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FEBRUARY

Friday 1

Silver City/Grant County

First Fridays Downtown — Chinese New Year preparation. Downtown Silver City, 535-1700, www.silvercitymainstreet.com

Ft Bayard: New Mexico's Newest Ghost Town — Exhibit through Feb. 28. The show features the work of FeVa Fotos photographers Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan as they present, through their images, the beauty, potential, and current deterioration of this national historical landmark. Opening 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mimbres Region Art Council Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank Building, www.mimbresarts.org

Sean Lucy — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

VFW Friday Night Dancing — Fridays. Hector Carillo performs pop, light rock, country western and Spanish. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. VFW Post 3347, Hwy. 180.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

ArtForms Members Show — Exhibit through Feb. 23. Various media. Reception 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main.

Chicken with Plums — Through Feb. 7. Largely set in 1958 Tehran, the story, adapted from Mariane Satrapi's graphic novel, is a fail-safe tale of lost love leavened with panache, incorporating past and present with sweet and sour flavorings. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

CW Avon — A one-man band playing hard-hitting songs about love, life and the blues. 5-7 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Elemental New Mexico — Opening of exhibition including work by New Mexico artists Bill Gilbert, Diane McGregor, Brian Kluge, Nolan Winkler, Anthony Howell and Michael Berman. Reception 5-7 p.m. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137.

Fantastick Art Exhibit — Art inspired by the song titles of the musical. Wine and cheese reception 5-7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

For the Love of Color — Exhibit through Feb. 23. Painting, photography, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media. Las Cruces Arts Association. Reception 5-7 p.m. Mountain Gallery & Studios, 138 W. Mountain.

For the Love of Lettering — Exhibit through Feb. 26. Southwest Calligraphy Guild. Reception 4-6 p.m. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho.

Mesilla Valley Swing Combo — Hosted by the Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society and directed by Bob Burns, bringing back swing music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. 7 p.m. Free. Museum of Nature & Sciences, 411 N. Main St.

ORIENTal EXPRESSions — Exhibit through March 1. Las Colcheras Quilt Guild. Reception 5-7 p.m. Bank of the West, 201 N. Church.

Our Beating Art — Exhibit through March 15. Art Club, sponsored by City of Artists. Reception 5-7:30 p.m. New American School, 207 S. Main.

Overcome Band — Performance. 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles — New Mexico Watercolor Society-Southern Chapter exhibit of 15 works in a 12-by-12-inch format. Reception 5-7 p.m. Railroad Museum.

Randy Granger — Innovative, award-winning singer/songwriter and recording artist, whose acoustic-based music blends Native American and World flutes, ethereal instruments like the Hang and Moyo percussive instruments and emotive vocals. 5-7 p.m. Free. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St.

The Acts in Progress — Exhibit through Feb. 28. GFWC Progress Club. Various media. Reception 5-6 p.m. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E Picacho.

The Dusters — Classic rock-n-roll and oldies. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Gina's Cantina, 300 N. Main St.

The Fantasticks — Through Feb. 3. A musical telling the story of two fathers who decide that they want their children to fall in love with each other. Matt is a romantic, Luisa a fantasist. In an attempt to unite their children, the fathers feign a feud, hoping that once the children are in love, their dissension and disapproval of the relationship will spark an even greater love between them. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Mousetrap — Through Feb. 17. Agatha Christie comes forth with another hit about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Saturday 2 Groundhog Day

Silver City/Grant County

Adoption Day — Come meet your new best friend from either High Desert Humane Society or the Hurley Animal Shelter. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tractor Supply Co, 2707 Hwy. 180 E., animalfriendsnm.org

Children's Valentine Craft Day — Children will be making two Valentine crafts to take or hang on the library's Valentine tree. 1-3 p.m. Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Ave., 537-6244, bayardpubliclibrary.org

Leave to Weave — Participants will learn to weave a mug rug on a peg loom. Weave a set of mug rugs, or use the weaving as a doll house rug or blanket, or sew two together to make a little bag. This fun class is recommended for children age eight and older and is limited to 12 students. Pre-registration is encouraged. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Passive Solar Hot-Air Panel Workshop — Participants will learn how to design, build and install a low-tech, passive solar hot-air panel to provide free heat. Taught by Asher Gelbart of Green Energy Now. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sliding scale, $5-$20. Re-Store, 704 W. Market St., 538-9540.

