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Artesia Community Theatre presents A.C.T. Follies

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Artesia
March 2, 3 and 4
‘A.C.T. Follies Dessert Theatre’

The Artesia Community Theatre presents “A.C.T. Follies Dessert Theatre” with evening performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 1006 W. Bullock Ave. there will be acting, singing and dance. A sweet treat will be provided. For more information and reservation, call 575-748-3444.

Portales
March 2,3 and 4
‘Antigone’

Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking in Portales presents the play “Antigone.” Show times are at 7 p.m. from March 2 to 3 and 2 p.m. on March 4. The show is open to the public. ENMU students with a current student ID get in free. “Antigone,” one of three plays written by Sophocles, is based on the Theban legend of Oedipus and focuses on Antigone, daughter of Oedipus. It is a tale of family versus tyranny. Anne Beck, professor of theatre at ENMU, is directing the play. The cast includes ENMU students Lara Harkness, Emily Zottneck, Fredrick Mete, Aric Saiz, Bradley Harlow, Brendan Moore, Steven Strong, Kay Ewing and Raquel Valenzuela. The chorus of Theban elders will include ENMU students Johnny Burton, Brandon Cruce, Nathan Gandara, Desaili Gomez, Sarah Koss and Garaine Oroz Motoso. For more information, contact the University Theatre Center at 575-562-2711.

Ruidoso
March 3
Vines in the Pines

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The Vines in the Pines Art and Wine Festival will be held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 720 Sudderth Drive, on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. There will be New Mexico Wine tasting from more than 13 wineries and local art, crafts, food, boutique vendors and local brews available for those who aren’t wine drinkers. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Las Cruces
March 3 and 4
Cowboy Days

Cowboy days return to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., in Las Cruces for the 19th year with a new activity and a homecoming performance by country music’s Josh Grider. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The popular festival is the museum’s annual tribute to the state’s ranching heritage. There will be several events including from Sheep to Shawl, the Borderland Pistoleros Cowboy Mounted Shooting group will compete, Parade of Breeds, Pat Howard’s working dogs herding demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking with free samples, blacksmithing, wood carving and the Black Country Horsemen. Several living history characters from the museum and Fort Selden Historic Site will be interacting with the public. For kids there will be mechanical bull rides, mini-train rides and stagecoach rides. there are also free children’s craft and gold-panning activities. Country musician Josh Grider, whose new album “Good People” debuts on March 2, will host an album release show and dance at 7 p.m. on March 3. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door, or at https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/304177. Children under 10 get in for free. For more information, visit nmfarmandranchmuseum.org or call 575-522-4100.

Ruidoso
March 4
High Tea with Greer Garson

Join the one-woman show and high tea at Sacred Grounds Coffee & Tea House, 2704 Sudderth Dr., from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Ruidoso actress Kay Sebring Roberts recreates seven-time Best Actress nominee Greer Garson, who took home the Oscar in 1943. Garson was British-born and had a rider in each of her movie contracts that shooting would pause for high tea. In addition to 25 film roles, Garson was a New Mexico cattlewoman, settling on the Forked Lightning Ranch, now part of Pecos National Historic Park. For more information and tickets, call or text 575-317-4994.

Artesia
March 8
Theatre ballet ‘Storytime’

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents an evening of ballet classics. The theatre ballet “Storytime” starts at 7 p.m. In addition to the performance, all are invited to attend the pre-show Prince and Princess Party where both the young and the young-at-heart can dress as princes and princesses, meet ballet company members and take pictures before the family-friendly performance. For more information and tickets, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Portales
March 8
An Evening of Global Music

Eastern New Mexico University, 1500 S. Avenue K, hosts An Evening of Global Music with soprano Lily Zhang at the Buchanan Hall in the music building on the Portales campus at 7 p.m. Zhang, a visiting professor of voice at Colorado State University-Pueblo, is the first soprano and voice professor of China who was awarded honorable doctor degrees in arts, teaching and performance by three American universities in the history of higher education between China and the United States. Her piano accompanist will be ENMU alumnae Sarah Sena of Clovis Municipal Schools. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Salomon at 575-562-2377.

