El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 5-11, 2019
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Plaza Classic Film Festival — El Paso Community Foundation’s 12th annual classic and ”semi-classic” movie festival is Aug. 1-11. Screenings are in the Plaza’s Main (Kendle Kidd) Theatre and Philanthropy Theatre. Information: 533-4020 or plazaclassic.com.
Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kathleen Quinlan will appear for on-stage interviews with “Apollo 13” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and the drama “Clara’s Heart” at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, both in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $10 Friday show, $8 Saturday matinee.
Victoria Riskin, former president of the Writers Guild of America, West, is the daughter of actress Fay Wray (”King Kong,” “The Most Dangerous Game”) and screenwriter Robert Riskin (”It Happened One Night,” “Meet John Doe”). She will discuss her mother’s work in an onstage interview before a screening of the 1933 masterpiece “King Kong” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Main Theatre. Tickets: $8.
Riskin also will introduce one of her mother’s favorite movies, the 1928 Eric von Stroheim silent classic “The Wedding March,” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, and one of her father’s most popular films, the 1938 romantic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, both in the Main Theatre. Tickets: $6 per show.
She will follow the “You Can’t Take It With You” screening with a signing of her book “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Admission is free; books available for purchase.
Free Plaza Day features cartoons at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Main Theatre.
Main Theatre (Kendle Kidd) tickets are $6 matinees; $8 evening shows.
Free Film Talks are 6 p.m. before 7 p.m. screenings in the Philanthropy Theatre.
Monday, Aug. 5: Top Hat, 1 p.m. On the Town, 3:30 p.m. A Star is Born (1954), 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6: The Wedding March, 1 p.m. The Odd Couple, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Children of a Lesser God, 4 p.m. The Right Stuff, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 8: Beau Geste, 1:30 p.m. You Only Live Twice, 4 p.m. Steel Magnolias, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9: The Grapes of Wrath, 1 p.m. Easy Rider, 4 p.m. Pulp Fiction, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug.10: The Love Bug, 10:30 a.m. Cinderella, 1:30 p.m. The Wizard of Oz, 7 p.m. Do the Right Thing, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11: My Fair Lady, 1 p.m. City Lights, 4:30 p.m.
Philanthropy Theatre tickets are $4.
Monday, Aug. 5: Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1 p.m. Newsies, 3:30 p.m.
• Tommy, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6: Addams Family Values, 1 p.m. Capricorn One, 3:30 p.m. Solaris, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7: Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird, 1 p.m. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 3 p.m. The Italian Job, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 8: Harry and the Hendersons, 1 p.m. SpaceCamp, 3:30 p.m. Kanal, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 9: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, 1 p.m. The Princess Bride, 3:30 p.m. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10: “Itzhak” documentary on Itzhak Perlman, 1 p.m. The Wild Bunch, 3 p.m. Local Flavor II hosted by Zach Passero and Lucky McKee, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11: Detour, 1 p.m. Concussion, 3 p.m. with panel discussion
Local Flavor Awards are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Foundation Room. Admission is free.
Drive-in/Walk-up screenings are 9 p.m. Thursdays on the Mills Plaza Parking Garage. Admission: $5 at the door. Aug. 8: Major League
Free musicals are 9 p.m. Fridays on Oregon Street, preceded by live music performances. Friday, Aug. 9: Grease. Saturday, Aug. 10: Dirty Dancing
Free screenings are 2 p.m. at El Paso Public Library: Tuesday, Aug. 6: City of Joy. Wednesday, Aug. 7: For All Mankind. Thursday, Aug. 8: Meet John Doe
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W. Paisano (in the Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Information: 534-7377, CrosslandArtGallery.com, or on Facebook.
An opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, for “The Heat is On! An Encaustic Art Exhibit.” Encaustic is an ancient art medium using colored wax and heat. Artists in Jan Wisbrun Dreher, Brigitte von Ahn, Joyce Stine and more than a dozen others, including featured artists from the Westside Art Guild. The exhibit continues through Sept. 13.
Kharisma James Scholarship 5K — El Paso Community College and Veterans Resource Center host the 5K run and 1-mile adaptive and fun walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus Americana Language Village, 919 Hunter. Fun walk begins at 8:10 a.m. Registration: $25 through Aug. 9; $30 Aug. 10-11 at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 831-2398.
Packet pickup is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on Race day.
Kharisma Ashlee James passed away Aug. 13, 2018, due to a tragic accident trying to save her two children and a fellow student in the parking lot of a Westside elementary school in El Paso. She served eight years in the Army, including an assignment at Fort Bliss with the 11th ADA Brigade and completed a tour in Iraq. She attended EPCC and helped establish the Veterans Resource Center.
