Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces for the weekend of Jan. 11-12, 2020.
Saturday, Jan. 11
El Paso Pro Musica will present pianist Matt Herskowitz in the program “From Gershwin to Gottschalk” at 7 p.m., Doña Ana Arts Council Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite D, Mesilla. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and military, $20 students; for more, visit daarts.org and elpasopromusica.org.
Cruces Creatives — located at 205 E. Lohman Ave. — will host a Seed Share from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Whether you are a beginner, new to desert growing or a seasoned pro, SeedShare is an opportunity to collect seeds, solve problems, learn seed saving skills and meet other growers. Admission is free; for more, call 448-1072 or visit crucescreatives.org.
In honor of National Milk Day, attendees of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Crafts for Kids programs will make a dairy cow craft. This activity is free with regular admission — $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children 4-17, free for children 3 and younger. Visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
The Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., will host two events on Saturday. The museum’s Artventurous program, from 10 a.m. to noon, continues its month-long series on surrealism with a program on Pablo Picasso and a hands-on arts activity. Then, from 2 to 3 p.m., Education Stations will allow families and youth to make vegetable prints — simple pictures made by applying paint onto sturdy vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots, and pressing them onto paper.
For more, visit las-cruces.org/1542/museum-of-art, or call 541-2137.
The historic Rio Grande Theatre will screen two movies Saturday, as part of its 2020 Kids Movie Series and Classic Film Series.
First up, at noon, Disney’s 1991 “Beauty and the Beast,” based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and ideas from the 1946 French film of the same name, directed by Jean Cocteau. Doors open at 11 a.m.; admission is just $1.
At 7 p.m., catch John Wayne in the 1969 western “True Grit,” in which a drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father’s murderer in Indian territory. All seats are $5.
For tickets and more, visit riograndetheatre.org.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Jessica Flores (2:30-6 p.m.) at Sombra Antigua Winery; Locomotion at The Game and Tanner Huston at The Game II (7-11 p.m.); Perfect on Paper at Pecan Grill & Brewery (8 p.m.); The Smokin’ Blue Band at NM Vintage Wines (8-10 p.m.); Sam Madan at Little Toad Creek (8-11 p.m.); and Washington’s Winter Acoustic Moments at High Desert Brewing Co. (8-11 p.m.)
Sunday, Jan. 12
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will host its Reading Roundup storytime from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the lobby. Children of all ages are welcome to listen and learn. This activity is free with regular admission — $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children 4-17, free for children 3 and younger. Visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Sunday’s live music schedule includes Andrew Dahl-Bredine at Little Toad Creek (1 p.m.); The Two of Us at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30-5:30 p.m.); and Catfish Fry at NM Vintage Wines (3-5 p.m.).
The Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N. Mesilla St., will host a free Brown Bag Lecture at noon Jan. 14, with local author Bud Russo presenting “Six Degrees of Separation, New Mexico Style.”
Six degrees of separation is a theory set forth in 1929, that everyone on Earth is acquainted with everyone else within six relationships. In the early days of New Mexico’s statehood, this seemed to be true. Many of the then 120,000 inhabitants of the New Mexico Territory knew each other despite the vast geographic distances. Come to the Railroad Museum to discover in this presentation the fascinating ways people were connected.
For information, visit las-cruces.org/1624/Railroad-Museum, or call 528-3444.
Next Weekend: Jan. 16-19
Next weekend, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Senior Olympics will host Senior Sports & Wellness Day; Southwest Environmental Center will host “Water & Wildlife — What’s Ahead in 2020”; the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will present a Weaving Workshop; and the Las Cruces Museum of Art will celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day.
Later in January, No Strings Theatre Company will open “The Killing Game” (Jan. 24); the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum hosts its annual Antique Treasures Show (Jan. 25-26); and the best vendors for your special day come together for the Las Cruces Bridal & Special Events Showcase at the Las Cruces Convention Center (Jan. 26).
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