Barrage Performance

Friday, December 7th 2007 – 7:30 pm

Barrage performances offer up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality. The music of Barrage continues to evolve, combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms. The young hip cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away. Since its creation in Calgary, Canada, Barrage has been featured many times at events worldwide having played for many Presidents, Prime Ministers and Princes. Barrage has also had their television productions aired on several international TV networks including the PBS network in the USA, the BBC in the UK and CBC in Canada and has performed live shows in New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Norway, Monaco, the USA and the UK.

Cost: $16 Adult/ 14 Senior/ 12 Youth

General Information & Fees:The NM Tech Performing Arts Series provides an affordable variety of quality multicultural performances in popular and classical music, theatre, dance, family entertainment and arts outreach activities that appeal to the diverse community of Socorro.

Location & Directions:
Directions to Macey Center, Socorro, New Mexico

From Albuquerque (North of Socorro): Interstate 25 South of Socorro, 1st Exit #150 (North Exit); Socorro is 75 miles south of Albuquerque

From South of Socorro: Interstate 25 North to Socorro, 2nd Exit (North Exit, #150)  – Exit Ramp will put you on California Street in Socorro

All Motels are on California Street To Macey Center
Turn Right (West) at 2nd stoplight, Bullock Street. Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell on the corner.
Go thru 3 Stop signs; a short way after the third stop sign the street takes a 90-degree curve to the left; just after the curve, Macey Center will be on your right.

505-835-5688 or 505-835-5688
NM Tech Performing Arts Series
New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series 801 Leroy Place Socorro, NM 87801
Socorro, NM 87801

Winter Weekend – Native People of the Southwest

Friday, December 7th – Sunday, December 9th 2007

In winter’s heart of darkness, native peoples gathered around fires and told stories. At Bear Mountain Lodge, the tradition continues. Join us around our hearth and on our nearby preserves for a winter weekend of Apache and Mimbreño lore. Who were these peoples and what stories guided their lives? What messages have drifted down to us through time? Joined by a local archaeologist and astronomer, we will look for answers scattered among the stones, and we will look to the stars above. And in the warm light of the lodge’s fire, we will look beyond winter’s darkness into the storied heart of the past.

General Information & Fees: $350 per person Lodging tax not included Includes 3 nights lodging, 3 suppers, one sack lunch and $25 donation to The Nature Conservancy.

(505) 538-2538 or 1-877-620-2327

Bear Mountain Lodge
P.O. Box 1163
Silver City, NM 88061

Red Paint Powwow & Indian Market

Friday, January 18th – Sunday, January 20th 2008
Doors open daily at 9:00 AM

The goal of the Red Paint Intertribal Council is to promote the Native American way of life, to encourage participation and cultural exchange between residents of the Southwest and the surrounding Native American communities, including Chiricahua Apache/Warm Springs Apache descendants; to engage in research, education, and to develope, establish, and promote projects and activities which further these ends. The Red Paint Powwow has grown into the educational and entertainment event that meets these goals. Powwow time is a Native American peoples’ way of meeting together to join in dancing and singing and making and renewing friendships. It is an event the entire family can enjoy. The Red Paint Powwow is becoming known as the first powwow of the New Year and as the winter powwow in both the regional and national powwow communities. It has consistently been drawing participants and vendores from around the country. The Red Paint Powwow is a community event sponsored in partnership with the Silver City Lodgers Tax, The Trail of the Mountin Spirits National Scenic Byway, The National Park Service,(Gila Cliff Dwellings NP), Gila National Forest, and The Black Range Resource Conservation & Development, Inc., a Southwest New Mexico nonprofit organization. Businesses and individuals from Silver City and throughtout Grant County Contribute funds and supplies for the Powwow. It is these donationas along with admission sales that provide the prize money for the dance competition. Donations are tax-deductible through The Black Range Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. Donors will be recognized in the program and by announcement throughout the event. Checks can be make out to the Red Paint Powwow/Black Range RC & D and mailed to Red Paint Powwow, P. O. Box 837, Santa Clara, NM 88026.

Cost: Daily admission is $7.00, seniors & children under 12 are $5.00

General Information & Fees:Powwow etiquette-It’s always good to see people from different backgrounds attending powwows, and learning more about Native cultures and ways, but sometimes not everyone acts as they should. Here are a few general guidelines to follow: THE ARENA-Blessed before dancing, the arena is considered sacred ground and should be treated repectfully. Never cut across it to get to the opposite side. Treat the arena as you would a church. Go in the “door” and out the same way. The MC will specify who is to dance & when, and when spectators may participate. RECORDING-Photos of individual dancers should only be taken with their permission and no commercial photography without first checking with the MC and powwow staff. Tape recorcding of the drums should be done only after asking the drum group. Video recording should be only for personal use, unless by previous arrangement with the staff. Absolutely NO recording of any kind on Honor Songs, Gourd Dancing, prayers, or at any other time the MC specifies. TOBACCO, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS-Powwows have strict rules against alcohol & drug use in the entire area of the powwow, there is no smoking in the area of the arena. ARTS & CRAFTS-At any given powwow, you will find a wide array of Indian arts, handmade crafts, and jewelry for sale. Often this is how these vendors make a living, and they sell quality goods at a resonalble price. Most may not accept checks, so it is best to have cash on hand. Please use care when handling merchandise and please watch your children! THE REGALIA-Dancers wear traditional regalia, not costumes, when they dance. Every part of the dancer’s regalia is very important to him or her for many reasons. Many hours go into the intricate beadwork and detailing, and a full set of regalia may take years to complete. The feathers or leather may be over 100 years old and be very fragile. Please never handle any part of a dancer’s outfit.

