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El Paso Scene Weekly for April 24-30, 2017

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Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the El Paso Convention Center Plaza. More than 150 local and regional craft beers to taste, gigantic Jenga and beer pong, human foosball, top local food trucks and even beer tutorials to learn to brew like the pros. Open to age 21 and older. Admission includes a Whole Foods festival mug. Tickets: $30 general admission; $5 off for active duty military; $10 designated driver; VIP tickets (includes noon admission): $80.
Information: SunCityCraftBeerFest.com.
  All festival attendees receive a commemorative mug (while supplies last) to fill up and take home and gain access to the outdoor and indoor footprint which hosts Beer Gardens, a Liquor Garden and 2 live music stages.

FloraFest 2017 — The annual native plant sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, at the UTEP Centennial Museum, Wiggins and University. Hundreds of nursery-grown native trees, shrubs, flowering perennials and other plants will be sold. Proceeds benefit the museum’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Customers may bring their own wagon carts. Admission is free. Information: 747-5565, 747-8994 or museum.utep.edu.

MUSIC & DANCE

UTEP Department of Music
— Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sunday) at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, unless listed otherwise. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• Choralfest performances are 6:30 p.m. Monday, and 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24-25. Admission is free.
• Symphony Band performs Wednesday, April 26.
• Symphonic Winds perform Thursday, April 27.
• Layali Al-Sham Spring Concert is Saturday, April 29. The evening will include performances of Middle Eastern folk and popular music, dance, and poetry.
• UTEP Horn Choir Concert is Sunday, April 30, under the direction of Richard Lambrecht. Admission is free.

Pierce The Veil & Sum 41 — The “We Will Detonate Tour” is Monday, April 24, with Emarosa and Chapel, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

Steven Isserlis – El Paso Pro-Musica closes its season with one of only two living cellists featured in Gramophone’s Hall of Fame at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 at First Baptist Church in El Paso, 805 Montana. Tickets: $25. Information: 833-9400 or eppm.org.
  The British cellist is known for his diverse repertoire, distinctive sound deployed with his use of gut strings, and command of phrasing. He is author of two children’s books about famous musicians, and another book aimed at young musicians.

2017 Worship Night In America Tour — Grammy winner Chris Tomlin headlines the tour that “Seeks to Unite the Church in Worship and Prayer” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, featuring Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton. Ticket: $15, $19.75, $28.75, $38.75 and $69.75 (Ticketmaster).
  Tomlin’s 11th studio album, “Never Lose Sight,” recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. The album features the single “Good Good Father.” In 2016, Tomlin was honored as the fourth recipient of the SoundExchange Digital Radio Award, recognizing more than 1 billion digital radio plays.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Twin Peaks — Chicago indie band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, with Chrome Pony and Post Animal. Tickets: $14-$16.
• Maxo Krem — The hip-hop artist performs 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. Tickets: $25.
• San Fermin — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, with Low Roar. Tickets: $12 ($66.14 VIP).
• Deerhunter — Rock band, 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Tickets: $15-$17.

Hanks Jazz Festival — The 25th anniversary of the annual festival runs all day Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, in the Hanks High School auditorium, 2100 Lee Trevino Regional middle and high school students will perform throughout the festival, with guest artists Willie L Hill, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Michael Dease, Alfredo Velez, Paul Compton and Ben Haugland. Audience admission is free. Information: 434-5000 or hanksband.com.

Paloma and Di Blasio — The Argentinean Latin jazz pianist and Spanish singer Paloma San Basilio perform together for the first time in their “Tal Como Somos Tour” that sings to love and friendship at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $79.50 and $149.50 (Ticketmaster).

‘Fragmentos’ — El Paso Ballet Theatre presents the piece choreographed by Reniel Basailas part of it part of its new season of contemporary classical works, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28-30, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, inspired by the movements of people across borders. Tickets: $12 ($10 Children). Information: 760-6062 or elpasoballettheatre.com.

Jazz Appreciation Month —
El Paso Public Library invites everyone to “jam out” at area library branches with free Jazz concerts Saturday, April 29 in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month or JAM. Sponsored in part by the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, as well as the Music Performance Trust Fund. Information: 212-3201 or elpasolibrary.org.
• Hector Olea Trio performs at 1 p.m. at Armijo Branch, 620 E. 7th.
• String Theory performs at 2 p.m. at Esperanza Moreno Branch, 12480 Pebble Hills.

