Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

troll glares at wannabe(L-R) Eva Engstrom and Teneal Solberg rehearse to be Trolls in "Bug", a play by Lainie Vanzant. (Photo courtesy of Bruce Bloy)Free 30 minute play – “BUG” Goats vs Trolls

Live, outdoor theatre returns with “Bug”, by Lainie Vansant. A fresh take on the Three Billy Goats Gruff. “Bug” is the story of a sensitive teenaged troll who is being bullied to eat a goat. This 30 minute play will be performed by the SCCT Youth Theatre Project actors at Main Street Plaza on December 11 and 12 at 3:00 pm. Performances are free (donations encouraged). Director Brenda McFarlane advises audiences to dress warmly.

The young cast (ages 13-18) has been meeting weekly since July.

A one-person version of the famous holiday event held for many years in the Mimbres.

Dec 11-12, 10 am to 5 pm at 147 Hot springs Canyon Rd

Wide variety of Kate Brown's dinnerware, serving pieces and tile work.

Take Hwy 61 in the Mimbres Valley to MM 19.5 & follow signs 2.5 mi to Kate Brown Pottery.

Famous sesame cookies and hot beverage will be served.

Call 575 536 9935 for more information!

a revolution in wood velasco art 2021 3 A Revolution In Wood is an exhibition of sculptures by Juan VelascoTwo new Exhibitions: Light Art Space is pleased to present the work of two Silver City artists. Stages: An Art Making lIfe 1986 to 2021, features paintings and mixed-media work by Mimi Peterson. A Revolution in Wood is an exhibition of sculptures by Juan Velasco.

Opening reception: Friday, December 3, 5 - 7 pm

Exhibition dates:  December 3 - January 1, 2022.   

Hours: Thursday - Sat. 11am - 5pm, and by appointment

On Saturday, December 11 at 11am, the Silver City Museum invites artist and researcher Diana Molina to the Silco Theatre to speak on Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Virgen Morena, her story, and her cultural significance.

In addition to the Silco, guests can attend this program online via Zoom. To register and attend, go to www.SilverCityMuseum.Org and click on Programs & Events, or just go to the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7516376085298/WN_0fuMznEMQ96oh0aVMt_I4g 

Our Lady of Guadalupe is one of the most venerated symbols of our time. She emerges from a complex mixture of cultural differences which began with the Spanish and Moors, and the Conquistadors and the Aztecs. According to legend, “La Virgen Morena,” the brown-skinned Madonna, was the first miraculous apparition in Mexico soon after the arrival of the Spanish in the New World. It is claimed that the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego, an Aztec convert upon the sacred grounds to the shrine of Tonantzin, the Aztec earth goddess of fertility. 

silver choraleSilver Chorale will be performing a Winter Concert under the direction of Bryce Wooton on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, 7:00 p.m., at the Calvary Chapel, 3001 Hwy 90 South, Silver City, and on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m., at the same venue. 

They will be singing some non-holiday songs (ie: “Morning Has Broken,” ”Todo Mi Bien E Perdido,” “Danny Boy”), some old favorite Christmas carols, some new holiday songs (ie: “Gloria,” “Come Singing Noel”), and some Christmas songs they have performed in the past (ie: “A Celtic Silent Night”). 

Saturday, December 4 from 10 - 4 and Sunday, December 5 from 11 - 3

A holiday market of fine arts and fine crafts from local artisans.  28 vendors displaying their work in all mediums (Painting, woodworking, pottery, fiberarts, jewelry)

The market takes place at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy 180 E., Silver City, NM.

Contact SCHolidaymarket@gmail.com for more information.

armdivbandThe Grant County Community Concert Association and the American Legion Post 18 present the 1st Armored Division Band from Ft. Bliss for a free Holiday Concert.

The 1st Armored Division "Old Ironsides" Band traces its heritage from 1943, when it was activated in the early days of World War II. To this band, however, music was often a sideline as division bands were used as infantry units during World War II. The majority of the band's time was not spent in rehearsing and performing, but in guarding supplies or headquarters installations.

Old Ironsides is one of the premier military bands in the nation and performed for Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States, Ambassador Bremer, Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff General Richard B. Myers, and other dignitaries and leaders.

Currently, the band is composed of one commissioned officer and 52 enlisted soldiers.

On Saturday, December 11 from 1-5, Victorian Christmas is back! With some major modifications to account for the health of the public during these COVIDful holidays.

This year Victorian Christmas will take place largely outdoors. For this reason it has been moved to Saturday daytime event. Expanding into the courtyard will allow for a greater variety of activities, including the making of birdseed ornaments, cornhole toss, and Father Christmas giving out books. There will be heat lamps and hot mulled cider to warm the guests, cookies, ornament-making, and of course live music. 

This years line-up includes a skit at 1pm by Silver City Community Theater, Twas the Night Before Christmas. At 1:30pm Bayou Seco will perform, followed by Silver City Chorale at 2:30pm, Joe Neri at 3:15pm, and closing out with a bilingual reading at 4pm with Wendy Spurgeon and Raul Turrieta – who is also the event’s MC.

This year we are excited to introduce La Bonita Bakery as a vendor of tamales and other savory snacks!

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Upcoming Events

Tue Dec 07 @ 9:00AM -
Grant County Board of Commissioners Work Session Meeting - Grant County Administration Building
Tue Dec 07 @12:00PM -
Rotary meeting featuring Karen Bechenbach -
Tue Dec 07 @ 6:00PM -
Republican Party of Grant County Monthly Meeting - Republican Party Headquarters
Tue Dec 07 @ 7:00PM -
Town of Silver City Planning and Zoning Committee meeting - Grant County Administration Building
Wed Dec 08
Wednesdays at the First United Methodist Church - First United Methodist Church
Wed Dec 08 @ 1:00PM -
Gin Rummy at Little Toad - Little Toad Creek Brewery
Wed Dec 08 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Classic Yoga -
Thu Dec 09 @ 9:00AM -
Grant County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting -
Thu Dec 09 @ 5:00PM -
The Dementia Caregiver Support Group - First United Methodist Church
Sat Dec 11 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Silver City Farmers' Market -