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El Paso Scene Weekly for March 25-31, 2019

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Sergei Teleshev & Veronika Shabashova — Showtime! El Paso presents the world-renowned performers at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre Individual tickets are $30 ($10 ages 6-18, and student up to age 25 with ID). Information: 247-2726, pr
  Internationally-acclaimed Sergei Teleshev, performs works by Bach, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and more. An engaging entertainer, Sergei collaborates with world-renowned artists, ensembles and orchestras. Master of the Accordion. He performs with classically trained, world-renowned violinist, singer, actress and dancer Veronika Shabashova.

‘The Humans’ — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance present the comedy by Stephen Karam 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27-31, at UTEP’s Fox Studio Theatre. Directed by Kim McKean. Tickets: $14-$18. Information: 747-5118, or on Facebook.
  One holiday. One dinner. One family. A boatload of secrets. As the Blake family celebrates Thanksgiving in a ramshackle duplex in Lower Manhattan, strange things begin to happen, laying bare their deepest fears and follies.


Rockhouse Bar and Grill
— 9828 Montana. The Browning performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, with Betraying the Martyrs and Extortionist. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.

UTEP Department of Music — Guest recital with Steven Mayer, piano is 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Mayer performs works by Schumann, Ives, Gottschalk and Art Tatum. Admission: $10 ($8 Military, Seniors; $5 Students; free for UTEP faculty and staff). Information: 747-5606 or

Early Music Concert — Sprezzatura Quartet presents a concert of Renaissance and Baroque music with short lectures on music history 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Dorris Van Doren Public Library, 5531 E. Redd. Admission is free. Information: (818) 359-9075 or
  Concert followed by a recorder workshop for beginners; bring a recorder.

EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert — Performers from El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 12th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Plaza Theatre, with musicians from the El Paso Symphony and El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Tocando. Tickets: $15-$34; available at Information: 525-8978.

‘Hatikvah — Hope Reborn’ — Israel pianist Astrith Baltsan performs in the multi-media concert telling the story of Israel’s national anthem at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $5; advance reservations required at or call 842-9554. Free parking at Sun Bowl garage.
  The concert has been performed over 350 times in 17 countries on five continents. The El Paso concert is underwritten by Stanlee and Gerald Rubin, and Dana and Adam Frank.

Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $61-$151 (Ticketmaster).
  Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a singer, songwriter and producer of Latin trap, rap and hip-hop music. The 23-year-old burst onto the music scene last year behind the hit songs, “Mayores,” “Soy Peor” and “Chambea,” as well as several chart-topping collaborations with some of the top names in reggaeton and rap, such as “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” with J Balvin and “Krippy Kush” with Farruko and Nicki Minaj. His success resulted in 15 songs appearing on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2017 alone.


‘Through the Looking Glass’ Fashion Show — EPCC Fashion Technology hosts a benefit fashion show Thursday, March 28, at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre, 9570 Gateway North, giving the community a closer look at what the college’s fashion program has been doing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 (seating is limited, available in advance only). Information: 831-5057 or on Facebook at EPCCFashion.

Becoming American Series — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, host a series of free documentary film and discussion series on the Immigration Experience Thursdays, March 28-May 2, intended to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Events are 6 to 8 p.m., unless otherwise listed. Information: Information: 212-0321 or March 28: “The Century of Immigration” by Dr. Michael Topp, 5 to 7 p.m.

UTEP’s César Chávez Commemoration — Event celebrating César Chaveaz are hosted in March and April. Schedule: 747-5462 or
• Screening of “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America, a film by Onyx Films is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, UTEP’s Union Cinema, First Floor, Union Building East.
The annual Cesar Chavez March is noon Sunday, March 31, at Centro de Trabajadores Agrícolas, 201 E. Ninth Avenue. Information: 873-8933.

Brew at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoological Society’s benefit is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, with beer samples paired with BBQ bites from local restaurants, live music, animal encounters, prizes and more. Tickets at Information: 212-0245, or on Facebook at El Paso Zoological Society.

One World Water Lantern Festival — The premier water lantern festival is 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park 6900 Delta. Tickets: $30 through March 15; $35 March 16-29, and $40 day of event; includes entry into festival area, floating water lantern, LED flashlight keychain, marker and wristband. Information:
  Food trucks, music and activities from 4:30 to 7, with lantern designing at 6:30 p.m. and lantern launch 7 to 8 p.m.
All lanterns are biodegradable and will be cleaned up after the event.

