El Paso Scene Weekly for Sept. 11-17, 2017

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Luis Fonsi — The Latin Grammy winning Puerto Rican singer, composer and dancer presents his “Love + Dance World Tour” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59.50 to $99.50; VIP packages $149-$350. (Ticketmaster).
  In 2011, Billboard named Luis Fonsi “Leader of Latin Music's New Generation.”

EPSO ‘The Four Seasons’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bohuslav Rattay, opens its season with guest violinist Chloé Trevor at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, in the Plaza Theatre, featuring Vivaldi’s “Le Quattro Staggioni, Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, 1919. Tickets: $16-$45 (Season tickets are $66-$222). Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  Opening notes are presented at 6:30 p.m. each night in the Philanthropy Theatre next to the Plaza.
  In conjunction with the performance is the first of two “Artful Preludes” this season, where the symphony’s program theme will link with one of the El Paso Museum of Art’s special exhibitions. The first theme, Four Seasons” will link with “Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop — 1445 Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Information: 851-0742 or 474-1800, or albertoescamilla.com.
  The gallery and House of Positive Karma will have a Customer Appreciation Weekend 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, with refreshments, appetizers and 10 percent discounts on certain items. Free gift with purchase.


Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Bobaflex — 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, with Beitthemeans. Tickets: $15-$17.
• Broncho — Indie rock band, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, with Billy Changer. Tickets: $12-$14.
• Lazaro Casanova — The electronic musician performs 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, with Party Sex & Bullsh*t, Safer, Flash, Berny, Strange Victim, Radkin, Ferdinand S and Alex Chaparro. Tickets: $20-$30.

Tricky Falls
— 209 S. El Paso. Tickets at trickyfalls.com. The Seattle rapper and producer Grieves’ “Running Wild Tour” is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Tickets: $15.

Country Bash — Locash headlines Southwest University’s country bash parking lot party benefiting El Paso Diabetes Association at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Southwest University Country, with Love And Theft, Brandon Ray and local opener Joe Barron. Also featured are food trucks, and a VIP Party with viewing deck. All ages event. Tickets: $35 general admission; $75 VIP; $110 VIP meet and greet. Ticketfly.com. Information: 778-4001,SouthwestUniversity.com or on Facebook at SSBCProdcuctions.
  Locash is known for the No. 1 hit “I Know Somebody” topping Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck after the RIAA Gold-Certified “I Love This Life” single ascended to the top of the charts.

Star City Studio — The music studio and OM Gallery is at 120 W. Castellano. Information: 422-3252, starcitystudioproductions.com. The monthly “Live From Studio C” concert is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring The Iveys. Tickets are $20 plus service charge, at iveys.brownpapertickets.com.

Music Forum El Paso — The forum, now in its 29th season, presents a recital for violin and piano, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, with sonatas by Henry Eccles, Johannes Brahms, Jean Marie Eclair, and Jose Pablo Moncayo, performed by Roberto Jurado, violin, and Esequiel Meza, piano. Admission is free. Information: 544-3081 or musicforumelpaso.net.


‘Power of the Purse’ Party — The Women’s Fund POP fundraiser and shopping celebration is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E Mills, featuring live and silent auction and mercado of new and vintage handbags. Proceeds from the event support scholarships for single mothers and other women in the community. Tickets: $50. Information: 799-6605 or womensfundofep.org.

16 de Septiembre Celebration — El Paso Parks and Recreation host the celebration of Mexican Independence Day 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at San Jacinto Plaza, with live music by Hugo Cortes “La J G de Juarez,” Mariachi Cuauhtémoc, La Magistral Sonora and various folklorico dance groups. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

‘Running of the Chihuahuas’ — The 5th annual event is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Animal Rescue League of El Paso, 7256 La Junta in Canutillo. Races for Chihuahua/Chihuahua mixes, under 20 lb. category and a costume contest for all dogs. All well-mannered dogs and their families welcome. Races begin at 5 p.m. Entry fee: $20 per dog (limit two per family); includes t-shirt and goodie bag. Entry fee day of race is $25, if any slots are open. Information: 877-5002, arlep.org, or on Facebook.
  The event also features vendors with pet related items arts and crafts, local food trucks; raffle and more. All well-mannered dogs and their families are welcomed to attend.

¡Vivamos México! — The celebration of 207 years of Mexican Independence is 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with invited musical guests Alacranes Musical, Ballet Folklórico Quetzales, Ballet Folklórico Paso del Norte, Mariachi Cuauhtemoc, Aponi Kai, Ballet Folklórico de Ciudad Juarez and Sobredosis del Sabor. Information: 532-7273.

Star City Studio/OM Gallery
— The music studio and gallery is at 120 W. Castellano.  Opening noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, is “For the Love of EARTH: A Recycled Art Exhibit.” Information: starcitystudioproductions.com, 731-6271 (Candie) or 240-5756 (Pat)..

Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu Live: ’The Mads Are Back’ — Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will screen some of the worst movies ever made and “riff” them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo. Tickets: $27.06 (Drafthouse.com)

Jay’s Pix Presents — Film historian Jay Duncan and the Sunset Film Society presents Disney’s fantasy-adventure done on a grand scale and adapted from Jules Verne’s literary classic, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” at noon Sunday, Sept. 17, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s gallery, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Admission is free, but reservations strongly recommended; RVSP via ardovinos.com.


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 7:30 a.m. to noon.. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.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.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.


Pablo Francisco —
The off-the-wall stand-up comic performs Sept. 14-16 at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway, with opening act Steve Kramer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $22.50 ($32.50 VIP); available at ticketweb.com. Information: 799-LAFF (5233) or laff2nite.com.

Stand Up 4 Our Troops — The show featuring Comedy All Stars Earthquake, Luenell, Chingo Bling, DJ Black, and Flo Hernandez, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre, in a special performance dedicated to Fort Bliss troops. Music by DJ Marc X. Tickets: $35 to $70 (Ticketmaster).
  The show is presented by MA360 Media, who has been producing live entertainment for military communities such as Fort Bragg, Fort Hood and Fort Polk.

‘Real Women Have Curves’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the Josefina Lopez play through Oct. 1. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11 ($9 seniors; $8 students and military). Information: 532-1317 or elpasoplayhouse.com.
  Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this outrageously funny story is about five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under.

‘Annie’ — Sun City Musical Theatre, 3733 Shell Suite C, opens its season with the beloved musical, Sept. 15-Oct 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15; $12 students and military; $10 age 12 and younger. Information: suncitymusicaltheatre.com or on Facebook.


UTEP Football — The Miners host the Arizona Wildcats at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at Sun Bowl Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN. Ticket information: 544-5234 or utepathletics.com.

USA vs. Mexico soccer — The indoor soccer match is 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Fort Davis Cyclefest — The 41st annual bike tour series is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17, in Fort Davis. The main event begins at 8 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, with rides of 10, 27, 55 and 76 miles, leaving from Prude Ranch, 5 miles west of Fort Davis Texas on Highway 118. A finish line party follows with hamburgers, music, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Information: (432) 426-3237. Entry fees vary. Registration (by Aug. 29): $55. On-site registration: $60. Early registration at active.com.

iTEC Run for Education — iTec Preparatory Academy, hosts the 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 16, at the academy, 5450 Hurd Place. Registration: $25; $20 age 12 and younger by Sept. 15. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Run Like the Wind 5K — The inaugural 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefiting El Paso Wind Symphony is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Race day registration is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Zumba warmup is 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20 by Sept. 15; $25 on race day. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: manager@elpasowindsymphony.com.

German-American Night Run — The 24th Annual German-American Oktoberfest Night Run’s 8K run and 5K fun run/walk is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss. Corporate/Military Team also held. Grand prize drawing for a $1,000 travel voucher. Registration: $25 in advance; $150 unit or JROTC teams. Information: 744-5785, 201-5939 or bliss.armymwr.com. Registration: ganightrun.com.
  Pre-race activities begin at 4 p.m. with German coffee, German pastries and cakes and. soft drinks.
  Post-race events begin at 6 p.m. with live music by “1st AD Band,” bratwurst, sodas, German coffee and pastries. Spectator admission is free.

McKelligon Canyon Challenge — El Paso on the Move’s 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Proceeds benefit El Paso community gardens and activities that promote health. Registration: $30 through Sept. 13; $25 military and team; $2 ages 12 and younger. Late and race day registration: $35 (no race day registration for teams). Information: Irish Pugao, (909) 528-0394. Registration:raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Southern New Mexico

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally — The 48th annual rally is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 13-17, at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, N.M. Sponsored by the American Motorcycle Association National Road Riding Convention, and part of the Gypsy Tour series. Registration: $42 by Sept. 1. Information: (575) 973-4977, motorcyclerally.com, or on Facebook at RuidosoRally.

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Mike Super,  the magician who was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon, ” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.

A Tribute to Carol Burnett — Boba Café and Cabaret,1900 S. Espina in Las Cruces, presents a tribute to the comedian/actress, with two performances each night Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 22-23. Information, reservations: (575) 647-5900.  Dinner show is 7 p.m. each night; doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $27.50.  Cocktail show is 8:30 p.m.; seating at 8:15 p.m. Tickets: $12.50.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta — The annual fiesta is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-17, at the Mesilla Plaza, with vendor booths offering art, crafts, games, drinks and food. There will also be a greased pole climb and piñatas for kids. Attendees may bring folding chairs. No alcohol, smoking or pets allowed on the plaza. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov/news.
  The Fiesta Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday along Avenida de Mesilla, beginning at Four Points Gin and ending at the Mesilla Town Hall.

Lumberjack Day — The annual event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, N.M. with axe throw and standing block chop and “hot saw” competitions, demonstrations and more. Visitors can test their own lumberjack skills. Kids activities, food and drink available. Admission is free for spectators. Participant fee is $5 per event (registration in advance). Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com/lumberjack-day.
  A lumberjack pancake and coffee breakfast is 7:30 to noon in Zenith Park.


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