‘Run, Walk and Roll’ 5K Run, Walk and Wheelchair Race — The 18th annual event is Saturday, Sept. 25, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Starting times are 8 a.m. for 5K runners and walkers; 8:45 a.m. for 5K wheelchair race (manual users only). Entry fees: $20 in advance, $25 day of race. No fee for Kid’s 1K. T-shirts for first 200 paid participants. Information/registration: 474-8449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Rabbit Hole’ – El Paso Community College’s Performers Studio opens is regular season the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play by David Linsay-Abaire 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-25 and Oct. 1-2, at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed by Keith Townsend and featuring El Paso’s Theatre Grand Dame Elizabeth Gaidry. Tickets: $10 ($5 students/seniors/military). Information: 637-4029, 831-5056 or epcc.edu.
‘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.
Crossland Gallery — 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 351-2811. Showing Sept. 25-Oct. 16: “Ves Tres” “You See Three”), featuring three mixed-media artists showing their later creations. Opening reception is 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
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. 24 — “Shrek” and “The Great Outdoors”
• Sept. 25 — “Shrek 2” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.”
Kermezaar — One of El Paso’s longest-running and best reqarded juried arts and crafts shows is Sept. 25-26 at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, benefiting International Museum of Art. Artisans of various media will be represented, and a silent auction will be held. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $4 ($3 military, free for age 12 and younger. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
El Paso Ford Dealers Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo — The 81st annual rodeo is Sept. 23-26 at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world are scheduled to participate in El Paso’s only professional rodeo featuring nightly performances and live entertainment. Special fan promotion events are planned for each performance. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7 in advance; $10 day of performance; free for ages 3 and younger. Group rate is $5 each for groups of 50 or more. Information: 755-2000, elprodeo.com or diablos.com.
The cutoff date for PRCA rodeo earnings for this year is Sept. 30, so all the top contestants come to El Paso to keep their earnings up and qualify for Las Vegas in December. The 2009 Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo hosted several World Champions and 107 WNFR qualifiers.
Whiskey Dick’s — 580 George Dieter. Showtime is 10 p.m.; early arrival recommended. Tickets available at (ticketbully.com). Information: 921-9900.
• John Michael Montgomery — The country star performs Friday, Sept. 24. Montgomery has sold more than 16 million albums with 30 singles on the Billboard charts (15 that hit Number One) such as “I Swear,” “Angel In My Eyes,” “Hold On to Me” and more. He’s also been nominated for two Grammys and won several CMA and ACM Awards for Artist and Songwriter of Year. Tickets: $30.
Little Joe y la Familia — The band will perform “An Evening por el Bien de la Mujer” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre to benefit Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza. Tickets are $25, $40 and $50, plus service charges (Ticketmaster). Information: 545-1890.
Little Joe y La Familia have been described as “the Tex Mex equivalent of the Carter Family.” Little Joe Hernandez has been performing for 40 years, recording 50 albums.
Centro Mujeres is a non-profit women’s center in El Paso that offers free classes and workshops to empower women. This sale is a part of its Women Learning to Earn program, where women can learn skills to earn extra income for themselves and their families.
Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte — One of El Paso’s leading folklorico companies presents a performance, depicting the sights and sounds of Mexico through dance and music, 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5. Information: 588-5743.
Elephant Festival — Join Juno and Savannah the Asian elephants in the 9th annual festival that honors the zoo’s biggest residents 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, featuring bio-facts from elephants, elephant-themed games for kids, enjoy story times and demonstrations, live entertainment and enjoy a meal from “A Taste of the Wild.” Information: 532-8156 or 521-1850, or elpasozoo.org.
Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61; $7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free.
Ysleta Renaissance Faire — The annual festival will be Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26, at the Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Amphitheater and Plaza, 8455 Alameda. Arts and craft vendors, food booths, entertainment and games for children are offered 6 to 10 p.m. each evening. Attendee are encouraged to wear period costumes. Admission to the Faire is free. Information: 434-9715.
Socorro Mission Bazaar — The annual event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 24-26 at La Purisima Catholic Church, 328 S. Nevarez (next to the Socorro Mission). The event is held annually in honor of the feast day of Saint Michael. Information: 859-7718.
‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater Festival — The 2010 theater festival is Sept. 17-25 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.
“Twelfth Night” is Friday, Sept. 24.
“Romeo and Juliet” is Saturday, Sept. 25.
“Othello” is Sunday, Sept. 26.
UTEP Football — The Miners host Memphis Saturday, Sept. 25 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket information: 747-5234, 544-8444 or utepathletics.com.
Arts International — The 43rd annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibit, is Sept. 22-Oct. 8, at the historic Union Depot, downtown. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.
Opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 25.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – The Symphony’s 2010-2011 season begins with guest pianist Valentina Lisitsa at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, in the Plaza Theatre. Maestra Sarah Ioannides conducts. Selections include Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5, op. 67, C minor and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 83, B-flat major. Tickets: $11-$37, plus service charges (Ticketmaster). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Southern New Mexico
Whole Enchilada Fiesta — Tasting the World’s Largest Enchilada is just part of Las Cruces’ 30th annual festival Sept. 24-26, at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 600 E. Hadley in Las Cruces. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Events include live entertainment, food, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides and “Enchilada Land” games and rides for kids. Admission: $3 (free for age 6 and younger). Information: (575) 526-1938 or enchiladafiesta.com.
Enchilada Land offers kids’ activities. Separate fees, up to $2, may be charged.
A beer garden is open 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 (ages 21 and older only).
Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m. Friday. Live musical entertainment continues all three days on two stages 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Friday’s headliners are Chente Barrera y Taconazo 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Latin Breed 9:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturday’s headliner is Los Lonely Boys, 9:30 to 11 p.m.
Sunday’s headliner is Sunny and the Sunliners, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The annual Whole Enchilada Parade, “30 Years of Hot Stuff,” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hadley Complex.
The making of the World’s Largest Enchilada is 11 a.m. Sunday. The enchilada is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and is made yearly by Roberto Estrada, owner of Roberto’s Mexican food restaurant.
Huacha Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at courts on Hadley Ave., east of Unidad Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Cost per player: $10.
Horseshoe Tournament begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, same location. Entry fee is $15. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The Whole Enchilada 5K race and 1-mile runs begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Meersheidt Recreation center. Awards ceremonies follow at 9 a.m. See sports listing for details.
Hot Springs Festival — The 2nd annual festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, along Foch Street in downtown Truth or Consequences, N.M. featuring live music by country, blues, bluegrass and classic rock bands from throughout Southern New Mexico. There will be tours of the hot springs, a “Spa Poker Run,” activities for children, contests, food and arts vendors and a beer garden. Information: (575) 740-3902 or hotspringsfestival.com.
Formerly known as “Palomas Hot Springs,” in 1914 the town officially changed its name to “Hot Springs” until 1950 when the town changed its name in honor of the popular radio show.
Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — The 5th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres Valley Health Action League is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at San Lorenzo Elementary School grounds, off Hwy 152 in the Mimbres Valley, N.M. with music, storytelling, food, crafts, kids activities, best pie contest, health screenings, a farmers’ market and agricultural workshops. Information: (575) 536-9681 or mimbresharvestfest.com.
Oktoberfest at Holloman — The German Air Force at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, N.M. invites the public to enjoy German food, drink and music at its 14th annual Oktoberfest 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the GAF Maintenance Hangar. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate (includes mug and first filling). Advance tickets available at the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. Information: (575) 572-2612 or (575) 437-6120.
The event features authentic German food such as bratwurst, schnitzel, potato salad, pretzels along soft drinks and Oktoberfest beer, and live music by the Die Lustigen Eyachtaler.
Pancho’s Car Show — The 5th annual car show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M. Trophies awarded in several categories, plus a $100 Best of Show award. Food and drink for sale at the park, raffles, door prizes, live music and more also featured. Show admission free with regular park admission of $5 per carload. Information/entry fee: (575) 531-2711.
Fuga! – NMSU Cultural Series presents the world music band at 8 p.m. Sept. 23, at Rio Grande Theatre. Fuga fuses rock and Mexican music in a combustive mix of rhythm and politically charged Spanish lyrics. They use traditional and experimental accordion licks combined with ska/punk guitar, driving bass lines, haunting female lead vocals, and cumbia sazon. Tickets: $15 ($13.50 seniors, NMSU faculty/staff, children age 2-12; $10 NMSU students). Information: (575) 646-1420 or panam.nmsu.edu.
RGT Anniversary Celebration — The Doña Ana Arts Council and the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, celebrates the 5th anniversary of the theatre’s reopening at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, featuring music by Oldies But Goodies with master of ceremonies Jim Shearer. Admission: $10 donation. Information:(575) 646-4746 or reelrocktour.com.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Free public guided tours are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (except show dates). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com.
• “The Buddy Holly Story” — 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. The story spans three years in the life of Buddy Holly from a young man in Lubbock, Texas to the peak of his fame and includes hits like Holly’s “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Tickets: $56 and $59.
‘The Comedy of Errors’ – American Southwest Theatre Company opens its 2010-2011 season with William Shakespeare’s comedy Sept. 23-Oct. 10 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 1-800-525-ASTC (2782).
‘Lone Star’ and ‘Laundry and Bourbon’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents a pair of one-act comedies by James McLure Sept. 24-Oct. 10, at Black Box Theatre, 420 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Dale Pawley. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 and 10, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors over 65, $7 all seats on Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or email@example.com. Web: no-strings.org.
“Lone Star” takes place behind a rundown bar featuring two rambunctious Texas brothers. “Laundry and Bourbon” shifts the scene to the front porch of couple Roy and Elizabeth’s home on a hot summer afternoon.