EVENTS CALENDAR

40 Days and 40 Nights

What’s going on in August?

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Silver City/Grant County

Perspectives on Native American Leadership: “Smoke Signals” — 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory, 11990 U.S. Highway 180. Part of the Historic Fort Bayard Summer Film Series. Info: 575-534-1379.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dino Train: “Dimetrodon” — 9 a.m. at the Museum of Nature and Science, 491 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Pre-K program. Cost: Free. Info: 575-522-3122.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

The Oak Ridge Boys — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. Four-part harmony country-gospel music. Cost: $86. Info: 575-336-4800.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: “Rendezvous” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Art and Wine in the Cool Pines — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft. Wine tasting, entertainment and Cloudcroft Art Society art exhibit. Info: sznana@totacc.com.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

First Friday Art Ramble — 5-8 p.m. downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-541-2150.

“Connecting generations with Music” — 7-8 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main St., Las Cruces. Live music, with Onefold Performing Arts Foundation. Cost: $6. Info: 575-805-3042.

Live Music: CW Ayon Duo— 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Old Lincoln Days — 9 a.m.-all day at the Lincoln Historic Site in Lincoln. Folk pageant with reenactors portraying Bill the Kid’s Last Escape. Info: 505-681-4014.

Alto Artists Tour — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. Self-driving art tour featuring 22 professional Alto artists showing a variety of art. Info: 575-257-7395.

Chile the Kid Beer and Wine Festival — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. Green chile roasting, wine and beer tasting alongside craft vendors. The Long Run, Eagles tribute band, will be performing at 6 p.m. Info: 575-378-4431.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Live Music: “Bullard Street Band” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Art and Wine in the Cool Pines — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft. Wine tasting, entertainment and Cloudcroft Art Society art exhibit. Info: sznana@totacc.com.

“Tiger Alley” live concert — 7-9 p.m. at the Shady Pines “Bertha” stage, 2100 Fox in Cloudcroft facing Wren, just below the Lodge. Country/western/swing/bluegrassy sounds of fiery fiddler Katy Rose Cox and jammin’ guitarist Sophie Johnson are featured in their Austin based band. Cost: free but bring your best tips. Info: 361-557-1960.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Movies in the park: “Captain Marvel” — Starts at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. Family and kid friendly movies for the summer. Info: 575-541-2550.

Live Music: “Ryan and the Resistors” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Old Lincoln Days — 9 a.m.-all day at the Lincoln Historic Site in Lincoln. Folk pageant with reenactors portraying Bill the Kid’s Last Escape. Info: 505-681-4014.

Alto Artists Tour — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. Self-driving art tour featuring 22 professional Alto artists showing a variety of art. Info: 575-257-7395.

Chile the Kid Beer and Wine Festival — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. Green chile roasting, wine and beer tasting alongside craft vendors. The Long Run, Eagles tribute band, will be performing at 6 p.m. Info: 575-378-4431.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Silver City/Grant County

Hiroshima Peace Day Observance — 12:30 p.m. at Gough Park in Silver City. Begins with period of silent worship followed by and opportunity to speak out of the silence on the threat nuclear armaments represent for the world. Info: fevafotos@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Art and Wine in the Cool Pines — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft. Wine tasting, entertainment and Cloudcroft Art Society art exhibit. Info: sznana@totacc.com.

Daisy Blue and BBQ — noon-4 p.m. at the Heart of the Desert, on U.S. 54/70 in between Alamogordo and Tularosa. Daisy Blue will be playing blues, Americana and folk music. Carolina Boi BBQ is serving from their food truck. Cost: $7. Info: 575-434-0035.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“Connecting generations with Music” — 3-4 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main St., Las Cruces. Live music, with Onefold Performing Arts Foundation. Cost: $6. Info: 575-805-3042.

Live Music: Daniel Sanchez — 5-7 p.m. p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Music in the Park: Ted Scanlon & Desperado and Double Shot — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. Western swing and classic country performers from Las Cruces. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Old Lincoln Days — 9 a.m.-all day at the Lincoln Historic Site in Lincoln. Folk pageant with reenactors portraying Bill the Kid’s Last Escape. Info: 505-681-4014.

