RIO GRANDE THEATRE CALENDAR OF EVENTS March 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RIO GRANDE THEATRE

211 N. Main Street Las Cruces, NM 88001, Las Cruces, New Mexico NM 88001

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RIO GRANDE THEATRE

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 2017

March 3, 5 – 7 p.m. Downtown Ramble with Jim Rodgers, Photographer

During the Downtown Ramble, photographer Jim Rodger’s show in the El Paso Electric

Gallery will open with an artist reception. His show, “The Beauty of the Southwest,”

includes color and black and white photographs.

March 4, 7 p.m.

We are One Dance and Drum

For the eleventh year, My Place Jewell presents “We are One, Dance and Drum,” a

celebration of Middle Eastern dance and music. The event will recognize the work and

talent of dance troupes and celebrate a variety of philosophies and styles in belly dance.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a pre-show taking place starting at 6:40, and the

performance beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (575) 526-

5940 or (575) 523-0664 or e-mailing mail4jewell@yahoo.com.

March 8, 6:30 p.m.

Every Second Wednesday – Free programming by comedian Mario Sauceda

This is a “clean comedy, family-friendly” event from local comedian, Mario Sauceda.

Every 2 nd Wednesday is a free event which features local performing artists. Doors open

at 6 p.m. and the performance begins at 6:30.

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March 10, 7 p.m. and March 11, 10 a.m.     

ACT presents Dr. Dolittle

A Children’s Theatre of Mesilla Valley presents the beloved story of Dr. Dolittle, the

veterinarian who learns to talk to the animals. This play features 42 young actors,

ages five to 17. For more information, call (575) 644-9561. Tickets are $6 in advance

from ACT, $7 at the door from ACT, and $8 when purchased online at

www.riograndetheatre.com.

March 11     

Las Cruces International Film Festival Comedy Workshop 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Awards Presentation 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets, schedule and more information available at www.LCIFFest.com or by calling

(575) 650-7247.

March 17 – 19

Las Cruces Arts Fair, Las Cruces Convention Center

The Las Cruces Arts Fair opens Friday, March 17, at 6 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention

Center. In its seventh year, the arts fair features original work by fine artists from

throughout the United States and Mexico. This year, the arts fair fills the entire

convention center, utilizing both ballrooms. It is a showcase of incredible work from 94

artists who were selected by a jury of local arts professionals. There are many returning

artists, even more new artists, and emerging student artists. Patrons who purchase

opening night tickets are free to return on Saturday or Sunday.

Opening night festivities begin at 6 p.m. Patrons may visit the cantina, browse the silent

auction tables, visit with the artists, and listen to live entertainment. New this year will be

a “Quick Draw” contest with cash prizes. Participating Quick Draw artists will draw,

paint and compose between 6 – 7:30 p.m. while patrons view the working artists. At 7:45

p.m., the art work will be sold in a live auction. Proceeds of each sale will be split

between the artist and the Doña Ana Arts Council. Cash prizes will be awarded for best

of show ($150), second place ($50), and popular vote ($100). All artists are

welcome. Artists participating in the Las Cruces Arts Fair may register for free; all others

may register in advance by contacting the Doña Ana Arts Council

at admin@daarts.org or (575) 523-6403.

Featuring artwork in a variety of media, the Las Cruces Arts Fair has something for

everyone, including paintings, drawings, multi-media art, furniture, sculptures,

photography, fine art prints, jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, and much more.

The Las Cruces Arts Fair continues Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and

Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be continuous art demonstrations on

Saturday and Sunday. A silent auction features works of art donated by participating

artists and other supporters. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefit the

Doña Ana Arts Council and provide funding for its numerous art education programs.

Presented by the Doña Ana Arts Council at the Las Cruces Convention Center, admission

to the Las Cruces Arts Fair is $8 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free of

charge. Hours are Friday, March 17, 6 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, March