El Paso Scene Weekly for Oct. 16-22, 2017

 

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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS

El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 23rd annual series of piano concerts concludes at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early; concerts are almost always standing room only. Information: chopinfest@sbcglobal.net or elpaso-chopin.com.
  Featured pianist is Lucy Scarbrough, founder and director of the Chopin Festival. She also founded and is director of the El Paso Civic Orchestra. The New Mexico native, who trained at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and later taught at Chicago Musical College, has served three times on the Chopin Foundation of the United States’ Selection Jury for the National Chopin Competitions, and is winner of the Texas Minnie Stevens Piper Award.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 36th annual Lincoln Country version of the German tradition is Oct. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. German food, beer, wine, music, games, live music and folk dances will abound 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Arts and crafts booths will be featured as well as a “Kinderhall” with games, prizes and more for kids. Featured entertainment: Swingshift and Die Polka Schlingel from Albuquerque, Family Holler of Piesendorf, Austria and dance ensembles. Proceeds benefit various Lincoln County charities.
  Admission: $10 per day; $18 for both days; $6 for ages 13-18 ($10 for two days) and free for children under 12. Children and teens must be accompanied by adult. Information: (575) 257-6171 or OktoberfestRuidoso.com.

Russian Grand Ballet Presents ‘Swan Lake’ — The Russian Grand Ballet’s full-length classical production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Plaza Theatre. This performance includes the rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swan” and features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. Tickets: $28-$75 (Ticketmaster).
  “Swan Lake” features the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried’s devotion can save her.

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.
  Made in El Paso! A Culinary Experience” with celebrity chefs Roland Mesnier, Armando Pomales, and Sonny Torres dinner and auction benefitting the El Paso Community College Scholarship Fund and the Tom Lea Institute is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at El Paso Community College, Viscount Campus Bldg. B. Reservations required by Oct. 9. Tickets: $125 ($1,000 table for ten).
• “Tom Lea’s World War II Artwork” guided experience with introductory remarks and book signing by Adair Margo is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport Road in Santa Teresa.
• “Life at the White House” presentation and book signing by Chef Roland Mesnier, former White House Pastry Chef with 26 years of service to five American presidents, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Whole Foods Market Community Room, 100 Pitt. Reservations required.

CONCERTS

EPSO ‘Beethoven & Bartók’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, performs with guest pianist Yefin Bronfman at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Tickets: $16-$45. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.

Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz FestivAL — The music fest is noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, featuring various performers. Admission is free. Information: 526-0719, jrfmurphy@gmail.com or on Facebook at epbluesandjazz.

Lowbrow Palace
— 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Midnight Ghost Train — The Southern rockers perform at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Cuco — The synth experimental rock musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Shidu and JKE$T. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Hotel Books — The spoken word project is 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, with The Funeral Portrait. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Maxo Kream & Trill Sammy — Hip-hop artists, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets; $7.13 ($60 VIP meet and greet tickets)
• Mom Jeans. & Walter Etc. — The indie rock bands perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with Sorrytown and Homerun Derby. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Screaming Females — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, with Street Eaters. Tickets: $10-$12.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen. The Prophets of Addiction, the rock band featuring former members of Pretty Boy Floyd, perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $5.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also cover shows in The Perch (former Bowie Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Gojira — The French death metal band performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, with Torche and Code Orange. Tickets:
$30-$35.
• Crystal Castles — The electro duo performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, with Farrows. Tickets: $22.50-$25.


ALSO THIS WEEK

Cultivate Forum — The forum on local food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refreshments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 or gwilliams@epcf.org.
  The October Forum features four presentations and a short documentary film, “Vey nou Lagon (Living the Ocean)”:

Concordia Cemetery Walk Through History — The annual living history tour is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens). Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and a hat. Proceeds benefit maintenance, preservation and security of historic Concordia Cemetery. Admission: $5; discount for military, students, seniors over 60; free for age 6 and younger. Information: -2326, pkiddney@aol.com, or concordiacemetery.org.
  Visitors can ride and tour the cemetery aboard the Serna Ranch Hayride. Historical souvenirs available. Volunteers dress in period costume and share historical vignettes in character of many of Concordia Cemetery’s eternal residents.

Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair — The 22nd annual Interpretive Fair begins at 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road, with a variety of programs such as Native American dancing and drumming, storytelling and cultural presentations, and historic games with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Buffalo Soldiers program. Pictograph, birding, nature, and recreational tours will go out both days, with a stargazing program Saturday evening. Food and beverages can be purchased on site. Admission is free. Information: 857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov.

Red Ribbon Block Party — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo will host its annual drug-free family event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the YDSP Community, 9314 Juanchido, with food, games, live musical entertainment and informational providers. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Information: 858-6118 or Ysletadelsurpueblo.org.

Sunset Heights Block Party — The 10th annual party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood, along the 500 block of Prospect, with several local bands, DJs, art vendors and food trucks. Admission is free. Information: 996-1880 or thesunsetheightsblockparty@gmail.com.

Texas Archaeology Month — El Paso Museum of Archaeology at Wilderness Park, 4301 Transmountain, hosts free family events in celebration of Teas Archeology Month noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with a pottery firing demonstration, archery, mock excavations, hands-on activities, films and more. Information: 755-4332 or archaeology.elpasotexas.gov.

Twisted Taco Truck Challenge — The inaugural food truck challenge is Saturday, Oct. 21, at Ascarate park, 6200 Delta, with 15 of the best taco trucks participating. Other events include the Punk Rock Flea market, lucha libre wrestling, taco eating contest, live music, games, kids zone, Chihuahua costume party, drink tents and more. Admission $5 in advance; $10 at the gate; free for active duty military with ID and kids under 15. Tacos: $2 each; VIP tequila tent tickets are $50. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

Border Classic Car Show — The all-car showdown hosted by Los Class Militia is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum, open to all makes and models. General admission: $9 (Ticketmaster).
  Pre-registration for vehicles is $25 at lowclassmilitia.com or in person at RPM Racing Precision Motorsport, HI Low custom hydraulics, Patterson performance, or Vag Haus.

St. John Paul II Parish Fiesta — The parish’s fiesta is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the YMCA building at 6400 Mason Farms road in Sunland Park (off Westside Drive), with a bilingual Mass followed by the fiesta. Food booths (enchiladas, gorditas, hamburgers, menudo, elote, aguas frescas, snacks, etc.), family activities, bingo, cake walk, loteria, ring toss, music, face painting and more offered. Admission is free. Information: (575) 332-4496 or stjohnpaulsecondchurch.org.

Harvest & Halloween

KidX Franken-Tastic Time — The family event is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park, lower level with games, face painting, costume contest and more. Admission is free. Information: 833-5596, sunlandparkmall.com or on Facebook.

Pumpkin Splash Patch — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Pumpkin Splash Patch family event noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley. Ages 4 to 12 can pick out a pumpkin from the “water pumpkin patch” and decorate it for Halloween. Other Halloween-theme activities and music also planned. Admission: $3 per child; parents free. Information: (575) 541-2782.
  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents of non-swimmers must accompany their children in the water.

Voices From The Past Moonlight Tours —Fort Selden State Monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, host moonlight tours 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with ghost stories and legends of New Mexico. Meet historical figures from the past. Group tours leave every 15 minutes. Sponsored by Museum of NM Foundation. Admission: $5 (free for kids) at the door. Cash or check only. Information (575)526-8911 or nmmonuments.org.

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.

Massacre on Marshall ROAD — The Fort Bliss haunted house is 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This house has been voted scariest in the area in past years. Not recommended for children under 10 or the “faint of heart.” Admission: $5; discounted prices ($3) Oct 27-28, during the Monster Bash event. Information: 588-8247.

‘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 Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Haunted Village — The village is open Saturday and Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. at Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum 1000 U.S. 82 in Cloudcroft, N.M. Call for cost: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.

Mazes & More

El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35),. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386), elpasocornmaze.com or on Facebook.

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The 17th annual labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 29 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID. Information: (575) 526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.

