El Paso Scene Weekly for Oct. 13-19, 2014
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Fall El Paso Home and Garden Show — El Paso Association of Builders (EPAB), in partnership with Show Technology Productions, hosts the 6th annual show 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17-19 at the El Paso Convention Center,
Celebrity guests are Wayde King and Brett Raymer, aquarium designers and stars of Animal Planet’s “Tanked.”
The event features home and garden vendors, model home feature, landscapers, contractors, remodelers, pools and spa. Also offered are an
art, gift and gourmet area, kids activities hosted by El Paso Zoo and El Paso Exploreum, pet adoptions and fall plant sale.
Admission: $7.50 ($5.50 seniors 65 and older; $3 age 13-16 free for age 12 and younger and active duty military with ID). Information: 778-5387 or ElPasoHomeAndGarden.com.
Concordia Cemetery Walk Through History — The annual “living” history tour is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens). Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and a hat. Admission: $5 ($2.50 seniors and military, $1 students and children 6 and older). Information: 581-7920 or 591-2326 or concordiacemetery.org.
This year, Salt River Regulators from Arizona will be on hand to perform their Wild West Show, and the Wild Bunch from Las Cruces will make also perform. Gunfight reenactments will be staged throughout the day by Six Guns & Shady Ladies.
The cemetery’s new memorials include US Veterans & Camp Concordia early Fort Bliss site, and the Buffalo Soldier Memorial.
Volunteers dress in period costume and share historical vignettes “in character” of many of Concordia Cemetery’s eternal residents. Chat with early leading citizens, pioneers, ranchers, Buffalo Soldiers, an ex-President of Mexico, priests and clergy, gunfighters, “shady ladies” and many others. Also featured is El Paso’s own “Boot Hill” where gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, lawmen, Texas Rangers and many other Wild West figures are buried.
Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair — The 20th annual Interpretive Fair is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road. Sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and co-hosted by the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation. Native American dancing and drumming, folklorico and matachine dancers, pictograph, birding and nature tours, atl-atl throwing for kids, information booths, and food for sale. Admission is free, but donations welcome. Information: 857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov.
Birding tours are 8 a.m. both days.
Food for the Soul — The Mustard Seed Benefit Music Festival is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the St. Clements Athletic Field, 600 E. Yandell. Live music, food trucks, art and local vendors. Kids’ activities include loteria, obstacle course, jumping balloon and face painting. Admission is free.
Proceeds benefit the Mustard Seed Community Café, a faith-based, pay-what-you-can café. Information: mustardseedcafe.org.
Lara Downes – El Paso Pro-Musica opens its season with the pianist performing “But Beautiful... Remembering Billie Holiday,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors/military; $5 students). Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
A special outreach performance is 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in Carrizozo; location to be announced.
“An Evening With Lara Downes” EPPM 100 event is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at El Adobe Recording Studio, 5301 El Paso Drive. Tickets: $100.
Downes’ current tour commemorates the centennial of Holliday’s birth (April 7, 1915), featuring solo transcriptions of songs “Lady Day” made famous, including “God Bless the Child,” “I Cover the Waterfront,” “Strange Fruit,” “Solitude” and “But Beautiful.”
Downes’ last solo CD, “Exiles’ Café” (Steinway & Sons, 2013) topped the bestseller charts and “Some Other Time” (Steinway & Sons, 2014), her recent duo recording with cellist Zuill Bailey (artistic director of Pro-Musica), debuted in the Billboard Top 10.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open at 9 p.m. and age 18 and older welcome, unless listed otherwise. Tickets are regularly $3 more for ages 16-20. Information: 356-0966 or thelowbrowpalace.com.
• Black Joe Lewis — The funk, soul and blues artist performs Tuesday, Oct. 14. Tickets: $13 in advance; $15 day of show.
• Superhumanoids — The LA pop band performs Wednesday, Oct. 15. Tickets: $12 in advance; $14 at the door.
• Christian Bland and the Revelators — The psychedelic rockers play Thursday, Oct. 16. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Drums — The indie rock band perform Saturday, Oct. 18. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.
• Panteón Rococó — The Mexican ska band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Tickets: $30 in advance; $39 day of show.