Pat Panther — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Wild & Scenic Film Festival — Sponsored by the Gila Conservation Coalition. Featured films: Chasing Water, The Mono Lake Story, A River Runs Through Us, Yelp, The Wolf and the Medallion, Bhutan: Land of the Black-Necked Crane. 6:30 p.m. $8, $5 GCC members, students free. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, silcotheater.com, gilaconservation.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggie Women's Swimming and Diving vs. New Mexico — 12 p.m. NMSU Aquatics Center, 646-1420, nmstatesports.com

Basic Loom Weaving for Children — Children from fourth grade through high school are invited to join instructor Ric Rao for this fun class to learn basic loom weaving. Each child will create an original project on one of the museum's four harness looms. Children will warp their loom and begin weaving during the first session and complete their project during the second session. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20, $16 Museum Friends members. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Daniel Morin & The Supersonic Bogeys — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Eye of the Beholder — Exhibit through Feb. 28. Ali Keyes. Reception 2-6 p.m. Aralia Gallery, 224 N. Campo.

La Sociedad — Poetry reading. 12-1:30 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main.

Lasagna Gardening — Lasagna gardening is an easy, no-till way to create garden beds full of nutrient-rich, fluffy, crumbly soil that plants will thrive in. Join us for a hands-on, practical workshop in which we will demonstrate how to use this low-effort, high-results technique to make amazing garden beds for up-coming spring planting. 2-4 p.m. $20, $15 MVM members. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Ranger Led Nature Hikes — Saturdays. Join a park ranger on a guided nature hike and learn about the history of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Plants and wildlife that live in the park will be identified along the trail. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398

Bird Tours — Saturdays. Join a Park Volunteer and learn the birds that are found in Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 8:15 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Judith Ames. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Jean Gilbert. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

The Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition — Saturdays in February. Information about the importance of whole food nutrition, supported by clinical research. Join us for information, tips for healthy living, and fun. 12-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

The Fantasticks — See Feb 1. Through Feb. 3. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Walk and Talk — Talk by Jo-an Smith. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo.

Deming

Sarah Getto — Getto performs music in many styles including country, pop, adult contemporary, classical and Christian. Close your eyes, you will swear Patsy Cline is in the room. 2 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Sunday 3 Super Bowl Sunday

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ranger Led Nature Hikes — Sundays. Join a park ranger on a guided nature hike and learn about the history of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Plants and wildlife that live in the park will be identified along the trail. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398

Out of the Darkness and Into the Light — Exhibit through March 29. Georjeanna Feltha. Reception. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S, Solano.

Pruning Trees and Shrubs — Join Jackye Meineke, owner of Enchanted Gardens, and learn how to prune your own trees and shrubs. February is an excellent month to complete this chore. 1 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Super Sunday Road Race — 5 mile road race, 5k team race, 2 mile race/walk, 1 mile fun run. Must be 12 years of age and older. 8 a.m. $20-$30. Centennial High School, lascrucesrunningclub.com

The Fantasticks — See Feb 1. 2:30 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 2 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

DPAT Jam Sessions — Sundays. Come out and dance, socialize and have a great time. 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine.

Monday 4

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Tuesday 5

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 525 E Lohman, 620-0377.

Every Other Tuesday — Bruce Carlson. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Trap, Neuter and Return: Feral Cat Care — Join nationally recognized expert on feral cat care, Joe Miele, who will explain some simple things we can do to make the feral cat population more comfortable, and learn how to humanely reduce the population by preventing new litters. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Wednesday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Advocacy: Your Organization's Key to Surviving (and Thriving) in the New Economy — Brown Bag. Lisa Jimenz. 12 p.m. $10. The Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St., 534-0665 x231.

Goodnight Texas — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Lunch & Learn — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning features Jack Carter as he makes learning about local plant life a comfortable and enjoyable process. Carter is author of Trees and Shrubs of New Mexico, and he'll autograph your book if you bring it. His talk is titled, 'Learning How to Learn: The Trees and Shrubs that Surround Us.' 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, room ABC. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ancient Remedies for a Modern You — Ancient yet timeless, Ayurveda gives us the means of attaining and maintaining our own optimal health and wellbeing. Its benefits have been proven over centuries of use, and its methodologies are as applicable today in the West as they were thousands of years ago in India. Ayurveda recognizes that each person is unique and offers a customized approach to wellness. Ina Rucker, owner of Body Health Therapy, is an Ayurvedic Practitioner Intern who is studying at the California College of Ayurveda. 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 7

Silver City/Grant County

Brown Bag Lunch — A conversation with a sociologist. Emma Bailey. 12 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Oliver! Auditions — Also Feb. 9, 11. Theatre Group New Mexico. 6-8 p.m. WNMU Parotti Building. 538-6503.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — CDs. DJ: Mike D'Arcy. 7-10 p.m. $7. Court Youth Center, 402 West Court St., 526-6504.

