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Arts International 2016

The annual art show opens Oct. 8 at the Crossland Gallery.

El Paso Scene Cover Award Winner (above)
is Nopales by Ramiro Ordonez.
The exhibition continues through Nov. 12

Sunset Heights

Annual Tour of Homes and Block

Party offer opportunities to share
vibrancy of historic neighborhood.
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El Paso Scene

October 2016

October 2016

Michelada Fiesta Area restaurants and

bars compete for the title of Best Michelada

noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in San Jacinto
Plaza. Tickets: $10; $20 with cup and unlimited
samples (age 21 and older); available at Information: 929-0502.

OktobeerFest Western Tech presents

the craft beer fest noon to 7 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 1, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway
North. Food vendors, beer gardens, local artisans, and live music. Glass stein for first 2,500
people. Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the
door, age 21 and older admitted. VIP admission: $30 (Ticketmaster).

Rocking the Rez Pow Wow Ysleta del

Sur Pueblos 7th annual pow wow is Saturday
and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at Pakitu Community
Park, at Santa Sanchez and Tiwa Boulevard,

October 2016

with Native American dance and drumming

competition, food and crafts. Admission is free.
Information: 859-7700, 860-7777 or on
Facebook at rockingtherez.

St. Lukes Country Fair The 33rd

annual fair, featuring the Great Dachshund

Stampede, is Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Lukes
Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt near Canutillo.
This years event celebrates the churchs 100th
anniversary. The event include the Dachshund
races and an all-other breeds race. Pets on
leash welcome. A bazaar is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Animal blessing at noon, followed by animal
parade and costume contest. Admission is free;
canned food donation encouraged. Information:
(575) 874-3972 or
Races are 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.;
races offered for other breeds as well.

Urban Transformations: Visions of the

Past and Future of Downtown El Paso

The exhibit in the windows of three historic

buildings within a short distance of San Jacinto
Plaza the Roberts-Banner Building, Kress
Building, and Plaza Motor Inn in Downtown El
Paso runs Oct. 1-31. Admission is free.
Information: 246-9499 or
Opening is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
1, with free tours, family-friendly activities provided by the El Paso Museum of History, and
free coloring books of downtown.

Bliss, Brews and Que The 5th annual

Kansas City BBQ Society-Sanctioned Cook-off

is 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7-8, at Freedom Crossing, 1611
Haan, Fort Bliss. Barbecue, music, beer, arts
and crafts. Admission is free. Information: 5645311, or
Live music by Austin Freeman, Double
Clutchers and Rockabilly Strangers Friday;

Pigeon Rustlers, Sorry About Your Sister, C.W.

Ayon and Killer B Flats Saturday.

Chamizal Festival The festival offers sto-

rytelling, pottery demonstrations, music, dance

and theater performances 6 p.m. Friday and
noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7-8, at the
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Native crafts available for sale,
Admission is free; . Information: 532-7273.

Fall El Paso Home and Garden Show

The 9th annual show is Friday through

Sunday, Oct. 7-9 at the El Paso Convention
Center, with special guest Chris Lambton, star
of DIY Networks Yard Crashers. Hours are
2-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($5
seniors 65+; free for age 16 and younger and
active military with ID). Information: 778-5387
The event includes a New Product Zone,
Master Gardener seminars, Kids Zone, Pet
Zone, Go Texan Art, Gift & Gourmet Area,
and more.

EPHS Centennial Reunion El Paso

High School, which turned 100 this fall, will celebrate with an attempt to set the Guinness
World Record for the Largest High School
Reunion ever after the Centennial
Homecoming football game, Saturday, Oct. 8.
The record to beat is 3,299 students, faculty
and staff members. Check-in opens at 9 a.m.
Game begins at 11 a.m. Attempt is 30 to 45
minutes after the game end (about 3 p.m.)
Participants need to gather for 10 minutes on
the football field for record to be valid.
For more information or to volunteer:

El Paso Scene

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Behind the Scene
Scene Spotlight
Heres the Ticket
Program Notes
Music, Comedy
Viva Jurez
Sunset Heights
At the Museum
Keep on Bookin'
Southwest Art Scene
Gallery Talk
History Lessons
Taking a Look Back
On Stage
Stage Talk
Film Scene
Liner Notes
November preview
El Paso FishNet
Advertiser Index 42
Subscription Form 42

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Oct. 21-22: Much Ado About Nothing

Nov. 18-19: Romeo and Julieta.

Fall Festival The Outlet Shoppes at El

Paso hosts inflatables, music, childrens activities and more Oct. 22. Page 7.

Scene Spotlight highlights events

advertised in this issue.

Arts International 2016 The regional

juried art exhibit runs Oct. 8-Nov. 12 at
Crossland Gallery. Art talk Oct. 16. Page 44.

EPSO Pops El Paso Symphony Orchestra

has three upcoming Pops events. Page 22.
Oct. 29: Best of the Eagles at The Plaza
Nov. 30: Michael W. Smith Christmas, at
the Abraham Chavez
Feb. 25, 2017: Music of Prince at Plaza.
The Fantasticks EPCC Theatre
Ensemble opens its season with the musical
Sept. 29-Oct. 9. Page 27.

El Paso Fall Home and Garden Show

Oct. 7-9 at El Paso Convention Center with
Chris Lambton of DIY Networks Yard
Crashers and HGTVs Going Yard. Page 31.

El Paso Live events Page 37.

At Plaza Theatre:
Oct. 7: Paul Rodriguez & DJ Kane
Oct. 9: Songs and Stories
Oct. 24: Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour
At Abraham Chavez:
Oct. 13: Dwight Yoakam

Hike Up Cristo Rey The annual hike

guided by El Paso Scene editor Randy
Limbird is Oct. 8 at Mt. Cristo Rey in
Sunland Park. Page 30.
Turkish Food and Craft Festival
Raindrop Turkish House hosts its festival
Oct. 8 with food, dance, Turkish tea and
family activities. Page 13.

UTEP Football The Miners play Florida

International University Oct. 8 and Old
Dominion Oct. 29 (Homecoming) at Sun
Bowl Stadium. Page 41.
Hal Marcus Gallery The gallery will be
part of the Sunset Heights Tour of Homes
Oct. 8. ARTtalk for the exhibit Retro
Retablo, is Nov. 17. Page 21.
The 46th annual Happy Hippie Holidaze
arts and craft fair is Dec. 17.

Get The Pointe El Paso City Ballet

presents its 10th anniversary gala performance Oct. 14 at Sunland Park Racetrack and
Casino, featuring Sergey Kheylik of Cirque
de Soleil and Bad Boys of Dance, and Vicente
Griego of ReVoZo in Santa Fe. Page 33.

La Via Harvest Festival La Via

Winery hosts its fall festival Oct. 15-16 with
tasting, and live music. Page 11.
El Paso Psychic Fair The fair featuring
more than 12 professional psychics is Oct.
15-16 at Hawthorn Inn. Page 40.

Ghost Stories by Moonlight Magoffin

Home State Historic Site hosts an evening of
ghost stories and songs Oct. 15 for families
and Oct. 22 for adults. Page 14.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra EPSO
performs Oct. 21-22 at the Plaza Theatre
with trombonist Chris Brubeck. Page 15.

Shakespeare on the Rocks The 28th

season runs through Nov. 19, at Chamizal
National Memorial. Page 8.
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Krystyna Robbins Workshop The

artists fall painting workshop is Oct. 25-27,
at her homes studio. Page 30.

The Diary of Anne Frank El Paso

Playhouse presents the play by Albert
Hackett and Frances Goodrich Oct. 28Nov. 8. Page 6.

The Cats Meow The Snake Charmer

and the Belly Dancer hosts the dinner show
and workshops Oct. 29 at Country Inn
Suites, featuring Princess Farhara. Page 24.
How-Wine-Dog Walk The 12th annual
pet walk and costume contest is Oct. 30 at
La Union Winery, hosted by Pets Alive El
Paso. Page 8.

All Soul Mass Bishop Mark Seitz will celebrate a mass for All Souls Day Nov. 2 at
Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Page 12.

Fernando de la Mora The gala performance featuring the tenor, with Mariachi Gama
100 and Gonzalo Romeu quintet, is Nov. 5
at Cibeles in Juarez. Page 9.
La Union Maze The 12-acre cornfield
maze on Highway 28 in La Union is for its
16th season through Nov. 6. Page 13.

Las Artistas The juried show art and fine

crafts show is Nov. 19-20 at Epic Railyard
Center, with more than 90 artists. Page 28.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The rock

holiday tradition returns with Ghost of
Christmas Eve, the Best of TSO and more
Nov. 25 at UTEPs Don Haskins Center.
Page 5.

Ardovinos Desert Crossing Farmers

Market The market runs year round
Saturdays at Ardovinos Desert Crossing in
Sunland Park. Page 32.

Southern New Mexico

Mesilla Valley Maze The corn maze

opens weekends Oct. 1-30 in Las Cruces,
with pumpkin patch, and family activities.
Page 25.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest The 34th annual

festival is Oct. 14-15 at Ruidoso Convention
Center with German food and drink, music
and family events. Page 42.

Flickinger Center Flickinger Center for

Performing Arts Premier season begins Oct.
14 with Las Migas. Page 8.
Oct. 29: Contra Tiempo Urban Dance
Nov. 11-19: AMC presents Monty
Pythons Spam-A-Lot
Nov. 29: Carole King Tribute.

Veterans Day Car Show The 20th

annual show is Nov. 5 at NM State Veterans
Home in Truth of Consequences. Page 24.

Renaissance ArtsFaire The 45th annual

fair hosted by Doa Ana Arts Council is
Nov. 5-6 at Young Park in Las Cruces, with
artisans, childrens realm, jousting, food
booths and entertainment. Page 3.
Fountain Theatre Mesilla Valley Film
Societys theatre on the Plaza in historic Old
Mesilla show independent, art, foreign and
other non-mainstream films. Page 39.

ts worth repeating that October is the

best month for events in El Paso,
whether you enjoy classical music,
rock concerts or prefer spending time
outdoors hiking or supporting UTEP
October also is biggest editing challenge for me, since I have to shoehorn in
all these events into our limited news
space. Fortunately our website,, can run longer lists of
events thanks to the unlimited space
available on the internet.
We also encourage our readers to
browse some of the other websites that
offer more events than we could fit into
this issue. One is the Tom Lea Insitutes
website that offers the comprehensive
schedule of Tom Lea Month events:, which has
about 20 items. The website provides a
comprehensive look at El Pasos most
accomplished native son, whose fame
has continued to grow after his death in
2001 at age 90.
The Tom Lea Institute is dedicated to
furthering the legacy of this creative
genius, primarily known for his art but
who also wrote highly acclaimed novels
and historical non-fiction. This years
Tom Lea Month focuses not only on
Tom Lea, but also his first wife, Nancy, a
fellow art student and writer. She died of
complications from appendicitis just shy
of her 30th birthday in 1936.
An exhibit in her honor, based on the
newly re-published Notebook of Nancy
Lea, will be on display Oct. 1-Dec. 22
at UTEPs Centennial Museum, with a
reception at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.
You can read more about the exhibit in
this months Gallery Talk column by
Myrna Zanetell on Page 35.
A theatrical look at the early years of
Tom Lea, including his marriage to
Nancy, will be presented on stage Oct.
28-29 at the Philanthropy Theatre. See
Page 39 for more information.
Another website everyone should bookmark for fall event planning is, internet home of
Celebration of Our Mountains, the El
Paso areas annual festival of hikes and

October 2016

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field trips. More than two dozen events

are listed from Oct. 1 through Nov. 20.
Additional nature-related events are listed on in our Nature section on Page 26.
An even longer list can be found at:
Among this years Celebration of Our
Mountains events is the annual Hike Up
Cristo Rey, which this year is Saturday,
Oct. 8. See Page 5 for details.
El Paso Scene first sponsored this hike
in 2001. I had hiked Mt. Cristo Rey for
the first time earlier that year and was
impressed by the panoramic views it
offered of El Paso and Jurez, and of
course the majesty of sculptor Urbici
Solers masterpiece, the Christ the King
monument on its peak. Sharing my wonder with various friends, I realized that
most El Pasoans had never climbed
Cristo Rey, so I organized the hike that
fall. Over 600 people showed up!
Since then, weve offered the hike
every October and we still get up to 200
people each time. We added another hike
in late December, usually the day before
the Sun Bowl. Both the fall and winter
hikes raise funds for the all-volunteer
Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration Committee,
whose members maintain the mountains
trail and monument.
Also on Oct. 8 is the opening reception
for the El Paso Art Associations annual
Arts International Exhibit. El Paso Scene
once again sponsored a Cover Award,
which this year went to Ramiro Ordonez
for his painting, Nopales.

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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. 8, 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.
The hike is sponsored by El Paso Scene. Hike
leader is Randy Limbird, editor and publisher of
El Paso Scene. Security is provided. The hike is
easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages.
Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to
Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273).

Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and

Landmarks The El Paso County Historical

Society will host the 13th annual Tour of

Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, with
seven locations. Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and
younger); available in advance at the Hal
Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, and day of
tour at the Gallery and the Burges House, 503
W. Yandell. Information: 533-9090 For locations and other details, see story on Page 23.

Turkish Festival Raindrop Foundation

will host its food and craft fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, at Raindrop Turkish House in
El Paso, 10767 Gateway West, Suite 610, featuring authentic Turkish food, kids activities,
folk dances and other live performances.
Admission is free. Information: 400-7450 or
Chalk The Block The 8th annual out-

door art event is Oct. 14-16 throughout

Downtown El Paso. The event includes various
art projects, art vendors, live music, performance art, kids zone, food and refreshments,
pop-up galleries and more than 200 chalk and
street artists. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 2120110, or on Facebook.
Featured artists and projects include:
Teddy Los Gon Kirin fire breathing dragon
sculpture, and eight-ton, 69-foot-long, 22-foottall dragon with 2,460 feet of LED lights. The
dragon, co -built by Ryan Doyle, has been featured at Maker Faire and Burning Man, among
other events.
El Paso creative firms Selfie Wall, a custom-fabricated modular wall with various lighting conditions day and night.
Chicago artist Matthew Hoffmans inflatable
version of his Go For It, sculpture.
Performing arts group and stiltwalkers
Carpetbag Brigade from Arizona.

October 2016

Chaparral Community Pow Wow

The 2nd annual pow wow is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, at 498 McCombs in
Chaparral, N.M. on the Blended Nation property. Celebrate Native American culture with
native drums, dancers, art and food. Hosted by
the Blended Nation Pow Wow Committee. All
ages welcome. Admission by donation of any
amount. Information: Melissa Calderon, (915)
226-6770, or Johnny Valles, (915) 282-7329.

Concordia Cemetery Walk Through

History The annual living history tour is 11

a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Concordia

Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Admission: $5 ($2
seniors and military, $1 students; free for age 6
and younger). Information: 581-7920 or
Gunfight reenactments and recreations of El
Pasos wilder days will be staged throughout
the day by Six Guns & Shady Ladies.

Arabian horses, hippotherapy, adaptive riding,

horse themed crafts and more.
Information: 203-088,
and on Facebook.
There will also be two lectures presented
during the day: Tom Lea, Horses and
Horsemanship by Dr. Melissa Warak, Assistant
Professor of Art History at UTEP and a faculty
liaison to the Tom Lea Institute and the El Paso
Museum of Art, and The History of the
Cavalry and its Role in El Paso and at Fort Bliss
by Mr. John Hamilton, Director at the 1st
Armored Division and Fort Bliss Museum.

Outlet Shoppes Fall Fiesta The Outlet

Shoppes of El Paso, 7051 S. Desert in Canutillo,

hosts fall activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 22, with music and childrens activities,
inflatables a and more. Most events are free;
some activities will have a nominal cost.

Paw Pageant El Pawsos Pageant: A

Pageant for Dog is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 22, at Cleveland Square Park, 510 N.
Santa Fe. Dog show activities begin at 11:30
a.m. Information: 216-4427 or

Please see Page 6

Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair The

22nd annual Interpretive Fair begins at 8 a.m.
to 9 p.m. to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15-16, at Hueco Tanks State
Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road. Native
American dancing and drumming, music,
games, guided birding, pictograph and plant
tours, crafts, environmental, historical and cultural booths. Most activities begin around 10
a.m. Admission is free. Information: 857-1135

La Via Fall Wine Festival The annual

fall celebration is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and

Sunday, Oct. 15-16, at La Via Winery, 4201 S.
NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. (one mile
north or Vinton Road), with more than 20
wines available for tasting and purchase.
Admission: $20 ($10 ages 12-20; free for children under 12). Admission for adults includes a
commemorative glass and tasting. Everyone
under 21 must be accompanied by adult parent, guardian or spouse. No pets or picnic baskets allowed; ATM available on site.
Information: (575) 882-7632 or
Saturdays performers are Austin Jimmy
Murphy at noon; Chris Baker Band at 2:15 p.m.
and 24/7 Blues Band at 4:30 p.m.
Sundays performers are Frank Zona and
Urban Edge at noon; Twisted Hams at 2:15
p.m. and Abe Mac Country Band at 4:30 p.m.

The Hands of Cant: Horsemanship

at the Pass of the North Compadres
Therapy, Inc.s 2nd annual free family friendly
horse-themed event in cooperation with the
Tom Lea Institute is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, at Upper Valley Ranch,
6666 Morrill Road, with activities and various
horse performances; driving, jumping, reining,

El Paso Scene

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October Roundup
Contd from Page 5

Competitive categories include: Personality

Wear, My Dogs Got Talent, and Glamour
Ribbon Winner categories include Photogenic,
Best Tail Wagging, Best Mirror Image (lookalike), most original costume, and ugly duckly.

Sharefest Thousands of El Paso families

Marie Otero Salon

& Florence Street Gallery

1015 N. Florence

at Arizona
2 blocks north
of Montana

588-4247By Apppointment

Where hair, makeup

& art come together
Hair & Makeup by Marie

Marie Otero has over 30 years of salon experience

and is a frequent fashion consultant
for local film and television productions

will receive free gently used items 9 a.m. to

noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at the El Paso County
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Free parking available. Information: 313-5618 or
About 300 tables and a mile of clothes racks
will offer free dresses, shirts, pants, suits, coats,
sweaters, shoes, purses, toys, blankets, appliances, tools, canned food, furniture and more.
Everyone is invited to attend. No documentation is needed.
Take donations to the nearest library or 7Eleven Oct.1-20.

Southern New Mexico Home Show

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6

p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23, at
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, with exhibits,
demonstrations and seminars on the latest in
home renovation and dcor. Information: (575)
874-5200 or
A drawing for a $200,000 Winton Flair Home
is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

UTEP Football & Homecoming - Event

information: 747-8600 or
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28, at the Don Haskins Center.
Tickets: $100
Various departments and alumni organizations
will host alumni breakfast tours and other activities Oct. 23-29. Highlights include:
The 7th Annual Miner Dash 5K Run/3K Walk
and Family Fitness Fiesta is 8 a.m. to noon
Sunday, Oct. 23, at Centennial Plaza. Online
registration at
The Homecoming Pageant is 7 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 23, at Magoffin Auditorium.
Miner Morning Mania is 5:30 to 8 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Sun Bowl Stadium
Parking Lot.
An Open House at Alumni Lodge is 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Peter and Margaret
de Wetter Center.
The Homecoming Parade is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 29, beginning at Mesita Early Childhood
Development Center and ending at Centennial
Plaza; pep rally follows at 3 p.m., with tailgate
events until 5:30 p.m. at Kidd Field.
The 2016 homecoming game against Old
Dominion starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at
Sun Bowl Stadium. Tailgating events begin at
noon. Tickets: $12-$150 Information: 747-5234
or 1-800-745-3000.

Sunset Heights Block Party The 9th

annual party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
29, in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood, along the 500 block of Prospect, with
several local bands art vendors and food trucks.
Admission is free. Information: 996-1880 or
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. 30. Gates
open at 5 a.m. Information: (575) 589-2106.

Last Thursdays The Downtown monthly

evening art walk includes nearly two dozen
pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.
Admission is free to most events. Information:

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El Paso Scene

A Christmas Fair The Junior League of

El Pasos 43rd annual holiday shopping fair is
Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6, at the El
Paso Convention Center. Information: 5843511 or
The Noche de Feria: A Christmas Fair Gala
is Oct. 22, featuring cocktails, street taco dinner, and entertainment by DJ Christopher
Ferris and Julio Ortiz. Attire is tuxedos and
cocktail chic. Tickets: $75.

Harvest & Halloween

Halloween Library events El Paso

Public Library offers various free fall and
Halloween events in October:
Facepainting 101 is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
12, at Memorial Park Library, 2300 Copper,
for ages 12 and older. Sign up required at 5661034; space and supplies limited.
Teen Read Week Lock-In starts at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, at Richard Burges Library,
9600 Dyer, for ages 10-20, with food, games,
and prizes. Information:212-0317.
Monster Mash is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at
Memorial Park Library for teens and tweens,
with pumpkin decorating contest, games, music
and fun. Children must bring in their own decorated pumpkin. Information: 566-1034.
Halloween Costume Contest is 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, at Clardy Fox Library, 5515
Robert Alva. Information: 772-0501.
Fall Festival is 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at
Westside Library, 125 Belvidere, with ghouls,
goodies, games and a costume contest.
Information: 581-2024.
Halloween Celebration is 1 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 29, at Jose Cisneros Library, 1300
Hawkins. Costume contest for under 18s in
three age groups. Information: 594-7680.
Fall Harvest Celebration and Costume
Contest is 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Irving
Schwartz Library, 1865 Dean Martin, with storytelling, crafts, games, and a costume contest.
Information: 212-0315.
Family Movie Monday is 3:30 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 31, at Armijo Library, 620 E 7th.
Information: 533-1333.
Ghost Stories by Moonlight Magoffin

Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, hosts

its annual Halloween-themed event with events
for children and adults. Local storytellers present an evening of spine-tingling tales based on
legend and folklore.
Family Night for ages 5 and up is 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15.
Evening for Adults, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Attendees are advised to dress warmly in
their favorite spook character. Refreshments
will be served. Tickets: $15 per event. Tickets
must be purchased in advance, go on sale Oct.
1. Information: 533-5147 or

Heroes Monsters & Villains Halloween

Rockfest Aranda headlines the rock party
is 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at El Paso
County Coliseum, with live music from 10
bands, a costume contest, food, vendors, beer,
and childrens activities and prizes. Admission:
$10 (Ticketmaster).

Boo at the Zoo El Paso Zoo, 4001 E.

Paisano, will host its 10th annual safe trick-ortreating event for families with children age 2
to 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 29-30. 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: 5328156, 521-1850 or

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October 2016

October Roundup
Contd from Page 5

HalloweenFest 2016 Asylum Comics

and Cards, 5360 N. Mesa, Suite L-12, will host

its Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 29, free
Halloween comics (while supplies last), and
several other special activities. Admission is
free. Information/times: 875-8600 or

Harvestfest Cloudcroft Chamber of

Commerces afternoon of family fun is 2 to 5
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on Burro Avenue in
Cloudcroft, N.M. Hay rides, carved and decorated pumpkins, a costume contest, parade, the
Great Pumpkin Race, and trick or treating.
Most activities are free. Information: (575) 6822733 or
New Mexico Pumpkin Festival The

8th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct.
29-30, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles
Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, featuring a 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
Other activities include a pie eating and seedspitting contests, horse-drawn carriage rides,
pumpkin shuffleboard, guess the weight, pumpkin painting, live music, storytelling and the
Pumpkin Glow.

entry fee, but entries must display KLAQ.

Parade usually begins at 3:30 p.m., but early
arrival strongly encouraged; pre-registration is
10 to 3 p.m. Information: 544-8864 or

El Pasos Corn Maze The 10-acre maze

and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season

noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays,
through Nov. 6 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks
Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big
corn maze, interactive games, a kiddie maze,
rides, food and drinks, pumpkin train rides to
pumpkin patch, slide, tire pyramid, rubber duck
races, pedal carts, mini pedal carts, and a cow
train. This years maze theme is the Amazon
Rainforest. School field trips offered Tuesday
through Friday. Admission: $10.95; $8.95 age
3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group rates
available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386)

La Union Maze The 12-acre cornfield

maze runs through Nov. 6 for its 16th season

at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to
Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293

Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10

p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $5
for ages 2-5 ($5 military) Free for age one and
younger, and seniors 76 and older Group rates
available for groups of 20 or more. Open
weekdays for scheduled field trips and private
The maze will be open 11 to 3 p.m. Monday,
Columbus Day, as well as daytime only
Monday, Oct. 31 (Halloween).
The Maze offers the Big Maze, a kids flower
maze, family jumping pillow, big slide, pedal
cars, target practice, sports throw, horse walk
swing, rubber ducky races, sand box, picnic
tables under huge tent and concessions.
Haunted Maze offered Friday and Saturday
nights during October; admission is $7 plus regular paid entry.

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles

Family Farms The 17th annual labyrinth

and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 1-30 at 3855 W.
Picacho, Las Cruces. Food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 children
under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount

for military with ID. Group rates offered with

advance reservation. Information: (575) 5261919 or
Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch,
hayrides, giant slides, face painting, pedal carts,
gem mining, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck
racing, face painting, rope making, hayrides and
more. Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.)
are $1 each or 22 for $20.
Girl Scout Day at the Maze is Oct. 2.
The annual Rootin Tootin Rib Cookoff
Saturday is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
$1 per sample.
The New Mexico Pumpkin Festival is 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30.

Terror Trail and Zombie Adventure

WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401

Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror
Trail Haunted House is 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Fridays through Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 31.
Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may
be worn to the trail. Tickets: $15 ($32 combo
for trail and Zombie Adventure. Information:
877-FEAR (3327) or

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Trunk or Treat Miracle League of El

Paso hosts a safe trick or treat event 1 to 5
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7500 W. H. Burges.

