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Oct. 4 to 6
Black and Gold Tattoo Expo
The Black and Gold Tattoo Expo takes place at the Lea County Event Center, 51101 N. Lovington Hwy. There will be more than 150 tattoo artists from all over the U.S. Doors open Friday at 1 p.m.
For more information, visit blackgoldtattooexpo.com.
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Aspenfest Parade & Festival
The annual Aspenfest Parade & Festival takes place in Wingfield Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Sudderth and Mechem drives. Immediately after the parade, the events start at Wingfield Park with lots of vendors, music, food trucks, and beer and wine tasting.
For more information, visit ruidosonow.com or call the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce at 575-257-7395.
New Mexico State Open Chili Championship
Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino, 26225 U.S. Hwy 70, hosts the 40th annual New Mexico State Open Chili Championship. The public is invited to sample and participate in the “People’s Choice Award” for the best-tasting chili from approximately 40 teams of chili cooks attempting to become the state championship team that represents New Mexico in a national competition in 2020.
The public tasting is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the west end of the race track grandstand. There will be live music from the Catfish Fry Blues Band. The Ruidoso Noon Lion’s Club will be selling cups for sampling the chili.
For more information, visit raceruidoso.com or call 575-378-4431.
Zine Fest 9
The ninth annual Albuquerque Zine Fest takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Zine is the short cut for magazine and refers to artists bringing back print in form of limited editions of magazines. Special guests are Breena Nuñez and Bijou Karman. Karman is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. She graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design in 2014 with a BFA in Illustration. Karman is inspired by nostalgia, strong women, plants, and a love of print and bright colors. Nuñez identifies as an Afro Guatemalan-Salvadoran cartoonist based in Oakland, California, by way of San Bruno and South San Francisco. She creates her own original media based on her culture.
For more information, visit abqzf.com.
Oct. 5 to 13
International Balloon Fiesta
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place at Balloon Fiesta Park with about 500 balloons lifting off (weather permitting), dawn patrol, balloon glow and entertainment provided for the entire family. On Saturday, the Music Fiesta provides entertainment. At 1 p.m., Tylor Brandon and the Neon West Band perform, followed at 2:30 p.m. by Cassadee Pope and at 4 p.m. Justin Moore performs.
For more information, visit balloonfiesta.com.
Four hundred years: Knowing Our African American Past Exhibit
The New Mexico Humanities Council, 4115 Silver Ave. SE, is hosting the exhibit 400 Years (1619-2019): Knowing Our African American Past and Creating Our Future. The exhibit reflects upon African American resilience and creativity.
Featured artists include Matthew Barkley, Mark Beck, Bouchra Belghali, Savannah Boone, Michael Carson, Ike Davis, Raul Davis, Paige Diem, Georgette Endicott, Doris Fields, Cherrymae Goldston, Karen Jones Meadows, Michael LaFrance Lynch, Davis Muwumba, Issa Nyaphaga, Gwen Samuels and Ricardo Sarto.
Gallery visiting hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NMHC gallery and programs are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit nmhumanities.org for more information on the upcoming programs.
Oct. 10 to 13
Disney on Ice
Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets are on sale now. There are eight performances planned and each seat is reserved. The performances will be at Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE. For more information, visit disneyonice.com or call 800-745-3000.
Oct. 12 and 13
Tularosa Wine & Art Festival
The annual Tularosa Wine & Art Festival is held on the grounds of the historic Iglesia St. Francis. The entrance is at the corner of Encino and Third streets.
The festival features live music, dance by Roswell Folklorico Dancers, Wait for What band, Lizard Lounge Band, Julie Cozby and CW Ayon. There will be art and wine on both days as well, on Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit tularosawinefestival.com or call Lisa Maloy at 575-585-0158 or Veronica at 575-585-0232.
‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
The iconic musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the stage of Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, with performances Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (”Crazy for You,” “Into the Woods”) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (”King Kong,” “Strictly Ballroom”), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. Subscription and individual tickets available now.
For more information, visit popejoypresents.com or call 505-277-8010.
Oct. 18 and 19
The annual Ruidoso Octoberfest takes place at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive. Friday the doors open at 5 p.m. and on Saturday at noon. This year’s entertainment includes the Swing Shift band from Albuquerque, Die Polka Schlingel — a 12-person orchestra — also from Albuquerque and the Klaberheads — an 11-piece group from Ohio. The German dance group Ft. Bliss Schuplattlers from El Paso will perform as well. Authentic German food will be served including Bratwurst, knockwurst and Polish sausages with sauerkraut, German potato soup, Black Forest cake and apfelstrudel. There will be a beer wagon featuring German beer and wine for adults.
For more information, visit oktoberfestruidoso.com or call 575-257-6171.
Oct. 18 to 31
Don’t Scream haunted events return to the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Hwy., each night at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit dontscream.net.
Art in the Park
The Artesia Arts Council invites the public to its annual Art in the Park, Central Park, Seventh Street and Quay Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organizers still have 20 vendor spots available.
For more information, call 575-746-4212.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park celebrates Archaeology Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors learn about archaeology and rangers will be available to talk to. Children can practice pottery reconstruction and make their own pictograph and petroglyph. There will be presentations, flint knapping, how archaeologists map and excavate sites and a rock shelter excursion.
For more information, visit nps.gov/cave or call 575-785-2232.
The city of Alamogordo hosts its annual Zoo Boo at the Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be candy, games and a costume contest.
For more information, visit ci.alamogordo.nm.us/516/Zoo-Boo.
Spooktacular Saturday is celebrated downtown Artesia, kicking off with Dia de los Muertos at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center from 1 to 4 p.m., where participants can make sugar skulls, crafts and get their face painting. Halloween fun is the theme at the Artesia Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. with games, a popcorn bar, costume raffles and art projects. From 5 to 7 p.m., Treat or Treat MainStreet, between First and Seventh streets, offer candy at stores and booths to collect, there will be music and other activities as well. At 7 p.m. “Oh, Horrors! It’s Murder!” The musical mystery comedy for the entire family takes place at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Everyone in costume gets in for free. Additional shows by ticket only on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Annual Cloudcroft Harvestfest
A ‘spooktacular’ day of family fun awaits visitors to the annual Cloudcroft Harvestfest, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be The Great Pumpkin Roll Contests — bring your own pumpkins. There will be a small amount of pumpkins for sale for those who forget. At 3 p.m. there will be a costume contest on Burro Avenue and trick or treating on Burro Avenue will take place after the costume contest, beginning in front of the library on Swallow Street.
For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com.
Fort Stanton After Dark and Trick or Treat Trail
Join the Fort Stanton Historic Site volunteers for 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. Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few get to experience the fort after dark. The free trick or treat trail will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guided tours of the historic Fort Stanton Hospital will run every 30 minutes between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and are not free of charge. All proceeds support ongoing preservation efforts at the Fort Stanton Historic Site through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Fort Stanton, Inc.
For more information, visit fortstanton.org or call 575-354-0341.
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