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Your monthly guide to community
entertainment, recreation & culture
‘Big 3’ Fairs at
middle age
A Christmas Fair,
Renaissance ArtsFaire
and Las Artistas all
started in the early
1970s and are still
going strong.
— Page 23

Buenos Noches,
El Paso
New children’s book
by Luke Lowenfield
and Hal Marcus
debuts in November.
— Page 35

Country music
El Paso and Las
Cruces host country
music festivals on
same weekend.
— Page 39
Over 900 things to do,

places to go in this
month’s issue!

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Arts International 2019

The annual art show runs Oct. 5-30
at the International Museum of Art.
El Paso Scene Cover Award Winner (left)
is “A New Day” by Terrance Flores.
Also shown are (top right)
“Ranchos De Taos” by Terry Wright
and (lower right) “Ambrosia” by Steve Hastings.
Page 2 El Paso Scene October 2019
• Monday, Sept. 30: Family Space STEM Night 5-6, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One
5 to 7 p.m. at UTEP Engineering Building Room Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. The

E-104. One hour activity sessions start at 5 and exhibit features a 270-degree panoramic display
October 2019 6 p.m. Free, but advance registration required.
• Tuesday, Oct. 1: Rocket Science Educator
of passenger and freight trains. Visitors can also
learn about operating scale model railroads and
Night, is 5 to 7 p.m. at UTEP Metallurgy M302, railroad history. Also: living history with Six
ROUNDUP 1981 Hawthorne. Free parking after 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 3: Star Party 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Guns & Shady Ladies and Harvey House Girls.
Information: (575) 589-0653 or Roundup 3-12, 22, 25
at Hueco Tanks State Park with the Sun City The Farmers’ Market at Ardovino’s will take Behind the Scene 4
Astronomers. Entry closes at 7:30 p.m. sharp. place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Guests may bring camp chairs, telescopes, and Scene Spotlight 4
non-alcoholic beverages. Free hot chocolate.
Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del Here’s the Ticket 13-15
Sur Pueblo’s 10th annual pow wow is 11 a.m.
• Friday, Oct. 4: Nerd Night Space Sci Fi
to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Program Notes 16
Dance 17
Movie Night, 6 to 9 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse
Pakitu Community Park, 11200 Santos Sanchez,
with screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” A
panel of engineers and scientists will discuss the
with various American Indian tribes, food, Music 18
drinks, dress and drum contests, singing,
movie’s view of technology with today’s engi- 19-21
dances, art and more. Admission is free.
neering and artificial intelligence.
Information: 859-7700, 860-7777 or on Feature:
El Paso Fall Carnival — Frazier Shows Facebook at rockingtherez. Big 3 Arts Fairs 23-24
attractions will be in Sunland Park Mall parking
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The annual fair, Nature 26-27
lot, 750 Sunland Park, Thursday through
Sunday, Oct. 3-6. Details at
featuring the popular “Great Dachshund At the Museum 28-30
El Paso Space Festival — Insights 2nd
annual space festival has expanded to a week-
Stampede,” is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. Taking a Look Back 30
El Paso Fall Home and Garden Show 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt
long celebration Sept. 28-Oct. 5. Most events — El Paso Association of Builders hosts the in La Union. Dachshund races at 11 a.m. Pets
Keep on Bookin' 31
are free, but registration required at insightsel- 12th annual show Friday through Sunday, Oct. on leash welcome. Admission is free; canned SW Art Scene 32-34 4-6 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours food item donations welcome. Information: Gallery Talk 35
Information: 534-0000 or (520) 977-2649.
The Space Adventure Extravaganza is 10 a.m.
are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (575) 280-8263 or Viva Juárez 36
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will also feature vendors, brisket
to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sunland Park Admission at the door: $7; $6 seniors; free for and pork sandwiches, a Barn Sale, kid’s games, History Lessons 37
Mall, with activity booths, guest speakers, ages 16 and younger, active military and first arts and crafts. Live music by Route 66 2 to 6 On Stage 38
Stage Talk 38
workshops, prizes, NASA VR workshop and responders. $1 off with canned food donation. p.m. and Animals Blessings at 3 p.m.
more 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Solar Telescope view-
Liner Notes
Information: 778-5387. Full schedule at
ing is 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are free at eventbrite. Sunset Heights Tour of Homes — The 39
Other events: This year’s celebrity guests are Ahmed Hassan
El Paso County Historical Society hosts the Film Scene 40-41
November Preview
16th annual Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 28: Rocket Launch Day, 8 DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, and smart home 41
a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6121 Stan Roberts Sr. Tickets: Saturday, Oct. 5, with nine locations. Residents
$5; model rocket can be picked up for assembly
expert Boyce Thompson.
will give guests a walk-through of properties. El Paso FishNet 42
at 7601 Lockheed. Rocketeers welcome to Rail Fan Fun — Railroad Model and Funds go to the Sunset Heights Neighborhood
bring their own rockets with prior authoriza- Historical Association of El Paso and Union Improvement Association to improve neighbor- Advertiser Index 42
tion. RC planes and vehicle demos, food, and Pacific Railroad host the event 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. hood residences. Subscription Form 42
raffles. Information: Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
Please see Page 5

October 2019 El Paso Scene Page 3

Harvest Wine Festival — The annual fall grew up as the younger of two kids in
festival with wine tasting and live music a family of four, living far from my
is Oct. 19-20 at La Viña Winery in La extended family in Arkansas. My El
Union. Page 15. Paso-born wife Cindy, however, was the
sixth of eight Ivy children, and lived
Krystyna Robbins — The El Paso artist close to cousins and a grandmother here.
hosts her fall oils and acrylics workshops Needless to say, my world of family
Oct. 22-24 and Nov 16, in her Upper vastly expanded 22 years ago when I
Scene Spotlight highlights events Valley studio. Page 42. married Cindy. My extended family
advertised in this issue. keeps getting larger as nieces and
nephews have grown up and have fami-
Hal Marcus Gallery — A warehouse sale
lies of their own. We now have 16 grand-
runs through Oct. 25. Page 28.
Arts International — EPAA’s annual
juried art exhibit is Oct. 5-30, at Fall Art Market — Schuster Studio’s first nieces and grand-nephews, all born since
International Museum of Art. Page 44. ever fall market is Oct. 26-27 featuring we were married (only one comes from
works by area artists. Page 37. the Limbird side; the other 15 all are on
‘Real Women Have Curves’ — UTEP the Ivy family tree). Plus we have one
Theatre and Dance presents the Oct. Howl-O-Wine Dog Walk — Pets Alive El
granddaughter of our own and another being thrown by her nephew’s in-laws.
10-20. Page 43. Paso’s 15th annual dog walk is Oct. 27
grandchild expected in December. Her nephew married into a big ranching
at La Viña Winery in La Union. Page 17.
Meanwhile, we’ve lost all four of our family, and a few years ago they pulled
up stakes in Colorado and moved to
El Paso Live events — Page 3.
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield parents, one of Cindy’s sisters and my
West Texas to grow hay and raise cattle.
Plaza Theatre: Oct. 3: Natalia
maze runs through Nov. 3. Page 37. only nephew.
Well over 200 people came from all
Lafourcade; Oct. 5: André Reyes; Oct.
Then there’s my “extended extended”
over for what’s become an annual tradi-
11: Cleopatra medio la pata; Oct. 30:
A Christmas Fair — Junior League of El family. Two of Cindy’s sisters married
tion at the ranch, complete with country
Zoe. Abraham Chavez: Oct. 15: Swan
Paso’s annual holiday shopping event, brothers from the May family, so all their
music band and everyone dressed in
Lake; Oct. 23: Dream Theater.
“Seeing is Believing,” is Nov. 1-3 at El kids are known as “double cousins,”
‘Labyrinth Adventure’ — El Paso’s Farm Paso Convention Center. Page 25. sharing the same set of grandparents. jeans and boots.
Land corn maze is Sept. 28-Nov. 3 on The grandparents on the May side are The next day our nephew Anthony and
his wife Lydia took us out on the ranch
Escamilla Gallery — The gallery will be
Nuevo Hueco Tanks Boulevard. Page 20. still healthy. When George May celebrat-
to check on their herd of Angus cattle.
at A Christmas Fair Nov. 1-3. Page 10.
ed his 100th birthday recently, nearly 75
Many of the heifers were nursing new-
El Paso Home and Garden Show — The
‘Buenas Noches El Paso’ — Luke children, grandchildren, great-grandchil-
borns or were pregnant, so they packed
annual fall show featuring builders,
Lowenfield and Hal Marcus will be at A dren and spouses attended the reunion.
their truck with high-grade hay to make
remodelers and more is Oct. 4-6 at El
Christmas Fair Nov. 1-3 and Las Artistas Cindy’s son Will is an only child, but
sure the cattle had enough protein. The
Paso Convention Cente. Page 7.
Nov. 23-24 in support of their new chil- he hardly felt like one. He grew up sur-
Fall Bazaar — St. Mark’s United dren’s book. Pages 26 and 28. rounded by cousins, including twins who cows love the hay, so they came running
Methodist Church hosts its fall bazaar are just three months younger than him when they heard the truck’s horn being
honked. My nephew also looked for any
Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — Fort Bliss
Oct. 5. Page 14. and another who is one year older. Will
missing calves, and found one that had
NCO Wives Club’s annual bazaar is
and his family now live the farthest away
managed to squeeze through a torn
Nov. 2-3 at Stout Physical Fitness
of all his clan, in Stony Point, N.Y. But
Sunset Heights Tour of Homes — The
barbed-wire fence.
Center. Page. 21.
he also has acquired an extended family
16th annual tour of homes is Oct. 5, fea-
turing nine locations. Page 18.
Las Artistas — The 50th anniversary arts of his own. His wife’s family all lives in On the way home, I couldn’t help but
Rail Fan Fun Festival — Model railroad show is Nov. 23-24 at Epic Railyard the New York-Philadelphia area, plus he think how much my extended family has
displays and other activities are Oct. 5-6 Event Center. Page 21. lives and works at a retreat center as part enlarged my world, from my sister’s
at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. Page 27. of a resident inter-faith community. crowded Brooklyn neighborhood to our
Trans-Siberian Orchestra — The
Will’s the farmer there, helping to grow nephew’s remote West Texas ranch.
food that goes into the cafeteria menu.
Magic Morning Market — The monthly orchestra’s all-new “Christmas Eve and
My side of the family also wound up in
market featuring vendors, music and Other Stories” concert is Dec. 4 in the
If you want to expand your world a bit,
New York — my niece’s family is in
more is the first Saturday of the month Don Haskins Center. Page 13.
come join me at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13
Brooklyn and my sister moved there
(Oct. 5 and Nov. 2) at The Marketplace
Southern New Mexico for our annual Hike Up Cristo Rey (see
after her granddaughter was born.
a Placita Santa Fe. A Christmas Open
details on Page 5 or our ad on Page 32).
I began reflecting on my interwoven
House is Nov. 7. Pages 19 and 28.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts We call this a “Hike Through Time”
St. Luke’s Country Fair — The annual — The performing arts center in networks of extended families the other because we will talk about millions of
fair and dog races are Oct. 5 at St. Alamogordo presents its Premier Series day when Cindy and I drove town to Fort years of geology plus five centuries of
Luke’s in La Union. Page 20. events. Page 40. Stockton for an outdoor dance party human history.
• Nov. 2: Channeling The King

October 2019
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
• Nov. 23: hONEyhoUSe
events: Page 34.
• Oct. 5: Cooking Class
• Dec. 17: A Christmas Carol.
Randy Limbird
Editor and Publisher
• Oct. 9: Braintrust Bag Lunch and Mesilla Valley Maze — The corn maze is El Paso Scene is published by Cristo
Rey Communications as a monthly guide
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club. open Sept. 28-Oct. 27 off Picacho in Las (915) 542-1422 or (915) 328-4110
• Oct. 17: Make-A-Thing Cruces. Page 8. to entertainment, recreation and culture Albert Martinez
• Oct. 19: Tom Lea Celebration WWII
Weekend at the Galleries — Silver City in the El Paso area. Copies are provided Circulation Director
cooking class and Children’s story hour.
Art Association will feature artist recep- free at selected locations. Subscriptions & Ad Director Emeritus
Park After Dark — Sunland Park tions and more Oct. 11-14 at 25 of its are $10 a year, sent by 3rd class mail. (915) 920-7244
Circulation: 40,000 copies. Lisa Kay Tate
Racetrack and Casino. Page 6. Red Dot Galleries. Page 24.

Deadline for news for the

• Oct. 11: Si Una Vez (Selena Tribute) News Editor
Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 38th annual
• Oct. 19: Strange Days (The Doors).
November issue is Oct. 21
celebration is Oct. 18-19 at Ruidoso
Autumn Bazaar — Oct. 12 at Western Convention Center. Page 9. Editorial Associates:
Hills United Methodist Church. Page 21. The November issue comes out Oct. 30 Yvonne T. Herrera, Will Summers
Diamonds in the Rough — A celebration
Advertising Executive:
‘Music of Resilience’ — El Paso of baseball is Oct. 18-20 at Fort Bayard El Paso Scene
Roman Martinez
Symphony Orchestra performs Oct. 18- near Silver City. Page 20. P. O. Box 13615
19 at the Plaza Theatre with guest
‘Voices of Change: LGBTQ Activism’ — El Paso, Texas 79913 Circulation Associates:
Yevgeny Kutik, violin. Page 16. Randy Friedman, Leo Marquez
The LGBTQ exhibit runs through Oct. 26 PH: 542-1422
EPCC Literary Fiesta — The 11th annual at Branigan Cultural Center. Page 13. E-mail: Contributing Writers:
festival with reader’s session, book fair, Carol Viescas, Brian Chozick,
Renaissance ArtsFaire — Doña Ana Arts Myrna Zanetell, John McVey Middagh
and more is Oct. 19 at El Paso Public
Council’s 48th annual fair is Nov. 2-3 at Jay Duncan
Library’s Main Branch. Page. 36.
Young Park in Las Cruces. Page 18.
Subscription Form is on Page 42
Turkish Food and Crafts Festival —
Raindrop Foundation hosts the fair Oct.
Hubbell Trading Post — Navajo Rugs Visit El Paso Scene Online at
and Jewelry sale is Nov. 2-3 at White
19 at Raindrop Turkish House. Page 41.
Sands National Monument. Page 22. sponsored by Phidev, Inc.
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October Roundup artists, mural walk and more. Hours are 6 to 10 1:30 p.m. Old west dress encouraged. Sunday’s performers are Border Heat at
p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 Admission: $5; free age 5 and younger. noon; Frank Zona and Urban Edge at 2:15 p.m.
Cont’d from Page 3
a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 591-2326, and Twisted Hams at 4:30 p.m.
Information: 212-0110, or Visitors can ride and tour the cemetery
Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and younger); avail-
on Facebook. aboard the Serna Ranch Hayride. Historical
Sunset Heights Block Party — The grass
able in advance at the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 roots party teams up with Kaleidoscope Market
This year’s featured projects and performers: souvenirs available. Volunteers dress in period
N. Oregon, and day of tour at the Gallery and 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, along Prospect
• “Los Trompos” created by Esrawe + costume and share historical vignettes of many
the Burges House, 503 W. Yandell. Street and Corto Way. Food trucks, vendors of
Cadena. The project features larger than life of Concordia Cemetery’s eternal residents and
Information: Hal Marcus Gallery, 533-9090 or all types and local bands. Admission is free.
tops in a variety of colors and shapes installed other historical figures. Information: 630-4867 or on Facebook at kalei-
on Cleveland Square Park.
Turkish Food and Crafts Festival — doscopeartspace.
UTEP Football & Homecoming - The • “Red, White, Blue-Green” from Julia Jamrozik
Raindrop Foundation will host a free food and
2019 homecoming game against UTSA is at 6 and Coryn Kempster of Buffalo, N.Y. A field of
crafts fair 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19,
The Freshman Tour — The Pop-Up shop
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sun Bowl Stadium. barricade tape will transform Arts Festival Plaza and concert is 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at
at Raindrop Turkish House, 1030 N. Zaragoza,
Tailgating events begin at 2:30 p.m. at Kidd into a colorful forest. in UTEP’s Union Plaza. Pop-up show is 2 to 7
Suite V. Information: 400-7450, elpaso@turk-
Field. Tickets: $10-$28. information: 747-5234 • “Pneumatica” from Squonk Opera of p.m. with free food, swag bag and entry to first or on Facebook at raindropelpaso.
or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747- Pittsburgh. Pneumatica is an event about air, 500 people and all VIP ticket holders and more.
8600 or made of air and powered by air. The El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. Concert is 7:30 to 9 p.m. featuring Zaena x
Homecoming Week events are at Centennial Squonkers pump up the volume with live origi- to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at Jason Maek. Tickets are free; available at even-
Plaza, unless other listed. nal music that permeates the air, while inflata- Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Information:
The 10th annual Miner Dash 5K Run, 3K Walk bles immerse the audience. Admission: $5 for both days. Free admission
and Family Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, • Painted Pianos from El Paso artists Patrick with active duty military ID. Information: 345-
Union Pacific’s ‘Big Boy’ — Union
Gabaldon, Christin Apodaca, Eugenia “AO” Pacific’s restored 1941 Big Boy No. 1014, one
Sept. 29. Register at 6245 or
Carmona and Christopher Hurtado. of the world’s largest steam locomotives, will
Miner Morning Mania is 5 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2. Homecoming Pep Rally is • Mural Walk by Kalavera Culture Shop. Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair — The stop in El Paso Sunday through Tuesday, Oct.
25th annual Interpretive Fair is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 20-22. The trail will pass through the Union
noon Thursday, Oct. 3.
Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time to Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, at Hueco Depot around 4 p.m. Sunday, and stop at Stiles
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6:30
— A hike with presentations on Mount Cristo Tanks State Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks and Woodridge at 5 p.m. It will be on public
p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Don Haskins Center.
Rey and local history begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Road. Admission is free. Information: 857-1135 display there 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and
Cocktail attire. Tickets: $100.
Oct. 13, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, or Tuesday. Information:
The Black Alumni Network will host various
N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours).
homecoming activities. Package cost: $65 (all
Cost: $3 ($2 for children) donation for the Mt. La Viña Harvest Wine Festival — The ‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of
inclusive); purchase tickets by Sept. 29. annual fall celebration is noon to 7 p.m. El Paso’s 46th annual holiday shopping fair is
Cristo Restoration Committee. Information:
Information: Meet and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, with more Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3, at the El
542-1422. No reservation is required.
greet is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, with a than 20 wines for tasting and purchase, and live Paso Convention Center. This year’s theme is
Hike leader is Randy Limbird of El Paso Scene.
BBQ Friday, Oct. 4. Round-table Summit, music. Admission: $20 (includes glass and a “Seeing is Believing.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 8
Security provided. Meet at the trailhead to Mt.
Tailgate party and game is Saturday, Oct. 5. choice of 9 wine samples or a glass of wine). p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273).
Admission for age 12-20: $10; free for under Sunday. Cookies and milk with Santa offered
Chalk the Block — The 11th annual out- Concordia Cemetery Walk through age 12. No pets or picnic baskets. Information: noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets at
door art event is Oct. 12-14 throughout
History — The annual living history tour is 11 (575) 882-7632 or the door: $10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-
Downtown El Paso. Various art projects, art
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Concordia Saturday’s performers are Austin Jimmy 12; free for children under six). Two-day tick-
vendors, live music, performance art, kid’s
Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Gunfights featuring Murphy at noon; Abe Mac at 2:15 p.m. and ets are $15 Information: 584-3511 or
zone, food and refreshments. chalk and street
Six Guns and Shady ladies at “High Noon” and Slick Reynolds at 4:30 p.m.
Please see Page 6

October 2019 El Paso Scene Page 5

October Roundup Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles
Family Farms — The labyrinth and pumpkin
Cont’d from Page 5
patch are open for the 21st season 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. 27
A “Nightmare Before Christmas Fair” event is
at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Food and bev-
7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Union
erage concessions available. Admission: $12
MEAT LOVERS Depot, with live auction, photo booth, dance
floor, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, DJ and
more. Costume contest with cash prizes.
($10 children 2-12; free under 2) $2 discount
for military with ID. Group rates with advance
reservation. Information: (575) 526-1919,
$14.99 Tickets: $50 ($1,000 VIP tables); presale only. or on Facebook.
A “Tone, Tinis & Tags” merchants’ sneak peek
Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch,
is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the
FRIDAYS | 4PM – 9PM hayrides until 6:30 p.m., giant slides, face paint-
Convention Center. Tickets: $30.
ing, pedal carts, gem mining, picnic grounds,
Santa’s Sweet Shop is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday
playgrounds. duck racing and more. Activity
and Sunday at the Convention Center, with

tickets are $1 each or 22 for $20.

kids’ gingerbread house building, treats, and
The Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
breakfast. Cost: $30; $15 per extra child.
and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, featuring live music, con-
Holiday Bootcamp is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at
tests and more.
the Convention Center. Learn to make a char-

The 10th annual New Mexico Pumpkin

cuterie board, ornaments and more. $30.
Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
Elf’s Lodge is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday,
Sunday, Oct. 26-27. Special activities include
Nov. 3, with footbal, food, and auction. $20.
live music, a pie eating contest, hula hoop con-
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Borderlands Heritage Festival — The
free festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
test, stick horse rodeo, goblin egg gourd hunt,
tug of war, great pumpkin drop and more.
26, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San
La Union Maze — The 12-acre corn maze
Marcial. Information: 532-7273.
is open through Nov. 3 at 1101 Highway 28 in
STEAK & SHRIMP Performances include ballet folklorico, Tigua
dances, Matachines, lasso demonstration, story-
telling and musical performances.
La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
$16.99 Activities include a Pokemon Go event, an
Also open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Columbus Day
interactive art exhibition, games, and several
Monday, Oct. 14. Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7
history and culture demonstration booths.
SATURDAYS | 4PM – 9PM seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military).
Red Ribbon Block Party — Ysleta del Sur Free for under age two and seniors over 75
• SIRLOIN | BISTRO TENDER | RIBEYE Pueblo will host its annual drug-free family Admission is $1 more Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-
STEAK • CHUCK FLAT IRON | ARRACHERA event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 20. Tickets in advance at
the YDSP Community, 9314 Juanchido, with a Information: 549-1323 or
traditional blessing at 9:30 a.m. and red ribbon Open weekdays for scheduled field trips 9
parade at 10 a.m. Activities include pumpkin a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations.