Herbal Medicines — Thursdays through March 21. From the Ground Up proprietor Deborah Brandt will lead an in-depth course series detailing the diverse uses and applications of traditional herbal medicine to maintain a healthful, vibrant quality of life. Each week will focus on a topic. Brandt is a Registered Nurse, herbalist and nutritionist who approaches health from a holistic perspective. Classes may be taken individually or as a series. 6:30-8 p.m. $15, $10 member per class or $135, $90 members for course. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Leo Rondeau — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Mountain Film On Tour — NMSU Outdoor Rec's Adventure Arts Series continues with an all-new season, showcasing documentaries and guest lecturers on topics ranging from pressing environmental issues to extreme outdoor sports. Each year, a selection of films from the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride is taken on the road, each displaying themes of adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities and important environmental and social messages. 7-9 p.m. $8. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

NMSU Aggies Basketball vs. Idaho — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Art & Sciences Cultural Series — Nation Beat. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Psychic Readings — Dawn Cheney. 12-3 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 8

Silver City/Grant County

A Vessel By Any Other Name — Exhibit through Sept. 28. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Rhythm Music — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

VFW Friday Night Dancing — Hector Carillo performs pop, light rock, country western and Spanish. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. VFW Post 3347, Hwy 180.

WNMU Women's Basketball vs Fort Lewis College — 5:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Fort Lewis College — 7:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dennis Lujan — Exhibit through Apr. 30. Reception. Mixed media, paintings. 4-8 p.m. AA Studios, 2645 Do'a Ana Road.

Dentistry From The Heart — Dental care options include a free cleaning or a free filling. Services are for those aged 18 and above with a government-issued photo ID. Dress warmly as the waiting area is outside. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Park at Young Park on East Walnut and take the free shuttle to the dental office. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Bright Star Dental, 2010 E. Lohman, 640-3147, brightstardental.blogspot.com

Feral Root — Formed in 2008 with a vision for setting the Southwest on fire with their enveloping rhythms, poetic melodies and ability to catch the ears of music fans from all walks of life. 6:30 p.m. $3. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Jazz Ensemble — 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Nebraska — 3 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Illinois-Chicago — 5:30 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Samsara — Through Feb. 14. Filmed over nearly five years in 25 countries on five continents, and shot on 70-millimeter film, the film transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes and natural wonders. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 children and Weds, free for members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Spring Fling — Exhibit through April 30. Oil, watercolor, acrylics. Reception 4-8 p.m. Blue Gate Gallery, 4901 Chagar Court.

Stitches in Time — Exhibit through March 23, 2014. Quilts from the museum's collection. Exhibit opening. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Tomi LaPierre — Exhibit through April 30. Sculpture. Reception 4-8 p.m. Tomi's Studio Gallery, 3421 Do'a Ana Road.

Various Artists — Exhibit through April 30. Reception. 4-8 p.m. El Jardin de Las Cruces Art Gallery, 4010 N. Valley.

Saturday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Chocolate Fantasia — Silver City residents and visitors from across the country can stroll the town's historic streets and visit 30 participating Chocolate Stops inside various galleries and shops, many decorated for the occasion. This year's theme is 'Along the Milky Way.' Gourmet chocolate tasting is the center of this event; tasting tickets are $20 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate from Chocolate Stops in and around the town's historic district. Free events for the entire family including games and a Cosmic Parade and other events to be announced. Chocolate Stop maps will be available at Chocolate Fantasia Headquarters at the Silco Theater on Bullard Street. See story in Red or Green? section. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20. www.mimbresarts.org

Children of the Universe — Silver City Astronomical Society members will talk with children about their role in the universe and kids of all ages will have an opportunity to craft a 3D moving finger-scaled model of the night skies that includes seasonal constellations. 11 a.m. Free. Silver City Public Library, silvercityofstars@gmail.com

Fiddling Friends with Bayou Seco — 12:15-1 p.m. Yada Yada Yarn, 614 N. Bullard.

Love Your Library — Prize drawings, free books for everyone, games, live musical performances and singers, crafts, treats and healthy snack-making, storytellers and readers, renew your library card for free. A full morning of fun for everyone. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Silver City Library, 515 W. College Ave., 388-0892, literacylinkleamos@yahoo.com

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball — With the Gras Daddies. 7 p.m. $12. Buckhorn Opera House, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Night Sky Preservation — William (Bill) Wren, veteran astronomer with the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas, will offer a program illustrating common-sense solutions for night lighting that save energy, increase safety, and reduce light pollution. He will also discuss how to speak to a neighbor who has an offensive light. 1 p.m. Billy's BBQ, 2138 Hwy. 180 E., silvercityofstars@gmail.com

Oliver! Auditions — Also Feb. 11. Theatre Group New Mexico. 4-6 p.m. WNMU Parotti Building. 538-6503.

Philip Gibbs — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Second Saturday Book Sale — The Friends sell a huge variety of gently used books, music CDs, DVDs, recorded books on tape and CD, and videotapes. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friends of the Silver City Library, 1510 Market St.

