El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

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‘Jersey Boys’ — The 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical is about rock ’n’ roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29-30, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: Tickets: $30-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: 231-1111 or visitelpaso.com/broadway.
  The true story tells how four blue-collar kids (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi) wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30. Recommended for ages 12 and older; contains authentic, “profane Jersey language.”

Break in Reality — El Paso Pro-Musica concludes its annual Chamber Music Festival with the rock cello ensemble 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Break the Reality has covered such songs as the theme song from HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.” Tickets: $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
  The ensemble also will perform at the free Bach’s Lunch are noon Thursday, Jan. 31.

Hal Marcus Gallery — 1308 N. Oregon. Showing through Feb. 28: “Latina Arte,” with works by Latina artists Teresa Fernandez, Carmen Navar, Romy Hawkins, Martha Arzabala, Leticia Luevanos, Lillian Sandoval, Erica Zamora and Isabel Olivares. ARTalk is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.


Young People’s Concerts — The El Paso Symphony Orchestra presents its 79th season of free programs for more than 12,000 5th grade students from El Paso, Canutillo, Anthony, Fabens and surrounding area, directed by James Welsch, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. This year's program, “The Orchestra Moves,” is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Link Up program. The public is invited on a space-available basis; call for availability. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Approximately 4,000 students will attend the opening day of the Young People’s Concerts. Students will play the recorder or violin and interact with the orchestra.

Sleepspent — The indie rockers, formerly of El Paso, perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Neon Rose, 2430 Wyoming, with the Other Half, Great Shapes and JJ Caballero. The band, led by 22-year-old frontman Austin North, released a standalone single, “California,” in November. Information on Facebook at Neon Rose Bar.

Shen Yun 2019 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows Feb. 2-3, at the Plaza Theatre. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$150. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
  The performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops together in one performance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales.”

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• A Light Divided and VRSTY — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, with local supporting acts. Tickets: $10, all ages.
• Masquerade of Souls Tour — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, featuring Seven Spires and AfterTime.
• Tony McAlpine — The electric guitar virtuoso performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Admission: $10, all ages show.

Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• wifisfuneral — The hip-hop artist performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Tickets: $15.
• Current Joys — The singer and multi-instrumentalist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, with Gap Girls. Tickets: $10-$12.

‘Disney’s Newsies’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the hit musical based on the Disney movie Jan. 25-Feb. 10, with Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; dinner matinee is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. 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.
  Set in turn-of-the century New York City, “Newsies” tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Featuring many now classic songs including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.”

Cars and Coffee — The Substation, 145 E. Sunset, hosts it monthly meetup for car lovers 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Coffee available at 2Ten Coffee Roasters. Information: or on Facebook at SubstationEP.

Woman’s Club Casino Night — The Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts its casino night fundraiser at Saturday, Feb. 2. Dress is casual. Tickets: $45. Information: 532-6131 or Information: wcoep.org.


Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. The 60th season of the live racing runs every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: Ft. Bliss Stakes, Red Hedeman Mile, and The Enchantress Stakes.

El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s Major Arena Soccer League team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Individual 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.

UTEP Women’s Basketball - Home games are in the Don Haskins Center. Game times are 7 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $5 general admission. information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• Thursday, Jan. 31: Marshall
• Saturday, Feb. 2: WKU

Miners Hockey Club — UTEP’s hockey team hosts Texas State at 11 a.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1-2 , at El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $7. Information: 491-7879, info@mindershockey.com, or minershockey.com.

Tejanos baseball — The Tejanos of El Paso Community College open their home season against Pima Community College Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at the Valle Verde Campus Baseball Field, off Hunter. Games begin at 11 a.m. Admission is free. Information: 831-2275 or epcc.edu/athletics.

UMC Health Start
— University Medical Center’s 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at UMC West Clinic, 6600 N. Desert. Registration through Jan. 31: $15. Packet pick up and race day registration: $20. Group registration for four or more: $10. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 8 to 8:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

Loretto Academy Nun Run — The 5K competitive run and non-competitive walk is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Loretto Academy, 1300 Hardaway. Entry fee is $20 through Jan. 25, $30 after. Information: 566-8400 or raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Pre-event registration and packet pickup is 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30-31, at the Loretto Academy High School Foyer, second floor.
  Race day registration is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Loretto Gym. Proceeds benefit nuns in Pakistan.


Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival
— Explore the life, controversies, and legacy of Pat Garrett, the Wild West’s most famous lawman, with live musical presentations, movie screenings, reenactments and more starting at noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Best remembered for killing Billy the Kid, Garrett lived in Doña Ana County for 12 years, served as county sheriff for four years, and was killed there on Feb. 28, 1908. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
  A free opening of images from the early days of movie theatres in Las Cruces is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the theatre gallery.
  A History of Movie Theaters in Las Cruces & Billy The Kid screening is 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. Admission: $5.

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award-winning play by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon Jan. 25-Feb. 9 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Information: no-strings.org.
  This story follows 15-year-old Christopher solving the mystery of who killed the neighbor’s dog.

‘The Crucible’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the Arthur Miller play Feb. 1-17. Directed by Norman Lewis. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  A young servant-girl maliciously causes the arrest for witchcraft of a young farmer’s wife. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie — and from there the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted.

Megan Returns! — Megan McQueen, pianist David Cunniff and singer Amanda Bradford presents “Hartsaga: Four Fantastic Songs Explained” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado. Tickets: $20; includes non-alcoholic beverages and bite-sized desserts. Seating is limited; advance reservations required at (575) 644-7136.

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