Ying Quartet -- El Paso Pro-Musica will present the quartet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Scottish Rite Temple, 301 W. Missouri. A pre-concert talk will be at 7. $25, $20 for seniors and military, $5 for students. elpasopromusica.org, 833-9400.
El Maida Circus -- The 61st annual El Maida Shrine Circus continues through Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum. Showtimes are 8 p.m. today; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $20; $12 for children. Box seats cost $25; VIP floor seats, $30. Additional discounts available through elmaida.com.
Trout Fishing in America -- The duo, in town for a series of songwriting workshops at St. Clement's School, will perform at 6 p.m. today at the St. Clement's Athletic Field, 600 Montana. $10. 533-4248.
UTEP Piano Competition -- High-school pianists will compete from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today, and college students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, in UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Room 340. Admission is free. All the pianists will be required to play a piece by Albuquerque composer Dennis Alexander, who will be one of the judges. 747-6625, uteppianocompetition.utep.edu.
"Los Desarraigados" -- The Spanish-language drama by J. Humberto Robles Arenas will be staged at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Hector Serrano directs. $10, $8 for students and seniors, $6 for groups of 10 or more. 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
"Still Life with Iris" -- The No Strings Theatre Company will stage the Steven Dietz play today through Nov. 25 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. The family-friendly adventure-fantasy-drama is directed by Nikka Ziemer. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 25; and 7 p.m. Thursday. $10; $9 for students and seniors; $7 for all seats Thursday, 575-523-1223.
Poetry reading -- Lawrence Welsh will read from his book "Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009" at 7 p.m. today at UTEP's Rubin Center for the Visual Arts on Dawson Road off Sun Bowl Drive. Free. 546-9956, email@example.com.
Thai Rivera -- The stand-up comic will headline at 8 p.m. today and Saturday ($12) and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday ($8) at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Kris Rubio also will perform. 779-5233; laff2nite.com.
Dance for Kids' Sake -- El Pasoans from business, political and media circles will be dancers and judges during the event Saturday at the Plaza Theatre. Mario Lopez of "Extra" and "The X Factor" will emcee. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction; showtime is 7:30. $75; $50 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. 544-4203 ext. 104, bbbsep.org.
Downtown Veterans Day parade -- Fort Bliss, area veterans organizations and high-school JROTC groups and bands will participate in the parade. It starts at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the intersectionof Myrtle and Florence streets and winds through Downtown. Suggested viewing is at San Jacinto Plaza.
Veterans Day in San Elizario -- A parade will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Thompson and Socorro roads in San Elizario and end at Veterans Memorial Plaza, in front of San Elceario Mission. The celebration will continue there with presentation of the colors, patriotic music, honoring of veterans, and lighting of candles for POWs-MIAs. 383-8529.
Veterans Day concert -- The Young Elite Singers, an advanced ensemble from the Young El Paso Singers, will perform songs and dramatic readings at 2 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. The group is directed by Cindy Jay; pianist Ruben Gutierrez will accompany them. Free. 351-3588, elpasotexas.gov/history.
El Paso Chopin Music Festival -- Igor Lovchinsky, the young Russian pianist hailed as a "star of the future" by Gramophone magazine, will give the final concert of this year's festival at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 S. San Marcial. Free. elpaso-chopin.com.
Boba Jazz Co-op -- The ensemble, with Karl Tonander, Jamie Fee, Daniel Rodriguez, Cristoph Joerg, David Haeker and Miguel Torres, will perform Saturday at Boba Cafe, 1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces. Seating is at 6 p.m. with show at 7 for dinner show ($27.50); at 8:15 p.m. with show at 8:30 for cocktail show ($10). Reservations: 575-647-5900.
"Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr." -- El Paso High School will stage the musical at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the school, 800 E. Schuster, 496-8300; and again at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces, 575-523-6403. $8; $5 for students; $20 for a family of four.
Antiques, Collectibles, Art and Western Memorabilia Show and Sale -- The seventh annual event will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. $3; $2 for active military with ID; free for children younger than 6. Free appraisals. 443-0824.
Tango dance -- Tango Argentino del Sol (formerly the Argentine Tango Club of El Paso) will sponsor a milonga (dance) from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Baker's Dance Studio, 1815 Trawood, B-2. $5; discount for seniors and military with ID; BYO wine. 630-7607, 408-3241.
Compassionate Thanksgiving Dinner -- The Vegetarian Society of El Paso will sponsor the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sunland Park Holiday Inn, 900 Sunland Park. Doors open at 6. Reservations deadline was Tuesday. Admission is $25 at the door if space is available. 877-3030.
Southwest Photographic Symposium -- Three area camera clubs will give the symposium starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at San Andres High School, 2355 Avenida de Mesilla in Mesilla. Presenters from the Doña Ana Camera Club, the Deming Photography Club and the Photo Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEP) will give 30 classes, including a day-long course on basic digital photography. $60 for the day, including lunch at the site. Registration: SWPSNM.org, dacameraclub.org, 575-546-9233.
