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OCTOBER 2017


The following events are just some of the events coming up this month. We generally post this list a month in advance, and do not update afterward so we can focus on the print edition instead. We leave the past monthly lists on the website just to give you some idea of what generally happens that month

Chile Pepper Challenge — The El Paso Bicycle Club’s annual Big Ride is Sunday, Oct. 1, with ride distances of 100, 61, 40, 27 and 10 miles, all beginning and ending at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive. Start times are 7 a.m. (100 mile), 7:30 a.m. (61 mile), 8 a.m. (40 mile), 8:30 a.m. (27 mile) and 9 a.m. (10 mile). Information: elpasobicycleclub.com.

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. Ticket information: 747-5234 or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747-8600 or alumni.utep.edu.
  The 8th annual Miner Dash 5K Run, 3K Walk and Family Fitness Fiesta is Sunday, Oct. 1, at Centennial Plaza. Registration: minderdash.utep.edu.
  Homecoming Pageant is 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Magoffin Auditorium.

3 Redneck Tenors — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
  The America’s Got Talent finalists also perform as the season opener for the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main, Las Cruces. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or lascrucescca.org.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at 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. Tickets: $22; $40 balcony.
• Mura Masa — The DJ and producer performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $17-$2.
• 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.
• The Battle of the Bays American Tour featuring death metal godfathers Obituary and thrash metal band Exodus is Thursday, Oct. 12, with PowerTrip and Dust Bolt. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Oh Wonder — The London-based pop duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Tickets: $20-$40.
• Lords of Acid — The post-industrial band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 with Combichrist, Christian Death, En Esch and Wiccid. Tickets: $35.50-$40.
• Crystal Castles — The electro duo performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $22.50-$25.
• RL Grime — The hip hop artist performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $37.50 general admission; $85 VIP.
• Issues — The metalcore band’s Headspace Tour is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with special guest Volumes. Tickets: $21-$23.

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.
• The Babe Rainbow — The Byron Bay “monkey disco” band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, with Maybird. Tickets $10-$12.
• Trevor Sensor — The indie musician performs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with Peter Oren. Tickets $10-$12.
• Surf Curse — Reno surf rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Hotel Books — The spoken word project is 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, with The Funeral Portrait. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Screaming Females — Indie rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, with Street Eaters. Tickets: $10-$12.
• 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.
• Gondwana — Chilean reggae group, 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, with Fayuca. Tickets: $20-$25.

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.

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-$65 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com.

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Oct. 4-8 at the Luna County fairgrounds in Deming. Information: (575) 546-5255 or on Facebook at swnmsf.

EPCC Mentor’s Dinner — John Quiñones is guest speaker for the annual mentor’s dinner 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A Auditorium.  Tickets: $40. Information: 831-3324 or epcc.edu/hispanicheritage.

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)

Martial Arts and Acrobats of Tianjin, PRC — The Chinese acrobat troupe performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo, as part of its Premier Series. Ticket information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Sierra County Fair —Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 5-8, at Sierra County Fair Barn in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-2375 or sierracountynewmexico.info.

‘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.” Tickets: $75; available at epso.org. Information: 532-3776.

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. Details to be announced. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, chalktheblock.com or on Facebook.

Mesilla Jazz Happening — The 16th annual event is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, on the historic Mesilla Plaza. Information: (575) 640-8752, mvjbpub@comcast.net or mvjazzblues.net.

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.

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.

Buddy Walk - 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.

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. Information: (575) 682-2733, or coolcloudcroft.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. Entry fee: $25. Information 755-7744. Registration at runforfamily.com.

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. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early. Information: chopinfest@sbcglobal.net or elpaso-chopin.com.
Oct. 7: Mei-Ting Sun, winner of the National Chopin Piano Competitio.
Oct. 21: Lucy Scarbrough, is founder and director of the Chopin Festival.

‘Forever Tango’ — Luis Bravo’s internationally celebrated Broadway musical is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45-$75 (Ticketmaster).

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. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Groove and Glow 5K — Rave Marketing & Events hosts its 3rd annual “Fun-K” night Walk/Run event promoting health and wellness for all ages at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain. Registration at grooveandglow.com.

