El Paso Scene Weekly 09/30/19 - 10/06/19

El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2019

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El Paso Fall Home and Garden Show — El Paso Association of Builders hosts the 12th annual show Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission at the door: $7; $6 seniors; free for ages 16 and younger, active duty military with ID and first responders. $1 off admission with canned food donation to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 778-5387. Full schedule and admission coupons at ElPasoHomeAndGarden.com.
  This year’s celebrity guests are Ahmed Hassan DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, and smart home expert Boyce Thompson.
  See website for other special seminars and exhibits.

Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 5, with vendors, music, face painting and yoga. Food and refreshments sold. Information: 585-9296.

St. Mark’s Fall Bazaar — St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, hosts its fall arts and craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with food items, arts and crafts items and pumpkins. Proceeds benefit the church’s Hungary missions team. Information: 581-4444 or loveroad.org.

St. Luke’s Country Fair — The annual fair, featuring the popular “Great Dachshund Stampede,” is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt in La Union, near Canutillo, highlighted by the annual dachshund races at 10 a.m. Pets on leash welcome. Admission is free; canned food item donations welcome. Information: (575) 874-3972 or stlukeslaunion.org.
The event will also feature vendors, brisket and pork sandwiches, a Barn Sale, kid’s games, arts and crafts and animal blessings. Vendors will donate a portion of their entry fees to Humane Society of El Paso. Live music by Route 66 2 to 6 p.m. and Animals Blessings at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To get there: Take Farm Road 259 west from Canutillo, which becomes McNutt Road. St. Luke’s is a half-mile west of the state line.

Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and Landmarks — The El Paso County Historical Society will host the 16th annual Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with nine locations in the neighborhood between Downtown and UTEP. Residents will give guests a personal walk-through of these properties. Funds go to the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association to improve neighborhood residences.
  Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and younger); available in advance at the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, and day of tour at the Gallery and the Burges House, 503 W. Yandell. Information: Hal Marcus Gallery, 533-9090 or sunset_heights_assoc@yahoo.com.

Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 52nd annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Oct. 5-30, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. One of the largest juried exhibitions in Texas, the exhibit features 121 pieces of artwork from 59 artists in the Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico region. Senior juror was Kate Green of El Paso Museum of Art, with Lynn Mclain, Paul Henry Ramirez and Martha Arzabala. Opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.

Rail Fan Fun — Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso and Union Pacific Railroad host the event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. The exhibit features a 270-degree panoramic display of passenger and freight trains. Visitors can also learn about operating scale model railroads and railroad history. Participants include the Tularosa Basin Museum, Las Cruces Railroad Museum, and El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum. Sun Metro will provide a display on El Paso Streetcars. Also: living history with Six Guns & Shady Ladies and Harvey House Girls. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.
  The Farmers’ Market at Ardovino’s will atake place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


Stolen Jars — The indie folk band’s “A Reminder Tour” is at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing, with local support. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. except as listed. For most events, tickets are $5 ($3 students, military and seniors, free for UTEP students, faculty, staff and children 12 and younger. Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Oct. 1, featuring music on a theme of remembrance by composers James David, Christopher Tucker, Change Su Koh, Joaquin Rodrigo and more.
• UTEP choirs present “Building Bridges” Thursday, Oct. 3, featuring the Chamber Singers and UTEP Undergraduate Trombone Quartet in their final performance before traveling to Leeds, England. They will share the stage with guest singers from Esperanza Azteca.
• Guest pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky performs Friday, Oct. 4.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill
— 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or Facebook.
• Revocation — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. with Voivoid, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains and Conjurer. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
• Beyond Creation — 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, with Beyond Creation, Fallujah, Arkaik, and Equipoise. Minors allowed only with adult. Tickets: Tickets: $20.

Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Plaza Theatre. Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy awards, including “Best Folk Album” in 2017, and was featured on Disney Pixar’s “Coco” soundtrack. Her past El Paso shows have sold out. Tickets: $41 to $101.50 (Ticketmaster)

We Are Messengers — The Christian rock and pop band, originally from Ireland, performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins. The band has had several hits on Billboard’s US Christian rock charts, including their latest single, “Power.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $16 general admission in advance; $20 day of show. VIP packages: $55. Information: 449-6909 or myimmanuelchurch.com.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Information on Faceboo.
• The Aquadolls — So-Can indie band, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $12.
• Still Woozy — The soul and R&B artist performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $15.
• Cuco — The indie pop performer’s “Para Mi” Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with La Doña and Kaina. Tickets: $24.

