El Paso Scene Weekly for June 10-16, 2019

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‘Viva El Paso!’ — El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present the 42nd season of the summertime outdoor musical extravaganza with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 14-July 27, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, directed by Keith W. Townsend. June 29, and July 19-20 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.
  Created by Hector Serrano in 1978, “Viva! El Paso” depicts 400 years of the El Paso area’s rich history. The show will combine many of the popular songs, dances and characters from the past, such as the iconic deer dance, with a new one. The updated script is by Tony Award-winner Marty Martin, with music by Jim Ward, Gabriel Gonzalez and Cody Ritchey.


Lowbrow Palace —1101 Texas. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com or eventbrite.com.
• Weyes Blood — The psychedelic pop musician performs at 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, with Jackie Cohen. Tickets: $15.
• No Vacation — The dream pop band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, with Okey Dokey. Tickets: $13.
• She Wants Revenge — The post-punk band performs at 10 p.m. Friday, June 14, with MSMS and The Guidance. Tickets; $25.

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 12: Fungi Mungle. 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. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.• The Slackers — The ska band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. All ages. Tickets: $15.
• The Murder Junkies — 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. Tickets: $10 in advance at Headstand, All That Music and Red Door Vintage; $12 at the door.
• La Mano Showcase — 8 p.m. Friday, June 14. with Akasha, Deliah Blue, and Texas Gigantism, with special guests Srate Limbo and Gila Monster. Admission: $5.

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 13: Joe Barron Band. Admission is free but space is limited. VIP tickets are $10. Information: elpasolive.com.

Paul Rodriguez — The “Original Latin King of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, at El Paso Comic Strip, 201 Airway. Tickets: $22 general admission; $27 VIP and front 50 seats (Ticketweb.com). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 17th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive. June 14: Sweet Nadine (classic contemporary). No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.

PArks & Recreation Concerts
— El Paso Parks and Recreation presents a free outdoor concert of Mariachi music at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Ponder Park, 7500 W.H. Burges. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, food and beverages (no alcohol). All locations are dog friendly, but dogs must be on leash. Information: 212-0092 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive” Tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, June 15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to $70. VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
  Dunham holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.”

Vince Neil — The former Mötley Crüe frontman performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Neil was the voice of Mötley Crüe throughout the band’s 35-year career, which included several stops at the Coliseum in the 1980s and 90s. Together, the iconic group produced a dozen gold and platinum albums, including its first nine in a row. Tickets: $30-$80 (Ticketmaster).
  In 1983, Mötley Crüe hit the charts with their second album, “Shout at the Devil,” which went four-time platinum, followed by the 1985 monstrous release, “Theater of Pain” with megahits, “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” and “Home Sweet Home.” Other hits include “Girls Girls Girls,” and “Dr. Feelgood.” Neil has released three solo albums, most recently “Tattoos & Tequila.”

Music Under the Stars — The 36th summer concert series sponsored presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department presents Tribes (indie/mariachi) 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16,  at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com or on Facebook at Music Under the Stars.

Chubby Checker — The ’50s music legend presents a concert for Father’s Day at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Pueblo Rd. Admission is free; age 18 and older admitted. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Vicious Rumors — The metal band’s 40th anniversary “Road Rage” North American Tour is Sunday, June 16, at B17 Bombers Oyster Bar, 201 S. El Paso, with special guests SundLord. Details: b17oysterpub.com.


St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The annual “Día de San Antonio” commemoration of the feast day of the reservation’s patron saint is Thursday, June 13, at Ysleta del Sur Reservation, 131 S. Zaragoza Road. St. Anthony is patron saint of the Tigua tribe in Ysleta. Feast is noon to 1:30 p.m. The celebration, primarily religious in nature, is free and open to the public. Information: 859-8053 or ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
  Preparations begin in early morning, with a Mass at 8 a.m. the Ysleta Mission, and a procession bearing St. Anthony’s image immediately following. People with promises to St. Anthony’s can take their vows or display acts of devotion.
  Tribal members return to the tuh-la (ceremonial site similar to a kiva), where dancing continues all day 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., then back to the tuh-la. The tuh-la is located near the reservation: Take Alameda east to Candelaria, turn left, then right on San Fernando and right on Juno. The reservation is a few blocks from the mission and Ysleta Cultural Center. The public is invited to watch, but photographs of the ceremonies should be taken only with permission. Bring folding chairs.

Hearse and Classic Car Show and Shine — Calaveritas and El Paso Funeral Museum, 6111 S. Desert, host their first-ever, family-friendly hearse exhibit and classic car show and shine noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, with free museum tours, food truck, local artists and vendors and more. Admission is free. Information: 209-0097, elpasofuneralmuseum.com or on Facebook.

FARMERS & Artists Markets

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 18th annual market hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, ardovinos.com or on Facebook.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month March through November (June 16) 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.

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.


