UTEP Football & Homecoming - The 2016 homecoming game against Old Dominion starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tailgating events begin at noon. Tickets: $12-$150 Information: 747-5234 or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747-8600 or alumni.utep.edu.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $100
Various departments and alumni organizations will host alumni breakfast tours and other activities Oct. 23-29. Highlights include:
• The 7th Annual Miner Dash 5K Run/3K Walk and Family Fitness Fiesta is 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 23, at Centennial Plaza. Online registration at minerdash.utep.edu.
• The Homecoming Pageant is 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Magoffin Auditorium.
• Miner Morning Mania is 5:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Sun Bowl Stadium Parking Lot.
• An Open House at Alumni Lodge is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center.
• The Homecoming Parade is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at Mesita Early Childhood Development Center and ending at Centennial Plaza; pep rally follows at 3 p.m., with tailgate events until 5:30 p.m. at Kidd Field.
Concordia Día de Los Muertos — Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens) with revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes complete with skulls painted on their faces, 10-foot mojigangas (dancing skeleton puppets), a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts and ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5 ($1 kids and students 16 and younger; $2 seniors 60 and older and military; free for children under 6). Information: 274-9531 or concordiacemetery.org.
Guests may come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas (skeletons).
Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The largest pilgrimage each year is on the last Sunday in October, the traditional Feast Day of Christ the King. The 77th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The pilgrimage annually attracts thousands of celebrants, many of whom begin their trek before dawn. Gates open at 5 a.m. Information: San Martin de Porras (575) 589-2106.
The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross tops the mountain, 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off McNutt Road (Highway 273) in Sunland Park — take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket prices vary; information: 747-7795 or utep.edu/music.
• Faculty Recital Series — UTEP Department of Music’s presents Christopher Reyman on piano, Shaun Mahoney on guitar and Eric Unsworth on bass at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Ticket information: 747-7795 or utep.edu/music.
• UTEP Orchestra is Thursday, Oct. 27.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 Online tickets at trickyfalls.com and ticketfly.com.
• Russ — The rapper performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Tickets: $20.
• The “Eve of ... All Hallows Eve” party with Andromeda Theory is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, with Beneath the Waves, Hot Shot Kixxx, Trost House, Soul Parade and The BoxHeadz. Tickets: $5.
• The Appleseed Cast — The Kansas rock band 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with Alabama Deathwalk and Back of a Car. Tickets: $8.
Slayer — The trash metal legends bring their Repentless World Tour to El Paso at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, with special guest Anthrax and Death Angel. Tickets: $36.50 (Ticketmaster).
Best of the Eagles — El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to the Eagles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $45, $60 and $75 (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-2776 or epso.org.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Online tickets at lowbrowpalace.com. The L.A. duo She Wants Revenge’s Tenth Anniversary Tour is 9 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 30, with the Dig and Raw Fabrics. Tickets: $23-$25.
Harvest & Halloween
Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, will host its 10th annual safe trick-or-treating event for families with children age 2 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
Activities include candy stations, games, a maze, animal enrichment activities and more.
Trunk or Treat — Miracle League of El Paso hosts a safe trick or treat event 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7500 W. H. Burges. Information: miracleleagueofelpaso.org.
Halloween Dance — VFW Post 8782, 9170 Carolina, hosts a Halloween dance with 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, with music by Little Mike and the Blue Kings, and a costume contest. Tickets available at the VFW or at the door; call for cost. Information: 598-1586.
Halloween Spook Music Show — A Halloween costume and music show with organist Gary Rutherford of Phoenix is 5:57 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling). Awards given for 3 best costumes. Pre concert food served at 4:49 p.m. Church will be blackened; flashlight needed to read the program. Information: 532-5874.
City Halloween carnivals — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween Happiness throughout the city at area recreation centers Monday, Oct. 31. The carnivals include family costume contests, jumping balloons and other types of family fun. Admission is free. Information/event list: 544-0753
Halloween Carnival — Women’s Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln Street in Anthony, N.M. hosts a carnival 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with free candy, games and prizes for parents and kids. Information: (575)882-5556 or womensinterculturalcenter.org.
Kern Place Halloween — The Kern Place Association’s annual Halloween events are Monday, Oct. 31, at Madeline Park. Details to be announced. Information: Facebook at Kern Place Association.
King’s Kastle Party — The Children’s Ministries at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird, host a Halloween alternative party 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, featuring a non-scary carnival atmosphere with games, candy, cake walk, live entertainment, food and prizes. Non-scary costumes welcome. Admission is free; game tickets offered for a nominal fee. Information: 584-3912, ext. 27 or cbcelp.org.