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Adams State College — 5:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Adams State College — 7:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

Your Chakra and Energy Systems — This class explores in great detail the energy system of the human body. You will learn about your chakras — what they represent, how to achieve good health through maintenance of the chakras, and how to meditate upon them to keep them in good repair. This class is a must for any energy worker, as you will learn how to identify the layers and what the colors in the aura mean, among many other things. Everyone will get a free chakra reading, and see how to test others' chakras. Bring a notebook if you plan to attend. If you have taken this class before and want a refresher, you are welcome to take the class again. With Gaye Rock. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $45. The Rock Center, 413 N. Bullard, 956-5200.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry — Free film. Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, he expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beaten him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention. The documentary is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. In Mandarin and English with subtitles as needed. 1:30 p.m. Free. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Amor de Las Cruces — Exhibit through March 4. City of Artists. Reception 12-2 p.m. Mesquite Art Gallery, 340 N. Mesquite.

Art and Our Prehistoric Past — Talk. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo.

Harness Your Dark Side: Mastering Jealousy, Rage, Frustration and Other Negative Emotions — Al Graves. 2 p.m. Free. NMSU Bookstore & Cafe.

Inviting Pollinators into the Garden — Discover the many pollinators that inhabit our gardens. Create a safe and welcoming environment for pollinators to improve fruit and vegetable production. 2 p.m. $7.50, free to members. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886, gardens@zianet.com, nmenchantedgardens.com

My Master Piece — Reception for exhibit Feb.1-28. Artworks are copies of famous works or done in the style of famous artists. 1-3 p.m. Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470A Calle de Guadalupe, 522-2933.

NMSU Aggies Basketball vs. Seattle — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Illinois-Chicago — 3 p.m. $6 NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Nebraska — 5:30 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Wind Symphony Concert — 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Sean Lucy & Family — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Shape Note Singers — 1-2 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Gloria Hacker. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Loni Todoroki. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

Studio Tours — Also Feb. 10, 23, 24. These tours will feature special works by artists throughout the area and include photography, paintings in oil, watercolors and acrylic, stoneware, woodcuts, weaving, hand woven garments and egg tempera with gold leaf. For tour locations, see artformsnm.org

Symphonic Band — 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition — See Feb. 2. 12-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436. Saturdays in Feb.

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Who Cares About the Past — History project celebrating the 130-year narrative of the property in the Alameda Depot Neighborhood from the County Courthouse, Court Junior High School, Court Youth Center, and Alma d'arte Charter High School. Exhibits of the building's history, culinary treats from different decades, and current visual art. 1-4 p.m. Alma d'arte and Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court.

Deming

Cancer Society Annual Dance — Mardi Gras theme. Brisket dinner served by Palma's Italian Grill. 6 p.m. Special Events Center, 2300 E. Pine, 546-4780.

Alaska String Band — A lively collection of bluegrass, old time, gospel, swing, dawg, blues, Celtic and original music. A single family performing with guitar, twin violin-fiddles, bass, mandolin, ukulele, percussion and vocals. 2 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Sunday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Bilingual Storytelling — With Maria Vigil. 2 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Illinois-Chicago — 11 a.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Painting Flowers Lit from Within — New Mexico Watercolor Society-Southern Chapter program by Jae Drummond. 2-4 p.m. Good Samaritan Arts and Crafts Room, 3011 Buena Vista Cir., 523-2950, nmwatercolorsociety.org

Studio Tours — See. Feb. 9. Also Feb. 23, 24. For tour locations, see artformsnm.org

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 2 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Monday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Widowed Persons Service — Artist Claude Smith will be speaker. 11 a.m. $10 includes lunch. Glad Tidings Church, 537-3643.

Oliver! Auditions — Theatre Group New Mexico. 6-8 p.m. WNMU Parotti Building. 538-6503.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Contemporary Arts Festival — NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Tuesday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Community Bulk Seed Ordering — Also Feb. 14. Combine seed orders for bulk order discounts. Tea and light refreshments served. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Food Co-op, Community Room, 111 6th St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Project Evaluations Basics — What are they, who does them, why do them, how they are done and who cares anyway? Presented by Merritt Helfferich. 1-4 p.m. $25. The Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St., 534-0665 x231.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 525 E. Lohman, 620-0377.

