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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

UTEP Wind Symphony — UTEP Department of Music presents the symphony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Lowbrow Palace
— 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Big Thief — The indie rockers perform at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with Iji. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Mystic Braves — The alternative band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, with the Creation Factory. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Houndmouth — The alternative blues band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with Family of The Year, outdoors. Tickets: $24.25-$26.25. 
• Dave Parley of the electronic duo Prayers performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Tickets: $15.
• Mothers — The indie folk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Hinds — The Madrid, Spain indie rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Tickets: $13-$15.
• Thunderpussy — The female rock band performs at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Tickets: $14.
• Russian Circles — The instrumental-based rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Tickets: $18.
• Yung Bae — The hip hop and rap artist performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Tickets: $13.
• Sadgirl — The rock band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, with Wild Wing. Tickets: $10.
• Deafheaven and DIIV — The post-metal and rock bands perform at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, with Wild Wing. Tickets: $22.
• Bob Moses — The  alternative duos presents their Battle Line Tour at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, with Mansionair. Tickets: $22-$25.
• Oh Sees — The psych-punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with Prettiest Eyes and Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $18-$20.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages events, all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• DRB Presents: War of Ages, Capstan, Ghost Key and locals 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. Tickets: $15 in advance at (holdmyticket); $20 day of show.
• Incantation — The band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, with Infestation of Evil, The Stalk and Nyctopphagia. Tickets: $15 in advance at; $20 day of show.

Dave Styker Jazz Guitar — UTEP presents the guest jazz guitarist at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 747-5606.

Cellisimo — Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the duo of Ruslan Biryukov and Anne Suda performing works by Bach, Vivaldi, Paganini and Piazzola at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25; $5 students 18 and older with I.D. (available at the door only); free for age 17 and younger with paying adult. Information: (575) 405-7429 or lascrucescca.org.

Sierra County Fair — The annual county fair is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 3-7, 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.

‘Bless Me, Ultima’ — UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the play based on the Rudolfo Anaya book Oct. 3-17, at Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. The department is one of 79 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA “Big Read” grant, with El Paso’s activities focusing on “Bless Me, Ultima.” Directed by Rebecca Rivas. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 and 14. No Oct. 10 show. Tickets: $12-$18; $10 Wednesday, Oct. 3 performance. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  Young Antonio Márez winds his way through a world filled with vaqueros, witches and corridos. With the guidance and protection of the curandera Ultima, he finds his roots in the traditions of the llano and spreads his wings.

Disney on Ice: ‘Dare to Dream’ — Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 3-7. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus matinees 10:30 a.m. and noon Friday, and noon and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $22-$75 ($15 opening night) with tourTAGs, $30 with Mickey or Snowflake light-up wands (Ticketmaster). Ages 2 and older must have ticket (costumes not permitted for guests 14 and older). Information: 533-9899, disneyonice.com or countycoliseum.com.
  Hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse guide audiences on an expedition from raging seas to snow-covered mountains with the amazing adventures of “Moana,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tangled,” “Cinderella,” “Frozen,” and “Coco.”

Benise: Fuego! The Spirit of Spain — The Emmy-winning prince of Spanish guitar performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. with a cast of dancers and band of musicians. Tickets: $35-$79. Information: (888) 818-7872, (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

Chinati Weekend 2018 — The Marfa, Texas art center’s weekend celebration of arts is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, with tours of the permanent exhibits and other special events. Admission is free to most events. Information: (432) 729-4362 or info@juddfoundation.org. Web: juddfoundation.org or chinati.org.
  Songwriter and musician Rosanne Cash will perform a free concert at 9 p.m. Saturday, on Highland Avenue in front of the county courthouse.

FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host its_ 13th annual gala 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside. Information: 544-4151, egarcia@femap.org or femap.org.

Mesilla Jazz Happening — The 18th annual event is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, 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 Border Jazz Quarter with Roman Chip and Billy Townes, Hacienda de Mesilla featuring Mack Goldsbury Trio, St. Clair Winery & Bistro featuring The Derrick Lee Quartet and Café Don Felix featuring The Coolside Collective.
  Saturday’s performances are 1 to 5 p.m. with Jimmy Olivas and Friends, Billy Townes Quartet and Ruben Gutierrez Quintet.
  Sunday’s performances are 12:45 to 6 p.m. with Organo Ambiente with Danny Garcia, Big Band on the Rio Grande, Mack Goldsbury Quartet and Supersax of the Southwest.

