Sierra County Events — February 2018

Thursday, February 1 – 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, February 1 – 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 per class. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Thursday through Sunday, February 1-4

Yoga and Meditation Vacation

La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, 311 Marr Street, Truth or Consequences

Check in for this retreat is from 3-6pm on Thursday, then enjoy three days of adventure, mindfulness, and yoga asana. Led by Nicolle Jensen, the retreat offers the opportunity to explore southern New Mexico in a contemplative environment. Each day includes meditation, yoga, and time for activities such as exploring nearby lakes and rivers, hot springs soaking, spa services, museums, galleries, and more. Price includes all classes, studio access, use of hot springs, and lodging. Meals are not included. La Paloma’s suite-style lodging provides a comfortable living area with kitchen, living, and dining areas. Room with king bed: $600 (1 person) or $750 (2 people). Room with 2 double beds: $450 per person. Camping/locals (no lodging): $200 per person. Nicolle Jensen is a musician and yoga teacher born and raised in the midwest, now living in Santa Fe. To register for the retreat, email hello@neillspace.com.

Thursday, February 1 – 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.

Thursday, February 1

The Booze Bombs

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

The Booze Bombs are the hottest rockabilly band in the Black Forest region of Germany and are coming to Truth or Consequences! Be warned — they really heat up things with rip roaring rock ‘n’ roll and wild authentic rockabilly sound. Leadsinger Annie Leopardo’s powerful voice (think Patsy Kline) will just about blow anyone away. Drink water, put on your dancin’ shoes, and do not miss this night. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, February 2

Dean Misantoni

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

Don’t miss Dean Misantoni’s rock, rural blues, and alt-country guitar sound. On tour from Colorado! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, February 3 – 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, February 3

Book Reading: Max Yeh

1pm-2pm, Black Cat Books & Coffee, 128 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Novelist Max Yeh will read from his new book Stolen Oranges: Letters Between Cervantes and the Emperor of China, A Pseudo-Fiction. Max, described by E.L. Doctorow as “a writer on a rampage, with an appetite for history,” brings together the disparate lives of the emperor, Cervantes, and the historian — united through time by their deep interest in literature, philosophy, politics, and the burden of demented mothers — in this dazzling meditation on the intricacies of memory, language, and time that recalls the works of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino. Free. Contact: Max Yeh, 575-895-3300, maxyeh@windstream.net.

Saturday, February 3 – 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.

Sunday, February 4

A Walk In the Sistine Chapel with John Rawlings

1-2:30pm, Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery, 110 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

In 1508, Michelangelo Buonarroti climbed onto a specially-constructed scaffold in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and began a cycle of paintings that would change the course of art history. In 1985, art professor John Rawlings was invited to spend the day on another scaffold in the Chapel to view an ongoing restoration. “I climbed the ladder high into the ceiling above, and entered a new world, actually a universe. The work seen from 60 feet below is so powerful that I felt like the skin was being peeled from my face.” Come and spend an hour learning about the amazing Sistine Chapel from John, who — along with his wife Souheir — serves as director of the Elephant Butte Lake Artists Retreat (EBLAR), held annually in January and February at the Damsite Historic District. Cost: $7 or $5 for Sierra County Arts Council members. Contact: Will Dooley, Lago Rico, Inc., 575-744-5567, will.dooley@lagorico.com.

Tuesday, February 6 – 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.

Friday, February 9

Jen Exten

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

Favorite local singer songwriter Jen Exten returns to the brewery stage playing alt-country originals and covers. If you haven’t heard this woman’s voice, you are in for a special experience. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Fri-Sat-Sun, February 9-10-11 (repeats 16-17-18)

“Let Him Sleep ‘Til It’s Time for his Funeral”

Show times: 7pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Sunday. Saturday Dinner starts at 6pm. Ralph Edwards Civic Auditorium, 400 W. 4th Street, Truth or Consequences

