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

MAY

Monday 28 MEMORIAL DAY

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival: The Vintners' Splash—See May 26. $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—See May 26. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Picacho Avenue Antique District, 526-8624/524-4203.

Tuesday 29

Silver City/Grant County

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

Wednesday 30

Silver City/Grant County

17th Annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo—Through June 2. Four days of Rodeo Fun, including "Boys and Bulls" (Wednesday), full PRCA performance (Thursday through Sunday), horse and motorcycle racing, "Pot of Silver" team roping, Saturday rodeo parade downtown. Mutton Bustin' at 7:30 p.m. Drawing nightly for National Finals Rodeo tickets. Specialty act this year is Rockin' Robbie Hodges. Southwest Horsemans Association, Southwest Horsemans Arena, 388-3076.

Thursday 31

Silver City/Grant County

17th Annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo—Through June 2. See May 30. Cancer Awareness and Tourist Appreciation Night. Southwest Horsemans Association, Southwest Horsemans Arena, 388-3076.

Barbecue, Cowboy Poetry and Music—Before the rodeo. 4:30 p.m. Copper Creek Ranch, 20 Flury Lane, 538-2971.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Science Cafe—Monthly roundtable discussion. 5:30 p.m., Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

White Sands

Full Moon Nights—Special programs presented by park rangers or guest speakers. Experience the beauty of the full moon on the white sands. $3, 16 and under free, 8:30 p.m., White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230/479-2599 ext. 230.

JUNE

Friday 01

Silver City/Grant County

17th Annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo—Through June 2. See May 30. Southwest Horsemans Association, Southwest Horsemans Arena, 388-3076.

Melodrama Theatre—Every Friday and Saturday. See the March 2006 Desert Exposure. 8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Corey Recko—Speech and booksigning by author of the forthcoming Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain. 7 p.m. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., 528-4001, library.las-cruces.org.

Downtown Ramble—Do the Main Street Downtown Ramble through galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants. Enjoy art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments and more. 5-7 p.m., Downtown Mall, 527-5018.

Missy Molina Fast Pitch Softball Tourney—Through June 3. 10U-18U. 523-4336, nmasa@zianet.com.

Sally Quillin Art Exhibit—Through June 30. Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau, 541-2444.

Saturday 02

Silver City/Grant County

17th Annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo—See May 30. Southwest Horsemans Association, Southwest Horsemans Arena, 388-3076.

Arlis Jones—Isaac's Bar & Grill, Bullard and Broadway St., 313-1700.

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

Silver City Farmers' Market—Enjoy fresh produce from local growers. Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Grant County Admin Center, 1400 Hwy 180E., 534-0882.

Wild Wild West Rodeo Parade—Western events held downtown before and after parade. Re-enactments at 9 a.m., parade starts at 10 a.m. Bullard St. 534-1700, www.silvercitymainstreet.com.

Big Flea Market—In front of the Buckhorn Store. 535-4315, VLW_72@gilanet.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

33rd Annual 25th Annual Home Improvement & Lifestyle Show—Through June 3. A regional public marketplace showcasing businesses who cater to the home improvement and new home construction markets. People who want to build homes or improve their existing ones are invited to bring their project materials and questions to the show and receive advice from industry professionals. $4, $3 seniors, 10 and under free. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Mesilla Plaza, 526-6126/644-2501.

Brain Matters/Make it Move—Through Sept. 9. What is the brain? What does it look and feel like? How does it work? Explore these issues in Brain Matters, a highly interactive traveling science exhibition that delves into the wonder of the brain and its importance in our lives. Then explore the mechanics of motion in Make It Move! Learn about physics principles such as centripetal force, acceleration and momentum in this fun interactive exhibition. Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

Glenwood

Swap Meet—Glenwood Batt's Quilt Guild Quilters. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Glenwood Community Center.

