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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
The iconic musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the stage of Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive NE, with performances 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.
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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, 19, 25, 26 and 31
‘The Haunted Village’
The eighth annual “The Haunted Village” event takes place at the Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum, 1000 U.S. Highway 82, each day from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s time for terror in the clouds, ghoulish scares and nightmares coming to life. For more information, visit cloudcroftmuseum.com or call 575-682-2932.
Oct. 18 to 31
Don’t Scream haunted events return to the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center, 4012 National Parks Highway, 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.
Oct. 25 and 26
Monster Trunk or Treat
The Raminator and Rammunition Monster Trucks will be making an appearance at Tate Branch Dodge, 919 S. First St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be Trunk or Treat, food and on Saturday, car smashing.
For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 575-748-1317.
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 painted.
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, offers 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.
Carlsbad Community Fall Festival
Encompass Health — Home Health and Hospice, 801 W. Cherry Lane, is partnering with Good Life Senior Living to host a fall festival for the Carlsbad community.
There will be food, drinks, music, carnival games, door prizes, bounce houses, a haunted house, Trunk or Treat and a costume contest.
For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
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.
Halloween on Granado Street
The Tularosa Arts and History Council hosts its fifth annual Halloween on Granado Street community event. There will be a variety of free games for kids, a trunk-or-treat area, pet parade and costume contests for all ages. There will be food vendors, merchants, artists and non-profit booths.
For more information, visit trytularosa.org or visit its Facebook page.
El Paso, Texas
Oct. 26 and 27
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo takes place at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Drive, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
There will be pumpkin bowling and some new zoo traditions, including a haunted house inside the event tent. Boo at the Zoo offers a fun-filled day with trick-or-treat stations, animal encounters, children’s activities, games and frightfully delightful decorations.
For more information, visit elpasozoo.org or call 915-212-0966.
Artrageous returns to the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. for one night only. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Part art studio, part rock concert and part creation lab. Artrageous is a troupe of 10 artists, singers, dancers and musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico. Their high energy performance is a combination of fine art, live music, singing, dancing, humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color. Fine arts meet the performing arts. Let the paint sing. The audience will experience an evening of indescribable, unforgettable, inspiring fun for the entire family.
For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Trunk or Treat
Join Catalyst Church, 1302 W. Hermosa Drive, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for its fourth annual Trunk or Treat event. There will be games and popcorn.
For more information, visit catalystartesia.com or call 575-513-1145.
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