Alto Artists Tour — noon-4 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts. Self-driving art tour featuring 22 professional Alto artists showing a variety of art. Info: 575-257-7395.

Chile the Kid Beer and Wine Festival — 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino. Green chile roasting, wine and beer tasting alongside craft vendors. Info: 575-378-4431.

Sunday under the stars outdoor movie: “Dumbo” — 8-10 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Bring a chair or blanket. Info: www.innofthemountaingods.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

Deming/Luna County

National Night Out — 6-9 p.m. at the Luna County Courthouse. Hangout with local law enforcement and rirst responders. Info: demingchamber.net.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Victor Gibbs Adventure Photography — 7 p.m. at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main St. Las Cruces. Doña Ana Photography club presentation with Victor Gibbs presenting images and stories covering some of his worldwide journeys. Info: www.daphotoclub.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Swing on the Downtown Plaza — 7 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Enjoy music from the big band era to new age electro swing. Don’t know how to swing, there is a beginner’s lesson at the start of every event. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Silver City/Grant County

Perspectives on Native American Leadership: “Dance me Outside” — 7 p.m. at the Santa Clara Armory, 11990 U.S. Highway 180. Part of the Historic Fort Bayard Summer Film Series. Info: 575-534-1379.

Live Music: “Lindsey White Duo” — 7:30 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Lunch and Learn: “A Romantic Adventure, Mrs. Wyatt Earp & the Lone Ranger” — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First National Bank Atrium, 414 10th St. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-4880.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Music on the Downtown Plaza: Mariachi Real de El Paso — 8 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Thursday nigh music night serves up mariachi music. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: “Colors of Monochrome” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Live Music: Chris Dracup — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Shakespeare in the Park — 4-6 p.m. at Gough Park in Silver City. Silver City Community Theater presents four readers with 16 of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Together they tell a story of friendship, lust and betrayal. Info: 575-313-5891.

Second Saturday Gallery Walk — 5-7 p.m. in Silver City, various locations. Info: 575-538-5555.

Live Music: “Chris Dracup Band” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Cost: $5 cover. Info: 575-313-1266.

Deming/Luna County

MainStreet Market — 8-11 a.m. at 700 S. Silver Ave. in Deming. Info: 575-546-2674.

D.H. Lescombes Winery Sip and Paint — 3-5 p.m. at D.H. Lescombes Winery, 1325 Beca Road SE in Deming. Cost: $35. Info: 575-546-1179.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Tailgate Series: “Big Band on the Rio Grande” — 6:45-10 p.m. in the parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3189 State Road 2001, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-2202.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Second Saturday Art Hop — 6-9 p.m. in Downtown T or C along Main, Broadway, Foch, and Austin streets. Galleries, studios, shops and restaurants open late for exploration. Info; promotion@torcmainstreet.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Movies in the park: “Bumblebee” — Starts at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. Family and kid friendly movies for the summer.

Live Music: “Colours of Monochrome” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Warrior Trail Runs — 7:30-10:30 a.m. starts at Ruidoso High School, 125 Warrior Drive in Ruidoso. Fundraiser for the Ruidoso Warriors Cross Country program hosting a 5K and 2 miler run in the back woods of Ruidoso High School. Info:www.raceentry.com/races/warrior-trail-runs/2019/register.

“Mining in New Mexico” — 11:30 a.m. at the Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 U.S. Highway 70, Ruidoso Down. A presentation with Dr. Donald Elder III, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University. Info: 575-378-4142.

The Fab Four at the Spencer Theater — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. Recreating the vibe of the Beatles. Cost: $76-79. Info: 575-336-4800.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Silver City/Grant County

Pilates in the Park — 11 a.m. at Gough Park, 12th and Pope streets in Silver City. Join Crystal Netz-Arenivar for an hour of Pilates, a form of movement that focuses on core awareness and toning of the entire body. Info: www.lotuscentersc.org/events.

