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01

Silver City/Grant County

Phonk! Scrap Arts Music—Led by percussionist Gregory Kozak, the ensemble uses handcrafted instruments made from the cast-away scraps of industrial production. Kozak's compositions are a groove-based fusion of world music traditions and 21st century sounds. Mimbres Region Arts Council presentation. 7:30 p.m. Members $12, non-members $15, students $8, ages 7 and under $5. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater. (888) 758-7289, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

Celebration of the Trickster—Join in sharing stories and celebration of the Trickster (the archetype of transformer). Part of the Earth Spirit Rising Weekend workshop at St. Mary's Spirituality Center. 5 p.m. 534-1395/534-9697.

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

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Primer—Through April 7. Shot on $7,000, Shane Carruth's variation on the time travel theme is a puzzle-like story about two men working in a suburban garage on a highly technical device whose mechanism has the power to enable them to have anything they want. Their invention's ethical and metaphysical implications quickly become enormous and could literally change their world. PG-13. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2:30 and 5 p.m. $6, members $4, students and seniors $5; matinees $5; Wednesdays $4. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

02

Silver City/Grant County

Bayou Seco—Silver Nights Concert Series with the Fiddling Friends. Suggested donation $5 to benefit the UU Building Remodeling Fund. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 N. Swan. 534-0298, Bayouseco@aol.com.

Design and Plant a Fragrance Garden—Class by The Kitchen Gardener. $25 fee includes materials, fruit plate and beverage. Class size limited. 1-3 p.m. Copper Crest Country Club, 720 Fairway. Information, 534-1770, www.thekitchengardener.biz.

Scott VanLinge—7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Celtic Spiritual Wisdom—Finbarr Ross, "Celtic Mystical Journeys," lecture and slides. $50 preregistration. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Heart of the Dove, 125 Wyatt Dr., 526-6474.

Field of Dreams—Adapting a W.P. Kinsella story, director Phil Robinson combines baseball history and folklore with whimsical fantasy, and makes great use of actor Kevin Costner as the Iowa farmer whose backyard becomes a playground for unfulfilled baseball wishes to come to fruition. With Burt Lancaster and Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson. 2 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.

Kamilyan Jubran—Also April 3. Palestinian musician, performer of Arabic song and oud. Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m. Tickets at International Delights Cafe, 647-5956, $15, $10 students. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall.

Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market Spring Eggstravaganza—Local and in-state growers sell produce in season as well as honey, herbs, baked goods, spices, salsa, chile ristras and landscape plants. Crafters sell handcrafted items including jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, fine art, needlework, furniture, leather works, clothing, bird houses and knives as well as photography and gourds. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Downtown Mall and Las Cruces Ave., 528-3204/541-2554, fcmarket@las-cruces.org.

Las Cruces Symphony Classics Five—Also April 3. With Norman Krieger, piano. Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, North Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-3709, www.lascrucessymphony.com.

Reigning Cats & Dogs—Family "fun-raiser" for SNAP, the spay and neuter awareness program. Art show and sale, face painting, pet photos. Artists have donated pet related art works to sell with half the proceeds going to SNAP. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 413 W. Griggs Ave., 524-1886.

Run Old Mesilla—Certified courses, USATF sanctions. 10K is an event in the New Mexico Grand Prix. 9 a.m. Old Mesilla Plaza, starts at plaza parking lot on Avenida de Mesilla. 524-7824, doneugenia@aol.com.

Serenity Tea—Relax with soothing green teas and light fare. Free. 2-4 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 413 W. Griggs Ave., 524-1886.

Short Films by Local Filmmakers—Encore presentation. Films include: "Raven Tales," a short computer-animated film by Las Crucean Chris Kientz; "We're Moving," Roberto Codato's film about a trio of inspiring dancers who perform at schools across southwest New Mexico; "Ancient Roots, Modern Medicine, Episode 2" (see the February issue); "No Star for Romaine," a documentary work in progress by David Lindblom about Romaine Fielding, a film director and producer in the early part of the last century, with a clip of the first film ever shot in New Mexico, in 1898 by Thomas Edison; "Clown's Day Off," a funny film, directed and shot locally by Mike Laurence; "Pancho Villa's Columbus Raid," made in the early 1980s by the New Mexico State Park office; "Sexteen," shot in the Organ area, by Matt Retherford. 11 a.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.

Star Tour—8 p.m. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, Jornada Road off Hwy. 70 east, 524-3334, cdnp@zianet.com, www.cdnp.org.

Stephan George—Blues. 8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Susan Frary—Opening of art exhibit on view through April 28. Metal sculptures; see Arts Exposure section for details. Reception 3-5 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, 522-7281.

The Invisible People in Your Neighborhood: Putting a Face on Homelessness—Homeless awareness program will include a photo documentary by Heather Henshaw, film documentary by Ricardo Trujillo and speakers Mayor Bill Mattiace; Peter Garcia, executive director of Hacienda del Sol; Sue Campbell, formerly homeless and now a case worker for Community of Hope; Sterling Trantham, associate professor of journalism at NMSU; and Ricardo Trujillo, filmmaker and producer at KRWG-TV. 1-4:30 p.m. El Caldito Soup Kitchen, 999 W. Amador.

