EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience — The “Long Island Medium” star will speak 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets start at $39.75 (Ticketmaster); does not guarantee a reading.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.
• a-Resolve — The alternative rock and metal band from Albuquerque performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $10.
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The 34th annual fair, featuring the popular “Great Dachshund Stampede,” is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt in La Union, near Canutillo. The event includes Dachshund races (11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.) and an all-other breeds race. Pets on leash welcome. Events include arts and crafts, food booths, big barn sale, kids games, bake sale, pie baking contest, and performances by school choirs and ballet folklorico. Route 66 performs live music 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; canned food item donation for Canutillo Food Bank encouraged. Information: 204-7365 or stlukeslaunion.com.
A Blessing of the Animals is at noon.
‘Forever Tango’ — Luis Bravo’s internationally celebrated Broadway musical is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$75 (Ticketmaster).
“Forever Tango” celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina, with six world-class Argentine Tango couples, a 1930s-style vocalist, and a ten-piece orchestra featuring the instrument of tango, the bandoneon, a 19th century accordion. The production opened on Broadway in 1990 and has since been seen my more than 7 million people worldwide.
El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 23rd annual series of piano concerts are at 7 p.m. selected Saturdays at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Oct. 7: Mei-Ting Sun. Sun has won top prizes in many piano competitions, including the National Chopin Piano Competition and the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early; concerts are almost always standing room only. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or elpaso-chopin.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 except as noted. For all reservations, registration and RSVPs, call 533-0048. Information: TomLea.com.
Tom Lea (1907-2001) was the son of an El Paso mayor who became a nationally famous muralist, illustrator, novelist, historian, World War II war correspondent and studio painter.
• “Landscape: Summoning the Past through Works of Art and Current Conservation Efforts,” by Shannon Harris of Texan by Nature is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, followed by a tour of the botanical gardens with Bernie Sargent.
• Book signing of “A Mexican Dream” by Barbara Cigarroa is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Literarity Book Shop in Peppertree Square, 5411 N. Mesa.
Tzimani — The San Diego classic metal band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Boomtown, 2430 Wyoming, with local bands Crash and Indie. Admission is free, age 21 and older. Information: 261-7330.
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Tickets: $27.50-$50 (Ticketmaster)
Lafourcade won five Grammy awards in 2015 including “Song of the Year,” “Recording of the Year,” “Best Alternative Music Album,” “Best Alternative Song,” and “Best Engineered Album.”
Yellow Claw — The DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at El Buchanan’s Event Centre, 11540 Pellicano. All ages show. Tickets: $16 (Eventbrite.com). Information: 206-3959. ext 105 or on Facebook.
Yuri and Pandora — The Latin pop legends and femme power houses perform together at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring three decades of hits. Tickets: $69, $89 and $109 (Ticketmaster).
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• UTEP Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Oct. 3.
• Choral concert: Kaleidoscope is Thursday, Oct. 5, celebrating choral “classics” old and new, featuring the Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Elisa Fraser Wilson, in their last local performance before their trip to Leeds, England. All ages welcome.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Courtneys — The pop group performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Cribs — English indie rockers, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $18-$20.
• The Garden — The punk duo performs at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Nico & the Silent Films, Stangus and Stardust Experience Obliteration. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Middle Kids — The Aussie trio performs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Levitation Room — Rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Tickets: $12-$15.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909, trickyfalls.com.
• Sacred Reich — The thrash metal band’s “30 Years of Ignorance” Tour is 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, with special guest Byzantine. Tickets: $23-$26.
• Pinegrove — The indie rock band performs 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at The Perch with Florist and Lomelda. Tickets: $14-$16.
• Cut Copy — Australian electronic music band, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3., with Swell Kids and Cxstle Cvstle. Tickets: $22; $40 balcony.
• Mura Masa — The DJ and producer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, with Joey Purp. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Dark Tranquillity — Swedish death metal band, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, with Warbringer and Striker. Tickets (on sale May 3): $21-$51.
• Four Year Strong — The pop punk band’s 10th Anniversary “Rise or Die Trying” tour is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, with
Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Life Lessons. Tickets: $16-$18.
• The Full Moon Vampire Ball featuring My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult is Saturday, Oct. 7, with vampire burlesque performances. Age 21 and older only. Tickets: $25. VIP tickets with dinner, cocktails and more are $75.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Disney on Ice: ‘Follow Your Heart’ — Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 4-8. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus matinees 10 a.m. Friday, noon at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $20, $25, $30, $55 and $65 (Ticketmaster). Ages 2 and older must have ticket (costumes not permitted for guests 14 and older). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com.
