Catholic Schools Fall Bazaar — Northeast El Paso Catholic Schools Consortium’s 2nd annual bazaar is 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at Most Holy Trinity School, 10000 Pheasant, featuring food, games, carnival rides, dance groups, cheerleaders, mariachis, other live music. Outside vendors welcome. Admission is free. Information: 630-1969.
‘The Wise Men of Chelm’ — Kids-N-Co. opens its season with the stage adaptation of Jewish Folk Tales by Sandra Fenichel Asher Oct. 2-24, at Kids-N-Co. Performance Center, 1301 Texas. Directed by Francesca Moore. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Ticket information: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
Kicker Arenacross – The motocross bike event is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, at Cohen Stadium, hosted by Cycle City Promotions. Tickets: $15 ($10 kids age 10 and younger) in advance; $17 ($12 kids) at the gate. Military with ID get $3 off ticket price; and group rate for 20 or more persons is $12 adults; $7 kids. Information: 755-2000.
Mark O’Connor — El Paso Pro-Musica opens its 2010-11 season with the violinist-fiddler Friday, Oct. 1, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 301 W. Missouri. Tickets: $25 ($20 senior/military, $5 student). Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org. A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, O’Connor has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. As The Los Angeles Times recently noted, he has “crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal.”
‘Music Then and Now’ — The Bruce Nehring Consort’s opening season concerts are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 and 3, at The Chapel at Loretto Academy, 1400 Hardaway at Trowbridge. Bruce Nehring directed the Consort Singers. Guest performers are Lester Ackerman, organist, and The Quintessential Brass. Tickets: $15 ($10 senior/military; $5 students). Information: 534-7664.
Sembra Salud 5K — The 5K run and 1-mile Fun Walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Ascarate Park. Entry fee is $20 by Sept. 27; register at raceadventuresunlimited.com, or mail to Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa Ste 205. Late and onsite registration is $25. Teams of 10 or more must register as a group by Sept. 28. Information: Lily Limón, 253-1616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Chopin Music Festival — The 2010 fall series of piano concerts is sponsored by El Paso Community College and the El Paso Chopin Festival Society. Agustin Anievas performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free, but people are advised to arrive early because the concerts are almost always standing room only. Information: 584-1595 or email@example.com. Web: elpaso-chopin.com.
Dubbed a “Lion of the Keyboard” by The New York Times, Anievas was selected by Angel Records to mark the centennial of Rachmaninoff’s birth by recording all of his concertos and preludes. His additional releases include recordings of Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, and Schubert. A graduate of the Julliard School, Anievas has performed in the leading halls of Europe and the United States.
Los Temerarios – The romantic Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $45.75, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Los Temerarios, consisting of brothers Adolfo Gustavo Angel and Fernando Angel, have released more than 18 albums, and won several awards including Billboard nominations in the Latin categories. Their latest CD is “Evolution de Amor.”
St. Paul’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar — The St. Paul’s Methodist Women’s fall bazaar is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with arts, crafts, bake booth, commercial vendors and more. Light lunch for sale. Information: 772-2734.
‘Buddy Walk’ 2010 — EPCC Diversity Programs host the walk benefiting disabled student scholarships 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus, 919 Hunter. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Cost: $40 family; $20 individual; $10 EPCC students, military and seniors. Event t-shirt for every $20 donated to the scholarship fund. Information: 831-6531.
St. Luke Craft Bazaar — St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 9915 Montwood, hosts its fall bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. The “new, improved” bazaar includes more vendors, as well as many seasonal crafts, a sweet shop. and a Granny’s attic. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 598-6821.
Fall Music Festival — Bethany Christian Church’s music ministry under the direction of Vicki Myers hosts its annual festival at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at 10453 Springwood Drive. This year’s theme is “Higher Ground.”
The Chancel Choir and other church groups will perform. Day care provided. Refreshments will be served afterward. Admission is free, donation taken. Information: 592-5977.
Sponge — The alternative band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at House of Rock, 8838 Viscount with special guests to be announced. Tickets: $18 in advance; $20 day of show; available through ticketbully.com.
The Detroit-based band is best known their hits “Molly (16 Candles Down The Drain)” and “Plowed.”