La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.
  Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military.) Free for age two and seniors over 75. Haunted Pallet Maze is an additional $7. Tickets available in advance at ticketleap.com.

Bazaars and fairs


Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.com.

Upcycled Art Fair — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Placita Santa Fe, 5024-5034 Doniphan. The fair features a wide variety of handmade art all made with recycled/upcycled materials. Spaces available for artists. For information, call or text Tamara at 274-6517, or Facebook at Upcycled Art Fair.

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


Pink Bra Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, featuring mastectomy clothing options provided by Amoena, the premier distributor of mastectomy products. Prizes, giveaways, specialty vendors, appetizers and treats. offered. Admission: $20 includes one free mastectomy bra from the selection. Scholarships available upon request. Registration: 562-7660, ext. 303 or rgcf.org.

KCOS Wine & Food Classic — KCOS’s annual gourmet tasting event is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A, with food from popular and new restaurants, as well as with dessert from some sweet shops in town. All proceeds help KCOS, El Paso’s nonprofit public broadcasting station. Tickets: $75; $750 tables for ten. Information: 590-1313 or kcostv.org.

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ walk — YWCA El Paso del Norte Region hosts its 8th annual international men’s march, raising to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at San Jacinto Plaza and Anson11, downtown. Participants will walk a mile in red women’s high heel pumps to raise money for the cause. Pre-race activities begin at 4:30 p.m., with awards at 7:30 p.m. Information: 533-2311 or walkamileinhershoes.org. Registration at ywcaelpaso.org.

Murder at the Museum — International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts its annual fundraising murder mystery party 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. All proceeds will go directly to Museum. Age 21 and older. Tickets to be announced. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.

El Paso Walk to End Lupus Now — Lupus Foundation of America's Lone Star Chapter host the walk at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Proceeds raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. Admission is free; fundraising encouraged. Information: (210) 651-9480 or elpasolupuswalk.org.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ — American Cancer Society will host its annual walk benefiting breast cancer awareness at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Walkers may sign up as individuals or teams to help raise funds for the cause. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to participate. Information, registration: ElPasoTXStrides@cancer.org or makingstrides.acsevents.org.

Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus — Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with a live auction and more. This year’s theme is “Bringing Nashville to El Paso,” with musical guest Ryan Beaver. Tickets: $75 ($750 tables). Information: 449-5883 or spjinc.org.
  Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ) is a non-profit organization working in the colonias of Juárez. SPJ builds new homes and helps clothe the families in need.

‘Vodka & Vino’ — The annual “Flights and Bites” black tie gala Tasting Event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 N. Oregon, featuring premiere vodka tasting and specialty wine bar. Food catered by three of El Paso’s favorite food trucks (Orange Cow, Coronado Prime Meats, and De Nile Foods), live music and dancing with Bosse, silent auction, wine pull, and more. All proceeds support the museum. Tickets: $50 (includes Premiere Bourbon tastings; unlimited bites; a drink from the cash bar and more); age 21 and older only. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Operation Pumpkin — The 16th annual event benefiting the children of Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s home is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor, featuring 12 area doctors and dentists testing their surgical skills in a pumpkin carving competition. Participants may bid on finished creations in a live auction. Silent auction also offered. Age 21 and older welcome. Ticket information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.


ON STAGE


‘The Addams Family’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, opens its season with the ooky spooky musical for all ages Oct. 13-29. Dinner shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

‘Dolores’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the bilingual original play by Lluvia Almanza & Orlando Rodriguez at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20-Nov. 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Directed by Eurydice Saucedo. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
  Jose Luis is a young boy who lost his sister, Dolores, at a very young age. Although he has had the support of his parents, he has not really been able to cope with losing someone he loved so much. As his family prepares to honor her on Día de los Muertos, he bumps into an old friend, Juan. The thing is, Juan has been dead for quite some time now. With the help of Juan, Jose Luis embarks on an adventure to be able to see his sister again, but soon realizes that the world of the living and the world of the dead cannot exist together.

‘Frankenstein’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Mary Shelly’s classic Oct. 20-Nov. 5. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Becky Condra. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Set in 19th-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death.


