July 2022 Events - LasCruces.com

Friday, July 1

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

8 p.m.
Mesilla Summer Music Series: CW Ayon and the Longhairs
Mesilla Plaza
Enjoy free concerts live on the historic plaza as part of the Mesilla Summer Music Series, this week featuring CW Ayon and the Longhairs, with a beer garden provided by Spotted Dog Brewery.
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Sunday, July 3

9 – 11 p.m.
Electric Light Parade
Las Cruces
The community comes together to enjoy the electrifying spectacle of community groups and club floats covered in hundreds of twinkling lights cruising the streets of Las Cruces.
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Monday, July 4

9 – 11 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park,
The City of Las Cruces and NMSU’s annual celebration of our nation’s birth, kicking off with a concert by the Plain White T’s and Raul Malo, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
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Wednesday, July 6

6 p.m.
FUN Experts Family Game Night
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents a free, competitive, tournament-style game night where families compete against one another in various games.
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7 p.m.
Ariel Dougherty Celebrates 50 Years
Rio Grande Theatre
Film Las Cruces and KTAL radio present the 50th anniversary of Women Make Movies Inc., a free screening showcase of and for New Mexico women in the film industry.
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Thursday, July 7

6 p.m.
Azucar
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater continues with Azucar on the mainstage, and Ricardo Valencia on the patio stage.
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Friday, July 8

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Delbert Anderson’s Painted Mountains Music Tour Workshop
La Cueva Picnic Area
The Native American jazz trumpeter joins forces with the Bureau of Land Management for a free music workshop in preparation for a concert presented the next day.
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7 p.m.
Shine On Floyd
Rio Grande Theatre
From the opening number to the final encore you will be immersed in everything Pink Floyd, including a laser light show, video wall, special effects and a note-for-note rendition of Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Dark Side of the Moon.
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8 p.m.
Mesilla Summer Music Series: Dallas David Ochoa
Mesilla Plaza
Enjoy free concerts live on the historic plaza as part of the Mesilla Summer Music Series, this week featuring Dallas David Ochoa.
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July 8 – 24

7 p.m.
Head Over Heels
UTEP Dinner Theatre
The music of the Go-Go’s are the backdrop for a royal family’s outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction.
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8 p.m.
Women Playing Hamlet
Black Box Theatre
No Strings Theatre Company presents a new comedy by award-winning playwright William Missouri Downs, in which a young actress experiences an existential crisis when she is cast as the Prince of Denmark.
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Saturday, July 9

12 – 3 p.m.
Las Cruces Writers Midsummer Book Dreams
Mesilla Valley Mall
Ten local authors gather together for a mass book signing and sales of their books, featuring everything from children’s primers to self-help tomes.
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7 p.m.
BLM Community Concert
Centennial High School
The Bureau of Land Management presents a free concert made up of jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and members of the local musical community.
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7 p.m.
Oldies But Goodies
Rio Grande Theatre
Local eight-piece, high-energy, family-friendly band playing music from the beginning of the Rock ‘n Roll era, with the goal of keeping the original spark alive.
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8:30 p.m.
Unlyshed
Amador Live
Dance all night to the musical sounds of Unlyshed on the main stage, playing rock, country, cumbias, Latin, jazz and more.
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Sunday, July 10

7 p.m.
Music in the Park: Rosewater Blues Band
Young Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with the Rosewater Blues Band, and Rockin’ Blues artist Guitar Slim.
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7 p.m.
Purple Rain Interactive
Rio Grande Theatre
Blank Conversations Theatre Company presents a preshow filled with fun, games and a prop bag for the screening about a talented young man who discovers that talent may not be enough.
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Monday, July 11

7:15 a.m.
Share the Road Las Cruces Visibility Ride
Las Cruces Railroad Museum
Led by League of American Bicyclists Certified instructors, this monthly event helps build awareness that bicyclists and motorists can share the road safely and that commuting to work on a bicycle is a viable transportation choice.
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July 11 – 16

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Alma d’Arte Charter High School
The Doña Ana Arts Council presents its annual one-week theater camp for 60 young actors from first to 12th grades, followed by a production of The Frog Prince.
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Wednesday, July 13

6 p.m.
FUN Experts Family Game Night
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents a free, competitive, tournament-style game night where families compete against one another in various games.
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Thursday, July 14

6 p.m.
Hypnosis
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater continues with Hypnosis on the mainstage, and Talia Leilani on the patio stage.
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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 the Border Jazz Orchestra.
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8:30 p.m.
Number Juan Comedy Series
Amador Live
Get your funny on with a night of comedy hosted by Alex Reymundo and featuring Southwest comics Reece Muniz, Ernesto Ortiz and Humberto Ramon.
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Friday, July 15

