It's Autumnal—Mariposa Gallery (3500 Central SE) rings in the fall season with a new show featuring jewelry by Kristen Diener, sculptures by Lisa Smith and mirror creations by Leroy Archuleta. Upstairs in the adjoining Galerie E, there'll also be a Dia de los Muertos exhibit with work by Ken Saville, Maria Moya, Jeff Sipe, Kevin Burgess and others. Both shows open Friday, Oct. 7, with receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. They run through Oct. 30. 268-6828.
Hallows and Haunts—Get your freak on early this year by visiting SolArts Gallery's Hallows and Haunts exhibit in which local artists present 2D and 3D work designed to spook you to the bone. Participating artists include Rex Barron, Darla Hallmark, W. Howard Brandenburg, Laura Stokes, Jeff Benham, Rachel Krout and Tom Sloan. The show opens Friday, Oct. 7, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring music by Ryan Anthony and friends. Hallows and Haunts runs through Oct. 31. SolArts is located at 712 Central SE. 244-0049.
Razzle Dazzle—Mega-smash musical Chicago comes to UNM's Popejoy Hall for five performances running from Friday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 9. If you dug the movie, chances are high that you'll love this live staged version. Sexy! Tickets range from $39 to $57.50. Acquire them by going to unmtickets.com or calling 925-5858.
Heavy Metal Meltdown—Local artists have put together an exhibit consisting entirely of work made with recycled metal. The show opens this Friday, Oct. 7, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at OFFCenter (808 Park NW). The exhibit is called Wrap It Up, which is fitting since Downtown café Wrap It Up will be providing fresh appetizers at the opening. The show runs through Nov. 4. 247-1172.