Halloween Dance VFW Post 8782, 9170

Carolina, hosts a Halloween dance with 4 to 8
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, with music by Little
Mike and the Blue Kings, and a costume contest. Tickets available at the VFW or at the
door; call for cost. Information: 598-1586.

City Halloween carnivals The City of

El Paso Parks and Recreation Departments
annual Halloween Happiness throughout the
city at area recreation centers Monday, Oct.
31. The carnivals include family costume contests, jumping balloons and other types of family fun. Admission is free. Information/event list:

Halloween Carnival Womens

Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln in Anthony,
N.M. hosts a carnival 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct.
31, with free candy, games and prizes for parents and kids. Information: (575)882-5556 or

Kings Kastle Party The Childrens

Ministries at Coronado Baptist Church, 501
Thunderbird, host a Halloween alternative
party 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, featuring a
non-scary carnival atmosphere with games,
candy, cake walk, live entertainment, food and
prizes. Non-scary costumes welcome.
Admission is free; game tickets offered for a
nominal fee. Information: 584-3912, ext. 27 or

KLAQ Halloween Parade The annual

parade Monday, Oct. 31, at Album Park, 3001
Parkwood, and returns there. The parade is 1.9
miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes will be
given for Rock n Drive (combination vehicle/human costume), Best Dressed Pedestrian,
Business Costume, and High School Band. No
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Da de los Muertos

Da de los Muertos The Calavera

Coalition hosts Day of the Dead at Old Mesilla

Plaza with food, music, stories, dancing and
piatas noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 28-29. Traditional day of the dead altars
will be on display. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 647-2639 or

Concordia Da de Los Muertos

Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del

Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the
Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at
Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell, with
revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes
with skulls painted on their faces, 10-foot mojigangas (dancing skeleton puppets), scavenger
hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters,
dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts, and
ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5 ($1 students
16 and younger; $2 seniors 60 and older and
military; free for ages under 6). Information:
274-9531 or

Da de los Muertos Altar displays and

other Day of the Dead activities are Oct. 30Nov. 2 throughout Downtown Silver City.
Information: (575) 388-5725.
Sundays events include mariachi music, 1 to 3
p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. p.m.; storytellers 2 to 3
p.m.; a parade at 3:30 p.m. A screening of The
Book of Life is 7 p.m. at Silco Theater.
A Da de Los Muertos talk by Dr. Felipe de
Ortego y Gasca is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct.
31, at WNMU Fine Arts Theatre followed by a
performance by Ballet Folklorico de la
Universidad Autonoma de Cd. Juarez.
Mariachi Canto a Mi Tierra de la UACJ performs at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Silver City
Museum. An Ofrenda Procession is 7 to 9 p.m.
beginning at Silver City Museum proceeding
through downtown Silver City to Miller Library
for ofrendas, talks and WNMUs Mariachi Plata.
An artist lecture on Papel Picado by Catalino
Delgado Trunk is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
2, at WNMUs Parotti Hall, followed by a
reception for Trunks show and a community
ofrenda at WNMUs McCray Gallery.

Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico State Fair

The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept.

28-Oct. 2, at the Doa Ana County
Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I10. Admission to fair and special events
includes the Speedway, rodeo and live entertainment. Tickets: $10-$12 per day: available
online at Information: (575)
524-8602 or

Aspenfest The Village of Ruidosos cele-

bration of fall colors is Saturday and Sunday,

Oct. 1-2. Events include a chili cook-off, arts
and crafts fair, street vendors, Aspenfest
Parade and vintage car show. Information:
(575) 257-7395
The Aspenfest Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Saturday, at Sudderth and Mechem.
Arts and crafts booths will be open 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boys and
Girls Club of Sierra Blanca, 134 Reese Dr.
Admission: $2 (free for children under 12).
Information: (575) 808-8338.
The Rod Run Car Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track.
Admission is free. Information: (915) 598-0621.

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The Ruidoso Chili Societys 34th annual Chili

Cook-Off is noon Saturday at the Ruidoso
Downs Race Track. Public tasting is noon
Sunday Information: (575) 390-6184.

Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival The

11th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres

Valley Health Action League is 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at San Lorenzo
Elementary School grounds, on NM 35 in the
Mimbres Valley, N.M. with live music, community greenhouse tours, farmers market, arts
and craft fair, storytelling and poetry, kids activities and more. Information: (575) 536-9821,
(575) 536-3687 or

NMSU Homecoming The New Mexico

State University Aggies Homecoming game is 6

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, against UL Lafayette.
Tickets: $50-$150 (Ticketmaster). Information:
(575) 646-1420 or
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 5 to 8
p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Tickets: $50. Parade is
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Pinos Altos October Fiesta The

mountain village of Pinos Altos, N.M. will host
its 18th annual fall fiesta 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1. Information: (575) 574-8394

St. Clair Vineyards WineFest New

Mexicos largest winery will host its 22nd annual wine fest noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon
to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at 1325 DeBaca
Road in Deming, with family activities, music,
door prizes, arts and crafts, silent auction, winery tours and various contests. Fireworks at 7
p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 (includes souvenir
glass; free for active duty military and law
enforcement with ID. Information: 1-866-3367357 or
Southwestern New Mexico State Fair

The fair is Oct. 5-9 at the Luna County fairgrounds in Deming. Information: (575) 5465255 or on Facebook at swnmsf.

Sierra County Fair The annual county

fair is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 6-9, at
Sierra County Fair Barn in Truth or
Consequences, N.M. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 894-2375 or

Elephant Butte Dam Centennial

Truth or Consquences and Elephant Butte
Dam Historic District celebrate of the 1916
completion of the dam. Information: or on Facebook
at ButteCentennial.
A 10-course gourmet dinner on top of
Elephant Butte Dam is Saturday, Oct. 15, with
regional food, music and dancing and fireworks.
Tickets are limited: Reservations: (575) 7445567 or
Other events:
Dam Site Book Festival is Oct. 7-9.
Lights the Night event with food, music,
dancing, luminarias and more is Friday, Oct.
14, at the historic Fish Hatchery.
Wooden Nickel Makers Mart community
craft fair is Oct. 15-16, at Windy Roads Park.
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and

chuckwagon cooks meet for the 27th annual

symposium 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 79, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso
Downs, N.M. Hosted by the Hubbard Museum
of the American West. Admission: $25. Evening
concerts and chuckwagon meal tickets sold
separately. Tickets, information: (575) 3784140 or

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The Symposium offers continuous music,

poetry and storytelling, western demonstrations and more. A variety of childrens activities, including a Kids Rodeo, are offered. A
Western Expo features 110 vendors selling
western art, saddles, tack, hats, boots and
western clothing, jewelry, home accessories,
books and more.
Evening concerts offered Oct. 6-8:
Thursday: Dave Alexander Band; The Time
Jumpers featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears &
Paul Franklin. Tickets: $75.
Friday: Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy with
Coby Carter and Billy Mata. Tickets: $65.
Saturday: Johnny Rodriguez and Tawny
Reynolds (from The Voice) with Jody Nix.
Tickets: $40.
The Worlds Richest Chuckwagon Cook-off is
all weekend. Competitors in the $13,000 event
are judged not only for their food, but the
authenticity of their wagons and attire.
Chuckwagon lunch is noon Saturday, and
breakfast is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Cost per plate:
$25 Saturday; $15 Sunday.

Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio

Tour The annual event runs daily Oct. 7-

16 at studios and galleries in Silver City, N.M.

with art shows, receptions, studio tours,
demonstrations, youth activities and workshops. Headquarters are the 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
The Red Dot Soiree is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 7, at Seedboat Gallery, with wine and
refreshments. Tickets: $15.

October 2016

The Art Fest Indie & Studio Exhibit is open 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8-16, featuring work by
Silver City Art Association independent artists
as well as studio artists.
A grand Champagne and Chocolates closing
reception with and art-inspired fashion on a
canvas of bodies is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
16, at the Seedboat Gallery. Admission is free.
The event includes 25 different art venues,
concentrated in or near historic downtown
Silver City; plus 20 artist studios.

Socorro Fest The City of Socorro, N.M.

hosts its 14th annual celebration is Friday and

Saturday, Oct. 7-8, around the historic
Socorro Plaza. Food, dancing, native food dishes, arts and crafts booths, spirits tents, family
activities and music and entertainment on multiple stages. Admission is free for most events.
Information: (575) 835-8927,
or on Facebook.

Columbus Day Festival The annual festival is Saturday, Oct. 8, in the historic village of
Columbus, N.M. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on
N. Boundary, followed by all day entertainment, vendors and games in the Columbus
Park Plaza. Admission is free. Columbus is 65
miles west of Santa Teresa and 30 miles south
of Deming. Information: (575) 494-0009.
Doa Ana Doll Club Show & Sale

The annual doll and accessory show is 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Scottish Rite
Temple, 195 Boutz, Las Cruces. Minor repairs
available on site. Admission: $2 (free for ages
10 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1413.

Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show Los

Leones de Mesilla (Mesilla Lions Club) will host

its annual car show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8, 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

Pagan Pride Day Las Cruces Pagan

Pride Council hosts its celebration 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Pioneer Womens
Park, 500 W. Las Cruces Avenue. Admission is
free with a donation or canned goods or pet
food for Camp Hope or Humane Society with
animal adoptions. Information: (915) 316-4399
All Donations given to Casa De Las
Peregrinos and the ASPCA of Las Cruces.

Rootin Tootin Rib Cook-Off The

annual festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8, at the Mesilla Valley Maze, 3855 W.
Picacho in Las Cruces. Samples from participating teams from all around the southwest
offered around noon until food runs out.
Winners announced at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit
the NMSU College of Agriculture. Maze admission: $12 ($10 children; free for children under
2). Samples available for $1 per sample.
Information: (575) 526-1919 or
The Lantern Fest The all-ages celebra-

tion of life, love and memories is Saturday,

Oct. 8, at Southern New Mexico Speedway,
12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Families
can roast smores, decorate their lanterns, and
enjoy entertainment including a stage show,
face painters, princesses, inflatables, and live
music. After sunset, participants come together
to release their lanterns. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Information on Facebook at thelanternfest.
Lantern passes required in advance for admission; available online at Each pass comes with a lantern,
marker, smores kit and lighter. Passes are

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Ruidoso Oktoberfest The 35th annual

Lincoln Country version of the German tradition is Oct. 14-15 at the Ruidoso Convention
Center. German food, beer, wine, music,
games, live music and folk dances will abound 5
to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m.
Saturday. Arts and crafts booths will be featured as well as a Kinderhall with games,
prizes and more for kids. Featured entertainment is the Salzburger Echo. Proceeds benefit
various Lincoln County charities.
Admission: $10 per day; $18 for both days; $6
for ages 13-18 ($10 for two days) and free for
children under 12. Children and teens must be
accompanied by adult. Information: (575) 2576171 or
High Rolls Apple Festival The 49th

annual open-air harvest festival is 9 a.m. to 5

p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 15-16, at the Community Center, 56
Cottage Row, in High Rolls, N.M. The festival
features fresh local and other apples, apple pies
and apple butter, arts and crafts, food and drink
vendors, and childrens activities. Admission
and parking is free. No pets. Information: (575)
682-6044 or
The festival is presented by the High
Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club. Proceeds benefit the community center.

Czechoslovakian Klobase Festival

Holy Family Churchs annual festival and barbecue is all day Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Luna
County Courthouse Park in Deming, N.M.
Started by area Czechoslovakians, the event
offers bingo, homemade Bohemian sausage,
cowboy coffee, salad, desserts and barbecue
beef. Information: (575) 546-9783.

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Panchos Car Show Friends of Pancho

Villa State Parks 11th annual car show and auto
parts swap meet is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 22, at Pancho Villa State Park in
Columbus, N.M. with vintage to late model
show cars and motorcycles. Show admission
free with regular park admission of $5 per vehicle. Information, entry fee for show participants: (575) 531-2711 or

Renaissance Artsfaire The 45th annual

event, sponsored by the Doa Ana Arts
Council, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Young Park,
Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Dozens of
artists offer arts and crafts of all kinds. Artistas
del Camino Real will demonstrate Spanish and
Native art. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Admission: $8; free for age 12 and younger.
No pets except service animals. VIP Passes are
$60 includes 2-person one day entry, access to
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views of jousting, photo ops with jousters, preferred parking for one vehicle, and two vintage
Ren Faire T-shirts.
Ongoing entertainment offered on Rio Grande
Main Stage, Merry Court of Sherwood Oak and
Middle Eastern Village, plus the Greyhounds of
Fairhaven and a Childrens Realm.
The Order of Eponas jousters on horseback
return with shows at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Other entertainment includes Robert the
Ratcatcher at the top of the hill with his
Commemorative 45th year handmade ceramic goblets by local potter Andrew Chapel will
be available, along with food booths and the
Dragons Eye Tavern.
Fee park and ride running between the southwest corner of the Mesilla Valley Mall and
Young Park every 15 minutes.

Tom Lea Month

Tom Lea Month The Tom Lea Institute,

now celebrating its 10th anniversary, 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:
In addition to local happenings, are events
planned in Galveston, New Orleans, Odessa,
Abilene and in Guadalupe, Mexico.
Tom Lea (1907-2001) was the son of an El
Paso mayor who became a nationally famous
muralist, illustrator, novelist, historian, World
War II war correspondent and studio painter.
This years events are dedicated to the memory of Nancy Lea (1906-1936):
The Notebook of Nancy Lea exhibit runs
Oct. 1-Dec. 22, at UTEPs Centennial
Museum, with opening reception 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Tom Lea: Grace Note in a Hard World one
act play by Camilla Carr, starring Ray Baker and
Morgana Shaw is 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at the Philanthropy
Theatre in the Plaza Annex. Admission is $25.
See On Stage listing for details.
Nancy Lea in Her Own Words presentation by Adair Margo is 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20,
at the Centennial museum.
Other events:
Head for the Hills fiesta and life exhibition
is 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1, in Tom
Leas Studio, at W.S. Hills Building on San
Antonio, Downtown.
Showing Oct. 1-June 11, 2017: Female
Portraits: A Connection Between Artists and
Models in the Tom Lea Gallery at El Paso
Museum of Art.
Student focus talk is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
A screening of The Brave Bulls is 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6, at Craft and Social.
An Experience the Pass of the North Mural
Tour led by Elisa Garrido and Carolina Franco
is noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, starting at Ton Lea
Institute, 201 E. Mills.
Compadres Therapy, Inc.s 2nd annual free
family friendly horse-themed event, The Hands
of Cant: Horsemanship at the Pass of the
North, is 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
15, at Upper Valley Ranch, 6666 Morrill, with
activities and various horse performances; driving, jumping, reining, Arabian horses, hippotherapy, adaptive riding, horse themed crafts
and more. Information: 203-088, and on Facebook.
A Tom Lea Fellowship presentation to Maria
del Carmen Barney and Delia Alicia Ramos is 6
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at UTEPs Stanlee and
Gerald Rubin Center.
A presentation and book signing for by Adair
Margo for the institutes latest publication,
Tom Lea, Life, Magazine and World War II, is
4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at War Eagles
Museum in Santa Teresa.
An architectural tour on San Jacinto
Architecture, Controversies and History by
Ken Gorski is planned, starting at El Paso Main
Public Library, Downtown. Time and date to
be announced.
Jurez Events:
Tom Lea and Bullfighting presentation by
Jos Mario Snchez Soledad is 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at La Custodia de San
Pablo on 16 de Septiembre.
A Jurez Downtown Walking Tour
Led by Dr. Toms Cuevas is 9:30 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 14. El Paso participants meet at 9 a.m. at
Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street.
A presentation on Tom Lea and the First
Surgery in North America by Dr. Rubn
Garrido is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Hospital
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Bazaars and fairs

Womans Club Centennial Birthday

Bash Womans Club of El Paso, 1400 N.

Mesa, will celebrate its 100th birthday at its Fall

Fiesta Friday 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Bake sale, local artists and
vendors, Tea Room and more. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of the club,
built in 1916. Admission: $3 ($5 three-day
pass); free children under 12. Information: 5326131 or on Facebook at The Womans Club of
El Paso.

Art in the Park The City Parks &

Recreation Departments Fall 2016 arts and
crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at Memorial Parks Reserve
area, 3100 Copper, with continuous entertainment and food vendors. Admission is free.
Information: 212-1730.

The Edge Open-Air Craft & Farmers

Market The final market of the season is 8

a.m. to noon the first Saturday, Oct. 1, at St.

Pauls United Methodist Church, 7000
Edgemere. Information: 772-2734 or

Western Hills Autumn Bazaar The

annual fall bazaar is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 8, at Western Hills United Methodist
Churchs Stewart Family Life Center, 524-A
Thunderbird, with vendors, crafts, bake and
book sale, door prizes, snack bar and a silent
auction. Information: 581-3547, 584-7810, or

El Paso Psychic Fair The fair is 11 a.m.

to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16 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: 3456245 or
The fair features palm, Tarot and other readings by a dozen or more professional psychic
readers and mediums. Aura photography, jewelry and others gifts.

Northgate Arts and Craft Northgate

Christian Church, 5430 Yvette, hosts an artist
and crafts fair Saturday, Oct. 15. Vendor tables
available for $15-$25. Information, hours: 7550831.

White Acres Bazaar Good Samaritan

Society of White Acres Retirement Community,
7304 Good Samaritan Court, hosts its arts and
crafts bazaar 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
15. Information: 549-5475.
Mission Trail Art Market Area artisans

and craftspeople display their fine arts and

crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
the third Sunday of the month (Oct. 16, Nov.
20) in the historic Veterans Memorial Plaza in
San Elizario. Pets welcome. Information: 8510093 or

Sunrise Lions Gun Show The semiannual guns and outdoors show opens at 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 22-23, at Las Cruces Convention Center,
680 E. University in Las Cruces. Vendors from
across the state will sell and display their products. Information:
Da De Los Muertos Celebration El
Paso Punk Rock Flea Market hosts the
Celebration of Life, Death and Tradition,
Saturday, Oct. 29, at 5 Points Bistro, 3019
Montana. Information: 478-9971 or on
Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.

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Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert

Crossing The market runs Saturdays yearround at Ardovinos Desert Crossing, One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on
leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653.
Weekly events include kids tent activities,
educational talks, Master Gardener talks and
live music. Yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. Cost
per class: $10.
A Book Exchange is held the first and third
Saturday of the month. Bring a used book in
good condition, to exchange for another.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural
Affairs Departments 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

La Via Sunday Market La Via

Winery, 4201 S. NM 28 in La Union, N.M.,

hosts a farmers market featuring local food
producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. No outside
alcohol allowed. Dog friendly. Information:
(575) 502-4074 or

Graduate School Expo UTEPs annual

Graduate and Professional School Fair is 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Union
Building. Information: 747-7503 or

ONE Womens Conference Abundant

Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest, hosts

the womens conference Oct. 5-7, with special
guest speakers April Osteen Simons, Charlotte
Gambill and Natalie Grant. Information/times:
532-8543 or

Put a Smile On It Womens

Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln Street in

Anthony, N.M. hosts an arts and crafts workshop for all ages 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct.
7. Create silly mouth masks in celebration of
World Smile Day. Information: (575) 882-5556

Compassionate Friends Walk to

Remember Compassionate Friends 3rd

annual walk is 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Album

Park, 3001 Parkwood. The 1.5-mile walk honors the memory of a deceased child or sibling,
and raises funds for an upcoming local conference, with a balloon release and potluck picnic.
Vendors welcome. Registration is free.
Information: 740-5496 or

Spaceflight Symposium New Mexico

Space Grant Consortium NASA EPSCoRs

International Symposium for Personal and
Commercial Spaceflight is Wednesday and
Thursday, Oct. 12-13, at the N.M. Farm and
Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping
Springs Road in Las Cruces. Panel discussions
will examine industry issues and trends in the
high-risk ventures of developing new platforms
for suborbital space and beyond. Registration
begins at 7:30 a.m. both days; cost varies.
Information: (575) 646-6414 or

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Womens Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln
Street in Anthony, N.M. hosts Daniel Chejfec,
Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of
El Paso, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, to
understand and learn about the New Year in
Jewish tradition. Information: (575) 882-5556
SCORE Pre-Business Workshop

SCORE and Greater El Paso Chamber of

Commerce, 10 Civic Center Plaza, host the
workshop on key elements to increase small
business success 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13. Registration: $15 in
advance; $20 week of the workshop (includes

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market

Convention Center parking, continental breakfast and lunch). Information: 629-6700. Online
registration at

SpecTECHular Explore 2016 The

one-day complimentary technology open house

presented by New Horizons Computer
Learning Centers is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 14, at New Horizons El Paso, 1625
Hawkins, Suite 100. Admission is free; register
online at
Information: Information: 772-2365
Participants can build their own schedule of
educational breakout sessions. Registration
includes complimentary lunch and prizes.

Law of Harmony and Christian

Science Healing Josh Niles, former U.S.

Army Ranger and a practitioner and teacher of

Christian Science, will talk at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or

Specs Fest Specs, 655 Sunland Park,

host an all day food and wine festival 11 a.m. to
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, with select wines
and gourmet food samplings, expert advice on

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More than 230 permanent vendors in arts,

crafts, produce, baked goods and other food
items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block
area of Main Street, Downtown. Information:
(575) 541-2288 or

Something for everyone

Baby Boomer Generation Community
Fair The inaugural fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, at Good Samaritan Society

White Acres Retirement Community, 7304
Good Samaritan Court, with information on
senior living options, retirement financial security, travel, and outdoor activities, plus health
screenings, fitness demonstrations, live entertainment. Information: 549-5464.

Blessing of the Animals The free bless-

ing of pets is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at

St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church, 6280
Los Robles. All pets are welcome to receive a
prayer of blessing. Light refreshments available
for pets and pet parents. Information: 581-9500

Family Health Fair 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Raphael Catholic

Church, 2301 Zanziba. Information: 526-4198.

Vaccinations for Health program El

Paso Fire and Health Department host free flu

vaccines to uninsured residents and those on
Medicaid, as well as influenza, blood pressure
and glucose screenings. Colorectal screening
kits to patients 50 and over and pneumonia
vaccines to those 65 and older, in October at
several locations. Service is free to residents of
El Paso and Hudspeth County age 18 and over.
Saturday, Oct. 1: Station 17, 8803 Alameda,
8 to 11 a.m.
Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12 19 and 26: EPFD
Safety, Health Outreach Center, 5415
Trowbridge, 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Station 18, 7901 San Jose,
8 to 11 a.m.

3er Congreso De Mujeres The Spanish

language series of womens lectures begins at 8
a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $10-$20 (Ticketmaster)
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,

call 1-800-745-3000 or go to

Rio Grande County Jam The country

music event featuring Roger Creager and

Charlie Robinson is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at
El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $10-$62.50

Disney on Ice: Worlds of

Enchantment Disneys magical stories

come to life Oct. 5-9, at the El Paso County

Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Performances are
7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30 and
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon, 3:30
and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Thursdays performance
in Spanish. Tickets: $15-$60 (Ticketmaster)
Ages 2 and older must have ticket.

Chris Young The country superstars Im

Comin Over tour is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7,
at NMSUs Pan American Center in Las
Cruces, with Dan + Shay, and Cassadee Pope.
Tickets: $39.50 and $49.50 (Ticketmaster).
Paul Rodriguez & DJ Kane Latin

Comedy jam presents the stand-up comic,

actor and television producer performs with
music stylist DJ Kane at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7,
at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $22.50, $27.50,
$35 and $45 (Ticketmaster).

Festival de Trova Coincidir USA The

show featuring performers from the largest
gathering of Mexican singer-songwriters in a
single weekend is 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at
the Plaza Theatre, featuring Leonel Soto, Raul
Ornelas, Fernando Delgadillo, Mexicanto,
Edgar Oceransky, Miguel Luna, Edel Juarez,
Rosalida Gliese 229 and Ilse McCarthy. Tickets;
$50, $65 and $95 (Ticketmaster). Information: or on Facebook.
Adam Trent Showtime! El Paso opens its
season with one of the stars of the hit
Broadway show The Illusionists at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, at Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Trents fast-paced audience-interactive performances are part magic, part concert and
part stand-up comedy. Tickets: $30 ($10 students); open seating. Information: 544-2022 or

American Wake Tour Cult film composers Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman
host an intimate gathering of fine spirits, live
music and grave entertainment Sunday, Oct. 9,
at Mesa Music Hall, 4151 N. Mesa. VIP doors
open at 8 p.m.; general admission at 8:45 p.m.
Admission $30; $65 VIP; online at Information: 5998585 or Facebook at Mesa Music Hall.
Schoolboy Q The hip-hop artists Blank

Face Tour is 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at El

Buchanans Event Center, 11540 Pellicano,
with Joy Bada$$. Tickets: $35 (VIP Meet and
greet packages $165), online at

Songs & Stories Christian artists Steven

Curtis Chapman, Mac Powell of Third Day and

Brandon Heath share their music and live at 7
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $25 and $35. VIP tickets are $75

Prophets of Rage The rap-rock super-

group brings performs Tuesday, Oct. 11, at

the El Paso County Coliseum, featuring Rage
Against the Machine led by Chuck D of Public
Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill. Tickets: $17
to $86.50 (Ticketmaster).

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Dwight Yoakam The multiple Grammy

winning country star performs at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre, in support of his latest album Second
Hand Heart. Tickets: $39.75, $49.75, $62.75
and $99.75. (Ticketmaster).

