El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 6-12, 2017

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‘Motown the Musical’
— The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul is 8 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the Plaza Theatre, as part of the Broadway in El Paso series. Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
  Gordy launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. The show features classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Showing Nov. 10-Dec. 16: EPAA Members Exhibit, “Splash of Autumn,” with opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 10. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, office@elpasoartassociation.com, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.   

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2017 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts vendors, and food booths. Local entertainment provided by dance groups, bands, and other recreational groups. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Gala — El Paso Area Veterans Organizations’ annual Veterans Day Gala dinner is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Centennial Club, 1119 Sgt. E. Churchill, at East Fort Bliss. The “Veterans Honoring Veterans” celebration will honor veterans from various wars and conflicts. Dress code is coat and tie for civilians and Army Service Uniform for the military. The public is encouraged to attend. Tickets: $30 ($300 table for 10). Information: 566-2880 or 568-2497.

Veterans Day Parades
• The Downtown El Paso parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The 1.3-mile parade, sponsored by the United American Veterans Organization, starts at Myrtle and Florence streets and circles San Jacinto Plaza. Information: 541-4050.
• The annual Northeast Veterans Parade usually begins at11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Stahala and Hondo Pass and ending at Old Glory Memorial at Diana and Gateway North for ceremony. Information: 276-7489.
• The Las Cruces Veterans Day Parade is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, along Water and Main Street. lascrucesvetday.org.
  Veterans Day originated at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when the Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany, which brought closure to World War I. Known as Armistice Day, Congress voted the day a federal holiday in 1938.

Mesilla Veterans Day — A ceremony honoring the town’s veterans is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at Parque de los Veteranos, Avenida de Mesilla and Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116.

San Elizario Veterans Day Celebration — San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society hosts the 21st annual patriotic celebration beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. A parade starts at the corner of Socorro and Thompson Road and goes to Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of historic San Elceario Chapel. Grand Marshal is Manuel Alvarado, with Honorary Marshal Robert Holguin, KFOX news anchor. Information: 383-8529, rayborrego99@msn.com or sanelizariogenealogy.com.
  A Veterans Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. This year’s honorees are veterans Eduardo Apodaca, Deanna Caldwell, Tony Perez, Enrique Valdez Jr., and Frank Valdez Jr.

Veterans Day exhibit — Soldier Arts Workshops hosts an exhibit featuring works by soldiers on display, plus the “Helping Helmets sale, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.


Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer
— The Argentine husband and wife music stars, dubbed Latin America’s “Sonny and Cher,” presents an all-new show including many of their popular hits at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Married since the late ‘70s, the couple continues to lend support to each other’s million-selling recordings. Tickets: $44, $59, $79 and $97. (Ticketmaster).

BLOODLETTING — The death metal band’s North American Tour is Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana, with Origin, Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Visceral Disgorge, The Kennedy Veil, Beyond the Dead and local bands. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show. Tickets available at holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.

Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also cover shows in The Perch (former Bowie Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com..
• Soulfly performs the album Nailbomb in its entirety Tuesday, Nov. 7, with Harms Way, Lody Kong and Noisem. Tickets: $26-$30.
• Oceans Ate Alaska — The British metalcore band is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, with Invent, Animate, Dayseeker, Afterlife, Monrowe, Cloud 4 and Until The Avalanche. Tickets: $13-$15.
• I Prevail — The Detroit post-hardcore band’s “Rage on the Stage Tour” is 6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, with We Came As Romans, The Word Alive and Escape The Fate. Tickets: $25-$29.
• Paul Wall — The Houston rapper performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, with Sick Life and Rare Individuals. Tickets: $20; VIP $30, Meet-N-Greet: $55.

Lowbrow Palace
— 111 E. Robinson. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Sadgirl — The rock band performs 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, with the Paranoyds. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Making Movies — The Kansas City rock band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Other Half — The local band performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with Miijas, Dulce Mal, Soul Parade, Mountain Vibes, Table Manners, Cry Baby, Fat Camp. Tickets: $5.
• Camera — Electronic dance band, 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets: $8-$10.

