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New Mexico State University events Feb. 15-21


Barnes & Noble at NMSU will continue the popular Open Mic performances from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. To sign up to perform, contact bncafe@nmsu.edu.

Open Mic is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking is available in designated spaces. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. For more information, call 575-646-5822.


Four of the original cast members from Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical, "Jersey Boys," have reunited to bring the sounds of the 60s back to life. Now known as "The Midtown Men," Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard will perform hits from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown and more. Their performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at NMSU's Pan American Center. An autograph session with all four performers will be held in the north concourse following the concert.

Tickets are available at the Pan Am Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/98676/.

"The Midtown Men" is presented by the NMSU Office of Special Events and the Associated Students of New Mexico State University. Call 575-646-1420 for more information. "The Midtown Men" is not a performance of, nor affiliated with the show, "Jersey Boys."


An opening reception for two new exhibits at the University Museum at NMSU will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

A new exhibit is "Dress Code: Cultural Expression through Printed Cloth of East Africa." This will explore the vibrant colors and intriguing phrases printed on more than 50 Kanga women's cloth garments from Kenya and Tanzania, which express feelings that might otherwise be suppressed. The other new exhibit is "The Skull Beneath the Skin: Forensic Anthropology of the Human Cranium" which takes visitors on a journey of discovery through the world of forensic anthropology. Dozens of human crania reveal the affects of sex, violence, disease, age, developmental conditions, ancestry and cultural modification.

Continuing exhibits include "Maria Martinez and the Pottery of San Ildefonso Pueblo" and "Memories of Pie Town: Rural New Mexico During the Great Depression."


From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, the NMSU Dance Program will host "High School Dance Day" at the NMSU Activity Center. They will offer a full day of dance classes and an informal performance of high school choreography presented by the dance ensembles/teams that participate in the events. Classes will include ballet, modern, social dancing, jazz, flamenco, hip-hop and tap. All dance instructors are welcome to participate in the classes with their students or observe and take notes. Each class will be 50 minutes in length, with a short break between classes. In addition to the dance classes, the NMSU Dance Program is asking high school dance companies/teams to bring a piece of choreography to share. The high school presentation will take place during the lunch break, and will be very informal, taking place in Rentfrow Gym. During the lunch hour, there will be auditions for high school seniors who are interested in becoming a dance major or dance minor at NMSU. The cost is $25 per person. To register, call 575-646-2070.

Dance Society and the Contemporary Dance Ensemble will present "Dance Factory" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21, at Rentfrow Gym. This performance will include work choreographed by students and faculty. Local studios and companies have been invited to perform as well. Tickets for this performance are available from any Contemporary Dance Ensemble member and will be available at the door. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 575-646-2070.


NMSU Baseball will face Saint Mary's University in a doubleheader starting at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, during "Baseball Bingo Night," and continuing at 12:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, during "50 Cent Hot Dog Day & Kids Run the Bases Postgame," at the Presley Askew Field on the NMSU campus.

NMSU Baseball will take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at 6:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. This event will also host the opening ceremonies for the Las Cruces Youth Baseball Association.

Baseball Season Tickets are on sale now, starting at $49. Discounts are available to NMSU faculty and staff.

As part of the annual Troy Cox Classic, NMSU Softball will face the University of Northern Colorado at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, and Iowa State University at 6 p.m. the same day, at the NMSU Softball Complex. They will then face Texas Tech University at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the same location.

NMSU Softball season tickets are on sale now, starting at $44. Discounts are available for NMSU faculty and staff. All Tournament Passes for the Troy Cox invitational are available starting at $12.

NMSU Men's Basketball will face Chicago State University at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Pan American Center. During this event, The Subway Halftime Mascot Basketball Game will take place. Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased by calling 575-646-1420 or by visiting the Pan American Ticket Office.

NMSU Women's Basketball will take on the University of Texas?Pan American at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Tickets start at $6 and can be purchased by calling 575-646-1420 or by visiting the Pan American Ticket Office.


Following a symposium on Leni Riefenstahl, the American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU's Department of Theater Arts will open "Aunt Raini" by Tom Smith at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Center for the Arts on the NMSU campus. Admission for that evening includes an opening night reception sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. Leading up to the event, are four evenings of free lectures and exhibitions regarding the historic and artistic connections of Leni Riefenstahl. For more information, call 575-646-4515 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

The New Mexico State University's Department of Theater Arts will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, at the Center for the Arts on the NMSU campus. This is an opportunity to see the new facility and learn about the process of bringing the new production "Aunt Raini" to the stage. Admission is free. For more information, call 575-646-4515 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

Richard Rundell, professor of German at NMSU, will discuss the significance of Leni Riefenstahl and German film, and will then screen her documentary "Victory of Faith" from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the CMI Theatre in Milton Hall Room 171 on the NMSU campus. Admission is free. For more information, call 575-646-4515 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

Andrea Orzoff, associate professor of history at NMSU, will discuss the role of women in the Third Reich, during the opening of an exhibit of Leni Riefenstahl's photography from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the William Conroy Honors Center lobby. Admission is free. For more information, call 575-646-4515 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

Monica Torres, associate professor of English, will discuss "Documentary Dilemmas: Fact, Fiction, Argument" and playwright Tom Smith will discuss "Translating History to the Stage" from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Center for the Arts on the NMSU campus. Admission is free. This will be followed by a 7 p.m. preview performance of "Aunt Raini." For tickets to the preview or more information, call 575-646-4515 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.