Red Dot Red Weekend at the Galleries — The annual event runs Friday through Monday, Oct. 5-8 at studios and galleries in Silver City, N.M. with art shows, receptions, studio tours, local musicinas, Sunday brunch event and more.  Information: (575) 313-9631 or silvercityart.com.

Socorro Fest — The City of Socorro, N.M. hosts its 16th annual celebration 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5-6, on and around the historic Socorro Plaza. The event features a day of feasting, dancing, native food dishes, car show, arts and crafts booths, spirits tents, family activities and music and entertainment on multiple stages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 835-8927, socorrofest.com or on Facebook.
  Headliners are Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles at 8 p.m. Saturday.
 New this year is the Chile Cookoff, with tastings is 5 to 7 p.m. Sturday.
 Oktoberfest is 11 a.m. to 3  p.m. at the Hammel Museum, 500 6th Street.

Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres Region Arts Council hosts the 3rd annual gathering together of regional and local printmakers Friday through Monday, Oct. 5-8 in Downtown Silver City, N.M. celebrating the art of printmaking through demonstrations, workshops. children’s activities steamroller street printing event, artisan marketplace and more. Information: (575) 538-2505, southwestprintfiesta.org or on Facebook.
  New this year are deep-dive Sunday workshops with several more casual drop-in sessions for those with limited time or budgets.
  Welcome Party is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday Power and Light Press, 601-F N. Bullard.
  Vendor market is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Downtown. Steamrolling Printing is  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Coffee and donuts served 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, at Power and Light Press, with workshops and drop-in demos 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

‘The World Goes ‘Round’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the musical revue of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb Oct. 5-21 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Nora Thomas-Medina. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 14 and 21; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
  The nonstop hit parade features unforgettable gems from “Cabaret” to “Chicago,” including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time," and "New York, New York."

Downtown Street Festival — The “StreetFest,” presented by Western Technical College, encompasses the entire El Paso Convention Center area 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, with music, food and entertainment. Performances are on the Bud Light Main Stage and four stages around the festival area. Local stages will include a mix of genres such as classic rock, world, alternative and indie. The festival includes the O’Reilly Auto Parts Car Show, USO Military Village, dozens of food trucks, beer and more. Advance tickets: $10 general admission; $65 VIP (age 21 and older only); available at universe.com or the Plaza Theatre Box Office. Ticket prices will increase closer to the event dates. Information: epstreetfest.com or on Facebook.
  Friday’s headliner is Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, with Mark Farner’s American Band and Jefferson Starship.
  Saturday’s headliner is Jonathan Davis of Korn, with Through Fire and Dead Girls Academy.

Trinity Site Tour — The fall tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct. 6, at White Sands Missile Range. Admission is free. Information: (575) 678-1134 or wsmr.army.mil.

Pink Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors 10 a.m. to noon p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, featuring mastectomy bras, exercise wear, tops and swimwear. Admission is free, but registration required at rgcf.org. Information: 562-7660, ext. 303.

Southwest Mind-Body & Integrative Medicine Conference — Trans-Pecos Counseling Association & Community Light Center hosts the 3rd annual conference to promote a culture of health and wellness 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 6, at the Region 19 Education Service Center, 6611 Boeing. The conference provides training and education in holistic health, healing methods and modalities. CEUs for professionals, and a track in Spanish offered. Cost: $50 general public; $30 professionals; $20 students (includes breakfast). Information Phone Number: 831-2419 or elpasooasis.com/conference.
  Keynote speaker is Aurora Anaya-Dyer, with other speakers Rene Qian, Roman Velasquez and Susan L. Martinez.

LCSO with Philippe Quint — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, opens its season with the guest violinist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6-7, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, featuring “La Quattro Stagioni” by Piazzolla and “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 by Villa Lobos. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.

Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s 9th annual pow wow is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 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 35th annual fair, featuring the popular “Great Dachshund Stampede,” is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt in La Union, near Canutillo. The event includes dachshund races and an all-other breeds race. Pets on leash welcome. Events include arts and crafts, food booths, big barn sale, kids games and more. Races are noon with dress up pet parade at 1 p.m. and Pet Blessing at 3 p.m.
Admission is free; canned food item donation for Canutillo Food Bank encouraged. Information: Bridget Griggs,  204-7365 or stlukeslaunion.com.

UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games are at 5:30 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Oct. 6: North Texas (Homecoming). Homecoming events are Sept. 30-Oct. 7. Information: events.utep.edu/homecoming
Oct. 27: UAB

St. Clair Vineyards WineFest — New Mexico’s largest winery will host its 24th annual Winefest noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6-7, at 1325 DeBaca Road in Deming, with family activities, live music, door prizes, arts and crafts, silent auction and various fun contests. Fireworks Saturday evening.  Admission: $5 (includes glass); free admission for active duty military and law enforcement with ID. Information: 1-866-336-7357 or stclairwinery.com.

Trailblazer 5K — The 5K run and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Americas High School, 12101 Pellicano. Registration: $20 per event ($25 on race day). Information: Mike Coulter at coultercmike@yahoo.com or racedaventuresunlimited.com.              

‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ — Kids-N-Co. opens its season with the play featuring music by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater and Alan Menken, with book by Doug Wright Oct. 6-21, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Justin Hogue. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.

‘Jazz at Lincoln Center’ with Wynton Marsalis — Nine-time Grammy Award winning musical artist Wynton Marsalis performs at a special El Paso Pro-Musica fundraising concert featuring the music of the incomparable Duke Ellington at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Wynton Marsalis is the first and only musicians to receive Grammy’s for work in both Classical and Jazz categories. Tickets: $50-$150; $200 VIP; $10 special addition room. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.

El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The 24th annual series of piano concerts are at the Chamizal National Memorial. 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.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6: Richard Dowling. Dowling is the first pianist in the world to perform the complete cycle of Joplin’s 53 rags, marches, waltzes, and cakewalks in public.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Lucy Scarbrough, founder and director of the Chopin Festival. She also founded and is director of the El Paso Civic Orchestra.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Emeril Legasse — The celebrity chef will present a cooking demonstration and dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets start at $70 (includes dinner).
• Masters of Illusion — The hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Tickets: $20-$60.
• Carnival Fantastique —  The celebration of music and action is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets: $20-$50.

Albert Escamilla Retrospective — Escamilla’s retrospective “Then and Now” is featured 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with artist remarks at 3 p.m. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.

Pond Tour Extravaganza — The Southwest Koi and Pond Association hosts its pond tour Sunday, Oct. 7, showcasing ponds throughout El Paso. Information: Myskapa.org or on Facebook at SouthwestKoiAndPondAssociationskapa.

Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 8th annual 30K and 88k cycling tours benefiting the USO are 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, starting and finishing at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum on 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. 5k family run begins at 10:30 a.m.  Food and entertainment offered at the museum after the tours. Information: 569-5644. Registration at elpaso.uso.org.

Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Register at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Warriors Race — The 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk benefitting those suffering from the trigeminal neuralgia is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Ascarate Park, 6200 Delta. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

‘Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?’ — No Strings Theater Company presents Irma Herrera’s solo show, a new work that weaves history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions, at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Free post-show talkback following both performances. Tickets: $10-$15; available at no-strings.org. Information: (575) 523-1223.

The Malpass Brothers — Grant County Community Concert Association opens its season with the retro traditional country artists at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 (age 17 and younger with paid adult (two per adult), and WNMU students with valid ID admitted free. Season passes for 2018/2019 are $55. Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

Hotel California — The Eagles Tribute opens the 2018/2019 Premier Series 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
• Sleep Signals — The metal band’s Fireproof Tour is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, with Eye of the Bermuda, Aurora Under Water, Texas Gigantism, and Humbleness Got Vanished. Tickets: $5.
• Escape the Fate and Slaves — The post-hardcore bands perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with Picturesque, Set to Stun and  Tickets: $20.
  The Full Moon Vampire Ball is Saturday, Oct. 20, with DJ Bueller from SiriusXM First Wave spinning DarkWave. Tickets: $15 general admission; $75 VIP.

UTEP Choirs — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Ballet Folklórico de México – Forty folklorico dancers and 20 mariachi musicians unveil a rich tapestry of national traditions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$65. Information: (888) 818-7872, (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com

Commercial Music Ensemble — UTEP Department of Music presents the ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Ballet Nacional de Amalia Hernández — The premiere Mexican ballet folklorico troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$75. (Ticketmaster).

