El Paso Scene Weekly for Aug. 12-18, 2019
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
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, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.
The 4th annual “Touch a Truck” event is Aug. 17. Kids can climb cranes, ambulances, military vehicles, police cars, firetrucks, dump trucks, front loaders, cement mixers and more. Brunch available in the restaurant from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. The Cure Tribute Band “The Curse” performs 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. No cover; age 21 and older admitted. Information: (575) 874-5200, Sunland-Park.com/entertainment or on Facebook.
State Line Music Series — State Line Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive. The outdoor concert series is 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Aug. 14: Giovannie and the Hired Guns. 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. 16: Prime 80’Z (80s retro). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600.
José María Napoleón — The internationally recognized Mexican singer and composer, known for such hits as “Eres” and Vive” brings his 50th anniversary tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots — The hilarious nationally syndicated radio host and musician present his “It’s Just the Two of Us (…Sorry)” Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Plaza Theatre, with special guest Emma Klein and featuring Walter Burroughs. Tickets: $30 to $40; $85 VIP (Ticketmaster).
The Bobby Bones Show broadcasts to almost 140 stations and is the No. 1 Country morning show. Bones is also a two-time New York Times No. 1 bestselling author, touring stand-up comedian, philanthropist and chart-topping comedy artist.
RATT — The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
AL1CE — The arts rock band performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Love Buzz, 3011 Pershing. Information: 257-3118 or on Facebook at LoveBuzz915.
Jazz Unlimited Big Band — Discover El Paso presents a fundraising performance by the band, playing music from the 20’s through ’50s, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1810 Elm, with coffee and desserts. Proceeds help raise money for the group’s grants. Tickets: $30; available from any board member or through Darci Georges at 261-9848.
Lowbrow Palace — 1101 Texas. Ticket information: eventbrite.com or on Facebook at lowbrowpalace.
• Godspeed You! Black Emperor — The Canadian experimental music collective performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Tickets: $28.
• Summer Salt — The “coral reef rock’ band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with Motel Radio and Dante Elephante. Tickets: $15.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625.
• Wolf King — 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 wit local support.
• Crowbar — 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, with Lo-Pan, Texas Voodoo Stomp and Sabrewulf. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
ALSO THIS WEEK
EPPM Guild Brunch — El Paso Pro-Musica hosts a brunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the home of Samuel and Denise Caballero, 4751 Vista del Monte, with food and music and the opportunity to meet pianist Alfredo Oyaguez Montero, cellist Zuill Bailey, violinist Helen Kim and violist Ethan Filner, who are taking park in the “Summer Fest ‘19.” events. Cost: $35; includes annual membership to El Paso Pro-Musica Guild. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
El Paso Pro-Musica Summer Fest — El Paso Pro-Musica’s summer concert “Spanish Nights” is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, 500 W. University. Pianist Alfredo Oyaguez Montero, violinist Helen Hwaya Kim, violist Ethan Filner, and EPPM Artistic Director and Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey will perform the music of Spain, including works by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Rodrigo. Ticket information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Summer Fest workshops, pop-up performances and more run Aug. 13-18.
Our Lady of the Valley Bazaar — Our Lady of the Valley Church and School, 8600 Winchester, hosts its annual kermess 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16-18, with games, cake walk, loteria, vendors, Matachines, and Ballet Folklorico, live music by Loretta's Barbed Wire Band, Los Federales de Teran, Kandela, Little Mike, Sonora Blu, Mestizo, Escape, and the Starliners. Food includes gorditas, enchiladas, funnel cake and more. Admission is free. Information: (Parish Office) 859-7939.
A car show begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration for participants is $10.
‘Disney’s High School Musical’ — Kids-N-Co. closes its season with the musical based on Disney Channel's smash hit movie Aug. 16-Sept. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, directed by Anthony Michael Stokes with the assistance of Raul Chavez, and musical direction by Ajith Kumar. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 ($5 students, seniors, military), available at the door. Information: 274-8797 or on Facebook at El Paso Kids-n-Co.
It’s the first day after winter break at East High, The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical.
La Mujeres Market — The Substation, 145 E. Sunset hosts, an event supporting entrepreneurs, artists, artisans, writers, musicians and collectives 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Information: or on Facebook at SubstationEP.
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.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products and essential oils, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.
John Wesley Hardin’s Demise — The Concordia Heritage Association’s John Wesley Hardin “Secret Society” annual commemoration is Saturday, Aug. 17, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 Yandell. Gates open at 6 p.m. The event marks the infamous gunslinger’s 1895 fatal shooting with a special gravesite ceremony and reenactment by Six Guns and Shady Ladies and historians, and the annual “Toast to John Wesley.” Bring lawn chairs, flashlight and closed-toe shoes. Old West attire encouraged. Admission: $5; free for age 5 and younger). Information: 591-2326,concordiacemetery.org, or on Facebook at JohnWesleyHardinSecretSociety.
