‘The Wise Men of Chelm’ — Kids-N-Co. opens its season with the Sandra Fenichel Asher’s comic stage adaptation of Jewish Folk Tales 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. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, seniors, students and active military); available at the door one hour before show. Advance reservations accepted for groups of 10 or more. Information: 351-1455 or kidsnco.org.
Legend has it that when the earth was created and the time came to fill it with people, two angels were chosen to deposit wise and foolish souls evenly over the land. However, one angel tripped on a mountain peak and the entire sack of foolish souls emptied out over one spot, a tiny town in Poland called Chelm. Tales of the eternally good-natured but misguided Wise Men of Chelm are said to date back to the 1500s.
‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ – The wild British farce by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriot is Oct. 8-30 at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Directed by Mario Rodriguez. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military and students with ID). information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
A young bride orders glassware and gets something else entirely in this fast-paced comedy featuring a hapless husband, crazed bank manager, nosy mother and tipsy police officer
Ghost hunts at Museum of history — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, celebrates October as “Ghost Month at the El Paso Museum of History” with three interactive ghost hunts conducted by Ghost Hunters of the Southwest and Texas, (G.H.O.S.T.) 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 8, 22 and 29. Tours open to all ages. Cost: $20 for Oct. 22 ($10 museum members): $10 Oct. 8 or 29 ($5 members). Early reservation encouraged. Information: 351-3588 or elpasotexas.gov/history.
Fall Antiques, Collectibles, Arts & Western Memorabilia Show & Sale — The 2nd annual fall show and sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct 9-10, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. The bazaar features antique firearms, weapons, jewelry, antique
Nash Gardens Fall Festival — Nash Garden Patio and Garden, 150 E. Sunset will host a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 9, featuring a pumpkin carving workshop and contest, as well as an house displaying its outdoor holiday decor. Information: 760-6080 or nashlandscape.com.
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, or call 525-7364.
KLAQ Haunted Warehouse — The 2010 haunting runs Oct. 1-31 at the corner of Lee Trevino and Gateway West. This year’s theme is “Freak Show.” Doors open at 6 p.m. nightly. Tickets: $10 in advance ($5 children); $15 at the door ($10 children). VIP packages $25 (includes two trips through the warehouse and front-of-the-line access). Advance tickets available at all 7-11 Fina stories in El Paso and Pic Quiks in Las Cruces. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
LATINITAS OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS MULTIMEDIA ART CLASS FOR GIRLS – October 9 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Judge Marquez Public Library 610 N. Yarbrough Girls are invited to get in touch with their creative side in the Latinitas Multimedia Art Classes. The theme for October will be Dia de los Muertos and each girl will create her own altar masterpiece. Girls in grades 4-8 will explore ways to express themselves creatively through photos, writing, arts & crafts and film. Ths creative expression series is hosted the 2nd Saturday of every month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Judge Marquez Public Library (610 N. Yarbrough). To register, call 239.5051, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
YOUTH REPORTERS WANTED – October 9
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Judge Marquez Public Library
610 N. Yarbrough
Teen girls interested in writing for a youth-oriented magazine are invited to join TeenLatinitas.com, the first digital magazine by and for Latina teens. This award-winning on-line magazine is currently accepting applications for writers and editors who would like to join our magazine team. This is a great opportunity for aspiring writers to be published in a growing magazine and have their voice heard! Our group meets monthly the second Saturday of each month from 3-4pm. For more information, call 239.5051, email email@example.com or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
ALLIANCE FOR LATINITAS ORIENTATION –
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
1359 Lomaland, Suite 502
Find out how you can mentor girls and make a difference to help local Latina youth by attending our Alliance for Latinitas orientation. The Alliance organizes girl empowerment workshops, special events, scholarship benefits and mentoring projects focused on empowering local girls. Find out how you can get involved by attending our next meeting. For more information, call 239.5051, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
TEEN LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – Application Deadline October 18
Latinitas is currently accepting applications for the Teen Leadership Institute. Latinitas hosts monthly leadership workshops for teens on leadership methods, effective communication, decision making skills, goal setting, public speaking, civic engagement and volunteering. This leadership program is aimed at encouraging and motivating Latina teen girls to explore their own strengths, cultivate their leadership abilities, discover their voice and make a difference in their community through leadership and volunteerism. Our next group will start with a leadership conference on October 23rd and run throughout the school year. We are currently accepting applications through October 18th. For more information, call 239.5051, email email@example.com or visit www.LatinitasMagazine.org.
Dog Lovers Fair — The 4th annual benefit fair and Dog Adoption Extravaganza for the Humane Society of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at El Paso Saddleblanket Co. parking lot, 6926 Gateway East (across from Cielo Vista Mall), featuring food, competitions, music and more. Well-behaved dogs on leash welcome. Admission and parking is free. Information: 544-1000.
