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APRIL

Monday 1 April Fool's Day

Silver City/Grant County

Old Masters — Opening reception. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mimbres Region Art Council Gallery, Wells Fargo Bank Building.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Amour — Through April 4. Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. Directed by Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert. In French and English with subtitles as needed. 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

NMSU Aggies Baseball vs. New Mexico — 6:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

Tuesday 2

Las Cruces/Mesilla

24/7 Blues Band — 6:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

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

Pro-Artists Series — Photographer Paul Schranz. 6-8 p.m. Adobe Patio Gallery, 1765 Avenida de Mercado, 532-9310.

Trap, Neuter and & Return: Feral Cat Care — Nationally recognized expert Joe Miele. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Wednesday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Mike Madigan — Folk rock. 7 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Journey of the Universe — Film series, conversation. 6 p.m. Free. St. Mary's, Alabama St. 590-5561.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

YourDay SelfMastery Conversation — Wednesdays. Coaches Siddeeq Shabazz and Azadeh Boroumand. This month's featured book is The New Psycho-Cybernetics. 7:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Brown Bag — The how, why and what of nonprofits with Nikki Zeuner. 12-1 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

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.

Ca�ada Alamosa Project — Opening reception. "4,000 Years of Agricultural History." Artifacts, photographs, oral history and interpretation of life and survival in the Ca�ada Alamosa, an isolated New Mexico canyon that features pithouse and pueblo ruins, Apache camps and Euro-American homesteads. 6-8 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

J.P. Whipple — One-man band. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Friday 5

Silver City/Grant County

Creatures of the Maya — Julian Lee's presentation, on "Amphibians and Reptiles in the Religious and Secular Life of the Maya" is based upon his many years of research on the biota of the Yucat�n Peninsula. Audubon Society. 7 p.m. WNMU Harlan Hall.

Lillis Urban Band — Americana. 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

One-Day University — Go back to the classroom for a day with no tests and no tuition. Three outstanding professors offer their wisdom and insights concerning crime, poetry and evolution. Registration required. Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and WNMU. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 538-6320 to register. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, will-learning.com

Spring Concert — Through April 7. With the Dusky Buskers. Little Toad Creek, 1122 Hwy. 35, Lake Roberts, 536-9649, littletoadcreek.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Borderland — Through Apr. 27. Solo exhibit by Kim Shifflett. Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

Chinese Take-Away — Through April 11. In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store. Roberto collects bizarre worldwide news in an album as a hobby and his acquaintance Mari has an unrequited love for him. One day, Roberto sees a Chinese named Jun being expelled from a taxi and he helps the man to stand up. Jun does not speak Spanish and shows a tattoo with an address on his arm. Roberto heads to the spot with Jun and discover that the place belonged to Jun's uncle who sold it three and half years ago. Roberto lodges Jun in his house and after a series of incidents, he finds a delivery boy to translate and learns the dramatic story of Jun's life. Spanish and Mandarin with English subtitles. 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

3rd Annual Las Cruces Game Convention — Tournaments for latest games, Cosplay/Costume Contest, Ramen Eating Contest, card game tourneys + play. live martial art demonstrations, local vendors, free arcade machines play, panels, shows. Meerschedit Recreation Center, 621-3858.

Mexican Movie Memorabilia — Reception. 5-7 p.m. El Paso Electric Gallery, Rio Grande Theatre.

J. Paul Taylor Home Interiors — Exhibit through April 29. Opening. Oils by Ouida Touch�n. 5-7 p.m. Main Street Gallery, 311 N. Downtown Mall, 647-0508.

Las Cruces Arts Association Membership Show — Reception 4 p.m. Mountain Gallery and Studios, 138 W.Mountain St.

Lunchtime Yoga — Fridays. 12 p.m. $12 includes lunch. Downtown Desert Yoga, 126 S. Downtown Mall.

