El Paso Scene Weekly for September 24-30, 2018

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EL PASO FEATURED EVENTS

Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. Tickets to be announced. Sponsorships available. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foundation.

Celebration of Our Mountains Art Exhibit — The 18th annual exhibit opens with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, featuring artwork depicting the region’s mountains by area artists. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. Displayed work continues through September 2019. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com.
  Works (up to six works per artist; must be framed) may be submitted through Aug. 31 ($10 entry fee).

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Showing through Oct. 26: “Opposites Attract: The Art of Contrast and Compliment” featuring Friar Vincent Petersen and Diego “Robot” Martinez.  An ARTalk is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.
  Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.

Rail Fan FUNdays — The Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso and Union Pacific Railroad host the event 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park. The event offers a 270-degree panoramic display of passenger and freight trains from the Camino Real Sky Deck. Visitors can learn about El Paso’s new Streetcar with representatives from Sun Metro, and meet area train Historians from the Las Cruces RR Museum, Tularosa Basin Museum of History and Harvey House Girls.

Shakespeare on the Rocks — Shakespeare on the Rocks 30th season opens with Macbeth,” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Directed by Amanda Vasquez. The production is set in a post-apocalyptic world where gender roles are often reversed.Tickets: $10 ($8 for full-time students with valid id, seniors 65 and older, active military; $6 group rate, 10 or more. Information: 474-4275, dmills@elp.rr.com, shakespeareontherocks.com or on Facebook.

Southwest Chamber Winds — The concert, sponsored by Sierra County Arts Council, is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Grapes Gallery, 407 Main Street, Truth or Consequences. Admission: $10 ($5 for SCAC members). Information: 575-894-0615 or sierracountyarts.org.


CONCERTS

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Under 21 charged a surcharge. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Exmortus — The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, with Byzantine, Immortal Guardian and local bands. All ages show. Admission: $10.
• Dead Animal Assembly Plant — The industrial metal band performs Tuesday, Sept. 25. Age 18 and older. Admission; $5.

Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling, Grammy-winning rock band Fall Out Boy performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, in support of their new album, MANIA. Special guest is Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets: $43.75 to $63.75; VIP packages $143-$204 (Ticketmaster).

Dilly Dally — The Canadian alt rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Lowbrow Palace, 1101 Texas s (new location). Tickets: $12. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.

Sam’s Town and Co Founder — The indie bands performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Art Obscura Gallery, 3206 Harrelson, in Las Cruces, with Kevin Nichols and Luna. All ages show. Admission: $5. Information: (575) 494-7256.

Wvrm — The grindcore band performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, with Sabrewulf, and Know//Suffer at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets; $8. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.

UTEP Department of Music
— Performances are at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Performance at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• UTEP Symphony Orchestra performs Thursday, Sept. 27.
• Guest tenor Brian Downen and composer Jorge Martin perform Saturday, Sept. 29.
• El Paso Youth Jazz Ensemble performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

Alejandro Fernandez y Los Tigres del Norte — The Latin superstar performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $51-$151 (Ticketmaster).
  Son of the legendary Vicente Fernández, Alejandro has sold 30 million albums. His sixth No. 1 album, “Rompiendo Fronteras,” includes hits such as “Se Que Te Duele,” “Quiero Que Te Vuelvas”, and the collaboration with Los Tigres, “Para Sacarte De Mi Vida.”
  Los Tigres del Norte have released 51 albums since 1968, turning norteño music into an international genre, winning seven Grammy Awards.

Trapfest Block Party — “America’s Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour” returns for its 6th anniversary all-ages block party 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at North Mesa and East Main in Downtown El Paso. All ages event; 21 and older only in bars. Tickets $22 general admission; $42 VIP at Trapfest.com.
  This year’s performers include Boombox Cartel, Mustard, Saymyname and special guest Bockboy JB.

J Balvin Vibras Tour — The Colombian superstar performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Don Haskins Center in support of his new album. J Balvin had back-to-back No. 1 singles with “Mi Gente” and “Machika.” Tickets range from $33 to $420 (Ticketmaster).


