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After the Storm
First on the scene after Hurricane Katrina.

The Vintage Hunt
An elk-hunting trip armed with yesteryear's weapons.

Sending in the Cavalry
R.L. Curtin plans to re-enact Pershing's 1916 ride.

Tools for Living
Silver City links to the Niņo a Niņo project in Oaxaca.

Ganging Up
Trying to put a lid on the area's growing gang problem.

Is the Sky Really Falling?
Deming gun guru Rick Reese thinks he will be ready.

How West Met East
The Butterfield Trail blazed a 2,800-mile path into history.

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November 1-6 | 7-13 | 14-20 | 21-27 | 28 into December

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 01

Silver City/Grant County

Dias de los Muertos—Through Nov. 2. 5-8 p.m. A holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico on Nov. 1 and 2‚ the Days of the Dead is a traditional celebration of deceased loved ones who are reunited with their families on these days. Various venues in Silver City including Art & Conversation, Bloomin' Gourdworks, Blue Dome Gallery, Copper Star/Turtlebird Studio, Eklektikas Gallery, Elemental Arts, Leyba & Ingalls Arts, Luna Gallery, Siler Flowerings, WeeleArts. info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

El Dia de los Muertos Celebration 2005—6 p.m. Traditional candlelight procession to cemetery. 647-2639/640-5800.

Harvest Cooking Class—2-4 p.m. Learn how to prepare holiday candy with pecans and pistachios from Jeanette Dickerson. $20. 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.

 

Wednesday 02

Silver City/Grant County

Dias de los Muertos—See Nov. 1. 5-8 p.m. info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Lauren Winnen, Drawings—Through Nov. 29. Las Cruces Fine Art Museum, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

Thursday 03

Silver City/Grant County

Andrew Dahl-Bredine—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

NMSU Aggies Volleyball vs. Nevada—7 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

 

Friday 04

Silver City/Grant County

Ollabelle—7:30 p.m. Drawing both inspiration and material from a deep well of rural American roots music, including gospel, blues, bluegrass and country, Ollabelle re-imagines these sounds for contemporary audiences, honoring the spirit and substance of the original sources and allowing the music to live and flourish. Mimbres Region Arts Council performance series. $15, $12 members. WNMU Fine Arts Theater, 538-2505, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

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

Live Music—8 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

Melodrama Theatre—"Evil's Reward or The Taming of McGrew." Every Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Art Opening/Reading—5-8 p.m. Readings by local authors Edward Hunsburger and Tony Portillo (5-6 p.m.), artwork by Georjeanna Feltha, Cynthia Clark and Gail Mestas. Unravel Yarn Shop & Gallery, 300 N. Downtown Mall, 647-1181, www.unravel-yarn-shop.com.

Broken Flowers—Through Nov. 10. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2:30 and 5 p.m. A tale of self-discovery starring Bill Murray, about a man who resigns himself to being alone after being left by his latest lover—until a mysterious pink letter arrives informing him that he has a 19-year-old son. He embarks on a cross-country trek in search of four former old flames; each visit reveals new surprises. Grand Prix Award winner at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. $6, members $4, students and seniors $5, matinees $5, Wednesdays $4. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8278, www.fountaintheater.org.

Silicon Sands—Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Curator's talk Nov. 18, 1 p.m. A juried digital photography exhibit. Thirty artists from three countries, as well as a broad range of digital techniques and processes. Las Cruces Fine Art Museum, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

Alamogordo

The Fantastiks—Through Nov. 12. 7:30 p.m. $7. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

 

Saturday 05

Silver City/Grant County

Astronomical Observation and Public Presentation—5 p.m. Venus and the moon low in the Southwest‚ Mars‚ Uranus and Neptune. National Public Observatory, City of Rocks State Park, jgilkiso@zianet.com,
www.astro-npo.org/snp.shtml
.

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

Dia de los Muertos Family Day and Teen Dance—11 a.m.-5 p.m., dance 9 p.m.-midnight. $5 brisket plate, fresh bolillos, cake walk, balloon jump, bake sale, raffle. Dance $3. Proceeds benefit Jennie Reynolds and support economic development. Union Hall in Bayard. 537-2891.

Live Music—8 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 Broadway, 388-2828.

Melodrama Theatre—8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House,
388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

Mogollon Rim Fiber Guild—9 a.m.-3 p.m. Demonstration at Harrison Schmidt Craft Sale. Harrison Schmidt School,
388-4839.

