El Paso Scene Weekly 07/16/18 - 07/22/18

El Paso Scene Weekly for July 16-22, 2018

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Cool Canyon Nights —
The 8th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. July 19: Sunshine Pumpers. Performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com. VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. July 20: Billy Townes (progressive jazz). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. presents Rio, Duran Duran Tribute, 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14, No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson.. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.• Dorothy — LA rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Tickets: $20 ($70 VIP).
• MainMan — The alt rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, with the Other Half and Le Voyage. Tickets; $10-$12.
• The Artisanals — The South Carolina rock band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Ray Volpe — “Prodigy” producer, 9 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tickets; $5-$15.
• Fea — Southern hip-hop band, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Tickets; $10-$12.

State Line Music Series —The free outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 1222 Sunland Park Drive. July 18: Statesboro Revue. 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.

A Boogie wit da Hoodie & YFN Lucci - The popular rappers “A Summer Friday Night” event is 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$45 (Ticketmaster

‘A Swinging Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 N. Paragon, Suite 201. All ages welcome; BYOB, food and snacks. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at PDNbigband.

Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation presents a free outdoor music concers with Billy Townes Network Band 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Veterans Park. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Food vendors and activities for kids offered. Information, updates: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Dosem (Anjunadeep) — 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Club Here I Love You ,  115 S. Durango. Tickets: $10-$20. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.).

GECU presents Music Under the Stars — The 35th summer concert series sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department presents Queen Nation (Queen Tribute Band) 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.


NAMI Summer Bash — NAMI El Paso hosts the family bash and car show 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21, behind Tinseltown at 11855 Gateway West (back parking lot), with live music, a car show hosted by Evince and Royal Legion, and live performances by Never Too Late and more. Admission is free; all guests receive one Redbull. Admission is free. Information: 778-5726 or namiep.org.
  Those interested in participating in the car show can email yarmendariz@namiep.org.
  NAMI El Paso is a local grassroots organization aimed at breaking the stigma on mental illness.

Noche Mexicana — Hillcrest Funeral Home-West, 5054 Doniphan, hosts the outdoor family event 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, with games, food and music. Admission is free. Information: 587-0202 or hillcrestfhwest.com.

Alameda Auto Electric Car Show — The 3rd annual car show benefiting Child Crisis Center of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park Drive, with music, entertainment and door prizes. Bring sunscreen and water. General admission is free; vehicle registration: $20 by July 15 at alamedaautoelectric.com. Day of show registration is $25. Information: 873-1978.
  Complimentary picture to any entrant that desires a professional photograph of their car, courtesy of VDL Image.

Days of Remembrance Summer Expo — The 13th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 summer expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 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.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 14th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. 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.

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 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 41st season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 28, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.

Next to Normal’ — El Paso Community College Theater Ensemble presents the hit rock musical July 5-22 at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Michael Bates. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students and military; $7 EPCC students and staff and senior citizens). Ages 6 and older only admitted. Reservations: 831-5056.
  The Pulitzer-prize winning drama, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, deals with mother struggling with bipolar disorder.

‘South Pacific’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, closes its season with the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical July 6-22. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. July 15 and 22; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8. 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 the background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, “South Pacific” follows two love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, who falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island. At the same time, U.S. Lt. Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat.

‘Hairspray’ — The El Paso Independent School District’s Fine Arts Department presents its 33rd annual summer musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 18-21, at El Paso High School Theatre, 800 E. Schuster. Tickets: $5 at the door. Information: 230-3500.
  The musical by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman Marc Shaiman, is based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters.


El Paso Chihuahuas
— The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights; 7:05 Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. July 20-22: Sacramento River Cats. Bark at the Park bring your dog day Sunday.

Borderland Roller Derby — A doubleheader is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring Diablas vs. Catrinas and Viudas Negras vs. Sexecutioners. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.

Aqua Posse LC Meet — El Paso Aqua Posse’s annual summer swimming invitational is Friday through Sunday, July 20-22, at Ascarate Pool, 6900 Delta. The meet usually attracts more than 400 athletes from Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Spectator admission is free; gate entry fee to Ascarate Park is $2 a car. Information: 772-3941 or aquaposse.org.

Run for a Margarita 5K — The evening run is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205. Complimentary margarita after the race (age 21 and older), dinner and music from Dusty Low, 6 to 9 p.m. Registration $25 through July 19; $30 at pickup. No race day registration. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 20, and 6 to 6:45 p.m. on race day at Up and Running.

Southern New Mexico

Silver City Art Clay Festival — The annual festival is July 16-21 in Silver City, N.M. This year’s juror for the exhibition, “Only A Vessel” is Julia Galloway. Workshops held each day; cost varies. Information: clayfestival.com.
  The Clay Festival brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, at Cafe Oso Azul at Bear Mountain Lodge. Cost: $16-$18. Reservation required at (575) 538-2538.
  The CLAYfest market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the A-Space parking lot, 700 block of Bullard Street, with a Wheel Throwing demonstration and hands on activities.
Free events:
  CLAYPlay events for kids are 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and Silver City Public Library and Bayard Public Library for grades 3-6. Space is limited to 15; arrival 30 minutes early is requested.
  Mud Fun for kids grades K through 6 is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, in front of The Market Cafe on Bullard Street.
  A Mud Pie contest is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at 614 Bullard, with judging at 11 a.m.

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers — The country legends perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, with special guest with Kevin Fowler at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $29-$89. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Starlight Children’s Theatre of Las Cruces performs Shakespeare’s comedy with music by Felix Mendelssohn July 20-21 and July 27-28 at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Showtime is 7 p.m. nightly, plus a 1 p.m. matinee July 21, and 10 a.m. children’s matinee July 27. Directed by Ginger Scarbrough with musical direction by Pamela Quiñones, the production features 28 youth actors between the ages of 5 and 22. Tickets: $10($5 students; $8 each for groups of 10 or more); available in advance at Spirit Winds, StarlightOnStage.org or at the door.
  Travel to Ancient Athens and its neighboring magical Fairyland, where mortals meet fairies and magic and love potions rule the night in Shakespeare’s most famous comedy.

‘Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride’ — Gilbert and Sullivan Company of El Paso presents the comic operetta for its 49th annual production at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main, in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65). Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Tickets available at tktassistant.com. Information: 401-6008, GSelPaso.org or on Facebook at GandSElPaso.

Bluegrass Festival — The 23rd annual all-day festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, at the Weed Community Center in Weed, N.M. Continuous live music, food, arts and crafts, plus entertainment for kids. Call for admission price: (575) 687-3316, (575) 687-4189, weednm.org or on Facebook.
  Open mic is 8 to 8:45 a.m. Saturday with guest bands beginning at 9 a.m. Featured bands include Simple Gifts, Blue Sky Country, Southern Flavor, Tucumcari Crossroads, Bobby Giles and Texas Gales and High Ground.
  A Bluegrass gospel devotional service is 9 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
  To get there: take Hwy 130, turn right at Cloudcroft, and follow the signs to Weed, which is 23 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.

Music in the Park — Maria Muldaur (“Midnight at the Oasis”) and Ray Anthony & Powerslyde (jazz, funk, rock) perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada, Las Cruces. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

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