El Paso Scene Weekly for July 23-29, 2018

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‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live concludes the 41st season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.

Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th annual series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon, Amphitheatre, sponsored by WestStar Bank. July 26: Windy City. Performance begins at 6 p.m. with headliner at 7 p.m. on the main stage. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com. VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. July 27: Ooh La La (classic disco). Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — The racetrack and casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. presents Wanted, Bon Jovi Tribute, 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 28, No cover. Information: (575) 874-5200 or Sunland-Park.com/entertainment.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson.. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Wye Oak — American indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Sotomayer — The electronica band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, July 27. Tickets: $17-$20.
• Givers — The indie pop group performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Tickets: $13-$15.
• De Lux — The LA-based post disco duo performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Tickets; $10-$12.

State Line Music Series —The free outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 1222 Sunland Park Drive. July 25: Powell Brothers. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. All customers asked to bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q.

El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. July 26-29: Vlad Caamano. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6-$12, ticketweb.com. Information, reservations: 779--5233, elpasocomicstrip.com.

Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts — El Paso Parks and Recreation presents a free outdoor music concert with The Mixx 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 27, at San Jacinto Plaza. No alcohol or glass-bottled beverages permitted. Food vendors and activities for kids offered. Information, updates: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

VALERIE PONZIO — The El Paso country singer who turned all four chairs on “The Voice”  returns to her hometown to perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Age 18 and older welcome. Admission is usully free. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Renaissance Music Concert — The Sprezzatura trio performs Renaissance music 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Judge Marquez Public Library, 610 N Yarbrough. The trio uses historical instruments. Concerts are accompanied with explanatory lectures by UTEP faculty and professionals. Admission is free. Information: 747-6630.

The Convalescence — 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Rockhouse Bar and Grill,  9828 Montana, with The Grave Aesthetic and Not My Master. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.


‘Seismology’ Nerd Night — Seismology is the subject for the 8th Nerd Night event hosted by Insights El Paso 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at The Fainting Goat, 504 W. San Antonio, with guest speaker Dr. Aaron Velasco from UTEP Geologic Sciences. Age 21 and older welcome. Admission; $10 per person; RSVP at insightselpaso.org/programs/nerd-nights/. Military discount offered. Information: 534-0000.

San Ignacio Kermes — St. Ignatius Church, 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo Barrio) will celebrate its 112th year 6 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 27-29 with entertainment, music and dancing, rides and authentic food. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.

El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. A Ranch Day Fiesta is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, with crafts, living history events and family activities. Admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.

Reynolds Home Car show
— A car show to benefit the Reynolds Home for homeless women and children is 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, hosted by the Shrine’s Red Barons, with live music, DJ, drinks, vendors and family fun. Open to all classes of vehicles. Information: 929-9055 or Star.reynoldshome@gmail.com.

Catfish Classic TournameNT — El Paso County Parks & Recreation and Ascarate Fishing Club hosts its inaugural County Catfish Classic 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at Ascarate Lake, 6900 Delta. This adult fishing catch-and-release tournament (open to ages 18 and older) is the first of its kind for the Ascarate Fishing Club, who typically only produces kids fishing events. Proceeds benefit the club. All anglers are required to have a fishing license issued by the State of Texas.
  Advance registration open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 27, at El Paso County Parks & Recreation administrative office in Ascarate Park. Fee collected the day of the event: $20 with advance registration; $25 day of event registration. Parking fee is $2 cash only. Information: 771-2380 or epcountyparks.com.
  First 200 participants receive a welcome bag from Cabela’s. All participants entered into a raffle.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. 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.

Kern Place Art and Farmers Market — The monthly market is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Sunday of the month at 205 Cincinnati Street. Information kernplacemarket.wordpress.com.

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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.

Southern New Mexico

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Starlight Children’s Theatre of Las Cruces performs Shakespeare’s comedy with music by Felix Mendelssohn July 27-28 at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Showtime is 7 p.m. nightly, plus a 10 a.m. children’s matinee July 27. Directed by Ginger Scarbrough with musical direction by Pamela Quiñones, the production features 28 youth actors between the ages of 5 and 22. Tickets: $10($5 students; $8 each for groups of 10 or more); available in advance at Spirit Winds, StarlightOnStage.org or at the door.
  Travel to Ancient Athens and its neighboring magical Fairyland, where mortals meet fairies and magic and love potions rule the night in Shakespeare’s most famous comedy.

‘And The Winner Is...” — Boba Café and Cabaret, 1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces, presents a performance celebrating “A Night at the Tony Awards” Friday and Saturday, July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4. Dinner show at 7 p.m. (seating at 6 p.m.); Cocktail show seating at 8:30 p.m. (seating at 8:15 p.m.) Tickets: $27.50 for dinner; $12.50 for cocktail. Reservations recommended: (575) 647-5900. 
  Performers Mark Klett, Juan Apodaca, Taylor Rey and Melis Derya White perform Tony-winning music from the 1950s to the recent 2018 winner “The Bands Visit.”

Fourth Fridays at Alameda Park Zoo — The City of Alamogordo hosts free monthly summer events 6 to 10 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month during the summer months (July 27), at Alameda Park Zoo, 1321 N. White Sands, with live music, outdoor movie, food vendors, prizes, giveaways and more for the entire family. No pets or outdoor food and drink; alcohol service for age 21 and older offered. Admission is free. Information: ci.alamogordo.nm.us or on Facebook.

Full Moon Nights
— White Sands National Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts monthly full moon programs May through October. Next one is 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 27. Call for program. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring around 60 all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

Ruidoso Art Festival — The 47th annual event is Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca (NM Highway 48), with more than 100 artists from across the nation. New this year, the festival will feature some New Mexico wineries; with free wine tasting at many locations.
Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  Admission: $6 per day; $4 for military; $1 ages 10 and younger. Two-day passes are $10; three-day passes are $15. Military discount of $4. Tickets with wine tasting are additional $10. Sponsored by the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. Information: (575) 257-7395, 1-877-RUIDOSO (784-3676) or RuidosoNow.com.
  Rated as one of the country’s top 100 juried art shows, the festival features acrylics, oils and other media paintings; fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings of all media, photography, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the multiple use trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, starting and finishing at Wingfield Park’s Grindstone Lake Trails. Half-Marathon and 8.5K wave starts at 7:30 and 4-mile wave at 7:45 a.m. USA Track and Field sanctioned and American Trail Running Association approved event. Proceeds benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition and Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program and Ecoservants.
  Entry fees: 4-mile is $15 by June 28, $25 by July 26 and $40 on race day. 8.5-mile is $25 by June 28, $30 by July 12, $35 by July 26 and $50 on race day. Half-marathon is $35 by June 28, $45 by July 12, $50 by July 26 and $60 on race day. Information: Words0250@gmail.como or (575) 937-7106. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Carry your own water container; there will be one refill station on the 8.5-mile and half-marathon routes.

‘A Hero’s Journey Through Dance’ — The performance featuring a collaboration of the students from the NMSU Dance Program’s summer camp, NMSU dancers, graduates and alumni is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at NMSU’s Rentfrow Hall in Las Cruces. General admission: $10 ($5 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 646-4067.

Tailgate 2018 — Hard Road Trio (roots and bluegrass) performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. Single event tickets available for $45 per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).


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