ALSO THIS WEEK

Rebuilding Trost — Paul Foster is guest speaker and host for the Trost Society’s fundraising event 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the restored White House Department Store (Centre Building), 123 W. Mills. Art auction and live jazz and painting, complimentary hors-d’oeuvres by Anson Eleven, and craft cocktails by International. Tickets: $25 ($75 VIP); available at trostsociety.org/events. Information: 703-3151.
  Foster has an extensive record of preserving some of Trost & Trost’s largest and most important buildings in the heart of El Paso’s historic center including the Mills Building, White House Department Store and Plaza Hotel.
  Proceeds help to implement an architectural workshop for 7th and 8th graders.

‘Monktoberfest’ — Hoppy Monk, 4141 N. Mesa, hosts its Oktoberfest celebration Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, both indoors and outside with German beer, traditional Bavarian food, live music and more. Information: 307-3263, thehoppymonk.com or on Facebook at TheHoppyMonk.

Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta
— Texas Parks and Wildlife will host its 13th annual fiesta highlighting the animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Franklin Mountains State Park’s Tom Mays Section (off of Transmountain Road on the west slope). The theme for this year’s celebration is “Focus on Nature.”
  The festival offers hikes and other outdoor activities, CASI chili cookoff, music, food, dancers and more.  Information: chihuahuandesert.org.

‘Power of the Purse’ kickoff — The Women’s Fund of El Paso hosts a special screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E. Montecillo, to kick off its 2019 Power of the Purse event, that will center around Audrey Hepburn, the fashion icon and humanitarian. Tickets: $20; available at 800-2944 (text “Alamo”).

Walk of HoPE — Candlelighters‘s 25th annual walk is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta. where families and the community come together to walk in remembrance and support of children battling cancer.  This year’s events includes a kids Fun Fair. Several El Paso mascots will be available for pictures. Luminarias and Memorium T-shirts will be sold.  Registration is free, but each walker is encouraged to raise $100 for the cause. Information: 544-2222. Registration: candlelighterselp.org.

El Paso Brewfest — The festival featuring tastings from more than 50 breweries, is 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Southwest University Park, with food trucks, music and lawn games. Tastings offered from local, regional, national and international breweries. Cost: $40 general admission; $50 VIP (includes entrance at 6 p.m.); age 21 and older only. Information: 242-2018 or elpasobrewfestival.com.

El Paso Space Festival — Insights has teamed up with the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 and Boy Scout Troop 187 for El Paso’s inaugural space festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at El Paso Elks Lodge 187, 2278 Trawood.
  The event is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the fields of earth and space science. Activities include exploring how water moves in a watershed, creating stomp rockets, making and investigating moon craters and more. Early-bird tickets are $3 (admission $5 at the door); free admission with donation of toiletries. All attendees should RSVP via insightselpaso.org/el-paso-space-festival/. Information: 534-0000.

Sun City Showdown — The 4th annual car show is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Western Technical College, 9624 Plaza Circle, with top 25 and specialty trophies awarded. Information: Mario, 472-3882 or Harry, 217-6482 or on Facebook.

Feria El Paso The event hosted by El Paso County Sheriff Foundation is 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at El Paso County Coliseum with food, games, music, fun zone, car show (Sunday) and more. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at EPSheriffsFoundation.
  Saturday’s performers are Fungi Mungle, Phat Soul and Abe Mac. Sunday’s performers are Little Mike & the Blues Kings, Explosion and Tejas.

El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Sept. 27-30: Erik Myers Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
  Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com.


BAZAARS AND FAIRS


Socorro Mission Bazaar — The annual event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30 at La Purisima Catholic Church, 10041 Socorro Road, with live music, food, raffle prizes and other activities. Admission is free. Information: 859-7718.

St. Pius X Kermes — St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its Grand Bazaar and Kermes 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, with games, entertainment, music, food and refreshments. Admission is free; food and game costs vary. Information: 772-3226.

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.

Kern Place Art and Farmers Market — The monthly market is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Sunday of the month (Sept. 29) at 205 Cincinnati Street (between Stanton and Mesa), with free yoga and local shops and restaurants open for food and shopping. Information kernplacemarket.wordpress.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.


SPORTS

UTEP Women’s Soccer — Home games are at UTEP’s University Field. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.
 • Thursday, Sept. 27: UAB, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 30: Middle Tennessee, 6 p.m.

