El Paso Scene Weekly for Feb. 10-16, 2020

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Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
  Park After Dark live music is 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Mariachi bands perform at 5 p.m. Sundays.
  Special tribute concerts:
• Los Burkis & Los Yonics Tribute, Friday, Feb. 14.
• Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Saturday, Feb. 15.
  For full band lineup, see website.

Wine, Books & Music — Brave Books, 1307 Arizona, will serve free wine and cheese 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, along with original music by singer/songwriter Johnny Martinez 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Celebrated solo pianist George Winston performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Winston’s career spans more than 40 years, with 15 million albums sold. Tickets: $21, $25 and $35. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Charter Day Urban Challenge
— The Silver City Territorial Charter Day’s Urban Challenge Fun Run is 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, through Downtown Silver City. The run is about 5K and starts under the Downtown Arch on Broadway to the Market Street Walking Bridge. Sponsored by Silver City Main Street and WNMU. Entry fee is three cans of food for the WNMU Food Pantry & the Grant County Food Pantry. Pre-register at silvercitymainstreet.com. Race day registration is 8 am next to the Murray Ryan Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson. Information: (575) 534-1700 or silvercitymainstreet.com.

For the Love of Art – The shops and galleries at Placita Madrid, 1445 Main in San Elizario, host their annual Valentine’s Day weekend events 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Take a picture with your loved ones, both people and pets, at a photo booth with valentine props, and children can make valentines. Visiting vendors will offer a selection of gifts. Artists Alberto Escamilla, Robert Dozal and Romy Hawkins will be on site working on their latest works of art. Juana Romo of JR’s Art Gallery and Tea Room will feature her Valentine creations and other artists’ artwork. Live music and refreshments. Free and open to the public. Information: (915) 851-0742.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Information: lowbrowpalace.com. See separate listing for outdoor venue at 1101 Texas.
• The Addicts — The British punk band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets: $25.
• Chastity Belt — The rock band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, with Loose Tooth. Tickets: $12.

Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. No Man with guest Speaker Honey is 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. Tickets: $15-$20.. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. The legendary Chubby Checker performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• Part Time returns at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, with Gary Wilson and the Blind Dates. Tickets: $10 (Eventbrite).
• Mathrock giants Floral and Standards perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, with local support.

Raúl Di Blasio and Barbara Padilla — The celebrated pianist teams up with the operatic singer for a “Concierto Para Enamorados” at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39-$99 (Ticketmaster).

Valentine’s Freestyle Love Jam — Lisa Lisa and Stevie B lead this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with TKA, Shannon, Debbie Deb, Stacey Q, and Pretty Poison. Tickets: $30.50-$52.50(Ticketmaster).

Ángela Aguilar — The mariachi/ranchera singer, daughter of Pepe Aguilar, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $55-$149.75 (Ticketmaster).


Galentine’s Day Cocoa Crawl — Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, hosts a free “Galentine’s Day Cocoa Crawl” 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Dress warm and wear comfortable shoes. Admission is free. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.

’70s Valentine’s Party — The dinner and dance featuring 70s Disco Motown, Soul more is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. The party show from Las Vegas features Grammy winner Hazel Payne of A Taste of Honey, Randall Bostick, (a Rick James Impersonator), Las Vegas showman Bobby Rose, and special guest Jerome Gullatt with 911 In Effect. General admission: $35; VIP $49, plus service charge. Tickets available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at El Maida Shrine, or at 562-1444 or (575) 520-8776. Information: the70sreunion.com.

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance — Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1581, hosts it fundraising dinner and dance 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at, 801 Magoffin, with music by Starliners Band and mariachis, and prizes. BYOB. Tickets: $35 (tax-deductible donation). Information: Barbie, 240-5959; Virginia, 999-7805, Josie, 603-6368, Hazel, 267-9070 or Rache, 244-2209.

Valentine dinner and dance — St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 518 Gallagher, hosts its annual Valentine fundraiser 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 14, featuring a dinner and live music by Rhapsody. Dinner served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. to midnight. BYOB for wine and liquor only; set-ups, sodas and beer available for purchase. No outside beer or coolers allowed. Cost: $30 ($250 per table for 10 with advance reservation). Information: 592-5245.

Valentine’s Day at the Crossing — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, hosts a five-course Valentine’s Day meal with live music by Baku 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Reservations strongly encouraged at (575) 589-0653. Cost: $100 Information: ardovinos.com.
  Dance party follows in Sunset Hall with DJ Joe Dorgan.

Valentine’s Day Dinner — Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. hosts a fine dining experience Friday, Feb. 14, with dinner, wine, live music by Julio Ortiz and dancing in a heated venue. Reservations required: $40 ($35 wine club members); includes dinner and one glass of choice per person. Reservations: (915) 241-4349, sombraantigua.com, or on Facebook.

‘Love is in the Air’ — The Bert Saldana Gallery  presents live music by “After Dark” 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Golden Eagle Gallery, 1501 Main, San Elizario. The San Elizario Players present the skit “Cupid’s Arrow” at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 479-2926.

