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Silver City/Grant County

Community Design for Active Living—Marni Ratzel, Boulder, Colo., bikeability and walkability planner, will describe how communities can make life easier for human-powered travel and how this strengthens both residents' health and their sense of community. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-8078, www.gilaresources.info.

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Las Cruces/Mesilla

Curt Warren—Jazz guitar. 8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

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

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Silver City/Grant County

Small Business Informational Workshop—8 a.m.-5 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center. SIGRED, 538-6320, mtazaroff@silvercity-business.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Rio Grande Filmmakers Association—7-9 p.m. NMSU Milton Hall, room 185. info@riograndefilm.com, www.RioGrandeFilm.com.

Stump the Experts—Members of the New Mexico Native Plant Society will try to identify plants that members and visitors bring and answer gardening questions. 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Daniel Manuchia, founder of Plant Propagation Technologies, will discuss seed germination techniques. Conference Room, Social Center, University Terrace Good Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. 523-8413.

 

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Silver City/Grant County

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

Victorio's Run State Championship Cowboy Shootout—Through April 17. State Single Action Shooting Championship meet. Hosted by Gila Rangers Cowboy Action Shooting Club. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gila Ranger Range, Hwy. 35 milepost 10.5, Mimbres, 388-2531, gr@gilarangers.com, www.gilarangers.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

ArtForms—With Las Cruces artist Georjeanna Feltha, on the use of both the machine and dry needle felting processes used in the production of her sculpture. 6 p.m. Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho. 541-4353.

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

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Silver City/Grant County

Melanie Hersch—Hersch writes songs infused with simple, unassuming passion. Her acoustic, back-to-basics style of songwriting is refreshingly raw. Her solo performances bring a burst of honesty and intimacy to the stage. A Mimbres Region Arts Council Folk Series performance. Members $12, non-members $15. 7:30 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House. (888) 758-7289, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

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

Jazz Night—John Tank and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Victorio's Run State Championship Cowboy Shootout—Through April 17. See April 14. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hwy. 35 milepost 10.5, Mimbres, 388-2531, gr@gilarangers.com, www.gilarangers.com.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Border Book Festival—Through April 17. The theme of the 11th annual festival is "Re-Inventing the Americas." Events include a trade show on the Mesilla Plaza, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. National, regional and local presses, authors and regional organizations and artists will display books, artwork and miscellaneous items under colorful tents with a background of music that will feature Bayou Seco, the Deming Fusiliers, Karuna Warren and the New World Drummers, Jose Tena and the Ballet Folklorico as well as Peruvian flute music. Featured festival artists include: Joy Harjo, Ana Castillo, H.G. Carrillo, Denise Chavez, Fernando Garavito, Sherwin Bitsui, Benjamin Alire Saenz and Sharon Niederman. Storytellers include Joe Hayes, children's writer Amada Irma Perez, Salvadoran storyteller Jorge Argueta and Neecy Twinen, children's writer, illustrator and artist, plus a special Mescalero Apache storyteller. Other events include the family storytelling tent, silent auction featuring art and first-edition books and a Native Foods Brunch. Panels, workshops and readings will examine the theme. Two theatrical productions will be presented at the Fountain Theatre: Los Ojos del Alma/The Eyes of the Soul (in Spanish,) an original play for families and children written and directed by Alicia Liberto, and Espejos y Ventanas/Mirrors and Windows, a compilation of stories gathered by Mark Lyons featuring the lives of immigrant mushroom pickers in Pennsylvania. 524-1499, bbf@zianet.com, www.borderbookfestival.org.

Aguirre: The Wrath of God—Through April 21. In director Werner Herzog's classic, Klaus Kinski stars as the power-crazed conquistador Aguirre, who leads an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle on a hellish search for a mythical lost city in the mid-1500s. In German with English subtitles. 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.

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

Harry Beckett, Piano—Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presentation. 7:30 p.m. $20, students $10. Onate High School Performing Art Center, 6800 N. Main St., 521-4051.

Spring Fling—Call for time. Club Fusion, 101 W. Union Ave., 541-5181/541-2554.

Stop Kiss—Through May 1. No Strings Theatre Company presents a play written by Diana Son, directed by Brenda Walker, that deals with the ways in which two women's lives change. Contains adult language and is for mature audiences. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.; Thursday, April 28, 8 p.m.; Sundays, April 24 and May 1, 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.

