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New Mexico State University events Jan. 25-31

BARNES AND NOBLE OPEN MIC NIGHTS


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.

ED ASNER AND LORETTA SWIT TO PERFORM "ELEANOR & FDR"

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner and two-time Emmy Award winner Loretta Swit will perform their Roosevelt biographical play, "Eleanor & FDR," as a benefit for NMSU Theatre Arts scholarships, local choir Singing Out!, and Safe Haven, a nonprofit humanitarian animal sanctuary.

The two performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at NMSU's Center for the Arts.

Tickets for "Eleanor & FDR" are $20 to $40, and are available online through Ticketmaster, as well as the Pan American Center box office at 575-646-1420, and the Center for the Arts box office at 575-646-4515.

TASTE OF AFRICA CULTURAL DINING AT TAOS RESTAURANT

Celebrate African cuisine during the "Taste of Africa" lunch at NMSU's Taos Restaurant from 11-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Foods from South Africa, Morocco, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and more will be available. This lunch event will cost one meal swipe for those who have a meal plan or $7.50 plus tax for those who do not.

For more information about this event, contact Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU at 575-646-4801, online at www.nmsudining.com or follow them on Facebook at NMSU Dining.

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS FREE READINGS

American Southwest Theatre Company at NMSU's Department of Theatre Arts presents readings of two new plays, "For the Falls" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and "West Highland Way" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, as part of the High Desert Play Development program. Both readings will take place at the Center for the Arts on the NMSU campus. Admission is free. For more information call 575-646-4515 or visit www.nmsutheatre.com.

THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS RETURN TO PAN AMERICAN CENTER

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their brand new "Fans Rule" show to the NMSU Pan American Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $25, $35, $45 and $82 plus fees.

Visit http://bit.ly/1gvqXpp for tickets, or call 575-646-1420 for more information. For a seating and price chart, as well as links to the Globetrotters' official sites, visit http://panam.nmsu.edu/globetrotters/.

The NMSU Office of Special Events has partnered with many campus departments and organizations to offer students, faculty and staff multiple ways of winning free tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters basketball game. Opportunities include playing a round of golf at the NMSU Golf Course or dining at Taos Restaurant and registering to win a pair of tickets. The Round Up is also giving away tickets on their Twitter page at https://twitter.com/NMSUroundup, while NMSU INSIDER will draw random winners for those who "Join" https://www.facebook.com/events/571020202967616/.

Barnes & Noble at NMSU will have students compete in a free throw contest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, for a chance to win tickets, while ASNMSU will host their own contest at a tabling event on Wednesday, Jan. 29. KRWG, KDBC and KTSM are all planning their own contests.

Pre-selected daycare children will compete in a fun basketball shot contest that will include other fun activities at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Barnes & Noble at NMSU for those interested in coming out and watching them compete.

For those choosing to purchase tickets, NMSU students, faculty, staff and alumni can save up to $19 by using the form at http://bit.ly/1ak7zYK and either faxing it or emailing it to the contact provided or by calling 800-641-4667 x119. Pricing discounts are listed on the form.

NMSU ATHLETICS PRESENTS BASKETBALL

NMSU Men's Basketball will face the University of Texas-Pan American at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, during Military Appreciation Night. All retired or active duty military will receive free admission.

NMSU Men's Basketball will face California State University, Bakersfield, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, on 3.0 GPA Night. During this game, NMSU Athletics will recognize student athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

For more information on the games and ticket pricing, visit nmstatesports.com or call the Pan Am Ticket office at 575-646-1420.