El Paso Scene Weekly 08/28/17 - 09/04/17

El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2017

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ALfresco! Fridays —
The 15th season of free outdoor summer concerts concludes with Radio La Chusma (reggae) performing at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed.  Information: 534-0633, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Once on this Island’ — El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio 2017 summer repertory presents the musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24-Sept. 3, at EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Keith Townsend. All proceeds go to scholarships for Performance Studies students at EPCC. Admission: $15 general admission: $10 non-EPCC students, military; $8 EPCC students, faculty, staff and seniors. Available at the door; box office opens two hours before each performance (cash or checks only; age 7 and over only admitted).Information: 831-5056 or forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
  The Caribbean love story is based ”My Love, My Love; or The Peasant Girl.” A peasant girl on a tropical island uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.

Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live  hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
Sept. 1: Space Jam
Sept. 2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Southwest Print Fiesta — Mimbres Region Arts Council hosts the gathering together of more than 20 regional and local printmakers noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, at Seedboat Gallery, 214 Yankie, in Silver City, N.M. celebrating the art of printmaking through demonstrations, workshops. children’s activities steamroller street printing event, artisan marketplace and more. Admission is free; artists work available starting at $10 and up. Information: (575) 538-2505, southwestprintfiesta.org or on Facebook.
  Artisan market place is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Workshops scheduled Sunday.

Taste of Downtown Silver City — The 16 annual event is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in downtown Silver City. The event features food samples from various menu items from different restaurants and shops, vendors and more. Tickets: $20, available at silvercitymainstreet.com. Information: (575) 534-9005.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 34th annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Sept. 2-4 at the newly remodeled Grand County Veterans’ Memorial Conference Center, 3031 U.S. 180 E in Silver City. The show offers more than 40 vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations, as well as the Wheel of Fortune. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com.
   The show features dealers from around the Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for cutting and polishing work, as well as equipment and supplies.
  Rockhounding and educational field trips offered each day.

All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show — The 27th annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-4, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Dr. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $6 (free for under age 12). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or trekwest.com/gunshow.


The Frights — The surf punk band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, with King Shelter and On Drugs at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson. Tickets: $10-$12, lowbrowpalace.com.

Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — The Latin pop-rock divas perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $125 and $150 (Ticketmaster).
 Gloria Trevi is known as the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” with hits like “Pelo Suelto” and “Todos Me Miran.”
  Guzman, a Grammy nominees and winner of a Latin Grammy, is known as the “Mexican Queen of Rock.”

The Schisms — The Austin gypsy post-punk band performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Lowbrow Palace, 111 E. Robinson, with Nico & the Silent Films and Pilots of Venus. Tickets: $10-$12. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.

La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles celebrates its 7th anniversary 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Vendor booths 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $10; available at eventbrite.com. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
  Performers includes Free the Robots, Christopher Mack and the Deep Shadows, System.A, Eddie Onemanjazz Quiroga, Rob Bass and Jay 2The Tee, with art by Clvr Studio and Victor Casas.

Great American Rockabilly Riot — The 6th annual Kustom Kulture Extravaganza, hosted by Hardknocks Car Club, is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at El Paso County Coliseum, with a Kustom Car and Motorcycle Show, a Classic Pin-Up Contest, Vendors, Food Trucks, Adult Beverages, and a Kiddie Corral. Portion of the proceeds go towards charities. All ages welcome; age 12 and younger free. Tickets: $20 per day; $35 for both days(Ticketmaster). Information, pin-up pageant and car show registration rockabillyrioteptx.com
  New this year is a Lucky 13 Gaming Area presented by Dave and Busters, local and national tattoo artists, fashion shows, roller derby, and a car parts swap.
  Saturday’s headliner is Tiger Army, with Gamblers Marks, Reno Divorce, Sorry About You Sister and Fixed Idea.
 Sunday’s Headliners are The Paladins with The Octanes, Star Mountain Dreamers, The Devotions and The Pinsetters.
 The Great American Rockabilly Riot After Party is Saturday, Sept. 2, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso, with Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes; and Burlesque featuring Ruby Champagne. Tickets in advance: $15 general admission; $25 VIP. Age 21 and older.

Sun City Music Festival — The 7th annual electronic music festival is 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Saturday’s headliner is Marshmello; and Sunday’s headliner is Above & Beyond. Tickets: $119 two-day pass (age 16 and older); $189.95 VIP pass (age 21 and older); available at eventbrite.com. General admission 16 and older; VIP passes 21 and older. Information: suncitymusicfestival.com.
  Other performers: Borgore, Dirty South, Don Diablo, DVJ Dosem, Drezo, Getter, G Jones, Guy J B2b & Guy Mantzur, Herobust, Illenium, Joyride, Latmun, Louis the Child, Malaa, Nghtmare, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Rezz, Sam Paganini, Say My Name, Seven lions, Shaun Frank, Slushii, Snails, Steve Lawler, Tchami, Timmy Trumpet, Wax Motif, Bonnie & Clyde, Brohug, Buku, Dirty Audio, DVJ King Arthur, No Mana, Loosid and Zaxx, and special guest, Sasha & John Digweed.


‘Hunks the Show’
— The touring male revue comes to Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Drive, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but ticket required for entry due to limited capacity; age 18 and older only. Information: 1-800-690-2631.

Minerpalooza 2017
— UTEP’s 27th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 1, in P-9 parking lot on the UTEP campus. The family friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment and family activities. Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. Entertainment to be announced. Information: 747-5648, minerpalooza.com or on Facebook.

Movies in the Canyon
— El Paso Live hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays through September. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
Sept. 1: Space Jam
Sept. 2: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 53rd annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261 or on Facebook.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.com.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.


Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. THours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com. An opening reception is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, for “el paso miniatures,” featuring works of more than two dozen artists. The exhibit continues through Jan. 12.

Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly evening art walk (Aug. 31) includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries.  Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.

Arts International 2017 — The El Paso Art Association’s Regional Juried Art Exhibit runs Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, with opening reception is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. This year’s judge is Lyuba Titovets, and jurors are Robert Highsmith, Rosario Ponte, and Kimberly René Vanecek. The show is El Paso’s largest juried art competition, with artists participating in various media.
  Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free. Information: 534-7377.


Las Diosas del Burlesque
— The Consul General of Mexico in El Paso and Central Cultural Mexican Paso del Norte hosts the burlesque troupe under the direction of David Abdiel Alcalá Castro at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at El Paso Community College, 9050 Viscount, Building A, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, 211 N. Main. Admission is free. Information: culturalesepa@sre.gob.mx.

‘Danzón’ — El Paso Ballet Theatre presents a mix of classical and contemporary ballet, with music ranging from the elegant score of Ludwig Minkus to the seductive Bizet at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S San Marcial. The program consists of ballet pieces celebrating Latin themes and culture including variations from “Don Quixote,” “Paquita,” and “Carmen.”  Admission: $12. Information: 760-6062 or elpasoballettheatre.com.
  The performance will also feature a new contemporary piece by guest choreographer Christina Mitchell. Performers include El Paso Ballet Theatre dancers, soloists, and guest artists.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team hosts its final home games of the regular season against the Fresno Grizzlies at 6:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 28-31, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.

UTEP Volleyball — The team’s opening home match is against Texas Tech beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Memorial Gym. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
  The Glory Road Invitational is Sept. 1-2, with games at 7:30 p.m. Friday; at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Invited teams are New Mexico, Youngstown State and North Dakota.

Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Run — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting the Danny Ray Sanchez Memorial Fund is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Part of the “More Than A Marathon” series. Registration: $20; $15 per person for teams of 10 or more. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line on race day.

LiveFit EP Fitness Festival — The 3rd annual event is 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at El Paso Convention Center, incorporating various fitness competitions, including karate, jiu jitsu, Crossfit, bodybuilding and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, along with about 50 booths. =Information: 306-3383 or livefitep.com.
  NPC El Paso, Supplement Xpress Bodybuilding Championships are 7 p.m., and will showcase over 200 of the region’s top NPC Bikini, Figure, Physique and Bodybuilding athletes. Information: npcelpaso.com.
  Day admission: $13.50; Bodybuilding Championships: $42.50; VIP admission day and night access is $72.50. (Ticketmaster)
• 2017 USA Powerlifting El Paso Iron The meet will have both raw and equipped divisions. Competitors will be further broken down by age division and weight class. Entry form is available at texasstrengthsystems.com/meets. Open is open to all USA Powerlifting members; Membership purchased at usapowerlifting.com.
• Desert Jiujitsu Championships are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with matches for kids, teens and adults. Registration: $40-$60. Information: Desertjiujitsuchampionships.com.

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon — El Paso’s only USA Triathlon-sanctioned multi-sport race, with a 400m swim, 12 mile bike ride, and 5K run, is 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at SISD Aquatic Center and Student Activity Complex, 1257 Southview Court. Participants may race as an individual or as part of a relay team. Information: 229-5656. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/eagle-in-the-sun.
  Registration: $100 individual; $55 per person for 2-person relay; $50 per person for 3-person relay. Aquabike is $90. Duathlon is $100.

Southern New Mexico

Cottonwood Festival — The 27th annual Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is Sept. 1-3, in Alameda Park, alongside White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. The event offers arts and crafts, entertainment, dancers, food, carnival rides, beer garden and more.  Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.  Admission is free. Information: Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, (575) 437-6120, 1-800-826-0294 or alamogordo.com.

Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of 80 to 90 area artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, silent auction, raffle, live music and beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or franciscanfestival.org.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Hoopla — The annual family party is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2-3, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or cloudcroft.net.

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its Labor Day Weekend festival 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate, includes souvenir wine glass. Non drinkers and age 16-21 are $5 in advance or at the gate. Military $12 in advance; $17 at the gate (with valid current DoD ID). Miners must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open containers allowed. Information:            
(575) 649-8994, vivavino@nmwine.com, nmwine.org or on Facebook.
  To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs.
  The NMWGA also sponsors the Harvest Wine Festival at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park the same weekend.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world’s” 46th annual celebration is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission; $10 carload (good for both days). Information: (575) 267-5483, hatchchilefest.com or on Facebook.

‘Headsets: A View from the Light Booth’ — No Strings Theatre Company opens its season with the comedy Aug. 18-Sept. 3 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sundays Aug. 27 and Sept. 3; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Signal Peak Challenge — The mountain biking event, “Lord of the Chain Rings,” is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in Silver City, N.M. Simple lunch follows for all racers. Registration (by Sept. 1): $60 ($30 under 18). Information: (575) 654-3966 or signalpeakchallenge.com.

End of Summer Bash — Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts its Labor Day weekend bash 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, with concessions, jumping balloons, live music on the lawn, fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free 9 (jumping balloon $10 per person); all ages welcome. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing — The track and casino is off U.S. 70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. The live racing season runs through Labor Day weekend with the running of the $3 million All American Futurity Sept. 4. Regular post time is 1 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; times vary on Trial Race days. Call or check website for other dates and times. General admission and parking are free, except for select weekends. Grandstand seating: $15 (counter seat); $50-$60 tables; $45-$100 boxes. Turf club reservations are $20; valet parking is $7. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

West Texas

Marfa Lights Festival — The 31st annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information: marfacc.com.
  Events begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with vendors beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday. Food and craft vendors, street dances Friday and Saturday nights. The annual Parade on Highland is 10 a.m. Saturday


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