Here’s a quick look at events in the Las Cruces area the weekend of Jan.24-27, 2019
Thursday, Jan. 24
Thursday’s live music schedule includes High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Friday, Jan. 25
From its home at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, No Strings Theatre Company will open the curtain on their production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at 7 p.m. Friday. The play, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s novel of the same name, follows 15-year-old Christopher, a boy with an extraordinary brain, exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
Performances of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 1, 2, 8 and 9; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Tickets are $15 regular admission and $12 seniors and students; all seats are $10 on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Black Box Theatre is located at 430 N. Main St. For tickets and more, visit no-strings.org or call the theater at 523-1223.
Make your way to the Las Cruces Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday for the 2019 Las Cruces International Film Festival Poster Release Party. The poster was designed by Las Cruces artist Christina Ballew, who will be on hand to sign the limited edition 2019 collectible poster. LCIFF 2019 tickets will be sold at a discount. Admission is $25. For more, call 646-6149.
Friday’s live music schedule includes Verde Ale House at Red Hawk (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.); Stepping Up at The Game (7 to 11 p.m.); Lyndy Minitrez at Pecan Grill and Brewery (7 to 10 p.m.); and local country singer-songwriter superstar Chris Baker at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.).
Saturday, Jan. 26
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Musem’s 14th Annual Antiques Treasures Show, set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, is the only day each year that visitors to the Museum get the opportunity to enjoy a behind the scenes look at the facility’s collections and preservation program. Guests will tour the enormous collections storage room where more than 10,000 objects are stored. Curators are available to identify objects for visitors and share information on the best way to preserve them. This year’s show also will feature more than a dozen antique vendors from the region, as well as a silent auction, informal appraisals, and old-fashioned demonstrations. Admission is $5 adults, $4 senior citizens and $3 children ages 4-17. For more, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Have you ever wondered how White Sands formed? Take a tour to White Sands’ Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the sands and the special plants and animals that live in and around the dunes. These three-hour ranger-guided tours to the playa, or dry lakebed, of Lake Lucero are offered once a month and reservations are required. Tours begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Small Missile Range Gate intersection with U.S. Highway 70, 25 miles west of White Sands National Monument Visitor Center, between mileposts 174 and 175. Tour fee is $8 16 and older, $4 younger than 15. Registration is required to 575-479-6124 or nps.gov/whsa.
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 “Suprematism.” 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 on a scavenger hunt through the exhibits to find puzzle pieces. Afterward, come put the puzzle together to see which antique object you found. 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.
See where it all began! The Second City Touring Company will perform some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from the troupe’s 58-year history when Best of the Second City comes to the Rio Grande Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturday. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world’s best and brightest performing hilarious sketch comedy and The Second City’s trademark improvisation. Tickets are $25, reserved seating. Visit riograndetheatre.org.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Frontera Jazz at Sombra Antigua Winery (2 to 6 p.m.); Alister M and La Maldita Union at The Game (7 to 11 p.m.); salty and sweet harmonies over blues-inspired folk covers with Ricky & Emily at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, Jan. 27
Find everything you need for your special day at the Las Cruces Bridal & Special Events Showcase, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Photographers, bakers, caterers, DJs, travel agents, local restaurants and caterers, makeup artists and vendors, boutiques, spas and more will be on hand showcasing their finest to get you ready, whatever the occasion. Admission is $5 advance, $7 at the door; free admission will be honored to anyone who brings a gently used prom dress or event gown to donate to the Butterfly Prom Dress Project. Visit www.lascrucesbridalshowcase.com for a complete list of vendors, tickets and more.
Sunday’s live music schedule includes David Huerta at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and groovy old-school tunes brought back to life by Skivi Meredith at Vintage Wines (5 to 7 p.m.).
Start the week off right with a performance by The Black Market Trust at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Rio Grande Theatre. The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a high energy, crowd pleasing performance filled with some of the best songs ever written.
The live show features material from The Great American Songbook infused with Django’s romantic and virtuosic flavor. Add some intricate vocal harmonies, a dash of Rat Pack-style comedy and it’s clear to audiences why The Black Market Trust have quickly earned a reputation as one of the premier live acts performing in music today. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visit riograndetheatre.org.
Next Weekend: Jan. 31-Feb. 3
Next weekend, kick off For the Love of Art Month with the First Friday Downtown Art Ramble; visit Las Cruces Community Theatre for the premiere of “The Crucible”; bid on a beautiful new piece for your home at the Branigan Cultural Center’s annual Navajo Rug Auction; and take a trip back into New Mexico history at the Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival.
Plan Ahead:February is For the Love of Art Month in Las Cruces — 28 days dedicated to all things art! Sponsored by ArtForms Artists Association of New Mexico, the monthlong event features gallery openings and exhibit, live music and theatre performances, informative lectures and presentations and more — much more than we can name here. Get a preview of the month’s art-related events at artformsnm.org.
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