Hubby Jenkins The multi-instrumentalist

performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at
the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos,
N.M. kicking off the Mimbres Region Arts
Councils Folk Series. Tickets: $20. Information:
(575) 538-2505 or
Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Live

KCOS presents the popular PBS childrens

show live on stage 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18,
at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $29,
$35 and $40; VIP $75 tickets include meet-andgreet (Ticketmaster).

Keith Urban The four-time Grammy

Award winning country star performs at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at NMSUs Pan
American Center, with opening act local band
Border Avenue. Tickets: $35.50, $49.50 and
$63.50 (Ticketmaster).

Bob Dylan The music legend and his band

perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the
Abraham Chavez Theatre. He recently
released his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels.
Tickets: $57.50 and $117.50 (Ticketmaster).
Yandel The Puerto Rican reggaeton musi-

cian and songwriter brings his Dangerous Tour

2016 to the El Paso County Coliseum at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $32 to
$76.50 (Ticketmaster).

Sin Bandera The Latin pop duo performs

at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $60-$225 (Ticketmaster).

Alejandra Guzman The Mexican rock

singer (Volverte a Amar) performs at 8:30

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50, $89.50 and
$99.50 (Ticketmaster).

Heroes Monsters & Villains Halloween

Rockfest Aranda headlines the rock party

1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at El Paso

County Coliseum, with 10 bands, costume contest, food, vendors, beer, and childrens activities. Admission: $10 (Ticketmaster).

Mamma Mia Broadway in E Paso presents the farewell tour for the smash hit musical
based on the songs of ABBA at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $40 and $70 (Ticketmaster).
Slayer The trash metal legends bring their

Repentless World Tour to El Paso at 7:10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Coliseum, 4100
Paisano, with Anthrax and Death Angel.
Tickets: $36.50 (Ticketmaster).

Best of the Eagles El Paso Symphony

Orchestra presents a tribute to the Eagles at 8
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre.
Tickets: $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster).
Information: 532-2776 or
Yeasayer The experimental rocker per-

form at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Epic

Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills, with guest Lydia
Ainsworth. Tickets: $20-$25 at

Brand New The alternative rock band

performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at El

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Paso County Coliseum, with opening acts the

Front Bottoms and Modern Baseball. Tickets:
$27 and $27 (Ticketmaster).

Noa in Concert Impact|Programs of

Excellence presents the celebrated Israeli

singer (Achinoam Nini) Thursday, Nov. 3.
Details to be announced. Ticket information:
545-5068 or

Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer

The Argentine husband and wife music stars,
dubbed Latin Americas Sonny and Cher,
perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44 and $97.

Jesse & Joy The Mexican pop duo performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at El Paso
County Coliseum. The brother and sister duo
from Mexico Citys latest album is Un Besito
Mas. Tickets: $35-$70 (Ticketmaster).
Sons of the Pioneers The group that

made Western Music famous performs at 7:30

p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. Main, in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall, as part of its National Tour
Series. Tickets: $31.25. Information: (575) 5236403 or

Mike Epps The actor/comedian performs

at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Abraham
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $49.50 to $99.50
Gloria Trevi The Mexican pop diva
brings her El Amor Tour to El Paso at 8:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $35, $45, $60, $90 and $150

Julin Alvarez The Norteo-Banda singer

performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at
the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $62,
$128 and $153 (Ticketmaster).loa.
Morrissey The alternative music icon and

former lead singer of The Smiths performs at 8

p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Abraham
Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $32.50 to $102.50

Trans-Siberian Orchestra The group

presents their latest holiday show, The Ghosts

of Christmas Eve: the Best of TSO and More,
at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, in UTEPs
Don Haskins Center, sponsored by the
Hallmark Channel. The rock holiday tradition
for a new generation will showcase their
unique combination of storytelling, musicianship
and spectacular production effects. Previous
shows in the area have sold out. Tickets: $42
to $71.50(Ticketmaster).

John Cleese and Eric Idle Britains

Living Legends of Comedy perform Together

Again At Last ... for the Very First Time at 8
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Plaza Theatre.
Cleese and Idle will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers,
exclusive footage and aquatic juggling. Tickets:
$59.50, $79.50 and $99.50 (Ticketmaster).

Christmas with Michael W. Smith El

Paso Symphony Orchestra welcomes the
Grammy-winning inspirational singer for its
Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 30, in Abraham Chavez Theatre, with
guest Jordan Smith. Tickets: $33.50, $48.50,
$63.50 and $78.50. Ticket information: 5323776 or
National Mexican Festival and Rodeo
La Dynastia Continua is at 6:30 p.m.
October 2016

Saturday, Dec. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum,

with Vicente Fernandez Jr., Antonio Aguilar Jr.,
Jose Manuel Figueroa and Shalia Durcal.
Tickets: $35-$65; $17.50-$32.50 for ages 2-12.

Venues & series

Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. All shows are

all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Information:
351-9909. Online tickets at and
Tycho The ambient music project led by
Scott Hansen is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1,
with Heathered Pearls. Tickets; $25 general
admission; $39.50 balcony admission.
Las Cafeteras The LA root rockers perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $16.
CD release party for local band Alabama
Deathwalk is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. $5.
Russ The rapper performs at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25. Tickets: $20.
The Eve of ... All Hallows Eve party with
Andromeda Theory is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28,
with Beneath the Waves, Hot Shot Kixxx,
Trost House, Soul Parade and The BoxHeadz.
The Appleseed Cast The Kansas rock
band 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with Alabama
Deathwalk and Back of a Car. Tickets: $8.
Tory Lanez The rapper and singer, songwriter presents his I Told You tour at 8:30
p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with special guest
VeeCee. Tickets: $25 (VIP tickets $49; meet
and greet tickets $99).
The Dillinger Escape Plan The metalcore
bands North American Tour is 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, with OBrother, Cult Leader
and Entheos. Tickets: $20-$23.
SWMRS The California punk band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Tickets:
Lowbrow Palace 111 E. Robinson.

Doors open one hour prior to show time.

Tckets at
Mystic Braves The rock band performs at
10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, with The Dream
Ride. Tickets: $12-$15.
La Gusana Ciega The Mexican alternative
pop band performs at9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3,
with the Chamanas and Carla Riojas. $20-$25.
Bogan Via The indie pop duo performs at
9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, with Luna Aura. $8$10.
Gringo Star Atlanta indie rock group, 9
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Tickets: $8-$10.
Ra Ra Riot American indie rock band, 9
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Tickets: $16-$18.
One Way System The UK punk band performs Wednesday, Oct. 12. Tickets: $12.
Silent Planet The American metalcore
band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, with
Deliah Blue and Ocean Lies Ahead. Tickets:
Dreamers The cosmic rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Tickets:
Big Jesus The rock pop band performs at
9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. Tickets: $8-$10.
Kikagaku Moyo The psychedelic rock
band from Tokyo performs at 10 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 21. Tickets: $8-$10.
She Wants Revenge The L.A. duos Tenth
Anniversary Tour is 9 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 30,
with the Dig and Raw Fabrics. $23-$25.
Jacuzzi Boys The Florida rock band performs at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at
Lowbrow Palace. Tickets: $10-$20.
Thee Oh Sees San Francisco garage rock
band, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, with Miijas
and Back of a Car. Tickets: $15-$17.

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Mesa Music Hall 4151 N. Mesa.

Information: 599-8585 or on Facebook at Mesa

Music Hall.
American Murder Songs American Wake
Tour experience is Sunday, Oct. 9. See separate listing above.
Montana of 300 The hip hop and rap
artist performs 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 10.
Tickets: $20; $50 meet and greet tickets.
Ulcerate The New Zealand death metal
band presents their Shrines of Paralysis
North American Tour at 8 p.m. Nov. 11, with
Zhrine and Phobocosm. Ages 18 and older.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and

Casino Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older

admitted. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
Chris Tomlin The popular Christian artist
performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets:
Brett Eldredge The country music singer
performs Sunday, Oct. 23. Tickets: $30-$85.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo.

Information: (575) 437-2202 or
Showtime is 7 p.m. for each show:
Get the Led Out The Led Zeppelin trib-

Tango Workshops Paso del Norte

Tango Club hosts workshops with tango legend

Jorge Torres, Oct. 7-9, at Sunland Dance
Studio, 1769 Victory Lane. Information: 4223338 or
A Saturday Night Milonga is at 8 p.m. and special exhibition by Torres at 11 p.m.

Get the Pointe El Paso City Ballet hosts

its 10th anniversary fundraiser gala Friday, Oct.

14, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.
Entertainment features Sergy Kheylik (Cirque
du Soleil, Bad Boys of Dance) and Vicente
Griego (ReVoXo of Santa Fe, N.M.). Dinner is
at 6:30 p.m. The 45-minute show begins at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60, available through
Paypal at

Contra Dance The Southern New

Mexico Music and Dance Societys monthly

contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.
21, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle
de Santiago in Las Cruces. Cost: $6 ($4 youth;
$15 family). Information: (575) 522-1691 or

Pavo Real Halloween Costume Dance

Pavo Real (Father Martinez) Senior Center,

9311 Alameda, hosts its 3rd annual Halloween
dance 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, with costume contest, raffles, and music by the Galaxy
Band. Admission: $5; age 21 and older only;
BYOB. Information: 860-9131.

Swinging at a Night in the 40s Paso

Del Norte Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts its
1940s style dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, at Shundo Dance Studio, 120
N. Paragon Lane, Suite 201. BOYB; food and
snacks allowed. Admission: $15. Information:
532-2043 or Facebook at PDNbigband.
LULAC Tardeada LULAC Council

22269 hosts a fundraising tardeada 5 to 9 p.m.

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ute is Sunday, Oct. 2. Get The Led Out

(GTLO) has captured the essence of Led
Zeppelin and brought its music to the concert
stage. The multi-instrument GLTLO re-creates
the songs with the studio overdubs Zeppelin
themselves never performed. Tickets: $26.
Las Migas The Spanish music group performs Friday, Oct. 14. The four women, representing the diversity of Spain, blend Flamenco
and Mediterranean styles with classic and contemporary rhythms and melodies. Tickets: $15,
$25 and $35.
Contra Tiempo Saturday, Oct. 29. The
Urban Latin Dance Theater is rooted in salsa
and Afro-Cuban and draws from hip-Hop,
urban and contemporary dance theater.
Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
Tapestry The Carole King tribute is
Tuesday, Nov. 29. Tickets: $20, $30 and $40.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts

Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information:

(575) 336-4800 or
Pre-show buffets are $20. Performances
begin at 7 p.m.
Shanghai Acrobats The troupe of 43 athletes perform choreographed jaw-dropping
feats, Friday, Oct. 7. Tickets: $39-$79.
Elf The Musical The family musical is
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1-2. $39-$79.
Johnny Rogers Buddy and Beyond The
tribute to Buddy Holly and other rockers of the
era is Friday, Nov. 18. Tickets: $39-$59.

Sunday, Oct. 23, at Multipurpose Center gym,

9031 Viscount, with music by Rhapsody, door
prizes and a raffle. BYOB; free setups and
munchies. Admission: $15. Information:2486191 or 479-4119.

Zarzuela & Sevillanas UTEP Music

Departments Voice Area, in collaboration with

UTEP Opera and Danzas Espaolas, presents
Songs and Dances from Spain 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts
Recital Hall, featuring student and faculty
singers led by UTEP Hispanic vocal
expert,Juanita Ulloa, and dancers led by Nina
Gmez. Admission: $3-$8. Information: 7475606, (510) 499-2222 or

The Cats Meow The Snake Charmer

and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Princess Farhana at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, at Country Inn Suites, 900
Sunland Park. Tickets: $35. Information: 6911938 or
Princes Farhana will host two workshops: 9 to
11 a.m. and at noon to 2 p.m. Cost: $55 by
Sept. 30; $60 after.
Dia de los Muertos Dance The 2nd

Dia de Los Muertos Studio Showcase and

Afternoon Tea Dance is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 1, at Sunland Dance Studio, 1769 Victory
Lane, Sunland Park. Costumes encouraged.
Cost: $15. Information: 422-3338, or

in-between The UTEP Department of

Theater & Dance presents an evening-length

dance piece drawn from interviews, stories and
conversations about immigration Nov. 1-6, at
UTEPs Studio Theatre. Choreographed by S.
Paola Lopez and Daralyn Scurlock. Show time
is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday. Tickets: $9-$14. Information: 7475118, or on Facebook.
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Re: Imagined: Schumann &

Beethoven El Paso Pro-Musica opens its

season Oct. 1-3 with world renowned cellist

and El Paso Pro-Musica Artistic Director Zuill
Bailey, and the Grammy-winning string quartet,
Ying Quartet, with a celebration of their
newest CD. Performances are 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall,
2 p.m. Sunday at Rio Grande Theatre in Las
Cruces, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, at Carrizozo
Music in Carrizozo, N.M. Tickets: $25; $20
seniors, military; $5 students. Information: 8339400 or
A CD Release party is 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.
30, at Wine Attitude,, 6633 N. Mesa, with
music, appetizers, champagne and copy of the
CD. Tickets: $40.

UTEP Department of Music

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m.

Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket
prices vary; information: 747-7795 or
Choir Concert is Monday, Oct. 3. Tickets:
$5 ($3 students, military; free for UTEP faculty,
students and staff).
Symphonic Winds is Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Oscar Prieto Senior Saxophone Recital is
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Zarzuela Songs & Sevillana Dances from
Spain is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, featuring
UTEP Music Departments Voice Area, in collaboration with UTEP Opera and the dance
company Danzas Espaolas.
Faculty Recital Series UTEP Department
of Musics presents Christopher Reyman on
piano, Shaun Mahoney on guitar and Eric
Unsworth on bass at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
25, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-7795 or
UTEP Orchestra is Thursday, Oct. 27.

El Paso Chopin Piano Festival The

22nd 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: 584-1595 or
Oct. 1: Alex Beyer. Beyer is the 2016
Bronze Medalist in the Queen Elisabeth
Competition, and was a finalist in the 2012
Gina Bachauer International Competition, and a
U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Oct. 15: Lucy Scarbrough. Scarbrough is
founder and director of the Chopin Festival.
She also founded and is director of the El Paso
Civic Orchestra. She has served three times on
the Chopin Foundation of the United States
Selection Jury for the National Chopin

NMSU Department of Music Recitals

are in the Atkinson Music Recital Hall at
NMSU. Ticket information: (575) 646-2421, or on Facebook at NMSU
MusicDept. Admission is free to all events.
Real Men Sing! choir event is 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, with a free public concert at 4 p.m. Registration for participants: $10.
Faculty Chamber Concert is 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 2, with works Ginastera, Ewazen, Gillis,
Voigt, Weatherly, Ravel, Saint-Saens, Koshinski
and Tyson, performed by the La Catrina String
Quartet, the NMSU Faculty Brass Trio, and
vocal, woodwind and percussion faculty.
NMSU Choirs perform 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 11.
October 2016

NMSU Bands perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 13.
NMSU Jazz Ensembles perform 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15.

LCSO with Caroline Goulding Las

Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents the

guest violinist Oct. 8-9 at NMSUs Atkinson
Recital Hall, performing the music of
Daugherty, Beethoven and Prokofiev. Concert
begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday. Tickets: $35-$45. Information: (575)
646-3709 or
Maestro Lonnie Klein hosts Lonnies Spotlight
Luncheons Thursday Oct. 6, at Paisano Caf in
Mesilla. Call for details.

Departments Voice Area, in collaboration with

UTEP Opera and the dance company Danzas
Espaolas, presents Songs and Dances from
Spain 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at UTEPs
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, 500 W. University,
featuring student and faculty singers led by
UTEP Hispanic vocal expert, Juanita Ulloa, and
dancers led by Nina Gmez. Admission: $3-$8.
Information: 747-5606, (510) 499-2222 or

Best of the Eagles El Paso Symphony

Orchestra presents a tribute to the Eagles at 8

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre.

Tickets: $33.50, $48.50, $63.50 and $78.50.
(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or

Halloween Spook Music Show A

Halloween costume and music show with
organist Gary Rutherford of Phoenix is 5:57
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at St. Albans Episcopal
Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling). Awards given
for 3 best costumes. Pre-concert food served
at 4:49 p.m. Church will be blackened. Your
flashlight will be needed to read the program.
Information: 532-5874.

Rio Grande Recorder Society

Anniversary The El Paso-Las Cruces

chapter celebrates its 25th Anniversary at its

regular meeting 1 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
8, at Good Samaritan Society in. Las Cruces.
Professor Lindsey Macchiarella from the UTEP
Music Department will conduct the session and
a reception will follow. Annual membership is
$30; guests welcome. Information, RSVP: 5443427 or

Brandon Ridenour The virtuoso trum-

peter opens Las Cruces Civic Concert

Associations 2016-2017 concert season 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Rio Grande Theater,
211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown
Mall. The Juilliard School graduate will be
accompanied by piano. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or
Ridenour is winner of the 2014 Concert
Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition.
Ridenour also will perform at 7 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 7, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium, presented by the Grant County Community
Concert Association. Tickets: $20 ($5 students
17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862


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University of the Wilderness The

chamber music concert celebrating naturalist

John Muir is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
Marcial. Muirs words are celebrated, contemplated and accompanied by a score of natureforged music comprised of voice, cello, violin
and percussion. Admission is free. Information:

El Paso Symphony Orchestra The

Symphony, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay,

presents Kaleidoscope with guest trombonist
Chris Brubeck at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 21-22, in the Plaza Theatre,
featuring Wagners Tristan und Isolde Prelude
& Liebestod, Chris Brubecks Prague Concerto
for Bass Trombone and Orchestra and
Brahmss Symphony 4, op. 98, E minor.
Tickets: $16, $21, $32, $37 and $42
(Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or
Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m.
each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to
the Plaza.

Music Forum El Paso Music Forum El

Paso presents the Rio Bravo Trombone

Quartet in concert 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 23, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 1000
Montana. Admission is free. Information: 5443081 or
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Mesilla Jazz Happening The 15th annu-

al event is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:15 p.m.

Saturday and noon to 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
30-Oct. 2. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; limited amount of stadium seating available.
Information: Bob Burns, (575) 640-8752 or
Fridays kick off at mMesilla area restaurants
including La Posta featuring Ruben Gutierrez;
Luna Rosa Winery and Pizzeria featuring The
Butler Family Band; Double Eagle featuring
The Jim Helder Trio; St. Clair Winery and
Bistro featuring The Derek Lee Quartet.
Josephinas Old Gate featuring Roman Chip &
Boarder Jazz, and Spotted Dog Brewery featuring Jazzman Ross.
Saturdays Bands:
Noon Pancho Romero & Friends
1:30 p.m. Billy Townes Quartet

3 p.m.: The Havana Quintet

Sundays Bands:
Noon: The El Paso Jazz Collective
1:30 p.m.: The Bultler Family Band with
3 p.m.: The Big Band on the Rio Grande;
4:30 p.m.: Papa John DeFanscesco.

The Emcee Cypher In the spirit of Hip

Hop, The Universal Cypher will provide the

beats, the stage, and the sound at 3 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30, and noon Friday, Oct. 28, at
EPCC Valle Verde campus C Building Annex
(by lunchroom), 919 Hunter. Participants bring
their emceeing or breakdancing skills and
good vibes. Freestyle raps and writtens are
both welcome (no emcee battles). Participation
is free. Information: (806) 470-1583 or

Native Drums with Yolanda Martinez

Doa Ana Arts Council presents the three-

time Grammy winning musician, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211
N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $17
main floor: $12 balcony. Information: (575)
523-6403 or
Martinez conducts drum-making workshops
and perfroms internationally.

Viva Terlinga Fest The 3rd annual festival for songwriters, artists, musicians and filmmakers is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9,
at La Kiva, and Starlight Theater and The
Boathouse in Terlingua, Texas, with live performances, film screenings and photography
exhibits. Ticket information:

Village Vibes Music Festival The

Village of Vinton and Keep Vinton Beautiful
hosts the inaugural music festival noon to midnight Saturday, Oct. 8, at Dr. Applegate Park,
7966 Quejette, in Vinton, in support of the villages community garden and learning center.
The festival will showcase a variety of musicians, headlined by Jim Ward, and artists, along
with a selection local food truck and vendor
offerings. All ages event. Tickets: $15-$20.
Information: 886-5104 or
Every 2nd Wednesday The Cadillac

Kings perform 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12,

at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Main, Las Cruces. Presented by Doa Ana Arts
Council. Admission is free. Information: (575)

Border Legends Concert The 8th

annual concert is 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday,
Oct. 15, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331
Alabama. Doors open at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit El Maida Shrine General Fund. Tickets: $20.
This year celebrates El Pasos Historic Rock
Bands of the 60s & 70s, including Andy
Anderson of the Atlanta Rhythm Section and
Terry Manning with the Memphis Soul, and a
Rockabilly Tribute with eight bands.
Full Moon Vampire Ball The gothic ball

is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at

Buchanans Event Center 11540 Pellicano, with
Tarot card readers, vintage photo booth, a
fangsmith, vintage wares, obscura, art and a
vampire burlesque show. Age 12 and older
admitted; vampire attired required. Admission:
$11; available in advance at
Information: 443-2698 or on Facebook.

Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society

The society presents the Border Jazz with

Roman Chip at its monthly concert series 7
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at First Christian
Church, 1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces.
Admission: $10 ($5 members; $1 students with
ID). Coffee and dessert reception at 6:30 p.m.
in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks, (575)
640-8752 or

Halloween Treat at Sacred Grounds

Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House, 2704
Sudderth in Ruidoso, N.M. hosts El Pasos
Urban Edge Band with Rich Chorn for a
Halloween performance 7 to 10 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 31, performing contemporary jazz, R&B
and more. Admission is free. Information:


Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

122 S. Pueblo Rd. Live music nightly. Age 18

and older welcome. Admission is free, unless
otherwise listed. Information: 860-7777 or
Rocker Bret Michaels performs Saturday,
Oct. 8. All ages show.
Alt metal band Disturbed performs at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, with special guests
Chevelle and Nothing More. All ages show.
Tribute concerts are at 9 p.m.: Friday, Sept.
30: The Killers; Saturday, Oct. 1: Caifanes;
Friday, Oct. 7: Nirvana; Friday, Oct. 14: ZZ

Black Orchid Lounge 6127 N. Mesa,

Suite A. Performances begin at 9 p.m.

Minimum purchase required. Information: 2359145 or
Saturday, Oct. 1: Sage Gentlewing
Friday, Oct. 7: Billy Townes
Friday, Oct. 14: Shaun Mahoney
Saturday, Oct. 15: Rocky with DebRock
Friday, Oct. 28: Frank Zona
Saturday, Oct. 29: Dan Lambert
An adult coloring book event is 7 to 10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13. Cost: $15.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr. No cover. Information: (575)

874-5200 or
Free live music is 9 p.m. Fridays, featuring
Latin and regional music and Saturdays featuring rock and pop variety. Tribute bands are 9
p.m. Saturdays. Mariachi music is 5 p.m.

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Zin Valle Free Music Sundays Zin

Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo, hosts
free live music 1 to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays.
Bring a picnic. Information: 877-4544 or Oct. 2: Gold Hearted Crows. Oct.
16: Perfect on Paper. Oct. 30: Dusty Low.
301 Live 301 S. Ochoa. Information: 3075516 or on Facebook. Guest DJs from around
the world perform at 10 p.m. selected Fridays.
Tickets: $10. Oct. 7: Agents of Time.
Howling Coyote Coffeehouse The
open mic event is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at
Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main, Las
Cruces. Free admission to participants and
audience. Information: Bob Burns, (575) 5259333 or

La Parada The monthly grassroots event

is 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at 501 Bar

and Bistro, 501 Texas. Cover: $5. Information:
351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
Performers include Radio La Chusma,
Dirty Circuits, Metafisix, Heavy Heads &
Friends, Grooveasaurus, and Valley of Ruin,
with live art by Flish and Puro.

CocoBar 1515 Lee Trevio Suite S. No

cover for various live music events. Most
events are 9 p.m. to midnight,unless listed otherwise. Information: 595-7170 or
Jazz with Marty Olivas is Tuesdays.
La JG de Juarez, Hugo Cortes and Lily, singing
Juan Gabriel greatest hits perform Wednesdays.
Neon Nights with Mantarraya performing
variety music is Thursdays.
Live music is 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays.
Performers include Irving Carrillo and Mariana
Garcia, Wildflower performing rock classics, I10 Band (Rock en Espanol) and Luna Acstica.
The bar hosts a variety of live music 8 p.m. to
midnight every Sunday, with karaoke 8 p.m. to
midnight Mondays.
Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla The

Town of Mesilla, its business community and

the Las Cruces International Mariachi
Conference host the fall afternoon series 4 to 6
p.m. Sundays through November in the Plaza at
historic Old Mesilla. Admission is free. Bring
folding chairs or blankets. Pets and alcohol not
allowed in plaza. Information:

Live Music at Sombra Antigua

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La

Via Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and
9), in Chamberino, N.M. hosts free live music
Saturdays and Sundays. Food trucks available
most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
Information: (915) 241-4349 or

Open Mic Night The Pizza Joint, 500 N.

Stanton, Downtown, hosts open mic events 8

p.m. to midnight every Wednesday, with music,
comedy and poetry. Information: 260-5556.


El Paso Comic Strip 1201 Airway.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6
Wednesday and Thursday, $12 Friday and
Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed.
VIP Booths $10 more per ticket; available at
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), or on Facebook at El Paso Comic
Sept. 28-Oct. 2: The Greg Wilson
Oct. 5-9: Darren Carter (The Rooster)
Oct. 19-23: Adam Hunter
Oct. 26-30: Nick Guerra
October 2016

All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.

Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf. Information:
1730300 (Facebook: CCPasodelNorte).
Advance show tickets at
The father-and-son stand-up comedy show
Los Locos Suarez is 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 29. Tickets: 275 to 550 pesos.
La nica Internacional Sonora Santanera, the
orchestra known for its tropical music for over
60 years, performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
19. Tickets: 275 to 660 pesos.
Un Picasso is performed at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20. The play features Ignacio
Lpez Tarso as Pablo Picasso, and Gabriela
Spanic as the Nazi interrogator who threatens
to burn his work. Tickets: 220-660 pesos.
Chilean singer-songwriter and actress Mon
Laferte performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
Cartoon Networks Steven Universe live children show is at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets: 275-495 pesos.
Quieres Bailar Estat Noche, a musical
revue withh over 40 artists, directed by
Alejandro Solis and starring Jurez actor Carlos
Chvez, is at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
26. Tickets: 110 to 300 pesos.
No Soy Feliz Pero Tengo Marido, a play
starring Sylvia Pasquel, is at 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27.
La Dama de Negro, a play about a lawyer
haunted by a ghost, is at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets: 165 to 495 pesos.
Guitarist Nicho Hinojosa performs at 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets: 165-495 pesos.
Estadio Carta Blanca Av. Reforma (at

Sanders). Tickets at

Cartel de Santa, one Mexicos top hip hop
bands, perfroms at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
Tickets are 220, 550 and 770 pesos.
Alejandra Guzmans International Tour
comes to Jurez at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.
Tickets are 150, 495, 825 and 1,210 pesos.
Colombian singer-songwriter J. Balvin (6
AM, Ay Vamos) brings his Energia Tour to
Jurez at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Tickets are
220 to 1,720 pesos. Balvin received 13 nominations in the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards, winning three.

Auditorio Benito Jurez Ignacio

Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
Parque Borunda. Tickets at
The live childrens show Shopkins is at
12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Tickets: 165,
220 and 275 pesos.
Five Nights at Freddys, a live based on the
survival horror video game, is presented at 1, 4
and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

Chupacabras The 20th annual 100K

mountain bike race in Juarez is 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8. The 62-mile race along the
U.S./Mexico border is considered the top
mountain bike event in Mexico with nearly
3,000 participants,. Also offered is the Paseo
de las Cabras 60K event. Cost, information:
Also offered: Spinnington (4-hour spinning
competition) on Saturday; archery competition
Saturday and Sunday; and Chupacbritas childrens event Sunday.

Fiesta Jurez Fiesta Jurez runs through

Oct. 9 at Plaza de la Mexicanidad (at The X
monument) with food, entertainment, international artists, games, a circus, rodeo, wrestling
and other activities.
Information: Tickets available at

Evolution Discoteque Paseo de la

Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance

tickets at

October 2016

Comedian/actor Polo Polo, in his Adios al

Rey farewell performance, takes the stage at 9
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Tickets: 220-880
Crecer German performs for the first time in
Jurez at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Admission:
220-880 pesos.

Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas

Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of
Avenida Jurez). Tickets at
Franco de Vita performs at 8 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 14. Tickets: 410 pesos general seating;
special seating for 1,250 to 1,780 pesos.

pesos (30 pesos children); sold through

Cibeles Convention Center Av.

Toms Fernndez 8450, between Calle
Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona
A dinner show with tenor Fernando de la

Mora is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, celebrating

the 25th anniversary of Cibeles. Special guests
are Mariachi Grama 1000 and the Gonzalo
Romeu Quintet. Tickets are $90, includes show
and dinner. Reservations: 688-0580 in Jurez,
(915) 235-1406 in El Paso. Information:
Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareas annual
ExpoArte gala, Puebla en una Noche
Barroca, is 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Tickets:
$150. Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 6123175, 615-6301 or 612-4075 in Jurez, 5445118 in El Paso, or

Teatro el Paseo The theater is in the

Centro Comercial El Paseo, Av. Lopez Mateos

2005 (at Carr. Casas Grandes). Information:
267-4626. Comedian Alan Saldaa performs at
9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets: 275 and 330
pesos (

Maraton Internacional The 7th annual

Maraton Internacional Gas Natural de Juarez

(Marathon, Half Marathon) is Sunday, Oct. 16,
starting at Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez.
Registration: $20. Information:
Packet pickup is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15, at Expo Deporte in Juarez.

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos

- Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida).
Expo Market is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, Oct. 20-21. Admission: 850 pesos.

Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos

Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown.
Tickets at
CMLL Lucha Libre wrestling begins at 5:30
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Admission: 55 to 440
Heavy metal Spanish band Los Angeles del
Infierno performs at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

Centro de Espectaculos Waterfill

Carretera Jurez-Porvenir. Jurez Rock Fest

begins at noon Saturday, Oct. 22. Headline
bands are Coda, Los Amantes de Lola, AzulVioleta and La Lupita, plus Ancla and local
bands. Admission: 275 and 550 pesos (

Plaza De La Mexicanidad
(Monumental X Explanade)

Boulevard 4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles.

Color Fest begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28,
with music, art, dance and plenty of color paint
powder. Entry: 165 general admission; and 275
pesos (includes t-shirt and glasses).

Centro de Convenciones Anita

Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or

6820693. Tickets at
Alta Consigna, a banda quintet from Tijuana,
performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. Admission:
110-650 pesos.

Gimnasio Universitario Calle Meja y

Montes de Oca in the Zona Pronaf.

Ilse, Ivonne & Mimi, the group known as
Flans, celebrates 30 years of touring at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets: 385-1,430 pesos

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos

Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
Adrenalina Iron Cowboy rodeo, with over 40
riders and bulls, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
29. Joe Barron Band performs. Admission: 110
El Paso Scene

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October Roundup; Josie Silva, 859-4384;

Mayre Sue Overstreet, 584-2086 or and

Contd from Page 12

Document shredding Better Business

pairings, and more. Admission is free.

Information: 584-1008.

Cultivate Forum The forum on local

food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20, at El Paso Community
Foundations Foundation Room, 333 N.
Oregon Street. The forum will feature three
speakers and a short documentary film, Food
for Thought Food for Life. Admission is free;
light refreshments served. Information: Gary
Williams, 533-4020 or
Speakers and topics:
More Crop per Drop in the Borderlands
with NMSUs Richard Pratt, Ph.D.
Sustainability Projects with Students: A FiveYear Retrospective with EPCCs Paul
Breaking the Cycle: the Benefits of
Distributed Electrical Generation with Thea
Gudonis and Jim Schwarzbach of West Texas
Advisory Committees U.S. Green Building

Faces of Diabetes Conference The

13th annual Faces of Diabetes Conference is 7

a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at ESC Region
19 Head Start, 11670 Chito Samaniego. The
event includes guest speakers on a variety of
topics, breakout sessions and lunch.
Registration: $30-$175. Information: 532-6280.
Online registration at

All Indian Reunion 2016 Ysleta High

Schools 18th annual All-Indian Reunion is set
for Saturday, Oct. 22, with Homecoming activities Oct. 17-22. Last years event drew graduates from classes of 1943 to 2014. Information:
Ellen Ramsey, 584-8762 or

Bureaus free paper shredding event, provided

by Commercial Records Center, is 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. (or until the truck is full), Saturday, Oct.
22, at Sams Club Far East, 11360 Pellicano.
Bring up to three boxes of documents for
shredding; old checkbooks, paperclips and staples okay. Donations accepted. Information:
577-0191 or

Open Arms Jubilee of Praise Open

Arms Catholic Charismatic Center, 8210 North
Loop, presents Sr. Linda Koontz, SNJM, in a
program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
22, including teaching, testimonies, prayer,
praise and healing ministry. Sister has been
involved with the Charismatic Renewal
Movement for more than 40 years. Tickets:
$15; includes free lunch and refreshments;
space is limited. Tickets available at 595-0589.
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy
Training Texas Marijuana Policy and El

Paso NORML will host a training for those

wishing to become effective advocate for marijuana law reform in Texas 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, at El Paso Public Library
Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Admission is free
but RSVP requested due to limited seating.
Information: 407-3196 or

Breast Cancer DSTea El Paso

Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. celebrates breast cancer survivors in the
community with Divas Surviving Triumphantly 2
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wyndham Airport
Hotel 2017 Airway. Attendees are asked to
wear a feather boa for an afternoon of food
and fellowship. A photo booth will also be
available. Call for ticket cost. Information: 8428748 or

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations The

Immunize El Paso clinics for eligible persons
ages 6 months and older are at various schools
and other locations for those on Medicaid,
Childrens Medicaid and Chip through
November. Call for cost, eligibility, clinic locations, and schedule: 857-2472 or

Hispanic Heritage

UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration

This years celebration is in memoriam of

Joe Olvera, journalist, writer and community
activist; and Jorge Chapa, Professor of Latino/a
Studies at University of Illinois. Most events are
free. Information: 747-5462 or
Empowering Border Voices an exhibition
featuring art pieces from students in El Paso
and Jurez, is Oct. 3-21, in the Union Gallery,
Union East Building, Second Floor.
Da de los Muertos Altar and display is Oct.
28-Nov. 4, at the University Library, Third
Floor Gallery, overlooking the atrium.
Other presentations:
Discussion Panel on Latina Professionals in
Intelligence Careers: A View from the Border,
is 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Blumberg
El Paso film screening is 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 4, at UTEP Union Cinema. The
Artegios/IMCINE documentary, directed by
Everardo Gonzlez, is on the history of journalists who fled Mexico and find themselves in an
immigration status limbo. Question and
answers with attorney Carlos Spector after the
Finding Sanctuary: An Evening of Readings
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with Chicana Writer Margarita CotaCrdenas, is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual
Arts Auditorium. Reception follows.
A film Presentation of Yaquis - A Peoples
War and a Genocide in Mexico, a Telesur film,
directed by Paco Taibo II is 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 12, at Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor,
University Library.
Reflections on Xicana Identities: A Lecture
and Pltica of Her Obras by novelist and critical theorist Ana Castillo, is 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13, in Undergraduate Learning
Center, Room 106.
Poetry Reading with Hispanic Poets
Federico Daz-Granados (Colombia) and Javier
Bozalongo (Spain) is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 13, at Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor,
University Library.
Pedro de Gante and the Creation of EuroMexica Catholic Song in 16th Century New
Spain lecture by Dr. Frank Candelaria,
Associate Provost and Professor of Musicology,
Department of Music. is 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 21, Liberal Arts Building, Room 222.
Reading of American Tumbleweeds by
Marta Elva, Author is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
22, at Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor,
University Library. Reception at 9:30 a.m.
Zarzuela y Sevillinas! songs and Dances
from Spain. is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in
Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Ronald Rael: Borderwall As Architecture by
Dr. Ronald Rael, Architect and Professor, the
University of California, Berkeley is 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin
Center for the Visual Arts Auditorium.
El libro rojo como estudio de la violencia en
Mxico lecture by Gerardo Villadelngel is 5
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Rubin
Center Auditorium. Reception follows.
A book presentation of The Chicano
Generation: Testimonios of the Movement by
Dr. Mario T. Garca, professor of History,
University of California, Santa Barbara, is noon
to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Liberal
Arts Building, Room 222.

EPCC Hispanic Heritage Celebration

El Paso Community College and Diversity

Programs Hispanic Heritage Celebration,
Restoration: Bridging Culture. Life and
Future, includes events through October at
various campuses. Information: 831-3324 or
Mentors Dinner is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at
Administrative Service Center, Building A
Auditorium, 9050 Viscount .

For a good cause

3K Family Fun Walk The walk for

Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso is
9:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sunland Park
Racetrack and Casino. Registration is 8:30 a.m.
Opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Registration:
$25; age 8 and younger and dogs walk free.
Art in the Heart El Paso Human

Services Inc.s 5th annual Art Show Benefiting

the Winchester House is noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Mustard Seed Cafe,
1140 St. Vrain (at Arizona). The show will feature over 100 artists to benefit current and former foster youth. Admission is free.
Information: 790-2232 or 533-4200.

Buddy Walk - EPCC Diversity Programs

host its 7th annual walk benefiting disabled student scholarships 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at
EPCCs Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter.

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El Paso Rhinos - El Pasos Junior League ice

Miners Hockey Club UTEPs hockey

hockey teams first home games of the season

are Oct. 29-30 against the Dallas Snipers at
Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets; $5-$20. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or

team home games are at El Paso Events

Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
Paisano. Games are 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, unless listed otherwise. Tickets: $10$20. Season tickets: $80-$140. Information:
491-7879 or
Oct. 14-15: Grand Canyon University
Oct. 21-22: Northern Arizona University.

Arena Soccer League teams first home game is

Friday, Nov. 4 at the El Paso County
Coliseum. Information: or
on Facebook and Twitter.

State University Aggies home games are at

Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Season
tickets: $50-$150 (Ticketmaster). Single ticket
information: (575) 646-1420 or
Oct. 1: UL Lafayette, 6 p.m. (Homecoming)
Oct. 22: Georgia Southern, 6 p.m.

El Paso Coyotes El Pasos new Major

El Paso Roller Derby El Paso Roller

Derbys Tex Pistols host games at 6 p.m.
selected Saturdays at Nations Tobin Recreation
Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Doors open at
5:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance (via
Facebook); $10 at the door; $5 active duty military; free for kids 10 and younger with paying
adult. Information:
Oct. 15: El Paso Tex Pistols vs. Tucson
Roller Derby Furious Truckstop Waitresses
Oct. 29: El Paso home teams battle; Mode
vs. Hooligans
New Era Wrestling The Lucha Libre

shows are 7 p.m. Fridays at 10400 Dyer.

Tickets; $7-$8. Information: 356-5113, or on Facebook at

Columbus Day Weekend Fly-In

Several hang-gliding pilots will ride the thermals

above Alamogordo at the Rio Grande Soaring
Associations annual fall fly-in Saturday through
Monday, Oct. 8-10. Information:

College sports

UTEP Volleyball Home games are at

6:30 p.m. (noon on Sundays) at Memorial Gym,
unless listed otherwise. Ticket information:
747-6150 or
Noon, Sunday, Oct. 2: UTSA
6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7: Charlotte
Noon, Sunday,Oct. 9: Southern Miss
6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21: W. Kentucky
Noon, Sunday,Oct. 23: Rice
UTEP Womens Soccer Home games

are at UTEPs University Field. Tickets: $5 general admission. Information: 747-6150 or
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7: North Texas
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9: Rice (noon )
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: UTSA
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23: Florida Atlantic
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28: Southern Miss.

UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame The 14th

Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony honoring
the best of UTEP athletes and coaches is
Friday, Oct. 7, at UTEPs Larry K. Durham
Sports Center. Inductees are Orsten Artis,
Harrington Jackson, Gerina Mendoza, Brian
Natkin and Mack Saxon. Information: 747-8759
UTEP Football The Miners home games
are Saturdays at Sun Bowl Stadium. Game time
is 6 p.m. Tickets: $12-$150. Information: 5445234 or
Oct. 8: FIU (Youth Football Night)
Oct. 29: Old Dominion (Homecoming)
Nov. 5: Houston Baptist

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NMSU Aggies Football New Mexico

UTEP Mens Basketball - Don Haskins

Center. Information: 747-5234 or

3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22: Orange and White
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30: Southeastern
Oklahoma State


Gila Monster Gran Fonda The bicycle

rides through the Mimbres Valley and Gila
Wilderness are 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Options are 32, 50, 70 and 103 miles. All
involve considerable climbing: from 2,832 feet
for the 32-mile route to 9,131 feet for the 103mile route. Information, registration: or (575) 590-2612.
Entry fee is $70 by Sept. 30, $80 after. An
optional USAC one-day license is available for
$15, which include accident insurance.
Events for Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo
begin at Gough Park in Silver City, with Micro
Fondo at Hi-Spot on Hwy 152, and Nano
Fondo at Camp Thunderbird on Hwy 35.
No Country for Old Men Cycle The
ultra bicycle race set in the rugged Big Bend
region of West Texas is 7 a.m. Saturday
through Wednesday, Oct. 15-19, at Kokernot
Park on Fighting Buck Avenue in Alpine, Texas,
with 1,000-mile, 383-mile and 208-mile routes.
Information, online registration: or
Cycle for Change The County

Attorneys Office and Villa Maria host the 4th

annual From Surviving to Thriving cycling
event at 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 23, at
Gallegos Park, 7361 Bosque, in Canutillo. Four
courses available: 50 miles, 30 miles, a 10 mile
family ride; and 1-mile childrens ride. Cost:
$35 ($25 military, $10 kids 12 and younger).
Late registration cost increases. Information:
546-2016. Registration at
All proceeds fund scholarships for educational
opportunities, vocational training and therapeutic services for victims of domestic abuse in El
Paso County.

12 Hours of Old El Paso The Mountain

Bike race is Saturday, Oct. 29, at Franklin
Mountain State Parks Round House (Bowen
Ranch Roundhouse), off Martin Luther King Jr.
(2.6 mile north of Highway 54). Information:

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Tour of Las Cruces The 11th annual

cycling ride is Sunday, Oct. 30. Information:

(575) 541-8271 or Details to
be announced; past events began at 8 a.m. at
Memorial Medical Center Annex, 2450 S.
Telshor, Las Cruces. with 100K (62-mile) and
50K (31-mile) rides offered.

El Paso Bicycle Club All rides are free

and open to the public; helmets required.

Information: Ride
schedule at
Repeat riders are encouraged to become a
member of the club; dues are $18 a year or
$25 per family ($30/$40 for two years). Join at
Wednesday night rides, a tradition for over 20
years, are leaderless rides of 18-22 miles. The
favorite route is a 20-mile loop to Gadsden
H.S. Most riders begin about 5:30-5:45 p.m.
leaving from Rio Plaza, 6205 Upper Valley Rd
(at Artcraft). Park across from shopping center.
Alternate starting point is River Run Plaza,
1071 Country Club, leaving about 5:30 p.m.
Optional dinner afterward at Hello Pizza, 1071
Country Club Rd.

EP Cyclists The bicycle group offers rides

for all levels. Weekend rides offer options of

various paces and distances. Starting times and
locations are posted at
For more information:

Ride Your Bicycle El Paso Chucks

Bicycle Repair, 3029 Montana, hosts a variety

of rides free of charge. Information: 791-2006, or Facebook. Helmets
required for all rides.

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Irish Open Golf Cathedral Alumni

Associations annual tournament begins at 8:30
a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Vista Hills Country Club,
2210 Trawood. Registration and breakfast is 7
a.m. Information: 497-7280 or 449-5955.
Fore! the Children Golf Tournament

Community Partners of El Pasos 4th annual

charity tournament is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858
Cottonwoods. Registration at 7 a.m. Cost:
$150 ($500 team of four). Information: 5883935 or

First Tee First Tee of Greater El Paso

hosts programs at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900

Delta. Fall 2 class session is offered Oct. 11Nov. 15. Space is limited on most classes.
Online registration at

Bel Air Highlander Golf Tournament

The alumni scholarship programs 11th

annual tournament begins at 8 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 14, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000
McCombs. Cost: $80. Information: 258-4410

Doug Bass Memorial Partnership

The two-man golf tournament is Oct. 14-16 at

Cree Meadows Golf and Country Club, with
rounds at The Links at Sierra Blanca and Inn of
the Mountain Gods. Rounds begin at 8 a.m.
Cost: $400 per player. Information: (575) 2575815, ext. 108 or

Kids Golf Tournaments Greater Tee

hosts several kids golf tournaments selected
Sundays during the fall months at various courses throughout the area. membership fee is $40
for kids 5-14; nine holes is $37 and 18 holes are

$47. Registration at

Oct. 16: Lone Star, 1510 Hawkins.
Information: 591-4727
Oct. 23: Underwood Golf Complex, (Sunset
course), 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Information:
Oct. 30: Dos Lagos, 1150 Duffer, in
Anthony, N.M. Information: (575) 882-2830.

Notre Dame Club of El Paso Annual

Golf Classic 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct.

21, at Painted Dunes Desert Golf Course,

12000 McCombs. Information: 701-8974 or

Recreational Sports

Learn to Swim Camp El Paso Parks and

Recreation Department hosts the Braden

Aboud Memorial Foundation Learn to Swim
Camp 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 1-22, at
Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa, ages 5 to
12. Every participant must wear proper swim
attire. Information: 544-3556.

Public Ice Skating Skating offered at

Sierra Providence Event Center next to the

Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome.
Admission (includes skate rental): $8. Spectator
admission is free. Information: 479-PUCK
(7825) or
Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 1-2; Oct. 22-23; and Oct. 2930; also 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 and 23.
Free skating for Fort Bliss military families is 4
to 5 p.m. Thursdays.

Kids Fishing Tournament Ascarate

Fishing Club hosts the tournament for ages 316 from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15,
at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Prizes awarded in
three age categories. Registration is 7:30 to

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10:30 a.m. Free food and t-shirts for all registered kids. Information: 790-3788 or

Fitness Saturdays at San Jacinto

Professional trainers host workouts at 7 a.m.
Saturdays at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. with
calisthenics by Peak Fitness 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
; boot camp 8 to 8:30 a.m. with Xtreme Fitness
and cool down with yoga 8:30 to 9 a.m. by
Ruby. Breakfast follows at Pallets at 9:15 a.m.
Information: 328-9063.

Motor sports

El Paso Motorplex The drag strip is at

13101 Gateway West, (I-10 off Clint exit #42).

Information: 887-3318,
Test and Tune begins at 7 p.m. Fridays. Entry
fee is $20; spectator admission is $5.

Arroyo Seco Raceway The Southern

New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off

I-10 at the Akela exit. Information: (575) 4944794 or
Motorcycle Trackdays are Saturday and
Sunday Oct. 2 and 8.
Motorcycle races are Oct. 8-9.
Drag Racing Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16.

Autocross Pan Am Sports Car Club of

America SCCA Running Autocross events are
Oct. 8-9, Cohen Stadiums north parking lot,
near I-54 and Transmountain. Any car in safe
running condition can be entered. Drivers must
be licensed. Learn to drive faster, as well as the
techniques involved in braking, accelerating,
and cornering. Cost: $60 per car/driver combination; discounts available with new memberships. Spectator admission is free. Information:
691-1760 or on Facebook at panamscca.

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Running events

GEPD Run, Walk and Roll Physical

Therapy Association 24th annual 5K run and 1mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta.
Registration: $25; $30 on race day; military and
team discounts offered. Information: Rio
Grande Chapter of NCCIA, 298-7241.
Registration at
Groove and Glow 5K Rave Marketing

& Events in conjunction with Texas Tech

University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC),
hosts its 2nd annual Fun-K night Walk/Run
event promoting health and wellness for all
ages at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning and
ending at Concepcion Street next to the
TTUHSC El Paso campus, 5001 El Paso Dr.
Registration: $50 on race day (on site only).
Information on Facebook at Grooveandglow.
Registration at
The entire course, which goes through and
around the El Paso Zoo, as well as Washington
Park, will incorporate dancing, running and
walking through glow in the dark move and
groove stations booming with music from the
70s, 80s, 90s and current hits, and will end
with a Get-Down & Glow party.

Run For Family Unity Destiny Family

Christian Center, 9615 Dyer, hosts its 2nd
annual 5K walk/run 7 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Oct. 1. Sanctioned by United States Track and
Field. Entry fee is $25 ($20 group rate for 10
or more, $15 ages 6-10); late registration is
$30. Information 755-7744. Online registration
at or
Forrest Leamon Memorial Run The

5K and run, 1-mile walk and kids fun run benefiting the Survivors Benefit Fund of the DEA are
8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Braden Aboud
Memorial Park, 4325 Riverbend. Registration:
$25 through Sept. 29 ($15 kids fun run); $30
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 ($20 kids run). Information:
Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Registration at

Sprint for Sparks TTUHSC Paul L.

Foster School of Medicine hosts the 5K
race/walk along Scenic Drive at 8 a.m. Sunday,
Oct. 2, starting at Newman Park, 2211
Alabama. Cost: $20 ($15 per person for groups
of 10 or more). Information: 920-3421 or
Proceeds benefit patients in need of breast
cancer biopsies.
Carrera Internacional del Migrante
10K The 10K race and 1 mile fun run is 8

a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in San Jacinto Plaza.

Cost: $25 through Oct. 6; $30 Oct. 7. No race
day registration. Online registration at

Run Like a Nut 5K The 5K benefiting

New Mexico Pecan Festival is 8 a.m. Saturday,

Oct. 8, at Community Center Park on Calle de
Santiago in Mesilla, N.M. Cost: $20 in advance;
$25 day of race. Online registration at

Franklin Wrestling 5K Franklin High

Schools wrestling teams fundraising 5K and 1mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Franklin
High School, 900 N. Resler. Register at
End 22 5K Spartyka Foundation presents
the 5K race and 1 mile walk supporting End 22

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Modern Day Warrior at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct.