Commercial Music Ensemble — UTEP Department of Music presents the ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Ecclesiastical Choral — UTEP Department of Music choral performs world music from Lebanon at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

‘BLTs for Tocando’ — The 5th annual “Tomatoville” fundraiser for El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s Tocando Music Project is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at 750 Linda, to experience the “ultimate BLT,” and enjoy drinks, live music and a silent auction. Tickets: $75; available at epso.org. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

Rock the House VII — Isaiah House of El Paso hosts its 6th annual dinner and dance benefit 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Crystal Palace Ballroom, 1550 Hawkins, Suite 18, with buffet dinner 7 to 8 p.m.; followed by dancing and DJ music. Tickets: $30; $225 table for 8. To order, send check to Isaiah House, 210 N. Campbell (include phone number). Information: 422-8557 or isaiahhouseelp.org.

UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at Memorial Gym. Games are 6 p.m. Fridays and noon Sundays. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Oct. 12: Florida Atlantic
Oct. 14: Florida International University
Oct. 26: Western Kentucky University
Oct. 28: Rice

Chalk the Block — The 11th annual outdoor art event is Oct. 12-14 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. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, chalktheblock.com or on Facebook.

Tularosa Art and Wine Fest — Rotary Club of Tularosa hosts its festival 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, and Oct. 12-13, along Granado Street in Tularosa, N.M. Tickets announced in September. Information: Jessica, (575) 491-6927, jessicag@ote-coop.com or tularosawinefestival.com.

‘Young Frankenstein’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, opens its season with the Mel Brooks musical comedy Oct. 12-28. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

Old Dominion — The country band’s “Happy Endings World Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Michael Ray and High Valley. (Ticketmaster).

Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time — A hike with presentations on Mount Cristo Rey and local history is offered at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $3 ($2 for children) donation requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee. Information: 542-1422. No reservation is required.

Riding For Boobs —  The 7th annual motorcycle run against breast cancer begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, staring at Barnett Harley-Davidson,, 8272 Gateway East. Information: ridingforboobs.thundertix.com or on Facebook.

Walk for Kids — Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso hosts the fundraising walk Saturday, Oct. 13, at Sunland Park Racetrack, 1200 Futurity Drive. Registration and kids zone opens at 8 a.m. with fun walk at 9 a.m. Registration: walkforkidselpaso.org. Information: 542-1522 or rmhcelp.org.

Cars & More Show and Expo — NMSU Alamogordo hosts the car and truck show and expo 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Tays Center parking lot, 2400 N. Scenic Drive, on the NMSU campus in Alamogordo. Spectator admission is free. Information: John Hurt (575) 442-9237 or johnHurt@nmsu.edu.

Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and Landmarks — The El Paso County Historical Society will host the 15th annual Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, with nine locations in the neighborhood between Downtown and UTEP. Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and younger); available in advance at the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon. Information: Hal Marcus Gallery, 533-9090 or sunset_heights_assoc@yahoo.com.

Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show — Los Leones de Mesilla (Mesilla Lion’s Club) will host its annual car show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, on the Old Mesilla Plaza. The show features hot rods, muscle car (pre-1972), trucks, low riders, motorcycles), and classics. Admission is free for spectators. Information: (575) 524-3262 or mesillanm.gov.

Sleeping Lion Ridge Trail Runs — The  5.5- and 8.5-mile trail runs and 2.5-mile run and walk, benefiting Save Our Desert Trails, is 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Don Haskins Recreation Center at Westside Regional Park, 7400 High Ridge. Information: markdorion.wordpress.com or markgd@55@gmail.com. 

Los Temerarios – The romantic Mexican group performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Plaza Theatre, with Baruch.  Tickets: $49-$119 (Ticketmaster).

‘Shawn Mendes’ — The Canadian singer-songwriter will give a special college performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50(Ticketmaster). Discounted UTEP student tickets are $39.50 and $59.50 at UTEP Ticket Center locations.

Way Out West Fest — Country Music singer and songwriter Lee Brice will headline the 3rd annual fusion of culture with Saturday, Oct. 13, at Southwest University Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Also part of the lineup is Frank Ray, Travis Denning and the Powell Brothers. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission; $45 floor seats; $60 West Bank Club general admission; $150 VIP; available at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.