‘Foam Wonderland’ — The Ultimate Foam Party Experience and Electronic Dance Music event Climax Tour 2017, is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at El Paso County Coliseum, with music by TJR and more to be announced. The event features the world’s biggest foam production and lasers. Tickets: $15 general admission; $30 VIP (Ticketmaster). Information: foamwonderland.com.

‘An Open Book’ — An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October is 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Tricky Falls,  209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909. Tickets: $29-$31, at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.

Music Forum El Paso — The forum presents a joint recital featuring selections from the Baroque to Contemporary 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1000 Montana, with Brianna Moltane, coloratura soprano, and Richy Dominguez, oboe, accompanied by Linda McClain. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.org.

Lucy Scarbrough concert — Lucy Scarbrough will give a piano concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the USASMA Memorial Chapel (formerly Biggs Chapel), 11275 Biggs, on Fort Bliss. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: Information: 584-1595.
  To get there: North from I-10 on Patriot Fwy (54), Exit 601, exit Sergeant Major Blvd, North on Biggs. Chapel on right.
  Scarbrough is founder and director of the El Paso Chopin Festival. She also founded and is director of the El Paso Civic Orchestra. She will perform a program of classical music, mostly Chopin, and will include some of her own compositions.

Everyone Dies In Utah — The Texas rock band performs Sunday, April 30, at the Rock House Cafe and Gallery, 400 W. Overland, with special guest Divisions. The band released their new self-titled album last year. Time to be announced. Information: 633-4754 or on Facebook.

ALSO THIS WEEK

EPCC Spring Arts Festival —Information: 831-6479, 831-2220, cwoolf@epcc.edu, epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• “Speaking Freedom: A Celebration of our Rights through Dance,” is 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, at Transmountain Theatre. Call for cost. Christina Mitchell 831-3237.
• Poetry Month Celebration featuring Emmy Pérez is 11 a.m. to noon Friday, April 28, at Valle Verde A Building Sculpture Garden.

Rio Grande Festival — San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society presents the inaugural festival of art, culture, history and heritage, as part of the annual History and Dinner Conference, Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, in the San Elizario Historic District, with reenactment of Oñate’s historical arrival, a three-day history conference, guided tours, old west shootouts, heritage booths, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food and more. Details and schedule to be announced. Information: sanelizariohistoricdisttric.org.
   The 26th annual San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Conference and Dinner, “April 1598, Birth of the American Southwest,” will be held all weekend at the Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, 1500 Main. Conference dinner is 7 p.m. Friday, and luncheon is 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: 851-0093, 851-1682, or sanelizariohistoricdisttric.org.

'Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros' — The 21st annual children’s day/book day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Washington Park (next to the El Paso Zoo). Various activities, food booths, free books, crafts and more. Admission is free. Information: 543-5468 or elpasolibrary.org.
  The idea for “Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros” comes from Latin America where Children’s Day honors young people in the same way in which Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are celebrated. Author Pat Mora started America’s celebration of Children’s Day in 1997 to celebrate children and promote literacy.

Fun in the Sun Car Show — The 2nd annual show benefiting Make-A-Wish is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Montwood High School, 12000 Montwood. Spectator admission is free. Information: 241-5424.

GRO El Paso — The “Growth, Resilience, Opportunity” celebration of community and sustainability is 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Fountains at Farah, Lower Level Promenade, 8889 Gateway Blvd W, with yoga, live music, bicycle education, a beekeeping workshop, and other interactive and activities for the whole family. Admission is free. Information: 212-0115 or elpasotexas.gov/ORS.

Turkish Festival — Raindrop Foundation will host its food and craft fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Raindrop Turkish House in El Paso, 10767 Gateway West, Suite 610, featuring authentic Turkish food (gyro, kebab, baklava, ravioli, plus Turkish coffee and tea), kids activities, water marbling show, folk dances and other live performances. Admission is free. Information: 400-7450, elpaso@turkishhouse.org or raindropturkishhouse.org.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

Old Fort Bliss Traders’ Market – The Traders’ Market at Old Fort Bliss Replica (OFBR) runs 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays with shopping and eating opportunities. Information: 588-8482.

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.

