Sierra County Events — April 2018

Monday, April 2 – repeats weekly

Exploring Yoga Asana

5:30-6:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

This multi-level class explores the basic yoga asanas in depth, sustaining the poses with awareness and adapting them to each student’s needs. The class emphasis may be based on students’ requests on a given day. Suited to beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. $10 for drop ins or five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Tuesday, April 3 – repeats weekly

Mixed Level Community Yoga

9-10:30am, Grapes Gallery, 407 N. Main, Truth or Consequences

Mixed level traditional hatha yoga book-ended with a little meditation and breathing. $15 per class, $60 for 5 classes, $100 for 10 classes. Contact: Wendy Tremayne.

Tuesday, April 3

Internet Basics Class

10-11:30am, 4th Street Computer Lab, 360 W. Fourth Street, Truth or Consequences

Learn to search the internet more efficiently in this free class. Prerequisite: familiarity with a computer. Topics covered will include: getting on the ‘net; names and terms; selecting and using search engines; printing from the web; favoriting content; browsing history; passwords; and email basics. Bring questions! Classes are relaxed and comfortable. Watch for more topics to appear on our website as we continue our First Tuesday Class Series. To register, call 575-894-4633 or email 4thstreetlabclasses@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 4 – repeats April 18

Community Song Circle

6-8pm, Koala Tea CBD, 318 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Join in an evening of singing uplifting songs that generate trust, respect, gratitude, togetherness, and playfulness. If you’ve been told you can’t sing, this is a safe place to find out that you can! All ages and abilities are welcome. Singing together is fun! A limited number of chairs will be available, so bring a cushion in case you end up sitting on the floor, and plenty of water to drink. Percussion instruments are also welcome. Song leader Johanna O’Tea has curated over 200 new and old community songs, including sacred chants from around the world, and new songs created just for singing together in these changing times. Donations are appreciated. Contact: Johanna, 608-335-8259.

Thursday, April 5 – repeats weekly

Flow Yoga with Sonia

9-10:30am, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

An empowering and mindful 90 minute yoga flow suitable for all levels of experience. Emphasis is on alignment, breath, and applying yoga to our lives off the mat. Sonia, a practitioner since 2003, will guide you through a class that designed to nurture, harmonize, and strengthen all parts of you. Cost: $10 per class. Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Yogasonia@outlook.com.

Thursday, April 5 – repeats weekly

Gentle Yoga

5:30-6:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

A class for beginners over fifty, Gentle Yoga limits stress on joints while improving strength, balance and flexibility at a relaxed pace. Options using chairs are offered for those who wish to avoid kneeling and/or sitting on the floor. $10 for drop ins or five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Thursday, April 5

Desert Archaic Presents Stephanie Schneiderman

5:30 door, 6:30 show, Desert Archaic, 324 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Trying to pin down Stephanie Schneiderman to any one genre, talent or discipline is next to impossible. One thing is clear however: whether pursuing her prolific work as a solo artist, playing drums for all star roots pop act Swan Sovereign (formerly Dirty Martini), stepping on the stage in the musical The Full Monty, producing a wildly successful humanitarian concert series for refugees in Uganda (raising over $70k), Stephanie Schneiderman is hands-down one of the most diversely talented artists the Northwest has to offer. Tickets — $10 in advance,$12 at the door — are limited and available for purchase at Desert Archaic or at brownpapertickets.com. Refreshments are complimentary. Message the Desert Archaic Facebook page for more info. Contact: Naomi, naomi@desertarchaic.com.

Thursday, April 5 – repeats weekly

Square Dancing – Mainstream

6pm, Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences

The Sierra Twirlers Square Dance Club invites visitors to join in an evening of mainstream square dancing on a great wooden floor with calling by Joey Solis. Join in the dance or sit on the sidelins and enjoy light refreshments, ice water, and coffee. Cost: $3. Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers of T or C, 575-313-9971, randcintennessee@msn.com.