KLAQ Halloween Parade — The annual parade Monday, Oct. 31, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, and returns there. The parade is 1.9 miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes will be given for “Rock ’n’ Drive” (combination vehicle/human costume), Best Dressed Pedestrian, Business Costume, and High School Band. No entry fee, but entries must display “KLAQ.” Parade usually begins at 3:30 p.m., but early arrival strongly encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3 p.m. Information: 544-8864 or klaq.com.
El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 6 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, a kiddie maze, rides, food and drinks, pumpkin train rides to pumpkin patch, slide, tire pyramid, rubber duck races, pedal carts, mini pedal carts, and a cow train. This year’s maze theme is the Amazon Rainforest. Admission: $10.95; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386) or elpasocornmaze.com.
La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze runs through Nov. 6 for its 16th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Information: 1-888-383-6293 or launionmaze.com.
Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $5 for ages 2-5 ($5 military) Free for age one and younger, and seniors 76 and older Group rates available for groups of 20 or more. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips and private parties.
The maze will be open Monday, Oct. 31 (Halloween), daytime only.
Haunted Maze offered Friday and Saturday nights during October; admission is $7 plus regular paid entry.
Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The 17th annual labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 1-30 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Several food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com. Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.) are $1 each or 22 for $20.
The New Mexico Pumpkin Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, featuring, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, the Pumpkin Glow, and more.
Bazaars and fairs
Día De Los Muertos Celebration — El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market hosts the Celebration of “Life, Death and Tradition,” Saturday, Oct. 29, at 5 Points Bistro, 3019 Montana. Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market 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. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.
ALSO THIS WEEK
UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration — This year’s celebration is in memoriam of Joe Olvera, journalist, writer and community activist; and Jorge Chapa, Professor of Latino/a Studies at University of Illinois. Most events are free. Information: 747-5462 or academics.utep.edu/chicano.
• “Ronald Rael: Borderwall As Architecture” by Dr. Ronald Rael, Architect and Professor, the University of California, Berkeley is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts Auditorium.
• “El libro rojo como estudio de la violencia en México” lecture by Gerardo Villadelángel is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts Auditorium. Reception follows.
• A book presentation of “The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement” by Dr. Mario T. García, professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, is noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 222.
Sunset Heights Block Party — The 9th annual party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood, along the 500 block of Prospect, with several local bands art vendors and food trucks. Admission is free. Information: 996-1880 or email@example.com.
Celebration of Our Mountains — For more than 20 years, the celebration has included hiking, biking, birding, climbing, photographing, geocaching, studying and celebrating the natural wonders of the Borderland. For a full line-up of events, visit celebrationofourmountains.org.
For a good cause
Wise Latina dance — Wise Latina International hosts its first fundraising dance at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at El Paso Club (Chase Building), 201 E. Main, 18th floor, featuring music by Paso del Norte Big Band. Tickets: $55 ($500 table for 10). Information: 204-1164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Monsters Ball — The 9th annual costume event benefiting Loretto Academy is 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 28, at Southwest University Event Center, 6500 Montana. This year’s theme is “Headbangers.” Ticket information: 566-8400 or email@example.com.
‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El Paso will host its 12th annual fall dog walk noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the grounds of La Viña Winery. Registration begins at noon. The event includes music, costume contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, pet-related products and gifts for sale. Advance registration: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs (limit of two dogs per person). On-site registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military with ID receive $5 discount. Information, cost: 247-6057, PetsAliveElPaso.org, or facebook.com/petsaliveelpaso.
Pets Alive El Paso is a nonprofit corporation working to make El Paso a no-kill community, offering spay/neuter Programs for the companion animals of lower-income families in El Paso; and for free-roaming cats through the El Paso Feral Cats Program.
‘Mamma Mia’ — Broadway in E Paso presents the farewell tour for the smash hit musical by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, based on the songs of ABBA, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $40 and $70 (Ticketmaster).
“Mamma Mia!” features hits of Abba’s like “Dancing Queen,” “ S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes All.”
‘Tom Lea: Grace Note in a Hard World’ — The one act-play by Camilla Carr, starring Ray Baker and Morgana Shaw, is 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at the Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Annex. Admission is $25. Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 533-0048. The event is part of Tom Lea Month.
Commissioned by Betty Ruth Wakefield Haley for the Tom Lea Institute, the play dramatizes the early life of El Paso native Tom Lea. Based on the book Tom Lea, An Oral History by Adair Margo, the performance focuses on Lea’s early life as the mayor’s son, his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and apprenticeship to muralist John Norton, and his marriage to fellow art student Nancy Taylor. The cast features stage and television stars Ray Baker and Morgana Shaw star as Tom and Nancy Lea. Morgana Shaw reads from the newly released book, “The Notebook of Nancy Lea.”
