El Paso Scene Weekly 05/14/18 - 05/20

El Paso Scene Weekly for May 14-20, 2018

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Farm & Ranch Museum 20th Anniversary — NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a week of activities. Museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  The main celebration is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with Parade of Breeds cattle program, demonstrations, the museum’s chuck wagon, pony rides, living history characters, food vendors, children’s games, plant sale and more. Special rate during event is $5 a carload.
  Other events:
• Blessing of the Fields is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, with a procession commemorating the opening of the museum May 17, 1998. Visitors can join the procession around the Museum's campus as the livestock, plants, water, and bread are blessed in the tradition of the day. Piñata making (and busting) also is part of the fun. Admission and participation the procession is free.
• A Brown lunch and history talk is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, presented by an area historian. Drinks and dessert provided inside the museum’s Organ View Terrace. Admission is free; bring a sack lunch.
• New Mexico Vintage Iron tractor club will be on site 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, with antique tractors on display, as well as lawn tractors, hit-and-miss engines, a grist mill and rope making. Regular museum admission required.
‘Sodbuster, San Isidro’ Sculpture reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. The Luis Jiménez sculpture will be unveiled in the museum lobby, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.


Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen. No Hope No Faith metal tour is 9 p.m. Monday, May 14, with The Grave Aesthetic, I-Artifact, Cloud49, Eye of the Bermuda and Lady Of Midday. Cost: $5, plus surcharge for under 21.

State Line Music Series — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org. May 16: Alice Wallace

Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out. Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster)
  Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy awards, including “Best Folk Album” in 2017 for “Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)”. Lafourcade won “Best Long Form Video” for “Musas, El Documental.” She was featured on Disney Pixar’s “Coco” soundtrack.
  Lafourcade led all Latin Grammy 2016 winners with five awards for “Hasta La Raiz” including "Song Of The Year," "Recording Of The Year," "Best Alternative Music Album," "Best Alternative Song," and "Best Engineered Album.”

Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays  at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com.  VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com.  May 17: Soul Sacrifice

The Paya Brothers — The Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Friday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).
successfully into adulthood. Tickets: $50 to $275 (Ticketmaster).
  Timbiriche’s No. 1, platinum-selling album is “Timbiriche 25.” The band’s hits include “Princesa Tibetana,” “Tú y Yo Somos Uno Mismo,” “Medley Chiquitos,” “Y la Fiesta Comenzó,” and more.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts runs Friday at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook. May 18: Prime 80’z (oldies rock)

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com. The synth pop/indie rock band Geographer performs 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19, with So Much Light. Tickets: $12-$15.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Rapper Tory Lanez’s “Memories Don’t Die Tour” is 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Tickets: $25 (VIP meet and greet $100). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

Young Musicians recital — The finalists for this year’s Young Musicians Competition will perform in recital 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Star City Studio, 120 W. Castellano. The competition calls to exceptionally talented students between the ages of 8 and 19 to compete for cash awards with classical music repertoire. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.

EPSYOs ‘New World Rhythms’ — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, performs its season finale concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15 ($10 students, seniors and active duty military); tickets required for age 3 and older. information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.

‘Nouveau Chamber’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series concludes its season with the musical performance featuring saxophonist Daniel Rivera and a seven-piece string ensemble 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  The pieces are influenced by classical, Latin and film music, and explore travel and human history.


Thunder from Down Under — The internationally acclaimed male revue from Australia presents their 2018 “Desert Dreams” World Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard bodies. Tickets: $19-$49 (Ticketmaster).

‘Into the Woods’ — Coronado High School Triple Threat Musical Theatre presents the Stephen Sondheim comic musical at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 17-18, plus 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the high school’s Lee Ross Capshaw Theatre, 100 Champions Place. Admission: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Information: 474-2952.
  The popular musical about favorite fairy tales and “being careful what you wish for” has been a hit Broadway show and feature film.

Chili Cook Off and Tradin’ Days — The annual Pod of the Pass’s CASI-sanctioned chili cook off is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Horizon Livery Stable 894 S. Horizon, in Socorro, Texas. Cooks meet at 10 a.m.; tasting begins at 2 p.m. Raffles, and entertainment also planned. Admission is free for spectators; nominal fee for tasting cups. Information: 491-2766.
  Also part of the event is the Tradin’ Days 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy or sell Southwest decor, art, new /used tack, show clothes, large or small livestock, produce, eggs, canned or baked goods and more. “Preparing Your Horse for an AOC Part 2-Getting Control of Forehand and Hindquarter Movement” demonstration at 1 p.m. Door prizes given between noon and 2 p.m.
  The Lower Valley Horseman’s Association will host its Jackpot Ranch Sorting event beginning at 10 a.m. Spectator admission is free. Information: 852-1884 or liverystablesaloon.com.

El Paso Train Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19-20, at Freeport McMoRan facility, 850 Hawkins (south of Cielo Vista Mall. Climb aboard a 1904 steam locomotive and a 1929 caboose, see model trains, a real boxcar, old west reenactments, historical displays, railroad safety presentations and hobo codes of the Great Depression. Children’s activities offered. Free admission. Information: 204-3600.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Information: (575) 589-0653.

Community Health Fair — Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Canutillo, 6809 Third in Canutillo, hosts a heath fair in collaboration with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, with health screenings including vision, cancer screenings, hearing, diabetes and others. Also offered is gamily entertainment, games for children, face painting and food trucks. Bag of food provided to the first 100 people. Admission is free. Information: 373-0452 or iglesiabautistacanutillo.org.

