El Paso Scene Weekly for Oct. 23-29, 2017
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Shopkins Live! — The popular children’s figures come to life at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Ages 1 and older require ticket. Tickets: $27-$42.50; VIP packages: $97.50 and $114.30 (Ticketmaster).
All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.””
‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Na Imah of Las Cruces and Senee’ Barraza of El Paso at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Country Inn Suites, 900 Sunland Park. Tickets: $37. Information, registration: 691-1938, firstname.lastname@example.org or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
The Cat’s Meow dinner theater is a collection of eclectic vintage fusions of Belly Dance as interpreted by regional dancers and performers, characterizing and bringing to life some of the most important women of history. Audiences are invited to come dressed as a favorite vintage character or Shady Lady of the past.
Workshops that day at Snake Charmer Studio II in Central El Paso. Cost: $40 per workshop.
• “Ashra Baladi: Recognizing and Interpreting the Egyptian Baladi Progression” is 11:15 a.m. with Na Imah.
• “Memoirs of The Mata Hari” is 9 to 11 a.m. with Senee’ Barraza.
Shakespeare Festival — Shakespeare on the Rocks presents “Antony & Cleopatra” Oct. 28-29 in the first of three weekend shows of its annual festival Oct. 28-Nov. 12 at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 for full-time students with valid id, seniors 65 and older, active military; $6 group rate,10 or more. Information: 474-4275,email@example.com, shakespeareontherocks.com or on Facebook.
Other performances: Nov. 4-5: Much Ado About Nothing. Nov. 11-12: Richard III.
‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El Paso will host its 13th annual fall dog walk noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the grounds of La Viña Winery. Registration begins at noon. The event includes music, costume contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, pet-related products and gifts for sale. Advance registration: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs (limit of two dogs per person). On-site registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military with ID receive $5 discount. Information, cost: 247-6057, PetsAliveElPaso.org, or facebook.com/petsaliveelpaso.
Pets Alive El Paso is a nonprofit corporation working to make El Paso a no-kill community, offering spay/neuter Programs for the companion animals of lower-income families in El Paso; and for free-roaming cats through the El Paso Feral Cats Program.
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.
• “The Pottery of Casa Grandes and the Lea Family Collection” presentation by El Paso Museum of Archeology Director Jeff Romney is 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Museum of Archeology, 4301 Woodrow Bean.
• Tom Lea Horsemanship Kids Clinic for ages 4-12 is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Sheriff's Posse, 1801 McNutt in Sunland Park, with members of the El Paso Sheriff’s Posse. Cost: $12 per child; reservations required.
Music by San Antonio’s Michael Martin and stories by the campfire follow from 6 to 8 p.m.
• The Hands of Cantú: Horsemanship at the Pass of the North free family event is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Compadres Therapy Inc., 6666 Morrill Road, with horse-themed activities for all ages. Guest lecturers are Dr. Melissa Warak on “Tom Lea, Horses and Horsemanship,” and Mr. John Hamilton on “The History of the Cavalry and its Role in El Paso and at Fort Bliss.”
• Book Signing by Adair Margo for “The Notebook of Nancy Lea” is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Literarity Book Shop in Peppertree Square.
A Perfect Circle — The superband comes to El Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with opening act the Beta Machine. Tickets: $45 and $65 (Ticketmaster). VIP packages available at aperfectcircle.com.
The band’s current lineup is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, the Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, the Beta Machine).
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots — The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host and musician Bobby Bones performs with his award winning band at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guests Jillian Jacqueline and Nikita Karmen. Tickets are $80 (Ticketmaster).
The Raging Idiots is a comedy duo that has raised over a million dollars for various charities.
‘I Love the 90’s’ Tour — Grammy award winning rap group Salt-N-Pepa headlines the tour featuring some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $35-$65; VIP packages $130; Salt-N-Pepa Meet and Greet Packages $215, available at the Southwest University Park Box Office or southwestuniversitypark.com.
Salt-N-Pepa released several successful albums in the late 1980s and ‘90s, including “A Salt with a Deadly Pepa” and “Blacks’ Magic,” which provided such hits as “Let's Talk About Sex,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man.”