David Nevue in Concert — Award winning pianist, composer and recording artist David Nevue performs for the first time in El Paso 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10,
at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Nevue’s music can be heard on more than 220 radio programs worldwide as well as Spotify, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Music Choice and Pandora Radio. With a piano style somewhere between Chopin and George Winston, David Nevue’s music has a unique, melodic sound. Hosted by Desert Star Concert Series. Admission: $10. Information: 633-4197.

EPSYOs Fall Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $15 ($10 students, seniors and active duty military). Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.


El Maida Circus
— The famous Shrine Circus returns for its 65th annual performances Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 9-12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Doors open one hour early to meet performers, with animal rides and other activities. Reserved and floor seat are $28 and $22; discounts offered. Information: supershrinecircus.com, Ticketmaster or call 562-1444.

Taste of El Paso — The area’s “ultimate culinary experience” is Thursday, Nov. 9, at El Paso Convention Center, with samples from premier restaurants, each paired with either a craft beer or wine tasting. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a cocktail party and art show, followed by samples at 6 p.m. Tickets: $40 ($55 after Oct. 28) general admission; $75 VIP ($100 after Oct. 28);(Ticketmaster).
  Every guest receives a program good for the sampling of appetizers, desserts, main courses, and sampling tickets for an Island Bar stocked with favorites from Dead Beach Brewery, Ode Brewery, along with additional craft beers, wine, plus tequila samples and more.

Aviation Hall of Fame — The 34th El Paso Aviation Association’s Hall of Fame banquet is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport Road at the Dona Ana County International Airport. Keynote Speaker is Rodolfo “Rudy” Maldonado, director of Air Operations for U..S Custom and Border Protection office of Air and Marine, El Paso Branch. Cost: $50. Public is invited, but RSVP by Nov. 3 to 581-3866. Information on Facebook at El Paso Aviation Association or War Eagles Air Museum.
  Honorees are Franklin T. “Tom” Baker, Juan L. Brito, and (posthumously) Lawrence Tyler Francis.

Bowie Guinness Record attempt — Bowie High School ex-Bears and ex-employees are invited to help break the Guinness World Record for Largest School Reunion 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at Sun Bowl Stadium, during the Bowie vs. Jefferson Homecoming game. The goal is to get 3,800 Bowie Exes to break the record. Pre-registration required. Fee is $15; for reunion t-shirt and number. Shirt must be worn to event to be counted. Information on Facebook at “Bowie Guinness Book of World Record-Largest High School Reunion.”
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fiesta — Alex Rodriguez, former Texas Rangers and New York Yankee baseball star and founder and CEO or A-Rod Corp, is guest speaker at the chamber’s 27th annual gala event Saturday, Nov. 11, at Wyndham El Paso Airport. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. The event also includes its popular tequila tasting and piñata bash. Tickets: $125 ($1,500 table for 10);. Information: 566-4066.
  Rodriguez is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, with a 20-year career that includes 14 All-Star appearances and three American League MVP Awards and a World Championship in 2009 with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez is now a color commentator for FOX Sports.
  He is also founder and CEO of A-ROD Corp, a private holding company with businesses in the U.S. and Latin America.

Freedom Fest — Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, 1611 Haan Road, hosts a Veterans Day weekend Carnival at 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11-12, with live bands, small carnival rides, games, food vendors and beer tents, inflatables, chalk artists, magic shows, carnival performers, a fortune teller booth, face painting, balloon artists and more. Fireworks finale on Saturday. Admission is free; the public is welcome. Information: freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com or on Facebook.

Model railroad open house — The Railroad Model and Historical Association of El Paso will sponsor its 68th annual open house 1 to 5 p.m. each Sunday in November at 6335 Vaughn Court (between Delta and Alameda, just west of Ascarate), with 1,700 square feet of tracks in three permanent layouts. Admission is free. Information: 500-9347 or on Facebook.


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. Fall and winter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Upper parking lot for Handicap Parking only. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarketatADC.

