Saturday, May 4
The town of Mesilla will come to life with the annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, held Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. A traditional Mexican fiesta honoring Mexico’s second revolution, the fiesta includes traditional Mexican music, food, folkloric dancing and more on the historic Mesilla Plaza. Admission is free; call 524-3262 or visit mesillanm.gov for more.
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Crafts for Kids program, set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, will feature Pinwheels. Get ready for national windmill day by creating and decorating a pinwheel. The Crafts for Kids program is free with regular museum admission — $5 adults, $4 seniors and $3 children ages 4-17. For more, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Get ready for fun, music, mullets and more with the inaugural Mullet de Mayo 2019, set for noon to 6 p.m. at NM Vintage Wines in Mesilla. Sponsored by Marble Brewing & Cowbelle Wines, the event features new beer and wine releases live music, vendors and more. Admission is $3 advance or $5 at the gate for 21 and older — free if you have a mullet, real or fake. For more, call 647-8004. The fun continues from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday!
In celebration of Star Wars Day, the Rio Grande Theatre will screen the entire original
“Star Wars” trilogy on Saturday, May 4, beginning at noon with “Episode IV: A New Hope.” Screening will continue with “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” at 4 p.m. and “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” at 8 p.m. Admission is $4 per film; for more, visit riograndetheatre.org.
The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s Classics IV program is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Atkinson Recital Hall, 1750 N. Horseshoe Drive on the NMSU campus. The Classics IV program will feature David Amram “Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra,” a newly commissioned work partnering the LCSO and composer David Amram, performed by guest soloists Maria Schleuning, violin, and Jolyon Pegis, cello. Tickets start at $35. Visit lascrucessymphony.com. Also 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Jessica Flores at Sombra Antigua Winery 2:30 to 5 p.m.); Flat Blak at The Game (7 to 11 p.m.) and Karlos y La Ley at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); La Maldita Union at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and Texas country with Sissy Brown at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, May 5
The Artists of Picacho Hills will host Art in the Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Homeowners who love their gardens invite the public to visit and get ideas for their homes. Master gardeners will be present to answer questions and share plant information. There will be 17 artists displaying work in a variety of media. Maps will be available in the commercial plaza on Picacho Hills Drive the day of the event. Red flags will mark the open gardens. Visit artistsofpicachohills.com.
The Rio Grande Theatre will host Super Sax of the Southwest at 3 p.m. Sunday. This concert is a fundraiser for the Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society scholarship fund, with all proceeds going to provide music scholarships for NMSU students. Concessions served including snacks, refreshments, beer, wine, and spirits. Admission is $10. Visit riograndetheatre.org.
Sunday’s live music schedule includes Line Five Band at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and Ricky & Emily at Vintage Wines (3 to 5 p.m.).
Next Weekend: May 9-12
Next weekend, Celebrate Music with Mesilla Valley Chorale; enjoy tributes to Queen and Prince with “The Greatest Concert that Never Was”: and celebrate our grads during the Doña Ana Community College and New Mexico State University Commencements.
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