Here’s a quick look at the events going on in the Las Cruces area the weekend of June 22-24, 2018.
Friday, June 22
Get your hands dirty learning the traditional art of making adobe bricks at the Building with Dirt event at Fort Selden Historic Site, 1280 Fort Selden Road, Radium Springs. Take home a small adobe building and a special New Mexico skill. Snacks are provided. Admission is $5 per person; registration is required by June 15 to 575-202-1638. For more, visit www.newmexicohistoricsites.org.
In conjunction with its current exhibit of photography, “Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods,” the Doña Ana Arts Council will host the Dale Gas! Concert and Car Show from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, in the Bulletin Plaza, Mesilla. The event will feature live music from popular cumbia band Jarabe Mexicano, performances by the NMSU DanceSport team, lowrider cars from The Imperials and Good Times car clubs, art by Mesilla Valley-area artist Luis Navarro and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door; children 12 and younger are free. For tickets and more, call 575-523-6403 or visit www.daarts.org.
Friday’s live music schedule includes dancing cumbia bolero flamenco folkie-foxtrot with Maldita Union at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); Soul & Rhythm on the patio at Pecan Grill (9 p.m.); and Tequila Nights at The Game and Derrick Harris Band at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.)
Saturday, June 23
The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership will host its Kid’s Night Out: Summer Splash from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Plaza de Las Cruces. The event will include fun water activities including the splash pad on the plaza, super soakers, water balloons and more. There will be entertainment from voice and music students from Studio A440, Guzman Karate/Kickboxing, local dance troupes and more, as well as games and giveaways, food trucks, a petting zoo and more. Admission is free. For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://bit.ly/2HO1qHC.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes rockin’ originals and blues-jazz-rock fusion with Cajon Brothers at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and Lonesome Heroes at The Game and Triple Jack at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.)
Sunday, June 24
On Sunday, catch singer and guitarist Christopher Smith-Escarcega on the Vintage Wines patio (3 to 5 p.m.)
On Wednesday, June 27, catch a screening of the 1954 film “Salt of the Earth,” followed by a discussion, at 5 p.m. at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St. The film, about Mexican-American workers who protest dangerous working conditions in New Mexico mines, is based on the historic strike at the Empire Zinc Company in Grants, New Mexico, in 1951. Admission is free. For more, call 575-541-2154.
Next Weekend: June 28-July 1
Kick off next weekend with a Thursday night performance by Vince Alten at the Rio Grande Theatre; catch A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley production of “Stinky Cheese Man”; and expand your theatrical horizons with a one-night only presentation of Theatre Dojo’s “Songs of Un-Creation.”