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New Mexico State University events Oct. 20-30

NMSU MUSEUM OFFERS POTTERY EXHIBIT"


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 - 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call (505) 646-3739.

ART GALLERY PRESENTS BOOK EXHIBIT
"The Book as Idea, Object and Art" is on display at the NMSU Williams Hall Art Gallery through Oct. 22.
For more information, call (505) 646-2545.

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 - 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 - 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call (505) 646-3739.

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

For more information, call (505) 646-4515.

NMSU THEATER TO PRESENT SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SCREENINGS
The American Southwest Theatre Company and NMSU Theatre Arts are presenting two special screenings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and 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 at each screening.

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

LECTURE TO ANALYZE OUTCOME OF SOCIAL FORUM
The New Mexico State University Center for Latin American and Border Studies (CLABS) will present "Another World is Possible: Results of the Border Social Forum" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the CLABS Nason House on the NMSU campus.

The lecture will include presentations on the events and discussions at the Border Social Forum, to be held in Juarez, Mexico, Oct. 12-15. The forum will draw activists from more than 150 human rights groups from the U.S. and Mexico.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (505) 646-6814

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.

PIANO FACULTY PERFORMANCE SET FOR MUSIC CENTER RECITAL HALL
Laura Spitzer, an assistant professor of piano at the NMSU music department, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Music Center Recital Hall.

Spitzer was a touring concert pianist for 16 years before coming to NMSU in 2000.

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 NMSU Music Center Recital Hall.

Donald Groves, special guest and tenor singer, will be present.

Admission will be charged. For more information, call (505) 646-2421.