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Sierra County Events — July 2018

Sunday, July 1

Bogs – CD Release Party

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

Hieronymus Bogs is a one-man troupe whose musical performances explore the primitive ties between music, poetry and art. Bogs’ eclectic blend of orchestral folk, spoken word, and performance art nearly evades traditional classification altogether. During one of his performances, you might find the bearded Bogs kneeling penitently singing “Lovers, don’t get trapped by illusion,” or someplace offstage beseeching his audience to enter “this half imagined portal.” It’s musical art that’s both unconventional and surprisingly embraceable. Evoking an ancient crooner, Bogs’ voice sits comfortably between Roy Orbison and Scott Walker, with hints of Antony and the Johnsons‘ theatricality. Commandingly fusing mystically inspired lyricism and delicately stark instrumentation, his songs set emotions free in an almost hypnotic way. Bogs’ extensive catalog and tireless touring has popularized his unique songcraft and performance style throughout New York and its surrounding areas. Originally from Brooklyn, Bogs now resides in Truth or Consequences, NM, a fine muse for his spare poetic aesthetic. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Monday, July 2 – repeats weekly

Zero to Three & Me

1-3pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

A drop-in playtime and support group for infants/toddlers and their caregivers. Free. For a complete schedule of activities see the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Monday, July 2 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

3-6pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are invited to drop in for art making and playtime. Free. For a complete schedule see the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Monday, July 2 – repeats weekly through the summer

Helping Hands

3-8:45pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

“Helping Hands” is the Brewery’s way of thanking the volunteers in the community. If you’re a volunteer, stop in and be recognized for the help you give to people or projects in the community. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Monday, July 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 basic yoga asanas in depth, working mindfully on alignment, strength, mobility and stability. Suited to beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. The theme on any given day will be based on students’ requests. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Tuesday, July 3

Computer Class: “Word Basics”

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

Topics covered will include setting up a document, using the command ribbon, selecting and formatting text, adding columns and page breaks, cut and paste, envelopes, find/replace, spellcheck, thesaurus, and more. Bring a pad, pencil and your questions! Register ahead of time by stopping in to the Lab, calling 575-894-4633, or emailing 4thstreetlabclasses@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 3

Grex with Tatsuya Nakatani

8pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Grex, an art rock band based out of Oakland, CA, is a collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Karl Evangelista and keyboardist/vocalist Rei Scampavia. The band’s mission: to explore the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange songcraft and the dark outer reaches of experimental music. The group has been called “an otherworldly experience” (Eugene Weekly) and “true genre warping music” (KFJC), recalling the explosive energy of Jimi Hendrix, the dark power of the Pixies, and the whimsical weirdness of Deerhoof. Always exciting, boundlessly creative — but with a dizzying kind of accessibility — Grex dares the listener to dream, discover and adventure. Opening for Grex: percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, a Japanese avant-garde sound artist and master percussionist based in Truth or Consequences. Nakatani has released over 80 recordings. Performing solo, in collaborations, and with his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) project, he plays over 100 concerts a year. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Wednesday, July 4 – repeats weekly

Beginner Sewing

3-5pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Drop in to this beginner-level sewing class for children and adults. Bring a project you need help with or start something new. Wildflowers supplies fabric, machines, thread, decorations, and assistance! The options are endless: mend a pair of pants, sew some curtains, make a doll or a pillow…your choice. Free. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 5 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

3-6pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are welcome to come, play, make art. Free. A complete schedule of activities is on the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 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 in 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, $45 for 5 classes. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Thursday, July 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 sidelines 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.

Thursday, July 5

Back Porch Blues

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Join the Brewery for some cool blues from Back Porch Blues! Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, July 6

Sean Costanza

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

A New Mexico native, now based in the black soil land of Southeast Iowa, Sean Constanza writes and plays what he knows. Light to darkness, love to heartache, it’s all there and it’s all true. With strong dynamic vocals and thought-provoking lyrics, his stylings reflect his musical influences: Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave and many others in the Americana music genre. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, July 7 – repeats weekly

Sierra County Farmers Market

8:30-11am, Ralph Edwards Park, Truth or Consequences

Every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend thru Halloween weekend, find fresh seasonal produce, delicious baked goods, other prepared foods, and handmade arts and crafts. Payment with EBT, DUFB and debit is available; some vendors also take credit cards. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Saturday, July 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, July 7

National Guard Band’s Independence Day Concert

6pm, Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, Truth or Consequences

The 44th Army Band is the “Musical Military Ambassador” to the State of New Mexico. To celebrate American independence, they will entertain at the Civic Center with four different groups: a brass band, a rock-and-roll band, a saxophone ensemble, and a mariachi band. Music selections will include the traditional armed forces medley, classic rock songs, contemporary music from The Incredibles and Miley Cyrus, and mariachi classics such as “Mujeres Divina” and “Volver.” This free event is sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council. Contact: Caterine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.com.

