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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e   November 2009


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NOVEMBER

Sunday 1 [Daylight Savings Time Ends]

Silver City/Grant County

Day of the Dead Shrine Tour — Also Nov. 2. 6-8 p.m. Ofrendas in galleries and businesses: Animas Gallery, Seedboat Gallery, Blue Dome gallery, NM Art Glass Center, Wild West Weaving, Leyba & Ingalls Arts. Reception.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dia de los Muertos — See Oct. 31. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Old Mesilla Plaza. 524-3262, ext. 116, www.oldmesilla.org

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $8, $6. 3855 W. Picacho, 526-1919, www.mesillavalleymaze.com

Our Best Work — 12-2 p.m. Opening reception for works by artists of Las Cruces Arts Association. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano Dr.

Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin — $10 non-Temple members, $7 members. 2 p.m. Booksigning and presentation of memoir by Dr. Emil Draitser. Light refreshments. Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave., 521-3711.

Deming

Odyssey and The Adventures of Bill & Alice & Herbert & Martha — $8, 2 for $15. 3 p.m. Two short comedies by Timothy McAndrews. Deming Depot, 250 N. Country Club Road. 544-4195.

Monday 2

Silver City/Grant County

Day of the Dead Shrine Tour — See Nov. 1. 6-8 p.m. Ofrendas in galleries and businesses.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Candlelight Procession — 6 p.m. Procession to San Albino Cemetery for the Day of the Dead ceremonies, about seven blocks. Return to the plaza for Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muertos) and coffee. Old Mesilla Plaza. 647-2639, www.oldmesilla.org

Friends of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park meeting — 6:30 p.m. Friends and those interesting in supporting the state park. 5000 Calle De Norte, 523-4398.

Tuesday 3

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Harvest Cooking Class — $35. 2-4 p.m. Chef Carol Koenig will prepare recipes that include pinones, pumpkin and cauliflower. Pre-registration required. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Las Cruces Flute Orchestra — Free. 5:30 p.m. Every Other Tuesday series. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Deming

Paintings on Canvas, Gourd and Rock — Opening reception. 100 S. Gold St., 546-3663.

Wednesday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Knitted Dickey Workshop — Also Nov. 10. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $31 SWFAC members, $36 non-members, $2 materials. Learn to knit a dickey, a knitted garment that fits under a shirt, blouse or V-neck sweater. To register: SWFAC, 538-5733, or visit The Common Thread, 107 W. Broadway. 703 N. Bullard St.

Reserve

Gila Country Legend: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse — Nancy Coggeshall discusses her new book. Joined by Western artist Grem Lee. Reserve Community Center. 773-4152.

Thursday 5

Silver City/Grant County

An Evening with the Artist — Free. 6:30 p.m. Lecture with painter and sculptor Tim Hasenstein. WNMU Parotti Hall. Mimbres Region Arts Council, 538-2505, info@Mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Thursdays through Nov. 19. $6 members, $7 guests. 8-10 p.m. Ballroom, swing and Latin style dancing to live music. High Society Orchestra. Singles and couples, 21 and over. Free waltz lesson by Eric Fierro of Dance Universe at 7 p.m. with paid admission. Dress code. Las Cruces Country Club, 2700 N. Main St. 524-0500, 523-4322, bigbanddanceclub.org

Fire in the Flowers — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

QiGong — $12/$10 for co-op members. Four-week series teaching the basics combining movement, breathing and meditation. Offered by Carlos Villatoro, MD. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Deming

Desert Stitchers Quilt Club — 9:30 a.m. Sit and Sew. LCROA Bldg, LCROA Road. Take Hwy. 11 from Deming to Rock Hound Road, left to LCROA Road, take left, first building on left.

Friday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Hunger for Knowledge Fundraising Dinner — $15 each, $25 couple. 5:30-7:30 p.m. To benefit the Volunteer Center and raise awareness about hunger in Grant County; see story in October issue. Limited to 100 guests. Bayard Community Center. RSVP: 538-6635.

Tom Russell Concert — $20 members, $25 non-members. 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m. Silco Theatre. Mimbres Region Arts Council, 538-2505, info@Mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org

Medicine for the Earth Workshop — Through Nov. 8. With Mary Myers. See story in October Body, Mind & Spirit section. 388-4328, www.marymyers.info.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial — Free. 3-4:30 p.m. Stories and crafts for children ages 7-11. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., 528-4225, 528-4000, library.las-cruces.org

Construction Zone — 5 p.m. Opening reception for new works by Joanna M. Wezyk, featuring drawings and oil paintings of Catholic churches in Poland and France. NMSU Art Gallery, 1390 E. University Ave., 646-2545.

Downtown Ramble — 5-7 p.m. Galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants, art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments. 527-5018, www.downtownlascrucespartnership.org

New Mexico Watercolor Society — 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for exhibit of works by 24 artists. Rio Grande Theatre.