The Humane Society will offer low-cost microchipping. Information: 532-6971, ext. 15 or hselpaso.org.
Bi-National Red Ribbon Rally — Rio Grande Safe Communities hosts the 8th annual parade and health fair promoting a drug-free community 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the SISD Student Activities Complex (SAC), 1300 Joe Battle, featuring informational booths, a health and safety fair, car show, law enforcement vehicle displays, games, snacks, entertainment and raffle prizes. Admission is free. Information: 775-2555.
A Tribute to Law Enforcement is at 2 p.m.
EPCC Hispanic Heritage Conference — The 2010 Conference is Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 6-8, at the EPCC Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount. Events begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday. Registration is free, and the public is welcome. Seating is limited. Information/registration: 831-3301.
Keynote speaker is David Romo, author of “Ringside Seat to a Revolution” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday’s speakers include EPCC president Dr. Richard Rhodes, Mexican General Consulate Roberto Rodriguez, entertainer Jesus “Chuy” Negrete. Regional Mexican dances performed by children from Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe.
Ely Guerra — The Mexican rocker performs Friday, Oct. 8, at Nova Luna, 2270 Joe Battle Suite-J, as part of her 2010 “Hombre Invisible” Fall Tour. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the door. VIP tickets: $40 in advance; $45 at the door. Available at All That Music, Homework or online at eptickets.com. Information: 855-5066 or info@NovaLunaEP.com.
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• B&W Party with Troy Pierce & Hearthrob, and Format B — Friday, Oct. 8. Tickets: $16. VIP passes (age 21 and older): $25.
Hot Rod and Custom Car Show — El Paso Graffiti Wipeout Program will host its 6th annual car show benefiting the task force, Children Crisis Center and other child protection agencies noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, featuring more than 100 custom-built low-riders, rebuilt antiques, creatively-decorated pickups, monster trucks and other artistically-enhanced vehicles. Also featured are cruising cars, volleyball tournaments, live entertainment, games for children, food and drink booths and rides in the Dr. Dooley and Big Daddy monster trucks. Admission is free. Information: 771-8510.
Fiesta of the Nations — Open Arms Community of El Paso presents its 6th annual weekend of ethnic variety, with traditional foods, crafts, folk music and dance, family games and fun Oct. 8-10, at the open field at 8240 North Loop, east of Lomaland. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Space is limited, visitors encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Admission is free; parking is $3. Information: 595-0589 or openarmscommunity.org.
Disney on Ice ‘Let’s Celebrate’ — Mickey and Minnie and friends host their colossal party in Disney on Ice’s latest show Oct. 6-10, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Thursday’s performance in Spanish. Tickets: $15 and $21 (reserved seating), $26 balcony and box seats; $30 VIP and $42 front row, plus service charge. available starting Aug. 28. (Ticketmaster). Group ticket information: 1-888-770-1876.
The celebration includes a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter, a royal Valentine’s Ball with the Disney Princesses, a Hawaiian Luau with Lilo and Stitch, a winter wonderland with Woody and Buzz Lightyear, a Halloween Haunt with Disney Villains and a medley of celebrations around the globe.
‘Chalk The Block’ — The 3rd annual outdoor art event is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10, throughout Downtown El Paso, hosted by City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and El Paso Community Foundation. Admission is free. Information: 541-4257 or chalktheblock.com.
Artists will begin their chalk masterpiece 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8; the public is invited to watch the process.
Western Hills Autumn Bazaar — The annual fall bazaar is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Western Hills United Methodist Church’s Stewart Family Life Center, 524-A Thunderbird. Sponsored by Western Hills United Methodist Women. Items include vendors, arts and crafts, book sale, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic, silent auction and more. Admission is free. Information: 584-2133 or westernhillsep.org.
The Look Daggers — The duo consisting of Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta and 2 Mex of The Visionaries perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at The Republic, 200 Anthony Street, with guest Free Moral Agents. Doors open at 8 p.m.; ages 18 and older admitted. Admission: $10 at the door. Information: 999-9696.
UTEP Football & Homecoming – The 2009 homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Sun Bowl Stadium against Rice. Tailgating events begin at noon. Tickets: $25.30, $30.45 and $62.70. Ticket information: 747-5234 or 544-8444. Event information: 747-8600 or homecoming.utep.edu.
Homecoming Week activities run Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 3-9. This year’s theme is “Around The World.”
• Royalty Pageant is 6 p.m. Sunday at Magoffin Auditorium.
• Lip Sync Competition is 11 a.m. Wednesday, on the Union Plaza Stage.
