El Paso Scene Weekly for June 3-9, 2019

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Cool Canyon Nights — The 9th 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. June 6: Fungi Mungle. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. June 7: La Sonora Blu (Latin tropical). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 18th annual market summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays =at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. with 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.
  Cooking Fresh with Chef Patrick Rosser is 10:30 a.m. June 8.


Love Buzz — 3011 Pershing. No cover Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
• DEHD — The Chicago trio performs at 10 p.m. Monday, June 3, with Acid Carousel. Free.
• Reverends — Atlanta band, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
• Sleepspent — The El Paso based indie rock trip celebrates the release of its latest singles, “Home,” and “Upside Down,” at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 6:. RSVP at sleepspent.com.

Lowbrow Palace —1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com or eventbrite.com.
• Mystic Braves — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Tickets: $13.
• Snow Tha Product — The rapper performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Tickets: $22.

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. June 5: Vincent Neil Emerson. 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.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. DayShell performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, with Steallake and Illum. Tickets: $5 in advance; $8 day of show. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.

‘Foam Wonderland’ Block Party — GTA headlines the biggest touring Foam Party across the country “Sunken Savage” Tour at 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Downtown El Paso on Main, with special guests Herobust, DublDads and Monxx. Expect to get wet; bring cell phones in plastic bags. All ages event; 21 + bars available. Tickets: $20 general admission; $30 VIP. Information: foamwonderland.com.

Mario Aguilar — the comedian and YouTube star performs his Spanish language comedy tour, “¿Celosa You? ¡Jamas!” at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$65 (Ticketmaster).

Music Under the Stars — The 36th summer concert series sponsored presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department opens 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, with Soul Parade (indie rock/synth pop) at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.

306 Sessions Honors Show — 306 Sessions’ 2019 Music Awards and Honors Show is 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at EPCC Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, honoring local artists for their talents and contributions to the music scene of the El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez. Twelve live musical performances will take the stage in conjunction with a Rock n’ Roll Fashion Show featuring local designer Aaron Torres. Tickets: $10 at neonticket.com. Information on Facebook at 306 Sessions.
  306 Sessions is a live music venue that features local artists and televises their performances on KCOS every Saturday.

Metal in the Badlands — The night of heavy metal is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Paulina’s Bar and Grill, 7792 Franklin, with Hereafter The Wave, Texas Gigantism, Beyond Terror, Know//Suffer, Moltisanti and Illum. Art on sale by Julio Pizana. Admission: $5. Presented at Miss Machine Events. Information on Facebook at Metal in the Badlands.


WWII/D-Day Commemorative Celebration — The Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc. commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at LTC Robert “Bob” Chisolm Park, at Alabama and Harrison. The event honors veterans of all World War II Campaigns. Information: John Ceballos, 240-8104 or JohCeb@msn.com.

La Parada — The monthly grassroots event celebrating local culture and lifestyles is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. the first Friday of the month (June 7) at San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Art market open all night. Information: 351-6023 or on Facebook at laparadaep.
  This month’s event features live music by Acid Pie, The 1-800, Juice and the Suds, Miles Angel, Sick.Life, Maci and Jordan Christopher, with live art by Dead Punk.

Margarita Shake-Off — Aceitunas, 5200 Doniphan, hosts its 8th annual event is 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, benefiting Hospice El Paso, with El Paso's favorite bars and bartenders compete to make El Paso's best margarita, live music, silent auction and raffle prizes. Cost: $10 at the door; prizes and drink discounts all day. Information: 845-2277 or on Facebook at AceitunasBar. Ticket pre-sales at tinyurl.com.

Be My Neighbor Day — KCOS, El Paso’s public television station, hosts its “Kids and Family festival” with special guest Daniel Tiger from PBS Kids’ hit series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway West. Local businesses and organizations serving families will host information booths and interactive areas. Guests can meet and take photos with Daniel Tiger. Live performances on stage throughout the event. Admission is free. Information: kcostv.org.
  Young guests can get stickers for each booth they visit; once they visit 20 information booths, they can turn in their sticker sheet for raffle prizes.

UTEP Alumni Pick-Nic — The 8th annual UTEP alumni gathering is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Memorial Park Reserve, 3200 Copper, with swimming, zumba, jumping balloon, watermelon eating contest, and DJ music. Miner alumni, family and friends are welcome. Tickets: $10; $8 UTEP students and children age 12 and younger. Available at alumni.utep.edu/pick-nic. Information at alumni.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  The Pick-Nic is one of several at about 30 locations across the United States and Mexico for UTEP alumni.
dancing. Proceeds support EPCC student success scholarships. Tickets: $125; $625-$1,250 tables. Information: epcc.edu/50.