Borderland Queer Arts Showcase — Borderland Rainbow Center hosts a showcase for young performers under age 25 in both visual and performing arts 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount. First place winners in each category including Drag, Live Singing, and visual arts such as drawings, paintings, and photography. Admission is free; those wishing to participate may contact Martin at Information: 263-4623 or

Potentate’s Ball — The 110th Potentate’s Ball will be Saturday, March 30, at El Maida Shrine ballroom, 6331 Alabama Street. Billy Gibbons, lead guitarist of legendary Texas band ZZ Top, will be the guest of honor. Tickets for Shriners and partners are $110 per couple or $70 per individual. Non-Shriners tickets are $150 per couple or $80 per person. Price includes dinner, plus a meet and greet with Gibbons from 8 to 10 p.m. Doors open a 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Information, tickets: 562-1444.

Celebre Segundo Barrio Festival — Celebre Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair and family day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Lydia Patterson Institute, 517 S. Florence, with free family-friendly event with live entertainment, games, food booths, health fair, and food giveaway for registered Southside households. Admission is free; food costs vary. Information: 533-8268 or

Sun City Craft Beer Festival — The Downtown El Paso celebration of craft beer is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday March 30-31, at the El Paso Convention Center (indoor and outdoor event). The two-day event features more than 170 national, regional, local and newly released craft beers, ciders, wine and mixed drinks, as well as a game zone, food trucks, vendor booths, a liquor lounge, live bands and djs. Age 21 and older only. Early bird tickets: $20 general admission per day; $35 for both days. Designation driver admission; $10 per day. VIP tickets available for $80, with early access one hour before general admission ticketholders; available at

SUNS Health Fair — Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Students United Para Nuestra Salud (SUNS) hosts its 9th annual health fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at Dolphin Terrace Elementary School, 9790 Pickerel, with free services and activities for all ages. Admission is free. Information:

Spring Cactus Garden Tours — El Paso Cactus and Rock Club and Native Plant Society hosts its garden tour and plant sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Westside/Central gardens, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Northeast gardens. The residential landscapes feature cactus and native plants. Gardeners will be on hand to discuss plants and their care. Tickets: $5 per carload per day; available at each site and good for all gardens on that day. Information: 240-7414, elpasodesert/epcrc or on Facebook at EPCRC.
  Saturday’s gardens: 812 Dulce Tierra, 417 Valplano, 5734 Kingsfield, 2932 Piedmont, 803 Baltimore, and 705 Centauro.
  Sunday’s gardens: 2023 Grant, 2030 Grant, 3309 Moonlight, 3008 Titanic, and 4432 Loma Diamante
  Cacti will be available for purchase at 417 Valplano on Saturday, and 3008 Titanic on Sunday.

Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee hosts the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live music, picnic in the park, “Wheels, Pedal Car and Vicla” and more. Canned food donations taken for Sin Fronteras Organizing Project. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584 or
  Set up time for car show participants is 8 to 11 a.m.; registrations taken day of event.

‘Lucha & Cultura’ — The multicultural family experience in benefit of “Last Thursdays El Paso” will showcase artists and Lucha Libre wrestling matches 3-8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Vaqueras Discotheque Patio, 8750 Gateway East. An art exhibit will feature works by El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez and New Mexico artists. Admission is $10 ($25 for ringside; $15 for second row). Kids under 10 free. Information: or 623-696-1591.

‘Wait Until Dark’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Frederick Knott suspense thriller adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher through April 7. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military; $9 12 and younger). Information: 532-1317 or

‘Birth in Pieces El Paso’ — The premiere of the film produced by El Jardin Birth and Family Resource Center is 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E Montecillo. The film addresses the question of “What is wrong with birth in the USA” by asking mothers. Admission: $10. Information:

Bazaars and fairs

German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 16th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the former Oktoberfest Building, Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Hobby craftsmen and women will display various goods, including items for Easter. There will also be German specialties like bratwurst, waffles and German cakes and pastries, German beer, coffee and soft drinks. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or
  All proceeds help the center’s “Aid for the Needy” charity benefiting projects on both sides of the border.

Punk Rock Flea Market — Events are family-friendly, and free to attend. Information: 478-9971, or on Facebook. A market at Calypso Tattoo in Runway Plaza, 9828 Montana, is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30, with more than 50 artists and vendors, food trucks and live music. Pets welcome.

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. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3,, 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

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

Pet Adoption Day — Animal Rescue of Community College sponsors the Pet Adoption Day & Donation Drive 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the EPCC Valle Verde Courtyard (by fountain between C and D buildings). Donations sought include puppy/kitten nursing bottles, chow, formula, paper towels and toys. Information: 831-3381 or Adopting owners must be age 21 or older.

