Jamie O’Hara performs his mind melding magic show at Milton’s Brewing, 108 E. Mermod St., at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call 575-689-1026.
Ben Young Comedy Magic Show
The city of Alamogordo Special Events presents: Ben Young, the comedian and magician from Las Vegas, New Mexico who has been seen on “Penn and Teller: Fool Us!” TV show. Young is performing at 6:30 p.m. at the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, 800 E. First St. Pre-sale starts on Jan. 7.
For more information, visit activekids.com or call 575-439-4253.
Artesia’s Booming! Health & Business Expo
Artesia’s Booming! Health & Business Expo is a free event and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., downtown Artesia, inside the shops and in the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.
There will be professional speakers, artists, a free lunch, vendor booths, door prizes, Runyan’s Petting Zoo and entertainment.
For more information, call Barbara at 575-626-8033.
New book club
The Artesia Public Library, 205 W. Quay Ave., hosts a new book club at 4 p.m., called Craft Kitch Lit Read and Feed.
They combine food and crafts with reading. Each month a book is chosen that is related to food in one way or another.
Club members bring a dish either from the book or inspired by it to share during the discussion at the meeting. December’s book is out on the shelf now, “Not Quite Nice” by Celia Imrie.
For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
“Atoms and Art” exhibit
“Atoms and Art” exhibit showcases renowned Pueblo artist Maria Martinez and her ties to Los Alamos history and culture.
The exhibit brings to life the extraordinary intersection of history, culture and art — despite remarkably different backgrounds — that occurred between Brode and Martinez, a Native American artist, during the Manhattan Project. The “Atoms and Art” Exhibit will focus largely on the historic dance held with Pueblo members and Los Alamos residents that occurred at San Ildefonso in December of 1945.
In celebration, the opening of the exhibit will feature opening ceremonies performed by a Pueblo elder. Members of Bernice Brode’s extended family will also be in attendance to celebrate the exhibit’s opening. The exhibit will be at the Los Alamos History Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row. Opening of the exhibit will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit visitlosalamos.org.
The Ugly Duckling
Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the modern stage of the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., in an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story of “The Ugly Duckling” plays out on stage through a cutting-edge puppetry, technology and dance with musical ranging from pop to classical.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Feb. 7 to 9
Lego’s are taking over Lovington
Lovington is turning to Bricksburg during the citywide event with Legos. Join Lovington MainStreet and save the city, returning Bricksburg back to Lovington.
There will be private build workshops throughout the town from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, with highlight “The LEGO Movie 2” premiering at Lea Theatre, 106 E. Central Ave. On Saturday, the public is invited at 2 p.m. for a build event at Lea Theatre.
For more information, visit lovingtonmainstreet.org or call 575-396-1418.
Family fun in the Arts Fair
The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center as well as the New Mexico School for the Arts presents a free family event.
They will have hands-on activities in art, dance, music, theater and creative writing. Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited.
For more information, call 575-748-2390.
Glenn Miller Orchestra concert
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Amy Grant concert
Award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Grant performs at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 8 p.m.
For more information, visit ticketmaster.com.