El Paso Scene Weekly for May 29-June 3, 2018
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EL PASO SCENE FEATURED EVENTS
Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the borderland premiere of the World Number One Musical May 30-June 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7).
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon, which has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tony-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Music by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
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. 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. May 30: Maddison Livingston
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com. May 31-June 3: Doug T Hypnosis Show
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Jo Passed — Alternative band, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31.
• A Night of Music and Comedy with Creed Bratton (of The Office) is 10 p.m. Friday, June 1. Tickets: $25-$28.
• Night Riots — The alternative band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 2, with Courtships and Silent Rival. Tickets: $13-$15.
Cool Canyon Nights — The 8th 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. Craft beers and food truck, vendors, photo booths and more also offered. Admission is free but space is limited. Information: 544-9550 or kisselpaso.com. VIP ”Star Lounge” tickets are $10 at neonticket.com. May 31: Bosse Band
Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts runs Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook. June 1: Dulce Mal (Latin)
ALSO THIS WEEK
National Health and Fitness Day — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the 24th annual National Health and Fitness Day 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Pavo Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda, with businesses, physical therapists, insurance agencies, and other sources providing information for a healthier and better living. Entertainment will take place throughout the day. Admission is free. Information: 860-9131 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
National Health and Fitness Day is the nation’s largest older adult health and fitness event.
Sun City PrideFest 2018 — El Paso Sun City Pride’s 11th anniversary festival is 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 2, in the Coffee Box parking lot in honor of LGBTQI Month, with performances and parties. The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday from Houston Park to Gray Dog in Downtown. Tickets start at $20; one-day and weekend passes and VIP access (includes meet and greets): $75. All ages event. Information, reservations: (615) 603-2122 or epscp.org.
Mr. and Miss El Paso Sun City Pride pageant is 11 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
Pride Week events run May 28-June 4 including:
• Hear Me Roar Night at El Paso Zoo, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. Tickets: $15 adults; $5 children. Information: 212-0245 or elpasozoosociety.org.
• Taco Tuesday is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. with showing of “To Wong Foo” preceded by LGBT trivia. Tickets; $20 for movie; $5 for trivia.
• “Out at the Park” with the Chihuahuas is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Tickets: $17.
• Pride Youth Dance at the Hyatt Place Hotel is 6 to 10 Friday, June 1 for ages 13-20. Chaperones will be present. Admission is free.
• Pride Square Pub Crawl is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, June 1.
• Sunday Splash Party is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Wet n’ Wild Waterpark, with DJ Irene. Tickets: $45 in online; $50 at the gate.
‘With Love, Marilyn’ — Erin Sullivan as she presents her one-woman tribute to screen goddess Marilyn Monroe at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1-2, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $27.50; available from Borderlands Film Festival at (575) 408-9026 or borderlandsfilmfestival.org.
Reprising the role she originated on that stage in Mark Medoff’s “Marilee And Baby Lamb: The Assassination Of An American Goddess,” Sullivan was inspired to continue her exploration of the glamorous icon. She wrote this playful and sensual musical journey along with co-writer Stephanie Rosenberg, weaving together stories of Monroe's life, her loves and her legacy.
Feast in the Middle East — The 53rd annual dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. Festival. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday with live Arabic music and folkloric dance, authentic Middle Eastern food, such as kibbee, tabouli, meat pies, home-made bread, baklava and symbosic full bar, bake table and guided church tours.
Admission is $2 (free with advance purchase of $20 advance food tickets); children 9 and under admitted free. Free admission for military with ID. Information: 584-9100 or feastofthemiddleeast.com.
Reptilia — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. The celebration of snakes, lizards and more is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, with exhibits, animals, reptile and amphibian encounters and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 212-0966 or elpasozoo.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays 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.
Pink Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors 10 a.m. to noon p.m. Saturday, June 2, featuring mastectomy bras, exercise wear, tops and swimwear. Information: 562-7660 or rgcf.org.
El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Individual tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
Regular game time is 6:35 p.m. weeknights (through May); 7:05 Friday-Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday.
May 30-June 3: Sacramento River Cats.
Basketball shooting camp — Top shooting coaches Dave Hopla and Mike Evans will lead camps for boys and girls in grades 4-12 Friday through Sunday, June 1-3, at El Paso High School. Several sessions available. Cost is $60. Register at www.rightangleshooting.com or call 491-0268.