La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation, La Adictiva de San Jose de Mesillas, comes to El Paso’s Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The group was recently nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award for Album of the Year. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50 (Ticketmaster).

Josh Turner — The Let Freedom Sing free concert presents the country and gospel singer at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing’s event lawn, 1611 Pleasanton Road, with special guest Overton Road. No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete areas only. The public is welcome; early arrival is encouraged. Valid government-issued ID required to enter. Information: 564-5311, freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com or on Facebook at FreedomCrossing.

André Reyes — The former guitarist and vocalist for the Gipsy Kings brings some of the group’s favorite songs to stage including “Bambolero” and “Volare” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Plaza Theatre, blending traditional flamenco with western pop and Latin rhythms. Tickets: $59-$129 (Ticketmaster).

Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Abraham Chavez. Iglesias is one of the few elite comedians who has headlined and sold out the Staples Center, Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets: $47.50 (Ticketmaster).
  In addition to being one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with more than 380 million views. He was recently featured in the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. He is currently working on a comedy series for Netflix.


Disney on Ice: ‘Mickey’s Search Party’ —
Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 2-6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus matinees at noon and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s and performance and the noon Saturday show in Spanish. Tickets begin at $31 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com.
  Hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse will guide audiences on adventures into the Land of the Dead with Miguel from “Coco,” through the wintry wonderland of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa from the Oscar-winning “Frozen,” on a team quest with Woody, Buzz and Jessie from “Toy Story,” into the enchanted world of Belle from “Beauty and the Beast,” and more.

Celebration of Our Mountains —
For more than 25 years, the celebration has included hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the natural wonders of the Borderland. For a full line-up of events, visit celebrationofourmountains.org.

First Fridays Series — El Paso Opera’s new monthly series of free community outreach performances are the first Friday of every month at a different location. The Oct. 4 performance is noon at El Paso Public Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, with Opera Resident Artists. Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org.

El Paso Space Festival — Insights weeklong space festival runs through Oct. 5. The event is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the fields of earth and space science. Most events are free, but registration required. Information: 534-0000 or (520) 977-2649. Registration at insightselpaso.org/2019-el-paso-space-festival.
  The Space Adventure Extravaganza is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sunland Park Mall, with educational activity booths, guest speakers, workshops, prizes, NASA VR workshop and more 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Solar Telescope viewing of with Sun City Astronomers 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are free at eventbrite. Guests can select “Toiletry Donation Ticket” upon checkout and present it with ticket at the 'Space Passport' or bring a toiletry donation. Visit booths collecting stamps for each activity. Completed space passport for a chance to win a prize.
Other events:
• Monday, Sept. 30: Family Space STEM Night 5 to 7 p.m. at UTEP Engineering Building Room E-104. Ozobot coding, flight simulator, and other STEM activities. One hour activity sessions start at 5 and 6 p.m. Free, but advance registration required.
• Tuesday, Oct. 1: Rocket Science Educator Night, is 5 to 7 p.m. at UTEP Metallurgy M302, 1981 Hawthorne. Educators will be given the opportunity to tour UTEP’s new Forensic Engineering and Materials Performance Laboratory, and review ongoing student research on Columbia artifacts that is directly influencing how astronauts will explore space over the next 50 years. Free parking will be available on UTEP’s campus after 5 p.m. Register at insightselpaso.org.
• Wednesday, Oct. 2: Planetarium show, 5:30 p.m. at Gene Roddenberry Planetarium, 6531 Boeing. Free, but no tickets available at press time.
• Thursday, Oct. 3: Star Party 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Hueco Tanks State Park with the Sun City Astronomers. Entry gate closes at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Site has waived admission fees for event; guests may bring their own camp chairs, telescopes, and non-alcoholic beverages. Free hot chocolate will be available.
• Friday, Oct. 4: Nerd Night Space Sci Fi Movie Night, 6 to 9 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse with a screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey” with a panel of engineers and scientists discussing the movie’s view of technology with today's aerospace engineering and artificial intelligence.