Alamogordo
March 9
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.

Artesia
March 9 and 10
Wait for What?! concert

Wait for What?! is performing at the Adobe Rose Restaurant, 1614 N. 13th St., Wait for What?! calls its music new grass. The audience can enjoy classic rock, country, and a crazy variety of music, mixed in with originals songs. For more information, visit waitforwhat.com.

Carlsbad
March 10
An afternoon of American jazz

The New Mexico Junior College Community Band and the Carlsbad Wind Symphony present an afternoon of American jazz at 3 p.m. at the Leyva Auditorium, 800 W. Church St. Children and students get in for free. For more information, call 575-492-2844.

Carlsbad
March 10
Desert Sky Barrel Racing season start

The first race of 2018 kicks off the season series of Desert Sky Barrel Racing at the Eddy County Sheriff’s Posse, 1601 E. Greene St. DSBR will be running the first Saturday per month from March to Oct. Racers must attend five races to qualify for end of the year awards. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or or call 575-706-1971.

Roswell
March 2
Dr. Seuss at Books Again Bookstore

The Roswell Public Library and Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company present as part of the First Friday Downtown Market a special meet and greet with The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch plus a special story time at Books Again – Friends of the Roswell Public Library, 200 W. Second St. Face painting starts at 4:30 p.m., special guests arrive at 6:30 p.m. and story time takes place from 7 to 8 p.m.

Roswell
March 2
First Friday DownTown Market

The theme for this month’s First Friday DownTown Market is Sing In The Spring, which takes place downtown. There will be live music at Reischman Park, 310 N. Main St., provided by Jani Kosturski and the Roswell Independent School District students. There will be also a karaoke machine. For more information, visit mainstreetroswell.org or like its Facebook page.

Roswell
March 4
Sunday Funday All-Stars

Sunday Funday All-Stars at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico archive building, 208 N. Lea Ave., will return at 3 p.m. for an encore lecture. Dave Clary is a long time Roswell author and historian who will be giving a rare talk and book signing regarding his work, “Eagles and Empire: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle for a Continent,” which covers the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). Clary is best known to Roswellians for his biography of Robert Goddard, “Rocket Man.” For more information, call 575-622-8333.

Roswell
March 6
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.

Roswell
March 8
Hats for Health

This free event takes place at The Hi-Q Venue, 208 N. Virginia Ave. and is organized by Lovelace Regional Hospital. The Kentucky Derby style event features women’s health information, local vendors, cocktails and Southern fare and a raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the March of Dimes. Guest speaker is Camille Plante, NICU Family Liaison, who is going to share her family’s and her son’s story of struggle and hope. For more information, visit lovelace.com/events or call 1-877-419-3030.

Roswell
March 8
CASA Clocktail Party

Artists, craftspeople and community members are invited to create and donate unique clocks for April’s Make Time For Kids event. Everybody is invited to Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro, 412 W. Second St., from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to get clock parts and ideas. Clockworks and clock hands are available at Taylor Orthodontics, 200 W. Wilshire, Ste. E. Finished clocks can be dropped off there as well. For more information, call 575-625-0112 or email casakids@dfn.com.

Roswell
March 9
Comedian Ray Orta performs

Raymond Orta and friends comes to town as part of his comedy tour. He is to perform at the Epiq Nightclub, 3905 S. Main St., at 8 p.m. For more information, call 575-623-8557.

Roswell
March 16 to 25 (weekends)
‘Peter Pan’

Way Way Off Broadway Theater Company presents the classic stage production of “Peter Pan” at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Performing Arts Center, 52 University Blvd. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit waywayoffbroadway.com.

Roswell
March 17
Get Lucky Chaves County

United Way of Chaves County is hosting Get Lucky Chaves County at the new Sale Arena building at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, 2500 SE Main St., at 6 p.m. This event is for guests 21 and over. The ticket cost covers All Things Irish dinner, cocktail hour from 6 to 8 p.m. (full host), casino style gambling, whiskey and wine pull, dancing and photo booth. Guests are asked to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Chaves County. For more information, visit unitedwayccnm.org or call 622-4150.