El Paso Scene Weekly for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2018

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‘A Magical Cirque Christmas’ – The all ages holiday event that transports guests to the golden age of entertainment with mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. The performance features some of the best talent from around the globe performing circus acts, live music and vocals. Tickets: $29.75 to $79.75. VIP: $129.75. On-stage seating also available (limited amount).

‘The Beginning of Advent’- Bruce Nehring Consort hosts its holiday concerts Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, 2800 Pershing. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 at the door, or in advance at brucenehringconsort.org. Information: bwnehring@msn.com.
  The annual musical celebration ushers in the Advent Season with classical choral masterpieces and holiday favorites, featuring the Consort Singers, with Bruce Nehring, conductor and organ, along with Five for Brass and other instrumentalists. The audience is in invited to join in singing familiar carols.

‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet Theatre and UTEP’s 9th annual presentation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $15 to $25, available through Ticketmaster or the UTEP Ticket Office, 747-5234. Information: 760-6002 or elpasoballettheatre.com.

George Lopez — The El Paso favorite bring his “The Wall Tour” to El Paso for two shows, at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $37.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
  VIP Meet & Greet Package available one premium reserved seat one individual photo with Lopez, early entry, draw string bag, official George Lopez golf towel, signed tour poster and commemorative VIP laminate.
  Television’s groundbreaking sitcom “George Lopez” ran for six seasons. For two seasons, Lopez hosted “Lopez Tonight,” a late-night television talk show on TBS. Lopez is also known for his extensive charity work with various foundations.


Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook.
• VEIN — Monday, Nov. 26, with Sabrewulf and Rotten Disgust. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission: $10.
• Metalachi — The heavy metal mariachi ban performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Tickets: $10 (Holdmyticket.com).
• War Ensemble (The Premier Slayer Tribute) — 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, with ArsonKill, La Muerte and Extremity. Admission: $10.

Emerson String Quartet – El Paso Pro-Musica presents the 9-time Grammy Award winning quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana. Tickets: $25 ($20 senior/military; $5 students) Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  The ensemble has been performing for more than 40 years, with more than 30 acclaimed recordings. Their Grammy wins include two for Best Classical Album. They have also won three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year.”

Dave Attell
— The comic star of “Comedy Central Presents, “Crank Yanners” and more brings his “Road Work Tour” the El Paso Comic Strip, 1201 Airway, Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $27.50 ($32.50 VIP). Information, reservations: 779- 523 or elpasocomicstrip.com

UTEP Department of Music — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary. Information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/liberalarts/music/.
• A Jazz Concert is Thursday, Nov. 29, featuring commercial music, wind and percussion ensembles.
• The Horn Choir Concert performs Friday, Nov. 30.

The Fab Four — The “Ultimate Tribute” of the Beatles is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at The Plaza Theatre. The Emmy Award winning show takes Beatles fans on journey back in time through three eras of legends John, Paul, George and Ringo. Tickets: $25, $35, $45 and $55.(Ticketmaster).

Dee Snider — The former Twisted Sister frontman performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Spirit Garden Concert Hall, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Ages 18 and older welcome. Information: 860-7777,  speakingrock.com or on Facebook.


World AIDS Day — Borderland Rainbow Center free hosts a movie screenings of ”Longtime Companion” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!” in observance of Worlds AIDS Day staring at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Vigil follows 4 to 6 p.m. with an “on the spot” spontaneous fashion show by participating organizations. Information: 249-0108 or borderlandrainbow.org.

WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Open seven days a week. Season passes; $35, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com.

Desert Crossing Holiday Market —
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 14th annual market 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Sunset Hall, featuring more than 200 local artists, craftspersons and vendors from the Farmers Market and guest artists. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-0653, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at Ardovinos


‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’
— El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the family holiday comedy based on the Barbara Robinson book Nov. 30-Dec. 16. 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 elpasoplayhouse.com.

‘The Snow Queen’ — Kids-N-Co. presents John Robledo’s original adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story Nov. 30-Dec. 16, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Raul Chavez. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 children, students, senior citizens, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.


UTEP Men’s Basketball - The Miners home games are at 7 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Wednesday, Nov. 28: NMSU
• Saturday, Dec. 1: Northwestern

UTEP Women’s Basketball - The team hosts Arkansas State at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Don Haskins Center. Ticket information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Dallas Baptist University Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Games are 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879 or minershockey.com.

Elf Dash 5K and Toy Drives
— The events, sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union, are Dec. 1 in Mesilla and Dec. 2 in El Paso. Registration: $25; $35 on race day. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
• Mesilla: 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago.
• El Paso: 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at FirstLight Federal Credit Union, 9983 Kenworthy.

Run For It 5K — Run For It, Inc’s 5K run and 1 mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Golden Key Park (Vista del Valle Park), 1300 Hawkins. Proceeds benefit the Assistance League of El Paso. Registration: $20 for 5K, $15 for 1 mile through Nov. 3; $25 for 5K, $20 for 1 mile Nov. 4-29; $30 on race day for 5K, $20 for 1 mile. Information: Alfredo Arellano at 494-4606, Thomas Chavarria at 867-1740 or RunForItEP.com.
  Packet pick up is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Get Lifted Central, 605 Laurel.

Southern New Mexico

Jim Shearer and the Second Line Survivors
— The New Orleans style jazz band performs a benefit for KRWG radio at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main, in Las Cruces’ Downtown Mall. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
  The members of Second Line Survivors bring almost 200 years of collective professional music experience to the stage, and among them they have 11 advanced degrees in music.

La Casa Holiday Bazaar - The 28th annual bazaar featuring regional vendors is Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, with booths of homemade arts and crafts; raffles; holiday treats and more. Hours are 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per day; $12 for a weekend pass. Proceeds benefit La Casa Inc. shelter for victims of domestic violence. Information: (575) 526-2819 or lacasainc.org.

‘Mary Poppins’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the musical based on the Disney movie Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Directed by Janet Beatty-Payne. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors, military, $10 children under 12; $11 per ticket for groups of 10 or more). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

LCSO with Alex Richardson — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lonnie Klein, performs with guest tenor Alex Richardson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. The program includes Neapolitan Art Songs, Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” and Holiday Festival encores. Tickets: $42, $47 and $57. Information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.
  Spotlight Lunch with Lonnie is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Paisano Café in Mesilla. Cost: $20.

‘Christmas in the Foothills’ — The historic Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M. invites Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Hillsboro Community Center, with a wide array of vendors selling specialty arts and hand-crafted gifts. Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-1698.

Downtown Tree Lighting and Holiday Extravaganza — The annual Las Cruces tree lighting festivities are 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main. Information: (575) 541-2444 or visitlascruces.com.

Electric Light Parade — The annual holiday season parade is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, along Main Street (from College to 3rd Street) in Roswell, N.M. This year’s theme is “Honoring All Who Served.” Information: (575) 420-5718 or mainstreetroswell.org.

‘Inspecting Carol’ — American Southwest Theatre Company presents the wicked satire of ‘A Christmas Carol” by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Co. Nov. 16-Dec. 2 at NMSU’s Center for the Arts in Las Cruces. Directed by Nichole Hamilton. 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.


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