carving, karaoke, games, hayrides, vendors and Activities include wagon rides to pumpkin
patch, pig races, big slide, family jumping pillow,
more. Admission is free. Information: 872-8648,
cow train and big tent area with food.
ext. 7233 or
The Scary Haunted Pallet Maze is open after
Flight Fight — The West Texas Breast dark Friday and Saturday nights in October and
Cancer Awareness Fly-in is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first weekend in November. Admission: $8
Sunday, Oct. 27, at Fabens Airport, with air- in addition to regular maze admission.
planes, classic cars, live music, and a Halloween • Thursday, Oct. 31: Halloween Night open
costume contst for kids. Information: kelpflight- 5:30 to 10 p.m. with free candy for ages 8 and or on Facebook at younger; and prizes for best costumes.
Cancerflight. From El Paso, take Fabens Road Closing weekend events include the annual
(Texas 793) off I-10. Pumpkin Smash Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-
‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El 3, with fireworks Saturday night.
Paso will host its 15th annual fall dog walk noon Bring Your Dog to the Maze is 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at La Viña Winery, Sunday, Nov. 3. Dogs must be on leash. Bring
4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., shot records and pet cleanup baggies.
with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. Registration at Ramirez Pumpkin Patch — Ramirez
noon. Music, costume contests for dogs, prizes,
OCTOBER 11 food and gft vendors. Advance registration: $15
Pecan Farm, 13709 N. Loop in Clint, Texas,
hosts a pumpkin patch, 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday
for one dog, $20 for two dogs (limit of two).
SELENA (TRIBUTE) Registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military
and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20, as
well as pumpkin decorating and free activities.
– SI UNA VEZ with ID receive $5 discount. Information: 247- Admission is free; pumpkins available for pur-
6057,, or chase. Admission is free. Information: 851-2003 or on Facebook at Ramirez Pecan Farm LLC.
Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The
79th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Scary stuff
OCTOBER 19 Sunday, Oct. 27. Gates open at 5 a.m. Massacre on Marshall Road — Fort
Information: (575) 589-2106. Bliss’s annual haunted house is open 6 p.m. 10
THE DOORS (TRIBUTE) p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 4-5, plus
– STRANGE DAYS Mazes & Pumpkins Monday through Thursday, Oct. 28-31 (open
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre until midnight Oct. 31), at 1717 Marshall. Not
medieval maze and pumpkin patch is open for recommended for under age 10. Tickets: $5
its 6th annual season, “Labyrinth Adventure,” 1 ($3 during Monster Bash). Information: 588-
to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 28- 8247 or Facebook.
Nov. 3, at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south Full Moon Vampire Ball — 9 p.m.
of I-10 at Exit 35). Jumping balloon, food, rides Saturday, Oct. 12, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill,
and more. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 9828 Montana, Suite D, featuring DJs Jack The
military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free Saint and Sarah Lou, burlesque, music by
ages 2 and younger. Group reservations taken; Fusebox and Dungeon Hellpaso, vendors and
weekday outings offered Thursday and Friday. more. Tickets: $25-$75 at, age Information: 213-4386, 21 and over admitted. Dress code enforced.
I-10 to sunland park exit or on Facebook at elpasocornmaze.
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October Roundup Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001
E. Paisano, hosts its annual safe trick-or-treat-
Cont’d from Page 6
ing event for families with children ages 2 to 12
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
Haunted Village — The 8th annual “Terror Oct. 26-27, with trick-or-treat stations, animal
in the Clouds” village is open 7 to 10 p.m.
encounters, children’s activities, games, decora-
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26,
tions and more. Admission is $12 for ages 13 to
and Thursday, Oct. 31, at Sacramento
59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active military
Mountains Historical Museum 1000 U.S. 82 in
(including spouse; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free
Cloudcroft, N.M. Cost: $8: (575) 682-2932 or
for ages 2 and under. Information: 532-8156, or on Facebook.
521-1850 or
‘Shakespeare’s Asylum’ — The gruesome Halloween Carnival — 6 to 9
Shakespeare experience runs Oct. 24-Nov. 1,
p.m.Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mesilla Community
at Austin High School, 3500 Memphis.
Center, 2251 Calle De Santiago, Mesilla,
Admission: $5-$8 at the door. Hours, informa-
Haunted house, games, trick or treating and
more. Admission is free. Information: mesil-
Sheriff’s Office Haunted House — or on Facebook.
Explorer Post 2005 hosts its annual Haunted
‘Spookie’s Market’ at Ardovino’s —
House Fridays through Sundays Oct. 11-20,
The Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert
and daily Oct. 24-31, at 3820 Justice (off
Crossing in Sunland Park, N.M., offers crafts
Montana just east of Loop 375). Cost: $10 ($8
and trick or treating from the vendors 9 a.m. to
age 12 and younger). One dollar off with
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Admission is free.
canned food donation. Information: 342-2409.
Information: (575) 589-0653 or
Hours and dates subject to change: 7 to 11
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Spooktacular — The Junior Woman’s
Sundays and Thursdays, plus Monday through Club’s annual Children’s Carnival is 10 a.m. to
Wednesday, Oct. 28-30. Halloween night hours 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the El Paso
are 6 p.m. to midnight. County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Costume
contest at 2 p.m.; Mascot challenge at 7 p.m.
UTEP Haunted Campus Tours — The Tickets: $5 ($4 children; free age 2 and
12th annual tours are 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct.
younger). Military discounts. Information: 274-
25. Details to be announced.
1141,, or on Facebook.
Downtown Zombie Walk — Downtown KLAQ Halloween Parade — The annual
Las Cruces Partnership hosts the Zombie Walk
parade is Thursday, Oct. 31, at Album Park,
for all ages Saturday, Oct. 26, at Plaza de Las
3001 Parkwood, and returns there. The parade
Cruces, 100 N. Main, Las Cruces, with live
is 1.9 miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes
music, food trucks, vendors, and the Zombie
will be given in various categories. No entry
parade Participation is free. Information: (575)
fee, but entries must display “KLAQ.” Parade
571-5399 or
usually begins at 3:30 p.m., but early arrival
Haunted Museum — Slimy, scaly and strongly encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3
creep-crawly animals and spooky and gross sci- p.m. Information: 544-8864 or
ence are featured 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
City Halloween carnivals — The City of
Oct. 26, at Las Cruces Museum Of Nature
El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s
And Science 411 N. Main, with activities for all
annual “Halloween Happiness” throughout the
ages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 522-
city at 14 area recreation centers 4 to 7 p.m.
3120 or
Thursday, Oct. 31. The carnivals include family
EPCC Ghost Tours — El Paso Community costume contests, jumping balloons and other
College will host ghost tours of its Rio Grande types of family fun. Admission is free.
Campus, 100 W. Rio Grande, Wednesday, Information: 212-0397
Oct. 30. Information: 831-2096. The Gus & Goldie Pumpkin Patch event is 10
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Armijo
EPHS Tunnel Tours — El Paso High Pool, 911 S. Ochoa. Free for age 5-12. Free
School Tiger Theatre Troupe hosts a swimming noon to 2:30 p.m. Information: 212-
Halloween Tunnel Tours Haunted House at El 0397 or visit
Paso High School, 800 E. Schuster, 5 to 9:30
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $5 in EPCC Fall Festival — 6 to 10 p.m.
advance; $10 night of the event. Information: Thursday, Oct. 31, at Americana Language
236-2500 or Village, 919 Hunter. Bracelets for activities:
$15; individual tickets available. Ticket booth
opens at 5:30 p.m. Information: 831-2096.
Trick or Treat & More
Kern Place Halloween — Annual
Fort Bliss Halloween — Fort Bliss will host Halloween Parade is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
these Halloween season events: 31, at Madeline Park. Information:
• Monster Bash Family Halloween is 6 to 10 or on Facebook.
p.m. Friday , Oct. 25, at the Trading Post. This The annual Fall Picnic is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
year is “The Witching Hour,” with inflatables, 13, with hayrides, pumpkin painting, carnival
crafts and entertainment. Special guest is Larry games and rock climbing.
Bagby, best known for his role as “Ice” in the
movie “Hocus Pocus.” Costumes encouraged. Trick-or-Treat Off the Street — Bassett
Choose from, three haunted house experi- Place mall, 6101 Gateway West, hosts its annu-
ences; “Barely Scary,” for $1; “Kinda Scary,” al safe and free trick or treat event 4:30 p.m.
for $2; “Massacre on Marshall Road” discount- (until the candy runs out) Thursday, Oct. 31.
ed to $3. Information: 588-8247. All children in costume welcome. Information:
• Halloween Harvest Festival is 5 to 9 p.m. 772-7479 or
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 at Old Fort
Bliss Replica, 5054 Pershing, with pumpkin
patch, rides, lawn games, trick or treating, face
Día de los Muertos
painting and more. Pumpkins available with a Silver City ‘Dia de los Muertos’ — The
$5 donation to the museum. Farmer’s market Dia de los Muertos celebration is Oct. 27-
will sell food and beverages. Free shuttle rides Nov. 2, culminating with a street festival is
to Monster Bash. Information: 588-8482.
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October Roundup Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m.
Saturday and 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Livestock
Cont’d from Page 7
shows, arts and crafts exhibits, fair queen
crowning, parade, rodeo events, carnival and
12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 throughout
dances. Information: (575) 546-5255, on
Downtown Silver City, with community ofren-
Facebook at swnmsf.
das, parade, music and more. Vendors, artisans,
Headline concert features Frank Ray Friday,
crafters and nonprofits are invited to partici-
Oct. 4. Gates open at 7 p.m. with Horizon
pate. Information Diana Ingalls Leyba at (575)
Band opening at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15.
388-5725 or
A special concert is planned Friday, Nov. 1, at Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s cele-
WNMU campus, and the ofrenda procession is bration of fall colors is Saturday and Sunday,
late afternoon Saturday, Nov. 2 visiting ofren- Oct. 5-6. Events include a chili cook-off, arts
das throughout downtown. and crafts fair, street vendors, Aspenfest
Parade and vintage car show. Information:
Branigan Día de los Muertos — Branigan Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce: (575)
Cultural Center, 501 N. Main in Las Cruces,
257-7395 or
hosts its celebration 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov.
Aspenfest Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday.
1. Visitors learn about the holiday and about
Rod Run Car Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
objects on the ofrenda (altar), decorate a skull
Saturday at Inn of the Mountain Gods.
ornament lto take home, and enjoy pan de
Admission is free. Information: (915) 598-0621.
muerto. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Open Chili and Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-
541-2154 or on Facebook at LCMuseums.
Offs are both days at the Ruidoso Downs.
Dia de los Muertos — The Calavera Public tasting is noon; tasting cups available for
Coalition hosts its celebration at Old Mesilla a donation. Information: (575) 390-4835.
Plaza with food, music, vendors, stories, danc- Craft Beer and Wine Festival is 11 a.m. to 6
ing and piñatas Friday through Sunday Nov. 1- p.m. Saturday, at Wingfield Park. Admission:
3. Traditional altars will be on display. $15 (with tastings); $5 general admission; 16
Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-2639 and younger free.
Icebox Oktoberfest — Noon to 10 p.m.
A candlelight procession to the San Albino
Saturday, Oct. 5, at Icebox Brewing Company,
Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de
2825 W. Picacho in Las Cruces. Music, German
muerto and coffee is Nov. 2. Call for time.
food and beer and lawn games. Information:
Concordia Dia de Los Muertos — (575) 526-7129 or on Facebook. Live bands
Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del begin at noon, and include Con Sal y Limon,
Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Nikki May, Derrick Harris and Triple Jack.
Dead Saturday, Nov. 2, at Concordia
NMSU Homecoming — The NMSU
Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Gates open at 2
Aggies’ 2019 Homecoming game is 6 p.m.
p.m. with revelers dressed in vintage Mexican
Saturday, Oct. 5, against Liberty University.
clothing, vendors, face painters, live music,
Tickets: $10-$30 (Ticketmaster). Information:
dancers, poetry readings, altares (decorated
(575) 646-1420 or
graves), arts, crafts and more. Performances by
Celebration of Traditions Memorial
matachines, mariachis, and Aztec dancers, with
Ceremony is 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at
10-foot tall Mojigaga skeletons roaming the
Trader’s Plaza and Aggie Memorial Tower,
cemetery. Tickets: $5; free for age 5 and
with the Homecoming parade “Sweet Home
younger. Information: 497-1126, 591-2326 or
NMSU” at 10 a.m. along University Avenue.
on Facebook at diadelosmuertosfestivalelpaso.
• The 5th annual Aggie Shark Tank hosted by
Guests may come dressed as Calacas or
Arrowhead Center at NMSU, is 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Catrinas (skeletons).
Thursday, Oct. 3, at ASNMSU Center for the
Dia De Muertos Art Fest — 2 to 10 p.m. Arts, 1000 E. University. NMSU student and
Saturday, Nov. 2, at Courthouse Park, 700 S. alumni entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas
Silver in Deming, N.M. with live music, mari- to local and national “sharks.” Reception fol-
achi and folklorico dancers, folk art, sugar skull lows. Tickets are free at
decorating, vendors, art stations, pan de muer- • Distinguished Alumni Dinner is 5:30 p.m.
to, face painting and more. Admission is free. Friday, Oct. 4, at NMSu’s Corbett Center.
Information: Tickets: $50 at
• Ag Day hosted by the College of Agriculture
EPMA’s Dia de los Muertos — The is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the stadium park-
“Aleebrijes” parade is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, ing lot, with more than 50 booths with live ani-
in Downtown El Paso, presented by the El mals, games, educational exhibits and more.
Paso Museum of Art. EPMA will unveil its
regionally inspired monumental mythical crea- Pagan Pride Day — Las Cruces Unitarian
tures. Attendees are encouraged to wear Day Universalist Church hosts the 11th annual cele-
of the Dead or alebrije costumes and calavera bration 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at
masks. Admission is free. Information: 212- Pioneer Women’s Park, 500 W. Las Cruces
3068 or Avenue. Information: (575) 640-5344.
The event also features works by Mexico City
Southern New Mexico Pride
artist collective, Colectivo Ultima Hora, calav-
Celebration — Saturday, Oct. 5, at Plaza
eras, ofrendas, catrinas, music, art-making and
De Las Cruces on Main Street, beginning at
more at the museum.
4:30 p.m. with a Pride March, and featuring
more than 50 exhibitors, vendors and food
Southern New Mexico trucks 5 to 10 p.m.. Events conclude with a
drag show. Information:
Sierra County Fair —Wednesday through
Sunday, Oct. 2-6, at Sierra County Fair Barn in Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Admission is — Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and
free. Information: (575) 894-2375 or sierra- chuckwagon cooks meet for the 30th annual symposium Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 10-
13, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso
Southwestern New Mexico State Fair Downs, N.M. Tickets: $20 Friday or Saturday,
— The 73rd annual fair, “Wild Wild West,” is free on Sunday. Information: (575) 378-4140 or
Oct. 2-6 at the Luna County fairgrounds in
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October Roundup dozen cultures represented in Las Cruces. Tom Lea Month War veteran Dr. Sarah Martin is noon to 1:30
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Texas Tech University
Cont’d from Page 8 The Tom Lea Institute, along with other area
or Health Science Center’s Medical Education
organizations, celebrates the life and work of Building Room 1150. Pancho’s Car Show — The 14th annual the late El Paso art legend with various events • Fort Bliss Museum Preservation Symposium
Evening concerts at 7 p.m. Tickets: $60 gen- car show and swap meet is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez throughout focusing on the “Baron Rudolph von Ripper
eral admission; $120 VIP per night. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Pancho Villa State Park in October. Lea (1907-2001) was the son of an El Mural” with former Fort Bliss historian John
• Thursday: Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys with Columbus, N.M. with vintage to late model Paso mayor who became a nationally famous Hamilton is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.
Dave Alexander & The Big Texas Swing Band. show cars, motorcycles and choppers, along muralist, illustrator, novelist, historian, World • Artful Preludes performance is noon to 1
• Friday: Ray Benson’s Asleep at the Wheel with music, food and drink. Park admission is War II war correspondent and studio painter. p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at El Paso Museum of
with the Quebe Sisters and Coby Carter $5 per vehicle. Information: (575) 531-2711 or The 2019 year commemorates the 75th Art, with violinist Yevgeny Kutik, and commen-
• Saturday: Texas Jamm Band featuring Anniversary of the Landing on Peleliu. Events tary by EPSO conductor Bohuslav Rattay.
Members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Entry for show vehicles is $20 ($10 each addi- are free, unless otherwise listed; registration or • “From Darkness to Life: The El Paso
Band, with Floyd Domino, Emily Gimble and tional); $25 day of show. RSVP required at Information: Connection to the Jewish Holocaust” with per-
Jody Nix & the Texas Playboys 533-0048.
The World’s Richest Chuckwagon Cook-off is
Wings & Wheels ‘Fest — Las Cruces formance artist Morgan Barnard and UTEP
International Airport, 8990 Zia, hosts a free Showing through Jan. 5 at El Paso Museum English professor Mimi Gladstein is 7 to 9 p.m.
all weekend. Chuckwagon lunch is noon of Art is ”Tom Lea and World War II.” Central
Wings & Wheels fest, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at El Paso Holocaust
Saturday, and breakfast is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. to the exhibition are Lea’s nine eyewitness
Saturday, Oct. 19, with airplanes and helicop- Museum, 715 N. Oregon. Gladstein makes
Cost: $25 Saturday; $15 Sunday breakfast. paintings from the infamous Battle of Peleliu.
ters on display with classic cars and hotrods, as connections between El Paso Jewish families
Continuous music, poetry and storytelling, • Reception and lecture by Charles Grow,
well as exhibitors, family activities and food who fled the Holocaust and Tom Lea’s Jewish
western demonstrations, Western expo, kids’ Deputy Director of National Museum of Marine
trucks. Admission is free. Information: (575) merchant in his novel “The Wonderful
rodeo and more. Corps is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
541-2444. Take I-10 west to Exit 132. Company.” Presentation followed by a live cin-
Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres • Exhibit our and lunch with Kevin Burns and ema performance with Barnard.
Harvestfest — 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. Adair Margo is noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Other events:
Region Arts Council hosts the 4th annual gath-
26, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Hay rides, Cost: $15; reservations at • B-36 Crash Site Hike with Carol Brown is 9
ering of regional and local printmakers 5 to 8
carved and decorated pumpkins, costume con- Highlighted events: a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, starting where Stanton
p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11
test, parade and trick or treating. Most activi- • Date Night Out at Fort Bliss is 7 to 9 p.m. Street dead ends at the 1,000 Steps Trail.
a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in
ties are free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or Thursday, Oct. 3, at Old Fort Bliss Replica Bldg • Self Portrait activities for kids and teens are
Downtown Silver City, N.M. Events include 5054 Pleasonton. Guests create their own pot- at various El Paso Library branches at 3 p.m.
workshops, vendor market, steamroller print-
Great Pumpkin Race is 2 p.m. Piñata bash and tery to take home while learning about bronze Saturday, Oct. 5.
ing spectacle and more. Information: (575) 538-
pet parade follows. Costume contest and casting. Wine and refreshments offered; age 21 • Spoken World Slam, hosted by Barbed Wire
2505, or on Facebook.
parade is 3 p.m. on Burro Avenue. Trick or and older only. Tickets: $20. Open Mic Series is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
Three separate exhibitions showcasing artists
treating at the merchants is 4 to 5 p.m. • Adair Margo presents “He Never Forgot: Black Orchid, 6127 N. Mesa, inspired by Lea’s
from the U.S. and Mexico open with a eception
is 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at Light Art Renaissance Artsfaire — The 48th annual Letter to Chaplain Oakey,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, “Peleliu Landing.”
Space, 209 W. Broadway. event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Oct. 6, at El Paso Library Main Branch, on the • A Family WWII Cooking class to learn about
Artisan Marketplace on Market Street is 10 Council, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 personal nature of Lea’s war- reporting. the concept of K Rations and food rationing is
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, with demon- a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Young • “Courage and Death: How Tom Lea’s Brave 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Magoffin Home
strations and free printmaking activities. Park, Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces. Bulls shaped his Paintings of War” is 5:30 to 7 State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin.
Steamroller printing begins at 11 a.m. and con- Information: (575) 523-6403 or p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at El Paso Museum of • “Peleliu Landing, the story behind a classic
tinues every hour on the hour. The fair offers handcrafted items created by History, 510 N. Santa Fe. book on a World War II Battle” talk by Claudia
Valpuri Remling, Master Printer of the artists from around the Southwest, food sup- • “Combat PTSD Then and Now” with Gulf
Please see Page 10
Tamarind Institute, will speak at the Silver City porting non-profit organizations, wine and beer
Museum Annex, Sunday, Oct. 13, and will later garden, Children’s Realm, entertainment on
offer portfolio critiques. There will also be several stages and more.
workshops and printmaking activities all day. New this year is Jeffrey the Juggler, Indian
dancers and “foam fencing,”
Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show — The
Jousting on horseback from Order of Epona is
annual car show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Royal procession led by
Oct. 12, on the Old Mesilla Plaza. The show
Queen Sherrie begins at 1 p.m. both days.
features hot rods, muscle cars (pre-1972),
Admission: $10; free for age 12 and younger;
trucks, low riders, motorcycles and classics.
advance tickets (two for $15) offered at the
Admission is free for spectators. Information:
DAAC Arts and Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de
(575) 524-3262 or
Mercado, Suite-B-D, Pic Quik, or at
Tularosa Art and Wine Fest — Rotary No pets except service animals.
Club of Tularosa hosts its festival noon to 9 VIP passes are $80 for two adults, with pre-
p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, ferred parking, access to VIP tent, refreshments
Oct. 12-13, at 800 3rd Street in Tularosa, and up-front views of jousting.
N.M. with live music, art and wine. Tickets: Free shuttle departs from the southwest park-
$12 in advance; $15 at the gate; $22 two-day ing lot of Mesilla Valley Mall starting at 9 a.m.
pass.; $5 non-drinking adult; $2 age 13-20,
West Texas
accompanied by parent. Information: (575)
430-6009 or
Dueling Chili Cookoffs — Two rival chili
Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 38th annual
cookoffs compete simultaneously on the first
Lincoln Country version of the German tradi-
weekend of November.
tion is Oct. 18-19 at the Ruidoso Convention
• The 53rd annual Original Terlingua
Center, with German food, beer, wine, music,
International (Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler
games, live music and folk dances. Hours are 5
Memorial) Chili Cookoff is Oct. 30-Nov. 2, at
to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m.
Arturo White’s Terlingua Store on Highway
Saturday. Arts and crafts booths will be fea-
170, with live music, art show, and more.
tured as well as a “Kinderhall.” Featured enter-
Tickets: $40. Information: (817) 251-1287,
tainment: The Klaberheads and Familienmusik or on Facebook at OTICCC.
Doppler from Austria. Portion of proceeds
• Terlingua International Chili Championship
benefit various Lincoln County charities.
— The 53rd annual CASI-sanctioned champi-
Admission: $12 per day; $20 for both days; $8
onship cookoff events are Oct. 28-Nov. 2 with
for ages 13-17 and free for children 12 and
cookoff Saturday, Nov. 2 at Rancho CASI de
under. Children and teens must be accompa-
los Chisos in Terlingua. Cost: $40 per person
nied by adult. Information: (575) 257-6171 or
per week for camping; $30 early bird.
Information: 713-248-0681, or on
Cultural Bazaar —9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Facebook at CASI Chili Appreciation Society
Oct. 19, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. International.
Main in Las Cruces, with art, music, dance,
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October Roundup Thunderbird, with vendors, crafts, bake sale,
book sale, silent auction, Grandma’s Attic, cafe,
Cont’d from Page 9
and more. Admission is free. Information: 584-
2133 or
Rivers, head of UTEP’s C.L Sonnichsen Special
The bazaar is the main fundraiser for the
Collections, is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23,
Western Hills United Methodist Women’s mis-
at UTEP Library’s McNeely Room, Sixth Floor.
sions and charities.
• A talk on “WWII Medicine Then and Now” is
noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Medical Fall Festival & Market — The 3rd annual
Education Building, Room 1150, 5001 El Paso, free festival is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at
with Alan Tyroch, M.D., professor and Chair of the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset,. Games,
Surgery at Texas Tech University. trick-or-treat and scavenger hunt, face painting
The lecture is also set for 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and costume contest for kids. Information: sub-
Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Southwest University or on Facebook.
Auditorium, 1420 Geronimo.
• World War II-focused feature films are 1
Fort Bliss Yard Sale — The semiannual
post-wide yard sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays in October at El
Saturday, Oct. 19. Information: 568-2554.
Paso Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Call
Old Fort Bliss Replica, 5054 Pershing Road,
for times, films: 212-READ.
offers sale spaces for DoD ID cardholders not
• A Fort Bliss Living History Kids Day is 9 a.m.
living on post. No commercial sellers.
to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Old Fort Bliss,
Information: 588-8482.
5054 Pleasonton Road, with ice-cream churn-
ing, cowboy band party, marshmallow roasting, Guatemalan Mercado — The bi-annual
flag retirement/burning of the flags, reenact- sale of Guatemalan crafts is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
ment of a day in the life of Tom Lea. p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Deming Arts Center,
100 Gold in Deming, N.M. Information: (575)
Bazaars and fairs 546-3663, or on Facebook.
Sunrise Lions Gun Show — The semian-
915 Pop-Up markets at Whole Foods
nual gun and outdoors show opens at 9 a.m. to
— 100 Pitt. Information on Facebook at
5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 19-20, at Las Cruces Convention Center,
• Oktoberfest 2Day Market is noon the 5 p.m.
680 E. University in Las Cruces. Information:
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, with craft beer,
German sausage and more.
• Not so Scary S’PuPtacular Halloween Mission Trail Art Market — 11 a.m. to 6
Celebration is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, in the historic
19, with trick or treating and costume con- Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario,.
tests. Pets welcome. Storytime pumpkin deco- Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmar-
rating in the Community Room.
• Night Market is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
Live music at 7 p.m. Tooth and Veil — 820 N. Mesa. Ugly
• Día de Los Muertos Market is 11 a.m. to 5 Halloween Sweater Tea party is 7 to 11 p.m.
p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Friday, Oct. 25. Information: 443-2698,
Nov. 2-3, with altar building. or on Facebook.
915 Pop-Up Markets at the Outlet Shoppes at Fall Art Market — The new Schuster
I-10 and Transmountain are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Studio, 5536 Westside Drive, will host its first
Saturday, Oct. 12 and 26. art market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11
Art in the Park — The City Parks & a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26-27, with art by
Recreation Department’s semiannual arts and Pam Schuster (jewelry and fused glass artist),
crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Tamara Michalina St. Jean (flameworking and
Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Memorial Park, 3100 jewelry), Romy Hawkins (repujado and mixed
Copper. Admission is free. Information: 212- media), Terry Wright (mosaics), Cindy Dolezal
1704 or (recycled clothing) Lisa Magnano Craig (glass
and mosaic), Stephanie Romero (painter), and
Magic Morning Market — The Candie Printz and Green Hope Project (ceram-
Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 ics and recycled art). Admission is free.
Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market Information: (432) 208-7957.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month
(Oct. 5, Nov. 2). Information: 585-9296. Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show
— The trading card and toy show is 10 a.m. to
St. Mark’s Fall Bazaar — St. Mark’s 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Sunland Park
United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road, Mall,. Information: 222-5458.
hosts its arts and craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, with food items, arts and Fort Bliss Holiday Bazaar — The NCO
crafts items and pumpkins. Proceeds benefit Wives’ Club hosts the annual bazaar Nov. 2-3
the church’s Hungary missions team. at Stout Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss,
Information: 581-4444 or 2930 Cassidy. More than 100 vendors offer
arts, crafts, antiques and food. Hours are 10
Senior Health Fair — The Bowling Family a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth, hosts its health fair 9 Sunday. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit club’s
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Vendor various charitable projects; admission fees to
space is $25 by Oct. 4; Proceeds benefit Strong towards the club’s scholarship fund. Admission:
Kids Campaign. Information: 755-YMCA. $1 (includes door prize ticket); free for ages 17
and younger. Information: 309-0970.
Ladies Fall Craft Fair — The fundraiser for
Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Oriental Shrine Hubbell Trading Post on the Road —
and Social Order of the Beauceants Saturday The trading post’s Navajo rugs and jewelry will
and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, at El Maida Shrine be offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Information: Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at White Sands National
Rosemary Alsworth, (575) 496-9878. Monument. Rug talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
each day, and weaving demonstrations
Western Hills Autumn Bazaar — The
throughout the day. Information: (575) 479-
annual fall bazaar is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
6124 or
Oct. 12, at Western Hills United Methodist
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October Roundup begins at 9 p.m. with music by the Delk Band. ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ walk — 350 fine wines paired with food sampes from
All proceeds benefit NM Comprehensive YWCA El Paso del Norte Region hosts its 9th the area’s finest chefs and restaurants. Tickets:
Cont’d from Page 10
Cancer Center. Tickets: $100; $1,200 tables annual international men’s march, raising $100; age 21 and older only. Information: 833-
for ten. Information and registration: (575) 642- awareness to stop rape, sexual assault and gen- 6616, or on Facebook.
Farmer’s Markets 5696 or (575) 642-5693 or der violence, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at
‘Making Strides Against Breast
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Doors open to the public for the dance only Anson 11, Downtown El Paso. Participants will
at 8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door; age 12
Cancer’ — American Cancer Society will host
Crossing — One Ardovino Drive in Sunland walk a mile in red women’s high heel pumps to
its annual walk benefiting breast cancer aware-
Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon and younger free. raise money for the cause. Registration and
ness at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Ascarate
shoe pickup is 4:30 p.m., with awards at 6:30
through Sept. 28, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. begin- ‘Bubbles and Brew’ — The 5th annual Park. Walkers may sign up as individuals or
ning Oct. 5. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. p.m. Registration: $25; $20 student and mili-
“Flights and Bites” black tie gala Tasting Event teams to help raise funds for the cause.
3,, ardovi- tary. Registration to walk without heels: $300.
is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at El Paso Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. No registration or on Facebook at FarmersMarket. Information: 533-2311 or walkamileinher-
Holocaust Museum, 715 N. Oregon, with fee or fundraising minimum. Information, regis-
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, Registration at
flights of champagne and local microbrews, tration:
cornhole and washer toss. food and desserts, wine pull, cocktail bar and Empty Bowls — The 27th annual benefit for
Rail Fan Fun Days is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, live entertainment from singer Jessica Flores.
Operation Pumpkin — The 17th annual
El Caldito Soup Kitchen is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5-6. event benefiting Lee and Beulah Moor
All proceeds support the museum. Tickets: $60 Friday, Oct. 18, at St. Paul’s United Methodist
Canning demonstration is 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s home is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
after; age 21 and older admitted. Information: Church, Alameda and Griggs in Las Cruces.
Saturday, Oct. 19. 20, at Coronado Country Club. Area doctors
351-0048 or Soup donated by local restaurants is served in
Spookie’s Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and dentists test their surgical skills in a pump-
soup bowls hand made by Potters’ Guild of Las
Oct. 26, with crafts and trick or treating. Buddy Walk - EPCC Diversity Programs kin carving competition. Participants may bid
Cruces. Tickets: $20 lunch and handmade
host its 10th annual walk and 5K Fun Run bene- on finished creations in a live auction. Silent
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market bowl; $12 lunch only. Information: (575) (575)
fiting Down Syndrome Coalition and EPCC auctions also offered. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural 525-3831, or on Facebook.
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities beverages and cash bar available. Age 21 and
Affairs Department’s market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s Valle Verde El Paso Wine Fest — Rotary Club’s 7th older welcome. Tickets: $25. Information: 544-
each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Campus, 919 Hunter. Information: 241-1040, annual fundraising festival is 1 to 5 p.m. 8777 or
Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpa- or on Facebook. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Downtown El Paso, across from San Jacinto Plaza, with more than
Family Meal — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Please see Page 12
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, host a spe-
Market — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at Hobby cial collaborative benefit dinner 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Thursday, Oct. 10, benefiting Annunciation
Farmers Market at The Fountains — House. Jim Ward will play a private post-dinner
Fountains at Farah, 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 4 show. Tickets: $225 per person; includes seven
and 18 and Nov. 1. Information: fountainsat- courses along with appetizers and wine pair- or on Facebook. ings. Tickets: Information:
(575)589-0653 or
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
— 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and V.I.Pink — University Medical Center
Saturdays along Main Street, Downtown. Foundation of El Paso hosts a fundraising bene-
Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarm- fit for Sobreviviendo el Cancer Thursday, Oct. 10, at EPIC Railyard Event Center, 2201 E.
Mills, with guest speaker Estela Casa. Cocktails
Silver City Farmers Market — 8:30 a.m. at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program begin at 6
to noon Saturdays through October in the Main p.m. Tickets are $100 at umcfoundationelpa-
Street Plaza (7th and Bullard). Information: Information: Miriam Flores, 521-7229,
(575) 536-9681 or ext. 80524 or
Día de la Hispanidad — Sociedad Cultural
For a good cause de España and the Honorary Consul of Spain,
Martha Vera, present the 11th annual celebra-
Project ARRIBA Dinner — Project Arriba
tion of Día de la Hispanidad at 6 p.m. Friday,
hosts its 6th annual benefit dinner and fundrais-
Oct. 11, at El Paso Country Club. This year’s
er 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at El Paso
event includes tapas from different countries,
Convention Center. Keynote speaker is retired
Spanish cuisine, a tribute to the Gipsy Kings
UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio. Tickets:
with Euterpe, and dancing to the music of
$150 ($1,500 table for ten). Information: 843-
Azucar. Tickets: $125 ($100 members) avail-
4055 or
able at
Tomatoville — The 6th annual “BLTs for Information: 274-9563 or 309-2923.
Tocando” fundraiser for El Paso Symphony’s
Riding For Boobs — The 8th annual motor-
Tocando Music Project is 6:30 p.m. Friday,
cycle run against breast cancer begins at
Oct. 4, at 5035 Country Club Place. Happy
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, starting at
hour hosted by Rosalia & Angel Beltran, Jr.
Barnett Harley Davidson and ending at San
Wine, beer, refreshments, entertainment, an
Elizario Plaza with music by Texas Voodoo
BLTs by Tender Belly and D’Lox. Tickets: $80.
Stomp, and Whiskey D. Single day pass: $15;
Reservations: 532-3776 or
$20 two-day pass. Registration: ridingfor-
Borderless Giving — The Art and Framing or on Facebook.
Gallery presents the formal dinner-dance and The 3rd annual Horse Riding for Boobs is 10
art auction benefiting Borderless Giving 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, with meet up at 9 a.m.
p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Epic Railyard Center, behind the Presidio Chapel in San Elizario. Live
2210 E. Mills. Tickets: $100. Borderless Giving music follows. Registration: $15.
funds surgery at El Paso Children’s Hospital for
Harvest Gathering fundraiser —
Mexican children with disabling orthopedic con-
Mustard Seed Cafe and Westside Community
ditions. Information: 833-5250.
Church host the event 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Music by Jessica Flores. Participating artists
Thursday, Oct. 17, at 201 E. Sunset. All-you-
are Enrique Woo, Hector Bernal, Mario Ulloa,
can-eat soup, salad and bread provided by five
Daniel Padilla, Susan Ryde, Patrick Galbadon
area restaurants. Pastors from the community
and Berenice Perea
will be guest servers. El Paso Cowboy Gospel
Band will perform. Raffles and silent auction
Cowboys for Cancer Research Benefit
offered. Tickets: $35 at or at
— The organization’s 37th annual dinner, dance
Mustard Seed. Information: 440-SEED (7333),
and silent auction is Friday, Oct. 4, at Las or on Facebook.
Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner; dance
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October Roundup p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. week-
ends. Admission: $5 per family (free to military,
Cont’d from Page 11 educators and school employees, healthcare
professionals and first responders). Information:
El Paso Business Hall of Fame — The 778-5387 or
2019 induction ceremony hosted by Junior
Achievement is Friday, Oct. 25, at Grace UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Gardens, 6701 Westside. This year’s honorees — This year’s celebration is in memoriam of
are Josh Hunt and Kemp Smith Law. Doors founder of UTEP’s Chicano Studies program
open at 7 p.m. with dinner at 7:25 p.m. Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca; Political Science
Induction ceremony follows with a champagne Professor Dr. Rodolfo “Rudy” de la Garza;
toast and dance. Black tie formal. Tickets are attorney and activist Jesús B. Ochoa, Esq.; and
$150. Information: 772-5566. journalist Raúl Ruiz. Most events are free.
Information: 747-5462 or
El Paso Muscle Walk — The walk benefit-
ing Muscular Dystrophy Association is 9 a.m. Día de los Muertos Altar and Display is Oct.
Saturday, Oct. 26, at El Paso Fire Department 28-Nov. 8, in the University Library Third
Training Academy, 6800 Delta. Teams and indi- Floor Gallery, overlooking the atrium, open
viduals walk to raise money. Information: 584- during regular library hours.
6355. Registration at Lectures and film screenings are at UTEP
Murder at the Museum — International Library’s Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor,
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts its 5th unless listed otherwise:
annual fundraising murder mystery party 7 p.m. • Screening of “Birth on the Border,” a film by
Saturday, Oct. 26. Age 21 and older. Call for Ellie Lobovits, is 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
cost. Information: 543-6747 or international- • Student Panel on “Masculinidad, Derribando Constructos Sociales” Hugo Hinojosa Padilla is
noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.
‘Walk Like MADD’ 5K — Mothers Against • Presentation on “McCarthyism vs. Clinton
Drunk Driving will host its 5K walk in partner- Jencks” by author Raymond Caballero is 1:30
ship with El Paso Community College 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.
a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crime • Bilingual Poetry Reading with Bolivian poet
Victims Memorial Park, Judge Edward Marquez Gabriel Chávez Casazola is 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Library and Yucca Park, off Lafayette. Oct. 15.
Registration is 8:30 to 10 a.m. Information: • Performance of “Escape from Tornillo” by
779-1987, ext. 4885 or Nancy Lorenza Green and The Tornillo
Chamber of Commerce Gala — The Collective is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.
120th annual Greater El Paso Chamber of • Bilingual Poetry Reading with Spanish poet
Commerce gala celebrates “Día de Los Yolanda Castaño is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Muertos” 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at El Paso Nov. 1, in Quinn Hall, Room 212.
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. Black tie Off campus events:
event; masks and face painting encouraged. • “Health Opportunity Prevention Education
Information: 629-6714. Registration at for Home Free Populations” presentations are 6 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
16, at The Opportunity Center for the
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus — The fall Homeless, 1208 Myrtle.
fundraising event is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, • UTEP Chicano Studies Book Shield is 9 a.m.
Nov. 2, at El Paso Country Club, with dinner, Saturday, Oct. 19, at Familias Triunfadoras
live and silent auctions and music by Fungi Library, 12500 Socorro, in San Elizario.
Mungle. This year’s theme is a combination of
wearing an “ugly” Christmas sweater and “The Crimes Against the Elderly
Grinch Stole Christmas.” Tickets: $75 (Tables Conference - Adult Protective Services and
for ten available). Information: 449-5883, the El Paso County Attorney host the 12th or on Facebook. annual conference 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus is a non-profit Oct. 1, at Region 19 Head Start Education
organization working in the colonias of Juárez. Service Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego, with
vendors providing information on services for
El Paso Toy Run — El Paso Motorcycle the elderly, as well as lunch and door prizes.
Coalition’s 37th annual toy run parade begins at Walgreens will provide flu shots. Keynote
8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at International Trick speaker is Paul Greenwood, elder protection
Driving School 141 Quinella in Sunland Park advocate. Tickets are free with donated fan,
and ends at El Paso County Coliseum. Toy blanket or personal hygiene items. Registration
drop-off is at 11 a.m. with food, door prizes, required at Information: 834-
music and more. Proceeds benefit needy area 5772.
children . Entry: $10 plus new toy donation ($5
or more value). Information: 494-4881 or Community Cooking Classes — Project
Facebook. Vida, with support from Paso Health, offers
cooking classes to promote healthy eating
Salvation Army dinner — Former Dallas habits, guided by Maria Gutierrez. Gutierrez
Cowboy Randy White is special guest for the brings traditional recipes from local kitchens
Salvation Army’s annual dinner at 6 p.m. and present them with a healthier spin.
Thursday, Nov. 7, at Grace Gardens, 6709 Session 2 classes are 10 a.m. to noon
Westside. Cost: $100 per seat; VIP passes are Thursdays, Oct. 3 and 10, at 7000 Fifth, Room
an additional $100, and include early entry at 5 301 in Canutillo. Information: Raquel Burrows,
p.m. RSVP by Nov. 1 to 544-9811. Information: 533-7057, ext. 735 or on Facebook Session 3 classes are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at SalArmyElPasoTX. Thursdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31, and Nov. 7
an 14, at Linda Vista Apartments, 4866
Something for everyone Hercules. Information: Abril Santiesteban or
Daisy Herrera: 533-7057, ext. 122 or 113.
Parade of Homes — El Paso Association of
Builders’ 2019 Parade of Homes runs through EPCC Hispanic Heritage Mentor’s
Oct. 6. This year’s homes are in the Valley Dinner — El Paso Community College and
Creek 3 subdivision by Hanson Development at Diversity Programs’ Hispanic Heritage 18th
Upper Valley and Gomez Roads, showcasing
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Disney on Ice: ‘Mickey’s Search Party’ ans at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the
— Disney On Ice returns to El Paso County Philanthropy Theatre (next to Plaza Theatre),
Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, Wednesday through hosted by “clean” comic Orlando “Lando VC”
Sunday, Oct. 2-6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Cordova. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster).
nightly, plus matinees at noon and 3:30 p.m. Information: 533-4020 or
Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s and perform- Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop Sunday features regional artists, as well as Featured comics are Adam Dominguez,
ance and the noon Saturday show in Spanish. artist, who this year became the first female Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Anthony Austin Brown, Joe Rodriguez, Nico
Tickets begin at $31 (Ticketmaster). solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Mariachis. Adjemian, and Dante Verduzco.
Information: 533-9899, or Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, Next show is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3:
‘El Paso Forever’ — Rockers Cold War Kids “Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged” with
at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E.
headline the 2nd annual El Paso Forever benefit Emily Davis and Jaimielynn Amato.
Paisano. Tickets: $80-$600 (Ticketmaster).
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the
Latin Grammy winner returns to El Paso at 8 ‘Cleopatra metió la pata’ — The Spanish- Union Plaza district of downtown El Paso. El ‘Swan Lake’ — Russian Ballet Theatre pres-
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Plaza Theatre. language musical comedy is 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Paso’s Emily Davis and the Murder Police, cur- ents its new production of Tchaikovsky’s classic
Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy Friday, Oct. 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: rently touring with Bad Religion, and Sleepspent at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abraham
awards, including “Best Folk Album” in 2017. $50-$80; $100 VIP (Ticketmaster). open the show. Tickets: $25, plus fees; available Chavez Theatre, choreographed by Nadezhda
Tickets: $41 to $101.50 (Ticketmaster) at Kalinina. Tickets: $25-$115 (Ticketmaster).
J Balvin Arcoíris Tour — The Colombian Proceeds benefit the “Because of You Fund”
We Are Messengers — The Christian rock superstar performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, Mariachi del Divo — The mariachi that
in the El Paso Community Foundation, and will
and pop band, originally from Ireland, performs at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $33 to accompanied Juan Gabriel on tour international-
help support the first You Rock!, an inclusive
at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Immanuel $123; VIP packages: $229-$399 (Ticketmaster). ly for more than two decades performs their
girls’ music camp planned for summer 2020.
Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins. Tickets: $16 in “Alma de Juarez” Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
advance; $20 day of show. VIP: $55. Las Cruces Country Music Festival — Information: Facebook at BecauseOfYouFund.
20, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$85.
Information: 449-6909, Ronnie Milsap, Gretchen Wilson, Frank Ray and Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy-
Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy are are among Dream Theater — The two-time Grammy-
winning Latin pop duo and the Mexican pop
La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation, La the headliners for the 7th annual festival Friday nominated progressive music titans celebrate
band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at El
Adictiva de San Jose de Mesillas, comes to El through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at Hadley Sports 20 years of “Scenes from a Memory” with its
Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$200.
Paso’s Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Complex. Two stages of music (second Stage “Distance Over Time Tour” at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49.50-$109.50 (Ticketmaster). features local and regional favorites), food ven- Wednesday, Oct. 23, Abraham Chavez Theatre.
dors, western and apparel vendors, kids corral, Way Out West Fest — Country band Tickets: $39.50 to $69.50 (Ticketmaster).
André Reyes — The former Gipsy Kings
and cash bar. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, 4 Midland headlines the 4th annual fusion of cul-
guitarist and vocalist brings some of the group’s Gloria Trevi — The Mexican pop diva per-
p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Tickets: ture Saturday, Oct. 12, at Southwest University
favorite songs, including “Bambolero” and forms her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m.
$40 for Friday or Saturday; $10 Sunday; Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili
“Volare” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Plaza Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins
Weekend passes: $80. VIP passes: $150 Challenge. Also performing: The Wild Feathers,
Theatre. Tickets: $59-$129. (Ticketmaster). Center, with special guest Karol G. Tickets:
(includes Thursday VIP party). Age 12 and Desure and Madison Kozak. Gates open at 5
$33.50-$163.50 (Ticketmaster).
Gabriel Iglesias — The comedian’s “Beyond younger admitted free with adult. Prices higher p.m. Tickets: $30; $45 Western Tech Party
the Fluffy” World Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, at gate. Information on Facebook at LCCountry Zone Floor; $150 TFCU-VIP; available at south- Zoé - The Grammy and Latin Grammy-win-
Oct. 5, at Abraham Chavez. Iglesias is one of or . Information: epway- ning alt rock band from Mexico return to El
the few elite comedians who has headlined and Friday’s Main Stage acts are Big & Rich with or Facebook at EPWayOutWest. Paso for their “Aztlan” Tour at 8 p.m.
sold out the Staples Center, Madison Square Cowboy Troy, Casey Donahew, and Frank Ray. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Plaza Theatre.
Cloud 915 Comedy Showcase — El Paso Tickets: $59 to $150 (Ticketmaster).
Garden and the Sydney Opera House. Tickets: Saturday’s headliners are Gretchen Wilson,
Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series
$47.50 (Ticketmaster). Ronnie Milsap, and Jessie G.
opens its 6th season featuring six local comedi-
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Ticket of Tower Of Power, is 8 p.m. on Saturday,
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band Nov. 30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets:
Cont’d from Page 13
brings their “Rayando El Sol” tour to El Paso at $35 (Ticketmaster).
8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at UTEP’s Don
Hozier — The multi-platinum Irish singer- Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75;
Trans-Siberian Orchestra — Trans-
songwriter returns to El Paso for his Siberian Orchestra returns at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages $325-
“Wasteland Baby” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Wednesday, Dec. 4, in UTEP’s Don Haskins
$775 (Ticketmaster).
Oct. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre with Center, presented by the Hallmark Channel.
guest Freya Ridings. Hozier’s 2013 hit “Take Five Finger Death Punch — The metal Tickets: $38.25-$72.25 (Ticketmaster).
Me to Church” topped the charts in 12 coun- band performs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7,
at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Three
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony — The
tries and received a Grammy nomination.
Grammy-winning rap group performs at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster). Days Grace, Bad Wolves, and Fire From the
Friday, Dec. 6, at El Paso County Coliseum,
Gods. Tickets: $47.75-$77.75. VIP packages:
Michael W. Smith — The multi-platinum $197-$498 (Ticketmaster).
4100 E. Paisano, made up of Layzie Bone, Bizzy
Christian singer/songwriter and best-selling Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-
author performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy win- Bone. Tickets at Ticketmaster.
at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $25- ning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour
to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza
Cristela Alonzo — The comedian, actress,
$75 (Ticketmaster). Information: utepsepe-
writer and producer brings her “My Affordable Theatre. Tickets: $55-$140 (Ticketmaster).
Care Act” stand-up comedy tour to El Paso at
Smith has won three Grammy Awards and 45
‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Philanthropy
Dove Awards, and has sold more than 15 mil-
George and their friends’ new live show, is 6 Theatre, in the Plaza Annex. She will also host
lion albums. He also has raised funds to battle
p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez a book signing for her new memoir, “Music of
AIDS in Africa, started a haven for young peo-
Theatre, based on Entertainment One’s top- My Years,” at the event. Tickets: $40
ple in Tennessee, and has helped more than
rated Nick Jr series. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP (Ticketmaster).
70,000 children through Compassion
packages $145-$155; includes character meet-
International. Smith has also starred in two
and-greets. (Ticketmaster).
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The
films and published 14 books. Moscow Ballet performs at 7 p.m. Friday, and 1
Robert Dubac’s ‘The Book of Moron’ and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Plaza
— Dubac’s new Off-Broadway solo hit comes Theatre. Tickets: $29-$99 (Ticketmaster).
to El Paso Nov. 8-10, at the Philanthropy Information:
Theatre in the Plaza Theatre’s Annex, taking on
such topics as the barriers of sex, race, religion,
John Leguizamo’s Latin History for
politics and the media. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Morons — Actor/comic Leguizamo brings his
one-man Broadway show to El Paso at 7:30
Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Plaza Theatre.
Sunday. Tickets: $50 (Ticketmaster).
Tickets: $37.50-$67.50 (Ticketmaster).
‘The Book of Moron’ has been described as
one of the most “hilarious” “intelligent” and ‘A Drag Queen Christmas: The
“scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Naughty Tour’ — The show starring con-
Mark Twain. testants from RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH-1 is 8
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Abraham
Blue Man Group — The wildly popular per-
Chavez Theatre. Tickets start at $35; VIP pack-
formance group present their new show,
ages are $150 (Ticketmaster).
“Speechless,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, Nov. 19-20 at the Plaza Theatre, Il Divo — The tenor group presents “A
as part of the Broadway in El Paso Series. Holiday Song Celebration” at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Tickets: $30-$75. Information: 231-1111, Dec. 15, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50- or on Facebook at $109.50. VIP: $277-$553 (Ticketmaster).
Broadway in El Paso.
Styx — The rock ’n’ roll renegades comes to
Newsboys — The Christian pop band’s the Abraham Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
“Greatness of Our God” Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP
Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Abraham Chavez packages $176-$347. (Ticketmaster).
Theatre, featuring Ryan Stevenson, with Adam
Agee and special appearance by Kevin Max. A Merry-Achi Christmas — Mariachi Sol
Tickets: $20-$100 (Ticketmaster). de Mexico brings back its holiday show at 7:30
p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Plaza Theatre,
La Arrolladora Banda Limón — The featuring Ballet Folklorico Quetzales. Tickets:
Latin Grammy winning group from Matzatlán, $26.50-$62.50 (Ticketmaster).
Sinaloa, performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50- Sesame Street Live ‘Let’s Party’ —
$129.50 (Ticketmaster). The Sesame Street Live returns with a new
show Dec. 21-22, at Abraham Chavez
Chris D’Elia — One of the most in-demand Theatre. Showtimes are 1 and 4:30 p.m.
performers in comedy presents his “Follow the Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $22-$45
Leader” show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1100,
Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $37.50-
The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of
The 70s Reunion Party — Grammy-win- the Beatles returns to El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
ner Hazel Payne of A Taste of Honey, and Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Plaza Theatre.
Tyriq Johnson, lead singer of Santa Fe & The Tickets: $25-$55.(Ticketmaster).
Fat City Horns and Serpentine Fire (Earth,
Wind & Fire Tribute), headline a dance party ‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the
and concert celebrating the 1970s from 6:30 to Chocolate Factory’ — Broadway in El Paso
11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at El Maida Shrine, presents the hit musical based on the original
6331 Alabama, with disco, soul and Motown film Jan. 29-Feb. 2, at the Plaza Theatre.
hits. Also featured is a “Tribute To Motown” Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information:
with Jerome Gullatt and special guest, 231-1111 or
Hypnosis. Cost: $29; $39 VIP, plus service ‘The Bachelor’ Live on Stage — The hit
charge. Tickets at El Maida or call ( 575) 520- romance reality series comes to El Paso at 7
8776. Information: p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Abraham Chavez
The Temptations and Four Tops — An Theatre. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50 (VIP $135).
evening with legendary musical groups Dennis Information:
Edwards’ The Temptations Revue, the Four
Tops, and Lenny Williams, original lead singer
Please see Page 15