Also performing Mark McGrath (lead singer and songwriter of Sugar Ray), C&C Music Factory, All-4-One, Snap! (German Eurodance hip hop group) and Biz Markie 9Rapper, DJ and Producer).
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.
• Mariachi Los Mineros perform a Día de los Muertos celebration Tuesday, Oct. 24. The lecture and recital trace the origins and customs of the holiday.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs “Explorations,” Thursday, Oct. 26, with music by Mozart, Beethoven and Falla. Featured soloist Steve Haddad will perform the inventive “Tuba Concert” by Gregson.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Atlas Genius — Alt rock band, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, with Magic Giant and Half the Animal. Tickets: $20-22.
• Rosetta — The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with North and The Recovery Mission. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Michale Graves — Singer-songwriter known for his work with the reformed Misfits, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Call for details.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen. Dhe death metal band The Convalescence headlines the This Hell is Here Tour Thursday, Oct. 26, with Wings Denied, Shaping the Legacy, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming and Death Rattle. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10. All ages show.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Azealia Banks — The American rapper, singer, and songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Tickets: $25-$30.
• Joyce Manor & Wavves — The emo punk show is Tuesday, Oct. 24, with French Vanilla. Tickets: $21-$26.
• RL Grime — The hip hop artist performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $37.50 general admission; $85 VIP.
• Halloween Cover Show — The punk tribute event with Two Minds as The Misfits, and Intellijents as Rancid and Operation Ivy is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. No cover.
• Issues — The metalcore band’s Headspace Tour is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with special guest Volumes. Tickets: $21-$23.
• Nekromantix — The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in The Perch with The Brains. Tickets: $15-$17.
United States/Mexico Youth Philharmonic Orchestra — “The Bridge” concert of El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (EPSYO), directed by James Welsch, will join orchestra and chorus members of the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Cd. Juárez (OSEA) featuring more than 300 young musicians, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Teatro Victor Hugo Rascon Banda, Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at The Plaza Theatre, in El Paso. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 525-8978 or epsyo.org.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Sharefest — Thousands of El Paso families will receive free gently used items 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion, 4100 E. Paisano. Free parking available. Information: 313-5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 200 tables and clothes racks will offer free dresses, shirts, pants, suits, coats, sweaters, shoes, purses, toys, blankets, appliances, tools, canned food, furniture and more, with volunteers assisting, including bilingual speakers. Everyone is invited to attend. No documentation is needed.
Caring Pasoans are asked to go through their homes, and collect any things they are willing to share with less fortunate families. Take donations to the nearest library or 7-Eleven Oct.1-21.
Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The largest pilgrimage each year is on the last Sunday in October, the traditional Feast Day of Christ the King. The 77th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. The pilgrimage annually attracts thousands of celebrants, many of whom begin their trek before dawn. Gates open at 5 a.m. Information: San Martin de Porras (575) 589-2106.
Harvest & Halloween
Fort Bliss Halloween —The Monster Bash family Halloween event is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28. This year’s theme is “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Choose from, three haunted house experiences; “Barely Scary,” for $1; “Kinda Scary,” for $2; and “Massacre on Marshall Road,” discounted to $3 during the event. Information: 588-8247.
Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, will host its 11th annual safe trick-or-treating event for families with children age 2 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Activities include candy stations, games, animal enrichment activities and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
Halloween Fest at Tramway — The annual Halloween Fest is noon to 5 p.m. at Wyler Aerial Tramway, Saturday, Oct. 28, with creepy crawler and bats exhibits. The annual carved pumpkin contest is noon; bring pumpkins by at 11:45 a.m. carved and ready to display. Visitors will vote on favorites, and winners announced at 5 p.m. for tramway souvenir prizes. Cost for tramway rides is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.
Halloween HorsePower Car, Truck, Bike Show — The Halloween event wraps up Barnett’s 40th Birthday Bash noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, with car, truck and bike show benefitting Hands of Love and Hope, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East, with a fashion show, Halloween costume contest, kids fun zone, food trucks and a beer garden. Admission: $3; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 449-1032 or elpasostreetscene.com.
