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As the season segues from autumn into holiday mode, arts and crafts festivals begin to fill the calendar. You can read more about these creative gift-buying events in this month’s Arts Exposure section.


It’s not all "gifting" yet, however. In Silver City, Nov. 15-17, the play’s the thing with An Evening of Victorian Vignettes. Theatre Group New Mexico presents three one-act plays at the WNMU Webb Theater: "Conversations" by Rob Torres and "The Man in a Case" and "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov. On Nov. 16, it's dinner and a show, the former provided by the Curious Kumquat.


Up in Pinos Altos, at the Buckhorn on Nov. 16 the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series presents folk and Americana performer Eliza Gilkyson. The Austin, Texas-based musician is the daughter of songwriter and folk musician Terry Gilkyson and Jane Gilkyson. Her latest CD is "Roses at the End of Time," and two of her songs are featured in the new British mystery series, "Case Histories."



The arts council will also be presenting its annual Guatemalan Mercado this month, Nov. 24 at the MRAC Gallery in Silver City.


That evening is the 22nd annual Lighted Christmas Parade, beginning at 7 p.m. Floats will parade down Bullard and Broadway in downtown Silver City, with awards presented at 8 p.m. at the HMS Community Health Center. That afternoon, you can visit with Santa and get free gift wrapping at the Silco Theatre. And both Friday and Saturday afternoon, free horse-drawn trolley rides will depart from Home Furniture.


Gosh, it really is starting to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it?


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