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UTEP — 5 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra — In Big Band history, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around. Tommy Dorsey, the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing, was master at creating warm, sentimental and always musical moods. $40-$45. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Wednesday 13

Silver City/Grant County

Dustin Hamman — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Lunch & Learn — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning features a psychologist and a psychiatrist in this look at cognitive decline, showing that the experience of dealing with it is not as fearsome as generally supposed. Lauri Yablick and Robert Garrett talk on 'Boogeymen for Grownups: Dealing with Alzheimer's and More.' 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, room ABC. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com

Thursday 14 Valentine's Day

Silver City/Grant County

Community Bulk Seed Ordering — Combine seed orders for bulk order discounts. Tea and light refreshments served. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Food Co-op, Community Room, 111 6th St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

One Million Rising Dance — Silco Theatre, Bullard St.

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Meeting — Potluck, meeting, a rock draw and program. Mary Soule will show a video on the formation of caves, a part of the BBC 'Planet Earth' series. It includes both the geology and wildlife of caverns in such places as Borneo, the Yucatan in Mexico, and Lechugilla in New Mexico. 6 p.m. Senior Center, Victoria St., 534-1393.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Jim Helder Septet. Valentine Dance. Cocktail attire. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Bob Diven — Songwriter and this month's cover artist, Diven plays guitar and Irish percussion while singing original songs about life, love and road-kill animals. 7-9 p.m. $5. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Enchanting New Mexico Women — The Land of Enchantment has long been known for its outstanding women. Jo Tice Bloom, a retired history professor, will discuss some of those women who have made New Mexico what it is. Some are natives of the state; others are adopted daughters. All represent the diversity of New Mexico from the days of the Spanish colony to the 21st century. 7 p.m. $2. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Fall in Love with the Desert Nature Walk — Valentine's Day brings visions of chocolates, hearts and roses. Break out of that rut and fall in love with nature. Mother Nature doesn't require all of those presents; she just wants you to enjoy her beautiful views and discover something new when you take a walk. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada Road, 524-3334, asombro.org

Liv — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Love Letters — Tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd and Melissa Gardner, whose poignantly funny friendship and ill-fated romance takes them from second grade through adolescence, maturity and middle age. 7 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Mescalero Basketry and Public Policy — Joan Jensen taught History and Women's Studies at NMSU for over 30 years. She has published books and articles on rural women and women's creativity. The expressive cultures of indigenous women have especially interested her. This study of Mescalero basket-makers is just the latest phase of research that has ranged from native women's basketry to contemporary native women's photography. 1 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

MST Jazz Trio — Jazz combo, featuring Anthony Movsesian on bass, Joe Seltzer on drums and Miguel Torres on keyboards. 6-8 p.m. Free. Main Street Bistro and Ale House, 139 N. Main St.

Friday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Charles Darwin — Jack Carter will discuss Darwin's life, his numerous contributions and his theories in which Darwin described the evolution of humankind as a natural process, excluding divine agencies. Botanist extraordinaire, Carter is a professor emeritus of Colorado College, a long-time and influential member of the Gila Native Plant Society and the author of numerous books and articles on native flora and conservation. 7 p.m. Free. WNMU Harlan Hall. www.gilanps.org

Chris Burton Jacome and Lena Jacome — Flamenco duet. 7:30 p.m. $10, $8 student. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, silcotheater.com

Mason Reed — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Reflections of an Artist Series — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning brings author, journalist, world traveler and goat herder Doug Fine to the podium for a talk on 'Reflections on Life as an Artist' Fine, who lives in Mimbres Valley, is recognized as a world-class adventure writer and investigative reporter. Join us as he shares his artist journey. 5 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, www.will-learning.com

VFW Friday Night Dancing — Hector Carillo performs pop, light rock, country western and spanish. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. VFW Post 3347, Hwy 180.

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Western State Colorado University — 5:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Western State Colorado University — 7:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

For the Love of Art — Through Feb. 16. This showcase of regional artists will include jewelry, painting, blown glass, gourd art, ceramics, fiber art, metal yard art, sculptures, watercolors, photography, street art and culinary art. Ramon Escalante, who died in 2010, will be honored in memoriam for his detailed work in wood and leather. See story in Arts Exposure section. 1-7 p.m. Convention Center, 680 W. University Ave., artformsnm.org

Hitchcock — Through Feb. 21. A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. Stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Contra Dance — Bayou Seco and the Fiddle Club. It's a Mardi Gras theme, so go all out with your costume, but make sure you can dance in it. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Old Mesilla Community Center.

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UMKC — 4 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

The Dusters — Classic rock-n-roll and oldies. 6:30-8 p.m. Gina's Cantina, 300 N. Main St.

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Saturday 16

Silver City/Grant County

Trunk Show — Pottery by Mary Giardina. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Greg and Charlie — 6:30-9 p.m. Diane's Parlor.

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Field Trip — Trip is announced at the meeting on Feb. 14. Must be a member or a guest of a member to attend. Ansel Walters, 388-2010, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

The Oversouls — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Colorado Mesa University — 5:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Colorado Mesa University — 7:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Alma d'Arte Choir — 11-11:30 a.m. Convention Center, 680 E. University.

