El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 21-27, 2019
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Robin Spielberg — The celebrated pianist performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Flickinger Center in Alamogordo, celebrating the thrill of romance, or familiar holiday songs. Tickets: $9, $15 and $20. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Vocal Trash — Showtime! El Paso presents the urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets available at the door. Information: 247-2726, Events@showtimeelpaso.com pr showtimeelpaso.com.
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Tickets to individual performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Free Bach’s Lunch performances are noon each Thursday at El Paso Museum of Art. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Ticket packages $170 ($130 senior and military, $30 student) for all shows; $125 ($100 senior and military, $25 student) for El Paso shows; and $40 ($30 senior and military, $10 student) for Las Cruces shows.
This year’s performers include the Vega String Quartet, pianist William Ransom, pianist Yuliya Gorenman (performing Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”) and the rock cello ensemble Break the Reality, which has covered such songs as the theme song from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”
• Yulia Gorenman performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Star City Studios, as well as 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall.
Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza: Jan. 24: Yulia Gorenman
Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
Antique Treasures Show — New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, hosts the 14th annual show featuring antique and collectibles vendors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-27, informal appraisals, silent auction, information on how to preserve personal treasures, and a chance to see the museum’s new grist mill exhibit. Bring an object to “Stump the Curator.” 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.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Sumac — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Divide Dissolve and Tashi Dorji. Tickets: $10.
• Ensiferum & Septicflesh — The bands’ “Path to Glory” Tour is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, with local guests. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $30 day of show.
El Paso Wind Symphony — The wind symphony directed by Ron Hufstader presents “Take A Tour of the World” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 25, at Eastlake High School, 13000 Emerald Pass. Tickets: $10; $5 students, military, seniors (Ticketmaster). Information: elpasowindsymphony.com or on Facebook at El Paso Wind Symphony.
‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ — El Paso Choral Society presents the one-act opera with costumes, set, choir, dancers, and soloists 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Tickets: $25 lower level; $10 upper level. Information: 259-4999, epchoralsociety.org or email@example.com.
Amahl, a shepherd boy, attempts to tell his mother about an unusual star that he has seen outside. Through his generosity and selflessness, all become witness to a miracle.
EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, presents its winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Ticket information: 525-8978,epsyos.org or on Facebook.
CNCO – The Latin American boy band discovered on the first season of “La Banda” perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40.50-$130.50 (Ticketmaster).
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com. The indie bands Hunny and Hockey Dad co-headline at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, with Queen of Jeans. Tickets: $15-$18.
ALSO thiS WEEK
Rubin Center — UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (open until 7 p.m. Thursday) and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 747-6151, rubincenter.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.
Opening reception for three news exhibits it 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. All three will be on exhibit through April 6.
• ‘Sections: New Cities, Future Ruins at the Border,’ in the Rubin Gallery. The four-year curatorial initiative invited artists, designers, and thinkers to re-imagine and engage the extreme urbanism of America's Western Sun Belt.
• “Convergence: New Contemporary Painting from Thinkspace” in the L Gallery. A series of paintings by emerging and established artists associated with the New Contemporary Art movement – a return to realism and representation in painting with an embrace of popular and counter-culture, with themes that range from the fantastic to the mundane.
• “A Piece of Our Mind: Posters By Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding,” in the Project Space. The exhibit showcases 47 posters of provocative and contemplative works about hunger, the environment, immigration and human rights. Scorsone and Drueding bring the power of visual literacy, irony and humor to these issues.
Spring Home Show & Pet Expo — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual event Jan. 25-27 at the El Paso Convention Center. The show features booths providing exhibits, demonstrations, and prizes. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7.75 (free for ages 16 and younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 or HomeShowElPaso.com.
Special guest is Joanie Sprague from Trading Spaces, who will host seminars during the event.
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in nine different bars throughout Downtown El Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Starting location and participating bars to be announced. Cost: $60 team of four through Jan. 19; $80 per team Jan. 20-26; age 21 and older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Teams will go from bar to bar to play each hole until all 9 holes have been played. Prizes will be given for Best Team Outfits/Costumes, Best Team Name, Low Team Score, Low Individual Score, Holes in One, and more.
