Saturday, March 2
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s biggest event of the year returns! The 20th Annual Cowboy Days is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The annual festival celebrates New Mexico’s ranching heritage and traditions while providing fun for the entire family. Guests will enjoy two days of demonstrations, cowboy music, chuck wagon cooking, children’s activities, cowboy mounted shooting, the Chili Appreciation Society International Chili Cook-Off, theater performances, food and craft vendors and historical reenactments. Festival-goers can ride the stagecoach, miniature train and ponies, or try their hand on the mechanical bull.
Admission is $5 per person. For more , visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Pherkad at The Game (7 to 11 p.m.) and Cold Cash at the Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Ricky Luna & Emily singing sweet and salty harmonies over blues-inspired folk covers at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and rock and Americana with Clark Andrew Libbey at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, March 3
Close your weekend out right — Sunday is the your last chance to catch the Las Cruces Arts Fair (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center), the 20th Annual Cowboy Days (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum) and the NMSU/ASTC production of “Silent Sky” (2 p.m. at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts).
Sunday’s live music schedule includes David Olguin at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and Alison Reynolds playing classical, folk, pop and rock on cello at Vintage Wines (5 to 7 p.m.).
Enjoy an evening of Celtic harps, rare instruments and wondrous stories with Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces. Lynne and Frankfurter perform on two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and other unique instruments. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as heartwarming original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.
Admission is $10 to $20 on a sliding scale; for more, call 522-7281 or visit uuchurchlc.org.
Next Weekend: March 7-10Next weekend, enjoy and evening on “The Great White Way” with the NMSU Theatre Arts Department and American Southwest Theatre Company musical revue “Broadway Onstage”; take a fantastical trip through Middle Earth with A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley’s “The Hobbit”; explore one of the largest desert grasslands in the country with the Southwest Environmental Center’s Back By Noon Hike to Otero Mesa; and catch one of two performances of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s Classics III.