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NM Museum of Art presents Nagatani’s photo exhibit

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Santa Fe
Ongoing until Sept. 9
Patrick Nagatani’s photo exhibit

The New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave., presents the exhibition of Patrick Nagatani’s photographs. Nagatani was an Albuquerque resident and teacher and a leading figure in the directorial style of photography. Nagatani often constructed complex tableaus and detailed models for the camera to bring attention to truths that are often hidden in plain sight. For more information, visit nmartmuseum.org.

Hobbs
Ongoing until Nov. 4
‘Cowgirl Justice — Sandra Day O’Connor’

The opening reception for the new exhibit: ‘Cowgirl Justice — Sandra Day O’Connor,’ takes place at the Western Heritage Museum, 1 Thunderbird Circle, at 5:30 p.m. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is a Southwestern original, from her early ranch life to bucking partisan expectations in the highest court of the land. The exhibit focuses on young Sandra Day, who spent much of her youth at her Irish-American family’s Lazy B Ranch near Duncan, a small town just west of Arizona’s eastern border. The resilience and perseverance in the future justice’s demeanor is evident from early challenges like learning to drive at the age of 7 all the way to becoming the nation’s first woman on the Supreme Court. For more information, visit nmjc.edu.

Carlsbad
June 15 to 17
Gem and Mineral Show

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Carlsbad’s Gem & Mineral Society presents its annual Gem and Mineral Show at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, 1504 Miehls Road. The show opens on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be gems, minerals, rocks, foxxils, beads and handcrafted jewelry, a silent auction and door prizes. For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com.

Ruidoso – Mescalero
June 15 and 16
Wait for What!? concert

The Americana band Wait for What!? is performing at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Wendell’s Lounge, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, 8 p.m. For more information, visit waitforwhat.com.

Lovington
June 15 and 16
Smokin’ on the Plaza

The ninth annual Smokin’ on the Plaza returns to downtown Lovington with the IBCA sanctioned BBQ cook-off. There will be lots of food and craft vendors, live music featuring Frank Ray on Friday and Zane Williams and Bart Crow on Saturday. Drylands Brewing Company provides a beer garden and entertainment is provided with the Smokin’ Cornhole Tournament and Little Miss Smokin’ Q. The party starts on Friday at noon and ends on Saturday at 10 p.m. For more information, visit hobbsevents.org or lovingtonmainstreet.org.

Hagerman
June 16
Old Timer’s Day

A day full of entertainment awaits locals and visitors for the Old Timer’s Day. The Hagerman Old Timers’ Outhouse Race takes place at the football stadium. It is one of the most popular events that day. This year the theme is “Our Roots-Our Heritage.” Contestants are asked to check in by 12:30 p.m. and the race starts at 1 p.m. For further information, visit oldtimersday.org or contact Jessica Kirk at 575-703-4018, or via Facebook.

High Rolls
June 16 to 17
Lions Club Cherry Festival

The cherry orchards open up at High Rolls Mountain Park, 56 Cottage Row, each day at 9 a.m. for its 53rd annual Lions Club Cherry Festival. More than 65 vendors will be there and there will be lots of fresh mountain cherries. For the early birds there will be cherry pies. The biggest attraction is the opportunity for guests to pick their own cherries, a tradition that started in 1943 and continues on today. Only a late freeze stopped the U-pick tradition occasionally. For more information, visit highrollsfestivals.com or visit its Facebook event page.

Alamogordo
June 21 to 23
Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts

The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts takes place at the Otero County Fairgrounds. Vendors can still apply. Ricky Tims, world-renowned quilt celebrity and inspirational educator, is presenting classes at the 2018 Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts. Ricky began designing and making quilts in 1991. His quilts have won numerous international awards. He will share his musical talents at a concert on Friday night. For updates and details, visit snmfq.com or email rainee.mackewich@fnb4u.com.

Carlsbad
June 22
Wait for What!? concert

The Americana band Wait for What!? is performing at Milton’s Brewing, 108 E. Mermod St., 7 p.m. For more information, visit waitforwhat.com.

Ruidoso
June 22
Song Swap Series

Captain Klas is hosting a Song Swap at Hunt and Harvest at The Mercantile, 2408 Sudderth Dr. The Song Swap is part of a series and features Jim Dixon and Dave Millsap at 8 p.m. For more information, visit Captain Clas’ Facebook event page.

Artesia
June 22 to 24
Smokin’ on the Pecos

The annual Smokin’ On the Pecos New Mexico State BbQ Championship takes place at the Eddy County Fiargrounds, 3402 S. 13th St. The Cody Bryan Band and The Long Run: Colorado Tribute to the Eagles Concert perform on Friday evening and on Saturday the Tejas Brothers are on stage. There will be bull riding, a trade show and a special appearance by Mater and Lightning from the Disney animation movie “Cars.” For more information, visit smokinonthepecos.com.

El Paso
June 22 to 24
BoarderCon

This year’s BoarderCon City Game Convention ‘18 takes place at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Dr. Roswell’s own, game designer Matt Bromley, is invited as special guest to present his games and host a panel about the basics of game design. Other guests are Virgilio San Andres, a game designer from Colorado and game publisher Danny McKinley from Las Cruces. There will be panels, tournaments and even an escape room. For more information, visit boardercitygameconvention.com.

Lincoln
June 23
San Juan Cultural Day Festival

The San Juan Day Cultural Festival at Lincoln Historic Site takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the San Juan Mission Church. It is a family-friendly event created to celebrate the region’s multicultural heritage through music, art and food. Musical acts include this year the Flying J Wranglers and Lone Pinon. The event will feature other free music and stage performances, arts and craft vendors, local food vendors and a game area for children. For more information, visit nmhistoricsites.org or call 1-800-495-1279.

Carlsbad
June 23
Chili Cook Off

The Carlsbad Chili Cook Off will be held at the Carlsbad Municipal Beach Park, Band Shell, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the event coordinator Jerry Flores at 575-361-1839. Sign ups are held at the Hester Allstate Agency in Carlsbad, 1127 S. Canal St., 575-234-1477.