The Burning Plain — Through Nov. 12. $7 regular, $6 matinee, $5 Wednesdays, seniors, students with ID and Mesilla Valley Film Society Members. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Sylvia is a damaged restaurant manager available to any man who shows interest. Her world will shift when someone from her buried past shows up in need of the support she may be incapable of providing. Gina is a New Mexico mother of four and cancer survivor whose passionate affair with a married man has tragic consequences that will bond Gina's teenage daughter and the man's son. An earnest young girl witnesses her crop-duster father go down in a plane crash, setting off a chain of events that will, by the film's midpoint, startlingly unite the first two scenarios. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org

Saturday 7

Silver City/Grant County

105th Annual Bazaar — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Garage sale opens at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit community, youth activities, world missions and church activities. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Texas and Arizona.

Guatemalan Holiday Sale — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. To benefit Mimbres Region Arts Council. MRAC/Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, 1201 Pope St., 538-2505, info@Mimbresarts.org, www.mimbresarts.org

Meet the Artists in Their Studios Tour — 12-6 p.m. [a]SP."A"E Gallery. Bullard at 110 W. 7th St., behind ThunderCreek Traders. 534-8256, aspace.studiogallery@gmail.com

Casual Friday — Ska music. The Drifter, 711 Silver Heights Blvd., 538-2916.

Melodrama Theatre — 8 p.m. Every Saturday. Pinos Altos Melodrama Touring Company. Red Barn Family Steak House, Hwy. 180. Reservations and information: 388-3848.

Surviving Spiritually — Free. 1:30-2 p.m. Eckankar spiritual discussion group. Conference Room A, WNMU Miller Library. 534-0002, www.eckankar-nm.org

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday. Arts and crafts, antiques, wooden artwork, photography, knives and sharpening, coffee and pastries, lunch specials. 2 p.m. Margie Watkins presents "Christmas Buying" with information for the coming holiday. Light refreshments. Non-profit Town & Country Garden Club selling evening gowns ($20) and bridal gowns ($75). Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Wally Lawder and the Artful Coyotes — 8 p.m. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

"A" Mountain Volksmarch — Also Nov. 8. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 5K and 10K courses. 10K circles "A" Mountain. Open to all. Register at West Pavilion off Dripping Springs Road, 523-7034, www.zianet.com/dpiland

EMDR — Free. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Lecture on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a method of healing from trauma. With Adrienne Wilson. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Guided Bird Tour — Free with park pass. 7:15-8:45 a.m. Beginning, intermediate, advanced birders welcome. Bring appropriate clothing, water, binoculars if you have them. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle De Norte, 523-4398.

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

New Mexico Filmmaker's Showcase — $4, $1 for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m. Winning short films of the 2009 Filmmaker's Showcase. CineMatinee. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287. mesillavalleyfilm.org

Renaissance ArtsFaire — Through Nov. 8. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Spend a weekend with kings and queens. Vendors, live entertainment, food, beverages. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. 523-6403, www.las-cruces-arts.org

Soledad Canyon: After the Fire — $3 BLM fee. "Back by Noon" outing. Join wildlife biologist and habitat specialist Pat Mathis through Soledad Canyon to explore the effects of wildland fire on habitat, as well as the important relationship between fire and the environment. 522-5552, Lauren@wildmesquite.org

Tom Russell — $25. 7:30 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 646-4746, 523-6403, www.las-cruces-arts.org

Vibrational Energonics — $8/$6 for co-op members. 1-3 p.m. With Oceana Lowry, curandera. Dowsing, pendulums and more. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Chloride

4th Annual Yuletide in Chloride — Through Nov. 15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than two-dozen local artisans offering a selection of items for gift giving and holiday decor. Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery in Chloride, 35 miles west of Truth or Consequences via Hwy. 52. 743-0493, montecristogallery@windstream.net

Deming

KG and the Ranger — $6. 2 p.m. Cowboy heroes and the Old West come back to life when this award-winning duo takes the stage — singing, yodeling in harmony and displaying their lariat-spinning talents. Presented by Deming Performing Arts Theater. LCROA Hall.

Glenwood

Woman's Club Annual Turkey Dinner — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Traditional homemade turkey dinner with all the fixin's. Take-outs available. Glenwood Community Center.

Truth or Consequences

13th Annual Veterans Day Car Show — $25 to enter. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Judging, trophies, dash, concession stand, swap meet. State Veterans' Home, 992 S. Broadway. 894-4222, sam.shannon@state.nm.us, nmstateveteranshome.org

Run for the Wall — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Vendors, games, car show, food, music, tug-of-war, bike run, rodeo. Veterans Memorial Park, 740-7111, torcveteransmemorial.com

Sunday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Museum Society Annual Meeting — 2 p.m. 25th Annual Meeting, with special program, "The Jeweler, the Professor and the Actor: Revealing the Fabric of Nature in the Frontier Southwest," by guest speaker Steven J. Cary, chief naturalist for New Mexico State Parks. He will sign copies of his new book, Butterfly Landscapes of New Mexico, following the presentation. Silco Theater. 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

"A" Mountain Volksmarch — See Nov. 7. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 523-7034, www.zianet.com/dpiland

New Mexico Watercolor Society — 2 p.m. Jan Addy will demonstrate "Pouring for Excitement in Your Watercolors. Good Sam's, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. 647-1193.

