This weekend has loads of cool things to do, from movies to a vintage motorcycle show, but the highlight these next three days is the chance to listen to some great local bands.

Friday, June 22

Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods Photography Exhibit
Mesilla, Doña Ana Arts Council Arts & Cultural Center, June 22

Lowriders are coming to Mesilla, as the Doña Arts Council hosts a photography exhibit focusing on the art of the lowrider, with a special concert and car show, Dale Gas!, on Friday. Free. (575) 523-6403;

Albuquerque, The Guild Cinema, June 22-25, 5:45 pm

“Based on the director’s own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society of Tehran. When Ava’s overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy—going so far as to visit a gynecologist—Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society in general,” according to the film notes. $8 Gen. / $6 Students (505) 255-1848;

Fiesta Latina
Silver City, Western New Mexico University, June 22-24

Enjoy a weekend celebrating Latin heritage and culture, featuring an artisan mercado, live music a film series and discussion, and even a tequila tasting! Free. (800) 872-9668;

Santa Fe Bandstand
Santa Fe, Downtown & Southside Santa Fe, June 21-August 10

As beloved as a free annual music fest can be, this year's Bandstand heralds dozens of performers and musicians to downtown and the Southside, including Alex Maryol, Bayou Seco, Chango, Delphia, and even Albuquerque’s very own inaugural poet laureate, Hakim Belley, will be performing! Free.

Saturday, June 23

FIFA World Cup: South Korea V. Mexico
Albuquerque, Tractor Brewing Wells Park Taproom, June 23, 9 am-12 pm

Tractor will open extra early to show the South Korea versus Mexico match of the World Cup. Come out, cheer your team on, and maybe even have a cold one or two. (505) 243-6752;

Hide and Chic: Live Artists Demonstration
Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, June 23, 3 pm

Artist Dominic Arquero of Cochiti Pueblo will be giving a live demonstration on how to create contemporary jewelry with natural rawhide and paint. Free. (505) 843-7270;

Kid’s Night Out: Summer Splash
Las Cruces, Las Cruces Plaza, June 23, 5-9 pm

Bring your super soakers and water balloons for an all-out celebration of summer, as the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership Events hosts “Summer Splash,” a kid-friendly way to beat the heat. Featuring live music, kickboxing, local dance troupes, food trucks, and other water activities, this event is the best watery celebration of summer in the state. Kids are encouraged to wear clothes they can get wet and to bring towels. Free.  (575) 525-1955;

The King and I
Albuquerque, Popejoy Hall, June 23, 8 pm

Popejoy presents, The King and I, the Bartlett Sher director musical. “Set in 1860s Bangkok, the film tells the story of the turbulent relationship between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British school teacher whom the forward-thinking King brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, this production of The King and I is a must see,” according to the production notes.  925-5858 or (877) 664-8661;

Sunday, June 24

Santa Fe, Second Street Brewery Rufina Taproom, June 24, 12-7 pm

If you got the need for speed and the vintage aesthetics to match, stop by Second Street’s Rufina Taproom for a celebration of vintage motorcycles featuring pre-1974 classic bikes and live music by local band, Escape on a Horse. (505) 954-1068;

César Bauvallet’s Cuban Jazz Project
Albuquerque, Outpost, June 24, 3 pm

As benefit for their education and youth programs, Outpost will be hosting a concert starring César Bauvallet and his Cuban Jazz Project. Exploring the musical experiences of bebop to timba, the group will perform original compositions and dynamic arrangements that blend both Cuban and jazz standards. $25 Gen. / $10 Stu. (505) 268-0044;