As part of the weekend, Barnett will host a Factory Demo Truck Friday and Saturday, as well as food trucks on Saturday. Admission free both days. Information 1-800-453-1513 or barnettharley.com.
KLAQ Haunted House — The annual haunting “The Apocalypse,” is open 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 7 p.m. to midnight Thursday though Saturday at Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900 Montana. Haunted House recommended for ages 14 and older. 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, Oct. 27-29, plus 7:30 p.m. until last ticket sold Tuesday, Oct. 31. 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. Oct. 28-29, at Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum 1000 U.S. 82 in Cloudcroft, N.M. Call for cost: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
‘Bloody Shakespeare’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance student organization, The Playmakers, present a 30-minute journey — part haunted house, part classic theatre — to the darkest corners of Shakespeare’s mind 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday and Monday through Wednesday, and 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27-Nov. 1, at the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets: $14; $12 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, Alumni with card, non-UTEP Students; $9 UTEP students and children. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
Murder, witchcraft, and poetry blend into a ghoulish mix as guests walk from one macabre chamber to the next. Proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. Mature content.
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, Oct. 28-29 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.
The New Mexico Pumpkin Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, featuring, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, the Pumpkin Glow, and more.
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open 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 $7 extra. 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. Saturday, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, email@example.com or ardovinos.com.
Oct. 28: Día De Los Muertos Kid Trick or Treating. Bring the kids in costume. Día de Los Muertos items available as well as trick or treating with vendors and Halloween games.
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.
Día de los Muertos
Concordia Día de Los Muertos — Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens) with revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes complete with skulls painted on their faces, 10-foot mojigangas (dancing skeleton puppets), a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts and ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5 ($1 age 16 and younger; $2 seniors 60 and older and military; free for children under 6). Information: 497-1126, 593-8906, firstname.lastname@example.org, concordiacemetery.org or email@example.com.
Guests may come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas (skeletons).
Día de los Muertos — The Calavera Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza with food, music, stories, dancing and piñatas noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Traditional day of the dead altars will be on display. Altars can be to specific persons, groups of people, a cause, or beloved pets. Vendors will feature handmade Day of the Dead-themed gifts. Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-2639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A candlelight procession to the San Albino Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de muerto and coffee is held each year on Nov. 2. Call for time.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Community of Hope & Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry; donations of five canned goods requested for all altar setups.
Día de los Muertos ‘Artesania: Patrimonio Cultural’ — La Mujer Obrera Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas, hosts its 20th annual Day of the Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with traditional food, calaveras and catrinas, altars, raramuri, and a celebration of the arts from Chiapas, Puebla, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, and Chihuahua, as well as entertainment by Danza Azteca Omecoatl, Ceiba, Carambola community music, Amalia Mondragon and Frontera Bugalu. Admission is free. Information: 217-1126, mujerobrera.org or on Facebook at mujerobrera.
For a good cause
Option for the Poor — The annual awards dinner, “One Community, One Mission,” hosted by Diocese of El Paso Peace and Justice Ministry is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Santa Lucia Parish Hall, 518 Gallagher, with keynote speaker and presenter, Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ. Tickets: $35 ($240 table for 8). Information: 872-8422.
Oat of Justice Award winners include Luz Maria Luna, Mark and Michel Zayas, Ana Ramos, Oscar Luna, Tony and Adriana Posada and Doris Fierros.
El Paso Muscle Walk — The walk benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Cielo Vista Mall. Teams and individuals walk to raise money to help MDA local services and research. Information: 584-6355 or email@example.com. Online registration at mdamusclewalk.org.
‘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, through 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.
‘Frankenstein’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Mary Shelly’s classic through 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.
Tim Meadows — The Saturday Night Live alumnus performs 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. One of the longest-running cast members in the 41-year history of SNL, Meadows crafted some of the series’ most memorable characters during his 10 years. Age 17 and older admitted. Tickets: $17.50 general
‘Jugface’ — The Border Theater presentation is 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5, at Glasbox, 201 Poplar. Door open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information: 412-5283 or bordrtheatre.org.
