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

MAY

Monday 21

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Tight Lies Tour: The Las Cruces Open—Through May 25. Sonoma Ranch Golf Course.

Tuesday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Scribe's 8 Slide Show Talk—Calligraphy artists. Join us for this evening of lecture and dialogue about the nature of collaboration; how to use it for creativity and community; and for a view of the splendid outcomes achieved by Scribes 8. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-2505, www.mimbresarts.org.

Gemini Potluck—6 p.m. Complimentary beverage for all Geminis. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Friday 25

Silver City/Grant County

12th Annual Silver City Blues Festival — Through May 27. In Gough Park at Pope and 12th Streets. See story and complete schedule in this issue. All Gough Park main events and Yankie Street Dances are free. Tickets for Friday Night at the Buffalo and the Jam Session can be purchased at the door. No dogs or alcohol allowed in Gough Park. Friday — 7-9 p.m. Yankie Street Dance, Brandon Perrault Band with Maggie Garcia. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hoodoos, Buffalo Dance Hall. $10. 538-2505/(888) 758-7289, www.mimbresarts.org.

American Woodfire—Show of wood-fired ceramics by 12 potters featuring Tara Wilson. The show was curated by Cynthia Spencer, who chose work that is contemporary and does not have the familiar "Asian" wood-fired aesthetic. Opening reception 4-7 p.m., Blue Dome Gallery, 307 N. Texas St., 534-8671.

Blue Notes—Blues-inspired calligraphy by Scribes 8. Most of the pieces are collaborations of the nationally acclaimed group. Opening reception 4-7 p.m., Blue Dome Gallery, 307 N. Texas St., 534-8671.

Edie and the Silver Blue Roots—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Battle of the Bands—Monthly competition judged by music business professionals. Bands must pre-register. $3. 7 p.m., Club Fusion Teen Center, 101 E Union Ave., 541-5181.

Black Book—Through May 31. Set during the end of WWII, this film is the story of a Dutch Jewish girl who narrowly survives the war in Holland. She joins the resistance to find out who betrayed her family after all of them are killed in an attempt to reach the liberated south. $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.

The Walkers — Through June 10. A play by Barbara Lindsay about a very dysfunctional family, originally presented as a rehearsed reading at the grand opening of the Black Box Theatre's Annex, BBToo, in July 2006. $9, students $8, Thursday $6. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Lordsburg

Lordsburg High School Graduation—Lordsburg High School.

Saturday 26

Silver City/Grant County

12th Annual Silver City Blues Festival — Through May 27. See story and complete schedule in this issue. Saturday — At Gough Park: 1:15-2:30 p.m. Pat "Guitar Slim" Chase; 3-4:15 p.m. The Mudcats; 4:45-6 p.m. Todd Tijerina; 6:30-8 p.m. Kelley Hunt; 8:30-10 p.m. Lucky Peterson. All free. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Jam Session, Buffalo Dance Hall. $10. 538-2505/(888) 758-7289, www.mimbresarts.org.

Dances of Universal Peace — Circle dances that celebrate the unity of all spiritual traditions. Live music. No experience or partners needed. $5 donation. 7 p.m., Church of What's Happening, 7th & Arizona, 534-1441.

Edie and the Silver Blue Roots — 7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Fort Bayard Tour—9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard Historical Preservation Society. Fort Bayard Theatre. 388-4477, ceciliajb@aol.com, www.fortbayardhistoricpreservationsociety.org.

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

Pat Chase "Guitar Slim" Acoustic Trio—Isaac's Bar & Grill, Bullard and Broadway St., 313-1700.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival: The Vintners' Splash—Through May 28. Come sample a variety of wines from around the state in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Festival includes wine sampling, hourly seminars on wine topics, children's activity area, more than 50 fine arts and crafts vendors, a wide variety of foods. $13 adults 21 and over, under 21 free. $3 discount for active duty military Monday. 12-6 p.m. daily. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, off I-10. 522-1232/(866) 494-6366.

Dealers' Dump Dealer Stock Antique Sale—Through May 28. Sidewalk reduction sale. Free appraisals and reduced prices. Buy, sell, trade. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Picacho Avenue Antique District, 526-8624/524-4203.

Lost in America—David (Albert Brooks) and Linda (Julie Hagerty) Howard are a California couple who are just about ready to move into a new and larger house. Although she feels stuck in a rut at her job, he eagerly awaits promotion in the advertising agency where he's worked for years. When David's boss tells him that the position has been given to another man and that he wants him to handle a new account in New York City, the ever-steady and responsible David explodes in a verbal torrent of anger and sarcasm. Naturally, he's fired. Eight years of playing the corporate game, and it all comes to zip. Eager to savor his new freedom, David convinces Linda to quit her job. They liquidate their assets, purchase a Winnebago, and hit the open road. "We'll be like Easy Rider with a nest egg!" he tells his wife. Rated R. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members and veterans. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287/522-0286, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Glenwood

Chile Cook-off—Glenwood community park, 539-2711.

Sunday 27

Silver City/Grant County

12th Annual Silver City Blues Festival — See story and complete schedule in this issue.
Sunday — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown Gallery Studio Tours. Free. At Gough Park: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Low Bid Blues Quartet; 1:45-2:45 p.m. Pat Dutton & Jen Exten; 3-4:15 p.m. Alice Stuart; 4:30-5:45 p.m. Joe Price; 6-7:15 p.m. John Hammond. All free. 538-2505/(888) 758-7289, www.mimbresarts.org.

Carol McCoy—Original watercolors and prints. Reception, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elemental Arts, 106 W. Yankie, 590-7554, www.gourdweb.com.

Scott Van Linge—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival: The Vintners' Splash—Through May 28. See May 26. $13 adults 21 and over, under 21 free. 12-6 p.m. daily. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, off I-10. 522-1232/(866) 494-6366.

Award Winning Film Series—Series of mostly foreign films, many with subtitles, not rated and suitable only for adults. 2 p.m., Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 528-4014.

Dealers' Dump Dealer Stock Antique Sale—Through May 28. See May 26. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Picacho Avenue Antique District, 526-8624/524-4203.

 

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

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