Renaissance ArtsFaire — See Nov. 7. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. 523-6403, www.las-cruces-arts.org

Deming

The Golden Turkey Baster Chronicles — 1-3 p.m. Book signing. 100 S. Gold St., 546-3663.

Monday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Hidalgo Medical Services Flu Shot Clinic — Free. Hidalgo Medical Services, Pope Street.

Widowed Persons Service — $10 for lunch and program. 11 a.m. Entertainment will be music by Charles Stearns. WNMU cafeteria. 388-1072.

Tuesday 10

Las Cruces/Mesilla

J. Wagner and Trevor Reichman?$10. 7:30 p.m. Texas folk musicians. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223.

Wednesday 11 [Veterans' Day]

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Good Mood Food and Other Strategies for Mental Health — $10 suggested donation. 6-7:30 p.m. With Genevieve Chavez, ND, from Optimal Health. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Veterans' Day Ceremony — 11 a.m. Memorial events, Pledge of Allegiance, "Taps," speakers. Parque de los Veteranos, Avenida de Mesilla and Calle del Norte. 524-3262 ext. 116.

Veterans' Day Parade — Parade route starts and ends at Loretto Towne Center. 541-2000, 527-7726, www.las-cruces.org

Truth or Consequences

Veterans' Day Ceremony — 8:30 a.m. coffee and doughnuts; 9 a.m. tour of Veterans' Home; 10 a.m. ceremony of honor and remembrance; BBQ lunch for $5. New Mexico State Veterans' Home, 992 S. Broadway. 894-4200, donna.deason@state.nm.us, www.nmstateveteranshome.org

Thursday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Mural Dedication — 11:15 a.m. Town & Country Garden Club.

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — 6 p.m. Potluck dinner, presentation, monthly meeting. In addition to food and beverage, BYO plate, utensils and cup. Guest speaker David Rinsch will discuss "Panning Gold." Senior Center. 534-9202, tim@tamu.edu, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Thursdays through Nov. 19. See Nov. 5. Bob Burns-Mike Caranda Combo. Country Club, 2700 N. Main St. 524-0500, 523-4322, bigbanddanceclub.org

Butch Thompson Trio — $20. 7:30 p.m. Classical jazz and ragtime, known for their long run on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." Grant County Community Concerts Association. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-5862, www.gcconcerts.org

From Cowboy to Professor to Novelist — $2 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Local author and historian John Duncklee. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Tom VanDenAvond — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Friday 13

Silver City/Grant County

Satsang — $10 donation. 7 p.m. With Jeannie Zandi. First Church of Harmony, 609 Arizona St. 538-5756, jsteidl@hmsnm.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Adam — Through Nov. 19. $7 regular, $6 matinee, $5 Wednesdays, seniors, students with ID and Mesilla Valley Film Society Members. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Adam, a Manhattan engineer who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, is credibly eccentric yet still accessible. His pin-neat apartment, stocked with multiple macaroni-and-cheese dinners and monotonal outfits, reflects a mind drawn to symmetry and familiarity. So when the dreamy Beth moves into his building and his life, Adam is forced to develop a whole new set of coping skills. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org

Butch Thompson Trio — $20. 7:30 p.m. Classical jazz and ragtime, known for their long run on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 646-4746, 523-6403, www.las-cruces-arts.org

Festival of Thanks Choral Concert — Also Nov. 14. $15, $5. Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. NMSU Choirs. Traditional holiday concert. No children under 7. Atkinson Recital Hall. Pan Am Ticket Office, 646-1420. Info: 646-2067, music.nmsu.edu/ensembles/choirs

International Mariachi Student Showcase and Concert — Through Nov. 14. 7:30 p.m. Musicians and folkloric dancers interwoven in colorful procession. Liturgical music. Pan Am Center. 525-1735. www.lascrucesmariachi.org

Potter's Guild Holiday Sale — Also Nov. 14. Fri., 3-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet the artists and buy one-of-a-kind fine art gifts. Las Cruces Association of Realtors building, 150 E. Idaho Ave. pottersguildlc.com

Saturday 14

Silver City/Grant County

Festival Of The Soul — Also Nov. 15. Saturday 12-9 p.m., Sunday 12-4:45 p.m. $10 for one day, $15 for both, children under 12 free. World Music Festival. Opening ceremony, 12-12:30 p.m. Abbe Anderson, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Preeta & the Peacemakers, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Derek Ramnarace, 3:30-5 p.m. HuDost, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Incendio, 7-8:30 p.m. Closing music, 8:45-9 p.m. Food, art, vendors, music and family fun. Half the proceeds go to Penny Park. Bring a chair. Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant St.

Autumn Harvest Festival — Through Nov. 15. 10 a.m.7th annual arts and crafts show. Free admission, door prizes, children's activities, food sales. WNMU campus. 574-7948, showyourcrafts@ymail.com

Casa de la Cultura's Third Annual Native American Thanksgiving Dinner — $8-$10. Food and performances. See story in this section. National Guard Armory, 11990 Hwy. 180 E., Santa Clara. 519-9738, metrillo2002@yahoo.com

Fiddling Friends — 12:15-1 p.m. Live music at Alotta Gelato, Bullard St.

