El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 5-10, 2017
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
‘Real Women Have Curves’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Josefina Lopez play Sept. 8-Oct. 1. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this outrageously funny story is about five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under.
Movies in the Canyon — El Paso Live hosts the 9th annual free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater Fridays and Saturdays through September. Showtimes are at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.). Concessions available; no food or beverages may be brought in. Bring a blanket or light jacket in case it cools off in the canyon. Information: 534-0674, elpasolive.com, moviesinthecanyon.com.
• Sept. 8: The Lego Batman Movie
• Sept. 9: Doctor Strange
Arts International — El Paso Art Association hosts the 50th annual Arts International Juried Exhibition, Texas’s largest international juried art exhibit, Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Works by more than 60 artists are featured. Opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Information: 534-7377 or artsinternat.com.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
‘Encores & Overtures’ — El Paso Opera and El Paso Ballet presents the annual event at 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with dinner, silent auction and “An Opera Collective” of live entertainment featuring “Desert Gems” and other arts organizations. Ticket information: (opera) 581-5534 or epopera.org, or (ballet) 760-6062 or elpasoballettheatre.com.
Social Distortion — The legendary punkabilly band performs with guest Jade Jackson at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. All ages show. Tickets: $40 general admission; $140 VIP; available at trickyfalls.com. One dollar from each ticket sold goes to Sweet Relief.
Over the past 30 years, the Southern California punk godfathers fronted by Mike Ness have all but trademarked their brand of hard rockabilly-punk. The group broke through in 1983 with the thrashing punk hit “Mommy’s Little Monster.” Their latest album is “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.”
Also this week at Tricky Falls:
• Drab Majesty — The alternative rock band performs at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in The Perch, with SRSQ. Tickets: $10.
• Decapitated and Thy Art is Murder — The death metal bands’ “Double Homicide” Tour is 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, with Fallujah and Ghost Bath. Tickets: $18-$21.
Guns N’ Roses — One of the biggest rock bands of the ‘90s brings its “Not in this Lifetime” Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Sun Bowl Stadium, with opening act Texas legends ZZ Top. Their last appearance in the area was in 1992 at Las Cruces’ Aggie Memorial Stadium. Tickets: $62 to $743. VIP packages are $568-$1,244.
Ricardo Arjona — The Guatemalan singer/songwriter’s performs as part of his “Circo Soledad,” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50 (Ticketmaster).
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouseDiveBarKitchen.
• Black Pussy — The ’70s-influenced rockers’ 2017 North American Tour is 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with Brother Strange and Not My Master. Tickets: $5.
• Jason Richardson & Luke Holland — The guitarist and drummer perform 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, with the Reign of Kindo and Stolas. Tickets: $15.
Jazz at Sunset — El Paso Community College will host the free outdoor jazz show 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus’s Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter with performances by Frank Zona & Urban Edge, El Paso Jazz Collective and Billy Townes. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No alcohol or pets. Refreshments sold. Information: 831-2292 or epcc.edu.
Lisa Lisa — The singer known for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam will perform her hits at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Buchanan’s Event Center,11540 Pellicano. Tickets: $20; $40 VIP meet and greet tickets. Information: 588-4219.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Oktoberfest — Bliss MWR brings a taste of Bavaria back to El Paso Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10 in at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd on East Fort Bliss, with German food, beer, music and dancers. Information: 568-6741 or bliss.armymwr.com/
This year’s musical guest is Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express. Also performing: the German Air Force Schuhplattler Dance Group.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to midnight. Adults only. Tickets: $35, includes stein, German meal.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. Free, all ages. Food available for purchase.
Community Preparedness Expo — El Paso Department of Public Health and other partners host the preparedness expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at El Paso Convention Center, with information on being prepared for disease outbreaks, thunderstorms, power outages, severe winds, fires, floods, extreme heat and winter storms. Admission is free. Information: EPHealth.com.
Activities planned for the entire family, including tours of emergency vehicles and utility trucks, free emergency kit starter bags, life and fire safety information, emergency preparedness supply vendors, hands-on CPR lessons from El Paso Fire Department, blood donations, hiking safety, zika virus information, vaccination information and more.
‘Dog Day’ swimming event — City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 6th annual dog swim days are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad. Social dogs will be allowed to enjoy a pool day interacting with other friendly pets. Among the contests on both days are prettiest doggie bikini and longest doggie leap Cost: $2 per dog (owners free). Information, pool rules for pets: 212-0397 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
Animal Rescue League and El Paso Animal Services will have information on dogs available for adoption.
Grandparents Day Expo — EPCC Senior Adult Program and United Healthcare host the 13th annual expo for Grandparents Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center A-Building, Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, with free health screenings, snacks, music and fun for grandparents and their families. Ticket are free; available by calling: 831-7801.
