El Paso Scene Weekly for March 6-12, 2017

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Kapelle concerts — The Concordia University Chicago Concert Choir, Kapelle, will perform its “No Greater Love” concerts at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 6-7, at two El Paso Lutheran churches. Monday: Zion Lutheran Church, 2800 Pershing in Central El Paso. Tuesday: Ascension Lutheran Church, 6520 Loma de Cristo in West El Paso. Admission is free; an offering will be taken.
  Kapelle is the premier choral ensemble of Concordia University Chicago, and is traveling on a 10-day spring concert tour. The choir has traveled extensively worldwide and has made 11 recordings. Information: CUChicago.edu.

UTEP Department of Music — Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets prices vary; most performances are $5 ($3 students/military; free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).Information: 747-5606 or music.utep.edu.
• Choir Concert is 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 6.
• The studio of Nancy Taylor presents “Trumpet Songs 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, featuring works by living American composers including Jennifer Higdon, Kevin McKee and Eric Ewazen. Admission is free.
• Faculty Recital Series with Dr. Stephanie Meyers (viola/violin) is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Meyers will give a lecture and recital on the unique and multi-faceted Caprice Variations by renowned American composer George Rochberg. Tickets: $8 ($5 students/military free for UTEP faculty, students and staff).
• Jazz 1 concert is 5 p.m. Thursday, March 9.

‘The Illusionists’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the spectacular showcase of the most incredible illusionists on earth at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at The Plaza Theatre. This show has shattered box office records across the globe. Tickets: $47.50 and $72.50(Ticketmaster).

Lowbrow Palace
— 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Chamanas — El Paso band, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, with Groves, Great Shapes, Dirty Souls. Admission is free.
• Mykki Blanco — The rapper and performance artist performs Friday, March 10, with Cakes Da Killa. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Super Tour is Cousin Stizz — The hip-hop tour with Super Duper Kyle and Cousin Stizz is 10 p.m. Friday, March 12. Tickets: $15.• The RumJacks — Sydney folk punk band, 10 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Admission is free.

‘Tejano Legends’ — Little Joe headlines the Tex-Mex music style tour with special guest Tejano Music Award winner Raulito Navaira is Saturday, March 11, at the Plaza Theatre. Little Joe presents a never-performed show in the El Paso area, with other Tejano music legends. Tickets: $27.50, $37.50 and $67.50 (Ticketmaster). Information: Elpasolive.com.

CHASTITY BELT — The Indie rock band performs 9 p.m. Sunday, March 12, with Lisa Prank, at TrickY Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $5. Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.

UFO – The rock band performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 12, with Saxon, and Jared James Nichols, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com.


‘Flor y Canto: Telling Our Stories’ — La Mujer Obrera presents an International Women’s Day Dialogue at noon Wednesday, March 8, at Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. The program features local female innovators in the arts: Dr. Yolanda Leyva, historian and writer; Amalla Mondragon, musician; Cris Muñoz, poet; and Christian Carenas. artist. Admission is free. Information: 217-1135 or mujerobrera.org
• Chávez Leyva is a Chicana historian and writer who documents the lives of people who live on the border.
• Mondragon sings and plays all genres of music on both sides of the border.
• Muñoz is a Chicana-Apache poet, performer and short-story writer whose writing can be found in her upcoming collection “Coaticue Girl.”
• Cardenas, half of the husband & wife duo Los Dos, has been actively working with husband Ramón in both El Paso and Juárez creating art work that reflects the stories of the community.

The fundraiser for El Paso Opera is Thursday, March 9, at the Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Meet and mingle with the cast of “Cinderella” and enjoy a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., seated dinner at 7 p.m., and live performance by each cast member. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $100; $800 table for eight. Tickets, RSVP (by March 3): 581-5534. “Cinderella” will be performed March 23 and 25 at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.

La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú — The Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery is at 8455 Alameda. Opening reception is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, for “VASE: Visual Arts Scholastic Event,” the YISD regional qualified exhibition. The exhibit continues through April 11. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: 434-9703 or 434-9711.