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

NMSU Softball vs. UT Arlington — 6 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

RGT Live! Open Mic — Local singer-songwriters. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin — Singer/songwriters. Potluck. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $15. Rokoko Gallery, 1785 Avenida de Mercado, 405-8877, rokokoart.com

Twelve Angry Men — Through April 21. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

History Through Art — Deming Arts Council Reception. 5-7 p.m. Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold, 546-3663, demingarts.orbs.com

Saturday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Guatemalan Mercado — Sale will feature an extensive selection of handmade weavings created by Guatemalan artisans and offered for sale by Sonia and Curt Porter, longtime vendors of Guatemalan textiles. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. MRAC Gallery, 1201 N. Pope St, mimbresarts.org

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

Joe West Band — Country rock. 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Natural Earth Plasters — Through April 7. Workshop. Mule Creek Adobe, 258 Old Arenas Valley Road, 535-2973, www.mulecreekadobe.com.

WNMU Softball vs. Colorado Mesa University — 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

SWNM Audubon Birding Trip — Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road and/or Cherry Creek, looking for spring visitors, primarily warblers. Bring drinks, hat, appropriate clothing. 7:30 a.m. WNMU Fine Arts parking lot, 388-4210.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Arbor Day — Learn about the many different trees found in our area with Dr. John Mexal. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Museum of Nature and Sciences, 411 N. Main St., las-cruces.org/museums, 522-3120.

Baby Boomer Comedy Show — Veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader presenting clean humor on topics that the Boomer generation can relate to: family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging and more. 7-9 p.m. $15-$18. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Boat Safety — Successful completion will earn participants the Boater Education card. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Gleewood Acoustic Duo — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Guided Hikes — Saturdays and Sundays. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sun protection. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

NMSU Softball vs. UT Arlington — 2 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

Organic/Homemade Pest Control — MVM Farm Manager Lori Garton. Learn how to deter pests and disease in your garden or farm naturally. Pre-registration required. 9-11 a.m. $20, $15 MVM members. MVM Farm, 2653 Snow Road, mountainviewmarket.com

Gallery Tours — Saturdays. Museum Education Coordinator LuAnn Kilday will lead a guided, one-hour tour of the gallery exhibits in the Bruce King Building. Free with regular museum admission. 1-2 p.m. $5, $3 senior citizens, $2 children 5-17. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Bird Walks — Saturdays. With members of our local Audubon Society and park volunteers. No reservations needed, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring or borrow park binoculars. 8:15 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Southern New Mexico Fiber Arts Festival — Watch Tres Manos Weavers create designs on their looms throughout the festival. Free. Old Tortilla Factory, 1910 Called De Parian, 635-8914.

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

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

The Cowboy Rides Away — George Strait and Martina McBride in concert. Sold out. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

New Mexico Watercolor Society — Opening reception. Exhibit of more than 40 watercolor paintings. 5-7 p.m. New America School, 207 S. Main. 522-6382.

Deming

Nancy Ruybal and Katy Creek — Nancy Ruybal is known best in the Western music community for her unique style of cowboy music. 2 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Stars-N-Parks — The winter sky is setting in the west, while Jupiter is visible in the southwest. Saturn should clear the mountains to the east before program's end. The spring sky is well presented. 8:40 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Rockhound State Park, astro-npo.org

Glenwood

11th Annual Dutch Oven Cook Off — Tasters' Delight featuring tastes from the Dutch Oven entries. 9 a.m. $7.50 per plate. Community Park, Catwalk Road.

Woman's Club Rummage Sale — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Center.

Whitewater Mesa Kite-Flying Picnic — Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, Hwy. 159, 539-2868, wmlabryinths.com

Sunday 7

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Softball vs. Colorado Mesa University — 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Guided Hikes — Saturdays and Sundays. See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

NMSU Softball vs. UT Arlington — 4 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 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.

Hillsboro

Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue — 3-5 p.m. $5. Hillsboro Community Center.

Monday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Animal Friends of New Mexico — 3:30 p.m. Silver City Food Co-op, Community Room, 534-1024, animalfriendsnm.org

Widowed Persons Service — Judy O'Loughlin will talk about Complaint Free World. 11 a.m. $10 includes lunch. Glad Tidings Church, 537-3643.

Teen Tech Week — Through April 13. Held by libraries nationwide, led by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave, 538-3672.