Intensive — $45-$75 sliding scale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. With Jeannie Zandi. Teaching to awaken hearts and bodies to Existence. Pot-luck lunch. 538-5756, jsteidl@hmsnm.org

Major Recycling Collection Event — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Corrugated cardboard, aluminum and other metal cans, glass bottles, white office paper, magazines, catalogues, cellphones, batteries, and #1-type and #2-type plastic bottles (please remove caps). Personnel will be on hand to help unload, answer questions, and distribute curbside recycling bins to Silver City residents. Grant County Business Conference Center parking lot (formerly Teleperformance Call Center, next to Ace Hardware), Hwy. 180 East at 32nd Street Bypass. Information: 534 4841.

Melodrama Theatre — 8 p.m. Red Barn, Hwy. 180. Reservations and information: 388-3848.

Rhythm Mystic — 8 p.m. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway.

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1 p.m. Elma Grijalva with "Beauty Control" discusses products and gives free facials to first four customers. Drawing for gift basket. Light refreshments. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Rosemary Otto and Greg Allen — 3-6 p.m. Opening reception for the artists. JW Art Gallery in the old Hurley Store, 99 Cortez Ave., Hurley, 537-0300, www.jwartgallery.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

"Visit Our Ancestors" Garfield Cemetery Tour — Free. 10 a.m. Two-hour walking tour over uneven terrain. Wear sturdy walking shoes, long sleeved shirts, hats, sunscreen, and carry bottled water. Caravan from Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 9 a.m. 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Festival of Thanks Choral Concert — See Nov. 13. $15, $5. 3 p.m. Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets: 646-1420. Info: 646-2067, music.nmsu.edu/ensembles/choirs

Hetty Smith and Lupe Apodaca — 1-3 p.m. Opening reception for the artists. Glass art and adobe paintings. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470-A Calle de Guadalupe, 522-2933.

How To Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism — Free. 2 p.m. A conversation with Dr. Joann Love, followed by a co-op shopping tour with the doctor. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

International Mariachi Student Showcase and Concert — See Nov. 13. 7:30 p.m. Pan Am Center. 525-1735. www.lascrucesmariachi.org

Monahans — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Potter's Guild Holiday Sale — See Nov. 13. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Association of Realtors building, 150 E. Idaho Ave. pottersguildlc.com

Re-Enactment of Gadsden Purchase Ratification — 2 p.m. Re-enactment of the change of power and flag-raising. Members of the Friends of Fort Selden will serve as re-enactors. Emily Guerra, master of ceremonies. Empyre Pipes and Drums band. Mesilla Plaza. 524-3262 ext. 116.

Young Mr. Lincoln — $4, $1 for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m. Henry Fonda gives a terrific, canny performance (with a prosthetic nose and chin) as Lincoln, stuck at a crossroads between practicing politics and law. The bulk of the film concerns his first case, very roughly based on fact, defending a couple of farmers accused of manslaughter. Lincoln is a mediator who knows how to treat those less fortunate and less educated, as well as those who occupy positions of power. He's just as at home spending time with the gentle, loving family of the accused as he is in the raucous courtroom (where people show up drunk, take naps and generally wait for the lynching to begin). In essence, this Lincoln helped bring humanity to a wild, unruly nation, and director John Ford has done him justice in this film. CineMatinee. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287. mesillavalleyfilm.org

Hillsboro

A Hillsboro Year — 12-4 p.m. Opening reception for show of works by Melody Sears. Local scenes, moods and seasons through the medium of pastel. Percha Creek Traders, 895-5457, www.perchacreektraders.com

Truth or Consequences

Art Hop — 6-9 p.m. Many downtown galleries, studios, stores and restaurants stay open late. New fine art exhibits, live music. Information and walking maps online. torcgalleries@gmail.com, www.torcart.com

Black Range Artists Winter Exhibit — 3 p.m. Opening reception. Wide range of mediums. Main Street Gallery, 108 Main St., 740-2991.

Hot Springs Festival — Most events free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Historic Hot Springs District will host a street fair-style block party featuring live music, vendors, historical displays, and an opportunity to dangle your toes in our famous hot mineral springs. 740-3902, sierracountytourism@gmail.com, www.hotspringsfestival.com

Sunday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Festival Of The Soul — See Nov. 14. 12-4:45 p.m. $10 for one day, $15 for both, children under 12 free. World Music Festival. Gypsy Feet, 12-1 p.m. Under the Kilt, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Manda Claire, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Consuelo Luz, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Penny Park, 1305 N. Grant St.

Magnificent Mutt Strut — $15 entry donation. 1-4 p.m. Strut with your pooch or borrow one from the shelter. Costumes, pet photos. Munchies for pets and humans. High Desert Humane Society, Cougar Way. 538-9261.

