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Alamogordo to host New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

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Alamogordo
Dec. 29

The City of Alamogordo hosts the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at the Alamogordo Senior Center, 2201 Puerto Rico Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., dancing begins at 6 p.m. with music by Selmo. For more information, call 575-439-4150.

Ruidoso / Mescalero
Dec. 29-31
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 on Friday in the 1852 Treaty Room at 8 p.m., on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wendell’s Lounge and on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Wendell’s Lounge 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
Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Chile Drop

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Join Nob Hill Main Street for their third annual celebration. The evening starts at 8 p.m. with food, coffee and beer. The Oasis and Cindy 101.3 are the DJs. Free gift card giveaways. Highlight is the 29 foot lit chile that will drop at midnight to celebrate 2018. There is no cover charge for this event.

Albuquerque
Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve with the Opera Southwest

New Year’s with the Southwest Opera, 1701 Fourth St. SW, is an opera concert featuring a quartet of Opera Southwest’s most beloved singers performing a variety of opera excerpts, both well-known and rare, as well as light classics and popular tunes. Maestro Anthony Barrese will lead the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra who will play side-by-side with members of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program. Afterwards light refreshments and a champagne toast can be added. Space is limited. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit operasouthwest.org.

Artesia
Dec. 31
JD and the Badlands Band

JD and the Badlands Band perform at the New Years Eve Bash at the Adobe Rose Restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit their event page or call, 575-746-6157.

Carlsbad
Dec. 31
Exclusive New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Sancho

The exclusive New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Sancho is at the LUXE Bar & Nightclub, 311 W. Fox St. For more information, visit luxecarlsbad.com or call 575-689-1346.

Hobbs
Dec. 31
Zach Willard Band

The Zach Willard Band performs at Zia Park Casino Hotel Racetrack, 3901 W. Millen Dr. at 9 p.m. The band vision of its original music tends to lean more towards the red dirt and rock ‘n’ roll side of country style. Both Nashville and Texas County had an equal influence on how Zach Willard began to write. Things started very slow for the band, but sticking to their guns and styles of writing they were able to slowly climb the ladder in the Texas Country circuit, leading them to Allstar Entertainment and Bobby Lavigne. For more information, visit ziaparkcasino.com or call 1-888-942-7275.

Mescalero
Dec. 31
New Year’s Sobriety PowWow

The public is invited to the free Comanche Boyz New Year’s Sobriety PowWow at the Mescalero Community Center Gym, 101 Central Mescalero Ave., from 3 p.m. until midnight. Dinner will be served. All drums, dancers, singers and royalties are welcome. The event is alcohol and drug free. For more information, contact Horace or Kara Comanche at 575-415-1046.

Midland
Dec. 31
Toasting for Tails New Year’s Eve Bash

Join Midland Humane Coalition and dance the night away at the DoubleTree by Hilton Midland Plaza, 117 W. Wall St., with Austin’s own PLUSH – Party Band. This New Year’s Bash is Hollywood themed and will be held from 9 p.m. to 1a.m. ​​Dress to impress at this black tie optional/cocktail attire event. ​​For more information, visit toastingfortails.eventbrite.com.

Albuquerque
Jan. 1 to Feb. 8
New Mexico Music Awards

The 2018 New Mexico Music Awards will be accepting entries Jan.1 to Feb. 8. Entry forms will be available Jan. 1. Each year, the NMMA recognizes excellence in recorded music in more than 40 categories including the Norman Petty Producers Award, Best Recording Engineer, Best Song and Best of the Year. For entry rules and information, visit newmexicomusicawards.com.

Hobbs
Jan. 6
Playhouse Gala

The Community Players of Hobbs are hosting their annual awards banquet and gala honoring those who have gone above and beyond during the 2017 performance season. The theme this year is The Great Gatsby. Attendees are encouraged to dress the part and join the team for some hors d’oeuvres and fun straight out of the Roaring ‘20s. The event is going to be held at Lea County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy. For more information, visit communityplayersofhobbs.com or call 575-393-0676.

Hobbs
Jan. 11
Disney Live! presents “Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic”

The Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., hosts Disney Live! “Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic.” The show reveals mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions. The show starts at 4 p.m. For more information, visit leacounty.net.

Rio Rancho
Jan. 14
Disney Live! presents “Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic”

Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Cir., hosts Disney Live! “Mickey And Minnie’s Doorway To Magic.” The show reveals mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions. There will be two performances at the Santa Ana Star Center. For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com.

Alamogordo
Jan. 18
Brass Transit

Canada’s most in-demand musicians and singer perform their crowd-pleasing studio-tight Chicago tribute at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. at 7 p.m. The band’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age, 1969-76 with a world-class horn section, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky high. Brass Transit transports its audience back to the free wheeling days of the 70s. The band includes veterans of hall-of-fame rock and soul acts like The Drifters, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Bene King, The Marvelettes, Frankie Valli, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Del Shannon and the Mamas & Papas. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com or call 575-437-2202.

Cloudcroft
Dec. 31
New Year’s in Cloudcroft

C.W. Ayon Trio brings in 2018 at The Western Cafe & Bar, 304 Burro Ave. For more information, call 575-682-2445 or visit its Facebook page.

Hobbs
Jan. 19
Lea County Photography Show

The Lea County Commission for the Arts and the Lea County Photographers invite the public to attend the opening reception for the 2018 Lea County Photography Show at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway St. The reception will be held in conjunction with the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce’s Mix & Mingle and is free of charge. The show is a judged competition that showcases local Lea County photographer’s works in various categories. Prizes and honorable mention will be awarded to winners during the reception. Light refreshments and live music will be provided. The show will remain on display at the Center for the Arts until March 31. For more information, visit hobbsevents.org.

Hobbs
Jan. 19-May 13
In the Dark

In the Dark is the new, interactive exhibit at the Western Heritage Museum, 1 Thunderbird Circle. Visitors will be surrounded by the sights, sounds, smells and sensation of ecosystems at night. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. It’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals to adapt to ecosystems like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night and underneath the ground. For more information, visit nmjc.edu or call 575-492-2678.

Hobbs
Jan. 20
Championship Bull Riding

The 2018 Hobbs Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding takes place at the Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit selectaseatlubbock.com or call 575-391-2900.

Hobbs
Feb. 2-4
New Mexico Men’s & Lady State Championship Chili Cook-off

The 2018 New Mexico Men’s & Lady State Championship Chili Cook-off takes place at the Hobbs Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, 2920 W. Maryland Blvd. There is plenty of space for dry camping; the RV hook-ups are on a first come basis. If the weather is bad, the cooks can move inside the lodge. Friday night kicks off with Soup Cook-off and everyone can join. No entry fee. Friday night is the Chili Cook-off with turn-in at 7 p.m. Saturday night turn in is 2 p.m. and there will be a free Saturday night meal for all registered cooks and their spouses. On Sunday turn in is noon. The Chili Appreciation Society International rules apply. For more information, call Paul Mulkey at 575-390-6184 or Jennifer Sherfield at 575-441-0535 or visit the CASI event page on Facebook.

White Oaks
Dec. 31
The Graham Brothers Band

The Graham Brothers Band performs at the No Scum Allowed Saloon, 933 White Oaks Rd., at 8 p.m. For more information, call 575-648-5583.