Shakespeare on the Rocks — Shakespeare on the Rocks 30th season continues at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at the Chamizal National Memorial, with “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Megan O’Toole-Pitts. This comedy about two sets of twins begins with mistaken identities and ends with the triumph of love and reconciliation.
 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, dmills@elp.rr.com, shakespeareontherocks.com or on Facebook.

Black on Brown: African Influence on Latin American Guitar Music — UTEP Department of Music presents an evening of discussion and music with John Siqueiros, Dena Kay Jones and Felipa Solis at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month events. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Screaming Females — The three-piece punk band performs 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Kitten Forever, and Stangus and Stardust. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 494-7256.

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
Oct. 18: Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21: Old Dominion, 6 p.m.

Dia de la Hispanidad Sociedad Cultural de España and the Honorary Consul of Spain, Martha Vera, present the 10th annual celebration of Dia De La Hispanidad in honor of “The Great Museums of Spain” at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at El Paso Country Club. Tickets: $150 ($100 members) available at border-heritage.com. Information: 274-9563 or 304-9245.

Las Cruces Country Music Festival — Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser and Rick Trevino headline the 2018 festival Oct. 19-21, along Main Street in historic Downtown Las Cruces, with two stages of music, food vendors, western and apparel vendors, a kids corral with jump houses and other activities and a cash bar all three days. Festival gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. VIP passes are $150. Festival general admission for Friday or Saturday is $35; $10 Sunday; Weekend passes are $75. Children under 12 admitted free with paid adult ticket. Tickets at lccountryfest.com or eventbrite.com. Information on Facebook at LCCountry.
  Dwight Yoakam headlines Friday with Frankie Ballard opening acts King Leg and Frankie Ballard.
  Randy Houser headlines Saturday with opening acts Brennin and Sawyer Brown.
  Rick Trevino headlines Sunday.
  Regional and local acts perform on the second stage.
  In conjunction with the festival is the Giddyup Gallop 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 37th annual Lincoln Country version of the German tradition is Oct. 19-20  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” Featured entertainment: Familienmusik Doppler from Austria and two other bands. Proceeds benefit various Lincoln County charities.
  Admission: $10 per day; $16 for both days; $6 for ages 13-17 and free for children 12 and under. Children and teens must be accompanied by adult. Information: (575) 257-6171 or OktoberfestRuidoso.com.

Rhinos Golf Tournament — El Paso Rhinos 10th annual tournament starts with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Cost: $125 ($600 team). Registration: elpasorhinos.com.

Sebastian Yatra and Manuel Turizo — The Latin music artists join forces for their U.S. Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $51, $91 and $121 (Ticketmaster).

EPSO’s ‘Fire and Blood’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, presents guest violinist Chloe Trevor at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11 for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Oct. 19-Nov. 3 at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.

Sunrise Lions Gun Show — The semiannual gun and outdoors show opens at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20-21, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University in Las Cruces. Information: lascruceslionsclub.org.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas — The Court Daughters of the America #1581 hosts its 67th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Fundraiser with a sit-down dinner and dance Saturday, Oct. 20, at Magoffin Hall, 801 Magoffin. Dinner is 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by dance 8 p.m. to midnight with live music by the Starliners Band and door prizes. Tickets: are $35; available from Barbie at 240-5959, Josie at 603-6368, Hazel at 267-9070.

Masquerade Ball — The benefit party for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway, with silent and live auctions, tastings from 16 area restaurants and live music by Bosse Band. Masquerade or formal attire encouraged. Tickets: $100. Information: elpasoansfightinghunger.org.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Rockers Papa Roach performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with From Ashes to New. All ages show. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Tony Serrano Benefit Dance — EPCC Senior Adult Program hosts a benefit dance honoring Serrano 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at VFW  Post 8782, 691 North Carolina, with performances by Little Mike and the Night Drifters, Bobby Rosales and the Premiers, Tony Serrano and The Classics, Joe Padilla and Border City Band, Juan Barraza and Religion, and others. Admission: $10 donation. Information: 329-1967.

Concerto Competition — UTEP Department of Music hosts the UTEP Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Opera Guild and Friends Brunch — El Paso Opera Guild and Friends hosts its brunch Saturday, Oct. 20, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park. RSVP at info@epopera.org.

