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‘BISON’ traveling exhibit making a stop in Carlsbad


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Ongoing until Sept. 8
‘BISON’ travel exhibit

The traveling exhibit “BISON” stops its tour by the National Buffalo Foundation at the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, 418 W. Fox St. Admission is free. The exhibit explores the past, present and future of the iconic North American mammal. For more information, visit bisonexhibit.org or call 575-887-0276.

Santa Fe
Ongoing until Sept. 9

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.

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

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The new exhibit: ‘Cowgirl Justice — Sandra Day O’Connor,’ shows at 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.

July 21
National Day of the Cowboy

The National Day of the Cowboy is celebrated downtown Artesia Main Street. From 9 a.m. to noon food and craft vendors open at the First American Bank parking lot. There will be a selfie station in front of the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center; roping demonstrations; the public can take pictures with “Red” the noble steed. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids Canvas and Cactus ($25) at OPAC and free lunch at Bennies Western Wear (Celebrating 71 years). “Patsy and Friends” concert starts at 3 p.m. (Tickets are $25 or dinner and show package are $45.) For more information, contact the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center at 575-746-4212.

July 21
Annual free bat flight dawn watch

One day each year the Carlsbad Caverns invite the public to the Bat Flight Amphitheater to watch the mass exodus of hundreds of thousands Brazilian free-tailed bats free of charge. The bats stay at the caverns from May through October. The event takes place at 5:30 a.m. After the bats return, the Carlsbad Caverns visitor center offers bat-related activities throughout the day. At the end of the day, around 7:15 p.m. watch the Bat Flight Program in the Bat Flight Amphitheater. The program time is subject to change. A schedule of the day’s activities is available at go.nps.gov/b3cy16.

July 25 and 26
Free creative writing program

The Hochberg Summer Creative Writing Program is a free two-day workshop for students entering 6th to 9th grades. Writers will engage with flash fiction and poetry. It takes place at Creative Carlsbad, 102 S. Canyon St., on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and on Thursday additionally at 6 p.m. and is hosted by the New Mexico school for the Arts. Each workshop will culminate with a public reading so writers can share their new work with family and friends. For more information, visit nmschoolforthearts.org.

July 26
Fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War

Veterans who served during the Vietnam War era will be honored at a special 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration ceremony in at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, 1100 W. Louisiana Blvd. SE. All veterans who served during the Vietnam War era, as well as family members of deceased Vietnam War-era veterans, are invited to attend — and will be presented with a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pin and a Certificate of Appreciation for their service and sacrifice. For more information, contact Department of Veterans Services public information officer Ray Seva at ray.seva@state.nm.us or call 505-827-6352.

July 27 to 29
Ruidoso Wine and Art Festival

The annual Ruidoso Wine and Art Festival kicks off on Friday at noon at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Doors open until 6 p.m. On Saturday doors are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 100 talented artists are showcasing a broad spectrum of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media. This year there are a variety of new artists participating in the show. The event features New Mexico wineries who offer tastings (for adults) during the festival. For more information, visit ruidosonow or call 575-257-7495.

White Oaks
July 28
White Oaks BBQ Cook Off

White Oaks BBQ Cook Off takes place from 10 a.m. to midnight at the No Scum Allowed Saloon, 933 White Oaks Rd. BBQ entries with details will be available on site and can be mailed. Food will be served after the judging at 7 pm. The Graham Brothers band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit noscumallowedsaloon.org, its Facebook page or call 575-648-5583.

Rio Rancho
July 28 and 29
“Paw Parol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue’”

Nickelodeon’s show, “Paw Parol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue,’” is on a live tour. The show comes to the Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle, with performances on both days. For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com or call 888-694-4849.

Aug. 4
‘Your Nowhere Is My Somewhere, See You There’ exhibit

The reception for the “Your Nowhere Is My Somewhere. See You There.” exhibit takes place at the Kind of a small array art gallery, 106 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. The show originated last summer at the Bale Creek Allen Gallery in Austin, Texas and is the first event at the new space for art, poetry and music in Magdalena. 21 drawings by Hills Snyder, celebrating a love of marginal traces and out of the way places, is going to be shown until Aug. 18. For more information, visit its Facebook page kindofasmallarray or call, 210-473-9062.

Aug. 25
Red Dirt Black Gold Festival

The annual Red Dirt Black Gold Festival is the signature event of the Artesia Arts & Cultural Disctrict and takes place at Heritage Plaza. The event features music, food, vendors, artists and entertainment for the entire family. Headliners are this year Roger Creager and William Clark Green. The other artists are JD and the Badlands Band and The Yarbrough Band. For more information, visit artesiaacd.com/red-dirt-black-gold or call 575-736-3264.

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