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

 

Saturday 30

Silver City / Grant County

Last Saturday All-Ages DJ Mix — 6 p.m. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005. www.silcotheater.com.

A Midsummer Night's Dream — See story in Tumbleweeds section. 6 p.m., Fort Cobre, Pinos Altos, 313-3038.

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

Stories in Stone with Teresa Pijoan — Explore Spirit Canyon for stories in the pictographs. Hike begins at the gravel pullout on Hwy. 35 located across from Spirit Canyon Lodge in Lake Roberts. 4-5:30 p.m. 536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl.

Traditional Storytelling — Teresa Pijoan uses the audience to give life to the stories she's learned. 7-8 p.m., Spirit Canyon Lodge, Lake Roberts, 536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Night — In this witty 1996 comedy/drama, a pair of brothers debate integrity versus compromise as they try to succeed in the restaurant business. Primo and Secondo have journeyed from Italy to New Jersey in the mid-1950s, determined to make a killing with an authentic Italian restaurant, The Paradise. But their food is a bit too authentic; most of his customers are wondering why they can't get a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. Secondo tries to convince his brother not to berate the customers for requesting more "American" dishes, but Primo stands firm. Meanwhile, Pascal, another local restaurateur, is doing great business with "Italian style" food the brothers wouldn't bother to spit on. Secondo goes to Pascal begging for advice. With The Paradise on its last legs, Pascal offers to help: Louis Prima, the famous Italian-American bandleader, is coming to town, and Pascal is to arrange a banquet in his honor. He'll stage the banquet at The Paradise in the hopes that Prima and his entourage will fall in love with the authentic food and sing the praises of the foundering restaurant as he tours the country. Rated R. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287/522-0286.

Glamtastic — Through July 8. See June 22. $9 regular, $8 students and seniors, 8 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Introduction to Psychic Development — A class by Marty Turner. Lunch provided, $39. 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Stefan George — Live music from Tucson. 8-11 p.m., High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W. Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Columbus

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

Truth or Consequences

Independence Day Fireworks — 9 p.m., Rattlesnake Island, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 744-9139.

White Sands

Lake Lucero Tour — A three-hour trip to the dry lake that's the source of the white sands. Advance registration required, $3 adults, $1.50 children; registration opens two weeks in advance. 6 p.m. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599, 479-6124, www.nps.gov/whsa.

JULY

Sunday 01

Silver City/Grant County

If Rocks Could Talk — What would the pictographs at Lower Scorpion Campground tell us? Join author and story-holder Teresa Pijoan for a morning of code cracking and story sharing for children along the Trail to the Past. Book signing will follow at the Visitor Center. Gila Cliff Dwellings, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — Through July 7. More than 600 dancers from the US, Mexico and Canada will congregate for a full week of dance activities and performances. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Family Life Education Seminar — Presented by certified Family Life Educator Alice Davenport. 2 p.m., Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., 528.4001, mpendleton@las-cruces.org, adavenport@totacc.com.

Glamtastic — Through July 8. See June 22. $9 regular, $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.

Roy Fister Art Exhibit — Through July 31. Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau, 541-2444.

Monday 02

Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — Through July 7. See July 1. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Tuesday 03

Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual 4th of July Electric Light Parade — The parade begins at Apodaca Park, heads south on Solano Drive, turns left on Spruce Avenue. 9 p.m., 528-3170/541-2220.

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — Through July 7. See July 1. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Wednesday 04 Independence Day

Silver City/Grant County

Independence Day Celebration — 7-10 a.m. cowboy breakfast by the Kiwanis Club; 10 a.m. parade downtown; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. food, arts and crafts and entertainment; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. BBQ lunch by Kiwanis Club. Gough Park, 538-3785, info@silvercity.org, www.silvercity.org.

Silver City Museum's 40th Anniversary Celebration — Annual ice-cream social, antique tractor show. See story page B1. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, info@silvercitymuseum.org, www.silvercitymuseum.org.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

6th Annual Bling Bling Car Show — Hopping contest. Low rider (custom and street), hot rods, muscle cars, euro, classics, full size trucks, 4X4s, motorcycles. Awards in each class. 6 p.m., Hadley Complex, 541-5181.

Annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks — Hadley Complex, 528-3170/541-2200.

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — Through July 7. See July 1. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Electric Light Parade, Celebration and Fireworks — A parade of floats decorated with electric lights. Live entertainment throughout the day plus a spectacular fireworks display at night. 528-3170/541-2200.

Independence Day 8K Run/1-Mile Walk — 524-7824.

Deming

Fireworks Display — Contact Chamber of Commerce, (800)848-4955, chamber@demingchamber.com.

La Union

7th Annual Country Picnic — Children's activities, wine tasting and winery tour, live music, picnic area (bring your own), refreshment vendors. La Vina Winery, 882-7632.

Thursday 05

Silver City / Grant County

Clues and Cuisine: Mystery Foods — Sample and decipher crafty crafts and secret code. Story time for younger ones. 5:30-7 p.m. Public Library, 515 College Ave., 538-3672.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — Through July 7. See July 1. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Glamtastic — Through July 8. See June 22. $9 regular, $8 students and seniors, 7 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Friday 06

Silver City/Grant County

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

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — Through July 7. See July 1. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Becky Holtzman: Dwelling — Through Aug. 25. Mixed media, sculpture, drawings, etchings. Las Cruces Museum of Art, 490 N. Water St., 541-2137.

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. 5-7 p.m., Downtown Mall, 527-5018.

Glamtastic — Through July 8. See June 22. $9 regular, $8 students and seniors, 8 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Saturday 07

Silver City/Grant County

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.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Asociacion Nacional de Grupos Folkloricos Congress XXXIV — See July 1. NMSU campus, 646-2070.

Glamtastic — Through July 8. See June 22. $9 regular, $8 students and seniors, 8 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Reopening Celebration — John Garrett, guest artist. Reception 1-4 p.m., Patio Art Gallery, 665 E. University Ave. at El Paseo, 541-7401, www.patioartgallery.com.

Alamogordo

Summer Tailgate Party — Ben Martinez Project. 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.

Chloride

Chloride Ghost Town Grand Opening — Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery. Visit with artists from the local area and listen to music and cowboy poetry, as Chloride celebrates the opening of yet another historic building. While there, plan to visit the Pioneer Store Museum, built in 1880, and closed after the silver boom with all the furnishings, merchandise and records left inside. Take the self-guided walk down Wall Street and see great original buildings and the hanging tree. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 743-2736, edmund@zianet.com.

Columbus

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

Sunday 08

Silver City/Grant County

Closing of Barelas Exhibit — Color guard, performers. 6-8 p.m. Cobre High School Theater. Casa de la Cultura en Santa Clara, 303-6678.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Glamtastic — See June 22. $9 regular, $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 09

Silver City/Grant County

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

Tuesday 10

Silver City/Grant County

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

 

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

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