Tuesday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Green Drinks: Recipes to Alkalize and Energize — Also April 11. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Food Co-op, Community Room, 111 6th St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. Arizona — 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

Wednesday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Embracing Social Media: Seven Benefits for your Non-Profit — Learn how integrating social media into your non-profit's communications strategy can give you a powerful tool for outreach, education, community building and fundraising. Presenter Derek Markham is a digital media consultant, website builder, writer, and problogger living in Silver City. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. $10. The Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St., 534-0665 x231.

Journey of the Universe — Film series, conversation. 7 p.m. Free. St. Mary's, Alabama St. 590-5561.

Peter & Michele — 6:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Public Health Challenges Due to Increasing Dust, Heat and Smoke — Discussion facilitated by Mary Stoecker, RN. Special guest speaker, State Climatologist David Dubois. Drought impacts on dust and health, respiratory issues for children and adults: asthma, allergies and valley fever. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center.

Beginning Woodcuts Class — Phillip Parotti. 5-7 p.m. $40 plus materials. Leyba & Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard St., 388-5725, www.leybaingallsARTS.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Film Las Cruces — Monthly film forum. 6:30 p.m.. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

YourDay SelfMastery Conversation — 7:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Green Drinks: Recipes to Alkalize and Energize — See April 9. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Food Co-op, Community Room, 111 6th St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Meeting — "Rockin' Oregon," a virtual tour — with sample cabs, slabs and rough — of some the classic agates, jaspers, obsidians, etc. found in Oregon. Presented by Bruce Williams and Nancy Bailey. Potluck, bring your own serviceware and a dish to share. 6 p.m. Senior Center, Victoria St., 534-1393, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

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.

Ca�ada Alamosa Project — Lecture with Project Archaeologist Karl Laumbach. 6-8 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Majka Burhardt — NMSU Outdoor Rec's Adventure Arts Series. Author, professional climber, filmmaker and entrepreneur. 7-9 p.m. $5. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

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

Friday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Body Beautiful — Juried art show. 9th annual. San Vicente Artists. 5-7 p.m. Artists' Lair, Texas & Market.

Contradance — Live music by the Big Ditch Crickets and Fiddle Club. 7-10 p.m. Free. Broadway and Pinos Altos, 534-1700.

J. Wagner — Americana. 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Side Street Strutters — Early New Orleans jazz. In concert, the Strutters borrow from their extensive repertoire of beautifully crafted arrangements, colorful costumes, tap dancing, and 26 years of showmanship and musicianship to create a fun-filled evening centered on jazz — America's musical heritage. Grant County Community Concert Association. 7:30 p.m. $20, $5 students. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre, 538-5862, www.gcconcerts.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Women's Tennis vs. Utah State — NMSU Tennis Court, 646-1420, nmstatesports.com

Community Reiki Circle — Michael Abeyta, a certified Reiki practitioner, will give a short demonstration. 7-8 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Dead Man's Cell Phone — Through April 28. Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Ceil Herman. This unusual and charming love story deftly combines fantasy and realism. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

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

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UTSA — 6 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

Quartet — Through April 18. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Stars Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly. 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

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Saturday 13

Silver City/Grant County

3rd Annual Spring Boutique — Also April 14. Grant County Home Business Network. Crafts, gifts, knife sharpening, raffles. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Business & Conference Center, 2115 Lori Dr.

Body Beautiful — Juried art show. San Vicente Artists. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Artists' Lair, Texas & Market.

Craft Class: Native American Rattles — Ages 8 and older. Pre-registration encouraged. 10 a.m-12 p.m. $5. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

FOL Book Sale — Kids get a book free if it contains the word or color blue. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friends of the Library Bookstore, 1510 Market St.

J. Wagner — Americana. 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Lincoln Day Dinner — Republican Party of Grant County. Dinner with entertainment. Keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph Shepard from WNMU and possibly Dianna Duran, New Mexico Secretary of State. 6 p.m. For tickets call 538-1623. Red Barn Family Steak House, 708 Silver Heights Blvd., 388-3848.

PFLAG '80s Dance Party — Scholarship fundraiser. 9 p.m. $10. Buffalo Dance Hall, Bullard Street.

Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Rescue Open House — Celebrate the new addition to the Wagon Wheel Lane Station. Red Hot Fire Station Chili for lunch, tours of the station, and Ellen Brown, Gila National Forest Preservation and Mitigation Coordinator, will present a talk on the importance of creating defensible space in residential areas. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PAVFR.org

Reiki 1 and 2 — 9-5 p.m. $150 plus tax. Rock Center, 413 N. Bullard, 956-5200, www.gayerock.com

Sea Dreams — Exhibit April 2-30. Artist reception. Glasswork and jewelry by Susan Rice. 2-6 p.m. Copper Quail Gallery, 211A N. Texas, 388-2646.

Silver City Astronomical Society — "Chasing Dwarfs: The Search for Variability in the Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae." 1 p.m. Billy's BBQ, 2138 Hwy. 180 E., silvercityofstars@gmail.com

Work o' the Weavers — With faithful adherence to their original arrangements, this group's intention is to recall the spirit of the Weavers, providing an echo of their timeless music and some insight into their story. 7:30-10 p.m. $20, $15 MRAC members. Pinos Altos Opera House, 32 Main St., mimbresarts.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

40th Annual Mesilla Valley Iris Show — 1-6 p.m. Free. Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 N. Telshor Blvd., zianet.com/mvis

Big Dig Volunteer Extravaganza — 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Mountain View Market Farm, 2653 Snow Road, 523-0436, mvmoutreach@gmail.com

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Global Warming in the US and Southwest — Connie Falk explains the fundamentals of the greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases, current global impacts of climate change and projected impacts in the US and the Southwest. Falk is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at NMSU. 10 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

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

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UTSA — 4 and 6 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

Photographic Lighting, Part One — How to use and enhance natural lighting with items you may have around your home or can purchase. Call and reserve your spot. 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. $5 plus $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Gallery Tours — See April 6. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Bird Walks — See April 6. 8:15 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Spring Plant Sale — A variety of herbs, vegetables and flowers. Master Gardener Sylvia Hacker will talk about "Plants of New Mexico." 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Pat Gill. 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.

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

Desert Alive! Native Plant Sale — Celebrate spring with a salute to the wildflowers, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Guided walks, talks and programs. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Rockhound State Park, Hwy 143.

Smok'n Oldies Car Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Courthouse Park, 494-7265 or 546-2366.

Stars-N-Parks — The winter sky is setting in the west, while the three-day-old Moon and Jupiter are visible in the southwest. Saturn is above the eastern horizon at program start. The spring sky with Leo, Virgo, Ursa Major and the Hydra void is well presented. 8:45-10:15 p.m. Rockhound State Park, astro-npo.org

Sunday 14

Silver City/Grant County

3rd Annual Spring Boutique — See April 13. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grant County Business & Conference Center, 2115 Lori Dr.

Bilingual Storytelling — "The First Tortilla" with Maria Vigil. 2-3 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Body Beautiful — Juried art show. San Vicente Artists. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists' Lair, Texas & Market.

Harness the Loom — Weaving demonstration with Mary Leen. 2-3 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Women's Tennis vs. Denver — NMSU Tennis Court, 646-1420, nmstatesports.com

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

Remember Then... A Class Act — Classic car show on Main Street along with root beer floats, hot dogs and hamburgers. Concert starts at 3 p.m. with hits from the '50s and '60s. 1-5 p.m. $15, $12 advance. Car show free. Rio Grande Theatre.

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 2 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

DPAT Jam Sessions — 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine.

Monday 15

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Claude Bourbon — Medieval and Spanish blues. 7 p.m. $10. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Tuesday 16

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

LCHS Mariachi Band — 6 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Wednesday 17

Silver City/Grant County

The Oversouls — Rock and soul. 6:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Journey of the Universe — Film series, conversation. 7 p.m. Free. St. Mary's, Alabama St. 590-5561.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

YourDay SelfMastery Conversation — 7:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Glenwood

Glenwood Elementary's Christmas Play — Postponed from December. 6:30 p.m. Glenwood Community Center.

Thursday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Four Shillings Short — Children's concert, 10 a.m. All ages concert, 5:30 p.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave, 538-3672.