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K walk is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. The family-oriented celebration includes various activities, games and food to raise awareness and donations to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check-in at 9 a.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and walkers are encouraged to form a team online and raise money for the cause. Information: Register at

Stroll for Epilepsy — The leisurely family walk to raise awareness of epilepsy is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Walk kicks off with a rally. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; stroll begins at 9 a.m. Participants asked to raise at least $25 for the cause. Participation is free; donations accepted. Information: (888) 548-9716, or
  The Stroll For Epilepsy is a family-friendly walk, reunion and rally that raises dollars and awareness for Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ programs and services such as camps, medical clinics, and education.


El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Monterrey Flash at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 29, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids free with adult. Information: 229-1416, or social media.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts Orange County SC at 7:30 p.m Saturday, March 30, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL,, or

Run for Shoes 5K — epkicks *run for shoes* 5K and 1 mile runs are 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Up and Running Westside, 3233 N. Mesa. Registration: $25 ($20 per person for teams of 10 or more); $30 on race day. Registration:
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29 and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the race site.
  Proceeds benefit epkicks, a non-profit organization that provides new shoes to underprivileged children/youth in El Paso.

Sun City Crit — The USA Crits cycling event is Saturday, March 30, in Downtown El Paso. Crits are bicycle races, involving multiple laps on a short-circuit course. The Sun City Crit course runs along Main, Oregon, Overland and Stanton; starting line is at Mesa and Main. The event will feature categories ranging from juniors ages 9 and up, to pro cyclists, with a top prize of $7,500 for both men and women pros. The categories include handcycle and recumbents for Project Hero. There will also be a 5K running race.
  Events run from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with awards at 9:40 p.m.
  Registration: Information: or Online registration closes March 25; onsite registration available. Entry fees range from $20 to $60.
  A free kids race is at 1:05 p.m.

Kick Ball Tournament — Eta Iota Zeta Sorority hosts the fundraising tournament 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Franklin Park, 6050 Quail, benefitting the sorority’s Education Foundation Scholarship Fund. Registration at Eventbrite. Information: KaLeisha Johnson, or (919) 961-8272, or on Facebook at etaiotazeta.elpaso.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. The 60th season of the live racing runs through May 5. Post time is 12:50 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or

El Paso Senior Games — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 36th annual games for those age 50 and older run through May 22 at various locations, Sponsored by United Healthcare, UTEP and Urgent Home Heath Inc. All participants have a chance to qualify for the Texas State Senior Games. Registration: $15 for 2 events and t-shirt, plus $5 for each additional event; $45 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Information, registration: 503-6544 or
• Golf — 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Ascarate Park Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Some additional on-site fees.
• Swimming — 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Leo Cancellare Aquatic Center, 650 Wallenberg.


‘Alice in Wonderland’
— No Strings Theater Company presents a version of Lewis Carroll’s classic, created by The Manhattan Project, March 22-April 7 at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Direction by Karen Caroe. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or

Las Cruces Game Convention — Las Cruces Game Knights’ 7th annual Las Cruces Game Convention is 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 29-30, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University, with a cosplay contest, a ramen eating contest, canned food and charity donation drive, martial arts demonstration, gaming opportunities and tournaments, vendors, special guests, and more. Special guest will be Eric Wile, of the popular EverQuest game series. Tickets: $15 in advance (eventbrite) for both days; $25 at the door. Tickets for Saturday only: $20.Veterans, firefighters, police officers, and active military attend at no cost. Attendees encouraged to bring canned foods for a drive to benefit the Gospel Rescue Mission. Information: (575) 621-3858, or
  Video game tournaments include DragonBall Fighter Z, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  Cosplay contest features several categories including games, anime, television, kids, comics, fantasy, group costumes, heroes and villains, sci-fi, and miscellaneous, and original characters.

National Walk in the Park Day — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Klein Park, 155 N Mesquite, Las Cruces. Dwell Yoga will provide free yoga classes for adults at 9:15 a.m. and for children at 10 a.m. The Las Cruces Police Department will be available for Ident-A-Child, which provides parents and legal guardians a free identification card of their child. The Parks and Recreation Department will set up games, activities, and host group walks during the event. Bring walking shoes, a yoga mat, and water bottle. Information: (575) 541-2455.

MRAC Indie/Folk Series — Monica Rizzio. outlaw country/folk singer-songwriter from Texas, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, near Silver City, N.M. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 538-2505 or

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