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Here’s the Ticket except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Canada’s top musicians. Tickets: $39-$69. NM Tech Performing Arts Series —
Booths $10 more; available at • Reza, Edge of Illusion — One of the top tour- Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico
Cont’d from Page 13 Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), ing illusionists in America performs at 7 p.m. Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M.
Venues & series or on Facebook. Friday, Oct. 25. Tickets: $39-$59. Information:
• Oct. 3-6: Steve Kramer • The Four Italian Tenors “Viva Italia! — 7 p.m. • Taj Express — The mix of Bollywood film,
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 • Oct. 10-13: The Greg Wilson Saturday, Nov. 9. dance, and music is Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. • Oct. 17-19: Slade Ham • “The Wizards of Winter — 8 p.m. Friday, Tickets: $22 ($20 seniors, $10 youth).
Most shows 18 and older admitted; all those • Oct. 24-27: Nick Guerra Nov. 22. The group will perform a rock opera • “The Accidentals” — The indie folk, pop and
under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets • Nov. 1-3: Rusty Dooley “The Christmas Dream.” $39-$69. rock instrumentals group performs Friday, Oct.
available under Information: Special Events: 25. Tickets: $18 ($16 seniors, $8 youth).
• Jay Pharoah — The six-season SNL alum per-
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
591-7625 or on Facebook at
forms at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and
Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older, — 1110 New York, in Alamogordo.
• Higher Power — The UK hardcore band per- 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-23.
unless listed otherwise. Tickets through Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickinger-
forms at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, with Face Tickets: $25; $30 VIP. or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-
Facts and local bands. Tickets: $10. • Steve O — 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and
877-277-5677 or • Channelling the King — The one-man musical
• Revocation — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Saturday, Dec. 6-7. Tickets: $30-$50.
• Sawyer Brown — The country band per- show that explores the relationship between
with Voivoid, Psycroptic, Skeletal Remains and • Donnell Rawlings — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and
forms Friday, Oct. 11. Tickets: $25-$65. Elvis Presley and Jessie Haldeman, an insurance
Conjurer. Tickets: $20; $25 day of show. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-
• Emeril Lagasse — The celebrity chef hosts a salesman from Long Island, is 7 p.m. Saturday,
• Beyond Creation — 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 21. Tickets: $20; $25 VIP.
dinner and demonstration Saturday, Oct. 12. Nov. 2. Tickets: $15, $26, $35.
with Beyond Creation, Fallujah, Arkaik, and
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts Tickets: $70. • hONEy hoUSe — Acoustic trio performs 7
Equipoise. Minors allowed only with adult.
— 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in • John Michael Montgomery — The country p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets: $10, $17, $25.
Tickets: Tickets: $20.
Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or star performs Friday, Nov. 8. Tickets: $25-$65. • ‘A Christmas Carol’ — The popular musical
• Bloodletting 2019 — The 13th annual North • Paquita de la Barrio — Ranchera singer production of the Dickens classic is 7 p.m.
American Tour is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, with
• Brass Transit — 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Francisca Viveros Barradas performs at Tuesday, Dec. 17. Tickets: $17, $32, $42.
DISENTOMB, Visceral Disgorge, Signs of the
This tribute to Chicago features eight of Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets: $39-$99.
Swarm, Continuum, Organectomy, Mental
Cruelty and local bands. Tickets: $20 in
advance; $25 day of show.
• Alter Beast — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, with
Cognitive, Micawber and Warforged. $15.
• Havok — 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, with
Ringworm and Mobile Death Camp. $15.
• Bodysnatcher — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
23, with Orthodox and Prison.
• Allegaeon — 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, with
Inferi and Paladin. Tickets: $20.
• Marbin — The progressive jazz-rock band
performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
• Ape Shifter — German-based progressive-
stoner trio performs Monday, Oct. 28. $15.
• Exhumed — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30,
with Necrot. Tickets: $15; $20 day of show.
• Suffocation — 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31,
with Belphegor, Abiotic and Nocronomicon.
Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of show.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas.
Information: Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
• The Aquadolls — So-Can indie band, 9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3. Tickets: $12.
• Still Woozy — The soul and R&B artist per-
forms at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $15.
• Cuco — The indie pop performer’s “Para
Mi” Tour is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with La
Doña and Kaina. Tickets: $24.
• Bad Suns — The rock band performs at 8
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. Tickets: $22.
• Man Man — Philadelphia experimental band
performs Monday, Oct. 14, with GRLwood.
• He is Legend — The rock band performs at 8
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Tickets: $15.
• Badflower — The rock band performs at 7
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Tickets: $17; VIP $89.
• The Crystal Method — The American elec-
tronic music act performs 10 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 19. Tickets: $20.
• The HU — Mongolian heavy metal band, 9
p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Tickets: $22.
• Remo Drive — The indie rock band performs
Friday, Oct. 25, with Summer Cannibals.
• Bad Omens — The metalcore band performs
at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Tickets: $12.
• Boombox Cartel — The band brings their
“Día De Los Muertos” Tour to El Paso at 7
p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Tickets: $10 ($100 VIP).
• The Wailers — The legendary reggae band
performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. $22.