‘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.
A special benefit performance for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. All tickets: $10 (available at the door; cash or check only).
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Adair Margo Fine Art — 215 Stanton, Suite 602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 533-0048 or adairmargo.com.
Showing Oct. 7-Nov. 26: “Remembering Robert Feuille,” works by the late photographer who passed away this year after a battle with cancer. The exhibit features many of his URBEX (urban explorations) photos, still-life, landscapes and a wedding image of his wife, Aimee, in a dilapidated City Methodist Church in Gary, Ind.
Fallfest at Keystone — Keystone Heritage Park, 4440 Doniphan (across from Frontera), will host its annual fall celebration 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the desert botanical garden. The event featured live jazz music, beer and wind, grilled burgers and brats and more. Admission: $5. Information: 584-0563 or keystoneheritagepark.org.
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Tough Enough to Wear Pink Week — New Mexico State University will host its breast cancer awareness week events Oct. 3-9, throughout the NMSU campus and in Las Cruces. This year’s events include speakers, sporting events, auctions, a fashion show, fun run and more. “Pink” t-shirts will be available for purchase in multiple locations throughout the week. Activities conclude during the NMSU vs. UNM football game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Aggie Stadium. Information: (575) 646-3202 or pinkaggie.com.
• The NMSU Volley Ball team will host a pink-themed game during its bout against Arizona at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
• Cancer survivor Debbie Horwitz will host a free talk at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in NMSU’s Corbett Center.
• The NMSU Student Pink Dinner, Fashion Show and Silent Auction is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the NMSU Taos Cafeteria. Admission: $10 (free for NMSU students).
• A Luminaria Lighting and Remembrance Ceremony is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Aggie Memorial Stadium. Admission is free; $5 requested donation per luminaria.
• The NMSU/UNM ROTC Game Ball Handoff is 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Mile Marker 114 Rest Area I-25.
• A Women’s Luncheon & Fashion Show is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the NMSU Pan American Center, featuring Pink Boutique Shopping from several local shops. Tickets: $30 ($350 tables).
• The NMSU Student Volleyball Tournament is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the NMSU Activity Center. Registration is free to students.
• A Men’s Breakfast featuring Dana Pump of The Pump Foundation is Friday, Oct. 8, at NMSU Fulton Center. Call for time. Cost: $25.
• The NMSU Student Pep Rally and Game Ball Arrival is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Corbett Center Outdoor Stage.
• A 5K and 10K Fun Run is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the NMSU Campus Horseshoe. Call for cost.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. The classic rock band Styx performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, featuring Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips. Tickets: $40-$100.
‘A Weekend at the Galleries’ — Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 14th annual event, “The Sound of Art,” featuring 22 local galleries and artists is Oct. 8-11 in Silver City, N.M. The event showcases all media and styles in the galleries found in the historic district of Silver City. Many of the artists will be present at the galleries, and refreshments will be offered. The galleries will be open for art walks 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: 1-888-758-7289 or mimbresarts.org.
• A Brew HaHa party featuring music by Gypsy Jazz, art sale, appetizers local microbrew and wines is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Seedboat Center for the Arts, 214 Yankee. Tickets: $12 (ages 21 and older welcome).
• The Evening at the Galleries gala is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Guests will travel with a “dance card” to be stamped at each gallery. A fully-stamped card is eligible to win a gift certificate for art. Dance card cost to be determined.
This year’s participating galleries are Ann Simonsen Studio-Gallery, Anthony Howell Studio, Art and Conversation, Artesanos, “(a)SP.”A”CE/” Studio Art Gallery, Azurite, Blue Dome, Copper Quail, Creations & Adornments, Gallery 400, Ginny Wolf Studio and Gallery, Hutchings Fine Art, Leyba and Ingalls Art, Lois Duffy, Seedboat, Silver City Museum, Silver Spirit, Sound of Light Gallery, Tatiana Maria, The Common Thread, Two Spirit, What’s A Pot Shop, Wild West Weaving and Yankie St. Artist Studios.
Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium — Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and chuckwagon cooks meet for the 21st annual symposium, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,Oct. 8-10, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hosted by the Hubbard Museum of the American West. This year’s headline entertainers are Asleep at the Wheel and Larry Gatlin. Admission: $20 Friday and Saturday; free Sunday. Multi-day packages and group rates available. Tickets/information: (575) 378-4114 or cowboysymposium.org.
The Symposium offers continuous music, poets and storytelling, western demonstrations and more. This year’s event features blacksmithing, Camp Cookie, Dutch oven and chuckwagon cooking, Native American beading, western games, New Mexico’s Van of Enchantment, tomahawk throwing and pine needle basket weaving, a mountain man camp, leather crafting and a mobile dairy museum. Entertainment includes horse trainer Craig Cameron, storyteller Ray Reed, “Hank The Cow Dog” in concert with Rooster Morris and more.
