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Comic Con at the Albuquerque Convention Center

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Jan. 12-14
Albuquerque Comic Con

The Albuquerque Comic Con takes place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second St. N.W., on Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Special events during the Comic Con include costume contest, Comics In Film Festival, Photo Ops with stars, panels, Super Geeky Nerdy Show and Sci Fi Speed Dating. Some of the special guests this year are Chandler Riggs — “Walking Dead,” Pilou Asbaek — “Game of Thrones,” Danny Trejo, Peter Davison — “Doctor Who,” Sting — WWE, WCW and Ready to Rumble, Samantha Smith — “Supernatural,” Sam Jones — “Flash Gordon,” and Colin Cantwell — “Star Wars” designer. For an entire list of the guests and the events, visit albuquerquecomiccon.com.

Albuquerque
Ongoing until 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.

Carlsbad
Jan. 15, Apr. 21, Sept. 22 and Nov. 11
Fee Free Day at Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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The public is be invited to experience all national parks, including Carlsbad Caverns National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2018. For more information, visit nps.gov.

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.

Carlsbad
Jan. 19
Secret Circus concert

Secret Circus and a special surprise guest perform at 7 p.m. at Milton’s brewing, 108 E. Mermod St. For more information, visit Secret Circus’ Facebook or event page.

Carlsbad
Jan. 19 and Jan. 26
Pre-school story time at the zoo

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park are holding their pre-school story time on both days starting at 9:30 a.m. The story on Jan. 19 is “Maggie’s Birthday and on Jan. 26 it’s “Footprints in the Snow.” A short walk in the zoo, weather permitting, and an activity will follow the story. There is no fee for the Visitor Center program; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo. For more information, call 575-887-5516.

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.

Portales
Jan. 13
Jackpot Rodeo

Every second weekend of every month the Mounted Patrol of Roosevelt County presents the Jackpot Rodeo, 506 E. Spruce St. The books open at 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Order of events: Barrels, flags, breakaway, poles and goat tying. The other dates are Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14., Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. For more information, call 575-631-6291.

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.

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