ArtSpring 2019: Metamorphosis gala
The New Mexico School for the Arts invites the public to its fundraising gala event on Friday and its yearly spring celebration and collaboration with theater, dance, music (vocal and instrumental, visual arts and creative writing.)
The best student performances are shared. the event takes place at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., on Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m., the evening performance is the school’s annual gala fundraising event.
Gala tickets include preferred seating at the performance, followed by a reception at the El Dorado Hotel, 309 W. San Francisco St., dinner and dancing.
For more information, visit nmschoolforthearts.org or call 505-216-7888, ext. 403.
May 17 to 19
The Carlsbad Community Theatre, 4713 National Parks Highway, brings the Southern comedy/drama to stage.
Performances on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Candlewood Cards and Gifts, Kristina’s Custom Framing and The Shade Tree. Tickets will be sold at the door as available.
For more information, call 575-887-3157.
May 17 to 19
AspenCash Motorcycle Rally
The 22nd annual AspenCash Motorcycle Rally takes place Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rally features a poker run and a large trade show.
The Saturday parade starts at 10 a.m. running through midtown, concluding at the Ruidoso Convention Center. The AspenCash Motorcycle Rally will feature stunt shows throughout the entire rally.
For more information, visit motorcyclerally.com or call 575-973-4977.
Brantley Lake State Park anniversary
Celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Brantley Lake State Park, 33 E. Brantley Lake Road., start with the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. at the East Day Use area.
Walks along the dam will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the west entrance to the dam. Vendors, food trucks and educational programs will be at the East Day Use area from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boating safety games will be at the East Day Use area from 3 to 4 p.m. A live band will be playing there from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, visit emnrd.state.nm.us or call Leila Haver at 575-457-2384.
Free concert with folk musician Nels Andrews
The first concert of the summer at Halagueno Arts Park features singer and songwriter Nels Andrews at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com.
Sandia Sprint Triathlon
The Sandia Sprint Triathlon is hosted by Chaco Racing and includes a 400-yard swim, 20K bicycle race and a 5K run. Kick-off is at 7:30 a.m. at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, 745 Loma Colorado Blvd. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rio Rancho and Cleveland high school swim teams.
Every participant will receive a Sandia Sprint pint glass and T-shirt. The race is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.
For more information, visit active.com or chacoracing.com/sandia-sprint.
May 24 to 26
Rio Penasco Music Festival
Vendors are still sought for the Rio Penasco Music Festival. There are only 10 spots available.
For more information, call Sissy at 575-687-3715. No vendor fee will be charged.
Art in the Park
Cerrillos Hills State Park hosts the annual Art in the Park event, featuring artists along the Turquoise Trail corridor.
Directions: From State Highway 14, turn west into the village of Cerrillos. At the first stop sign, turn right (north) onto First Street, cross the railroad tracks and follow park signs. At the cattle guard, veer left onto County Road 59. The main parking is on the left-hand side about one-quarter mile up the road. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit cerrilloshills.org.
First Tularosa Basin Art & Music Festival
The first Tularosa Basin Art & Music Festival, Menagerie Park HorrorHall, 7710 Highway 54 70, will offer an array of live bands, art vendors and food. The fantasy tour through the Mushroom Patch is open as well.
May 25 and 26
Mayfair Juried Art Show
The 47th annual Mayfair Juried Art Show takes place in Zenith Park and will feature work from new and well-known artists. It will showcase jewelry, fine art, sculptures, pottery and handcrafted pieces. In addition to art, the festival includes new vendors this year and booths for children.
Following the festival at 7:30 p.m., the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company will perform a special melodrama in the Zenith Park Pavilion.
For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com.
Gallup State Veterans Cemetery opening
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services will formally open the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery with a special ceremony on Memorial Day at 1 p.m. The cemetery is located 333 National Cemetery Drive. Veterans, families and the public are invited to attend. This will be the second state veterans cemetery developed by DVS as part of a State Veterans Cemetery Initiative to build veterans cemeteries in rural areas of the state. The first cemetery, the Fort Stanton State Veterans Cemetery, opened in the fall of 2017.
For more information, visit nmdvs.org or call 505-383-2400.
By May 29
The 35th annual Milkman Triathlon registration is now open. This is a U.S.A. Triathlon sanctioned event and all competitive rules apply. The triathlon includes 0.5K swim, 20K bicycle and 5K run. Registrations can be made online at active.com. Relays whose swimmer is also a soloist must enter by mail. One person in the mixed relay of three must be of the opposite sex. No relay substitutions after entry deadline on May 29, by 3 p.m. The event kicks off with the 0.5K swim at 8 a.m.
For more information, visit milkmantriathlon.com or call 575-734-5415.
Street Dance Concert
The Flickinger Center for Performing Arts presents its third annual Street Dance Concert and Cookout. The cookout takes place at Patron’s Hall at 6 p.m. Entry fee includes a beer and wine cash bar and music by Piano Man.
From 8:30 to 11 p.m. Street Dancing with the band Remember Then takes place on New York Avenue. The public is encouraged to dress up retro in ‘50s and ‘70s style. There will be a silent auction, vintage art, swing demos and dance contests in waltz, swing and Latin dances.
For more information, visit flickingercenter.com or call 575-437-2202.
The annual judged outdoor car show takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the beach. The night before is early registration and Friday night cruise. Trophy presentation is at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit carsclubofcarlsbad.com.
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