Sunday Blues Brunch: “Dave Dersham” — 2 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Second Sunday on the Animas Creek Trail — 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 55 Animas Creek Road in Caballo. Art studios, farms, birding trails, labyrinth, creek trail and shops. Info: 575-743-0224.

Black Cat Poetry Reading — 1-2:15 p.m. at Black Cat Books & Coffee, 128 N. Broadway in Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-202-8642.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live Music: Steve MacIntyre — 5 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Music in the Park: Boss and Roger Ortega — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. R&B/pop band from El Paso and Hoboken, New Jersey. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Silver City/Grant County

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County — 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 E. U.S. Highway 160. The speaker is Niel McDonald about current finances. Info: 575-537-3643.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmers’ Market — 9 a.m.-noon in the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Brown Bag Series: City of Tucson Water Quality Issues — noon-1:30 p.m. at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility, 500 LaVelle Road, Alamogordo. Info: 575-443-6540.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Swing on the Downtown Plaza — 7 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Enjoy music from the big band era to new age electro swing. Don’t know how to swing, there is a beginner’s lesson at the start of every event. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Silver City/Grant County

Nonprofit Collaboration and Grant Writing workshop — 1-4 p.m. at Western New Mexico University, 1000 W. College Ave. in Silver City. Info: 575-538-5555.

 

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Planeteers: “Space Station”: — 9 a.m. at the Museum of Nature and Science, 491 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Cost: free. Info: 575-522-3122.

History Notes: “Chicanos in Liminal Time and Space, An Exploration of Historical Narratives”— 1-2 p.m. at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. in Las Cruces. Presentation by Stephanie Beninato. Cost: free. Info: 575-541-2154.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Contra Dance — 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla. The Little Table Contraband will be playing with Lonnie Ludeman calling. Newcomers welcome. No partner needed. Cost: $6. Info: 575-522-1691.

Live Music: “The Rudy Boy Experiment” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

The Texas Tenors: 10th Anniversary Tour — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. Emmy Award Winners come to Lincoln County with selections from their two No. 1 albums.. Cost: $39. Info: 575-336-4800.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Silver City/Grant and Catron Counties

Run to Copper Country car show — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gough Park on Pope Street in Silver City. Info: 575-574-2186.

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

History of Grant County: From Pre-historic settlement to American city — 11 a.m.-noon at the Silver City Museum Annex. Local historian Liz Mikols representing an overview of the major historic eras and their influences in Silver City history. Info: 575-589-5921.

“The Mystery Apaches” — 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark at the New Deal Theater. Program by author Sherry Robinson who wrote “I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches.” Cost: Free. Info: 575-388-4862.

Live Music: “Con Sal y Limon” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Starlight Concert Series in Kingston — 7-9 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge, 119 Kingston Main St. in Kingston. Info: 575-895-5652.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Piano Duo — 3-5 p.m. at the Shady Pines “Bertha” Stage, 2100 Fox in Cloudcroft facing Wren, just below the Lodge. Bonnie Brooks and Elena Castaneda cast their four hands over the beautiful First Baptist Church piano in the newly renovated sanctuary. Cost: by donation – benefit the Sacramento Mountain Senior Center and Shady Pines Players. Info: 361-557-1960.

Rockabilly! Alamogordo — 6-10 p.m. downtown Alamogordo on the 800-900 blocks of New York Avenue. Rockabilly Strangers from Las Cruces, pinup contest, tattoo contest and all things cool. Cost: free. Info: cloya@alamogordomainstreet.org.

Movies on the Stage: “Sgt Stubby: American Hero” — 7-10 p.m. at the Washington Park State, 100 N. Washington Ave. in Alamogordo. Bring your own chair. Cost: Free. Info: 575-439-4279.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Hops & Hemp Fest with 420+ beers to sample — 5-7 p.m. at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. Cost: $20 Info: 575-541-2550.