El Paso Fall Carnival — The carnival featuring Frazier Shows attractions will be in the Sunland Park Mall parking lot, 750 Sunland Park, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 3-6. Tickets, times: fraziershows.com.

Massacre on Marshall Road — Fort Bliss’s annual haunted house is open 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5. Not recommended for children under 10 or the “faint of heart.” Tickets: $5. Facebook at The Massacre on Marshall Road. Information: 588-8247 or on Facebook at Massacre at Marshall Road.

El Paso Border Folk Festival — The 5th annual concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Pebble Hills High School Auditorium, 14400 Pebble Hills, with Trio Los Panchos, Che Apalache, Jose Luis Duval and local artists. Tickets: $15 in advance. Information: 474-9550 or epborderfest.com.

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s semiannual arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment by children’s activities, raffles, and giveaways. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s 10th annual pow wow is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Pakitu Community Park, 11200 Santos Sanchez, with various American Indian tribes from across the nation, food, drinks, dress contest, drum contest, singing, dances, Native American art and more. All ages welcome. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, 860-7777 or on Facebook at rockingtherez.
  Contest events offer $50,000 in prize money, with adult, teen, junior and tots categories.

UTEP Football & Homecoming -
The 2019 homecoming game against UTSA is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tailgating events begin at 2:30 p.m. at Kidd Field. Tickets: $10-$28. information: 747-5234 or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747-8600 or alumni.utep.edu.
  Homecoming Week events are at Centennial Plaza, unless other listed.
  The 10th annual Miner Dash 5K Run, 3K Walk and Family Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration: $25 through Sept. 17; $30 Sept. 18-26. UTEP student discount of $5. Register minerdash.utep.edu.
  Miner Morning Mania is 5 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, with UTEP marching band, cheerleaders, Golddiggers dance team, Paydirt Pete, and members of the Student Government Association, Homecoming court and other groups.
  Homecoming Pep Rally is noon Thursday, Oct. 3.
  Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Don Haskins Center. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $100.

Parade of Homes — El Paso Association of Builders’ 2019 Parade of Homes runs through Oct. 6. This year’s homes are in the Valley Creek 3 subdivision by Hanson Development at Upper Valley and Gomez Roads, showcasing new homes by nine builders. Hours are 4-7 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Admission: $5 per family (free to military, educators and school employees, healthcare professionals and first responders). Information: 778-5387 or elpasobuilders.com.

Tom Lea Month

The Tom Lea Institute, along with other area organizations, celebrates the life and work of the late El Paso art legend with various events throughout October. Admission is free, unless otherwise listed; registration or RSVP required at TomLea.com. Information: 533-0048.
 • Date Night Out at Fort Bliss is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Old Fort Bliss Replica Bldg 5054 Pleasonton. Guests create their own pottery to take home while learning about bronze casting. Wine and refreshments offered; age 21 and older only. Tickets: $20.
• Showing at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza is “Tom Lea and World War II,” an exhibit devoted to his iconic World War II paintings and drawings owned by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Central to the exhibition are Lea’s nine eyewitness paintings from the infamous Battle of Peleliu.   A reception and lecture of the exhibit by Charles Grow, Deputy Director of National Museum of Marine Corps is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
• Adair Margo presents “He Never Forgot: Letter to Chaplain Oakey,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at El Paso Library Main Branch, on the personal nature of Lea’s war- reporting.

For a good cause

Project ARRIBA Dinner — Project Arriba hosts its 6th annual benefit dinner and fundraiser 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at El Paso Convention Center. Keynote speaker is retired UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio. Tickets: $150 ($1,500 table for ten). Information: 843-4055 or projectarriba.org.
  This year celebrates Project ARRIBA’s 20th Anniversary as a Workforce & Economic Development Initiative.

