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FEBRUARY

Saturday 1

Silver City/Grant County

James Gillespie — Black History Month talk. Civil rights activist. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave.

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. CSU-Pueblo — 7:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

The Art of Getting What You Want — Through Feb. 2. Two-day workshop. Blake Farley. $99. Agave Spirit Retreats, 519-4509, director@agavespiritretreats.com

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. CSU-Pueblo — 5:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Genevieve Leitner — Classical guitarist. 7 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

NMSU Equestrian vs. South Carolina — NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Basketball vs. Utah Valley — 7 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Romance/Romance — Musical composed of two one-act plays linked by the common theme of love. "The Little Comedy" is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josephine and Alfred, who have both become extremely bored with their very comfortable lifestyles and have decided to take on new personas. Alfred takes on the role of a struggling poet and Josefine, a working-class woman. The plot centers around their budding relationship as they meet during a weekend in the country. "Summer Share" is based on a Jules Renard 1898 play, made into a modern-day musical, set in the Hamptons, about two married couples in their 30s who are spending the summer in a rented cottage. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Douglas Jackson. 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 Foreigner — Through Feb. 16. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. The play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

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

Urban Container Gardening Workshop — Want to grow vegetables and herbs at home but don't think you have the space, soil or time? Learn the best strategies and techniques to become an urban grower. This workshop will offer skills and tips on how to grow in small places. Instruction will cover all aspects of growing edibles in containers: What, when and how to plant, as well as how to help your vegetables and herbs thrive. Preregistration required. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $20, $15 members. Mountain View Market Farm, 2653 Snow Road, 523-0436, mountainviewmarket.coop.

Valentine Crafts for Kids — Children of all ages are invited to come by the museum and create their own Valentine crafts to take home. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

West Highland Way — Play reading. Part of the High Desert Play Development program. 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave.

Sunday Groundhog Day 2

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cirque Montage — Features former artists from the famous Cirque Du Soleil. The show emphasizes individual artists and their talents, bringing an array of different and talented performers to the stage. 3 p.m. $35 floor, $25 balcony. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Much Ado About Woode — Exhibit through Feb. 21, by the Insighters. Reception and gallery talk. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, 2000 S. Solano, 522-7281.

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 2 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

Joseph Manuel Chavez — Opening reception. One-man show. See Arts Exposure section. 1-3 p.m. Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold.

Monday 3

No events listed for this date.

Tuesday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Winter Planning for Your Summer Garden — Jean Eisenhower of Home and Garden Inspiration. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

El Paso Pro Musica — Piers Lane, Complete Chopin Nocturnes. 7:30 p.m. $5-25. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Every Other Tuesday — Salty Dog Bluegrass Band. The band's principle interest is in bluegrass but they sometimes wander to other genres such as blues, classical, rock-n-roll and doo-wop. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Harlem Globetrotters — 7 p.m. $25-$82. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Trap, Neuter & 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 5

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch & Learn — "Downtown Silver City: Past, Present and Future," with Lee Gruber of Syzygy Tile. Buying local has been a Silver City issue for a long time, as the talk's introductory film from the 1930s shows. We need both our downtown businesses and the big-box stores nearby, but finding the proper balance between them is the elusive goal, says Gruber. 12 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Herbal Medicine — Wednesdays through March 26. 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. Gastrointestinal Health. 6-7:30 p.m. $20, $15 members per class. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Brown Bag Program — "Walk with Me at Chaco Canyon" with Tom Vaughan. 12-1 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Kinetics and Pyschometry — Psychic Development Series. 1-2:30 p.m. $10. The Rock Center, 413 N. Bullard St., 956-5200, gayerock.com

Winter Planning for Your Summer Garden — Jean Eisenhower of Home and Garden Inspiration. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — CDs. Mike D'Arcy DJ. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 West Court St., 526-6504.