16, at El Paso Community College
Transmountain campus, 9750 Gateway North.
T-shirt for the first 250 registered participants.
Food and Drinks at the finish line. Cost: $25
through Aug. 31; $30 after. Information:; online registration at

Club Zombie 5K Cielo Vista Optimist

Club hosts the 5K race and 1 mile run, creep

and crawl benefiting the clubs scholarship fund
at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Ponder Park.
Cost: $20 through Oct. 20; $25 Oct. 21; no
race day registration. Team registration is $15
per team member for teams of 10 or more.
Online registration at

Lets Run to End Alzheimers 5K

The 5K run is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at

Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $25
through Oct. 14. Proceeds benefit the
Alzheimers Association. Car fee for Ascarate
Park is $5. Information: Sandra Tepezano 5250408 or
Registration at

Marathon 2 Marathon The annual

marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs are
7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, from the Gage
Hotel to Alpine, Texas on Hwy 385. Cost: $95
marathon; $75 half-marathon; $45 10K and $35
5K by Oct. 1; all fees increase by $10 after Oct.
1. On-line registration deadline is Oct. 23: or
Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta

The 7th annual event is Sunday, Oct. 23, at

UTEPs Centennial Plaza. 5K run and 3K walk
begin at 8 a.m. New this year is a wheelchair
division. Proceeds benefit UTEPs College of
Health Sciences Programs. Entry fee is $25 per
division by Oct. 11. Register
The UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and
offers a variety of physical activities and health
screenings including a rock climbing wall, simulated biking challenge, bungee jumping, tricycle
track for toddlers, inflatable obstacle course,
zumba and yoga. Free with dash entry; $5 for

Zombie Escape 5K The zombie-themed

5K run and 1 mile fun walk benefiting Spice is
Not Nice is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at
Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $20; $15 military and per runner for teams or 10 or more.
Ascarate Park entry fee is $2 per car.
Information: Mike Coulter, 274-6222. Register
Costume contest is 7 to 8 a.m.
United We Run 5K Parkland High
School boosters inaugural 5K run and 1 mile
walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parkland
High School, 5932 Quail,. Cost: $25 through
Oct. 27; $30 Oct. 28-29. Online registration at

Day of the Dead Series 2016 The 5K,

marathon and half marathon events are

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at La
Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces.
Registration for both days; $190 marathon;
$150 half marathon; $60 5K. Registration per
day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K.
Registration at

Spooktacular 5K The 5K run and 1-mile

walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parkland
High School, 5932 Quail. Cost: $25 through
Oct. 27; $30 after; $15 students 18 and
younger. Military discounts offered. Online registration at

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Sunset Heights

Historic preservation
has kept one of El Pasos
oldest neighborhoods vibrant

Some of Sunset Heights

best known homes are the
Kohlberg Mansion (bottom
left), the Burges House
(home on right in center
photo) and the Henry Trost
residence (above).

Photos by Rick Tate

Historic homes open their doors Oct. 8

Story by
Lisa Kay Tate

unset Heights is not only one of El Pasos oldest neighborhoods, but one of the nations first
planned subdivisions.
The hilly area known as Sunset Heights was
purchased in 1884 by J. Fisher Satterthwaite, a
developer from New York, and by the turn of the
century, he had 1,200 lots plotted and ready to go.
Satterthwaite controlled the design and size of
the homes being built, and provided extensive
landscaping and parks, Armando JimarezCortez, a UTEP graduate and member of
American Institute of Architects, wrote in an
extensive study of the neighborhood in 1990. As
such, it was one of the first planned subdivisions
in the United States. The first residents were
wealthy Anglo and Mexican professionals.
Located between Downtown and the University
of Texas El Paso, Sunset Heights now attracts
young professionals, artists and students as well,
and its dedication to historical preservation brings
in many with the desire and means for breathing
new life into some of the citys older homes.
The historic neighborhoods boundaries are in
the north at Schuster Avenue and UTEP, to the
south and west at Interstate 10 and in the east at
Mesa Street and the Rio Grande Campus of El
Paso Community College.
This diverse community has encouraged a family-like atmosphere of neighbors helping and supporting neighbors via an active neighborhood
improvement association and annual events.
October is one of the best months to rediscover
Sunset Heights, as it is not only the time for its
biggest fundraising project, the Oct. 8 Tour of
Homes, where a handful of neighborhood houses
are open to visitors, but also one of Sunset
Heights best kept secrets, its block party, scheduled for Oct. 29.
The early residents of Sunset Heights desired
homes on hillsides overlooking Downtown.
Although many of todays planned communities
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contain homes representing one or two builders,
or homes with similar designs, Sunset Heights
homes represented several architectural styles,
including buildings by Trost & Trost. The El Paso
architectural firm, one of the leading builders in
the Southwest during the early decades of the
20th century, was led by Henry C. Trost, whose
home remains one of the landmarks of the neighborhood. The Trost home will not be part of the
tour this year, but remains a frequently photographed site in the neighborhood.
Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Spanish Colonial
and many more architectural styles are found
within the area.
The neighborhood is unified, however, by other
elements such as masonry construction, two level
design, architectural ornamentation, symmetrical
facades and fenestration, and landscaping,
Jimarez-Cortez wrote.
This neighborhood wasnt without its design
issues. Its street pattern is asymmetrical, because
the hilly area, designed before the common use of
automobiles, called for a more creative layout.
By the 1960s, much of housing along the southern and western boundaries was demolished to
make room for Interstate 10, and by the 1970s,
many of the areas once distinguished homes
were falling to neglect.
The area was designated a historic district in
1984, which helped to preserve it. The historic
designation, however, often adds expense and
delays for residents to make improvements or
changes to their homes. Preserving the historic
neighborhood is well worth it, said Robert Diaz,
archivist and historian for the El Paso County
Historical Society
Sunset Heights, once one of the more affluent
neighborhoods in the city, has been the site of
meetings between high ranking officials on both
sides of the Mexican Revolution, home to many

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eighborhood residents and El

Paso historians agree that the
streetscapes of Sunset
Heights are appealing year round,
but fall is the best time for visitors to learn more about its historic homes with the Sunset
Heights Neighborhood
Improvement Associations annual Sunset Heights Tour of Homes
and Landmarks held each
This years 13th annual tour is
noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Tickets are $10 ($5 ages 10 and
younger), available in advance at
the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N.
Oregon, and day of tour at the
Gallery and the Burges House,
503 W. Yandell. All proceeds
support neighborhood residents
in need of financial assistance.
The Hal Marcus Gallery serves
as an unofficial headquarters for
the home tour, where people can
get tickets in advance or during
the event.
This is the only real fundraiser for the Association, Marcus
said. It raises about $3,000 to
$4,000 each year for the homes
that need it.

Karr Home

Some of the noteworthy homes

on the tour include the John R.
Karr home, he said. John Karr is
credited with reorganizing the
neighborhood association into a
nonprofit group in 1989, which
enabled the association to raise
funds for neighborhood improvements.
The Karr Home has been part of
Stephanie Karrs family for more
than 40 years, and she feels fortunate to be part of a neighborhood community that has such a

diverse group of residents.

I think what makes it special is
an eclectic mixture of family,
UTEP students, young professionals, unique houses and great
parks, Stephanie Karr said. Its
all preserved in this pocket that
has remained mostly untouched.
Karr emphasized that the annual tour lets people enjoy the interior architecture, design and even
views from the featured homes.
In Karrs own home, one of her
homes windows has a wonderful
view of downtown, while another
looks out over the border. Details
like being able to see two nations
from her windows add to the
appeal of Sunset Heights homes,
she said.
She hopes via this tour, others
will develop a similar appreciation for the neighborhoods and
other historic properties.
I think whats fascinating is
getting to see that old houses do
not have to be rundown, decrepit
and grey, Karr said. You get to
see a house that is 100 years old
or more that is full of color, full
of life and still being used for
what it was originally intended to
With the neighborhoods history
and location, it is no surprise the
El Paso County Historical
Society maintains its headquarters in the historic Burges House
on Yandell, in the heart of the
neighborhood. The Burges House
will again be on this years tour.

Burges House

The Burges House, built for

attorney Richard Fenner Burges
by contractor J. E. Morgan, is
what is known as the Adams

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of El Pasos civic leaders, and the spot

where Mesa Gardens, a popular gathering
place, was located, Diaz said. The neighborhood has a lot of character. And though
it is changing demographically, its historic
and pleasant integrity has been maintained
for the most part.
One of the focuses of Sunset Heights
Neighborhood Improvement Association is
encouraging its residents to support each
other and help each other when in need.
Sito Negron, the association president,
said the residents range from white collar
professionals to blue collar workers, from
students to professors, from legacy homeowners to new families moving back to the
core of the city instead of choosing a suburban life.
These residents all share this unique
island of about 3,000 homes bordered by
UTEP, Downtown and eventually the
restored trolleys that will travel through
Sunset Heights by late 2018.
We can walk from the university and to
the Downtown cultural and recreational
center of the 3 million person region,
Negron explained. The topography also is
special, as this was the first neighborhood
built upon the golden rocks that form the
foothills of the Franklins.
All this, he said is in addition to the historic architecture, particularly the Trost
buildings, and the views of the river valley
and Downtown.
(There is also the) the vibrancy the mix
of residents brings, with events like the

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Tour of Homes and the Block Party and

various pop-up events from what is probably the highest concentration of artists musicians, performers, writers, visual
workers - in the region, Negron said.
Probably our biggest challenge is managing the interest the neighborhood draws
because of these great qualities in a way
that maintains the diversity of incomes,
interests and outlooks.
Negron said the association is always
welcoming people to support not only their
events and causes, but to become part of
the neighborhood.
We welcome new neighbors, and strongly encourage people to look at living not
only in Sunset Heights but also other legacy neighborhoods in the city, he said.
The association shows how area residents
can work together, to bring El Paso a better future, he said, which includes keeping
its historic neighborhoods unique and
There are dozens of neighborhoods that
circle Downtown as part of the original
urban core of the city, and its in our
regions interests to make sure that our
massive investment in heavy infrastructure
- roads, water, schools, to name a few that supports growth at the edges of the
region does not suck all the energy out of
our center, Negron said.
Area resident and artist Hal Marcus said
the association and residents work to make
sure the unique appeal and culture of
Sunset Heights by being active in city government and monitoring any development,
zoning or other issues that might impact
Sunset Heights. One particular concern, he
said, is keeping the cost of living for all

Sunset Heights Block Party

Also in October is the annual Block

Party along the 500 block of Prospect
and around Mundy Park, one of three
parks in Sunset Heights. The 9th annual
party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
29, with several local bands, art vendors
and food trucks.
Admission is free. Information: 9961880 or thesunsetheightsblockparty
Area resident Hal Marcus said the
block party is geared towards the 20and 30-something crowd as a wonderful
way for the younger generations to celebrate the neighborhoods uniqueness.
Young people have an opportunity to
hear some live music, and get together,
he said.
Marcus said music has always been a
part of Sunset Heights. The McGinty
Club, who often played in a socializing
area known as Mesa Gardens that had
everything from a shooting gallery to a
zoological garden, is famous for their

their residents reasonable.

We dont want to see the rent go up too
much in the neighborhood, he said, noting
that part of the neighborhoods appeal is
that artists and students can find affordable
housing there.
The Home Tour and Block Party are two
of the most visible and successful events in
the area, but over the years there have been
everything from a murder mystery event in

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making it rain with their music in

1891, he explained.
During an extended drought, the government led rainmaking experiments that
included shooting small aerial bombs in
the clouds had failed. The McGinty Club
invited these scientists to a party on
Mundy Hill, and put on a would-be rain
dance before performing. A downpour
soon followed which turned out to be
an elaborate prank.
Marcus said the Sunset Heights Block
Party still feels very, neighbor-ish, a
gathering rather than a spectacle.
The main thing is to keep the integrity
of the neighborhood as it has always
been, he said.
Non-residents are invited to attend, but
are asked to park outside the neighborhood and walk to the event. No glass
containers, outside alcohol, grills, chairs
or coolers are allowed.
Guests are encouraged to ride your
bike to the party, dress like a loon,
make friends, and bring your pets (on
leashes), according to Block Party
announcements on social media.

the historic Kohlberg Mansion to

Christmas tours.
Even when people visit the area just in
passing, Marcus added, it is hard not be
aware of the neighborhoods charm.
People need to remember this is one of
the first planned communities in the country, he said. Anyone who has been here
will really feel they are in the midst of
something very special.

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Architectural style from the Georgian

Revival manner popular in El Paso around
the turn of the century. Among Burgess
achievements is playing a prominent part
in the development of the area, including
Elephant Butte Dam, and leading a fight
against organized gambling. Besides being
an attorney and legislator, Burges was also
a conservationist. He planted what may
have been the first and oldest Live Oak
tree in El Paso on his property in 1914.
The home remained part of the Burges
family until 1986, when it was willed to
the Historical Society.
Robert Diaz serves as archivist and historian for the El Paso County Historical
Society, and he feels Sunset Heights is the
perfect location for the society headquarters.
First, its important to note that we are
primarily a research institution, Diaz said.
If you have questions about your family
history, the history of your house, or really
any aspect of El Pasos story, were the
place to visit. That said, there are other
research institutions nearby that can serve
the curious as well. Thus, proximity is not
only beneficial for researchers, it is beneficial for us.
Diaz said to get the most out of this
neighborhood, all people really have to do
is walk around it.
Notice the architecture. Notice the people. Notice the establishments, some of
which have been around for almost a hundred years or more, he said.And to gain
more perspective of how the area and the
rest of El Paso developed, visit the
Historical Society and take a look through
our archives.

Hal Marcus Gallery and Home

The Hal Marcus Gallery is on Sunset

Heights on North Oregon, just across the
street from the artists long-time home and
Marcus said he loves the neighborhoods
location in the heart of the city, especially
since there have been many efforts of late
to bring more people Downtown.
The cool thing is you can still find
apartments and houses there, he said. If
you want to get the feel of being near the
museum and all things Downtown, you
can without having to be right in the middle of it. Its a perfect situation. You can
literally just walk to the Symphony, or to
UTEP, or to the ballpark or museum.
Its just really a neat place, and the

views are incredible, he said.

Remember, people used to come and
watch the Mexican Revolution from the
roofs of these homes.
Francisco Pancho Villa, the famous
Mexican Revolutionary leader, reportedly
owned a home in Sunset Heights and lived
there briefly.
As appealing as its history and convenient location are, Marcus said its the
homes themselves that give Sunset Heights
its character.
Its all contained in a relatively small
area, but every house is different, and has
its own look, he said. Marcus added that
his home on North Oregon is just outside
of the historic district, so Ive been able to
do some things that otherwise wouldnt
have been allowed with colors and

Also on the tour

Some of the other highlights of the tour

include the Turtle House, now an apartment complex. The buildings now prominently marked turtle feature was said to be
a mark for Chinese immigrants looking for
safe passage to and from El Paso to Juarez,
Mexico when immigration was restricted
during the Chinese Exclusion Act. There
are tunnel entries. No tunnel actually leading to Jurez has been confirmed, however.
Another favorite is the Kohlberg
Mansion, another Trost-designed home.
The home was built for philanthropists
Ernst and Olga Kohlberg, who helped start
the citys first manufacturing plant. Ernst
Kohlberg had lived in this building for
only a year when he was killed by a man
who owed him money.
Even the smallest home on the tour, the
Moore Home on Prospect, features an
intricate gate made by the same company
that built the gate at the White House in
Washington, D.C.
Other sites include the Wells and
Guzman homes, as well as the Old
Home on Randolph.
Moore Home, 600 Prospect
Wells Home, 1423 Hawthorne
Kohlberg House, 525 Corto Way
Guzman Home, 1210 Los Angeles
John R. Karr Home, 520 Prospect
Burges House, 603 W. Yandell
Marcus Home and Gallery, 1308 and
1319 Oregon
Old Home, 501 Randolph
Turtle House, 516 Corto Way
Tour of Homes information: Hal Marcus
Gallery, 533-9090 or

The Hal Marcus Home and

Studio, 1319 N. Oregon, is one
of the stops on this years Sunset
Height Tour of Homes Oct. 8.
The Hal Marcus Gallery (below)
is across the street at 1308
N. Oregon.

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Aspencade Vehicles for the Cloudcroft,

N.M. tours depart at 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,
Oct. 1-2, from forest service parking lot across
from the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce,
with cowboy coffee around the campfire at
the end of the tour. All events are free. Visitors
are welcome to do self-guided tours anytime.
Information: (575) 682-2733.

Natural History Outings The

Southwest Environmental Center of Las Cruces
offers Back by Noon Saturday field trips
departing selected Saturdays from the center at
275 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Advance registration required. Hikes are free, and open to
the public. Some minor fees may apply.
Information, reservations: (575) 522-5552.
Hike starting times and details available online
Oct. 1: Medicinal Flora of Dripping Springs.
Oct. 8: Discovering Providence Cone
Oct. 22: Birds of the Franklin Mountains

Wyler Aerial Tramway 1700 McKinley.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12
years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Information: 562-9899.
A Butterflies and Wildscapes presentation is
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Texas Parks and
Wildlife- Urban Biologist Lois Balin will give a
presentation on the Wildscape Program, and
Ranger Diana will talk about monarch butterflies and butterfly gardens. Admission is free.
The annual Halloween Fest and Pumpkin
Carving Contest are 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
29; tram ride fee applies. Contest participants
should call park to pre-register.
Last Sunday Halloween Hike is 8 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning in the parks parking lot. Participants can dress in their
Halloween costume for a mile-long spooky hike
to the top of Ranger Peak. Participation is free.
Celebration of Our Mountains For
more than 20 years, the celebration has included hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the
natural wonders of the Borderland. For a full

line-up of events, visit

Earth Science Day In celebration of

Earth Science Week, free family earth science

activities are offered 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, at UTEPs Geological
Sciences Building, including demonstrations,
games, hands-on activities and more for the
entire family. This years theme is Our Shared
Geoheritage, Information: 747-5501.

Sevilleta Refuge Day Sevilleta National

Wildlife Refuge between San Acacia and

Bernardo in central New Mexico will host its
annual open house Saturday, Oct. 22, in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week.
Sevilleta NWR is mostly closed to the public
the rest of the year. Event includes Day Tours,
talks, new exhibits, food truck, demonstrations
and more. Admission is free. Information/reservations: (505) 864-4021.
The refuge is just west of I-25 at Exit 169.

Enchanted Skies Star Party The 24th

annual event is Oct. 26-29. Night viewing, lectures, and camping is at the Star Village location
in the Cibola National Forest, 15 minutes outside Magdalena, N.M. Astronomers from New
Mexico Tech, the Very Large Array, Magdalena
Ridge Observatory, and Magdalena
Astronomical Society will be on hand.
Information, registration: (505) 515-5780 or
El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo

Entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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: 212-0966 or

The 10th annual Boo at the Zoo safe trick-ortreating event for families with children age 2
to 12 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 29-30. Activities include candy stations,
games, a maze, animal enrichment activities and

El Paso Cactus and Rock Club The

club will celebrate El Pasos Cactus
Appreciation Month 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Oct. 1, at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 1810
Elm. Program is Cactus Hunting in Northern
Mexico by Ad Konings, author (with Gertrud
Konings) of Cacti of Texas in their Natural
Habitat. Admission is free. Information: 3559270.

Franklin Mountains State Park Most

hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in the

Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
the west side of the park (east of I-10).
Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily. Information: 566-6441 or on Facebook at
FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
Haunted Halloween Campout starts at 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28. RSVP with El Paso Parks &
Recreation at 544-0753 or online at
The 3rd annual Happy Tails n Happy Trails
program is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 6.
Guided hikes and bike rides are $3 additional
fee ($1 ages 5-12; under 5 free). Bring water,
snacks, sturdy shoes/boots, hiking stick, maps
and binoculars. Dogs welcome on leash on
some hikes. Reservations required: 566-6441
ext. 221, 224 or
Copper Prospect Mine Tour is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1.
Howl-oween Hike (costume dog hike) is 8
a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, on Agave Loop Trail.
Guided Hike along Schaeffer Shuffle Trail is 8
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Guided Beginners Mountain Bike Ride is 8
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
A Zombie Apocalypse Nature Walk Trail
Hike is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

El Paso Native Plant Society The

society meets Thursday, Oct. 13, at St. Albans
Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm. Dr. David
Anderson, retired range manager, will discuss
native plants of the White Sands Missile Range.
Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with program at
7 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 2407414.
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park UTEPs

Center for Environmental Resource

Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities. Tours last about two
hours. Information: 747-8663 or
Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.
Introductory tour is 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.
Faunal Monitoring, 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Bird Survey is 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Bird tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.

El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

The societys monthly meeting and program

is at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Centennial
Museum on the UTEP campus. Lois Balin,
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tion about how El Paso can become a certified

Bird City. She will also give an update on her
Future of Wildlife presentation, and the
progress of funding and legislation. Information:
Scott, 581-6071 or
A trip to E Paso Archaeology Museum and
Franklin Mountain State Park meets at 7 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Archaeology Museum.
Information: Mark Perkins, 637-3521.

Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso

Desert Botanical Garden 4200

Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10

a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission: $3 (free for members). Information:
584-0563, or

Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic

Site The site is famed for many Native

American rock paintings and unique geology.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through
Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for children 12 and
younger). Additional cost for tours (including
morning hike): $2 (free for age 4 and younger).
Information: 857-1135 or
Reservations are recommended for the selfguided area and for camping: (512) 389-8911.
The 22nd annual Hueco Tanks Interpretive
Fair is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Most
activities begin around 10 a.m. Admission is
free, but donations welcome.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park The

park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
(575) 785-2232 or
Visitor Center open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily;
tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last entry
into cave via natural entrance is 2 p.m. with last
entry into cave via elevator 3:30 p.m.
Full Moon Hikes are Oct. 15. Space is limited;
early sign up encouraged; age 8 and older only.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
hours for Big Room tour of the Caverns. Cost
is $10 (free or ages 15 and younger). The
parks audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
available in Spanish).
Other guided tours are available; call or check
website for details.
White Sands National Monument

The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles

southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
through Nov. 5. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 8
p.m. through Oct. 8; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9Nov. 5. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older.
Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575)
679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
John Muir University of the Wilderness,
performance by the Chance Ensemble is 6:30
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, as the final Full Moon
Nights program of the year.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

110 miles east of El Paso on the way to

Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information:
(915) 828-3251 or

Gila Cliff Dwellings National

Monument 44 miles north of Silver City

on NM Highway. Entrance fee: $5 per person;

$10 per family. The trail to the cliff dwellings is
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round.
Everyone must be off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor
center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information:
(575) 536-9461 or

October 2016

Centennial Museum University at

Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30

Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 747-8994, 747-6669 or
Showing Oct. 1-Dec. 22 is The Notebook
of Nancy Lea as part of Tom Lea Month
events dedicated to the memory of Nancy Lea
(1906-1936). Opening reception 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
of the month (Oct. 2).

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study

Center 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday. Information: 351-0048 or
A Bourbon & Bites Tasting Event is 6 to 10
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the museum.
Tickets: $50; age 21 and older only.
Showing through Oct. 9: Remember Me:
Children of the Holocaust exhibition for and
about children. Admission is free.
The museum hosts a Remember. Reflect.
Respond Teachers Conference 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1-2, at
Doubletree Hotel, 600 El Paso. Cost: $95.
Scholarships available.

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso

(west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to
2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.
Information: 755-4332 or
Free family activities celebrating International
Archaeology Day are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, including flint knapping,
pinch-pot making, table-top excavations, atl-atl
throwing, and Tigua bread sampling. A film
screening of Ancient America: The
Southwest is 1 p.m. and zoo archaeology lecture by Alex Mares is 2:30 p.m.
Additional public tours, archery and atl-atl
demonstrations celebrating Texas Archaeology
Month are 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
1; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 8; and
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
A film screening of Ancient America: The
Southwest is Oct. 1.

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
information, see Southwest Art Scene.

El Paso Museum of History 510 N.

Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m.
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday.Museum admission is free, except for
selected exhibits. Information: 212-0320 or
Showing through Nov. 11: Welcome Home
El Paso Vietnam Veterans.
A Drawing Workshop on Creating the
Calaveras of Jos Guadalupe Posadas is 1 to 3
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, by Mara Almeida
Natividad, Chicano Studies Artist-in-Residence.
The museums DIGIE (Digital Information
Gateway in El Paso) is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.
October 2016

Insights Science Center 521 Tays (for.

October hours and dates are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16, and 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2830. Admission: $5.50 ($4.50 military, seniors;
$3.50 age 4-12). Information, reservations: or 534-0000 (allow three
business days for response). Facebook at
InsightsElPasoScience Center.
Group reservations available anytime with
two-week advance notice, to cover opening
costs. Cost: $120 minimum.

Los Portales Museum and Visitor

Center 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 851-1682.

Magoffin Home State Historic Site

1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Sunday. Visitors can begin
their tour at the Visitor Center across the
street (1117 Magoffin, a restored 1901 home).
Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish
language tours offered Thursday through
Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4 ($3 ages
6-18). Admission is free to Visitor Center.
Group tours available with advance registration.
Information: 533-5147 or
Ghost Stories by Moonlight Halloweenthemed events are 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15,
for families (ages 5 and older), and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, for adults. Attendees are
advised to dress warmly in their favorite spook
character. Refreshments served. Tickets: $15
per event. Tickets must be purchased in
advance. 1.

National Border Patrol Museum and

Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain
Drive. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission is free.
Information: 759-6060 or

San Elizario Veterans Museum and

Memorial Walk 1501-B Main Street in

San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Information:345-3741 or 383-8529.

Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305

Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Free childrens activities daily. Admission is
free. Information: 859-7700,

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport

Road, Doa Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
military; free for children under 12.
Information: (575) 589-2000 or
A presentation and book signing for by Adair
Margo for the Tom Lea Institutes latest publication, Tom Lea, Life, Magazine and World
War II, is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, as part
of Tom Lea Month events.

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Branigan Cultural Center Branigan

Building, 501 N. Main,Las Cruces. Hours are 10

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until
8 p.m. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 541-2154, or on Facebook.
Free Halloween Art workshops are 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8 and 22.
Through Oct. 12: Wireless Wizardry: A
History of Radio in the Mesilla Valley.
Through Oct. 15: Women at Work photographs by Storm Sermay. Sermay highlights
working women in Cuba, Mexico and Ecuador.
Through Oct. 22: 36 Views of Baylor
Canyon by Thom Sawyer, a series of color
pencil drawings spanning nearly two years near
the Organ Mountains.
The monthly History Notes Lecture Series is
1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
The Oct. 13 lecture is Da de los Muertos
with Irene Oliver-Lewis.
Vamos a Explorar bilingual art program for
families are 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, where families can make connections between pieces of
art and life of the artists who made them.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and

Science 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces

Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30

p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 522-3120 or
A behind-the-scenes tour of the nature center
is 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month as
part of the Downtown Ramble.
Artrageous workshops are 10 a.m. to noon
Saturdays in the atrium between the Museum
of Art and Museum of Nature and Science.
The Monthly Today in Space program is 1
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum 351 N.

Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue). Hours are 10

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until
8 p.m. Thursday); 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Admission is free; donations encouraged.
Information: (575) 647-4480 or
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month (Oct. 8).
Toddler Storytime is 11 to 11:30 a.m. the
first and third Saturdays (Oct. 1 and 15).

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours

are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
4-17; free for museum members, veterans and
children age 3 and under. Information: (575)
522-4100 or
Fall crafts for kids are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1; free with museum admission.
Historian Cameron Saffell, a recipient of a
2016 Office of the New Mexico State
Historian-History Scholars Program grant, will
present Understanding the Magoffin Factor in
Southwest Trade and Activities at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27. Saffell will report on what
hes learned about the Magoffin Factor in his
exhaustive research at archival facilities in
Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Vegas.
Admission is free.
Opening reception for the exhibit Elephant
Butte Dam: Building a Future for Agriculture is
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, marking the
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centennial of the dam built to provide irrigation

storage for Southern New Mexico and El Paso.
Reception is free; refreshments served.
Horno bread making is 9 a.m. to
noonSaturday, Oct. 15.
Da De Los Muertos bread demonstration
is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29. Visitors
can help make these classic loaves made in the
shapes of bones and skulls, which they can then
take home. Cost: $5, plus museum admission.
A Basic Dowsing Class is 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29. Cost: $15 ($10 museum
members); dowsing tools available. Pre-registration required.

NMSU Art Gallery D.W. Williams Art

Center, 1390 E. University, on the NMSU

campus, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is
free. Designated gallery parking free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Information: (575) 646-2545 or
Showing through Dec. 21: Geomagic: Art,
Science and the Zuhl Collection. A panel discussion moderated by Michelle Lanteri and featuring Kim Hanson, Kelsey McNamara, Sara
Woodbury, Gregory Mack and Jennifer Robles
is at 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.


Hubbard Museum of the American

West 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to

Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Admission: $7 ($5 seniors, military; $2 children
6-16; free age 5 and younger). Information:
(575) 378-4142 or
Through Oct. 30: New Mexico Studio Art
Quilt Associates present Cultural Red, also
featuring Seeds of SAQA and Natural
Healing fiber art exhibition.

Museum of the Big Bend Sul Ross

State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in

Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (432)
837-8143 or
Showing through March 26: A Feeling of
Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner

New Mexico Museum of Space

History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. Space

center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission: $6 ($5 seniors and military, $4 ages
4-12, children 3 and younger free).
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840
A motorcoach tour to Trinity Site is Saturday,
Oct. 1. Cost: $70 per person; $60 members
Call for reservations.
See Film Scene for the IMAX schedule.

Sacramento Mountains Historical

Museum U.S. 82 across from the

Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12). Information:
(575) 682-2932.

Silver City Museum 312 W. Broadway,

Silver City. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday
of the month. Admission: $3. Information:
(575) 538-5921 or
Toy Train Depot Alameda Park, 1991

N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. Hours are

noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855 or
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Cost: $10 in advance; $15 day of event; online

registration at Information:
241-1040, or on Facebook.
Packet pick up and registration is 8:30 a.m.
Live music provided by local jazz musicians Billy
Townes and Ruben Gutierrez.

Brunch, Barks and Bingo Ardovinos

Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park, hosts its 7th annual day for people and their (well-behaved) pets on leash benefiting Animal Rescue League of El Paso 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Reservations strongly
recommended. Information: (575) 589-0653,
ext. 3, or
That 70s Gala El Pasoans Fighting

Hungers fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9541 Plaza Circle, with
high-end classic car show, live and silent auction, casino night, and live music from Fungi
Mungle. Tickets: $50. Information: 298-0353 or

Cruisin for Critters Motorcycle Run

The 7th annual charity run benefiting

ACTion Programs for Animals is Saturday, Oct.
8, starting at Las Cruces Motor Sports, 1215 S.
Valley Drive. Registration is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 per rider; plus $5 passenger. All
modes of transportation welcome. Information:
(575) 373-0159,
Register at

El Paso Wine and Food Festival The

Rotary Club of El Paso hosts the fundraiser

noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at El Paso
Botanical Gardens, 4200 Doniphan. Wines from
over 45 wineries and food from El Paso restaurants served. Tickets: $100; $1,000 posse of
12. Information: 833-6616 or
Reserve tasting is 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct.
7, at Coronado Country Club.

Zumba for Babies The event benefiting

March of Dimes is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Oct. 8, at Fountains at Farahs Promenade
Lower level. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $5 age 12 and
younger. Information: 855-7242 or

Da de la Hispanidad Sociedad Cultural

de Espaa and the Honorary Consul of Spain,
Martha Vera, present the annual celebration in
honor of the discovery of the Americas at 6:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Coronado Country
Club, with a five-course Spanish/Basque dinner
prepared by chef Felix Piedra, accompanied by
Spanish wines. Cost: $150 ($125 members).
Information:252-5102, 203-4455 or 274-9563.
Funds benefit a scholarship program for students to study in Spain.

Get the Pointe El Paso City Ballet hosts

its 10th anniversary fundraiser dinner gala 6:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Sunland Park Racetrack
& Casino, 1200 Futurity, Sunland Park.
Entertainment features Sergy Kheylik (Cirque
du Soleil, Bad Boys of Dance) and Vicente
Griego (ReVoXo of Santa Fe, N.M.). Tickets
are $60, available at

Retro Party for the Arts You Can Be

Anything Arts Foundation hosts its fundraising

80s Celebrity Retro Party 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 14, at Radisson Hotel Airport,
1770 Airway. Hosted by Grammy Hall of Fame
band The Miracles and DJ Cedric Ceballos
(1992 NBA Slam Dunk Champion).
Performance begins at 10 p.m. Admission: $25;

October 2016

VIP access (available in advance only) is $40

(includes entry fee, access to VIP area, pictures
on red carpet with celebrities and beverage
samples. Information: 308-0401 or

A Wild Night...for Wildlife The 18th

annual fundraiser to benefit the Southwest

Environmental Center is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15, along Main Street (between Las
Cruces Ave and Griggs) in Las Cruces, with
food from local restaurants fine wine, and a
silent auction and live music by the Rockabilly
Strangers, the Las Cruces Ukes, and La Maldita
Union. This years theme is Vote for Wildlife.
Tickets: $60. Information: (575) 522-5552 or

Dance for Kids Sake Big Brother Big

Sisters of El Paso will host its 9th annual local
take on the show Dancing with the Stars at
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Plaza
Theatre. Local corporate, political and media
celebrities star as dancers and judges to money
and awareness for the needs of more than 100
at-risk children and the benefits of Big Brothers
Big Sisters mentoring. Admission: $50.
Information: 544-4203,
This years special guest is Mayo Alanen from
Dancing with the Stars.

Trick or treat,

Village Inn will have

something good to eat.

Hispanic Chamber Fiesta and Piata

Bash El Paso Hispanic Chamber of

Commerces 26th annual Fiesta Celebration is

6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Wyndham Airport
Hotel, 2027 Airway. This years speaker is Dr.
Bennet Omalu, the man behind the film
Concussion starring Will Smith.
Information/RSVP: 566-4066 or

Making Strides Against Breast

Cancer American Cancer Society will host
its 6th annual walk benefiting breast cancer
awareness at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at
Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to participate. Information, registration: 544-4427 or

Bring your kids for a special treat

And keep them off the streets.
Happy Halloween!

El Paso: 1500 Airway 7144 Gateway East 4757 Hondo Pass 2929 N. Mesa
5863 N. Mesa 7801 N. Mesa 2275 Trawood 1331 N. Zaragoza 3464 Joe Battle
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley 445 S. Telshor

Special Olympics Casino Night Fund

Raiser Extravaganza Special Olympics

Texas Greater El Paso Area-19 hosts its

fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at El
Paso Tennis Club, 2510 St Vrain. Proceeds
benefit Special Olympics Texas athletes in El
Paso. Tickets: $65 ($600 tables for 10); ages 18
and older welcome. Open to age 18 and older.
Tickets: $40 ($70 couples); includes $5,000 in
play money per guest. Information: Marsha
Baray, 533-8229 or

Cathedral High Anniversary Gala

Notre Dame legend Tim Brown is keynote
speaker for the Cathedral High School 90th
anniversary with a gala dinner and dance
Thursday, Oct. 20, at El Paso Convention
Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Tickets: $150 per
person. Information:
Brown became the first wide receiver to win
the Heisman Trophy in 1987. He spent nearly
all but one of his 17 years in the NFL with the
Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders. In 2015 he was
inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

KCOS Wine & Food Classic KCOSs

annual gourmet tasting event is 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20, at El Paso Community
College Administrative Service Center, 9050
Viscount, Building A. Tickets: $75. Information:
590-1313 or

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk

YWCA El Paso del Norte Region hosts its 7th
annual international mens march, raising to

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stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence,

at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at San Jacinto
Plaza, downtown. Participants will walk a mile
in womens high heel pumps. Activities begin at
4:30 p.m., with awards at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25.
Information: 533-2311 or Registrer at

Empty Bowls The 24th annual benefit for

El Caldito Soup Kitchen is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 21, at St. Pauls United Methodist

Church, corner of Alameda and Griggs in Las
Cruces. The event features soup donated by
local restaurants served in soup bowls hand
made by Potters Guild of Las Cruces. Tickets:
$20 lunch and handmade bowl; $12 lunch only.
Information: (575) 525-3831 or

Bourbon & Bites The black tie gala

Tasting Event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

22, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center, 715 N. Oregon, with Premiere
Bourbon tastings and local food trucks. The
evening will include live music from Black Tie, a

Krystyna Robbins

beer/wine cash bar, silent auction and more. All

proceeds support the museum. Tickets: $50
(includes tastings; unlimited bites; one drink and
more); age 21 and older only. Information: 3510048 or

Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus

Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall

fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
22, at El Paso Country Club. Live auction, folklorico dancers and more. This years theme is
Dr. Seuss. Tickets: $75. Information: 4495883 or

Viva La Villa The wine and tapas event

benefiting El Paso Villa Maria is 6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, at Epic Railyard Event
Center, 2201 E. Mills, with live music by FM
Junkies. Tickets: $50; online at
Information: 433-1677 or
Villa Maria is a residence where women transition from crisis to self-sufficiency.
Operation Pumpkin The 15th annual

event benefiting Lee and Beulah Moor

Childrens home is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 23, at Coronado Country Club, 1044
Broadmoor. Doctors and dentists test their
skills in a pumpkin carving competition. Live
and silent auctions offered. Age 21 and older
welcome. Tickets: $25. Information: 544-8777

Studio open by appointment:

(915) 584-0953

Wise Latina dance Wise Latina

International hosts a fundraising dance at 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28, at El Paso Club (Chase
Building), 201 E. Main, 18th floor, with music
by Paso del Norte Big Band. Tickets: $55.
Information: 204-1164,

White Madonna
Join Me on Facebook at: Krystyna Robbins Studio & Workshops

The Monsters Ball The 9th annual cos-

tume event benefiting Loretto Academy is 7

p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 28, at Southwest
University Event Center, 6500 Montana. This
years theme is Headbangers. Ticket information: 566-8400 or

Howl-O-Wine Dog Walk Pets Alive El

Hike Up Cristo Rey

Saturday, Oct. 8

The easy-to-hike trail, with spectacular panoramas of

two countries and three cities, leads 2.5 miles to the
summit to the famous statue of Christ on the Cross.
The trail will be open 8 a.m. to noon, Sat. Oct. 8
All hikers should begin no later than 9 a.m.
Plan on 2-3 hours for the hike.

Club news

Borderland IONS The group meets 3 to

5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Doris Van Doren
Library Branch, 551 Redd. Jacqueline Villalobos,
ND, will speak onHealth: a return to our true
nature. Admission is free. Information: 5266297 or

El Paso Scene Editor Randy Limbird will lead

a guided hike beginning at 8:15 a.m. with talks on
area history offered along the trail and at the summit.
Security will be provided
at the parking lot and on the trail.

Singles in the Son - The group develops

friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to

50. Bible study held Tuesday nights.
Membership is free. Information: Andy, 4711997, or on
Saturday, Oct. 1: Dinner and a play
Saturday, Oct. 8: Hueco Tanks hike
Saturday, Oct. 15: Dinner, cornfield maze
Saturday, Oct. 22: Dinner and pool.

No reservations needed.

Requested $3 donation ($2 children) to support

the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee.

To get there: Take Sunland Park Drive to Doniphan, turn south,

then west on Racetrack Drive. Cross the Rio Grande bridge, then
turn south on McNutt Road (Highway 273). Go about 1 mile and
turn right on road leading to the Mt. Cristo Rey parking lot.

Sponsored by El Paso Scene, Celebration of Our Mountains

and the Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration Committee
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Paso will host its 12th annual fall dog walk noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at La Via 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 Via Winery. Registration begins
at noon. 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: 247-6057,, or

Doa Ana Photography Club (DAPC)

The club hosts free photography programs 7

to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the
month at Southwest Environmental Center,

El Paso Scene

275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The

public is invited. Information:
Oct. 4: How to prepare and submit photos
for the DAPC Photo-of-the-Year Competition
by DAPC president Erik Winter.
Oct. 18: How to Apply for (Photo) Art
Shows by Storm Sermay, and Introduction to
Sally Mann, presented by Karen Conley.
A Photography Boot Camp workshop is 9
a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, on Getting
Your Camera Off Auto Mode. Cost: $5; free
to those who join DAPC for $15. Registration:

Westside Welcome Club The monthly

free newcomers coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.

7, at the Ann Taylor Loft, Outlet Shoppes of El
Paso. Information: (310) 405-1618,
The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 12, at Coronado Country Club, 1044
Broadmoor. Guest speaker is Richard Salcido of
Family Service of El Paso. Reservations
required: $22. Information: 892-5178.

LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso The

nonprofit cultural institute promotes French
culture and language. Information: 585-1789,
497-5196 (Spanish), or on
Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
Workshop for French teachers, sponsored by
the French Embassy, is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, at YISD. Pre-registration
Open registration for French classes starts
Oct. 24, is at the AFEP School at 1035
Belvidere, #200. Private or semi-private classes
available at any time.

Germania Club The Germania Club of El

Pasos monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Oct 13, at the Underwood Golf
Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.

El Paso Quilters Association The

association will meet 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 20, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church,
2155 Wedgewood. Admission is free.
Information: 279-2034 or on Facebook.
Womans Department Fall Luncheon
Womans Department of the Greater El

Paso Chamber of Commerces fall luncheon

and silent auction is noon, Thursday, Oct. 20,
at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway.
Cost: $30 (tables of 8 available). Reservations
(by Oct. 14): Betty McDonald, 591-0635.

Discover El Paso The monthly General

Meeting and luncheon is noon Tuesday, Oct.
25, at Hilton Garden Inn East, 6650 Gateway
East. Reservations: 598-6376. Information:

Area attractions

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino

1200 Futurity Dr. , Sunland Park. Hours are 10
a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10
a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. Information: (575) 8745200 or

Western Playland The amusement park

is open 2 to 8 p.m. Fridays in October at 1249
Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. Information:
(575) 589-3410 or
Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305

Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta

Mission. The center features a museum on the
Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday. Free childrens
activities daily. Admission is free. Information:
October 2016

Southwest Festival of the Written

Word The 3rd annual literary festival is all

day Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct.

1, in Silver City, N.M. More than 50 Southwest
authors gather to discuss their lives and works
of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, theater and
more. Events are free except for Saturdays
banquet, and open to the public; some event
spaces limited. Information, full schedule: (575)
313-3172 or

National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMos Midnight Kick-off starts at 10:30

p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at IHOP at 6080
Gateway East, Get a kick-start on a 50,000
word novel with preferred mode of writing.
Admission is free. Information:
Pre-NaNoWriMo information sessions are
planned at various library locations Saturday,
Oct. 8, to meet the El Paso NaNoWriMo leadership, pass ideas around, and get to know fellow annual writers.
Westside is at Doris Van Doren Branch, 551
E. Redd, 11 a.m. to noon.
Eastside is at Esperanza Acosta Moreno
Branch, 12480 Pebble Hills, 1 to 2 p.m.
Central is at Memorial Park Branch, 3200
Copper, 3 to 4 p.m.

Tumblewords Project The writing

workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library
meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are
free; donations for the presenter are encouraged. The group is open to all writers in a noncritique, non-caustic forum. Information: 3285484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (library), or on Facebook
at Tumblewords.
Oct. 1: Hope & Other Chores with Gene
Keller. The longtime Tumblewords presenter
has performed in El Paso for 60 years. His
books include Tongue-tied to the Border and
Big Tent Jubilee, as well as many other poetry books and CDs of original folk music.
Oct. 8: Moved to Write: When Dance
Inspires Writers with Darlina Marie, a founding member of El Pasos Free Hole Slam. For
years she has practiced her love for both writing and belly dance. Participants will free
write as Marie dances.
Oct. 15: A Toast to Life with Azucena
Domnguez. Domnguez currently performs at
the Barbed Wire Open Mic Series and has published poetry.
Oct. 22: Color Thee Black and White with
Yvonne Collins. Collins is a writer and visual
artist who works with grease pencil, water
color, and crayon. This will be her tenth workshop presentation.
Oct. 29: Naked Catrina-Humor Me! with
Raquel Meja. Each year around Nov. 2, Meja
or her sister Julia Quintanar present a workshop focused on old and new myths and traditions associated with Da de los Muertos or
Day of the Dead. She is a founding member of
Rincon Bohmio for bilingual writers.

Barnes & Noble (East Side) The

Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, Suite
120. Information: 590-1932.
Author Sheila Donnelly will sign her book
Lifes Journal of Faith at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8.
El Paso author Susie Salom will talk about and
sign her book Kyle Finds Her Way, at 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14.
Tabletop Gaming meetup is 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15.
Author Marta Elva will sign her book
American Tumbleweeds at 5 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 27.
Childrens storytime is 11 a.m. every

Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S.

Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information:
(575) 522-4499.
Author Colin Cahoon will sign his book The
Man with the Black Box at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 1.
Catalina Claussen will sing her young adult
novel Diamonds at Dusk at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8.
Paul Garcia will sign his latest childrens book,
Super Zander at noon Saturday, Oct. 15.
Tabletop Gaming meetup is 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays, and
11 a.m. Saturdays.
Barnes & Noble (West Side) 705
Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday. Information: 581-5353.
Tabletop Gaming Meetup is 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 15.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays and
11 a.m. Saturdays:

The Bookmark Friends of the Westside

Libraries bookstore, 7348 Remcon, invites
people to celebrate Halloween and get a jump
on holiday shopping 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, with used books
and magazines. All proceeds from sales benefit
Armijo, Dorris Van Doren and Westside
Libraries. Information: 833-2342.

Sisters in Crime The Eastside chapter of

the book discussion group supporting women
mystery writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 4, to discuss Ghost Fields by Elly
Griffiths at St. Paul Methodist Church, 7000
Edgemere. The group meets the first Tuesday
of each month, and is open to anyone. A donation may be asked to cover utilities/maid service. Information: 629-7063 or

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Agave Rosa Gallery 905 Noble (next to

the International Museum of Art). Showing

through Oct. 29 is Mexico Mi Peregrino
solo show by Ricardo Guevara. Hours are 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Information: 533-8011.

Art in the Heart El Paso Human

Services Inc.s 5th annual Art Show Benefiting

the Winchester House is noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Mustard Seed Cafe,
1140 St. Vrain (at Arizona). The show will feature over 100 artists that will pick up a brush
and paint to benefit current and former foster
youth. Information: 790-2232 or 533-4200.

Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains

Exhibit The 16th annual juried art show at

Ardovinos Desert Crossings Sunset Hall, One

Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, runs through
December, with works inspired by the regions
mountains. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

Arts International 2016 The El Paso

Art Associations Regional Juried Art Exhibit
opens with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8, at the Crossland Gallery, 500 W.
Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso).
Emily Martin Loya, general manager of KCOSTV, is master of ceremonies. This years judge
is artist Gaspar Enriquez.
The show is El Pasos largest juried art competition, with 40 artists participating in various
media. The show runs through Nov. 12.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Admission is free. Information: 534-7377,, or on Facebook.
Bert Saldana Art Gallery The gallery
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to
4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 479-2926 or
Canstruction sculptures Local busi-

nesses and community organizations sculptures

made completely out of canned food, which
will be donated to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
Food Bank, are on display through Oct. 8, at
Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park, during
regular mall hours. Information: 833-5596.

Chamizal galleries Chamizal National

Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Franklin G. Smith
Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Information: 532-7273 or
Through Oct. 12: Bravo/Grande, new
works by Zeke Pea, which includes a new
series of paintings depicting people from the
community, photography of the river and phase
one of a documentary film. Closing reception is
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Chinati Weekend 2016 Chinati

Foundation, Marfa. The art centers weekend

celebration of arts is Friday through Sunday,
Oct. 7-9. Admission is free to most events.
Information: (432) 729-4362 or or
This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of
the museums founding.
Made in Marfa night begins at 5 p.m. Friday.
Artists, galleries, and businesses will host open
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Works by Chinati founder Donald Judd,

including some never before exhibited, will be
on view at the Ice Plant, beginning at an opening party 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Chinati artist in residence Tobias Pils will
share his work at an open studio at the Locker
Plant 6-8 p.m. Friday.
The Chinati Foundation will offer free admission 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Benefit Dinner in the Arena begins at 5:30
p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $500 ($400 members).
Musician Arto Lindsay performs at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday at Saint George Hall. Admission is
The Judd Foundation will host a reception
from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, at La Mansana
de Chinati/The Block, celebrating the launch of
Donald Judd Writings. Admission is free.
La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Donald
Judds Marfa residence with permanent installations of his work dating from 19621978, will
be open free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. On Saturday only, Judds
Architecture Office and Ranch Office will also
be open free of charge.
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati
Foundation houses one of the worlds largest
collections of permanently installed contemporary art. Open for guided tours at 9 a.m. and 4
p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is
$10 ($5 for students, seniors). Full tour is $25
($10 students).

Dozal Art Gallery The gallery of awardwinning multimedia artist Robert Dozal opens
in July at 1445 Main Street in the San Elizario
Art District. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-5237.

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts

Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thursday. . Admission is free unless
noted otherwise. Information: 212-0300 or
Showing Oct. 1-June 11, 2017: Female
Portraits: A Connection Between Artists and
Models in the Tom Lea Gallery. Student focus
talk is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.
Showing through Oct. 16: Intimate Figures:
French and American Prints from the
Goodman Gift.
Showing through Nov. 6: Female Saints and
Heroes, retablo exhibition.
Showing through Jan. 8, 2017:
Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain
Trash), an installation of 1,000 drawings by
James Drake, a longtime El Paso artist now living in Santa Fe. The exhibition, was initially
curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art
in La Jolla, Calif Created over a period of 30
months, the drawings depict wild animals, landscapes, studies of the human anatomy, scientific
formulas, representations of classical art and
even family photographs.
Hermosos Huesos (Beautiful Bones), elaborate skeleton-based sculptures from recycled
materials and found objects by El Paso artist
Wayne Hilton. The 14 skeleton figures are
elaborately costumed with intricate accessories.
An artist reception is Tuesday, Nov. 1, as
part of Da de Los Muertos activities.

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Also showing is Celebrating Picasso:

Photographs by David Douglas Duncan from
the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Posting
Picasso from the Permanent Collection,
Sponsored by Travis and Annabelle Johnson.

Encaustic International Art Studio and

Gallery 7100 Westwind, Suites 120 and

135. The studio of El Paso encaustic artist

Brigitte von Ahn will close its doors on Oct. 29.
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment.
Information: 833-0454, encausticinternational.
com or
The studios final exhibit is Oct. 11-29:
Encaustic Art Plus One, with opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Sandra
Luz Murillo will show her spiritual watercolors
the first time in a gallery, with a special pricing
during the reception. Gallery artists Sally Avant,
Vickie Beam Johnson, Bedford Parker Johnson,
Sigrid Robinson, Joyce Stine and Brigitte von
Ahn exhibit their latest encaustic paintings.

EPCC Jewelry Workshops El Paso

Community College hosts several jewelry

workshops during the fall months, taught by
Monica Dockery, at its Valle Verde Campus,
919 Hunter. Workshops are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Saturdays. Cost per workshop: $30, unless
listed otherwise. Information: 831-7737 or Oct. 29: Halloween Jewelry
Workshop. Create handmade beaded spider
pendant and earrings.

Showing through Nov. 3: Breaking All The

Rules, Faculty Art Show.

Nina Cobb Walker The El Paso artists

work will be on display Oct. 1-31 at El Paso
Public Librarys Main Branch, 501 N Oregon.
Admission is free. Information: 212- READ

Pastel Society of El Paso The societys

next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at
the International Museum of Art, 1211
Montana. The program will be the popular
Paint Around. The program is free and open
to the public. Information: 581-4971.

