Richard Blades Back to the ‘80s Dance Party — The 1980s icon and “first wave” DJ performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at MBar 3233 N. Mesa. Guests are encouraged to dress in ‘80s style. Admission: $5. Information: 309-2480.Oct 22- Oct 28th
Fort Bliss Halloween — Fort Bliss will host these Halloween events:
• Haunted Pumpkin Patch family event is 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Old Fort Bliss Museum, featuring pumpkin sales beginning at 3 p.m. and lantern tours of the museum beginning at 6 p.m. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482.
• A Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Theater interactive whodunit is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Centennial Club. Guest can help solve the mystery with the help of a super sleuth. Come dresses for the occasion; awards for best costume and for solving the mystery. Tickets: $27; includes dinner and a witches’ brew cocktail. Information: 744-8427.
El Paso Rhinos — El Paso’s Junior League ice hockey team’s first home games of the season 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22-24 against the Boulder Bison at the Sierra Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Regular games times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 general admission; $10, $15 and $20 reserved. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
During the October home games, special discount seats available for Boy Scouts, potential scouts and their parents for $5. Scouts will also get to meet the players before the games, enjoy special giveaways. Tickets available through the Yucca Council BSA: 772-2292.
‘12 Hours of Old El Paso’ — El Paso Sports Commission hosts the mountain bike endurance race 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, beginning and ending at Bowen Ranch Roundhouse. Riders, who try to complete as many 8-mile laps as they can in 12 hours, may participate in solo, duo or teams of four divisions. Post race party to follow race at Bowen Ranch. Portion of proceeds benefits Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. Registration: $60 through Oct. 16; $70 after (deadline to register is Oct. 20). Information: 544-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration at The Bicycle Company, 3800 N. Mesa, Suite D5, or online at the-bicycle-company.net. Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22, at The Bicycle Company.
Bowen Ranch Roundhouse is 2.6 mile north of Highway 54 on Martin Luther King Jr.
Tour de Tolerance — The 5th annual bicycling and running event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Oct. 24, at Fort Bliss. 100K ride begins at 7:30 a.m., 50K ride at 8:30 a.m., 10K ride at 9:30 a.m. and 5K run and 1-mile run/walk is 8 a.m. No race day registration. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or tourdetolerance.com.
Cost: $30 for each event ($35 after Oct. 15) with a $10 discount for military personnel, seniors and museum members. Family of five for 10K fee is $60 ($70 after Oct. 15). All participants get a t-shirt, after-race prize giveaways, entertainment and after-ride massages.
The 100K courses go over Transmountain Road and Anthony Gap; other events are flat courses.
AIDS Walk — International AIDS Empowerment and AIDS Project El Paso will hold its 17th annual 5-mile walk at 8,a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Memorial Park, Copper off Copia, sponsored by AIDS Walk El Paso and International AIDS Empowerment. Registration: $10. Information: 479-9912, or 590-2118, internationalaids.org or apeponline.org.
Proceeds go to benefit people living with HIV/AIDS in El Paso and surrounding areas.
El Maida Fall Arts & Craft Fair — The shrine, 6331 Alameda, hosts its 18th annual fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23-24, with more than 70 vendors, jumping balloons and concessions. Admission is free. Information: 562-1444.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24, at the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing). Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
The fair features aura photos, tea leaf readings, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, aromatherapy and readings by 14 professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.
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.
Piano Recital — The El Paso Music Teacher’s Association-Student Affiliate presents its students in recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
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. Lucy Scarbrough performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 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.
Spooktacular 2010 — The Junior Woman’s Club’s 21st annual fall family fiesta is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24, at the El Paso County Coliseum, featuring carnival activities for all ages. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 ($4 children, free for age 2 and younger; $1 discount for military at the door). Information: 526-3296 or elpasojuniorwomansclub.org.
This year’s event includes hands-on crafting activities, vendor booths, health and safety education, continuous live entertainment, a kids game area, pumpkin decorating, Toddler Town activity area and a Haunted House.
Costume contests are noon and 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday with prizes.
Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, will host its 4th annual “merry, not scary” safe trick-or-treating event for families with children age 2 to 12 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23-24. Admission: $10 ($6 for ages 3-12 and $7.50 for ages 60 and older, active duty military with ID; free for zoological society members and ages 2 and younger). Information: 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.
‘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.
‘Singin’ In The Rain’ – UTEP Dinner Theatre opens its season with one of the best loved musicals of all time, based on the 1952 MGM film Oct. 22-Nov. 7 with music by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics and Arthur Freed. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; dinner matinee performance is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24; non-dinner matinees are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Tickets $26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22 non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060.
Hollywood in the 1920s is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. “Singin’ in the Rain” features some of the best loved comedy routines “Good Morning,” “Make ‘em Laugh,” “You Were Meant For Me” and the most famous song-and-dance number of all time, “Singin’ in the Rain.”
UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame — The 2010 Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony honoring the best of UTEP athletes and coaches is Friday, Oct. 22, at UTEP’s Larry K. Durham Sports Center. Cocktails at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 ($20 Miner Athletic Club members). Table for eight: $160. Information/reservations: 747-8759 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: utepathletics.com
2010 Inductees include Olapade Adeniken, Paul Gibson, Michael Musyoki, Be Stoney and Bob Wallace.
UTEP Football — The Miners host Tulane at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $25.30, $30.45 and $62.70. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234, 544-8444 or utepathletics.com.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra – The Symphony, directed by Maestra Sarah Ioannides, welcomes guest violinist Joan Kwuon at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, in the Plaza Theatre. Selections include Barber’s “Music for a Scene from Shelley,” op. 7, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 61, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5: Adagietto and “Totenfeier.” Tickets: $11-$37, plus service charges (Ticketmaster). Student tickets: $8 and $10. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
Assistant Conductor Andres Moran will lead the “Opening Notes” discussion of the evening’s program 6:30 p.m. prior to both performances in the Philanthropy Theatre.
