Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces Aug. 15-18, 2019.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Thursday’s live music includes music in the courtyard with David Olguin at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); and High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 16
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will host a three-day Weaving Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Aug. 16-17, with a follow-up meeting set for Saturday, Aug. 23. Students will learn how to warp their looms and create different patterns throughout their piece. First-time weavers are welcome. The class is open to those 14 and older; fee is $60 per person. Bring a sack lunch. To register, contact LuAnn Kilday at 522-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Las Cruces Community Theatre continues its production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” 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.
Showtimes of “Biloxi Blues” are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24; and 2 p.m. Aug. 18 and 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 Dan Lambert at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Chris Baker at Amaro Winery (7-10 p.m.); The Grooves at The Game and TBD at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Daisy Blue Band and their fusion of Western and blues music at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); Karlos y La Ley at Pecan Grill & Brewery (8 p.m.); and The Rudy Boy Experiment at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).
Saturday, Aug. 17
The Las Cruces Hops & Hemp Festival — set for 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — will feature more than 240 beers to sample, CBD distributors, food trucks live music and more. General admission for those 21 and older is $20, including branded sample cup and 10 beer samples; for tickets and more, visit bit.ly/2Yrt0rD.
Kids of all ages are invited to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Crafts for Kids program, set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. This week, participants will paint their own pinecone flowers. Crafts for Kids is free with regular admission of $5 adults, $4 seniors and $3 children ages 4-17.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Frontera Jazz at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); music in the courtyard with Daniel Sanchez at La Posta de Mesilla (6 to 9 p.m.); Nicole Osborn at Amaro Winery (7-10 p.m.); Sage Gentle Wing at The Game and Wait for What at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); swing, jazz and blues to progressive rock with The Golden Groove at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); Exclusive Soul at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.); and High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, Aug. 18
The colorful farm scenes of Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers’ “Cultivating Color” will decorate the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor from Aug. 16 through Dec. 1, with an opening reception set for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Desrochers’ vibrant oil paintings capture the people and the landscapes of the Southwest’s farm valleys. The artist grew up on a small family farm in the Midwest. She treasures her memories of the hardworking people who lived close to the land and portrays the dignity and strength of these people.
The reception, which includes refreshments, is free.
The City of Las Cruces’ Music in the Park series continues with Misty Boyce and Meri Dean 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 The Two of Us at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); one-man blues band C.W. Ayon at Vintage Wines (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and Little Toad Creek (5 to 7 p.m.).
Next Week: Aug. 22-25
Next week, catch Tyga, A-Trak and Mustard at the inaugural Summer Jam at the Pan Am; enjoy an evening back in time with the Bobby Socks & Lollipops Dinner Show; and support the Luke’s Wings 2019 Music Explosion with entertainment from the Jimmy Gonzalez Legacy (formerly Grupo Mazz), Hometown Boys and Cautivo Norteño.