April 25 to 29
Film Festival features ‘Star Trek’ legend
The annual Roswell Film Festival takes place at Galaxy 8 movies at the Roswell Mall. Kick-off is on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with showings of last year’s winners. Filmmakers from around the world have sent in their short films and feature films that will be shown throughout the festival. One of the highlights is a meet-and-greet with Star Trek actor Sean Kenney on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Galaxy 8 movies. Kenny portrayed Captain Pike in Star Trek’s, “The Menagerie,” episode. The grand finale is on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. when the winners will be announced. Passes are now available at roswellfilmfestival.com.
April 26 to 28
Stellar Music Festival kicks off
The annual Stellar Music Festival takes place at Stellar Coffee Co., 315 N. Main St. The festival is free for the public, starting every day at 6 p.m. Artists performing are Lexy Rose, Chance Bailey Johnson, Shelby Lynn Johnson, Nova Rush, Brandon Bailey Johnson and Matthew Palmer to mention a few. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, or call 575-623-3711.
pARTy After Hours at RMAC
The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 100 W. 11th St., is having its pARTy After Hours event from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a free event for adults and includes art activities, gallery talk by Roswell Artist in Residence Julie Alpert, interactive sound installation by guest artist Andy Arkley, gallery games and prizes, a kids activity zone (to free up parents to enjoy the event) and hors d’Oeuvres and a cash bar.
Make Time For Kids at The Liberty
Make Time For Kids is an auction event to benefit the Chaves County CASA Program. The auction items are donated and created unique clocks by artists, craftspeople and community members. The public is invited to attend the free gala at 5 p.m. at The Liberty, 312 N. Virginia. For more information, call 575-625-0112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honky Tonk Man’s ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll Comedy Show’
“Shake, Rattle & Roll Comedy Show” with Special Guest WWE Hall of Fames Greg “The Hammer” Valentine comes to EPIQ Night Club, 3905 SE Main St. at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to meet and see these two wrestling icons on stage, up close and personal with this 90-minute one-of-a-kind comical show. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or eventbrite.com.
The Taco Party! tour at Roswell Mall
As part of International Tabletop Day, game inventor Matt Bromley invites the public to play his newest game “Taco Party!” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roswell Mall.
Community Yard Sale at Soccer Complex
The Roswell Community Yard Sale is the biggest yard sale in town and takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Russ DeKay Soccer Complex, 1500 N. Grand Ave. There will be more than 60 family booths. Permits are now available by texting or calling 575-363-9994. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Arts Connect — ‘Celebrate the Arts Day’
The annual “Celebrate the Arts Day” will be held at the Roswell Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students, families and friends of the arts are invited to this unique and free art experience from Arts Connect, the Roswell Independent School District K-6 elementary arts program. Free activities will be ongoing throughout the day, such as a fifth-grader recorder concert, Tantamounter — the human copy machine, visual arts K-5 displays, performing arts, K-4 collaborative performance and a collaborative community art project displayed at the mall. For more information, call 575-637-3301.
April 28 and 29
Circus Saurus tour comes to Roswell
Carson & Barnes Circus presents the world debut of Circus Saurus on their 81st tour in the U.S. The audience will be sent back in time to experience the giants of the past at the apex of the big top. Performances are on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit bigtopshow.com.
Jazz great Carl Sonny Leyland to perform
The Roswell Jazz Festival fundraising concert features Carl Sonny Leyland at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd. Doors open at 1 p.m. The concert starts at 2 p.m. A silent auction will be offered with proceeds going to help support the funding for the 2018 Roswell Jazz Festival, Oct. 17-21. For more information, contact Michael Francis, RJF artistic director at 505-359-4876 or visit roswelljazz.org.