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El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 3-9, 2020

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Coin Show
- The International Coin Club of El Paso’s 57th annual Coin Show is Feb. 7-9 at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with more than 50 tables of coins, paper money, medals and tokens by dealers from around the country. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook at International Coin Club of El Paso.
  The annual kids auction is 2 p.m. Saturday for ages 7 to 14. The kids auction is a no-cost auction; script provided for the bidding.
  This year’s Coin Show commemorative medal will honor “Union Depot, an El Paso Treasure.”

International Guitar Night — Four of the best guitar players in the world perform together on one stage at the annual Valentine’s Day event, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts in Alamogordo, along with the annual chocolate buffet. Tickets: $15, $26, $35. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Brave Books Porch Sale
— All varieties of books, including youth and children’s books, will be sold for $5 each or less, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9, at Brave Books, 1307 Arizona. Coffee and Gussie’s cookies will be served/


Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
 • Ether Coven — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, with Outlier and Barishi.
• Reggae band The Gladiators featuring Droop Lion perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Tickets: $5.
• Vader — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, with Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity and more.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com.
• Grayscale — The alternative rock band performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, with Hot Mulligan, WSTR and Lurk. Tickets. $17.
• Jasper Bones — The Chicano “wavy-soul” artist performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, with Royal Jag. Tickets: $13.
• Lane 8 — The electronic DJ/Producer performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $20.
• The Winehouse Experience — The Amy Winehouse tribute is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $18; age 18 and older admitted (ticketweb.com).

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. No Man with guest Speaker Honey is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15-$20.  Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• No Man with guest Speaker Honey is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15-$20.

Larry Lesser concert
— A free concert and conversation by award-winning songwriter Larry Lesser is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at UTEP’s Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts (off Dawson Drive next to the Sun Bowl). Lesser will sing from his new CD of original songs based on Jewish texts and universal messages. Hosted by UTEP Religious Studies. Information: 747-6151, rubin.utep.edu or on Facebook at RubinCenter.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. ock band Escape the Fate performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.


Eastside Rattlesnake Market — The grand opening of the new market at 1661 North Zaragosa (across from Oasis Lanes) is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, with performance by Elvis tribute artist Bud Sanders at 11 a.m. vendors, food trucks and free jumping balloon for kids. Information: Tracey, 667-0842 or Deanna, 1-219-506-3267.

A Conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk
— An evening with the bestselling author, entrepreneur, and internet personality is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $40-$200 (Ticketmaster).

‘I Love El Paso: An Evening with Power Couple Rick & Ginger Francis’ — El Paso Museum of Art hosts the event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Rick Francis serves as chairman and CEO of WestStar Bank and is a former chairman of Texas Tech Board of Regents. Ginger Francis served as Chairman of the Board for the El Paso Museum of Art during construction and renovation of the downtown complex. The couple will share their stories, wisdom, and experiences at the annual event. Beer tasting by DeadBeach Brewery, wine tasting by Wine Attitude, and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free but RSVP requested due to limited space.

‘Love is a Battlefield’ Art Show & Market — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the art market 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with food, local art, live performance and a cosplay contest. Admission is free; all ages welcome. Information: 630-4867 or KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com.

Valentine’s Day

‘Romancing Death: Love Beyond The Grave’
— The event is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at El Paso Funeral Museum, 6111 S. Desert (Perches Funeral Home) with a poetry reading and art exhibit celebrating artists of the past and present, as well as vendors and food trucks. Admission is free. Poetry contest planned; call 209-0097 to enter.

Seniors Love Conference — El Paso Community College’s Senior Adult Program’s 25th annual conference is Saturday, Feb. 8. Admission is free with donation of a canned good, but participants must register for a conference pass to participate. Information: 831-7801.

Valentine’s Day Dance Party — USA Dance Chapter 5017 hosts a Valentine’s dance party 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Shundo Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane. Louie Imai (One Man Band) will play music for all varieties of dances. Snacks and drinks are included but guests may BYOB. Cost: $11($7 members, military and veterans with ID). Information: 345-6432 or on Facebook at USA DANCE CHAPTER 5017 Desert Dancers.

‘Love Is...’ art exhibit — Works in various mediums from various artists based on subjects that evoke emotional responses from the artists, as well as the viewers, will be on display through February at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Information: 543-6747, internationalmuseumofart.net or on Facebook.


Jay Pharoah — The SNL alum performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-8, at El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway. Tickets: $25; $30 VIP. Information: 779-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.
  Pharoah is well known for his impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and many others, as seen on “Saturday Night Live.” He has appeared in films like Chris Rock’s “Get A Job,” and “Ride Along,” opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Hi is currently working on his second stand-up special.

‘The Straussiana’
— El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents a performance by Ballet in Session Academy at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  The music and dance of old Vienna come to life in this original production from Rebecca Meza of Ballet in Session Academy, set to music by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss.