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the drama adapted by “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl,” Oct. 28-Nov. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl born in Germany and raised in Holland who hid from the Nazi occupation for two years during the war, but was eventually captured and died in a concentration camp. Her famous diary documented her two years in hiding.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ — Sun City Musical Theatre will present the comic musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken Oct. 28-30 at a location to be announced. For details go to suncitymusicaltheatre.com or look for Sun City Musical Theatre on Facebook.
This horror Motown and doo-wop-era rock musical and audience favorite is about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh.
‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Princess Farhana at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Country Innn Suites, 900 Sunland Park. Tickets: $35. Information: 691-1938 or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com. Email: email@example.com.
Princes Farhana will host two workshops: 9 to 11 a.m. with “Who wants to be a Zillionaire, RAQQIN Finger Cymbals”; and at noon to 2 p.m. with “Creating a Vintage Orientale Fantasy.”Tickets: $55 by Sept. 30; $60 after.
UTEP Women’s Soccer —The team hosts Southern Miss at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at UTEP’s University Field. Tickets: $5 general admission. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s first home games of the season are Oct. 28-30 against the Dallas Snipers at Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets; $20 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
United We Run 5K — Parkland High School boosters inaugural 5K run and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parkland High School, 5932 Quail,. Cost: $25 through Oct. 27; $30 Oct. 28-29. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
12 Hours of Old El Paso — The Mountain Bike race is Saturday, Oct. 29, at Franklin Mountain State Park’s Round House (Bowen Ranch Roundhouse), off Martin Luther King Jr. (2.6 mile north of Highway 54). Information: newmexicosportsonline.com.
UTEP Football — The Miners host Old Dominion for UTEP’s homecoming game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $12-$150. Information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
El Paso Roller Derby — El Paso Roller Derby’s home teams, the Mode and the Hooligans, take on each other at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Tickets: $8 in advance (via Facebook); $10 at the door; $5 active duty military; free for kids 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: elpasorollerderby.com.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners host Southeastern Oklahoma State in a pre-season exhibition game at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Spooktacular 5K — The 5K run and 1-mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Parkland High School, 5932 Quail. Cost: $25 through Oct. 27; $30 after; $15 students 18 and younger. Military discounts offered. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Southern New Mexico
Día de los Muertos — The Calavera Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza with food, music, stories, dancing and piñatas noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Traditional day of the dead altars will be on display. Altars can be to specific persons, groups of people, a cause, or beloved pets. Vendors will feature handmade Day of the Dead-themed gifts. No political campaigning allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-2639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A candlelight procession to the San Albino Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de muerto and coffee is 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Meet at the plaza at 6 p.m.
All proceeds from this event are donated to the Community of Hope & Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry; donations of five canned goods requested for all altar set-ups.
‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ — A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents the classic tale for the Halloween season at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, featuring actors age 5 to 15. Tickets: $7 ($3 children). Information: (575) 523-6403 orRioGrandeTheatre.com.
The classic Washington Irving story, published in 1820, introduces the ill-fated character Ichabod Crane who meets a headless horseman.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com. Contra Tiempo performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The Urban Latin Dance Theater is rooted in salsa and Afro-Cuban and draws from hip-Hop, urban and contemporary dance theater. Tickets: $10, $20 and $30.
Harvestfest — Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s annual afternoon of family fun is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft, N.M., with hay rides, carved and decorated pumpkins, a costume contest, parade and trick or treating. Most activities are free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroft.net.
The annual Great Pumpkin Race is also that day, with amateurs, semi-pros and pros competing for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill.
New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 8th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, featuring a corn maze, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and more. Food available for purchase, and a country store offered. Winners from the annual coloring and pumpkin-carving contests will be displayed. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.
Other activities include a pie eating and seed-spitting contests, horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin shuffleboard, guess the weight, pumpkin painting, live music, storytelling and the Pumpkin Glow.
Day of the Dead Series 2016 — The 5K, marathon and half marathon events are Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at La Llorona Park on Picacho, in Las Cruces. Registration for both days; $190 marathon; $150 half marathon; $60 5K. Registration per day: $95 marathon; $80 half marathon; $30 5K. Registration at mainlymarathons.com.
Tour of Las Cruces — The 11th annual cycling ride is Sunday, Oct. 30. Information: (575) 541-8271 or ziavelocycling.org. Details to be announced; past events began at 8 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center Annex, 2450 S. Telshor, Las Cruces. with 100K (62-mile) and 50K (31-mile) rides offered.