D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e  January 2006

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Grease is the Word
With biodiesel, restaurant grease can be made to go places.

Who Walks with
the Warriors?

A hike through the rugged ridges of the Florida Mountains.

Double Feature NMSU and DABCC train tomorrow's filmmakers.

Natural High
Bear Mountain Lodge
-pampering plus wilderness.

A Different 'Toon
The Bakshi School of Animation trains future cartoon creators.

Writer of the
Purple Sage

Confessions of a cowboy poet.

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January 1-8 | 9-15 | 16-22 | 23-29 | 30 into February

JANUARY

MONDAY 09

Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

NMSU Aggies Women's Softball vs. Colorado State—4 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

TUESDAY 10

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

THURSDAY 12

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music—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.

Nickel and Dimed—Through Jan. 22. See Jan 6. 7 p.m. $6. No Strings Theatre Company, 430 N. Downtown Mall,
523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. Fresno State—7:05 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Revolution by Rail—Spencer Wilson, a professor of history at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology and past president of the Historical Society of New Mexico, presents a lecture on the impact of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway in New Mexico. 7 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road,
522-4100, www.frhm.org.

FRIDAY 13

Silver City/Grant County

Folk Series at the Opera House: Greg Brown—Also Jan. 14. With a powerful‚ compelling voice‚ Brown moves his audiences with the warmth and humor of his performance. $25, $20 members. Tickets at Mimbres Region Arts Council. 7:30 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

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

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

Two Men: Two Visions—Through Feb. 5. A celebration of two long-time Silver City residents, Dick Johnson and Gil Grady. The StudioSpace, 109 N. Bullard, 535-4548, jess@gilanet.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Junebug—Through Jan. 19. A Southern drama exploring family, relationships and clashing cultures. When a British art dealer travels to North Carolina to pursue a local painter, she and her husband extend the trip to meet his estranged family—his prickly mother, taciturn father, angry brother and his very pregnant and innocently garrulous wife. Tensions mount when she goes into labor and each family member's priorities are confronted. Nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. $6, members $4, students and seniors $5, matinees $5, Wednesdays $4. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8278, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Nickel and Dimed—Through Jan. 22. See Jan 6. 8 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. No Strings Theatre Company, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Alamogordo: The Iceman Cometh—Petr Jandácek has been performing Chautauqua-type impersonations of Otzi the Iceman for many educational, civic and research groups, for television audiences and as part of the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. 1 p.m. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202, www.flickingercenter.com.

SATURDAY 14

Silver City/Grant County

Folk Series at the Opera House: Greg Brown—See Jan 13. $25, $20 members. Tickets at Mimbres Region Arts Council. 7:30 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House. 538-2505, info@mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org.

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

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

WNMU Mustangs Men's Basketball vs. St. Edwards University—7:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

WNMU Mustangs Women's Basketball vs. St. Edwards University—5:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

14th Annual Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally—Through Jan 15. Activities begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Brown Farm Field, north on El Camino Real Road, 521-6803 / 382-5465, www.mvbr.com.

Classical Mystery Tour—Through Jan. 15. The LCSO will perform its first pop concert with the Classical Mystery Tour, a tribute to The Beatles. $30, $35 and $40. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, North Horseshoe Circle and Espina St. 646-3709. jylenewright@lascrucessymphony.com.

Colcha Embroidery Workshop—Instructors Rita Hartley and Mary Pierce teach a Spanish Colonial craft that is unique in New Mexico. Bring a six-inch embroidery hoop and scissors. No prior experience required. Limited enrollment. $20. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Illumination and Inspiration—Through Feb. 13. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Hecho Art & Decor, Old Tortilla Factory, Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Parian, 526-2401, hechoartanddecor@aol.com.

Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market: Cold Chilly Days—Local and in-state growers sell produce in season as well as honey, herbs, baked goods, spices, salsa, chile ristras and landscape plants. Crafters from Dona Ana County sell a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, fine art, needlework, furniture, leather works, clothing, bird house, knives, photography and gourds. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Downtown Mall and Las Cruces Ave. 541-2288/541-2554, fcmarket@las-cruces.org.

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

Nickel and Dimed—Through Jan. 22. See Jan 6. 8 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. No Strings Theatre Company, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Sergeant Rutledge—Taking on Western racism just as the civil rights movement was gaining strength, John Ford's film explores the case of a Ninth Cavalry soldier (one of the Buffalo Soldier units) accused of raping and murdering a white girl. Part courtroom drama, part Western, the film reveals the facts about the crime in flashbacks as witnesses take the stand. With Woody Strode and Jeffrey Hunter. Before the film, artist and historian Bob Snead will discuss the history of Buffalo Soldiers and the career of Lt. Henry Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point. Snead's one-man show, "Held in Trust," which covers the career of Lt Flipper, has been performed more than 250 times in the US and overseas. Admission (includes museum) adults $3, seniors $2, ages 6 to 17 $1. 1:30 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Radium Springs

Full Moon Walk—Take a leisurely stroll with a ranger by the light of the full moon and find out about the moon and its influence on our lives. 7-8 p.m. Leasburg Dam State Park, 744-5998.

SUNDAY 15

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Mustangs Men's Basketball vs. St. Edwards University—7:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

WNMU Mustangs Women's Basketball vs. St. Edwards University—5:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

14th Annual Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally—See Jan. 14. Brown Farm Field, north on El Camino Real Road, 521-6803/382-5465, www.mvbr.com.

Classical Mystery Tour—See Jan. 14. 3 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, North Horseshoe Circle and Espina St. 646-3709. jylenewright@lascrucessymphony.com.

Nickel and Dimed—Through Jan. 22. See Jan 6. 2:30 and 7 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. No Strings Theatre Company, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Outside the Box—Through March 11. Las Cruces Arts Association Member Show. 1:30 p.m. Terrace Gallery, upstairs at the Branigan Library, 524-2329.

St. Petersburg Classical Ballet—The St. Petersburg Ballet has done several tours across Russia, the former Soviet states, Europe and Scandinavia and is currently touring the US It was formed early in 1996 and although a relatively new company, the artists and staff are a cross-section of the best of the Russian tradition in classical ballet. $30, students $20. 3 p.m. Onate High School Auditorium, 6800 N. Main St. 521-4051. kmmnnc@aol.com.

 

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