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Heart of Glass
A man, a plan, a wall--and several tons of wine bottles.

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The "adult-entertainment" business is becoming mainstream.

High Desert Reggae
Root Skankadelic dishes funk and peace to the masses.

Searching for Ulzana
The daring Apache who inspired the film Ulzana's Raid left his mark on SW New Mexico.

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Meet a "rodeo mom," a champion rider-turned-breeder and a future star.

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June 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24-30 | into July

JUNE

Thursday 01

Silver City/Grant County

Wild‚ Wild West Pro Rodeo—Through June 4. Four days of top-quality professional rodeo performances. See story in this section. Southwest Horseman's Association. 7 p.m. Southwest Horseman's Arena,
388-2586.

Pirates of the Caribbean—(G) Part of Penny Park's Movies in the Park series. Movies every Thursday at dusk (around 8 p.m.). Penny Park Amphitheater, 1305 Grant St., 534-0261.

First Annual Meditation for Peace—Also June 2 and 3. A non-denominational, apolitical half-hour of silent contemplation directed toward peace in our world. 6:30-7 a.m. Gough Park.

Friends of the Underground—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos,
538-9911.

Scott Van Linge—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Songs for a New World—Through June 11. In this musical review featuring Issac Quiroga and Megan McQueen, the audience is transported from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters. Thursdays 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8, Thursday $6. No Strings Theatre Company. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Open Range: The Art of R. Wm. and Nolan Winkler—Through Sept. 11. An exhibit featuring the creations of husband and wife artists from Hillsboro. Painting and sculpture reflecting the landscape. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Alamogordo

Tularosa Basin Historical Society's BBQ Dinner—A presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers of New Mexico by Fred Hampton and Van Sanders. $25, Tularosa Basin Historical Museum, 1301 N. White Sands Blvd., 434-4438.

Friday 02

Silver City / Grant County

The Visual Mysticism of Kourosh Amini—Through August. The fluid repetition of form and pattern from canvas to canvas suggests mythological symbolism. Reception 7 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 Arizona St., 313-7015.

Melodrama Theatre—"Billy the Kid or It's Just a Little Gun Play." Every Friday and Saturday. See the March 2006 Desert Exposure. 8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

First Annual Meditation for Peace—See June 1. 6:30-7 a.m. Gough Park.

Friends of the Underground—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos,
538-9911.

Wild‚ Wild West Pro Rodeo—Through June 4. See story in this section. Southwest Horseman's Association. 7 p.m. Southwest Horseman's Arena, 388-2586.

Las Cruces / Mesilla

Annual Members Show—Through June 30. Visual artists from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces display their work. Reception June 11, noon. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S. Solano, 541-9770, royrobinro@zianet.com.

Paul Schranz Photography—Through June 30. A sampling of landscape, figure studies and abstract works, both black and white and color, taken at locations across the country. Reception 5-7 p.m. Main Street Gallery, Downtown Mall, 644-8886.

Songs for a New World—Through June 11. See June 1. 8 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall,
523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. The signing of the Gadsden Purchase in 1854 brought dignitaries from Washington and Mexico City to La Mesilla, at that time the largest town in Northern Mexico. Among them were elderly Pedro Chavez and General Pepperday, suitors for the hands of Teresa Valdez and Sara Conrad. But the girls have their own opinions about this. . . . $9, students and seniors $8. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

Trifid's Eve—Sculpture by Stacey Neff, fabricated with blown glass, fiberglass and resin combine the ancient art of glassblowing with contemporary auto body techniques. Reception 5-7 p.m. Director's Gallery, Museum of Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137,
museums.las-cruces.org.

Why We Fight—Through June 8. Eugene Jarecki's documentary about the corporatization of war opens with a potent touch of irony: footage of President Dwight Eisenhower, in his 1961 farewell address, warning the nation against the encroaching military-industrial complex. The film is a somber polemic that presents a convincing case against using war as an economic booster. Nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 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.

Saturday 03

Silver City / Grant County

Leon Garner—Danceable, traditional country music. Penny Park's Music in the Park Series. 7 p.m. Penny Park Amphitheater, 1305 Grant St.,
534-0261, www.pennypark.org.

