Local Events

Local tourist information and events.

Saturday, April 18, 10am – 2pm, in Gough Park

flowerIndi Blake of the Silver City Watershed Keepers introduced children to Flower the Tortoise at Gila Earth Day 2019. This year’s Gila Earth Day 2020 will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Gough Park in Silver City. In 1970, the first Earth Day event galvanized 20 million Americans to demand that our nation protect our environment. Earth Day 1970 birthed the modern environmental movement that led to establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the first federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, bedrock environmental laws that protect our nation’s water and air quality.  

20130209 126 2Marilyn and Elvis out for a stroll.Silver City photographers, Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan invite you  to the opening reception, 2 p.m. till 4 p.m., Friday January 31, for the FeVa Fotos photography exhibit at the Mimbres Region Art Council Gallery. There will be food, friends, good conversation - and a door prize!  The show is titled “Silver City is a State of Mind” and will also be available for viewing throughout the month of February during regular MRAC office hours, 9a.m.  till 4p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The MRAC office and gallery is located in the Wells Fargo Bank Building at 1201 N. Pope Street in Silver City. 

take 3Leah Metzler on cello, Lindsay Deutsch on violin and Irene Kim on piano. Light Hall Theater Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00PM.

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-bending trio (piano, cello and violin), Take3, brings the refinement of a rigorous musical background and mixes it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, movie themes, or classical tunes, they bring roof-raising energy to their performances and excite audiences of all ages. With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down to earth onstage personalities, this threesome leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, and classical favorites.

 dsc5365Students Will Compete in Nearly 50 Events for the Chance To Advance to State and National Contests

Silver City, NM – About 400 middle school and high school students from two dozen schools in southwest New Mexico will compete during the Southwest Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Western New Mexico University on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The defending champions from Socorro High and Socorro’s Cottonwood Valley Charter [Middle] School will be returning to defend their titles.

missyandersen promophoto3Blues/Americana Artists Missy and Heine Andersen Perform at Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Folk Series at The Buckhorn Opera House on Saturday, January 25, 2020

SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council, in conjunction with premier sponsor Cissy McAndrew/United County Mimbres Realty, lodging sponsor Holiday Inn Express, and Gila Mimbres Community Radio announces the second concert for the 2019-2020 Indie/Folk series. Missy and Heine Andersen take the stage Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 pm at the Buckhorn Opera House, in the scenic mountain town of Pinos Altos- just a 10-minute drive from Silver City. 

maxwell photoThe Grant County Community Concert Association will host The Maxwell Quartet, Tuesday Jan 14 at 7:00 PM in the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater.  The program will include melodies from the classical masters as well as Scottish folk music.

1st Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for "great communication" by The Strad Magazine and as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald.

Silver City, NM – January 6, 2020 – The Mimbres Region Arts Council presents Chocolate Fantasia on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 11am to 4pm.  Spend the day with your sweetheart or family as you stroll around historic Silver City sampling gourmet chocolate confections. 

Visitors will find more than 25 downtown merchants and galleries decorated in the spirit of this year’s theme, Cupid Carnaval, and distributing chocolates. Tasting tickets offering 20 tastes for $25 are on sale now. Proceeds from the event benefit arts education programs for children in the area.

“Silver City has its own unique charm. Add in gourmet, handmade chocolate confections, and you’ll see why February is a sweet time to come visit,” said Kevin Lenkner, Executive Director of the Mimbres Region Arts Council. “Chocolate Fantasia is one of our most anticipated annual events. We encourage those interested in attending to purchase tickets early as the event sells out each year. ”

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Wed Jan 22 @12:00AM
Curbside Consulting - College Plaza Suite #16
Wed Jan 22 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Lotus Center Ballet for Adults; Body and Spirit - Lotus Center
Wed Jan 22 @10:30AM -
Storytime - Silver City Public Library
Wed Jan 22 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
WILL Lunch and Learn: “Relics of the Underground Metal Miners: A Pictorial History of the Central Mining District, Grant County, New Mexico” - WNMU Global Resource Center
Wed Jan 22 @ 1:00PM -
Gin Rummy - Tranquil Buzz Coffee House
Wed Jan 22 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Future Engineers - Silver City Public Library
Wed Jan 22 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
From the Collection: An Exhibit Opening - Silver City Museum
Wed Jan 22 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Soup Supper and Topical Biblical Discussion - Anglican Church and Retreat House of the Holy Trinity
Wed Jan 22 @ 5:30PM -
Audition for SCCT's "Exit Laughing" - Little Toad Creek Brewery
Wed Jan 22 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
Gila National Forest Draft Forest Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Official Release Delayed – Public Meeting Announcement - Glenwood Community Center