• Mitis - The electronic music star presents his “Oasis Fall Tour” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, with Cry Wolf, Bear Grillz, INIT, ITyro and AFTR. Tickets; $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• Carnival of Death Tour — Death Metal band Suffocation headlines the tour at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, with Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding. Ticket: $20.
Al Simmons — Showtime! El Paso presents the one-man show in the tradition of Danny Kaye and Spike Jones at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The world-renowned comedian delivers classic vaudevillian comedy and musical humor, including instruments, props and costumes, suitable for all ages. Ticket information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
The Capitol Steps — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents return of the hilarious, politically incorrect, musical parody comedy at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Coronado High School’s Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium. Tickets: $15, $25, $35 and $50; available through Impact or at the door. Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.com.
The Capitol Steps was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Sen. Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. “Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin.” So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits that conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
Many of the staffers quit their day jobs, and while many of the current members did not start as congressional staffers, the troupe still has worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices over the years. The Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, “Take the Money and Run — for President.”
Cuarteto Latinoamericano — Consulate General of Mexico presents the Latin Grammy winning string quartet 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. The ensemble’s CD, “Brasileiro, works of Mignone, won a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012. Admission is free. Information: 544-6489 or on Facebook at consulmexepa.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED — Saturday, Oct. 18, at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez, featuring the original CCR rhythm section of Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford. Tickets: $10. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.
Chamber Music for Winds/Piano — Music Forum El Paso presents “Five for Brass” brass quintet concert 2:20 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana, with Martin Huerta, Mike Middleton and Joe Barriga on trumpet, Frank Juarez on French horn, Joel Chavarria on trombone and Clinton Sims on tuba. Admission is free. Information: 252-4360 or musicforumelpaso.org.
Heart — The legendary rock band led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, has been identified by VH1 as No. 57 on the list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Tickets: $65, $75 and $95. (Ticketmaster).
HARVEST & HALLOWEEN
La Union Maze — The 14-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 2 for its 14th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293 or launionmaze.com. This year’s theme celebrates UTEP’s 100th Anniversary.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Also open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 (Columbus Day). Cost: $11 ($9 military); $5 for ages 2-5 ($4 military). Group rates available. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips and private parties.
The Maze offers tractor-pulled wagon rides to the U-pick five acre garden and pedal cars, pig races, huge jumping pillow and target practice. Also on site are a farm animal corral, family slide, mini-maze, tube slides, tent with picnic tables and concessions. Rides to pumpkin patch offered during daylight hours.
Special event nights:
• Oct. 4: NMSU Cancer Education
• Oct. 10: Full Moon “Romantic Night’
• Oct. 31: Halloween Egg Hunt
A Bring Your Dog Day is Saturday, Nov. 8.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch opens it inaugural season Sept. 27-Nov. 2, at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of Interstate 10 at Exit 35). Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10.95 ($8.95 ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger). Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN or elpasocornmaze.com.
The Old-West themed park’s main attraction is the corn maze, but also features Crazy Eddie’s Kiddie Maze, a Pumpkin Patch, interactive games and rides. Truck Wagons offer food, and shaded picnic areas available under the farm’s pecan trees. An “Old El Paso” offers interactive games that teach about local farming and significant people and events in the area’s history.
Fort Bliss Halloween — Fort Bliss will host these Halloween season events:
• Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House — The haunted house is 6-10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-11, 16-18, 23-35, 29-31 (open until midnight Oct. 31). Last year’s house was voted “Scariest Haunted House in El Paso/Las Cruces. Admission: $5. Information: 588-8247.
• Trunk or Treat at the Rod and Gun Club is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, with prizes for best decorated trunk and best kids’ costume in various age categories. Information: 568-2983.
‘Terror Trail’ and ‘Zombie Adventure’ — WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror Trail Haunted House opens Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may be worn to the trail. Hours are 7:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 Terror Trail; $12 zombie adventure. Combo tickets available. Information: 877-FEAR (3327) or texasterrortrail.com.
KLAQ Haunted House — The 17th annual haunting, “The Maze of Madness,” runs 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 13-Nov. 1 at 1323 N. Lee Treviño (at I-10 West). There’s only one way to enter and three creepy ways out of this maze. Haunted House not recommended for the easily frightened; children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parents at all times. Gifts to the first 100 people to enter each night. Tickets: $10 Information: 880-4955 or klaq.com.