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

NMSU Women's Basketball vs. Idaho — 6 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 7 p.m. $8. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Spiritual Psychic Tarot Readings — Linda Marlena Carr. 2-5 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Traditional & Specialty Cheese Tasting — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 7

Silver City/Grant County

Nunsense — Through Feb. 9. 7 p.m. $10, WNMU students free with ID. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

SWNM Audubon — The topic will be "eBird for Dummies," presented by Christopher Rusty. This tool for birders helps keep track of your bird lists, from local to worldwide. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird harnesses your personal data to help ornithologists learn more about bird life and movement worldwide. 7 p.m. WNMU Harlan Hall, 388-2386.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

All is Lost — Through Feb. 13. A man-stranded-at-sea movie, starring Robert Redford in a role with almost no dialogue. He plays an unnamed fellow who wakes up on his small yacht in the middle of the Indian Ocean, only to see that a random shipping crate has gashed a hole in the hull. It's like his own miniature iceberg scrape: Suddenly, his boat could go down, and he with it. 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

Alma Court Youth — The exhibit will feature the work of two youth artists in the Court Youth Center's Youth Artists in Residence program — Julian Hunting and Ernesto Mocada. Both started their art career as street/graffiti artists and have grown to incorporate their street art into a contemporary and abstract focus. 5-7 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

DIY Valentine's Day — In this do-it-yourself class, learn how to make homemade bath bombs and massage oils. 5-6 p.m. $5, $3 members. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

For the Love of Art Show and Fair — Also Feb. 8. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Gustave Baumann — A Life's Journey. Exhibition of prints, paintings and furniture. Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, las-cruces.org/museums

Hotel Encanto Classic Softball — Through Feb. 9. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Member Art Show — Exhibit through March 1. Reception. For the Love of Art Month. 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

Prairie View Furniture Exhibit — Exhibition of the works of cabinetmaker and artist Doug Ricketts. Gallery talk 4 p.m., reception 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums

RGT Live! — Open mic. 7-9 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Saturday 8

Silver City/Grant County

15th Annual Chocolate Fantasia — Join us in Downtown Silver City for a day of fun, community and enchantment. Downtown merchants and galleries decorate in keeping with the fairy tale theme, "Once Upon a Chocolate," and there will be free events for the entire family including site-specific events, games, and an awards ceremony. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 for 20 handcrafted chocolates chosen from 30-plus locations. Downtown Silver City, 538-2505, mimbresarts.org

Fiddling Friends — 12:15-1 p.m. Yada Yada Yarn.

Bayou Seco — 6-9 p.m. Diane's Parlor, 510 N. Bullard St., 538-8722.

Book Signing — If There's Squash Bugs in Heaven, I Ain't Staying: Learning to Make the Perfect Pie, Sing When You Need To, and Find the Way Home with Farmer Evelyn, with author Stacia Spragg-Braude. 2 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Children's Valentine Craft Class — Ages nine and younger with an adult. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Ave.

Craft Class — Make Valentine chocolate treats. Crafters age eight and older, limit 10 crafters, pre-registration encouraged. Parent or guardian attendance required. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Nunsense — Through Feb. 9. 7 p.m. $10, WNMU students free with ID. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

Open House — Gila/Mimbres Community Radio-KURU. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 519 B N. Bullard St., gmcr.org, 597-4891.

Vaccination Clinic — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. High Desert Humane Society, 3050 Cougar Way, 538-9261.

Valentine's Wine Dinner — Rotary Club of Silver City. 7 p.m. $65. Contact 534-1135, lteaakpat@aol.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Amit Peled, Cello-Classic Four — Also Feb. 9. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

For the Love of Art Show and Fair — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

NMSU Women's Basketball vs. Seattle U — 6 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Sylvia Bowers and Marjorie Moeser — Exhibit through Feb. 28. Artists' reception. 1-4 p.m. Mesquite Street Studios, 922 Mesquite St. N.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Louise O'Donnell. 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.

The Blue Grammas — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

10+One — Percussion and dance, world rhythms. 1-3 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 500 N. Water St., 621-4657.

Deming

The Freddie and Sheila Show — Bluegrass, classic country and a variety of guitar instrumental and vocal tunes. 2 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 110 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Sunday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Nunsense — 2 p.m. $10, WNMU students free with ID. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Amit Peled, Cello-Classic Four — 3 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 2 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Monday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Group Meditation Chanting Hu — Also Feb. 24. People of all beliefs are welcome to participate in a group meditation chanting HU, an ancient name for God. The sound of HU opens the heart and brings more love and harmony into one's life. 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Center for the Healing Arts, 300 W. Yankie, 956-5038.

Widowed Persons Service — Presentation on genealogy research on the computer. 10:30 a.m. $10 includes lunch. Glad Tidings church, 537-3643.