Tim Read — Sculptor, Artist Lecture Series. 6:30 p.m. WNMU Parotti Hall, mimbresarts.org, will-learning.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.

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

Friday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Native Plant Society — Bill Norris will discuss "The Role of Amateur Botanists in Sustaining the Floristic Tradition in Botany." 7 p.m. WNMU Harlan Hall.

The Roadrunners — 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Faces of Climate Change — Storytelling by WNMU Expressive Arts Department for Earth Day. 7 p.m. Seedboat Center for the Arts. 538-8078, scearthday@gmail.com

Reflections of an Artist Series — Monette Bebow-Reinhard on "Tracking a Pre-Contact Copper Industry Trade Network," an exploration of the pre-historic copper tooling and trading and its effect on culture in the Americas. 5 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Birders: The Central Park Effect — Through April 25. A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives. Documentary by Jeffrey Kimball. On April 21 (matinee) and April 24, Nancy Stotz from the Mesilla Valley Audubon Society will also speak. 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

Border Book Festival — Through April 20. Film festival, filmmaker talks, panels, readings, music, food and more. Rio Grande Theatre as well as in the Mesquite Historic District, 523-3988, bbf@borderbookfestival.com

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — Through May 5. By Steve Martin. A Parisian bar is the location for a chance meeting between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, who challenge each other's ideas about art, science, life and loves. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Saturday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Earth Day — Fun and informative for all ages. Food, entertainment, plant sales. Meet representatives from local organizations working to make our area a great place to live. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gough Park, 538-8078.

Earth Day E-Waste and Recycling — Recycle all electronic equipment, anything that has a plug or is battery operated. Recycle clean dry paper products; most plastic containers; glass bottles and jars; tin and aluminum cans. Recycle unbroken, burned out CFLs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Gough Park, 519-8987.

David Vidal — 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Button-Making Class — Judy Wuthrich. 2-4 p.m. $15, $20 non-members. Common Threadm 107 W. Broadway, 538-5733, www.fiberartscollective.org

Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Field Trip — 388-2010, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

Second Chance Discussion — Author Monette Bebow-Reinhard. 10 a.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave, 538-3672.

Singing and Book Signing — Waning Moon with author, singer and songwriter Jim Jones. 2-3 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

The Whole Earth Is Full of His Glory — Family event. The dedication of the new bath house, craft activities for children, a hayride tour of the property, horseshoes, a family kite flying area and target game. 12-3 p.m. Free. Southwest Christian Center, Hwy. 180, 534-1178.

WNMU Great Race Weekend — The Great Race. Alumni/VIP Great Race, awards and "Hot Dogs & More" BBQ with students. 12 p.m. Old James Stadium, wnmu.edu/alumni

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Border Book Festival — See April 19. Rio Grande Theatre and Mesquite Historic District. 523-3988, bbf@borderbookfestival.com

Desert Baby-Wearers — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Living History — For the Arizona/New Mexico Joint History Conference. The Tucson Presidio of the National Park Service's De Anza Trail Association will interact with the public with living history activities, and the museum also will have its Parade of Breeds program, as well as blacksmithing and other demonstrations. 1:30-4:30 p.m. $5, $3 senior citizens, $2 children 5-17. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday Gallery Tours — See April 6. 1-2 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Bird Walks — See April 6. 8:15 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

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

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. Through April 21. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Who's Emerging Out There in the Desert? — Program by local expert Richard Quick on just what you might encounter as critters begin to poke their heads out. 10 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

Deming

Terry Smith — Songwriter and singer of traditional country music. 2 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Sunday 21

Silver City/Grant County

Aldo Leopold Presentation and Readings — With Stephen Fox, Philip Connors and students from Aldo Leopold High School. 2-3 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Late Afternoon Dinner — Benefiting Bridge Community. Lasagna, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. 5 p.m. $10. Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 11600 Hwy 180 E., 538-5754.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Compassion & Choices — Conversation about end of life issues. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho Ave. 527-8432.

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 2:30 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Sebastian Baverstam — Cellist. $20. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Twelve Angry Men — See April 5. 2 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

DPAT Jam Sessions — 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine.

