Start your year off with a show (or two) at the historic Rio Grande Theatre!
January’s line up at the The Rio Grande Theatre brings classic films, amazing chamber music, an eye-opening look at climate change and much more. This restored performing arts center is located in the heart of downtown Las Cruces in an historic 2-story adobe theatre that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Well worth a visit!
Here’s what’s on the RGT marquis for January!
One for the entire family!
Beauty and The Beast (1991) – January 11
As part of our Saturday Matinee Series we kick off the year with beloved kids and family favorite “Beauty and The Beast.” Admission is just $1! This animated musical romance fantasy film tells the story of a young prince falling under the spell of a wicked enchantress who turns him into a hideous beast until he learns to love. You’ll be enchanted too as you sing along with the amazing music of this epic film.
And don’t forget our Saturday Matinee Series featuring a kids’ movie once a month for only $1.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Doors open at 11am.
Admission: $1 cash only at the door.
A “Western” lover’s favorite
True Grit (1969) – January 11
See John Wayne at his rugged best as the drunken and hard-nosed U.S. Marshall “Rooster” Cogburn tracking a murderer into Indian territory along with the murdered man’s daughter (Kim Darby) and Texas Ranger, LaBoeuf. Wayne won an Oscar for this performance in what has become a classic for fans of both John Wayne and Westerns. This film kicks of the 2020 Classic Film Series.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:00pm
Doors open at 7:00pm
Explore the effects of climate change!
NMSU Climate Change Seminar – January 15
Redesigning Desert Agriculture for Climate Change: Biomimicry, Nurse Plant Ecology & Succulent Plants
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Nabhan: W.K. Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona.
Climate Change and water scarcity are restructuring food systems globally, but especially in arid zones. Explore the call for a redesign of the food system for inhabitants of arid North America. Designs must advance three objectives: 1) agro-ecosystem resilience, 2) nutritional health, and 3) inclusive community well-being.
Learn about 15 criteria for screening potential food crops for a hotter, drier world. Surprisingly, the food crops we prioritize for desert poly-cultures are succulents, plants using the water-conserving CAM photosynthetic pathway to advance: a) yield stability using reducing inputs; b) human health using chemo-preventive foods to control diseases; and c) economic well-being among both desert farmers and farm-workers.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
A Sunday afternoon of brilliant light-classical music
Las Cruces Civic Concert – Alina Kiryayeva – January 26
Alina Kiryayeva is a professional concert pianist and chamber musician globally renowned for her powerful command of the instrument, unique interpretations and clarity of sound. Her new program, Modern Piano, is a fusion of classical and popular styles from the most exciting and colorful master works by Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Doors open at 2:00pm
Admission: Adults $25. Students 18 and over with ID $5. Kids 17 and under free with adult.
Presented by/Tickets available from Las Cruces Civic Concert Association.
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2020 Obscure Film Series Kicks Off!
Hammett – January 28, 2020
Hammett is a 1982 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Wim Wenders and executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola. The screenplay was written by Ross Thomas and Dennis O’Flaherty, based on the novel of the same name by Joe Gores. It stars Frederic Forrest as detective story writer Dashiell Hammett, who gets caught up in a mystery very much like one of his own stories. Marilu Henner plays Hammett’s neighbor, Kit Conger and Peter Boyle plays Jimmy Ryan, an old friend from Hammett’s days as a Pinkerton agent. The film was entered into the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm
All events are at the historic Rio Grande Theatre
211 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
Box Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am – 5pm
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