El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday. Closed Oct. 20 and 31. Tickets: $6
Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday,

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El Paso Chopin Piano Festival — The reach performances are the first Friday of every
25th Anniversary of the annual series of piano month at a different location. The Oct. 4 per-
concerts are at 7 p.m. selected Saturdays at formance is noon at El Paso Public Library Main
Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Branch, 501 N. Oregon, with Opera Resident
Marcial. Admission is free, but people are Artists. Information: 581-5534 or
advised to arrive early. Information: chopin-
Classical Drinking — Doña Ana Arts or
Council (DAAC) hosts its monthly musical
• Sept. 28: Josh Wright, “America’s Got
series 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, fea-
Talent” Season 9 performer and prizewinner at
turing solo classical guitarist Marcos Cavalcante
the 2015 National Chopin Competition.
at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740
• Oct. 12: Mei Ting Sun. Sun performed in
Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. Cost: $15; tickets
concert on the Spring of Shanghai Festival in
in advance at or at the door. Cash
1986 at age five.
bar offered by Dry Point Distillers; non-alco-
• Oct. 26: Lucy Scarbrough, founder and
holic options offered. Information: (575) 523-
director of the Chopin Festival. She has served
three times on the Selection Jury for the
National Chopin Competitions. Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society
— The society presents the Dave Borrego
UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Band at its monthly concert series 7 p.m.
Arts Recital Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20, at First Christian Church,
except as listed. For most events, tickets are $5
1809 El Paseo in Las Cruces. The music begins
($3 students, military and seniors, free with
after a short business meeting. Admission: $10
UTEP ID and children 12 and younger).
($5 members; $1 students with ID). Coffee and
Information: 747-5606 or
dessert reception precedes the concert at 6:30
• Wind Symphony Concert is Tuesday, Oct. 1.
p.m. in the foyer. Information: Larry Brooks,
• UTEP choirs present “Building Bridges”
(575) 640-8752 or
Thursday, Oct. 3, featuring the Chamber
The band consists of Allan Rodriguez on organ
Singers and Trombone Quartet in their final
and piano, Ricky Malichi on drums, and Dave
performance before traveling to Leeds,
Borrego on guitar.
England. They will share the stage with guest
singers from Esperanza Azteca. EPSO’s ‘A Multi-Media Experience’ —
• Guest pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky performs El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by
Friday, Oct. 4. Bohuslav Rattay, features guest violinist Yevgeny
• Symphony Band Concert is Thursday, Oct. Kutik at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct.
10. The EPCC Concert Band will be featured 18-19, in the Plaza Theatre. Selections include
on the first half of the program. Tchaikovsky Concerto for Violin, op. 35 in D
• Guest Artist Recital with percussionist Ben Major and Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, op.
Wahlund is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Wahlund per- 60 in C major “Leningrad Symphony,” synced
forms ”Justice, Not Charity: William Sloane to a unique multimedia experience incorporat-
Coffin’s Love Letters to America” with UTEP ing Tom Lea’s iconic WWII paintings, sketches
Percussion Professor Andy P. Smith. The work and photos of his time as an embedded artist
for improvised percussion solo or ensemble correspondent. Tickets: $16-$45; $9 and $11
uses random audio quotes by civil rights activist for students (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-
and Christian pastor, William Sloane Coffin. 3776 or
• Orchestra Concert is Thursday, Oct. 24, Opening notes with Dr. James Welsch are
with music by Rodrigo, Nielsen, Respighi and presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the
Offenbach. Soloist is Dr. Dena Jones, perform- Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza. This
ing the difficult and rarely heard Concerto for month, Welsch and Holly Packard Cobb will
Piano and Orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo. provide background and insight into the sym-
• Spanish Song Competition Winners Concert phony music to be performed and the WWII art
perform Friday, Oct. 25. of Tom Lea.
• UTEP Percussion Ensemble Halloween
Bryan Wallick – The pianist opens Pro-
Concert is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, featuring
Musica’s 2019-2020 season with performances
works with a macabre theme, including Bach’s
at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at DAAC Arts
Toccata and Fugue for Organ performed on
and Cultural Center- 1740 Calle de Mercado in
steel pans and electronics, and Wally Gunn’s
Mesilla (preceded at 7 p.m. with champagne
”Vicious Children.” Costumes encouraged.
reception); and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at
• FOCUS Ensembles presents a world music
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $25
concert Sunday, Oct. 27.
($20 senior/military; $5 students and federal
NMSU Department of Music — Most employees). Information: 747-8163 or
performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Atkinson
Music Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe. Wallick will perform music from Franck,
Information: (575) 646-2304 or Brahms, Barber, Bach and more.
Disney and Pixar’s Coco ‘Live’ — El
The department hosts its “Autumn Overture”
Paso Symphony Orchestra will give new life to
concerts in October:
one of Disney/Pixar’s most beloved films,
• Tuesday, Oct. 1: Wind Symphony
“Coco” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the
• Friday, Oct. 4: University Choirs
Plaza Theatre, in celebration of Día de los
• Tuesday, Oct. 8: Philharmonic Orchestra.
Muertos. Conductor James Welsch will lead the
• Thursday, Oct. 10: Symphonic Band
El Paso Symphony Orchestra performing
• Friday, Oct. 11: Jazz Ensembles.
Michael Giacchino’s beautiful score on stage,
• The NMSU Opera’s fall production is 7:30
while the award-winning film plays on a screen
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
above the orchestra. Presentation licensed by
First Fridays Series — El Paso Opera’s Disney and Pixar. Tickets: $25, $45, $55 and
new monthly series of free community out- $60 (Ticketmaster).

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Kareena, is the owner of Ancient Art Dance Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band
Studio, dancing and has performed traditional and Golden Oldies hits spun by DJ Larry are 1
Egyptian style Raqs Sharqi and classic American to 3 p.m. every Monday, plus Fridays except
bellydance since the 1980s. She will lead two the last two Fridays of the month, at Memorial
workshops earlier on Saturday, 9-11 a.m. and Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron. Information:
noon-2 p.m. Cost is $40 each. Call for details 212-2115.
‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ auditions (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-2070. and registration. Dances are also at Wellington Chew Center,
— Local youth age 6 to 18 are invited to audi- Proceeds help DSC students represent NMSU 4430 Maxwell, third Friday of the month.
ASTC Dance Party — American Southwest
tion for Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian at national competitions, produce shows
regionally and share dance locally.
Theatre Company hosts a post-Halloween Munson Center Dance — Munson Center,
Nutcracker” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at dance 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, ASNMSU 975 S. Mesquite, Las Cruces, hosts its monthly
For the Love of Dance, 7930 N. Mesa, and 1
Contra Dance — The Southern New Center for the Arts in Las Cruces, with music senior dance 4 to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at British Ballet by DJ Sassy, snacks, costume contest and silent
Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly the month (Oct. 5, Nov. 2). Tickets: $3; can
Academy, 9417 Montana. Auditions led by auction. Tickets $10. Information: (575) 646-
contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. be purchased the week of the dance.
Moscow Ballet ballerina Bogdana Kopiy. 4515 or
18, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle Information: (575) 541-3000.
Register at
de Santiago in Las Cruces. This month features
Performance dates are 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6,
music by Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las
and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Plaza
Cruces. Caller is Carol Fugagli of Silver City.
The dance begins with beginners’ lessons at
Pets Alive El Paso’s 15th Annual
Masquerade Dance — USA Dance Chapter 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience needed.
5017 hosts a masquerade dance 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, at Shundo Ballroom Dance
Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). Information:
(575) 522-1691 or
Howl-O-Wine Dog Walk
Studio, 120 Paragon, with country western two Join us for
‘Ghost of the Dodo’ — Project In Motion
step, waltz, cha cha cha, salsa, tango, swing,
hosts a family Halloween performance
Dog Costume Contests,
merengue, foxtrot and more. Argentine tango
Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26, at the Door Prizes & Music
dance lesson is 2 to 2:45 p.m. followed by
Gin Studios, 430 N. Compress in Las Cruces.
social dancing. Snacks and drinks are included; Sunday, Oct. 27
Call for times, cost: (575) 208-4413, projectin-
BYOB/snacks welcome. Admission: $11 ($7 or on Facebook.
members and military; $5 high school and uni- Noon-4 pm
versity students with ID). Information: Raquel at ‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer La Viña Winery
345-6432, Veronica at 253-7876, or on and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater
Facebook at USA Dance Chapter 5017 Desert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mac’s
4201 Hwy 28
Dancers. Restaurant, 315 E. Mills. Featured dancer is La Union, NM
Selena Kareena. Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at
A Sunday Afternoon in the ’40s — The the door. Information, tickets: 691-1938 or
for more information:
Paso Del Norte Big Band hosts the dance 3:30
to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Woman’s
Club of El Paso. The 17-piece band will play
hits from the big band era. Admission: $15
(cash only). B.Y.O.B., food and snacks also
allowed.Door prizes and raffle. 1940s theme
attire encouraged. Information: 203-7292, 532-
6131 or
‘Swan Lake’ — Russian Ballet Theatre pres-
ents its new production of Tchaikovsky’s classic
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abraham
Chavez Theatre, choreographed by Nadezhda
Kalinina. Tickets: $25-$115(Ticketmaster).
“Swan Lake” features the story of Odette, a
princess, who falls under the spell of an evil sor-
Look Who’s Dancing — The 12th annual
dance event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at
NMSU’s Pan American Center. Las Cruces
community leaders and local personalities and
their DanceSport partners compete against
each other in a friendly contest. NMSU
DanceSport Company (DSC) students choreo-
graph the dances, instruct, and perform with
the local celebrities. Audience members cast
votes for the People’s Choice award. Tickets:
$12 general admission; $4 children

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Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and Information: (575) 874-5200 or on Facebook.
older, unless otherwise listed. Features both
The Doors Tribute at the Park —
local and touring performers. Most perform-
“Strange Days,” the tribute to The Doors, is
ances are free and begin at 9 p.m. Information:
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at
257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Franklin
• In Lessons — Sunday, Sept. 29 with local
Lounge, 1200 Futurity, with opening act Brown
support. Tickets: $5 (
Betty. Formed and based in Los Angeles,
• Stolen Jars — The indie folk band’s “A
Strange Days captures the magic, the mystery,
Reminder Tour” is Tuesday, Oct. 1, with local
and the madness of The Doors in their prime.
By combining vintage instruments with the lat-
• L’Freaq with Creature Canyon — 7 p.m.
est technology, they offer both an authentic on-
Friday, Oct. 18.
stage look and a studio album sound. Admission
• Estereomance — 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19,
is free; age 21 and older welcome. Information:
with The Holy Knives.
(575) 874-5200 or on Facebook.
• Caracara — 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, with If
We Were Turtles, Stay At Home and Homerun Tournament of Bands — The annual
Derby. showcase of area high school marching bands is
• John-Allison’s (A.W.) “A.W. Was Right All 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at NMSU’s Aggie
Along” Tenth Anniversary Tour is 10 p.m. Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Preliminaries
Tuesday, Oct. 22 end around 5:30 p.m.; finals are 8 to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $17; $7 age 6-12 (Ticketmaster).
Josh Turner — The Let Freedom Sing free
concert presents the country and gospel singer Also
at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Fort Bliss’s
‘Trolley Tracks’ A Streetcar Music
Freedom Crossing’s event lawn, 1611
Series — El Paso musicians will perform live
Pleasanton Road, with special guest Overton
in intimate sessions the last Thursdays of the
Road. No coolers or outside food and bever-
month through Oct. 31. Each performance
ages permitted. Chairs permitted on concrete
will last one loop on the streetcar live and will
areas only. The public is welcome; early arrival
be recorded live by Grammy-winning sound
is encouraged. Valid government-issued ID
engineer, Justin Leeah. Boarding begins at 7
required to enter. Information: 564-5311, free-
p.m. sharp in front of the Main Library at 501 or on Facebook at
N. Oregon. Price for streetcar entry: $1.50.
Information: 212-0001, district #1@elpaso-
Mesilla Jazz Happening — The 19th annu- or
al event is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6. The final sessions of the season are Sept. 26
Friday’s performances are 6 to 9 p.m. at six and Oct. 31.
Mesilla venues: La Posta de Mesilla featuring
Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.
Rubin Guiterrez Trio;
— 410 N. Broadway. The venue hosts live
Hacienda de Mesilla featuring Jim Helder Trio;
music acts at 7 p.m. on selected evenings.
Josefina’s Old Café featuring Border Jazz
Admission is free. Information: (575) 297-0289,
Quarter with Roman Chip and Billy Townes; St., or on Facebook.
Clair Winery & Bistro featuring the Derrick Lee
• Oct. 1: Karyn Ann (pop soul)
Quartet; Café Don Felix featuring The Coolside
• Oct. 28: Marbin (jazz-rock fusion), 7:30 p.m.
Collective; and NM Vintage Wine featuring
T or C Brewing hosts a free performance by
Chris Sanders and Bob Hull.
Grace Askew with Gato Malo at 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday are at the historic Old
Thursday, Oct. 3, at Albert Lyons Event
Mesilla Plaza (bring a lawn chair or blanket; lim-
Center, 2953 S Broadway, as part of the Sierra
ited amount of stadium seating available).
County Fair. Askew earned a spot on Team
Admission is free. Information:
Blake on the 4th Season of “The Voice.”
Saturday’s performances are 1 to 5 p.m. with
Border Jazz Quartet, Havana Quintet and La Parada — The monthly grassroots event
Noteworks. celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m.
Sunday’s performances are 1 to 6 p.m. with to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (Oct. 4)
Bassanova with Manny Flores, Jazz Unlimited at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market
Big Band, Supersax of the Southwest, and open all night. Information: 351-6023 or on
Fernie Lechuga and Azucar. Facebook at laparadaep.
El Paso Border Folk Festival — The 5th Zin Valle Free Music Sundays — Zin
annual concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
Pebble Hills High School Auditorium, 14400 mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
Pebble Hills, with Trio Los Panchos, Che to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Wine tasting
Apalache, Jose Luis Duval and local artists. offered. Bring a picnic. Information: 877-4544
Tickets: $15 in advance. Information: 474-9550 or
or • Oct. 6: Ricardo Valencia
• Oct. 20: Julio Ortiz
Selena Tribute at the Park — The trib-
• Nov. 3: James Springer
ute to “The Queen of Tejano,” Selena
Quintanilla, “Si Una Vez-El Tributo” is 8:30 Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Sunland — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Most shows 18 and older.
Park Racetrack and Casino’s Franklin Lounge, Admission is free, unless otherwise listed.
1200 Futurity. The live tribute presents Selena Information: 860-7777, or
throughout various chapters of her short but on Facebook.
illustrious career with three different singers Punk band TSOL performs Saturday, Oct. 19,
and a band performing Selena’s most memo- with opening act Subhumanity.
rable hits, including “Como la Flor,” “Bidi Bidi County artist Jon Pardi performs Tuesday,
Bom Bom,” “Amor Prohibido,” and others. Oct. 29. All ages show.
Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome.

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El Paso Locomotive FC — The profession- Mexico (exhibition)
al soccer team’s home games are at Southwest • 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2: St. Mary’s (Texas),
University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. exhibition game.
Information: 235-GOAL,,.
Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey
Game time is 7:30 p.m.
team plays at El Paso County Coliseum Events
• Wednesday, Oct. 2: Fresno FC
Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7.
• Thursday, Oct. 10: Austin Bold FC
Information: 491-7879 or
• Tuesday, Oct. 15: Portland Timbers 2, 7 p.m. screening of the critically acclaimed HBO movie College sports • Oct. 18-19: Texas Christian. Games are
“When it Was a Game.”
Johnny Tapia Boxing Invitational — UTEP Football — The Miners’ home games 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, at Vado El Paso Roller Derby — The doubleheader are at 6 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: • Nov. 1-2: Grand Canyon. Games are 10:30
Speedway Park, 15900 Stern in Vado, N.M. (1- bout Saturday, Oct. 19, at Nations Tobin $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or utepathlet- p.m. Friday, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
10 Exit 155). Information: (575) 524-7913, Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring NMSU Aggies Football — The Aggies host or on Facebook. Pistol Whip-hers vs. Los Alamos Roller Derby, • Oct. 5: UTSA Liberty for the homecoming game at 6 p.m.
Saturday: Amateur fights begin at noon. Pro and Hooligans vs. Beast Mode. First bout begins • Oct. 26: LA Tech Saturday Oct. 5, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in
fights begin at 7 p.m. at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in
UTEP Volleyball — Home games are at Las Cruces. Tickets: $10-$30(Ticketmaster).
Sunday: Amateur Invitational with car show, advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free
Memorial Gym. Friday games are 6 p.m. Sunday Information: (575) 646-1420 or
celebrity guests, live music, food and more. for age 10 and younger with paying adult.
games are 1 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Ticket
gates open at 11 a.m., first bell at noon. Information: (623) 285-4670,
Admission: $15 each day. Combo reserved, or on Facebook at epro- information: 747-6150 or
seat tickets for both days are $30-$50. llerderby. • Sunday, Oct. 6: UTSA (Don Haskins Center) Also
Weigh-ins are 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at • Friday, Oct. 11: UAB
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s • Sunday, Oct. 13: LA Tech, noon Nathaniel LaCour Halloween Classic
The Game, 2605 S. Espina in Las Cruces. Meet-
Championship Bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, • Friday, Oct. 25: Marshall Tournament — The basketball tournament
and-greet follows 3:30-5 p.m. Admission: $10.
at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27, at Logan
‘Diamonds in the Rough’ Baseball 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games Heights Physical Fitness Center (PFC) on Fort
Symposium — The symposium celebrating military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket informa- Bliss. Awards to first and second place winners.
the legacy of the sport of baseball to the each for pack of six) at tion: 747-6150 or Cost: $225 per team Oct. 1-13; $250 Oct. 14-
Southwest is Oct. 18-20 at Fort Bayard Information: or on • Thursday, Oct. 10: WKU, 7 p.m. 20. Open to the public. Information: 744-5785.
National Historic Landmark, six miles east of Facebook. • Thursday, Oct. 17: LA Tech, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 20: Southern Miss, Noon Public Ice Skating — “Holidays on Ice”
Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Information:
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice • Friday, Nov. 1: UTSA, 7 p.m. public skating hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays,
Doug Dinwiddie, (575) 388-4862, or beckydc-
hockey team’s season home games begin Oct. noon to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Full schedule at UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners will
25-27 vs. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 Sundays, and noon to 3 p.m. holidays, beginning
Opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, at the host an exhibition game against Texas Tech at 7
p.m. Sunday against the Pueblo Bulls at El Paso Friday, Nov. 1, at the El Paso County Coliseum
New Deal Theater, with a meet-and-greet with p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Don Haskins
County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Events Center, 4100 Paisano. All ages welcome.
participants, and a chance to view photos and Center. Tickets: $10 general admission.
Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Admission: $12; $10 military (skate rental
artifacts from local collections. Information: 747-5234 or
Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 cen- included). Spectator admission is free.
Historic baseball games are 3 p.m. Saturday at
ter line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home Information: 479-PUCK (7825),
Bataan Park, with rematch at 11 a.m. Sunday.
admission. Free admission to active military games are in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket or on Facebook at El Paso
Sunday game preceded by potluck at 9:30 a.m.
with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or information: 747-5234 or Hockey Association.
Panel presentations are 9 a.m. Saturday, in the • 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Eastern New
fort’s New Deal Theater, with an evening
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Sports Facebook at CarreraChupacabras. Course, 1858 Cottonwoods. Four person Course). Four-person scramble . Cost: $150
Chupacabritas family event is 9 a.m. Sunday, scramble. Cost: $125 per player; $500 per ($600 team of four). Information: 252-6511 or
Cont’d from Page 19
Oct. 13, with entertainment, food and exhibits. team. Guest lunch tickets: $20. Information: Proceeds benefit the First Tee of Greater El
Bicycling Gila Monster Gran Fondo — The 103- Paso along with other community projects.
mile, 69-mile and 39-mile bicycle rides through Bel Air Highlander Golf Tournament
Oryx Challenge Bike Tour — The 9th the Mimbres Valley and Gila Wilderness are — The alumni scholarship program’s 14th JLV Memorial Fund Golf Tournament
annual 30K and 82k cycling tours benefiting the 8Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. at annual tournament begins at 8 a.m. Friday, — The 10th annual golf tournament for men’s
USO begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at New Gough Park in Silver City and ending in Pinos Oct. 11, at Butterfield Trail Golf Course, 1858 cancer awareness begins with a shotgun start at
Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum on 4100 Altos. Entry fee is $100 by Oct. 1, $110 after. Cottonwoods. Oopen to alumni, family, friends noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Ascarate Golf
Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. 5K family Information, registration: or and supporters. Cost: $100 (4-man scramble). Course. Cost: $85 per person for 4-Fun flight;
run begins at 10:30 a.m. Food and entertain- (575) 590-2612. Information: 258-4410 or $100 per person for 3-Man Competitive flight.
ment offered at the museum after the tours. Information: 778-3153, or
Registration: $40 ($50 after Sept. 9 for general
Tour of Las Cruces — The 14th annual Child Crisis Center Golf Tournament on Facebook at jlvmenscancerawareness.
50K (31 miles) and 100K (62 miles) cycling — The 18th annual Memorial Golf Tournament
public; $15 active military and dependents.
rides are Sunday, Oct. 27. Information: (575) is 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Fort Bliss’s
Motor sports
Registration at
541-8271 or Underwood Golf Complex. Registration infor-
Chupacabras — The annual 100K mountain mation: 562-7955, ext 117, or
Vado Speedway Park — 15900 Stern in
bike race in Juarez is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Golf
at La Carbonifera. Also offered is the Fast Fifty
Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament — Vado, N.M. The 20th Annual Rancho Milagro
50K event, Sprint 30K and Chupacabritas. Cost,
Golf For Wildlife — Second Chance Wildlife EThe 5th annual golf tournament is at 11 a.m. USRA Fall Nationals are Oct. 25-27. Gates
Rescue hosts a benefit golf tournament at 10 Friday, Nov. 1, at Fort Bliss’s Underwood Golf open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, racing
information: or on
a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Butterfield Trail Golf Complex. Four-person scramble . Registration: begins at 7:45; gates open at 3 p.m. Sunday,
$125. Information: 479-0797, 538-2223 or racing begins at 5 p.m. Reserved: $18; general

Professional Life-Coach $15; youth (6-11) $5; Pit Pass $35. Information:

Mahria Thompson, MA
(575) 524-7913, or on
First Tee Desert Classic — Rotary Club Facebook.
of West El Paso’s 10th annual golf tournament
in memory of Jonathan Rogers begins with a Arroyo Seco Raceway — The Southern
shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off
Fort Bliss’ Underwood Golf Course (Sunrise I-10 at the Akela exit. Information: (575) 494-
4794 or
Get Clarity and Confidence! Motorcycle Trackdays are Oct. 5 and 12 and
Being Accountable Energizes You Nov. 2. ASMA Motorcycle Roadracing is
& Empowers Your Success! Saturday and Sunday Oct. 12-13. ASR Drags
Bracket Series is Sunday, Oct. 20. ASR Test N
Read more about Mahria in her website: Tunes is Oct. 19.
Chile Challenge Trail Event — The 29th
family-friendly 4-Wheel Drive Trail event is
Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 16-19, at
Caballo Lake State Park’s Riverside
Campground area. Registration: $45 per event
per day. Information:
Rubber Chicken Ride — New Mexico Off
Highway Vehicle Alliance’s 8th annual ride is
Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25-27 in Truth or
Consequence. Registration: $65. Information:
(505) 321-3155 or

Running events
Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 15th annu-
al 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School
is Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at Cotton and
Yandell. Information: 533-4248,
Walk/Run for Kids — Ronald McDonald
House Charities of El Paso hosts the 4th annual
fundraising 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 9
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sunland Park

Diamonds in the Rough

A Celebration of Baseball’s Legacy in SW New Mexico
Racetrack. Prizes given to top finishers, biggest
team, best-dressed team, and best-dressed
dog. Registration: $20; $10 age 10-17; free for
age 9 and younger; deadline is Sept. 29. Dogs
must be on leash). Registration: walkforkidsel- Information: 542-1522.
Oct. 18-20 at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark GEPD Run, Walk and Roll — Physical
Therapy Association 27th annual 5K run and 1-
Visit mile Fun Walk and wheelchair event is 8 a.m.
for full schedule of events Sunday, Oct. 6, at Ascarate Park. Registration:
For more information: $30; $35 on race day. Entrance fee to park is
email $2 per vehicle. Information: Rio Grande
or call 970-222-5084 Chapter of NCCIA, 298-7241. Registration at
Sponsored by Fort Bayard Historic
Preservation Society, the Village of Santa
Clara, New Mexico Humanities Council, 5K for Life — The 5K run and 1 mile walk
and the Grant County Lodgers Tax benefiting Guiding Star El Paso is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Guiding Star, 1411
Montana. Registration (through Oct. 10): $20;
$15 age 9 and younger. Late fee is $5 extra.

