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Downtown Events 2018

Main Street Downtown:

    • 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 18: SalsaFest/Summer Beer Festival.

Las Cruces Museum System:

  • Railroad Museum, 575/647-4480
    • 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9: Mrs. Prickett’s Story Time.
    • 10 a.m. to Noon Friday, August 10: Coloring Club for Adults.
    • 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, August 11: Family Game Day.
    • Noon Tuesday, August 14: Brown Bag Lecture Series.
  • Branigan Cultural Center, 575/541-2154
    • June 1 through October 13: Melding History and Art – The Bracero Program.
    • June 22 through September 15: Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.
    • 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, August 11: Geography Club – North Carolina.
    • 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, August 18: Geography Club – South Carolina.
  • Museum of Art, 575/541-2137
    • August 3 through October 27: Light Works: A Century of Photography.
    • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 8: Reading Art Book Club – “Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson,” by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal.
    • 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, August 11: Artventurous - Emotional Weaving.
    • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 11: Film Screening, American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning.
    • 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, August 11: Artventurous – Cinquain Poems.
  • Museum of Nature and Science, 575/522-3120
    • 9 a.m. Thursday, August 9: Pre-K Thursdays – Planeteers/Uranus.
    • 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 11: Animal Encounters - Invertebrates & Arthropods.
    • 9 a.m. Thursday, August 16: Pre-K Thursdays - Dinosaur Train/Coelophysis.
    • 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18: Animal Encounters – Fish.

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 575/528-4005 or 575/528-4010. Summer hours in effect (Closed Sundays: June, July, August).

Note: The library will be closed Monday, August 6 through Saturday, August 11 for annual cleaning and staff training.

  • 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 14: Read to Me*; story time for ages 3 to 7.

  • 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 16: Teen Game Night; games for teens.

  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16: Toddler Time*; story time for ages 1 to 3.

  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 15: Design and Create; adult programming.

  • 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 17: Rhythm Roundup*; Music/Motion for ages 2 to 5.

  • 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 17: Library Lab**; Activities/Stories for ages 6 to 12.

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, August 18: Sound Session; Guitar class for teens.

*Children must be accompanied by their well-behaved adult caregiver.
** Caregivers welcome.

Live Theater:

  • Black Box Theatre, 575/523-1223

    • Indoor/Outdoor. $15 for regular admission, $12 for students and seniors.

      • 8 p.m. Friday, August 17.

      • 8 p.m. Saturday, August 18.

  • Las Cruces Community Theatre, 575/523-1200
    • The Laramie Project. $25 for adults, seniors, and military; $15 for students.
      • 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 10.
      • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11.
      • 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12.
      • 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 17.
      • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18.
  • Rio Grande Theatre, 575/541-2290
    • Tango for Piano and Cello.” 7 p.m. Friday, August 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions, including beer, wine and spirits will be available for purchase.
    • Jaws.” 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be available.
    • Mary Poppins,” Children’s matinee: Noon Saturday, August 18. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission is $1, cash only at the door. Concessions will be available.
    • Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Classic film: 7 p.m. Saturday, August 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $8, with tickets available online at riograndetheatre.org or at the door. Concessions, including beer, wine, and spirits will be available for purchase.