‘Saturday Night Fever’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the Broadway and West End smash hit through March 1, featuring music by the Bee Gees. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. 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.
  A talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing. Saturday Night Fever includes an “all hit” disco-era score featuring favorites by the Bee Gees such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “More Than a Woman,” along with many other disco era classics featured in the original film. Adult subject matter and language.

‘As You Like It’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana presents one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies Feb. 7-23. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teachers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Love blooms in the Forest of Arden, as the banished Rosalind and her faithful cousin Celia encounter a group of other exiles. Gender roles, nature, and politics are confused in this play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life and love can be.


Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well-behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.

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.

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. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $5 general admission. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6: Charlotte
• 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: Old Dominion.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.  Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, with post time at 12:25 p.m. through Feb. 11, and at 1 p.m. Feb. 14-April 21. The live racing season runs through April 21.

El Paso Rhinos - The Junior League ice hockey team  hosts the Northern Colorado Eagles at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7-9, 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.

Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout — Four-time world champion bull rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman presents the 14th annual Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge bull-riding event at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. This event sells out every year. Tickets: $15-$80; Limited table seats for $218 (Ticketmaster). Information: 534-4329 or CBRbull.com.
  Hedeman, who in recent years has made a name for himself in the production of great bull riding events, will serve as the producer, “chute boss” and television commentator.
  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-event activities including food, beer, shopping and autograph opportunities.

Lone Star Hundred — The ultramarathon trail run is Feb. 8-9 at Franklin Mountains State Park Tom Mays Unit’s Upper Sunset Parking lot, with 100-mile and 100K events, individual and relay. The 100-mile event begins at 5 a.m. Saturday, with a 36-hour cutoff. The 100K event begins at 6 a.m. with a 35-hour cutoff. Entry fee is $240 after for the 100-mile, $170 after for the 100K; $220 for the relay. Registration at ultrasignup.com. Information: trailracingovertexas.com/lone-star-100.
  Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the race site, with Racers meeting 4 to 5 p.m. Race day packet pick up is 4 to 7 a.m.
  The courses have an average altitude of about 4,800 feet but climb to 7,192 feet at North Franklin Peak. The 100-mile course will be three loops of 33.7 miles with 20,000 feet of gain and descent. The 100k will be two loops of 31 miles with 13,500 feet of gain and descent.
  Relay teams are three members for the 100-mile and two members for the 100K.
  100-mile participants must have run an event of 50, 52 or 100 miles in the past 18 months. 100K participants must have run an event of 100 miles, 50 miles or 50K in the past 18 months.

Southern New Mexico

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the classic Joseph Kesselring play Jan. 31-Feb. 16. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, students and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  The nephew of two spinster aunts is in love with a reverend’s daughter. The nephew’s family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, is composed of insane individuals, from homicidal aunts, to a cousin who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt.

Search for a Star 2020 — Boba Cafe and Cabaret, 1900 E. Espina in Las Cruces, presents the talent showcases Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, consisting of 12 contestants from age 10 to 50, including singers, musicians, a comedian, actor, and dancers competing for a cash prize. Audience members have the opportunity to vote by ballot for their favorite star at the end of each show (final voting concludes after the Feb. 8 show). Dinner shows start at 6 p.m. and cocktail shows begin at 8:30 p.m. each night. Tickets: $25 dinner show; $12.50 cocktail show. Reservations: (575) 647-5900.

Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 21st annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in historic downtown Silver City. This year’s theme is “Cupid Carnival.” While strolling through downtown, participants can enjoy 20 locally handcrafted chocolates, and vote for their favorite chocolates and business decorations. Proceeds fund youth outreach programs including the Youth Mural Program and Arte Para Todos. Tickets sell out every year. Tickets: $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate. Information: (575) 538-2505 or chocolatefantasia.org.
  This year’s event headquarters is Family Karate Center, 416 Bullard. Empty boxes available for $3 each. Awards ceremony for best decorations and chocolates is 4:30 p.m. at Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery.

For the Love of Arts Fiesta — The town of Mesilla will host its annual art show starts 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Old Mesilla Plaza, as part of For the Love of Art Month. The show features original works created by area artists. Admission is free. Information: mesillanm.gov.
  In 1999, February was declared For the Love of Art Month in Las Cruces in an effort to promote art and the business of art.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — 108 Spencer Road (off Airport Hwy 220) in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
  Public buffets ($20) are available before most shows.
• T.G. Sheppard — The country singer-songwriter and his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. With 21 No. 1 hit songs, this singer-songwriter defined the ‘urban cowboy’ sound of the 80s in songs like “I Loved ‘em Everyone,” “Slow Burn,” “Do You Wanna Go To Heaven,” and “Party Time.” Tickets: $39-$59.

‘The Killing Game’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Marissa Bond, through Feb. 9, at Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  Set in a small town during an outbreak of plague, citizens fall one after another, and the town is transformed from a gossipy, boring burg (where the townspeople all speak in clichés) into a maelstrom of paranoia and horror, as hundreds of citizens literally drop dead.


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