Tuesday 11

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

Wednesday 12

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch & Learn — "The Measure of Reality: The Rise of Quantification," with Bill Baldwin. Are things that cannot be nailed down in numbers of less worth than things that can be measured? What about art, love, sunsets and philosophy? This argument, which began in earnest during the Renaissance and continues today, will be recounted and pondered. 12 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Film Las Cruces — Monthly film forum. 7-9 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

Herbal Medicine — See Feb. 5. Wednesdays through March 26. Reproductive System Health. 6-7:30 p.m. $20, $15 members per class. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 13

Silver City/Grant County

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — Monthly meeting. Presentation by club members Kyle Meredith and Josh Reeves, who will present a slide show of microscope photos of minerals they have taken. They will bring a microscope to the meeting for anyone who wants to bring a sample to examine. 6-8 p.m. Senior Center, Victoria St., 534-1393, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

Lagniappe — Exhibit through March 13. Opening reception. Artwork by 13 Silver City artists. 7-9 p.m. Common Ground Gallery, 103 W. Kelly.

Volunteer Social — 10 a.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

WNMU Allied Health Department Open House — Free books, food and student presentations. 3-5 p.m. Free. WNMU Phelps Dodge Building.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Jim Helder Septet. Valentine Ball. Semi-formal. Finger food. 7-10 p.m. $7. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

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

Eat Smart, Live Well — Heart Health Wellness Class. 5-6 p.m. $3, members free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

NMSU Men's Basketball — Lou Henson Classic. 7 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Friday 14 Valentine's Day

Silver City/Grant County

Love Songs — Greg and Jean Ann. Free. Gila Regional Medical Center Cafeteria, 1313 E. 32nd St..

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Girl on a Bicycle — Through Feb. 20. Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when a young French beauty, Cecile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle. In short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from his friend, Derek (Paddy Considine), finds himself with a German fianc�e, a French wife, two Australian children who call him Papa, and his life upside-down. 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 Baseball vs. Saint Mary's — 6:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Tennis vs. Missouri Kansas City — 1 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Tennis vs. Lamar — 1 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Troy Cox Classic — Through Feb. 16. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Saturday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — Monthly field trip. 8 a.m. 388-2010, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com Venue

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Celebrate New Mexico — The Handsome Family, Boris McCutcheon & The Salt Licks with opening guest Wildewood. Benefit for the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. 8-11:55 p.m. $20. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

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.

Houses of Yesteryear Tour — This year's tour highlights several in-process preservation projects in the Las Cruces area, from a historic hotel to a grand Victorian house, as well as a house of worship, a courthouse, a clubhouse and a schoolhouse. 1-5 p.m. $15. Mesilla Valley Preservation, mvpres.org

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

NMSU Baseball vs. Saint Mary's — 1:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Equestrian vs. SMU — NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Basketball vs. Chicago State — 7 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Tennis vs. Northern Arizona — 1 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Psychic Readings — Dawn Cheney. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Sarah Addison and Sharlene Wittern. 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.

Studio Tours — For the Love of Art Month. Locations vary, download map and brochure. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. artformsnm.org

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Deming

Mary Kaye — Multiple award-winning entertainer who shares the stories of the West through music and song. 2-4 p.m. $10, $8 DPAT members. Morgan Hall, 110 E. Pine, 545-8872, dpat.org

Sunday 16

Silver City/Grant County

Fundraising Dinner — Pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Benefits Bridge Community. Program by Danny Reyes and WNMU students. 4 p.m. $10. First United Methodist Church, 314 W. College Ave., 538-5754.

Museum Book Club — All southwest genre. 2 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Baseball vs. Saint Mary's — 12:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Tennis vs. Idaho — 1 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Tennis vs. Northern Arizona — 10 a.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Romance/Romance — See Feb. 1. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Studio Tours — For the Love of Art Month. Locations vary, download map and brochure. 12-4 p.m. artformsnm.org

The Foreigner — See Feb. 1. 2 p.m. $10, $9 students, seniors and military, $7 children 6 and under. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, lcctnm.org

Hillsboro

Mary Kaye — Western Music Association 2013 Female Performer of the Year. 3-5 p.m. $5 donation. Community Center, Elenora St. lmckray@me.com

