Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces Aug. 2-4, 2019.
Friday, Aug. 2
The First Friday Downtown Art Ramble is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Featuring new shows and exhibitions at nearly 30 art galleries, shops and businesses throughout Downtown Las Cruces and the historic Mesquite District, along with live music and entertainment, refreshments and shuttle service, the Ramble is the perfect complement to the Las Cruces Arts Fair.
For a map of locations and more, visit downtownlascruces.org/art-ramble.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso will present “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley’s songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “the very model of a modern Major-General.”
Other showtimes of “The Pirates of Penzance” are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 regular, $12 seniors and students.
For more, visit no-strings.org.
Enjoy a free family-friendly event and learn more about the special animals — especially moths — which only live in the white gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument during MothaPalooza, set for 8 to 11 p.m. Friday.
MothaPalooza starts at 8 p.m. at the Dune Life Nature Trail trailhead where visitors can explore walkup science tables and learn about the rare geology of the white dunes and the other outstanding natural resources located in the park. At 9 p.m., Alamogordo’s own world-class expert on moths Eric Metzler will give a presentation to describe his work in discovering more than 60 new species of moths in the located in the park.
MothaPalooza is free. For more, call 479-6124, ext. 236, or visit nps.gov/whsa.
Friday’s live music schedule includes live music in the courtyard La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Derrick Harris at Amaro Winery (7-10 p.m.); The Game and The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); honest and raw singer-songwriter Calista at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and CW Ayon Duo at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).
Saturday, Aug. 3
The City of Las Cruces’ Summer Movies in the Park series continues with a screening of “Captain Marvel” at dusk — around 7:30 p.m. — Saturday at Young Park. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. The series continues with free, family-friendly movies each week; call 541-2550 for more.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Jessica Flores at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); music in the courtyard at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Alan Kuncel at Amaro Winery (7-10 p.m.); The Game and The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Danny Graves and Friends at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); Ryan & The Resistors at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.); and High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, Aug. 4
The City of Las Cruces’ Music in the Park series continues with Ted Scanlon & Desperado and Double Shot 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 Travis Manning at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); Danyo Sanchez performing pop and rock from the 1980s and ’90s at Vintage Wines (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and Dead Like Danyo at Little Toad Creek (5 to 7 p.m.).
Next Week: Aug. 8-11
Next week, enjoy Music on the Downtown Plaza with Mariachi Real de El Paso; and be there as the curtain opens on the Las Cruces Community Theatre production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.”