Home and Garden Expo
— The 17th annual expo is March 10-12 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the latest products and services for homeowners. Admission: $7.50 ($6.50 for age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active military). $1 off adult admission with donation of canned goods. Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohomeandgarden.com.
  The show features gardening, landscapes and outdoor living as well as aisles of home improvement.
  Also offered is a New Product Zone, Kids’ Zone, Pet Zone with pet adoptions and GoTexan art, gift and gourmet center.

Celebre Segundo Barrio Festival — Celebre Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair and family day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Lydia Patterson Institute, 500 Florence. Free health screening services are provided and food bags will be distributed; those receiving food bags are encouraged to preregister. Admission is free. Canned goods donations welcomed. Information: 533-8268 or lydiapattersoninstitute.org.
  There will also be a variety of vendors, entertainment and child-centered activities.

Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts its Power Wheels Car Race for ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Eastwood Park, 3110 Parkwood. Race track will be open to the public after the event. Helmets are mandatory for racing and recreational fun. Registration: $5 per car; deadline is March 8. Information: 212-1731 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 14th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the former Oktoberfest Building, Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Hobby craftsmen and women will display various goods, including items for Easter. There will also be German food specialties like bratwurst, waffles and German cakes and pastries, German beer, coffee and soft drinks. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
  All proceeds help the center’s “Aid for the Needy” charity benefit the following projects on both sides of the border: Centro Communitario del Esperito Santo A.C, Centro Santa Catalina and the colonia in Chaparral.

Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 42nd annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcases several tables of antique, collectable and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books and other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site. Admission: $3 ($1 children). Information: 637-3438.
  Founded in 1974, club members include many avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in many charitable activities such as dressing dolls for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to needy families at Christmas and creating doll displays.

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.

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.


The Moth in El Paso — Public radio’s “The Moth” presents “Eyewitness: The Moth in El Paso,” a live storytelling program, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 301 W Missouri. Hosted by Peter Aguero with  stories by Nestor Gomez and Martha Ruiz-Perilla, and El Paso's own Tuff Hedeman, Robert Holguin and Rosa Guerrero. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $20. Information: 917-974-0022 or themoth.org.
 The Moth presents true, personal stories by luminaries in the arts and sciences, as well as others ranging from an astronaut and undertaker to a voodoo priestess and a retired NYPD detective. Each show is composed of simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes, told live on stage, without notes.
  The Moth Radio Hour is heard on over 450 public radio stations nationwide and podcast is downloaded 44 million times a year.

‘Miscast: A Musical Revue’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, presents its first “Miscast,” a new take on Broadway modeled off of the annual MCC Theatre Fundraiser held every year in New York, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 and March 17-18. Tickets: $20 ($15 children under 12); available at the door or at suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook. Information: 637-1618.
  The revue allows performers to sing Broadway songs they would normally never get to sing, stripping away the lines of gender, age and race. Appropriate for all ages.

Into The Woods’
— El Paso Community College Theater presents the musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine March 10-12 at Transmountain Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North, directed by Keith Townsend. Ticket sales benefit EPCC student scholarships. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC student/military with ID, $7 EPCC students, faculty, staff, seniors with ID). Ages 7 and older only admitted. Information: 831-5056 or forumtheater.wix.com/epcc.
  The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” and “Cinderella,” as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family and their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them.

‘Killing Buddha — Theatre Dojo from Deming, N.M. offers an award-winning modern take on an ancient North Indian legend about a serial killer seeking atonement from the divine teacher at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre), as part of El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series. Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
  Writer-director Algernon D’Ammassa plays all of the characters, accompanied by Native American musician Randy Granger on wind, string and percussion.


Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
— 1200 Futurity Drive, Sunland Park. General admission and parking are free. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing runs every Tuesday and Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. Post time is 1:30 p.m. with nine races each day.