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. 20, at the YDSP Community, 9314 Juanchido, with a parade, live entertainment, food, games and educational materials. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Information: 858-6118 or Ysletadelsurpueblo.org.

Pancho’s Car Show — Friends of Pancho Villa State Park’s 13th annual car show and auto parts swap meet is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M., along with music, food and drink, the park's Exhibit Hal. Show admission free with regular park admission of $5 per vehicle. Information: (575) 531-2711 or panchovillastateparkfriendsgroup.org.

Running of the Bulls 5K — Downtown El Paso DMD’s 2nd annual 5K run/walk inspired by the craziness in Pamplona is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, through the streets of Downtown El Paso, starting the corner of Franklin and Oregon. Opening festivities start at 8:15 a.m. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com or downtownelpaso.com.

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk — The 5K run, 1-mile walk and “Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad” is 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Keystone Heritage Park. Opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Registration at zerocancer.org. Information (210) 317-1827

‘EnParajDos’ — The Spanish language show features Consuelo Duval and Adrián Uribe, who explore all the problems, conflicts and misunderstandings that arise in a couple’s relationships, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, finding humor in the clichés and absurdities that arise between men and women. Tickets: $45-$95 (Ticketmaster).

El Paso Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Season tickets: $50. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.

GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical Therapy Association 26th annual 5K run and 1-mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 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.

Mariachi Los Mineros — UTEP Department of Music presents an evening for Dia de los Muertos at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Kahulanui — The Grammy-nominated Hawaiian Kings of Swing perform 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo. Tickets: $18, $30 and $40. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

The New Chinese Acrobats – The acclaimed acrobats perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. Features displays of high-flying trapeze arts, aerial balance, dance, juggling and acrobatic comedy. Tickets: $39-$65. Information: (888) 818-7872, (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

‘There is More’ Tour — The tour featuring Christian group Hillsong and pastor Brian Houston is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Abundant Living Faith Center East, 1000 Valley Crest. General admission; $28 ($25 each for groups of 10 or more). Premium tickets: $48; includes early access and pre-show gathering with Hillsong; available at premierproductions.com. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.

Child Guidance Center’s Dinner and Roast — Sally Hurt-Deitch, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Tenet Healthcare, will be honored at the El Paso Child Guidance Center’s 17th Annual fundraising dinner and roast Thursday, Oct. 25. Tickets: $150 ($1,250 table for ten); available at epcgc.org. Information: 562-1999.

Kevin Hart — The comic and actor brings his “Irresponsible Tour” to El Paso with two shows, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.  Tickets: $61.50-$131.50 (Ticketmaster).

UTEP Symphony Orchestra — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

Ozuna — One of the hottest reggaeton and trap singers in Latin music performs  at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, for his “Aura Tour.” Tickets: $60-$130. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899.

El Paso Wine Fest — Rotary Club’s  fundraising festival is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in Downtown El Paso, across from San Jacinto Plaza. Ticket information: 833-6616, ElPasoWineFest.com or on Facebook.

El Paso IMPACTFest — The Virtual Reality Festival is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at El Paso Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon, with showings of Texas Short VR and experimental films and VR games. Admission: $3-$5.Information: 257-8470  or elpasoimpactfest.org.

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  Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.

New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 10th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 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 or mesillavalleymaze.com.

‘Las Brujas de Macbeth’ — Sapiens Sapiens Teatro Laboratorio of Mexico City presents the Spanish language performance inspired by the characters of witches in the tragedy of  Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” 6 p.m.  Saturday, and noon Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario. Admission: $46.95 Saturday dinner show; $24.95 non-dinner matinee Sunday. Parking lot is private. Information: 976-7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.

Gipsy Kings — The Gipsy Kings’ Tour Gipsy Unidos is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. The group blends traditional flamenco with western pop and Latin rhythms and have toured virtually non-stop for the past 25 years. Tickets: $49-$79 (Ticketmaster)

Franco Escamilla — The Mexican comedian, musician and radio announcer, known as “The Master of Sarcasm,” returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39 to $125 (Ticketmaster).

Derik Nelson & Family — Showtime! El Paso opens its season with the family ensemble at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com pr showtimeelpaso.com.

Symphony Band Concert — UTEP Department of Music presents the band concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.

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