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Sports photo booth, “bulls” and costume contest
(dress as a favorite movie character).
Cont’d from Page 20
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K — The
Franklin Wrestling 5K — Franklin High annual 5K run is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19,
School’s wrestling team’s fundraising 5K and 1- at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200
mile walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Franklin Futurity. Entry is free, but registration required;
High School, 900 N. Resler. Cost: $25. participants encouraged to raise funds for the
Information fight against Alzheimer’s. Information: 544-1799
or Register at or
Sleeping Lion Ridge Trail Runs — The 6 beginning at 8 a.m. day of event.
and 10-mile trail runs and 3-mile run and walk,
benefiting Save Our Desert Trails, are 8:10 a.m. ‘Irish Run’ — Cathedral High School’s 14th
Sunday, Oct. 13, at Don Haskins Recreation annual 5K run and 1-mile fun run and walk
Center, 7400 High Ridge. Cost (through Oct. begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Cathedral
10): $25 10 and six mile run; $20 3 mile. After High School, 1309 N. Stanton. Cost: $20. Race
Oct. 11: $30 10 and six mile run; $25 3 mile. day registration: $25. Information: 433-4818.
Registration: Register at

Fort Bliss Zombie Run — The inaugural Marathon 2 Marathon — The 17th annual
2-mile run is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19,beginning marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs are
and ending at the Fort Bliss Massacre on Saturday, Oct. 26, on Hwy 385 from Marathon
Marshall Road Haunted House, 1717 Marshall . to Alpine, Texas. Marathon is 7:30 a.m., half
Cost: $20 for the Survivor Package (includes a marathon is 8:30 a.m. and 10k and 5K is 10
t-shirt and Haunted House admission). No a.m. Early registration: $99 marathon; $80 half-
Brainer package is $10. Registration through marathon; $50 10K and 5K by Oct. 1; all fees
Oct. 13 at Soto Fitness Center and through increase by $20 after deadline. Registration:
Oct. 16 at Information: 744- or
5788. Late registration is 4 to 4:45 p.m. on-site Race for Education — FirstLight
the day of event ($5 late fee). Community Foundation’s 5K and 1 Mile
Running of the Bulls 5K — The 3rd annu- Fun/Run Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at
al 5K run/walk inspired by the Pamplona, Spain Braden Aboud Park, 4325 Riverbend.
event is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, through Registration: $25 by Oct. 18; $35 on race day.
Downtown El Paso. Suitable for all ages and fit- Information:
ness levels. Registration: $25; raceadventure- Oso Fun Harvest Run — The 5K Costume or run and 1-mile walk benefiting Bowie High
This year’s bulls have gone “Hollywood,” with School Jardin is 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at
a celebrity costume contest as well as bounce Bowie High School. Registration: $20 through
house, food, music and more. Pre- and post- Oct. 25; $25 at packet pick up and on race day;
race activities are at the Oregon and Franklin $15 high school students through Oct. 25.
parking lot. Activities include DJ, bounce house, Information:

Western Hills Autumn Bazaar

Saturday, Oct. 12 • 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Western Hills United Methodist Church
Stewart Family Life Center, 524-A Thunderbird
Vendors, Crafts, Bake Sale, Book Sale,
Silent Auction, Grandma's Attic, Café, and more
Free Admission
Information: (915) 584-2133 or
Proceeds benefit Western Hills United Methodist Women’s missions and charities

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October Roundup Oct. 8, at El Paso Country Club. Reception at
7:30 p.m. with program at 8:30 p.m. Tickets:
Cont’d from Page 11 $30; available at RSVP by
Oct. 2 at 534-4422, ext. 149. Honorees include
annual dinner, “Hispanic Americans: A History Aliana Apodaca, Deborah Hamlyn, Deborah
of Serving our Nation,” is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Zulooga, Ann Branon Horak, Renee Tanner,
Thursday, Oct. 3, at Administrative Service Col. Shawna E. Scully and Diana Natalicio.
Center, Building A Auditorium, 9050 Viscount,
with keynote speaker Ellen Ochoa, the first Community Health Fair — Center for
Latina astronaut in space. Tickets: $30 through Employment Training and El Paso Health host
Oct. 1 at any EPCC cashiers’ offices or the free health fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Information: 831-332or Oct. 10, at 294 Candelaria. Information: 859-
Facebook at EPCCHispanicHeritage. 1070 or
EPHS Museum — El Paso High School Faces of Diabetes Conference — The
Alumni Association will celebrate the grand 16th annual Faces of Diabetes Conference is 7
opening of the EPHS Museum with a dedication a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at El Paso
10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, as part of its Marriot, 1600 Airway, hosted by El Paso
Homecoming Celebration. The museum is Diabetes Association.Guest speakers, breakout
located on the corner of Cliff and Virginia. RSVP sessions and lunch. Information: aorquiz@epdi-
by Sept. 30 to Araceli Almanza, 545-2246. Registration: $150 to $200 for pro-
fessionals; $30 for students at
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas
hosts free programs 1:15 to 3 p.m. selected Pink Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer
Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the
Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. Information: (703) pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors
434-1196 or 10 a.m. to noon p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, featur-
• Oct. 5: “Karma, a Loving Gift from God,” ing mastectomy clothing and accessories.
Light & Sound Service. Information: 562-7660, ext. 304.
• Oct. 19: “ECK Wisdom on Karma &
Orange and Blue Day — UTEP’s
Reincarnation,” discussion on books by Harold
Enrollment services hosts a day for prospective
UTEP students to learn about the school’s
Paw Patrol Party — Bassett Place mall, offerings 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.
6101 Gateway West, hosts a free meet-and- Information: 747-5890. Register at
greet party with Chase and Marshall of “Paw
Patrol” 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, with live
Compassionate Friends ‘Walk to
entertainment from local groups, face painting,
Remember’ — Compassionate Friends’ 6th
balloon twisting and more. Information: 772-
annual walk is 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at
7479 or
Album Park, 3110 Parkwood. The 1.5-mile
Women of Impact — El Paso Electric and
El Paso Inc. present the awards event Tuesday,
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the region’s
3 biggest fall
fairs all are Renaissance ArtsFaire is Nov. 2-3 at Young Park in Las Cruces.
Photo by Rick Tate

the half-
century mark

Story by Lisa Kay Tate

A Christmas Fair is Nov. 1-3 at El Paso Convention Center. Las Artistas is Nov. 23-24 at Epic Railyard Event Center.
Photo courtesy of Junior League Photo courtesy of Las Artistas

n 1970, a group of El Paso artists organ- donation, but as the event grew, an admis- explained. In an age where almost any item shoppers each year, featuring more than
ized a holiday art market in a back yard. sion price was added. That didn’t deter can be found online, people no longer rely 230 merchants.
I The following year, a Las Cruces arts
organization gambled that a Renaissance-
guests, and the event continues to be filled
with shoppers, revelers, and reenactors the
solely on bazaars and fall art events to find
unique holiday gift ideas.
Maria “Luby” Prodanovic-Nutis, presi-
dent of the Junior League, for 2019-2020,
theme fair would catch on in the first weekend each November. In order to bring people in, there needs to said the consistent success of A Christmas
Borderland. Two years later, an El Paso The current admission is $10; with early be something more, and that is where the Fair is due to the commitment of its volun-
civic group launched its own holiday fair. tickets available for $15 for two. Albers interactive experience begins. Give people teers. “I think it is just the enthusiasm our
In the decades since, hundreds of other arts called that “still a bargain” for a full day of a place to cheer on the jousters, participate members have about it each year. This is
and crafts fairs have come and gone, but activity, particularly compared to renais- in the walking parade, learn some archery our one big fundraiser, from which we sup-
these three pioneering events have not only sance fair events elsewhere in the country. or fencing, walk amongst the renaissance port all our projects throughout the year.”
survived but have grown into the three Albers credited the dedication of organiz- era camps, and take a canoe around Prodanovic-Nutis said the event’s combi-
largest of their kind each year. ers as the primary reason the event has not Magellan the Dragon. nation of a popular, familiar shopping envi-
Once again this fall, these “Big Three” — only survived but thrived. Preparations are “We get so many people who come in ronment with a new atmosphere each year
A Christmas Fair, the Renaissance a year round job, and not just the work of costume, including entire families, who keeps bringing in vendors and shoppers
ArtsFaire and Las Artistas — will attract one person. The event is a major fundraiser even decorate up their strollers,” Albers from all over the area.
thousands. Each one offers a very different for the Doña Ana Arts Council, which sup- said. “This isn’t just a spectator thing. You “We tweak it a little each year with a new
shopping experience, with venues ranging ports a variety of arts and cultural pro- can come and be involved.” theme and events, while keeping all
from a city park to a convention center to a gramming. “There is so much to see and do every favorite things people look forward to see-
restored railyard station. Their organizers The artists in this juried event are another year, and you can enjoy a full day of it ing each year,” she said. “For this year’s
have their own explanation as to why their big reason that visitors keep returning, even if you don’t spend a dollar once you fair, there will be favorite vendors who
fairs remain so popular, from the well- Albers said. “One thing that initially drew are in the park,” she said. come every year, but we are adding a
respected artists represented to the unique me in was the high quality of artists, and Some of this year’s returning favorites farmer’s market style area, to bring in
atmosphere, or volunteer dedication, but all nothing about that has ever changed,” she include Order of Epona’s jousters, Hawk something new and different.”
agree on one thing: They don’t plan on said. “We’ve been strictly keeping to the Quest, Children’s Realm, Dragon Eye Also debuting at this year’s fair is the
slowing down anytime soon. high quality, and we try to maintain really Tavern beer and wine garden, and jugglers. new children’s book “Buenas Noches, El
high standards in who can show and sell “It’s all about the feeling and stepping Paso” written by Luke Lowenfield with
Renaissance ArtsFaire their work.” back in time and sharing that experience illustrations by Hal Marcus.
One thing that sets apart the ArtsFaire with others,” she said. “Finding that the “This year, we’re returning to a more tra-
For nearly a half a century, Doña Ana
from other major arts and crafts fairs is the new generation is as passionate about this ditional Santa’s workshop, with our theme
Arts Council has taken area residents back
imaginative world it creates. The fair is full as the first is a wonderful thing.” ‘Seeing is Believing,’” Prodanovic-Nutis
in time with new offerings each year at its
of medieval games, entertainment, cos- said. “I think it will have a very Norman
outdoor Renaissance ArtsFaire. Doña Ana
tumes and special events based on that Rockwell feeling about it.”
Arts Council‘s Communications Director
A Christmas Fair
theme, and artists and vendors are expected Special events include a kick-off gala,
Kathleen Albers said the Fair is now in its Amid the busy season of shopping, and
to fit into the Renaissance experience. shopping preview, family storytimes and
third generation of enthusiastic organizers, holiday fairs, Junior League of El Paso’s A
The challenge is, Albers added, “You parties with Santa, and Elf’s Lodge where
vendors and volunteers. Christmas Fair remains one the biggest and
want to keep the traditions alive and the non-shoppers can enjoy football, food and
The event was much smaller when it best known, with a showcase of gifts, live
things people want to see going. We also other activities.
began in 1971 at Holy Cross Retreat entertainment and a new theme each sea-
always want to bring something people “This year, since our offsite event before
Center in Mesilla Park before moving to son. The annual holiday gift market, also
haven’t seen before.” the fair falls before Halloween, we decided
Young Park, where it has been held ever held the first weekend of November, began
Staying successful means making the
since. At first the entrance fee was just a 46 years ago and draws around 15,000
event about more than just shopping, she Please see Page 24

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Big Three
Cont’d from Page 23

to give it a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’

‘The Big Three’
theme,” Prodanovic-Nutis said. Here’s where…and when…to catch
This year, in the wake of the Aug. 3 mass the “Big Three” November arts fairs:
shooting, the Junior League is focusing
their efforts on mental and physical health Junior League of El Paso’s
issues. A giant inflatable brain model will ‘A Christmas Fair’ Nov. 1-3
be set up at the fair for families to see how This year’s theme “Seeing is
the brain works and learn about mental Believing.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 8
health. Proceeds from the fair also help
p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6
support causes aimed at those issues.
Prodanovic-Nutis said knowing it is some- p.m. Sunday. at the El Paso
thing many families look forward to every Convention Center, Downtown’
year makes it all worth it. Tickets at the door: $10 ($9 seniors,
“It’s the tradition of sharing an experi- military, children 6-12; free for chil-
ence to get the holiday season going,” she dren under six). Two-day tickets are
said, “and it is knowing they are also help- $15. Information and special events:
ing to give back to a good cause that 584-3511, Also on Facebook,
makes it special.” Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Las Artistas Doña Ana Arts Council’s
Las Artistas has achieved what very few Renaissance ArtsFaire Nov. 2-3
others do: they’ve not only survived but 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.
grown throughout several location moves to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Young Park, 850
with new generations of artists and organ- Walnut, in Las Cruces.
izers, and always maintaining high stan- Cost: $10 per person; advance tick-
dards. Founded in 1970, this year’s show, ets $a15 for two adults from local Pic
Nov. 23-24 at the Epic Railyard Event Quiks or online at Free for
Center will begin the nonprofit organiza- age 12 and younger. VIP passes avail-
tion’s 50th year. able. Information: (575) 523-6403,
Las Artistas Vice President Laura or on Facebook.
Caballero, who serves as chair for this
year’s event, said being a juried show has
been a key to its success, attracting a loyal Las Artistas, Nov. 23-24
audience year after year. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.
Las Artistas takes this process very seri- to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Epic Railyard
ously, as each year a panel of judges Event Center, 2201 E Mills.
reviews more than 100 applications and Cost: $5; free for age 17 and
grades artists based on craftsmanship, orig- younger. Information: 319-4541,
inality, price, and other factors, with only or on Facebook.
the best artists invited.
“We take pride in the show we put
together and we only invite the best appli-
cants to participate,” Caballero said, noting
once artists are invited they must abide by Six of the seven current Las Artistas
regulations such as “creative content,” and board members are UTEP graduates, five
“reproduction percentage.” from the metalsmithing program. “We also
Caballero said with this year being Las have art teachers within the organization.
Artistas’ 50th anniversary, “We will be They spearhead our educational component
having memorabilia with our 50th anniver- by visiting schools, giving demonstrations
sary branding, gifts for the 50 first visitors and talks,” Caballero said.
each day, and much more,” she said. Margie Melby was of the event’s original
She noted Las Artistas’ commitment to artists and founders back in 1970. The
supporting younger artists continues to group had a collective presence at the
expand:  “To this end we created the Kermezaar, then decided to put together
emerging artist section a couple of years their own show, beginning in a member’s
ago. In this category, artists are able to pur- back yard then to larger venues such as El
chase booths for smaller fees. The spaces Paso Tennis Club, Union Depot, First
are a bit smaller than regular booths, which Presbyterian Church and now the Epic
is an advantage for these up-and-coming Railyard Event Center.
artists who might not have a large amount Melby said a major reason for Las
of inventory to display. Artistas’ longevity is the “determination of
“Last year we added the Painting the people who keep coming in.” While it’s
department in addition to the Metals and harder and harder for many organizations
Ceramics Departments from the University to recruit and keep volunteers, she said, the
of Texas at El Paso,” she said. “This year common love of art has helped Las Artistas
will also be the third year that students to keep going.
from the Environmental Art class at El “Art is one thing that is still out there,
Dorado High School participate.” and something people want to do,” she
Caballero said Las Artistas not only said. “They want to be a part of some-
invites students to participate in showing thing.”
their works, but to be part of the entire One particular joy of watching Las
show’s planning process. Artistas grow and evolve, Melby said, has
“Within the organization, we have student been seeing artists who began exhibiting as
liaisons that aid in the partnership with the students still participate in the show as pro-
UTEP programs,” she said. “Often, these fessionals.
students graduate and seek to continue to “It has really been a good thing for them
participate as members of the organization. to be able to engage with their community
This is the case for most of the members and showcase their work,” she said.
that make up the organization.”

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October Roundup Halloween-themed comics (while they last), The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and
and other activities at various comic book deal- Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Ardovino’s Desert Saturday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sun-
Cont’d from Page 22 ers in the area. Times and activities vary, Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park,
depending on location. Admission is free. N.M. Cost for lunch: $22; reservation deadline
Information: is Oct. 6. Information: 584-9627,
Western Playland — 1249 Futurity Dr. in
walk honors the memory of a deceased child or Sunland Park, N.M. October hours are 2 to 8
Participating stores include:
sibling, and raises funds for an upcoming local • Asylum Comics, 5360 N. Mesa. Saturday
Germania Club — The monthly meeting is p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5-19. Information: (575)
conference, with a balloon release and potluck 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Underwood 589-3410 or
hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 875-
picnic (BYO balloons). Late registration is 8 Golf Course 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss.
8600 or on Facebook.
a.m. with opening remarks at 10 a.m. and a bal- • Mayhem Toyz & Comics 2200 Lee Trevino.
Information, reservation: 755-5471. El Paso Streetcars — Storytime on the
loon release at 10:45 a.m. Walk is free; but par- Streetcar is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and
Store hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. El Paso Christian Women’s Connection Nov. 9, departing from the El Paso Public
ticipants must fill out a registration form: elpa- Information: 595-6762. — The group hosts its monthly luncheon with Information: 740-5496. Library Main Branch. Information: 212-3333,
• Comic Cards Collectibles, 9477 Dyer. speaker and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. or on Facebook.
Cultivate Forum — The forum on local Information: 755-6877 Tuesday, Oct. 15, at El Paso Radisson Hotel,
food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. • Zia Comics events are noon to 7 p.m. at its 1770 Airway. Reservation deadline is Oct. 10. La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway
Thursday, Oct. 17, at El Paso Community new location on Main Street in Las Cruces. Cost: $15 (cash only). Reservations: 598-0811. 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information:
Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Information: (575) 405-0461, or (575) 882-7632 or The tast-
on Facebook. Woman’s Department Fall Luncheon ing room and patio are open for sales and tast-
Street. Admission is free; light refreshments — Woman’s Department of the Greater El
served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 ing of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday
Border Mass — The Peace & Justice Paso Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon and
or through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting
Ministry of the Dioceses of El Paso, Las Cruces fashion show “Fit for a Paris Runway” is 11
fee is $5. Harvest Wine Festival is noon to 7
Catholic Charismatic Conference — and Juarez will host the mass in memory of a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at Wyndham El Paso
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.
Open Arms Catholic Charismatic Center hosts migrants who have died crossing the border at Airport, 2027 Airway. Cost: $35. Information:
the “One in the Spirit” conference 7 to 9:30 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Rio Grande 755-6193. Reservation deadline is Oct. 7. Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — 3200
p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, canal at end of Calleros Street near the Santa Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La Union area at
Fe Bridge. Bring a chair. Information: 872-8422. L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — A NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6
Oct. 18-19, at Las Alas Center, 501 E. Paisano. Garden Party with wine and cheese will kick off
Mass is 6 p.m. Tickets: $20; $5 age 12-18 and p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Live music fea-
military. Information: 595-0589, 820-2692 or Club news the fall season Saturday, Oct. 19. Information:
246-3810, 585-1789,
tured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248. National Alpaca Farms Days
Doña Ana Photography Club — The
Featured speaker is Michael Cumbie, popular club meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
McKelligon Canyon VFW — Veterans of event is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29.
Catholic lay evangelist and humorist. Foreign Wars Post 812 is open 2 to 8 p.m. at
and 15, at Cruces Creative, 205 Lohman, in Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery
2400 Davis Seamon Road in Franklin Mountains
Fly Fishing Film Tour — Mesilla Valley Fly Las Cruces. Admission is free and the public is — 430 La Viña Road, in Chamberino, N.M.
State Park. No charge to join. Information: 562-
Fishers host the film showing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. welcome. Information: (575) 323-3624 or Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday
2161 or on Facebook at VFWPost812ELP.
Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ardovino’s Desert through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349
Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. or
Westside Welcome Club — Information:
Tickets: $35 (includes pasta buffet); availabl at
Area attractions Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Information: (575) 589-0653 or The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Noon to Friday, Oct. 4, at La Casita, 5024 Doniphan, 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information:
1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive),
Halloween ComicFest — The free comic featuring Mexican home décor and gifts. No Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. 877-4544 or Free music and wine
event is Saturday, Oct. 26, featuring free reservations needed. Information: 587-8641. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays.

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Wyler Tramway Hikes — 1700 McKinley natural wonders of the Borderland. For a full
(west of Alabama). Hikes are free and last 2 to line-up of events, visit celebrationofourmoun-
4 hours, depending on trail. Not recommended
for first-time hikers. Bring sun protection and
Chihuahuan Desert Conference — The
wear suitable shoes and clothing. Meet at start-
CDEC sponsored conference is Nov. 6-8 at El
ing point at 6:45 a.m. Information: 562-9899.
Paso Zoo, 4001 E Paisano, in celebration of the
• Last Sunday hikes are 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept.
zoo’s new Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit.
29 and Oct. 27, up Directisimo Trail.
Registration deadline is Oct. 30. Information:
Costumes optional for October hike.
Rick LoBello, 217-4233, lobellorl@elpaso-
• A Women’s Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, or
on Directisimo Trail up to the junction and
back down. Franklin Mountains State Park — Most
A Pollinator BioBlitz is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. hiking and mountain bike trails begin in the
12, to learn about the iNaturalist app and take Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Drive on
part in citizen science. the west side of the park (east of I-10).
A Bats! event is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Entry fee is $5 per person, free for age 12 and
Participants can come and test their bat IQ on under (with family). Correct cash or check
these misunderstood creatures. only. Group rates available. Hours are 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily. Information: 566-6441 or on
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Entrance Facebook at FranklinMountainsSP. Web:
hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission
is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and
older and active duty military (including spouse) Rio Bosque Wetlands Park — UTEP’s
with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 Center for Environmental Resource
and under. Zoo members admitted free. Management offers free guided walking tours
Information: 212-0966,, or on and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Facebook at ElPasoZoo. Park, 10176 Socorro Rd. in El Paso’s Mission
The annual Boo at the Zoo safe trick-or- Valley. Tours last about two hours.
treating event for families with children ages 2 Information: 747-8663 or
to 12 is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, • Workday is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
Oct. 26-27. • Birding tour is 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
• Intro. tour is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Boston Hill Anniversary — Boston Hill Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Open Space and trail system will host the 20th
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
anniversary 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5,
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
at the Spring Street Trail Head in Silver City,
Bird Survey begins at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct.
with hiking, biking and activities for all ages.
29. Meet at visitor center.
Intermediate and advanced bike rides also
offered at departing from the Cooper Street Municipal Rose Garden — The garden at
trailhead at 9:45 a.m. Information: (575) 538- 3418 Aurora (at Copia) is open 8 a.m. to 6
3731 or p.m. daily through November, except for offi-
cial holidays. Admission is free. Information:
DinoTracks Tour — Insights Science 212-0092 or
Center hosts its monthly 3-mile DinoTracks
tours 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3, Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
at Mt. Cristo Rey in Sunland Park. Cost: $15 Site — Ranch Road 2775 off U.S. 62/180
(age 5 and younger free); available at (Montana Ave.). The site is famed for many
eventbrite; early payment requested. Hike over Native American rock paintings and unique
moderate terrain for about two miles. geology. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Information: 534-0000 or through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
through Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for chil-
Aspencade — Vehicles tours depart at 10 dren 12 and younger). Admission including
a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, from
tours or hikes is $9 (13 and over); $2 (ages 5-
forest service parking lot across from
12). Information: 857-1135, ext. 0, or texas-
Cloudcroft, N.M. Chamber of Commerce, with
“cowboy coffee” around the campfire after-
A star party with Sun City Astronomers is 7
ward. All events are free; participants must
to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the El
provide their own transportation. Information:
Paso Space Festival. Free admission. Entry gate
(575) 682-2733 or
closes at 7:30 p.m. Free hot chocolate served.
Tour lead sto Upper Carr Canyon (5 miles on
The 25th annual Hueco Tanks Interpretive
Sunspot Highway). Forest Service will give a
Fair is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, with
talk about the Lincoln National Forest and the
various activities. Admission is free.
train history plus the changing of the Aspens.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park — The
Enchanted Skies Star Party — The 26th park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
annual night sky event is Oct. 22-26. Night
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
viewing, lectures, and camping are at Star
(575) 785-2232 or
Village in the Cibola National Forest, 15 min-
Visitor Center winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5
utes outside Magdalena, N.M. Astronomers
p.m. daily; tours available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
from New Mexico Tech, the Very Large Array,
p.m. Last entry into cave via natural entrance is
Magdalena Ridge Observatory, and Magdalena
2 p.m. with last entry into cave via elevator
Astronomical Society will be on hand.
3:30 p.m. (be in line to exit cave by 4:30 p.m.).
Information, registration closes Oct. 7: (505)
Cost is $15 (free or ages 15 and younger). Free
515-5780 or
entrance Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
Celebration of Our Mountains — For Other guided tours are available; call or check
more than 25 years, the celebration has includ- website for details.
ed hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photograph-
ing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the Please see Page 27

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Nature • Percha Dam State Park and Caballo Lake
State Park, 60 miles north of Las Cruces on
Cont’d from Page 26
Interstate 25. Information: (575) 743-3942
(Percha Dam) or (575) 527-8386 (Caballo
Free “bat season” programs continue through
Lake). “Whiptail Lizard: the Miracle Moms”
mid-October. Daily bat flight talks offered just
presentation for National Reptile Awareness
before sunset at the amphitheater outside the
Day is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19.
natural entrance. Then — bats willing — visi-
tors are treated to the sunset spectacle of Gila Cliff Dwellings National
clouds of bats flying. Monument — 44 miles north of Silver City
Moon Hike is Saturday, Oct. 12, after the bat on NM Highway 15 in the middle of the majes-
flight programs. Star Parties are Saturday, tic Gila Wilderness, the first and one of the
Sept. 28 and Oct. 26, in the east parking lot largest wilderness areas. Free admission.
picnic area. Information: (575) 536-9461 or
The trail to the cliff dwellings is open from 9
White Sands National Monument — a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. Everyone must be
The glistening gypsum dunes of White Sands
off the trail by 5 p.m. Visitor center is open 8
National Monument are about 16 miles south-
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
west of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70. Park
Ranger-led 30-minute guided tours of the cliff
hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 2; 7
dwellings are 1 p.m. daily through Labor Day
a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 31. Visitor Center
weekend. Trail is moderately strenuous.
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entrance is one
Summer full moon night hike takes visitors on
hour before closing. Entrance fees are $20 per
a tour of the cliff dwellings Saturday Oct. 12.
vehicle; $10 per person and $15 per motorcy-
Visitors required to wear sturdy shoes or
cles. Information: (575) 479-6124,
boots, and should bring red-lens flashlights or or on Facebook.
headlamps. Times vary each month. Call for
Sunset strolls are offered daily.
reservations; hikes fill quickly.
A Full Moon Hike is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
12. Reservations required at or Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
by call (1-877-444-6777). Park — 1504 Miehls Drive N., Carlsbad,
Full Moon Night program is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 7-12; free for 6
Oct. 13, with a performance by Native and under). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (last
American flutist Randy Granger in celebration entry at 3:30 p.m.). Information: (575) 887-
of Indigenous Peoples Day. 5516 or
Sunrise Arts early morning arts event for artist Wolf Awareness Day activities are Saturday,
and photographers to capture the dunes at Oct. 12.
sunrise is 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Cost (in The last Full Moon walk of the season is 6:15
addition to entrance fee): $8 ($4 age 15 and p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
younger). Reservations required at Boo in the Zoo events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 1-877-444-6777. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Hubbell Trading Post will offered Navajo rugs Unique Art and Craft Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and jewelry will be offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3. Rug talks at 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, and weaving demon-
Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321
North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
strations throughout the day.
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
— 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to older; free for ages 2 and younger).
Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the Information: (575) 439-4290, or on Facebook
highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 at Alameda Park Zoo-AFOTZ.
feet. Entry fee: $5 for ages 16 and older, good Fire Prevention Day activities are 9 a.m. to 2
for one week and all trails. Pine Springs Visitor p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The annual Zoo Boo is the Saturday, Oct. 26.
Camping is $8 per site per night. Information: Free entry for event only.
(915) 828-3251 or
Dripping Springs Natural Area — The
New Mexico State Parks — Day-use fee recreational area is at the base of the Organ
is $5 when visiting any state park. All programs Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road,
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. Gates open
listed. Dress accordingly for all outdoor hikes 7 a.m. to sunset through October and 8 a.m. to
and events. Information: (575) 744-5998 or sunset November through March. Admission: $5 per vehicle. Leashed pets allowed on some
• Leasburg Dam — Radium Springs, two miles trails. Information: (575) 522-1219.
off I-25 at Exit 19. Day use hours are 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. Information: (575) 524–4068.
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park —
56501 N. Jornada Rd, Las Cruces. Park hours
Music in the Stars monthly night sky program
are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
hosts live music 5 to 8 p.m. followed by tele-
Information: (575) 524-3334 or
scope viewing with Astronomical Society of Las
Cruces volunteers 8 to 9 p.m. the next to last
Saturday of each month. The Oct. 19 event
Sitting Bull Falls — The scenic area in the
Lincoln National Forest is seven miles south-
features Tom Foster Morris.
west of NM 137 on Forest Route 276. The
• Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. 5000 Calle
130-foot falls is one of the highest in New
del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 523-
Mexico. Features a picnic area and wheelchair-
4398. Audubon Bird Walks are 7:15 a.m.
accessible trails. Entry fee: $5 per car (day use
Saturdays, led by park volunteers. Ranger-led
only). Information: (575) 885-4181.
Nature Hikes are 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Fitness in
Nature walks with the Second Chance Walker Area hiking websites —
Program are 8:30 a.m. every Saturday begin- • offers a variety of groups for all
ning at the Visitor Center. activities, including the El Paso hiking meetup
• Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of club ( and the Las
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff. Cruces hiking meetup club (
Information: (575) 437-8284. da-hikers)
Star party is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. • The El Paso chapter of the Sierra Club posts
Ranch house tours are 10 to 11 a.m. every its hikes at
Saturday and Sunday.