‘Amor’ art event — El Paso Museum of Art hosts the event Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, as part of its “Art Getaways” weekend series centered around blockbuster exhibitions at the museum. “Amor” is inspired by the exhibition El Paso Museum of Art: 60 Years of Collecting with drop-in calligraphy workshops, a live set by DJ Shawn Cartier, and performances by Odd Lab. Registration at epma.art.

Dead Girls Art Fest — 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Rockhouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana. Art vendors and live music. Admission: $3. . Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.

Valentine’s Dance — St. Pius Special Needs Group hosts its annual dance 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1050 N Clark, with music by Rhapsody Band. Proceeds supports the group ministry to improve the quality of life for its members. Cost: $15; free beer and setups while they last. Tables for 10 available with reservations. Tickets: 443-3703.


Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his “Just Kidding” World Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $40-$60; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).

‘Saturday Night Fever’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the Broadway and West End smash hit through March 1, featuring music by the Bee Gees. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1. 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.
disco era classics featured in the original film. Adult subject matter and language.

‘As You Like It’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana presents one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies Feb. 7-23. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors, students, military and teachers; $9 children). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Love blooms in the Forest of Arden, as the banished Rosalind and her faithful cousin Celia encounter a group of other exiles. Gender roles, nature, and politics are confused in this play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life and love can be.

‘Monsters We Create’ — UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents original pieces created by UTEP students in collaboration with New York playwright Georgina Escobar at Feb. 12-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturday, plus 2:30 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Directed by Kim McKean. Tickets: $12-$18. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  Inspired and created by students, the pieces examine subjects and themes that percolated through a series of methodologies of devised theater and writing techniques.

‘The Vagina Monologues’ — Star on the Mountain Production Company’s 3rd annual Day presentation of Eve Ensler production is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at Mount Hope Lutheran, 9640 Montwood, directed by Rachel Mullins. Admission: $10; available at brownpapertickets.com.. Information: staronthemountainep.weebly.com.


Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing
— The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. 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.
  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.


UTEP Men’s Basketball
- Homes games are at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $10-$24. Information: 747-5234 or utepathletics.com.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13: Western Kentucky
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Marshall.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com. Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays, with post time at 12:25 p.m. through Feb. 11, and at 1 p.m. Feb. 14-April 21. The live racing season runs through April 21.

Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo — The 27th annual bouldering competition is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16, at Hueco Tanks State Park, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1, with cash and prizes offered. Registration and other events are at Hueco Rock Ranch; competition is at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, along with a party, demonstrations, food trucks and pro climbers present. Passes are $100 for the weekend; $20 for Saturday night only. Information, registration: americanalpineclub.org/hrr
  Hueco Rock Ranch, operated by American Alpine Club, is at 17498 Bettina, about 3 miles from the state park.

Jennifer Han boxing — El Paso’s featherweight boxing champion Jennifer Han returns to her hometown for a non-title fight 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $25-$100 (Ticketmaster).

Michelob Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K — The 13th annual races are 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, starting and finishing at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Plaza Downtown. Information: elpasomarathon.org.
  Registration (through Feb. 14) is $115 for the Marathon, $80 for the Half Marathon; and $40 for the 5K; and $10 for a kids dash. Entry fees at the Race Expo the day before the race go up $10.
  The El Paso Health & Fitness Expo (and packet pickup for all runners) is 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, with over 30 exhibitors and vendors.

Southern New Mexico

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the classic Joseph Kesselring playthrough Feb. 16. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, students and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  The nephew of two spinster aunts is in love with a reverend’s daughter. The nephew’s family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, is composed of insane individuals, from homicidal aunts, to a cousin who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Linkin’ Bridge — The R&B Group headlines the Valentine’s dinner at Friday, Feb. 14. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Tickets: $55 general admission.
• Criss Angel — The popular magician performs his “Mindfreak Unplugged” show Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $45-$95.

‘Dottie!’ — The Dance Eclectic presents its original show 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at Black Box Theater, 430 N Mail in Las Cruces. Members of the local dance collective present choreography in genres ranging from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance. Ticket information (575) 523-1223 or tktassistant.com. Information: thedanceeclectic.com or on Facebook.
  Dottie! is set in 1920s Hollywood and loosely based on the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz.” Follow the adventures of Dottie Gable, who moved to Hollywood to become a famous actress.

‘Tartuffe’ — Doña Ana Repertory Theatre (DART) presents the energetic, one-act adaptation of the Moliere classic at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 14-16, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Created by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Sherman, John Neville Andrews and Derek Cunningham. Admission: $15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
  So virtuous is Tartuffe that every form of pleasure is an abomination to him. Orgon, a rich merchant, is completely duped by the ruse and watches approvingly as the cunning Tartuffe “reforms” his whole family.

Mambo Kings — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents a Latin Jazz tour with music Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico and the United States, Feb. 15-16, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall, with conductor Lonnie Klein. The show features the music of Astor Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Dave Brubeck and more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $41-$51: information: (575) 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.com or on Facebook.


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