aggies Women's Tennis vs. Air Force—10 a.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420. www.nmstatesports.com.

Suicide in B Flat—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 4. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 North Downtown Mall, www.lcctm.org.

Sun Country Striders Volksmarch Walk—Also Feb. 6. 8-11 a.m. Hilton Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor Blvd., 525-3990, elisabethcjohn@msn.com, www.ava.org/clubs/sun/mesilla.htm.

Two Rooms—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 4. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Valentine Tea—2-4 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 413 W. Griggs Ave., 524-1886.

Columbus

Trouble in Columbus—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 3. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway, 531-2311.

Deming

Stars-n-Parks—Join members of the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos and telescopic views of Saturn, Comet Machholz and Orion. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Rockhound State Park visitor center, 546-6182.

06

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Las Cruces Symphony Classics Four: Filippo Lattanzi, Marimba—3 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-3709, www.lascrucessymphony.com

Songwriter Showcase for Tsunami Relief—Several Las Cruces area songwriters including James Gier, Chris Adams, Steve Smith and Chris Sanders will present two benefit concerts for tsunami relief. $5 donation. 3 and 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall. Information, 527-4465.

Suicide in B Flat—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 4. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 North Downtown Mall, www.lcctm.org.

Sun Country Striders Volksmarch Walk—8-11 a.m. Hilton Las Cruces, 705 S. Telshor Blvd., 525-3990, elisabethcjohn@msn.com, www.ava.org/clubs/sun/mesilla.htm.

Two Rooms—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 4. 2:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Columbus

Trouble in Columbus—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 3. Dinner noon., show 2 p.m. Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway, 531-2311.

08

Silver City/Grant County

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

WNMU Mustangs Men's Basketball vs. Chaminade U —7 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse, 538-6218,
www.wnmu.edu/athletic/m-basketball/sporthome.htm

WNMU Mustangs Men's Basketball vs. Chaminade—7 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse, 538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Hiking Guide Book Signing—Slide presentation and signing, Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the Las Cruces-El Paso Area by Greg Magee. 7 p.m. Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall, 522-5552.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

09

Silver City/Grant County

Uwe—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. University of Texas El Paso—4 and 6 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, Stewart St., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

10

Silver City/Grant County

Boris McCutcheon—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

Judith Hilmer—Opening reception for art exhibit. 5-6:30 p.m. MRAC Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank, 538-2505, www.mimbresarts.org.

WNMU Mustangs Men's Basketball vs. Hawaii-Hilo—7 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse, 538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Las Cruces Symphony Family Concert—6 p.m. instrument petting zoo, 7 p.m. concert. $5. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, North Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., www.lascrucessymphony.com.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. University of New Orleans—7:05 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Columbus

Trouble in Columbus—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 3. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway, 531-2311.

11

Silver City/Grant County

Boris McCutcheon—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Mystic Rhythm—7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Hive—Opening of sculptural installation exhibit by Munson Hunt, on view through April 9. Opening reception Feb 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

NMSU Aggies Softball Invitational Tournament—Through Feb. 13. Times TBA. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, Stewart St., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Riding Giants—Through Feb. 17. This is a documentary about Big Wave Surfing that tracks a group of 1950s Southern Californian wave riders in Oahu. They risk life and limb to "hang 10" on waves of 20 to 40 feet, in a film that amounts to a history of a sport sub-culture. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $6, members $4, students and seniors $5. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Suicide in B Flat—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 4. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 North Downtown Mall, www.lcctm.org.

Two Rooms—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 4. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Alamogordo

Black History of New Mexico—This talk tells the stories of black New Mexicans such as Estavanico, the first non-Indian to arrive in New Mexico; Mateo Naranjo, one of the first colonists; Madam Briever, the curandera of Silver City, and others. Free. 7:30 p.m. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Columbus

The Wilson Brothers' Diary—Hear the words and see the photos of teenage boys who recorded their experiences while living in Columbus at the time of Pancho Villa's 1916 raid. 4 p.m. Pancho Villa State Park, Recreation Hall Building, 531-2711.

Trouble in Columbus—Through Feb. 20. See Feb. 3. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tumbleweed Theater, 205 Broadway, 531-2311.

 

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