Wrapped in Color—Opening for exhibit on view through April 30. Photography/digital media by Andrew Gugan. See Arts Exposure section. Reception 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Director's Gallery, Museum of Fine Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

Nogal Mesa

Art Tour—Through April 3. Self-guided tour of art studios. Painting, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, wood turning. Noon Lions Club barbeque. Musical entertainment. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hwy. 37, mile markers 4-7, 15 minutes north of Ruidoso. 354-4263.

Radium Springs

Stars-n-Parks—Green-laser tour of the cosmos and telescopic views of the spring skies. 6:20-9 p.m. Leasburg Dam State Park, 527-8386, www.nmparks.com.

Socorro

Trinity Site Tour—The Trinity site is the location of the first atomic bomb explosion, 60 years ago. This site is open to the public twice a year. Call for times. 678-1134, www.wsmr.army.mil/pao/TrinitySite/trinst.htm.

03 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Kamilyan Jubran—Palestinian musician, performer of Arabic song and oud. 4 p.m. Tickets at International Delights Cafe, 647-5956, $15, $10 students. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall.

Nogal Mesa

Art Tour—See April 2. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hwy. 37, mile markers 4-7, 15 minutes north of Ruidoso. 354-4263.


04

Silver City/Grant County

Mary Lou Yetman—Also April 5. Phoenix-area quilt designer and teacher. Trunk show and lecture with potluck dinner April 4 at 6 p.m. (call for location), all-day class on April 5. Sponsored by Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guild, 534-2447, walthl@signalpeak.net.

Deming

New Mexico Watercolor Society—Opening of exhibit on view through April 26. Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.


05

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dona Ana County Humane Society Spring Fling—Happy hour for you and your canine friend. Dog treats, door prizes. 5-7 p.m. Way Out West, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, 382- 0018.

Steve Smith—Multi-instrumentalist. 8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

 

06

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Mustangs Softball vs. Hawaii-Hilo—Doubleheader, 12 and 2 p.m. www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Spring Egg Hunt—Call for time. Mesilla Park Recreation Center, 400 Bell Ave., 541-2554.


07

Silver City/Grant County

Dana Lyons—Singer-songwriter, social activist. 7:30 p.m. WNMU Light Hall. Information, 388-3222.

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

WNMU Mustangs Softball vs. Hawaii-Hilo—Doubleheader, 12 and 2 p.m. www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Scrap Arts—Vancouver-based Scrap Arts Music is a percussion group of five musicians, with more than 45 invented instruments made from recycled and salvaged scraps. $12.50; students, faculty and staff $10. 8 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, North Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-1420/646-4413, www.ticketmaster.com.

 

08

Silver City/Grant County

Celebrating Writing at Western—Reception celebrating WNMU authors, both faculty and staff. Faculty readings, presentation of a bibliography with 100-plus titles, food and drink. A selection of works by WNMU writers will be on display in Miller Library from March 1- April 9. 3:30-5:30 p.m. WNMU Miller Library. Information, Sharman Russell, 538-6345, sharman5054@yahoo.com.

Ann Simonsen and Jeff Turner—Opening of art exhibit. Reception 5 p.m. MRAC Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank, 538-2505, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

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

Lakota Lifeway Seminar—Through April 9. Presenters are Russell Eagle Bear and Ben Rhodd. $35. Introduction Friday, 6-9 p.m., First Church of What's Happening, 7th and Arizona St. Seminar Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., WNMU Light Hall Auditorium. WNMU Extended University, 538-6149.

Penny Park Community Work Day—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant St. 388-0740.

Wally Lawder—7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Birth—Through April 14. Director Jonathan Glazer's film stars Nicole Kidman as a young bride devastated by the untimely death of her husband. Many years later, she has slightly recovered and is ready to remarry when a 10-year-old boy appears and claims to be her husband's reincarnation, causing her to question her past. R. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2:30 and 5 p.m. $6, members $4, students and seniors $5; matinees $5; Wednesdays $4. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death—Almost Midnight Movie 9:45 p.m. Free. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Drinking Habits—Through April 24. Sister Augusta and Sister Philamena have been secretly making and selling wine for years to keep the doors of their small convent open. But when their wine suddenly wins an international award, newspaper reporters and ex-fiancees Paul and Sally begin searching for the vintners. By local playwright Tom Smith (see December 2004 issue). $7, students/seniors $6, ages 12 and under $5. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

NMSU Aggies Baseball vs. Western Kentucky—Through April 10. Friday, Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, Stewart St., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Three Indigenous Cultures, Two Views—Opening of exhibit of vintage photographs and art/craft of the Raramuri, Huicholes and Oaxacan/Zapotec. Reception 5-7 p.m. Cottonwood Gallery, Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall, 522-5552/(915) 383-7511, swec@zianet.com, www.wildmesquite.org.