Monday 17 Presidents' Day

Rodeo/Portal

18th Annual Soup Kitchen Fundraiser — Through Feb. 19. Two soups, two breads, dessert, beverage. Fundraiser for Portal Rescue. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $7. Portal Rescue Classroom, portalrescue.com

Tuesday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Ayurveda: Healing Body and Soul — Also Feb. 20. Athena Wolf of La Curandera Remedies. 12-1:30 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Silver City Astronomical Society — "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: A View from the Observatory." The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a major multi-band imaging and spectroscopic astronomical survey based at Apache Point Observatory in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico The original survey ran from 2000 to 2005. It was so successful at generating discoveries in almost every branch of astronomy that two more surveys (SDSS-II and SDSS-III) followed. The survey telescope is still collecting data for SDSS-III today, and has a bright future ahead of it. 6:30 p.m. Free. WNMU Student Memorial Building, 3rd floor, silvercityofstars@gmail.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

Wednesday 19

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch & Learn — "Men and Their Plumbing," with Dr. Amos Lash, Silver City's urologist in residence. Matters of concern to most male "geezers" who live with them include leaky pipes, random clogs, repeated nocturnal missions, and the ever-annoying prostate gland. The good news of improved treatment measures will be welcomed by the guys and their partners as well! 12 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Herbal Medicine — See Feb. 5. Wednesdays through March 26. Herbals for Children and Tincture Making. 6-7:30 p.m. $20, $15 members per class. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Ayurveda: Healing Body and Soul — See Feb. 18. 12-1:30 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

John McCutcheon — Master of a dozen different traditional instruments, notably the hammer dulcimer. His 30 recordings have garnered seven Grammy nominations. 7:30 p.m. $20, $10 students. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

Newcomers Club — Tom Hester will speak about local historical figures. 11 a.m. $10 includes lunch. Elk's Club #413, 4051 Hwy. 90.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — CDs. DJ Dale Ellis. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Eat Smart, Live Well — Heart Health Cooking Class. 5-6 p.m. $3, members free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

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

Laurie Rubin — Mezzo-soprano. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

NMSU Women's Basketball vs. Texas Pan American — 6 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Spiritual Psychic Tarot Readings — Linda Marlena Carr. 2-5 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Vegan Support Group — 7-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 21

Silver City/Grant County

Climate change in Southern New Mexico — Ren�e West will give a presentation. The talk will be in two parts. First will be observations on weather changes from the National Park Service that may be related to climate change effects. Second will be her take on where we go from here into the future. Gila Native Plant Society. 7 p.m. Free. WNMU Harlan Hall, gilanps.org

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Colorado Christian University — 7:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Colorado Christian University — 5:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Adventure Art Series: Adventure Film Fest — Surf. Ride. Slide. Climb sheer rock in the Alps. Swim with the word's biggest sharks in an effort to save them! Feel the power of nature in an international celebration of Adventure and Environment. Every year the international Adventure Film selection committee chooses over 30 new films from approximately 200 entries from around the world. 7-9 p.m. $8. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, riograndetheatre.com

An Iliad — Through Feb. 23. Based on Robert Fagles's translation of Homer's epic, this modern play retells the ancient tale of gods, goddesses, warriors and their families, and the endless battles of human history with a modern voice. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

NMSU Baseball vs. SIU-Edwardsville — 6:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Tennis vs. Southern Mississippi — 2 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

The Fiddle Club and Bayou Seco — Mardi Gras Contradance. La Mesilla Community Center.

The Midtown Men — Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard perform hits from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, and more. 7:30 p.m. $26.50. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

The Rocket — Through Feb. 27. In rural Laos, a young boy, Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe), is unknowingly born into bad luck. Local superstition dictates that twins are evil omens and the children should be killed off. Ahlo is seen as doubly rotten because his twin brother is stillborn. The boy's grandmother pleads with his mother to get rid of this harbinger child, but she resists and nurtures him instead. An exciting and lucrative yet dangerous rocket festival is on the horizon, and to prove he is not the cause of all disasters, Ahlo enters the annual contest in hopes of bringing hope back to his family. The film won the World Narrative Competition prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. In Laotian 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

Saturday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Harry Benjamin Auction — Hundreds of works include pottery, sculpture, paintings, prints and mixed media pieces done by the iconic Silver City artist and others. 1-5 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6515, harrybenjaminauction.com