Movie screenings will follow the maze hours on the following nights:
• Oct. 19: “Nightmare on Elm Street”
• Oct. 26: “Halloween.”
Vampires Ball — El Paso Paranormal Society will host the ball Friday, Oct. 17, at its offices at 108 E. San Antonio. Call for details. Information: 274-9531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Horrorfest — El Paso Paranormal Society will host the event Saturday, Oct. 18, at its offices at 108 E. San Antonio. Call for details. Information: 274-9531 or email@example.com.
Spooktacular — The Junior Woman’s Club’s 25th Annual fall family fiesta is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, with live entertainment, hands-on activities, vendors and food for all ages. Tickets: $5 ($4 children; free for ages 2 and younger); $1 military discount at the door. Information: 276-7854 or elpasojuniorwomansclub.org.
TOM LEA MONTH
The Tom Lea Institute, along with other area organizations, celebrate the life and work of the late El Paso art legend with more than 50 events throughout the month of October. Admission is free except as noted. Information: 533-0048 or tomleainstitute.org.
Tom Lea (1907-2001) worked as a muralist, illustrator, novelist, historian, World War II war correspondent and studio painter.
• “Experience the Pass of the North Downtown El Paso Mural Tour” led by Carolina Franco and Elisa Garrido is noon Thursday, Oct. 16, starting at the corner of San Antonio and Campbell, Downtown. The tour consists of a look at “Tom Lea’s Pass of the North” inside El Paso’s Historic Federal Courthouse, “Our History” by Carlos Callejo at the County Courthouse, and “A Day in El Paso” by John Valadez at the R.C. White Federal Building.
• “Benito Juárez at the Pass of the North” presentation by Nick Houser is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Houser, historian for the XII Travelers Memorial of the Southwest, will share the history of Benito Juarez and his achievements as Mexico’s greatest president.
• “Tom Lea: A Diversity of Artistic Approaches” by Patrick Cable is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at El Paso Museum of Art, 1 Arts Festival Plaza. Focusing on the many works by the artist held by the museum, this presentation will investigate the diversity of another aspect of Lea’s work: the various artistic influences and approaches in his easel painting.
• A Graphic Design panel discussion with Jud Burgess, Anne Giangiulio, and Katya Reka, introduced and moderated by Clive Cochran, is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.
• “The Brave Bulls Collide: Tom Lea and J. Frank Dobie” by Steve Davis is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Museum of the Big Bend’s Jess Yell Womack II Education Center, 400 N. Harrison in Alpine, Texas. Reception precedes lecture at 5:30 p.m.
• “The Story Behind The Turning Point” presentation by William Stevens is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 18, at UTEP’s Larry K. Durham Center. This family event will include Stevens’ presentation, a tour of the Durham Center and Tom Lea’s original painting, and an “insider’s” look at UTEP football today.
BAZAARS AND FAIRS
YISD Fine Arts Elementary School Fall Festival — The fall festival with school performances, food and arts vendors, jumping balloons, and more is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, at Ysleta Fine Arts Complex, 8455 Alameda.Admission free for performances; $3 day pass for all rides. Information: 434-9700.
El Paso Fun Fest — El Paso Parks and Recreation and El Paso Directory collaborate for a free fun day honoring perfect attendance students at SISD and YISD 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Marty Robbins Park, 11620 Vista del Sol. Local businesses will provide activities, services, prizes for all who attend. Entertainment will by SISD, YISD students, local dance and band artists Information: 544-0753, 867-2312 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts during the 5th season for the monthly open-air market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (through Nov. 16) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.
The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
La Semilla Food Center and local chefs and restaurants will host free healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. each Saturday.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans, including pesticide-free produces, natural eggs and meats, native plants, salsas, baked goods and more. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.
Yoga with Erin Stroud of Casa de Yoga is 10 a.m. every Saturday in Building A-1.
Coffee, pastries and juices offered on patio; brunch 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kids’ tent activities, Master Gardner talks and live music offered regularly.
Mayapán Farmers’ Market — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s 4th season for its indoor market is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. Local and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artisanry for sale. Information: 217-1126 or mujerobrera.org.
