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September 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24-30 | October 2007

Saturday 01

Silver City/Grant County

15th Annual Labor Day Art Fair: Labors of Love — Through Sept. 2. San Vicente Artists, juried original art, fine crafts, silent auction. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-4269.

Andrew Dahl-Bredine — 7 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Annual Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show — Through Sept. 3. The Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show has been a Labor Day Weekend event in Grant County for many years, drawing thousands of visitors. More than 40 vendors with fabulous specimens, jewelry, auctions, art made from rocks and gems, equipment and supplies. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Silver City Recreation Center, 538-3216.

Big Flea Market in Buckhorn — In front of the Buckhorn Store. 535-4315, vlw_72@gilanet.com.

Captain Cactus — 1-4 p.m. Badass Bakery, 300 S. Bullard, 534-3388.

Devon "Wolf" James — 7 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

End of Summer Sock Hop — 8 p.m. Isaac's. Bullard and Broadway.

Fort Bayard Tour — 9:30 am. Fort Bayard Historical Preservation Society, Fort Bayard Theatre, 388-4477, ceciliajb@aol.com.

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.

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

Alice Dressler — Art exhibit through Sept. 30. Convention and Visitors Bureau, 541-2444.

Bread and Roses — Based on a true incident of several years ago, this 2000 film examines an infamous janitor's strike through the eyes of a union organizer and the illegal immigrant cleaner he meets while furthering the cause. Rated R. CineMatinee, $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 524-8287/522-0286.

Chihuahuan Desert Secrets: Wildflowers — Through Sept. 30. A photography exhibit by El Paso open-space enthusiast Wynn Anderson. Cottonwood Gallery, 275 N. Downtown Mall, 522-5552.

Franciscan Festival of Arts — Through Sept. 2. Along with different artists showing their works, there will be food booths, door prizes, wine tasting, raffle, music, silent auction. Holy Cross Retreat, 524-3688.

La Vie En Rose — Through Sept 6. This French drama explores the often troubled life of Edith Piaf as her fame took her from the City of Lights to America to the South of France. $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.

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

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival — Through Sept. 3. Celebrate New Mexico's wine harvest with grape stomping, wine tasting, live entertainment and lots of local flavor. Hourly University of Wine classes. Music: 12:15 p.m. Cadillac Kings, 3:15 p.m. Nosotros. $13 includes souvenir glass, under 21 free with parent. 12-6 p.m. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 522-1232, www.wineharvestfestival.com.

The Stories of Cesar Chavez — Through Sept. 3. Fred Blanco's one-man performance as Cesar Chavez is a compelling look at a man and his struggle for equality. One of the most inspirational civil rights leaders of our time, Chavez fought to bring social justice to migrant farmworkers through his philosophy of peace and hope, which would one day travel beyond the fields and orchards of California. $10, $9 seniors. 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223.

Alamogordo

Annual Cottonwood Festival — Through Sept. 2. Three days of arts and crafts, music, food and fun. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 437-6120, (800) 826-0294.

Hatch

Hatch Chile Festival — Through Sept. 2. A celebration of Hatch Valley's famous chile. Sample some of the finest chile while you enjoy crafts, an auction, live music and more. 10 a.m.-12 a.m. both days. Hatch Chile Festival Grounds, 1 mile west of Hatch on NM 26, 267-5050, 267-4322, 267-8230.

Hillsboro

Hillsboro Apple Festival — Through Sept. 3. Enjoy Hillsboro's final Apple Festival. Sample everything from world-class apple pie to apple juice, caramel apples and more. Open air arts and crafts event along with lots of food vendors. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. 895-5686.

Sunday 02

Silver City/Grant County

15th Annual Labor Day Art Fair: Labors of Love — See Sept. 1. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-4269.

Annual Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show — Through Sept. 3. See Sept. 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Silver City Recreation Center, 538-3216.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

3rd Annual Horny Toad Hustle Event — This race consists of a technical desert single-track course, which is filled with rocks, rollers, cacti, sand and the occasional snake. $25 pre-registration, $35 late registration. Dona Ana Mountains, 644-9898 / 805-0899.

Big Band on the Rio Grande — 7 p.m., Court Youth Center, 541-2200.