‘Lion King’ — For the Love of Dance studio presents student performances inspired by the tale of “The Lion King” at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, featuring students of all ages. Admission is free; event usually fills fast. Information: 276-6522 or 4lovedance.com.

Bazaars and fairs

Our Lady of Guadalupe — 127 W Main in Fabens, hosts its annual kermes Friday through Sunday, June 7-9. Information: 764-3942.

Santa Lucia Kermes — Santa Lucia Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising Gran Kermes Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, at the church grounds at 518 Gallagher, with food, drinks, games and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: 592-5245.

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


Race for the Cause — The 10K and 5K run and walk benefiting #EndAIDS is 7 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at ADP El Paso, 7651 San Felipe. Part of the “More Than a Marathon” series. Registration: $25; at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pick up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, at 6 to 6:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts LA Galaxy II at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Southwest University Park. Tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL, eplocomotivefc.com, or tickets@eplocomotivefc.com.

Borderland Roller Derby —
The derby’s opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with a doubleheader of Chulas vs Catrinas and Viudas vs 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.

Southern New Mexico

Taste of Las Cruces — the Rotary Clubs of Las Cruces hosts an evening of sampling food from several area restaurateurs 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit Casa de Peregrinos. Tickets: $40; cdp.weareit.net. Information: lascrucesrotary.org/taste or on Facebook.

‘Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight’ —
No Strings Theater Company presents the play by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Nikka Ziemer, through June 16, at the Black Box Theater, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday). Information: (575) 523-1223 or no-strings.org.
  The fast, funny and sexy show rediscovers one of history's most intriguing women.

‘Glorious’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall closes its season with the true comedy of Florence Foster Jenkins, the “Worst Singer in the World,” by Peter Quilter June 7-23. Directed by Vanessa Dabovich. Tickets: $15 ($12 students, seniors and military; $11 groups of 10 or more, $10 children under 12). information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
  The performer who everyone in 1940’s New York wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as “the first lady of the sliding scale,” she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell over with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.

Miss New Mexico and Outstanding Teen Pageants — The Miss New Mexico Scholarship Foundation presents the official preliminary pageants to the Miss America pageants at 7 p.m. Friday (for Outstanding Teen) and Saturday (for Miss New Mexico), June 7-8, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Contestants from all across the great state of New Mexico will compete for scholarships, prizes, a chance to move on to the national level. Tickets: $25-$50; separate ticket required for each night. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “The Snow Queen” is 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. Approximately 50 to 60 children, ages 6-17, needed for the musical’s various parts. Tickets: $18 ($10 children).
  Auditions are 9 a.m. Monday, June 3, for the free week-long workshop (arrive at 8:30 a.m.). No experience necessary.
• The Bellamy Brothers — The most successful duo in country music history perform 8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, joined by their 6-man band performing chart-toppers “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me,” “Redneck Girl,” and “Old Hippie.” Tickets: $39 to $59.

Elephant Butte Chili Challenge — The 27th annual cook-off is 5 p.m. until the chili is gone Saturday, June 8, at the Elephant Butte Community Center. Area cooks compete to have the best and hottest red and green chili in the southwest. Awards at 7:30 p.m., DJ music until 9 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Park admission fee applies; plus $2 per chili sample. Entry fee for participants is $20 to $60. Information: (505) 604-5046 or on Facebook.

Tailgate 2019 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Windy City (Chicago Tribute) performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the upper parking lot at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Road 200l. Patrons should bring their own food, lawn chair and beverages. Single event 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. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com.

Run Through the Clouds 10K — Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and 1 mile Kids Dash benefiting Saturday, June 8, starting at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Kids Dash starts at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Run is on a mountain course with dirt and paved roads throughout the Village of Cloudcroft. Kids Dash is a 1-mile gravel trail loop around Zenith Park. Refreshments at finish line. Cost: $30; $35 on race day; ($10 kids dash for age 9 and younger; $15 on race day). Information: (575) 430-7634. Registration raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Packet pickup is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Pavilion at Zenith Park on Hwy 82, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line.

La Muerte de Las Cruces — Las Cruces’ Women’s Football Alliance’s final home game of the season is Saturday, June 8, versus Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz at the Las Cruces Public Schools’ Sports Complex’s “Field of Dreams,” 2501 Tashiro. Ticket, times: (575) 639-0750, wfafootball.net or on Facebook.

Music in the Park Series — The city of Las Cruces’ series features performances by local, regional, and national acts at 7 p.m. Sundays at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada. June 9: The Mixx (Top 40 dance) and Ziggy Lovah (R&B, rap). Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

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