Located in the Chamizal neighborhood, the farmers market provides access to fresh, local produce and integrates nutrition education through cooking demonstrations, taste tests, and recipe distribution.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
KCOS Wine & Food Classic — Western Refining presents KCOS’s Wine & Food Classic: A Gourmet Tasting Soirée 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A, with dishes and desserts from nearly a dozen of El Paso’s top food establishments, as well as a wide array of wines.
All proceeds help KCOS, the nonprofit PBS station, continue to bring programming to the community. Tickets: $50 ($500 table for ten); available online at kcostv.org. Information: 594-5345
There will also be live music, a commemorate interactive photo booth and silent auction.
Catering from Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Café Central, Suzu, Garufa, The Green Ingredient, Around the World Catering and Nuovo Cappetto.
Wine tasting by Glazer’s, L&F Distributors and Republic National Distributing. Desserts from Belle Sacre, EPCC Culinary Arts, Corner Bakery, Edible Arrangements and Craze.
‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ walk — YWCA El Paso del Norte Region hosts its 5th annual international men’s march, raising to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, beginning and ending at The Garden Restaurant in Union Plaza District. Participants will walk a mile in red women’s high heel pumps. Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m. Register at any YWCA branch, the YWCA administration building or at Up and Running. Cost: $25 ($20 student/military; $250 Pay to Ride). Information: 533-2311 or walkamileinhershoes.org. Online registration at ywcaelpaso.org.
After-event gathering is 6:30 to 9 p.m. with a live band.
Empty Bowls — The 22nd annual benefit for El Caldito Soup Kitchen is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, corner of Alameda and Griggs in Las Cruces. The event features soup donated by local restaurants served in soup bowls hand made by Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces. This is the oldest Empty Bowls event in New Mexico. The bowls will be available for purchase. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 at the door. information: (575) 525-3831 or elcaldito.com.
Car wash for Orphans — A car wash benefiting Arbol de Vida orphanage in Juarez is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Country Club Car and Pet Wash, 5610 Santa Terisita (off Country Club). Carwash, vacuum, and dry armour all and car scent is $10. Information: Pastor Joe, 490-0288 or westsidecommunity.org.
El Paso Muscle Walk — The walk benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Teams and individuals walk to raise moneys to help MDA local services and research that directly impact the lives of children and adults living with muscle disease. Information: 584-6344 or on Facebook at mdaelpaso. Online registration at musclewalkmda.org/elpaso2014.
MDA Muscle Walk — The 7.3 mile walk benefiting El Paso MDA is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Teams and individuals walk to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Information: 584-6355 or mda.org.
‘Mexican Fun and Fiesta’ — Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall fundraising event Saturday, Oct. 18, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with a live auction, folklorico dancers and more. Information: 449-5883 or spjinc.org.
Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ) is a non-profit organization working in the colonias of Juárez. SPJ builds new homes and helps clothe the families in need.
Turquoise and Silver Tea — The Flickinger Center Guild’s 12th annual tea is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Willie Estrada Civic Center, 800 First Street in Alamogordo, N.M. with light refreshments, fashion show, silent auction, door prizes and entertainment. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Information: flickingercenter.com.
‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ — Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the play by Susan Nanus, based on the celebrated short story by Norton Juster and directed by Mia Carreon, Oct. 5-26. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military). Information 351-1455 or on Facebook.
Milo’s adventures in the Land of Wisdom force him to think about many new things. Milo learns of the argument between King Azaz and his brother, the Mathemagician whose disagreement over words and numbers has led to the banishment of Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Milo is dispatched to rescue the Princesses from the Land of Ignorance. The knowledge and skills Milo picks up on his journey help him to save the Princesses.
‘Dangerous Liaisons’ — El Paso Playhouse presents the drama by Christopher Hampton Oct. 17-Nov. 8. Directed by Erika Moeller. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors; $7 students, military, groups of 10 or more). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
A French marquis and viscount are rivals who use sex to humiliate others and entertain themselves. Their targets are a married woman and a young girl,
‘Footloose’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, 2nd floor Union Building on the UTEP campus, opens its season with the musical based on the 1980s hit film Oct. 17-Nov. 2. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19; non-dinner shows Sunday 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Tickets: $31.50-$46.50 dinner shows; $17.50-$27.50 non-dinner matinees. information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
“Footloose” tells the story of Ren, a young man from Chicago who moves to a small town with his mother after his father abandons them. Much to his amazement, dancing and rock music are forbidden through a law championed by the local minister. Through Ren’s tenacity and use of the Bible, he is able to convince the minister to let the town’s high school student’s dance again. Set to the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top-40 score, including the hits “I Need A Hero,” ‘Let’s Hear it For The Boy,” “Almost Paradise” and, of course, “Footloose.”
