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Friday & Saturday, July 19-20

Free Shuttle

3:15-11:45pm, designated stops, ,

Happy Fourth! Hop on the bus and ride for free to designated stops between Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Contact: 575-894-6215, . see the full schedule

Friday, July 19

Eryn Bent

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Born and raised in Montana, singer-songwriter Eryn Bent has deep Western roots that shine through her Americana-folk style. Grab a pint and revel in her powerhouse vocals and honest gritty songwriting.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Saturday, July 20

Community Benefit Concert in Kingston

5:30-9pm, Black Range Lodge, 119 Main Street,

The Hillsboro Historical Society is currently undertaking an ambitious renovation/restoration of the Black Range Museum, as well as stabilizing the site of the 1895 Sierra County Courthouse in Hillsboro. Proceeds from this benefit concert will aid their efforts and bring the community together with food, music and fun. A 5:30 potluck picnic will precede the 7pm outdoor acoustic concert featuring local musicians: Americana duo Mark and Ruth Bennett and the Back Porch Blues Band plus David Farrell, Steve Dobrot, Eric Brown, Gary Harvell, and Steve Siegfried. Suggested donation is $10. Wine and beer will be available from Black Range Vineyards, with free ice tea and lemonade on hand for designated drivers.

Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652,

Saturday, July 27

Roselit Bone

8pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

After several years touring and playing shows around the US, Roselit Bone, once relatively unknown, have reached semi-cult status with their infectious and powerful live shows that fall somewhere between a demented Roy Orbison and an angelic Gun Club. Anthems of loneliness, alienation, and triumph have allowed them to artfully navigate through a cluttered underground scene, captivating audiences and transfixing crowds in a nightly conversion ritual.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Monday, July 29

The Turbos – Brewery Late Night

8pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Rock-n-roll quartet The Turbos’ high-octane, adrenaline fueled heroics have made them favorites in the growing Columbus, Ohio rock scene. Combining shredding guitar virtuosity with soaring, anthemic vocals, co-frontmen Alex D. and Lucas Esterline never fail to impress. With the multi-talented Cameron Reck on bass, and new addition Jahrie punishing the skins like a man possessed, The Turbos are poised to spark a revolution for a new generation of rockers.

Contact: 575-297-0289,

Weekly Events


Exploring Yoga Asana

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

This multi-level class explores basic yoga asanas in-depth, working mindfully on alignment, strength, stability, and mobility. Suited to beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. The theme on any given day will be based on students’ needs. Come in with your yoga puzzles and challenges, your favorite and least favorite poses, and any other requests. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Walk-in Wellness Clinic

10am-5pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Walk on in every Tuesday and receive massage, reflexology and other care from some of Truth or Consequences’ finest healers. Suggested donation: $20+.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook


Yoga Start with Melissa

11am-12pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Designed for anyone interested in starting yoga, this class offers basic poses, alignment help, and will progress at the rate of the students. $10 per class.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook


Flow Yoga with Sonia

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

An empowering yoga flow suitable for all levels with emphasis on mindful movement and breath, intentions, alignment, nurturing the self, connection with the heart, and applying yoga to life off the mat. Cost: $10 per class.

Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Sonia's website


Square Dancing – Mainstream & Plus

This alcohol-free social activity is great for staying in shape. The only requirements are the ability to walk, and knowing your right from your left. No partner is needed; experienced dancers will “angel” any new dancers. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome. “Plus” dancing is from 5:30 to 6 followed by Mainstream dancing until 8 pm. Free to watch, $3 to dance. Call Joey at 505-804-3842 to confirm the dance is a go. Similar square dance clubs are active in Las Cruces, Silver City, and nearly anywhere you find yourself.

Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971,


Gentle Yoga

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

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 per class or $45 for a 5-class pass.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Friday Afternoon Massage Clinic

1:30-5:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

Start your weekend with a dose of relaxation! Maritza and Leah welcome walk-ins on Friday afternoons. Suggested donation for mini massage: $20+

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook


Saturday Farmers Market

8:30am-noon, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside at Cedar,

The market happens Saturdays from Memorial Day through October. Find fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and handmade items. Paym with EBT, DUFB, debit, or cash. Vendor spots available.

Contact: Colleen Davis, The Bountiful Alliance, 575-894-9375,


Spaceport Tours

9am and 1pm (check availability), downtown Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch,

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, . Reserve


Yoga For Everyone

11am-12pm, Charles Motel & Spa, 308 S. Pershing,

Enjoy a moderately-paced class for strength, stretching, balance, and relaxation, suited to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners welcome. Cost: $10 drop-in, $45 for five-class pass. Passes for Patty Kearney’s classes at Studio de la Luz can also be used at The Charles.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, Patty's website


Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Night Dance

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .


Reiki Circle

11am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

A walk-in reiki / share circle every Sunday. Donation.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, Facebook

This month’s featured attraction: Elephant Butte Lake!

Every summer weekend, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the state’s largest lake becomes a hub of activity as people arrive to camp, swim, boat, fish and relax. With three marinas, miles of sandy beach and lots of coves and campgrounds to explore, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Things slow down a bit during the week, so if you are crowd-averse, visit between Monday and Thursday.

floating and boating at Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico

All the info you need, from directions to the main gate to where you can rent tubes of kayaks, is available on our Elephant Butte Lake page.

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