Ongoing until Sept. 30
Carrizozo Gallery competition
The Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 12th St., hosts New Mexico Magazine’s 16th annual Photography Competition Winners. For more information, call 575-937-1489.
Mescalero Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
First “Macker on the Rez” is hosted by the Inn of the Mountain Gods. This is the first Gus Macker held on a Native American reservation. The tournament includes a slam dunk and three point contest; and prizes totaling $1,500. This event will be loaded with family fun, including jumping balloons, live local music, a family movie on the lawn Saturday and Sunday evening and Native American arts and crafts. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. Proceeds will be benefitting the Boys and Girls Club. For more information and to register, visit macker.com/local/mescalero-alamogordo-nm or visit innofthemountaingods.com.
Wet ‘n Wild Tour
Run, walk, bike or skate the 7K course at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 3402 S. 13th St. This tour is a 4-mile course where you can walk, run, bike or skate the distance while getting soaked by the volunteer “soaker teams.” These soaker teams are competing for your vote on who did the best job of designing a fun method to get you wet. Children up to 7 years old are free (no T-shirt), children from 8 to 17 years old are $15 and adults are $25. Proceeds benefit Ride for Bikes Christmas bike program and the Ride to Meet the Challenge Scholarship program. Pick up of the race packet is at 8 a.m. For more information and to register, visit rideforbikes.com.
The Four Freshmen
The Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 continues with The Four Freshmen at 8 p.m. Featuring precise vocal unity and instrumental flare, The Four Freshmen have a slew of timeless jazz and pop hits like “It’s A Blue World,” “Mood Indigo,” “Graduation Day,” “Angel Eyes,” “How Can I Tell Her,” “Whistle Me Some Blues,” “In This Whole Wide World,” among others. Concert tickets start at $39. The Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts is located at108 Spencer Road. For tickets and more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800 or 888-818-7872.
June 12-16 until July 30
Young Explorers Summer Camp program
Enrich your child’s summer this year with mind-expanding fun at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s popular Young Explorers Summer Camp program. Registration is now open for children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each summer camp session is one week long, with activities every weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30. Summer camp is conducted in NMMNHS education classrooms, museum galleries, outside exhibit spaces, and sometimes on field trips. The fee for each weeklong materials-based Summer Camp program is $300 per student. NMMNHS members receive a 10 percent discount. Aftercare is also available until 5 p.m. daily for an additional $15 per day. Camp will not be held the week of July 4. To inquire about camp openings or for more information, contact Charlotte Rohrbough at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-841-2848.
Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Western week
The Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse Western week takes place at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 1601 E. Greene St. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.
Eighth annual Smokin’ on the Plaza
On both days there will be an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off at the Lea County Fairgrounds with a $10,000 payout, including children’s competition. Live concerts on Friday featuring Kyle Park and on Saturday the Justin Kemp Band. There will also be vendors, a beer garden and other entertainment. For more information, call 575-396-1418 or visit the event’s Facebook page.
Lynyrd Skynyrd in Concert
Lynyrd Skynyrd with special guest Rodney Atkins and Parmalee perform at 7 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon. Tickets are $76. VIP access tickets are $126. The legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, known for such mega-hits as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Free Bird,” “Working for MCA” and “I Ain’t the One,” has sold over 28 million records in the U.S. and has earned a reputation as one of the greatest live bands of all time. Also playing will be Parmalee, the chart-topping country rock group with roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues. Their debut country album, “Feels Like Carolina,” has produced such hit singles as “Carolina,” Close Your Eyes,” and “Already Callin’ You Mine,” and has earned critical praise from People, The New York Times, USA Today and Billboard. Rodney Atkins has released six No. 1 songs and recently debuted his latest smash single, “Take a Back Road.” For more information and tickets, visit innofthemountaingods.com or call 1-800-545-9011.
High Rolls Cherry Festival
The High Rolls Cherry Festival takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 65 arts and crafts vendors in the “Walk Through the Woods.” Admission and parking in the Lions Club lots is free. High Rolls is located East of the U.S. 82 tunnel between Cloudcroft and Alamogordo. More than 95 percent of the profits go to local, national or international charitable projects of the Lions Club. For more information, visit highrollsfestivals.com.
Smokin’ on the Pecos
The sixth annual Smokin’ on the Pecos brings the best of barbecue to town. The event is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned cook-off with competitors coming from around the U.S. There will also be a cowboy shootout and a beer tent. Live entertainment is provided by Tobias Rene and the Texas Tornados on Friday. Cost is $15 in advance at brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the gate. On Saturday, The Long Run: Colorado Tribute to the Eagles perform for free. For more information, or to sign up as a KSBC judge, visit smokinonthepecos.com.