Truth or Consequences

Sierra Club Campout and Outing—Through June 3. Near Turkey Creek in the Black Range with US Forest Service biologist Marikay Ramsey. Evening learn about bats, owls and other creatures of the night; bird watching in the morning. 12 noon Saturday, Forest Service office parking lot. 894-6677/744-5860.

Sunday 03

Silver City/Grant County

2nd Annual Tour of Gardens—Four gardens in the Silver City area will be featured. $5, tickets available from garden club members and at Peters Insurance Agency. 1-4 p.m., Evergreen Garden Club, 538-5192.

Music at the Gallery—Rose Chavez interprets "A Mana a traves del baile y canto" (Mana through dance and song). 3-6 p.m., JW Art Gallery, Old Hurley Store, 99 Cortez Ave., 537-0330, gallery@thetown.com, www.thetown.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

33rd Annual 25th Annual Home Improvement & Lifestyle Show—See June 2. $4, $3 seniors, 10 and under free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Mesilla Plaza, 526-6126/644-2501.

Monday 04

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Theater Workshop—Through June 8. Learn about proper musical theater acting and singing styles, audition techniques, and script and song analysis. The session will conclude with a showcase on Friday, June 8, at 6 p.m. for an invited audience. $100. Holy Cross Retreat, 1327 N. Miranda, 312-5774.

Friday 08

Silver City/Grant County

MRAC Juried Show: Cowboy Art—Art depicting the cowboy/ranching lifestyle of the West. Reception 5-8 p.m., Mimbres Region Arts Council/Wells Fargo Gallery, 1201 Pope St., 538-2505, www.mimbresarts.org.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ansel Adams, the Man Who Captured the Earth's Beauty—Photography exhibit through August 4. Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century. Influential in the development of photography as an art form and recognized for his dramatic black and white photographs of the American wilderness, he was a gifted teacher, prolific writer and passionate environmentalist. His majestic photographs, darkroom technical expertise and teaching skills brought him artistic acclaim. Adams was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980 for his work with the Sierra Club and his passion for wilderness conservation. Opening reception and lecture June 9, 10 a.m. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, www.museums.las-cruces.org.

Anything Goes—Through June 24. Musical comedy by Cole Porter. Sailing on the SS American are a gangster on the run posing as a minister, a former evangelist who is a nightclub singer and four tap-dancing "Angels," a society miss who is engaged to an English gentleman (also on the ship), and her ex-boyfriend who stows away on the boat to try to win her back. $8, $7 students, $5 under 6. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m., Las Cruces Community Theatre, 523-1200.

Saturday 09

Silver City/Grant County

Annual Pinos Altos Art Fair—Featuring fine artists and crafters, artists in action and great food. Sponsored by the Pinos Altos businesses in conjunction with the local art organizations. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 388-5202, silverwinds@gilanet.com, www.pinosaltos.org/artfair.

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.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Mesilla Valley Serra Club Antique and Collectible Show—Through June 10. The oldest antique show in the area now supports the Serra Club, named after the Franciscan padre who founded the series of missions in California. Free appraisals. Refreshments available for purchase. $1.50 per person for both days. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Genevieve's Church Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., 526-8624/524-4203.

Ansel Adams, the Man Who Captured the Earth's Beauty—Reception and lecture by photographer Paul Schranz. 10 a.m., Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, www.museums.las-cruces.org.

Anything Goes—Through June 24. See June 8. $8, $7 students, $5 under 6. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 523-1200.

Sierra Club Hike—Strenuous seven-mile day hike to Indian Hollow in the Organ Mountains. Bring entrance fee money, food, water, sunblock, 8 a.m., KMart parking lot on I-70. 526-7116.

Elephant Butte

American Bass Fishing Tournament—A team tournament for large mouth and small mouth bass. $140 per team plus a $30 fee to join American Bass. Elephant Butte Lake, 744-5994/740-7320.

Radium Springs

Living History Program—Demonstrations and descriptions of equipment and life at the fort. $3, 16 and under free, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911.

 

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

For the June issue, submit events by May 17 to
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PO Box 191, Silver City, NM 88062.

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