El Paso Scene Weekly for May 21-28, 2018

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Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival — The 23rd annual event is May 25-27 at Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Live acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. Admission is free at all Gough Park events; other event prices as listed. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park area. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. Information: (575) 538-2505 or silvercitybluesfestival.org.
  The Festival Kick-Off Dance is 6 p.m. with the Bus Tapes. Cost to be announced.
  Saturday’s headliners are Ghost Town Blues Band, with Brandon Perrault & Friends, Todd Tijerina Trio, Brody Buster, and Amanda Fish. Performances begin at noon.
  Sunday’s headliner are the Peterson Brothers with C.W. Ayon and Tony Holiday & the Velvetones. Performances begin at noon.
  Other Weekend Events:
• The 3rd annual Gila Glass Classic Flame-off 6 to 1a p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Glass artists from the region compete to make the best glass creation.
• The 2nd annual “Paint Out Silver!” Plein Air competition. Artwork created during the event on display at Gough Park Sunday Open to all artists over age 18. Registration: $10 through May 10; $15 during event. Register at eventbrite.com.
• Virus Theater presents the (PG-13) melodrama “A Weasel in the Hen House or ‘Ladies A’ Peril’” at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday, at El Sol Theater, 406 Bullard. Tickets: $10.
• The Kneeling Nun Run motorcycle run is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Fees: $20 single rider; $25 couples. Information: Anthony, (575) 680-5494; Jose (575) 313-4944, or Chris, (575) 654-4143.

Las Cruces Wine Festival — The 26th annual festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 26-28, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd, Las Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival offers wines by New Mexico wineries as well as specialty food and artisans. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case. No pets or coolers. Sponsored by New Mexico Wine.
  Tickets: $20 general admission (includes tasting glass and samples); $5 designated driver and non-drinker over 15. Tickets available at holdmyticket.com.
  VIP passes are $35, available for Saturday only. Includes early access pass:(11 a.m. to noon); crystal goblet, extra discounts, souvenirs and tote bag. VIP Wine Pass with Salud! de Mesilla Tapas Lunch (Saturday Only) is $85.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com. Singer, songwriter Sammy Bru performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, with guest Pearl Charles. Tickets: $12-$15.

State Line Music Series — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda-Mazda-VW outdoor concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. May 23: Zac Wilkerson

‘Arts Beat” concert — EPSO’s outreach initiative, Tocando, performs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Third through 7th graders from Hart Elementary School and Guillen Middle School will perform classical and original music compositions inspired by the exhibition, “Papel Chicano Dos.” Information: 212-0300 or elpasoartmuseum.org

El Paso Comic Strip —
1201 Airway. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com. May 24-27: Nick Guerra with feature act Mike Suarez.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Blacktop Mojo — The hard rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, with Joyous Wolf and Of Limbo. Tickets: Tickets: $12 (holdmyticket.com).
• 2mc4hc Tour — The rock tour is 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, with Mugshot, Low Roads, Shame Spiral and other. Tickets :$5

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. Patio 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. May 24: Ooh Lala

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts runs Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook. May 25: Brown Betty (classic rock)

Neon Desert Music Festival — Martin Garrix, At The Drive In, Gucci Mane, and Dillon Francis are among the performers at the 8th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, in Downtown El Paso, presented by Southwest University. Tickets: $119 two day general admission; VIP packages available. Tickets available at The Headstand, Happy House and online at neondesertmusicfestival.com. Information: neondesert.com or on Facebook.
  Other performers include Cardi B, Cafe Tacvba, Third Eye Blind, Farruko, Playboi Carti, GTA, Malaa, The Drums, Bomba Estero, Lany, Lecrae, Caloncho, Cuco, Nao, Cults, Little Jesus, JID, Earthgang, Boogie, Buddy, The Garden, Nick Hirsch, The Swell Kids, Great Shapes, Dulce Mal, Sick.Life, A. Billi Free, Space Captains Collective, Pilots of Venus, Gila Monster, Medvedi, Divine Kegel, Soul Parade, Fat Camp, Sleepspent, Young Deluxe, Wildsters, Mikey Cloud, Mountain Vibes, The Fifth Estate, Cry Baby, Stangus, Matt O. Johnson and The Sandy Ohms.

Timbiriche — The Mexican pop group performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at El Paso County Coliseum. Considered one of the most iconic Latin pop acts of the 1980s and 1990s, Timbiriche started as a children’s group in 1982 and managed to evolve successfully into adulthood. Tickets: $50 to $275 (Ticketmaster).
  Timbiriche’s No. 1, platinum-selling album is “Timbiriche 25.” The band’s hits include “Princesa Tibetana,” “Tú y Yo Somos Uno Mismo,” “Medley Chiquitos,” “Y la Fiesta Comenzó,” and more.


Agave Rosa Gallery
—  905 Noble. Information: 533-8011. Showing May 26-June 16: “Tres Soles de Paquime,” works by Armando Mora. Opening is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

Concordia Cemetery Memorial Day — Concordia Cemetery Heritage Association will honor veterans of all wars buried at the historic cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, in Concordia Cemetery’s Buffalo Soldier Memorial, 3700 Yandell. Program will include Empty Table Memorial and Buffalo Soldiers of the Southwest, along with remembrance of 270 veterans of 19th and 20th century wars.
  Co-sponsored by Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association and Donnie Brown Buffalo Soldiers Association. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 591-2326 or 566-8724.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Information: (575) 589-0653.


Vision Unlimited 8K — The 8K, 5K run and 1-mile run/walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Details to be announced. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663; registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Borderland Roller Derby — The next bout for the former “Sun City Roller Girls” is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, featuring the Las Viudas Negras vs. Las Diablas. Tickets: $10; ($7 with valid military ID; $1 for ages 10 and younger; or $8 each for pack of six) at brownpapertickets.com. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com or on Facebook.


Dance Extravaganza — The Las Cruces Chamber Ballet’s annual performance is 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 24-25, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 527-1893 or michelesdanceacademy.biz.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com. The Grammy-nominated and GMA Dove Award winning gospel group Ernie Haase and Signature Sound performs Friday, May 25. Tickets: $39-$69.

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 (May 25), 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.

‘The Rivals’ — No Strings Theatre Company closes its season with the play by Richard Brinsley Sheriden May 25-June 10 at Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces. Directed by Monte H. Wright. This comedy of manners satirizes sentimentalism and sophisticated pretensions, without the typical 18th-century moralizing.
  Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday June 4 and 11; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 45th annual juried arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, at Zenith Park, with new and returning art vendors showcasing sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more as well as live music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 1-888-874-4447 or coolcloudcroft.com.
  Cloudcroft Light Opera Company presents a melodrama at 7:30 p.m. each night in the park pavilion.

Mayor’s Jazz Fest — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation’s Music in the Park summer concert series opens with the annual jazz event at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Plaza de Las Cruces on Main Street, featuring headliner Grace Kelly, saxophonist, singer and composer from Boston, along with Las Cruces’ Oñate High School Jazz Workshop and El Paso’s Side Effects Organ Trio. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

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