Franciscan Festival of Arts — See Sept. 1. Holy Cross Retreat, 524-3688.

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival — Through Sept. 3. See Sept. 1. Music: 12:15 p.m. Double Take, 3:15 p.m. Brandon Jenkins, ip-and-coming singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. 12-6 p.m. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 522-1232, www.wineharvestfestival.com.

The Stories of Cesar Chavez — Through Sept. 3. See Sept. 1. $10, $9 seniors. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223.

Alamogordo

Annual Cottonwood Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 437-6120, (800) 826-0294.

Hatch

Hatch Chile Festival — See Sept. 1. 10 a.m.-12 a.m. Hatch Chile Festival Grounds, 1 mile west of Hatch on NM 26, 267-5050, 267-4322, 267-8230.

Hillsboro

Hillsboro Apple Festival — Through Sept. 3. See Sept. 1. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 895-5686.

Monday 03 [LABOR DAY]

Silver City/Grant County

Annual Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Show — See Sept. 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Silver City Recreation Center, 538-3216.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

New Mexico Wine Harvest Festival — See Sept. 1. Music: 12:15 p.m. Liquid Cheese, 3:15 p.m. Rhythm Katz. $3 discount for active-duty military. 12-6 p.m. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 522-1232, www.wineharvestfestival.com.

The Stories of Cesar Chavez — See Sept. 1. $10, $9 seniors. 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223.

Hillsboro

Hillsboro Apple Festival — See Sept. 1. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 895-5686.

Tuesday 04

Silver City/Grant County

Beginning Woodcuts with Phillip Parotti — Also Sept. 11. $35 plus materials, 6-8 p.m. Leyba and Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard St., 534-1343.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Society of Layerists — Through Sept. 19. Las Cruces chapter of the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media Annual Exhibit. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. NMSU Corbett Center, 541-1877.

Wednesday 05

Silver City/Grant County

Asteraceae Identification — Gila Native Plant Society workshop, Wednesdays through Sept. 26. Led by Russ Kleinman and William Norris. Lab work and field trips. 6-8:30 p.m., WNMU Harlan Hall, Room 135, 534-9355.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Sunflower Invitational — Sunflower paintings, photographs and fiber arts at the theater gallery in the lobby. The gallery is open an hour before performances. Reception, 5-7 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223.

Thursday 06

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mic — Carmen. 7 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) Fall Class Offerings — Join with others to hear details about the classes to be offered and to sign up. 5 p.m., WNMU Global Resource Center, www.will-learning.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Friday 07

Silver City/Grant County

Gypsy Feet — 7 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Melanie Zipin & Jeff LeBlanc — 7 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

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

Traditional Still Life with Turid Pedersen — Fridays through Oct. 12. $100 plus materials, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Leyba and Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard St., 534-1343.

WNMU Mustangs Volleyball vs. Mesa State College — 7 p.m., www.wnmumustangs.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

ArtsHop — $20 advance, $25 door. Go gallery-hopping throughout Las Cruces. See story in Arts Exposure section. Various locations, 523-6403.

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.

Evening — Through Sept 13. A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant and her daughters, Constance and Nina. As Ann lays dying, she remembers, and is moved to convey to her daughters, the defining moments in her life 50 years prior, when she was a young woman. $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.

Indigo Stained Glass — Depression plate sun catchers by Laurie Meador. 5-8 p.m. Bobolink, Mesilla Pointe, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, Ste. B, 647-3332.

Lovely Landscapes — Reception, 4-5:45 p.m. Terrace Gallery, Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho.

Meet the Artist — Jill Gotlieb will be in the store with her artwork, oil paintings and watercolors. 5-8 p.m. Funky Karma, 207 Ave. de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Relay for Life — Also Sept. 9. 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Sunday. 496-1262, 260-2105.

Salvador Dali's Divine Comedy Illustrations — Through Nov. 25. The works of Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali with an exhibition of 100 wood-block prints produced by Salvador Dali to illustrate Dante Alighieri's literary masterpiece. Opening reception 5-10 p.m. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, www.museums.las-cruces.org.

Saturday 08

Silver City/Grant County

FBI Investigation Play Day — 2-4 p.m. Toytown, 113 W. Broadway.

