German-American Night Run — The 17th Annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Kelly Park on Fort Bliss. A corporate/military team division 8K Run will also be held. Registration: $15. Information: 568-0259, 568-4508 or ganightrun.com.
Early registration may be sent to: IMWRF-Sports, P.O. Box 6100
‘Crimes of the Heart’ – Beth Henley’s tragic Southern comedy is Sept. 3-25 at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Directed by Ted Karber. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
The play follows the Magrath sisters as they gather after one shoots her abusive husband. Children of a dysfunctional family, they all have had their share of grief and sorrow.
oming a parent. Ages 13 and older recommended. Tickets: $12.50; available on ticketbully.com.
‘Cinderella’ — Sun City Youth Opera performs the romantic fairy tale Sept. 10-12 and Sept. 17-19 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 301 W. Missouri. Directed by Kira Leigh Lafoe. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The opera features the talents of area youth ages 10 to 18. Tickets: $10 general admission Information: 449-4069. Reservations: 274-8797.
Celebration of Our Mountains – The 17th annual Celebration of Our Mountains offers events to encourage appreciation of the El Paso region’s environment. Information: celebmtns.org or email email@example.com, 525-7364.
• Saturday, Sept. 11: Pancho Villa State Park, Spring Canyon & Deming Birding Trip
• Saturday, Sept. 11: Ron Coleman Trail; Dino Tracks, Insights El Paso Science Museum; Night Time Is the Right Time
Movies in the Canyon — Free movies will be shown Friday and Saturday nights at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Showtimes are 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. and later showings are Fridays and Saturdays. Movies range from G to PG-13-rated features. Concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Information: 534-0665 or moviesinthecanyon.com.
• Sept. 10 — “Field of Dreams” and “The Blind Side”
• Sept. 11 — “Little Big League” and “The Express”
Jazz on the Rocks — The live jazz music series is 8 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month through October, at McKelligon Canyon. The Sunday, Sept. 12 concert features Latin jazz with Willie Hernandez & Jazz Puerto Rico and The Havana Quintet. Seating open three hours prior to showtime. Tickets: $9 in advance; $10 day of show, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Season ticket packages: $40. Information: jazzelpaso.org.
All Lives Saved Benefit Show — El Paso hottest bands will perform a special benefit for at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Club 101, 1148 Airway. featuring local entertainers Billy Townes, Alive in Chains, Cowboys from Hellpaso, Radio La Chusma, Aftermath, Hot Rod Boobie, and Our Vegas along with food drinks and more. Cost: $10. Information: 544-2101 or club101.com.
Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for most events available at Club 101, All That Music, Psycha and online at ticketbully.com, unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101 or club101.com.
• Malevolent Creation — The Florida death metal band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. Tickets: $10.
• Drumcode with Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg — 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Tickets: $16.
• Depeche Mode Tribute — The tribute to the iconic dance band featuring Blasphemous Rumours is 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Tickets: $10.
• All Lives Saved Benefit Show — 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, featuring local entertainers Billy Townes, Alive in Chains, Cowboys from Hellpaso, Radio La Chusma, Aftermath, Hot Rod Boobie, Our Vegas and more. Cost: $10.
El Paso Comic Con — Comic book great Joe Benitez is the guest of honor for the first ever EPCON, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at the Wyndham Airport Inn, 2027 Airway. Organized by Broken Tree Comics, El Paso’s only nationally distributed comic book publisher, the event features panel discussions, Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments, cult classic horror films, Cosplay contests, live entertainment and more. Members of the Star Garrison of the 501st Legion will also be present. Costumes encouraged. Tickets: $15 one day; $25 both days; available
Starr’s Country Fair — The 4th annual Country Fair sponsored by Wrangler is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at Starr Western Wear, 11751 Gateway West, featuring live entertainment, demonstrations and more. Admission is free. Information: 533-0113, ext. 27.
Trot for Tots — The Child Crisis Center’s 4th annual 5K competitive run and 1 mile Family Lake Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration is 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the center. First 1,000 participants receive a free t-shirt. Registration: $20; $10 military and law enforcement; $5 children 6-12. Information/registration: 562-7955, ext. 218. Online registration at childcrisiselp.org or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
The annual Mascot Race is 9 a.m. with awards ceremony at 10 a.m.
Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh — The folklorico group performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5. Information: 478-0141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater Festival — The 2010 theater festival is Sept. 10-25 at the Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Amphitheater, 8455 Alameda. Three of William Shakespeare’s best-known plays will be performed. Performances are 8 p.m. preceded by a musical interlude and pre-show talk at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 ($8 full-time students with ID, and seniors 65 and older; $6 per person for groups of 10 or more in advance). Tickets available in advance at YISD box office or at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Advance ticket vouchers available for $6 for EPCC students, faculty and staff from all EPCC cashiers. Information: 434-9715 or shakespeareontherocks.com.
“Othello” is Friday, Sept. 10, Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 26.
Opera For All — El Paso Opera’s 17th season opens with a tribute to 9/11 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at The Plaza Theatre.
The evening features tributes to the victims of 9/11 and the victims of the Juarez violence with a theme of global unity through the music of Puccini, Verdi and many other great favorites Highlights include the love duet “Un bel di” from “Madama Butterfly.” Special guests include New York City Opera star, soprano Lauren Flanigan. Tickets: $25. Information: 581-5534 or epopera.org.
