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Downtown Events 2018

Main St. Downtown:

  • Art Ramble: Friday, August 3, 5-7 p.m.
  • Farmers and Crafts Market
    • Wednesday, July 25, 8:30 a.m.to 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 1, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Plaza De Las Cruces
    • Wednesday Nights on Main: Wednesday, July 25, 6-10 p.m.

    • Music on the Plaza: Thursday, July 26, 7-9 p.m.

    • Kids Expo: Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Las Cruces Museum System:

  • Railroad Museum, 575/647-4480
    • Coloring Club for Adults: Friday, July 27, 10 a.m. to noon
    • Saturday Story Time: Saturday, August 4, 11 - 11:30am
  • Branigan Cultural Center, 575.541.2154
    • Melding History and Art – The Bracero Program: June 1 through October 13
    • Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico: June 22 through September 15
    • Geography Club – West Virginia: Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to noon
    • Geography Club – Virginia: Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Museum of Art, 575.541.2137
    • Light Works: A Century of Photography: August 3 through October 27
    • Artrageous -Pop Collage: Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to noon
    • Artrageous – “Bleezers Ice Cream,” a poem by Jack Prelutsky: Saturday, August 4, 10 .m. to noon
  • Museum of Nature & Science, 575.522.3120
    • Pre-K Thursdays – Nature Kids/Desert Nights: Thursday, July 26, 9 a.m.
    • Animal Encounters – Animal Camouflage: Saturday, July 28, 10:30 a.m.
    • Pre-K Thursdays – Grandma Mona’s Science Story Time/The Underground Dance by Tony Mitton: Thursday, August 2, 9 a.m.
    • Animal Encounters – Animal Symbiosis: Saturday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.
    • Saturday Family Science - Solar Energy 2, Solar Ovens: Saturday, August 4, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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

  • Movie Making Monday—Monday, July 23, 3 p.m. for teens

  • Read to Me*—Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.; story time ages 3—7

  • Computer Class—Tuesday, July 24, 2 p.m.; Internet for Beginners

  • Teen Game Night—Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m.; games for teens

  • Toddler Time*—Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m.; story time for ages 1—3

  • Aspen Black the Singing Cowgirl*—Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m.

  • Teen Screen—Wednesday, July 25, 1 p.m.; “Pitch Perfect 3”

  • Adult Summer Reading Program Event —Wednesday, July 25, 2 p.m.; Rock and Roll Yahtzee

  • Branigan Summer Movies—Wednesday, July 25, 5 p.m.: “Hostiles”

  • Summer Screen*—Thursday, July 26, 2 p.m.; Movies for kids: “Coco”

  • Rhythm Roundup*—Fridays, 10:30 a.m.; Music/Motion for ages 2-5

  • Teen End of Summer Reading Program Party—Friday, July 27, 2 p.m.

  • Library Lab**—Fridays 3:30 pm; Activities/Stories for ages 6-12

  • Sound Session—Saturday, July 28, 1 p.m.; Guitar class for teens

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

Live Theater:

No shows scheduled at this time.

  • Rio Grande Theatre – riograndetheatre.org
    • The Shining: Thursday, July 26
      • Doors open at 6pm, movie begins at 7 p.m.
      • Admission: $8, available online at riograndetheatre.org or at the door
      • Concessions, including beer, wine, and spirits, will be available for purchase.
    • Las Cruces Shadow Cast presents Moulin Rouge!: Friday, July 27
      • Doors open at 6pm, movie begins at 7 p.m.
      • Admission: $10, available online at riograndetheatre.org or at the door
      • Concessions, including beer, wine, and spirits, will be available for purchase.
    • The Princess Bride Children’s Matinee: Saturday, July 28
      • Doors open at 11am, movie begins at noon.
      • Admission: $1, cash only at the door
      • Concessions will be available for purchase.
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark: Saturday, July 28
      • Doors open at 6pm, movie begins at 7 p.m.
      • Admission: $8, available online at riograndetheatre.org or at the door
      • Concessions, including beer, wine, and spirits, will be available for purchase.
    • Art Ramble Opening Reception – Pencil by Nail, Michael Nail: Friday, August 3