Saturday, July 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.

Tuesday, July 10

Friends of Elephant Butte Lake Monthly Meeting

12-1pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Richard Cooper Training Center, 101 Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Join the Friends at their monthly meeting every 2nd Tuesday. Check their website for details in case the venue changes. Enter through the park’s main gate, park fees waived for meeting only. Annual fee to join the group is $5 . Contact: friendsofeb@gmail.com.

Friday, July 13

Calista Sing

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Honest and raw songwriting matched with soulful vocals over the tone of a Telecaster. Free. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, July 14 – repeats monthly

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

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

Saturday, July 14

Constance and The TinKan Band

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Constance and The TinKan Band make their debut at the Brewery, oh yeah! Don’t miss vintage tunes like “Route 66” featuring bassist Phillip Holmes, smooth guitar riffs by Craig Rivera, country classics by drummer Richard E. (Jr.) Potter and of course, Constance. Get your dancing shoes on, we will see you for Art Hop! Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Thursday, July 19

Ruben Moreno’s Creole Trio

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

The music of Ruben Moreno and his Creole Trio sits at the junction of Zydeco and R&B. Moreno’s childhood was spent in the company of his bar-owning grandmother and her friends, many of whom were Zydeco musicians. After picking up the washboard at a very young age, Moreno’s musical turning point came when he performed on stage at age 10 with Leroy Thomas. It was an experience that inspired Moreno to focus his energy on becoming a performer, and led to subsequent tours with CH Chenier and Andre Thierry. For Moreno, performing is about more than just the music. He sees his career as a tool for making the world a better place, in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bob Marley, who used their talents to enable and encourage change. But Moreno doesn’t let the heavy things get in the way of Zydeco’s natural ability to make you feel good. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, July 20

Los Dientes

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Matt Mejia is Los Dientes, a Texas Soul and Blues one-man show from Galveston, TX ready to rock your Friday night in Truth or Consequences. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, July 21

Starlight Concert Series: Randy Granger

6pm, Black Range Lodge, Kingston

An award-winning recording and touring artist of Mayan and Apache ancestry, Randy Granger‘s acoustic music blends world flutes, emotive vocals, percussion and ethereal instruments like the PANArt Hang. A full-time musician, Granger tours the United States performing and offering workshops. His music is heard on NPR, PBS, Hearts of Space, Sirius Soundscapes, Pandora and stations worldwide. Described as “Southwest world music,” it is said to have healing properties. Kingston is located on the eastern edge of the Gila National Forest, once the homeland of the Warm Springs (Chihene) Apache. The monthly Starlight Concert series is sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council; beverages will be for sale thanks to Black Range Vineyards. Admission is $10 general or $5 for seniors, children and SCAC members. For info on the Kingston area see www.blackrange3.org. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.com.

Sunday, July 22

Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers

2-4pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Nathan Kalish is a touring singer-songwriter and band leader from the American midwest, currently calling Nashville home after having spent most of the last decade on the road. His latest album “I Want to Believe” is an independently released country-Americana record with a tip of the hat to psychedelic, folk and rock ‘n roll. The songs vary from wistful introspect to knee-slapping social commentary while managing to keep a cohesive familiarity recognizable to fans and followers. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Tuesday, July 24

Maria Muldaur in Concert

7pm, Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, Truth or Consequences

Maria Muldaur is best known for her 1974 Grammy-nominated mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis.” Despite her considerable pop music success, Muldaur’s 50-year career could best be described as a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American roots music. “Perfect pitch, excellent phrasing, and deep interpretive powers have made her one of the finest vocalists of her era." (Jazz Elements) Moody Little Sister opens the show. The event is sponsored by the Sierra County Sentinel, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co. and Pelican Spa, with proceeds going to the Truth or Consequences Dog Park. Tickets are $15 general admission and $25 VIP. Buy them at the Sentinel office (1747 E. Third Street), the Brewery (410 N. Broadway), or online.

Saturday, July 28

24/7 Blues Band

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

You know ‘em and you love ‘em: 24/7 Blues Band is a five piece blues/dance band with a high energy style that will have you up and dancing. Come boogie to the blues. Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. $5. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

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