State Line Music Series — State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive. The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Aug. 7: Chris Colston. 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.
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza, presented by ElPasoLive. Aug. 9: Windy City (Chicago tribute). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600.
Natti Natasha — The rising pop star performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $40 (Ticketmaster).
Natasha moved from the Dominican Republic to New York at 18, signing with reggaetón veteran Don Omar and the Orfanato Music Group. Her 2012 debut EP, “All About Me,” with the hit song “Dutty Love,” with Omar won three Billboard Latin Music Awards. She also collaborated with singer Daddy Yankee for “Otra Cosa,” followed by the hit “Criminal” with Latin trap star
Ozuna, which became the most viewed video in 2017.
She released her debut album, “IlumiNATTI,” this year and won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Hot Latin Songs Female Artist of the Year.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Salsa Night at the Park is 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, with Team Havana, a group of Cuban men with a career in music who got together to provide top quality music to the Latin-music dancers. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
Sleepspent — The El Paso-based indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Monarch, 204 Rio Grande. RSVP: sleepspent.com.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625.
• Kingdom of Giants — 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, with local support. Tickets: $10. All ages.
• Vindictive Miscreant Tour — Master headlines the tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with Claustrofobia, Dusk and local bands. All ages. Tickets: $10.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Ticket information: eventbrite.com or on Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
• Playboi Carti — The rapper performs at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Tickets: $30.
• Homeshake — The Montreal singer-songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tickets: $20.
• The Buttertones — The Los Angeles rock band performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Tickets: $15.
Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 9-11. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255 or sanlorenzocatholicchurch.com.
One of El Paso County’s oldest traditions, the event includes food, games, rides, matachines, loteria and live music throughout the weekend. The event traditionally attracts more than 10,000 people each day.
To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs.
ALSO THIS WEEK
El Paso Zoo — 4001 E. Paisano. Bug Fest celebrating all things creepy crawly is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11. Guests interact with different bugs from all over the world and to even try some bug delicacies prepared by the Zoo's executive chef. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, inflatables, educational lectures from El Paso community partners also featured.
The zoo will stay open until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. for Zoofari Nite.
Admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 212-0966, elpasozoo.org, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 18th annual market summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, firstname.lastname@example.org, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
Cooking fresh with Chef Patrick Rosser is 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10.
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. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Game time is 7 p.m. (Sunday at 6 p.m.). Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Aug. 7-9: Round Rock Express. Aug. 10-11: San Antonio Missions
Bill Barry Celebration of Life and Memorial Run — the 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at La Viña Winery, 4201 South Hwy 28 in La Union. Pasta dinner follows the run. Registration through Aug. 8: $20; $25 after Aug. 9. No race day registration. Register at raceadventureunlimited.com. Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the start line on race day.
Children’s Grief Center Memory Walk - The 5K run, 5k fun run/walk and 1-mile family fun walk is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at TopGolf, 365 Vin Rambla. Registration through Aug. 2: $25; $30 after Aug. 2. Information: 532-6004 or raceadventuresunlimted.com.
Packet pick up is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Up and Running, 1472 George Dieter and 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.
NPC Sun City Regional National Qualifier — The bodybuilding competition is Saturday, Aug. 10, at UTEP’ Magoffin Auditorium. Pre-judging begins at 9:30 a.m., finals at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for prelims, $30 for finals (Ticketmaster). Information:suncityregionalelpaso.com.
Southern New Mexico
‘Biloxi Blues’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main, Las Cruces, opens its 57th season with Neil Simon comedy Aug. 9-25, directed by Michael Wise. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cake and non-alcoholic beverages with the cast and crew follow opening night performance. Tickets: $17 ($14 senior, student and military; $10 groups and children). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy, which began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and concluded with “Broadway Bound,” Biloxi Blues won the Tony Award in 1985 for Best Play. Eugene Jerome is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about life and love, along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.
The Fab Four — The world’s greatest tribute to the Beatles is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, , at the Spencer Theater, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $76-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Tailgate 2019 — Big Band on the Rio Grande performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the annual outdoor concert series in in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. Tickets available for $25-$45 per vehicle (if spaces available). Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples). Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanctioned rodeo is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various events including branch bronc riding, wild cow milking, team doctoring, team branding and team sorting. Awards ceremony follows Saturday performance. Tickets: $10; free for age 12 and younger. Information: (432) 364-2696, bigbendranchrodeo.com or on Facebook.
Cutting horse competition is 8 a.m. Friday at the 06 Flats Arena.
Rodeo dance is 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ole Crystal Bar in Alpine.
Cowboy Church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.
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