La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Vendor booths 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $5 (eventbrite). Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
The October event feature sounds by Peanut Butter Wolf, as well as DJ Rich, D-Rex, and Tom Laike B2B Jay French, and Young Deluxe. Live art by Erik Angel.
Chalk the Block — The 10th anniversary outdoor art event is Oct. 6-8 throughout Downtown El Paso. The event includes various art projects, art vendors, live music, performance art, interactive kid’s zone, food and refreshments chalk and street artists and more. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, chalktheblock.com or on Facebook.
UTEP Football & Homecoming - The 2017 homecoming game against Western Kentucky is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tailgating events begin at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10-$30. information: 747-5234 or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747-8600 or alumni.utep.edu.
Pep Rally is noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, on Centennial Plaza, with the Homecoming Dance at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Don Haskins Center. The format of the event is an open seating, networking cocktail dinner with a wide variety of food and dessert stations. Cocktail attire.
Tickets: $100. Information: Judy Heredia-Perry, 747-6361 or email@example.com.
An Open House at Alumni Lodge is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center. Self Guided campus tours are 1 to 4 p.m. at various locations.
The 100th Anniversary of Old Main celebration is 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Old Main Building, outdoor entrance.
Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s 8th annual pow wow is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, 11200 Santos Sanchez. All ages welcome. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, 860-7777 or on Facebook at rockingtherez.
Mazes & Haunted Houses
Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The 17th annual labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Information: (575) 526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
The Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, with live music, contests and activities for all ages.
KLAQ Haunted House — The annual haunting “The Apocalypse,” runs Oct. 5-31 at Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900 Montana. Haunted House recommended for ages 14 and older. Open Thursday through Sunday the first two weekends in October, and all week long Oct. 16-31. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays; 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays though Saturdays. Tickets: $15. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ — WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror Trail Haunted House 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may be worn to the trail. Tickets: $16 general admission haunted house only; $18 Zombie Shoot; combo ticket is $29. Information: 877-FEAR (3327) or texasterrortrail.com.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, a kiddie maze, rides, food and drinks, pumpkin train rides to pumpkin patch, slide, tire pyramid, rubber duck races, pedal carts, mini pedal carts, and a cow train. Food “Truck Wagons” on site; no grills or glass containers allowed. This year’s maze theme is Venture through Renewable Energy. School field trips offered Tuesday through Friday. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386), elpasocornmaze.com or on Facebook.
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open for its 17th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme celebrates El Paso Chihuahuas with a depiction of mascot, “Chico.” Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. The maze also will be open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 (Columbus Day).
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military.) Free for age two and seniors over 75. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations. Tickets available in advance at ticketleap.com.
Bazaars and fairs
Our Lady of Refuge Fiesta — The church will host its annual fiesta noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1320 Mercantil in La Union (off N.M. 28, near Canutillo), with Spanish language mass at 4 p.m. Kitchen opens at noon, with booths, games and drinks at 3 p.m. Raffle drawings at 10 p.m. Admission is free. Information (575) 589-0542.
Live entertainment is 3 to 11 p.m. including San Jose Matachines, Los Diamantes folklorico, Gadsden High School’s Pantastic Steel Drum band, mariachis and Cherry disco.
St. Raphael Family Health Fair — St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar, hosts its fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, with free health screenings, evaluations, guest speakers, information from various health and wellness entities and door prizes. Admission is free. Information: 526-4198.
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 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Admission is free. Information: 581-4444 or stmarktschurch.tv.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Sept. 30 hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Fall hours begin Oct 7: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org or ardovinos.com.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
ission is free. Information on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.
For a good cause
EPCC Mentor’s Dinner — John Quiñones, News Veteran and Host of “What Would You Do?” is guest speaker for the annual mentor’s dinner 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A Auditorium. Tickets: $40; available at all EPCC Campus cashiers or secure.touchnet.com. Information: 831-3324 or epcc.edu/hispanicheritage.
‘A Tasting For Tocando’ — The 4th annual “Tomatoville” fundraiser for El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s Tocando Music Project is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at 750 Linda, to experience the “ultimate BLT,” and enjoy fine wines, beer, live music and a silent auction. Curated and prepped by Chef Annette Lawrence and her team of volunteers. Tickets: $75; available at epso.org. Information: 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.
Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former foster youth is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana, with works from more than 50 of El Paso's finest artists and an auction of gift baskets. Free appetizers, refreshments and music with ticket. Admission: $10; children under 12 free. Information: 533-4200 or elpasohumanservices.org.
Buddy Walk - EPCC Diversity Programs host its 7th annual walk benefiting Down Syndrome Coalition and EPCC Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. Cost: $15 (free for individuals with Downs Syndrome); registration at EPBuddyWalk.org or at the starting point day of event. Information: 241-1040, dscep.org or on Facebook.