St. Paul’s Fall Festival —
The St. Paul’s Methodist Women’s annual fall bazaar is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with local artists and crafters, commercial vendors, specialty foods and more. Admission is free. Information: 772-2737 or stpaulschurchelpaso.org.

Calvary Chapel Craft Fair — Calvary Chapel of El Paso, 1771 Zaragoza, hosts a craft fair 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, featuring local vendors showcasing handmade crafts, jewelry, baked goods and Christmas items. Vendor spaces are $25. Admission is free. Information: 855-4565 or calvaryep.com.

Northgate Arts and Crafts Fair — Northgate Christian Church, 5430 Yvette, hosts the fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Specht Hall Building, next to church. Admission is free. Information: 755-0831.
  Vendor spaces available. Information: Mindy, 682-206-9200.

St. Francis Xavier Christmas Fair — The Catholic church’s fair is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12, at the parish hall, 519 S. Latta. Merchandise includes art, antiques, bath and beauty products, clothing, Christmas and holiday décor, garden items, home décor, jewelry, toys and more. Food and drink sold by the church. Admission is free. Information: 532-2761 or 204-2020.


The Plein Air Painters of El Paso will present their fall exhibit in the restaurant gallery at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, showcasing the members’ paintings of the restaurant grounds and surrounding landscaping. An opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, with hors d-oeuvres and a cash bar. Participating artists area Rachel Murphree, Candy Mayer, Rami Scully, Dorian Clouser, Judy Crumley, Lisa Hiebert, Krystyna Robbins, Santiago Gonzalez, Winfrey Hearst, Oween Rath and others. On display through December. Information: 575-589-0653 (x3) or ardovinos.com.

Sun Bowl Art Exhibition — The 18th annual show and art competition, featuring works by regional artists, runs Nov. 10-Dec. 31 at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Admission is free. Information: 543-6747 and internationalmuseumofart.net.

For a good cause

YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care hosts its gala dinner, “Portraits of Care” Friday, Nov. 10, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks, music, presentation, and silent auction. Tickets: $125. Information: 858-2588 or ylm.org.

Black and White Ball — Business and Professional Women Paso del Norte hosts its scholarship fundraising event 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 11, at Coronado Country Club 1044 Broadmoor, with music by Grupo Exelencia. Dinner served 7 to 8 p.m. Formal attire (black tie/long dress). Tickets: $60 (tax deductible). RSVP by Nov. 4. 422-6685

Villa Maria Anniversary — Villa Maria celebrates 10 years of service to the community with its annual wine and tapas benefit is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Epic Railyard Event Center, 2201 E. Mills, with music by Kikimora, Windy city and Manny Rivera. Dress is cocktail chic. Admission: $65; available in advance at 544-5500. Information: 433-1677. villamariaep.org or on Facebook at elpasovillamaria.
  El Paso Villa Maria is a nonprofit residence where women transition from crisis to self-sufficiency.


Shakespeare Festival —
Shakespeare on the Rocks presents “Richard III” Nov. 11-12 in the last of three weekend shows of its annual festival at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.

‘The Addams Family’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, opens its season with the ooky spooky musical for all ages through Nov. 12. Dinner shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinee is Sunday 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12. 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.

Veterans Day Improv Show — Jesters League of America, hosts its improv show 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Glasbox, 210 Poplar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Mature content. Admission: $5 in advance; $6 at the door; free for veterans and active duty military with ID, BYOB. Information: 261-4060, elpasoimprovleague@gmail.com or on Facebook.
  The Jesters League of America is a group of improv comedians who perform live, unscripted comedy throughout El Paso.

‘Telling El Paso — Our Veterans. Their Stories’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents a look at war through the eyes of veterans at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  Six local military veterans from different conflicts tell their stories, in their own words, in this revival of a production staged in 2016 by Eden Enterprises and KCOS TV as part of the national Telling Project.


UTEP Volleyball — UTEP hosts Marshall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Memorial Gym. Tickets: $5. Information: 747-6150 or utepathletics.com.

UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners’ host Louisiana State at  7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the first regular season home game at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts TCU at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7-$20. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.