Cactus Appreciation Festival -- The festival and plant sale, with information, exhibits and demonstrations, will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant. Admission is free. Sponsored by the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club. firstname.lastname@example.org, 833-7637.
El Paso Writers' League -- Janice Brooks and Sally Spener will lead a "musical chairs" writing workshop during the group's meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dorris Van Doren Library, 551 Redd. Free; open to the public. 581-1080, facebook.com/elopasowritersleague.
Tumblewords workshop -- Nick Rodríguez will lead the writing workshop "Grappling with Your Craft: Just Let the Squid Win" from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Park Branch Library meeting room, 3200 Copper. Workshops are free, but donations are accepted for the presenter. facebook.com/tumblewords, email@example.com, 328-5484.
El Maida Circus -- See today.
UTEP Piano Competition -- See today.
"Los Desarraigados" -- See today.
"Still Life with Iris" -- See today.
Thai Rivera -- See today.
"Sacred Music Sacred Dance" -- Tibetan monks will perform their traditional folk music and dance in the debut of the Signature Series. The show is at 7 p.m. Sunday at UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium. $33, $38. 747-5234, utepspecialevents.com, ticketmaster.com.
"Celebration of Our Culture" -- Historical presentations by Pueblo, Navajo, Apache and Taino tribes, including native food, arts and crafts, and dance, will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in San Elizario's Historic District. The Pistoleros de San Elizario will perform a Billy the Kid re-enactment at 5. Admission is free; the event is pet-friendly. 851-0093, sanelizariohistoricartdistrict.com.
Jackyl -- The hard rockers will play at 8 p.m. Sunday at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Free. speakingrockentertainment.com.
Veterans Day concert -- The Quintessential Brass will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Free.
Gene Keller -- The poet and songwriter will perform pieces about the border from his four decades of work from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the El Paso Main Library's Maud Sullivan Gallery, 501 N. Oregon. Free.
Ellen M. Wilson -- The singer-songwriter will perform at a release party for her new album, "Destiny," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Armin Harrison, David Hamilton and T.L. Wilson will accompany her. Free.
"Simply Streisand" -- Barbra Streisand tribute artist Carla DelVillagio will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. $30 and $40. riograndetheatre.com, 575-523-6403.
Tea dance -- NMSU's DanceSport Society will present a "ballroom, Latin and swing party" from 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the East Ballroom of the Corbett Center on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces. All levels of dancers are welcome and singles are welcome; a waltz lesson will precede the party at 2 p.m. $10; $38 for members of DanceSport Society or USA Dance, $5 for students. 487-9396, 575-527-4345.
El Maida Circus -- See today.
Thai Rivera -- See today.
Antiques, Collectibles, Art and Western Memorabilia Show and Sale -- See Saturday.
"Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr." -- See Saturday.
Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest -- Violinist Leslee Herrera, cellist Michael Way and pianist Dena Kay Jones will perform at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the El Paso Museum of Art. Free. Seniors ages 60 and older also will receive free admission to the exhibit "Rembrandt, Rubens, and Golden Age Painting in Europe 1600-1800" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. 532-1707; elpasoartmuseum.org.
Rio Grande Ramblers -- The Americana band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Free; part of the theater's Every Other Tuesday series. 575-523-6403, riograndetheatre.com.
Taste of El Paso -- Fifteen El Paso restaurants will participate in KSII-FM's tasting event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the El Paso convention center. $50 at the Plaza Theatre box office or through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Information: kisselpaso.com.
"The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East" -- The Naomi Wallace play will be staged Wednesday through Nov. 18 at the Studio Theatre, first floor of UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Center. Lupe Campos directs. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Nov. 17 and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18. $9; $8 for military, groups, non-UTEP students, and UTEP faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; $7 for UTEP students. 747-5118.
Julio Gonzalez and Jamal Doman -- The up-and-coming Los Angeles-area comics will co-headline Wednesday through Nov. 18 at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Kris Rubio also will perform. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays ($6 admission); 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays ($12); and 7:30 p.m. Sundays ($8). 779-5233; laff2nite.com.
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys -- The Cajun band will play at 8 p.m. Thursday at NMSU's Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces. $15; $10 for NMSU students with ID. Part of the NMSU Cultural Series. Pan Am Center box office, 575-646-1420, and Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 and ticketmaster.com.
UTEP Symphony Band -- The ensemble will give a concert, "Water Music," with works by Ticheli, Heed, Balmages and Melillo as well as Handel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. $5; $3 for seniors, military and non-UTEP students; free for UTEP students, faculty and staff and children 6 and younger. music.utep.edu.
"The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East" -- See Wednesday.
"Still Life with Iris" -- See today.
Taste of El Paso -- See Wednesday.
Julio Gonzalez and Jamal Doman -- See Wednesday.