Tomatoville — The 6th annual “BLTs for Tocando” fundraiser for El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s Tocando Music Project is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at 5035 Country Club Place. A backyard happy hour is hosted by Rosalia & Angel Beltran, Jr. The event offers wine, beer, refreshments, entertainment, an BLTs featuring bacon by Tender Belly and D’Lox. Tickets: $80. Reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The Symphony’s Tocando Music Project is an after-school program that provides music learning and performing opportunities to elementary school students. Tomatoville, a Tasting for Tocando, is a Napa Valley-inspired event with simple but gourmet food choices.

Borderless Giving — The Art and Framing Gallery presents the formal dinner-dance and art auction benefiting Borderless Giving 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Epic Railyard Center, 2210 E. Mills. Tickets: $100. The Borderless Giving Campaign funds surgery at El Paso Children’s Hospital for Mexican children with disabling orthopedic conditions. Information: 833-5250.
  Music by saxophonist Jessica Flores. Participating artists are Enrique Woo, Hector Bernal, Mario Ulloa, Daniel Padilla, Susan Ryde, Patrick Galbadon  and Berenice Perea

‘Bubbles and Brew’ — The 5th annual “Flights and Bites” black tie gala Tasting Event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 N. Oregon, with flights of champagne and local microbrews, food and desserts, wine pull, cocktail bar and live entertainment from singer Jessica Flores Caterers are Coronado Prime Meats and Megalicious Meals, with craft beers from El Paso’s Blazing Tree Brewery. All proceeds support the museum. Tickets: $55 by Sept. 28; $60 after; age 21 and older admitted. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Buddy Walk - EPCC Diversity Programs host its 10th annual walk and 5K Fun Run benefiting Down Syndrome Coalition and EPCC Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Saturday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. Information: 241-1040, dscep.org or on Facebook.
  The Buddy Walk is a nationally sponsored walk organized by the local DSCEP in partnership with the National Down Syndrome Society to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
—One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 5. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.

Farmers Market at The Fountains — The Fountains at Farah hosts a farmers market 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Information: fountainsatfarah.com or on Facebook.

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.

Mazes & Pumpkins

El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre medieval maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 6th annual season, “Labyrinth Adventure,” 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 3 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, pumpkin patch, jumpimg balloon, food, rides and more. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group reservations taken; weekday outings offered Thursday and Friday. Information: 213-4386, ElPasoFarmLand.com or on Facebook at elpasocornmaze.
  Take I-10 to Exit 35, then south 1/4 mile.

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 27 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. The maze is celebrating its 21st season. Food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Group rates and scout troop discounts also offered with advance reservation. Information: (575) 526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
  Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides until 6:30 p.m., giant slides, face painting, pedal carts, gem mining, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck racing and more. Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.) are $1 each or 22 for $20.
  Open weekdays for school field trips with advance registration only; no pets allowed except service animals.
  To get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West (Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one mile to the Maze on the Lyles’ family farm.
  The Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, featuring live music, contests and more.

La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 3 (weather permitting) for its 2019 season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme celebrates Western Tech, with a “heart” carved in the upper left of the maze to honor the loves and those affected by the events of Aug. 3.
  Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14, with limited activities.
  Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military). Free for age two and seniors over 75 Admission is additional $1 more per person on peak days (Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20). Tickets in advance at ticketleap.com. Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.


El Paso Locomotive FC
— El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts Fresno FC at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.com

Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 15th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at Cotton and Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Proceeds benefit St. Clement’s School Athletics. Information: 533-4248 or stclements.org.

Walk/Run for Kids — Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso hosts the 4th annual fundraising 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sunland Park Racetrack, 1200 Futurity Drive. Family activities follow a kid-friendly race. Prizes given to top individual finishers, biggest team, best-dressed team, and best-dressed dog. Registration: $20; $10 age 10-17; free for age 9 and younger; deadline is Sept. 29. Dogs welcome (must be on leash). Registration: walkforkidselpaso.org. Information: 542-1522 or walkforkidselpaso.org.
  All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities that provide temporary lodging to families with a child receiving local hospital treatment.

UTEP Football
— The Miners host the UTSA Roadrunners for the UTEP Homecoming game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies’ host Liberty University for the NMSU Homecoming game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.

