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taking theater into a natural settingVirus Theater is taking theater into a natural setting (Courtesy Virus Theater)After over a year and a half without a live audience, Virus Theater is back at its own particular brand of magic – bringing relevant, live, original theater to our Grant County community. 

Virus Theater will present Scratched, an original play created by the Virus Theater Creative Ensemble. Scratched is a one-act, one-hour adventure in the woods. Three women on an adventure therapy backpacking trip find themselves lost in the woods, unaware of what they might actually find out there.

Scratched will be performed at a location in the woods north of Silver City, a 25-35 minute drive from town. Location details will be shared with all confirmed ticket holders.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. 

On Saturday, June 12 at 11am, as part of the Silver City Museum’s Unpacking Silver City presentation and discussion series, U.S. history teacher, education consultant, and author Jim Smith will present “The West in Popular Culture: Silver City and the Legend of Billy the Kid,” a survey of how stories about Billy the Kid have changed over time and how the Kid’s legend fits into the larger context of how the West is portrayed in popular culture. 

To register and attend, go to www.silvercitymuseum.org, click on https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XhJdr6tFTh6YhGrqVgeBSQ, or launch the video conferencing program Zoom and use Meeting ID 863 5555 4011.

As a subject of legend and myth, Billy the Kid is one of the most well-known characters from the American West. In stories that stretch across the spectrum from light entertainment to serious art, the Kid has been portrayed as a violent punk and a champion of the oppressed, a rebellious youth and a populist hero, a black-hearted soul and a tragic young boy who went bad after the death of his mother.

Silver City Farmer's Market Pop Up Concert Series
Greg Renfro and Charlie Alfero
9AM-11:45 AM
Live at the Silver City Farmer's Market
Pop Up Concert Series
Dustin Hamman

Follow Silver City singer songwriter and bon vivant Dustin Hamman as he busks and strolls the streets of downtown
Silver City. Starting at 11:45 AM at the Bike Works, ending at the Silver City Museum courtyard, with scheduled stops along the way at the Hub, the Big Ditch, and maybe even some unplanned stops! 


To Our Members, Volunteers, Festival Partners, Attendees, Silver City Community, and Blues Lovers Nationwide

In consideration of the health and wellbeing of our community and visitors, the Mimbres Region Arts Council has canceled the outdoor 2021 Silver City Blues Festival in Gough Park. In its place, a series of performances will be aired online during the Memorial Day weekend beginning 12 noon on Saturday May 29.   

Scheduled New Mexico performers are Felix y Los Gatos (Albuquerque), Missy Andersen & Her One Man Band (Silver City), C.W. Ayon (Las Cruces), Brandon Perrault (Silver City), Manda Clair & The Lost Relics (Silver City), Dustin Hamman (Silver City), and Famous Raymos & The Hard Times (Silver City). 

This year’s event will be hosted on a commercial-free platform available via web link at the Silver City Blues Festival website  https://www.silvercitybluesfestival.org/  and social media channels. 

More information and event schedule will become available at  https://www.silvercitybluesfestival.org/

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Sanam Emami, Stencils and Stories: Pottery for the Table

Monday July 12, 2021 10am-12:30pm 

Tuesday July 13, 2021 10am-12:30pm 

This will be a two-day, live virtual demonstration workshop that will include wheel throwing, trimming, and surface decoration techniques. Student interaction, discussion and time for q&a will be offered through the workshop. 

$45 registration fee for this two-day event 

**foundational wheel experience recommended

gmcr community spotlight Participants in the first edition of Community Spotlight on KURU 89.1 FM, and streaming on GMCR.org. Clockwise from top right: Candice Burke, host of Community Spotlight and a member of the GMCR Board of Directors; Grant County Community Foundation representatives Mattie Eagle (Board of Directors), Bernadette Smyth (Executive Director), and Shelby Hallmark (Board of Directors); Jamie Newton, Resource Development Committee GMCR/KURU.Community organizations that provide services to address a broad diversity of needs, offer cultural enrichment and entertainment, and sponsor civic activities and advocacy are featured on a new program on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., Community Spotlight, hosted by Candice Burke on Gila/Mimbres Community Radio (KURU 89.1 FM, and streaming on the Internet at GMCR.org). Each program introduces volunteers and staff in an interview that sets out the organization’s mission and current priorities, with opportunities for interested listeners to get involved.

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