Monday 22 Earth Day

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Tuesday 23

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Wednesday 24

Silver City/Grant County

Amos Torres — 6:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Journey of the Universe — Film series, conversation. 7 p.m. Free. St. Mary's, Alabama St. 590-5561.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

YourDay SelfMastery Conversation — 7:45-8:45 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Hillsboro

Ray Tarantino — 7-9 p.m. $5. Hillsboro Community Center.

Thursday 25

Silver City/Grant County

Oliver! — Through April 28. Half-price preview performance. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Tickets at Alotta Gelato, Curious Kumquat, Gila Hike and Bike, Food Basket. Theatre Group New Mexico/WNMU. 7:30 p.m. $6, $3 ages 12 and under. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-6609, theatregroupnm.org

Special Nashville Invasion — Blues with Kevin So. 7 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Dancers Unlimited — Through April 27. 7-9 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 7 p.m. $7. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

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

Friday 26

Silver City/Grant County

Oliver! — Through April 28. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Tickets at Alotta Gelato, Curious Kumquat, Gila Hike and Bike, Food Basket. Theatre Group New Mexico/WNMU. 7:30 p.m. $12, $6 ages 12 and under. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-6609, theatregroupnm.org

Les Petits Malfacteurs — "Two parts stomp and holler blues, one part four-ring circus." Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Spring Festival of Photography and Crafts — Friday, Saturday and Sunday through May 5. Special show featuring some of the newest works of the Grant County Art Guild's photographers and crafters. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinos Altos Gallery, Hearst Church.

Traditional Iconography Class — Through April 28. Mary Frances Dondelinger. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $350 plus materials. Leyba & Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard St., 388-5725, www.leybaingallsARTS.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Barbara — Through May 2. A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. Directed by Christian Petzold. Stars Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock. German with English subtitles. 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

Community Reiki Circle — Michael Abeyta, a certified Reiki practitioner, will give a short demonstration of Reiki. 7-8 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Dancers Unlimited — Through April 27. 7-9 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UTSA — 6 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

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

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday 27

Silver City/Grant County

3rd Annual Home and Garden Expo — Through April 28. Food Co-op seed share. Kids' gardening activities. Home and garden supplies from local vendors. Raffle. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3, under 12 free. Grant County Business & Conference Center, 2115 Lori Dr.

Oliver! — Through April 28. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Tickets at Alotta Gelato, Curious Kumquat, Gila Hike and Bike, Food Basket. Theatre Group New Mexico/WNMU. 7:30 p.m. $12, $6 ages 12 and under. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-6609, theatregroupnm.org

Circle of Secrets — Presentation and book signing. Critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a haunting story of friendship, family and the power of faith, once again set against the lush backdrop of the Louisiana bayou. 10 a.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

CowBelles' Annual Shindig — Brisket dinner, dance and silent auction. Yarborough Band. 6-11:30 p.m. $30, $25 advance at Western Bank, Aunt Judy's Attic, Alotta Gelato. Flame Convention Center, Pinos Altos Road, 534-7649.

Pedalista! — See story in Body, Mind and Spirit section. The fun and joy of bicycling. Great food and a raffle ticket for a chance to win bikes and prizes are included with admission. $5 per participant, $10 per family. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gough Park. 388-1444.

Presentation and Book Signing — The Autobiography of Billy the Kid as Told to Ralph Estes. With Ralph Estes. 2-3 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

WNMU Softball vs. Adams State University — 12 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Softball vs. Adams State University — 2 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Spring Festival of Photography and Crafts — See April 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinos Altos Gallery, Hearst Church.

Stephanie Fix — 7:30 p.m. Free. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

SWNM Audubon Birding Trip — Mangas Springs, the Iron Bridge, and the Cliff/Gila bridge. Many of our summer visitors should have arrived by this time and will be claiming territories and singing. Expect a range of flycatchers, warblers and swallows. Bring drinks, lunch, hat and appropriate clothing. 7 a.m. WNMU Fine Arts parking lot, 388-4210.

Spring Sale at the Vineyard — See Arts Exposure section. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, Mimbres, (505) 259-9523.