Seraphine — $8, WNMU students free. 4 p.m. Based on a true story, the film centers on Seraphine de Senlis, a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper whose brilliantly colorful canvases now adorn some of the most famous galleries in the world. Wilhelm Uhde, a German art critic and collector, discovers her paintings while she is working for him as a maid in the beautiful countryside of Senlis near Paris in the early part of the 20th century. A moving and unexpected relationship develops between the avant-garde art dealer and the visionary cleaning lady. Martin Provost's fictionalized and poignant portrait of this forgotten painter is a testament to creativity and the resilience of one woman's spirit. WNMU-Silver City International Film Society. Real West Cinema II, Hwy. 180. www.silverfilm.org

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

International Mariachi Conference Parque Festival — Free. 12-6 p.m. Mariachis, folkloric dancers, New Mexican food, arts and crafts exhibits, and children's activities. Old Mesilla Plaza. 525-1735. www.lascrucesmariachi.org

Mariachi Mass — Free. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Open to all denominations. Pan Am Center. 525-1735. www.lascrucesmariachi.org

Truth or Consequences

Caravan of Dreams: A World Music Festival — $10. 2-5 p.m. Two world music fusion groups. Firebox Gallery at Integrative Intentions, 400 Mims, (917) 991-3309, wendy@gaiatreehouse.com

Monday 16

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon University — 6 p.m. www.wnmumustangs.com

Tuesday 17

Silver City/Grant County

Downtown Master Plan Open House — 4:30-7 p.m. Free. Silco Theater.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Every Other Tuesday — Free. 5:30 p.m. Guitar Greg. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall. 523-6403. www.las-cruces-arts.org

Wednesday 18

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU/WILL Economic Summit — Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. "Through a Local Lens: Economic Change in Silver City/Grant County." Local experts give local insights into international economic news. Questions from audience. WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium Center. 538-6835.

Thursday 19

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — See Nov. 5. High Society Orchestra. Country Club, 2700 N. Main St. 524-0500, 523-4322, bigbanddanceclub.org

Juan Carmona — $10-$15. 8 p.m. Flamenco guitarist. NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall, Espina Street and Horseshoe Circle. 646-1420, www.ticketmaster.com

The Deming Fuseliers — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Deming

Desert Stitchers Quilt Club — 9:30 a.m. See Nov. 5. LCROA Bldg, LCROA Road.

Friday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Chamber of Commerce Leadership Awards Banquet — $25. Citizen of the Year and various Leadership Awards announced and winners honored. WNMU Sunset room. 538-3785, www.silvercity.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America — 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for world-class traveling Lincoln exhibit. See story in Tumbleweeds section. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Chile Lovers Event — 1-3 p.m. Book signing, chile tasting and presentation. Chile experts Dr. Paul Bosland and Dave DeWitt sign their new book, sales benefit NMSU Library. Zuhl Library. RSVP and info: 646-3642, krismart@ad.nmsu.edu

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. $10. Thursday 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. Have you ever wondered how it would come out if you had the chance to replay a scene from your life? This witty and thought-provoking play contrasts man's ability to analyze with his total inability to respond to the most trivial domestic mishaps and shows three tries at getting the same scene right. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223. www.no-strings.org

NMSU Women's Aggies Basketball vs. Long Beach State — $5-$20. 7 p.m. Pan Am Center. 646-1420/532-2060/(915) 544-8444.

NMSU Women's Aggies Equestrian vs. Baylor — Through Nov. 21. All day. Equestrian Campus, Stewart Street and Union Avenue. 646-1211, www.newmexicostatesports.com

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. $10. Weds. and Thurs. 7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. The beloved characters of Dr. Seuss come to life in this magical musical. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, Jordan Street. 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782). theatre.nmsu.edu

Taking Woodstock — Through Nov. 25. No screening Nov. 21. $7 regular, $6 matinee, $5 Wednesdays, seniors, students with ID and Mesilla Valley Film Society Members. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Film follows members of the community as they stumble along in their preparations to host one of the greatest rock festivals in American music annals: Tiber, his immigrant Jewish parents and local friends from the town of Bethel. Tiber, working at his parents' rundown El Monaco motel in the Catskills, almost accidentally launches the rock concert concept by sputtering words about freedom of expression to local journalists. The interview hits the newspapers, and Manhattan promoters are soon on their way with bags of money to support Tiber's venture. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org

Saturday 21

Silver City/Grant County

Bayou Seco — 12-2 p.m. At A.I.R. Café and Coffee House. 208 Central Ave., Bayard. 537-3967, 866-892-3009, roastmaster@aircoffee.biz, www.aircoffee.biz.

Desert West Auction — 10 a.m. Also Nov. 22. Southwestern art, kachinas, jewelry, pottery, antiques. Desert West Auction, Mimbres, 536-9353, www.desertwestauction.com

Krysis — Hard rock. The Drifter, 711 Silver Heights Blvd., 538-2916.

Benjy Rivas & the BBR Band — 8 p.m. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway.

Melodrama Theatre — 8 p.m. Red Barn, Hwy. 180. Reservations and information: 388-3848.

