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Downtown Events from March 19, 2018 to April 1, 2018

Downtown Events from March 19, 2018 to April 1, 2018
Contact: Armando Morales, Associate Planner; Phone: 575-528-3476 or
Leslie Gabaldon, Office Assistant Senior; Phone: 575-541-2425

Main St. Downtown:
• Farmers and Crafts Market
o Wednesday, March 21, 8:30am - 1:00 pm.
o Saturday, March 24, 8:30am - 1:00 pm
o Wednesday, March 28, 8:30am - 1:00 pm.
o Easter Egg Hunt/Farmers and Crafts Market: Saturday, March 31, 8:30am-1:00 pm
• Plaza De Las Cruces
o Main Street Sweet Fest: Saturday, March 24, 10:00am - 3:00pm
o Easter Sunrise Service: Sunday, April 1, 6:30am - 7:15am

Las Cruces Museum System: Free Admission!
• Railroad Museum, 575.541.2154 or 575.647.4480
o Rail Readers Book Club: Wednesday, March 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
o The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
• Branigan Cultural Center, 575.541.2154
o MakeShift by Los Dos: December 1, 2017 - March 10, 2018
o Mirage: February 2, 2018 - March 24, 2018
o Vision Revision: New Mexico Poets on the Page - Dennis Daily and Connie Voisine
o Culture Club - Woven Thistles: Saturday, March 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
o Paper Marbling Workshop II - Marbled Drawing: Saturday, March 24, 1:00pm
In this workshop, you will use the paper marbled in the previous week's workshop. Using Ms. Wetmore's technique of allowing the marbling to dictate the drawing, participants draw what they see on the marbled paper, creating artwork that is unique and personalized. You do not have to have participated in the previous workshop; the museum will provide new sheets of marbled paper for anyone who was not able to attend the March 17 workshop.
o Culture Club - Tartan Patterns: Saturday, March 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm
• Museum of Art, 575.541.2137
o Politics on Paper: Art with an Agenda from the Syracuse University Art Collection: February 2, 2018 - April 7, 2018
o Artrageous – Color Theory: Saturday, March 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
o Artrageous - Color in Abstract: Saturday, March 31, 10:00am - 12:00pm
• Museum of Nature & Science, 575.532.3371 or 575.522.3120
o Pre-K Thursdays: Thursday, March 22, 9:00am
o Nature Kids: White Sands
o Animal Encounters – Animal Camouflage: Saturday, March 24, 10:30am
o Pre-K Thursdays: Thursday, March 29, 9:00am
o Nature Kids: Roadrunners
o Science Café – “Putting People in Soil Food Webs”: Thursday, March 29, 5:30pm
Soil and plant webs of microbial communities represent indispensable components of viable food systems relied upon to feed the growing population of planet Earth. At Science Café on March 29, Dr. Mary Lucero, Principal of End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC, will summarize her conclusions from studies focused on soil food networks. Learn how soil health proponents are collaborating to create cultural shifts needed to affirm humanity’s sustainable role within the microbial webs linking plants, soils, and humans. Explore the current social and cultural challenges faced by a global society when attempting to maintain its place within these webs.
o Prehistoric Trackways Anniversary: Saturday, March 31, 7:00am - 1:00pm
Celebrate the 9th anniversary of the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument with an early morning tour of the Paleozoic Trackways exhibit at the museum before heading out for a tour of the Prehistoric Trackways Monument led by the Bureau of Land Management. Arrive prepared for a 3-mile hike with good footwear, long pants and sleeves, sun protection, snacks, and water.
o Animal Encounters – Animal Symbiosis: Saturday, March 31, 10:30am

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 575.528.4005 or 575.528.4010
• Read to Me*—Tuesdays 10:30 am; story time for ages 3—7
• Teen Game Night—Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm; games for teens
• Toddler Time*—Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am; story time for ages 1—3
• Mother Goose Time*—Wednesdays at 11:00 am; activities for infants
• Rhythm Roundup*—Fridays 10:30 am; Music/Motion for ages 2-5
• Library Lab**—Fridays 3:30 pm; Activities/Stories for ages 6-10
• Spring Break Movie—Tuesday the 20th 10:00 am; “Frozen”
• Introduction to Computer Class—Tuesday the 20th 2:00 pm; Internet for Beginners
• Branigan Book Club—Tuesday the 20th 6:30 pm; America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie and/or Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy and/or We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
• Spring Break Movie—Wednesday the 21st 10:00 am; “The Little Mermaid”
• Spring Break Movie—Thursday the 22nd 10:00 am; “The Lion King”
• Sound Sessions—Saturday the 24th 1:00 pm; Guitar Instruction for Teens
• 4th Sunday Movie—Sunday the 25th 2:00 pm; “Bad Lucky Goat”
• Introduction to Computer Class—Tuesday the 27th 2:00 pm; MS Word Basics
• 4th Wednesday Happening—Wednesday the 28th 2:00 pm; Yoga at the Library
• Teen Makers—Wednesday the 28th 3:00 pm; DIY Pins and Magnets
*Children must be accompanied by their well-behaved adult caregiver
** Caregivers welcome

Live Theater:
• Black Box Theatre or 575.523.1223
o No scheduled performances at this time.
• Las Cruces Community Theatre
o An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, Adaptation by Arthur Miller, Directed by Patrick Payne: March 9th – 25th
Adult: $15 | Senior/Student/Military: $12 | Groups of 10+: $11 | Child under 12: $10
 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
• Rio Grande Theatre –
o Two on Tap: Tuesday, March 20
Two on Tap brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in three different two-act shows which have entertained tens of thousands worldwide! Presented by the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association
 Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm
 Adults: $25.00 |Students 18+ with ID: $5.00 | 17 and under: Free
 Tickets only available through LCCCA:
 Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.
o The Leftovers (Thursday Night Jam): Thursday, March 22
The Leftovers, Nicole Osborn and Buddy Akin, bring pop, rock, blues, soul and jazzy flavors to their original material, as well as, reinvented songs by some of your favorite artists. Dynamic singer/songwriter/keyboardist Nicole, brings vibrant emotion to songs across the spectrum, while singer/songwriter/guitarist, draws from his eclectic background to bring new interpretations of life. Together, they will take you on an unexpected musical journey, of introspection and laughter.
 Doors open at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm
 Admission: $5 cash only at the door
 Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase
o FrenZi with Volta and Fallex (Thursday Night Jam): Thursday, March 29
A progressive indie rock band, formed by young El Paso, Texas natives who enjoy expressing our perception of the world, through music. The show will begin with two other alternative rock bands from El Paso.
 Doors open at 6:30 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm
 Admission: $5 cash only at the door
 Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase