Gigi Hess concert
Gigi Hess performs at Milton’s Brewing, 108 E. Mermod St., at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit miltonsbrewing.com or call 575-689-1026.
Albuquerque’s only Jewish food festival NOSHfest invites everybody for nonstop noshing and shmoozing at Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow Road, from noon to 4 p.m.
Best-selling author of “Sweet Noshings: Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts,” chef and blogger,
Amy Kritzer is the featured guest and celebrity judge for Challah bake-off. There will be live music and Israeli dancing, raffle prizes and lots of food.
The event is organized by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque.
For more information, visit abqnoshfest.com, jccabq.org or call 505-348-4518.
Jan. 17 and 18
The New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care hosts Winterfest conference at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive.
For more information and the full program, visit nmsrc.org.
The Hillbilly Scientists
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., presents The HillBilly Scientists at 7 p.m.
It’s science — done in a silly, simple setting. Children and adults alike can learn and laugh at the same time.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Jan. 18 and 19
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra presents “Firebird”
The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart and “Firebird” at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Guest conductor is Philip Mann, soloist is William Hagen, violin.
For more information, visit lubbocksymphony.org.
The Albuquerque Oddities & Curiosity Expo
This expo is for lovers of the strange and unusual, the first Albuquerque Oddities & Curiosities Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Expo New Mexico, Lujan Complex.
For more information, visit odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com.
Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding
The Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding takes place at the Lea County Event Center & Fairgrounds, at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, or how kids can enter the stick bull riding contest, visit tuffhedemanbullriding.com.
Jan. 19 and Feb. 15
A Tribute to The Eagles, Chicago & Journey
Live at the Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, at 7:30 p.m., Caldwell Entertainment presents a three show series paying tribute to The Eagles, Chicago and Journey.
For more information, visit cactustheater.com.
USA Martial Arts New Mexico State Championships & New Mexico State Karate Alliance Award Banquet
Reservations and tickets have to be made by Jan. 13 for the USA Martial Arts New Mexico State Championships & New Mexico State Karate Alliance Award Banquet, Alamogordo Civic Center, 800 E. First St.
For more information, visit completemartialarts.net.
Rehearsals start for ‘At the Bandstand!’
Artesia Arts Council presents its spring theater production “At the Bandstand!” A rock ‘n’ roll review.
Open to kids ages 6 to 16.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 to 6 p.m.
To register visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Mallpass Brothers concert
The country artists Mallpass Brothers will be performing at P.R. Leyva Middle School Auditorium, 800 W. Church St., at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
For more information, visit carlsbadconcerts.com or call 575-200-7433.
Jan. 23 to 25
New Mexico Hay Association Conference
The annual New Mexico Hay Association Southwest Hay & Forage Conference & Trade Show takes place at the Ruidoso Convention Center, each day at 1 p.m.
The trade show floor opens at 8 a.m. on Thursday. Coffee and donuts available. There will be a spouses’ interest session at 1 p.m. with painting with Peggy Krantz at 1 p.m. and in the evening after dinner entertainment is provided by inspiring comedian David Ferrell.
For more information and registration, visit nmhay.com or call 575-626-5677.