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” by 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 12th 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 Jan. 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.
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Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally continues
Rally for motorcycle riders with poker run, events and vendors. A tradition in Ruidoso for more than 40 years.
The event takes place at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and includes a 86,000 sqft trade show, seven different poker runs and tours, bike judging, free meals and a new bike giveaway sponsored by Barnett Harley Davidson of El Paso.
For more information, visit innofthemountaingods. com or call 1-800-545-9011.
The Artsia Community Theatre presents, “Suite Surrender” at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. “Suite Surrender” is a a farce by Michael McKeever. The story: It’s 1942 and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel, including assistants, luggage and a legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance. That is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. for more information, visit its event page. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com.
Formal Japanese Tea Party
A formal Japanese Tea Party will be held at the Patron’s Hall, 1106 New York Ave. from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, email HTransition@hotmail.com or contact the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, 575-437-6120.
Family Fun Day
The Family Fun Day takes place at the Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowball Hall of Fame, 5317 N. Lovington Hwy. There will be a Staked Plains Roundup and Chuck wagon Cook-off. The Western Heritage of the Llano Estacado or Staked Plains experience will be on display. Presenters include a blacksmith; Billy the Kid expert; cowboy music sing-a-long; western dance demonstrations; Native American dancers and trick roper, Brice Chapman. Additionally there will be a Chuck Wagon Cook-off, sanctioned by the American Chuck Wagon Association. The event is free for the public. For more information, call 575-492-2678.
The Lumberjack Day in Cloudcroft takes place both days at the Zenith Park. There will be logging competitions, children’s competition, food, vendors and a photo booth among others. Competition entry forms are available at lumberjacknm.wixsite.com/lumberjackday/event-application. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 575-921-6442.
WWE Championship matches
World Wrestling Entertainment Live is returning to Santa Ana Star Center at 7:30 p.m. Matches will be WWE Champion Jinder Mahal versus Shinsuke Nakamura and United States Champion AJ Styles versus Kevin Owens, to mention a few of the WWE superstars. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the box office. For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com or call 1-888-694-4849.
Brews, Blues & BBQ
The Inn of the Mountain Gods is bringing great food, cold beers and soulful tunes together for Brews, Blues & BBQ festival. The event starts at noon. Alongside Ruidoso’s best barbecue and blues jams, visitors an sample more than 200 beers from the likes of Ballast Point, Santa Fe Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Rio Bravo Brewing Co. For more information, visit innofthemountaingods.com or call 1-800-545-9011.
New Mexico Magazine prize winning photographs — Exhibit in Carrizozo
Last day to view New Mexico Magazine prize winning photographs — exhibit in Carrizozo, at the Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 12th St.
Darlins of the Desert vintage market
Darlins of the Desert is holding its 4th annual vintage market at 407 Central Ave. There will be antiques, vintage items, art, and glass. Vendor spaces are still available. For more information, call 575-937-6555.
FlyHobbs Aviation Day and Fly-In
The third annual FlyHobbs Aviation Day and Fly-In kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Lea County Regional Airport, 6601 W. Carlsbad Hwy. The day features planes of all shapes and sizes flown in by their pilots. The event is free to enter. There will be booths with vendors and food. To sign up and for more information, visit FlyHobbsAviationDay.com.
The United Way of Lea County presents the 25th annual Chilifest. The event is free to attend and family friendly. There will be besides chili also ribs, chicken and desserts available. A 10 day, 2 person African Safari hunt is going to be raffled off as well as a stainless steel disco and a 45 qt Pelican cooler. The fest takes place at the Lea County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy. For more information, call 575-397-2203.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commers hosts on both days the Aspencade Tours. Each participant will take part of the tour with their own transportation. Meeting place is at the chamber. The tour will lead to Upper Carr Canyon (5 miles on Sunspot Highway). The Forest Service will give a brief talk about the Lincoln National Forest and history of the train including the Aspen phenomenon. There will be cowboy coffee over a campfire and donuts. A visit from Smokey Bear is possible to entertain the children. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com/aspencade or call 575-682-2733.
Gala of the royal horses
The gala of the royal horses returns to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho at 7:30 p.m. Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, René Gasser has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna, Austria and Spain. Gala of the royal horses will feature performances to include Lippizaner stallions, the Spanish Andalusian, Friesian and the intelligent Arabian breeds, as well as the American Quarter horse, which was recently added. For more information, call 888-694-4849.
Ruffles and Rust Expo
Ruffles and Rust Expo takes place at the Lea County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., featuring vintage, handcrafted home decor and boutique items.