SPORTS

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team, 2016-17 Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference Champions, hosts Texas A&M. at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20-21, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$20. Season tickets: $80-$140 ($40 youth/UTEP students). Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.

Running of the Bulls 5K — Downtown El Paso DMD’s inaugural 5K run/walk inspired by the craziness in Pamplona is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, through the streets of Downtown El Paso, starting at Starr Western Wear, 112 Overland, presented by Amstel X Light. A post-run BBQ meal, activity zone, prizes, and more planned. Cost: $30 5K with lunch; $25 run only; $15 meal only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com or downtownelpaso.com.
  Registration includes a draw string bag, t-shirt, barbecue lunch, access to the United Bank Activity Zone for lunch, mechanical bulls, bounce house, flamenco dancing, photo booth, “bulls,” a DJ and the Amstel X Light Bar.
  Volunteers also needed. Call the Downtown Management District at 400-2294.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The annual Orange and White scrimmage is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.


Southern New Mexico

‘Love and Gravity’ — Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus arts company, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $28 ($18 student, senior, military, age 12 and younger) at eventbrite.com. Admission increases at the door. Information: riograndetheatre.org.
  The company blends virtuosic circus skill, dance and physical theater.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
— Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com. Country singer Lorrie Morgan  performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Morgan has garnered 14 Top 10 hits, including “Five Minutes,” “Something in Red,” “Watch Me” and “What Part of No.” Tickets: $39-$69.

High Rolls Apple Festival — The annual open-air harvest festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at the Community Center, 56 Cottage Row, in High Rolls, N.M. The festival features fresh local and other apples, apple pies and apple butter, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. Admission and parking is free. No pets. Information: (575) 682-6044 or highrollsfestivals.com.
  The festival is presented by the High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club. Proceeds benefit the community center. High Rolls is on U.S. 82 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft (east of the tunnel).

Run Like A Nut 5K — The 5K benefiting New Mexico Pecan Festival is 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at on the historic plaza in Mesilla, N.M. Registration: newmexicopecanfestival.com/5k-fun-run.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Health Fair — Inn of the Mountain Gods, hosts its 6th annual health and wellness fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with information, health screenings, free zumba and Mixfit and more. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a walk/run at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Information: 1-800-545-9011 or innofthemountaingods.com.

New Mexico Pecan Festival — The festival is all day Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at the historic plaza in Old Mesilla, N.M. with live music, Pecan Desert baking contest, cooking demos, carnival rides, beer and wine garden, food trucks and more. Information: newmexicopecanfestival.com.
  The 5K “Run Like a Nut” event is 7 a.m. Saturday. See separate listing.

Pancho’s Car Show — Friends of Pancho Villa State Park’s 12th annual car show and auto parts swap meet is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M. with vintage to late model show cars, motorcycles and choppers, along with music, food and drink, the park's Exhibit Hal. Show admission free with regular park admission of $5 per vehicle. Information, entry fee for show participants: (575) 531-2711 or panchovillastateparkfriendsgroup.org.

‘Mariachi Girl’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the bilingual musical by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce about achieving one’s dreams Oct. 21-22, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $17. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.

Las Cruces Monster Run — The 4th annual half marathon, quarter marathon, and 5K competitive run and 1 mile fun run/walk are 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Field of Dreams on Tashiro Road in Las Cruces. Participants are encouraged to dress as Halloween costumes and run for their lives. Race and costume prizes awardedf ro various age groups. Proceeds benefit Jardin de los Ninos. Cost: $50 hlaf marathon; $35 quarter marathon; $25 5K and $10 one mile fun run. Registration information on Facebook at lcmonsterrun.

Harlem Globetrotters — The Original Harlem Globetrotters make a star-studded return to the area at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Since 1927, the Globetrotters have visited 115 countries and played before more than 100 million fans. Stay after the game for autographs and photographs with favorite Globetrotters (subject to availability). Tickets: $26-$95 (Ticketmaster).
  A Magic Pass 30-minute interactive event starts at 12:30 p.m. before the game, when fans can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters. Separate ticket required: $22.

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