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

JUNE

Friday 01

Silver City/Grant County

17th Annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — Through June 2. Four days of rodeo fun, including full PRCA performance, "Boys and Bulls," horse and motorcycle racing, "Pot of Silver" team roping, Saturday rodeo parade downtown. 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.

Rhythm Mystic — Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

An Unreasonable Man — Through June 7. This two-hour documentary directed by Henriette Mantel and Steve Skrovan depicts Ralph Nader as a man whose entire life has been animated by ''values of the spirit.'' The filmmakers present the positive efforts of Nader's Raiders, as his team came to be known, and Nader's own unstinting devotion to working for consumers' rights. Mantel and Skrovan focus on Nader's race for the presidency in 2000. Nader's passion for justice, his idealism about democracy and his ethical probity have made him an ''unreasonable man.'' $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.

DAAC's Annual Arts Awards Gala — Each year Dona Ana Arts Council (DAAC) honors special individuals who are actively involved in promoting and enhancing the visual, performing and literary arts in our community. Dinner and dancing. Attendees are encouraged to dress in cocktail or yachting attire. $75 couple, $40 each. 6 p.m., Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn, 523-6403, www.daarts.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.

Jill Gottlieb — Through June 25. Oils on canvas and watercolors. Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

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.

The Walkers — Through June 10. A play by Barbara Lindsey. Exploring marriage and divorce, the play cannily plays off the concepts of domesticity and desire, and within a compact framework explores the potential of human compassion. $9 regular, $8 students and seniors, Thursday $6. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Under Glass — Works by Margaret Bernstein. Inspired by pictographs and scenic landscapes throughout the Southwest, the artist tries to capture the joy of a moment in paint and color. Thetheatregallery, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Deming

Meet the Artists — First Friday reception, 5-7 p.m., Deming Arts Council, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.

Magdalena

Magdalena Arts & Crafts Festival — Through June 3. Features a variety of creations, such as woven rugs, decorated eggs, fine art, handmade quilts, pottery, sculptures, metal art, glass beads, Christmas decorations, hand-decorated tiles, and more. 854-2261, 854-2151.

Saturday 02

Silver City/Grant County

Wild Wild West Rodeo Days Parade — Enactments of rough-and-tumble Gunfights along Bullard Street presented by The Gila Rangers. Parade at 10 a.m., followed by street dance, 12-2 p.m. on Yankie Street.

17th Annual Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — See June 1. Southwest Horsemans Association, Southwest Horsemans Arena, 388-3076.

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

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

Live Music — 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.

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.

Generaciones Mother-Daughter Mentoring Program — 7:30-9 a.m., NMSU Corbett Center Patio.

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

Preservation Demonstration — Tomasita Rodriguez will work on preserving a pair of tin candelabras belonging to the University Museum, demonstrating the removal of rust from these delicate, intricate objects. 12-4 p.m., NMSU Museum, Kent Hall, University Ave. and Solano Drive, 646-5161/646-3739.

Teresa Fernandez and Sarah Ames — Through June 30. Story Boxes and jewel-like mosaics, handmade glass oil jar fragrance necklaces, seafoam wire mesh necklaces and watch bands. Reception 5-7 p.m. Laughing at the Sun Gallery, Old Tortilla Factory.

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.

White Sands — Filmed in various places around New Mexico, including you-know-where, this 1992 movie stars Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, Mickey Rourke and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. A suicide found in the desert with $500,000 cash stuffed in a briefcase makes Sheriff Ray Dolezal curious. What was the dead man up to? Sensing that if he follows the money, he'll find crime at the end of the trail, Dolezal assumes the dead man's identity. He soon discovers the deceased was a paid informant for an FBI agent who is trailing an arms dealer who works with an intermediary. Will the FBI agent turn on him? Will he get back the money? Rated R. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287/522-0286.

Glenwood

Annual Children's Fish Festival — This year's event falls on Free Fishing Day; participants do not need fishing license. Colleen Welch, education specialist with the Game and Fish Department, will hold several clinics including fish painting, fish identification and water insect (macro-invertebrate) sampling and identification. Fly tying, casting contest and a migratory bird display. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Glenwood Fish Hatchery. 539-2481.