Mission Trail Association Fundraiser — El Paso Mission Trail Association hosts it annual fundraiser dance 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at historic La Cueva Theatre, 10180 Socorro Road, in Socorro, Texas. Danzas Espanola, directed by Nina Gomez, presents A Spanish Knight of Flamenco Dance and Zarzuela Arias. Silent auction starts at 4 p.m.; performance at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: 851-9997 or visitelpasomissiontrail.com.
Riding For Boobs — The 6th annual motorcycle run against breast cancer begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, staring at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano, with stops at The Rock House, 9828 Montana, Mamacita’s Bar & Grill, 1580 Clint Cut Off, and ending at San Elizario Historic District at 1501 Main. Registration: $10 single; $15 couples. Information: ridingforboobs.thundertix.com or on Facebook.
Tote Couture Fashion Show — Leadership El Paso Class 39, hosts the fashion show noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at EPCC Administrative Services Center Auditorium, 9050 Viscount Building A, with lunch, thrifty fashion contest, silent and live auctions, and local celebrities in attendance. Host is local radio personality Monica Castillo. Cost: $25. Information: 534-0500. Proceeds benefit El Paso SMART scholarship fund.
Walk for Kids — Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso hosts the fundraising walk 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sunland Park Racetrack, 1200 Futurity Drive. Registration and kids zone opens at 8 a.m. with fun walk at 9 a.m. Registration: $20 (includes shirt); Kids 13 and under are free (no shirt). Dogs welcome (must be on leash). Registration: walkforkidselpaso.org. Information: 542-1522 or rmhcelp.org.
Compassionate Friends ‘Walk to Remember’ — Compassionate Friends’ 4th annual walk is 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. The 1.5-mile walk honors the memory of a deceased child or sibling, and raises funds for an upcoming local conference, with a balloon release and potluck picnic (BYO Balloons). Walk is free; but participants must fill out a registration form: elpasotcf.org. Information: 740-5496.
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance opens its season with Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by Kim McKean. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5-8. Tickets: $14 ($12 UTEP faculty and staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, alumni (with card) and non-UTEP students; $9 for UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
‘Earth Aural Rover 1 Project’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series opens its season with Las Cruces artist Brack Morrow’s remote-controlled, sound-recording, music-making rover at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Presented by Impact | Programs of Excellence. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
The program features an introduction by Morrow, a musical performance of the rover, and a short film about EAR1’s travels to places such as the White Sands National Monument.
Season tickets for all eight Jewel Box shows available for $103.
FC Juarez vs. Club Necaxa — The professional soccer friendly rematch is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Southwest University Park between Club Necaxa of the first division Liga MX and FC Juarez of the Ascenso MX. Tickets: $30-$125; available at SouthwestUniversityPark.com or at the Southwest University Park box offices. Informstion: 533-BASE (2273).
UTEP Football — The Miners host Western Kentucky at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sun Bowl Stadium. The game also culminates the weeklong UTEP Homecoming activities. Tickets: $10-$30. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Groove and Glow 5K — Rave Marketing & Events hosts its 3rd annual “Fun-K” night Walk/Run event promoting health and wellness at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning and ending at The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain. Proceeds benefit the Armed Services YMCA. Registration: $30 by Aug. 31; $40 Sept. 1-30; $40 Oct. 1-5; $50 on race day (on site only). Military discounts available online. Information on Facebook at Grooveandglow. Registration at grooveandglow.com.
Destiny 5K — Destiny Family Christian Center, 9615 Dyer, hosts its 3rd annual 5K walk/run 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Sanctioned by United States Track and Field. Entry fee: $25; group discounts and sponsorship packages available. Information 755-7744. Registration at runforfamily.com.
GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical Therapy Association 25th annual 5K run and 1-mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registraion: $25; $20 military; $30 race day registration. Information: Rio Grande Chapter of NCCIA, 298-7241. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Iron Soldier Sprint Triathlon — The 400-meter swim, 15 mile bike and 5K run is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Fort Bliss Aquatics Training Center, 20733 Constitution Avenue. Cost: $10 active duty military; $45 all others for individual events; $65 relay teams of 2 to 3 persons; additional $10 fee for late registation. Information: (Fort Bliss IMW) 744-5794 or blissmwr.com/intramurals.
Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Registration: $20 by Sept. 16; $25 after; team discounts offered. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Southern New Mexico
‘Don’t Drink the Water’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main, Las Cruces, presents the Woody Allen comedy through Oct. 15. Directed by Christopher Lininger. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military; $10 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Mesilla Jazz Happening — The 17th annual event is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, on the historic Mesilla Plaza. Master of Ceremonies is jazz scholar Trevor Hodgkin. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; limited amount of stadium seating available. Information: mvjazzblues.net.
