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May 1-6 | 7-13 | 14-20 | 21-27 | 28 into June 2007


Monday 14

Las Cruces/Mesilla

National Tourism Week—Through May 18. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered all-day long and throughout the week. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Convention and Visitors Bureau, 541-2444.

Tuesday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Wine, Women and Song with Brandon—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cooking with Class—Rick Webb, culinary arts instructor for El Paso Community College, is guest chef. Enjoy dinner and learn new techniques for preparing favorite foods. Pre-registration required, $30. 6-8 p.m., Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Nationalism in Music Lecture Series—Through May 17. $3/day member, $4/day non-member. 10 a.m., Good Samaritan Auditorium, 2011 Buena Vida Circle, 522-7564.

Thursday 17

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Las Cruces High School Commencement—Las Cruces High School, 527-9400.

Friday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Climates—During a sweltering summer vacation on the Aegean coast, the relationship between middle-aged professor Isa (played by the director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan) and his younger, television producer girlfriend Bahar (the luminous Ebru Ceylan, Ceylan's real-life wife) brutally implodes. Back in Istanbul that fall, Isa rekindles a torrid affair with a previous lover. But when he learns that Bahar has left the city for a job in the snowy East, he follows her there to win her back. With subtly powerful performances, heart-stoppingly stunning cinematography and densely textured sound design, this film is a gorgeous rumination on the fragility and complexity of human relationships. In Turkish with English subtitles. $5, 7 p.m., International Film Society, Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, www.silverfilm.org.

Cliff High School Graduation—Cliff High School.

Cobre High School Graduation—6 p.m., Cobre High School.

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

Michael Kunz and Friends—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Wally Lawder and the Flying Coyotes—7-11 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, 538-9911, www.wallylawder.com.

WNMU Commencement—6 p.m.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Italian—Through May 24. Set in 2002, an abandoned five-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family. $6, $5 seniors/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.

San Andres High School Commencement—5:30 p.m., San Andres High School, 527-6058.


Reserve High School Graduation—Reserve High School.

Saturday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Outside sales only for this special one-day sale. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

Ft. Bayard Senior Health Fair—9 a.m. Ft. Bayard Theatre. Health Council, 388-1198, kmilligan@grmc.org, www.gcchc.org.

George Page—An artist from Gila Hot Springs brings folk music and an art show, including a selection of free prints. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. 1-4 p.m., BadAss Bakery, 300 S. Bullard, 534-3388.

Local Blues Show—6-11 p.m., Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005.

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

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

Silver City Farmers' Market—8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Grant County Admin Center, 1400 Hwy 180E., 534-0882.

Silver High Graduation—Silver High School.

Stars n' Parks Astronomy Program—Learn about the night sky as seen from a dark sky site through telescopes for deep sky observation. 9:05 p.m., City of Rocks State Park.

Wally Lawder and the Flying Coyotes—7-11 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, 538-9911, www.wallylawder.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

8th Annual La Fiesta de San Ysidro—A Celebration of Farming Traditions. The festivities begin with the traditional Blessing of the Fields and continue throughout the day with an art show and sale, wine tasting, flamenco and folklorico dancers, mariachi music, children's activities, wagon rides and many art, cooking and farming demonstrations. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Mayfield High School Commencement—1 p.m., NMSU Pan American Center, 527-5800.

Nature Walk—Join Ed Frederickson, scientist at the Jornada Experimental Range, for an intriguing nature walk. 9 a.m., Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 524-3334, www.cdnp.org.

Onate High School Commencement—9 a.m., NMSU Pan American Center, 527-5800.

The Day the Earth Stood Still—This 1951 science not-so-fiction film is being shown as a warm-up for the annual IT! Came From the 50s Science Fiction Film Retrospective, Memorial Day weekend in El Paso. Presenting the film will be festival co-chairperson and film historian, Jay Duncan. In 1951, movie aliens were generally considered hostile and their missions to planet Earth were anything but friendly and peaceful. This adaptation of a short story by Harry Bates entitled "Farewell to the Master" broke the cycle and became one of the screen's first adult treatments of a science fiction theme. Michael Rennie stars as KLAATU, accompanied by his robot companion GORT, who travels 250 million miles to our world to force mankind to re-examine its very humanity. $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.