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Centennial Museum — University at Through November: “Pride Cinema: Queer
Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday Film and Culture in the 20th and 21st Century.”
through Saturday. Admission is free. Showing through Jan. 5: “Bases Loaded: El
Information: 747-6667 or Paso and Beyond,” celebrating the local and
Showing through Oct 5: “Uncaged Art: national history of baseball.
Tornillo Children’s Detention Camp,” a multi- Showing through March: “Gifts and Prayers:
sensory exhibit based on art that the teenagers The Romanovs and Their Subjects,” a collec-
created during their confinement. tion from the Georgia Museum of Art, including
Showing through Jan. 15: “The Town and rare historical artifacts and sacred art from
the Smelter.” ASARCO and Smeltertown (La across centuries of the imperial family’s rule
Esmelda) were symbiotically connected and left (CE 1613-1917). Opening reception is 5:30
a lasting impact on the borderland. p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, with live music, food,
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on and guest speakers. RSVP at 212-3161 or
the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum A multi-media presentation “Courage and
grounds have more than 800 species of plants Death: How Tom Lea’s Brave Bulls shaped his
native to the region. Paintings of War” is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday,
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the Oct. 10. Free, but registration requested at
public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every
Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday
Los Portales Museum and Visitor
of the month. A museum representative will be
Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. Hours are
on hand to answer questions.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
El Paso Funeral Museum — 6111 S. noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Desert (at Perches Funeral Home). Hours are Information: 851-1682.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday;
Magoffin Home State Historic Site —
open Sundays on special exhibit weekends.
1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: 581-0102 or
Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the
A Victorian Mourning Tea Party is Saturday,
Visitor Center across the street (1117
Oct. 12. The Día del Los Muertos and first
Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed
anniversary of the museum is Saturday, Nov. 2.
Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m.

El Paso Holocaust Museum — 715 N. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-
Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday 18; free ages 5 and younger). Family and group
through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and rates available. Admission is free to Visitor
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 351- Center. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin- or Facebook.

0048 or
The 5th annual Flights & Bites fundraiser, Spanish-language tours offered Thursday
“Bubbles and Brews,” is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, through Saturday; call for availability.
Oct. 5. Tickets: $60. • German Meatballs cooking class is 10 a.m.
Performance artists Morgan Barnard and Mimi (family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults)

Gladstein present “From Darkness to Life: The Saturday, Oct. 5. $5. Call to reserve a spot;
El Paso Connection to the Jewish Holocaust,“ 7 tools and ingredients provided.
to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. • A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is
noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, on the topic of
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — “Rationing in WWII America.”
4301 Transmountain in Northeast E8 • Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 6 p.m.
l Paso (west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 Wednesday, Oct. 9, to discuss “A Crystal
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are

at Placita Santa Fe
Age,” by William H. Hudson, 1887.
10:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. • Yoga taught by Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m.
Information: 212-0421, archaeology.elpaso- Saturday, Oct. 12 and 26. Free., or on Facebook at EPMArch. • “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m.
Showing through Jan. 11: “An Ageless Craft: the third Thursday of each month. The Oct.

5034 Doniphan
Historic and Modern Pueblo Pottery,” display- 17 project is pumpkin carving. Cost: $10.

Saturday, Oct. 5 & Nov. 2

ing more than 280 objects representing the • A Tom Lea Month cooking class covering
work of potters from most of the Rio Grande “WWII Rations, Cooking and Canning,” is 10
and Western Pueblos a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Cost: $5. Call to
The 21st Biennial Jornada Mogollon reserve a spot; tools and ingredients provided.

9 am - 2 pm
Archaeology Conference is all day Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 11-12. Registration runs National Border Patrol Museum and
through Oct. 8 at 212-0421 or online. Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain.

Enjoy Unique Shops • Delicious Food

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 759-
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit 6060 or

Outdoor Vendors
information, see “Southwest Art Scene.”
San Elizario Veterans Museum and
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
The Market is the 1st Saturday of each month
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
Admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpa-
Mark Your Calendar!
is free. Information: 345-3741. or on Facebook.
El Paso First Lady Adair Margo will host a his- Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305
The Marketplace Christmas Open House torical tour while riding the El Paso Streetcar,
11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 9 and 23,
Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. The center features a museum on the

Thursday, Nov. 7 • 5-8 pm meeting at the museum. Limited to 30 spots.

RSVP at 212-3161 or Please see Page 29

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At the Museum Thursday, Oct. 10: “Empire Zinc Strike” by Friday Ramble. Admission is free; donations Showing Oct. 25-Jan. 15: “Home on the
Larry Flores. encouraged. Information: (575) 528-3444, las- Range: From Ranches to Rockets.” exploring
Cont’d from Page 28
The 9th annual Cultural Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 1 or on Facebook at LCMuseums. the transformation of life in the Tularosa Basin
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Brown Bag Lectures series is noon, Tuesday, in the 1940s and beyond. Features replica
Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries A Día de los Muertos Celebration is 5 to 8 Oct. 8, with “The History of the Ted Turner structures like a ranch house, tool shed, and a
of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with skull ornament deco- Ranch” by David Barfield. military block house, as well as a V-2 rocket
a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. rating and pan de muerto. Adults coloring group meets 10 a.m. to noon engine. Free opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysle- Día de los Muertos bilingual book reading of Friday, Oct. 11 and 25. Thursday, Nov. 7, with a talk by author Jim Yuyi Morales’ “Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale Rail Readers Book Club meets Wednesday, Eckles, retired director of the Public Affairs
and Counting Book” for grades K-3 is 10 to 11 Oct. 16, to discuss “Timetable of Death” by Office at White Sands Missile Range.
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Craft activity follows. Edward Marston. Showing through Dec. 1 in the Arts
Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Mrs. Prickett and her puppets story and activi- Corridor: “Cultivating Color: Paintings by Jeri
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Las Cruces Museum of Nature and ty for preschool children is 11 a.m. Thursday, Desrochers.” Desrochers’ oil paintings capture
Sunday. Admission: $11; $9 seniors and mili- Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Oct. 17, on “Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble” by the people and the landscapes of the
tary; free for children and students. Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30
Tatyana Feeney. Southwest’s farm valleys.
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air- p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30
Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to noon the sec- Showing through Dec. 2 in the North p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First
ond Saturday of the month. Corridor: “Grist for the Mill.”
Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120,
Currently showing in the Museum’s Horse
Las Cruces area or on Facebook at LCMuseums. NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
and Cattle Barn is an exhibit on Hyer Wools of
Now featured is the exhibit “Sun, Earth, — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
Branigan Cultural Center — 501 N. Stanley, N.M. as part of its “Meet the
Universe,” which explores the big questions are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are Producer” exhibits.
NASA is trying to answer about the earth, sun, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 A demonstration is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
and other planets. adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5, to show the process of dyeing raw
Fossil Day is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and
during First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) wool and yarn with acid dye.
12, with fossil facts and hands-on activities. children age 3 and under. Information: (575)
541-2154 or on Facebook at LCMuseums. The Haunted Museum is 10 a.m. to noon 522-4100 or NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at
Showing through Oct. 19: “Preserving Our Saturday, Oct. 26, with a look at spooky and The free Border Archives Bazaar is 10 a.m. to Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Stories: The Mesquite Historic District.” An gross science and creatures such as slime, spi- 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, organized by the Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
“Amazing Adobe Architecture” workshop is 10 ders, and more hands-on activities for all ages. Border Regional Archives Group (BRAG). Information: (575) 646-5161 or
a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5. Explore the Saturday Family Science hands-on challenges Farm & Ranch Museum Director and author Currently showing:
architecture in “Preserving Our Stories,” and are 11:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Mark Santiago presents “Raiding and Revenge: • Live Long & Prosper: Sci-Fi Images in
create an “adobe” home to take home. The Oct. 5 topic is Food Chain. Two Tales of Spanish and Apache Relations in Contemporary Indigenous Art,” works of art by
Showing through Oct. 26: “Voices of A STEAMPunk presentation to discover the New Mexico, 1754” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. contemporary indigenous artists.
Change: LGBTQ Activism,” highlighting LGBTQ stories behind science’s greatest rebels is 11:30 10, as part of the museum’s Culture Series. • “Entomomania: Insects in Art and Culture,”
individuals and organizations from southern a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to discuss Chemist A Heritage Cooking “Day of the Dead Bread” focusing on specific insects and how they have
New Mexico, as well as landmark social justice Dorothy Hodgins. demonstration is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. influenced culture.
events and legislation. It also features artwork 26. Visitors of all ages may join in the making of The museum’s permanent exhibit is “Pottery
by regional LGBTQ artists. Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The these classic loaves, which they can take home from the Americas,” featuring nearly 600 pot-
A Memory Quilt Square workshop inspired by museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
and share (while supplies last).Complimentary tery vessels representing Southwestern and
the AIDS Memorial Quilt is 1 to 4 p.m. Mesilla. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
copies of the traditional recipes also available; Mesoamerican ceramics.

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At the Museum or of the Gila” is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. Dead ornaments such as sugar skulls, papel pic-
Showing through Dec. 15: “Five Centuries of 5, presented by local historian Stephen Fox, ado and paper marigolds to adorn a float.
Cont’d from Page 28
Mexican Maps,” selected maps from the muse- and New Mexico Wild’s Simon Sotelo. • Ofrenda blessing and music is 4 p.m.
um’s Yana & Marty Davis Map Collection. The museum hosts a series of ofrenda-related Saturday, Nov. 2, followed by a screening of
Paul W. Klipsch Museum — The Paul W.
events in celebration of Día de Los Muertos: “Coco” at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by mariachi
and Valerie Klipsch Museum is in the Foreman New Mexico Museum of Space History singer Angelica Padilla. Champurrado (Mexican
• “Making and Meaning of an Ofrenda” presen-
Engineering Complex at NMSU, with antique — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum
tation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. hot chocolate), pan de muerte and face painting
audio equipment owned by Klipsch, speaker features the International Space Hall of Fame
• Ofrenda float decorating is 12:30 to 6 p.m. offered.
designs, and awards he received. Open by and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and
Sunday, Oct. 27, for all ages. Make Day of the
appointment: (575) 646-2913. Information: klip- Planetarium. Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The museum will be open to the public 1 to 2 Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, for a tour and demonstra- ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free).
tion of the revolutionary speaker technology
developed by Paul Klipsch. Paul Klipsch, a 1926
graduate of NMSU, pioneered audio systems by
Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840, or on Facebook at
Growing up with Taking a Look Back
using scientific principles to develop a corner
horn speaker that sounded more lifelike than
any of its predecessors.
The free Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11
a.m. the first Friday of each month. The Oct. 4
topic is “A Lieutenant and a Balloon: How High
guns in El Paso by John McVey Middagh

White Sands Missile Range Museum

and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the his-
tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic
bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the
Did They Go” with Museum Curator Sue
Taylor. The Nov. 1 lecture series topic is “Best
Camping Trip Ever: The Flight of Apollo 12”
with Museum Outreach Coordinator Tony
R ecently while sitting with a group
of writers, the questions of guns
— their use and ownership —
came up. The question made its way
around the table, finally getting to me.
their fun. I got my .38 Smith & Weston,
gripping it on my chest, and went back to
sleep, not to be disturbed again.
The other time I was taking a group on
a ride around Mt. Cristo Rey. The south
range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile
The Museum offers a bus tour to the Trinity Yes, I’ve owned and used guns all my side of the mountain is open terrain lead-
Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the
Site at White Sands Missile Range 6:30 a.m. to 3 life, I quickly spewed forth, tired of the ing across the border and there had been
range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Spaces are limited. conversation. You see, I grew up with warnings of bandits coming up that slope
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Reservations: (575) 437-2840, guns starting at age five. My father taught and robbing people. As it turned out, we
Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admis- or me gun safety from the very beginning. It were stopped by three men who appeared
sion. Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or
Moon of the Museum night sky viewing is 6:30 became second nature to me, and conse- to have come up from the other side of
to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free. quently I’ve always been very comfort- the border. They were friendly but had
able around guns. surrounded us, talking about the nice day.
Also Overland Trail Museum — Exhibits at the I conversed with them but at the same
Fort Davis, Texas, museum include a replica of
At first it was shooting at targets. But it
wasn’t long before hunting was intro- time turning my horse to the one that
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 a barbershop that was once on the site, historic seemed in charge, and at the same time
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 surveying equipment, early medical parapherna-
duced. In my early teen years my parents
could tell where and which one of their putting my hand on my saddle gun, a .22
p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is lia, a restored pioneer kitchen and early ranch- magnum Colt. He saw this and the con-
free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848- ing tools. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and
two boys were by looking at the gun rack
in the breezeway. There were four rifles versation continued to be pleasant. And
4955 or Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: suddenly we were saying our goodbyes.
(915) 426-3161.
standing up on each side of our wood-
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main burning stove. Which rifle was missing The only time I was around when any-
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 Sacramento Mountains Historical pretty much told the story. one was injured with a gun was the sum-
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the I’d never thought of guns in the way of mer of my freshman year at El Paso
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 ($2.50 stu- Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M. personal protection until years later, High. We boys were all gathered on the
dents 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. maybe because I always had one with me river at the end of Frontera Street in the
Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military dis- in those years. I carried a pistol in my Upper Valley. One of them had just pur-
or count. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloud- truck and on my saddle. When it wasn’t chased a new fast-draw gun belt and was on my saddle it was in my desk drawer. I showing off his fast draw skill. As he was
Hubbard Museum of the American flipping his pistol back into the holster it
remember riding in several national parks
West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway, went off sending a bullet into his upper
and forests in Texas and New Mexico;
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are Silver City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. calf, stopping just above his ankle. We
coming upon rangers, I never hid the fact
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rushed him to the neighborhood doctor.
that I was caring a gun. They would see it
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission: Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first He recovered with no apparent side
and never was I even asked about it. I
$7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; Friday of the month. Admission: $5. effects; I still see him today walking
think they looked upon the pistol
free for children 5 and younger and museum Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuse- around just fine.
strapped to the back billet of my saddle
members). Information: (575) 378-4142, hub-, or on Facebook. In later years guns became tools, when
as a tool. And they were correct. or on Facebook. Showing through Dec. 29: “Ranching in he had to put down the old family dogs
There were two occasions when having
Grant County,” an exhibit exploring the history, and horses. And now guns have become
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross my pistol in plain sight gave me a partic-
art, social organizations, sports, and culture that unimportant to me. A strategically placed
State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, ular sense of protection.
surround this rural lifestyle. baseball bat has taken their place in many
Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday Once was while traveling between El
Showing Oct. 12-Dec. 8: “Arte Chicano,” cases.
through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Paso and Weatherford, Texas, on a sad-
work by local artists Simon Sotelo, Atziri I’ve sold or traded practically all my
Admission is free, donations accepted. dle-buying trip, which I did about nine
Apodaca, and Michelle Candelaria. guns, or given them to my children. One
Information: (432) 837-8143, museum@sul- times a year for 17 years.
“Aldo Leopold and the Conservation History that I’ve kept is a .357 Magnum State
I was coming home late and could not
keep my eyes open any longer. I pulled Trooper pistol made in America’s bicen-
into the large rest stop outside of tennial year by Strum/Ruger & Co. in
Colorado City on I-20. I went into the Southport, Conn. I kept it for my wife
restroom and walked up to the first uri- Cecilia, and it rests in the chest-of-draw-
nal. It was clogged tight with toilet tissue. ers next to our bed. One thing that has
So I moved over to the next one doing changed is that the .357 is now in a lock-
my business and saw a shadow coming box because Cecilia worries about the
from under the divider next to me. I grand- and great-grandchildren who have
yelled, zipping up while the mysterious not been brought up with guns, but have
stranger ran away. watched all the gun violence on TV and
That should had been clue enough, but in movies.
no. I went back to my truck, laid down in It’s sad that the city I love so much now
the front seat and went to sleep only to be has become a symbol of gun violence
awakened by a shadow in my driver’s itself, but that doesn’t change the memo-
side window. I jumped up, yelling again, ries I have of guns growing up and the
and the shadow ran away. I got out to times they served me well.
investigate. At the other end of the com-
plex was a large gathering of RV’s, John McVey Middagh is a former
campers, vans and cars. It became clear I saddle shop owner. You can reach
was among a bunch of folks having him at

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Barnes & Noble — Information: barnesand- Locations are El Paso’s East Side,
Fountains at Farah; West Side, 705 Sunland
Park; and Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Mall.
Following events are at all stores:
Southwest Festival of the Written corner, games, book fair, readings, haunted Book Club is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, fea-
Word — The literary festival is Friday through house, crafts and refreshments, and free books turing “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood.
Saturday, Oct. 4-6, in Silver City, N.M. More from KCOS and Books Are Gems. Admission is Sign up at store or website.
than 50 Southwest authors gather to discuss free. Information: 831-4039 or A Young Adult Book Club is 7 p.m. Thursday,
their lives and works of fiction, non-fiction, Oct. 10, to discuss “Serpent & Dove” by
poetry, theater and more. This year’s theme is This year features showing of Shelby Mahurin.
“Writing Sin Fronteras/Writing Without “BlacKKKlansman,” with a question and answer
Borders.” Most events are free. Information: session with El Paso author Ron Stallworth.

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(575) 313-3172 or Guests also include Bill and Mary Anna Clark

Independent Pizzerias
Friday’s events feature keynote speakers Dr. of the Literarity bookstore.
Magdaleno Manzanarez and Pulitzer Prize-win-
— Pizza Today
Library Association Banquet and
ning photojournalist, Don Bartletti. Manzanarez
Conference — The Border Regional Library
is Vice President for External Affairs at WNMU.
Association, District 6 and REFORMA El Paso
He has written extensively on North American
Chapter’s annual fall conference is 8 a.m. to 1
border conflicts. Bartletti won a Pulitzer Prize
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at EPCC
for his photo documentation of Central
Transmountain Verde Campus, 9570 Gateway
American caravans traveling through Mexico en
North, with breakfast and lunch, several work-

route to the US. His exhibit “Enrique’s Journey”
shops and District 6 meeting. Lunch speaker is
will be on display at the McCray Gallery for
playwright, director and author Octavio Solis,
Contemporary Art at WNMU.
whose recent book “Retablos: Stories from a

Fine Beers & Wines

Reception follows Friday at McCray Gallery,
Life Lived along the Border” is a memoir about
featuring a celebration of the life of Dr. Felipe
his growing up in El Paso. Solis is a graduate of

de Ortego y Gasca, a scholar of Latin American
Riverside High School. Cost: $30 ($25 mem-
literature who recently passed away.
bers). Information: 241-7934 or
Also this year is a talk by Anne Hillerman on
Registration: 206 Cincinnati • 532-9483
her new mystery novel. Additional speakers
include Michael McGarrity, Alfredo Corchado,
Kick off Taco Night is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday,
865 N. Resler • 760-6000
Benjamin Alire Saenz, Manuel Gonzalez,
Oct. 25, at Amigos Restaurant, 2000 Montana.
Michelle Otero, Rios de la Luz, Denise Chavez,

Adrienne Celt and others. Murder She Read — The Eastside book
discussion group supporting women mystery
El Paso Writers’ League Book Festival writers meets 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, to 1879 N. Zaragosa • 856-9111
— Authors will showcase their work at the
discuss “Crocodile on the Sandbank” by
annual festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
Elizabeth Peters. Call for location. Information:
11100 Sean Haggerty (at US 54)
12, at the Dorris Van Doren Branch Library,
629-7063 or
551 Redd Road. The public can talk to various
local authors about their books. Admission is Tumblewords Project — The writing
free. Information: 755-4958 or on Facebook at workshops are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Armijo
ElPasoWritersLeague. Library, 620 E. 7th (new location). Workshops
National Novel Writing Month — In
are free; donations for the presenter are 145 W. Sunset (at Doniphan)
encouraged. Information: 328-5484, 212-3710
information session for NaNoWriMo is 3 to 5
(Armijo) or 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thur.
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at El Paso Public 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
• Oct. 5: “Writing Flash Fiction and Non-
Library’s Memorial Park Branch, 3200 Copper. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Fiction to Build Longer Narrative Books” with
Admission is free. Information: nanoelpa-
Lex Williford. Williford’s novella, “Balsa and or
Tissue Paper,” comes out this fall. “... definitely has the best pizza in town.”
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
• Oct. 12: “Columbus Never Made it to the — Texas Monthly
invites people to come together to work on
Lower 48” with David Evans. The Columbus
their novels. There are three rules: it has to be
50,000 words; writers can’t start until midnight
Day workshop looks at issues concerning the
holiday. Poetry, prose, and “political policy
Nov. 1 and must finish by Nov. 30; and no edit-

Attention! Veterans of Foreign Wars

pros” are welcome.
ing is allowed. Novels can be from any genre.
• Oct. 19: “The Book of Delights” with Kit
‘The Book’ — Casa Camino Real Bookstore, Wren, who has participated in the
314 S. Tornillo in Las Cruces, hosts the event Tumblewords Project since age 12.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19. • Oct. 26: “The Prose and Poetry of Ambrose McKelligon Canyon VFW Post 812, 2400 Davis Seamon Rd. in Franklin
Featured book experts are antiquarian book Pierce, Our Desert Door: Poems and Spells to Mountains State Park was established in 1921. A secluded place like no other
dealer John Randall; and Bill Fisher a San Ward off Fascism” with David Evans. The to meet and enjoy your fellow, combat-zone veterans! Join up and enjoy one
Antonio lawyer and collector of first editions workshop will briefly introduce Ambrose more benefit of your service to our country. Check us out!
and rare books. Bierce’s poetry and his “Devil’s Dictionary.”
Canteen Bar open daily 2 pm and weekends 11 am.
Cost for both Friday and Saturday events: $75
Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club — Check out our grand ballroom overlooking El Paso for your unit party!
through Oct. 7; $85 after; some scholarships
The book club devoted to Victorian era science
available. Cost for Friday dinner alone is $30
fiction meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Exclusively for combat veterans
(includes a gift book). Reservations: (575) 523-
398 or
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Phone: (915) 562-2161 Facebook: VFWPost812ELP
Magoffin. This month’s book is “A Crystal Age,”
A dinner and talks are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at La
by William H. Hudson, 1887. Tea and pastries
Posta de Mesilla, with a presentation by Bill
provided. Victorian era or steampunk dress
Fisher and a discussion of book collection by
encouraged, but not required. Tea and pastries
John Randall, and talk by author Elizabeth
provided. Admission is free. Information: 533-
Martínez on her work on her book on
5147, or Facebook.
Josephina Niggli.
Randall will lead a workshop on “The Care Rail Readers Book Club — The club
and Evaluation of Out of Print Books” 9 a.m. to meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the
3 p.m. Saturday at Casa Camino Real. month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351
N. Mesilla in Las Cruces. The Oct. 16 book is
EPCC Literary Fiesta — El Paso “Timetable of Death” by Edward Marston.
Community College’s 11th annual celebration
Participation is free. Information: (575) 647-
of readers, writers and books is 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, at El Paso Public Library’s
Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon, with a children’s

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Hike Up Cristo Rey
Sunday, Oct. 13
The easy-to-hike trail, with spectacular panoramas of
two countries and three cities, leads 2.5 miles to the
Agave Rosa Gallery — The gallery and stu- Music by Ladies of LCD Soundsystem is 9
dio of Manuel Piña is at 905 Noble (next to the p.m. Saturday, at the Capri.

summit to the famous statue of Christ on the Cross.

International Museum of Art). Hours are noon Sunrise at Chinati early morning viewing of
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) and

The trail will be open 8 a.m. to noon, Sun. Oct. 13

p.m. Saturday. Information: 533-8011. Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill alu-

All hikers should begin no later than 9 a.m.

Showing Oct. 5-27: 15 ‘Motivos Para Soñar,” minum and 15 works in concrete is 7:30 to 9

Plan on 2-3 hours for the hike.

works by plastic artist Adela Calderon. a.m. Sunday.
Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. A Screening of Solange’s “When I Get Home”

El Paso Scene Editor Randy Limbird will lead

is 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Arena.
‘Arte de Muertos: A Group Show

a guided hike beginning at 8:15 a.m. with talks on

Fest’ — Colectivo Frontera Obscura and Continuing Education Art Exhibit — El
Paso Community College hosts a free exhibit of

area history offered along the trail and at the summit.

Kalavera Culture Shop host the inaugural invita-
tional group art show celebrating Día de Los student art 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at
the Administrative Service Center, 9050

Security will be provided

Muertos is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31,
and 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at El Paso Viscount. Works include paintings in various

at the parking lot and on the trail.

