Here’s a quick look at events in the Las Cruces area the weekend of Jan.17-20, 2019
Thursday, Jan. 17
Thursday’s live music schedule includes High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Friday, Jan. 18
Friday’s live music schedule includes Verde Ale House at Red Hawk (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.); Chris Baker at The Game (7 to 11 p.m.); Perfect on Paper at Pecan Grill and Brewery (7 to 10 p.m.); and Little Table Contraband at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.).
Saturday, Jan. 19
The Las Cruces Museum of Art’s Artventurous Program meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, in the lobby between the Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature and Science. Each month features a different art appreciation theme and a different subject each week. January’s theme is “Geometric Art Techniques and Styles,” and this week’s program is “De Stijl.” For more, call 541-2137.
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Crafts for Kids program, set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, welcomes children of all ages to create their own gristmill stones out of clay, and participate in a scavenger hunt through the museum’s new exhibit. The program is free with regular museum admission of $5 adults, $4 senior citizens and $3 children ages 4-17. For more, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Discover Camp Robledo at Leasburg Dam State Park with a ranger-led hike at 10 a.m. Saturday. Trek through the beautiful Camp Robledo restoration area and experience both the classic Chihuahuan Desert uplands and the riverine, riparian environments along the Rio Grande. Experience an environment most similar to what the Spanish explorers of more than 300 years ago witnessed. See and feel the rare and unique geothermal springs and the aquatic plants and animals that are sustained by these waters, even in winter. Day-use fee of $5 per vehicle applies. Visit bit.ly/2P8Hnr8 for more.
The Branigan Cultural Center will host a demonstration on Night Photography from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Inspired by Ken Morgan’s exhibition “Lightning Field,” this workshop will provide information and suggestions for taking fabulous low-light photos. The workshop will be led by Donovan Noelle Swann, a photography instructor and graduate student from New Mexico State University. Students must be at least 15 years old and must bring their own SLR/DSLR camera. Program is free; call 541-2154 to register.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Jerry & Ed at Sombra Antigua Winery (2 to 6 p.m.); Sage Gentle-Wing at The Game (7 to 11 p.m.); Alister M at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, Jan. 20
Sunday’s live music schedule includes Yadira Del Campo at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and Alison Reynolds at Vintage Wines (5 to 7 p.m.).
The Rio Grande Theatre will host a screening of “The Gaze of the Explorer” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. The greatest American explorer, German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, tells his journey to New Spain in 1803, while preparing the edition of his Magna work Cosmos, in his library in Berlin. During its travel, he discovers the extraordinary biodiversity, the mineral, volcanic, architectural and pre-Hispanic wealth that our country possesses, as well as the profound inequality. Their scientific contributions are as valid today as they were then. Directed by Ana Cruz. Admission is free; visit riograndetheatre.org for more.
Next Weekend: Jan. 24-27
Next weekend, catch No Strings Theatre Company’s premiere of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Black Box Theatre; get a behind-the-scenes look at the collections preservation program of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum during the 14th Annual Antique Treasures Show; find everything you need for your special day under one roof at the Bridal & Special Events Showcase; view the skies above like never before at Leasburg Dam State Park’s January Night Sky program; and bust a gut laughing with The Best of the Second City at the Rio Grande Theatre.
Plan Ahead:Las Cruces Community Theatre will open the curtain on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” beginning Feb. 1 and running through Feb. 17. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie — and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others. For tickets and more, visit lcctnm.org.
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