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June 1-8 | 9-15 | 16-22 | 23-29 | 30 into July 2007

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. See story in Arts Exposure section. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 388-5202, silverwinds@gilanet.com, www.pinosaltos.org/artfair.

Bob Alexander — Booksigning by Bob Alexander, author of Six-Guns and Single-Jacks and Desert Desperadoes, featuring his new book, Lawmen, Outlaws and SOBs Vol. 2. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Desert Blossom Books, 117 E. College Ave.

CASA at JW Art Gallery — Making connections/recordando, contando cuentos, chistes, children's storytelling in Spanish and English. Open microphone; everyone is invited to come and tell their best joke or story about life in the Mining District. 3-6 p.m. JW Art Gallery, 99 Cortez Ave., Hurley, 537-0330, gallery@thetown.com, www.thetown.com.

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.

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

Gila Valley Library Annual Book and Yard Sale — 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Gila Community Center, 400 Hwy. 211, 535-4120/535-4340.

Gypsy Feet — Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Silver City Farmers' Market — 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.

BBR Band — Live music. 8-11 p.m., High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W. Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Brain States Mastery — Brian Morrissey on brain waves, EEG and neurofeedback. Free. 2 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo Road, Suite M, 523-0436, customerservice@mountainviewmarket.com.

Colcha Embroidery Class — This workshop is designed to teach you a traditional Spanish Colonial craft that is unique in New Mexico. Bring a six-inch embroidery hoop and scissors. No prior experience required. Pre-registration required. $20. 1-4 p.m., Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Henna by Malaak — Have the ancient art of henna applied to your arms, legs or feet. 1-6 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Ave de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Molly & Lawless John — Filmed in part in Las Cruces and Mesilla (watch for scenes shot in La Posta restaurant), this 1972 picture continues our quest to show you every movie ever made in the area. Prior to the screening, a short presentation about the history of La Posta will be shared, along with a drawing for a gift certificate. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287/522-0286.

Ray Baird and Roxanne Quinnell — Through June 30. Baird's works on canvas often feature old vehicles, historic buildings and other regional subjects. Quinnell's realistic drawings capture a wide variety of wild and domestic animals. Reception 2-4 p.m. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, 522-2933.

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., K-Mart parking lot on I-70, 526-7116.

The Walkers — Through June 10. See June 1. $9, $8 students and seniors, 8 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Alamogordo

Summer Tailgate Party — Country Bunch. Musical entertainment under the summer night sky. Come early to get a spot, bring folding chair and snacks. 8-10 p.m., Museum of Space History, 437-2202, www.flickingercenter.com.

Columbus

Border Art & Sol — Through August 11. See story in this issue. Pancho Villa State Park, 531-2711.

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.

Truth or Consequences

Art Hop — Visit 14 downtown galleries offering exhibits, opening receptions, and a chance to socialize with the artists. Many shops and restaurants also are open for business during the Hop. Walking maps are available in all of the galleries or online. 6 p.m., Downtown Gallery Association, www.torcart.com.

Chili Challenge Cook-off — Enter the competition or come vote in the People's Choice awards. 11a.m., Desert Cove Campground, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 894-3264.

Sunday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Bob Alexander — Talk and booksigning by Bob Alexander, author of Six-Guns and Single-Jacks and Desert Desperadoes, featuring his new book, Lawmen, Outlaws and SOBs Vol. 2. 2-4 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, info@silvercitymuseum.org, www.silvercitymuseum.org.

CASA at JW Art Gallery — A tribute to the Chinese railroad families: music, storytelling and poetry translation. Donations only. 3-6 p.m., JW Art Gallery, 99 Cortez Ave., Hurley, 537-0330, gallery@thetown.com, www.thetown.com.

Poetry Jam — 6 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Mesilla Valley Serra Club Antique and Collectible Show — See June 9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Genevieve's Church Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., 526-8624/524-4203.

Anything Goes — Through June 24. See June 8. $8, $7 students, $5 under 6. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 523-1200.

Beth O on the Patio — Unusual broom cast jewelry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Ave de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Members' Art — Through June 29. Work by members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Reception 12-2 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, 2000 S. Solano, 522-7281.

Second Sunday Scrabble — Promote literacy and enjoy some scrabble at the same time. Literacy Volunteers of Dona Ana County sponsors a Scrabble fundraiser. $3. 2 p.m., Hastings, 2350 Lohman Ave., 528-4001, mpendleton@las-cruces.org.

The Quintessential Brass Quintet & Thea Chip — Chamber music group and classical singer. Free music under the stars. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 7 p.m., Young Park, 541-2200.