Live Music: “Exclusive Soul” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Butterfly Release — 11 a.m. at the White Mountain Meadows Pavilion in Ruidoso. Ruidoso Hospice Foundation event. Info: 575-937-4908.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“Plan A” with Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society — 7 p.m. at Fist Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo, across from Las Cruces High School. The band is lead by Alan Kaplan on trombone, Shaun Mahoney on guitar, Pancho Romero on flugelhorn and trumpet, Erik Unsworth on double bass and Eddie Provincio doing percussion. Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members and $1 for students. Info: 575-640-8752.

Music in the Park: Misty Boyce and Meri Dean — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. Alternative rock/pop/variety bands from Las Cruces and Ramah, N.M. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

Silver City/Grant County

“Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution” — 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3845 N. Swan St. Documentary film with positive news and insights about global warming by showing positive actions that are being taken to combat it. Info: sandramichaud1981@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“Pet Photography” — 7 p.m. at the Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Main St. Las Cruces. Doña Ana Photography Club presentation with Kristi Dixon talking about pet photography. Cost: Free. Info: 575-323-3624.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

Columbus/Luna County

Science Library returns — 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Columbus Library, 112 W. Broadway. Part of the children’s summer program at the library. Info: 575-531-2612.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Swing on the Downtown Plaza — 7 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Enjoy music from the big band era to new age electro swing. Don’t know how to swing, there is a beginner’s lesson at the start of every event. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Deming/Luna County

 Great American Duck Race — 6:30 p.m. in Deming. Mizkan America Inc. Duck Royalty Pageant and the Luna County Skate Competition. Info: www.demingduckrace.com.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Music on the Downtown Plaza: Zach Heckendorf and Chris Baker — 8 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Thursday night music night serves up alternative folk music from Denver and Americana folk rock from Las Cruces. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

A Cello Speaks — 7 p.m. at the New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Rohovec Theater. Master cellist Joel Becktell presents a short (40-minute) demonstration of his cellistic instruments. Info: 361-557-1960.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Mark Chesnutt — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. One of country music’s treasures. Cost: $76-79. Info: 575-336-4800.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: “Auld Syne Lang” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 Deming/Luna County

 Great American Duck Race — 4 p.m. in Deming, various locations. Carnival, Duck Mart, entertainment and sponsor party. Info: www.demingduckrace.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bobbysocks & Lollipops Dinner Show — 8-10 p.m. at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St. On stage is Remember Then. Info: 575-649-0598.

Summer Jam at the Pan Am — 8 p.m. at the New Mexico State University Pan American Center, 1810 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Info: Rapper, singer, actor and television personality most famous for dating makeup mogul Kylie Jenner, Tyga, will be headlining this event. Cost: $40-$60. Info: www.summerjampanam.com. 

Live Music: “Ghetto Blaster” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

 Alamogordo/Otero County

Fourth Fridays — 6-9 p.m.at the Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Live music, food and craft vendors. Info: 575-439-4279.

 

 Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Antique Festival — 3-7 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Antique dealers from 11 different states show their best wares. Info: 575-258-5445.

Mark Chesnutt — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. One of country music’s treasures. Cost: $76-79. Info: 575-336-4800.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Live Music — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Deming/Luna County

Great American Duck Race — All day in Deming at various locations. Carnival, Duck Mart, slow pitch tournament, hot air balloon mass ascension, Great American Washers Tournament, entertainment, wine garden and live duck races. Info: www.demingduckrace.com.

39th Annual Duck Days BBQ — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Deming First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Granit St. Deming. All you can eat, dine in or carry out. Cost: $9 adults, $5 children ages 5-12; under 4 are free. Info: 575-546-2791.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m., New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

Alamogordo/Cloudcroft/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

Tailgate Series: “Catfishfry Blues Band” — 6:45-10 p.m. in the parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3189 State Road 2001, Alamogordo. Info: 575-437-2202.