Community Foundation Gallery in the Roderick media, drawings and photography. Information:
Artspace Lofts, 601 N. Oregon. The Thursday 831-2346 or

No reservations needed.
event is part of the monthly Last Thursday
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art
Downtown Art Walk. Admission is free.
Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in
Information: (612) 333-9012 or artspaceelpa-

Requested $3 donation ($2 children) to support

the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m.

the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3
The exhibition features 18 artists and collec-
p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information:
tives from El Paso, Las Cruces, Albuquerque,
534-7377,, or on

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

Tucson, Riverside, Calif, and Mexico City.

then west on Racetrack Drive. Cross the Rio Grande bridge, then
Arts International — El Paso Art Showing through Oct. 25: “Fresh Faces/El

turn south on McNutt Road (Highway 273). Go about 1 mile and

Association hosts the 52nd annual Arts Paso Strong,” featuring Reggie Watterson,
International Juried Exhibition, Oct. 5-30, at Frank Valdez, C. Manny Guerra, Terrance
turn right on road leading to the Mt. Cristo Rey parking lot. the International Museum of Art, 1211 Flores, Santiago Gonzales and others.
Montana. One of the largest juried exhibitions Ron Fritsch Fall Art Classes are Saturdays,
Sponsored by El Paso Scene in Texas, the exhibit features 121 pieces of art- Oct. 5-Dec. 7 (no classes Oct. 12 or Nov.9).

and the Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration Committee

work from 59 artists in the Texas, New
Dozal Art Gallery — The gallery of award-
Mexico, and Chihuahua, Mexico region. Senior
winning artist Robert Dozal is at 1445 Main
juror was Kate Green of El Paso Museum of
Street in the San Elizario Art District. Hours
Art, with Lynn Mclain, Paul Henry Ramirez and
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Martha Arzabala. Opening reception is 4 to 7
Sunday, or by appointment. Information: 777-
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Information: 534-7377
5237 or
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts
Bert Saldana Art Gallery — The gallery Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
featuring Southwestern Art is at 1501 Main
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Street in the San Elizario Arts District. Hours
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is free unless noted otherwise.
Information: 479-2926 or
Information: 212-0300 or
Celebration of Our Mountains Art The Museum will be the host site of the 2019
Exhibit — The annual exhibit at Ardovino CODAsummit 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2-4, a
Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Ardovino first-of-its-kind conference focused on ways
Drive in Sunland Park, continues year-round. creative professionals are incorporating tech-
Information: (575) 589-0653 or nology to create innovative ar. Information:
Chinati Weekend 2019 — The Marfa, Showing through Jan. 5 in the Dede Rogers
Texas art center’s weekend celebration of arts Gallery: “Tom Lea and World War II.” From
is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, with 1941 to 1946, El Paso-native Tom Lea served
tours of the permanent exhibits and other spe- as a World War II eyewitness artist correspon-
cial events. Admission is free to most events. dent for Life magazine, becoming the only
Information: (432) 729-4362 or info@jud- painter on the frontlines to depict the carnage Web: or of the war. This exhibition features nearly thir- ty oil paintings, watercolor illustrations, and
This year’s artist in resident is Leeza Meksin. original preparatory drawings.
Open studio tour 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the See Page 9 for related Tom Lea Month events.
Locker Plant. Showing through Dec. 31: “Ideas
A Made in Marfa event is 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Unwrapped,” 14 artworks from the museum’s
with open studios, gallery exhibitions, mercan- permanent collection that focus on how ideas
tile events, and performances throughout town. transform into art.
Tours of the permanent collection, as well as Showing through Jan. 5 in the Art School
of “John Wesley, Panoply: Eight Silkscreens Hallway Gallery: “Illuminate: Artworks by
Inspired by the Splendours of the Great War,” EPMA Teaching Artists.”
and “Barnett Newman Notes (I – IX),” are 10 Showing through March 8: “The El Paso
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting.” with
A Talk by Linda Nordon on John Wesley is paintings, sculptures, and prints from across
1:30 p.m.; and talk by Donna De Salvo on EPMA’s significant holdings.
Chinati from 1978-1986 is 3:30 p.m. Saturday Showing through April 12: “Leo Villareal:
in the Marfa High School Auditorium. Early Light.” Border artist Villareal is now
The annual Benefit Dinner is 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, at the Arena. Call for tickets. Please see Page 33

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Art Scene Club. Workshops run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each
day. Beginners welcome; bring a camera and
Cont’d from Page 32
lunch. Cost: $65 per day. Information: 584-
0953, or
known internationally for activating spaces with
LED light. Recently, he gained acclaim for
• Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 22-24:
large-scale, site-specific, public endeavors such
“Time to use Your Palette Knife!”
as the Bay Lights, a now-permanent artwork of
• Saturday, Nov. 16: “Figures, Figures,
25,000 LEDs along a nearly two-mile expanse
Figures!” Models and old time costumes.
of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
An “Architecture of Drawing” lecture with C. La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú —
Errol Barron, professor at Tulane School of The Ysleta ISD’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda.
Architecture, is 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The Faculty Art Show, “Breaking All the Rules,”
A new spoken-word monologue by Chicano is Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Receptions and awards are
performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña is 6 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Regular
to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the auditorium. hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Combining spoken word poetry, activist theo- Friday. Information: 434-9711.
ry, radical storytelling, and language experimen- Entries taken through Nov. 13 for the 22nd
tation, Gómez-Peña’s performance is what he Annual Virgen de Guadalupe juried art award
calls “imaginary activism.” exhibit running Dec. 2-Jan. 16, with gala open-
A Día de los Muertos celebration, including ing and awards 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
parade, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, with this
Rio Bravo Watercolorists — The group’s
year’s theme “Alebrijes.”
monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Oct. 16, at the International Museum of Art,
Gift Shop — The gallery of impressionist 1211 Montana. Presentation is a watercolor
painter Alberto Escamilla is at 1445 Main Street mini class and demonstration on clouds with
in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dorian Clouser. Negative painting using two
Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to complimentary colors as a limited pallet will be
4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. practiced. The public is invited; meetings are
Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or alber- free, memberships are $35. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950.
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Romy Hawkins Studio Gallery — The
The gallery specializes in local and early El Paso gallery at 1445 Main in San Elizario features
art. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Metal Art, Crosses, Retablos and more. Hours
Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533- are 11 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
9090 or Sunday. Information: 929-8074.
Now available are Marcus’s 2020 calendars,
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald
and the children’s book “Buenas Noches El
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson
Paso” written by Luke Lowenfield with illustra-
Drive next to Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
tions by Hal Marcus. The book’s premiere is
p.m. Monday through Friday (until 7 p.m.
Nov. 1-3 at the Junior League of El Paso’s A
Thursday), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair.
Information: 747-6151 or
Showing through Oct. 25 is “Warehouse
Showing through Dec. 13:
Sale” For the past 40 years, Hal Marcus has
• “Brian Maguire: From Juárez to Washington,
been collecting local art, much of which has
War Changes Its Address” in the Rubin Gallery.
been in his warehouse. The sale features about
The exhibition explores both violence and the
100 pieces (some framed) from 50 artists.
drug trade based in part on Maguire’s multiple
Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit — El Paso visits to Juárez over of ten years.
Community College’s exhibit celebrating • “Total Collapse: Clay in the Contemporary
Hispanic Culture is featured 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Past” in the L Gallery, works in contemporary
Sept. 28-Oct. 15 in the Administrative ceramics by artists and collaboratives.
Services Center, Building A Foyer, 9050 • “Both Sides of the River: Endangered Species
Viscount. Information: 831-3324, or in the Borderlands” in the Atrium, with a mural
on Facebook at EPCCHispanicHeritage. collaboration between U.S. and Mexican artists.
The following events are part of UTEP’s
International Museum of Art — 1211 Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:
Montana. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A K-12 Educator workshop on “Changing
Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Artifacts Through Time” is 9 to 11 a.m. in the
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 543-
Rubin Center for Visual Arts, Saturday, Oct.
19, inspired by the artwork of Gala Porras-
Showing Oct. 4-31: “PhotoSynthesis” by R. L
Kim, as part of UTEP’s Hispanic Heritage
Palmer. The exhibit features more than 150
digital artworks from Palmer’s collection of
A Lecture and workshop on “Facing Change:
original photographs taken over six decades,
Diversity and Inclusion in Museums” is 2 to 5
including a large number of new works not
p.m. in October with Dr. Nicole Ivy for the
before exhibited. Opening reception is 2 to 4
American Alliance of Museums. Call for date.
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
Showing Oct. 5-26: Arts International 2019 Westside Art Guild — The guild meets at
hosted by El Paso Art Association. Opening 10 a.m. every second Monday of the month
reception and awards ceremony is 4 to 7 p.m. (Oct. 14) at Polly Harris Center, 650
Saturday, Oct. 5. Wallenberg (off Mesa Hills). Membership fee:
The 5th annual Murder at the Museum $20. Information: Linda Parsons, 549-2950 or
fundraising live murder mystery is 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26. Call for cost.
Xolo Gallery — 2812 N. Piedras. Hours are
Submissions are being taken for the 2019 Sun
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 1
Bowl Exhibit through Oct. 23. Fee is $50 for
to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 264-2777 or
submission of up to three paintings or sculp- Showing Oct. 5-Nov. 2: “Arts
tures. Opening reception is 6 to 7:30 p.m.
and Crafts: A Group Exhibition”. Reception is 7
Thursday, Nov. 14.
to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
Krystyna Robbins Studio — Krystyna
Robbins’ Fall Studio Workshops for oils and
acrylics at her studio, 5070 Yucca, off Country Please see Page 34

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Southwest Art Scene In conjunction with the exhibit is Claypalooza
Oct. 5-7, with a Celebration of Clay artists
Cont’d from Page 33
event 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Branigan Cultural
Center; Mesilla Valley Clay Arts Trail Tour 10
Las Cruces/Mesilla a.m. to Friday, and demonstrations and activi-
ties in courtyard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
10-10 Arts Hop — Doña Ana Arts Council Tour locations at
hosts “12 Hours of Art in Las Cruces” with Showing Nov. 1-Jan 4: “Desert Triangle:
events 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the second Saturday ‘Print Carpeta’ and ‘Impress 2 Express.’”
of every month (Oct. 12). Participating gal- Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.
leries are DAAC Arts & Cultural Center (4 to 7 1, with a hands-on demonstration of relief
p.m.), NMSU University Art Gallery (10 a.m. to printmaking techniques by Las Cruces artist
4 p.m.), Rokoko Gallery (4 to 7 p.m.), and Art Chris Bardey for ages 11 and older.
Obscura (7 to 10 p.m.). Information: (575) 523- Fall art classes for children and adults run
6403. Schedule: Oct. 30-Dec. 21. Registration ends the
DAAC Arts & Cultural Center — The Wednesday before session begins.
Doña Ana Arts Council Center is at 1740 Calle LCAA Art Market — Fifteen artists from
de Mercado, Suite D, Las Cruces. Information: Las Cruces Arts Association and their friends
(575) 523-6403 or will show and sell a variety of items 9 a.m. to
Showing Oct. 7-30 in the gallery: Works by 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cafe de
tattoo artist Diane Basler-White. Artist recep- Mesilla, 2190 Avenida de Mesilla, in Mesilla.
tion is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of Jewelry, ornaments, small paintings and art
the Second Saturday 10-10 Arts Hop. prints, stationery items, and other handcrafted
Promoting Art in the Mesilla Valley free items sold. Admission is free. Information: Jan
speaker series is 5 to 7 p.m. the last Friday of Minow, (530) 559-2765 or
the month. The Oct. 25 meeting is on
“Creative Problem Solving” with David Senk.
Advance registration required for all classes ‘Spirit of the Art’ — The 10’Clock artists
and workshops. Cost includes materials and host an exhibit featuring an eclectic mixture of
light refreshments. painters, sculptures, watercolor artists and
• Medieval Leather Bookbinding with Linda mixed media assemblage artists Oct. 4-30 at
Elkins is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main in Las
Cost: $100. Cruces. Opening is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
• Create a Treasure Mirror is 9 to 4 p.m. Information: (575) 523-4847.
Friday, Oct. 18. Bring some favorite trinkets, Tombaugh Gallery — First Unitarian
or just peruse the collection of Vickie’s treas- Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
ures to design a collage mirror. Cost: $125 Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(discount for DAAC members). Wednesday through Saturday. Information:
ArtRageous classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (575) 522-7281, or on
Wednesdays. All levels welcome. Wear old Facebook at Tombaugh Gallery.
clothes or smock. Cost $35 per class. Showing through Oct. 18: “Charcoal and
• Oct. 2: Modern Brush Lettering with Gail Steel,” pencil and charcoal drawings by Michael
Lieurance. Nail, and steel sculptures by Mary Lou LaCasse.
• Oct. 9: Chalk Pastel Landscapes with Cindy Nail is a self-taught artist who works primarily
Smith in pencil, charcoal and ink, preferring Western,
• Oct. 16: Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencils Native American, and wildlife themes. LaCasse
with Sally Quillin. Also at 2 to 4 p.m. enjoys repurposing old, often discarded steel
The “Art of Italy” series led by Kathleen Key objects into outdoor steel sculptures. Inserts of
continues 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, through fused glass and ceramics contrast with the
Dec. 9 (no classes Oct. 28 and Nov. 4). Cost: hardness of the steel, and add an extra dimen-
$20 per seminar; light refreshments served, sion to the work.
including samples of Italian food and wine. Reception with artist talks is 5 to 7 p.m.
Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Friday, Oct. 4.
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 Also
Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Art Hop — MainStreet Truth or
Kathleen Deasy open house — Las Consequences sponsors the event 6 to 9 p.m.
Cruces artist Kathleen Deasy, oils and mixed the second Saturday of each month (Oct. 12)
media, hosts and open studio day noon to 5 in the downtown gallery district. The event fea-
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at her studio at 625 tures the monthly art opening of new shows
Van Patten. Information: (828) 467-9060 or throughout the galleries of Truth or Consequences, including fine arts, pottery, and
Las Cruces Museum of Art — 491 N. fabric arts. Many shops and restaurants stay
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to open late for this monthly event, with live
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to music in several locations. Information torc-
4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the
First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541- Deming Arts Center — The Deming Arts
2137, or on Facebook at Council gallery and gift shop, 100 Gold in
LCMuseums. Deming, N.M., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Showing through Oct. 19: “From the Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Ground Up XXIX Regional Juried Ceramics Information: (575) 546-3663, or
Exhibition.” The biennial exhibition co-hosted on Facebook.
by the Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces features Showing Oct. 2-30: “Members, Members,”
ceramic artists throughout the region. Deming Arts Council Membership, featuring
An Artists Panel with the Potters’ Guild is 3 to diverse works. Artist reception is 1 to 3 p.m.
4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Sunday, Oct. 6.
Gallery tours of the exhibit are 1:30 p.m. The council’s bi-annual Guatemalan Mercado
Saturday, Oct. 5, with “From the Ground Up,” is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
and Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 with “Desert Triangle
Print Carpeta.”

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Plein Air
group to
In Hal’s words, “It is a book which cap- readers to fully enjoy the visual message
tures the endless imagination of children on every page.
and the essence of El Paso. Just a charming Marti Filley, a reading specialist who
and sweet story about a little boy who founded three Montessori schools in El

keep on
looks at the star on the mountain and sees Paso, gave this evaluation: “This special
it reflected in the river. After he goes to book will inspire their imagination and cre-
bed, he dreams about riding on the back of ativity as they are drawn in by the soothing
a mountain lion, which carries him on a poetry and dream-like images of the story.”

journey high above El Paso so that he can Hal has contracted for an initial run of
gaze upon things that are familiar to us all. 5,000 copies, which are being printed in
“In order to bring Luke’s words to life, I China and should be available by the end
created approximately 19 pictures to com- of October. The book will be sold at the
plement his story. Doing these illustrations Junior League Christmas Fair Nov. 1-3,

was a fun return to another format as and then Las Artistas arts and crafts fair
‘Buenas Noche, El Paso’ is the first chil- Nov. 23-24, the PBS Children’s Festival on
dren’s book I have done since ‘Animal Dec. 7 at the Convention Center, and at the
explained, “I wanted to get involved. I Alphabet Album by Aunt Alice Alligator,’ Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon. Price
reat News! Although the Plein Air talked to some artists, and the one thing I which came out in 1995.” for the hardcover book will be $19.95.”
Painters of El Paso said their recent could do was an art show. What we had to In keeping with his passion for the unusu-
“20 Years of Plein Air Painters” offer was the space for the exhibit.” al, Hal has hidden a tiny gecko in each Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
exhibit would be their last major show, the The annual exhibit began as an invitation- illustration as a subtle means to encourage specializing in the visual arts
group has no plans to disband. This means al event featuring a variety of works by a
that we can certainly look forward to great handful of artists, including such painters
shows for years yet to come. as Dave Parker, Greg Allen and Bill
The September show at the International Kwiecinski. As interest grew, it became a
Museum of Art included a variety of work juried show, with more than two dozen
produced over the years the group has been artists submitting works. Each year, about
painting together. Members in the show half of the works are typically accepted for
included Candy Mayer, Dorian Clouser, the show, which has room for about 35
Corinne Abeyta-Spinnler, Melinda Etzold, pieces displayed throughout Sunset Hall.
Bob Adams, Rami Scully, Nina Walker, If you missed the opening, don’t worry:
Lisa Matta, Carmen Navar, Krystyna The show stays up year round. When
Robbins, Linda Noack, Dee Olga pieces are sold or removed for other rea-
MinYoung-Phillips and others. sons, additional works may be substituted.
Candy Mayer noted that the misunder- Ardovino’s also displays other varieties of
standing about the group’s future might art in the restaurant gallery so you will
stem from the fact that the group plans to always be able to see something new no
go to a more informal format, which means matter how often you visit.
not as many structured meetings and
events. “Many of us are getting older, and El Paso Museum of Art
we are not producing as many paintings as
we once did. We still plan to get together In late August the City of El Paso
to paint, but perhaps not as frequently as Museums and Cultural Affairs Department
we did in the past.” (MCAD) announced that Dr. Vladimir von
Enthusiastic as always, Krystyna Robbins Tsurikov, former director of the El Paso
also assured me that the group still planned Museum of History, would serve as interim
to continue painting together. In fact she director for the Museum of Art.
shared an idea for an exhibition she had MCAD Director Tracey Jerome said in a
been thinking about which she would title, press release, “Given his strong back-
“A Tale of Two Cities.” ground in leading museums, both with his-
“What I have in mind is an exhibition tory and also art-specific missions, MCAD
that would bring together artists from both was especially pleased to appoint Dr.
El Paso and Las Cruces. Artists like Hal Tsurikov as the Interim Director for the
Marcus who have shown their work in Las Museum of Art. Prior to relocating to El
Cruces feel like the two communities have Paso, Dr. von Tsurikov served as Director
a great deal in common. I think it would be of the Museum of Russian Art in
fun and beneficial for artists in both Las Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cruces and El Paso.” “Dr. von Tsurikov is results-driven. Since
Now that the future of the Plein Air taking leadership at the El Paso Museum
Painters is in good hands, stay tuned for of History, programming has increased sig-
announcements of future exhibitions. nificantly and all the galleries at that site
have been upgraded and reimagined. Dr.
Celebration of Our Mountains von Tsurikov’s leadership at the Museum
of History has led to innovative and engag-
The Celebration of Our Mountains Art ing programming and a 40 percent increase
Exhibition is a longstanding fall tradition in attendance over the previous year.
now in its 19th year. The show and sale MCAD is confident that he will continue
opened Sept. 26 in Sunset Hall at with such energy and momentum at the El
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. Paso Museum of Art while we prepare to
Owner Robert Ardovino was especially conduct a new national search for perma-
excited about the longevity of the event: nent leadership there.”
“This is the region’s longest running art
show. Over the years, the exhibition has Hal Marcus Gallery
attracted some of the region’s finest work
focusing on the Franklin Mountains and The breaking news from Hal Marcus is
the surrounding desert to include White that he is shepherding the production of an
Sands National Monument.” original children’s book entitled “Buenas
Ardovino initiated the exhibit nearly two Noches El Paso.” The text is a poem writ-
decades ago when he was on the initial ten by El Paso native Luke Lowenfield.
steering committee for Celebration of Our Hal’s colorful illustrations bring vibrancy
Mountains, which each fall offers hikes, to scenes we all identify with El Paso.
field trips and other nature-related events. Rounding out the team was graphic design-
Impressed with the spirit of honoring the er Jud Burgess, who added his creative
natural attractions of the region, Ardovino touch to the design and layout of the book.

October 2019 El Paso Scene Page 35

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz. ets at
• Tenor Paul Potts and soprano Natalia Sheva
Centro de Convenciones Anita — perform with the University Symphonic
Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or
Orchestra at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
6820693. Advance tickets at
• The Gas Natural de Juarez 4th annual
• Grupo Firme performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct.
International Marathon, with more than a mil-
4. Tickets: 230-1,150 pesos.
lion pesos in prices, is Sunday, Oct. 20.
• Morat performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
Information: 6130013 or
Tickets: 460-1,835 pesos.
• Festival Sin Fronteras begins at 2 p.m.
Pelooza 2019 — Seven tribute bands per- Saturday, Oct. 26. Headline entertainment is
form in the benefit concert for Hospital Infantil Stone Temple Pilots. Also performing: Panteón
de Oncolgía, beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. Rococó, Cultura Profética and Little Jesus.
5, at the Chamizal Museum park. Admission: Admission: 460 pesos (1,150 pesos VIP).
115 pesos(
Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas —
Teatro de la Nacion — Costa Rica street Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of
at 20 de Noviembre. Advance tickets at donbo- Avenida Juárez). “Gran Corride de Toros” Bullfighting is at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Tickets
• Singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada perform at range from 290 to 1,435 pesos
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Tickets: 175 and (
230 pesos
Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente
• “Rogelio Ramos Sin Filtro” comedy show is 9
Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at don-
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Tickets: 460 and 575 Alex Campos brings his “Soy
Soldado” tour at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with
Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca Samuel Hernandez. Tickets: 93, 230 and 460
339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. pesos (
La Fiera de Ojinaga performs at 8 p.m. Friday,
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av.
Oct. 11. Tickets: 230, 460 and 575 pesos (don-
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the
Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook:
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at
Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from
Parque Borunda. Advance tickets at donbole- • The show “Extinción Año Cero: Tierra de Dinosaurios 2,” is presented at 12:30, 3 and
• Comic Alexis Ojitos de Huevos performs at 8 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets: 175-460
p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Tickets: 2115-405 pesos. pesos.
• Nicho Hinojosa performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, • Festival Musical Rotario 2019 is at 7 p.m.
Oct. 12. Tickets: 290, 405 and 520 pesos. Thursday, Oct. 24. Tickets: 110-330 pesos.
• The comedy show “Me Caigo de Risa” is at 7 • Singer-guitarists Alejandro Filio and Fernando
and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Tickets: 575- Delgadillo perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
920 pesos. Tickets: 345-1,150 pesos.
• The 25th anniversary production of the
Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la drama “La Dama de Negro” will be presented
Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. José at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Tickets: 345-475
Angel Ledesma “El Coyote” y su banda Tierra pesos.
Santa perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. • The live Dinosaur show “Gran Batalla
Tickets: 263-1,233 pesos. Advance tickets at Acuatica” is at 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets: 175-460 pesos.
Plaza De La Mexicanidad • La India Yuridia presents her new feminist
(Monumental X Explanade) — Boulevard comedy show “Es Lo Que Hay” at 6 p.m.
4 Siglos and Plutarco Elias Calles. Advance tick- Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets: 345-520 pesos.
• “Coco El Musical en Vivo” is presented Nov.
3-12. Tickets: 203, 268 and 323 pesos.
Maraton Internacional — The 10th annual
Maraton Internacional Gas Natural de Juarez
(Marathon, Half Marathon) is Sunday, Oct. 20,
starting at Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez.
Registration: 500 pesos. Information: maraton-
ExpoArte 2019 — Amigos de la Fundacion
Mascareñas’ annual gala, “Night of Art and
Culture” is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte (Víctor Hugo
Trick or treat, Rascón Banda Theatre) in Juárez, featuring the
modern dance group from Veracruz, Jarocho:
Village Inn will have Ritmo, Pasión y Magia. Ticket information: 612-
something good to eat.
3175, 612-4075 or 615-6301 in Juárez, or fmas-
Bring your kids for a special treat La Rodadora — The interactive children’s
And keep them off the streets. museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays
Happy Halloween! and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information:
52-656-558-2415 or
El Paso: 1500 Airway •  7144 Gateway East • 4757 Hondo Pass • 2929 N. Mesa 3D Theater admission: 30 pesos.
6440 N. Mesa • 7801 N. Mesa •  2275 Trawood •  1331 N. Zaragoza • 3464 Joe Battle Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
Las Cruces: 1435 S. Valley •  445 S. Telshor