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

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

Luna

Annual Luna 4-H Enchilada Dinner and Auction — Luna Community Center.

Magdalena

Magdalena Arts & Crafts Festival — Through June 3. See June 1. 854-2261, 854-2151.

Magdalena Steel Chicks Music Festival — 10 a.m.-dusk, Rodeo Grounds.

Truth or Consequences

Sierra Club Hike/Campout — Through June 3. Camp near Turkey Creek in the Black Range with US Forest Service biologist Marikay Ramsey. In the evening we will learn about bats, owls and other creatures of the night, with bird watching in the morning. 12 p.m., Forest Service 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.

Creating a Fountain Workshop — Use found objects to create a fountain. Contact the store for suggestions for fountain materials. $5. 2 p.m., Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.

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.

The Walkers — Through June 10. 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.

LaUnion

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery — Bring a picnic if you like. 1-5 p.m., La Vina Winery, 882-7632.

Magdalena

Magdalena Arts & Crafts Festival — See June 1. 854-2261, 854-2151.

Monday 04

Silver City/Grant County

Mural Camp — Weekdays through June 15. For children ages 5-12. 9 a.m-12 p.m. $125. 388-5725.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Aggie Shootout Golf Tournament — NMSU alumni and fans can mingle with Aggie coaches in the four-person golf scramble. Individual entry of $125 and four-player team sponsors of $500 include greens fees, cart, breakfast and lunch. 345-1070/350-8394.

Eight Steps to Happiness — Mondays through June 25. Each class includes teaching, meditation and discussion. Drop in to any class; everyone is welcome. Taught by Buddhist nun Kelsang Chenma. $8/class. 7-8:30 p.m. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., www.meditationinnewmexico.org, 292-5293.

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.

Tuesday 05

Silver City/Grant County

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

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.

Harvest Cooking Class — Nectarines, potatoes and grapes are the focus with chef Carol Koenig of Celebrations. Adults only. Pre-registration required. $20. 2-4 p.m., Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Meditation Classes — Tuesdays through June 26. With Buddhist nun Kelsang Chenma. Drop in to any class; everyone is welcome. $8/class. 12-1 p.m. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., www.meditationinnewmexico.org, 292-5293.

NMDA Annual FFA Picnic — 12 a.m.-1:30 p.m., NMDA Front Lawn.

Wednesday 06

Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Baskets, Baskets and More Baskets — Explore the museum's baskets made by Native Americans as well as by other craftspersons in the Americas. 9:30-11:30 a.m., NMSU Museum, Kent Hall, University Ave. and Solano Drive, 646-5161/646-3739.

Thursday 07

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Readings by Monk — Appointments necessary. $20, 5-8 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Ave de Mesilla, 635-2275.

The Walkers — Through June 10. See June 1. $9, $8 students and seniors, 7 p.m., No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

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

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.

Live Music — 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

After the Wedding — Through June 14. A filmmaker who excels in peeling back those delicate layers of human frailty, Denmark's Susanne Bier returns with another powerful family portrait. Jacob, a lonely Dane, has dedicated his life to helping street kids in a struggling Indian orphanage. Help is potentially on its way in the form of a generous offer from a wealthy businessman back in Copenhagen, with the proviso that Jacob return to meet his would-be benefactor in person. But the gregarious, forceful Jorgen proves to have more to offer him than a fat checkbook. Reluctantly agreeing to Jorgen's invitation to attend his daughter's wedding the next day, Jacob unwittingly opens a window on his long-shuttered past. Bier's cast proves adept at navigating both the surface and those tricky undercurrents of deceit. $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.

5th Annual Hafla at the Grapevine — A special evening of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavor and culture. Food, dance, music. Potluck and costume, $3, no dish $5, walk-ins $7. The Grapevine, 3900 W. Picacho, 526-1153, 382-9101, 644-4156.

A Clockwork Orange — Almost Midnight Film Series. 9:45 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

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.

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.

Youth Rally 2007 — Through June 10. CCSU, NMSU Garcia Hall, 523-7577.

 

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