Johnny Tapia Boxing Invitational — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Vado Speedway Park, 15900 Stern in Vado, N.M. (1-10 Exit 155). Information: (575) 524-7913, vadopeedwaypark.com or on Facebook.
  Saturday: Amateur fights begin at noon. Pro fights begin at 7 p.m. Boxers on card include Randy McCarty, Zach Prieto, Juan Carlos Guillen, Savion Kent and Brandon White.
  Sunday: Amateur Invitational with DJ Johnny Kage, car show, celebrity guests, live music, food and more. gates open at 11 a.m., first bell at noon.
  Admission: $15 each day. Combo reserved seat tickets for both days are $30-$50.
  Weigh-ins are 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at The Game, 2605 S. Espina in Las Cruces. Meet-and-greet follows 3:30-5 p.m. Admission: $10.

GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical Therapy Association 27th annual 5K run and 1-mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $25; $20 military through Sept. 27; $30 after Sept. 27; $35 on race day. Entrance fee to park; is $2 per vehicle. Information: Rio Grande Chapter of NCCIA, 298-7241. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Proceeds benefit El Paso Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Association and Scholarships for the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant students.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Up and Running 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, at 7 to 7:40 a.m. on race day.

Oryx Challenge Bike Tour —
The 9th annual 30K and 82k cycling tours benefiting the USO begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum on 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. 5K family run begins at 10:30 a.m. Food and entertainment offered at the museum after the tours.
  Registration: $40 ($50 after Sept. 9 for general public; $15 active duty military and dependents: $15; free for Warrior Transition Battalion members. Early registration encouraged. Information: 744-3480. Registration at elpaso.uso.org.
  The 82K cycling course climbs St. Augustin Pass to White Sands Missile Range, then returns; the 30k cycling course goes through mountain vistas along Baylor Canyon Road. The 5K run goes along Sonoma Ranch Road.

UTEP Volleyball
— The Miners host UTSA at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the at Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

Other So. New Mexico

NMSU Homecoming — The NMSU Aggies’ 2019 Homecoming game is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, against Liberty University. Tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
  Celebration of Traditions Memorial Ceremony is 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Trader’s Plaza and Aggie Memorial Tower, with the Homecoming parade “Sweet Home NMSU” at 10 a.m. along University Avenue.
  Alumni and Friends Tailgate events begin at 4 p.m. near the stadium’s northeast entrance. RSVP required by Sept. 27; space is limited. Tickets: $15 at support.nmsu.edu.
  Homecoming celebrations and related events are planned Oct. 3-5 including open houses, department breakfasts, luncheons and class reunions.
• The 5th annual Aggie Shark Tank hosted by Arrowhead Center at NMSU, is 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at ASNMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University. NMSU student and alumni entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to local and national “sharks.” Reception follows. Tickets are free at eventbrite.com.
• Distinguished Alumni Dinner is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at NMSu’s Corbett Center. Tickets: $50 at support.nmsu.edu.
• The Annual Ag Day hosted by the College of Agriculture is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the stadium parking lot, with more than 50 booths with live animals, games, educational exhibits and more.

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair
— The 73rd annual fair, “Wild Wild West,” is Oct. 2-6 at the Luna County fairgrounds in Deming. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event includes livestock shows, arts and crafts exhibits, fair queen crowning, parade, baked goods and produce sales, other food vendors, rodeo events, livestock auction, entertainment, horse shows, carnival and dances. Information: (575) 546-5255, on Facebook at swnmsf.
  Headline concert features Frank Ray Friday, Oct. 4. Gates open at 7 p.m. with Horizon Band opening at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15.

Southwest Festival of the Written Word
— The literary festival is Friday through Saturday, Oct. 4-6, in Silver City, N.M. More than 50 Southwest authors gather to discuss their lives and works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, theater and more. This year’s theme is “Writing Sin Fronteras/Writing Without Borders.” Most events are free and all are open to the public. Information: (575) 313-3172 or swwordfiesta.org.

Cowboys for Cancer Research Benefit — The organization’s 37th annual dinner, dance and silent auction is Friday, Oct. 4, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner; dance begins at 9 p.m. with music by the Delk Band. All proceeds benefit New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center and at NMSU. Tickets: $100; $1,200 tables for ten. Information and registration: (575) 642-5696 or (575) 642-5693 or c4cr.com.
  Doors open to the public for the dance only at 8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door; age 12 and younger free.

