Milton’s Brewing, 108 E. Mermod St., is hosting a fish fry fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. A tickets gets guests a plate of fish will all fixings and 10 percent off the beer tab. All proceeds go to Epworth United Methodist Church to fund missionaries and their rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The band Gleewood is going to perform. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Registration opens for opera storytellers summer camp
This summer Santa Fe Opera presents its opera storytellers camp from June 4 to 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., its third annual summer camp for children entering third through eight grade. The camp is taught by Becca Holmes, an Albuquerque-based theater director and teaching artist. Children will write, compose, sing , act, dance, design, perform and play with Santa Fe Opera. For more information, visit santafeopera.org or call 1-800-280-4654.
March 16 to 18
Auditions: “9 to 5 A Musical”
The Community Players of Hobbs are holding auditions for the comedy musical “9 to 5 A Musical.” at the Western heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy. Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Performances will be June 8 to 10 and 15 to 17 at the Hobbs Community Playhouse. For more information, visit communityplayersofhobbs.com or call 575-393-0676.
An Irish Festival
The Maciolek School of Dance presents “An Irish Festival” at the Tydings Auditorium, 800 N. Jefferson St., at 7 p.m., with more than 70 Irish tap dancers from 4th grade to 12th. Their quick steps keep the audience entertained while dancing to the music of “Lord of the Dance,” “Spirit of the Dance,” “Celtic Rhythms.” Tickets are available at Center of the Arts, Shoe Choo Train and the Maciolek School of Dance, 1849 N. Jefferson st.. For more information, call 575-393-5880.
The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers will perform at the Kiva Auditorium, 401 Second St. NW., at 7:30 p.m. The band is known from TV shows such as “The Tonight Show” and on “Megyn Kelly TODAY.” Their story airs Jan. 29 on HBO. The band is originally from Concord, North Carolina and specializes in folk, bluegrass and Americana. For more information, visit theavettbrothers.com.
Ventriloquist Kevin Johnson
Recognized as one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists, Johnson is mostly known from his appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his “Godzilla Theater” and Simon Cowell told Johnson, “America loves you.” Johnson has also appeared on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. Johnson started at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the Best Male Performer at any amusement park in the world. Johnson is known for his clean comedy and is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.
The Thug Twinz Tour
Layzie Bone Of Bone Thugs and Harmony along with Sloan Bone Of Mo Thug Family perform at the Carlsbad Civic Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy., at 7 p.m. It is an all age event. Also performing: Local artist Off Da Chain Entertainment, Grvnd, Sicckarri and G-hard as well as many others. For more information, call 575-234-9856.
The Lea County Real Estate Professionals invites the public for a night of bunco at the Hobbs Country Club, 5001 W. Carlsbad Hwy. Tickets can be purchased at United Realty, 3208 N. Grimes St., until March 15. All proceeds will be donated to Expecting Hearts. The mission of Expecting Hearts Inc is to bring awareness to peripartum cardiomyopathy; a condition in which heart failure is caused in the last month of pregnancy or up to five months postpartum. For more information, call 575-392-3000.
‘Discovering Homo Naledi: the Newest Species in the Human Line’
The 19th Annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lectureship guest speaker, Juliet K. Brophy, will give a presentation titled “Discovering Homo Naledi: the Newest Species in the Human Line” at 7 p.m. in room 110 of the Art and Anthropology Building on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Eastern New Mexico University Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club. Brophy is an assistant professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University and is a biological anthropologist with a specialization in paleoanthropology. In 2014, she began analyzing teeth from the Rising Star fossil site in South Africa. Her presentation will highlight what findings she and the team concluded while researching the fossil teeth. She will also discuss the unique anatomy of the skeleton and describe the mystery as to how the fossils came to be in the cave. For more information, contact the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology at 575-562-2206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter in the Park
Kid’s Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. for ages 0-3, 10:30 a.m. for ages 4-6, 11 a.m. for ages 7-9 and 11:30 a.m. for ages 10-12 at the Washington Park. Children can enter their best decorated bike, wagon or scooter in the annual kids’ non-motorized Easter Parade and win a brand-new bicycle. Age categories are 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. Registration is online at active.com/alamogordo-nm. Adult Easter Egg scramble begins after the annual non-motorized Easter Parade. Registration is at the 94KEY tent on event day (Must have ID). For more information, contact Kerry Uribe, Special Events Manager at 575-439-4279 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Great Outdoors Expo
The Great Outdoors Expo takes place at the Lubbock Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guest of honor is pro bass fisherman Jason Reynolds., who will be conducting the fishing seminar, “Bass Fishing Technique” and “High Flying Retriever Dog Show.” The expo will also feature boats, outfitters, gear and gadgets. There will be entertainment and activities for children and adults. For more information, visit goetx.com.
