August 2023 Events - LasCruces.com

EVENTS CALENDAR

August 2023 Events

Friday, August 4

8 a.m.
BLM Free Entrance Day
BLM Recreation Sites
The Bureau of Land Management waives entrance fees for visitors to its recreation sites – including Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, Aguirre Spring Recreation Area and Campground, and Dripping Springs Natural Area – in recognition of the Great American Outdoors Day.
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August 4 – 6

4 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines
Cloudcroft Museum and Pioneer Park
Enjoy regional food, arts and crafts vendors, and wine tasting amidst the cool mountain pines of Cloudcroft, where you may sample wines from many regions of New Mexico, and purchase your favorites.
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Saturday, August 5

7 p.m.
Stardust
Rio Grande Theatre
The 2023 Classic Film series presents the all-star adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s adventure novel about a young man who ventures into the realm of the faeries to retrieve a fallen star, only to discover that the star is a woman with a purpose.
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Saturday, August 12

7 p.m.
Fantasia
Rio Grande Theatre
The 2023 Classic Film series presents Walt Disney’s 1940 visual masterpiece, bringing to life classical music via animated imagery, in a colorful extravaganza that remains unique in the annals of animation.
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Wednesday, August 16

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Wrap
Rio Grande Theatre
Film Las Cruces presents a monthly film screening for Las Cruces and Doña Ana County artists with work to show, including short films, commercials, music videos, documentaries or time-lapse reels.
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August 24 – 27

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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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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Les Salon Des Art Divers
Downtown Blues Coffee
Wednesday Nights, 7 – 9 p.m.
Spend an evening with writers, poets, song poets, essayists, and local musicians, including the Blazing Butlers, at a free weekly cultural event for the ages.
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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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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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Through Summer 2023
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Honesty of Construction: The WPA and Spanish Colonial Style Furniture
Branigan Cultural Center
Drawing from the University Museum collection at New Mexico State University, the exhibit features a wide range of furniture pieces that were made during a 1930s community vocational training program that was established in Las Cruces at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (now New Mexico State University). The furniture was made in the Spanish Colonial style that is characterized by the use of Ponderosa pine, mortise and tenon joinery, rounded edges, and decorative embellishments.
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