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‘Murder is a Game’ comes to Carlsbad this weekend

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Carlsbad

March 1 to 3

‘Murder is a Game’

The Carlsbad Community Theatre, 4713 National Parks Highway, presents, “Murder is a Game,” written by Fred Carmichael. Performances on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 575-887-3157.

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Cloudcroft

March 1 to 3

Mardi Gras

The annual Mardi Gras celebration is hosted by Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce.

This year, the theme is History of America. The event starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and in the evening the Cajun Cooking Contest begins. Saturday kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. There will be music and entertainment throughout the day. Highlight on Saturday is the Mardi Gras parade at 2 p.m. On Sunday the party continues with music, wood carving and crafts at the tent until 3 p.m.

For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com/mardigras.

Artesia

March 2

Library party

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Artesia Public Library’s new building with a library party in its parking lot, 205 W. Quay Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Runyan Ranches’ traveling petting zoo will be there, singer Andy Mason will perform at 2 p.m.

Artesia

March 2

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, featuring the music of Pink Floyd will be at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m.

After 30 years of playing theaters throughout the world, The Laser spectacular is not only the world’s longest touring laser show, but also the longest touring theater show in history.

For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com, email boxoffice@artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Lubbock, Texas

March 2

Metallica concert

The iconic band Metallica performs in the United Supermarkets Arena at Texas Tech University, 1701 Indiana Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit ticketnetwork.com.

Artesia

March 3

Author Talk: Anne Hillerman

Artesia Public Library and Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 2 p.m. host the author talk with New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman.

Hillerman is discussing her fifth book and the continuation of her father, Tony Hillerman’s, series. Book signing and reception follows. This event is part of the Artesia Public Library’s fifth anniversary and is free and open for the public.

For more information, call 575-746-4252.

Carlsbad

March 4 to 6

Dr. Seuss

The Riverwalk Recreation Center, 400 Riverwalk Drive, hosts events around Dr. Seuss’ creations, kicking off with Dr. Seuss Birthday party with cake, punch, movie and crafts on Monday.

On Tuesday Read Across America will offer games and activities. Wednesday’s theme is One Fish, Two Fish and includes fish bowl drawing, sno-cones, popcorn and story time. All events start daily at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Renee Madrid at 575-887-2702.

Alamogordo

March 9

Top O’ The Mornin’ Run & Walk

Wear your green for the 19th annual Sertoma Top O’ The Mornin’ Run & Walk.

The run/walk starts at the corner of Scenic Drive and First Street at 8 a.m. and at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds from these events benefit Sertoma scholarships and support for community causes.

For more information, visit active.com or call Art Davis at 575-491-2568.

Artesia

March 9

Peter Hurd Heist Escape Room for adults

The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 W. Richardson Ave., is hosting together with the Artesia Public Library from 2 to 8 p.m. its annual escape room event. The event is for adults ages 18 and over only. Limited tickets available.

For more information, call 575-746-4252.

Artesia

March 9

Open 4D Barrel Race and Pole Bending Fundraiser

The Eddy County Junior Rodeo Association is hosting its Open 4D Barrel Race and Pole Bending Fundraiser at the Eddy County Fairgrounds.

Enter at 4:30 p.m., exhibitions are from 5 to 6 p.m. and the race starts at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit its Facebook event page or email ecjrarodeo@yahoo.com.

Ruidoso/Alto

March 10

‘The Wizard of Oz’

The public has two chances to see “The Wizard of Oz” at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road. The first showing is at 1 p.m. the second is at 7 p.m. For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.

Artesia

March 14

3 Redneck Tenors concert

The 3 Redneck Tenors perform at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m.

The 3 Redneck Tenors are finalists of the TV show “America’s Got Talent” and are a new breed in the “tenor genre” — their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall. It has been said that if Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors.

For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com, email boxoffice@artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.

Carlsbad

March 15

Mayor’s Third Annual Shindig

Mayor’s Third Annual Shindig benefits “Packs for Hunger” and is presented by Epsilon Sigma Alpha, at the Leo Sweet Building, 1302 Mission Ave.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. There will be entertainment, music, a silent auction, raffle, a DJ and Mariachi Unido.

For more information, call Carol Worley at 575-361-2834, Sharon Snell at 575-361-2966 or Sarah Worley at 575-706-6107.

Artesia

Until March 2

‘A Wardrobe in the Making’ exhibit

The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center features hand-made vintage clothing, antique sewing machines, vintage sewing patterns and historical dresses in its new exhibit “A Wardrobe in the Making.” The exhibit includes a rare Union Civil War uniform jacket.

The museum is located at 505 W. Richardson Ave.

Carlsbad

Until April 30

Holey Landscape! — Guadalupe Mountains Annual Youth Poster Contest

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, in partnership with the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, invites all young artists between the ages of 6-17 to participate in its fourth annual Youth Poster Contest.

This year’s theme focuses on karst and its importance in the natural world. Interested artists can download the 2019 poster contest entry form on the Guadalupe Mountains Website.

For more information, visit nps.gov/gumo or call Elizabeth Jackson at 915-828-3251, ext. 2300.