Luchas Frontera — Lucha Libre wrestling sets are 8 p.m. every Friday at El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 ($5 kids) in advance; $15 ($7 kids) at the door. Information: 850-4002 or emptypocketsentertainment.com

UTEP Women’s Basketball – An exhibition game against CSU Bakersfield is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Don Haskins Center Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

El Paso Roller Derby
— A Military Doubleheader begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad Drive. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 in advance at Crooks Skate Shop on Montana or from any EPRD skater; $10 at the door. Free for active duty and military with ID, and kids under 10 with paying adult.
Information: 449-7537 or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
  Bouts feature EPRD’s Tex Pistols and Alamogordo Rocket Dolls versus teams from Tucson Roller Derby.

Franklin Mountains Trail Run
— The ultra-marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K trail runs and 6-mile King and Queen Race are Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12, at Franklin Mountains State Park. Information:trailracingovertexas.com/franklin-mountains-trail-run
  King/Queen race begins at 7:15 a.m. Friday at Munday’s Gap Trail Head; 50K race is 6 a.m. and 27K is 7 a.m. Saturday at the Upper Sunset parking lot; Half Marathon is 7 a.m., 10k race is 7:30 a.m. and 5K race is 8 a.m. Sunday.  
  Cost: $100 marathon; $75 half marathon; $55 10K; $45 5K; $55 6 Mile Vertical. Online registration at active.com.  
  Most of the distances are desert trails with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.


Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference — The annual conference returns Nov. 8-12, with workshops and classes Wednesday through Friday. Information: (575) 525-1735 or on Facebook. Tickets: lascrucesmariachi.org.
  The Student Showcase concert is 7:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Centennial High School, 1950 Sonoma Ranch, Las Cruces. Tickets: $10.
  The Spectacular Concert is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Centennial High. This year’s performers include Mariachi Bellas Musical of Tucson, Mariachi Aztlán of University of Texas RGV, and Mariachi Cobre from Walt Disney World. Tickets: $35 general admission; $45 reserved.
  The Mariachi Mass is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Plaza de Las Cruces, followed by the ¡Mariachi y Mas! Finale event noon to 5 p.m.

Christmas Jubilee — The annual Ruidoso shopping extravaganza is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, with more than 82 merchants, a food court, holiday music and decor, pictures with Santa, kids’ crafts and a Mouse Caboose. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by the Ruidoso Valley Greeters. Admission: $2 (free for active duty military and children under 12). Information: Paula Ray Bates (512) 796-7023, Marilyn Barnes, (575) 257-7395, ruidosochristmasjubilee.net or on Facebook at Ruidoso Christmas Jubilee.
  The Ruidoso Greeters are a non-profit branch of the Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce and have held the jubilee for over 30 years.

Boba Café — Boba Café and Cabaret, 1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces, presents local singer-songwriters performing songs of Bob Dylan and his contemporaries, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18. Reservations recommended. Information, reservations: (575) 647-5900. 
  Dinner show is 6 p.m. each night; tickets for dinner and show are $27.50. Cocktail show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $12.50.

Desert Dash — Asombro Institute hosts the 5K, 10K, half-marathon and Children’s 1K Trail Race Saturday, Nov. 11, at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada, in Las Cruces. The half-marathon begins at 8:15 a.m.; 10K begins at 9 a.m. with 5K at 9:15 a.m. and Children’s 1K at 8:30 a.m. Registration through Nov. 3 is $45 half-marathon; $25 5K and 10-K events; $15 children’s mile. Registration Nov. 4-9 is $50 half-marathon; $30 5K and 10-K events; $20 children’s mile. Race day registration is $55 half-marathon; $35 5K and 10-K events; $25 children’s mile. Registration includes one-year membership to Asombro Institute, race-day t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Information:(575) 524-3334 or asombro.org.
  Packet pickup is noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Asombro Institute for Science Education, 401 E. College in Las Cruces; race day registration and packet pick up is 7:30 to 9 a.m.
  All proceeds go towards the nonprofit Asombro Institute for Science Education’s educational programs.

The country music legend performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Mescalero, N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $25-$65, through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

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