Las Cruces Weekly Calendar of Events (July 18th-21st)

July 17, 2019 Carlos Arreola

Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces from July 18-21, 2019.

Thursday, July 18

Weight. Why does the occupation of our physical space hijack our mental health? “Weighing In” by Monika Mojica, entering its second and final weekend, delves into the expectations and critical judgment comparison renders. By uncovering the nagging ticker of self doubt, we strip it of its potential to sabotage our power. Laugh, cry, sweat and weigh in. 

Showtimes of “Weighing In” are 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

All tickets for this special discount night performance are $10; tickets for remaining shows are $15 regular, $12 seniors and students. 

For more, visit no-strings.org. 

Thursday’s live music includes live music in the courtyard with Calista Singley at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); and folk rock and Americana with Los New Mexico Playboys at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.)

Friday, July 19

Experience Mesilla bars and restaurants are coming together for a special Beer, Wine and Food Garden on the Mesilla Plaza from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday. 

At this first-of-its-kind Friday fiesta, guests will enjoy New Mexico specialty adult beverages, dancing, relaxing and noshing on unique tapas — everything you’d want in an ultimate Friday night, with free admission!

Friday’s live music schedule includes live music in the courtyard with David Olguin at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Perfect on Paper at The Game and Caliente at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Coolside Collective at Pecan Grill & Brewery (8 p.m.); Daniel ‘Danyo’ Sanchez at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and Memphis Band — country music from Chihuahua — at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).

Saturday, July 20

The Fifth Annual Tequila Taco & Cerveza Festival, set for 5 to 11 p.m. on the Plaza de Las Cruces, will feature more than 40 tequilas available for sampling, local taco trucks, mariachis, lucha libre wrestling, DJs, lawn games, salsa sampling, vendors y mucho mas. 

The City of Las Cruces’ Summer Movies in the Park series continues with a screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at dusk — around 7:30 p.m. — Saturday at Young Park. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. The series continues with free, family-friendly movies each week; call 541-2550 for more. 

Saturday’s live music schedule includes music in the courtyard with Alison Reynolds at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Chris Baker at The Game and Ghetto Blaster at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Tiffany Christopher & Friends at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); DJ Smooth at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.); and country with Highway 70 at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).

Sunday, July 21

Ice Cream Sunday — the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s biggest event of the summer, set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday — features homemade ice cream, ice cream sandwich eating races, old-fashioned games, Caliche’s Frozen Custard and so much more. 

Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $3 children 4 to 17. For more, call 522-4100 or visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org. 

The City of Las Cruces’ Music in the Park series continues with performances by Albuquerque Gypsy jazz outfit Zoltan & the Fortunetellers and contemporary jazz from The Claudio Toulouse Group at 7 p.m. Sunday at Young Park. Free and family-friendly, Music in the Park continues on Sunday evenings all summer long — call 541-2550 for more. 

Sunday’s live music schedule includes Papayas con Chile at Vintage Wines (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and acoustic music with Dan Lambert at Little Toad Creek (5 to 7 p.m.).

Next Week: July 25-28

Next week, the City of Las Cruces’ new Music on the Plaza series returns, featuring an evening of Americana, bluegrass and storytelling by Trout Fishing in America, out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, along with Las Cruces’ own Steve Smith & Hard Road; and Kalorie Karbdashian-Williams — of VH1 “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame — will bring an evening of drag performances to the new Club 30 @ The Ramada, which opened in June. 

Plan Ahead:

Rapper Tyga and DJs/producers A-Trak and Mustard will headline the first-ever Summer Jam at the Pan Am, set for Aug. 23. Tickets start at $40 — for more, visit summerjampanam.com.

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