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February 1-4 | 5-11 | 12-18 | 19-25 | 26 into March 2007

Thursday 01

Silver City/Grant County

Middle East Discussion–Led by John Lawson, with Rick Sherman. 7 p.m., Unitarian Church on N. Swan St.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

George Strait in Concert–Featuring Ronnie Milsap and Taylor Swift. 7:30 p.m., NMSU Pan American Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu.

Friday 02     GROUNDHOG DAY!

Silver City/Grant County

Friends of the Underground–With food by Mel. Ticket required. 7-10 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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.

Unlocking the Wisdom of Your Body–Beginning Focusing workshop with Neil Dunaetz. $75, Friday 6:30-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 538-0680, brian_lesage@hotmail.com, www.focusing.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Song at Twilight–-Through Feb. 18. By Noel Coward, directed by Les Boyse. A bittersweet comedy in which an author is caught between two women–his wife of convenience for 20 years and a former love. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. $9, $8 students and seniors, $6 Thursday. Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Downtown Ramble–Through galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants. Art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments. 5-7 p.m., Downtown Mall, 527-5018.

Dramedy–Through Feb. 28. Martha Randall Brown, Sally Quillin and Laurel Weathersbee convey the dramatic colors and textures of their New Mexico environment with a strong sense of humor. 5-7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre galleries, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403.

Landscapes and People of New Mexico–Through Feb. 28. Works by Carlitta Harvey. Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau, 211 N. Water St., 541-2444, www.lascrucescvb.org, cvb@lascrucescvb.org.

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs Northern Colorado–Also Feb. 3, 4. 1:05 p.m., NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420. www.nmstatesports.com.

North & South of the Border–Through April 7. Works by three contemporary artists who draw inspiration from the region that includes Chihuahua and Juarez, Mexico, on one side of the border and El Paso and southern New Mexico on the other. Works of Antonio Castro, Diana Molina and Gaspar Enriquez will be in the museum's Main Gallery. 5-7 p.m., Las Cruces Museum of Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

Notes from a Distant Novel II–Brief readings from three works in progress by Edward Hunsburger, Tony Portillo and Megan Thompson. Special readings of Gail Mestas' and Cyndy Clark's favorite humorous poetry. 5-7 p.m. Unravel Yarn Shop & Gallery, 300 N. Downtown Mall, 647-1181, www.unravel-yarn-shop.com.

Rules of the Game–Through Feb. 8. This 1939 film follows the amorous exploits of a group of aristocrats invited to a hunting party at a French chateau. Their hectic intrigues find an amusing and uncanny echo in the affairs of their servants, upstairs and downstairs comically crossing paths on the way to a tragic conclusion. The film was cut twice, and its original negative was destroyed by Allied bombing. The occasion for this re-release is its complete restoration from a master print. French with English subtitles. $6, $5 senior/students, $4 members/children. Wednesday $4. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe,
524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Saturday 03

Silver City/Grant County

16th Annual Southwest Regional Science Olympiad–Some 400 middle school and high school students compete in the Olympiad in hopes of qualifying to participate in the New Mexico State Science Olympiad. Registration 7:30 a.m., competition 9 a.m. WNMU Castorena Administration Building, Besse-Forward Global Resource Center, 538-6227 / 538-6625.

Edie and the Silver Blue Notes–Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Raised by Wolves and Special Guests–1970s and 1980s folk rock and Southern rock. 8 p.m.-midnight. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway, 313-1700.

Silent Auction–Fundraiser for Casa de la Cultura. Mining District and other local artists. See story in Tumbleweeds section. Preview 2-5 p.m., reception begins 4 p.m., bidding opens at 5 p.m. Bayard Community Center. 538-6526 / 574-4484, trillo@wnmu.edu, jeannieamiller@qwest.net, mvigil@zianet.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Song at Twilight–-Through Feb. 18. See Feb. 2. 8 p.m., $9, $8 students and seniors, Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Bandidas–Set in Mexico in 1888, this film is a fun and light western comedy about two women, Maria Alvarez (Penelope Cruz) and Sara Sandoval (Salma Hayek), who seek to avenge the tragedies that befell both their fathers under robber baron Tyler Jackson (Dwight Yoakam). Jackson, employed by the Bank of New York, is sent to Mexico to buy land and open banks to the detriment of local culture. Under the tutelage of Bill Buck (former New Mexico resident Sam Shepard), Sara and Maria develop bank-robbery skills. When a criminologist hunts them, they convert him with their strong moral sense and good looks. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe,
524-8287 / 522-0286, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Canyons, Mountains and Horses–Watercolor and mixed media by Pamella Sweitzer. 1-4 p.m., Glenn Cutter Jewelers and Gallery, University and El Paseo.

Magic Carpet StoryTime–A local celebrity reads an entertaining story for children and adults. 11:30 a.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, daarts.org , info@daarts.org.

New Mexico Series–Paintings by Anetta Hoover. 1-4 p.m., Patio Art Gallery, University and El Paseo, 541-7401, www.patioartgallery.com.

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs Northern Colorado–1:05 p.m., NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420. www.nmstatesports.com.

Saturday Science Class–Dinosaurs. A combination of fun and learning for elementary school children. Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

Alamogordo: Viver Brasil Dance Company–Brazilian dance and music, a fusion of ancient and contemporary art forms. $25, $18, $10. 7:30 p.m., Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Eddleman-DeYoung Exhibit Opening–Through Feb. 28. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold St. 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.

 

Sunday 04     SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Silver City/Grant County

Healing, Health and History–Sundays through Feb. 25. Griffon Campbell will host an exploration of Western medicine; Dr. Gilbert Arizaga will instruct about curandismo healing through plants and herbs; Jeannette Cruz will address Chinese herbs and acupuncture; and Joe Saenz will discuss methods of Apache healing. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 2-3 p.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Super Bowl Party–Starts at noon. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway, 313-1700.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs. Northern Colorado–1:05 p.m., NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420. www.nmstatesports.com.

Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders–Featuring Joan Logghe and Sheila Black, both New Mexican poets. 3 p.m., Branigan Public Library, 521-9314, thomasff@msu.edu.

Songs into Art–Through Feb. 28. Las Cruces Arts Association's visual view of musical pieces. Reception 12-3 p.m., Tombaugh Gallery, 2000 South Solano.

Super Bowl Sunday 5K, 10K, 5K Fitness Walk–524-7824, doneugenia@aol.com.

Truth or Consequences

Sierra Club Hike–Luna Park on the south end of the San Mateo Mountains. 8:30 a.m., US Forest Service office, (612) 518-5632/744-5860.

 

February 1-4 | 5-11 | 12-18 | 19-25 | 26 into March 2007

For the March issue, submit events by Feb. 17 to
events@desertexposure.com, fax 534-4134,
PO Box 191, Silver City, NM 88062.

Please verify all event information before making your plans. Events are
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