Rubin Center UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald

Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (open until 7
p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 747-6151, or
on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Showing Oct. 5-Dec. 17: Feral Federation by
Agency. Feral Federation reveals emerging
geographies of contested urban enclaves governed by non-state actors, operating beyond
the control of nation-states. Opening reception

is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Showing through Nov. 15:
Luis Safa, Wake Me When I am Dead,
with Jim Ward and Javier Sanchez in the
Ruben Gallery. Safa is known for his prolific and
sometimes dark illustrations and animations
that touch on themes of northern Mexican history and politics from the Revolution to the
drug wars. The works are accompanied by
sound and media installations featuring the
work of Mexico City-based artist Sanchez, and
El Pasos Ward, a rock musician for bands such
as At the Drive-In, Sparta and Sleepercar. This
is Wards first sound-based art installation.
A Wake Me When I Am Dead Tequila
Tasting Members Party! is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 3, with live music, hors doeuvres, limited edition prints for sale and tequila
tasting with artists from the exhibition. Tickets:
$25 for members of the IMPACT level and up;
$50 others (includes center membership)
Community Through Action: Site, Service,
Subject, in the Project Space: works by a variety of local trans-border artists in the binational
region of El Paso, Texas and Jurez.
Zeke Pea, Rubin Center Endowment for

Excellence Inaugural Commission in the atrium. Pea produces work informed by comic
books, cinematography and border culture.
A Tom Lea Fellowship presentation to Maria
del Carmen Barney and Delia Alicia Ramos is 6
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of Tom Lea
Month events.
The museum will host a Fall Family Day Lego
Build El Paso is 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, in El Paso Community
Foundation Room, as part of Chalk the Block,
for ages 4 and older.

San Elizario Art District Several galleries and artist studios are located 1445 to
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800
or 851-0093.
To get there, take Loop 375 South from I-10,
exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to
Main Street.
Featured gallery artists include Albert
Escamilla, Rob Mack, Palmira Lopez, Manuel

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Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and

Gift Shop Award-winning impressionist
and El Paso Hall of Fame artist Alberto
Escamillas studio is at 1445 Main Street in San
Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment.
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or

Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon.

The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso

art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday or by appointment.
Information: 533-9090 or
Showing through Jan. 13: Retro Retablo.
The exhibit title is taken from Retro, a contemporary object or style containing elements
from a previous era, and Retablo, small art
that depicts devotional iconography.
Artist talk is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
The Marcus Home and Gallery will be part of
the 13th annual Sunset Heights Tour of Homes
noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

International Museum of Art 1211

Montana. THours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday.Admission is free. Information: 5436747 or
Showing Oct. 1-30: Its Just Paint, The Art of
Philip Behymer. The exhibition is a gift from
the Behymer Trust to the City of El Paso.
Behymer (1937-2013) taught art at El Paso
Community College from 1980 until his retirement. Most the exhibit are works painted in El
Paso, and most have never been exhibited for.
The exhibit is comprised of two parts: The
Artists Series and A Rakes Progress.
Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 1.
La Galeria de la Mison de Senec

The Ysleta Independent School Districts gallery

is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 434-9703.
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Alvarado, Maria Branch, Bert Saldaa, Joanna
Franco, Melissa Himes, M. Concepcion, Robert
Lichlyter, Amado Pena Jr. and Arturo Avalos.

Sol Goddess Designs Information,

painting party reservations: Deana Hicks, 2418808 or A Day of the

Dead Portrait painting party is 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Wine Attitude,
6633 N. Mesa, with free wine tasting and music
by David Huerta. Participants can bring their
own food, or purchase from Tableside
Catering. Cost: $35-$40; includes all supplies
including templates to create a 16 x 20
acrylic masterpiece in two hours.

Sunland Art Gallery 5034-D Doniphan,

in Placita Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday. Information: Cil
Abeyta, 584-3117 or 474-0053.
Showing Oct. 5-Nov. 26 is the annual El Paso
Scenes Show, featuring works by various artists
depicting the beauty and culture of the El Paso
area. Works include paintings in various media
and photography. Judge is El Paso Scene Editor
Randy Limbird. Awards reception is 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, with artist demos.

Westside Art Guild The guild meets at

10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Polly Harris
Senior Center, 640 Wallenberg. Anita Peraza
Parada will demonstrate her china painting
method. The public is welcome; admission is
free. New members always welcome; annual
dues are $20. Information: 581-9925.

Downtown Ramble The City of Las

Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues
of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Las Cruces Arts Association The

Associations Art-On-Easels Gallery is in the

Community Enterprise Center, 125 N. Main.
Information: 1-810-874-3333 or
The LCAA featured artist for October are
Anne Laslo (paintings, photography) and Alan
Small (landscape design, woodturning, pen and
ink and watercolor).
The monthly meeting is 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 16, with a demonstration at 2 p.m. on
Fun and Easy Mixed Media Methods from Dani

Las Cruces Museum of Art 491 N.

Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (until 8 p.m.
Thursday), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5
to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble.
Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: (575)
541-2137 or
Showing through Oct. 15: Nature,
Tradition, and Innovation: Contemporary
Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon
Brodfuehrer Collection. The exhibition, curated by Christine Knoke of the Mingei
International Museum, San Diego, is an interdisciplinary look at contemporary Japanese ceramics paired with nature photographs.
Artrageous workshops are 10 a.m. to noon
Saturdays, beginning Oct. 1, in the atrium
between the Museum of Art and Museum of
Nature and Science. The inaugural Artrageous
program will feature the Japanese cultural art of
kokeshi dolls, in conjunction with the Nature,
Tradition and Innovation exhibit. Museum visitors will use everyday objects to create their
own version of this traditional Japanese folk art.

Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery

2470-A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across
from the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily. The gallery features more than
30 artists in various media. New works displayed every three months. Information: (575)
522-2933 or

Mesquite Art Gallery 340 N. Mesquite,

Las Cruces. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 640-3502 or
Showing in October is the art of Truth or
Consequences photographer Bob Buckley.
Upon returning to New Mexico after living in
San Diego, he concentrated on mixed media to
transform his previous photos into new artful
images. Opening reception is 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8.

Promoting Art in Las Cruces Doa

Ana Arts Councils free series is noon Friday,
Oct. 28, at the Main Street Bistro, 139 Main in
Las Cruces. This months topic is Growing
New Mexicos Creative Economy. Admission
is free; lunch may be purchased. To RSVP, call
(575) 523-6403 or
Rio Grande Theatre 211 Downtown

Mall in Las Cruces. Gallery in lobby. Hours are

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Showing in October are works by Linda
Hagan, who mainly paints in oils. The exhibit
will show the artists love of the Southwest,
nature and animals with a focus on the play of
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light on her subject. Opening reception is 5 to

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

The Gallery at Big Picture 311 N.

Main Street, in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Information: (575) 647-0508.
Showing Oct. 7-31: Intersections, works by
Jean Wilkey. Still life, portrait, and landscape all
make their appearance, sometimes in the same
work and often in unexpected ways. She
describes her colorful work as constructed
realism. Opening reception is Friday, Oct. 7,
as part of the Downtown Ramble.
Tombaugh Gallery First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, or by
appointment. Information: (575) 449-4180 or
Showing through Oct. 21 are works by the
Alazan Artists, a group of impressionist


Art Hop MainStreet Truth or

Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.

the second Saturday of each month (Oct. 8,
Nov.12) in the downtown gallery district. The
event features the monthly art opening of new
shows throughout the galleries of Truth or
Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and
fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay
open late for this monthly event, with live
music in several locations. Information

Deming Arts Center The Deming Arts

Councils gallery and gift shop is at 100 Gold
Street in Deming, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; open until 6
p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 546-3663, or on
Showing Oct. 2-27: The annual Black Range
Art Exhibit, paintings, sculptures and works in
other media that honor the traditions of
Southwestern art, as well as other styles and
subjects. This years judge is Las Cruces painter
ands sculptor Bob Diven. Artist reception is 1
to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.
The centers Guatemalan Mercado is 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29,
with unique gifts, clothing, jewelry and more.

Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic

gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden Ave.
in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the Grant
County Art Guild, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, through
Oct. 16. The gallery features works by local
artists, and highlights a different artist each
week. Information: (575) 538-8216 or
The annual Purchase Prize Award Show is
Sept. 30-Oct. 2. This years theme is Realism
Unleashed, with judge equine artist Carole
Andreen Harris Information: (575) 574-2831 or
The gallery will take part in the Red Dot Art
Tour Oct. 7-11 and Oct. 14-16.
Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio
Tour The annual event runs daily Oct. 7-

16 at studios and galleries in Silver City, N.M.

Information: (575) 313-9631 or See listing on Page 9 for details.

Tree Spirit Gallery 206 N. Bullard,

Silver City. Featured artists: Jeremiah Cogan,
Deb Harclerode, Carolyn Cogan, Bonita
Barlow and Malika Crozier, plus Hopi crafts.
Information: (575) 956-6666 or

October 2016

Nancy Lea is focus

of Centennial exhibit

s one of a fascinating series of

events planned for Tom Lea month,
UTEPs Centennial Museum will
host a unique exhibition Oct. 1-Dec. 23
entitled The Notebook of Nancy Lea,
offering candid insights into the life and
personality of Tom Leas first wife.
Curator Maribel Villalva shares, The
Centennial Museum has a special gallery
named in Toms honor so we felt it would
be appropriate to have an exhibition about
his life during Tom Lea Month. We are
especially enthusiastic about the theme for
this exhibition because very few details
about his first marriage have been made
public. In many ways Nancy has remained
little more than a footnote in Tom Leas
life story.
Lea met the beautiful Nancy Jane Taylor
in 1925 while both were attending the Art
Institute of Chicago. The couple married
two years later,
eventually moving
to a one-room apartment in Chicago.
For the next few
years, Tom earned a
living doing odd
jobs and painting
murals while Nancy
continued her interest in writing by
making entries in a
Nancy Taylor Lea
notebook describing
life around her.
In 1933, the couple moved to Santa Fe,
N.M. where Tom built a small adobe home
on the slopes of the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains. Life was idyllic until one night
when Nancy fell ill. Tom rushed her to the
hospital but the operation to treat her burst
appendix was botched. An infection set in
and Tom took her to El Paso, where she
died in 1936.
Lea was so devastated by Nancys death
that he chose not to return to live in their
Santa Fe home. While packing up her personal effects for a move to back to El Paso
he found a completed novel, parts of others, a play, several short stories, plus a
series of notes describing her impressions
of coming to the Southwest, and personal
thoughts about people she had met. Lea
compiled the latter into journal form and
working with his friend Carl Hertzog, he
had 25 copies published that he gave to
family and friends.
Villalva explains, Our exhibition
includes personal photos of their brief life
together, including the trip the couple
made to Europe. Other panels contain
excerpts from her journal, which tell
Nancys story in her own words. It is very
exciting to view Nancys world through
her own eyes. She was an artist who was a
rather feisty, independent woman, and a
feminist when that word probably wasnt
in the vernacular. Since her goal was to
become a writer, she penned wonderful
descriptions of the world around her.
Eighty years following Nancys death,
the Tom Lea Institute, in conjunction with
Four-O Publishing, have created a special
edition of The Notebook of Nancy Lea.
The limited edition of 25 copies will sell
October 2016

for $5,000 each. For further information

contact Carolina Franco at 533-0048.

A Sporting Life

Elridge Hardies Art of a Sporting Life,

an exhibition showing in the de Wetter
Gallery of the El Paso Museum of Art, will
open Oct. 23 and run through March 5.
Comprised of 20 paintings (oil and watercolor) and two drawings, the exhibition
provides a good cross-section of work produced over Hardies entire career.
Curator Christian Gerthseimer shares,
Hardie has built a solid reputation for
paintings which emphasize the appreciation of outdoor life. The artist himself is an
avid sportsman whose own bird hunting
and fly-fishing pursuits have taken him on
research trips from Scotland and Canada to
the Caribbean, the southernmost tip of
South America and to locations throughout
the US. Hardies familiarity with elements
such as the use of hunting dogs, the setting
of decoys and the art of fly fishing help to
make sporting moments come to life in his
As a native Texan born in the small town
of Boerne in 1940, Hardie has developed a
loyal following for his work throughout
the Southwest even though this region is
not as well known for sporting life as
regions east of the Mississippi.
Gerthsheimer, who grew up in Michigan
and has himself enjoyed both bird hunting
and fishing, has brought his own personal
insights and enthusiasm into curating this
Art of a Sporting Life brings an additional plus to the community, in the form
of a gift from the Museum Foundation of a
large Hardie painting, a 30 x 42 oil entitled Fish Creek Afternoon that will
become part of the permanent collection of
the museum.

a director and three part-time staff members, supplemented by numerous volunteers. The museum also hires contract
employees to staff their summer camps.
My hope is to help Insights establish a
solid foundation enabling it to support a
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics) program in El Paso,
Kirchgessner said.
My biggest aim for this year is to get a
new board in place and then start establishing the public/private relationships that
keep it going.
We are starting to work with major funders and also to apply for grants such as
one from the National Science Foundation,
which has a $5 million museum grant that
can awarded to an individual venue. It
would be much easier to get local funding
if we get national funders and sponsors on
board. Ultimately this challenge will be in

the hands of our new board.

She added, Operating at our present
level is good for the time being in that we
are still able to reach many children, but El
Paso deserves a permanent location which
could accommodate the 30,000 to 50,000
visitors which such a museum should be
serving. In this regard, we are looking at
several options. We have property along
the Rio Grande near (Mount) Cristo Rey. A
feasibility study was done on this site;
however run-off and drainage issues would
make it more expensive to implement a
new museum at this location.
Her hope is that Insights will be able to
open for regular public hours at the Alamo
School location, but this will depend on
funding and progress with the acquisition
of a future facility.
At present, our primary concern is that
when we are open we wont be operating
at a loss. This is especially important
because you have to have an audit when
applying for grants so we want to make
certain we have a positive fiscal status.
Insights will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2
and Oct. 14-16; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday through Sunday, Oct. 28-30. Check
their website,, for
updates on hours and events, and the
schedule for future months.

Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer

specializing in the visual arts.

Insights Museum

After surrendering their location at Santa

Fe and Oregon streets in 2013 for the construction of Southwest University Park,
Insights El Paso Museum Science Center
has set up temporary quarters in the old
Alamo School at 521 Tays.
Mandy Kirchgessner was hired as the
new director of Insights in December
2014. Her first goal was to bring in much
needed revenue, so she worked with the
museum board to reopen the facility with
limited public hours during 2015 and
2016. Insights has welcomed thousands of
visitors during that period.
Kirchgessner, who grew up in Phoenix,
first worked with her hometown zoo. Since
then, as a recent graduate with a doctorate
in Math and Science Education, she has
worked at informal education facilities and
studied museum education around the
country. Her husbands assignment to Fort
Bliss brought the couple to El Paso in
2012. Michael Tomor, who was then the
director of the El Paso Museum of Art,
recognized her potential, and helped her
establish a relationship within the museum
The current Insights staff is comprised of
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Trinity Site Tour The tour to the site of

the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct.

1, at White Sands Missile Range. Admission is
free. Information: White Sands Public Affairs
(575) 678-1134 or
Enter off U.S. 380 on the north end of the
range (Stallion Gate) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Site
closes promptly at 3:30 p.m. Must show a
photo ID at the gate.

Fort Selden Frontier Day The annual

celebration at Fort Selden State Monument, in

Radium Springs 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Frontier
Day features living history demonstrations, a
special presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at the fort after the Civil War, reenactments of frontier living history, entertainment
and more. Admission is $3; (ages 16 and under
free). Information: (575) 526-8911, 1-800-4299488, or

Ysleta High School Tour Ysleta

Historic District Committee presents a Trost
and Construction Tour of the Ysleta High
School Building, 8600 Alameda, beginning in the
auditorium at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Use
west entrance off Davis Street. The tour
begins with a presentation on the Alameda
Corridor at 1 p.m.; followed by an architecture
presentation by Trost Society speakers and
others, and ends with the tour at 2:30 p.m.
Information: 740-6829,
Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society
and Haunted History The nonprofit

organization offers a variety of ghost tours.

Age 13 and older welcome, unless otherwise

listed. All children must be accompanied by an

adult age 21 or older. Information/reservations:
274-9531 or
San Elizario Ghost Tour is 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 7. Meet at Golden Eagle
Gallery, 1501 Main in San Elizario. Tickets: $15.
Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tours are 9 to
11 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22, at
the cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Tickets: $15.
Downtown Ghost Tours are 9 to 11 p.m.
Fridays, Oct. 7 and 21, beginning at
Paranormal Research Center, 108 E. San
Antonio, Wigwam Museum. Tickets: $15.
Haunted Brothel Tours are 9 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14 and 28. Meet at 108 E. San
Antonio: Cost: $15, adults only.
The Legend of La Llorona art show opens
Friday, Sept. 30, in the Wigwam Building.

Harvey Girls of El Paso The Harvey

Girls of El Paso hosts meetings 2 to 4 p.m. the

second Monday of the month at the Union
Depot, 700 San Francisco. The Oct. 10 program is Anecdotes of Fred Harvey.
Admission is free. Information: 591-2326.

Southwest Chapter of Railway &

Locomotive Historical Society The

society meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

12, at Frutas Avenue Fraternal & Social Club,
3803 Frutas. This months program is Role of
Railroad in Mexico during the Mexican
Revolution, presented by Prince McKenzie.
Information: 591-2326. Directions: 532-2425.

El Paso Genealogical Society The

society meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at All

Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae. Program
is Using and Understanding DNA to Trace
Your Family History, by Barbara McCarthy.
Visitors welcome. Information: 584-2339.

El Paso Corral of the Westerners

The monthly dinner program is 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21, at Country Inn and Suites, 900
Sunland Park Dr. Program is The Glory Days
of Fort Fillmore in Mesilla Valley presented by
John Smith. Cost: $20. Visitors welcome, but
RSVP needed by Oct. 17: 759-9538.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas

The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 14, at Great American Land &
Cattle Company, 701 S. Mesa Hills,. Program is
My Texas Family History by Julie Wilson.
Visitors welcome. Information: 760-5775.

Fort Bayard tours Fort Bayard Historic

Preservation Society hosts walking tours of the

historic fort 9:15 a.m. to noon Saturdays, at
Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six
miles east of Silver City, N.M. Meet at the 1910
Commanding Officers Quarter and museum
(House 26). Admission is free. Information,
group tours: (575) 956-3294, (575) 388-9123,
(575) 574-8779 or
The museum will also be open 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. every Monday in October.
Pancho Villa As Seen Through American
Film Fort Bayard Film Festival series is 7 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 20-Nov. 17, at the Santa Clara
national Guard Armory on Hwy 180 East.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 388-4862.

New stories always

Taking a Look Back
make for a good day
by John McVey Middagh

tepping out of my truck I knew it

was going to be a good day because
I spotted a dime facing heads up in a
crack of the driveway. I was setting set
up a booth at the National Day of the
Cowboy celebration held this summer in
Anthony, Texas, selling some books and
saddles along with some horse-riding
tack. Had a great time, lots of visiting,
meeting some new friends and seeing
some old ones.
I heard a share of new stories, including some by Luis Canaba, whose father
Ramon was a vaquero and foreman for
the Vance family at White Hat Ranch
north of Sierra Blanca, Texas.
One day while working cattle in a large
pen, Mr. Vances son David had roped a
steer that was really acting out: wild,
fighting the rope bad. The steer started
running sideways, winding up behind his
horse and forcing the rope up and under
the horses tail, which started the horse
bucking. Luiss father, on his own horse
on the other side of the pen, saw what
was going to happen and yelled a warning to Mr. Vance, sitting on the fence,
who just waved it off.
But Ramon Canaba didnt wait; he
spurred his horse in the direction of the
wreck that was going to happen. Loping
his horse he got there just in time to ram
his horse into young Davids, forcing it
to the fence, which held it upright. At the
same time his father Ramon reached for
the knife on his hip, cutting the lariat
and letting the steer loose, relieving the
strain that was causing all the trouble.
His fast action saved the day. A huge
accident was avoided that day that could
have resulted in a death of maybe man
or horse or both, all seen by a man with
many years experience, leaping into
action instinctively to what was being
played out in front of him, even from
across the pen.
The stories didnt stop there. Another
was when the grandfather of Luis was on
horseback helping out on the Love
Ranch west of Sierra Blanca. Young Joe
Tammer saw him coming in off the
range and told all who were standing
around that he was going to play a trick
on the old man.
Young Joe climbed a tree that he was
sure the old man would have to pass
under to reach them; the plan was to
jump on the old mans horses rump as
he passed by, acting like he was a lion or

some wild animal. The old man did pass

under the tree, and young Joe sprang
down, arms outstretched, hands formed
like claws, screeching like a wildcat.
He hit the rump of the horse, rolling off
to the ground laughing loudly until the
quirt (a short whip) the old man always
had with him started landing across his
arms and shoulders. The granddad struck
fast and hard, spurred on by surprise,
fright and then just being plain mad.
Ramon Canaba started telling his father
to ease up, it was the bosss son after all,
but no the old man kept on, saying
the youngster had started it. Finally
young Joe was able to put the tree
between him and the irate grandfather,
giving time for the humor of it all to take
over the scene. Some of the men fell to
the ground doubled up from laughing so
Stories like those made up a good portion of the day. Very gratifying to me
when on two different occasions people
came up to me reintroducing themselves
and telling me they remembered me
from my Cowboy Trading Post and told
me their story.
I did sell one of my dads books for
$100 (rare book list and signed), and two
sets of mine. Sold three sets of spurs and
had a lot of conversation about the saddles I had with me, one in particular I
was happy to learn more about. Id
bought it at a pawnshop a few months
back because it looked like one we built
at my trading post for about 20 years.
But this one had no name on it.
A young man walked in who had
worked at the Bowen Ranch in Northeast
El Paso, and told me that they had also
built a saddle like it. Not a fancy saddle
it was rough-cut leather on a good
solid tree, with a deep seat, heavy swells
and a roping horn. My mind lit up: That
made sense because a young man who
worked there, Bruce Seals, and his wife
Kathy were good customers and boarders with me at my trading post for years
before he retired from the Army and
hired on at the Bowen Ranch.
So he knew a good saddle; if my saddle
was the inspiration, Im proud they
thought enough of our saddles to build
one like it.

John McVey Middagh is a former

saddle shop owner and amateur
local historian. You can reach him

History Notes The free monthly lecture

series is 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each

month at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N.
Main, Las Cruces. Information: (575) 541-2154
Oct. 13: Da de los Muertos with Irene

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October 2016

The House on Mango Street The

UTEP Department of Theater & Dance opens

its season with the play adapted from the celebrated book by Sandra Cisneros through Oct.
2, at UTEPs Fox Fine Arts Wise Family
Theatre. Directed by Amy Ludwig. Show time
is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30
p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 ($11 faculty/staff,
seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, alumni
and non-UTEP students, $9 for UTEP students.
Information: 747-5118,
or on Facebook.
Meet the vecinos of calle Mango through the
eyes of 12-year-old Esperanza. Her story tracks
the ups and downs everyone faces during times
of adolescence. Amy Ludwig adapted these
familiar vignettes of bike rides, high heels and

The Servant of Two Masters

American Southwest Theatre Company opens
its season with Carlos Goldonis comedy
through Oct. 2, at NMSUs Center for the
Arts. Translated and adapted by Jeffery Hatcher
and Paolo Emilio Landi. Directed by Wil Kilroy.
Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and
Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$17.
Information: (575) 646-4515 or
Chaos and hilarity ensue when Truffaldino
signs on to serve two masters to garner double
wages and double dinners.

Our Lady of the Tortilla El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy

by Luis Santeiro through Oct. 9. The volatile
Cruz family find their life upended when one
discovers the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8
students and military). Information: 532-1317

October 2016

The Doctor in Wonderland Kids-N-

The Fantasticks El Paso Community

College Theater presents the musical by Tom

Jones and Harvey Schmidt Sept. 29-Oct. 9 at
Transmountain Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway
North, directed by Keith Townsend. Showtime
is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m.
Sunday. Ages 7 and older admitted. Tickets:
$15 ($10 non-EPCC student/military with ID,
$7 EPCC students, faculty, staff, seniors with
ID). Available at the door, cash or check only.
Children under 6 not admitted. Information:
831-5056 or
Two neighboring fathers trick their children
into falling in love by pretending to feud. When
the two children become aware of the deception, they end the arranged match and separate. The rest of the story tells how the two
renew their vows with more maturity.

Belles: The Reunion Las Cruces

Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las

Cruces Downtown Mall, presents Mark Dunns
play, Sept. 30-Oct. 16. Directed by Gail
Wheeler. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12
($11 student, senior, military, $9 children under
6; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more; $5
student rush tickets offered 15 before show
time. Information: (575) 523-1200 or
Twenty-five years later, the six Walker sisters
from Memphis, Tenn., are all back on the
phone again for another crisis-filled weekend.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert UTEP

Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union

opens its 34th season Sept. 30-Oct. 16, with
the musical based on the 1994 movie. Two
drag queens and a transsexual, along with their
colorful bus named Priscilla, cross the
Australian outback. Show time is 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner
show is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2; non-dinner shows are
2:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 16. For mature audiences.
Tickets: $34.50 to $46.50 Friday and Saturday;
$31.50-$41.50 Wednesdays, Thursdays and
first Sunday; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees; 747-6060 or
The movie, which won an Oscar for Costume
Design, became a cult classic and spawned the
musical version in 2006.

Agamemnon No Strings Theatre

Company presents the Greek Tragedy by
Aeschylus, first performed in 458 B.C., translated by Robert Fagles, Oct. 7-23 at Black Box
Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las
Cruces. Directed by Algernon DAmmassa.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Oct. 16 and 23;
and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Tickets: $15
($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats
Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Agamemnontells the story of the kings
return home from the sack of Troy, and how
he is murdered by his wife in revenge for his
sacrifice of their daughter.

El Paso Scene

Co. presents gives Lewis Carrolls classic a

Doctor Who touch Oct. 7-23 at First
Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. Written
by Don Zoldis and directed by Raul Chavez.
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.