‘The Rocky Horror Show’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the Richard O’Brien musical Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-4. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. plus special interactive midnight shows Saturdays. Tickets: $15; $12 students and military; $10 age 12 and younger (parental advisory strongly recommended; adult content). Audience participation bags: $5. Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.
UTEP Volleyball —Memorial Gym. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
• 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27: Louisiana Tech
• Noon Sunday, Oct. 29: Middle Tennessee State
UTEP Women’s Soccer — The team hosts UTSA at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at UTEP’s University Field. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners host Sul Ross State in an exhibition game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Don Haskins Center. Ticket prices to be announced. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame — The 14th Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony honoring the best of UTEP athletes and coaches is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at UTEP’s Larry K. Durham Sports Center. Call for times, cost. Information: 747-8759 or minerathleticclub.com.
The 2017 inductees are Antonio Davis, Seth Joyner, Blessing Okagbare, Cynthia Ruelas and Paul Stankowski.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s opening home games of the season are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27-29, against San Diego Sabers at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
Run Internacional: The U.S.-Mexico 10K Run — The 3rd annual 10K race is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 300 Olivas V Aoy Avenue (at S. Mesa), with a route linking El Paso and Juárez. Route goes by Southwest University Park, San Jacinto Plaza, through Segundo Barrio and across the Stanton Street Bridge into Juarez. Entry fee: $25 through Oct. 25, $30 Oct. 26-27. No race day registration or packet pickup. Limited to 1,500 participants. Entry form at international10K.com.
To cross the border, all runners must have a passport, permanent resident card or other government-approved crossing identification. U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff will be available during packet pickup to advise runners.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team’s season opener is Saturday, Oct. 28, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Details and season to be announced. Coyote Club season passes are $149. Schedule to be announced. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
Southern New Mexico
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Scotty McCreery — The country singer performs Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $25-$45.
• Carnaval Fantastique — The dazzling combination of acrobatics, beautiful showgirls, stunning costumes, hysterical comedy and spectacular laser effects is Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $29-$99.
Tour of Las Cruces — The 12th annual 50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling rides are Sunday, Oct. 29. Information: (575) 541-8271 or ziavelocycling.org. Events begin at 8 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center Annex, 2450 S. Telshor, Las Cruces. The 100K route is a loop around Las Cruces extending north past Hill, N.M. and south to Mesquite; the 50K route is the southern portion of that route. Cost is $30; includes lunch. Information: ziavelocycling.com/tour-of-las-cruces. Registration at newmexicosportsonline.com.
Day of the Dead Series 2017 — The 10K, 5K, marathon and half marathon events are 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at La Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces. Race day packet pick up begins one hour before start of race time.
Registration per day: $100 marathon; $85 half marathon; $40 10K; and $30 5K. Registration per day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K.
Registration for both days; $200 marathon; $170 half marathon; $80 10K; and $60 5K. Registration per day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K. Registration at
Harvestfest — Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s annual afternoon of family fun is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft, N.M., with hay rides, carved and decorated pumpkins, a costume contest, parade and trick or treating. Most activities are free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroft.net.
The annual Great Pumpkin Race is 2 p.m. with amateurs, semi-pros and pros competing for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill; a piñata bash and pet parade follows.
Costume contest and parade is 3:30 p.m. on Burro Avenue.
Trick or treating at the merchants is 4 to 6 p.m.
New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 9th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Corn maze, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and more. Food available for purchase, and a country store offered. Winners from the annual coloring and pumpkin-carving contests will be displayed. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.
Other activities include live music, a pie eating contest, hula hoop contest, stick horse rodeo, goblin egg gourd hunt, tug of war, great pumpkin drop and more.
NMSU Homecoming — The New Mexico State University Aggies’ 2017 Homecoming game is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, against Arkansas State. Tickets to be announced(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
Alumni and Friends Tailgate events begin at 4 p.m. near the stadium’s northeast entrance. Tickets: $20 ($20 age 4-12; free for age 3 and younger). RSVP required; space is limited. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open house events are 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27, at the Alumni and Visitor Center. Campus tours planned throughout the week.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Corbett Center Ballrooms, 3rd floor. Tickets: $50. Information: email@example.com.
The Homecoming parade is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, along University Avenue.