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December 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24 into January

Monday 17

Silver City/Grant County

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

Rumi Poetry and Readings — 7 p.m. A celebration of RUMI'S URS, the night of his death or Wedding with Allah. Bring your favorite Rumi poetry or readings to share. Music, dance, poetry and whirling. Refreshments. 2106 N. Juniper, 538-5034.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Booksignings — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Stephen Lee Boughton Sr. will be signing his new science fiction book, Joshua's Destiny, which is set in Las Cruces. Maria Kruse will be signing her Southwest Tea Party cookbooks. Funky Karma, 207 Ave. de Mesilla,
635-2275.

Tuesday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Paradigm Salon — By donation. 6 p.m. Screening of The Disclosure Project, a documentary of the testimony by 22 high-ranking military and government employees before the National Press Club in Washington, DC, about events and projects they have worked on. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard. 534-0123.

Brandon Perrault — 7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway,
388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cooking with Class — $30. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy a delicious luncheon prepared by Marc Laliberte, owner of Marc's European Grill. Pre-registration required. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Descubra El Desierto — 7 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Graciela Unguez, associate biology professor at NMSU. Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

NMSU Aggies Women's Basketball vs. Lamar — 7 p.m. Pan American Center. 646-1420/532-2060 / (915) 544-8444.

Wednesday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Trivia Night — 7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Nutcracker — Through Dec. 22. Wed.-Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Chamber Ballet. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall. 523-1893 / 646-1420.

Thursday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Newcomers Club of Grant County — 10:30 am. Monthly luncheon meeting. Program: Mic Coon's Guitar. Fort Bayard. 388-3742.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Jamburglars — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W. Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

The Nutcracker — Through Dec. 22. 7 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall. 523-1893 / 646-1420.

Friday 21

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music — 7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Fanfan la Tulipe — Through Dec. 27. $6, $5 seniors/students, $4 children, members free, Wednesday $4. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Called a ''Louis XV western'' by Pauline Kael, this 1953 film is an example of the kind of handsome mainstream French costume drama that the New Wave directors rebelled against. Starring Gerard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida, it features duels, chases and low-cut costumes, all in glorious black and white. Philipe plays Fanfan, a self-assured rogue and seducer who is headed for the 18th century equivalent of a shotgun wedding to a farmer's daughter when a gorgeous fortuneteller named Adeline (Lollobrigida) suggests a different future: The king's daughter will fall in love with him. Replete with heroic leaps, speedy horse rides, occasional explosions and clashing sabers. In French with subtitles. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Children's Holiday Camp — $25. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Need time to finish that last-minute shopping? Drop your children off at the museum for a fun-filled day of holiday-themed activities. They will learn how rural people celebrated Christmas in the past, meet a character from history, take a tour of the museum, and create holiday crafts. Pre-registration required. Children should bring lunch. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

The Nutcracker — Through Dec. 22. 7 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall. 523-1893/646-1420.

Saturday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Dances of Universal Peace Seasonal Celebration — $5 donation. 7 p.m. Circle dances celebrating the unity within the diversity of all spiritual traditions. Live music. No experience or partners needed. Church of What's Happening, 7th and Arizona St., 534-1441.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Christmas Lights Guided Night Walk — Wear light-colored clothing and bring a flashlight. Trail is level and easy along residential streets. Not suitable for strollers and wheelchairs due to darkness. Trails West Senior Community Clubhouse.
521-7304.

Customer Appreciation Weekend — Also Dec. 23. Take a break and relax on the last shopping weekend before the holidays. Free tea and cookies at Funky Karma and free coffee and cookies at Bobolink. 207 Ave. de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Joyeux Noel — $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m.On Christmas Eve of 1914, caroling in the French, German and Scottish trenches led to a sense of mutual understanding and a temporary truce that lasted through the next day. The dirty, disheveled men emerged into No Man's Land to exchange small gifts — cigarettes for chocolates or champagne — and share pictures of their wives and children. They buried their dead and played soccer. On any day in any city, the activities would have been considered normal. In the midst of a battlefield, they were surreal. That's the mood director Christian Carion wanted to capture, and he does so effectively; he has created a number of fictionalized characters, but the historical events in which their stories unfold are accurately portrayed. The film was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2006. In French and German. CineMatinee. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287 / 522-0286.

Last-Minute Market — 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Farmers and crafts market. Local and in-state growers sell produce in season as well as honey, herbs, baked goods, spices, salsa, chile ristras and landscape plants. Crafters from Dona Ana County sell a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, fine art, needlework, furniture, leather works, clothing, birdhouses, knives, photography and gourds. Downtown Mall. 541-2288.

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

The Nutcracker — 2 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall.
523-1893 / 646-1420.

Deming

Lindley Creek Bluegrass — $6. 2 p.m. Missouri-based group. Morgan Hall, 109 E Pine St.

Sunday 23

Silver City/Grant County

Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long — 2 p.m. With Brandon Perrault. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Award Winning Film series — Free. 2 p.m. Mostly foreign films, many with subtitles, not rated and suitable only for adults. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library. 528-4014.

Customer Appreciation Weekend — See Dec. 22. Funky Karma and Bobolink. 207 Ave. de Mesilla, 635-2275.

 

December 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24 into January

For the January issue, submit events by December 17 to
events@desertexposure.com, fax 534-4134,
PO Box 191, Silver City, NM 88062.

Please verify all event information before making your plans. Events are
subject to change and listings are subject to human error!

 

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