May 2022 Events - LasCruces.com

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Sunday, May 1

3 p.m.
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra: Classics 4
Atkinson Recital Hall
The closing concert in the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s 2021 – 2022 season features guest conductor Gene Chang.
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7:30 p.m.
Celtic Woman: Postcards From Ireland
The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
El Paso Live presents the Grammy nominated global music sensation as they celebrate Ireland’s rich musical heritage on the world stage.
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Wednesday, May 4

6 – 8 p.m.
Tequila, Tacos, Y Mas
Hacienda de Mesilla
Tequila tastings, tacos, a silent auction, music and more, with all proceeds going to benefit the Doña Ana County Humane Society.
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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, May 5

5 p.m.
Amador Dayz
Amador Patio Bar and Grill
Catch the return of the legendary A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Kings AllStarz, Las Cruces Country star Frank Ray, Satisfied with Karlos Saucedo, and Radio La Chusma.
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Friday, May 6

5 p.m.
Amador Dayz
Amador Patio Bar and Grill
The celebration continues with a lineup that includes Grupo Metal featuring Chris Perez, La Energia Norteña, Bri Bagwell, Unlyshed and La Diferencia.
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May 6-22, 2022

The Standby Lear
Black Box Theatre
No Strings Theatre Company presents a funny, tender new play by John W. Lowell, in which an understudy gets the opportunity to play the role of a lifetime.
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Saturday, May 7

1 – 2 p.m.
OutsmART: Embroidering a Feminist History
University Art Museum
Bethany Meier leads students through a workshop to create their own embroidery artwork that symbolizes and reflects on important women in their lives.
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3 p.m.
2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Party
The Game II
The Junior League of Las Cruces hosts this fundraising event, with a showing of the 148th Kentucky Derby, a silent auction, and more!
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7 – 11 a.m.
Rotary Yard Sale
Loretto Town Center
Rio Grande Rotary Club hosts its annual Yard Sale to benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice, in the Citizen’s Bank parking lot.
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5 p.m.
Amador Dayz
Amador Patio Bar and Grill
The event wraps with a huge Norteño lineup, including Los Huracanes Del Norte, Revancha Norteña, Che Che Rodriguez, Frequenzia, and La Culpa Norteña.
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Friday, May 8

3 p.m.
Our Golden Memories: 50 Years of Song
Rio Grande Theatre
The Mesilla Valley Chorale celebrates half a century of music, with favorite songs from the past, celebrating the joy of music in our lives.
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Thursday, May 12

6 – 9 p.m.
Taste of Las Cruces
Las Cruces Convention Center
The Las Cruces Rotary Club and Casa de Perigrinos present an opportunity to sample Las Cruces’ best cuisine, from noteworthy chefs from across the Valley.
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6 p.m.
Mariachi Los Arrieros
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater kicks off with Mariachi Los Arrieros on the mainstage, and Tony Ramirez on the patio stage.
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7 p.m.
Bryan Bielanski
Truth or Consequences Brewing Company
Imagine Nirvana and the Beatles had a kid together who became an acoustic rock singer-songwriter, with a distinct musical style and lyrics that make you feel alive.
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Saturday, May 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mutt and Meow Fest
Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot
Fundraiser and adopt-a-thon with 100% of all donations going directly to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley.
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Wednesday, May 18

6:45 p.m.
Ride of Silence
Mesilla Plaza
Taking place during National Bike Month, the ride aims to raise awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.
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Thursday, May 19

6 p.m.
Sha’Vonne
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater continues with Sha’Vonne on the mainstage, and The Pie Sisters on the patio stage.
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May 19 – 22

7 – 9 p.m.
Meteor Shower
Rio Grande Theatre
Written by actor/comedian Steve Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor to bend the fluid nature of time and realty, Meteor Shower is an unforgettably funny play.
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Monday, May 20

7 p.m.
Las Cruces UkeFest Concert
Atkinson Recital Hall
The concert kicks off the Las Cruces UkeFest and showcases music by six-time Grammy-award winner Daniel Ho, Casey MacGill, Del Rey, Dani Joy, and Perry Stauffer.
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May 21 – 22

9 a.m.
Las Cruces UkeFest
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
The Las Cruces UkeFest is a weekend of ukulele fun, featuring ukulele workshops, open mics, a Saturday evening jam session, a marketplace, and more.
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1 – 8 p.m.
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
El Paso Convention Center
The eagerly awaited return of the festival offering attendees the opportunity to try over 170 craft beers from some of El Paso and regional breweries, along with an indoor sports bar and a liquor lounge.
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Sunday, May 22

3 p.m.
An Afternoon with Soprano Bárbara Padilla
Atkinson Recital Hall
New Horizons Symphony presents a free concert featuring the award-winning soprano who rose to fame after her unforgettable performances on America’s Got Talent.
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May 24 – 25

7:30 p.m.
Waitress
Plaza Theatre
The hit Broadway musical about a young waitress and expert pie-maker whose dreams of a way out of her small town becomes a possibility when she enters a baking contest.
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Thursday, May 26

6 p.m.
Prime 80’z
El Paso Live’s Cool Canyon Nights free summer concert series at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater continues with Prime 80’z on the mainstage, and Raymon Arreola on the patio stage.
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Friday, May 27

7 p.m.
Creed Fisher: Red, White & Blue For Our Heroes Tour
Blue Moon Bar & Grill
The American Outlaw himself is making a brief stop in Radium Springs, and he’s bringing local faves The Yarbrough Band with him as an opening act.
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8 p.m.
Jack White: The Supply Chain Issues Tour
El Paso County Coliseum
The former White Stripes front man hits the road in support of his fourth and fifth studio albums, both released this year.
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May 27 – 28

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cinderella
ASNMSU Center for the Arts
Borderlands Ballet presents the original Bridgerton-style story we all know and love, but this version includes hilarious improv, stunning ballet, and magnificent surprises.
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Saturday, May 28

7:30 – 9 p.m.
Super-Secret Improv Show
Black Box Theatre
The gang is back in 2022 to bring you some of their favorite short form games and long form improv, creating a night of wonderfully unpredictable theater.
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Sunday, May 29

3 p.m.
Camerata Del Sol
Good Samaritan Society
The celebrated chamber ensemble present an all-viola recital in memory of Eugenia Staszewski, featuring three of the most memorable suites by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello or viola.
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6 p.m.
Mayor’s Jazz Fest
Plaza de Las Cruces
The 2022 Music in the Park Series kicks off with a mini Jazz festival, featuring Paula Atherton and the Windup.
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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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May 2 – 27, 2022

Water and Women
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center
May’s exhibition in the main gallery is by local artists figurative painter Maria Lopez and impressionist Ana M. Uranga.
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May 2 – 27, 2022

DACC Student Art Exhibition
Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center
May’s exhibition in the Staszewski gallery is by 13 extremely talented students from Doña Ana Community
College’s Film and Digital Media program.
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May 2 – 28, 2022

Ray Baird and Kerry O’Neill
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery
The Mesilla gallery hosts local artists, painter Ray Baird and ceramicist Kerry O’Neal for the month of May 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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