LCSO with Misha Dichter — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, opens its season with the guest pianist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7-8, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.

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, 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.

New Mexico Fall Festival — The weekend festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday amd Sunday, Oct. 7-8, at the Mesilla Valley Maze, 3855 W. Picacho in Las Cruces, with live music, contests, and family activities. Maze admission: $10-$12. Information: (575) 526-1919 or rootintootinribs.com.

Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio Tour — The annual event runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9 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.

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.

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 Road, near Canutillo. Live music by Route 66 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; canned food donation encouraged. Information: (575) 874-3972 or stlukeslaunion.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. 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.

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. Registration: $20, walkforkidselpaso.org. Information: 542-1522 or rmhcelp.org.

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. Tickets: $16 (Eventbrite.com). Information: 206-3959.

Yuri and Pandora — The Latin pop legends and femme power houses perform together at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $69, $89 and $109 (Ticketmaster).

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: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance opens its season with Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people” Oct. 5-8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9-$14. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium — Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and chuckwagon cooks meet for the 28th annual symposium 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13-15, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Admission: $20 ($5 Sunday). Evening concerts and chuckwagon meal tickets sold separately. Tickets, information: (575) 378-4140 or cowboysymposium.org.

El Paso Border Folk Festival — Mariachi Craze hosts the 3rd annual musical celebration of regional sounds 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Eastlake High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 13000 Emerald Pass, with Trio Ellas, Mariachi Alegre, Mariachi Tapatio, Mariachi Raices de America, and special guest performances by Steve Carrillo and Joe Baca of Mariachi Cobre. Advance tickets online through Oct. 12: $15. Tickets at door: $20. Information: 474-9550 or epborderfest.com.

‘Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes’ — Showtime! El Paso opens its season with the nostalgic look at Hank Williams at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Showtime! season tickets are $95 ($175 family; $35 students). Individual tickets to be announced. Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team home games are at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game times to be announced. Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879 or minershockey.com.
• Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14: Northern Arizona.
• Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21: Texas A&M.

Portugal. The Man — The group behind the smash hit single “Feel It, Still,” bring their brand of alternative, psychedelic and indie rock to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $96 (Ticketmaster).

‘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. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

Get the Led Out — The American Led Zeppelin performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo. Tickets: $27-$37. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Aleksander and Lyuba Titovets Art Show — The internationally recognized Russian artists celebrate their 25th anniversary in El Paso with an art show Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at 804 Don Quixote. Proceed benefit El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Information: 532-3776.

Awesome ’80s Gala — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger’s fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Southwest University Event Center, 6500 Montana, with casino night, auctions and a variety of restaurants serving heavy appetizers. Live music by Prime: The 80’z Experience. Tickets, information: 298-0353 or bhernandez@feedingamerica.org.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.

El Paso Wine Fest — Rotary Club of El Paso’s annual festival is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Keystone Heritage Park, 4220 Doniphan. Information: elpasowinefest.com or on Facebook.

Food Truck Throwdown — Anthony Texas hosts its 3rd annual food truck cook off and with Food Truck Revolution an Food Truck Circus and other vendors Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, in Anthony, Texas. Trucks compete for cash prize. Information: 497-1769 or bromero@townofanthony.org.

Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees — The tour benefiting refugees is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with an intimate evening with chart-topping and politically outspoken artists Joan Baez, Lila Downs, Steve Earle and Patty Griffin, with other special guests. Tickets: $30 to $100 (Ticketmaster).

Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and Landmarks — The El Paso County Historical Society will host the 14th annual Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and younger). Information: Hal Marcus Gallery, 533-9090.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K — The 2nd annual 5K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Sunland Park Racetrack. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 779-9100.

Way Out West Fest — Country Music sensation Jake Owen will headline the 2nd annual fusion of culture showcasing all that is great about El Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Southwest University Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Special musical guests include with  singer/songwriter Brooke Eden, the duo Walker McGuire and singer/songwriter Canaan Smith. Also performing: El Pasoan Valerie Ponzio, who starred on “The Voice.” Tickets: $30, general admission; $50 floor seats; $60 West Bank Club general admission; $120 VIP; available at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.