‘Musical Perspectives’ — Music Forum El Paso presents an afternoon of ‘Musical Reflections from a Woman’s Point of View” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Art Festival Plaza, featuring mezzo soprano Marie Requa Gailey in a program honoring all women of the border community. Admission is free. Information: 755-0724 or elpasoclassical.com.
Confide — The California Emo-Metal band performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Open Gate Church of the Nazarene, 9821 McCombs. Also featured are local bands Takes South by Storm, Emerson Greay, This is a Calling and Ira, The Machine. All ages show. Admission: $10. Information: 751-2403 or epopengate.org.
The band’s CD “Shout The Truth,” features the singles “I Never Saw This Coming,” “Such Great Heights” and “If We Were a Sinking Ship.”
Candlelight Tours — Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, hosts its annual Candlelight Tours 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, featuring stories from the home’s past told in period costume. Treats offered after the tours. Tickets: $6 in advance; $8 at the door, space is limited. Information/reservations: 533-5147.
“Spirit Tours” are offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 16 and 30, by the Casa Magoffin Compañeros. Cost: $5; proceeds support the home’s preservation. Reservations required.
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.
Southern New Mexico
So Percussion – NMSU Cultural Series presents the New York City percussion quartet at 8 p.m. Oct. 21, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Tickets: $15 ($13.50 seniors, NMSU faculty/staff and children 2-12; $10 NMSU students with ID). Information: (575) 646-1420 or panam.nmsu.edu.
The group, featuring Eric Beach, Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski and Jason Treuting, has been creating music together since their time at Yale School of Music. Their music runs the gamut from percussion classics to new commissions.
Rachel Sedacca — The acoustic blues/folk singer performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Hailing from Ventura’s Gold Coast of Southern California, this troubadour writes songs of adventure on the road in her 35-foot vintage 1971 school bus “Patience.” Influences range from Bonnie Raitt, to the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. Admission: $10. Information/reservations:(575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
‘Noche Flamenca’ — NMSU’s Pam American Dance Institute performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, featuring Flamenco and Spanish dance with Lucilene de Geus and Pace Antonio and students, along with guest guitar soloist Jacob Mossman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission. Information: (575) 646-2070 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.
New Horizons Symphony — The Orchestra kicks off its 2010-2011 season under the direction of new principal conductor Shawn Robins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces. The performance includes masterpieces from the Romantic including “Erlkonig,” featuring mezzo-soprano Stephanie Robinson, as well as Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1,” “March to the Scaffold” from “Symphonie Fantastique.” Admission is free. Information: Shawn Robinson, (270) 320-8340 or email@example.com, or Carol Rehder, (575) 522-4272.
New Horizons is a national organization that gives seniors a venue for fulfilling their dreams of becoming musicians.
Potential members are welcome to visit the group’s weekly rehearsals at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the NMSU Music Department Band Room. For information about joining, call (575) 522-5571.
‘School House Rock’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre brings the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series to life Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-30, at Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York, Alamogordo. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10. Information: (575)430-9162 or alamogordomusictheatre.org.
The popular 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. It is making a comeback on the small-screen, instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do the Circulations.”
On the River, For the River — The 13th annual fundraiser to benefit the Southwest Environmental Center’s efforts to restore the Rio Grande to ecological health is Saturday, Oct. 23, at the new Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park in Mesilla. Tickets: $50. Information: (575) 522-5552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Southwest Environmental Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment in New Mexico and the southwest through grassroots education and activism. Mesilla Valley State Park was established to protect about 1,000 acres of wetlands and bosque habitat along the Rio Grande and adjoining uplands.
‘Every Other Tuesday’ — Doña Ana Arts Council hosts a variety of musical performances 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com.
The Oct. 19 showcase features Denny Guerrero. Guerrero wrote his first song at age 14. Playing saxophone and singing back-up for the years that followed, he got his big break in the fall of 2009, when nationally known singer/songwriter Yolanda Martinez chose him to record two duets with her on her CD “Amor Deveras.”
As part of the show, local painter and filmmaker Ed Breeding will screen his latest short film, “Enchantment In Mexico.”
No performance Oct. 5.
New Mexico State Championship Fiddle Contest — The N.M. Old Time Fiddlers Association hosts its 38th annual contest Oct. 22-24 at the Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth. An all-day jam session is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Dances are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The contest begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. A gospel sing precedes Sunday’s contest at 9 a.m. Admission: $5 each day, plus $5 for each evening dance. Information: (575) 894-1506.
Tournament of Bands — The 33rd annual New Mexico Tournament of Bands is 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at NMSU Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, presented by the NMSU Music Department. Around 27 area bands will participate. Tickets: $15 for all day ($5 children 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger). Information: (575) 2421.
Preliminaries begin at 8 a.m. with finals at 8 p.m. Winners from Class C and B categories performance exhibitions begin at 7:30 p.m.
Hillsboro Community Center — 316 Eleanor, in Hillsboro, N.M. Live shows are 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: or (575) 895-5797.
• Veronika Barns and Duane Tendick — Oct. 24. With Barns on accordion and vocals, and Tendick on tuba, their forte is German folk music, including the oompah beat, Dirndls and Lederhosen, beer-drinking songs in an evening of audience participation.
Mariachi Sundays in Mesilla — The Town of Mesilla, its business community and the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference host the 16th annual fall afternoon series Sundays in the Plaza at historic Old Mesilla. Concerts are 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 24, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Admission is free. Bring folding chairs or blankets. Pets and alcohol not allowed in plaza. Information: (575) 525-1735.