Aug. 9 and 10
First Hobbs Firefighter Combat Challenge
The Hobbs Fire Department is throwing out the challenge, “Are you ‘Fire Fit?’”
The first Hobbs Firefighter Combat Challenge takes place at the Lea County Event Center, 5181 N. Lovington Highway. Friday events start at 5:30 p.m., Saturday events start at 10:30 a.m.
The events are open for the public.
Aug. 9 and 10
Music on Main Magdalena
A two-day curated musical event featuring five extraordinary bands: Buttercup, Garrett T. Capps, Paper Moonshiners, Walter Salas-Humara & Wolverton.
Performances will be in the Warehouse 1-10 garden, 110 N. Main St. The event is part of Magdalena’s Camp Chair event series (bring your favorite camp chair). Limited entry.
For more information, visit warehouse110.com.
Join Museum of Space History education director Dave Dooling for Science Saturday. He’ll be offering free hands-on demonstrations that show how weather and air conditioning work by putting the squeeze on gases — or by letting them relax.
Science Saturday will be held 10 a.m. to noon in the front classroom of the museum’s New Horizons Dome Theater. Science Saturday is free to the public and happens every second Saturday of the month.
It is designed to be a fun and educational program for kids of all ages, with a different scientific focus each month. The museum is located at 3198 State Route 2001.
For more information, visit nmspacemuseum.org or call 575-437-2840.
Alamogordo Farmers’ Market
The Alamogordo Farmers’ Market 2019 season begins at 1991 White Sands Blvd., north end of the Alameda Park, near the toy train depot. The market opens at 8:30 a.m. until they sell out.
For more information, call 575-682-3323.
This year’s Festival Eclectica features powerhouse vocalist and searing guitarist, 2018 Blues Foundation Best Female Contemporary Blues winner Samantha Fish, who heads up the pack of amazing woman-fronted acts at this year’s second annual Festival Eclectica.
Also bringing the “Eclectic” to the beautiful village of Angel Fire are “The New Face of Angola World Music,” Vivalda Dula; quirky Indie Rockers Red Light Cameras; sultry and soulful Latinx group NOHE & SUS SANTOS and northern New Mexico’s own award-winning singer-songwriter Lara Manzanare.
From Blues to Indie Rock to Latin to Afropop to Folk and beyond … it’s a one-of-a-kind Music Festival benefiting Shuter Library. There will also be food, art and refreshments available. Gates open at noon.
For more information, visit festivaleclecticanm.brownpapertickets.com or call 575-377-6755.
‘Journal of the Noble Gnarble’
The children of the recent theater class present this year’s Missoula style play, “Journal of the Noble Gnarble.”
The young actors’ ages are from 3 to 18 years. The performance starts at 3 p.m. at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Smokey Bear Birthday party
Lincoln National Forest and Ruidoso Parks and Recreation invite the public to wish Smokey Bear a happy 75th birthday. The special birthday party will be held at Wingfield Park, 300 Center St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be an archery shoot, face painting and the Smokey Bear balloon. You can take a turn trying to sink Forest Service staff at the dunk tank or try your hand at using the crosscut saw.
Of course, Smokey Bear will be around to snap photos with and give hugs. Since 1944, Smokey Bear has protected America’s forest from unwanted, human-caused fires. New Mexico and the Lincoln National Forest play a unique role in the Smokey Bear campaign. In 1950, a small bear cub was found in a charred tree during a wildfire in the Capitan Mountains. News spread quickly about the little bear, and he became the living symbol of Smokey Bear.
Visit SmokeyBear.com to learn more about wildfire prevention and remember: Only you can prevent wildfires.
Rescheduled Full Moon at White Sands concert
Iron Will, First Armored Division Old Ironsides band will be playing at the White Sands Full Moon event. Music selections span rhythm and blues, pop, class and alternative rock.
Iron Will has performed across Southwest Texas and abroad, entertaining deployed troops during Iraqi Freedom. Carpool or drive-out as a group will be at the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, 1301 N. White Sands Blvd., at 6:45 until 7 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Organizers ask the audience to bring chairs or blankets as well as snacks and drinks. No glass bottles.
For more information, visit alamogordo.com or its Meetup page.
Aug. 15 until Oct. 10
The Carlsbad DownTown Farmers’ Market takes place at the Eddy County Courthouse lawn, corner of Mermod and Canyon streets.
There will be local produce, handmade crafts, food trucks, art and music. It happens every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Carlsbad MainStreet.
For more information, visit carlsbadchamber.com.
The Texas Tenors
The Texas Tenors added a new concert date after Aug. 16 at the Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, sold out.
For more information, visit spencertheater.com or call 575-336-4800.
Aug. 16 to 18
New Mexico Comic Expo
Hobbits, Aquaman, Harry Potter — it’s a who-is-who of stars attending the New Mexico Comic Expo, which takes place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second St. NW.
The convention kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday it’s 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, doors open at 4 a.m. for those who purchased the VIP tickets for Jason Momoa, Aquaman. For everybody else, the event will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other stars attending are Elijah Wood (”Lord of the Rings,” “Wilfred” and “Dirk Gently”); John Bernthal (”The Punisher,” “Walking Dead” and “Baby Driver”); Kayley Atwell (”Agent Carter” and “Avengers: Endgame”); Tom Felton (”Harry Potter,” “The Flash” and “Origin”); Jason Isaacs (”Harry Potter,” “Star Trek: Discovery,””The Patriot” and “Star Wars Rebels”). There will also be guest artists, writers, creators and cosplayers.
For more information, visit nmcomicexpo.com.
Aug. 16 to 18
Carrizozo Arts Weekend
During the Carrizozo Arts Weekend, local studios and galleries are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 40 artists are participating, from painter Joan Malkerso, woven copper painter Suzanne Donazetti, to mixed media sculpture artist Cynthia Clark and woodworking artist Chuck Riley to name a few. A free preview party on Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. takes place at Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 12th St.
For more information, visit carrizozoarts.com or its Facebook event page.
Free movie on the stage
The city of Alamogordo is hosting a family-friendly movie night on the third Saturday of August at the Washington Park Stage. The movie, “How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World,” will start at dusk.
The public should bring chairs, blankets and snacks.
Bosque Chile Festival
The annual Bosque Chile Festival takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This event will offer entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops and chef demonstrations.
For more information, visit its Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-468-1418.
Aug. 22 and 23
Mark Chesnutt concert
Consummate classic country singer, a Country Music Award-winning superstar will perform at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, 108 Spencer Road, on both days at 8 p.m.
For more information, call 575-336-4800.
Red Dirt Black Gold Festival
The Red Dirt Black Gold Festival is a free one-day festival celebrating the oil and gas industry in Artesia.
The event includes an oilfield olympics competition at Eagle Draw from 9 to 11 a.m., Oilfield Cook-off, kid zone, the New Mexico BrewFest takes place from 5 p.m. and includes food vendors and the free Red Dirt Country Music concert. Headliner this year is Casey Donahew with Cory Morrow.
For more information, visit reddirtblackgold.com.
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