Deming

New Mexico Watercolor Society—Reception for exhibit on view through April 26. 5-7 p.m. Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.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

SWORD Silver Streak—5k and 10k run, 5k walk, 10k bike ride to benefit Southwest Outreach for Diabetes. 8 a.m. Silver City Senior Center. 538-5318 ext. 11, mgelb@doh.nm.us.

Silent Auction and Reception—Benefit for Volunteer Center (see February issue). Details in Arts Exposure section. Advance tickets, $12, available at MRAC office in the Wells Fargo Building, at the Twisted Vine and at the Volunteer Center, 915 Santa Rita St. 4-7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway. 388-2988.

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

Firewalk—In Faywood. Information, 271-6584, www.FirewalkSeminars.com.

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

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

Victorio's Run State Championship Cowboy Shootout—Through April 17. See April 14. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hwy. 35 milepost 10.5, Mimbres, 388-2531, gr@gilarangers.com, www.gilarangers.com.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ace in the Hole—In this 1951 film, Kirk Douglas stars as a sharply cynical reporter, whose drinking habits and bad attitude have gotten him fired from major newspapers all over the country. After landing a $60 a week job at a New Mexico newspaper, Douglas tries to create a "big" story after he happens upon a man who is trapped in a cave. Shot entirely in New Mexico, this was noted director Billy Wilder’s only attempt at directing a film that was not a comedy. 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.

Border Book Festival—Through April 17. See April 15. 524-1499, bbf@zianet.com, www.borderbookfestival.org.

Charlie McDonald—Country blues. 8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

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

Men's Slow Pitch Softball—Also April 17. Call for schedule. Harty Fields, 1840 E. Hadley Ave., 541-1889, www.nmusssa.com.

National Astronomy Day—Inside the museum, staff will have science projects focusing on astronomy, while outside Dave Dooling from the Sunspot National Solar Observatory will be on hand for solar viewing. 1-4 p.m. Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd., 522-3120, astafford@las-cruces.org.

Plant Hike—New Mexico Native Plant Society guided tour of White Sands National Monument. Meet 7 a.m. at the K-mart parking lot on Hwy. 70. 523-8413.

Sky Safari—View the night sky with high-powered telescopes and expert guidance from the NMSU Astronomy Department. 8 p.m. Llorona Park, W. Picacho Avenue and Rio Grande. 522-3120, astafford@las-cruces.org.

Stop Kiss—Through May 1. See April 15. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Sun Country Striders Volksmarch—Also April 17. 5k and 10k walk. 8 a.m. 525-3990/525-0495, baker@newmexico.usa.com, www.ava.org/clubs/sun.

Radium Springs

17th Annual Frontier Days—Get a glimpse of Army life on the frontier at Ft. Selden State Monument, home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Living history displays, period exhibits, re-enactors, demonstrations, old-time saloon, the Pistoleros, music and period dancing. Call for times and schedules. Fort Selden State Monument, I-25 exit 19, 526-8911, selden@zianet.com.

Alamogordo

Little Shop of Horrors—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

Notre Musique—Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, Jean-Luc Godard's film is a timeless meditation on war as seen through the prisms of cinema, text and image. Largely set at a literary conference in Sarajevo, the film draws on the conflagration of the Bosnian war, but also draws on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the brutal treatment of Native Americans, and the legacy of the Nazis. Real-life literary figures including Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish and Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo intermingle with actors; documentary meshes with fiction. The film also follows the parallel stories of two Israeli Jewish women, Judith Lerner (Sarah Adler) and Olga Brodsky (Nade Dieu). WNMU-Silver City International Film Society. 4 p.m. Real West Cinema, Hwy. 180E. info@silverfilm.org.

Gerry Glombecki—7:30 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

Victorio's Run State Championship Cowboy Shootout—Through April 17. See April 14. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hwy. 35 milepost 10.5, Mimbres, 388-2531, gr@gilarangers.com, www.gilarangers.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Bug's Life—A special showing of this family film, to coincide with the "Beyond Bugs" event at the museum. 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.

Big Band on the Rio Grande—17-piece band, playing swing music. 2-5 p.m. $5. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court Ave., 526-5772.

Border Book Festival—See April 15. 524-1499, bbf@zianet.com, www.borderbookfestival.org.

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

Mesilla Valley Track Club—5k run, 25k bike, 500m swim. 8 a.m. NMSU Natatorium. 524-7824, doneugenia@aol.com.

Deming

90th Old Timers' Reunion—Information, 546-9074.

 

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