Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces Aug. 22-25, 2019.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Thursday’s live music includes music in the courtyard with Damian Luna at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); and solo singer-songwriter Larry Woellhart at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 23
The inaugural Summer Jam at The Pan Am, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at New Mexico State University’s Pan American Center, will feature performances by rapper Tyga, DJ/producers A-Trak and Mustard and more.
Tickets are $25 to $40; visit summerjampanam.com for more.
The final weekend of performances for the Las Cruces Community Theatre production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” begins with a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
New York City teenager Eugene Jerome enlists in the U.S. Army and is sent to basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi, during the last year of World War II. Expecting the army to be dolls, donuts and USO dances, he instead encounters a sadistic drill sergeant and a platoon of often hostile recruits. He learns the hardships of war through boot camp, to accept other people’s differences, falls in love and loses his virginity to a prostitute. Armed with only his sense of humor, he is determined to leave camp with everything he came with, as he and the other recruits must endure the rigorous training and abuse from their instructor.
Remaining showtimes of “Biloxi Blues” are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, students and military and $10 children 12 and younger.
For tickets and more, visit lcctnm.org.
Friday’s live music schedule includes music in the courtyard with David Olguin at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); La Maldita Union at Amaro Winery (7-10 p.m.); The Ivies at The Game and High Desert Playboys at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Nicole Osborn at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and Ghetto Blaster at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).
Saturday, Aug. 24
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Annual Community Appreciation Day is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, offering free admission and activities all day long.
The museum’s chuckwagon will offer Dutch-oven biscuits while supplies last. Pony rides for kids are from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; cost is $5 per ride.The Parade of Breeds cattle program will be held in the Museum’s Round Pen from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 2-3 p.m. Demonstrations include wool spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, corn grinding, tortilla making, butter churning, quilting and wood carving.
The museum’s Education Department and the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will provide activities and games for the kids. The Friends of the Museum’s living history characters will offer old-fashioned games for the kids.Visitors are invited to interact with living history characters, shop at the plant sale, enjoy the food truck, snow cones, or check out the animals, exhibits and vintage tractors.
Exhibits currently on display include “Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico,” “Dressed for the Occasion,” “Cultivating Color by Jeri Desrochers,” “Grist for the Mill,” “The Cowboy Way: The Western Drawings of Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt,” “Saddlemakers of the Southwest,” and long-term exhibits in the Heritage Gallery that visitors can walk through.
For more, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Line Five Band at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); music in the courtyard with Travis Manning at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Tanner Huston at The Game and Eric Silva Young at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); The Resistors at Pecan Grill & Brewery (8 p.m.); Doug Adamz at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); Alister M at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.); and guitar duo Rural Suspects at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, Aug. 25
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will host a 99th Birthday Salute to J. Paul Taylor, longtime civic leader, with a special membership gathering and celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m Sunday. Guests can meet Mr. Taylor and join the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument as they work to support the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property.
Admission is the membership fee; for more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Las Cruces’ Music in the Park series will close its 2019 season with an evening of rock from Las Cruces’ own Cordova and Ghetto Blaster at 7 p.m. Sunday at Young Park. Free and family-friendly, Music in the Park continues on Sunday evenings all summer long — call 541-2550 for more.
Sunday’s live music schedule includes David Olguin at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); Alison Reynolds at Vintage Wines (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and Adrian Bautista at Little Toad Creek (5 to 7 p.m.).
Next Week: Aug. 29-Sept. 2
Next weekend, celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer with the Hatch Chile Festival, the New Mexico Harvest Wine Festival and the Franciscan Festival of Fine Art.
No-Strings Theatre Company and the Black Box Theatre will open “The Mrs. Wheatland Pageant,” a rollicking comedy where nostalgic sitcom fantasies, strange fertility regimens and gender norms collide in one woman’s search for certainty in a world that is anything but, on Friday, Sept. 6.