R.O.A.R. — red, orange, always ripe — 4-7 p.m. Opening reception. Blue Dome Gallery, 307 N. Texas St., 534-8671, www.bluedomegallery.com

Rolling Stones Field Trip — Meet in Hillsboro at the intersection of Hwy. 152 and 27 for 10 a.m. departure. Trip to Hillsboro Jaspeite and Copper Flat Minerals looking for an unusual and beautiful stone for cabbing. The second part of the trip, to Copper Flat, should uncover sparkly pyrite-coated rocks. A little farther beyond is a deep blue pond where selenite crystals are continually forming in impossibly fragile clusters. Last leg of trip requires high clearance. Must be a member or guest of a member to come along; may join the day of the trip and sign liability waiver. 538-5706, kyyote@msn.com, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Uncle River — 1-3 p.m. Book signing with author Uncle River, author of The Mogollon News. See story in this section. Silver City Museum Store, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico University — 8 p.m. www.wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Basic Dowsing Class — $15. 1-3 p.m. Learn basic dowsing (questing, divining, water witching), and how to use the four basic dowsing tools. Dowsing tools available. Pre-registration required. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Beavers and Deceivers — Free with park pass. In-depth talk about beavers and the truth or deceptions of their purpose and function within a wetland ecosystem. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle De Norte, 523-4398.

Holiday Open House — Hot cider, sparkling lights and jazz music. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886, gardens@zianet.com, nmenchantedgardens.com

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Aggies Football vs. Nevada — 6 p.m. Aggies Stadium, 646-1420, 532-2060, www.ticketmaster.com

Pieces of April — $4, $1 for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m. A young woman who has never quite fit in with her family — she's the April of the title, played by Katie Holmes — coaxes them out of their comfy suburban environs to have Thanksgiving dinner at her small, cheerful dump of a flat in Manhattan. April's relationship has always been particularly prickly with her mother, Joy. Certain that they won't be able to stomach April's cooking, the family loads up on doughnuts for their drive down to the city, and Joy remarks that she doesn't have a single pleasant memory of April's childhood or adolescence. Joy is also dying of cancer, which is part of the reason April is making this heroic cooking effort in the first place. But the film isn't one of those dreaded "cancer mom" movies, but a movie about community as family — about the makeshift families that we come up with out of necessity when the ones we were born into don't quite fit the bill. CineMatinee. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287. mesillavalleyfilm.org

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Sky Safari — 7:30 p.m. View the night sky with high-powered telescopes and expert guidance by the NMSU Astronomy Department. Meet at La Llorona Park, West Picacho Avenue and Rio Grande. Museum of Natural History, 522-3120, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Tony Moyesian — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Gila Hot Springs

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Workshop?$50. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (505)807-1377, www.eftbreakthroughs. org.

Sunday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Desert West Auction — 10 a.m. See Nov. 21. Desert West Auction, Mimbres, 536-9353, www.desertwestauction.com

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Artist Dialogue — 1 p.m. Painter Joshua Rose will discuss his body of work. Preston Contemporary Art Center, 1755 Avenida de Mercado, 523-8713, www.prestoncontemporaryart.com

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 2:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Women's Aggies Equestrian vs. Baylor — See Nov. 20. All day. Equestrian Campus. 646-1211. www.newmexicostatesports.com

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 2 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Toys for Kids Motorcycle Parade — Registration 9 a.m., parade departs 12 p.m. Mesilla Valley Mall, JC Penney's west parking lot. 523-1061, 646-7603. toysforkids-lc.org

Monday 23

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Women's Aggies Basketball vs. North Dakota — $5-$20. 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, www.ticketmaster.com

Tuesday 24

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Scented Plants for the Garden — $7.50, free to members. 2 p.m. Learn a wide variety of trees, shrubs, herbs and perennials that provide luscious scents in the garden year round. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla. 524-1886, gardens@zianet.com, nmenchantedgardens.com

Wednesday 25

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 7 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Thursday 26 [Thanksgiving Day]

Silver City/Grant County

Thanksgiving College Night — DJ Langster. The Drifter, 711 Silver Heights Blvd., 538-2916.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 7 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Friday 27

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Coco Before Chanel — Through Dec. 3. $7 regular, $6 matinee, $5 Wednesdays, seniors, students with ID and Mesilla Valley Film Society Members. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. ''In order to be irreplaceable,'' said the legendary French couturier Gabrielle ''Coco'' Chanel, ''one must always be different.'' The very feminine, very inward-looking French biopic examines the influences that made Chanel so different — and so irreplaceable. The woman who became Chanel grew up a poor, skinny orphan in a convent school, where she learned sewing as a trade. She idled in her early years as a cabaret singer, lived with one protective rich man while falling in love with another, and hewed to a life of unmarried independence that hid a tough, sad heart. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Women's Aggies Basketball vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville — $5-$20. 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, www.ticketmaster.com

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday 28

Silver City/Grant County

19th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade — 7 p.m. Downtown.

Brandon Perrault and Friends — 8 p.m. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway.

Melodrama Theatre — 8 p.m. Red Barn, Hwy. 180. Reservations and information: 388-3848.

Stylin' Base Dance Party — The Drifter, 711 Silver Heights Blvd., 538-2916.

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bird Rehabilitation — Free with park pass. 9 a.m. Lecture. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle De Norte, 523-4398.

Gift Wrap Workshop — $7.50, free to members. 2 p.m. Creative approaches for using dried materials from the garden to create holiday package decorations and wrapping. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886, gardens@zianet.com, nmenchantedgardens.com

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Women's Aggies Basketball vs. Michigan — $5-$20. 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, www.ticketmaster.com

Picacho Corridor Fall Studio Tour — Through Nov. 29. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participating studios are within a 10-minute drive. Familiar artists and surprise painters and sculptors. Look for yellow "Open Studio" signs along Picacho Ave. 635-7899.

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

St. Genevieve's Annual Christmas Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles Show & Sale — Through Nov. 29. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1.50 admission good for both days. Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., 526-8624, 524-4203.

The Blue Maddies — 8 p.m. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

White Sands — $4, $1 for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m. A solid suspense thriller with a great ensemble cast, the film features the protagonist, Willem Dafoe, as New Mexico deputy sheriff, who has to investigate a body found way out in the high desert. The crime scene has a couple of interesting artifacts, including $500,000 cash, and Dafoe becomes involved to the extent of impersonating the victim in order to follow the money. Just how he decides to do that involves a hilarious autopsy scene with M. Emmet Walsh as the coroner. The subsequent investigation finds Dafoe square in the middle of an international arms deal with mysterious characters materializing right and left. Among them are the dreaded alphabet agencies, CIA and FBI, and of course the Military Industrial Complex. CineMatinee. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287. mesillavalleyfilm.org

White Sands

Lake Lucero Tour — $3 entry fee. 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Three-hour trip to the dry lake that is the source of the white sands. Reservations required. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Sunday 29

Silver City/Grant County

Tyrone Mercantile — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tyrone Town Plaza, Hwy. 90. 534-3911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 2:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Picacho Corridor Fall Studio Tour — See Nov. 28. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 635-7899.

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 2 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

St. Genevieve's Annual Christmas Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles Show & Sale — See Nov. 28. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1.50. Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., 526-8624, 524-4203.

 

 

Monday 30

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DECEMBER

Tuesday 1

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Every Other Tuesday — Free. 5:30 p.m. Mick Harris. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.las-cruces-arts.org

Wednesday 2

Silver City/Grant County

Joy! 2009 — 6:30 p.m. Free, non-perishable food donation. Third annual holiday show. Music, dance, children's chorus, sing-a-long, Santa. Theatre Group New Mexico. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Kelly Clarkson in Concert — Pan Am Center, 646-1420. www.ticketmaster.com

NMSU Women's Aggies Basketball vs. UNM — $5-$20. 7 p.m. Pan Am Center. 646-1420. www.ticketmaster.com

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 7 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Teada: Irish Christmas in America — $10-$15. 8 p.m. Family-friendly performance features Irish ballads and holiday carols, lively fiddle tunes and Irish dancing. Atkinson Recital Hall. Pan Am Ticket Office, 646-1420, www.ticketmaster.com

Thursday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Light Up a Life — 5:30-6 p.m. $5 donation. Memorial tree-lighting ceremony. Call to reserve your light in memory of a loved one. Gila Regional Medical Center, 574-4934.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Christmas Evening of Song — $25. New Desert Harmony Singers. Ballrooms of Corbett Center, NMSU campus. 646-2008.

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Our People, Our FaithOur Lady — Free. 7 p.m. Special screening of documentary that explores the three-day Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Tickets available at City Hall, 200 N. Church St. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 7 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Friday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Olde Fashioned Gila Valley Christmas Arts & Craft Faire — Also Dec. 5. Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dutch oven desserts, Fri. 5-7 p.m., weather permitting. Dinner dance with Dave & Daniel Morgan Band, Fri. 6-10 p.m., dinner available 4-8 p.m. Santa, Sat. 2 p.m. Local artists, crafts, music, baking. Christmas tree raffle for 4H. Farm Bureau Exhibit Building, Grant County Fairgrounds, Cliff. 535-2151, 535-4395.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

La Casa Holiday Bazaar — Through Dec. 6. Special preview party, Friday 5-8 p.m.; $12 admission, refreshments. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3 admission. Handmade holiday and gift items, home-baked goodies, silent auction, hand-decorated note cards and various La Casa merchandise. Proceeds benefit La Casa. Dickerson's Event Center, 3900 W. Picacho. 526-2819.

