Border Art Biennial 2010 — El Paso Museum of Art and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez is planned for Nov. 21-Feb. 13, at both museums. Information/applications: 532-1707 or callforentry.org.
YMCA Turkey Trot — The 34th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K run, 3K fun walk and 1K kids run benefiting the YMCA’s youth and teen programs begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at YMCA offices, 808 Montana. The Turkey Trot is the oldest road race in El Paso, and follows the Sun Bowl Parade Route. Information: 584-9622. Entry forms available at all YMCA branches or on active.com.
Registration: $25 through Nov. 19 ($15 1K); $30 Nov. 20-24 ($20 1K); $35 on race day. Kids 1K: $15 through Nov. 19; $20 after.
‘Celebrations!’ – Kids-N-Co. presents the holiday production Nov. 27-Dec. 19, at Kids-N-Co. Performance Center, 1301 Texas. 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.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’ — One of the Bard’s funniest comedies is Nov. 12-Dec. 4 at El Paso Playhouse. The William Shakespeare play is complete with evil plots, masquerades, weddings and a happy ending for all. Directed by Chet Frame. 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.
Turkey Bowl Shootout VII — El Paso Flag Football’s annual 8-man indoor adult football event is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-28, at various city parks. Double elimination format. Fee: $50. Information/locations: 227-9947 or elpasoflagfootball.com.
Holiday on Ice — Special holiday-themed public skating is Nov. 22-30, at the Sierra Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasoicemonitor.com.
Mission Trail Harvest Market — The 2nd annual market is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main Street in San Elizario, with more several vendors selling arts and crafts, fall harvest goods and food. Live entertainment featured in the park gazebo. San Elizario historian Ben Sanchez will lead guided tours of the historical district throughout the day. Admission is free. Information: 594-8424 or MissionTrailArtMarket.com.
Ballet Folklorico Paso del Norte — One of El Paso’s leading folklorico companies performs its annual gala dance presentation including folklorico, live music, and Mexican cultural experiences at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26-28, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $7. Information: 588-5743.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ — Broadway El Paso opens its season with Disney’s magical family musical Nov. 29 at The Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 544-8444 or ticketmaster.com.
UTEP Women’s Basketball — Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com
• Alcorn State, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22
• The 4th annual UTEP Thanksgiving Classic is Nov. 26-27. UTEP plays Idaho State Friday, Nov. 26.
Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic — The 36th annual event is Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 21-23 at El Paso Country Club, sponsored by the Sun Bowl Association. The event features America’s top college golfers. Titleist Long Drive Contest and the Ping Putting Contest are 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The tournament rounds begin at 7 a.m. Monday (first and second rounds) and Tuesday (finals). Admission for spectators is free. Information: 533-4416, ext. 15.
Southern New Mexico
King of the Cage — The fighting event is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso). Tickets: $71.75-$106.75. Age 21 and older welcome. (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
State Fair Bullriding — The New Mexico State Fair Bullriding Championship is Saturday, Nov. 27, at NMSU’s Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Time to be announced. Tickets: $8.75-$14, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster)
Josh Grider — The country star and Las Cruces native performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, with opening act Bri Bagwell. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 649-6411 or riograndetheatre.org.
With a musical style directly influenced by such country mainstays as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, Grider’s blend of storytelling, lyricism often cross genres from folk, bluegrass and country to jazz, funk and rock.
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 special acoustic performance by four-time Female Vocalist of the Year Lorrie Morgan IS 7 p.m. Nov. 27. The gold and platinum singer’s hits include “Five Minutes,” “Something in Red,” “Watch Me,” and more. She is also known for her duets with greats like Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and George Jones. Tickets: $66 and $69.
Christmas on the Pecos — One of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour along the Pecos River runs Nov. 26-Dec. 31 in Carlsbad, N.M. The 19th annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered nightly 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The tours depart from Pecos River Village, which includes a gallery full of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. The George Washington runs Friday and Saturday only. No tours offered Christmas Eve. Tickets: $12.50 ($7.50 age 2-11) Sunday through Thursday, $17.50 ($12.50 age 2-11) Friday and Saturday. Children under 3 years of age are free if sitting on lap. Half length tours are $7. Tickets should be purchased in advance; many dates are sold out. Information: Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce (575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com.
A Calico Christmas arts and crafts show is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27, with a Holiday Stroll and Electric Light Parade is Saturday, Nov. 27.
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade — The 20th annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, on Main Street. The parade is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet Project. Information: (575) 534-1700.
The parade begins at the Grant County Courthouse in historic downtown Silver City, travels east on Broadway Street and turns north onto Bullard Street. The parade includes motorized floats, wagons or carts, lighted cars and bicycles, walking and other entries.
“A Christmas Carol” — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the revival of Charles Dickens’s family classic Nov. 19-Dec. 5 at NMSU’s Hershel Zohn Theatre. Tom Smith’s perennially popular adaptation of the favorite returns Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Fezziwigs and more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 1-800-525-ASTC (2782).
‘Cockeyed’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the comedy by William Missouri Downs Nov. 19-Dec. 5 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Tickets: $10 ($9 students, seniors over 65; $7 all seats on Thursday). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
Phil is madly in love with the beautiful Sophia who is unaware of his existence. When Phil discovers Sophia has a glass eye, he soon realizes that she really can’t see him. Armed only with a B.A. in philosophy, Phil sets out to prove his existence and win Sophia’s heart.