The Carlsbad Museum will feature two exhibits, “Galactic Warriors, Rituals of Mesoamerica” by Andy A. Villarreal, and Tierra Sagrada, Sacred Lands” by Jesus Toro Martinez. Martinez’s artwork is a series of wildflowers created at from elements of our collective recklessness – aluminum cans, restaurant take-out containers, old newspapers and plastic cups.Villarreal’s aesthetic is deeply rooted in its Mexican-American identity, which embraces Texas and Mexican culture and highlights the indigenous history of North America.For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page or call 575-887-0276.
The Alamogordo Children’s Music Theater presents “The Hobbit”, a musical play based on the classic book by JRR Tolkien. Performances are at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 110 N. New York Ave., Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, visit flickingercenter.com.
Alamogordo MainStreet in partnership with Flickinger Center of Performing Arts invites the public to the free Atomicon. The event will take place on the 800 to 1100 blocks of New York Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a costume contest, entertainment, vendors, food trucks and live music. For more information, email [email protected]
The Pearl of Pecos Arts and Culture District, in conjunction with the Carlsbad Museum, invites the public, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to its first annual Art in the Park event at Halagueno Arts Park. This event will host the installation of the park’s new sculpture, meetings with local artists, a New Mexico School of the Arts workshop, a Chautauqua and much more. For more information, visit his Facebook event page.
The Artesia Arts Council presents ‘Artrageous’, a visual journey and high-energy ride of inspiration, creativity and engagement. A troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay homage to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres throughout the evening. The result – a unique and entertaining masterpiece culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The show takes place at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 6 p.m. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Cloudcroft Light Opera Company presents “DK Molar, the Devious Dentist”. Depraved dentist, DK Molar, and his noxious nurse, Nova Caine, have devised a despicable scam: after putting their patients to sleep with nitrous oxide, they remove the gold crowns and replace them with fake gold fools. Unsuspecting patients are none the wiser. That’s until Dr. Molar’s new receptionist, the lovely Flossy Dailey, starts brooding over some of the strange happenings at the office. The performance is free and takes place each evening at the Cloudcroft Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit his Facebook page.
The Silver City Blues Festival returns live and in person to Gough Park, kicking off in downtown Little Toad Creek from 9 p.m. to midnight, with live main event performances May 28 at Gough Park featuring Hector Anchondo, Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers, Eddie Turner, Connie Brannock’s Little House of Funk and Miller and the Other Sinners. There will be beer gardens and food and craft vendors. For more information, visit silvercitybluesfestival.com.
The 49th edition of the Mayfair Juried Art Show takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft. There will be vendors, food, artwork, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, performances and fun for the whole family. For more information, visit his Facebook event page or coolcloudcroft.com.
The town of Hobbs invites the public to its Veterans Memorial Park dedication ceremony, 5120 Jack Gomez Blvd., at 1 p.m. There will be guest speakers and a reception will follow. Activities for all ages will be available so the whole family can join in the festivities and pay tribute to our country’s veterans. For more information, visit his Facebook event page or hobbsnm.org.
Tickets for the Albuquerque Wine Classic are now available. All proceeds are donated to the non-profit youth initiative Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. The event includes Italian wine tastings and private dinners with Brian Larky, honorary wine chairman and founder of Dalla Terra Winery, in addition to a public gala dinner and auction at the historic Hotel Andaluz , in downtown Albuquerque, on June 4. For more information, visit keshetarts.org or email [email protected]
The 36th Annual Milkman Triathlon takes place at Lake Van and includes a 0.5 mile swim in Lake Van, a 20 mile bike ride to Bottomless Lakes State Park and ends with a 5 mile run in through Dexter’s National Hatchery. Participants can compete as soloists or in relays. For more information, visit its Facebook event page or runsignup.com.
The annual CavernFest takes place in downtown Carlsbad with live music, over 80 vendors, food trucks and events happening all day. Live music is provided by Curtis Grimes, Jordan Nix, Holly Tucker, the Randy Rogers Band, Melissa Jones Auld, JD and the Badlands, Cody Zane Wells and the band Last Child. For more information, visit his Facebook event page or carlsbadmainstreet.org.
Smokin’ on the Plaza from Lovington MainStreet returns to downtown Lovington. There will be live entertainment, food and BBQ, vendors, beer garden and family activities. The highlight are the Saturday night concerts featuring Kody West and Josh Weathers. For a detailed schedule of events, visit smokinontheplaza.com.
The schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.
If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email [email protected] or call 622-7710 ext. 309.