Bark in the Park — Dog walk and fiesta fundraiser. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. Hurley Town Hall, 537-3220.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

8th Annual International Day of Dance — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Dancers Unlimited — 7-9 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. Through April 28. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

NMSU Aggies Softball vs. UTSA — 4 and 6 p.m. $6. NMSU Women's Softball Complex, 646-1420, nmstatessports.com

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

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday Gallery Tours — See April 6. 1-2 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Bird Walks — See April 6. 8:15 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Douglas Jackson. 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.

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

Sunday 28

Silver City/Grant County

Sean Ashby — Former lead guitarist for Sarah McLachlan. 7 p.m. $25. Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie St., seedboatgallery.com

Oliver! — The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Tickets at Alotta Gelato, Curious Kumquat, Gila Hike and Bike, Food Basket. Theatre Group New Mexico/WNMU. 7:30 p.m. $12, $6 ages 12 and under. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-6609, theatregroupnm.org

3rd Annual Home and Garden Expo — See April 27. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3, under 12 free. Grant County Business & Conference Center, 2115 Lori Dr.

WNMU Softball vs. Adams State University — 12 and 2 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Spring Festival of Photography and Crafts — See April 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinos Altos Gallery, Hearst Church.

WILL Annual Membership Meeting — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) invites the public to its annual membership meeting complete with socializing and opportunities to join and sign up for summer courses. Find out more about WILL, see the line-up of summer course offerings, and hear about free programs that are open to the public as well as to members. 5 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dead Man's Cell Phone — See April 12. 2:30 p.m. $10, $9 students and seniors. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

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

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 2 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Deming

DPAT Jam Sessions — 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine.

Monday 29

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Photographic Lighting, Part Two — How to use flash units to your advantage, enhancing photos, eliminating shadows and avoiding the dreaded "red eye." Call and reserve your spot. 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. $5 plus $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Tuesday 30

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Doña Ana Lyric Opera — 6:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

 

 

MAY

Wednesday 1

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Through May 5. Silver City to Mogollon road race. 590-2612, tourofthegila.com

Thursday 2

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Through May 5. Inner Loop road race. 590-2612, tourofthegila.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Doña Ana Music Night Union — A group of multi-instrumental musicians with various leaders and songwriters who accompany one another and can back up other songwriters. 7-9 p.m. $10. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Joe Dee Purkeypile — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Friday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Through May 5. Dan Potts Memorial Time Trial. 590-2612, tourofthegila.com

Senior Capstone Project Exhibition — WNMU Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts Students. BJ Allen, Erika Cox, Anna Davis, Rob Torres. 4-7 p.m. The WhereHouse, Texas & San Vicente.

Spring Festival of Photography and Crafts — See April 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinos Altos Gallery, Hearst Church.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Jason Aldean — With Jake Own and Thomas Rhett. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila Downtown Expo and Criterium Races — Races all day. Citizen races. Kid zone. Live music. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 590-2612, tourofthegila.com

Spring Festival of Photography and Crafts — See April 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinos Altos Gallery, Hearst Church.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

18th Annual Tour of Gardens — Visitors may begin the tour in any garden and proceed in any order. Signs in front of the homes help identify the gardens, which are shown on the map provided on the ticket. Master Gardeners will be available in each garden to answer questions. Mesilla Valley Garden Club and Desert Daubers Garden Club. 9 am.-4 p.m. $7, under 12 free.

Chicken Tractor Workshop — Come on down to the farm to learn how to manage your flock sustainably. Chicken tractors are mobile chicken coops that keep your birds happy by allowing them to have access to new pasture. 9-11 a.m. $20, $15 MVM members. Mountain View Market Farm, 2653 Snow Road, 523-0436, mvmoutreach@gmail.com

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Doña Ana Music Night Union — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. Through May 5. 7:30 p.m. $10-15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Saturday Gallery Tours — See April 6. 1-2 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Bird Walks — See April 6. 8:15 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Sunday 5 Cinco de Mayo

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Gila Monster Road Race. 590-2612, tourofthegila.com

Spring Festival of Photography and Crafts — See April 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pinos Altos Gallery, Hearst Church.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Guided Hikes — See April 6. 3 p.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile — See April 19. 2 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Center for the Arts, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

 



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