22nd Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference — Conference in science, technology, engineering and math for young women grades 5 through 8. Presenters are local professionals in those fields, who share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the students. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 313-9833. WNMU Brancheau Complex, wnmumustangs.com

Native Landscape Plants — Tricia Hurley. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $10, $7 for members. Gila Native Plant Society. WNMU, (602) 810-8059, gilanps.org

Pushing the Limits — Interactive discussion on themes of survival and science in Clive Cussler's Arctic Drift. Program made possible by the National Science Foundation. We will watch two videos, and associate professor of biology Dr. Lynn Haugen will assist in moderating the conversation. 10-11 a.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave.

Stars-N-Parks — Canopus and Orion will transit during the program. Jupiter is high in the sky. The winter Milky Way runs from the southwest to the northeast. 7:10-8:40 p.m. $5 day-use fee. City of Rocks State Park, nmparks.com, astro-npo.org

Umi Garrett — Piano prodigy. Grant County Community Concert Association. 7:30 p.m. $20, $5 students to age 17. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

WNMU Men's Basketball vs. Colorado Mines — 7:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Softball vs. Colorado Christian University — wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Women's Basketball vs. Colorado School of Mines — 5:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

An Iliad — See Feb. 21. Through Feb. 23. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

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

The Museum Rocks! Gem & Mineral Show — Also Feb. 23. Geology discussions and films, as well as children's activities and food and beverages for sale. More than 60 vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org, lcmuseumrocks.com

NMSU Baseball vs. SIU-Edwardsville — 1:05 and 5:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Tennis vs. Abilene Christian — 11 a.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

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 Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

Studio Tours — Also Feb. 23. For the Love of Art Month. Locations vary, download map and brochure. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. artformsnm.org

Wine and Cheese Pairings — 12-4 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

White Sands

Lake Lucero Tour — Hike with a ranger to the source of the sands and learn about the dunefield. Reservations required. 2 p.m. White Sands National Monument, 479-6124 ext. 236, nps.gov/whsa.

Sunday 23

Silver City/Grant County

Randal Bays in Concert — Acclaimed Irish fiddler and fingerstyle guitarist. 2 p.m. Free. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave.

WNMU Softball vs. Colorado Christian University — wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

An Iliad — See Feb. 21. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

The Museum Rocks! Gem & Mineral Show — See Feb. 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org, lcmuseumrocks.com

NMSU Baseball vs. SIU-Edwardsville — 1:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Tennis vs. Arizona — 12 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Tennis vs. Abilene Christian — 10 a.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Studio Tours — For the Love of Art Month. Locations vary, download map and brochure. 12-4 p.m. artformsnm.org

Monday 24

Silver City/Grant County

Group Meditation Chanting Hu — See Feb. 10. 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Center for the Healing Arts, 300 W. Yankie, 956-5038.

Marbin — Eclectic Chicago-based band. 7:30 p.m. Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, 200 N. Bullard.

Tuesday 25

Silver City/Grant County

The Silver City Museum, Community and You! — Also Feb. 27. The Silver City Museum offers a number of fun ways to become more deeply involved with your community. Come and learn how you can develop a richer relationship with your local historical community. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., www.silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

Wednesday 26

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Herbal Medicine — See Feb. 5. Wednesdays through March 26. Herbs for Urinary Tract Health. 6-7:30 p.m. $20, $15 members per class. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

MVM Board of Directors Meeting — The first portion of the meeting is reserved for a Member Forum. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Solar Made Easy — Join Consolidated Solar Technologies to learn about solar energy systems for your home or business. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 27

Silver City/Grant County

5th Natural History of the Gila Symposium — Also Feb. 28. 1-5 p.m., Creative Voices 7-8:30 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 388-2386, gilasymposium.org

Silver City Museum, Community and You! Community Forum — See Feb. 25. 12-1 p.m. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., www.silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Steppin' UP. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

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

NMSU Women's Basketball vs. Utah Valley — 6 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Friday 28

Silver City/Grant County

5th Natural History of the Gila Symposium — 1-5 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center. Social, 7-8:30 p.m., WNMU Sunset Room, $5. 388-2386, gilasymposium.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Las Cruces Art Association February Workshop — Jon Birdsong. Three-session workshop. Maximum 15 students. $90. Mountain Gallery, 138 W. Mountain Ave., lascrucesarts.org