Friday, April 6

DAMN Union

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

The Doña Ana Music Night Union or DAMN Union, based near Las Cruces, NM, is an infinitely expandable collective of musicians from all over the world. A core group makes up the body of the hyrda. The DAMN Union, like The Band, is able to accompany each other and other songwriters, and plays a wide variety of genres. Musicianship, community, and involvement in local and independent art and music is highly encouraged. It’s always a special show not to be missed. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, April 7

Trinity Site Tour

Stallion Gate is open from 8am-2pm, site closes at 3:30pm, White Sands Missile Range

The Trinity Site is where the first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945. The 51,500 acre area was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. The site is open to visitors twice a year on the first Saturday in April and October. Visitors are usually granted access to Ground Zero, the “Jumbo” bomb casing, the McDonald House, one of the old instrumentation bunkers, historical photos, a Fatman bomb casing, and part of the original crater left by the explosion. Enter and exit via the Stallion Gate gate between 8am and 2pm on tour day. The site closes at 3:30pm. No food, water or other services are available along the route, so visitors are asked to come prepared. Picture ID is required. Port-a-johns are available at the gate and at the Trinity site. Photographs may be taken at the Trinity Site but not anywhere else along the route. Complete info is on the White Sands Missile Range website. Contact: 575-678-1134.

Saturday, April 7 – repeats weekly

Tour Spaceport America

9am, departing from the downtown Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences

Reservations are required. Southern New Mexico’s scenic beauty and rugged high desert are highlighted en route to the remote Spaceport America site, where visitors will see the Gateway Gallery’s interactive exhibits and kiosks; the G-Shock simulator; Spaceport Operations Center (SOC); the state-of-the-art fire station; and the URS/ Foster + Partners structure. The journey lasts approximately 4 hours. Contact: 575-267-8888.

Saturday, April 7 – repeats weekly

Saturday Night Dance

7pm, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Come and enjoy toe-tapping fun plus refreshments at a family-friendly smoke-and-alcohol-free event. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Cost: $4. Contact: Manion Long, 575-744-9137.

Saturday, April 7

The Cajon Brothers on National Beer Day!

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Come celebrate National Beer Day on April 7 by dancing to the high-energy grooves of The Cajon Brothers! Frontman Jamie O’Hara has some new originals he’s been working on, plus all the great jazzy-juicy beats typical of their shows. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, April 8

Tara Shupe, Bill Bussman and Ordinary Elephant

4pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Spend your Sunday seeing a bevy of talented musicians. Tara Shupe and Bill Bussmann play for an hour, followed by International Folk Music Artist of the Year, Ordinary Elephant. A lifetime immersed in bluegrass, old-time, and American roots music influences the multi-instrumental Tara Shupe in her thoughtful arrangements of old-standards and originals on mandolin, fiddle, electric and acoustic guitar, and banjo. Tara will be joined by Bill Bussmann on bass, local luthier and maker of her beautiful blue Old Wave mandolin. Ordinary Elephant captivates listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined clawhammer banjo and guitar. “As genuine as it gets” says Lloyd Maines. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Wednesday April 11

Grand Opening: Marcia McCoy Studio

4:45-7pm, Marcia McCoy Studio, 419 Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Grand opening and ribbon cutting starts at 4:45pm, immediately followed by a Chamber Mixer from 5-7pm. Contact: Marcia McCoy, onecentered@yahoo.com.

Thursday, April 12

Ry Warner

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Ry Warner is a country and folk musician based out of Tucson and Madrid who tours internationally. He’s out on a little spring tour in the Southwest and is playing in Truth or Consequences for the first time. Check out his most recent single on Bandcamp. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, April 13

Chris Baker

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Americana/Country musician Chris Baker is coming to Truth or Consequences! Come get a little Las Cruces Country with us, check out Chris’s music on Reverb Nation. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday April 14 through Sunday April 22

Recycled Art Show

9am-5pm, Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

An art show, contest and sale featuring work made from recycled materials by local artists. Submissions will be accepted on April 12 between 1 and 5pm at the museum. Cash prizes will be given to for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in adult and student categories (middle school and high school), and there’ll also be a People’s Choice Award. Come see the show during regular Museum hours (9-5 weekdays and Saturday, noon-5 Sunday) or during the April 14 Art Hop from 6-9pm. Contact: The Bountiful Alliance Recycling Committee, tmyatorc@icloud.com.