A Truth or Consequences Community Theater production of the play by Peg Kehret. Edna decides to give Harold, her depressed husband, a funeral for his 50th birthday, and what’s supposed to be a fantastic surprise party for the guests, relatives and most of all Harold soon turns into something else entirely. Harold gathers that Edna is out to murder him; Edna comes to believe that Harold is leaving her; meanwhile, their daughter is convinced her dad is dying of a terminal illness. Directed by Rick O’Neill, starring Susie Wisdom, PJ Waggaman, Bob Culpepper, Gaia McNeil, Jenevieve Cervantes and Stan Walter. Saturday night will feature a dinner at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for seniors and students. Cost for dinner / play combo on Saturday February 10 or Saturday February 18 is $18 per person. Reserve for dinner at least 48 hours in advance by calling Marjorie at 609-226-5387. Contact: Truth or Consequences Community Theater, 575-744-5411, tcctheatre@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 10 – repeats on Feb 24

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. 2nd & 4th Saturdays monthly. Contact: Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Yogasonia@outlook.com.

Saturday, February 10 – 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, February 10

Alien Space Kitchen

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

It’s Second Saturday Art Hop in T or C. Eat out, shop art, and come hear some twangy pop-punk by high-powered Albuquerque trio Alien Space Kitchen that will get you moving. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Wednesday, February 14

Valentine Dance Party with DJ Duster

7-10pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Come have a special V-Day brew, Chocolate Raspberry Porter! Got a crush, or a friend you appreciate? Use our cupid mail delivery service to tell them you appreciate them. Sassy dance beats by DJ Duster start at 7pm. All are welcome. Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Thursday, February 15

Winnie Brave Cheap Gin US Tour

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

Winnie Brave is a foot stompin’ Americana-Root Duo on tour from Alberta, Canada. Come hear twangy tunes from their latest album, Cheap Gin. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, February 16

DJ Jah Karma

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

A member of Boom Sumting! Sound System in Austin, TX, Jah Karma brings the funky global beats T or C. From Austin to San Francisco, Africa to the Balkans, Colombia to Jamaica, DJ Jah Karma will take you on a musical voyage. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, February 17

Mackie Redd & The Band

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

Mackie Redd is a local musician with deep experience. He’s played in country bands, bluegrass bands, and spent time in Nashville where he co-wrote songs with some of the best in the business. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, February 18

Latin/Jazz Guitar Concert

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

Stefan Schyga, performer, composer and teacher, with jazz drummer Ricky Malichi, will perform music from their newest CD “End of the Drought.” Schyga has been called “a rare teacher, one that inspires [students’] love for their art.” As a teacher to all levels of students, he has continually sought ways to teach guitar playing in a more effective and interesting way, and has created a large body of free lessons on Youtube. General admission is $10, or $5 for seniors and Sierra County Arts Council members. Refreshments and CDs will be available. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.com.

Thursday, February 22

Chocolate George and The Golden Horatios

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

Chocolate George returns to to the brewery stage with his unique brand of psychedelic hillbilly funk that will having you doing a full-tilt country boogie. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday & Saturday, February 23-24

Annual Gathering of Quilts

9am-4pm, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, Truth or Consequences

This large quilt show features locally-made quilts in a variety of fabrics and designs, as well as sewing and quilting vendors, a quilt raffle, and appraisals. Anyone is welcome to bring a quilt to exhibit, whether it is an antique or newly made. Please note, the event is held on Friday and Saturday only! Contact: Connie Siffring, 575-894-2959, winterquilters@yahoo.com.

Friday, February 23

XKE

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

Come and listen to the Las Cruces premier surf band XKE play classics by the Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray, Dick Dale and other awesome classic rock tunes! Good beer, free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, February 24

The WesternHers

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

The WesternHers are two best friends who’ve been playing country originals and covers together for years. Come down for some great music, great beer, good times with good friends. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, February 25

Moody Little Sister

4-6pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Modern-folk/rock/soul and husband-and-wife duo Moody Little Sister return to the brewery. Come celebrate Sunday with intimate, soulful music and a late afternoon beverage. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

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