‘The Taming of the Shrew’ — UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance opens its season with the Shakespeare play with a little “Mambo Italiano’ treatment directed by Chuck Gorden Oct. 17-26, in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $13 ($11 seniors, military, group, UTEP alumni and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students; ages 4-12): 747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu.
Bianca has men running after her. Her shrewish sister Kate has men running away from her. Enter the smug, bragging Petruchio who plans to marry Kate and the fireworks begin. UTEP’s production will be set in New York’s Little Italy of 1964. Get ready for pasta, pompadours, Presley, and Louis Prima.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team plays home games at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Regular game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com. Oct. 17-19: Dallas Snipers
Running Dead 5K — Erace3 is hosting the night obstacle run event 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Maldonado Corn Maze. Information: Information: 329-0755 or erace3.com.
Runners encouraged to arrive 45 minutes ahead of their scheduled start and encouraged to wear costume. All participants issued a belt with two Velcro flags; the objective is to maneuver through the zombie infested course with at least one flag intact. An Apocalypse party follows the race.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘DeathTrap’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the Ira Levin thriller Oct. 10-26. Directed by Les Boyse. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $9-$12. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, it provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.
‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents Ron Hutchinson’s epic farce Oct. 10-26 at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Shaun Hadfield. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday Oct. 19 and 29, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors over 65; $8 all seats Thursday). Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Set in 1939, Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of new epic, “Gone with the Wind,” because the screenplay doesn’t work. He locks the screenwriter and director in his office, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra — Grant County Community Concert Association, Mimbres Region Arts Council and WNMU host a performance of the orchestra featuring guest violinist Lindsay Deutsch at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Admission: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Tickets available from MRAC, (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org, or from Grant County Community Concert Association, (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.
Deutsch is described by Colorado Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane as “one of the most interesting, imaginative, and downright thrilling young violinists in America today.” She has appeared extensively throughout the United States as a soloist, has recorded film scores, and been featured on countless radio shows.
Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 33rd annual Lincoln Country version of the German tradition is Oct. 17-18 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. German food, beer, wine, music, games, live music and folk dances will abound 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Arts and crafts booths will be featured as well as a “Kinderhall” with games, prizes and pumpkin painting for kids. Proceeds benefit various Lincoln County charities.
Admission: $9 per day; $16 for both days; $5 for ages 13-18 ($8 for two days) and free for children 12 and under. Children and teens must be accompanied by adult. Information: (575) 257-6171 or OktoberfestRuidoso.com.
Musical entertainment features Swingshift of Albuquerque, Salzburger Echo and Die Polka Schlingel with dance by Fort Bliss Schuhplattler.
David Francey — The folk singer performs Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Folk Series. Showtime to be announced. Tickets: $20 ($15 members); available 10 days before show at Alotta Gelato, Gila Hike & Bike, and L&I Arts or at the door, if any left. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
Francey’s first album, “Torn Screen Door,” came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released ten albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.
High Rolls Apple Festival — The 48th annual open-air harvest festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at the Community Center, 56 Cottage Row, in High Rolls, N.M. The festival features fresh local and other apples, apple pies and apple butter, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. Admission and parking is free. No pets. Information: (575) 682-6044 or highrollsfestivals.com.
The festival is presented by the High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club. Proceeds benefit the community center. High Rolls is on U.S. 82 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft (east of the tunnel).
LCSO with Lindsay Deutsch — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lonnie Klein, presents guest violinist Lindsay Deutsch as part of its Classics series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18-19, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Selections include Copland’s “Outdoor Overture,” Bruch’s Concerto for Violin, Gershwin “Rhapsody In Blue” and Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1 Ticket information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Czechoslovakian Klobase Festival — Holy Family Church’s 85th annual festival and barbecue is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Luna County Courthouse Park in Deming, N.M. Started by area Czechoslovakians, the event offers bingo, homemade Bohemian sausage, cowboy coffee, salad, desserts and barbecue beef. Information: (575) 546-9783.
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