Alamogordo

Little Shop of Horrors—Through April 16. Alamogordo Music Theater. $7. 7:30 p.m. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

 

09

Silver City/Grant County

Great Quilts 2005—Exhibit on view through May 30. Cosponsored by the Southwest New Mexico Quilters Guild. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921. Information, 534-1030, joyash@zianet.com.

Brandon Perrault Band—Dance. 7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Lakota Lifeway Seminar—Presenters are Russell Eagle Bear and Ben Rhodd. $35. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., WNMU Light Hall Auditorium. WNMU Extended University, 538-6149.

Lettuce Entertain You!—Class by The Kitchen Gardener. Learn how to create delicious salads and cook with fresh greens. $25 fee includes materials, recipes and samples. Class size limited. Registration deadline April 5. 1-3 p.m. Copper Crest Country Club, 720 Fairway. Information, 534-1770, www.thekitchengardener.biz.

Penny Park Community Work Day—9 a.m.-1 p.m. Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant St. 388-0740.

Stars-n-Parks—Join the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos and telescopic views of the spring skies. 7:30-10 p.m. City of Rocks State Park, 536-2800.

WNMU Mustangs Softball vs. Chaminade—Doubleheader, 12 and 2 p.m. www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Border Cup Soccer Tourney—Through April 10. Call for schedule. High Noon Soccer Complex, Tashiro and Valley Road, 523-0261, highnoonoffice@zianet.com, www.zianet.com/soccerlc.

Cowboy—In this 1958 Western, Jack Lemmon plays a naive farm boy anticipating a rough-n-tough cattle drive, paired against Glenn Ford's fierce trail boss. Filmed in New Mexico, based on a book by the real-life cowboy, Frank Harris. 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.

Drinking Habits—Through April 24. See April 8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

Hummingbird Presentation—Lorraine Schulte educational slide show. 2 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 413 S. Griggs Ave., 524-1886.

Jazz Extravaganza II—NMSU Jazz Ensembles invite local middle school jazz ensembles to share the stage. 8 p.m. $7, seniors $6, students $4. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, North Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-1420/532-2060/(915) 544-8444, www.nmsu.edu/~music/ensembles/winds/winds.html.

Legends in Leather: Saddle Makers of the Southwest—Opening of long-term exhibit. Features an old-fashioned saddle store, an area where local saddle makers can demonstrate their craft, an interactive area for children's activities and showing the steps to making a saddle, and a historic area that will profile two of the top saddle makers in the Southwest, Austin "Slim" Green and R.D. Myres. New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

NMSU 2nd Annual Aggie Day—To unify NMSU and the greater Las Cruces community and celebrate the founding of the university 116 years ago. Informational booths, entertainment, campus organizations, philanthropy, food, carnival near Pan Am Center, two stages with live entertainment, annual Greek Sing. NMSU campus, 646-3616/(866) 678-2586, klangley@nmsu.edu, www.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Aggies Baseball vs. Western Kentucky—6 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, Stewart St., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

NMSU Aggies Women's Track and Field Invitational—11 a.m. NMSU Track and Field, Locust Ave. and Wells St., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

The Rage in Placid Lake—Off Your Beaten Library Path Movie. 2:30 p.m. $5. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Columbus

Military Motorized History of the Punitive Expedition—This 1916 campaign was a transition from the cavalry days to the use of motorized vehicles. View early vehicles used during the expedition and learn about the trials and tribulations. 7:30-10 p.m. Pancho Villa State Park, 531-2711.

Deming

Desert Alive—Also April 10. Thanks to the wet winter, the desert will come alive this spring with wildflowers, which in turn attract bountiful butterflies. Walks, talks and special programs about the natural history of the desert. Rockhound State Park, 744-5998.

Lordsburg

Shakespeare Ghost Town Tour —Also April 10.
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $3, ages 6-12 $2. 542-9034, visit@shakespeareghostown.com, www.shakespeareghostown.com.

Alamogordo

Little Shop of Horrors—Through April 16. Alamogordo Music Theater. $7. 7:30 p.m. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

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Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Mustangs Softball vs. Chaminade—Doubleheader, 12 and 2 p.m. www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Color Music, Symphonic Winds, University Singers and Masterworks Chorus—Includes Lewis Buckley's "Bright Colored Dances" for band and culminates with James Syler's "blue," a new work for choir and band. 3 p.m. $7, seniors $6, students $4. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-1420/532-2060/(915) 544-8444.

Drinking Habits—Through April 24. See April 8. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz—Fiction writer and poet will read in a benefit for the Camino de Vida Center for HIV Services food bank. Donate non-perishable food items. 3 p.m. Spirit Winds, 2260 Locust.

Deming

Desert Alive—See April 9. Rockhound State Park, 744-5998.

Hillsboro

Deming Fusiliers—An afternoon of Old Time Mountain Music. $5 donation. 3 p.m. Hillsboro Community Center, Eleanora St., 743-3841.

Lordsburg

Shakespeare Ghost Town Tour—10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $3, ages 6-12 $2. 542-9034, visit@shakespeareghostown.com, www.shakespeareghostown.com.

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