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February 2014 Events

ONGOING EVENTS

SETTLEMENT TO CITY
Farmington has changed dramatically over the years.  Experience a slice of Farmington's past in comparison to what it is today.  This unique exhibit uses both photography and historic objects to show the evolution of Farmington from small agricultural settlement to the bustling city of today.  Exhibit will be on display at the Farmington Museum through April 23, 2014.
Information:  505-599-1174 

CALL FOR ARTISTS
Attention artists! Get your work prepared for entry into the 2014 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.  The show will take place at the Farmington Museum May 10 through July 12, 2014 and will award $2,750 in cash prizes.  Entry deadline is March 15, 2014, prospectus available online.
Information:  55-599-1174 or www.farmingtonmuseum.org

THREE WATERS TRADING POST EXHIBIT
The Three Waters Trading Post exhibit features a walk-through replica of a 1930’s trading post, including a bull pen stocked with period goods and artifacts, pawn room and office showcasing jewelry and rugs.  The exhibit is on display at the Farmington Museum in the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington.  
Information: 505-599-1174 or www.fmtn.org/farmingtonmuseum

BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER
Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning.  More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season.  Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for a leisurely walk of 1-2 miles.
Information: 505-599-1422 or www.fmtn.org/farmingtonmuseum

SIMULCAST HORSE RACING
SunRay Park & Casino brings simulcast horse racing to Farmington year round.  SunRay Park & Casino is located off Hwy. 64 between Farmington and Bloomfield.
Information: 505-566-1200 or www.sunraygaming.com

 

FEBRUARY 1
WEDDING EXPO
This annual Expo brings businesses and vendors specializing in wedding necessities, accessories and services from throughout the region to Farmington, the perfect event for future brides and bridesmaids.  The Expo is held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Lion Farmington.  There will be a fashion show at 3 p.m., and “Battle of the Brides” contests throughout the day.  Admission is free. 
Information:  505-320-8311 or 505-427-9399 or www.sjcbridesguide.com

FEBRUARY 4 – 5
JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS
This circus features many new and exciting effects created especially for this show by the imaginative use of lighting, fireworks, staging and music.  This kaleidoscopic wonderland of sight, sound and color blended into one memorable entertainment experience will be held at the McGee Park Memorial Coliseum between Farmington and Bloomfield on Hwy. 64.
Information:  702-456-2642 or 505-325-5415 or www.thejordanworldcircus.com

FEBRUARY 7
ASTROFRIDAY
“Navajo Sky Legends” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in the San Juan College Planetarium. A stargaze follows, weather permitting, at 8:30 p.m.  The Planetarium reserves the right to substitute shows.  This is a free event, but seating is limited.
Information: 505-566-3361 or www.sanjuancollege.edu

FEBRUARY 7
BEACH PARTY
Stop by the Farmington Aquatic Center for the Annual Beach Party! There will be lots of water games, on deck games, prizes and a movie from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is only $4 per person.
Information:  505-599-1167

FEBRUARY 8
CUPCAKE WARS AND CRAFT FAIR
This event at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St., combines art and baking for a festive pre-Valentine’s Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come vote for the most creative cupcake creation and get your Valentine’s Day shopping done onsite for your browsing pleasure and a chance to support local bakers.  This is a free event so come and enjoy! 
Information:  505-566-2480

FEBRUARY 8           
AN EVENING WITH CLINT BLACK
Singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars.  He has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. Event will be held at the Farmington Civic Center.  Tickets are on sale now for $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, and $30.00.  Tickets will be $3 more on day of show. 
Information: 505-599-1148 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter  

FEBRUARY 13

RHYTHMIC CIRCUS PRESENTS “FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW”
This wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit guarantees to leave even the biggest grump in the audience with a smile on their face.  Its brilliance has been marked by rave reviews, sold-out engagements and numerous awards.  Performance at 7 p.m. at the Farmington Civic Center.
Information:  505-599-1148 or www.fmtn.org/civiccenter

FEBRUARY 14
NAVAJO BLESSINGWAY STORIES
Sunny Dooley tells Blessingway stories with the blessing of her family, clans, and elders.  She has told the stories throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Africa for ten years.  These Origins stories, in Navajo or English, present the worldview of the Diné people and their relationships with their surroundings. They are the social versions of the sacred chants. Performance begins at 7 p.m. in the San Juan College Little Theatre.  This free event is a part of the Chautauqua Learning Series.
Information:  505-334-9325

FEBRUARY 15
SAN JUAN SYMPHONY PRESENTS MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY AND BEYOND
The San Juan Symphony is delighted to open this eclectic concert with the world premiere of an entertaining new piece by young composer and Durango native Liam Ramsey-White.  Yossi Arnheim, principal flutist of the Israel Philharmonic, will show off the beautiful poetry and flawless virtuosity for which critics have praised him, in repertoire ranging from Mozart’s classic concerto to world music.  Finally Tchaikovsky’s grand Fifth Symphony will close the concert with an epic journey from tragedy to triumph.  Enjoy this amazing concert at 7:30 p.m. at the San Juan College Henderson Hall.
Information:  505-566-3430

FEBRUARY 21
SAN JUAN COLLEGE CONCERT BAND
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for this amazing performance.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 adults, $6 students and seniors.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette

FEBRUARY 21 - 23
ANNUAL HIGH DESERT FINE ART FESTIVAL

Festival moved to October 17-19 at McGee Park
The festival is held at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center in rooms 9008 and 9010.  Opening reception will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 
Information:  505-716-6057

FEBRUARY 21 - 22
KICKER ARENACROSS AND FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS SHOW
This action packed and thundering event will be at McGee Park Coliseum.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the racing action will begin at 7:30 p.m.  This show is produced by Cycle City Promotions.  Tickets available at Boot Barn and Webb Toyota.
Information:  918-629-9930

FEBRUARY 23 

TWO HEARTS WEDDING EXPO

The Two Hearts Wedding Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel in Farmington, NM.  This event features all things of interest for wedding planning, fashion, accessories, venues, food and so much more!  Come to the ultimate wedding planning event!  Join us for a fabulous event catered to weddings and experience our unique expo with special discount pricing and shop ’til you drop!  Admission is $5 per person, brides enter free.

Information:  970-375-4594 or www.twoheartsweddingexpo.com

FEBRUARY 27
CARLOS NUNEZ
Join the Silhouette Performing Arts Series at San Juan College Performance Hall for Carlos Nuñez is Spain’s most revered artists and is undisputed as the tradition’s greatest piper.  A true rock star on his signature instrument, the gaita or Galician bagpipes, he also shows off his talents on the pennywhistle, ocarina, Jew’s harp, tin whistle and flute in his
wildly entertaining show.  Show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $18 Adults, $15 Students, $12 Seniors, $10 12 & Under.
Information:  505-566-3430 or www.sanjuancollege.edu/silhouette