Head for the Cure 5K — The 5K Run/Walk El Paso benefiting the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) and, locally, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, is 8 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration through March 8: $35 ($30 per person for teams of 3 or more); $40 March 10-11. Kids Fun run for age 10 and younger: $15. Online registration at headforthecure.org/el-paso.

Southern New Mexico

‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, presents the farce by Anthony Marriot and Alistair Foot March 3-19. Directed by Norman Lewis. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12 ($11 student, senior, military, $9 children under 6; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more; $5 student rush tickets offered 15 before show time. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

Rockhound Roundup — The 52nd annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 9-12, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles, field trips, silent auctions. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 694-3598 or thedgms.com.
  From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
  Daily field trips depart from the fairgrounds at 8 a.m.
  A silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday, with a live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday.

‘In the Mood’ — The 1940s musical revue is 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. Tickets: $39-$79. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.

‘Broadway Today!’ — Megan McQueen and Cameron Lang’s celebration of Broadway is 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the NMSU Center for the Arts 
1000 E. University Ave Las Cruces. The evening features 22 varied selections from 19 musicals that played Broadway within the last year. This year’s production includes a cast of over 50 people, ranging from students of the current NMSU musical theatre course to community members who have rich performing histories in Las Cruces and beyond. Tickets: $20 reserved; $15 general admission. Information: (575) 646-5952, memcqu@nmsu.edu or nmsutheatre.com.
  Featured shows include American Psycho, Bright Star, Cats, Falsettos, Fiddler on The Roof, Hamilton, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Matilda, Motown, Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, School of Rock, She Loves me, Something Rotten, Sunday in the Park With George, The Color Purple, The King and I, Tuck Everlasting and Waitress.

‘Dr. Dolittle’ — A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents the classic story at 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10-11, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, featuring actors age 5-17. Tickets: $6 in advance from any ACT. $7 at the door; $8 online at RioGrandeTheatre.com. Information: (575) 644-9561 or roditikos@aol.com.
  Dr. Dolittle loves to tend animal patients more than his human patients, causing a financial crisis in his practice. All this is quite a concern to his housekeeper – his sister, Sarah. When Dr. Dolittle learns how to actually speak with the animals from Polynesia, his parrot, he creates a thriving veterinary practice.

Camp Furlong Day and Cabalgata Binacional — The 101st anniversary of Pancho Villa’s raid in 1916 will be celebrated 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Pancho Villa State Park, off State Roads 11 and 9, Columbus, N.M, with historic presentations by special guest speakers at the park’s Rec Hall. Admission is free to community center complex; state park fee is $5 a carload. Information: Pancho Villa State Park (575) 531-2711 or PanchoVillaStateParkFriendsGroup.org.
  The 14th annual Camp Furlong Day is a binational friendship event, commemorating the March 9, 1916 early morning attack on the village of Columbus and the adjacent military camp by Mexican General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his men. Within days of the raid, General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing began the Punitive Expedition into Mexico.
  The 18th Annual Cabalgata Binacional will be hosted in the Village of Columbus plaza. Cavalcade riders are expected to arrive in Columbus at about 11 a.m. followed by festival and entertainment in the village plaza throughout the day. Information: (575) 343-0147.
  Other highlights include binational efforts to promote goodwill and build alliances at 11:35 a.m. and a Pershing and Villa look-a-like Contest in the Tumbleweed Theatre.

Three Dog Night — The classic rock band performs 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino,  Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $20-$45, sold through Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11-12, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for junior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or meetinlascruces.com.


Marfa Myths —
Ballroom Marfa hosts the cultural program, curated by New York based music label Mexican Summer, March 9-12 at various venues with artists and musicians from within and outside of the label’s roster working creatively and collaboratively across music, film, and visual arts contexts. Passes for Thursday, Saturday afternoon, or Sunday are $30; Saturday night pass is $45. All access bundles: $160. Online tickets: mexicansummer.com or ballroommarfa.org. Information: (432) 729-3600.


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