Mexican Food Fiesta — The Mexican food event is 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown, presented by Metro PCS. Dozens of food vendors will be on site with their best Mexican food eats, along with a Mercadito, mini car show and live art competition with art from local and regional artists. Live entertainment includes mariachi bands and folklorico dancers throughout the entire evening. Admission: $3 (free with Metro PCS Pass available at all Metro PCS stores). Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
West Health Fest — Texas Tech Physicians presents free family health and fitness event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at its new location at 2000 B Transmountain Road, with zumba, yoga, a doctor’s corner, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, a drumline performance, music, inflatables and more. Prizes and giveaways every hour. Information: 215-4647 or westhealthfest.com.
The event also features the 2017 Texas Tech Fitness Challenge.
The Organ Symposium — The symposium celebrating organ music is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm (at Wheeling). Several students of Ezekiel Meza will participate. Refreshments and fellowship follow. Program is free; contributions welcome. Organ players invited to participate. Information: 532-5874.
Arts, Crafts & Collectibles Fair — Christ the Savior Catholic Church, 5301 Wadsworth (next to Veterans Park) hosts it fair 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9-10. Admission is free. Vendors welcome; applications: Jesus (Jesse) Mancillas, 255-6936 or christthesaviorep.org.
Doña Ana Doll Club Show & Sale — The annual doll and accessory show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Scottish Rite Temple, 195 Boutz, Las Cruces. Includes dolls, doll accessories, Teddy bears, fabrics and trims, toys and miniatures, a silent auction and door prizes. Admission: $2 (free for ages 10 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1413.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round 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, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org or ardovinos.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.
‘Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del Camino’ — The Consulate General of Mexico, Chamizal National Memorial and Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte, present the photographic exhibition of one of the art world’s most iconic and controversial couples Sept. 7-Dec. 22, at Chamizal National Memorial Gallery, 800 S. San Marcial. Opening reception is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekends by request. Information: 532-7273, nps.gov/cham/ or consulmex.sre.gob.mx/elpaso.
La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: 434-9703, 434-9711, or on Facebook at YISDFineArts.
Showing Sept. 7-Oct. 5: The Annual Faculty Art Exhibit. Reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.
‘Foto Frontera’ Visual Stills exhibit — Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (first floor), hosts the 4th annual invitational photography exhibit by area photographers Sept. 8-Oct. 20, in celebration of Chicano Heritage Month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: 545-7190, lafe-ep.org or on Facebook. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.
UTEP Football — The Miners’ first home game of the season is against the Rice Owls at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Individual ticket information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.
Texas Tech Fitness Challenge — The Fitness challenge is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Texas Tech Physicians‘ new location at 2000 B Transmountain Road, as part of their West Health Fest. This Crossfit-inspired workout includes a competitive a 250-meter row, followed by six to eight tire flips, a sled pull (95 pounds for male participants, 65 for females), and burpees. Various starting times available. Registration: westhealthfest.com. Information: 215-4647.
Run/Walk For Respect — Arc del Paso will host its 5K run and 5K and 1 mile walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Registration: $20 by August 30; $25 on race day; $15 Arc members. Car fee for park entrance: $2. Information: 564-4978 or thearcofelpaso.org. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Together We Will Live 5K Run / Walk — The 4th annual Diana’s I will Live Foundation 5K race, 5K fun run, walk, and 1 mile walk are 8 Sunday, Sept. 10, at Burges High School, 2016 Edgemere. Competitive run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K and 1 mile run and walk at 8:45 a.m. Registration: $20 ($10 age 10 and younger). Race day registration is $30 for fun run and walk (no race day registration for competitive event). Information: 1-888-479-8422 or email@example.com.
Southern New Mexico
Elephant Days — The City of Elephant Butte’s annual celebration is Sept. 8-10 at Elephant Butte event grounds, with carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, live music, food and more. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 744-4892 or ElephantButteAdventures.com.
Pops Under The Stars — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra presents the NMSU Masterworks Chorus performs with the LCSO at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 101 N. Main (Downtown Mall), in an evening of patriotic songs and popular music, including the Grand Finale 1812 Overture. Food, beverage and beer and wine available. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 (open seating); $50 VIP seating ($500 table of 10); available at holdmyticket.com. Information: (575) 646-3709 or lascrucessymphony.com.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Maddie and Tae — The country sister duo performs Friday, Sept. 8. Tickets: $35-$65.
• Chef Robert Irvine — An evening with the celebrity chef is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets: $55 general admission.
St. Genevieve’s Fiesta — The Las Cruces church’s annual fiesta, celebrating the church community’s 155th year, is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9-10, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces. Live entertainment includes Suavecito Band from Socorro, N.M, Las Cruces Gents Band, Gadsden Steel Drum Band; ballet folkloricos and ballet, mariachis, as well as clowns, piñatas, karate and zumba. Food includes gorditas, enchiladas, hamburgers, quesadillas, hot dogs, burritos, corn on the cob, snow cones, aguas frescas and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 888-5578 or stgen.info.
Dog Cruces Pet Expo — The inaugural expo for pet owners is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, at Las Cruces Convention Center, with treats for dogs, a K-9 agility course, a pet costume contest, and prizes and giveaways both days. Products and information booths for experts on behavioral issues, nutrition, grooming and more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome. Admission: $5; free for age 4 and younger.
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