‘Cycle for Change’ — The County Attorney’s Office and Villa Maria host the 4th annual cycling event at 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 15, at Gallegos Park, 7361 Bosque, in Canutillo. Four courses available: 50 miles, 30 miles, a 10 mile family ride; and 1 mile children’s ride. Information: 546-2016. Online registration at cycle4change.org.

Sprint for Sparks — Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine hosts the 5K race/walk along Scenic Drive at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Cost: $20 ($15 per person for groups of 10 or more): tinyurl.com/SprintForSparks-15.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• Forceps — The Brazilians death metal band’s North American Tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, with special guests La Muerte, Abysmally Entombed and others. All ages event. Tickets: $8 21 and older; $11 under 21.
• The Prophets of Addiction — The rock band featuring former members of Pretty Boy Floyd perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $5.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 36th annual Lincoln Country version of the German tradition is Oct. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Arts. Crafts, 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. Admission: $10 per day; $18 for both days; $6 for ages 13-18 ($10 for two days) and free for children under 12. Information: (575) 257-6171 or OktoberfestRuidoso.com.

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents the Richard O’Brien musical Oct. 20-21 and 27-28. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. plus special midnight shows Saturday. 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.

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 Nov. 5 and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Tickets: $16-$45. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

‘Frankenstein’ — El Paso Playhouse, 1201 Montana, presents Mary Shelly’s classic Oct. 20-Nov. 5. 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. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

El Paso Quilters’ Association Show — The association 2017 show, “Quilts on the Border,” is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood. Admission is free. Information:(920) 279-2034.

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.  Information: (575) 531-2711 or panchovillastateparkfriendsgroup.org.

Running of the Bulls 5K — Downtown El Paso DMD’s inaugural 5K run/walk inspired by the craziness in Pamplona is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, through the streets of Downtown El Paso, starting at Starr Western Wear, 112 Overland. 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.

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 contst, 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. Tickets at eventbrite.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. For information, call or text Tamara at 274-6517, or Facebook at Upcycled Art Fair.

‘Mariachi Girl’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the bilingual musical by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce 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.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21: Orange and White scrimmage
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Sul Ross State (exhibition)
• 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3: Western New Mexico (exhibition).

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Opening home game is 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Sul Ross, Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Border Classic Car Show — The car show is noon Sunday, Oct. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum. General admission: $9 (Ticketmaster).

Harlem Globetrotters — The Original Harlem Globetrotters return to the area at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Tickets: $26-$95 (Ticketmaster).

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

Russian Grand Ballet Presents ‘Swan Lake’ — The 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. Tickets: $28-$75 (Ticketmaster).

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).

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 at aperfectcircle.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. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.

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).

‘Jugface’ — The Border Theater presentation is 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5, at Glasbox, 201 Poplar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Information: 412-5283 or bordertheatre.org.

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.

Mardi Gras Dance — Jefferson High School hosts a Mardi Gras dance 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E Paisano, featuring Little Joe y La Familia. Information: 491-3541 or lajeff.com.

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 64 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.

U.S./Mexico Youth Philharmonic Orchestra — The inaugural concert of El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras directed by James Welsch, will join orchestra and chorus members of the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Cd. Juárez (OSEA)  at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez, and Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre, in El Paso. Ticket information: 525-8978 or epso.org.

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.
Registration at mainlymarathons.com.

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. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

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. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroft.net.

‘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.

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. Admission: $10-$12. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.

UTEP Football — The Miners’ host UTSA at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

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: alumni@nmsu.edu.

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. Entry form at international10K.com.

Shakespeare Festival — Shakespeare on the Rocks presents “Antony & Cleopatra” Oct. 28-29 in the first of three weekend shows of its annual festivalat the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6-$10. Information: 474-4275, shakespeareontherocks.com or on Facebook.

Ringo Starr — The former Beatles drummer brings his All-Starr supergroup to El Paso 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theater. Tickets: $57.25 to $167.25; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster)
  The band features multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana), drummer Gregg Bissonette, and saxophonist Warren Ham.













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