Here’s a quick look at the events going on in the Las Cruces area the weekend of Oct. 26-28, 2018.
Friday, Oct. 26
A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley will present “Super Scary” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Rio Grande Theatre. Fear! Horror! Terror! That’s what the Storyteller wanted for his night of spooky tales. But everyone in the theater, including a vacuuming janitor and an audience member who really has to pee, keeps interrupting to share their own, less-than-chilling versions of the stories. This Hallow’s Eve, we meet a town that can’t tell the difference between a witch and a thunderstorm, a jack-o-lantern who is constantly peer-pressuring the devil, and a Frankenstein monster at the center of a high school romantic rivalry. A Halloween comedy that will leave audiences screaming with laughter!
A second show is set for 1 p.m. Saturday. All tickets are $7. Doors open at 6 p.m.
For tickets and more, visit riograndetheatre.org.
Friday’s live music schedule includes Verde Ale House at Red Hawk (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.); The Game (7 to 11 p.m.) and The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); La Maldita Union playing cumbia/bolero/flamenco/folkie-foxtrot at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); and Pecan Grill and Brewery (9 p.m.).
Saturday, Oct. 27
Mesilla Valley Maze will host the annual New Mexico Pumpkin Festival from 11 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This celebration of America’s favorite gourd will include corn maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, playground, food for purchase, a country store and more. Admission is $10 to $12.
For more visit mesillavalleymaze.com.
Hundred of the undead are set to descend on downtown Las Cruces during the 2018 Zombie Walk, set for 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza de Las Cruces. In addition to hundreds of costumed zombies roaming the street, the Zombie Walk will feature food trucks, live music and entertainment, costume contests and more. Admission is free.
For more, visit bit.ly/2qcVX74.
The second annual Pete’s Meat beefsteak dinner is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Gerald Thomas Hall, 940 College Drive on the NMSU campus. Pete’s Meat historically is a dinner with all-you-can-eat beef steak with fries, where no napkins, no plates, and no utensils are allowed. This type of dinner dates back to the 1920s in New York, where politicians would put on these dinners as fundraisers. At this dinner, guests will experience the same traditions that can be found in the original dinners. Guests may not have any napkins, plates or utensils but instead, will be given aprons, all-you-can-eat beef steak on butcher paper, all-you-can-eat fries. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance come to Gerald Thomas Hall, room 138.
For more, visit aces.nmsu.edu/100west/petes-meat-dinner.html.
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Frontera Jazz at Sombra Antigua Winery (2 to 6 p.m.); The Game (7 to 11 p.m.) and The Game II; Little Table Contraband blending rock ‘n’ roll, Americana and folk at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.); and Perfect on Paper at Pecan Grill and Brewery (9 p.m.).
Sunday, Oct. 28
The historic Mesilla Plaza plays host to Mariachi Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays in fall. With free admission, make a stop in Mesilla, browse the shops and stores and take in some wonderful traditional mariachi music.
For more, visit mesillanm.gov.
Sunday’s live music schedule includes David Olguin live at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and Ricky and Emily singing salty and sweet harmonies over blues-inspired folk tunes at Vintage Wines (3 to 5 p.m.).
Hear ye, hear ye! Next weekend is a big one in the Mesilla Valley, starting with the return of the Doña Ana Arts Council’s annual Renaissance ArtsFaire. The town of Mesilla will host its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration; and downtown Las Cruces will come alive with the monthly First Friday Downtown Art Ramble and the Red, White and Brew wine and beer festival.
The NMSU Theatre Arts/American Southwest Theatre Company production of “Inspecting Carol” opens on Nov. 16 — get tickets early!
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