Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces for the weekend of Sept. 26-29, 2019.
Thursday, Sept. 26
The Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo is in full swing through Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Featuring agricultural and livestock displays, live music and entertainment, food and vendors, rodeo, speedway events, a midway packed with rides and games and much more.
For tickets, entertainment schedules and more, visit snmstatefairgrounds.net.
Thursday’s live music includes music in the patio with Alison Reynolds at La Posta de Mesilla (6-9 p.m.); and Albuquerque singer-songwriter Eryn Bent at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.)
Friday, Sept. 27
Friday’s live music schedule includes music in the patio with Alan Kuncel at La Posta de Mesilla (6-9 p.m.); Jacob Somen at Amaro Winery (7-10 p.m.); UnLyshed at The Game and Malcolm Tense at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Hooligans at Vintage Wines (8-10 p.m.); and Dead Like Disco at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).
Saturday, Sept. 28
The Mesilla Valley Maze corn maze and pumpkin patch begins its 2019 season Saturday, featuring hayrides, games and more than 30 other activities, along with the massive “maize” maze. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 27. Admission is $12 adults, $10 children 12 and younger, free for children younger than 2.
Visit mesillavalleymaze.com for more.
The Las Cruces Symphony’s “Classics One” program, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, will feature Mozart’s “Symphony No. 35,” Prokofiev’s “Concerto No. 2” performed at guest soloist Tim Fain, violin, and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2.”
The program will repeat with Sunday afternoon performance at 3 p.m.
Tickets start at $42 — visit lascrucessymphony.com.
The Border Archives Bazaar — set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — is a free, fun and educational event that brings visitors face to face with fascinating historical materials from the border region.
Organized by the Border Regional Archives Group, the Bazaar features rare documents, photographs, maps, publications and more that highlight the unique history and culture of the region. The theme, “Archives: Mirrors of Ourselves,” highlights how archives reflect individual experiences and shared community history.
The event brings together resources from more than a dozen libraries, archives, and museums of the El Paso–Ciudad Juárez–Las Cruces borderlands. The Bazaar additionally highlights the role that archives play in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. Archivists, librarians, and museum curators will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about archives, regional history and preservation of original documents. The Border Archives Bazaar also includes short talks about regional history by noted borderlands historians.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Frontera Jazz at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); music in the patio with Dan Lambert at La Posta de Mesilla (6-9 p.m.); Blaze the Nation at The Game and Caribe at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Chris Baker Band with Jessie Springer at Pecan Grill & Brewery (7-11 p.m.); Papayas con Chile at Vintage Wines (8-10 p.m.); Con Sal y Limon at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.); and jazz with Orlando Madrid Quartet at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, Sept. 29
The Las Cruces Symphony’s “Classics One” program (see above) will repeat at 3 p.m. Sunday at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets start at $42 — visit lascrucessymphony.com.
Sunday’s live music schedule includes Catfish Fry at Vintage Wines (3:30-5:30 p.m.); and Calista at Little Toad Creek (5 p.m.)
Next Week: Oct. 3-6
Next week, October kicks off with the monthly First Friday Downtown Art Ramble; and restaurants throughout the town come alive with great music during the Mesilla Jazz Happening.
The Las Cruces Country Music Festival — featuring Gretchen WIlson, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Ronnie Milsap, Casey Donahew and more — is set for Oct. 11-13 in downtown Las Cruces. Grab tickets at lascrucescountrymusic.com.