The Hobbs Hispano Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway St. There will be entertainment provided by the National Institute of Flamenco and its dance company, Yjastros, a Flamenco student performance by the Southern Heights Elementary class and door prizes will be raffled during intermission. For more information, visit hobbsevents.org or call 575-397-ARTS.
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” 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.
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. 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.
Coby Carter with 5 Miles West
Coby Carter with 5 Miles West is performing at 7 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. Carter, 22, was born in Lubbock and has recently completed an AG Business Degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. In 2013 he won the Rising Star Award from the Cowtown Society of Western Music. He is the 2014 and 2015 Academy of Western Artists Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year. He and his band were named Western Swing Duo/Group for 2015. Also, he was honored to be a top five finalist for Male Vocalist of the Year for the 2015 Ameripolitan Awards. Carter had the opportunity to record his first CD “Legends” with Grammy Award Winner Bobby Flores producing, it featured duets with such greats as Bobby Flores, Jake Hooker, Leon Rausch and Jody Nix. The album was nominated for Western Swing Album of the Year, and Pure Country Album of the year for the 2014 AWAs. For more information, visit vendini.com or call 575-746-4212.
Sept. 23 and 24
Ruidoso Kite Festival
The Ruidoso Friends of Parks and Recreation are hosting the annual Ruidoso Kite Festival at the White Mountain Sports Complex, 625 Hull Road. There will be demonstrations and participants can build and fly their own kites. Refreshments and food vendors are on site. The event is free for the public. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or ruidoso-nm.gov/parks-and-recreation.html.
Joe Teichman in concert
Joe Teichman performs at 7 p.m. at the Adobe Rose Restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St. Joe Teichman is a singer-songwriter based out of College Station, Texas, a very pivotal view for the up and coming music scene in the state. Teichman has been playing for the past four years and been on the road solo and with bands and friends, such as mandolin player, John Terry. For more information, visit bandsintown.com.