August 2022 - LasCruces.com

Events Calendar

Through August 7

12 – 10 p.m.
Plaza Classic Film Festival
Plaza Theatre
Taking place in and around the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso, the festival celebrates classic movies with screenings and special guests, as well as being a showcase for regional filmmakers.
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Tuesday, August 2

5 – 9 p.m.
LCPD National Night Out
Plaza de Las Cruces
Gather the family together and head downtown for this annual national event, to meet neighbors, law enforcement, public safety personnel, and area first responders.
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Wednesday, August 3

6:30 p.m.
Wiz Khalifa and Logic: Vinyl Verse Tour
Don Haskins Center
Live Nation presents Wiz Khalifa and Logic co-headlining a 28-city tour, with special guests 24kGoldn, DJ Drama, C dot Castro, and Fedd The God.
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Thursday, August 4

7 p.m.
Thursday Night on the Plaza
Plaza de Las Cruces
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with Motley Crue tribute band Motley 2, and Indie Rock artist Sloan Armitage.
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Friday, August 5

7 – 8 a.m.
Heart and History Walk
City Hall
Members of the community are invited to an easy morning walk to learn about the history of Downtown Las Cruces and the Mesquite Historic District.
More information at 575-528-3209

Sunday, August 7

7 p.m.
Music in the Park
Apodaca Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with two Country Western acts: Brendan Dawes, and Lincoln County Line.
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Monday, August 8

8 p.m.
Big Time Rush: Forever Tour
UTEP Don Haskins Center
The pop supergroup reunites after eight years to bring the magic back for their fans, with a new album, and special guest Dixie A’Amelio.
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Saturday, August 13

5 – 11 p.m.
Las Cruces Summer Beer Fest
Plaza de Las Cruces
The seasonal beer bash returns with 240 different beer selections, along with food trucks, live bands, DJs, activities, vendors and more!
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7 p.m.
Movies In The Park: Sing 2
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents Sing 2, in which Buster Moon and friends must persuade a reclusive rock star to join them for a new show.
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Sunday, August 14

7 p.m.
Music in the Park
Apodaca Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with Power Drive USA, and Tequila Nights.
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Thursday, August 18

7 p.m
Thursday Night on the Plaza
Plaza de Las Cruces
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with jazz group Claudio T Trio, and Blues artist Austin Jimmy Murphy.
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Friday, August 19

7 – 8 a.m.
Heart and History Walk
City Hall
Members of the community are invited to an easy morning walk to learn about the history of Downtown Las Cruces and the Mesquite Historic District.
More information at 575-528-3209

August 19 – 20

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Our Great Recovery
Las Cruces Homebuilders Association
Reveal The Heart and Sonoma Stretch present a restorative day of connection and fun to help revive burnt out medical professionals, caregivers and support personnel, through activities, workshops and labs.
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Saturday, August 20

9 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Arts Lab Desert Peaks
Plaza de Las Cruces
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents a free world premiere movement spectacle, created by award-winning choreographer Joshua L. Peugh and 14 professional and pre-professional dancers.
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August 20 – 21

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Las Cruces Comic Con
Las Cruces Convention Center
The two-day pop culture nerd extravaganza celebrates its ninth year with panels, Q&As, vendors, workshops, and celebrity guests Aleks Paunovic, Ted DiBiase, Joe Staton, Cris George and Dameon Clarke.
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Sunday, August 21

7 p.m.
Music in the Park
Apodaca Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with two Country Western acts: Memphis Band, and Double Trouble.
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August 25 – 28

6 – 11 p.m.
43rd Annual Deming Duck Race
McKinley Duck Downs in Courthouse Park
While the ducks are the main event,  lots of other family fun takes place over the weekend, including hot air balloon ascensions, a carnival, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and food.
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Saturday, August 27

7 p.m.
Movies In The Park: Jungle Cruise
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents Jungle Cruise, based on the Disneyland ride about a riverboat travelling through a dangerous jungle, with Dwayne Johnson at the helm.
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7 p.m.
Rockzilla Summer Tour
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
A non-stop rock extravaganza featuring headliners Papa Roach and Falling in Reverse, with special guests Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves.
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Sunday, August 28

7 p.m.
Music in the Park
Apodaca Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with party acts The Ghetto Blaster, and The Mixx Band.
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Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces
Every Wednesday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The award-winning, outdoor Farmers & Crafts Market spans seven full blocks of North Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces.
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First Friday Art Ramble
First Friday of Every Month, 5-8 p.m.
The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership hosts this monthly event showcasing a dozen participating museums and galleries in the Arts & Cultural District.
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Second Saturday Art Hop
Second Saturday of Every Month, 6-9 p.m.
The City of Truth or Consequences comes alive with local art, downtown in the commercial/hot springs district.
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Branigan Cultural Center
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This historic locale hosts changing cultural exhibits, as well as educational programs, classes, and other special events.
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Las Cruces Museum of Art
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hosting a changing slate of exciting contemporary art exhibits, programs for visitors of all ages and an extensive art studio class program.
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Las Cruces Railway Museum
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located in a historic Santa Fe Railroad depot, the museum interprets the railroad history of Las Cruces and the impact of the railroad on southern New Mexico.
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Museum of Nature and Science
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A museum about looking and understanding – looking up to the stars, looking out to the desert, and looking down to see ancient fossils.
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New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Discover the backbone of New Mexico, via this 47-acre interactive museum that chronicles the state’s 3,000-year history of farming and ranching.
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Check the events calendars for more information.

Amador Patio Bar & Grill
The entertainment district comes alive with diverse restaurant choices, upscale nightlife and live music events.
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Amaro Winery & Taproom
Locally owned and operated winery and tasting room, with a Karaoke night, open mic, and rotating list of live events.
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Boneyard Cantina
Delicious street food paired with Icebox craft beer and appearances by local musicians on the main stage.
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Don Felix
Located on the corner of the Mesilla Plaza, with delicious New Mexican cuisine and live music on the patio.
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Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery
Serving craft beer, craft spirits, killer grub and a mix of local and travelling musical acts to chase the blues away.
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Palacio Bar
A neighborhood watering hole since 1936, they don’t serve food, but the music is lively and the drinks are plentiful.
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Truth or Consequences Brewing Company
A cozy little taproom, featuring craft beers and live music on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
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Vintage Wines
New Mexico wines, beers and cigars in Old Mesilla, with a relaxing patio and live music several nights a week.
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August 1 – 30, 2022
Kurt Van Wagner & Mary Zawacki
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery
The Mesilla gallery hosts digital photographer Kurt Van Wagner and oil painter Mary Zawacki for the month of August 2022.
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Through September 2, 2022
(Ir)regular Evolution: New Works by Rachel Stevens
University Art Museum
From evolutionary theories of meteors sparking life on earth to genetic mutations causing cataclysmic pandemics, Stevens’ new forms explore the (ir)regularities that she is embracing in her own work and in our modern world.
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Through September 2, 2022
Carissa Samaniego: Pray for Rain
University Art Museum
Through experimentation with varied materials and alternate methodologies, Samaniego explores the cultural histories and socio-political issues of life in the Rio Grande Valley.
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Through September 22, 2022
Joe Fauerso: Wait For It
University Art Museum
Employing techniques that upend traditional modes of art-making, San Antonio-based artist Joey Fauerso’s work opens onto questions of identity, gender and representation.
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Through September 24, 2002
Illumination: Crows and Ravens
Branigan Cultural Center
Fourteen large-scale encaustic paintings of these beautiful, intriguing, and intelligent bird make up the exhibit by multidisciplinary Santa Fe artist Catherine Eaton Skinner.
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