Friday’s performances are 6 to 9 p.m. at six Mesilla venues: La Posta de Mesilla featuring Rubin Guiterrez Trio, Double Eagle featuring Jim Helder Trio, Josefina’s Old Café featuring Roman Chip and Border Jazz, Hacienda de Mesilla featuring The Coolside Collective, St. Clair Winery & Bistro featuring The Derrick Lee Quartet and Café de Mesilla featuring Jazzman Ross and George Aiuvalasit.
Saturday’s performances are 12:45 to 5 p.m. with Side Effect Organ Trio, The Boarder Jazz Quartet and the Havana Quintet.
Sunday’s performances are 12:30 to 6 p.m. with El Paso Jazz Collective, Speak No Evil, Jazz Unlimited Big Band and Mack Goldsbury Trio.
Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — The fair is Oct. 4-8 at the Luna County fairgrounds in Deming. 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, a carnival and dances. Information: (575) 546-5255 or on Facebook at swnmsf.
Sierra County Fair — The annual county fair is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 5-8, at Sierra County Fair Barn in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Events include arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups and family activities. Admission is free. Information: Sierra County Extension Service, (575) 894-2375 or sierracountynewmexico.info.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the smash hit musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman Oct. 6-29 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Diane Thomas. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Oct. 15, 22 and 29; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Cowboys for Cancer Research Benefit Team Roping — The organization’s 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction is Friday, Oct. 6, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 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.
Kitty Kitchen Glitter — Project Save a Kitten’s fall fundraiser is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Griggs & Reymond Event House, 504 W. Griggs in Las Cruces, with gently used, clean items for cooking and entertaining for sale. Information: (575)323-0903 or email@example.com.
Trinity Site Tour — The fall tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct. 7, 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.
Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s celebration of fall colors is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. 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 “Hocus Pocus.”
Arts and crafts booths will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Blanca, 134 Reese Dr. Admission: $2 (free for children under 12). Information: (575) 808-8338.
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 Cook-Off and Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-Off is Saturday at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Public tasting is noon; tasting cups available for a donation.
Craft Beer and Wine Festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Wingfield Park. Admission to be announced.
The Las Cruces Fun Hunt — The 3rd 24-hour scavenger hunt hosted by Las Cruces Event Planning is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, benefiting ACTion Program of Animals. Teams of up to 8 people get a list of about 250 tasks of things to do, find, take pictures of, etc. The team that racks up the most points at the end of the 24 hours wins. There must be at least one adult (18 or older) on each team. Cost: $150 per team by 4 p.m. Oct. 6; $175 after. Download packet at LasCrucesFunHunt.com. Information: (575) 522-1232.
Registration day is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7; all teams must attend kick off on registration day. When teams receive their scavenger hunt list, their 24 hours begin. A Finish Line Festival completes the event with food, and arts and crafts vendors, kids area and award ceremony.
Cloudcroft Octoberfest Art Show — The art show and family event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. with several art vendors, food, booths for kids and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733, or coolcloudcroft.com.
Cultural Bazaar — The 7th annual family celebration of the area’s cultural diversity is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main in Las Cruces, with art, dance, clothing, and other customs of more than a dozen cultures represented in Las Cruces. Traditional dance, music and songs from different cultures will be performed throughout the day. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las-cruces.org/museums.
LCSO with Misha Dichter — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, opens its season with the guest pianist Oct. 7-8,at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, featuring Gioachino Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” Antonin Dvorak’s, “Symphony No. 8” and George Gershwin’s “Concerto in F.” Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio Tour — The annual event runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15, at studios and galleries in Silver City, N.M. with art shows, receptions, studio tours, demonstrations, youth activities and workshops. Headquarters are at Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie, with information, brochures, maps and guides, as well as the Independent and Studio Artists’ Exhibit. Information: (575) 313-9631 or silvercityart.com.
During the first weekend, galleries will be open with special shows, receptions and exhibitions. Music will be in the galleries and on the streets. Event includes a paint out for plein air painters, with prizes and sales opportunities.
‘Breakneck Julius Caesar’ and ‘Breakneck Hamlet’ — No Strings Theatre Company and Tim Mooney Repertory Theatre present “Breakneck Julius Caesar” at 2:30 p.m. and “Breakneck Hamlet,” at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65). Reservations: (575) 523-1223 and no-strings.org.
“Breakneck Hamlet” is “recklessly sliced” from Shakespeare’s original, cutting what is usually a four-hour play down to a single hour with a single actor.