El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 15-21, 2018

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El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival
— El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival through Jan 28 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  Tickets to individual performances are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Tickets for all El Paso performances are $125; $100 seniors, military; $25 youth; for all Las Cruces performances is $50; $40 seniors, military; $10 youth; and for all concerts in both cities is $175; $140 seniors, military; $35 youth.
  This year’s performers include cellist Zuill Bailey (Pro-Musica’s Artistic Director and recent Grammy Award winner), guitarist Jaxon Vieaux, pianist Yuliyra Gorenman, Grammy nominated Lincoln Trio and the Chiara String Quartet. Oboist Thom Moore presents a special tribute to Mozart in EPPM’s 12th annual collaboration with El Paso Symphony Orchestra.
• Yuliya Gorenman performs “Bach, The Complete Well Tempered Clavier” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, (with Moore and Bailey) at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
• A performance with El Paso Symphony Orchestra is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, at the Plaza Theatre, with guest Thom Moore, oboe. Tickets: $16-$45. Ticket information: 532-3776.
  Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Jan. 18: Thom Moore and Yuliya Goreman.

‘Rent 20th Anniversary Tour’ — Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a 20th anniversary touring production at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16-17, 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.
  A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, “Rent” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams.

EPSO’s ’Be Our Guest’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Enrique Bátiz, presents the 13th annual collaborative performance with El Paso Pro-Musica at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $16-$45. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
  Bátiz was the conductor of the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra (OSEM) for 12 years, then of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years and resumed directorship of the OSEM from 1990 to the present. He has been invited to conduct more than 500 symphony orchestras around the world.
  The program will feature the Mozart Concertone, with oboist Thomas C. Moore (four-time Grammy Award-winning producer and recording editor); EPSO concertmaster Daniel Vega-Albela, and EPSO Associate Concertmaster Stephanie Meyers. The second half of the program will spotlight the El Paso Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev’s Romero and Juliette Suites.
  The performances are in conjunction with Pro-Musica’s El Paso Chamber Music Festival.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Hodge Twins — Edgy comedy team performs at 8 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Age 18 and older admitted. Tickets: $25 general admission; $50 VIP.
• Travesura – The California band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, with Miijas. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Badflower — The LA rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Kat Suicide and the Candance. Tickets: $10-$12.
• The Octopus Project — The Austin “indietronica” band performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, with New Fumes. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Madam X — The Paris singer performs at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, with J^HIR. Tickets: $8-$10.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular — The popular laser rock show returns at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $35. (Ticketmaster).
  With more than 30 years of successful touring, the Laser Spectacular features some of Pink Floyd’s biggest hits, including the “Dark Side of the Moon” album and “The Wall,” with a multi-screen video projection and state-of-the-art laser technology.

‘Sunday in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 17-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 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.

The Toasters — The New York ska band behind hits like “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Paulina’s Badlands, 7792 Franklin, with guests the Valley Rats, the Pinsetters, Sinbuenos and Kat Suicide. All ages show. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 day of show. Information: 771-0997 or on Facebook at PaulinasBadLandsBarAnGrill.


Cultivate Forum — The forum on local food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refreshments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 or gwilliams@epcf.org.

Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). con.FIGURE.action.four.2018 figure and portrait show/sale opens with a reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, featuring a performance by Agnes Ansell, a visual artist who also sings jazz, blues and oldies. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377 or CrosslandArtGallery.com.
‘The Grid’ — Human Nature Contemporary Ballet presents a new work that explores the visceral reality of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s through dance at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19-21, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $10 Information: 213-8410.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or ardovinos..

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.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Flamenco Community Outreach Program — Dancer Linda Gallegos will teach youth and adults the world of flamenco with basic steps, palmas, rhythm, palos 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 7-12; and 11 a.m. to noon for ages 13 to adult Saturday, Jan. 20 and 27, at El Paso Community College’s Transmountain Campus Gym, 9570 Gateway North. Admission is free; advance registration required: 755-1414.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - The Miners host Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 ,  in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Texas State at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Jan. 20-21, 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.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live hose racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races will be carded each day. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com..

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Turlock Express at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Super Scholar Run — Clint ISD’s 8th annual 5K run and 1 mile walk and Health Fair is 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Horizon Middle School, 400 N. Kenazo in Horizon City. Registration by Jan 5: $20 per event ($25 on race day). Race day registration is 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick-up: noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Up and Running, 1475 George Dieter, Suite O.


Neave Trio Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents the chamber ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $25 ($5 students with ID). Information: (575) 405-7429, or lascrucescca.org.
  The chamber ensemble’s members hail from the United States, Japan and Russia.
  Grant County Community Concert Association presents the piano trio at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 19, at WNMU Fine Arts Auditorium in Silver City. Tickets: $20 ($5 students 17 and younger). Information: (575) 538-5862 or gcconcerts.org.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts
— 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com. Brass Transit, The Chicago Tribute performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The Toronto band’s show includes all the hits from Chicago’s golden age with horns, rocking rhythm section and vocals that transport audiences back to the freewheeling days of 1969-1976. Tickets: $18, $28 and $38.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• La original Banda El Limon — One of the oldest and most revered groups in Mexican banda performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets: $29-$89.
• Warrant and Winger — The popular metal bands perform Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets: $35 to $65.

‘Lend Me A Tenor’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Ken Ludwig musical Jan. 19-Feb. 4. Directed by Michael Wise. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli.

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