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Downtown Events from October 16 to October 29, 2017

Main St. Downtown:

  • Farmers and Crafts Market
    • Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 21, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 25, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 28, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Plaza De Las Cruces
    • Food Truck Fiesta – October 18, 5 - 9 p.m.
    • La Casa Candlelight Vigil– October 19, 6 - 7:45 p.m.
    • NMSU Pep Rally – October 20, 5 - 10 p.m.
    • Zombie Walk -October 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
    • Pumpkins on the Plaza – October 27, 6 - 10:30 p.m.

Las Cruces Museum System: Free Admission!

  • Railroad Museum
    • Rail Readers Book Club – Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    • Toddler Story Time – Saturday, October 21 from 11 - 11:30 a.m
    • Coloring Club for Adults – Friday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Branigan Cultural Center
    • No Events at this time.
  • Museum of Art
    • Artrageous: Spooky Creations – Saturday, October 21 & 28, 10 a.m.
  • Museum of Nature & Science
    • Arts and Culture Open House – Wednesday, October 18, 12 – 7 p.m.
    • Pre-K Thursdays: Petrified wood – Thursday, October 19, 9 a.m.
    • Teen Science Café – Thursday, October 19, 5:30 p.m.
    • Scientific appetizers: Marie McGrath – Friday, October 20, 2 p.m.
    • Animal Encounters: Werewolves – Saturday, October 21, 10:30 a.m.
    • Pre-K Thursdays: Bats – Thursday, October 26, 9 a.m.
    • Science Café – Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.
    • Animal Encounters: Creepy Crawlies – Saturday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.
    • Haunted Museum – Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library library.las-cruces.org; 528-4005; 528-4010

  • Read to Me*—Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.; story time for ages 3—7
  • Intro to Computers—Tuesday the 17th at 2 p.m.; Internet for Beginners
  • Intro to Computers—Tuesday the 24th at 2 p.m.; File Management
  • Teen Game Night—Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m.; games for teens
  • Branigan Book Club—Tuesday the 17th 6:30 p.m.; The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell
  • Toddler Time*—Wednesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m.; story time for ages 1—3
  • Munson Book Club—Wednesday the 18th at 10 a.m.; The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
    • Mother Goose Time*—Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; activities for infants
    • Design & Create: Needle Punch Embroidery Part 2—Wednesday the 18th at 2 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday Happenings—Wednesday the 25th at 2 p.m.; Why Everyone Needs a Will
  • Rhythm Roundup*—Fridays 10:30 a.m.; Music/Motion for ages 2-5
  • Library Lab**—Friday the 13th 3:30 p.m.; Activities/Stories for ages 6-10
  • Sound Sessions—Saturday the 14th 1 p.m.; Beginning Guitar Instruction for Teens
  • Sound Sessions—Saturday the 14th 1 p.m.; Intermediate Guitar Instruction for Teens
  • *Children must be accompanied by their well-behaved adult caregiver **Caregivers welcome

Live Theater:

  • Black Box Theatre http://www.no-strings.org
    • Little Shop of Horrors Invitational Exhibit – October 6 - 29
    • Little Shop of Horrors Music – October 19, 7 p.m.
    • Little Shop of Horrors Music – October 20, 21, 27, 8 p.m.
    • Little Shop of Horrors Music – October 22, 29, 2:30 p.m.
    • Prices have changed for the 2016-2017 season, call 523-1223 for information
  • Las Cruces Community Theatre – lcctnm.org
    • No shows at this time.
  • Rio Grande Theatre – riograndetheatre.com Concessions, including beer and wine, available for purchase.
    • Borderlands Media Double Feature: The Knight Squad and Nunja – Tuesday, October 17, doors open at 6 p.m.
    • Acrobatic Conundrum: Love and Gravity – Friday, October 20, doors open at 7 p.m.
    • MJ Déjà vu: A Michael Jackson Tribute – Saturday, October 21, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
    • A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents The Three Musketeers – Friday, October. 27, 7 p.m.
    • A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents The Three Musketeers – Saturday, October 28, doors open at noon
    • Fright Night at Rio Grande Theatre: Hocus Pocus (1993) –Saturday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
    • Fright Night at Rio Grande Theatre: Beetlejuice (1988) –Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
    • Fright Night at Rio Grande Theatre: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – Saturday, October 28, 10 p.m.