Las Cruces – Calendar of Events – March – April 2019

March 5, 2019 Carlos Arreola

Wednesday, March 6

Las Cruces Food Truck Fiesta: 5 to 8 p.m., Telshor 12, 2811 N. Telshor Blvd. Featuring 9 of Las Cruces ’ best food trucks — Green Chile Paddy Wagon, Luchador, Ruby Soho, Wannabe Farms, Skewered, Emmy’s Elephant Ears, Chango Burger, La Ristra Express, and Party Animals Entertainment — plus buy-one-get-one movie tickets with food purchase. You can even take your food into the theater! facebook.com/foodtruckfiestalc.

NMSU Climate Change Seminar: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Focus is “Drought, Security and Ecosystem Disruption — The SW Climate Challenge.” Keynote speaker is Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. riograndetheatre.org.

Saturday, March 9

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra Classics Three: 7:30 p.m., NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe Drive on the NMSU campus. Program includes Frederic Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” performed by guest soloist Andrea Padova on piano, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini.” $35 to $45. lascrucessymphony.com. Also 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

Friday, March 15

One-Act Play Festival: 7:30 p.m., Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. A selection of one-act plays, written, directed and performed by local Las Cruces playwrights. Doors open 30 minutes before performances. Admission is free, but donations are graciously accepted. lcctnm.org. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

Saturday, March 16

Classic Film Series — “Chinatown”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. Starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Rated R. $8. riograndetheatre.org.

Sunday, March 17

Bataan Memorial Death March: 6:30 a.m., White Sands Missile Range. The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and lives. bataanmarch.com.

Thursday, March 21

Throwback Thursdays — “Coming to America”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. A pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife who he can respect for her intelligence and will. Starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Rated R. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5. riograndetheatre.org.

Friday, March 22

“Alice in Wonderland”: 8 p.m., Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main St. A Version of Lewis Carroll’s classic created by The Manhattan Project, under the direction of Andre Gregory. Directed by Karen Caroe. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. no-strings.org. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, March 22, 23, 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, March 31 and April 7; and 7 p.m. April 4.


Sunday, March 24

Sergei Teleshev & Veronika Shabashava: 7:30 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. The Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents internationally-acclaimed Sergei Teleshev, performs works by Bach, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and more. He was classically trained at the Academy of Music in Voronezh, Russia, and has won many regional and international accordion competitions. A master of the accordion. $25 adults, $5 students 18 and older with ID, free for 17 and younger with paid adult. riograndetheatre.org.

APRIL 2019

Wednesday, April 3

Las Cruces Food Truck Fiesta: 5 to 8 p.m., Telshor 12, 2811 N. Telshor Blvd. Featuring 9 of Las Cruces ’ best food trucks — Green Chile Paddy Wagon, Luchador, Ruby Soho, Wannabe Farms, Skewered, Emmy’s Elephant Ears, Chango Burger, La Ristra Express, and Party Animals Entertainment — plus buy-one-get-one movie tickets with food purchase. You can even take your food into the theater! facebook.com/foodtruckfiestalc.

NMSU Climate Change Seminar: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Focus is “Extreme Conservation on a Glacier-less Planet.” Keynote speaker is Dr. A. Park Williams, the Lamont Associate Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. riograndetheatre.org.

Thursday, April 4

12th Annual Railroad Days: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St. Learn about the role that trains played in local history, and meet re-enactors to discover first-hand what it was like to live and work in the early 20th century. Historic Harvey Girl and train staff reenactors from El Paso will be on hand to talk about life working for the railroads in the early 20th century. The Doña Ana Modular Railroad club will have their large model railroad display set up and running trains throughout the event. Free. las-cruces.org/museums.

Throwback Thursdays — “A League of Their Own”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Lori Petty. $5. riograndetheatre.org.

Friday, April 5

First Friday Downtown Art Ramble: 5-7 p.m., Downtown Las Cruces. Monthly art ramble feature new shows and exhibitions at nearly 30 art galleries, shops and businesses throughout Downtown and the historic Mesquite District, along with live music and entertainment, refreshments, shuttle service and more. downtownlascruces.org/art-ramble.

Saturday, April 6

Trinity Site Tour: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Trinity Site, North of Las Cruces. The Trinity site is the location of the first atomic bomb explosion on earth. 678-1134. wsmr.army.mil.

Tuesday, April 9

Las Cruces Space Festival — “Contact”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine. Starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. lcspacefestival.com.

Wednesday, April 10

Las Cruces Space Festival — “2001: A Space Odyssey”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000. Rated G. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. lcspacefestival.com.

Thursday, April 11

Las Cruces Space Festival — Making Contact: 4 to 8 p.m., Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. A showcase of space-related activity and opportunities including Q&A’s with industry leaders, ollege course guidance, resume-building opportunities, recruitment for internships, talks by NMSU graduates working in the space industry and more. lcspacefestival.com.

Las Cruces Space Festival — “Apollo 13”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Starring Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. lcspacefestival.com.

Friday, April 12

Las Cruces Space Festival — Yuri’s Night Celebration: 4 to 10 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. A celebration of the anniversary of human spaceflight including live link-ups with other Yuri’s Night events, a theatrical production of “Yuri,” space walk, space quiz, space awards, live music and DJ and more. lcspacefestival.com.

Saturday, April 13

Las Cruces Space Festival — “WALL-E”: Noon, Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Rated G. Doors open at 11 a.m. Free. lcspacefestival.com.

Las Cruces Space Festival — “The Martian”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. lcspacefestival.com.

Saturday, April 20

6th Annual Red, White & Blues Festival: 3 to 9 p.m., St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla. Hosted by the Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy lawn seating and live blues music from some of the region’s best musicians, along with food and wine. $15 advance, $20 at the door. mvjazzblues.net.

Classic Film Series — “Rear Window”: 7 p.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Rated PG. $8. riograndetheatre.org.

Friday, April 26

“My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m., ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. When Eliza Doolittle, a flower-seller on the streets of London, overhears phoneticist Henry Higgins joke that he could — by changing the way she speaks — turn her from a “guttersnipe” into a lady. She takes him up on the offer and approaches him for speech lessons. What ensues is a bet between Higgins and linguist Colonel Pickering, with Eliza as its pawn. $18 adults, $15 seniors and NMSU faculty/staff, $11 students ages 3-17 and NMSU students, and $5 high school students, with ID. nmsutheatre.com. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4; and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.

“Young Frankenstein”: 7:30 p.m., Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main St. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. $15 adults, $12 seniors, students and military, $11 per person for groups of 10 or more, and $10 for children younger than 12. lcctnm.org. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 26 and 27 and May 3, 4, 10 and 11; and 2 p.m. April 28 and May 5 and 12.

Saturday, April 27

Las Cruces Walk to Defeat ALS: 10 a.m., Sisbarro Park, 1815 Wells St. on the NMSU campus. The ALS Association’s premier event is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease. Registration begins at 8 a.m. bit.ly/2RJQPaN.
La Viña Spring Wine Festival: Noon to 7 p.m., La Viña Winery, 4201 S. Highway 28, La Union. More than 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase, along with arts and crafts vendors, live music and entertainment, food and more. $20 adults, includes souvenir wine glass; $11 admission for guests ages 12-20, accompanied by an adult. lavina.wolfep.com. Also noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

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