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

8 p.m.
Mesilla Summer Music Series: Calista Band
Mesilla Plaza
Enjoy free concerts live on the historic plaza as part of the Mesilla Summer Music Series, this week featuring Calista Band.
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Saturday, July 16

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Summertime On The Farm
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Enjoy a family fun day with a bicycle parade for kids 12 and under, yard games, trolley rides, activities, wool spinning and blacksmithing demonstrations, food and music.
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5–11 p.m.
6th Annual Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival
Plaza de Las Cruces
Featuring 40+ tequilas to sample, live Lucha Libre wrestling, local taco trucks, Mariachis, DJs, lawn games, salsa sampling, vendors and more!
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7 p.m.
Movies In The Park: Luca
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents Luca, about a friendship between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human being.
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7 p.m.
Music in the Park: Al Hurricane Jr.
Young Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with Latin favorites Al Hurricane Jr., and Las Muñecas.
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7 p.m.
Bullitt
Rio Grande Theatre
The Classic Film Series continues with Steve McQueen as a San Francisco Police Lieutenant tasked with guarding a Chicago mobster who’s about to turn evidence against the organization.
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8:30 p.m.
Kim Kelly and the 575 Band
Amador Live
Grab your dance partner and head out to the brand new dance floor for a night of country music and two-steppin’ under the stars.
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8 p.m.
Brincos Dieras y Tito el Ranchero
Plaza Theatre
An evening of stand-up comedy and clowning around, from two of Mexico’s premiere funnymen.
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Wednesday, July 20

6 p.m.
FUN Experts Family Game Night
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents a free, competitive, tournament-style game night where families compete against one another in various games.
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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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Thursday, July 21

6 p.m.
Tribes
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater continues with Tribes on the mainstage, and Dave Hamilton on the patio stage.
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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 Mariachi Raices de America, fe3aturing Antonio Reyna.
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Saturday, July 23

1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Me, Myself & Shirley
Rio Grande Theatre
Best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on Laverne & Shirley, Williams chronicles the stories and the embarrassing moments of her life in Hollywood.
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Sunday, July 24

7 p.m.
Music in the Park: Windy City
Young Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with Chicago tribute band Windy City, and R&B artist Little Moses Jones.
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Tuesday, July 26

7:30 p.m.
Encanto: The Sing-Aloing Film Concert
Plaza Theatre
Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film comes to life in a one-of-a-kind concert event, featuring an on-stage band celebrating all the record-breaking hit songs from the soundtrack.
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Wednesday, July 27

6 p.m.
FUN Experts Family Game Night
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents a free, competitive, tournament-style game night where families compete against one another in various games.
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Thursday, July 28

6 p.m.
Fungi Mungle
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater continues with Fungi Mungle on the mainstage, and The Retro’z on the patio stage.
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July 28 – 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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Friday, July 29

8 p.m.
An Evening With Journey
Pan American Center
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group returns to Las Cruces for one night only, singing all their greatest hits for their 2022 Freedom Tour.
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July 29 – 31

10 a.m.
Salsa Festival Extravaganza
Luna County Courthouse Park
Celebrate one of America’s favorite condiments, with eating contests, cook-offs, a beer garden, live music, games and family-friendly entertainment.
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Saturday, July 30

7 p.m.
Movies In The Park: Space Jam A New Legacy
Apodaca Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents Space Jam A New Legacy, in which LeBron James must team up with the Loony Tunes to win a game and save his son.
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8:30 p.m.
Suthern Blend Band
Amador Live
Dance the night away on the brand new dance floor to the musical stylings of Suthern Blend Band, playing your favorite Spanish, country and rock music.
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Sunday, July 31

7 p.m.
Music in the Park: Play Me
Young Park
Las Cruces’ free concert series showcasing local, regional and nationally recognized artists continues with Neil Diamond tribute band Play Me, and Neo Soul group NightTimeDrive.

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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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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July 1 – 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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July 2 – 29, 2022
Frank Peacock & Rhoda Winters
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery
The Mesilla gallery hosts local painters with very different styles Frank Peacock and Rhoda Winters for the month of July 2022.
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Through July 30, 2022
Seasons of Enchantment
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
Featuring 28 works by members of the New Mexico Watercolor society, the paintings celebrate the daily life of New Mexico farmers, ranchers and their families.
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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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