Running out of things to do this weekend? Don’t let another weekend be as forgettable as the last one and check out these exciting events!
Only during the weekend of 9/22/17 – 9/24/17
Boba Café and Cabaret will present a tribute to Carol Burnett with two performances each night Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23. Dinner show seats at 6 p.m. and tickets are $27.50; cocktail show seats at 8:15 p.m. and tickets are $12.50. Reservations aren’t required, but they are strongly suggested — 647-5900.
Throughout the weekend, the Mesilla Valley Film Society will screen from its home at the Fountain Theatre “Columbus,” with showings at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. In “Columbus,” a Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his father, an architect, lies in a coma. There he meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict. “Columbus” stars John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, and Parker Posey and is directed by Kogonada.
On Sunday, the Fountain Theatre shifts gears for Art House Theatre Day 2017, with three different selections — “The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows” at 11 a.m., “The Lovers” at 2:30 p.m. and “Lucky,” starring the late, great Harry Dean Stanton, at 7:30 p.m. For more information on Art House Theatre Day 2017, its films, the Mesilla Valley Film Society or the fantastic Fountain Theatre, visit www.mesillavalleyfilm.org.
The Branigan Cultural Center, located downtown, will host the annual Foundation for Las Cruces Museums Navajo Rug Auction, featuring beautiful, authentic, handmade woven rugs, with proceeds benefiting the city’s museum system. From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, the Foundation will host a jewelry sale and appraisal session, with appraisals of Native American rugs, baskets, jewelry and similar items set at just $10 per. Preview of items begins at 9 a.m. and the auction kicks off at noon. The afternoon event will also feature weaving demonstrations and a special children’s presentation at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FoundationLCMuseums.
Leasburg Dam State Park, located about 20 miles north of Las Cruces, will hold a “Discovering Leasburg Dam” program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Leasburg Dam staff will lead a two-mile hike and participants will experience the diverse environments, wildlife, geothermal springs within the park’s boundaries and learn about various Chihuahuan Desert plants and peoples that have made the area their home for centuries. The event is free with paid admission of $5 per vehicle. For more information, visit www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html.
Saturday afternoon at NMSU Aggie Memorial Stadium, the New Mexico State University Aggies will face-off with I-10 Rivals University of Texas-El Paso. For tickets and more, visit www.nmstatesports.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Movies in the Park series continues with a screening of “Finding Dory” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Young Park. In the followup to “Finding Nemo,” the friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. The Movies in the Park series is always free and open to the public — bring a blanket or lawn chair!
— Vintage Wines will host an evening of “dancing Cumbia Bolero Flamenco Folkie-Foxtrot” and crowd favorite La Maldita Union on Friday, original, old-fashioned American with Slow Motion Cowboy on Saturday, and musician and singer-songwriter Jamie O’Hara on Sunday.
— High Desert Brewing Co. features Peruvian indie-rock duo TGTG on Thursday night and solo guitarist-singer-songwriter Sage Gentle-Wing on Saturday night.
— The Game I will feature Pherkad (and $2.50 pints!) on Friday and one-man-blues band CW Ayon on Saturday; across town, The Game II will host reggae rockers Blaze the Nation Friday and, for the second-weekend appearance, Pherkad on Sunday.
— Pecan Grill & Brewery will feature back-to-back performances of Wait for What? on Friday and Saturday nights, and don’t forget open mic every Monday, hosted by Chris Baker.