Vegetable Gardening Workshop—Learn about vegetable gardening in the desert, with information on square foot gardening, lasagna gardening and other techniques. Class size limited; call for reservations. 2 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.


Hang-Gliding Fly-in—Griggs Complex/Dry Canyon. 437-5213.


Music in the Park—Bring your chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars dancing or listening. Every third Saturday from May through September. 6-8 p.m., Rockhound State Park, 546-6182, jmranch@vtc.net.


Grand Opening—Glenwood Community Center Complex.

Mogollon Mountains Gun Club Shoot—All .22 shoot. 9 a.m., The Range.


Hillsboro Historic District Tour—Open house of historic homes. Visitors will walk or drive the tour on their own. Signs will be in front of each tour home. Tickets with a guidebook and map may be purchased at any tour home. Guides will be present at all the tour stops. See story in Tumbleweeds section. $10, under 12 free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 895-5835.

Heritage Music Festival—Bringing together folk, blues, country and bluegrass bands, the first annual Heritage Music Festival will showcase local and regional musicians that reflect and express New Mexico's diverse musical roots. New Mexico Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish will inaugurate the festival with opening remarks. 2 p.m. Electric Campfire Orchestra (acoustic eclectic swing oldies), 3 p.m. The Deming Fusiliers (Appalachian string band), 4 p.m. Sistah Acidophilus and Her Bad Habitz (acoustic old-time blues), 5 p.m. The Hassle Family (new folk and old protest), 6 p.m. Tim Wiedenkeller (Banjo virtuoso), 7 p.m. Mackie Redd (local singer-songwriter with Nashville roots), 8-10 p.m. The Adobe Brothers (danceable high-energy bluegrass and gospel). See story in Tumbleweeds section. $5 per band, $20 day pass, kids under 10 free. 2-10 p.m., Hillsboro Community Center, 895-5116, www.HillsboroNM.org, www.HillsboroNM.com.

Sierra Club Hike—Strenuous day hike to Holden Prong in the Black Range. Be prepared with good boots, water and lunch. 7:30 a.m. breakfast, General Store. 744-5860.


Trap Shoot—Reserve Sportsman's Association. 10 a.m., Marden Radvillas Memorial Shooting Range east of Reserve. Kids welcome at all shoots. 533-6387/533-6709.

Truth or Consequences

Historic Black Mesa Tour—At Armendaris Ranch, hosted by the Geronimo Springs Museum. Proceeds benefit the museum. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $150 per person. 894-6600.

New Mexico Square Dance Association—State festival. 534-9586, festival2006@signalpeak.net.

Sunday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Bowl for Kids' Sake—Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grant County. 11 a.m., Silver City Bowling Center. 538-5786, bbbsofgc@yahoo.com.

Lesley Scott: Original Folk—6 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Music at the Gallery—Jaclyn Muniz, Tony Sepulveda, Ballet Folklorico de Central Elementary de Santa Clara. 3-6 p.m., JW Art Gallery, Old Hurley Store, 99 Cortez Ave., 537-0330, gallery@thetown.com, www.thetown.com.

Wisdom Painting—Painting workshop for self-discovery with Mary A. Gravelle. $35 includes all materials; $20 deposit. See article in Body, Mind & Spirit section. 1-4 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 N. Arizona St. (860) 888-6998, www.wisdompainting.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial—A worldwide event commemorating the lives lost to AIDS, demonstrating support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and mobilizing community response. 7 p.m., Mesilla Plaza, 532-0202.


Photography Show—Sneak preview and reception. Photographers include Sonny Hale petroglyphs, Southwest moving picture DVD by Larry R. Miller, plus Robert Kaiser, Kelly Hargrove, Beatrice Garrett and Gordon Taylor. Art on the Western Edge, at Windwalker Guest Ranch seven miles north of Columbus, www.awe-88029.com.


May 1-6 | 7-13 | 14-20 | 21-27 | 28 into June 2007

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