Saturday, April 14 – repeats on April 28

Kids’ Yoga Journeys

10-11am, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Kids age 5 to 10 will love this playful exploration of yoga that uses interactive stories and themes. They’ll reap all the awesome benefits of yoga: energy regulation; connection of body to mind; self-confidence and self-awareness — strength, coordination, balance and flexibility; focus, concentration, and relaxation — while opening doorways to their creativity and imagination, and having FUN! $5 per person. Kids’ Yoga Journeys repeats on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays monthly. Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Yogasonia@outlook.com.

Saturday, April 14 – repeats monthly

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway and Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information. Contact: director@torcmainstreet.org.

Saturday, April 14

Constance

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Trained gospel singer and vocal powerhouse, Constance Zimmerman, brings her soulful country covers and originals to the brewery stage. This one-woman show is full of life and not to be missed. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday April 15

Chanting, Chakra Toning & Sound Bath

3:45-5pm, Emergence Healing & Expressive Arts Center, 134 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

A magical afternoon of kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with Shayna from the Mothership Yoga Lounge, followed by a chakra toning and healing sound bath guided by Emergence co-founder Chris Slate. (Chakra toning: seven crystal singing bowls with seven tones representing each chakra will be played, moving from root to crown. Sound bath: singing bowls, didgeridoo, monochord, gubal, harmonium and more are combined to create soundscapes.) No experience is necessary and all are welcome. There is no charge for this event – just bring your voices and your open hearts! Doors will open at 3:45pm. Please arrive on time and enter through the side gate on Mims Street. Feel free to bring a comfortable cushion to sit on. Follow the Facebook event for updates and more info. Contact: 718-541-4785, shayna@mothershipyogalounge.com.

Sunday, April 15

Desert Archaic Presents TorC’s Flagship Romance

5:30 door, 6:30 show, Desert Archaic, 324 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” The famous English art critic Ruskin uttered these words well over a century ago, but they remain relevant today, perfectly describing the life of married couple Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. As the Florida-based ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’ duo Flagship Romance they live, work, and annually travel tens of thousands of miles together, deeply in love with each other and the process of bringing their emotionally powerful music to the people. It is an inspiring union of hearts, minds and souls that entrances all who encounter them and their art. Tickets — $10 in advance,$12 at the door — are limited and available for purchase at Desert Archaic or at brownpapertickets.com. Complimentary refreshments. Message the Desert Archaic Facebook page for more info. Contact: Naomi, naomi@desertarchaic.com.

Thursday, April 19

Chocolate George with Special Guests

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Original acoustic roots music with some choice covers, Chocolate George plays blues, country, and hillbilly funk. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, April 20

Jen Exten

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Beloved local musician, Jen Exten, sings bluesy alt country originals and covers. Her music will move you. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday April 21

Earth Day Swap-a-Rama

9am-12pm, Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

A three-hour free swap of clothing, books, videos and video games, toys, plants and seeds. Bring usable items, go home with items that are new to you. The swap will be held at the La Paloma Plaza next to the Museum, near the guard house. Pay a $1 donation to participate, and Bullocks receipts are appreciated donations. Contact: The Bountiful Alliance Recycling Committee, tmyatorc@icloud.com.

Saturday, April 21

Pint & a Half

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Pint & a Half returns to Truth or Consequences Brewing! Catchy hooks, close harmonies, and hard-driving rhythms are the bedrock of Pint & a Half’s Americana. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, April 22

Community Blues & BBQ

1pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Free food, drink specials, dancing, people, and the 24/7 Blues Band. Invite your friends and come hang out and enjoy the afternoon in one of the coolest places around. Hosted by community members at the brewery. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Thursday, April 26

Soundworms and Rob Carey

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Soundworms perform a fresh mix of bluesy, funky soul filled jams and experimental soundscapes. A mostly instrumental group, their sound ranges from danceable lost-in-the-beat tracks to ethereal tone poems. Come in and be part of something a little something different. Listen to Soundworms on Soundcloud. The band features Michael Padilla, Reed Rische and Rob Carey; a few other local musicians will join in on a free form second set. Rob Carey (Desert Milk, The Headlocks) will open the night with a set of original and intimate tunes, crossing the long bridge from NYC to the Land of Enchantment. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, April 27

