El Paso Scene Weekly for July 29-Aug. 4, 2019
EL PASo SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s 12th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival is Aug. 1-11. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Special guests this year include Academy Award nominees Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kathleen Quinlan, and award-winning television writer-producer Victoria Riskin.
Elliot and Ross will appear for on-stage interviews before a 50th anniversary screening of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and the 1978 cult horror classic “The Legacy” at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, both in the Main Theatre. Tickets for each screening are $10.
The Plaza Classic Film Festival also will honor Katharine Ross with its Plaza Classic Award for lifetime achievement. Elliot received the Plaza Classic Award last year for his more than 50-year career, including movies and TV shows.
Opening night is the 60th anniversary screening of “Some Like it Hot,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $20.
The debut of El Paso filmmaker Chris Hanna’s new documentary “Now or Never: A Tony Romo Story” is 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Philanthropy Theatre, followed by a Q&A session led by ESPN Radio’s Steve Kaplowitz. Tickets: $4
Free Plaza Day is 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Main Theatre, with silent shorts (including “A Trip to the Moon” by Georges Méliés and “Battle of the Century” with Laurel and Hardy), accompanied on organ by Walter Strony.
Main Theatre (Kendle Kidd) tickets are $6 matinees; $8 evening shows.
Free Film Talks are 6 p.m. before 7 p.m. screenings in the Philanthropy Theatre. Thursday, Aug. 1: Anatomy of a Murder at 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 2: Hunchback of Notre Dame at 1 p.m. Pillow Talk at 4 p.m. Carrie at 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3: Shrek at 10:30 a.m. Sombra Verde at 1 p.m. Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. The Royal Tenenbaums at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 4: Apollo 11 at 1 p.m. The King of Kings, with live accompaniment by Walter Strony, at 3:30 p.m. 2001: A Space Odyssey at 7 p.m.
Philanthropy Theatre tickets are $4.
Friday, Aug. 2: Ratatouille, 1 p.m. Big, 3:30 p.m. Forbidden Planet, 7:30 p.m. Boyz N the Hood, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, 1 p.m. The River and the Wall, 3:30 p.m. with appearance by actor Jay Kleberg. Local Flavor I hosted by Zach Passero and Lucky McKee, 7:30 p.m. Moon, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 4: El Mago, 1 p.m. The Young Girls of Rochefort, 7:30 p.m.
Drive-in/Walk-up screenings are 9 p.m. Thursdays on the Mills Plaza Parking Garage. Admission: $5 at the door. Aug. 1: Dumb and Dumber
Free musicals are 9 p.m. Fridays on Oregon Street, preceded by live music performances. Friday, Aug. 2: Blue Brothers. Saturday, Aug. 3: Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Alto Artists Studio Tour — The artists of the Alto, N.M., area will open their studios for the 16th annual free public tour Aug. 2-4. The self-guided tour features studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso and throughout Lincoln County. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (432) 208-7957 altoartistsstudiotour.com or on Facebook.
A free public preview party with the artists is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Spencer Theater in Alto.
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway 48. The tour route takes visitors through pine forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca and the Capitans. A brochure with artists’ names and a map of the studio locations is available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, participating studios and all sponsor locations.
‘Pirates of Penzance’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the comic operetta for its 50th anniversary production at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 Sunday, Aug. 2-4, at Black Box Theatre 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $12 ($10 students, seniors, military); available at the door. Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Information: 479-2485, 584-9319, gselpaso.org or Facebook at GandSElPaso.
As a child, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted pirates by his nurse who, being hard of hearing, had mistaken her master's instructions to apprentice the boy to a pilot.
Garry and Janine Carson: Escape Reality — The International Entertainers of the Year from International Magician’s Society of 2019, perform a night of illusion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Seen on all five episodes of “Masters of Illusion” and in more than 8,000 performances at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, they were awarded Family Entertainers of Las Vegas two years in a row. Tickets: $49-$89 (Ticketmaster).
The show involves large illusions, music, dance and special effects, for all ages.
P.O.D. — The rock band performs at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, with opening band Cordova., at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
State Line Music Series — State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive. The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. July 31: Drew Fish Band. 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.
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts concludes 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. Patio performance begins at 6 p.m. Que Creias, A Tribute to Selena, is at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza, presented by ElPasoLive. Aug. 2: Sangre Gitana (rumba, flamenco). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Country Night at the Park featuring Abe Mac Band is Live 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
Bronco — The popular Norteño band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Paso County Coliseum, with their modern take on a classic sound. Tickets: $40-$135 (Ticketmaster).
Tormenta — The Latin Grammy award winning band performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Tickets: $15 (eventbrite.com).
Everything is Terrible — The video blogging site’s live show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Lowbrow Palace’s indoor venue, 111 Robinson. Tickets $15. Ticket information: eventbrite.com or on Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
Blink 182 — The pop punk favorites perform Sunday, Aug. 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with guest Neck Deep. Tickets: $42.75-$102.75 (Ticketmaster).
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625.
• The Lost in the Abyss Tour — The death metal tour featuring Nightmare Caverns and Auslander is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. Tickets TBA.
• Light This City — 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.
• A Brother Strange CD release party for “The Witch Slayer” is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, with guests Innocent Exile, Bad Ink, Fusebox and Heinous Mutation.