NMSU Baseball vs. Oakland — 6:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

The Invisible Woman — Through March 6. Starring and directed by Ralph Fiennes, this period biographical drama portrays the whispered relationship Charles Dickens maintained with a much younger woman (Felicity Jones) over the last 13 years of his life. The complexity of a great man's career merges here with a young woman's agitated struggle to redefine her role in life. 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

 

 

MARCH

 

Saturday 1

Silver City/Grant County

Community Dance — Big Ditch Crickets. 7-10 p.m. $5, free for children under 12. Round-Up Lodge, San Lorenzo, 388-1727.

WNMU Men's Tennis vs. NM Military Institute — 2 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Women's Tennis vs. NM Military Institute — 2 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Baseball vs. Oakland — 1:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield — 6 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

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02

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Baseball vs. Oakland — 1:05 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Sunday 2

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Monday 3

No events listed for this date.

 

Tuesday 4 Mardi Gras

Silver City/Grant County

Bayou Seco Mardi Gras Party — Wear costumes! 6-9 p.m. Diane's Parlor, 510 N. Bullard St., 538-8722.

Wednesday 5 Ash Wednesday

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Herbal Medicine — See Feb. 5. Wednesdays through March 26. 6-7:30 p.m. $20, $15 members per class. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 6

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Men's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon — 7 p.m. NMSU, nmstatesports.com

Deming

49th Annual Rockhound Roundup — Through March 9. Gem and mineral show. Over 100 vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. SWNM State Fairgrounds, thedgms.com

Friday 7

Silver City/Grant County

Red Molly — Three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and engaging stage presence. Part of the MRAC Indie/Folk Series. $20, $15 members. Buckhorn Opera House, 32 Main St., Pinos Altos, www.mimbresarts.org

Symposium on Preparedness — Through March 8. In addition to wildfire preparedness, topics will include crime, evacuations, food sustainability, and dealing with trauma and loss. See story in Tumbleweeds section. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, scneighborsalliance.com/Symposium2014.html

Deming

49th Annual Rockhound Roundup — Through March 9. Gem and mineral show. Over 100 vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. SWNM State Fairgrounds, thedgms.com

Saturday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Symposium on Preparedness — "The Ember Zone: A Guide to Home Wildfire Assessments in New Mexico." Aimed at emergency managers, first responders, Firewise Communities representatives, insurance agents, homeowner organization leaders and landscapers. Led by Ellen Brown of the US Forest Service, Dan Ware of New Mexico Forestry, and veteran firefighter Eliot Pickett. See story in Tumbleweeds section. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, scneighborsalliance.com/Symposium2014.html

WNMU Softball vs. CSU Pueblo — wnmumustangs.com

Regional Native Plants — Richard Felger. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $10, $7 for members. Gila Native Plant Society. WNMU, (602) 810-8059, gilanps.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

15th Annual Cowboy Days — Through March 9. The museum's largest event of the year features two days of family fun that include children's activities, cowboy food and music, cowboy mounted shooting, horseback and stagecoach rides, living history, gunfight re-enactments, arts and crafts vendors, roping, horseshoeing and many other demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Columbus

11th Annual Camp Furlong Day — Commemorates Pancho Villa's 1916 raid on Columbus with historical talks and slide-shows. 1-4 p.m. Pancho Villa State Park, S. Columbus Road, 531-2711.

15th Annual Cabalgata Binacional — Horeseback parade. The annual event promotes friendship between the US and Mexico. 10 a.m. Columbus plaza, 494-1535.

Deming

49th Annual Rockhound Roundup — Through March 9. Gem and mineral show. Over 100 vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. SWNM State Fairgrounds, thedgms.com

Sunday 9 Daylight Savings Time Begins

Silver City/Grant County

WNMU Softball vs. CSU Pueblo — wnmumustangs.com

Columbus

98th Annual Memorial Service — Columbus Historical Society. Remembrance of the Americans whose lives were lost during the 1916 raid on Columbus. 10 a.m. Depot Museum, 531-2620.

Deming

49th Annual Rockhound Roundup — Gem and mineral show. Over 100 vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. SWNM State Fairgrounds, thedgms.com

 



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