Hopla, who coached Kobe Bryant, has 30 years experience and has served as shooting coach for several NBA teams. Evans has over 15 years experience as a shooting coach, working with high school and college players.
Hosted by El Paso High School Boys Basketball Boosters.
Lee and Beulah Moor Walk/Run for Families in Crisis — The Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home hosts the 16th annual 5K competitive race and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park. First 500 registered runners receive t-shirts. Race-day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. Cost (by May 18): $18 ($20 after May 18); $15 military/student teams of 10 or more ($18 after May 18); $25 on race day). Online registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.
Packet pick up is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1.
Proceeds benefit the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home. Founded in 1959, the home provides a wide range of services and programs for families in the El Paso region in need of child support and care.
Sun City Splash & Dash — Race El Paso’s new youth swim-run event for ages 7 to 15 is 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at Ascarate Pool and Park, 6900 Delta. Family pool party follows event. Space is limited. Entry fee: $25. Ascarate Park entry fee is $2 per vehicle. Information: 256-1765. Online registration at raceelpaso.com/splash-dash.
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
Full Moon Nights — White Sands National Monument, 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70, hosts monthly full moon programs May through October. The first event of the season is 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Call for program. Entrance fee: $5 age 16 and older. Free for children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to nps.gov/whsa.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• ‘The 39 Steps’ — Wayland Baptist Theatre Department present the play based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 spy thriller Friday, June. 1. Tickets: $29-$39.
• Ottmar Liebert — The nuevo flamenco guitarist performs Sunday, June 3. Tickets: $39-$59.
‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ — Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall presents the musical by Heather Hach with music by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin June 1-17. Directed by Wil Kilroy. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15 ($12 student, senior, military; $20 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.
Run Through the Clouds 10K — Cloudcroft Runners host the 10k run/walk and 1 mile Kids Dash benefiting Cloudcroft School Tutoring Program Saturday, June 2, starting at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Kids Dash starts at 8 a.m. and 10K at 8:30 a.m. Run is on a mountain course with dirt and paved roads throughout the Village of Cloudcroft. Kids Dash is a 1-mile gravel trail loop around Zenith Park. Refreshments at finish line. Cost: $30; $35 on race day; ($10 kids dash for age 9 and younger; $15 on race day). Information: (575) 430-7634. Registration (by May 31) at raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Packet pickup is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Pavilion at Zenith Park on Hwy 82, or 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the start line
WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The 34th annual fiesta at the former New Mexico mining boom towns of Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Community Center, between Axtel and McConky in Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences on NM 52. Events include parade, BBQ dinner, craft fair and flea market, cow chip poker, raffle, family games and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 743-2081, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
Western dance is 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $5.
‘Coming Home’ Concert – Four Las Cruces natives — Alyssa Newton, Frank Ray, Bri Bagwell and Josh Grider — will perform together for their home crowd at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate; advance tickets available at visitlascruces.com/destination-downtown. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Newton released her first single “Somebody Like You.” Ray is a former member of the Las Cruces Police Department and local band Border Avenue. “Rolling Stone” magazine named him as one of the rising Country Artists to watch in 2018. Bagwell has been voted for the 6th consecutive year as the top Female Vocalist in Texas Country. Grider has recorded eight CDs, toured the country and abroad, and started a family. His newest release is “Good People.” Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the Rio Grande Theatre or at visitlascruces.com/destination-downtown.
A screening of the movie “Urban Cowboy” is 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Admission: $8. Combo tickets for both movie and concert available in advance for $20.
‘I Write The Songs’ — Singing Out Las Cruces presents its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2-3, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1702 Missouri, Las Cruces, with songs composed and sung by Joan Baez, Carole King, Elton John, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Pink and more. A silent auction of original arts and crafts and gifts and refreshments offered at intermission. Admission is $10; free for ages 12 and younger. Information: singingoutlascruces.org.
The Las Cruces chorus is a member of GALA Choruses (Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses). The not-for-profit mixed-voice chorus of gay and straight men and women performs classical, traditional and contemporary music.
Proceeds from the spring event help defray expenses for the chorus to sing at GALA International’s 2020 Festival in Minneapolis, Minn.
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