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take 3Leah Metzler on cello, Lindsay Deutsch on violin and Irene Kim on piano. Light Hall Theater Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00PM.

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-bending trio (piano, cello and violin), Take3, brings the refinement of a rigorous musical background and mixes it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, movie themes, or classical tunes, they bring roof-raising energy to their performances and excite audiences of all ages. With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, and classical favorites.

 dsc5365Students Will Compete in Nearly 50 Events for the Chance To Advance to State and National Contests

Silver City, NM – About 400 middle school and high school students from two dozen schools in southwest New Mexico will compete during the Southwest Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Western New Mexico University on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The defending champions from Socorro High and Socorro’s Cottonwood Valley Charter [Middle] School will be returning to defend their titles.

missyandersen promophoto3Blues/Americana Artists Missy and Heine Andersen Perform at Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Folk Series at The Buckhorn Opera House on Saturday, January 25, 2020

SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, and Gila Mimbres Community Radio announces the second concert for the 2019-2020 Indie/Folk series. Missy and Heine Andersen take the stage Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City. 

maxwell photoThe Grant County Community Concert Association will host The Maxwell Quartet, Tuesday Jan 14 at 7:00 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater.  The program will include melodies from the classical masters as well as Scottish folk music.

1st Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for "great communication" by The Strad Magazine and as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald.

Silver City, NM – January 6, 2020 – The Mimbres Region Arts Council presents Chocolate Fantasia on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 11am to 4pm.  Spend the day with your sweetheart or family as you stroll around historic Silver City sampling gourmet chocolate confections. 

Visitors will find more than 25 downtown merchants and galleries decorated in the spirit of this year’s theme, Cupid Carnaval, and distributing chocolates. Tasting tickets offering 20 tastes for $25 are on sale now. Proceeds from the event benefit arts education programs for children in the area.

“Silver City has its own unique charm. Add in gourmet, handmade chocolate confections, and you’ll see why February is a sweet time to come visit,” said Kevin Lenkner, Executive Director of the Mimbres Region Arts Council. “Chocolate Fantasia is one of our most anticipated annual events. We encourage those interested in attending to purchase tickets early as the event sells out each year. ”

hocking2 copyThe Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will hold its annual membership dinner and program on Saturday evening, January 18 at the Cross Point Church in Silver City. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30.

Special guests will include local journalist and author Mary Alice Murphy, who will be recognized for her work in documenting the experiences of local World War II veterans, in her book “God’s Umbrella”. The Society will throughout the year be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and will offer special recognition to local veterans of that conflict. 

clay poker tournament fundraiser jessie thetfordPhoto by Jessie ThetfordThe Silver City CLAY Festival will host its ever-popular annual fundraiser, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 3-10pm at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 West Broadway in downtown Silver City, NM.

The Poker Tournament has been an important fundraising event for CLAY Festival since 2013. The best poker chips in the world are made of clay, and players will use the CLAY Festival’s custom-made, casino-quality clay poker chips during the Tournament. The Poker Tournament offers locals and visitors the opportunity to play the popular game of Texas Hold ‘Em and to simultaneously support New Mexico’s premier festival devoted to all things clay.

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Fri Jan 17 @12:00AM
Now Showing at the Silco Theater - Silco Theater
Fri Jan 17 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
MLK Weekend: Crafting for Others - Western New Mexico University
Fri Jan 17 @10:30AM - 02:30PM
Santa Clara/Historic Fort Bayard Visitors Center - Santa Clara Armory
Fri Jan 17 @ 5:30PM - 06:30PM
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery - La Clinica Health & Birth Center
Fri Jan 17 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
"The Belle of Amherst" A Play about Emily Dickenson - Oasis Coffee and Tea House
Fri Jan 17 @ 6:00PM -
Silver City Public Library, Concert Series: Music of the Ranch and Open Range - Silver City Public Library
Fri Jan 17 @ 7:00PM - 12:00AM
Movies at the Light Hall Theater - Light Hall Theatre
Fri Jan 17 @ 7:00PM -
Gila Native Plant Society Monthly Meeting - WNMU Harlan Hall
Fri Jan 17 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Dances of Universal Peace - Church of Harmony
Sat Jan 18 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
"The Belle of Amherst" A Play about Emily Dickenson - Oasis Coffee and Tea House