‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Black Box through October 29

SWS Report | October, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

No Strings Theatre Company presents "Little Shop of Horrors" running October 6 through October 29. The musical, music by Alan Menken and book by Howard Ashman, directed by Diane Thomas, is a deviously delicious smash which has become one of the most popular shows in the world. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm., Sunday matinees on Octo

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Historic Fountain Theatre shows I Dream in Another Language

SWS Report | October, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

The Mesilla Valley Film Society provides independent, foreign, and documentary films to audiences in southern New Mexico and west Texas. The Fountain Theatre is located at 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, a half block south of the plaza. For more information call 524-8287, go to mesillavalleyfilm.org. October 6 – 12: The Glass Castle Di

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Social justice exhibit on display at Branigan Cultural Center

SWS Report | October, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

The museums operated by the City of Las Cruces have a diverse line-up of events and exhibit this month, including commemorating Downs Syndrome Awareness Month and Tom Lea Month. Tortando Pasos Ajenos: Social Justice and Inequalities in the Borderlands at Branigan CC Trotando Pasos Ajenos is an art and cultural exhibit that features 12 interac

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46th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire brings festive fun for all

Cheryl Fallstead (SWS Editor) | October, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

Grab your family and friends, dress in your finest Medieval garb, and join your fellow royalty at the Doña Ana Arts Council’s 46th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire, Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, at Young Park in Las Cruces. You’ll be part of the Elizabethan era. You find yourself surrounded by peasants and nobles of the kingdom enjoying a

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List of dances and other events

SWS Report | October, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

• Big Band Dance Club meets Thursdays at Alma d’ Arte Charter High School, 410 Court Street. There is a free dance lesson at 6:45 p.m. taught by a member of the NMSU DanceSport Team. The regular dance is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with some nights featuring CDs selected by members and others live music. Beginners, singles, and couples are welcome.

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Tinseltown Talks: L.Q. Jones reflects on Hollywood journey

Nick Thomas (SWS Columnist) | October, 2017 | Arts, Features

For over 50 years, L.Q. Jones was a familiar supporting character actor in some 100 films and hundreds more television shows. Lanky, tough, and athletic, he could tackle any role although was often cast as the “heavy” in Westerns and dramas, projecting the “bad guy” image with merely a sinister smirk or a menacing twinkle in the eye.

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‘Migration Towards Stillness’ exhibited at Tombaugh Gallery

SWS Report | September, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

Sunday, September 10, the Tombaugh Gallery presents “Migration Towards Stillness,” an exhibit of pottery, paintings and tapestries, by Scott and Susan Goewey, of Carrizoza. The exhibit opens with an artist reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery, which is part of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2000 S. Solano. The exhibit contin

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Beatriz at Dinner stars Salma Hayek and John Lithgow

SWS Report | September, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

The Mesilla Valley Film Society is a not-for-profit organization, the mission of which is to provide independent, foreign, and documentary films to audiences in southern New Mexico and west Texas. The Fountain Theatre is located at 2469 Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, a half block south of the plaza. For more information call 524-8287, go to mesilla

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See Grand Ole Opry exhibit at Branigan Cultural Center

SWS Report | September, 2017 | Arts, Community Calendar

The Las Cruces Museum of Art’s monthly Reading Art Book Club will host an open, group discussion on the book “American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting” by Barbara Babcock Millhouse at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, at the Museum of Nature and Science classroom. To jump start the discussion, “The Hudson

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Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival offers ukulele fun for everyone

Cheryl Fallstead (SWS Editor) | September, 2017 | Arts, Features

Ukuleles are sweeping the world in popularity and festivals are popping up all over. Albuquerque is no exception, with the third Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival taking place September 28 through October 1 at the African American Performing Arts Center. The festival, this year with the theme The Ukulele Supper Club, features a Friday evening concert

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