Amelia Bedelia's Birthday — Special children's story time and bonnet-making workshop. 11 a.m. Free. NMSU Bookstore & Cafe.

Coil Pots for Kids — Children in the workshop will visit the exhibit 'Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Pottery' for a glimpse into how Native American cultures created beautiful three-dimensional work out of clay. The class is limited to the first 15 registrants. Please register in advance. Ages 6-8. 10 am.-11 a.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

Desert Baby-Wearers — Learn about safe and comfortable baby-wearing, practice new methods, try different carriers and meet other baby-wearers at this monthly meeting. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Faculty Recital — Page Bartz, bassoon, and Carl Fels, oboe. 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Fly Tying and Casting Clinic — The Mesilla Valley Flyfishers will be giving demonstrations on fly tying and casting in the park classroom. Beginners are welcome. Limited to 20 participants. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

For the Love of Art — See Feb. 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Convention Center, 680 W. University Ave., artformsnm.org

Laura Humphrey's Steel Drums — 1-2 p.m. Convention Center, 680 E. University.

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Penn State — 2:30 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Colorado State — 4:30 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Phillip Gibbs — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Pat Gill. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Sonya Weiner. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition — See Feb. 2. 12-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436. Saturdays in Feb.

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 Through Feb. 17. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Vegetable Gardening — Preparing and planting a vegetable garden. Learn what and when to plant. Get answers to your pest-control problems and other garden challenges. 2 p.m. $7.50, free to members. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886, gardens@zianet.com, nmenchantedgardens.com

Deming

Art Workshop — Deming Arts Council. 1 p.m. Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts.orbs.com

Mary Kaye — Mary Kaye is a multiple award winning entertainer who shares the stories of the West in music and song. 7 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Lordsburg

20th Annual BootHeel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta — 5 p.m. $12.50, $8 students. Hidalgo County Museum, 708 E. 2nd St., 542-9258.

Sunday 17

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Compassion & Choices — 1:30-3 p.m. Branigan Library, Roadrunner Room, Second Floor. 527-8432, jnaomiscott@comcast.net

New Horizons Symphony Orchestra Concert — The orchestra will perform Hanson's Symphony No. 2, 'Romantic.' Also featured are two vocal soloists, Slovankonthea Cordova-Mills and Jorge Martinez-Rios, who will sing selections from Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story.' Other pieces to be performed are George Gershwin's 'Porgy and Bess,' Desmond-Brubeck's 'Take Five' with saxophonist Jim Helder, and Aaron Copland's 'Hoe-Down' from 'Rodeo.' 3 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Colorado State — 11:30 a.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Texas Tech — 1:30 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

The Fascinating World of Fractals — Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists. Reception. Opportunity to create your own fractal. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Funky Karma Incense & Tea, 3207 S. Main.

The Mousetrap — See Feb. 1 2 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Monday 18 Presidents' Day

No events listed.

Tuesday 19

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — 6-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 525 E Lohman, 620-0377.

Evening with a Doctor — Dr. Kelley Elkins. Come learn almost everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. A look at today's health issues with information we may not all have access to. Ideas will be presented that can assist you to alter, change or correct your present situation easily and inexpensively. Bring your questions to a forum that is open-ended. 6-7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Every Other Tuesday — Soulshine. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UNM — 5 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Wednesday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Lunch & Learn — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning features architect Jim Redford as he recounts more than two decades of designing buildings for WNMU. His talk is titled, 'WNMU Architecture, 1990-2012: The Art and Craft(iness) of Dealing with Academia.' After growing up in Lordsburg, Redford has designed buildings around the world. 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center. 538-6835, will-learning.com

Peter & Michele — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Using Foundation Directory Online — Brown bag. Nikki Zeuner. 12 p.m. $10. The Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St., 534-0665 x231.

Thursday 21

Silver City/Grant County

Martin A. Lee — Author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana. Seating limited. 12 and 7 p.m. $15. Gila/Mimbres Community Radio studio, 519B N. Bullard St., 597-4891, GMCR.org

Member Appreciation Day — Enjoy free food samples and enter a drawing for prizes. Members receive a 10% discount on everything in the store. Everyone welcome. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Silver City Food Co-op, Community Room, 111 6th St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — CDs. DJ: Mike D'Arcy. 7-10 p.m. $7. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Bob Einweck — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Friday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Tina & Her Pony — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

VFW Friday Night Dancing — Hector Carillo performs pop, light rock, country western and spanish. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. VFW Post 3347, Hwy 180.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dusty Low Trio — Four-piece alternative country band featuring the Sullivan brothers — Jesse, Sam and Danny — alongside local jazz legend Tony Movsesian. 9-11 p.m. Free. Main Street Bistro and Ale House, 139 N. Main St.

