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New Mexico State University events Oct. 27- Nov. 7

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SCREENING


rican Southwest Theatre Company and the NMSU Department of Theatre Arts are presenting a special screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

A cult classic, the film follows one fateful evening in the lives of a clean-cut, newly engaged couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) as their car breaks down outside of transvestite Dr. Franke N. Furter's (Tim Curry) castle. A movie musical, the film includes classic songs such as "Sweet Transvestite" and "The Time Warp."

Admission is $5 and movie-goers are encouraged to dress in costume and bring props. Special "Rocky Horror" prop bags will be available for sale at the theater for $5.

Door prizes also will be given away. The screening is a fundraiser for the ASTC.

Doors will open at 9 p.m. Call (505) 646-4515 or (800)-646-ASTC for more information.


NMSU THEATER AND DANCE TO PRESENT DESERT-THEMED SHOW
The New Mexico State University theater department in collaboration with the NMSU dance program will present the production "A Walk in the Desert" Oct. 27 and 28 at the Rio Grande Theatre in downtown Las Cruces.

The production was the idea of Ruth Cantrell, theatre arts department head and professor. "A Walk in the Desert" tells the story of a young girl who learns to value the beauty and tradition of the American Southwest. Various Southwest creatures use distinct forms of music and dance to make their messages clear to the main character and the audience.

"A Walk in the Desert" will premiere on Oct. 27 for area school children. Performances for the public will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 28. All performances are at the Rio Grande Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children.

Call (505) 646-4515 for more information.


DONA ANA LYRIC OPERA PRESENTS ENDOWMENT CONCERT
The second annual "Thelma Medoff Endowment Concert" will be presented by the Dona Ana Lyric Opera at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

Special guest Donald Groves, tenor, will sing pieces by Liszt and Puccini.

Admission will be charged. For more information call (505) 646-1986.


NMSU HOSTS HALLOWEEN HOWL 2006 FOR AREA CHILDREN
A safe and alternative way of trick-or-treating for children, Halloween Howl 2006, will begin at 6 p.m. in the New Mexico State University Corbett Center ballrooms, on the third floor, Tuesday, Oct.31.

The carnival will run from 6 to 8 p.m. A Haunted House also will run during the event from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be a raffle for a large prize and a costume contest. The event is sponsored by the Union Program Council.

Admission is one canned good. For more information call (505) 646-3200.


UPC HOSTS HALLOWEEN DANCE FOR STUDENTS
A costume dance for New Mexico State University students will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Crossroads in Corbett Center.

The dance will end at 11 p.m. and Java City, the Corbett Center coffee kiosk, will be open to serve all attendees.

A costume contest also will take place.
The dance is sponsored by the Union Program Council and Graphic Design students.

For more information call (505) 646-3200.


ART STUDENTS TO HOLD JEWELRY SALE
The students of New Mexico State University's Jewelry and Metalsmithing Program will hold their annual jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the lobby of the D.W Williams Hall Art Department.

The sale will offer a variety of items made from a range of materials. The students featured by the jewelry sale often explore and use the integration of color and a wide range of materials and techniques. More traditional materials and jewelry styles, such as silver, will also be available.

Most pieces will be priced around $15. Inexpensive and traditional styles, as well as intricate work, will be for sale at the event.

For more information call (505) 646-1705.


LECTURE ON GERMAN FINE ARTS AND POLITICS TO BE GIVEN
Joachim Homann, a University of Texas at El Paso professor, will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Room 212 of New Mexico State University's D.W. Williams Hall.

Homann will discuss "Germany's Walls and Fences: Late 20th Century Art & Politics," which will compare the high-security fences and check-points of the U.S.-Mexico border with the Berlin Wall. His lecture also will introduce German artists' responses to the Cold War borders and discuss their relevance to our contemporary border experience.

Homann is German-born and has held graduate fellowships at the University of Hamburg and the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University.

For more information call (505) 646-1705.


LA SOCIEDAD PARA LAS ARTES TO PRESENT HUNGER BENEFIT
La Sociedad para las Artes in the New Mexico State University Department of English will present its annual Hunger Benefit reading at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. Fiction writer ZZ Packer and Rus Bradburd, writer and English instructor at New Mexico State University, will read.

Packer is the author of a short story collection, "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere," a selection that is a PEN/Faulkner finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Story, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, and have been read on National Public Radio's "Selected Shorts."

Bradburd, a Chicago native, coached college basketball at the University of Texas at El Paso and NMSU for 14 seasons. He resigned from his coaching position to pursue an MFA degree in 2000. Since retiring from college coaching, his essays have appeared in The Houston Chronicle, El Paso Times, Las Cruces Sun-News, Heartland Journal and Newspaper Tree.

Tickets are $10. All proceeds are donated to Casa de Peregrinos (House of Pilgrims), a nonprofit emergency food bank that has provides Dona Ana County families in need with food.

A silent auction will coincide with the reading, where guests can bid on various items donated from local businesses. Door prizes will be awarded. A reception will follow at the restaurant My Brother's Place, 336 S. Main St.

For more information call (505) 646-2027.


LAS CRUCES SYMPHONY TO HOLD CONCERT
Pianist Alan Chow will perform for the second Las Cruces Symphony "Classics Series" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the New Mexico State University Music Center Recital Hall.

Pieces to be played are "Concerto in A Minor" by Schumann, "Slavonic Dances," "op. 46" and "op. 92," all by Dvorak, and "Marche Slave" by Tchaikovsky.
Chow and the orchestra also will give performances on Nov. 4 and 5.
For more information and ticket prices call (505) 646-3709.


THREE STUDIO RECITALS SET
The New Mexico State University Music department will hold a trombone studio recital Sunday, Nov. 5; a flute studio recital Monday, Nov. 6; and a horn studio recital Tuesday, Nov. 7, all at 8 p.m. at the Music Center Recital Hall.

For more information call (505) 646-2421.


VISTING ARTIST TO PRESENT LECTURE AND ART DEMONSTRATION
Visiting artist Joe Bova will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Room 212 in the New Mexico State University D.W. Williams Hall. He will present a ceramic studio demonstration on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at D.W. Williams Hall.

Bova is a graduate of the University of Houston and the University of New Mexico. He is a fellow and past president of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

For more information call (505) 646-1705.


NEW PHOTO EXHIBIT TO FEATURE NMSU THEATER
The New Mexico State University Department of Theatre Arts and American Southwest Theatre Company is presenting a photo exhibit of the 2005-2006 NMSU Theatre Arts/ASTC season. It will be on display in the Hershel Zohn Theatre lobby through December.

The photographer for the exhibit is Tom Price.

For more information call (505) 646-4515.
NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT
"Pottery of the Americas" is a permanent exhibit of more than 600 prehistoric and historical Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics at the New Mexico State University Museum.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.


NMSU MUSEUM DISPLAYS MEMORIES
"New Mexico State University Memories: The First 30 Years" is on display at the University Museum until Dec. 16. Through photos and artifacts, this exhibit celebrates the first 30 years of NMSU when it was called New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Museum exhibits are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.


NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS HISTORIC AMADOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
"Friends of the Family: Photographs from the Amador Family Collection" is on display at the University Museum through Dec.16. The exhibit features photographs taken by members of the prominent Amador family during the early 20th century in Las Cruces. These photographs reveal the people and places of Las Cruces during the Edwardian era.

Museum events are free and open to the public. The museum also offers Saturday family workshops from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information call (505) 646-3739.