The Walkers — See June 1. $9, $8 students and seniors, 2:30 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Monday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mic — 7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Eight Steps to Happiness — See June 4. 7-8:30 p.m. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., 292-5293.

Introduction to Scrapbooking: A class by Stephanie Bernhagen. Learn to quickly become organized, how to select products that are photo safe and try some basic tools with a hands-on project. Please bring five snapshot-size pictures. Registration recommended. $5. 1-2:30 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Ave de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Tuesday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Putting the "You" Back In Your Life — Also June 14. Life in transition teaches us to manifest abundance and overcome fear. Self-doubt ruins even the most promising life plans before they ever get started. Can you imagine shutting the gap between what you do and who you are? Are you ready to experience more excitement, happiness and prosperity in your life? 7-8:30 p.m. WNMU Extended University, 538-6149.

Storytime — 2 p.m. every Tuesday in June. Toy Town, 113 W. Broadway, 388-1677.

Wine, Women and Song — With Brandon Perrault. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Massage Therapy Career Open House — Topics include educational requirements, state licensing, national certification, career benefits, professional opportunities. Mesilla Valley School of Therapeutic Arts, 741 N. Alameda, Ste. 15, 527-1239.

Henna by Malaak — Have the ancient art of henna applied to your arms, legs or feet. 1-6 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Learn to Do Henna — A class by Malaak. All instructions and a henna tube. $15. 2-4 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Meditation Classes — See June 5. 12-1 p.m., 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., 292-5293.

Spin Some Time With Us — Learn about wool and where it comes from. Students will be spinning and weaving to create their own woolen craft. Pre-registration required. $15. Ages 7-9: 9-12 a.m.; ages 10-12: 1-4 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Deming

Deming Arts Council General Membership Meeting — General meeting and election of board of directors. 5 p.m., Deming Arts Council, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.

Wednesday 13

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mike — 7 p.m. Silco Theater, 313 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, www.silcotheater.com.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Collecting Seeds — Mike Howard will talk about seed collecting for the Las Cruces Chapter of the Native Plant Society. 7 p.m., University Terrace Good Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle, 541-1877.

Thursday 14 FLAG DAY

Silver City/Grant County

Game Night — Teens explore the entire library on a mysterious Scavenger Hunt. Younger ones take on a scavenger hunt in the Children's Library. Play games in our game rooms. 5:30-7 p.m. Public Library, 515 College Ave., 538-3672.

Putting the "You" Back In Your Life — See June 12. 7-8:30 p.m., WNMU Extended University, 538-6149.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Before the End of the World Tour — Canadian musician Bobby Wiseman teams up with the Jason Trachtenburg Slideshow Conception and Toronto band The Phonemes to present a one-of-a-kind musical and visual performance using slide projectors, super 8s and musical instruments. $15, $10 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Bob Einwick — Live music. 8-11 p.m., High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W. Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Life Readings by Marty Turner — Appointments necessary. 10 a.m.-noon, 2-4 p.m. Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Ol' Slim's Views from the Porch — Lecture series. A writer for New Mexico Magazine and a popular news columnist for many years, Slim Randles will share an evening of folk wisdom and fun. Book signing. 7 p.m., Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Physiology of Pain — With Mark D. Beale, MD. Free. 6 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo Road, Suite M, 523-0436, customerservice@mountainviewmarket.com.

Friday 15

Silver City/Grant County

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

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

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Michael Nigro — Guitar concert. 7 p.m., Dresp Room, Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., 528-4001, mpendleton@las-cruces.org, www.nigroclassicalguitar.com.

New Mexico ASA Girls Fast Pitch State Championship — Through June 17. Maag Park.

Offside — Through June 21. This film takes place at Tehran's biggest soccer stadium, during a 2006 World Cup qualifying match between the Iranian national team and Bahrain. But because the movie is about a group of women who tried, and failed, to disguise their gender and sneak into the game, it rarely shows any soccer action, or any part of the stadium outside of a small holding pen, where these women wait to be bussed off to jail. What might've come off as stage-bound, like a didactic one-act play, instead contains the energy and tension of a major sporting event, as Panahi moves the camera between the women and their jailers, as though following a series of scoring rallies. With nothing to lose, the women rage against the absurd situation, while the men try in vain to silence them. $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.

Our Secret Garden: The Inner Refuge — Weekend workshop through June 17, about finding that place within where we nurture and strengthen ourselves so that we can offer the same to others. $150. Pat Walke's Creativity and Healing Studio and Patio at the Nascent Center, 339 N. Alameda, 699-9361/523-8085, patrwalke@newmexicolayers.com.

 

June 1-8 | 9-15 | 16-22 | 23-29 | 30 into July 2007

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