WNMU Mustangs Football vs. Eastern New Mexico University—1 p.m. Ben Altamirano Memorial Stadium,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic/athleticdept.htm.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

34th Annual Renaissance Craftfaire—Through Nov. 6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Spend a weekend with kings and queens. Local, state and regional artisans gather to participate in a juried art show and exhibition. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., 523-6403, daac@zianet.com, www.zianet.com/daac.

Days of Heaven—1:30 p.m. The tragic love triangle between a migrant worker couple and a wealthy farmer is pieced together through brief, cryptic incidents and through child observer Linda's jaded, distant narration. The film won a Cannes Film Festival prize and an Oscar for its cinematography, and received Oscar nominations for score, costumes and sound. Admission (includes museum) adults $3, seniors $2, ages 6 to 17 $1. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Dona Ana Modular Railroad Display—Through Nov. 6. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Village of Northrise, 2880 N. Roadrunner Parkway, 532-1751, troeller@zianet.com.

Fall Nature Walk—9 a.m. Greg Magee, author of Day Hikes and Nature Walks in the Las Cruces and El Paso Area, will lead a guided tour of fall blooms and other plants. Ramada Inn parking lot, Main and University, 523-8413.

Inspirations from India—Through Nov. 29. Opening reception 1-4 p.m. Paintings by Julie Ford Oliver. Patio Art Gallery, El Paseo and University, 541-7401.

Jo-An Smith and Dan Tapper Artwalk Exhibit—1-4 p.m. Painting, sculpture, jewelry. Glenn Cutter Jewelers and Gallery, 2600 El Paseo Road, 524-4300, glencutter@aol.com.

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra Classics Series: Classic III—Also Nov. 6. Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. Tower: Ford Made in America Mountain Premiere; Brahms: Concerto No. 1; Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7; Joan Tower, composer (in residence, Nov. 6 only); Maurizio Moretti, piano. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-3709, jylenewright@lascrucessymphony.com.

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

NMSU Aggies Volleyball vs. San Jose State—7 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Preparing Your Garden for Winter Workshop—9 a.m.-noon. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Sky Safari—7:30 p.m. View the night sky with the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History. Telescopes furnished. La Llorona Park, 522-3120.

Travel Tea—2-4 p.m. Bring a photo and a story from a favorite trip to share. Suggested book donation for Jardin de los Niños. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.

Wrapped Up: A Hands on Tamalada—2:30-5:30 p.m. Learn how to make tamales for the holidays in this workshop. $40, $36 members of Border Book Foundation/Cultural Center. La Cocina, 204 Conway, Mesilla Park, 526-2352/523-3988, bbf@zianet.com, www.borderbookfestival.org.

Alamogordo

The Fantastiks—7:30 p.m. $7. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Deming

Creatures of the Night—7:30-8:30 p.m. Join a ranger for a slide show about nocturnal animals. Rockhound State Park, 744-5998.

Stars-n-Parks—8:30-10 p.m. Join members of the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos and telescopic views of Mars high in the east, Uranus and Neptune in the west and the fall night sky. City of Rocks State Park, 536-2800.

 

Sunday 06

Silver City/Grant County

Los Alamos Revisited: A Worker's History—Through Dec. 9. 4-6 p.m. Created by Peter Malmgren of Chimayo, this photo exhibit was designed to complement his cross-cultural oral history project consisting of 140 interviews of Los Alamos National Laboratory workers. Malmgren will give a brief lecture and then respond to questions and comments from the audience. WNMU Miller Library, 538-6355.

Open House and Book Signing—With musical performance with George Page. Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center,
536-9461.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

34th Annual Renaissance Craftfaire—See Nov. 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., 523-6403, daac@zianet.com, www.zianet.com/daac.

Abundance—Through Nov. 28. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter Fall Miniature Show. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, 522-7281.

Dia de los Muertos Mass—11 a.m. San Jose Cemetery, 100 S. Espina St., 523-0974.

Dona Ana Modular Railroad Display—9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Village of Northrise, 2880 N. Roadrunner Parkway,
532-1751, troeller@zianet.com.

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra Classics Series: Classic III—See Nov. 5. 3 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-3709, jylenewright@lascrucessymphony.com.

Mariachi Sunday—4 p.m. Old Mesilla Plaza, 525-1735 /
524-3262, kristiemedina@yahoo.com, www.oldmesilla.org.

Alamogordo

The Fantastiks—2 p.m. $7. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Hillsboro

Gila Pardners—3 p.m. Traditional bluegrass, old-time gospel and country-western music. Hillsboro Community Center, 895-5797 / 743-3841, bobship@secpower.com / bussmann@zianet.com.

 

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