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The third annual wine and beer festival, benefits the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce and takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Lea County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 1. For more information, call 575-397-3202.
Mardi Gras in the Clouds
The annual Mardi Gras in the Clouds has this year the theme “Love and Magic on The Mountain.” The events include Cajun cooking contest, children’s parade and mask contest, including baby contest and dance on Friday. On Saturday, there will be a scavenger hunt, cake walk, battle of the bands and the official parade. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com/mardigras/.
Bettman & Halpin concert
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Bettman & Halpin are an original folk/americana band. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Bettman & Halpin are known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry. They have been touring as a duo since 2008, incorporating a trio and quartet since 2013. The concert takes place at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.
“Singin’ The Blues”
Brenda Hollingsworth-Marly is performing in “Singin’ The Blues” as Billie Holiday at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m. The late great Billie Holiday, also known as Lady Day, was born to sing the blues in a jazzy sultry tones from coast to coast. Hollingsworth-Marly brings Holiday back to life and to stage with her famous hits. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Dining and Dancing with Daddy
Dining and Dancing with Daddy will be open to girls and their male role model and is located at the Riverside Country Club, 1700 W. Orchard Ln., at 6 p.m. Music is provided by Manual Anaya. The evening is hosted by the non-profit organization Brittany’s Hope. Brittany lost her battle with cancer in 2017 and lives on through this organization who helps those that cannot afford proper medical care while fighting this life-changing disease. Her father is Gen. Jerry Grizzle, superintendent of New Mexico Military Institute. Information and tickets are available at The Shade Tree, 1504 W. Pierce St., Faith Hope and Love, 933 N. Canal St. and Martin, Dugan and Martin, 509 W. Pierce St.
Until Feb. 11
Cirque Du Soleil Crystal
Cirque du Soleil Crystal performances are at the Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil pushes the boundaries of performance, redefining the artistic possibilities of ice. Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their frozen playground with speed and grace, challenging the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics. For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com.
ABBA MANIA is not only for life long, die-hard ABBA fans but the new generation of fans, who never had the opportunity to see the band ABBA live. Hits include “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Winner Takes it All,” “Super Trouper,” “Fernando” and “Take A Chance On Me.” Songs that continue to fill dance floors worldwide. The show opens at 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com or abbamania.com/abba-mania-the-show.
Black History month celebrations
In honor of Black History month, the Lea County Center for the Arts is once again partnering with the United Black Clergy, UNM HERO and New Mexico National Black Chamber of Commerce Hobbs to present the fifth annual Black History Month Celebration at the Center for the Arts. The 2018 Black History month celebration will feature live performances of music and dance by artists such as the Langston University Marching Pride Band and fraternity step team, Golden Feline dance team, local Gospel singer; Glenda J Mackey, the Community Ensemble, Hip Hop & R&B artists; Shaquille Swain aka Dieseltrain, Jamiah Jay Smooth Smith & Khyri and local dancer, Marquez Kaosu Nunezs. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m. with a marching band procession from the corner of Grimes and Broadway Streets, down Broadway Street to the Shipp Street Plaza and Center for the Arts. Door prizes will be given away throughout breaks during the performances. The celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. For more information, visit Hobbsevents.org.
National Players present “The Great Gatsby”
Celebrating its 68th season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theatre to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in contemporary and accessible ways. This year, National Players bring “The Great Gatsby” to the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. The Great Gatsby chronicles a time where success is expected and excess celebrated. Here, Jay Gatsby is a god among men, yet without the love of Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, he is unfulfilled. This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin Nick guides us through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.
Blake Shelton Country
Music Freaks Tour
Tickets are now available for Blake Shelton’s Country Music Freaks Tour at the United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave. For more information, visit selectaseatlubbock.com or call 806-770-2000.
Brigham Young University Theater Ballet
The Brigham Young University Theater Ballet to perform at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., at 7 p.m. Students in BYU Theatre Ballet perform regularly on and off campus in both traditional full-length classical ballets and innovative contemporary choreographic works. For more information, visit flickingerartscenter.com.
Ventriloquist Kevin Johnson
Recognized as one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists, Johnson is mostly known from his appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his “Godzilla Theater” and Simon Cowell told Johnson, “America loves you.” Johnson has also appeared on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. Johnson started at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the Best Male Performer at any amusement park in the world. Johnson is known for his clean comedy and is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.
The Passion of Christ with Joe Castillo
Grace Kids host The Passion of Christ with sand artist Joe Castillo at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Rd., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook.
The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers will perform at the Kiva Auditorium, 401 Second St. NW., at 7:30 p.m. The band is known from TV shows such as “The Tonight Show” and on “Megyn Kelly TODAY.” Their story airs Jan. 29 on HBO. The band is originally from Concord, North Carolina and specializes in folk, bluegrass and Americana. For more information, visit theavettbrothers.com.
Mardi Gras dinner and dance
All Saints Catholic School Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance fundraiser event will take place at 6:30 p..m. at the St. Peter Church gym on E. Deming St. Activities include dancing, king cakes, costume contest, crowning of a king and queen, cash bar and a silent auction. Tickets are available at All Saints Catholic School, 2700 N. Kentucky Ave or at the St. Peter Church office, 111 E. Deming St. For more information, visit allsaintsmardigras.com or call the school office at 575-627-5744.
The Valentine’s Dance takes place at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center, 807 N. Missouri Ave., at 6 p.m. Dwain & Jill will be performing country and western dance music. For more information, call 575-624-6718.
‘Mystery at the Museum: Murder is a fine art’
The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation presents “Mystery At The Museum: Murder is a fine art” at 6 p.m. at the RMAC, 100 W. 11th St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-627-0918.
As part of the Sunday Funday program John LeMay is going to speak about creative process. LeMay wrote his first book, “Images of America: Roswell,” 10 years ago. LeMay will also cover how “Images of America: Roswell” lead to the creation of the dozen books he published since then. The event is free of charge and kid friendly. It takes place at 3 p.m. at the Archive Building of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, 208 N. Lea Ave.
Highland Jazz and Blues is performing at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its event page on Facebook.
Guy Penrod concert
The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is hosting Guy Penrod concert at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Rd., at 7 p.m. Known for his country style, Penrod’s music has been applauded in the gospel as well as country music community. He has appeared on “The Grand Ole Opry” and on numerous country recordings. His “Hymns” recording, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart and became the top-selling southern gospel album of 2012. In 2011, he became a Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee; and he was inducted alongside the Gaither Vocal Band into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014. For more information, call 575-622-8333.
Ongoing until 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.
Selena No. 1 Tribute, featuring Karla Perez
No one else captures the sound, style, looks and complete essence of Selena like Karla Perez. Perez has proven time and time again over the past four years why she is widely regarded as the top rated Selena tribute artist in the United States and Mexico. Perez has been performing for Selena fans across the country. Perez began her musical career at a very young age, recording jingles for political campaigns, for radio stations, commercials, as well as winning singing competitions and auditioning for La Academia, Objetivo Fama and La Voz México reality shows. Perez’ charisma and ability to captivate the audience so well comes from being a lead singer for many versatile bands playing at private parties, bars and nightclubs. Perez sings all types of music and is one of the most dynamic entertainers in the Latin music industry today. Perez studied music in the Conservatory of Guadalajara and Arizona Western College in Yuma. Perez has a Master’s Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.