“A Cello Speaks Bach” live concert — 7 p.m. at the Shady Pines “Bertha” Stage, 2100 Fox in Cloudcroft facing Wren, just below the Lodge. Master cellist Joel Becktell with excerpts from all six of Bach’s unaccompanied suites for Baroque Cello. Reservations required. Cost: $25. Info: 361-557-1960.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Live Music: “Alister M” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Antique Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Antique dealers from 11 different states show their best wares. Info: 575-258-5445.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Full Moon Hike at the Gila Cliff Dwellings — After dark at the Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM-Highway 15. Visitors tour the cliff dwellings under moonlight, lasts 90 minutes. Info: 575-536-9461.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Music in the Park: Cordova and the Ghetto Blaster — 7 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. in Las Cruces. Rock and pop music from Las Cruces bands. Info: 575-541-2550.

 

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Ruidoso Antique Festival — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Antique dealers from 11 different states show their best wares. Info: 575-258-5445.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra Twirlers Square Dance — 5:30-8 p.m. at the Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm in T or C. Main stream and plus dancing. Info: 505-804-3842.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

Silver City/Grant County

Live Music: “Rhythm Mystic” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Brown Bag meeting: The Border Artists and Public Art — noon-1:30 p.m. at the Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. Presentation by local artist Andrew Nagem. Cost: Free. Info: 575-523-6403.

 Live Music: “Memphis Band” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Silver City/Grant County

 Gem and Mineral Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Grant County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. Highway 180 E, Silver City. Features vendors, Wheel of Fortune, silent auction, field trips and educational speakers. Info: 575-654-4424.

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon in Historic Downtown Silver City at Eighth Street between Bullard Street and the Big Ditch. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Family Rupujado Workshop — 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Silver City Museum Education Room. Kids and families can make their own repujados, a traditional Mexican form of metal embossing. Info: 575-597-0229.

Live Music: “Jerry G and the Cold Cash Band” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 200 N. Bullard St. Downtown Silver City.  Info: 575-313-1266.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m. at 1991 White Sands Blvd., the north end of Alameda Park, next to the Toy Train Depot in Alamogordo. Info: 575-682-3323.

Oliver Lee Ranch House Tour — 10-11 a.m. at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, about 12 miles south of Alamogordo, take U.S. Highway 54 about 8 miles and turn east on Dog Canyon Road for 4 miles. Meet at the visitor center to check in. Info: 575-437-8284.

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside and Cedar, Truth or Consequences. Info: 575-894-9375.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St., Truth or Consequences. $4 Info: 575-744-9137.

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces, Info: 575-805-6055.

Hatch Chile Festival — All day all over the town of Hatch. Chile samples, food, crafts, auction, live music and more. Info: 575-267-1095.

Harvest Wine Festival — 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo grounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd. Celebrate the grape harvest and the end of summer with wine, music, food and arts and crafts vendors. Info: nmwine.com.

Live Music: “Dog Brain” — 8 p.m. at Little Toad Creek, 119 N. Main St., Downtown Las Cruces. Info: 575-313-1266.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

Albert Hammond — 8 p.m. at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road in Alto. Timeless fold rock tunes infused with sun-kissed Caribbean rhythms. Cost: $76-79. Info: 575-336-4800.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

 End of Summer Bash with Fireworks over the lake — 8-10 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Live music, food and fireworks. Bring a chair or blanket. Info: www.innofthemountaingods.com.

 

Las Cruces/Doña Ana County

Hatch Chile Festival — All day all over the town of Hatch. Chile samples, food, crafts, auction, live music and more. Info: 575-267-1095.

 

 Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3025 U.S. Highway 180 E., Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Swing on the Downtown Plaza — 7 p.m. on the Las Cruces Plaza. Enjoy music from the big band era to new age electro swing. Don’t know how to swing, there is a beginner’s lesson at the start of every event. Info: Info: 575-541-2550.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Alamogordo/Otero County

Garden Stroll with music at Shady Pines — 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. at 200 Fox (facing Wren) half-way up the middle unpaved road to the Lodge in Cloudcroft. Explore the fairy gardens and eavesdrop on chamber music jams. Info: 361-557-1960.

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