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beginning with opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at The Greenery in Sunland
Friday, at the New Deal Theater. Panel presen- Park Mall. Program is “Cynthia Ann Parker and
tations are 9 a.m. in the theater, with historic other Historic Escapades.” RSVP: 560-5775.
baseball game at 3 p.m. at Bataan Park.
Movie screening of “When it Was a Game” is
Harvey Girls — The Harvey Girls of El Paso
‘Trinity Site Tour — The fall tour to the History Notes Lecture Series — The meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Union
Saturday evening at the New Deal Theater.
site of the first atom bomb explosion is monthly program is 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Depot Passenger Station, 700 San Francisco.
Baseball-themed potluck lunch is 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, at White Sands Missile Range. at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, Program is “Historic Depots in Texas.”
Sunday, followed by rematch at Bataan Park at
At the site, visitors can take a quarter-mile walk Las Cruces. Larry Flores will talk on the Admission is free. Information: 591-2326.
11 a.m. Full schedule of events at
to ground zero, where a small obelisk marks “Empire Zinc Strike.” Admission is free. Information: Doug Dinwiddie, El Paso Corral of the Westerners —
the exact spot where the bomb was exploded Information: (575) 541-2154 or (575) 388-4862, or The monthly dinner program of El Paso Corral
on April 16, 1945. They can also ride a shuttle of the Westerners International #26 is 6 p.m.
bus two miles from ground zero to the
Fort Bayard Tours — Fort Bayard Historic Braintrust Bag Lunch — The free monthly
Preservation Society host walking tours of the Friday, Oct. 18, at Holiday Inn El Paso-West
Schmidt/McDonald Ranch House, where the outdoor mini-lecture series at Magoffin Home
historic fort 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each Saturday 900 Sunland Park Drive at I-10. Program is
scientists assembled the bomb’s plutonium core. State historic Site, 1120 Magoffin is noon
at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, six “Suffragettes in El Paso,” presented by Joseph
Admission is free. Information: White Sands Wednesday, Oct. 9, to discuss “Rationing in
miles east of Silver City, N.M. off U.S. 180. Longo. Cost: $20 (includes dinner and pro-
Public Affairs (575) 678-1134 or WWII America.” Bring a bagged lunch and some
Tour begins at Commanding Officer’s Quarter gram). Visitors welcome; RSVP needed by Oct. Enter off U.S. 380 on the friends. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffin-
and museum (House 26). Tour takes about 90 14: 759-9538.
north end of the range (Stallion Gate) from 8 or Facebook.
minutes; call for time. Admission is free, but Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of
a.m. to 2 p.m. Site closes promptly at 3:30 p.m. Railway & Locomotive Historical
donations appreciated. Information, group Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Must show a photo ID at the gate. Society — The society meets at 6 p.m.
tours: (575) 388-4477 or (575) 574-8779 or Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are
Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of Wednesday, Oct. 9, at El Sarape Restaurant,
(970) 222-2433. Web: relived through replicas of the original adobe
gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is 5103 Montana. Program is “Cumbres & Toltec
Fort Bayard served as an army post from 1866 fort buildings and artifacts of the Magoffinsville
85 miles each way. Pets allowed on leash only. Scenic Railway” with Jim Herriott. Visitors wel-
to 1899 and army tuberculosis hospital from Post, 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Space History and come. Information: 591-2326.
1899 to 1920. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only
the International Space Hall of Fame
A “Diamonds in the Rough” Baseball Daughters of the Republic of Texas — Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 568-
Foundation offers a bus tour to the site. Call for
Symposium, celebrating the legacy of the sport The Rio Grande Chapter meets at 11 a.m. 4518 or 588-8482 or on Facebook.
reservations, spaces are limited: (575) 437-2840
of baseball to the Southwest, is Oct. 18-20,
ext. 41132 or
Jornada Mogollon Conference — The
21st biennial Mogollon Conference is Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 11-12, at El Paso Museum of
Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road.
Preregistration runs through Oct. 8: $45; $40
EPMA and EPAS members; $28 students.
Information: 212-0110 or romneyjk@elpaso-
Apache Origins of El Paso — The aca-
demic symposium, “Before Ponce de León: The
Mescalero Apaches at El Paso del Norte,” in
honor of Indigenous People’s Day is 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 14, at UTEP’s Magoffin
Auditorium, co-hosted Yolanda Leyva, Angel
Diaz, and Max Grossman, showing the new
research indicating that Duranguito lay within a
very large Apache reservation that existed
intermittently from 1778 to 1825 and
continuously from 1790 to 1794, when it
reached a peak population of up to 1,000.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
Speakers include historian Mark Santiago,
author of “A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain
and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-
1799.” Other presenters include Rick
Hendricks, Matthew Babcock, David Romo and
Deni Seymour.
Fort Selden Voices from the Past —
The special moonlight living history tours of
Fort Selden State Monument in Radium Springs,
13 miles north of Las Cruces, are 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19. This year’s tours tell the
story of the diphtheria outbreak of 1886. Meet
the women who cared for the sick, the families
who lost children, and the soldiers who were
busy renovating the fort. Tours leave every 15
minutes; last tour leaves at 8:15 p.m. Dress
warmly. Admission is $8; (free for age 16 and
younger). Tickets sold at door; check or cash
only. Information: (575) 202-1638 or nmmonu-
Fort Selden was a 19th century adobe fort
established to protect early settlers. To get
there, take NM I-25, Exit 19 at Radium Springs
and follow the signs. Regular hours are 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Admission is $5; (ages 16 and under free). Free
entry each Wednesday for seniors; free for NM
residents on first Sundays. Information: (575)
526-8911, (575) 202-1638, or

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2501 Montana, hosts auditions for “Miracle on A blind date turns into a living nightmare in
34th Street” Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15. this play that examines stalking, sexism and
Performance dates are Dec. 6-21. Call for audi- romantic pursuit.
tion times: 532-1317 or
‘The (Un)Documents’ — The UTEP
‘Boy Gets Girl’ — No Strings Theater Department of Theater & Dance presents the
Company presents the play by Rebecca Gilman, play by award-winning actor and poet Jesús I.
‘God of Carnage’ — Las Cruces ebrates “real women’s” bodies, the power of directed by Autumn Gieb, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, at Velles at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Fox
Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las women and the incredible bond that happens Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by
Cruces Downtown Mall presents the comedy when they work together. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 Rudy Ramírez. Admission is free. Information:
Sept. 27-Oct. 13. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Playwright Josefina Lopez, will speak before p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. 747-5118, or on
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. the show on Oct. 10. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; Facebook.
Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, student and military; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-
‘Night of the Living Dead’ — El Paso 1223 or
$10 groups and children). Information: (575)
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, opens its 56th sea-

‘Curves’ playwright
523-1200 or
son with a new adaptation of the horror movie
A playground altercation between 11-year-old

classic Oct. 11-27. Showtimes are 8 p.m.

speaks at opening
boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn par-
Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:
ents for a meeting to resolve the matter.
$15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teach-
‘The Wolves’ — American Southwest ers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or
Theatre Company opens its season with the
ew good scripts exist for really
Sarah DeLappe Pulitzer-nominated play Sept. Six strangers are trapped in a lonely farm-
top-notch all-women shows. Good
26-Oct. 6 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in house surrounded by zombies. Can they sur-
comedies are even rarer. Take it
Las Cruces. Directed by Nichole Hamilton. vive the night?
from someone who used to direct or
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and help direct UIL one-act plays for high
‘The Who’s Tommy’ — UTEP Dinner
Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, school, where young women generally
Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West
Oct. 5-6. Preview night is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, predominate in theater classes.
building, opens its season Oct. 11-27 with the
Sept. 26. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 stu- Paul Zindel’s “The Effect of Gamma
musical based on the iconic rock concept
dents; $5 high school students with current Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds”
album, with music and lyrics by Pete Townsend
I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-4515 or was always a favorite, as was Federico
and book by Townsend and Des McAnuff. Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda
Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through wasn’t stingy. We spent so much time
The story of a girls’ high school soccer team Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba).” But
Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 together working, sweating and laugh-
illuminates the way young selves are formed both are heavy dramas.
p.m. Oct. 20 and 27; dinner matinee is 1:30 ing, that we bonded. I remember feeling
when innate character clashes with external The best scripts can make a person
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets: $33.50 to blessed that I was a woman because
challenges. laugh and cry in the same story. Such a
$43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dis- male bonding could never compare with
‘Real Women Have Curves’ — The count dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 story, and a really good and timely story what happens when women work
UTEP Department of Theater & Dance pres- (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and for this part of the country, is Josefina together.”
ents the play by Josefina López Oct. 10-20, at $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee perform- Lopez’s “Real Women Have Curves,” Paola Dubrule plays aspiring student
UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. ances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or presented Oct. 10-20 by UTEP Theatre Ana. Isabelle Rivera plays Estela, her
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, with Department. Topping off the excite- sister and factory owner. UTEP students
2:30 p.m. matinees Sunday. Directed by The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb ment, author Lopez will be there open- Jenelle Villa and Larissa Reyes Arzate
Adriana Dominguez. Tickets: $18; $15 alumni and blind boy has inspired, amazed and puzzled ing night to speak before the show. are cast as workers Pancha and Rosali.
(with card) UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, audiences for more than 40 years. This five- “I reached out in hopes that we might Rounding out the cast is 2019 UTEP
non-UTEP students; $12 UTEP students and time Tony Award-winning musical’s rock score be able to connect through e-mail and grad Alexis Medina as Carmen (Ana
children age 4-12 (all tickets $10 for Oct. 10 includes the classic songs “Pinball Wizard,” she has been incredibly generous with and Estela’s mother) who, as a woman
performance). Information: 747-5118, the- “Sensation,” “Acid Queen” and more. Adult her time and talent,” said Assistant with an unfiltered mouth, gets a lot of or on Facebook. subject matter and language. Professor Adriana Dominguez, who great comedy lines. Reyes Arzate spent
The story of five full-figured Mexican- directs the play. “We are actually doing the summer with Lyric Repertory in
Playhouse auditions — El Paso Playhouse, a Skype session as part of rehearsal. In
American women working in a tiny factory cel- Logan, Utah, in the ensemble of
addition to her talking before the show, “Mamma Mia.” Fans of the UTEP
she will be conducting a workshop on Dinner Theatre might remember seeing
Oct. 11 at UTEP at 11 a.m.-1p.m. in the Medina as Vandergelder’s hilarious
Studio Theatre that is open to all (first “date” Ernestina in summer’s “Hello,
come, first served). I am so grateful that Dolly.”
she wants to connect with our students Dominguez said working with these
and community.” young women has brought back the
The show brings back a lot of good feeling she had for her first UTEP show.
memories for Dominguez. “I’ve been experiencing the magic all
“This was my very first show in col- over again, through the eyes of the stu-
lege; it solidified that I needed to do dents. Although we are very early in the
theatre for the rest of my life,” said rehearsal process, there have already
Dominguez, who received her B.A. in been some amazing moments of power
Theatre from UTEP, her M.A. in and community between the women.”
Performing Arts Administration from As Director of Theatre Programs and
New York University, and her Ph.D. in Audience Development for UTEP,
Curriculum and Instruction from New Dominguez often dedicates her time to
Mexico State University. working on pieces/projects that promote
Some might be familiar with the diversity and inclusivity. Her most
movie made from the play, which was recent project was co-directing “Luna”
the launching pad for actress America at Del Valle High School.
Ferrera. That version was heavier on the She promises that “Real Women Have
drama and less on the comedy. But the Curves” will “be an energy packed
story is essentially the same, based on show full of community, energizing
author Lopez’s experiences working for music, heart-felt acting, and a great
her sister’s sewing factory in Los flashback to the ‘80s. I hope that the
Angeles while waiting a year after she audience leaves the theatre with a sense
got her U.S. residency to be eligible for of empowerment and are pumped to
college financial aid. take on the world.”
As the author explained in her play
notes: “At the factory, there were a few
Latina women, all older then me. They
Carol Viescas is a veteran of

liked working for my sister because she

community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.

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Country music fills El Paso,
Cruces on same weekend
If country music is your thing then Christmas
is coming early. Both El Paso and our sister
city Las Cruces offer some serious entertain-
ment to fill your cowboy needs. The only
problem is they’re on the same weekend.
Over here the Way Out West Fest is Oct. 12
at Southwest University Park. It’s a triple bill
with Midland, Wild Feathers and Madison
Kozak, whose recent single “First Last
Name” was listed as “Rolling Stone’s 10
Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear
Now.” Our neighbors get even more serious
Jason Isbell, “Live From Twist
on the subject with their “Country Music
& Shout 11.16.07,” New West
Festival 2019” that runs Oct. 11-13, with hit
makers Big & Rich kicking up some dust on
the first night, along with Frank Ray and Over a decade ago, before he was the
Casey Donahew. The legendary Ronnie Americana darling he is now and had just
Milsap and self-proclaimed “Redneck dropped out of the convoy with his Drive By
Woman” Gretchen Wilson headline the fol- Truckers, Jason Isbell was slinging his wares
lowing evening. The celebration closes any way he could. He even played a live
Sunday with an incredible mashup of genres record store show at Denver’s Twist and
by Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Shout. His then label turned that unusual
Tonk Mariachis (their version of Dolly venue’s performance into a limited tour sou-
Parton’s “Jolene” is not to be missed). So venir and released it as an ultra-limited col-
shine up them boots because those feet are lector’s CD, which almost immediately went
about to do a whole lotta stompin’ in either out of print. Fast forward to present and his
town. former bosses are striking while the iron is
hot. “Live From Twist & Shout 11.16.07” is
National: Hold Steady, now available for mass consumption. The
“Thrashing Thru the Passion,” brief show consisted of only six cuts, but
Frenchkiss Records they include tracks from his debut solo
album plus tracks off his old band’s albums
It has only been four short moths since their that he took the mic for. This is the part that
fearless leader Craig Finn trekked up solo takes this record to an entirely new level as
mountain. He had made the journey a few he rarely performs these anymore. Despite
times before and it seems that he deliberately the setting, the sound quality is still great and
uses those outings to showcase his softer, it feels as if we are standing among the rows
sensitive side, because when he gets back of vinyl bins witnessing a one-of-a-kind
with the boys the only thing on the menu is show. Be sure to twist and shout and let
rock. This is exactly what the Hold Steady everyone you know that this alt. country roy-
does on its latest, “Thrashing Thru the alty is required listening.
Passion.” This quick turnaround was partly
achieved by culling singles from the past Collectibles: The Cult, “Sonic
couple years with a handful of new tunes. Temple,” Beggars Banquet
The group has been together for over a
decade and a half and they have only gotten One of the finest exports from England came
better with age. They stay true to their Bruce to us in 1983 and hung around for only a
Springsteen and Elvis Costello love-child decade. Then they got back together and in
sound, with blue-collar storytelling and just five years put out four stunning records.
quirky Costello pop. Horns, keys and some The bad news is that it has been three long
serious guitar soloing have a bigger pres- years since new material has seen our shores.
ence, adding that super sweet cherry to an The silver lining is that now is the right time
already delectable cake. For those not yet for the grand reissue treatment, and that is
convinced, get your ears on “The Toaster & just what Beggars Banquet Records has done
the Stove,” a tale about our sister city Las with their 1989 masterpiece “Sonic Temple.”
Cruces, then witness their passion as you This was the band’s follow up to their major
thrash through the complete record. breakthrough “Electric,” and subsequently
became their highest charting LP in the U.S.
Jesse Malin, “Sunset Kids,” over their entire career and spawned three
Wicked Cool Records major hits. This new 30th anniversary incar-
nation takes these ten cuts and stretches them
After winning my award for most absentee out over 5 CD’s. The original holds the first
band in 2016 with his band D Generation for spot, while the second is filled with alternate
their gap of nearly two decades between edits, mixes, extended versions and acoustic
releases, Jesse Malin is back in his comfort tracks. The third and fourth are occupied by
zone by doing it alone. Although “solo” isn’t ultra-rare demos. It closes out with live
exactly true on his newest disc “Sunset Kids” music recorded by the BBC, with six cuts
because of his all-star cast of collaborators, being previously unreleased. Of course there
but more on that later. On solo outings he will also be an extremely limited box set
tends to let his punk roots dry up and his alt. simultaneously released with three slabs of
country branches flourish. This is primarily blue vinyl, a cassette, tour memorabilia and
the case here for all but a couple numbers. ephemera, including a replica of an original
On “Strangers & Thieves” he is nourished by laminated backstage pass, press releases,
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, who adds label copy and much more. The magic num-
a rock shine, and Joseph Arthur, who recent- ber on this is 3,000, so no time to ponder.
ly spent time with members of Pearl Jam and Keep an eye out for these releases:
R.E.M. The album was produced by
Americana superstar Lucinda Williams, who Juliana Hatfield — “Juliana Hatfield Sings
jumps in on a few, which explains why this The Police”
is the cream of the crop when it comes to the Jim James — “The Order Of Nature”
genre. The record is rich with vivid story- Mark Lanegan Band — “Somebody’s
telling, even referring to boxer Jake LaMotta Knocking”
and Elton John sideman Bernie Taupin with-
in the same track. I hope the sun hasn’t set Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin’
on the “Sunset Kids” because this kind of Dice Music. Drop him a line at
brilliance has to find a mass audience.

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Movie Nite on the Lawns — The Mesilla. The historic theater, operated by the
Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, hosts Mesilla Valley Film Society, features films at
free movies at sundown Saturdays. Bring blan- 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and
kets or lawn chairs. Admission is free. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 ($6 seniors,
Information: military and students with ID; $5 children and
• Oct. 5: Toy Story society members); $5 on Wednesday.
• Oct. 12: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find by John Wyndham. The inhabitants of a British El Paso Film Festival — Texas filmmaker Information, schedule: (575) 524-8287 or
Them village suddenly fall unconscious, as does any- Robert Rodriguez is a featured guest at the
• Oct. 19: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse one entering the village. Two months later, all showcase of independent narrative and docu- • Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Manhattan Short Film
• Oct. 26: Hocus Pocus women and girls of childbearing age are discov- mentary films Thursday through Sunday, Oct. Festival.
• Nov. 2: Coco. ered to be pregnant. 24-27. VIP tickets are $100; includes all films, • Oct. 4-10: Give Me Liberty
plus nightly VIP receptions. Ticket information: • Oct. 11-17: The Peanut Butter Falcon
Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay Sci Fi and ArtFilm Nights — Brew Lab, • Oct. 18-24: Ága. Free for members.
Duncan and the Sunset Film Society host pre- or Ticketmaster.
601 N. Oregon, Suite 1, hosts science fiction • Oct. 25-31: Brittany Runs A Marathon. No
sentations at 2 p.m. Saturdays at International Rodriguez’s first feature film, “El Mariachi”
classics 5:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of Saturday, Oct. 26 matinee. Thursday, Oct. 31
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana . No movie earned him the Audience Award at the
every month (Oct. 10) and art films every third showing at 12:15 p.m.; no evening show.
Oct. 26. Admission is free. Snacks sold. Sundance Film Festival in 1993. Other films
Thursday of the month (Oct. 17). Information: Open caption shows are at 7:30 Sunday, Oct.
Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumo- include ”Sin City,” “Spy Kids,” “Machete” and
307-4242 or on Facebook at brewlabep. 13 and 27. and This month “Alita: Battle Angel.”
“Poetry Therapy” sessions are 6:30 to 8 p.m.
celebrates the haunting season. Filmmaker master class with Rodriguez is 7 Jay’s Film Forecast — Film historian Jay
every third Friday (Oct. 18), sponsored by
• Oct. 5: “Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror,” p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Plaza Theatre, Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Literarity Book Shop.
the 1922 German Expressionist horror film to discuss “Red 11,” written by Rodriguez and “Coming Attractions” for movie fans, listed by
directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max El Paso IMPACTFest — The Virtual Reality his sons. Tickets: $20 (Ticketmaster). studio and release date (subject to change):
Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film Festival is all day Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11- Free Narrative short films are 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4:
was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram 12, at El Paso Foundation Room, 333 N. and noon Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 and 3 • The Current War (Weinstein Co.) – Tom
Stoker’s “Dracula.” Stoker’s heirs sued, and a Oregon, with showings of Texas Short VR and p.m. Sunday, at El Paso Museum of Art; Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas
court ruling ordered that all film copies be experimental films and VR games. Visitors can Documentary shorts are 2:30 p.m. Friday and Hoult. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
destroyed. A few prints survived of the film, see the best Virtual Reality and experimental Saturday. • Joker (Warner Bros.) – Joaquin Phoenix,
later regarded as a masterpiece of cinema. entries from around the world. Discussion pan- Individual films are at the Philanthropy Robert De Niro. Directed by Todd Phillips.
• Oct. 12: “The Grim Reaper,” hosted by els with directors and producers of the films Theatre. Tickets: $10: • Pain and Glory (Sony Classics) – Antonio
Boris Karloff, and “An Unlocked Window,” and games. Admission: $3 to $5.Information: Friday, Oct. 25: 1 p.m. Dream of Me; 3 p.m. Banderas. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. 257-8470 or Beaten; 7 p.m. Kindred Spirits; 9:45 p.m. Porno • Roger Waters: Us + Them (Trafalgar) –
In the first feature, a celebrity author purchas- Saturday, Oct. 26: 10:30 a.m. Birth in Pieces; Rufat Aliyev, Farshid Azizi, Nikoo Bafti.
Pax Christi Film Series — A screening of
es a cursed painting of the Grim Reaper. Her 12:30 p.m. When All That’s Left is Love; 3 p.m. Directed by Sean Evans and Roger Waters. A
“91%: A Film About Guns in America” is 3
nephew warns her that most of its previous Building the American Dream; 7 p.m. Amalia; look at Waters’ 2017-18 concert tour.
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at St. Joseph School
owners have died violently. In the second, a 9:45 p.m. Darlin’ Oct. 11:
auditorium, 1315 Travis (enter through parking
serial killer is in the area where some private Sunday, Oct. 27: Noon. Now or Never: A • The Addams Family (United Artists) — CG
lot across from rectory). Discussion follows.
nurses have locked themselves in a large house, Tony Romo Story; 2:30 p.m. Femme Frontera Animation. Directed by Greg Tiernan and
Admission is free, donations accepted.
except for one basement window. Showcase 2019; 5 p.m. Running with Beto. Conrad Verson.
Information: 740-3962.
• Oct. 19: “Village of the Damned.” Adapted The title refers to the 91 percent of Fountain Theatre — 2469 Calle de
from the 1957 novel “The Midwich Cuckoos” Please see Page 42
Americans who support background checks. Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in

Page 40 El Paso Scene October 2019

Las Cruces International Mariachi Film Scene Emma Stone, Bill Murray, Abigail Breslin.
Conference — Nov. 6-10, with daily work- Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
shops and classes at NMSU’s Corbett Center.
Ticket information: (575) 680-3123, lascruces- or on Facebook.
NOVEMber Cont’d from Page 40

• Gemini Man (Paramount) — Will Smith,

Oct. 25:
• The Aeronauts (Amazon) — Felicity Jones,
Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel. Directed by
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen.
The annual Spectacular Concert is 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8, at Amador Live, 302 S. Main,
with headliners Mariachi Angeles.
PREVIEW Directed by Ang Lee.
Oct. 18:
Tom Harper.
• Black and Blue (Screen Gems) — Naomie
Harris, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott. Directed by
• By the Grace of God (Music Box) — Melvil
Student Showcase and competition is noon to Deon Taylor.
Poupaud. Directed by François Ozo.
4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Amador Live. • Countdown (STX) — Anne Winters,
• Greener Grass (IFC Midnight) — D’Arcy
Mariachi Mass is 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Elizabeth Lail, Peter Facinelli. Directed by Justin
Carden, Dot-Marie Jones. Directed by Jocelyn
DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - Game time is 7 • Jojo Rabbit (Disney) —Roman Griffin Davis,
• Frankie (Sony Classics) —Isabelle Huppert,
p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Ticket infor- Sennia Nanua, Ariyon Bakare. Directed by Ira
Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell. Directed by Taika
mation: 747-5234 or Sachs.
• Tuesday, Nov. 5: New Mexico Highlands • The Last Full Measure (Roadside) — Bradley
• The Lighthouse (A24) — Willem Dafoe,
• Tuesday, Nov. 125: New Mexico State Whitford, Alison Sudol, Samuel L. Jackson.
Valeriia Karaman, Robert Pattinson. Directed
• Friday, Nov. 15: Eastern New Mexico Directed by Todd Robinson.
by Robert Eggers.
• Tuesday, Nov. 19: New Mexico
• Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney) — DVD/Blu-ray Releases
• Wednesday, Nov. 27: East Central (Okla.)
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning; Directed by Oct. 1:
Univ. University Dance Company — UTEP Joachim Rønning. Sequel to 2014 film. • Spider-Man: Far From Home. PG-13
Department of Theater & Dance presents New
The Marketplace Christmas Open • Witness for the Prosecution (Pearl Street) — Oct. 8:
Voices in Dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and
House — Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan. 5- Ben Affleck. Directed by Affleck. Remake of • Annabelle Comes Home. R
Friday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1957 film and based on the novel by Agatha • Midsommer. R
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, with live music and
14-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre, Christie. Oct. 15:
artists on site. Information: 585-9296.
with new works from up-and-coming choreog- • Zombieland: Double Tap (Columbia) — • Stuber. R.
‘Women’s Voices’ — El Paso Pro-Musica raphers and dance makers from El Paso and
presents the all-female Bergamot Quartet at beyond. Tickets: $12-$18. Information: 747-
7:30 p.m. Thursday, in Nov. 7, at Dona Ana 5118, or on Facebook..
Arts Council’s Arts and Cultural Center, 1740
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice
Calle de Mercado in Mesilla; and 7:30 p.m.
hockey team’s home games are at El Paso
Friday, Nov. 8, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital
County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E.
Hall. Information: 747-8163 or
Paisano. Tickets: $5-$30. Information: 479-
Dance for Kids’ Sake — Big Brother Big PUCK (7825) or
Sisters of El Paso will host its 12th annual local • Dallas Snipers, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15-17:
Theatre. Admission: $50 (Ticketmaster). • Wichita Thunder, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
Information: 544-4203, 27, and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-
UTEP Football — Sun Bowl Stadium.
Tickets: $10-$28. Information: 544-5234 or ‘My Sister in This House’ — El Paso Community College Theatre presents the play
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: Charlotte Nov. 15-23 at Transmountain Campus Forum
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30: Rice Theatre. Information: 831-5147.
The Miners will play NMSU at 2 p.m. Nov.
German Advents-Bazaar — 11 a.m. to 5
23, in at Aggie Stadium in Las Cruces.
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Building 747 on
The Original Great American Riot — Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Information: 201-
The Rockabilly and Kustum Culture event is 5939 or
noon to midnight Saturday, Nov. 9, at Sunland
Las Artistas — Las Artistas 49th annual Art
Park Racetrack and Casino, with food, cars,
and Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
pin-up contest, and live music by Pissing Razors,
and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23-24,
The Rockets, Ian Rosewood, The Damien Isaac
Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E Mills.
Band and Broken Dime Band. Cost, information
Information: 319-4541 or
on Facebook at Great American Riot.
WinterFest —Ice skating and various winter
EPSYOs Fall Concert — El Paso Symphony
events Nov. 23-Jan. 5 in Downtown’s Arts
Youth Orchestras perform at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Festival Plaza and surrounding areas.
Nov. 10, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets:
Information: 534-0600 or
$15 ($10 military, students, seniors).
Information: 525-8978 or Holiday Revels, — UTEP Music
Department’s annual gala is 7:30 p.m. Monday
‘What is Opera?’ — UTEP Opera’s fall
and Tuesday, Nov. 25-26, Fox Fine Arts Recital
showcase is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m.
Hall. Information: 747-8708 or
Monday, Nov. 10-11, at Fox Fine Arts Recital
Hall. Admission: $12; $8 seniors and military, Oscar Leeser’s Hyundai of El Paso Sun
non-UTEP Students; $5 UTEP students, faculty Bowl Parade — The 83rdd annual Sun Bowl
and staff. Information: 747-5606 or Parade is Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day) along Montana in downtown/central El
Paso. Information: 533-4416 or

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literal truth of the Bible than it answers.
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in the heart of the earth.” opposed to facts, but it’s more than facts. Fort Bayard 20 PhiDev Inc 34 Western Traders 36
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