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Pirate’s Ball coming to Albuquerque today


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Until June 29

Apollo 14 mission

The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 W. Richardson Ave., has recently opened a display of Apollo 14 mission photographs, featuring hometown astronaut Edgar Mitchell.

For more information, visit artesianm.gov/154/Museum-Art-Center or call 575-748-9976.

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June 28

Pirate’s Ball

The Holiday Dance Studio kicks off the Pirate’s Ball in conjunction with the New Mexico Renaissance Celtic Festival and 505 Steampunk: Society of Brass and Steam, at the Holiday Dance Studio, Inc., 5200 Eubank Blvd. NE, Ste. D.

A beginning group class will be at 7 p.m. and open dancing will begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

For more information, visit holidaydancestudio.com or call 505-508-4020.


June 28

Giant screen film premiere: “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition”

The Giant Screen Film, “Apollo 11: First Steps,” premiers at the New Horizons Dome Theater at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 2001, with showings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A thrilling giant-screen experience that showcases the real-life moments of the first lunar landing, “Apollo 11: First Steps” takes the viewer straight to the heart of this historic human endeavor. With never-before-seen 70 mm footage and a trove of newly discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the Apollo 11 mission in astonishing detail.

For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840.


June 28 to 30

Smokin on the Pecos

Smokin on the Pecos is a Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain BBQ Association sanctioned event that takes place at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, 3402 S. 13th St., which includes live entertainment, arts, crafts, a trade show and live music. Doors open on Friday at 4 p.m.

Highlights on Friday include the concert of JD & The Badlands at 7 p.m., bull riding at 7:30 p.m. at the open arena. On Saturday, gates open at 10 a.m. and the highlight is a double feature with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at 6:30 p.m. and The Gatlin Brothers at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday the children can meet Mater and Lightning from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Barbecue Awards will be given on Sunday at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit smokinonthepecos.com.


June 29

REO Speedwagon concert

The legendary rock band REO Speedwagon performs at Route 66 Casino Hotel, Legends Theater, 14500 Central Ave. SW, at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit rt66casino.com or call 505-352-7866.


June 29

Independence Day Celebration

The annual Burro Avenue Independence Weekend includes the parade on Burro Avenue at 4 p.m. From 7 to 11 p.m., the Street Dance takes place featuring Chris Baker and Tanner Houston. The Cloudcroft Light Opera Comedy presents a melodrama at 7:30 p.m. in the open air pavilion.

For more information, email chamber@coolcloudcroft.com or call 575-682-2733.


July 4

Fourth of July parade

The city of Alamogordo’s annual Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. at 10th Street.

For more information, visit business.alamogordo.com or call 575-439-4279.


July 4

Smokey Bear Fun Run

Smokey Bear Fun Run, near Highway 246, takes place north of Capitan. There are divisions for all age groups and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m.

For more information, call 575-354-2748.


July 4

Community Celebration of Fourth of July

The annual Community Celebration of Fourth of July will be held at Harry McAdams Park, 5300 Jack Gomez Blvd.

There will be food, games for the entire family, a diaper derby, volleyball tournament and a free viewing of the box office hit, “Bumblebee,” which will lead up to the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, call 575-397-9291 or visit hobbsevents.org.


July 4

Independence Day Fireworks Community Festival

The annual Independence Day Fireworks Community Festival takes place at Chaparral Park and includes a fishing derby at 7 a.m., disc golf, cornhole, basketball and volleyball tournaments, treasure hunt, hula hoop and cow-chip toss contests, drill bits, sack race, three-legged race, 3-on-3 water guns, bicycle, scooter and hover-board parade, human dizzy lizard race, prizes, food and craft vendors, concert and music.

The first 100 entering the park at 2 p.m. receive free hot dogs and buns to cookout at the park.

For more information, visit lovingtonchamber.org or call 575-396-5311.


July 4 to 7

Smokey Bear Stampede

The nation’s largest open rodeo weekend includes ranch rodeos, Old West Ranch Rodeo, bull riding, saddle bronc, team roping, tie-down roping and women’s barrel racing at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.

Every evening, there will be a dance with a DJ or live band. There will also be at 10 a.m. Capitan’s 64th annual Smokey Bear Independence Day Parade. Fireworks begin around 10:30 p.m., depending on when all livestock is secured.

For more information, visit smokeybearstampede.com or email info@villageofcapitan.com.


July 4 to 7

Mescalero Apache Tribe Ceremonial and Rodeo

The annual Mescalero Apache Tribe ceremonial and rodeo takes place on all four days from 8 a.m. until midnight. The four-day coming-of-age ceremony is for young Mescalero Apache maidens entering an important milestone in their life.

The Mescalero Apache Tribe welcomes family, friends, guests and visitors from across Indian country to witness and participate in this celebration. Other events include daily and nightly cultural dances, a parade and challenge walk/run. Free lunch and dinner will also be served each day. The rodeo is held in conjunction with the Mescalero Ceremonial each day at 1 p.m.

The 40th annual Mescalero Celebration Parade takes place on July 6 at 10 a.m. with the theme Honoring Native American Women. There will also be a wild horse race on Sunday as well as the Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run. Other festivities include a run and walk, Native American arts and crafts.

For more information, visit mescaleroapachetribe.com or call 575-464-4494.


July 5

Free Launch Pad Lecture

The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s first floor. The museum is located at 3198 State Route 2001. Where Were You: Apollo XI with museum executive director Chris Orwoll.

For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840.

Rio Rancho

July 5 to 7

Pork & Brew

Pork & Brew will return to the Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, for the 16th year. This year, the event will have an indoor and outdoor format.

There will be award-winning barbecue and more than 20 microbreweries. Entertainment is provided with live music and daily kid’s watermelon and adult pie-eating contests. Times are Friday from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit santaanastarcenter.com.

Ruidoso/Lincoln County

July 5 to 7

Art Loop Studio Tour

The 24th annual Art Loop Studio Tour honors some of the finest artists in Lincoln County.

Twenty-four artists open their studios in 19 locations this year demonstrating their craft and discussing their creative process. Communities are Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, San Patricio, Lincoln, Capitan, Nogal and Alto.

For more information, visit artloop.org.


July 6

Independence Day Fireworks at the Lake

The Dexter Fire & Rescue will have its annual fireworks at Lake Van, as soon as the sun sets.

For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 575-734-5401.


July 6 and 7

July Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show

The Cloudcroft July Jamboree Arts & Crafts Show takes place daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Zenith Park. There will be entertainment and music.

For more information, email chamber@coolcloudcroft.com or call 575-682-2733.


July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1

Free Thursday evenings with Rodin

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame presents its free Thursday evenings with Rodin from 5 to 8 p.m., starting at 6:30 p.m. with various activities including films, lessons and gatherings coinciding with the current traveling exhibit: Rodin: Truth Form Life, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections. On July 25, artists are welcome to join in the exhibit for an evening of sketching.

For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.

Fort Stanton

July 13

Fort Stanton Live

The annual Fort Stanton Live event brings costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian War eras to the fort for demonstrations, presentations, live music and a military ball. Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists and a variety of historical vendors to the site. There will also be local food vendors. The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit fortstanton.org or call 575-354-0341.

If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

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