DJ Duster Spring Dance Party

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Disco, funk, house, trance — come in for a night of electronic dance music seamlessly strung together by Wendy Tremayne, aka DJ Duster. Sit and sip to these cool beats or get on the dance floor. Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday April 28

Truth or Consequences Fiesta Golf Tournament

8:30am-6pm, T or C Municipal Golf Course, 685 W. Marie, Truth or Consequences

One day only — two-man team format, limited to 40 paid teams. All flights net, mixed teams and senior players welcome. Teams are flighted by committee. Play is for special favors and awards. $50 per player. Contact: Terry Taylor, 575-894-2603, terrytaylor1010@gmail.com.

Saturday April 28

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Performance

6pm, Ralph Edwards Civic Auditorium, Truth or Consequences

The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) will offer a free performance of “Trinity,” an operetta about the birth of the atomic age. Commissioned for the SFO’s 50th anniversary, the short opera reflects the duality of the invention of the atomic bomb, developed in New Mexico during World War II. While the invention definitively ended the war and saved many American lives, it also ushered in the Cold War and the arms race, which puts the whole of humanity at risk. “Trinity” offers both insight and hope. Each year, SFO’s upcoming performers bring a taste of high art to small and rural communities across New Mexico with their apprentice tour. The performance is sponsored by NM Arts and the Sierra County Arts Council (SCAC). Several local lodges will offer special pricing on rooms for Opera night, including the Pelican Spa, the Rocket Inn, Riverbend Hot Springs, the Desert View Inn, and the Charles Motel & Spa. The performance is free, and SCAC is organizing a reception with the SFO artists immediately following the performance at Grapes Gallery, 407 Main Street, T or C. A $10 donation is requested. Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the rising stars of the Santa Fe Opera. For more information contact Rebecca Speakes at 575-894-0615 or scacnewmexico@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 28

Wait for What?!

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Longtime musicians T David Wiggins and Elane Wiggins created “Wait for What?! based on their love of folk, rock, blues, and country music. They call their sound “New Grass.” Come in for a fun, foot-stomping night with these two, they are a bunch of fun. Check out their tunes at waitforwhat.com. Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday April 29

Classical Violin Concert in Hillsboro

3-5pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro

Classical Violinist Jack Glatzer returns to Sierra County with a new program, Tierras Encantadas, devoted to understanding and presenting the essence of New Mexico. As in his previous concerts, Glatzer combines music with images to express his feelings and experiences — in this program he offers an interpretation of the diversity and beauty of the land, as well as the rich history of the various cultures and spirit of the people. The main works of music are two compositions, written especially for this project, by Dr. James Helder. He is well known to Deming audiences for his many celebrated concerts by his jazz ensemble. Other musical works are by Louis Ballard, the first Native composer to achieve national and international acclaim, and Ron Maltais, resident of Las Vegas who wrote for this program Variations on Amazing Grace. Tierras Encantadas was created to honor the unique and beautiful state of New Mexico in all the richness and color of history, land and people. Glatzer seeks to tell its fascinating story through the eyes of the art and music of New Mexico artists and to capture the heartbeat of New Mexico through an enchanting violin interpretation of its story. Cost: $10 at the door, or $5 for seniors & Sierra County Arts Council members. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.com.

Monday April 30 through Saturday May 12

Painted Tables Silent Auction

9am-4:30pm, Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences

In conjunction with the 2018 Truth or Consequences Hot Springs Festival, the Geronimo Trail Visitor Center will showcase Sierra County artists with a Silent Auction fundraiser. 14 tables of varying shapes and sizes will be painted by Sierra County artists, and sponsored by local businesses. Bidding for each table will start at $50 and will close at 8pm on Saturday, May 12. Residents and visitors are invited to view and bid on the tables at the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway Visitor Center from April 30 through May 12. Contact: Gina Kelley, 575-740-3902, gina@hotspringsmarketing.co.

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