Selena No. 1 Tribute, featuring Karla Perez
Tickets are now on sale for the show Selena No. 1 Tribute. No one else captures the sound, style, looks and complete essence of Selena like Karla Perez. Perez has proven time and time again over the past four years why she is widely regarded as the top rated Selena tribute artist in the United States and Mexico. Perez has been performing for Selena fans across the country. Perez began her musical career at a very young age, recording jingles for political campaigns, for radio stations, commercials, as well as winning singing competitions and auditioning for La Academia, Objetivo Fama and La Voz México reality shows. Perez’ charisma and ability to captivate the audience so well comes from being a lead singer for many versatile bands playing at private parties, bars and nightclubs. Perez sings all types of music and is one of the most dynamic entertainers in the Latin music industry today. Perez studied music in the Conservatory of Guadalajara and Arizona Western College in Yuma. Perez has a Master’s Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.
Free 23rd annual Easter Egg Hunt
Carlsbad radio invites the public to join the free 23rd annual Easter Egg Hunt at PR Leyva football field. The egg hunt starts at 6 p.m. For more information, visit carlsbadradio.com or call 575-887-7563.
Necro Productions and Diamond Lil’s, 2600 N. Dal Paso St., present a night of comedy starting at 8 p.m. Hobbs’ comedians Kerri Gray, Reaper and Paul Ariaz join Texas comedians Michael Shields, JJ Howell, Ruben Bueno and Adam Rhee to provide a night of laughs. For more information, call 575-964-0938.
Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Julie Alpert
Roswell Artist-in-Residence lecture and opening reception of Seattle-based artist Julie Alpert takes place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., at 5:30 p.m. Alpert modifies and arranges craft materials and found-objects in temporary roomsize compositions. The exhibition runs through April 29 and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov or call 575-624-6744.
Pikasso The Kid: Release Party
Celebrate the release of Pikasso The Kid’s latest project “My Name Is Journey” at The Unity Center, 108 E. Bland St., at 6 p.m. Donate any amount to enter and get a free “My Name Is Journey” wristband. With performances by: Pikasso The Kid, Psycadellic, Cray-Dose, Torch, BeastBoii & Dope Dylan and EL-SD.
Celebration party for Charlie’s Angels
Join The Roswell Chamber of Commerce and The Roswell Chamber of Commerce Redcoats along with Domino’s Pizza, 131 W. Second St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., for the public celebration to congratulate the Charlie’s Angels Dance Team and their National Championship title. There will be free pizza provided by Domino’s Pizza. For more information, call 575-623-5695.
March 16 to 25 (weekends)
Way Way Off-Broadway Theater Company presents the classic stage production of “Peter Pan” at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit waywayoffbroadway.com.
Get Lucky Chaves County
United Way of Chaves County is hosting Get Lucky Chaves County at the new Sale Arena building at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, 2500 SE Main St., at 6 p.m. This event is for guests 21 and over. The ticket cost covers All Things Irish dinner, cocktail hour from 6 to 8 p.m. (full host), casino-style gambling, whiskey and wine pull, dancing and photo booth. Guests are asked to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Chaves County. For more information, visit miltonsbrewing.com or call 575-689-1026.unitedwayccnm.org or call 622-4150.
‘The Mystery Apaches’
Historian and author Sherry Robinson presents “The Mystery Apache” at the Roswell Public Library, 301 N Pennsylvania Ave., at 6 p.m. Walk in the moccasins of the Apaches. Talks include an overview of Apache history, culture and values, followed by a choice of true stories, told in their own words. Part one is about women warriors. Apaches used to say, if a woman loved her husband, she would ride alongside him in battle. Part two is the Mescalero experience at the Bosque Redondo, the army’s failed reservation for Navajos and Mescalero Apaches. Part three is the Lipan Apaches. When Coronado traversed the plains in search of gold, the first people he met outside the pueblos were Apache buffalo hunters. Their descendants would become Lipan Apaches. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/405/Roswell-Public-Library or nmhum.org.
The Passion of Christ with Joe Castillo
Grace Kids host The Passion of Christ with sand artist Joe Castillo at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Rd., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook.
SpEGGtacular Scavenger Hunt
A family-friendly day at the Spring River Park & Zoo, 1306 E. College Blvd., with a SpEGGtacular Scavenger Hunt for the public takes place throughout the zoo. There will be prizes for those who finish. For more information, call 575-624-6760.