40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS

What's Going on in August

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Desert Exposure would like to include your special events, from any southern New Mexico community, in our listing. Please submit your event title, time, location and contact information to editor@desertexposure.com; Desert Exposure 1740-A Calle de Mercado, Las Cruces, NM 88005; or call Elva at 575-680-1978.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4

Virtual Southern New Mexico

“Culture of Empowerment: Child Detention and Separation” — 5:30 p.m. Hear from local experts on child detention and separation bout the history, policies, migrant experiences, impact on community and the future of the issue in our borderlands region. Presented by the Branigan Cultural Center. Tune in: https:rebrand.ly/ChildDetention. Info: 575-541-2215.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers dancing — 1:30-3:30 at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Beginners at 1 p.m., mainstream dancing, no partner needed. Info: 505-804-3842.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 6

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Giant Tag Sale fundraiser for the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 1110 N. New York Ave. Tour the theater and pick out antiques, collectables, gifts and more. Coffee, ice cream and special treats will be served. Info: 575-437-2202.

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — 4-8 p.m. at the Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft. Included are the Cloudcroft Art Society show and New Mexico wine tasting. Live music includes Mark “the Saxman” Garcia and the Three Rivers Band. Cost: $35 for three days includes glass, $25 for two days; and 1$15 for one day. Non-drinkers are $5 and children under 12 are free. Info/tickets: 575-682-2733.

Lincoln County

Billy the Kid Pageant and Old Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m. in Historic Lincoln. Annual folk pageant with re-enactory portraying Billy the Kid’s last escape and the Lincoln County War. Food vendors, live music, arts & crafts and a parade.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

SATURDAY, AUG. 7

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Unpacking Silver: Health and Medicine — 11 a.m. presented by Heather Moorland, historian and local history researcher. Visit www. silvercitymuseum.org to register.

 

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Silver City Maker’s Market — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Main Street Plaza, downtown Silver City. Info: www.thefutureforge.org/makers-market.

Kinghts of Columbus Car Show — noon to 4 p.m. at Gough Park, Silver City. Cars, beer garden, live music and vendors. Info: 575-590-5467.

Deming/Luna County

Mainstreet Market — 8-11 a.m. in the Luna County Courthouse Park. Crafts and baked goods, free vendor space. Info: 575-546-2674.

Desert Dragon Farmer’s Market — 10 a.m., 6475 Columbus Road SE, Deming. Select local artisans, regional produce, niche meat, music and food in celebration with National Farmer’s Market Week.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — noon-8 p.m. at the Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft. Included are the Cloudcroft Art Society show and New Mexico wine tasting. Live music includes Mark “the Saxman” Garcia and the Three Rivers Band. Cost: $35 for three days includes glass, $25 for two days; and 1$15 for one day. Non-drinkers are $5 and children under 12 are free. Info/tickets: 575-682-2733.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

Movies in the Park — Begin at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Las Cruces. This week is “Wonder Woman 1984.”  Info: 575-541-2550.

SUNDAY, AUG. 8

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “HMS Pinafore” — 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. Presented by the Gilbert & SSullivan Company of El Paso. Info: 575-523-1223.

Sunday Night Music in the Park — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. David and Company and Joshua Lucero. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — noon-4 p.m. at the Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft. Included are the Cloudcroft Art Society show and New Mexico wine tasting. Live music includes Mark “the Saxman” Garcia and the Three Rivers Band. Cost: $35 for three days includes glass, $25 for two days; and 1$15 for one day. Non-drinkers are $5 and children under 12 are free. Info/tickets: 575-682-2733.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 10

Silver City/Grant County

Rotary speaker: Robin Thomas on “Real estate trends in the wake of a pandemic” — noon-1 p.m. in the Sunset Room of the Western New Mexico University Student Cafeteria. Guests are welcome, lunch is $10. Thomas is president of the Silver City Regional Association of Realtors. Info: 915-480-4347 or 575-388-2004.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Twirlers — 1:30-3:30 p.m.  (beginners come at 1) at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping mainstream dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

THURSDAY, AUG. 12

Virtual Southern New Mexico

History notes: “Citizens in la calle: Protest and Politics in Contemporary Latin America” — 1-2 p.m. Join Dr. Garcia Bryce to learn about revolutions in Latin America. “La Calle” (the street) has become a powerful place of protest. Presented by the Branigan Cultural Center. Tune in: https:rebrand.ly/LatinAmericanRevolts. Info: 575-541-2215.

“What’s the Word: Arabic – A trip to Lebanon” — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn language through culture. Presented by the Branigan Cultural Center. Register to attend by emailing education@las-cruces.org. Info: 575-541-2215.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Flowering Desert Garden Club meeting — 6 p.m. meeting location varies. Info: floweringdesertgardenclub@gmail.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Thursday Night Music on the Plaza — 8 p.m. at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Cadillac Kings & Fast Lanes and the Starliners. Info: 575-541-2550.