Wildcat Mile Run/Walk — The 14th annual 1-mile event hosted by St. Clement’s School is 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at Cotton and Yandell and ending at St. Clement’s Gymnasium, Yandell and Campbell. Proceeds benefit St. Clement’s School Athletics. Cost: $20; $25 after Sept. 21. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 533-4248 or tjacobes@stclements.org.
  Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27, at St. Clements and 2 to 5 p.m. on race day at the gym.

El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team’s pre-season Black and Orange exhibition game is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Free admission. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
  The event offers season holder ticket pickup and post-game skating with the team and party on the patio.

Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta — The 9th annual event kicks off UTEP’s Homecoming festivities Sunday, Sept. 30, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza. The 5K run and 3K walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a 5K wheelchair race. Proceeds benefit UTEP’s College of Health Sciences Programs and the Wellness Program. Entry fee is $25 per division by Sept. 18. Register minerdash.utep.edu. Information: 747-7245.
  The UTEP Fitness Fiesta is 8 to 11 a.m., and offers a variety of physical activities and health screenings including a Jumping Balloon, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Zumba, Yoga and more. Cost: $5.

Royal Run for Hope — The 5th annual 5K run and 1-mile walk benefiting Pediatric Oncology patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital is 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Health Spot, 4717 Hondo Pass. Part of the 2018 More than a Marathon Series. Registration: $20 by Sept. 24; $25 after Sept. 24; $15 age 12 and younger. Information: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at the race site.

UTEP Volleyball — The hosts University of Texas-San Antonio at noon Sunday Sept. 30, at Memorial Gym. Ticket information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.


SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO

Southern New Mexico State Fair — The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 26-30, at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Grounds open at 9 a.m. Admission to fair and special events includes the Speedway, rodeo and live entertainment. Tickets: $14 ($10 age 7-14) after 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; free for age 6 and younger: available at holdmyticket.com. Half-day tickets available at the gate. Information: (575) 524-8602 or snmstatefairgrounds.net.
  Headliners are Tell Runyan on Thursday, Bri Bagwell on Friday, and John Wolf on Saturday, with mariachi music on Sunday.

The River Bride’ — American Southwest Theatre Company opens its season with “A Grim Latino Fairy Tail” by Marisela Trevino Orta Sept. 28-30 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $17 ($14 seniors; $10 students; $5 high schools students with current I.D.) Tickets: (575) 646-41420 or nmsutheatre.com.

‘Parallel Lives’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the play based on the Kathy and Mo Show Sept 28-Oct.14. Directed by Teddy Aspen Sanchez. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, military and seniors, $11 per person groups of 10 or more) Tickets: $25 ($15 student). Angel Tickets (includes post show meet-and-greet) are $50. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Walking Words — The progressive dinner fundraiser in Historic Silver City for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Guests will walk to three top restaurants in downtown Silver City (Howard’s Corner Kitchen, Diane’s Restaurant, and Revel). The food includes hors d’oeuvres with poetry, dinner with non-fiction, and desserts with creative fiction. Authors Jesse Ehrenberg (”Surprise!”), Cindy Medina (”A Journey into the Heart of the Black Madonna: Self-Discovery, Spirituality, and Activism”) and Maggi Petton (”Sofia’s Song: A Novel of Historic Fiction in Three Parts”) will provide short presentations at each restaurant. Registration: $150; space is limited, call for availability at (505) 881-2499.
  Checks payable to “SWFWW” via Paul Hotvedt, 808 West 8th Street, Silver City, NM 88061. Must be received by Sept. 7.

‘Empty Spaces’ Pink Floyd Tribute — The live tribute rock concert and a laser light show is 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Tickets: $30 general admission, at brownpapertickets.com.

‘Feed the Body and Soul’ fundraiser — Nine-piece group Nosotros, which combines Latin rhythms with elements of rock, salsa, jazz, and cumbia, headline the fundraiser for Casa de Peregrinos 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Doña Ana Arts Council (patio area), 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. The band began in Las Cruces and is now based in northern New Mexico. Opening acts are local youth groups Mariachi Las Muñecas and Mariachi Espuelas de Cobre. Proceeds benefit Casa de Peregrinos’ children’s food programs. Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Ages 12 and younger free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or cdpevents.org.
  Two food trucks will be on hand plus beer from Spotted Dog and wine from Luna Rosa.


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