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Honor Flag Banquet —
The Honor Network, a national organization that honors the sacrifices of police, EMS, fire, and military members will host a fundraising banquet 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Venue Event Center, 5585 S. Main, in Las Cruces. Local heroes will be recognized, and the Mayor’s Citation Award for Community Service will be presented to U.S. Honor Flag founder Chris Heisler. Banquet is open to the public. Cost: $25 ($250 table sponsors). Tickets available via Facebook event page, at US Honor Flag Fundraiser Banquet.
  Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a flag was gifted to Chris Heisler by the Texas House of Representatives. Since that time, the U.S. Honor Flag has paid tribute to those that have lost their lives in the line of duty. The flag has flown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, been raised over Ground Zero, many state capitols, the Pentagon, various presidential libraries, and has attended funerals and tributes for America’s fallen heroes.

YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — The 24th annual benefit luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza. Tickets: $100. Reservations: 533-2311 or ywcaelpaso.org.
  Special guest and keynote speaker is Erin Gruwell, the Long Beach, Calif. teacher portrayed by Hilary Swank in the movie “Freedom Writers.” The film was based on “The Freedom Writers Diary,” which chronicled Gruwell’s extraordinary journey with her 150 high school students learned about tolerance and social change through their writing. Gruwell went on to found the Freedom Writers Foundation.

Lucy Acosta Humanitarian Awards — The 22nd annual awards gala from Project Amistad is Friday, April 28, at Wyndham Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Reception at 6 p.m.; dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets: $100. Reservations, Edna Rios, 298-7306 or erios@projectamistad.com.
  This year’s winners are Richard Wiles, Carmen I. Perez and Gerald Cichon.

Empty Bowls Soup Dinner — The Art Student Society at El Paso Community College will sponsor the 13th annual soup dinner and silent auction to raise funds and awareness of world hunger 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A. Potters and other craftspeople work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests enjoy a simple meal of soup and macaroni and cheese dishes prepared by 16 of El Paso’s finest restaurants. In exchange for their cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Admission: $25 general admission. Information: 298-0353 or elpasoansfightinghunger.org.
  The dinner emphasizes international and local hunger problems. Money goes to the permanent local food bank of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.

‘Jewelry For A Voice’ — En Voz Alta, a non-profit organization that supports children with hearing loss, hosts its 6th annual dinner and silent jewelry auction 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main (18th floor Chase Building), with jewelry both designed and crafted from artisans as part of a contest and from local jewelry stores, raffle items, gently used jewelry for sale, jazz music, heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets: $50; age 18 and older admitted; available online at elpasochildrensfoundation.org. Information: 521-7229, ext 80524.
  The event raises money to purchase hearing aids for needy children, and to fund activities for them.

Pro-Musica Soiree — El Paso Pro-Musica Guild will host its 35th annual soiree, “Sunset at the North Hacienda,” is Saturday, April 29, hosted by Chad and Caroline North, with a garden setting and valley views of the mountains. Dress is garden cocktail. All proceeds benefit El Paso Pro-Musica. Details to be announced. Tickets: $125 (through March 1) information: 833-9400 (Pro-Musica), 920-0606 (Rosemary Rhodes) or eppm.org.

‘Voice of Voiceless’ Awards — Annunciation House's annual Solidarity Dinner is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Santa Lucia Amistad Hall, 518 Gallagher. Tickets: $50; $400 table for 8. Information: 533-4675 or annunciationhouse.org.
  This year’s award will be presented to City of Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzalez.

Whole Hog BBQ — Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso (DSCEP), hosts its 2nd annual fundraising barbecue at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Keepa's Park, 5199 Grove East, in Sunland Park, with barbecue and vegetarian offerings. Guests are encouraged to wear cowboy boots and jeans and come ready to eat and dance. Cost: $100. Information: 478-0908 or dscep.org.


