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.
March 15 to 16
Mountain Smoke BBQ Festival
The Mountain Smoke BBQ Festival takes place at Wingfield Park, kicking off on Friday at noon.
The BBQ competition is a Kansas City Barbecue Association sanctioned contest. There will be breweries and wineries from across New Mexico present with live music, craft vendors, children activities and local food.
For more information, visit discoverruidoso.com.
Spring Love Old School Jam
Tickets are now available for the Spring Love Old School Jam Show at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel, 54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Santa Ana Star Center.
Seven of the most iconic old school artists will be invading New Mexico. More than 50 top 10 singles and four hours of nonstop music. Dance the night away with Stevie B, Rose Royce, Ready For The World (Melvin Ryley), the Dazz Band, CMB, Club Nouveau and Rodney O.
For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com or call 888-694-4849.
Hall of Fame Induction
Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry (May 20, 1930 – August 29, 2009) was born in Carlsbad.
He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, 418 W. Fox St., at 9 a.m. Etcheverry’s achievements are Canadian football’s Most Outstanding Player of 1954; one of the CFL’s top players of all time; first pro quarterback to throw over 4,000 yards and set a single-game passing record in 1954.
The event is open to the public.
Abe Mac Band concert
The Abe Mac Band performs at Cloudcroft Brewing, 1301 Burro Ave., at 6 p.m. The band is best known for honky tonk.
For more information, call 575-622-2337.
The Lea County Women’s Network is hosting Irish Hoopla at the Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy., at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent and live auction, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds go to its scholarship and mentor programs.
For more information, visit its Facebook event page or call 575-631-0365.
The Illusionists perform at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road, at 7 p.m.
This mind-blowing magic spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.
For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.
March 23 to 24
Carlsbad Hollywood Action Fest and Anime Expo
Xtreme Force Promotions and Roach Digital Media present Carlsbad’s first ComicCon: Hollywood Action Fest And Anime Expo at Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy., with opening times on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guest of honor is action superstar Mike Copan, Stephanie Nadolny Fernandez (Young Goku from Dragon Ball Z) and Silver Ranger Justin Nimmo. There will be action, cosplay, anime and music by the band Severo Fuego Grupo.
For more information, visit growtix/Carlsbad Hollywood Action Fest, its Facebook event page or text Carlsbad to 850-612-2849. Kids under 5 get in for free.
Surf’s Up — Beach Boys Tribute Band concert
Surf’s Up — The Beach Boys Tribute Band performs at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 7 p.m.
The band has been perfecting and recreating the Beach Boys sound for 25 years. Their harmonies capture the authentic blend of the Beach Boys like no other.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-746-4212.
MercyMe — I Can Only Imagine Tour
Christian superstars MercyMe have announced they will be playing the Santa Ana Star Center.
Joining MercyMe on their tour will be special guest Crowder. Tickets are now on sale.
For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com.
Trinity Site Tour
A tour of the first atomic bomb site. Participants drive their own vehicle to the historic site in a caravan.
The caravan starts at Tularosa High School Athletics Field parking lot (behind the school), 1305 Eighth St., Tularosa. at 7:30 a.m.
For more information, visit wsmr.army.mil or call White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs at 575-678-1134.
ECSP Rodeos Flag Rider Tryouts
ECSP is looking for flag riders to carry sponsor flags during its events, as well as parades.
Tryouts start at eCSP Arena, 1601 E. Greene St., at 6 p.m. sharp. Tryout has to be on the horse or horses that will be ridden and be owned by the rider as well as tack. Horse must be healthy and sound. Competitive riders must have their own straw hat.
For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Color Me Run/Walk
The 3K and 5K Color Me Run/Walk takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harry McAdams Park, 5300 Jack Gomez Boulevard.
There will be games and prizes, obstacle courses, food, music and face painting.
For more information, email email@example.com include in the subject, “I want it” or call 575-318-8059 or 575-942-9921.