Oct. 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. It’s the last chance for the audience to take 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
A Haunted History
Tinnie Silver Dollar, 28842 US-70, is hosting A Haunted History at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The audience learns about the history of Tinnie dating back to 1873, the role it played during the Lincoln County War and its ghost stories including a walk around the grounds. Who knows, maybe you will see William Wilson walking about. Wilson was twice hung for the murder of Robert Casey — after all he is buried in Tinnie.
3 Redneck Tenors
The 3 Redneck Tenors perform at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 6 p.m. The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the tenor genre — their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists like “Duck Dynasty” goes to Carnegie Hall — down home laughs with big city music at 7 p.m. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Wait For What?! in concert
The music duo T David Wiggins and Elane Wiggins are known as Wait for What?! They are going to perform on Friday in the 1852 Treaty Room at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wendell’s Lounge at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page of Wait for What?!
Mr. Blue Shoes
Mr. Blue Shoes performs at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St., at 6 p.m. Mr. Blue Shoes is the brainchild of Michael Dyson, Grammy award-winning producer, youth entertainer, guitarist and performer. To date, Dyson has shared his unique version of the blues story with over 240,000 children. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Noche de Muertos Gala and Post-Noche After Party
The Museum of International Folk Art invites the public to their gala and after party. Location is On Museum Hill, 706 Camino Lejo. The gala takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and the after party from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit museumfoundation.org.