Ongoing until Sept. 25
Revered and feared in folklore, owls are found throughout New Mexico. From open desert to mountain forest, these powerful hunters have evolved extraordinary senses to pinpoint their prey. For a limited engagement, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, reveals this world in the Owls in the Land of Enchantment exhibition. For more information, call 505-841-2800.
Ongoing until Sept. 30
The Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, 418 W. Fox St., presents “Childhood Classics,” 100 years of original art from the Art Kandy Collection, including the study for “The Cat In The Hat” — Dr. Seuss. Entry is free. For more information, call 575-887-0276.
Ongoing until Sept. 30
Carrizozo Gallery competition
The Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 Twelfth St., hosts New Mexico Magazine’s 16th annual Photography Competition Winners. For more information, call 575-937-1489.
Ongoing until Nov. 5
“The Beauty in Energy”
“The Beauty in Energy” is a new photography exhibit of oil and gas landscapes at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1 Thunderbird Circle. The photographer, Bob Callender, is an internationally-recognized oilfield photographer. For more information, call 575-492-2678.
Ongoing until Jan. 21
‘Quilts of Southwest China’ coming to Santa Fe
The Museum of International Folk Art will host the national touring exhibition “Quilts of Southwest China,” beginning July 9 through January 21, 2018. While both highly-valued and culturally significant, Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, and museums and little is known about them outside of the communities that make them. They embody layers of history, identity, expertise, and culture. MIFA is located at 706 Camino Lejo. For more information, visit internationalfolkart.org or call 505-476-1200.
July 28-July 29
Eddy County Fair
The 72nd annual Eddy County Fair takes place at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 3402 S. 13th St. Bull riding takes place at 8 p.m. on July 28. The carnival is open each day from 5 p.m. On July 28 a chili cook-off takes place at 4 p.m. and in the evening at 8:30 p.m. a dance takes place. For more details and the schedule, visit eddycountyfair.com.
Free concert by The New Offenders and Captain Klas
Houston-based, southern roots and rock band, The New Offenders are going to perform at The Adobe Rose restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St. Roswell’s favorite Swede, Captain Klas is going to open for the band. This is his last performance before heading to Europe for a few months. For more information, visit adoberoserestaurant.com, the bands Facebook event page or call 575-746-6157.
2017 Downtown Sounds: Battle of the bands
As part of the 2017 Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series, the Lea County Commission for the Arts, Hobbs Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Hobbs Chamber of Commerce and City of hobbs present, Battle of the Bands, noon to 7 p.m. Six band compete for prizes. A large part of the judging will be based on crowd participation. Winner will get free studio recording time at the New Mexico Junior College’s new musical technology studio, as well as the opportunity to perform during the 2017 Hobbs August Nites Downtown Sounds Summer Concert. For more information, visit lccanm.org or call 575-397-2787.
July 31, Aug. 5, 8, 12, 16 and 24
“Lucia di Lammermoor”
The Santa Fe Opera presents, Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Beauty and darkness collide in this bel canto masterpiece. The opera is sung in Italian with opera titles in English and Spanish. This is a new Santa fe Opera Production. The opera is located at 301 Opera Drive. For more information and tickets, visit santafeopera.org or call its box office at 800-280-4654.
Warrant and Winger in concert
Warrant and Winger are going to rock the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd., at 8 p.m. Warrant is a metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, which experienced success with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their two times platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and one of its singles, “Heaven,” reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the two times platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video. Winger is a rock band that has combined elements of glam metal and progressive metal. Formed in New York City, Winger gained popularity with two platinum albums, Winger and In the Heart of the Young, along with charting singles “Seventeen,” “Headed for a Heartbreak” and “Miles Away”, put the band on the top of the charts by the early 1990s. In 1990, the band was nominated for an American Music Award for “Best New Heavy Metal Band”.Tickets start at $25. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and tickets, visit innofthemountaingods.com.
Old Lincoln Days
The Old Lincoln Days include “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” at the pageant grounds next to the museum. Their will be also free wagon rides in the village, arts and crafts, music and colorful characters from the wild days when Lincoln was the center of the Lincoln County War. For more information, visit billythekidpageant.com.
Lea County Fair and Rodeo
The 82. Lea County Fair and Rodeo takes place at the Lea County fairgrounds, 101 S. Commercial St. There will be arts and crafts showcases, carnival, Xtreme Bull event, PRCA rodeo, livestock shows and commercial vendors. Every day different concerts are planned. The Josh Abbott Band performs on Tuesday, Danny Gokey on Wednesday, Cassadee Pope on Thursday, Trace Adkins on Friday and Gretchen Wilson on Saturday. For more information, visit leacounty.net.
Auditions for “Guys And Dolls”
Way Way Off Broadway Theatre Company is holding auditions for the musical “Guys And Dolls” at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd. For more information, visit waywayoffbroadway.com or its Facebook page.
Aug. 7 – 12
Missoula Children’s Theatre “Peter and Wendy”
Due to the popularity of the Aladdin-Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp a second camp was added. Children who have registered for “Aladdin” are welcome to register for “Peter and Wendy” as well. Participation Fee is $65 and includes a T-shirt, one Love Note (additional Love Notes, $2), lunch for all participants on Friday and Saturday. It is open to all school age children 5 years and up. Rehearsals are from Aug. 5 – 11, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Performance is Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. To register or for more information,call the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 575-746-4212.