‘Wit’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents Margaret Edson’s semi-autobiographical work Oct. 1-10, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, 2nd floor of Fox Fine Arts Center. Directed by Carlos Saldana. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, plus a Sunday night show at 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Tickets: $12 ($10 non-UTEP students, UTEP faculty, staff and alumni, seniors, military, alumni and groups of 10 or more; $9 UTEP students and children under 12). All seats general admission. Information: 747-5118 or theatre.utep.edu.
Using Edson’s personal experience in the hospital as inspiration, the play’s protagonist, Vivian, is an English professor undergoing treatment for stage 4 ovarian cancer. The play details both her external treatment and internal transformation.
‘I Am Woman” with Josephina Lopez — The award-winning playwright and author best known for her work “Real Women Have Curves” will screen her movie Saturday,Oct. 2, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street, benefiting Centro Mujeres de la Esperanza. “Real Women Have Curves,” won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2002, and many awards since. Her novel “Hungry Woman in Paris,” came out last year to rave reviews. Her latest play “Detained in the Desert,” about immigration bill SB1070 opens in Los Angeles Oct. 1. Tickets: $25, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Border AIDS Partnership Gala — The “Spotlight 2010” gala is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Magoffin Auditorium, UTEP. The performing arts showcase features dancers, actors, musicians and singers form El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez. Tickets: $25; $100 VIP. (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 borderaids.org.
Since 1996, the Partnership has distributed more than $1 million to support innovative HIV education and prevention programs in our communities. For every two dollars raised locally, the Partnership gets a one-dollar match from the National AIDS Fund through the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
UTEP Volleyball — All home games are at Memorial Gym. Tickets information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com. Tickets: $10.90 (including service fee). (Ticketmaster).
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John Davidson — Showtime! El Paso opens its season with the television/stage performing legend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. His charismatic looks and talent quickly catapulted Davidson more than 40 years ago from the musical stage to television, where he is best remembered as host of such shows as “That’s Incredible,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” “One Hundred Thousand Dollar Pyramid,” “The Tonight Show” (which he guest-hosted 80 times) and his own talk show. Tickets: $25 ($10 students with ID; ages 6-25). Information: 544-2022 or ShowtimeElPaso.com.
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.
• UTEP Jazz Ensembles — Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, hosted by the UTEP Department of Music. Tickets: $3-$5 (free for children, UTEP students, faculty and staff).
• UTEP Wind Symphony — Thursday, Sept. 30. Tickets: $3-$5 (free for children, UTEP students, faculty and staff).
• “Celebrating Melody” — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, as part of its Faculty Recital Series. UTEP Music Professors flutist Melissa Colgin-Abeln, pianist Dominic Dousa, and guests oboe player Andrea Shaheen and flutist Luke V. Franco gather for an entrancing afternoon of works by Beethoven, Milhaud, Saint-Seans, Dring and more. Tickets: $3-$8.
Bryan Adams — The legendary rock will brings his highly successful solo-acoustic concert tour to El
Paso at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Plaza Theatre. The tour features Adams with an array of acoustic guitars, performing an intimate concert of some of his greatest hits. Tickets: $35 to $70, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Swing for Scholarship — Leadership El Paso Class XXXII will host a golf tournament benefiting the Junior Leadership program. Friday, Oct. 1, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs. Information: 534-0526.
Southern New Mexico
Grant County Fair — The fair is Sept. 29-Oct. 3, at the Cliff Fairgrounds, Cliff, N.M. The fair includes exhibits, a midway, livestock auction and a barbecue. Information: (575) 388-4223 or (575) 313-5825.
Southern New Mexico State Fair — The 44th annual fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission to fair and special events includes the Speedway, rodeo and live entertainment: $10, $8 ages 7-12. Children age 6 and younger free. Information and event times: (575) 524-8602 or snmstatefair.com.
The fair offers livestock exhibits and shows, live entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food and more. This year’s headline concert is Reckless Kelly at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s celebration of fall colors, is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3. This year’s theme is “A Red, White and Blue Ruidoso Valley.” Events include a chili cook-off, arts and crafts fair, street vendors, Aspenfest Parade and vintage car show. Information: (575) 257-7395
The Aspenfest Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sudderth and Mechem. Information: ruidosonow.com/aspenfest.
Arts and crafts booths will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Schoolhouse Park on Sudderth. Admission: $2 (free for children under 12). Information: Bonnie Richardson, (575) 378-4661
The Rod Run Car Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Admission is free. Information: Ron Duscha, (915) 598-0621.
The Ruidoso Chili Society’s annual Chili Cook-Off is all day Saturday at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Information: Rick Thomas (575) 336-8399.
