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13-15 January

Albuquerque Comic Con

The annual Albuquerque Comic Con is held in downtown Albuquerque at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second St. Cosplayers are welcome. This year’s stars available for photo ops are Jamie Hayter, John C. McGinley, Carey Jones, Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada. Award-winning stuntman and stunt director Mark DeAlessandro will be teaching on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. No experience needed. Registration is required for Saturday’s Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament. Visit for more information.

New Mexico Online

January 20th

“Miguel Trujillo, New Mexico’s Unknown Civil Rights Hero”

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation and the New Mexico Humanities Council present a Zoom talk by anthropologist and international culture specialist Gordon Bronitsky. The topic of the talk is “Miguel Trujillo, New Mexico’s Unsung Civil Rights Hero.” Born on Isleta Pueblo, Trujillo served his country as a Marine during World War II. When he returned to New Mexico, he found he wasn’t allowed to vote. When he filed a lawsuit and won his case, he opened the door to voting rights for all New Mexico tribal members. The lecture is part of the series “Salon El Zaguán Talks”. Visit for more information.


January 13th and 16th

Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet and Celebration

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee will present its banquet at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Pecos River Village Carousel, 711 Muscatel Ave. On Monday, the public is invited to participate in the march and activities at MLK Jr. Park. The march will begin and line up at 10:00 am at the Eddy County Courthouse. All afternoon there are burritos for the protesters and the Kuumba Festival. Proceeds from both events will support the MLK Jr. Scholarship. Visit for more information.


January 14th

Michael W Smith with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra

The Southwest Symphony Orchestra will perform with Michael W. Smith and present the audience with its extensive song list and legendary music. Smith has written and recorded more than 36 No. 1 songs, received three Grammy Awards and 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and has sold more than 15 million albums. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at RN Tydings Auditorium, 1332 E. Scharbauer St. Visit for more information.


15. January

Winter warmup for Summer Song

Celebrate the 15th season of the Taos Opera Institute with Metropolitan Opera star Megan Marino. Established as a stylish musician, Marino has been hailed by Opera News as “authoritative and carefree”. She will perform a special program ranging from opera classics to music theater gems. The concert will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St. For more information, visit or call the museum at 575-758-9826.


January 18th

Meet Gordon Taylor

Award-winning local photographer Gordon Taylor will be at the Desert Artistas Art Gallery, 203 Missouri St. from 12pm to 4pm. Taylor is known for his stunning photos capturing the Southwest, its weather phenomena and landscapes. His images have been featured by New Mexico Magazine, Smithsonian, Outdoor Photographer, US Department of the Interior, and The Weather Channel. Taylor is a two-time New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest winner, taking first place. and second place in 2015 and 2017. For more information on the presentation, call 575-531-0034. For more information about Taylor, visit


21th January

Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour 2023

Four-time world champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider, Tuff Hedeman, will be announced at 7:30 p.m. at the Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy. his action-packed performances that keep fans and competitors in suspense. With over 30 years of experience producing great family-friendly events, he is known for his historic run-ins with stubborn bull Bodacious and his friendship with the late Lane Frost, portrayed in the 1994 film 8 Seconds. Visit for tickets and more information.

Las Cruces

21th January

lunar new year

Visit the city of Las Cruces at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in celebration of the Lunar New Year. There are fun activities for the whole family and the Blue Dragon Dojo performs the lion dance. Admission to the museums and the event is free. Visit or his Facebook page for more information.


January 28th

Annually largest mantanza in the world

The Hispanic Chamber of the Region of Valencia presents from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Eagle Park, 305 Eagle Lane, the “biggest mantanza in the world” with a performance by the Black Pearl Band NM. Ever since the Spaniards brought the first pigs to the area , the mantanza (roast pork) will be held. There will be many competitions and tastings. Children under 10 enter free. All proceeds benefit New Mexico scholarships. For more information, visit or

Lake Arthur

January 28th

Artesia 4-H Clay Pigeon Fundraiser

Registration for the Artesia 4-H fundraiser is at 8 a.m. at the Eddy County Shooting Range at 131 Firehouse Road, Lake Arthur. The fundraiser will be in the form of skeet shooting including skeet shooting, skeet and five stand. Shooting begins at 9:00 a.m. There are prizes for the highest total score: male, female, teen and child. There will be food trucks and gun boards. Visit the Artesia Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more information.


February 24th

“Playing from the air”

The Southwest Symphony Orchestra presents Playing By Air, whose performance captivates audiences with a joyous fusion of music, juggling and circus, where traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy. Playing By Air’s award-winning performers share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production that’s fun for adults, families and children alike. The audience is drawn into the performance with an infectious attitude of expressive play and creativity. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at RN Tydings Auditorium, 1332 E. Scharbauer St. Visit for more information.


Until March 12, 2023

sweet saturday

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, invites the public to its Sweet Saturdays. Join us and discover the wonderful world of chocolate. Taste the difference between milk, dark, white and even ruby ​​red chocolate. Talk to local chocolatiers about how they work with chocolate today to create your favorite sweets. This is a family-friendly event and is included in the price of admission to the museum. Chocolate: The Exhibition is now open. For more information, visit or call 505-841-2800.


Until May 7, 2023

Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy exhibition.

Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy is the main exhibition of the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St. It is an exercise in unearthing images of drivers, fiddlers, cowherds, ranchers, cooks, singers, bulldogs and wild horse-busters with African heritage . This exhibition balances historical narratives and archival photographs depicting the life and work of drovers from the years just before the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century with contemporary responses from artists depicting black personifications of the cowboy icon. Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy aims to expand the viewer’s notion of what constitutes an American icon and legacy, and to challenge a story deeply rooted in popular culture. The exhibit is a collaborative effort by artist Nikesha Breeze, the Black Cowboy Museum, the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico, the Black American West Museum and Heritage Center, and the Harwood Museum. For more information, visit or call 575-758-9826.

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