• The kick-off concert is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, with Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel. Admission: $40 reserved; $60 premium-reserved.
• The “Best in Western Swing” concert and dance is 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 8, in the “Big Tent” with Floyd Domino, Billy Mata, Ginny Mac and the Allstars, Leon Rausch & the Texas Playboys featuring Tommy Allsup and more. Tickets: $20 general admission.
• The Saturday Night Concert featuring Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the “Big Tent.” Also performing are Floyd Domino, Gilly Mata, Ginny Mac, the Texas Playboys. Admission: $40 and $60.
Registration: (575) 808-1769.
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New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley’s rich bounty is 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8-9, on and around the historic Socorro Plaza. The event features a day of feasting, dancing, native food dishes, arts and crafts booths, spirits tents, family activities and music and entertainment on multiple stages. Admission is free for most events. Information: (575) 835-8927 or socorrofest.com.
Featured performers are Louisiana’s Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience and Albuquerque variety band Red Wine Friday, and Asprkourt, Le Chat Lunatique, Remedy and Terrance Simen Saturday. Other bands to be announced.
The Socorro County Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd annual harmonica contest for both professionals and amateurs is 2 p.m. Saturday. Entry fee: $25.
Lake Roberts Festival — Lake Roberts Cabins and General Store, 869 Highway 35 (2 miles east of NM 15 junction) will host a “Misty Mountain Hop” celebration 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, featuring live music and comedy. Featured performers include Raised by Wolves (soft rock, country, blues), Buffalo Grass (comedy bluegrass) Bud & Jeane Canfield (old time country) Tim McAndrews (cowboy songs) Seth Baker (classical guitar) and Tommy Jenkins (country rock). The festival closes with drum circle 7:30 to 9 p.m. Lodging and camping available. Festival admission is free; donations accepted for the Sapillo Volunteer Fire Department. Information: (575) 536-9929 or lakeroberts.com
In addition to the music event, Sapillo Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual festival with vendors, food, crafts and more, directly across from the Hop site.
Lake Roberts is 40 minutes north of Silver City, N.M.
Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show — Los Leones de Mesilla (Mesilla Lion’s Club) will host its 5th annual car show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, on the Old Mesilla Plaza. The show features hot rods, muscle car (pre-1972), trucks, low riders, motorcycles), and classics. Admission is free for spectators. Information: Jose Pena, (575) 644-3747.
New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 3rd annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, featuring the 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: $9 ($7 children). Information: (575) 522-1232, (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com/nmpumpkingfestival.com.
Other activities include pie eating and seed-spitting contests, horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin shuffleboard,
‘Taste the Difference’ NM food tasting — Celestial Creations art space and specialty shop, 220 N. Date Street in Truth or Consequences, N.M. will host a New Mexico food tasting event 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, featuring area made products such as Native American made Pueblo summer salsa, locally grown pecans, prickly pear cactus jelly, honey mesquite jelly, chocolate covered espresso coffee beans and more. Cost: $1 (includes all samples). Information: (575) 894-7591 or celestial-creations-nm.com.
The space features art, craft, jewelry, gourmet foods and home decor from more than 120 regional artists, artisans, craftspeople and companies.
‘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.
‘Lone Star’ and ‘Laundry and Bourbon’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents a pair of one-act comedies by James McLure through 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.
‘The Comedy of Errors’ – American Southwest Theatre Company opens its 2010-2011 season with William Shakespeare’s comedy through 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).
Focusing on the confusions that ensue when two sets of identical twins end up in the same town, the classic comedy has been making audiences laugh for more than 400 years.
White Sands Star Party XI — The New Mexico Museum of Space History and White Sands National Monument invites stargazers to enjoy Southern New Mexico’s dark skies Friday through Sunday, Oct. 8-10 at White Sands, with events also at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. Overnight camping available for registered attendees Friday and Saturday nights; camp site opens at noon Friday with packet pick up noon to 6 p.m. Friday in the White Sands Visitors Center. Registration: $60 individuals; $80 couples; $15 per child; free for ages 6 and younger. 1-877-333-6589 (Education Dept.) or zianet.com/wssp.
Friday’s events begin at 7 p.m. mandatory astronomers’ briefing followed by talks by and night sky viewing for registered attendees.
Saturday’s events include mini-workshops, talks, IMAX planitarium show and children’s astronomy activities at the Space Hall of Fame, as well as space talks and night sky observing at the monument.
Star Party participants are invited to continue viewing early Sunday morning.