Mesilla Jazz Happening — The 19th annual event is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6.
  Friday’s performances are 6 to 9 p.m. at six Mesilla venues: La Posta de Mesilla featuring Rubin Guiterrez Trio;
Hacienda de Mesilla featuring Jim Helder Trio; Josefina’s Old Café featuring Border Jazz Quarter with Roman Chip and Billy Townes; St. Clair Winery & Bistro featuring the Derrick Lee Quartet; Café Don Felix featuring The Coolside Collective; and NM Vintage Wine featuring Chris Sanders and Bob Hull.
  Saturday and Sunday are at the historic Old Mesilla Plaza (bring a lawn chair or blanket; limited amount of stadium seating available). Admission is free. Information: mvjazzblues.net.
  Saturday’s performances are 1 to 5 p.m. with Border Jazz Quartet, Havana Quintet and Noteworks.
  Sunday’s performances are 1 to 6 p.m. with Bassanova with Manny Flores, Jazz Unlimited Big Band, Supersax of the Southwest, and Fernie Lechuga and Azucar.

‘The Wolves’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the Sarah DeLappe Pulitzer-nominated play Oct. 4-6 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by Nichole Hamilton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high school students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
  The story of a girls’ high school soccer team illuminates the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges.

Trinity Site Tour — The fall tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct. 5, at White Sands Missile Range. At the site, visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero, where a small obelisk marks the exact spot where the bomb was exploded. They can also ride a missile range shuttle bus two miles from ground zero to the Schmidt/McDonald Ranch House, where the scientists assembled the plutonium core of the bomb.
  On July 16, 1945, the U.S. government exploded the bomb at the New Mexico test site. Historical photos are mounted on the fence surrounding the area. Food and souvenirs sold at the site. Admission is free. Information: White Sands Public Affairs (575) 678-1134 or wsmr.army.mil.
  Enter off U.S. 380 on the north end of the range (Stallion Gate) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Site closes promptly at 3:30 p.m. Must show a photo ID at the gate.
  Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is 85 miles each way. There are no service stations on the route. Department of Defense police will direct traffic. Pets allowed on leash only.
  New Mexico Museum of Space History and the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation offers a bus tour to the site. Call for reservations, spaces are limited: (575) 437-2840 ext. 41132 or nmspacemuseum.org.

Pagan Pride Day — Las Cruces Unitarian Universalist Church hosts the 11th annual celebration of pagan belief systems 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Pioneer Women’s Park, 500 W. Las Cruces Avenue, with vendors, entertainment, information, and classes. Donations of food and clean clothing, and camping items welcome. Information: (575) 640-5344 or on Facebook at Las Cruces Pagan Pride Day.

Southern New Mexico Pride Celebration — The annual gay pride event is 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Plaza De Las Cruces, on Main Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a Pride March, and featuring more than 50 exhibitors, vendors and food trucks. Events conclude with a drag show. Information: southernnmpride.org.

Brass Transit — This tribute to Chicago features eight of Canada’s top musicians, singers and session artists performing 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$69. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

‘God of Carnage’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the comedy through Oct 13. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, student and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter.

Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s celebration of fall colors is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Events include a chili cook-off, arts and crafts fair, street vendors, Aspenfest Parade and vintage car show. Information: Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce: (575) 257-7395 or ruidosonow.com/aspenfest.
  The Aspenfest Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sudderth and Mechem, ending at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Marvel vs. Ruidoso.”
  The Rod Run Car Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Admission is free. Information: Ron Duscha, (915) 598-0621.
  The annual Open Chili and Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-Offs are both days at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Public tasting is noon; tasting cups available for a donation. Information: (575) 390-4835.
  Craft Beer and Wine Festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Wingfield Park. Admission: $15 (with tastings); $5 general admission; 16 and younger free.

Icebox Oktoberfest — Icebox Brewing Company, 2825 West Picacho in Las Cruces, host the Oktoberfest event noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with live music, German food and beer and lawn games, including corn hole and oversized Jenga and Connect Four and more. Information: (575) 526-7129 or on Facebook.
  Live bands begin at noon, and include Con Sal y Limon, Nikki May, Derrick Harris and Triple Jack.

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