Cloudcroft Octoberfest — The 33rd annual Octoberfest Juried Art Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft. About 60 booths will range from oil paintings to sketches, pottery to blacksmithing, leather to yarn spinning and blown glass. Live music and family activities also featured. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733.
Pinos Altos October Fiesta — The mountain village of Pinos Altos, N.M. will host its 12th annual fall fiesta 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Most events are in the historic Main Street area. The fair offers live entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts, collectibles, gold-panning, antiques and various food vendors. Proceeds benefit the Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department. Information: gilarangers.com/octoberfiesta.htm
The Grant County Art Guild (housed near Main Street in the Hearst Church) will have an arts & craft sale/exhibit. The Pinos Altos Museum also will be open.
Old West gunfighters, lawmen and their ladies decked out in 1800s garb can be seen at the various historic sites along Main Street with periodic “shoot ups” and other reenactments.
Pinos Altos, a mining town founded in 1860, is seven miles north of Silver City on NM 15.
Taste of Downtown Silver City — The annual event featuring a “walk-about tour” of 15 area restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses is Saturday, Oct. 2, in downtown Silver City. The event features food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, a fake/bake sale and music showcase, vendors and more. Information: (575) 534-9005 or silvercitymainstreet.com.
• Taste of Downtown Walk-About Tour is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15 participating locations. Cost is $15; information: (915) 534-9005.
• Non-Profit Fair & Music Showcase is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Morning Star parking lot. Continuous entertainment.
Carrizozo Cider Day — The fall street festival is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, along 12th Street in Carrizozo, N.M., with music, vendors, informational booths, artisan demonstrations and a concession stand benefiting the Little League Ball Field improvements. Kids games and activities also featured. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2757.
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.
• “A Celebration of Jazz” – 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, as part of Aspenfest Weekend. The program features internationally renowned classical and “stride” pianist Rossano Sportiello and cabaret-style jazz with Rebecca Kilgore Quartet. Tickets: $36 and $39.
A buffet precedes the concert at 5 p.m. in the Crystal Lobby. Cost: $20.
Daniel Narducci – Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the classic American baritone at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Narducci performs songs of legendary heroes and villains from Broadway to Hollywood, including Don Quixote, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and the Phantom Of The Opera. Since his debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Narducci has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. Ticket information: (575) 521-4051.
LCSO with Judith Ingolfsson – Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lonnie Klein opens its season with the guest violinist Oct. 2-3 at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. The Gold Medal winner of the prestigious International Violin Competition in Indianapolis 1998 performs Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Op. 35, Márquez’s “Conga del Fuego Nuevo” and Rimsky-Korzakov’s “Capriccio espagnol.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35, $40 and $45. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
A luncheon with Maestro Klein is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Ramada Palms Hotel Conference Center, featuring a preview of the performance’s music. Cost: $16.
A Friday at the Symphony dress rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $15 ($5 students with ID).
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’ – Las Cruces Community Theatre presents an evening of “radio” adaptations of Alfred Hitchcock classics Oct. 1-17. Directed by Les Boyse. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors/students/military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children 5 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Hitchcock’s early films “The Lodger,” “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps” come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast, with five actors playing dozens of characters, live sound effects and musical underscoring.
Trinity Site Tour — White Sands Missile Range. The semi-annual tour to the site of the first atom bomb explosion is Saturday, Oct. 2. Admission is free. Information: (575) 678-1134.
Two options are available for visitors: caravan from Alamogordo through the south end of the range (Tularosa Gate), or enter off U.S. 380 on the north end of the range (Stallion Gate entrance).
The line-up for the car caravan begins at 7:15 at the Otero County Fairgrounds parking lot on U.S. 54/70 in Alamogordo; departure is 8 a.m. Arrive at Trinity site at 10 a.m. and depart by caravan at 1 p.m. The Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce offers bus transportation for $35 a seat. A museum docent will be on board to answer questions. Information: (575) 437-6120.
The Stallion Gate entrance off U.S. 380 is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are allowed to enter and exit unescorted.
Visitors are encouraged to have a full tank of gasoline and a spare tire for the trip, which is 85 miles one way. There are no service stations on the route. Department of Defense police will direct traffic. Limited food and drink sales will be available on site. Pets allowed on leash only.
Friday at the Symphony dress rehearsal is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $15 ($5 students with ID).