Illegal 2 — A multi-arts event to highlight the significance of graffiti/street art in the community as a social and artistic statement. A collaboration between the Court Youth Center, Alma d'arte Charter High School, and the WestEnd Art Depot that includes exhibits, outdoor demonstrations, hip hop, Great Conversations on illegalism and art sales. 6-9 p.m. Alma d'arte and Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court.

Hard Road Trio — Acoustic Americana bluegrass trio featuring the song-writing and mandolin talents of Steve Smith, Minnesota songbird Chris Sanders and bassist Anne Luna. 7 p.m. $10. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Our Town — Through March 10. Thornton Wilder's drama about two families living in adjacent houses in sleepy Grover's Corners, NH, in the early years of the 20th century has been described by many as the Great American Play. The play details the everyday lives of two families, the Gibbs and the Webbs. But underlying the events of their lives — marriages, births, and deaths — is a hope for something more. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

Rust and Bone — Through Feb. 28. Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer-whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. Stars Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Saturday 23

Silver City/Grant County

Terry Barber — With an extraordinarily broad vocal range and natural fluency in a wide range of musical styles, American countertenor Terry Barber has been featured on some of the world's most prominent stages and has worked with many of the music industry's most prestigious songwriters, composers and producers. His recorded voice has appeared on every major label, as well as his own label, rEvolv Music. Grant County Community Concert Association. 7:30 p.m. $20, $5 students to age 17. WNMU Fine Arts Theater. 538-5862, www.gcconcerts.org

Tina & Her Pony — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Art and Outer Space — 11 a.m. Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo.

Blue Grammas & Alma y La Tierra Muerta — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Illegal 2 — See Feb. 22. 12-6 p.m. Alma d'arte and Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court.

Learn About Composting — Learn principles of composting to build healthy garden soil in this annual workshop. 2 p.m. $7.50, free to members. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886, gardens@zianet.com, nmenchantedgardens.com

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. UTEP — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu, www.nmstatesports.com

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

Storyfest — Storytellers of Las Cruces annual event in honor of founder Jennie George Curry. Families and children of all ages are welcome to this celebration of the power and magic of stories. Refreshments. 2:30 p.m. Free. Branigan Library Roadrunner Room.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Sharlene Wittern and Sarah Addison. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Judith Ames. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

Studio Tours — See. Feb. 9. Also Feb. 24. For tour locations, see artformsnm.org

Benefits of Whole Food Nutrition — See Feb. 2. 12-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436. Saturdays in Feb.

The Museum Rocks — Also Feb. 24. This first-ever event brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, jewelry, jewelry-making supplies and educational displays on the art and science of rocks and gems. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4, free under 4. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Sunday 24

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Museum Rocks — See Feb. 23. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4, free under 4. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Studio Tours — See. Feb. 9. For tour locations, see artformsnm.org

Monday 25

No events listed for this date.

Tuesday 26

Silver City/Grant County

Writing Your Family History — Workshop with Linda Weaver Clarke. Public Library, 538-3672.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Alma y la Tierra Muerta — Folk and Americana come together with an eclectic flair under the direction of Audra Rodgers, David Tucker and Neeshia Macanowicz. 6:30 p.m. $3. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — 6-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 525 E. Lohman, 620-0377.

Wednesday 27

Silver City/Grant County

Lunch & Learn — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning features Cordelia Rose sharing her second career as designer, builder and advocate for labyrinths. She'll discuss labyrinth designs, distinguishing between mazes and labyrinths, and the calming properties of labyrinth for humans, horses and dogs. Her talk is titled, 'Lots about Labyrinths.' 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com

Health Talk — 'I Have Cancer. What's My Next Step?' 1 p.m. Free. GRMC Conference Room, 1313 E. 32nd St., 538-4870, www.grmc.org

The Oversouls — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Dance Sport Performance — This special event features a performance by NMSU Dance Sport in the University Art Gallery. 7 p.m. Free. NMSU DW Williams Hall, 646-2545, nmsu.edu/artgal

Thursday 28

Silver City/Grant County

Intro to Grant Proposal Writing — The basics of writing a federal-style grant proposal. Nikki Zeuner. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $50. The Wellness Coalition, 409 No. Bullard St., 534-0665 x231.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Genie and the Starliners. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

NMSU University Singers Sing About Art — Free. NMSU DW Williams Hall, 646-2545, nmsu.edu/artgal

Tiffany Christopher — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

MARCH

Friday 1

Silver City/Grant County

Predicting and Chasing Solar Eclipses — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Silver City Astronomical Society present Fred 'Mr. Eclipse' Espenak, retired NASA astrophysicist, who will share his experiences chasing and predicting eclipses around the world, most recently in Libya and China. 1 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center. 538-6835, will-learning.com

VFW Friday Night Dancing — Fridays. Hector Carillo performs pop, light rock, country western and Spanish. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. VFW Post 3347, Hwy 180.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggie Women's Tennis vs. Colorado State — NMSU Tennis Court, www.nmstatesports.com

Downtown Art Ramble — Musicians include: We Are One Dance & Drum, Dona Ana Lyric Opera vocal students, the flute-guitar duo of Lisa Van Winkle and Kerry Alt, and La Cella Bella. 5-7 p.m. Downtown Mall.

