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Oct. 21, 22, 28-31

Killer Karnival Haunted House

The Community Players of Hobbs present the 12th Annual Killer Karnival Haunted House at The Playhouse, 1700 N. Grimes St., with doors opening each evening at 7:30 pm, the event starting at 8 pm The haunt runs until 11 pm For more information , visit its Facebook page or visit

Lubbock, TX

Until Oct. 22

‘Dial M for Murder’

The Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, Inc., 2257 34th St., presents “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays in the evening at 7:30 pm The crime thriller was made famous by Alfred Hitchcock in its 1954 film version. Former Roswell actor Miranda Stroble is cast in the lead as Margot. For more information, visit or call 806-792-0501.


Until Oct. 23

‘Carrie: The Musical’

The Musical Theater Southwest, 6320 Domingo Road NE, Ste. B, presents “Carrie: The Musical,” with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm The musical is based on the horror story by Stephen King in which a teenage girl suffers bullying at school, an overbearing mother and intense and triggering events in her life. The horrific, epic ending went down in film history. For more information, visit, email or call 505-265-9119.

Santa Fe

Until Oct. 23

Santa Fe International Film Festival

The 14th Annual Santa Fe International Film Festival (SFIFF) takes place in the heart of downtown Santa Fe and includes films panels, discussions and parties. This year, 15 feature titles have been chosen as part of the SFIFF Special Presentation Section. The festival takes place at various Santa Fe independent theaters, including The Jean Cocteau Cinema, a single-screen art-house cinema owned by George RR Martin (“Game of Thrones,” “House of the Dragon”). For more information, call the box office at Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Canyon Room, 100 Sandoval, at 505-397-0138 or the SFIFF office at 505-397-0971, or visit


Until Oct. 29

‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Children’s Music Theater of Alamogordo presents Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” Performances are at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 N. New York Ave., Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and the first Sunday at 2 pm Tickets are available online, at the theater or at the door before performances. For more information, visit


Until March 12, 2023

sweet saturday

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, invites the public to its Sweet Saturdays. Join in and explore the wonderful world of chocolate. Taste the difference between milk, dark, white and even ruby ​​chocolate. Talk to local chocolatiers about how they work with chocolate today to create your favorite sweet treats. This is a family friendly event and is included with admission to the Museum. “Chocolate: The Exhibition” is now open. For more information, visit or call 505-841-2800.


Until May 7, 2023

‘Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy’ exhibit

“Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy” is the featured exhibit of the Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St. It is an exercise in unearthing images of the drivers, fiddlers, cowpunchers, cattle rustlers, cooks, singers, bulldoggers, and bronco -busters with African heritage. This exhibition balances historical narratives and archival photographs depicting the life and work of the cattle drivers from the years immediately before the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century, with contemporary responses from artists demonstrating Black individuals’ embodiment of the cowboy icon. “Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy” is meant to broaden the looker’s conception of what makes an American symbol and legacy, questioning a story that is deeply ingrained in popular culture. The exhibit is a combined effort by artist Nikesha Breeze, the Black Cowboy Museum, the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico, Black American West Museum and Heritage Center and the Harwood Museum. For more information, visit or call 575-758-9826.


Oct. 23

Sugar Skull Fun Run

The Eighth Annual Bernalillo County Sugar Skull Fun Run takes place along the picturesque Rio Grande Bosque at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW. This year, participants can select from a timed 5K for runners, a 5K fun walk/run, or a one-mile strut and stroll for strollers and pets. Día de los Muertos attracts is encouraged. Afterwards visit the Muerto Market until noon. Food trucks will also be on site. To register and for more information, visit or its Facebook event page.

Oct. 26


Midtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Midtown Ruidoso is closed for traffic and open for its Halloween Trick-or-Treat, from 3 to 6:30 pm There will be a costume contest, pumpkin carving, a coffin race at 4 pm, pumpkin roll at 5:30 pm and lots of candy. For more information, visit

Oct. 28



Carlsbad MainStreet’s 27th Annual Fall Festival returns. The public is invited downtown from 4 to 6 pm to wear their best “Hocus Pocus” (the movie) attire and enjoy trick or treating, entertainment and a costume contest. The costume contest takes place at 5 pm at the Gazebo on the courthouse lawn with lots of great prizes to be won. For more information, visit Carlsbad MainStreet’s Facebook event page or call 575-628-3768.

Oct. 28 and 29


Haunted Walk

Join Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department for a family fun haunted walk-thru at Wingfield Park, 300 Center St. The walk starts on Saturday at 6 pm and on Sunday at 8 pm For more information, visit or call 575-257- 0841.


Oct. 29

Zoo Boo, 5K and Kids’ Mile

The Alamogordo Family Recreation Center is hosting the Third Annual Zoo Boo 5K and Kids’ Mile to take place in coordination with Zoo Boo. Registration is now open to all “witches, vampires, werewolves” and runners. The 5K race starts at 8:30 am and the Kids’ Mile at 9:30 am Race packets will be given out on Saturday from 7:30 to 8:15 am at the race start line in the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1301 N. White Sands Blvd. For more information, visit


Oct. 29

Trick or Treat

MainStreet Artesia invites the public to come to downtown Main Street to trick or treat, from First to Seventh Streets, 5 to 7 pm There will be free candy, music and games. For more information, visit its Facebook page,, or call 575-746-1117.


Oct. 29


The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce and First Baptist Church Cloudcroft present their Harvest Festival. The events include pumpkin roll at 2 pm — modified and non-modified, in front of the library. Limited amount of pumpkins are available for purchase. After the pumpkin roll, the costume parade takes place on Burro Avenue. At 3 pm First Baptist Church Cloudcroft is having games and nachos, pumpkin decorating and a costume contest (drop off your decorated pumpkins at the church before 3 pm). Trick or treating on Burro Avenue happens from 3 to 5 pm For more information, call 575-682-2733 or email


Oct. 29

Halloween Costume Parade and Carnival

The Hagerman Lions Club presents its Halloween Costume Parade and Carnival. The public is invited to participate in the free costume parade and to be at the corner of Argyle Street and Cambridge Avenue well before 4 pm to get a number. The parade will proceed at 4 pm to walk down Argyle Street to the Lindell Andrews Community Center. In the parking lot, ribbons will be given out for the best costumes. The carnival will be held inside the community center. There will be a Trunk or Treat event in the center’s parking lot. Set up will be 2 to 4 pm The community will vote for their favorite decorated vehicle (cash prizes for first, second and third place). No entry fee, but registration is required to participate and receive a number for the vehicle. For an entry form visit the Hagerman Police Department or email For more information, visit its Facebook event page.

The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For updates and more information, contact the event venue or organizer.

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