FRIDAY, AUG. 13

Deming/Luna County

*Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

2021 Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — 6:45-1- a.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 505-908-0909.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 14

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Silver City Maker’s Market — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Main Street Plaza, downtown Silver City. Info: www.thefutureforge.org/makers-market.

Deming/Luna County

Mainstreet Market — 8-11 a.m. in the Luna County Courthouse Park. Crafts and baked goods, free vendor space. Info: 575-546-2674.

Lincoln County

Youth Fishing Day — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grindstone Lake near Ruidoso. The event is open to children 12 and younger. The cost is free and parking fees have been waived. Staff from the sponsoring agencies will teach kids how to set a hook and cast their line. Prizes will be given for the most fish, the largest fish and the smallest fish. Info: 505-681-2837.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Flickinger Center Summer Street Concert Series — 8-10 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m., 1110 N. New York Ave. Rosewater Blues plays. Food, drinks and ice cream available and Spirit’s Club is open. Cost: $7. Info: 575-437-2202.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

2021 Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — 6:45-1- a.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 505-908-0909.

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Art Hop — 5 p.m. in downtown T or C. Visit downtown galleries, opening receptions and get a chance to socialize with the artists. Info: 575-744-4708.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

Movies in the Park — Begin at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Las Cruces. This week is “Minari.” Info: 575-541-2550.

SUNDAY, AUG. 15

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

2021 Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — 6:45-1- a.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 505-908-0909.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 2:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

Sunday Night Music in the Park — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Darren Cordova y Calor. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

TUESDAY, AUG. 17

Silver City/Grant County

Rotary speaker: Kylle Marshall speaks on “History of Why Fire Codes are Enforced” — noon-1 p.m. in the Sunset Room of the Western New Mexico University Student Cafeteria. Guests are welcome, lunch is $10. Marshall is Silver City Fire Department Deputy chief of Fire Prevention. Info: 915-480-4347 or 575-388-2004.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Twirlers — 1:30-3:30 p.m.  (beginners come at 1) at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping mainstream dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 19

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

FRIDAY, AUG. 20

Silver City/Grant County

Back Together Bash — 7:30 p.m. concert event at Western New Mexico University, the Fountain Stage at Regents Square. The Yarbrough Band opens for Bri Bagwell. There will be food trucks and a beer garden. Cost: $20 in advance/$25 day of show. Info: 575-538-6273

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Children’s Music Theater presents “Orphan Train” — 7 p.m., at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 N. New York Ave. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 575-437-2202.

 

 

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

SATURDAY, AUG. 21

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Silver City Maker’s Market — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Main Street Plaza, downtown Silver City. Info: www.thefutureforge.org/makers-market.

Back Together Bash — 7:30 p.m. concert event at Western New Mexico University, the Fountain Stage at Regents Square. Lucky Joe opening (and performing with) Elida Reyna y Avante. There will be food trucks and a beer garden. Cost: $30 in advance/$35 day of show. Info: 575-538-6273

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Children’s Music Theater presents “Orphan Train” — 7 p.m., at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 N. New York Ave. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 575-437-2202.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 8 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

Movies in the Park — Begin at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Las Cruces. This week is “Onward.” Info: 575-541-2550.

SUNDAY, AUG. 22

Alamogordo/Otero County

Children’s Music Theater presents “Orphan Train” — 2 p.m., at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 N. New York Ave. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 575-437-2202.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Play: “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking” — 2:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 Main St. in Las Cruces. A two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix. Info: 575-523-1223.

Sunday Night Music in the Park — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Fungi Mungle and the Joseph General Band. Info: 575-541-2550.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Twirlers — 1:30-3:30 p.m.  (beginners come at 1) at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping mainstream dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 26

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Thursday Night Music on the Plaza — 8 p.m. at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Derrick Harris Band and Caliente. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 27

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music with Bandoleer Live. Info: 575-546-1179.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Fourth Friday at the Zoo — 6-10 p.m. at the Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd. Live music, food and craft vendors, family activities and more. Info: jsides@ci.alamogordo.nm.us.

SATURDAY, AUG. 28

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Unpacking Silver: “The Land and The Environment” — 11 a.m. presented by author and historian, Dr. Stephen Fox. Visit www. silvercitymuseum.org to register.

 

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Silver City Maker’s Market — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Main Street Plaza, downtown Silver City. Info: www.thefutureforge.org/makers-market.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Children’s Music Theater presents “Orphan Train” — 7 p.m., at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 N. New York Ave. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 575-437-2202.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Bug Fest at the Museum of Nature & Science — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 411 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Learn about bugs and the important roles they play in the environment and as a food source. Info www.las-cruces.org/museums.

SUNDAY, AUG. 29

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Sunday Night Music in the Park — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Sam’s Town and Calista. Info: 575-541-2550.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Twirlers — 1:30-3:30 p.m.  (beginners come at 1) at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping mainstream dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.