‘The Graduate’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Terry Johnson’s adaptation based on the comic movie June 14-30. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($12 seniors 62+, students, military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Benjamin Braddock is a recent college graduate who finds himself confused and adrift about his future amidst his upper-class, suburban, “plastic” life. When Mrs. Robinson, the charismatic and alcoholic wife of his father’s business partner, temps him into an affair, he ultimately relents.

Olga’s Russian Ballet — Olga’s Russian Ballet School presents its 10th anniversary annual performance at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with classical ballet Divertissement and modern choreography. Students and professional guest dancers from Russia, Cuba and the United States will perform together. Tickets: $12, $14 and $16; senior, student and group discounts available (Ticketmaster). Information: 408-3405 or balletelpaso.com.

 ‘Swan Lake’ — Compañía de Ballet Clásico de Maru Becerra presents the Tchaikovsky classic at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Adobe Horseshoe Theatre, Main, in San Elizario. Admission: $16.75-$42.50. Information: 976-7077, AdobeHorseshoe.com or on Facebook.


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 times other than Sunday are 7:05 p.m. Sunday games are 6:05 p.m. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
June 12-14: New Orleans Baby Cakes
June 15-18: Oklahoma City Dodgers

La Fe 5K — The 26th annual Father’s Day Community Health 5K run and 5K walk are 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear building) The 3.1-mile course goes through the historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood. All proceeds benefit La Fe’s culture, education, arts, and community empowerment programming. Registration: $20 through June 13 ($25 June 14-15). Discounts of $5 available for teams of 10 or more and for active duty military personnel (with valid ID at pickup). Free t-shirts for first 200 registered participants. Information: 545-7190. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
  Walk-in registration is available at the La Fe Cultural and Technology Center 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  Packet pickup is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center.

Southern New Mexico

El Sombrero Taco Eating Contest — El Sombrero Patio Café hosts the 2nd annual Taco Eating Contest 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, on the Plaza de Las Cruces, on Main Street, Las Cruces, with live music, performances, food trucks, vendors and a beer and margarita tent. Entertainment includes Maricachi Alma de Jalisco, demonstrations by Luchador wrestlers and Diamantes del Valle Ballet Folklorico. Admission and contest participation is free. Information: (575) 642-8338.
  Contest participants will be provided an unlimited amount of tacos to eat in a limited amount of time. When the time is up, the person that ate the most tacos will be proclaimed the Taco King (or Queen) of Las Cruces, and will win a year’s supply of El Sombrero tacos, a cash prizes. Participants can register at El Sombrero Patio Café, 363 Espina.

First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — The 29th annual PRCA Rodeo rides into Silver City 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, June 12-15, at Southwest Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Road). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance (starting June 4); $18 at the gate. Information: (575) 534-5030 , silvercityprorodeo.com or on Facebook.

Metalachi — The world’s only heavy metal mariachi band performs 7 p.m. Friday June 14, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, performing mariachi renditions of metal and rock classic. Admission: $15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.

Football Club Grande — Doña Ana Community College’s competitive soccer club plays at High Noon Soccer Complex in Las Cruces. Friday, June 14: MSC United, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15: Sporting AZ FC, 8 p.m.Admission: $5, free for age 5 and under. Information: on Facebook at NMFCG or aruiz.fcg@gmail.com.

Fiesta in The Clouds — Sacred Heart Mission’s annual event in honor of the Sacred Heart Feast Day celebration is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Mission, 205 James Canyon Highway in Cloudcroft, N.M. Admission is free. Information: (575) 430-0034 or sacredheartcatholiccloudcroft.org
  The traditional procession, with prayer and devotion through the mountain village, begins at 10 a.m. followed by Mass at Sacred Heart Mission.
  Enchilada dinner noon to 6 p.m. at Otero County Electric Co-Op, 404 Burro Ave. Cost: $7 per plate (includes drink).

Nichols Ranch Cherry Festival — The inaugural festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15-16, at its at Nichols Ranch and Orchard, 236 Cottonwood Canyon, seven miles east of La Luz, N.M. with cherries and cherry products, cherry picking, live music, food and drinks, beer and wine garden, petting zoo, and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 430-7953 or on Facebook at nicholsranch1882.

Raft the Rio Festival — Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces hosts the Raft Race at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, beginning at La Llorona Park beneath the Picacho Street bridge, in Las Cruces, and finishing at the Calle de Norte bridge in Mesilla. Cash prizes for first to finish, best use of recycled materials, least likely to finish, and most spirited crew. Theme is “Pirates of the Rio Grande.”
  All crew members must have and wear a life jacket. Registration: $20 in advance through June 12; $35 day of event (for two sailors), $5 each for additional crew members (must all be age 13 or older). A kids division is also offered. Registration: kiwanis-lascruces.org. Information: (410) 925-9126 northcuttjb@comcast.net.

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 16: Nataaja (variety) and Mariachi Aguilas. Admission is free; all ages welcome. No pets. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.

‘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 through June 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.


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