NM State University events Sept. 17-23

New Barnes & Noble at NMSU grand opening continues

The three-day Barnes & Noble at New Mexico State University Bookstore and Café Grand Opening Celebration will conclude Sept. 17 and 18. 

Visitors to the celebration can enjoy a visit from a costumed character from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and 2 to 4 p.m. Book readings and signings from authors such as Tres Chicas, Ana Baca, Gary Cozzins and Walter Earl Pittman will be featured throughout the day.

On Sept. 18, Margaret Randall will make an appearance from noon to 2 p.m., with a Tres Chicas Writer’s Workshop from 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 575-646-4431.

NMSU Music Department presents Cultural Series: Son Como Son

The Department of Music at New Mexico State University will present a cultural series with Son Como Son, an eclectic salsa band, at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at Atkinson Recital Hall.

César Bauvallet, musical director and trombonist for Son Como Son, is a graduate of the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana and has more than 24 years experience performing in Cuban salsa orchestras. Now based out of Albuquerque, Bauvallet leads Son Como Son, which is known as one of the most explosive salsa bands touring today.

Tickets are now available. For more information, call the Pan American Center Box Office at 575-646-1420, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

ASTC at NMSU Theatre Arts presents classic ‘Miss Julie’

American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present August Strindberg’s classic, “Miss Julie,” Sept. 23 through Oct. 9 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre at NMSU.

Set in 1874, the play focuses on Miss Julie, mistress of a country manor, as she struggles against the restlessness of her social station, burgeoning passions for her coachman, Jean, and a life free from her domineering father.

The opening night of the production will include a special reception hosted by Christa Slaton, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU. It will include appetizers and beverages during intermission and cake and punch following the show.

All evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office between noon and 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515.

NMSU Art Gallery presents ‘Looking Back/Looking Forward’

The New Mexico State University Art Gallery will host “Looking Back/Looking Forward,” Sept. 2-Oct. 15.

The exhibition will feature works by Amanda Jaffe, who taught ceramics classes at NMSU for 23 years and retired last month.

The NMSU Art Gallery is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The gallery is located in the D.W. Williams Art Center at 1390 E. University Ave. on the NMSU Campus.

For more information, call 575-646-2545 or visit nmsu.edu/artgal.

Aggie Athletics presents fall sports season

Aggie Football will face University of Texas El Paso at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Aggie Soccer will face Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 646-1420.

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