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Most performances are free. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Twin Tribes — Dark synth band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.
• Part Time with Gary Wilson — The punk band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets: $10 (eventbrite).
ALSO THIS WEEK
Tap & Cork Craft Beer and Wine Fest – Family and MWR Special Events hosts its 3rd annual event 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center with live music, local vendors, food and drink, and a zen area for massages. Tickets: $20 general public; $15 DoD ID cardholders; available in advance at Leisure Travel Services (LTS) locations at Freedom Crossing food court and Soldier Activity Center (SAC) or eventbrite.com. Cost goes up $5 at the door. Tickets include 10 samples of craft beer or wine and a complimentary glass. Age 18 and older admitted, must be 21 to consume alcohol. Information: 588-8247, bliss.armymwr.com or on Facebook at BlissTapAndCork.
Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The annual bazaar is Aug. 2-4, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta, with entertainment food and drink booths with traditional regional foods, family games and more. Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.
Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month (Aug. 3), with vendors, music, face painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 18th annual market summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
Deputy Pete Herrera Memorial Walk — San Elizario Municipal Court host the inaugural walk in honor of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Peter Herrera at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Borrego Elementary School, 13300 Chicken Ranch Road in San Elizario. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Strollers and leashed pets welcomed; law enforcement colors encouraged. Cost: $10 per person through Aug. 2; $15 day of event. Information: 974-7037. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOB Back to School — Moms on Board hosts a back to school event 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Hospital of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Woodrow Bean, with vendor booths and food truck, a Kiddie corner, Admission is free. Information: MOBep.org.
Fun Walk around the campus starts at 7:30 a.m. led by Stroller Strong Moms. Rudy’s breakfast burritos for first 100 people.
Physicals offered for $25, as well as “Doc Talks,” Q&A with pediatricians, body changes after baby, sports concussions, allergies, and free glucose screening (must be on an empty stomach).
BIG Latch On-El Paso — The celebration of World Breastfeeding Month is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Bassett Place Mall (next to food court), 6101 Gateway West, to help raise awareness of breastfeeding by joining mothers all over the world breastfeeding at the same time. Hosted by the Bi-National Breastfeeding Coalition. Participation is free. Information: 600-0306 or borderbreastfeeding.org.
One Love Festival — K.B.P. Ministry’s 2nd annual celebration of “Hope, Love, Peace and Unity” is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Memorial Park 3100 Copper, with a backpack and tennis shoe giveaway, canned food drive, live music by DJ Jett Prince, car show, performers, fashion show and guest Speakers, vendors, food and refreshments. Admission is free. Information: 850-3868 or KBPministry.com.
Raffle tickets available to help raise funds for Mental and Physical Prison Awareness. Grand Prize from artist Mario Ulloa.
Our Lady of Sorrows — The church at 7712 S. Rosedale hosts its annual kermess Aug. 3-4. Information: 433-8694.
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.
Scenes from ‘Shakespeare on Love’ — Shakespeare-on-the-Run players will perform scenes from “Antony and Cleopatra,” “Macbeth,” “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” and “Taming of the Shrew” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Richard Burges Public Library, 9600 Dyer, sponsored by the City of El Paso's Museum & Cultural Arts Dept. Community Arts Program. Admission is free. Information: 212-3131 or shakespeareontherocks.com.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
Days of Remembrance Summer Expo — The 14th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 summer expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at El Paso Convention Center, with more than 90 vendors for cakes, hairstyling, bridal gowns, tuxedos, ballrooms, decorations, catering, photography, videography, deejays, floral arrangements, invitations, limousines and other services and products. All door proceeds benefit Child Crisis Center of El Paso. Hosted by Elegant Penguin Enterprises. Admission: $5; age 12 and under free. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinenterprises.com.
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts Portland Timbers 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.com.
Race for the Future — The 4th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Community Partners of El Paso, Inc. and IREM El Paso, is 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Up & Running, 3233 N. Mesa, with a Kids dash at 7:40 a.m. Registration: $25 through Aug. 2; $30 Aug. 3-4. Kids Dash is $10. Teams of 10 or more: $20 per person Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. on race day at the start line.
Southern New Mexico
Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2-4, at Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music by Mark “The Saxman” Garcia Friday, Rudy Wood and 3 Rivers Saturday and DJ Dan Tana Sunday. Tickets per day: $10 for nondrinkers and age 18-20; $5 age 13-17; $15 for a glass; free for age 12 a younger with adult. Advance tickets available at the chamber office. Information: Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce, (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.
Chile the Kid Beer & Wine Festival — The 2nd annual beer, wine, and green chile benefit for non-profit and local businesses is Aug. 2-4, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and Casino on US70 in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Eagles Tribute Band “The Long Run” performs at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $15. Information: (575) 348-4431, raceruidoso.com/ticketing or on Facebook.
Old Lincoln Days — The 79th annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 2-4 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features, vendors, food, living history demonstrations and wagon rides, parade and live music. Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekidpageant.com or on Facebook at Billy the Kid Pageant.
“Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($6 children).
The Oak Ridge Boys — The famed country and gospel four-part harmony vocal group perform at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2, at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $86-$89. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Trace Adkins — The country singer performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $39-$99. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
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