Five Things to do in and Around Las Cruces This Weekend
By Jacqueline Devine, Las Cruces Sun-News
Saturday, July 20
2019 Salsa Fest and Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest
The annual Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Festival is returning for another packed year of Taco-Topia on Saturday July 20 from 5 p.m to 11 p.m. in downtown Las Cruces now in combination with Salsa Fest featuring 40+ tequilas to sample, live Lucha Libre wrestling, local taco trucks, Mariachis, DJs, lawn games, salsa sampling, vendors y mas! General Admission Amigo (21+ only) tickets are $25 and can be purchased at TTCFest.com. Ticket includes 10 tequila (quarter ounce) samples, one branded festival sampling cup, all access entry including five salsa samples and unlimited photos at TTCFest.com. Limited $30 day-of tickets will be available at the gate. For more ticket prices and info visit TTCFest.com or www.facebook.com/TTCFest
Celebrate graphic novels with activities including drawing, writing, and exploring your favorite graphic novel series at 2 p.m. at Mesilla Valley Mall Barnes & Noble, 700 S. Telshor Blvd #1390.
Movies in the Park
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2019 Movies in the Park Program. Movies in the Park will begin at dusk, this Saturday they will be showing “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays, June through August, at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. All movies are free. Schedule and location is subject to change without notice. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575-541-2550.
Sunday, July 21
Music in the Park
The series will include an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists The Music in the Park Series highlights the great talent and diversity of Las Cruces and southern New Mexico music. Each year more than 70 percent of the scheduled musicians are from the Las Cruces area. This Sunday, Zoltan & the Fortunetellers playing gypsy, jazz from Albuquerque and The Claudio Tolousse playing contemporary jazz from Albuquerque will be hitting the stage. The Music in the Park Series will begin at 7 p.m., June 2 through Aug. 25, Sunday’s at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Info: Parks & Recreation Department, 575-541-2550.
Ice Cream Sunday
What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day than to make your own delicious frozen treat? On Sunday, July 21, The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, will be hosting its annual and largest event of the summer — Ice Cream Sunday. Visitors are also invited to make their own ice cream using tin cans or plastic bags. Ingredients are provided and there will be instruction areas in the museum courtyard. The fun event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Admission for Ice Cream Sunday is the same as regular museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4 to 17. Children 3 and under are admitted free. Info: 575-522-4100 or visit www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org