Check-in is 10 a.m. to noon and awards ceremony is 4 p.m.
Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 — The Emmy-nominated PBS Kids series presents its live production, “Activate Creature Power” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25-$47.50 VIP packages offered (Ticketmaster).
Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go “off to the creature rescue!” With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.
‘El Show Chuponcito’ — Spanish-language comic Alberto Flores (aka Chuponcito) performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest Armando Roal. For mature audiences. Tickets: $25-$85 (Ticketmaster).
‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ — Kids-N-Co. presents the musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material by Jay Reiss, music by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin Jan. 11-27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, the story is of an eclectic group of six youths vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the ‘tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words.
‘And the Winner Is...’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the David-Matthew Barnes comedy set backstage at the Academy Awards. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18-27. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
‘Disney’s Newsies’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical based on the Disney movie Jan. 25-Feb. 10, with Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, “Newsies” tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Featuring many now classic songs including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.”
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. The 60th season of the live racing runs every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Post time is 12:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Jan 27: Riley Allison Derby and Borderplex Stakes
• Saturday, Feb. 2: Ft. Bliss Stakes, Red Hedeman Mile, and The Enchantress Stakes.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Turlock Express at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team opens its home season hosting the Ontario Avalanche at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday Jan. 25-27, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ home games are at the Don Haskins Center. Games are 7 p.m. Tickets: $8-$28. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 24: Old Dominion
• Saturday, Jan. 26: Charlotte
UTEP Tennis — UTEP’s home tennis matches begin at noon at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain (in Arroyo Park). Admission is free. Information: 747-5347 or utepathletics.com.
• Friday, Jan. 25: Mesa Community College
• Saturday, Jan. 26: WNMU
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Information: 744-5785.
A Family 5K is also planned (pets may participate). Ages 10 to 15 must have parent or guardian sign a waiver. Ages 9 and younger can compete with a participating parent or guardian.
Half marathon advance entry fee is $15 active duty or retiring for the half marathon, $40 for others. 5K entry is $15 for all runners. Registration at either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC through Jan. 20 of by Jan. 23 at raceroster.com.
Late registration and packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 6 to 7 a.m. Jan. 25 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10 after Jan. 23.
Square Ledge Trail Runs — The ”Giant Ledge” 4.2-, 8-, 14-, 20-mile trail runs, and 26.3 mile trail marathon are 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at High Ridge Park, 7400 High Ridge. Fees (by Jan 24) $25 for all races; $30 after Jan. 24. Military and team discounts available. No race day registration. Information: 581-9541. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
In-person entry 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Packet pickup also available at that time as well as 7:30 to 8 p.m. on race day.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award-winning play by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon Jan. 25-Feb. 9 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. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Information: no-strings.org.
This story follows 15-year-old Christopher solving the mystery of who killed the neighbor’s dog.
Chris Lane — The country singer performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $29-$79. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Best of the Second City — The celebrated comedy troupe performs at 7 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces, with some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from their 58-year history performed by the Second City Touring Company. Tickets: $25. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
The company, famed for its improv style, launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many more top comedians.
Songs of Hope — Singing Out Las Cruces presents its winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1702 Missouri, Las Cruces. Admission is $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Information: (608) 772-1262 or singingoutlascruces.org.
Singing Out Las Cruces is a mixed voice, LGBTQA non-profit organization that performs choral works for the appreciation, inspiration, and education of the members and their audiences.
Miss New Mexico USA — The Miss New Mexico USA and Teen USA pageants are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Oñate Performing Arts Center, 5700 Mesa Grande in Las Cruces, N.M. Official preliminary to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions that is part of the Miss Universe organization. Preliminary is 8 p.m. Saturday, and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: (915) 945-2894 or MissNewMexicoUSA.com.
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
The annual event brings together products and services for weddings and other special events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and hair styling.
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