Calendar of Events:
Southwestern New Mexico

Date Location Event
Jan. 21 - Feb. 6 Las Cruces "Crime and Punishment" at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall
Jan. 22 Silver City Walking Tour of Historic Fort Bayard, 9:30 a.m., $4 fee. Call 575-574-2573 for information.
Jan. 22 Mesilla Birding Tour at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 8:15 a.m. Admission $5 per car. Call 575-523-4398 or check website.
Jan. 28 - 30 Cloudcroft Murder Mystery at The Lodge. Produced with Cloudcroft Light Opera Company. Reservations at 800-395-6343.
Jan. 29 White Sands Lake Lucero tour, Learn about formation of dunes. 2 p.m. Reservation required. Information and form on their website.
Jan. 30 Silver City Library House Concert Series, Public Library at 2 p.m. Free - first come, first serve. 515 W. College Ave. Call 575-538-3672 for details.
Continuing through Aug. 21 Las Cruces The Dust Bowl: Dark Times in New Mexico. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, through August 21. Admission $5.
Feb. 1 - 28 Las Cruces For the Love of Art Month Art Around Town Venues
Feb. 1 - 28 Mesilla "My Masterpiece" art exhibit and contest. Mesilla Valley Fine Art Gallery, 2470A Calle de Guadalupe.
Feb. 1 - 28 Las Cruces "A Celebration of Mandelbrot" exhibition by the Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists. Reception Feb. 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Funky Karma, 3207 S. Main Street.
Feb. 1 - 28 Las Cruces "New Mexico's Enchantment" exhibit of art by Rebecca Courtney at Lundeen Inn of the Arts, 618 S. Alameda Blvd.
Feb. 4 - June 5 Las Cruces "Disease Detectives" exhibit. Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall. Free admission.
Feb. 4 - 26 Las Cruces ArtForms For the Love of Art Month Member Exhibit, Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street. Reception Feb. 4, 5 - 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 - 26 Las Cruces "By George" Las Colcheras Quilt Guild challenge. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street. Opening reception Feb. 4, 5 - 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 - 26 Las Cruces "New Endeavors" GFWC Progress Club exhibit. Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Avenue. Reception Feb. 4, 5 - 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 - 28 Las Cruces "I See Red" NM Watercolor Society exhibit, Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street. Opening reception Feb. 4, 5 - 7 p.m.
Feb. 4 Las Cruces American Southwest Theatre Company Mardi Gras Gala, Las Cruces Convention Center, 580 University Avenue. Tickets $30, 7 - 11 p.m.
Feb. 4 Las Cruces Mikey's Sheesh-Ka-Deesh Performing Arts Scholarship Benefit, Mikey's Place, 3100 Harrelson Street. Music, area dancers, wine and desserts. Tickets $10, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 - 26 Las Cruces "A Map of One Journey" featuring C.C. Cunningham. Unsettled Gallery, 905 N. Mesquite St. Reception Feb. 5, 4 - 6 p.m.
Feb. 6 Las Cruces Artists of Pichacho Hills exhibit and art sale, Picacho Mountain Visitors Center, 7038 Calle Estancies. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb. 6 Las Cruces Stars-n-Parks. Astronomy night at Leesburg Dam State Park, 6:50 p.m. Free admission. Call 575-527-8386 for more information.
Feb. 6 - March 4 Las Cruces Georjeanna Feltha's multi-media art. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano. Reception Feb. 6, 12 - 2 p.m.
Feb. 10 Silver City Andy Stein Duo: Swing Era music presented in historical context. WNUM Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., Admission $20. Call 575-538-5862.
Feb. 10 Las Cruces "A Night with Cupid" informal modeling of jewelry and men's fashions . Clothing from Kaya's and jewelry by Joyce Deaso. Cutter Gallery, 2640 El Paseo.
Feb. 12 Silver City Chocolate Fantasia, sample gourmet chocolates at various downtown venues noon to 4 p.m., Silco Theatre, 311 N. Bullard Street, Tickets $20. Benefits Mimbres Region Arts Council.
Feb. 12 - 13 Lordsburg Shakespeare Ghost Town Guided Tour 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $4 adults, $3 children. Call 575-542-9034.
Feb. 13 Truth or Consequences Art Hop - Downtown galleries, shops and restaurants will be open late.
Feb. 13 Las Cruces La Catrina Quartet, Rio Grande Theatre 7:30 p.m., Tickets $10.
Feb. 17 - 20 Alamogordo Bennett Amusement Circus, Otero County Fair Ground. Information at 575-437-6120.
Feb. 24 Las Cruces "Mostly Mozart" concert by New Horizons Symphony Orchestra. NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall. No charge. 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 Mesilla "First Annual Anniversary Opening," Art Galaxy, 2521 Avenida de Mesilla in Caballero Plaza. Door prizes and refreshments. 6 - 9 p.m.
Feb. 12 Las Cruces Yolanda Martinez concert, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall. Tickets $15, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 & 13 Las Cruces For the Love of Art Month Studio Tours, various locations. Visit artists in their studios and buy art directly from them.
Feb. 12 & 13 Las Cruces New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter, exhibit and demonstrations, Mesquite Street Studios, 922 N. Mesquite Street. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.
Feb. 12 - 27 Las Cruces "For the Love of Toys" Las Cruces Arts Assn. exhibit. Nopalito's Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite Street. Reception Feb. 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Feb. 14 Las Cruces "Love Letters" at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall. Tickets $10, $9 students and seniors over 65. Reservations encouraged. 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 & 20 Las Cruces For the Love of Art Month Studio Tours, various locations. Visit artists in their studios and buy art directly from them.
Feb. 19 Las Cruces For the Love of Lit. Poetry reading by members of Sin Fronteras. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main Street. Free. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Feb. 19 Mesilla "The Desert of Forbidden Love" film at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe. Free. 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 & 20 Las Cruces Art at the Amador. Local artists exhibit their work at the historic Amador Hotel, corner of Water and Amador. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb. 21 Mesilla "Art & Cinema, Chapter II" by the Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe. Free. Noon.
Feb. 25 - 26 Truth or Consequences A Gathering of Quilts - Exhibit at Ralph Edwards Exhibit Center, 400 W. 4th Street.
Feb. 27 White Sands Lake Lucero tour, Learn about formation of dunes. 2 p.m. Reservation required. Information and form at website.
March 3 Silver City Pianist Eric Himy in concert. WNUM Fine Arts Center Theater, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $20. Call 5785-538-5862.
March 13 Truth or Consequences Art Hop - Downtown galleries, shops and restaurants will be open late.
March 12 - 13 Lordsburg Shakespeare Ghost Town Guided Tour 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $4 adults, $3 children. Call 575-542-9034.
March 16 White Sands Registration opens for April 16 Full Moon Bike Ride, 9 p.m. Information and registration form at website.
March 26 White Sands Lake Lucero tour, Learn about formation of dunes. 2 p.m. Reservation required. Information and form at website.
March 27 Silver City Library House Concert Series, Public Library at 2 p.m. Free - first come, first serve. 515 W. College Ave. Call 575-538-3672.