Silver City Farmers' Market—Come sample the tastes of Grant County, with fruits and vegetables available from spring through first frost. Many organic growers, herb and flower vendors and other specialty stalls. 8:30 a.m.-noon every Saturday. 6th and Bullard St. 536-9681.

Drew Reid—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

First Annual Meditation for Peace—See June 1. 6:30-7 a.m. Gough Park.

Friends of the Underground—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos,
538-9911.

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

Wild‚ Wild West Pro Rodeo—Through June 4. See story in this section. Southwest Horseman's Association. 7 p.m. Southwest Horseman's Arena, 388-2586.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Mesilla Valley Serra Club Antique and Collectible Show—Through June 4. The oldest antique show in the area, in its 26th year, supports the Serra Club, named after the Franciscan padre who founded the missions in California. Free appraisals. $1.50 for both days. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Genevieve's Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave. 526-8624.

Blues with BBR Band—Music in the Park. 7 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. 541-2200, www.las-cruces.org.

Children's Beach Tea—Terry Alvarez tells stories at a tea for children. Lemonade and children's treats. 2-4 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.

Hadley Centre Outdoor Art and Collectible Sale—9 a.m.-2 p.m. 2640 El Paseo Road, 524-4300.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Regular Season Racing-Renegade Sprints—Super Stocks, Street Stocks, Legends. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 11 miles west on I-10, exit 132. 524-7913, www.snmspeedway.com.

Songs for a New World—Through June 11. See June 1. 8 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall,
523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Summer Fun Walk—Walk Dona Ana. Registration 7:30 a.m. Flood Control Dam, behind Albertson's on Lohman. 541-2581.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

The Wild Rovers—William Holden and Ryan O'Neal play a couple of shiftless ranch hands who impulsively decide to rob a bank. They manage to make off with the money, but also incur the wrath of their former boss (Karl Malden), who sends his two sons (Tom Skerritt and Joe Don Baker) out to bring them back, preferably dead. $3, seniors $2, ages 6 to 17 $1, includes museum admission. 1:30 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Trek and Treat—A trek around the Lees' international sculpture garden. Hors d'oeuvres, New Mexico wines, outdoor concert by NMSU's Cathedral Singers, desserts, silent auction. Choral Association of Southern New Mexico. $60 benefits NMSU Choral program. 646-2067.

Wild Weather Exhibit—Through June 30. This interactive exhibition, based on the physics and mathematics of wind, air, heat, light and sound, is a hands-on approach to understanding the science behind everyday weather. Using devices such as a working weather station, a simulated tornado and Doppler radar, visitors explore science concepts that are the foundation of meteorology, such as the water cycle, wind, lightning and heat. Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd., 522-3120, www.las-cruces.org/museums/natural-history,
astafford@las-cruces.org,

Sunday 04

Silver City/Grant County

Film Society Annual Meeting—Get together with other film lovers to enjoy hot dogs and sodas while the Film Society takes care of business. 4 p.m. College St. Plaza Courtyard, 301 W. College.

First Annual Garden Tour—Four gardens in the Silver City area on tour. Tickets $5 at Peters Insurance Agency. Evergreen Garden Club, 538-5192.

Open Mic—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Wild‚ Wild West Pro Rodeo—See story in this section. Southwest Horseman's Association. 7 p.m. Southwest Horseman's Arena,
388-2586.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Mesilla Valley Serra Club Antique and Collectible Show—See June 3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Genevieve's Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave. 526-8624.

Songs for a New World—Through June 11. See June 1. 2:30 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall,
523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

Weaving Sale and Reception—Featured weaver Flor de Margarita Perez Perez of Chiapas. Proceeds go to women in weaving cooperatives in highland Chiapas. 4-7 p.m., Full Circle Health Center, 210 W. Las Cruces Ave., 525-3700.

Deming

Big Danny Bishop and the Jelly Roll Kings—Arts in the Park performance. 6-8 p.m. Courthouse Park. Deming Arts Council, 546-8663, demingarts@swnm.com.

Hillsboro

Sierra Club Hike—To the Grand View Mines. Meet for breakfast. Bring lunch and sunscreen. An interesting forest trail with the opportunity to see warblers. Non-members welcome. 8 a.m. General Store in Hillsboro, 744-5860.

