Ongoing until Sept. 25
Owls in the Land of Enchantment
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carrizozo Festival and Artists’ Studio Tour
The third annual Carrizozo Festival and Artists’ Studio Tour will take place on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with a parade down 12th Street. The parade will end at McDonald Park, site of children’s activities, crafts booths and food trucks. There will be also a beer garden featuring renowned brews. There are 20 artists participating at nine stops this year. The studio tour will be held on both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A preview party will be held at Art Ruidoso in Ruidoso, just one block from mid-town, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. Each artist will bring one piece of their artwork and will be on-hand for a meet-and-greet and to answer questions. The preview party is free and open to the public. Other Festival activities on Aug. 12 include music, the St. Francis de Paula Folklorico Dancers, a street dance and fireworks Saturday night. All events are free and family-friendly. For more information and maps on the Carrizozo Festival or Artists’ Studio Tour, go to Carrizozo Works or Carrizozo Art on Facebook or email Lisa at email@example.com.
The Zuni Show 2017: Art of the Pueblo
The Zuni Show 2017 takes place at the Scottish Rite Temple, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Aug. 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Zuni is the largest of the pueblos in New Mexico and most of the Zunis’ income is from the sale of their artwork. This 2nd annual show expands exposure to the public, and once again artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from their sales. This is a fair trade event. Ethnographic films from 1924 depicting the Zunis’ past will be screened continually in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite facility. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, call Robin Dunlap at 505-660-0981 or visit TheKeshiFoundation.org.
Red Dirt Black Gold Festival
The free all-day festival takes place downtown Artesia and celebrates the oil and gas industry. This year’s concert lineup is as follows: Whiskey Myers, Bri Bagwell returns to Artesia, Dalton Domino, The Statesboro Revue and one of the last performances of Callahan Divide. For more information, visit artesiaacd.com or call 575-746-4212.
San Jose 52 Family Fair
The San Jose Catholic Church Carlsbad, 1002 De Bace St. is hosting its San Jose 52 Family fair. Doors open on Aug. 25 at noon and on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. Music will be provided by Michael Salgado and La Sombra. For more information, call 575-885-5792.