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2018 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment by local musicians and dance groups, and children’s activities. Admission is free. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

For a good cause

Veterinary Community Awards Banquet - The 33rd annual banquet and Vet Tech Appreciation is Tuesday, May 15, at 150 Sunset, 150 E. Sunset. hosted by the El Paso Veterinary Medical Association. Cash bar opens at 6 p.m. with dinner and presentations at 7 p.m. Bingo games follow with prizes for every winner; specific games and prizes for Vet Techs.  Tickets: $55 ($550 table for 10). Information: 593-1712 or epvma.org.
  The banquet is held in conjunction with National Pet Week. This year’s theme is “Barks, Purrs, Tweets, Neighs...Pets Speak Love in Many Ways.”

Wine Festival — Wine Attitude hosts the festival benefiting El Paso Desert Botanical Garden 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the gardens, at Keystone Heritage Site, 4200 Doniphan, with tastings, wine by the glass, and bottle, live music, food vendors, special guests from Italy and VIP tasting and informational talk available. Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate (includes crystal Bordeaux glass and five tastings). Information: 240-3450.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Individual tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
  Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights (through May); 7:05 Friday-Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
  May 17-20: Fresno Grizzlies.

Orange Fever Fiesta — The Miner Athletic Club’s annual celebration and fundraiser for UTEP student-athlete scholarships is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Grace Gardens Ballroom, 6701 Westside Drive. Join UTEP coaches, student-athletes and supporters for this an evening of food, drinks, live music and live and silent auctions. Tickets: $100; $1,000 table for ten; sponsorships $3,500- $5,500; sponsorship packages also available. Information: 747-8759, mac@utep.ecu or minerathleticclub.com.

Kids’ Fishing Derby — Ascarate Fishing Club hosts it quarterly free fishing event for ages 3-16 kids 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Free use of poles for all registered kids. Information: 478-0406 or on Facebook at officialascaratefishingclub.

Fallen Officer Memorial Run — El Paso Municipal Officers Association’s 5th annual 10K and 5K runs and 1-mile walk in memory of Officer Norman Montion and 03 other fallen heroes is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West. Race day registration and packet pick-up is 7 to 7:45 a.m. Cost: $25; $30 on race day. Discount for teams of 15 or more. Information: Mike Coulter, 274-5222 or coultercmike@yahoo.com. Registration at raceadventuresunilimited.com.
  Packet pick-up is 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 17-18, at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, in the Fountains at Farah.

Carrera por un Corazon de Niño — The 5K competitive run and 1 mile run walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at Union Park plaza, 117 Anthony. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $20 by May 18; $25 after. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: gseyffert@caminorealrotary.org.
  Packet pick up is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and on race day at the start line 7 to 7:45 a.m.
  Proceeds go towards cardiovascular operations and procedures for congenital heart disorders of children in Juarez.


AspenCash Motorcycle Rally — The 21st annual trade show and motorcycle rally is Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20, at Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Drive, with live music, vendors, tour runs and more. Part of the Gypsy Tour series. All-Access Rally Pass: $35; single day passes are $$10 Thursday or Sunday; $20 Friday or Saturday Information, registration: 1-800-452-8045, motorcyclerally.com or on Facebook at Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally.
  Hours are is 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, with live music Friday and Saturday. Friday’s music headliner is blues artist Jordan Matthew Young, and Saturday’s is ZZ-KC (ZZ Top tribute).
  The motorcycle rally parade is 10 a.m. Saturday along Sudderth through Midtown, then Mechem to the convention center.

Las Cruces UkeFest 2018 — Ukulele enthusiasts will gather in southern New Mexico May 18-20 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Nationally known instructors will teach workshops, perform a concert and lead a jam session. Hosted by the Las Cruces Ukes. Festival registration: $135; includes catered lunch. Concert only: $15; or children’s workshop only cost: $10. Online registration at lascrucesukefest.com.
  This year’s featured performers are Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Mark Baker, Lil’ Rev, and Rachel Manke. Concert is 7 p.m. Friday at NMSU’s Atkinson Performing Arts Center.

Kars of Kids — The 19th annual Kiwanis Kars for Kids is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Young Park, Walnut and Nevada in Las Cruces. The event includes vintage, classic, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Rock and roll DJ music throughout event. Bicycles welcome. Proceeds go to Jardin de los Niños and other Kiwanis Foundation projects. Admission and parking is free. No alcohol allowed in park. Information: (575) 525-9478 or kiwanis-lascruces.org.
  There will also be awards for artist’s choice, peoples’ choice and a plaque for the furthest distance traveled to the show. Jardin will award its annual “Kids Choice” prize. Registration for car and motorcycle entries is $25; forms from jimpudd@msn.com or (575) 525-9478. Vehicles can also be registered 7 to 10 a.m. the morning of the show for $30.
  Pancake breakfast at the pavilion 7 to 11 a.m. for $5 per plate. The four Key Clubs in Las Cruces will sell hotdogs and hamburgers at lunch time.

Euterpe — A “Casa Concert” with the flamenco guitar and percussion group is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. This group from El Paso/Juarez recently played at the Las Cruces Arts Fair. Tickets: $20 at the door or daarts.org.

Blues Spectacular — The blues show featuring national recording artists Ruben V, The Bel Airs, and Tracy Nelson is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; advance tickets available at visitlascruces.com/destination-downtown. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
  Ruben V has released solo albums and has shared the stage with many Blues legends. The Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic sound. Nelson first received acclaim as part of a San Francisco-based band “Mother Earth.”
   A screening of the 1980’s classic “The Blues Brothers” starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd is 7 p.m. Friday, May 18. Admission: $8. Combo tickets for both movie and concert available in advance for $20.

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