El Paso Scene Weekly for May 28-June 2, 2019
EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. THours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Showing through June 21: “Nudes & More,” works depicting the human form by Krystyna Robbins, Estelle Goldman, Willibald De Cabrera, Mauricio Mora, Daniel Padilla, Teresa Fernandez, Isabel Olivares, Francisco Romero, Diego “Robot” Martinez, Hal Marcus, Tome Le, Mago Gandara, Bill Rakocy, Lillian Sandoval, and John W. MacKenzie. An ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30.
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and comedy, the event showcases the artistry of the two longtime friends, who both have had major comedic careers in both TV and film. The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity impersonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin has earned an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” for which he earned his first Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin was also a regular on the Tonight Show and began a series of hosting roles on “Saturday Night Live.”
Martin Short won his first Emmy in 1982 working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of “SNL.” He became an “SNL” fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen.
Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Age 21 and older, unless otherwise listed. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915. Winter, Fools Like Me and Orange Anima perform 10 p.m. Monday, May 27.
State Line Music Series — ?The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Dr. May 29: Dirty River Boys. 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 or on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q.
Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th 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. M May 30: Radio La Chusma. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.
Los Mandamientos De Una Mejor Chingona — The conference of four Mexican divas is 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Plaza Theatre. The four will lead of series of lectures about family and professional challenges they have faced, and how they have managed to overcome them. Tickets: $45-$99 (Ticketmaster).
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• Piñata Protest — 8 p.n. Thursday, May 30. Admission: $10.
• Felix Martin — 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, with Hedras. Tickets: $10.
Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays, Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. May 31: Dulce Mal (Reggae, Cumbia). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
Hype or Die Fest — El Paso DJ and producer Riot Ten headlines the music fest 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Wet N’ Wild Waterworld, 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0), with Bonnie X Clyde, PhasOne, G-Rex, Moonboy, Cybrpnk, Johnny Kage, Legit Alpha, Josor, Angel Valentin, Forti, Flash, Rektike and Tomnoize. Tickets: $15 at wetwild.com or hypeordiefest.com.
Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Guzmán is known internationally as the “Queen of Mexican Rock” and the “Bad Girl of Latin Pop.” Tickets: $64.99, $79.99, $99.99 and $119.99 (Ticketmaster).
Guzmán, who blazed her way onto the Latin music scene in the 1980s, made her most recent visit to the Coliseum visit in 2017 on a joint tour with Gloria Trevi. She has been nominated for eight Latin Grammy Awards, winning one, and has earned nominations for two Grammy Awards and two Billboard Latin Music Awards. She is currently a judge on “La Voz,” Mexico’s version of “The Voice.”
ALSO THIS WEEK
National Senior Fitness Day — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the free fitness event and health fair for seniors 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 30, at San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo. Information: Erika or Maria, 772-8365 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Billy the Kid Festival — San Elizario Historic Art District hosts the 10th annual festival noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2, in San Elizario. The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093, billythekidfestival.com, or sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org.
To get there, take Loop 375 south from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street.
The free presentation of the original play “Billy The Kid 1876” on the Main Street Stage both days.
Horizon City Chili Cook Off — Horizon City American Legion hosts its Chili Cook Off Saturday, June 1, at 1300 Horizon, in Horizon City. Turn in at 2 p.m. Information: alhorizoncitytx598.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653 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.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
For a good cause
Mental Health Gala — National Alliance of Mental Health El Paso hosts its inaugural gala at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the El Paso Community Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Tickets: $75; available at namiep.org/gala.
Border Heroes Celebration — Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center will host its annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount. Details to be announced. Information: las-americas.org or on Facebook.
Lupus Awareness Motorcycle Run — The 3rd annual run against lupus is 9 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Ramirez Pecan Farm,13709 N Loop in Clint. Riders depart at 10 a.m. for a ride through Clint, San Eli Fabens, Tornillo and Socorro. All donations go to the Lupus foundation of America. Wear purple for the cause. Information on Facebook.
British Ballet Academy - The academy's annual recital is Saturday, June 1, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring a variety of dance styles. For time and cost: 591-4472, britishballetonline.com, or on Facebook.
‘Trouble in Tahiti’ — El Paso Opera presents the one-act opera by Leonard Bernstein, Saturday, June 1 Show time and location to be announced. Tickets: $20 general admission, plus processing fees; available at 581-5534 or epopera.org.
In 1950s, America had an obsession with perfection, and affordable homes in suburbia gave young families an opportunity to reign over their own pieces of paradise. “Trouble in Tahiti” juxtaposes Sam and Dinah, husband and wife who have settled into a soulless relationship in which each constantly irritates the other, with a scat-jazz trio of singers waxing on the virtues of suburbia in the style of the chipper radio advertising jingles of the period.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The cAAA baseball team hosts the Tacoma Rainiers at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29-June 2, at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Bark at the Park take your dog to the park day is Friday, May 31.
King of the Clays Fun Shoot — Sun City 4-H Club hosts the fundraising shotgun sports competition 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club. Roy Johnson Lane, Building 3730. Cost: $60. Information: 915-491-3897 or suncity4hclub.com.
Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 17th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. Race-day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost (by May 19): $20 ($25 after May 19); $15 military/student teams of 10 or more ($20 after May 19); $25 on race day). Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
Packet pick up is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 31.
Proceeds benefit the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home. Founded in 1959, the home provides a wide range of services and programs for families in the El Paso region in need of child support and care.
Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s new youth swim-run event for ages 7 to 15 is 8 a.m., Saturday, June 1, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta. Family pool party follows event. Space is limited. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: 256-1765. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/splash-dash.
For ages 7 to 10: 100 meter swim, 1K run. Ages 11 to 15: 200 meter swim, 2.25K run. The entire course is closed for the safety of all participants. Following the race, participants and their families are invited to swim and enjoy the morning at the family pool.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight’ — No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Nikka Ziemer, May 31-June 16, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
The fast, funny and sexy show rediscovers one of history's most intriguing women.
Classic Country, Songs & Stories - Linda Davis & Friends perform 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, performing traditional country classics at t the Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. The show features three-time Grammy-winning Davis, her husband Lang Scott, a fellow Grammy-winner, and Bill Whyte, a singer-songwriter and award-winning radio broadcaster. Tickets: $39 to $59. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
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