Michael Fracasso — Musical performance by renowned Austin-based singer/songwriter Micheal Fracasso. Potluck snacks. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $15. Rokoko Gallery, 1785 Avenida de Mercado, 405-8877, rokokoart.com

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

We Are One — Artists' reception. 5-7 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Saturday 2

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Softball vs. Regis University — Double-eader. 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. www.wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. New Mexico Highlands University — 5:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. New Mexico Highlands University — 7:30 p.m. WNMU Brancheau Complex, www.wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cowboy Days — Award-winning cowboy musicians, Charreada (Mexican-style rodeo), gunfight re-enactments, horseback and stagecoach rides, Western arts and crafts sale, Western movies, children's activities cowboy and ranching demonstrations, greenhouse plant sale. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.3Silver City/Grant County

Sunday 3

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Softball vs. Regis University — Doubleheader. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cowboy Days — See March 2. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 2 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

Monday 4

No events listed for this date.

Tuesday 5

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 525 E Lohman, 620-0377.

Every Other Tuesday — LCHS Solo & Ensemble Honors Orchestra. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Wednesday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Rhythm of the Dance — This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life, including 15 dancers, 3 tenors, 7 acoustic musicians and a seanos dancer. Combining traditional Irish dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand-year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern-day stage show. 7 p.m. $20, $15 MRAC or GCCCA member, $5 student. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater. 538-2505, mimbresart.org

Thursday 7

Silver City/Grant County

Julia Mitchell Lecture — Artist Lecture Series. Mitchell's recent work explores clouds, blowing grasses, and the palette and distressed surfaces of ancient Roman wall painting. Her designs reflect and respect the requirements of this particular medium. Her works are shown and collected extensively in private and corporate collections worldwide. 6:30-8 p.m. WNMU Parotti Hall, 538-2505, mimbresarts.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. Louisiana Tech — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu, www.nmstatesports.com

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

Deming

Rockhound Roundup — Through March 10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free. Southwestern New Mexico Fair Grounds, 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.,
546-0056, www.dgms.bravehost.com.

Friday 8

Silver City/Grant County

VFW Friday Night Dancing — Hector Carillo performs pop, light rock, country western and Spanish. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. VFW Post 3347, Hwy 180.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggie Women's Tennis vs. WNMU — NMSU Tennis Court, nmstatesports.com

Jazz Band — 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

NMSU Aggies Baseball Team vs. La Salle — 6:05 p.m. $6. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

Peter Pan — Also March 9. Presented by A Children's Theatre of the Mesilla Valley, J.M. Barrie's timeless classic is brought to life onstage when the Darling children receive a visit from a mischievous boy who can fly and who takes them to Never Never Land, where an ongoing war with the evil pirate Captain Hook is taking place. 7-9 p.m. $6. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Deming

Rockhound Roundup — Through March 10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free. Southwestern New Mexico Fair Grounds, 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.,
546-0056, www.dgms.bravehost.com.

Saturday 9

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Baseball Team vs. La Salle — 3:05 p.m. $6. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. UT-Arlington — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu nmstatesports.com

Peter Pan — See March 8. 1-3 p.m. $6. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Deming

Rockhound Roundup — Through March 10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free. Southwestern New Mexico Fair Grounds, 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.,
546-0056, www.dgms.bravehost.com.

Sunday 10 Daylight Savings Time begins

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggie Women's Tennis vs. Tarleton State — NMSU Tennis Court, nmstatesports.com

Our Town — Through March 10. See Feb. 22. 2 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515.

NMSU Aggies Baseball Team vs. La Salle — 1:05 p.m. $6. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

Remember Then — 3-5 p.m. $12. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Minds Interrupted — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Do'a Ana County and Compassionate Touch Network will present an evening of monologues by seven Las Cruces residents who have written their personal stories about the impact of mental illness on their lives. There will be a brief reception in the lobby after the stage presentation. 7-8:15 p.m. $10. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Deming

Rockhound Roundup — Through March 10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free. Southwestern New Mexico Fair Grounds, 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.,
546-0056, www.dgms.bravehost.com.

Monday 11

No events listed for this date.

Tuesday 12

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 525 E Lohman, 620-0377.

 



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