Captain Abu Raed — Through Dec. 10. $7 regular, $6 matinee, $5 Wednesdays, seniors, students with ID and Mesilla Valley Film Society Members. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Abu Raed, an elderly widower, works as a janitor at the international airport in Amman, Jordan. He's well-read, philosophical and given to moments of spontaneous whimsy, as when he finds the discarded hat of a jet pilot and wears it on the way home. The impoverished kids in Abu Raed's neighborhood assume he's actually a pilot and treat him with such exaggerated respect that he decides to play along, Arabian Nights-style, with tales of his imagined travels. But one boy, Murad, resists the storyteller's charms and grows hell-bent on exposing Captain Abu Raed as a fraud. Raed is sympathetic to his young detractor. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Through Dec. 20. $5-$8. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Five golden tickets are hidden beneath the wrappers of Willy Wonka's delicious chocolate bars — five tickets that will change the lives of those who find them. The winning children are invited through the gates of the Chocolate Factory to see all the secrets and magic inside. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org

City Christmas Tree Lighting and 6th Annual Trails of Lights — Hot chocolate with Santa. Downtown Mall and Las Cruces Railroad Museum. 541-2288, 541-2000, ohennessey@las-cruces.org

Downtown Ramble — 5-7 p.m. Galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants, art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments. 523-2950, www.downtownlascrucespartnership.org

Images of Tortugas — 5-7 p.m. Opening reception for photographic essay by Robert Kaiser. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday 5

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Hotsprings Ranch Studio Sale — Through Dec. 6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 20 artists featured, selling handcrafted gifts of all sorts, along with live music by Bayou Seco, refreshments and door prizes. Take Hwy. 152 to the Mimbres, Hwy. 61 to Royal John Mine Road, follow signs two and a half miles.

Olde Fashioned Gila Valley Christmas Arts & Craft Faire — See Dec. 4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa, 2 p.m. Farm Bureau Exhibit Building, Grant County Fairgrounds, Cliff. 535-2151, 535-4395.

Melodrama Theatre — 8 p.m. Every Saturday. Pinos Altos Melodrama Touring Company. Red Barn Family Steak House, Hwy. 180. Reservations and information: 388-3848.

Rhythm Mystic CD Release Concert — $7. 7 p.m. Rhythm Mystic, joined by Compás and other artists from Silver City area. The Wherehouse, 305 S. Texas St. 534-4762, www.rhythmmystic.com/news.cfm

The Illusion Band — 8 p.m. Isaac's, Bullard and Broadway.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

La Casa Holiday Bazaar — Through Dec. 6. See Dec. 4. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $3. Dickerson's Event Center, 3900 W. Picacho. 526-2819.

Three Exhibits Opening — 5-7 p.m. "Three Decades of Inquiry," "Swarm" and "Mirage." Retrospective of abstract to figural works by Albuquerque artist Margi Weir, dyed and cut X-ray film art by Julia Barello, and jewelry art made from steel, silver and automobile paint by Rachelle Thiewes. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, www.museums.las-cruces.org

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Through Dec. 20. See Dec. 4. $5-$8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Life x 3 — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Lincoln Presentations — 1 p.m. Lecture. Dr. Dwight Picaithley, former Chief Historian for the National Park Service, speaks on Lincoln's lasting influence on New Mexico. Live chamber music 3-5 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, Shannon Gallery.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Art Show — Through Jan. 10. Local artists will display special guadalupes, religious symbols, churches, saints and crosses. Glenn Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo, 541-0658.

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 8 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Deming

Christmas Light Parade — Downtown.

Hillsboro

Hillsboro's Christmas in the Foothills — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-Christmas celebration with open houses at studios, galleries and historic homes. Events at the Community Center include raffles, the famous $49.99 sale, and vendors selling their holiday wares. 895-5797, www.hillsboronm.com

Truth or Consequences

Holiday Faire — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. One-of-a-kind gifts, homemade goodies, crafts, artwork, pottery, more. New this year is a bistro with home-baked foods, gourmet coffees & teas, and soup with fresh breads. Senior Recreation Center, 301 S. Foch. 894-6641, kellykelsey29@hotmail.com, www.torcseniorcenter.org

Sunday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Hotsprings Ranch Studio Sale — See Dec. 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hwy. 152 to the Mimbres, Hwy. 61 to Royal John Mine Road, follow signs two and a half miles.

Christmas Concert — 3 p.m. Free, childcare provided. Community Chamber Singers. "In Nativitatem Dominum-A Christmas Cantata" by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, "Nowell Sing We" by Richard Dirksen. Two works presented will be contemporary settings of old English text. In celebration of Felix Mendelssohn's 200th birthday, the program will finish with "Angels in Seven," a new arrangement of "Hark! the herald angels sing." First Presbyterian Church.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

La Casa Holiday Bazaar — See Dec. 4. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $3. Dickerson's Event Center, 3900 W. Picacho. 526-2819.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Through Dec. 20. See Dec. 4. $5-$8. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Life x 3 — See Nov. 20 $10. 2:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Luminarias at Night — Night lights throughout NMSU campus. 646-3200.

Senses of the Season — $30-$60. "A Journey of Food, Music and Art." Meson de Mesilla, Lundeen's Inn of the Arts, Alameda House. 526-3327.

Seussical — Through Dec. 6. See Nov. 20 $10. 2 p.m. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 646-1420, 800-525-ASTC(2782), theatre.nmsu.edu

Monday 7

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Tuesday 8

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Wednesday 9

No events listed for this date.

Thursday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — 6 p.m. Annual dinner and holiday party. Potluck dinner, meeting replaced with games and gift exchanging. Senior Center. 534-9202, tim@tamu.edu, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Colorado School of Mines — 8 p.m. www.wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Colorado School of Mines — 6 p.m. www.wnmumustangs.com



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