George Page — 1-4 p.m. Badass Bakery, 300 S. Bullard, 534-3388.

Gila Inner Loop Bicycle Tour — Silver Spokes Bike Club, 538-3388.

Melanie Zipin & Jeff LeBlanc — 7 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

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

Rhythm Mystic — 7 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Stars-N-Parks Astronomy Program — Capricorn, Cygnus and Cepheus on the meridian, Jupiter high for observation, summer Milky Way. 8:30 p.m., City of Rocks State Park.

Sushi Making Class — Learn to make sushi with a professional chef. Attendees will make three different sushi rolls, learn the tradition and history, and get plenty of sushi to eat. $35. Registration required. 1-3 p.m. The Curious Kumquat, 111 E. College Ave., 534-0337, info@curiouskumquat.com.

Vaccination Clinic — 9 a.m.-noon. High Desert Humane Society, 3050 Cougar Way, 538-9261.

Wally Lawder & the Flying Coyotes — 8 p.m. Isaac's. Bullard and Broadway.

WNMU Mustangs Football vs. Dixie State College — 1 p.m. Ben Altamirano Field, 538-6214.

WNMU Mustangs Volleyball vs. Fort Lewis College — 7 p.m., www.wnmumustangs.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea — With special guest, co-director Chris Metzler. Once known as the California Riviera, the Salton Sea is now one of America's worst ecological disasters: a fetid, stagnant, salty lake, coughing up dead fish and birds by the thousands. Yet a few hardy eccentrics hang on to hope, including a roadside nudist waving at passing European tourists, a man building a religious mountain out of mud and paint, beer-loving Hungarian Revolutionary Hunky Daddy, and the real-estate agent known simply as The Landman. Through their perceptions and misperceptions, the strange history and unexpected beauty of the Salton Sea is revealed in this 2006 film. CineMatinee, $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 524-8287 / 522-0286.

Henna by Malaak — Have the ancient art of Henna applied to your skin, now with sparkle and color. Appointments necessary. Funky Karma, 207 Ave. de Mesilla, 635-2275.

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

St. Genevieve's Annual Fiesta — Through Sept. 9. Live entertainment, food and children's games. Sunday Mariachi Mass followed by procession to Parish Hall (fiesta location). Dog Costume Parade. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. both days. St. Genevieve's Church, 524-9649.

Tea and Treats — 2-4 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Ave. de Mesilla, 524-1886.

Alamogordo

Open House for the Flickinger Center — Featuring the Panjazztics, a local steel-drum band. 6 p.m., Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Elephant Butte

Annual Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — Through Sept. 9. Two fun-filled days of events including balloon-boat-baton competition, Car 1 Show, mass ascension of hot-air balloons, Southwest Dragboat Association races, "Water Boogie," vendors, food, music. Elephant Butte, 744-4708.

PieTown

Pie Festival — Pie baking contest, pie eating contest, horseshoes, kids games, face painting and crafts. Free dry camping at town campground. Pie Town Council, 772-2525, www.pietown.com.

Radium Springs

Living History Program — Demonstrations and descriptions of equipment and life at the fort. $3, 16 and under free. Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911.

Sunday 09

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Food Co-op — Meet the candidates and mingle with the board. Visit with this year's candidates, present board members, and other members and sample New Mexico wine, beverages and food, complements of your Silver City Food Co-op. Attendees must be 21 or older. 4-6 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NM Watercolor Society Southern Chapter Meeting — Following a brief membership meeting, view a video of recent Western Fed watercolor entries and winners. 2 p.m., Branigan Memorial Library.

Relay for Life — 10 a.m. 496-1262, 260-2105.

St. Genevieve's Annual Fiesta — See Sept. 8. Mariachi Mass. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. St. Genevieve's Church, 524-9649.

Columbus

Learn to Build an Adobe Fireplace — Also Sept. 16, 23, 30. Reservations and deposit required for first session. $25/session or $100/couple/all sessions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Art on the Western Edge, Windwalker Ranch, 642-3641, www.awe-88029.com.

Elephant Butte

Annual Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — See Sept. 8. Elephant Butte, 744-4708.


September 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24-30 | October 2007

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