ART EVENTS

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 10th annual tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29-30 at Westside, Upper Valley and Downtown studios. Look for the bright yellow signs. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and El Paso Scene. Admission is free; refreshments offered at each studio. Information: 581-4971. Full studio list and directions available online at pleinairpaintersofelpaso.com. Artists and locations:
• Martha Arzabala, Agave Rosa Gallery, 905 Noble, 533-801, with guest artist Romy Hawkins
• The Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano (at Durango), 534-7377 or 345-6582   
Artists include YeunHee Lee, Rosario Acosta, Glenn Trittenbach, Gummi Thordarson, C. Manny Guerra, Omar Lopez, Tracy Navar, Cesar Barraza, Gloria Gomez, Adalberto Ley Jr., Lucy J. Ley, Erica Contreras, John Collins, Kirsten Jedamczik, Claudia Ley, Karla Zanelli.
• Hal Marcus Studio & Gallery, 1319 N. Oregon, 533-9090.
• Juan Stockmeyer, Savage Metal, 515 E. Hague, 726-1109.
• Melinda Etzold, 4332 Donnybrook, 219-7280.
• Francisco Romero Art Studio
109 Argonaut, Apt. 103, 873-0357
• Lisa Matta, Art & Framing Gallery, 6519 N. Mesa 504-4892, Saturday Only.
• Deana Hicks, Sol Goddess Designs
6421 Cloudview, 241-8808.
• Cheryl L. Kilian-Hoffer, 5857 Via Cuesta, 433-9344 with guest artist Terri Wenner.
• Candy & Charlie Mayer, 1317 Tierra Roja, 581-4971.
• Krystyna Robbins, 5070 Yucca, 584-0953.
• Nina Eaton, 506 Shadow Willow, 630-3013.
• Rami Scully, 4130 Boy Scout, 584-4773.

Art Auction 2017 — KCOS-TV public television’s annual on-air juried art competition and fundraising auction continues 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30. Local artists display their best artwork while giving viewers the chance to bid and win their favorite pieces. Information: 594-5345, or kcostv.org/artauction.

ON STAGE

‘Anything Goes’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre in the UTEP Student Union presents the Cole Porter musical April 21-May 7. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday dinner show is 1:30 p.m. April 23; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. April 30 and May 7. Tickets: $31.50 to $41.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $34.50 to $46.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $17.50 to $27.50 no-dinner matinee performances. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set of on the course of true love... proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, and exotic disguise and some good old fashioned blackmail. Features classes like “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “You’re The Top,” and of course “Anything Goes.”

‘Medea’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance closes its season with Euripides’ classic April 28-May 7, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Directed by Jay Stratton. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 ($11 faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, alumni and non-UTEP students, $9 for UTEP students. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  When Medea met Jason on the Isle of Colchis, she knew there was nothing she would not do to win the hero’s love. To be at his side, she fled her home and left her people behind, took up residence in a foreign city and tolerated it when she was called “barbarian.” When Jason breaks faith and turns his attention to a beautiful young princess, Media exacts a vengeance of unthinkable brutality.

‘Be Our Guest’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Street Suite C, hosts a dinner fundraiser Saturday, April 29, with an optional “Beauty and The Beast” theme dinner and a performance of show-stopping numbers from musical theatre. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and show tickets (advance only): $25. Show only tickets: $15 ($12 military, students and seniors; $10 age 12 and younger); available at the door.
  Songs will include numbers from “Wicked,” “My Fair Lady,” “Les Miserables,” “Sunset Boulevard” and more. Proceeds help raise funds for the costs of the upcoming productions “Seussical the Musical” and “Into the Woods.” All donations are tax deductible
  Led by Artistic Director Courtney Curtis, Sun City Musical Theatre is dedicated to the preservation, development and advancement of musical theatre in El Paso.

‘The Taming of El Paso’ or ‘How El Paso Was Civilized’ — The Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts a fundraising dinner theatre show Saturday, April 29. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Cost: $35; reservations paid by April 26. Reservations: Jeff Lane at the Clubhouse, 532-6131. Information: wcoep.org.
  The play tells the colorful stories of the origination of the Woman's Club and some of the historic milestones affecting not only El Paso, but all of Texas. All proceeds from this fundraiser are used for the preservation and restoration of the historic clubhouse, built in 1916.
  This year’s event is dedicated to Marguerite Caruthers, who was killed while crossing the street following an evening rehearsal in February.

SPORTS

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays at Southest  University Park in Downtown El Paso. Individual game tickets: $5-$24. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
  April 22-25: Reno Aces. Game time is 7 p.m. April 22, 1 p.m. April 23, 6:35 p.m. April 24-25. Faith & Family Night is Sunday with sunglasses for age 12 and younger; Youth Football night is Monday and the 20th Anniversary of Men in Black night is Tuesday.

Michael G. Vasquez Baseball Tournament — The 23rd annual Memorial Baseball Tournament benefiting Candlelighters is Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, at Northeast Regional Park, 11270 McCombs. Entry fee per team is $185. Spectator fee: $2 at the door; or one kitchen-sized bag of gently used clothing. Information: 544-2222, 731-2296, 448-1864, or on Facebook at Candlelighters of El Paso.

