El Paso Scene Weekly for Jan. 22-28, 2018
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival — El Paso Pro-Musica presents its annual festival through Jan 28 at various venues in El Paso and Las Cruces. Information: 747-8163 or eppm.org.
Chiara String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Art Recital Hall, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall. Tickets are $25; $20 seniors, military; $5 youth.
Free Bach’s Lunch events are noon Thursdays at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Jan. 25: Chiara String Quartet with Zuill Bailey.
Rodney Carrington — The comedian, actor, singer, and Texas native brings his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $42.25 to $177.25. For mature audiences only.
Rodney broke through with his major label comedy CD debut “Hangin’ with Rodney” in 1998. The next few years saw nine more Top 10 comedy albums.
‘Los Desarraigados’ — Los Actores Spanish-language theatre company presents the play by Humberto Robles at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-28, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S San Marcial. Admission; $10 ($8 seniors, military, students; $6 each for groups of 10 or more). Information: 540-3813 or 474-4275.
The play tells the story of an attractive well-to-do young woman from Mexico City whose unexpected arrival in El Paso at the house of a working-class Mexican American family forces them to confront their own identity and place in American society. Co-presented
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Take the Ride with Lee Reynolds & Porkchop is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $17.95. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Adam Jodorowsky — French-Mexican musician, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Tickets: $15-$20.
• Radio Moscow — Psychedelic rock band, 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with Amplified Heat. Tickets: $15-$18.
The Music Unwound Cabaret — Lyric soprano Lisa Vroman, baritone William Sharp and pianist Shane Schag perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, presented by the UTEP Department of Music. Tickets: $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff). Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
EPSYOs Winter Concert — El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, directed by James O. Welsch, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15 ($10 students, seniors, active duty military). All seats general admission. Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. Hip-hop artist Yung Gleesh performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, with Y$P, KlayKoH JayoH, Mic, Rob$ta, Benny St. and Quince. Tickets: $15 general admission: $55 VIP meet and greet. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com.
ALSO THIS WEEK
Spring Home Show — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual event Jan. 26-28 at the El Paso Convention Center. The show features booths providing exhibits, demonstrations, a pet expo and more. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7 (free for ages 16 and younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 or HomeShowElPaso.com.
Special guests the Dionne Twins of HGTV’s Family Flip will host restoration demos at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in seven different bars throughout Downtown El Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, starting at Circa 1963 in Hotel Indigo, 325 N. Kansas. Cost: $60 team of four; age 21 and older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Registration is 1:30 to 1 p.m. and awards ceremony is 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Circa 1963.
Participating bars include: Circa 1963, Park Tavern, International, Craft & Social, EPIC Nightclub, The Speak Easy, and Gray Dog.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market is 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or ardovinos..
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.
‘A Roaring 20’s Cotton Club Ball’ – El Paso Chapter, The Links Inc. hosts its 10th annual black tie dinner gala Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Scenic View Ballroom 1340 Murchison, with dinner, dancing and silent auction. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Costume contest for best flapper/gangster.
Tickets: $65; available via 593-5738 or 910-987-1669.
Proceeds benefit community service programs. Information: linksinc.org.
‘The People vs. Fritz Bauer’ — The El Paso Holocaust Museum and the El Paso Jewish Federation film series hosts the screening at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 Montecillo. Tickets: $10 ($6 seniors, students and military). Information: Brenda Ehrlich, 203-3334.
The film is the true story of the German-Jewish prosecutor who became instrumental in the pursuit and capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann.
‘A Chorus Line’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre, in the UTEP Student Union West building, presents the Michael Bennett musical, winner of the 1976 Tony Award for Best Musical and the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Jan. 26-Feb. 11. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11; dinner matinee is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Tickets: $33.50 to $43.50 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday discount dinner performances; $36.50 to $48.50 (Friday and Saturday dinner performances), and $19.50 to $29.50 no-dinner matinee performances (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.
“A Chorus Line” captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Can Do That,” ”At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.”
Improv Comedy Show — Jesters League of America, hosts its first improv show of the year 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Glasbox, 210 Poplar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Mature content. Admission: $6 at the door; $5 on the league’s Facebook page by clicking “attending.” Information: (813) 785-6664.
The Jesters League of America is a group of improv comedians who perform live, unscripted comedy throughout El Paso.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. Live hose racing is Friday, Saturday, Sunday and. Post time for the season is 12:30 p.m. Nine races will be carded each day. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
El Paso Coyotes — El Paso’s new Major Arena Soccer League team host Monterrey Flash at 7:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $12 general admission; $20 box seating; kids admitted free with purchase of adult ticket. Information: 229-1416, elpasocoyotes.com or on Facebook and Twitter.
El Paso Rhinos - El Paso's Junior League ice hockey team hosts the Dallas Snipers at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-28, at Hospitals of Providence Events Center, next to the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $30 balcony; $25 glass seats; $15 center line; $10 bluelines; $7 goal lines, $5 general admission. Free admission to active military with ID. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpasorhinos.com.
World Featherweight Championship — El Paso’s Jennifer Han will defend her world boxing title against Lizbeth Crespo at the championship boxing event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $25-$100.(Ticketmaster).
Fort Bliss Half Marathon — The 13-mile race is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Soto Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 20751 Constitution on East Fort Bliss. Cost: $35 half-marathon ($10 active duty soldiers). Information: 744-5785 or 744-5794.
A Family 5K is also planned; pets may participate.
Half marathon advance entry fee is $10 active duty for the half marathon, $35 for others. 5K entry is $10 for all runners. Registration at either Soto, Stout or Milam PFC or raceroster.com through Jan. 18.
Late registration and packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 6 to 7 a.m. Jan. 21 at Soto PFC. Late fee is $10.
Square Ledge Trail Runs — The 4.5, 9, 13.5 and 19-mile trail runs are 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Don Haskins Recreation Center at High Ridge Park, 7400 High Ridge. Fees (by Jan 23) $25 4.5 and 9 mile; $30 13.5 and 19 miles. Fees (after Jan. 23) $30 4.5 and 9 mile; $40 13.5 and 19 miles. Military and team discounts available. No race day registration. Information: 581-9541. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
‘Lend Me A Tenor’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the Ken Ludwig musical Jan. 19-Feb. 4. Directed by Michael Wise. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli.
‘The Price is Right, Live!’ — The hit interactive stage show returns to the are 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at NMSU’s Pan American Center; celebrity host to be announced. Randomly selected contestants from the audience will “come on down” to win appliances, vacations, and even a new car by playing the long-running television game show’s classic games such as Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the Showcase. Tickets: $35-$55. (Ticketmaster).
Contestants must be legal U.S. residents 18 years or older. Information: (575) 646-1420.
The Coteries — The Colorado trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
‘Photograph 51’ — No Strings Theatre Company presents the story of Rosalina Franklin and DNA by Anna Ziegler Jan. 26-Feb. 11 at Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main in Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 3 and 10; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors over 65; $10 all seats Thursday. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.
“Photograph 51” is the story of Rosalind Franklin and DNA and neatly coils a scientific detective story around a rumination on how sexism, personality, and morality can impact collaboration and creativity.
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
The annual event brings together products and services for weddings and other special events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and hair styling.
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