La Union

Music on the Patio—A little bit of folk, a little bit of country, and a little bit of rock and roll. 1-5 p.m. La Vina Vineyard Winery, 4201 South on Hwy 28, La Union. 882-7632, denise@lavinawinery.com.

Monday 05

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mic—Hosted by Greg Renfro. 7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

American Junior Golf Association Nike Junior All-Star Tournament—Through June 8. Junior golfers ranging from age 12 to 15 in 54 holes of stroke play. Sonoma Ranch Golf Course, 1274 Golf Club Road, 541-2444, cvb@lascrucescvb.org, www.ajga.org.

Tuesday 06 [PRIMARY ELECTION DAY]

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Harvest Cooking—Carol Koenig shows creative ideas for preparing beans, corn and cucumbers. Recipes are included. $20. 2-4 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Wednesday 07

Nothing listed.

Thursday 08

Silver City/Grant County

Chicano/a Institute—Chicano/a Voices Designing the Future. Through June 17. Learn about Chicanos in art, history, science, literature, film, medicine, education, music, theater and more. Presenters include Luis Valdez, founder of Teatro Campesino; Denise Chavez, founder of the Border Book Festival; Cordelia Chavez Candelaria; Livia Soto. WNMU, 538-6415, tolart@wnmu.edu.

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

Jammin' Jeff—Acoustic cafe. $3. 7 p.m. Dos Baristas Coffee Gallery, 112 W. Yankie St., 388-5952.

Spirited Away—(PG) Part of Penny Park's Movies in the Park series. Movies every Thursday at dusk (around 8 p.m.). Penny Park Amphitheater, 1305 Grant St., 534-0261.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Witches of Abiquiu—Summer Lecture Series. Rick Hendricks discusses his new book co-authored with Malcolm Ebright, which centers on the outbreak of witchcraft in northern New Mexico in the middle of the 18th century. 7 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Songs for a New World—Through June 11. See June 1. 7 p.m. $6. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Deming

Light Pollution Abatement Workshop—An introduction to light pollution. Learn about the benefits of using exterior lighting responsibly: energy cost savings, increased safety and security, and preservation of the night sky as a natural and cultural resource. 7-8:30 p.m. Deming-Mimbres Valley Learning Center, Deming Classroom 119, 989-3696, lazlo@nmheritage.org.

Friday 09

Silver City/Grant County

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

USSSA Southwest Baseball—Through June 11. Silver City USSSA Tournament. Ben Altamirano Athletic Complex, WNMU Softball Field, and Battaan Memorial Field. 388-3242/313-2303.

Wally Lawder & the Flying Coyotes—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. This collection of compositions places five performers in a theatrical setting: first "backstage," where the songs are sung as personal interplay, and then "onstage." While offering the performers an opportunity to explore the songs within their own styles and sensibilities, it offers the audience a glorious parade of genuine hits. $9, $8 students. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

Killer Joe—Through June 10. Killer Joe is hired by the greedy Smith family, a dimwitted clan wanting to do away with mother to get her insurance money. Killer Joe decides to bed the Smith daughter as a retainer against his final payoff. Before it's over, nearly everyone is bloodied. Southwest Fitness Center, 1309 E. Foster Road, 650-3496, lo_fiproductions@hotmail.com.

4A-5A All Star Baseball—Through June 10. New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid St. 541-2554.

Five Galleries, One Roof—New works at all five galleries in the Old Tortilla Factory. 5-7 p.m. Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Parian, 523-1890.

Pink Flamingos—Almost Midnight Film Series. 9:45 p.m. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8278, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Songs for a New World—Through June 11. See June 1. 8 p.m. $9, students and seniors $8. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall,
523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

The Passenger—Through June 15. In this film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Jack Nicholson plays David Locke, who is in Africa to report on a rebel group. He is at a crossroads, because he believes that he can no longer be objective. When a colleague dies of a heart attack, David assumes his identity—even to the point of taking his appointment book and keeping the man's planned meetings in Munich and Barcelona. But his identity switch becomes problematic. Rated PG-13. Nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 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.

Hillsboro

Frank Meyer—An accomplished brass player. 7:30 p.m. Hillsboro Community Center, Eleanora St. 895-5797 / 743-3841, bobship@kitcarson.net, bussmann@zianet.com.

 

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