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



Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Christmas Eve Luminarias and Carols — Mesilla Singers 5:30-7:30 p.m. A candlelight service for public safety and military personnel will begin at 6 p.m. Old Mesilla Plaza. 524-3262 ext. 116.



Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Psychic Readings for the New Year — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. With Marty Turner. Call for appointments. Funky Karma, 207 Ave. de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Thursday 27

Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Friday 28

Silver City/Grant County

Low Bid Quartet — 7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway,

Las Cruces/Mesilla

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama — Through Jan. 3. $6, $5 seniors/students, $4 members/children, Wednesday $4. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. There have been several documentaries about the Dalai Lama, but few have done a better job of packaging the Tibetan religious leader's circumstances, both historical and current, along with his philosophies, than Rick Ray's film. He also dips into the archives for an efficient pictorial history of the 14th Dalai Lama, from his childhood through the circumstances of his friction with the Chinese government and subsequent exile to his current mission of bringing peace to the world expounding on his Buddhist philosophies and, of course, restoring Tibet's freedom. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Battle of the Bands — $3. 7 p.m. Monthly competition judged by music business professionals. Competing bands are free but must pre-register by prior Thursday. Club Fusion Teen Center, 101 E Union Ave. 541-5181.

Saturday 29

Silver City/Grant County

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

Vespers in the Eastern Orthodox Tradition — 5 p.m. Vespers of the Lord's Day, Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ. All-Holy Theotokos Retreat Center, 5202 Hwy. 152, Santa Clara.
537-4839, theotokos@zianet.com.

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Hawaii Pacific — 7 p.m. www.wnmumustangs.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

12 Steps to Health — See Dec. 1. $12, $7. 10 a.m.-12 noon. "Natural Therapies." Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, Suite M, 523-0436.

Animal Encounters — 4 p.m. Nature center staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions about the animals and will also have Nature Center residents on hand for your first snake experience or turtle adventure. Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

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

The Straight Story — $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m.Based on a true story about an elderly man's journey to reconcile with his brother. Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) is an ailing widower in his early 70s who lives in Laurens, Iowa, with his daughter, Rose (Sissy Spacek). Alvin learns that his brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not have long to live. Alvin and Lyle haven't spoken in 10 years, which Alvin says is mainly a matter of pride and alcohol; Alvin wants to clear his slate with his brother before it's too late. But Lyle lives in Wisconsin, and Alvin has little money, no car and no driver's license. He does, however, have a riding lawn mower, and so Alvin hops on board and heads to Wisconsin, hoping to make it while there's still time. Farnsworth's performance as Alvin earned him an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. CineMatinee. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287 / 522-0286.

Monday 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE

Silver City/Grant County

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. Alcorn State — 1 p.m. Pan American Center. 646-1420/532-2060 / (915) 544-8444.


Way Out West — $6. 7 p.m. Deming Performing Arts Theater's New Year's Eve Party. Dance the evening away, nibble on finger foods and sip bubbly. Morgan Hall, 109 E Pine St..


World Healing Day — Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths will be open all day from 4:30 a.m. for anyone who would like to participate in this international day of healing. At 5 a.m. Cordelia Rose will lead a group walk through the Pima labyrinth to contemplate healing. Bring a flashlight, dress warmly and call a day or two in advance. 539-2868, cordelia@starband.net.



Tuesday 01 NEW YEAR'S DAY

Thursday 03

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Friday 04

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Near and Far: Images from the Dona Ana Camera Club — Through Jan. 26. Branigan Cultural Center. 541-2155.

Saturday 05

Silver City/Grant County

Bayou Seco — $6, $3. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Annual 12th Night Dance, with the Fiddling Friends. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3845 N. Swan St. 534-0298, bayouseco@aol.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Tuesday 08

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Swimming & Diving Team vs. Texas Permian Basin & Grand Canyon — 2 p.m. NMSU Natatorium. 646-1420 /
532-2060 / (915) 544-8444.

Wednesday 09

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Sweetheart Days — Farmers and Crafts Market. 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.


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

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