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The Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy., is holding the Colours Couture — Believe the Hype Tattoo Festival. The festival features tattoo artists from the hit TV show “Ink Master,” Jayvo Scott, James Francis, King Ruck and MTV’s Drama Diablo. The Colours Couture is a traveling fashion showcase for TV celebrity tattoo artists. There will also be sideshows and vendors. For more information, visit carlsbadentertainment.com or call 575-208-6208.
Oct. 20-21, 27-28 and 31
Eighth annual haunted house
The Community Players of Hobbs present the eighth annual haunted house, featuring the “Legends Haunt” directed by Nathan Gibbs. The audience takes a trip to ancient Egypt to visit King Tut’s tomb where trouble has been brewing amongst the pyramids. Afterwards, the audience can face everyday fears with its second haunt exploring both popular and obscure urban legends. The haunt runs from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Hobbs Community Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes St. For more information, visit communityplayersofhobbs.com.
Art in the Park 40th Anniversary
The Artesia Arts Council is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Art in the Park, Seventh and Quay streets. The Artesia School bands will be having a cake walk. Artisan vendors will be selling handmade arts with the artists there in person. The event is held at Central Park from 9 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 575-746-4212 or visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Fiesta of Cultures
The Coronado Historic Site, 485 Kuaua Road, celebrates the cultures of New Mexico with an art festival featuring native artists, cowboy singers, Aztec dancers and food trucks. The event and admission to the site are free of charge. The event is from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit nmhistoricsites.org or call 1-800-495-1279.
Zombie Walk 2017
The NMSU Carlsbad American Criminal Justice Association will be holding the annual Zombie Walk at 7 p.m. Line up and registration starts at 5:30 p.m. on the corner of Canyon and West Shaw streets. The parade ends at the beach and awards will be given to the best zombies. NMSU Carlsbad Creative Media Technology will be showing the Halloween classic, “Night of the Living Dead,” by George A. Romero, after the awards. This event is open to all ages. For more information, contact Tamara at 575-234-9219.
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Lovington MainStreet is holding its Oktober Fiesta at the Lea County Courthouse, 100 N. Main Ave., from 11 a.m. to midnight. The event includes Baja Grill’s green and red posole cook-off, pumpkin painting, cornhole tournament, Drylands Brewery Co’s Homebrew competition, food vendors and live music by Texwestus, La Vimada Nortena, Justin Kemp Band and Los Jilgueros Del Arroyo. For more information, visit lovingtonmainstreet.org or call 575-396-1418.
Classical music concert
The New Mexico Junior College, 1 Thunderbird Circle, presents its annual classical music concert at 3 p.m. at the NMJC Watson Hall. For more information, visit nmjc.edu.
Fort Stanton After Dark
Fort Stanton Historic Site is hosting its tour, Fort Stanton After Dark, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fort Stanton is located at 108 Kit Carson Road, in the Bonito Valley between Lincoln and Capitan. Follow the signs. The event is a one-of-a-kind chance to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. Fort Stanton’s contributions to the history of New Mexico is unparalleled, and during its 160 years in operation, it served as an Army post, tuberculosis sanatorium, internment camp and correctional facility. Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few get to experience the fort after dark. For more information, call 575-354-0341.
Scotty McCreery in concert
Scotty McCreery won the 10th season of “American Idol” on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, “Clear as Day,” was certified platinum in the United States in 2011. The album includes the top 20 country songs, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls.” McCreery released a Christmas album, “Christmas with Scotty McCreery,” in 2012 and it has been certified gold. He released his third album, “See You Tonight,” in 2013. The first single from the album, also called “See You Tonight,” became his first song to reach the top 10 on Billboard’s country charts. McCreery is going to perform at 8 p.m. at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road. For more information, visit innofthemountaingods.com.
Trick-or-Treat MainStreet 2017
The third annual Trick-or-Treat MainStreet offers free candy with downtown merchants, games and music. From 1 to 4 p.m., Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 W. Richardson Ave. There will be sugar skulls to decorate, Museum Ink Master Stephanie will be on hand with temporary tattoos, Craft-Meister Viveca will be helping with tissue paper flowers, plus jewelry, chalk art and two selfie stations are set up. There will be also refreshments. From 3 to 5 p.m. the Artesia Public Library, 205 Quay Ave., hosts a halloween craft event. At 2 and 7 p.m., the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., shows “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe.” For more information, visit artesiamainstreet.com.
Art & Wine Walk
Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine is hosting the Art & Wine Walk, Pistachio Groves 7288 Hwy. 54-70. The event features local artisans, wine or craft brew and live music by Rudy Wood & Julia Cozby (country, blues and southwestern songs), alternative rock meets classic country at the outdoor pavilion at Eagle Ranch, 7822 Hwy. 54-70. For more information or to become a vendor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-434-0035.
Annual Cloudcroft Harvest Fest
The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Cloudcroft Harvest Fest at the Burro Street Exchange. There will be pumpkin roll contests (bring your own pumpkin). After the roll, there will be a piñata break at 3:30 p.m. with a costume contest and parade on Burro Avenue. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com/harvestfest.
Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Lincoln’s fourth annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival will have live music, family activities, historical presentations, raffles, handcrafted vendors, face painting and food and drink specials. Lincoln after dark tours are at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. For vendor or other information, call 575-653-4045.
Dia de los Muertos
Family Fun Day
The Western Heritage Museum, 1 Thunderbird Circle, invites the public for its free Dia de los Muertos Family Fun Day. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families will learn about the cultural significance of this tradition, which has become increasingly popular throughout the country. Craft stations include sugar skull decorating, paper flower construction, face painting and the 2016 animated film, “Day of the Dead.” For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum.
‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
The Western Heritage Museum, 1 Thunderbird Circle, presents its annual Halloween event: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The audience is invited to dress in costume and bring the typical props for the movie. Adults only. No one under 18 will be admitted. No alcohol is permitted. The movie is free of charge and starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visit nmjc.edu/museum or call 575-492-2678.
Halloween on the Plaza
Lea Theatre and Lovington MainStreet present its annual Halloween on the Plaza. There are many attractions planned, including Trick-or-Treat safe stop, a costume contest at the Lea Theatre, a haunted house at Old Fire Station and a spooky dance at the Lea County Museum. For more information, visit lovingtonmainstreet.org or call 575-396-1418.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, hosts the Carnaval Fantastique at 8 p.m. Come one, come all. Carnaval Fantastique is a dazzling combination of acrobatics, beautiful showgirls, stunning costumes, hysterical comedy and spectacular laser effects that will transport audiences into the heart of Carnaval. World class technology and renowned gymnasts provide for a truly unique Vegas-style show accentuated with toe-tapping original music and fanciful characters for the entire family. For more information and tickets, visit innofthemountaingods.com.
Free High Rolls Apple Festival
The annual Apple Festival takes place on a private property between Cloudcroft and Alamogordo. There is no admission fee or parking fee. There will be lots of aplles of course, apple cider, arts and craft vendors and food booths. For children there are activities planned. The organizers ask to not bring pets to the festival. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.