Location & Directions:
The 5th Annual Red Paint Powwow & Indian Market on January 18, 19, & 20, 2008, will be held at the Western New Mexico University campus located in Silver City, New Mexico. Silver City, New Mexico can be reached: FROM ALBUQUERQUE by traveling south on I25 to Highway 152 heading west to Highway 180 north. Highway 180 becomes Silver Heights Blvd. as it runs through town. FROM TUCSON, AZ by traveling east on I10 and north on Highway 90 from Lordsburg, New Mexico. FROM EL PASO, TX by traveling west on I10 and north on Highway 180. Western New Mexico University is located on the hill above Old Town Silver City Historic District off of College St.

505 534-1379
Red Paint Intertribal Council
Red Paint Powwow, P. O. Box 837
Silver City, NM 88061

Deck the Stalls at the Albuquerque Museum

Saturday, December 8th 2007 – 5 pm-9 pm

Lasso a treasure trove of fine art celebrating the horse and the great Southwest. Featured artists include Kathleen Kinkopf, Enrico Embroli,Shawn Turung, Daren Jensen and many more. Live auction at 7 pm, plus a silent auction with prints, ceramics, jewelry, gifts and much more, just in time for the holidays. Live music by the Sons of the Rio Grande, dance demonstrations by celebrated tango and western swing stars, good food and spirits!

Cost:Pre-purchase ticket: $25 each 2/$40; $30 each 2/$50 at the door

General Information & Fees:All proceeds benefit New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch. Buy your tickets online at

Location & Directions:
Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Road NW (near Old Town)


New Mexico Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch

Mariachi Christmas

Tuesday, December 11th 2007 – 7:30pm

Celebrate a traditional Mexican Christmas with the swirling dresses, stamping feet and ringing trumpets of Mariachi Christmas, now in its 9th annual performance in Popejoy Hall. This year, Mariachi Los Galleros de San Antonio accompanies Ballet Folklórico Paso del Norte for all the festive customs associated with a Mexican Christmas celebration. Come for the vivid color, come for the joyous sound, come for the sheer holiday cheer!

Cost:$37, $27, $23

(505) 277-0388 or 877-664-8661
Popejoy Hall
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131


Hot August Nights

Friday, August 10th 2007

August 10 – An outdoor summer event featuring live music, food and fun on the Historic Plaza. There will be activities for the kids and a nearby beer garden for the adults.

Cost: Free

(505) 835-8927
Socorro, NM 87801

Socorro County Fair & Rodeo and Parade

Thursday, August 30th – Sunday, September 2nd 2007

August 30 – Sept. 2 – Socorro County Fair & Rodeo. An annual event held Labor Day weekend with a Professional rodeo, rodeo dance, exhibits, games, Kiss a Pig contest, quilting, canning and a livestock auction.

(505) 835-2346
(505) 835-8927
Socorro, NM 87801

36th Annual Ruidoso Art Festival

Friday, July 27th – Sunday, July 29th 2007
Friday – Noon-6pm, Sat – 10 – 6, Sunday 11-5

Nestled in the Sacramento Mountains of southeastern New Mexico, Ruidoso offers a variety of reasons to make the trek to the mountain village. Skiing and snowboarding, exciting horse racing, casinos, western history, golfing, fishing, shopping, performing arts . . . . . the list is endless. From hiking in the forest to attending a Broadway play at the world-renowned Spencer Theater, everyone is sure to find a plethora of enjoyable activities to fill the time spent in Ruidoso. One area that is often overlooked is the emerging art scene. Several events are now held in Ruidoso that focus on art. Many art loops and studio tours enable visitors to enter the everyday world of the artists’ studios to view and purchase unique art. One event that has grown into a “must” for anyone with an interest in art is the Ruidoso Art Festival held every year in July. First held in 1971 as an outdoor “tent” show, the Ruidoso Art Festival has evolved into an annual event which attracts thousands and is consistently listed as one of the top Juried Fine Art shows in the United States. Featuring over 100 award-winning artists, this year’s Festival begins Friday, July 27th at noon and continues until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29th. Now held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, artists will arrive from several states to display a dazzling array of artwork in twelve categories. Art lovers, from the serious collector to the first-time buyer, will be sure to discover treasures to complement any lifestyle or budget while visiting Ruidoso. For more information, please call the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce at 1-877-RUIDOSO or 1-505-257-7395 or visit
Cost: $5 for adults, $1 for students, Kids under 6 – FREE
General Information: Twelve categories of fine art Listed on the Harris List of top shows in America Juried show
Location & Directions:
Held at the Ruidoso Convention Center, Sierra Blanca Drive off of Mechem Drive (Hwy 48)

505-257-7395 or 877-784-3676
Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce
720 Sudderth
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Magdalena Old Timers Reunion

Saturday, July 7th – Sunday, July 8th 2007

July 6-8 – This annual event takes you back to the glory days of a livestock and mining own. With a Rodeo, Barbecue, parade, Kelly Walk/Run, pancake breakfast, dances, Indian Village, entertainment, and crowning of the Old Timers’ Queen.

Cost: Free
Location & Directions: Magdalena Village is 24 miles west of Socorro on Hwy. 60.
(505) 854-2261 or (505) 854-3365
Socorro, NM 87801