Proceeds from the event benefit the preservation and restoration of the cemetery, including the recently added Military Memorial.
Hardin moved to El Paso in 1895 after his release from prison. He was shot to death in Aug. 19, 1895, by Constable John Selman. Hardin was 42, and claimed to have killed 30 men.
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.
Mission Trail Art Market —11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.
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. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com. Aug. 11-13: San Antonio Missions,
Child Crisis Center CAPE Run — Child Crisis Center of El Paso’s 5 run and 1 mile run walk CAPE Run is Saturday, Aug. 17, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration (through Aug. 14): $30 for 5K through Aug. 14; $20 for 1 mile. Information: Saul Soto at the Child Crisis Center, 562-7955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Paso Locomotive FC — El Paso’s professional soccer team hosts Seattle Sounders FC2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Southwest University Park. Individual tickets: $5 to $49. Information: 235-GOAL or eplocomotivefc.com.
El Paso Roller Derby — The doubleheader bout Saturday, Aug. 17, at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad, featuring TexPistols vs. Hobots and Derby Bliss Brigade vs. Crash Test Dollies. First bout begins at 6 p.m., second at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military (active and vet only); free for age 10 and younger with paying adult. Information: (623) 285-4670, eprollerderby.com, or on Facebook at eprollerderby.
UFC Fight Night #241 — The bout between current champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Stipe Miocic is 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Monti Warrior Zone on Fort Bliss with drinks, food, pool, games and more. Open to the public ages 18 and older. Admission is free; age 18 and older welcome. Information: 741-3000.
Tour de Tolerance — The 14th annual “Riding to Remember” bicycling event, benefiting the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, is Sunday, Aug. 18, with a 50K competitive or non-competitive bike ride and a 5K desert trail run/walk, and 1 mile trail walk beginning at Santa Teresa High School, 100 Airport Road in Santa Teresa, N.M. Bike rides begin at 7 a.m., 5K run begins at 7:05 a.m., on mile fun walk at 7:10 a.m. Meal and live music at the finish line form all participants. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24, elpasoholocaustmuseum.org or on Facebook.
Registration through Aug. 8: $35 bike rides; $25 run/walk; $20 run/walk student price. Registration after Aug. 8 increases. No race day registration.
Packet pick up is Saturday, Aug. 17, at El Paso Holocaust Museum, 715 N. Oregon.
Borderland Roller Derby — The derby’s opening season bout is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with a doubleheader featuring Sexies vs. Chulas, and Catrinas vs. Viudas. 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
Full Moon Nights — White Sands National Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts its full moon event at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. The program features a performance Iron Will: 1st Armored Division Old Ironsides Band featuring selections spanning R&B, Pop, Classic and alternative Rock, and more. Programs are free with regular park admission fees. White Sands entrance fees $10 per person; $20 per vehicle; and $15 per motorcycle. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.
The monthly full moon programs run through October.
Carrizozo Arts Weekend — The 5th annual arts weekend and studio tours featuring more than 40 artists at 18 sites is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, throughout Carrizozo, N.M. (Highway 54 and 380). Media includes glass, tile, ceramics and painting to batik, wood and metal, painted copper, sculpture and print. Local musicians and artist demonstrations at some stops. All event are free to the public. Information or maps: (575) 336-4061, carrizozoarts.com or on Facebook at Carrizozo Art.
Preview party is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Tularosa Basin Gallery of Photography, 401 12th Street. Galleries on 12th Street will also be open throughout the weekend.
Lectures will take place at the Carrizozo Community Public Library, where selections from the 2019 New Mexico Film Foundation’s Indie Screenings will be shown. A writer’s workshop will be offered.
Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 28th annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M., with vendors, refreshments, raffles, and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers; car show welcomes rod and custom cars and classics from the ’80s and before. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information: (575) 574-2186, (575) 313-4493, coppercountrycruizers.com or on Facebook.
Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Holiday Inn on Highway 180 East, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the show.
Shady Pines Chamber Players — Bonnie Brooks and Elena Castaneda perform 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at First Baptist Church in Cloudcroft, 106 Burro. The piano duo will perform arrangements of the late Paul Little Bear Kroeger and others. Admission is free; donations divided between the Center and Shady Pines Chamber Players. Raffle held for Kroeger’s CD dedicated to Cloudcroft: “Cloudsongs.” Information: (361) 557-1960 or on Facebook at shadypineschamberplayers.
‘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.
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