Run/Walk for Autism — Southwest Chapter of the Autism Society of America will host its 9th annual awareness and fundraising 5K run and walk and one-mile family fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta. Registration (by April 21): $20 ($15 military/students; $10 child with autism); $25 after April 21 for everyone. Information: 772-9100 or on Facebook at AutismSocietyEP.
  Pre-race packet pick-up and late registration is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa #205. Team packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27.

Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5K — Spartyka Nation Apparel hosts the 5th annual USATF-sanctioned 5K run and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 30, at El Paso Community College, 9570 Gateway North. T-shirt for the first 250 registered participants; food and drinks at the finish line. Registration: $25 per event through April 22; $30 on race day. Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and race day packet pick up and registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the race site.


Southern New Mexico

‘Damned Yankees’ — Alamogordo Music Theatre’s presents the musical comedy at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28-29, at the Flickinger Center, 1110 N. New York in Alamogordo. Directed by Keith Dodson. Tickets: $10; available at flickingercenter.com. Information: amt88310@gmail.com or alamogordomusictheatre.org.
  With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, the modern retelling of Faust is based on Wallop’s novel “The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant.”

For King and Country — The Christian rock band performs 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27., at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $20-$55. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com. Santa Fe Opera Apprentices Tour is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Admission is free.

Las Cruces Country Music Festival — Travis Tritt, Kacey Musgraves, the Eli Young Band headline the 2017 festival April 28-30, along Main Street in historic Downtown Las Cruces, with two stages of music, food trucks, vendors, a kids area and more. Festival gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. VIP passes are $150 ($145 in advance). Festival passes for Friday and Saturday are $60 ($55 military with ID); day passes are $35; $30 with military ID. Tickets available at lccountryfest.com.
  Friday’s performers include Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band and Tanya Tucker.
  Saturday’s performers include Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves and Alyssa Newtown.
  The official festival after party is 11 p.m. Friday (age 21 and older). Location to be announced.
  VIP preview party is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Details to be announced.
  Official after parties are 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for age 21 and older. Location to be determined.
  A Tough Enough to Wear Pink Country Breakfast is 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum featuring a western wear fashion show and performances by some of the festival artists. Cost: $25.
  Rodeo performances are 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday on the NMSU campus.
  In conjunction with the festival is the Giddyup Gallop 5K, Half-Marathon and 1 mile fun run Saturday, April 29. See separate listing.

British Car Days Show — The British Motorcar Club of Southern New Mexico’s Silver Anniversary car show is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, on historic Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces. About 100 British cars and motorcycles will be on display, including Mini Coopers, MGs, Jaguars and Morgans. Admission is free to spectators. Information:(575) 680-8333, hdmodonnell@hotmail.com(575) 312-5469 or pvoris@q.com, bmc-snm.org or on Facebook at British Motor Car Club Las Cruces New Mexico.
  All British cars and Brit Bikes welcome to a full weekend of events April 28-30. Events include a garage tour and meet-and-greet potluck Friday; a Mesilla Valley Tour and rally following the car show, and food truck picnic Saturday; and an Awards Breakfast Sunday morning at La Posta.

Urinetown’ — American Southwest Theatre Company closes its season with the hilarious musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis April 28-May 7, at NMSU’s Center for the Arts. Directed by Wil Kilroy with musical direction by Megan McQueen. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5-$18. Information: (575) 646-4515 or nmsutheatre.com.
  Winner of three Tony Awards, Urine town is a hilarious musical satire of bureaucracy and musical theatre itself! A 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets; people must pay to use corporate-run facilities. But when a hero decides he’s had enough, he must lead the people into a revolution for freedom.

Giddyup Gallop — The 5K, Half Marathon and 1 mile fun run is Saturday, April 29, at Mayfield High School parking lot, 1955 North Valley, in Las Cruces, as part of the Las Cruces Country Music Festival. Registration: $30 5K ($75 with festival pass); $50 half marathon ($95 festival pass); fun run $10; free for kids 12 and younger. Registration at lascrucescountrymusic.com. Information: (575) 541-2361 or on Facebook at Giddyup Gallop.

Community Earth Day Fair — The 23rd annual event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, with exhibits on alternative energy and fuels, a mini health fair and screenings, interactive games for kids, live entertainment and a butterfly release. Admission is free. Information: (575) 439-4290.

International Day of Dance — Branigan Cultural Center’s 9th annual celebration of dance is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, featuring multi-cultural performances for all ages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or Facebook (Branigan Cultural Center).



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