As Is ... 2 Painters and 2 Poets

Painters Susan Amstater and Connie Dillman
join poets Dorothy Ann Leach and Jacquelyn
Stroud Spier in the season opener of El Paso
Community Foundations Jewel Box series at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Philanthropy
Theatre. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster).
Information: 533-4020 or
The performance will include paintings and
poetry readings from their third and latest
book, As Is.

Clarence Darrow, No Strings Theatre

Company presents the play by David Rintels
directed by larrychandler and performed by PJ
Waggaman at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9,
in the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main in the
Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $12 ($10
students, seniors over 65). Reservations: (575)
The play is the story of this famous attorney
reminiscing over his long and renowned career
including the Scopes Monkey trial and the
sensational Leopold and Loeb case.
Waggaman has acted for more 30 years and
worked with Al Pacino in Scarface, John
Goodman in The Babe, and Helen Mirren in
Love Ranch.

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New musical theater debuts

with Little Shop of Horrors

t wasnt exactly Mickey Rooney and

Judy Garland, but several young
people, all veterans of local community theater, decided last spring that El
Paso needed more theater. And so, Sun
City Musical Theatre was born. The
kids just wanted to put on shows.
The idea came from some parents
and local El Paso people mentioning we
need more theatre in El Paso, Artistic
Director Courtney Alyce Curtis said.
Curtis knows about theater. At her
young age (under 30 is very young to
me), she has her degree from the
American Musical and Dramatic
Academy. She has studied to work as a
paralegal and also in public relations
(an actor has to eat). She most recently
was Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof at
UTEP Dinner Theater, and has had
leading roles in Washington state and
The first step was a fundraiser to see if
they could make it work.
It went so well and we have so much
support, it was the easy decision to go
forward from a fundraiser and make this
an actual theatre, Curtis said.
That fundraiser was a variety show
that Curtis, assistant director Rachel
Robins and friends put on at Fort Bliss
this summer that raised more than
$1,200, enough to secure rights for
Little Shop of Horrors, the groups
first musical scheduled for late October.
Little Shop of Horrors is about a
nerdy guy named Seymour who works
in a skid row florist shop, said Curtis,
who also directs this production. He is
secretly in love with his co-worker
Audrey who is dating a dentist with a
temper and an addiction to painkillers.
Seymour finds this plant almost like it
came from nowhere, and he decides to
buy it. This starts a chain of events
where we slowly see the plant seep into
the lives of those around Seymour as he
begins to get everything he wanted ...
but it comes at a price.
Picking this show was logical for the
fledgling group, Curtis said.
We started out with Little Shop
because we love the show and I have
been wanting to put it on for about a
year now. I also decided this was a good
one to start with because the cast isn't
too big, the stage set is simple enough,
and it's a classic that we can have fun
with. The fall with Halloween just
seemed like this was the perfect
Curtis said her vision of the show was
to go with talent but not the normal
look theatergoers would expect when
one sees other versions of the cast. The
result is a cast that ranges in age from
12 to 58.
I ended up with some massively talented people as my leads, and they are
going to bring this new fun twist everyone will hopefully love. My Audrey is
being played by Mandy Nevarez, who is
a local El Paso native and mother of
four. Seymour is Ajith Kumar, a
(UTEP) Dinner Theatre alumni. My
other lead cast members are Emily

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James as Chiffon, Sidnee Coder as

Crystal and Morgan Baily as Ronnette.
Mr. Mushnik is played by Joseph
Nevarez who also happens to be
Mandy's dad and is bringing a fun, new
version of the character I'm excited seeing play out. We also have a small
ensemble (Isabella Candelaria, Meagan
O'Toole, Bryant Webb, Angela Escobar)
that really has fun with the small parts
of the show as well as a plant that
sounds like everything you'd imagine by
newcomer Lanre Obiskenti.
But starting a theater group comes
with a lot of challenges. The biggest is
where to put it on. But Curtis has her
fingers cross for a big deal to come
We are waiting for the final approval
from the (El Paso Independent) School
District to use Bowie High School as
our venue. The shows will be the last
two weekends in October, and we
promise it will be a blast. More details
and final dates will be released once we
get the paperwork finalized.
The second was rehearsal space and
everything else that goes into making a
I would say the hardest part of putting on a show is making sure we have
everything we need a venue, rehearsal space, costumes, sound, production
staff, cast, money, sets, and a man-eating puppet all working together as a singular entity, Curtis said. There are a
lot of underlying things that are easy to
overlook, but I am severely lucky to
have a good team of help.
For details about showtimes and location, go to or
look up Sun City Music Theatre on
Facebook. Email address is
If the show does well, Curtis hopes to
have another fundraiser after the holidays. She says they are open for ideas
on what shows to do. Shed also like to
get more people involved. People can
contact the group through their
Facebook page, email, or website.
The final goal would be a permanent
Sun City Musical Theatre is also working and looking for a permanent location to call home and hopefully do a full
lineup of shows as well as teach classes
(music, voice, dance, Zumba), Curtis

Carol Viescas is a veteran of

community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.
October 2016

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Little Shop of Horrors Sun City

Musical Theatre will present the comic musical
by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken Oct. 2123 and Oct. 28-30 at a location to be
announced. For details go to or look for Sun City Musical Theatre
on Facebook.

Shakespeare on the Rocks The 28th

season runs through the fall at Chamizal
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Show
time is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are
$10 ($8 students, military and seniors; $6 each
groups of ten or more). Information: 474-4275, or on Facebook.
Oct. 21-22: Much Ado About Nothing.
Directed by Carol Roberts-Spence, Flappers
dancing the Charleston fill the stage in this
riotous comedy reimagined in the 1920s.
Nov. 18-19: Romeo and Julieta bilingual
adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by Hector

The Diary of Anne Frank El Paso

Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the drama
adapted by Anne Frank: Diary of a Young
Girl, Oct. 28-Nov. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or

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woods of the Pacific Northwest, but is compelled to bring his children into modern society
to attend their mothers funeral. Filmed locally.
Theatre closed Oct. 3.
Oct. 7-13: Our Little Sister. The story
revolves around three sisters who live in their
grandmothers home and the arrival of their
13-year-old half-sister. Free for members.
Oct. 14-20: Indignation. A working-class
Jewish student (Logan Lerman) from New
Jersey attends a small Ohio college in 1951, and
struggles with sexual repression and cultural
disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.
Oct. 21-27: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo
Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. Cellist Yo-Yo
Ma and other international artists of the Silk
Road Project discuss their philosophies on
music and culture. Thursday, Oct. 27 screening
at 1:30 p.m.; no evening screening that day.
Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Anthropoid. Based on the
true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII
mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard
Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final
Solution. No Oct. 29 matinee.

New Mexico Museum of Space

History 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The

museums Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater

tickets are $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
$4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
shows. Museum/IMAX combo tickets available.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840
Now showing is Journey to Space, which
takes moviegoers on a behind-the-scenes look
at the multinational effort to send humans to
Mars. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Show times
are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
Digital planetarium shows are at 10:15 a.m.,
noon and 4 p.m. Museum educators will present a live star talk each day at 2 p.m.

Jays Film Forecast Film historian Jay

Duncan prepared this list of top monthly

Coming Attractions for movie fans, listed by

October 2016

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in Germany

and raised in Holland who hid from the Nazi
occupation for two years during the war, but
was eventually captured and died in a concentration camp. Her famous diary documented
her two years in hiding.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow A

Childrens Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents the classic tale for the Halloween season
at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2829, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N.
Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, featuring actors
age 5 to 15. Tickets: $7 ($3 children).
Information: (575) 523-6403
Tom Lea: Grace Note in a Hard
World The one act-play by Camilla Carr is

7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2930, at the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza
Annex. The play dramatizes the early life of the
El Paso native. Based on the book Tom Lea,
An Oral History by Adair Margo, the performance focuses on Leas early life as the mayors
son, his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago
and apprenticeship to muralist John Norton,
and his marriage to fellow art student Nancy
Taylor. Stage and television stars Ray Baker and
Morgana Shaw star as Tom and Nancy Lea.
Morgana Shaw reads from the newly released
book, The Notebook of Nancy Lea.
Admission is $25. Reservations at or call 533-0048.
studio and release date (subject to change):
Oct. 7:
The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight)
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone
Junior. Directed by Parker. NOT a remake of
the D.W. Griffith 1915 Silent Classic.
The Girl on the Train (DreamWorks SKG)
Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson.
Directed by Tate Taylor.
The Greasy Strangler (FilmRise) Michael
St. Michaels, Elizabeth De Razzo, Sky Elobar.
Directed by Jim Hosking.
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
(CBS) Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Isabela
Moner. Directed by Steve Carr.
Oct. 14:
The Accountant (Warner Bros.) Ben
Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal. Directed
by Gavin OConnor.
Desierto (STX) Gael Garca Bernal,
Alondra Hidalgo, Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Directed by Jonas Cuarn.
Kevin Hart: What Now? (Universal) Kevin
Hart, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle. Directed by
Leslie Small and Tim Story. Comedian Hart
performs at Lincoln Financial Field in
Philadelphia in front of an audience of 50,000.
Underworld: Blood Wars (Screen Gems)
Theo James, Kate Beckinsale, Tobias Menzies.
Directed by Anna Foerster. Fifth movie in the
franchise which began in 2003.
Oct. 21:
Boo! A Medea Halloween (Lionsgate)
Tyler Perry, Bella Thorne, Brock OHurn.
Directed by Perry.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Paramount)
Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert
Knepper. Directed by Edward Zwick.
Ouija: Origin of Evil (Universal) Henry
Thomas. Directed by Mike Flanagan.
Oct. 28:
Inferno (Sony) Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones,
Ben Foster. Directed by Ron Howard
Rings (Paramount) Laura Wiggins, Vincent
DOnofrio, Aimee Teegarden. Directed by F.
Javier Gutirrez.

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Local: Bay Area thrashers take

over the County Coliseum
Get Reel Film Series The UTEP film
series is in the Union Cinema, Union Building
East, First Floor. Showings are 6 p.m. selected
Thursdays and Fridays, unless otherwise listed
Tickets: $3. Information: 747-5648 or on
Facebook at UTEP/OSL.
Oct. 6: Mean Girls
Oct. 7: Grease
Oct. 27: The Omen
Oct. 28: Hotel Transylvania
Oct. 28: The Conjuring 2, 9 p.m.
Movies in the Canyon El Paso Live

hosts the 8th annual free movie season at the

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater ends Oct. 1.
Showtimes are at dusk. Concessions available
(no food or beverages may be brought in).
Bring a blanket or light jacket. Information:
534-0665 or
Friday, Sept. 30: Zootopia
Saturday, Oct. 1: Inside Out

Film Salon The Film Salon, now at Alamo

Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, begins
its series on Hitchcock: The Paramount
Years, with Rear Window, with James
Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter at 7
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Tickets: $3; available at Information:

Jays Pix Presents at the International

Museum Film historian Jay Duncan and the
Sunset Film Society host films at 2 p.m.
Saturdays at the International Museum of Art,
1211 Montana. Admission is free. Snacks sold.
Information: 543-6747.
Oct. 1: The Phantom of the Opera (1943).
The second telling of the venerable Gaston
Leroux novel, starring Claude Rains, won
Academy Awards for Cinematography and Art
Oct. 8: The Birds (1963). Alfred Hitchcock
loosely based his film on the 1952 story by
Daphne du Maurier.
Oct. 22: Hearts in Atlantis (2001). In a
small Connecticut town in 1960, a mysterious,
psychically gifted loner (Anthony Hopkins)
becomes a father figure to a pre-teen boy.
Oct. 29: Hotel Transylvania (2012). This
smartly written CG animated comedy-fantasy
tells a story of Count Dracula, the owner of
Hotel Transylvania. Dracula invites some of the
most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th
birthday of his daughter Mavis, when a 21-yearold human finds his way to the hotel.

Pax Christi Film Series The series

presents the documentary, Gunned Down:

The Power of the NRA at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 9, at the Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E.
Yandell. Discussion follows. Admission is free,
donations accepted. Information: 740-3962.

Hamiltons America and PBS Arts

Fall Festival Preview KCOS, El Pasos

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PBS station, hosts the preview 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 10, at Alamo Drafthouse, 205 E.
Montecillo. Attendees will get to see a 40minute sneak peak before the full (90-minute)
documentary airs on PBS Friday, Oct. 21.
Admission is free; reserved seats available with
$5 food and beverage ticket voucher.
Information: 590-1313 or
There will also be preview clips from other
PBS Arts Fall Festival shows.
The top three competitors from the FrontEra
Slams Hamilton-inspired poetry slam will perform their original spoken word poetry.

Jays Pix Presents Film historian Jay

Duncan and the Sunset Film Society present a

Thrill-O-Rama double feature as part of the
monthly film series at noon Sunday, Oct. 16, at
Ardovinos Desert Crossings gallery, One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Admission is
free but reservations strongly recommended;
RVSP via
Featured are the original Academy Awardwinning George Pal 1953 production of The
War of The Worlds, a well as the 1956 masterpiece Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
directed by Don Siegel.

Lady Belladonnas Night Shades

PRC Productions and Borderlands Media premiere the anthology of four short films by local
filmmakers at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces,
introduced by Lady Belladonna. The common
theme is The Sins of Man. A question-andanswer session follows. Tickets: $6.50; available
at or at the Doa Ana
Arts Council offices upstairs in the Rio Grande
Theatre. Information:
Included in the anthology, conceived and
directed by David Salcido, are Last Night On
Mars, written and directed by Troy Scoughton
Jr.; Perfect, written and directed by David
Salcido; The Wake Up Call and Sins Of Man
Contest winner Wolffs Law, both written
and directed by Sheridan ODonnell.
Project Mainstreet will arrange a reception on
Main Street at 6 p.m., with free hot dogs for
the first 200 ticket holders and a red carpet,
with paparazzi on hand.
Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de

Guadalupe, Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, features
films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m.
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7
($6 seniors, military and students with ID; $5
children and society members); $5 on
Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 5248287 or
Sept 30-Oct 6: Captain Fantastic. Viggo
Mortensen plays a father who lives deep in the

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Half of what was once billed as the Big

Four head to the El Paso County Coliseum,
with the addition of a band which was widely recognized as a key element to the Bay
Area thrash metal movement of the 80s. The
trio of groups arent has-beens they all
have consistently put out new material, with
each releasing something within the last two
years. The body thumping, ear bleeding, and
general mayhem kicks off with Death Angel,
who just released their eighth studio effort,
The Evil Divide. This is their third CD in
row with a major lineup change. Next up is
Anthrax, who is supporting For All Kings,
featuring the incredible work of new guitarist
Jon Donais of Shadows Fall. Concluding the
evening of metal brutality will be Slayer, hot
off the heels of their 2015 Repentless,
which hit No. 4 on the Billboard charts in
their most successful debut of 30-plus year
career. This treat all happens a few days
before Halloween, and the scariest trick
would be to show up ticketless at a sold out
show. Be sure to avoid that fate.

Beware, some amazing honkytonk this way comes

The last time we were visited by this honkytonk singer, he was on the verge of releasing
his 15th album, Second Hand Heart. Now
his very first bluegrass LP has come out:
Swimmin Pools, Movie Stars... The collection reinterprets favorites from his own
work, but the career of Dwight Yoakam
should not be brushed over with a simple
most recent stroke. His career is at the
three decades mark, with a drawl that is
instantly recognizable and guitar playing that
usually finds itself playing whack-a-mole
with country, rockabilly and honky-tonk. If
somehow all this is foreign to you, look no
further than your favorite cover version of
Queens Crazy Little Thing Called Love or
Elvis Presleys Suspicious Minds, and with
the latest, Princes Purple Rain, or countless others. He has four full CDs dedicated
to others material and each is full of surprises. To witness his foray into bluegrass the
date is Oct. 13 at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre, although with Yoakams incredible
catalogue bluegrass most assuredly wont
dominate the night.

National: Billion Dollar

Babies: A Tribute to Alice
Cooper, Versailles Records

He has had several tributes before but the

devil is still getting his due. To some he is
the master of the macabre, to others he is
tackier than short sleeves and a tie. No matter your opinion, he irrefutably has earned
the moniker of shock rocker that has followed him for decades. Before the likes of
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, and long
before Ozzy Osbourne was chomping on
doves and bats, Alice Cooper was there to
terrify the parents of his devoted fans. This
preachers kid decided there was no better
way to rebel than rock n roll, which is just
what he has done for over half a century
which may help explain the copious amount
of collections celebrating his music. The latest is Billion Dollar Babies: A Tribute to
Alice Cooper, and despite the title all the
tracks are not culled from 1973 LP Billion
Dollar Babies. The tracks run the gamut of
cuts from his very early days to his new
wave foray with Clones, to a chunk of late
80s and 90s material. The musicians paying
homage are current and former members of
Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Night
Ranger and Blue Murder, to name a few.
What better way to welcome in Halloween
than honoring the king of fright?

El Paso Scene

Butch Walker, Stay Gold,

Dangerbird Records

Many artists never gain the mainstream spotlight despite their brilliance, and it is a blessing when they are not discouraged by this
injustice. This is absolutely the case with
Butch Walker. The guy who just might have
released the album of the year is a writing
machine. While creating his latest masterpiece, he actually spent most of his time
writing and producing for names like Taylor
Swift, Panic at the Disco, Dashboard
Confessional, Keith Urban and Weezer. Since
2002, he has released eight studio albums,
four EPs, and two live collections. He began
with his band the Marvelous 3, who only
stuck together for a little more than three
years apparently they were not really fond
of commitment and a solo career had
bloomed. Stay Gold is his latest and he has
returned back to tongue-in-cheek lyrics, with
Mexican Coke winning the prize in that
category. The CD is of course slathered with
a guitar-driven pop sound, and there isnt a
clunker in the lot. After last years Afraid of
Ghosts stripped-down sound, I feared he
was abandoning his gift of creating bountiful
hooks. Stay Gold should find a home on
the charts, stay there and turn gold.

Collectibles: Freddie Mercury,

Messenger of The Gods: The
Singles, Hollywood Records

Queen was a giant all over the world and

while it did have some huge hits in the
United States, the bands last American tour
was in 1982, nearly a decade before the passing of their frontman. While these guys were
selling out Wembley Stadium for consecutive
evenings, American audiences just werent
getting it. The good news is Hollywood
Records on this side of the pond doesnt
seem to care: They have recently unveiled an
amazing collectors piece dedicated to
Freddie Mercurys solo career. This very limited 7-inch vinyl box set features 13 separate
platters. Each 45 will contain faithfully replicated paper picture sleeves with its original
artwork, including period graphics front and
back, all housed in a rigid lift off lid outer
box with oversized color booklet and liner
notes created specifically for this release. As
a special treat each piece of wax is being
pressed on a different color. That doesnt
even touch on the audible qualities of the
collection. Many selections contain unique
B-sides with unreleased tracks, remixes and
alternate versions. Freddie Mercury will forever be part of rock royalty and this will sit
nicely next to any queen in your collection.
Look for these new or upcoming releases:

Helmet Dead to the World

Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues
Glen Phillips Swallowed By The New
Sick Of It All When The Smoke Clears

Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin

Dice Music. Drop him a line at
October 2016

Howl at the Moon The benefit for the

Humane Society of El Paso is 6 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 4, at 150 Sunset venue, 150 E. Sunset in
the Upper Valley, with dinner, live music and
live and silent auctions. Master of Ceremonies
is Nick Miller. Ticket information: 532-6971 or

A Christmas Fair The Junior League of

El Pasos 43rd annual holiday shopping fair is

Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6, at the El
Paso Convention Center. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-12; free for children
under six). Two-day pass is $15. Information:
584-3511 or
Boots and Bling preview party is 5:30 to
9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Tickets: $40.


UTEP Football Saturdays at Sun Bowl

Stadium. Tickets: $12-$150. Information: 5445234 or
Nov. 5: Houston Baptist, 6 p.m.
Nov. 26: North Texas (time TBA)

Festival of the Cranes The 29th annual

event, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5-6, at Young Park,
Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Admission: $8; free for age 12 and younger.

A Christmas Carol American

Renaissance Artsfaire The 45th annual

All Souls Urban Trail Races The 10K,

5K trail races and 1-mile fun run begin at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5, in Silver City, N.M.
Information, registration: (575) 574-2902 or (All Souls Trail Race).

Quesadilla Run 5K and 10K run and 1

mile family fun run benefiting NgageNM is 8

a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at La Llorona Park,
3440 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Information:

Young Artist Development Series El

Paso Pro-Musica hosts performances by young
artists in the internship program Nov. 8-12.
This years internship is Marquee Brass.
Information: 833-9400 or
Marquee Brass performs at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 10, at Rio Grande Theatre in
Las Cruces and Saturday, Nov. 12, at UTEP
Department of Music Band Room. Tickets:
$25; $20 seniors, military; $5 students.
UTEP Mens Basketball - The Miners

home games are at the Don Haskins Center.

Information: 747-5234 or
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12: Louisiana College
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23: SE Louisiana.

UTEP Womens Basketball - Don

Haskins Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m. except

as noted: 747-5234 or
Friday, Nov. 4: St. Marys (Texas)
Friday, Nov. 11: Northern Arizona
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13: Texas Southern
Thursday, Nov. 17: Western New Mexico
Wednesday, Nov. 30: Houston Baptist

Cowboys and Astronauts New

Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 SR

2001 in Alamogordo, celebrates its 40th
anniversary 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12,
with guest speaker Harrison Jack Schmitt,
Apollo 17 astronaut. Information: (575) 4372840, ext. 41132, or

Desert Dash Asombro Institute hosts the

5K, 10K, half-marathon and Childrens 1K Trail
Race Saturday, Nov. 12, at Chihuahuan Desert
Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces.
Information:(575) 524-3334 or

EPSYO Fall Concert El Paso Symphony

Youth Orchestra opens its season at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Information 525-8978,
October 2016

event is Nov. 15-20, at Bosque del Apache

National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro, N.M.,
New Mexico Tech Campus and other locations. Information/schedule: (575) 835-2077 or

Southwest Theatre Company presents the new

musical adaptation of Charles Dickens classic
Nov. 18-Dec. 4 at NMSUs Center for the
Arts, Las Cruces. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $17. Tickets: $10-$18. Information:
(575) 646-4515 or

Holly Day House - The Artists of Picacho

Hills host a holiday shopping event 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 19-20, at Ump 88, 1338 Picacho Hills, in
Las Cruces. Information: (575) 524-9399 or

Las Artistas Las Artistas 47th annual Art

and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19-20,
Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills, with
art of more than 90 juried artists. Admission:
$6; free for age 18 and younger. Information:
319-4541 or

Provost Gun Show The El Maida

Provost Guard gun, small antique and

Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
19-20, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331
Alabama. Admission: $5. Information: 2411761.

Flying Horse Half Marathon The half-

marathon, 10K and 5K runs hosted by Race El

Paso are 8 a.m. Nov. 19, in Anthony, Texas.
Registration deadline is Nov. 16. Cost: $65 half
marathon; $45 10K, $30 5K. Online registartion

Sun City Roller Girls The Roller Girls

next bout is 6 p.m. Nov. 20, at El Paso County

Coliseums Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano with
a Naughty vs. Nice theme. Tickets: $10 ($7
with valid military ID; free for ages 12 and
younger). Information:

Treble Clef Ball The El Paso Symphony

Guilds annual dinner-dance gala and presentation of debutantes is 6 p.m. Nov. 26, at
Camino Real Hotel. Information: 532-3776.

The Nutcracker Ballet El Paso Ballet

Theatres 7th annual presentation of
PTchaikovskys classic ballet is Nov. 30-Dec.
4, at UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium, featuring
original choreography. Information:
El Paso Scene

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pastor once referred to the Minor

Prophets as the clean pages of
most peoples Bibles. Thats
because they dont get read much. You
dont hear many sermons on Zephaniah
or Obadiah.
The Minor Prophets are the last 12
books of the Old Testament. Theyre
called minor because each of them is
much shorter than the books known as
the Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah,
Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel).
Some of the Minor Prophets are not as
minor than others. Everyone is familiar
with Jonah in the belly of the beast.
Micah always gets quoted at Christmas
time as a prophecy about Bethlehem
being the birthplace of the Messiah.
Hosea has a fascinating narrative about
the prophets adulterous wife, Gomer.
And every time a preacher brings up
church finances, we hear the verse in
Malachi commanding us to Bring the
whole tithe into the storehouse.
But whens the last time you heard a
verse quoted from Haggai or Nahum?
Its confusing that the Minor Prophets
are all grouped at the back of the Old
Testament. They span the same time
frame (the 9th through 5th centuries
B.C. ) as the historical books from II
Kings and II Chronicles through Ezra
and Nehemiah, which are in the front
half of the Old Testament. They also
overlap the Major Prophets, who wrote
from the 8th through 6th centuries B.C.
It can be hard to grasp the message of
the Minor Prophets without knowing the
history behind them.

Alma Calderon

Ardovinos Desert Crossing 32

To understand the Minor Prophets you

need to know, for example, who was
writing before, during and after the
Babylonian captivity when Jerusalem
and its temple were ravaged and many
of the Jews were taken into exile. Every
prophet needs to be read in the context
of the time he was writing.
Thats why reading the Bible by itself
is not always enough. You need a good
commentary (or at least good web-surfing skills) to provide that historical context. It also helps to understand the
peculiarities of prophetic writing style.
So why should we bother soiling the
clean pages of our Bible by studying
the Minor Prophets?
There are many reasons, but this is
what I gained most by recently re-reading the Minor Prophets: They reminded
me that God is intimately concerned
about whats going on in the world, no
matter how bleak it seems. God never
gives up on reaching out to people, but
He also never lowers his standards of
justice and mercy.
Thats a good reminder for this intense
political season.

Randy Limbird is editor of

El Paso Scene. Comments?
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