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Santa Fe’s Manitou Galleries host Kim Wiggins exhibit

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Santa Fe
Ongoing until Sept. 1
Roswell’s own Kim Wiggins, a student of Peter Hurd’s wife, Henriette Wyeth, has an exhibit of his art at the Manitou Gallery, 123 W. Palace Ave. Wiggins is represented exclusively by Manitou Galleries. The primarily self-taught artist is known for his colorful, often stylistic fantasy depiction of Southern New Mexico. Wiggens had exhibits at the Roswell Museum and Art Center and his work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, the Anschutz Collection in Denver, Colorado; Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. His work was recently included in the Painters of the American West exhibition, which traveled from the Denver Art Museum to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Joslyn Art Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago. A unique collection of Wiggins’ work depicting the history of California is housed at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This collection has been used as the backdrop for TV productions such as NBC’s new series, “Go On,” as well as backstage interviews for Grammy Award winners such as Madonna, Lady Gaga and Carrie Underwood. For more information, visit manitougalleries.com.

Carlsbad
Ongoing until Sept. 30
Childhood Classics
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” by Dr. Seuss. Entry is free. For more information, call 575-887-0276.

Carrizozo
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.

Hobbs
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.

Santa Fe
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.” 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.

Portales
Ongoing until August 27
Roosevelt County Fair
The Roosevelt County Fair includes livestock shows, home arts exhibits, a carnival, food, kids events and music. They will be having a BBQ dinner after the junior livestock sale on Friday. The Roosevelt County Fair has been held annually since 1906. The fairgrounds are at 705 E. Lime St. For more information, visit its Facebook page.

Artesia
Aug. 25
JD and the Badlands in concert
The local band JD and the Badlands are performing on the new patio at the Adobe Rose Restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St. For more information, visit adoberoserestaurant.com or call 575-746-6157.

Carlsbad
Aug. 25 and 26
San Jose 52 Family Fair
The San Jose Catholic Church Carlsbad, 1002 De Baca 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.

Lovington
Aug. 25 and 26
Downtown Throw Down
In conjunction with the School of Hard Knocks Boxing Academy, the Lea Community Foundation for the Arts will be hosting 10-15 amateur boxers in a live boxing match at the Lea Theatre, 106 E. Central Ave. All funds will be split between the historic Lea Theatre and the School of Hard Knocks. The weigh-in is on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Lea Theatre. Fights will be held on Aug. 26 in front of Lea Theatre at 6 p.m. A beer garden will be set up in view of the fights. Anyone sitting in this area must be 21 or older. For more information, call 575-739-3456.

Alamogordo
Aug. 26
German Oktoberfest
Holloman Air Force Base opens its doors for its annual German Oktoberfest.
This year the annual fest is held for the 21st time. Next to typical German specialties and beer, there will be entertainment and music by the Bavarian band The Pressather Musikanten. For more information and tickets visit the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce or call 575-572-2601.

Artesia
Aug. 26
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, Dalton Domino, The Statesboro Revue and Callahan Divide. For more information, visit artesiaacd.com or call 575-746-4212.

Artesia
Aug. 26
Robin Scott
Roswell’s own Robin Scott is performing on the new patio at the Adobe Rose Restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St. For more information, visit adoberoserestaurant.com or call 575-746-6157.

Ruidoso / Mescalero
Sept. 1-3
Wait For What?! in concert
The music duo T David Wiggins and Elane Wiggins are known as Wait for What?! They are going to perform at Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Sunday for the annual End of Summer Bash from 5 to 9 p.m. before the fireworks light the skies over the lake. T David Wiggins has been playing and writing music for more than 35 years. Folk, rock, blues, country. They call their style new grass. Elane Wiggins joined her husband several years ago when they started their tour. For more information, visit the Facebook page of Wait for What?!

Alamogordo
Sept. 2 and 3
Cottonwood Festival
The 27th annual Cottonwood Festival takes place at the Alameda Park Zoo and is hosted by the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. There will be a pancake breakfast, live entertainment and games for the entire family. For more information, call 575-437-6120 or 800-826-0294.

Cloudcroft
Sept. 2 and 3
Labor Day Hoopla
The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Labor Day Hoopla, which takes place in several locations in Cloudcroft. There will be food, refreshments, games and music as well as a street dance featuring the country and western band Cody Wells. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com/labor-day-hoopla.

Alamogordo
Sept. 2 and 3
Annual Cottonwood Festival
The 27th annual Cottonwood Festival takes place at the Alameda Park starting on Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. There will be an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, live music and entertainment. This event is free of charge. For more information, visit alamogordo.com or call 575-437-6120.

Artesia
Sept. 3
Spurs-N-Denim 2017
The seventh annual barrel race Spurs-N-Denim 2017 takes place at the Artesia Horse Council Arena. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook.

Ruidoso / Mescalero
Sept. 6
Wait For What?! in concert
The music duo T David Wiggins and Elane Wiggins are known as Wait for What?! They are going to perform at the Apache Tee at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page of Wait for What?!

Albuquerque
Sept. 7-17
New Mexico State Fair
The New Mexico State Fair is the biggest fair in the state. Parking fills up fast, organizers recommend to use the shuttle service, the secure bike route or bus service. The bus schedule is posted at myabqride.com. Highlights in live entertainment are: Aaron Lewis, Midland with special guest The Last Bandoleros, Sawyer Brown, KANSAS, Big and Rich and Kenny Loggins. There will be several opportunities to see the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Xtreme Bulls and Rodeo competition. Highlights are the parade on Sept. 9, the Battle of the Salsas 2017 at the New Mexico Expo on Sept. 9 between 1 and 3 p.m. The public is asked to taste test all the jarred varieties that will be offered in the NM Taste the Tradition Country Store and vote for their favorites. The top three placing salsas win trophies and special recognition throughout the year. Another highlight is the European circus act Ma’Ceo by Cavallo. Performances of the Gypsy themed acrobatics and equestrian stunt show feature Cossack trick riding among others. The circus tent is located at the creative arts lot with three performances daily. On Sept. 16 it’s Hot Rod & Custom Cars Day. For more information and to plan a schedule, visit statefair.exponm.com.

Artesia
Sept. 1
NuGruv Band in concert
The NuGruv Band from Roswell is performing on the new patio at the Adobe Rose Restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St. For more information, visit adoberoserestaurant.com or call 575-746-6157.

Albuquerque
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.