Woman’s Club Fall Festival — Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, will host its annual Fall Festival bazaar 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11-12, featuring a variety of vendors offering arts and crafts, books, antiques and more. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of the club, built in 1916. Admission: $3. Information: 532-6131.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, 541-4481, or alfrescofridays.com.
• Sept. 10 — Fungi Mungle (70’s rock/disco/funk)
Bob Burns and Mike Caranda Orchestra — The big-band style orchestra led by Bob Burns and featuring Judy Day will host its afternoon Tea Dance 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. The band has been presenting Sunday afternoon “Tea Dances” since 1984 and features all ballroom styles, including tango, waltz, jitterbug, swing, chacha, mambo, polka, rumba and more. Full bar and country club menu available for dancers. Admission: $15. Information: 799-5684 or (575) 525-9333.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, unless listed otherwise. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music.
• Larry White, percussion — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, as part of its Faculty Recital Series. Joining White is NMSU percussion professor Fred Bugbee, band directors and UTEP percussion alumni Calvin Edwards and Art Avila, El Paso Symphony principal percussionist Leo Valenzuela, UTEP graduate assistant Jesus Diaz and fellow faculty members Dena Kay Jones and Steve Wilson. Tickets: $3-$8.
El Paso Desert Open — The pro golfing event sponsored by El Paso Association of Home Builders is Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 7-11, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs, as part of the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series. Proceeds benefit El Paso Red Cross. Around 85 golfers are expected to participate. VIP packages and sponsorships available. Information: 778-5387 or email@example.com.
Sun City Regional Classic — The bodybuilding and figure championships 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Entry forms/information: 449-7688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weigh-ins are 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 10, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street.
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Michael Martin Murphey — The cowboy music legend performs as part of the Colors Las Cruces Plein Air Festival VIP Artist Reception 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Rio Grande Theatre, at 211 Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Patrons can sample food and wind from local restaurants and wineries prior to the performance beginning at 6 p.m. Festival competition will be announced. Tickets: $40 ($70 couples; $34 military). Information: (575) 523-6403, (575) 630-2206 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
Murphey is today’s number one selling Singing Cowboy Poet and is a six-time Cowboy Hall of Fame Award winner. His Top 10 hit “Wildfire” is still one of the most played songs on classic radio formats and his Cowboy Songs album was the first Gold Album in the Cowboy Music genre since Marty Robbins.
Celestial Creations Open House — The artspace and specialty shop at 220 N. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, N.M. hosts its 4th anniversary with an open house event 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with free sampling of several gourmet items, artists meet-and-greets, door prizes, live music and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-7591 or celestial-creations-nm.com.
The space features art, craft, jewelry, gourmet foods and home decor from over 100 regional artists, artisans, craftspeople and companies.
Doña Ana Doll Club Show & Sale — The annual doll and doll accessory show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Days Inn Conference Center, 901 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces. Includes dolls, doll accessories, bears, toys and miniatures. Dolls may be brought in for minor repairs, restringing and advice about care and refurbishing. Door prizes offered. Admission: $2. Information: (575) 523-1413.
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta — The 30th annual regatta is 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 11-12 at Lion’s Beach, Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Events including a competitions, mass ascension of around 50 hot-air balloons, vendors, arts and crafts, food, music and more. Admission: $5 per car. Information: (575) 744-4708 or (505) 307-4142.
‘Red, White & Blue’ Chile Cook-Off — New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo and International Space Hall of Fame Foundation will host it first chile cook-off 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the museum’s upper parking lot, open to all nonprofit and charity organizations, or teams representing those organizations. Proceeds from the sale of tasting cups will be split among the teams. Registration is $15 per team. Tasting cups: $2 each (includes 10 tasting tickets). Information: (575) 437-2840, ext. 41153, email@example.com or nmspacemuseum.org.
Shop and Dine Mesilla Day — The Town of Mesilla and Mesilla businesses host their first day celebrated the area businesses, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The day celebrates restaurants and businesses near the Mesilla Plaza, at the Mercado area off of Avenida de Mesilla and Calle de Mercado, the Old Tortilla Factory at Calle de Parian and Avenida de Mesilla, Caballero Plaza off Avenida de Mesilla and other places of business along Avenida de Mesilla. Booths will be set up on the plaza, and many merchants will feature discounts and prizes. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed on the plaza. Admission is free. Information: Kristie Garcia, (575) 524-3262 ext. 116.
Arts in the Orchard — The 13th annual event, combining arts, crafts, live music and fall harvest foods, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, in the field next to Dr. Woods house, mile marker 96.6 on State Highway 380 in Lincoln., N.M. Pie contests include Apple and Fruit of the Orchard pie contests. Entertainment includes live music and a magic show. Admission is free, donations encouraged. Information: 1-800-653-6460.
St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The church’s annual fiesta celebrating the church community’s 151st year, is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11-12, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., Las Cruces, with live entertainment, including the church’s “famous” gorditas, authentic Mexican food, mariachi, children’s and family activities and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-9649 or stgen.info.
Mass is 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the procession to the fiesta.
A horseshoe tournament is 9 a.m. Saturday, awards for first, second and third place winners in men’s and women’s divisions. Entry cost: $5.
Expo-Fiesta Mexicana 2010 — Grupo Cultural Hispano de Ruidoso, 1925 Sudderth in Ruidoso, N.M., will host a celebration of Mexican Independence Day noon to 10 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 12, featuring mariachi music, piñatas, Mexican food, local and international handicrafts, folklorico dancing, raffles and more. Information: (575) 257-9965.